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10/14/17 - 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. 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 today to   Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND  Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND  My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of UT!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 AND the late Kathy Agee Glenny ('64(deceased 06/03/06);

19 -  Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;

20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND Mike Ozmer ('63) AND   John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;

21 -  The late Mr. Julius Conn (deceased - Sept 1983)  AND Marlin Eby ('57) AND  Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND   Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 14, 1933 - Nazi Germany withdrew from The League of Nations.

October 14, 1938 - The first flight of the Curtiss Aircraft Company's P-40 Warhawk fighter plane.

October 14, 1939 - The German submarine U-47 sank the British battleship HMS Royal Oak within her harbour at Scapa Flow, Scotland.

October 14, 1940 - The Balham subway station disaster in London, England occurred during the Nazi Luftwaffe air raids on Great Britain.

October 14, 1943 - Prisoners at the Nazi German Sobibor extermination camp in Poland revolted against the Germans, killing eleven SS guards, and wounding many more. About 300 of the Sobibor Camp's 600 prisoners escaped, and about 50 of these survived the end of the war.

October 14, 1943 - The American Eighth Air Force lost 60 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers in aerial combat during the second mass-daylight air raid on the Schweinfurt ball-bearing factories in western Nazi Germany.

October 14, 1943 - José P. Laurel took the oath of office as President of the Philippines (Second Philippine Republic).

October 14, 1944 - Athens, Greece was liberated by British Army troops entering the city as the Wehrmacht pulled out. This cleared the way for the Greek government-in-exile to return to its historic capital city, with George Papandreou, Sr., as the head-of-government.

October 14, 1944 - Linked to a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was forced to commit suicide.


Saturday, October 14, 1967 - Baseball player, coach, and manager Pat Kelly was born Patrick Franklin Kelly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, October 14, 1967 - Ice hockey player and coach Sylvain Lefebvre was born Sylvain Jean Lefebvre in Richmond, Quebec, Canada.

Saturday, October 14, 1967 - Race car driver and television host Jason Plato was born Timothy Jason Plato in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

Saturday, October 14, 1967 - Actor Werner Daehn was born in Worms am Rhein, West Germany.

Saturday, October 14, 1967 - Author and playwright Marcel Aymé (b. 29 Mar 1902 in Joigny, in the Yonne department of Burgundy, France) died in France at the age of 65.

“No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.”

- Sam Rayburn
(06 Jan 1882 - 16 Nov 1961)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/14/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

 From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/13/17 - "Grandma's Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing":

   That's it! Thank you so much, Joyce!

“Spoken often enough, words become [became] nonsense.

- Meredith Duran
(b. 19__

BONUS KNITTING PATTERNS: - Kavita Sleight's Dandelion Lace Shawl - 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 (Sorry; not theme-related): - 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 - 10/13/17:

I requested identification from a department-store customer who had just written a personal check for her purchase.

After fumbling through her purse, she presented me with what she said was the only thing that bore both her name and address.

It was a notice of insufficient funds from her bank.


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 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.

3. Thursday, November 09, 2017, 6:30 PM - Joyce Bulifant's book signing (My Four Hollywood Husbands), Barnes and Noble, 12170 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602, 757-249-2488.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/10/17

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

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"I Love Yarn Day" Title Image courtesy of - 10/14/17

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Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
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Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
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Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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