07/24/08 - NNHS Newsletter
1847 Plus 161 Years
One hundred and fifty years ago our people were leaving Nauvoo and
threading their way across the prairies of Iowa.
- Gordon B. Hinckley, Fifteenth
President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, November 1996
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
As you know, we're all about celebrating our various holidays and religious observances together here as the big happy family that we've all become. By my most recent calculations, more than 5% of those on our regular mailing list of 525 - plus people are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so it's time again that we share one of our favorite holidays with the rest of y'all. The last one I remember (and it wasn't really a holiday) was nearly three years ago:
As I mentioned at that time, should you choose to read why I left the beloved Methodist Church in which I was raised and adopted this faith as my own, I'll offer you this story once more which I wrote for my children and grandchildren:
And, oh, yes, there was some other discussion here as well:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yReVEchT2Po - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Come, Come, Ye Saints - Re-Dedication of the Tabernacle at Temple Square - 177th Annual General Conference, 2007
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_9_uQiMmyQ - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Come, Come, Ye Saints - arranged by Mack Wilberg
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvbBHXNZK2E -
Pioneer Handcart Trek, June 21 - 23, 2007 - "The Shaw Butte
Ward and the Phoenix, AZ North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints reenact a portion of a Mormon pioneer handcart trek.
"In fleeing persecution in order to freely practice their constitutional rights, Mormon pioneers migrated to what is now Salt Lake City, UT. Many of these immigrants could not afford wagons and livestock so they walked pulling what little belongings they had in handcarts.
"Many Stakes reenact this trek with their young men and women to help them better appreciate the faith and sacrifices of the early Mormon settlers. Many of the youth find the trek to be a life changing event. They Return home with a greater respect for early Saints and stronger faith in Jesus Christ's restored gospel. This trek was no exception . . ."
And speaking of Latter-day Saints,
to one of the biggest
Sweetie-Pies in the whole wide world, the Fayetteville North
Carolina Stake President, Joseph N. Catlett!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Sunday, December 11, 2005,
|Marie Catlett and Fayetteville NC Stake President Joseph N. Catlett|
Don Chaney ('66) of MD AND
Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS,
American School, IL) of NC;
31 - Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/23/08 - "Stonewall Jackson School":
Having several verified photos of Stonewall Jackson School to view, ranging from its original design to its final configuration, I can only conclude that this image IS NOT Stonewall Jackson School. The school in this image has glaring architectural differences from the verified images. It is possible that the publishers cleverly added the school name above the entrance, but there is no evidence that the real Jackson School ever had such an entrance with those types of columns. Further, the window design and placement does not match any verified image, and there is no verified image ever showing a cupola. There are other differences, but I think I have made my point.
Oh. OH. OHHHHH!!!! I thought you meant that the original school shown in the postcard either grew or burned and Robinson remodeled it or something or - oh, "nevermind".
Two total page redesigns and better links:
Thanks for clarifying that for me, David!
From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 07/22/08 - "Color is Good!":
My kind of diet, COUNTRY GIRL!
Yesterday I went to the doctor
for my yearly physical.
My doctor said eating right
doesn't have to
just think in colors...
I went right home and ate an entire bowl of
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/23/08 - "TO A KEEPER; former classmates, friends & loved ones!":
Thank you so much, Joyce!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/23/08 - "Globalization":
PRICELESS - Thanks, Adonis!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/23/08 - "CBS News Articles and Features from Wayne":
Read and learn!
Cancer Docs Warn Staff Of Cell Phone Risks
YOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Wayne Honey!
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 07/23/08 - "Things To Remember":
Thank you so much, Eva!
From Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 07/23/08 - "RE: 07/21/08 - See You in September":
What a beautiful song, Carol. Thanks!!!
Class of 1970
Thank you, Kathy! I'm glad you liked it!
From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 07/23/08 - "Class of 1963 Reunion Items":
Also is it possible to update that list to remove those found or decreased?
YIKES!!! Awwww - we were on a roll there, too. I was not even able to open it, much less post it. I've never seen a .pub file, and my computer pretended it hadn't, either. I'll see if my tech-reppies can help.....
It would be great if you could mention the reunion brochure on the home page too if possible.
Done! Four out of five - not too bad, considering how often I still don't know what I'm doing!
Thank you, Barbara!
From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 07/23/08 - "pictures":
Thanks for posting the moose. It always amazes me to see wild life up close. Would you like me to send pictures as a jpeg file?
Oh, yes, Phil! That would be far better, thank you! And I really haven't forgotten the batch of images you sent on May 6, either. They're right here on my "to-do" list.....
Your wedding picture was awesome. You always were hot! Take care and look forward to your letters.
OH, WOW!!! That's the nicest thing anyone's said to me lately! Thanks, Phillip!
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 07/23/08 - "Mathematical Stuff!":
Thanks, Ronnie - that's a lovely one! I'm sure that my math skills will improve tremendously now, just knowing that!
PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):
1. Julius Benton ('58) of VA - diagnosed years ago with Pick's Disease; update of 07/18/08 - SEE: 07/19/08
2. Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP;update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE: 04/28/08; update of 06/23/08 - surgery on right eye - 07/01/08; surgery on left eye to follow several weeks later as financial goals are met
Connie Bloxom ThompsonD 21015
3. Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA - broken hip - early this year; still recovering and in pain;update of 06/17/08 - SEE: 06/18/08
4.Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07
5. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"; update of 05/13/08 - has had a setback; going to see the surgeon in Richmond on 05/15/08; update of 06/15/08 - SEE: 06/17/08
6. My Niece, Shari, of VA - hospitalized 07/19/08
7. Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA - stroke on 06/17/08; update of 06/25/08 - SEE: 06/26/08; update of 07/02/08 - SEE: 07/03/08
8. Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - knee surgery with complications on 07/01/08 - update of 07/10/08 - SEE: 07/12/08; update of 07/20/08 - SEE: 07/21/08
9. My second granddaughter,Rachel Harty of IL - broke her ankle/leg in 3 places on 05/17/08; clean breaks, no surgery required, but located in a tricky place for a growing girl, so proper healing is essential; update of 05/30/08 - "healing nicely. They put her in a cast below the knee. She still can't put any weight on it for 2 more weeks. Then she will be in a walking cast for 3 weeks after that"; update of 06/14/08 - Her leg is healing much faster than the doctor had expected. She is in a waterproof walking cast now for 3 weeks, then this cast will come off and she will have physical therapy; update of 07/06/08: SEE: 07/07/08
10. Bitsy Heath ('57) of VA - 07/02/08 - abdominal aneurysm requiring surgery; also having other issues with breathing and pulmonary output; SEE: 07/03/08
12. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"; update of 05/10/08: "continues to do well since the surgery for pancreatic cancer and will now begin the follow-up treatment to be decided upon following the consultation and evaluation at MD Anderson (Houston).
13.Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!; update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated. "
14. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends."
16. Jenny Willett Wilson (daughter of the late Edie Hallett Willett - '63) of VA - 05/05/08 - "underwent a double mastectomy in 2007, has just completed vigorous chemo and is now undergoing radiation treatments every day for seven weeks";update of 07/19/08 - finished her radiation treatments and is now cancer free !!!!! - will be having reconstructive surgery in August.
17. Jim Wilson ('58) of VA recovering from prostate surgery on 06/02/08
18. All of Us
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 -NNHS CLASS OF 1968:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1968.html - 03/31/08
2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 -EVERYONE:
Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008- NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND PERHAPS OTHERS:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html - 07/23/08
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Come, Come, Ye Saints
"This hymn text was written by William Clayton, who was inspired by the existing hymn 'All Is Well' and his experiences traveling to Utah as one of the Mormon Pioneers. They, the early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gathered from around the world and walked across the American plains to find a new home in the West where they could live their religion without persecution. They settled and colonized much of what is now the state of Utah and although the bitter persecution of the past has, for the most part, been replaced with understanding and respect, for members of the Church throughout the world the hymn 'Come, Come Ye Saints' continues to represent their heritage of faith and sacrifice."
William Clayton, April 15, 1846
(1814 - 4 Dec 1879)
Come, come, ye
Saints, no toil or labor fear;
But with joy wend your way.
Though hard to you this journey may appear,
Grace shall be as your day.
'Tis better far for us to strive
Our useless cares from us to drive;
Do this and joy your hearts will swell
All is well! All is well!
Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard?
'Tis not so; all is right.
Why should we think to earn a great reward
If we now shun the fight?
Gird up your loins; fresh courage take.
Our God will never us forsake;
And soon we'll have this tale to tell
All is well! All is well!
We'll find the place which God for us prepared,
Far away in the West.
Where none shall come to hurt or make afraid;
There the Saints will be blessed.
We'll make the air with music ring,
Shout praises to our God and King;
Above the rest these words we'll tell
All is well! All is well!
And should we die before our journey's through,
Happy day! All is well!
We then are free from toil and sorrow, too;
With the just we shall dwell!
But if our lives are spared again
To see the Saints their rest obtain;
Oh, how we'll make this chorus swell
All is well! All is well!
"Come, Come, Ye Saints" midi and history courtesy of http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Come,_Come_Ye_Saints_(Traditional) - 07/23/08
"Come, Come, Ye Saints" lyrics courtesy of http://www.davidcole.net/music/diatonic_harmonica/come_come_ye_saints.html - 07/23/08
Image of Cloy Kent's Painting of a Latter-day Saint handcart family moving west
(the original of which hangs in Iowa City 4th Ward meetinghouse)
courtesy of http://www.mormonhistoricsitesfoundation.org/articles/iowaCity1.htm - 07/23/08
Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars10.html - 07/23/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Laughter clip art courtesy of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
one of my
who served in the South Pacific
Thanks again, Herbie!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Animated Rolling on the Floor
Laughing Boy courtesy of
http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
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