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07/24/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Mormon Pioneer Day

1847 Plus 172 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


HOMEWORK:

http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm  

http://www.nps.gov/mopi/historyculture/history2.htm 

http://www.telusplanet.net/public/mtoll/ldssites.htm#pioneers


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   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 CA 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!


THIS DAY IN WWII:

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.


THIS DAY IN 1969:

July 24, 1969 - It was Mormon Pioneer Day then, too - 1847 plus 122 Years!

July 24, 1969 - Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

July 24, 1969 - Basketball player Rick Fox was born Ulrich Alexander Fox in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

July 24, 1969 - Actress, singer, and dancer Jennifer Lopez was born Jennifer Lynn Lopez in The Bronx, New York City, New York.

July 24, 1969 - Author and playwright Witold Gombrowicz (b. Witold Marian Gombrowicz on 04 Aug 1904 in Małoszyce, Congress Poland, Russian Empire) died in Vence, France eleven days before his 65th birthday.



From My Friend, Susan, of NC
- 07/24/15:

 
“The foremost quality of our pioneers was faith. With faith in God, they did what every pioneer does—they stepped forward into the unknown: a new religion, a new land, a new way of doing things. With faith in their leaders and in one another, they stood fast against formidable opposition. When their leader said, 'This is the right place,' they trusted, and they stayed. When other leaders said, 'Do it this way,' they followed in faith.”

- Dallin H. Oaks, October 1997
(b. 12 Aug 1932)


    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/24/18:
 
  Thank you, Joan!
 
 


  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 07/24/19, 6:17 AM - "GOOD MORNING ON THE MIDWAY POINT OF THE WEEK, WEDNESDAY, AKA HUMP DAY.":

  Here we are on Wednesday morning and we all know that many of us fondly refer to it as the day we must get over the top of the camel's back and be on our way downhill. I hope you are near the summit and if you are really doing well this week, may I suggest shooting for the 70% mark by high noon instead of 50%? Why? Because the crossing of the camel's back from the low ground on one side to the same point on the other represents that big pile of work on your desk at the start of the week. And if a major problem occurs to slow you down before you reach your goal Friday afternoon, if you are now ahead of the game you'll make it. But if you don't, the Boss might not be as gracious as you expect and make your weekend miserable. So, start this day with a prayer, a smile and a determined attitude to "gitterdone," That way, come Friday, you can truly celebrate when the 5 o'clock whistle blows. Instead of the camel picture to represent this day today, how about a beautiful picture of sunrise on Camelback Mountain in Central Arizona to get things going? It's gonna' be hot out there in the desert today. God bless and have a great day.

      Thank you, Jimmy!

 
 


 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 07/24/17:
 

  GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!
 
 


From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 07/14/17:
 

  LOVE THIS! Thank you, Susie!
 
 

 


  From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 07/23/17:
 

  FACT! Thank you, Mary!
 
 


When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

- Yogi Berra
(
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)


BONUS GRANNY PIONEER SHAWL 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 PIONEER KNIT PATTERN:

The Pioneer Woman's Knit Love featuring Fetching Fingerless Gloves by Cheryl Niamath


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.


FINALLY:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/23/19:
 
I’ve decided I’ll never get down to my original weight and I’m okay with that...

After all, 6 lbs., 11 oz. is just not realistic.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Friday, August 02, 2019 - Sunday, August 04, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net for registration forms.

3. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -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.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE: www.nnhs1964.com;  CONTACT: David Spriggs at nnhs64@cox.net


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/19

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat


Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


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 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

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!


Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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