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09/18/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Connie Bloxom Thompson

Connie Rae Bloxom Thompson
(29 Aug 1948 - 17 Sept 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

As it sometimes does, the sad news seems to be compounding right now.  It deeply saddens me to report this latest information.

      Connie Bloxom Thompson, Class of 1966, and sister of   Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC, passed away in Maryland on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 just three weeks after her 60th birthday.

  From Kathy Johnson Simms ('66) of VA - 09/17/08, 8:39 PM, "  Connie Bloxom Thompson":

Dear Carol, 

Today, with much sorrow, we learned that Connie Bloxom Thompson lost her fight with cancer.  We understand that she passed away this afternoon, September 17th.  We both talked to Connie recently and we knew that she was in a lot of pain.  We always knew what a wonderful person Connie was, but rediscovered to what extent.  When we talked with her, one of her main concerns was that she didn't slight anyone in regards to expressing her thanks.  She was still in awe of the kindness shown her.  She realized that there were some who gave to her that could have used help themselves.  She was very humble.  Connie endured much suffering but she knew that she was loved by very many of her former classmates.  May we all keep Connie's family in our thoughts and prayers during the coming days and may you all be blessed for the love you have shown.
Kathy Johnson Simms/Bonnie Lee Rogers

   I am so very sorry to hear this, Kathy!  I spoke with Connie only a few weeks ago - just before her birthday - and I'm still just numb with this news.  Thank you for letting me know.

    From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 09/17/08, 8:44 PM - "NNHS Class of '57 - FYI -   Patsy Bloxom Meider's Sister   Connie Thompson":

Dear Classmates:
More sad news.  Patsy called me a few weeks ago and told me that her sister had just been diagnosed with Pancreatic and liver cancer.  She was given 3 months.  Patsy asked me at that time not to notify the Class until she was ready to tell you.  Unfortunately Connie only made it 3 weeks.  Patsy called me today and said Connie passed away today around 2:30 pm.  Patsy and Chuck are presently traveling in the mountains and are staying in Big Meadow.  No plans had been made for the funeral at the time she called me, but she will be driving to the funeral from there.

Please send Patsy your prayers and cards, as I'm sure she would appreciate them (contact information available upon request).

   Thank you so much, Pat.


                  Connie Bloxom Thompson







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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Patsy and to all of Connie's friends and family at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

This Is My Father's World

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
Traditional English Melody (Terra Beata), arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915

This is my Fatherís world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Fatherís world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Fatherís world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
This is my Fatherís world: He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Fatherís world. O let me neíer forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Fatherís world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.

This is my Fatherís world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, ďThe Lord is in this place.Ē
This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.

This is my Fatherís world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
This is my Fatherís world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.

This is my Fatherís world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Fatherís world, a wanderer I may roam
Whateíer my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.

This Is My Father's World midi and lyrics courtesy of  - 06/19/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of Ė 02/10/05

Pastel Divider Lines clip art courtesy of - 05/24/06

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