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08/01/15 - NNHS Newsletter
Bread For My Baby-O

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods;
and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.

James Beard
(05 May 1903 - 21 Jan 1985)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    "And now for something completely different."

  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/31/10 - "Bless the Barley/Lughnasadh":

Bless the barley, bless the oats, bless both the wheat and rye; bless golden loaf, and brimming cask; without them we would die. Bless the hands that cut the grain, bless bakers, millers too; bless all those who make the loaf, to nourish me and you....

At the beginning of August comes the barley-harvest in Ireland. They are cutting oats in Wales and Scotland and Cornwall about the same time, and wheat in  Brittany a week or two later, and rye in the Norse lands. Bread was indeed the staff of life for our ancestors in most of western Europe and elsewhere in the world, though the grain might vary-- teff, spelt, rice, quinoa, kasha, maize etc-- grain was the source of bread and of beer-- staples throughout most of the world. In Ireland the storm-god Lugh holds the funeral-assembly (Lughnasadh) for his dead foster-mother Tailtiu, at the time of the barley-harvest. For nine days people cut the barley, feast, and hold the funeral-games...traditionally the young people 18 to 27 who have not found a suitable marriage-partner locally travel to Teltown, to look over other eligibles...there are bonfires on the hills, and dances, and and what happens in Teltown DOESN'T stay in Teltown, but travels homeward in the shape of new betrothals (handfastings) and the promise of plenty.
A Greek friend, at this same time, celebrates new grapes and olives and olive oil. All cultures look to the harvest, and the blessings of the High Ones. 
May we all reap the best of what we have sown. May our harvests-- first (August), second (September), third and final (October into the start of November), bring to fruition grain and fruit and vegetables and meat, relationships and careers affirmed; blessings offered, accepted, fully received. 

   Thank you, Domi, blessings to you and yours, too! (Thank you also for the theme of the day)!


   Happy Birthday today to     The late Bette Lee Heath ('57) (deceased 08/01/12) AND         My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC AND    Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA AND     My Granddaughter, Ashlee Huber, of Alberta!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Roy Parrish ('61) of CA AND   Eddie Beasley ('64) of Panama AND  the late Sandra Tilles Snyder ('65) (deceased 03/11/99)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

05 -   The late Barbara Kemp Bostwick ('57) (deceased  04/22/12) AND   Frank Friedland ('60) of VA;

06 -   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX;

07 - Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND    Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND The late Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) (deceased 02/08/13);

08 -   Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 01, 1715 - The Riot Act came into force in England.


August 01, 1936 - Adolf Hitler presided over the Olympic games as they opened in Berlin.

August 01, 1938 -
In Germany, Jewish doctors lost their insurance under the Nuremburg Laws.

August 01, 1944 -
In Warsaw, Poland, the Warsaw Uprising against Nazi occupation began. The revolt continued until October 2 when Polish forces surrendered.

August 01, 1944 - Anne Frank made the last entry in her diary.


Sunday, August 01, 1965 - Director and producer Sam Mendes was born Samuel Alexander Mendes in Reading, Berkshire, England.

Sunday, August 01, 1965 - Golfer Brandt Jobe was born Brandt William Jobe in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

“Having harvested all the knowledge and wisdom we can from our mistakes and failures, we should put them behind us and go ahead.”

- Edith Johnson
(01 Aug 1894 - 06 Sept 1969)

         From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 07/31/15 - "13 words that have a different meaning in New York than anywhere else":

   NEW YAWK CITY!!!  Wal, I knew 3 of them, anyway: hero, stoop, and Broadway!! Thanks, Cheryl!

From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 07/31/15:

  WELL SAID! Thank you, Tina!  

“If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.

- Ludwig Wittgenstein
26 Apr 1889 - 29 Apr 1951)

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC -  07/23/15 - "These Will Make You Smile (#7 in a series of 25)":

  Thanks, Haul Party!
She's coming home!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC -  07/26/15 - "Smile Propensities (#1 in a series of 28)":

  "Blessed are the cracked….   
For they are the ones who let in the light."

     Thank you, Dools!

Thank goodness there was no texting!!! We would have been so busted!  

BONUS BABY CROCHET PATTERNS: - Baby Crocheting 101 - "What could be more loving and made from the heart as a gift from you for that special baby? All free projects to keep you busy making tiny things for that little bundle of joy."

BONUS BREAD RECIPES: - Bread Recipes - "Top 20 Yeast Bread Recipes from as rated and reviewed by millions of home cooks ..."


From - 07/31/15:

A couple had a fight after which the wife started packing her belongings.

Her husband asked her, "Where are you going?"

She answered, "I'm going to live with my mother."

After a while, the man started packing too.

She asked, "What are you doing, where are you going?"

He answered, "I'm going to my mother."

She asked, "What happens to the 6 children then?"

Her husband answered, "You're going to your mother, I'm going to my mother, and the children will also have to go to their mother!"


1. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.

CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/25/15

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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


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Bread For My Baby-O

Words by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

Music: Old English Country Song

Adapted by Terry Kluytmans, 2002

Oh, this is the way that the farmer goes,
With a heigh-ho, heigh-ho,
Oh, this is the way that the farmer goes,
He ploughs and digs and harrows and sows,
To grow some wheat for my baby,
Some wheat for my baby-o!

Oh, this is the way that the farmer goes,
With a heigh-ho, heigh-ho,
Oh, this is the way that the farmer goes,
His mill wheels turn as little brook flows,
To grind some flour for my baby,
Some flour for my baby-o!

Oh, this is the way that the farmer goes,
With a heigh-ho, heigh-ho,
Oh, this is the way that the farmer goes,
He stirs and kneads and bakes it just so,
To make some bread for my baby,
Some bread for my baby-o!

"Bread For My Baby-O" midi (extracted by My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty of IL) courtesy of - 07/31/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Image of Whole Wheat Bread courtesy of - 07/31/10

Kitchen Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/01/10

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

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

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!

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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!

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

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