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10/12/12 - 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, it's really and truly I Love Yarn Day - only the very second one to be observed.  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



          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 09/24/12 AND 10/12/12 - "    Buckley Has Big News":

Definitely the best way to break the news I think.

Take 1 --

Take 2 --

   Dale, I think I'll have to agree with you! Love, hugs, kisses, and congratulations to you all!    


   Happy Birthday today to Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC!
  Happy Birthday tomorrow to The United States Navy - 1775 AND  Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND   Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND          My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 -       Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND      Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND      My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of TX;

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

17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);

18 - Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA  AND  Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA  AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA;

19 -   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 12, 1942 - Japanese ships retreated after their defeat in the Battle of Cape Esperance with the Japanese commander, Aritomo Gotō dying from wounds suffered in the battle and two Japanese destroyers sunk by Allied air attack.

October 12, 1944 - The Liberation of Athens from the German invaders.

October 12, 1945 - Desmond Doss was the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.

TODAY IN 1962:

Friday, October 12, 1962
- The infamous Columbus Day Storm struck the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages

Friday, October 12, 1962 - Actor Carlos Bernard was born Carlos Bernard Papierski in Evanston, Illinois.

Friday, October 12, 1962 - Jazz musician Chris Botti was born Christopher Stephen Botti in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, October 12, 1962 - Poet Amanda Castro was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She died on 18 Mar 2010.

Friday, October 12, 1962 - Football manager and player John Coleman was born in Liverpool, England.

Friday, October 12, 1962 - Politician Branko Crvenkovski (Бранко Црвенковски) was born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Friday, October 12, 1962 - Actress Deborah Foreman was born Deborah Lynn Foreman in Montebello, California.




1.  MORE NADA...


From John ('59) and     Aretie Gallins ('59) Patterson of TN - 10/04/12, 7:25 PM - "RE:   Richard Oliver":


We were hoping to find Richard and communicate with him before going to Costa Rica in hopes of getting the real skinny on the places where and where not to go down there.....

Good to hear from you - - say "Hi" to everybody for us - - and let us know if you find Richard's e-mail address.

Best Regards,


   Hi again, John and Aretie!

   I personally have no experience in locating people abroad, but we do have some experts in that field among us. And surely someone has remained in touch with Richard all these years. Perhaps one of y'all has experience in traveling to Costa Rica.

   So now there are three ways to help - and this is important!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/11/12 - "No More Jobs":

This is truly clever----enjoy---Steve Jobs 

18 years ago the USA had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash ....
Now they have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.

   SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/11/12 - "Eastwood Ad":

Dirty Harry is Back!! - Halftime in America: OFFICIAL Chrysler Super Bowl 2012 Commercial

   That's a good 'un, Norris Sweetie - thanks!

From - 10/08/12 - "3 Ways to Learn from Movies":

3 Ways You Can Learn from Movies

By Kevin Eikenberry

Movies are everywhere.

Their stories, phrases, and scenes are a part of our culture.

We all have favorite movies, favorite memories relating to movies, and in some cases movies that help us define our lives. While you may not think about it, movies have probably enriched your life.

Movies are stories told in a rich medium. Stories are how we make sense of the world. They hold tremendous power to surprise and delight; to affect in ways far beyond entertainment. Stories, well told on film, can affect our views of ourselves and alter our perspectives of our world. Stories, without question, have made our lives better.
Learning is one of the most important parts of life. In fact, the ability to learn in a multitude of ways is one of our most human qualities. We learn best when we are immersed in a situation, actively involved in the learning process. Movies can help us learn because they wrap us up in a story. If you've ever jumped or screamed or cried during a movie, you've experienced the power of film.

While most think of movies as entertainment, a diversion or an escape because of their very nature they can be much more than that. As the previous paragraphs show, they likely already have become a source of learning in your life.

The rest of this article will provide you with three specific ways you can consciously use movies to drive your learning and enrich your life:
•Asking Reflective Questions
•Exploring Your Mental Filters
•Creating Group Conversation

Asking Reflective Questions

There are some general questions that can be helpful when reviewing a movie - whether to reflect personally or to spark a conversation. These questions can be used with any movie and can be, by themselves, the foundation of meaningful learning opportunities. These core questions include:
•What was/were your favorite scene(s) and why?
•What did you like/dislike about the movie and why?
•If you've seen the movie before, how was your experience of the movie different from past viewing(s)? What struck you the same or differently?
•What scenes made you laugh or cry (if appropriate)? Why?
•Which characters, if any, do you identify with in some way?
•What about this movie or story reminds you of your life experiences?
•What if anything will you do differently, or think about differently, since watching the movie?
•What insight do you gain from this movie?
•What in this movie inspires you?

Exploring Your Mental Filters

Your state of mind, current thoughts, and life experiences all play a part in how you "see" a movie.

This is one reason why you can watch a movie twice, even if only a few days apart, and have a very different experience. Your mental filters are the reason why you may experience a movie differently on different viewings.

Some of your filters are life-long, based on your values, early experiences and deeply held beliefs. For example, people who grew up in India will have a different perspective and therefore view the movie Gandhi much differently than Americans will. Different filters are largely the reasons for these distinct perspectives.

Other filters are related to more recent events and the various roles you are playing in your life at that time. If you saw The Sound of Music after recently being widowed, your reaction to Captain von Trapp might be different than in previous viewing of this movie. These more recent filters are the main causes of unique experiences during various viewings of the same film.

The question "If you've seen the movie before, how was your experience of the movie different from past viewing(s)? What struck you the same or differently?" is included to help you examine your filters. Often by thinking about these filters, movies can help you reflect your own growth and change over time, as well as how current situations are shaping you.

Creating Group Conversation

While you can do the first two tasks by yourself, I'm guessing you often watch movies with other people, so it's natural to consider having a conversation with others about a movie.

Of course, this happens naturally already, either with the people you watched the movie with or around the coffee pot when you all realize you've all seen the same movie.

Since conversations about movies are natural, all I am suggesting is that you consciously extend and/or facilitate the discussion so that everyone can take lessons and insights for their own lives from the fiction you've experienced on film.

This may be as simple as you interjecting questions from the reflective question list into the normal movie banter, or it might be even more intentional where people agree ahead of time to extend the entertainment of the movie into the education that can be derived from it. Either way, everyone wins!

In the second case, if you are leading the conversation, the best way to begin is to simply tell people that the goal is to learn from the experience of the movie. Let them know that you want this to be fun, and encourage them to really listen to each other.

Encourage them to approach the conversation with a spirit of inquiry, not of debate. Conversations usually aren't very fulfilling when everyone has the same opinion, so encourage people to share their thoughts, even if they seem "way out" or different from the opinions of others. When you set up the conversation that way, you are well on your way to a great interchange and much new learning for everyone.

Potential Pointer: Movies are a part of our lives, whether you watch several a week or haven't been to the theater in years. Because movies provide a rich sensory experience of a story, they provide a wonderful platform to learn when you take the time to intentionally extract lessons from them.

About the Author:

Reflecting on movies is a fun way to learn powerful leadership ideas. Another way is by participating in a free 2-month Silver Membership trial in Kevin Eikenberry's Remarkable Leadership Learning System. Kevin is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant and the Chief Potential Officer of the Kevin Eikenberry Group, a learning consulting company that helps organizations, teams and individuals unleash their leadership potential.

BONUS KNITTING PATTERNS: - 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."

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS:  - 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: - 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!" - 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." - 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 Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/20/12, 10:40 PM - "Rare Photos! (#9 in a Series of 17)":  
  You might like these too.

Great old pics….



   WOWZERS! Thanks, Bill!  

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/01/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#9 in a Series of 25)":  
  Some more memories.

Some of these photos will blow you away.

A Baby Boomer's Time Machine


   MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne Honey  

Vernon Presley and
his son, Elvis


From - 10/11/12:

A student comes to a young professor's office hours. She glances down the hall, closes his door, and kneels pleadingly.

"I would do anything to pass this exam," she says. She leans closer to him, flips back her hair, and gazes meaningfully into his eyes. "I mean," she whispers, "I would do anything..."

He returns her gaze, "Anything?"


His voice softens, "Anything?"

"Anything," she repeats again.

His voice turns to a whisper. "Would you ... study?"

1. Thursday, November 1, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 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.



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Y'all take 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 - 10/12/12

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

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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!

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

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