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Mormon Pioneer Day
1847 Plus 164 Years
“President Brigham Young entered Salt Lake Valley on 24 July 1847, officially marking the beginning of settlement in the valley of the Great Salt Lake. Those first days in the valley were filled with feverish activities. The pioneers set to work at once: plowing, planting, and watering; setting up a blacksmith shop; and building a grist mill and a pit saw, a storehouse and corrals. At the same time, parties explored nearby mountain canyons and neighboring valleys. On Wednesday, July 28, at five o’clock, President Young and the Apostles met between the two forks of City Creek and designated the site for the temple and gave the details for laying out the city. At eight o’clock, a public meeting was held on the temple site. President Young called on the Saints to express their feelings on the subject of locating there. Howard Egan wrote: 'It was moved and seconded that we should locate in this valley for the present, and lay out a city in this place; which was carried without a dissenting voice.' The company thus unanimously confirmed President Young’s prophetic pronouncement that 'this is the right place.' ”
S. George Ellsworth,
the Prophet's Call,”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is our fourth observance of this holiday here together; you'll find your homework assignments plus extra bonus materials on 2008's edition:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yReVEchT2Po - Come, Come, Ye Saints - Mormon Tabernacle Choir - 177th Annual General Conference
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d5ymkcxWEU - Come, Come, Ye Saints - Mormon Tabernacle Choir - moving video!
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TfZuI_BQ5w - Come, Come, Ye Saints - Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the Nauvoo (Illinois) Temple grounds, 2010
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday tomorrow to
Janey Roane Harper ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
30 - Don Chaney ('66) of MD AND My Daughter, Adrienne Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC AND My Granddaughter, Claire;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0723.htm - INCLUDING:
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0722.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/07/11 - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest - April Ann Stokes" AND From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 07/09/11 - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest - Greyson":
Here's the deal, Chickadees: we'll carry both
babies' links here through the end of the month:
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/23/11 - "Pack up your troubles":
|My late parents (a
pilot and a nurse) used to sing this one. He put in a full military
career. Thanks for the memories. They taught me some other ones we
weren't supposed to sing in polite company.
GIGGLES! Thanks, Domi - glad you enjoyed it!
From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 07/23/11, 10:02 AM AND From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 07/23/11, 2:12 PM - "How Hot is it in Virginia...?":
IS IT IN VIRGINIA ??
One picture is worth a thousand words......
SAD GIGGLES! Oh, yeah, that's hot! Thank you, Sweetie-Pies! (I'm almost positive that someone else sent this to me also, but I cannot find it, so either I imagined that or I'm every bit as much deranged as I thought I was...)
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/23/11, 12:52 PM - "Only in Iowa":
MORE SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/23/11 - "Norway":
|One of the things I
notice in all of the footage out of Norway is the ethnic diversity-- not
just the kids at the Labor Party camp, but the rescuers-- police and
firefighters and ambulance crews-- of various colors and accents. It
wasn't that way when I lived in Europe as a kid. And it's a shame that
this diversity, in many places, seems to be accompanied by an increase
in some quarters of xenophobia. "They're here, and they are not like
us". But they are like us. My ancestors journeyed from place to place
looking for a good and peaceful place to live, to raise children, to
work, to build a life and be part of a community. Likely so did yours.
And when I see the footage, the teen girl with cafe-au-lait skin and the
pale blonde one from the camp with identical Norwegian-accented English
clutching each other semi-hysterical trying to respond to a reporter's
questions; two Black ambulance attendants and two Nordic-looking ones
and one who could have been Welsh or Black Irish doing triage at the
bombing scene, I am reminded that most people want the same basic
We can't let the xenophobes win.
Thank you so much, Domi!
We have been sans-television since our move back to North Carolina, so I've been limited to what I decide to watch or read online. I was so horrified after seeing the image of the perpetrator of this monstrous crime that I chose not to watch the videos. What most struck me was the apparent beauty of the killer; he looks like a movie star - only more innocent! I was reminded that if evil wasn't so attractive, we would all be more inclined to shun it. Even knowing that, I - with the world - am still reeling. Every time I (in my Pollyanna mode) feel that surely we have grown and moved past such narrow thinking, I am bitterly jolted back into the reality that we have not.
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 07/23/11, 3:18 PM - "Fender Skirts" AND From Patricia Matthews Sheene of NC - 07/24/11, 10:34 AM - "This is fun--Double-Dog-Dare You!":
THOSE OLD CLUNKERS!!!
|I sure remember these
How's This for Nostalgia?
Remember When ---
Thanks, F.A. and Tricia - I remember them all, too!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - "Shadowland":
http://youtu.be/aB_N0qHKOD0 - Gruppe Pilobolus
WOWZERS! That is sooo cool! Thanks, Dools!
www.ajokeaday.com - 07/23/11:
Two men were walking through the woods and came upon a big black, deep hole. One man picked up a rock and tossed it into the hole and stood listening for the rock to hit bottom. There was no sound.
He turned to the other guy and said "that must be a deep hole...let's throw a bigger rock in there and listen for it to hit bottom." The men found a bigger rock and both picked it up and lugged it to the hole and dropped it in.
They listened for some time and never heard a sound. Again, they agreed that this must be one deep hole and maybe they should throw something even bigger into it.
One man spotted a rail-road tie nearby. They picked up the tie, grunting and groaning, and lugged it to the hole. They tossed it in. No sound. All of a sudden, a goat came flying out of the woods, running like the wind, and flew past the men and jumped straight into the hole. The men were amazed.
About that time, an old hayseed farmer came out of the woods and asked the men if they had seen a goat. One man told the farmer of the incredible incident they had just witnessed...they had just seen this goat fly out of the woods and run and leap into the big hole. The man asked the farmer if this could have been his goat.
The old farmer said "Naw, that can't be my goat...he was chained to a railroad tie."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/05/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Just mail it directly to my home.
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."
Words by William Clayton, April 15, 1846
"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 courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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