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07/24/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Mormon Pioneer Day

1847 Plus 167 Years

“It is not enough to study or reenact the accomplishments of our pioneers. We need to identify the great, eternal principles they applied to achieve all they achieved for our benefit and then apply those principles to the challenges of our day. In that way we honor their pioneering efforts, and we also reaffirm our heritage and strengthen its capacity to bless our own posterity and those millions of our Heavenly Father's children who have yet to hear and accept the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are all pioneers in doing so.”

- Dallin H. Oaks, Following the Pioneers, Ensign, Nov. 1997, p.72
(b. 12 Aug 1932)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We try to celebrate this day each year, because we like to celebrate everything!

BONUS #1 - - Come, Come, Ye Saints - Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra with moving video

BONUS #2 - - Come, Come, Ye Saints - Mormon Tabernacle Choir with moving video



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Janey Roane Harper ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 -       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND     Bill Roady ('60) of VA AND Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA;

27 - Raymond Ellenson ('63) AND Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents),      Katelyn Mansfield of TX;

30 -   Don Chaney ('66) of FL AND          My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC AND     My Granddaughter, Claire Harty, of CA;

31 -   Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND    Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


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July 24, 1814 - War of 1812: General Phineas Riall advanced toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown's American invaders.


July 24, 1941 - Japan invaded China by moving through Southeast Asia, an area that France had long occupied. France had "agreed" to the occupation under Petain's puppet government.

July 24, 1943 -
Operation Gomorrah began: The operation consisted of repeated bombing raids against Hamburg's industrial and munitions plants. British and Canadian aeroplanes bombed Hamburg by night, those of the Americans by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives had killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings.

July 24, 1948 -
Soviet occupation forces in Germany blockaded West Berlin. The U.S.-British airlift began the following day.


Friday, July 24, 1964 - Baseball player Barry Bonds was born Barry Lamar Bonds in Riverside, California.

Friday, July 24, 1964 - The 118th Prime Minister of Portugal, Pedro Passos Coelho, was born Pedro Manuel Mamede Passos Coelho in the parish of Sé Nova in Coimbra, Portugal.

Friday, July 24, 1964 - Footballer Urmas Kaljend was born in Estonia.

Friday, July 24, 1964 - Author John Rosengren was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Friday, July 24, 1964 - Author Banana Yoshimoto (よしもと ばなな) was born Mahoko Yoshimoto (吉本 真秀子) in Tokyo, Japan.

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 07/23/14 - "House Concert - Saturday July 26 - Gary Tally of Box Tops with Wood Newton":

  Gary Tally was lead guitar and vocals for the Box Tops... Can you say, "Send me a Letter"?
Wood Newton wrote "Riding with Private" and many more.

Jim Callahan and his merry-makers will help kick off what promises to be a vary diverse and entertaining event.


Doors Open at 7:00 PM
Music Starts at 7:30 PM
Bring dish for potluck supper
$15 cover goes to the featured songwriters

RSVP to me at: 

   COOL BEANS! Thanks, Terry! Y'all have fun!

From My Friend, Nicole of KS - 07/21/14 - "Life's Too Short":

  EXACTLY! Thank you, Nicole!

From My Friend, Ariel, of IL - 07/21/14:

  WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ariel! This looks about like I feel at the moment!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/22/14 - "Maxine (#2 in a series of 11)":

   Thanks, Dools!


HAWL CROCHET PATTERN: - Half Granny Square Shawl - "This loosely crocheted Half Granny Square Shawl drapes nicely over a chair or banister. This design was hand-dyed, but feel free to design your own crochet pattern using any yarn size you prefer."

BONUS MORMON PIONEER RECIPES: -  Mormon Pioneer Recipes - Winnifred C. Jardine's Melting Pot of Pioneer Recipes - "Pioneer women who had to decide what few precious things to carry across the plains surely made one choice in common—their own individual collection of “receipts,” as recipes were then called. For them, these were reminders of a security left behind and a hope for the abundance of the future. In the interim, they simply did what they had to do to keep their families alive..." NOTE: Winnifred Cannon Jardine is the great granddaughter of Brigham Young.


From - 07/23/14:

An old man was tired from riding his bike, and decided to hitch hike. A guy in his red Corvette pulled up to give him a lift. When the old man brought out his bike that he had leaned up against a tree, the driver said, "I have no room for your bike in my car, but I'd like to help you in someway seeing you standing here in the hot sun."

After a few seconds of thought, the driver said, "I know what we can do. I have a rope behind my seat. I'll tie one end of it to the rear end of my car and the other end to the front your bike. You ride your bike, and I'll give you this whistle. If I go too fast for you, just blow your whistle and I'll slow down."

The old guy agreed to it. So off he went down the highway with the old man and his bike in tow.

A little ways down the rode, a young lady in a bright yellow corvette pulled up next to them. She gave the guy in the red Vette the High Sign, meaning, "You want a drag?"

Off they went down the highway, 100 plus MPH, the old man blowing his whistle like crazy. They zipped by a Highway Patrol cop sitting under a tree.

The cop knew he couldn't catch them, so he called ahead to his fellow cop down the rode to intercept. "Car number 2, this is car number 1."

"Go head number 1, what'cha got for me?"

"I got red and yellow Vettes come down your way doing hundred plus, can you intercept?"

"Ten-four, Is there anything else?"

"Yeah, you won't believe this, but there is an old guy riding a bicycle blowing his whistle trying to pass." 

1. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or

2. Thursday, August 7, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Wednesday, September 10, 2013 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

4. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/17/14

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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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."

Words by William Clayton, April 15, 1846
(1814 - 04 Dec 1879)

Music: English Folk Song

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,_Come_Ye_Saints_(Traditional) - 07/23/08

"Come, Come, Ye Saints" lyrics courtesy of - 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 - 07/23/08

Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/23/08

Animated Tiny 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 - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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