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10/10/20 - NNHS Newsletter - I Love Yarn Day!

“It is pure potential. Every ball or skein of yarn holds something inside it,
and the great mystery of what that might be can be almost spiritual."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks
(b. 14 June 1968)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Seriously, how many of y'all knew what today is? Yes, not only is it 10/10/20 (which is just so cool!), it's really and truly the tenth anniversary of I Love Yarn Day. I am not making this up.

This news is so exciting, it doesn't even need music, but there's a surprise there for you as well.

BONUS #1 - I Love Yarn Day - Katherine Cowley, 2011

BONUS #2 - The Cat's Ball of Yarn - Christopher Joshua Marshall, 2009



    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA AND   Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND  Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

12 - The late Ann Sears, Best Dancer in the Class of 1963 (d. 07/22/19) AND   Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC;

13 - The United States Navy - 1775  AND Kenny Bransford ('63) AND  Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND  Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND      My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of UT;

14 -   Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND  Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND  My Granddaughter, Emeline Harty (Maple Mountain High School, UT - '20) of UT;

15 -  Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA;

17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 10, 1920 - The Carinthian plebiscite determined that the larger part of the Duchy of Carinthia should remain part of Austria.


October 10, 1938 - The Munich Agreement ceded the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany.

October 10, 1942 - The Soviet Union established diplomatic relations with Australia.

October 10, 1943 - The Double Tenth Incident in Japanese-controlled Singapore.

October 10, 1944 - Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children were murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp.

October 10, 1945 - The Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang signed a principle agreement in Chongqing about the future of post-war China. Later, the pact was commonly referred to as the Double-Ten Agreement.


October 10, 1970 - Fiji became independent.

October 10, 1970 - Canada's October Crisis escalated when Quebec's vice-premier was kidnapped by members of the FLQ.

October 10, 1970 - Footballer Dean Kiely was born Dean Laurence Kiely in Salford, Lancashire, England.

October 10, 1970 - Sled racer Silke Kraushaar-Pielach was born Silke Kraushaar in Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany.

October 10, 1970 - Rower and sportscaster Matthew Pinsent was born Matthew Clive Pinsent in Holt, Norfolk, England, a directly descendent of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, and thus of King Edward I and William the Conqueror.

October 10, 1970 - The 105th Prime Minister of France, Édouard Daladier, (b. 18 June 1884 in Carpentras, Vaucluse, France) died in Paris, France at the age of 86.

“I can live for three months on a good compliment.”

 - Mark Twain
30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/10/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 10/10/20: 

            There is something special about a September Florida morning. While the heat and humidity is still high, there is something about the morning mist and the slight lessening of the sun rays and the day's length that tell me nice days will soon be coming our way. The wonders of God's natural blessings are oh, so present on a sunny September morning. His loving grace overwhelms me and so I must praise Him, too. How about you?

   Thank you, Jimmy - works for me!


  From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 10/09/20, 10:53 AM:

              Thank you, Pat!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 10/09/20:

            Thanks, Jean!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/09/20:


From My Friend, Jim, of AZ - 10/08/14 - "Pineapple Dream Dessert":

  Pineapple Dream Dessert

2-1/2 cups graham crumbs (2 sleeves)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
8-oz. container Cool Whip
20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained well

1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
2. Melt butter in the microwave and allow to cool. Combine the crumbs and butter and toss together until incorporated. Press 2 cups of the crumb mixture firmly into an 9×9 square pan and bake for 8-10 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool.
3. Beat the cream cheese and butter together until creamy. Turn the mixer down to low and add the powdered sugar one cup at a time until incorporated. Turn up and beat well for a minute or so. Add a heaping tablespoon of the drained pineapple and stir in with a rubber spatula. Spread the cream cheese and pineapple mixture over the crust.
4. Fold the remaining pineapple into the Cool Whip and spread on top of the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle the remaining graham cracker crumb mixture on top. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

   OOH! Thank you, Jim!


     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 10/09/14 - "7-Up Biscuits":

  7-Up Biscuits

4 cups Bisquick
1 cup sour cream
1 cup 7-Up
1/2 cup melted butter

Mix Bisquick, sour cream and 7-Up. Dough will be very soft - don't worry. Knead and fold dough until coated with your baking mix. Pat dough out and cut biscuits using a round biscuit / cookie cutter. Melt butter in bottom of cookie sheet pan or 9x13 casserole dish. Place biscuits on top of melted butter and bake @ 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until brown.

   EXCELLENT! Thanks so much, Sarah Sugah!


There is something beautiful about watching two people lovingly act silly together; behaving as though no one else existed. ”

- Steve Maraboli
(b. 18 Apr 1975)

Debbie Stoller's Yarn Pride Felted Badge - "I love yarn, but I'll admit: I'm a bit of a yarn snob. I only like to work with all-natural fibers, like wool. I love that wool has so many magical qualities — it absorbs water and keeps you dry, it's lightweight yet extremely warm — those sheep know what they're doing! And I especially love that when you sniff a ball of 100% wool yarn, you can smell the sheep in it. Yum."

Nicky Epstein's Cabbage Rose - "Why do I love yarn?...Because you can’t knit without it! (Only kidding) Seriously…the colors, textures, nuances of different yarns are what gets my creativity flowing—I love the infinite selection that is out there and I try to be innovative with the inspiration that they invoke when I start a new project. They are the paint for my palette."

Heather Lodinsky's Hugs and Kisses Hat - "I smiled when I heard about ‘I Love Yarn Day’, because that is every day of my life! For as long as I can remember, I have played with yarn. My first ‘commission’ was to make Barbie doll dresses made on a circular knitting loom for my 2nd grade teacher. (I was paid 10 cents for each one and then I got to keep the remaining yarn!) I also had a ‘pom-pom pet’ business in 8th grade with 3 school friends taking orders for me. I guess I was destined to always have a life with yarn. I still love to pick up a ball of yarn and ‘play’ (others call it swatching) to see what it will look like when it is knit or crocheted. The hat I have designed is a knitted homage to my love for yarn with knitted cables that become ‘hugs and kisses’ represented in the O's and X's. If you have never tried a cable pattern before, this is a good introduction on how holding your cable needle in the front or the back changes the look of your cables."

Linda Permann's I Heart Yarn Badge - "I love yarn because it is soft, colorful, and soothing to touch. I love to pore over the colors and fibers, petting each one and determining what it might want to become. To me, a ball of yarn represents endless possibilities, and it's so fulfilling to make exactly what I want from a pretty ball of string."

Ellen Gormley's Icy Day Cowl - "Ellen designed the Icy Day Cowl to join in with I love Yarn Day. It has many of the features Ellen loves about crochet. The cowl allows the Yarn to be the star! When meeting a new luscious yarn, the first thing I want to do is ‘hug’ it. A cowl is perfect for holding yarn near. Yarn allows creativity while making a productive, functional item. Nothing is more satisfying that making a beautiful item that can be used."

Vanna White's Mitered Diamonds Throw - "My love of yarn began when my grandmother taught me to crochet. Crafting was so much more than a hobby to her. It was a way to share her love with everyone around her. As a mother, it was important for me to pass on my love of yarn. Now, my daughter and I love to shop for yarn and crochet together. I’m thrilled to be able to share my affordable, easy-care yarns so that everyone can share their love with the people who matter most."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):
Recipe Lion's The Best Mashed Peas - "Believe it or not, peas can be one of the most delicious easy vegetable side dishes you'll ever eat. Following this simple recipe for The Best Mashed Peas, you can make a delectable dinner side in just four easy steps. The addition of sour cream adds a surprising burst of flavor and makes these veggies oh so creamy. Try it out tonight and this may become one of your new favorite simple side dishes!"

Recipe Lion's Meat Loaf Casserole - "This delicious casserole recipe is one for the ages. Instant mashed potatoes come together with ground beef to make this hearty quick and easy casserole. Meat Loaf Casserole is everything you love about a meat loaf dinner, but made all in one dish. It doesn't get any easier than that."

Recipe Lion's 5 Minute Fudge - "Make rich chocolate fudge in only five minutes with the help of your microwave. You can customize this recipe by adding your favorite nuts or coconut."


From - 10/09/17:

"I have really good eyesight. Even in the dark, I can see things that are far away."

"Really, like what things?"

"Well, the moon and the stars."

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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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"I Love Yarn Day 2012" Title Image courtesy of - 10/10/20

"I Love Yarn Day" Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/12/12

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

Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of - 09/20/13

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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!

Maple Mountain High School (UT) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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!

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

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