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07/28/21 - NNHS Newsletter
Purple Skies

“The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color -- oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples..”

- Anna Godbersen (b. 10 Apr 1980), The Luxe

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Oooh - this music really is beautiful... 

BONUS - Purple Skies - Really Slow Motion, 2014


   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -   Don Chaney, Best Dressed Boy in the Class of '66, of FL AND My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC;

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

01 -   The late Bette Lee Heath ('57) (d. 08/01/12) AND   My Husband, the late Paul Harty (d. 05/13/21) (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) AND Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA AND    My Granddaughter, Ashlee Huber, of Alberta;

02 -   Roy Parrish ('61) of CA AND AND The late Eddie Beasley ('64) (d. 01/25/19) AND the late Sandra Tilles Snyder ('65) (d. 03/11/99);

04 - The United States Coast Guard - 1790 AND Colleen Luke Barton ('57) of England AND Buzzy Blanchard (Kecoughtan HS - '68) of LA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 28, 1571 - La Laguna encomienda, known today as the Laguna province in the Philippines, was founded by the Spaniards as one of the oldest encomiendas (provinces) in the country.


July 28, 1821 - José de San Martín declared the independence of Peru from Spain.


July 28, 1942 -
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issued Order No. 227 in response to alarming German advances into the Soviet Union. Under the order all those who retreated or otherwise left their positions without orders to do so were to be immediately executed.

July 28, 1943 - Operation Gomorrah – The British bombed Hamburg causing a firestorm that killed 42,000 German civilians. In just 43 minutes, 2,326 tons of bombs were dropped.

July 28, 1945 - A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.

July 28, 1981 -
U.S. President Reagan met with the survivors of the World War II escort carrier USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73).


July 28, 1971 - The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (أَبُو بَكْرٍ ٱلْبَغْدَادِيُّ), (b. Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai (إِبْرَاهِيمُ عَوَّادِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَليِّ مُحَمَّدِ ٱلْبَدْريِّ ٱلسَّامَرَّائِيِّ was born in Samarra, Saladin Governorate, Iraq) . He killed himself and two children by detonating a suicide vest during the Barisha raid on 27 Oct 2019, conducted by the United States following approval from President Donald Trump, in Syria's northwestern Idlib Province. He was 48.

July 28, 1971 - Writer Ludmilla Lacueva Canut was born in Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

July 28, 1971 - Singer-songwriter and actor Stephen Lynch was born Stephen Andrew Lynch in Abington, Pennsylvania.

July 28, 1971 - Speed skater Annie Perreault was born in Windsor, Quebec, Canada.

July 28, 1971 - Colonel and diplomat Lawrence Moore Cosgrave (b. Lawrence Vincent Moore Cosgrave on 28 Aug 1890 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) died in Knowlton, Quebec, Canada, one month before his 81st birthday.

July 28, 1971 - Baseball player Myril Hoag (b. Myril Oliver Hoag on 09 Mar 1908 in Davis, California) died in High Springs, Florida from an emphysema attack at the age of 63.

July 28, 1971 - Minister and painter Charles E. Pont (b. Charles Ernest Pont on 06 Jan 1898 in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France) died in Wilton, Connecticut at the age of 73.

“Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm.”

- Robert G. Ingersoll
(11 Aug 1833 - 21 July 1899)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/28/17:
  Thank you, Joan!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 07/26/19, 11:27 AM:

  BRILLIANT! Thank you, Jean!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 07/27/19:


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/25/20, 5:26 PM:
  Thank you, Joan!

From Tom Castonguay ('70) of VA - 07/27/21, 6:55 PM:

  Thanks, Tom!

 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 07/28/17:

  GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 07/27/18:

  - Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

From My Sister Eleanor's Granddaughter, Ashley, of Northern VA - 07/23/18:

     Thanks, Ashley!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 07/27/20:


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/24/18:

  Thanks, Domi!

  From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of OK - 07/19/19:

Quick & Easy Crock pot Beef Stew Recipe - A Simple beef stew recipe that is packed with flavor.

Low Carb "Potato" Salad - This is actually made with cauliflower, you'll be surprised how good this is!!!

Crustless Broccoli Cheddar Quiche - For breakfast lunch or linner (light dinner) with a salad on the side

Cherry Bread - This super moist Cherry Bread is perfect for spring!


   From Gene Moore ('67) of CA - 07/27/16 - "Oven Baked Tacos!":

  Oven Baked Tacos!

Brown your ground beef and drain completely - then add refried beans, taco seasoning and about half a can of tomato sauce. Mix together and scoop into taco shells, (stand them up in a casserole dish).

Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake at 375 for 10 minutes!

    FAST AND YUMMY! Thank you, Gene!


“If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925  - 22 Sept 2015)


Purple-Crochet-Patterns - "These purple crochet patterns are rich and regal. Find crochet patterns in shades of purple here!"


Purple Knitting Patterns - "From violet to amethyst, this dazzling selection of purple knitting patterns is sure to please knitters everywhere."


22 Purple Foods to Make Because You’re Obsessed with the Pantone Color of the Year - "If you're inspired by the newest hue of Le Creuset cookware flashing across your newsfeeds, take a peek at these purple foods in honor of Ultra Violet, Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year."

From - 07/27/18:

I gave my father $100 and said, “Buy yourself something that will make your life easier.”

So he went out and bought a present for my mother.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/16/21

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good 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

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


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Purple Skies, 2014


"Purple Skies" title art courtesy of - 07/29/17 (sic)

Hearts clip art courtesy of - 10/16/07

Pansy Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/05/07

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

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

Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Purple Heart image courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/04/04
Thanks, Joe!

Bronze Star clip art courtesy of - 05/09/08

Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of - 08/28/08

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16 

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