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10/17/15 - 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



   This weekend The Class of 1965 is holding its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News!

Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. 

CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @

   Y'all have fun - and send pictures!


   Happy Birthday today to Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA  AND   Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA  AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA AND Libby Whitcomb Ellis ('63) of FL AND  the late Kathy Agee Glenny ('64(deceased 06/03/06)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

19 -   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;

20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) 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;

22 -       The late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND   The late Allen Hall ('61) (deceased 02/17/13) AND   The late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 09/22/07) AND The late   Annette Funicello of CA (deceased 08 Apr 2013) AND    Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND   Al Farber ('64) of GA AND    The late Joe Mooney ('65) (deceased 10/30/01);

23 -       Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA;

24 -   Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Susan Perkins Best ('63) AND   Mark Friedman ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 17, 1933 - Albert Einstein fled Nazi Germany and moved to the United States.

October 17, 1941 - For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacked an American ship.  

October 17, 1941 -
German troops executed the male population of the villages Kerdyllia in Serres, Greece.

October 17, 1943 - Holocaust: Sobibór extermination camp was closed.

Sunday, October 17, 1965 - The 1964–65 New York World's Fair closed after a two-year run. More than 51 million people had attended the event.

Sunday, October 17, 1965 - Cricketer Aravinda de Silva was born Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva (පින්නදුවගේ අරවින්ද ද සිල්වා) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sunday, October 17, 1965 - Cricketer Bart King (born John Barton King on 19 Oct 1873 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania two days before his 92nd birthday.

“No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”

- Edmund Burke
(12 Jan 1729 - 09 July 1797)

     From Me ('65) of NC - 10/16/15 - "Hot Off the Hook":

  His and her scarves: a wedding gift for a couple of Harry Potter fans!

From - 10/17/15 - "Hoodie": - Order your own today!

 From My Friend, Rob, of NC - 10/16/15 - "Please Be Patient":

  Thanks, Rob!

“The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

- Mark Russell
(b. 23 Aug 1932)

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 - 10/16/15:

A man got married and shortly afterwards his wife died. A friend tried to console him and asked, "What happened to your wife?"

"She died of poison from eating mushrooms," said the husband.

The man got married a second time, and not long after the marriage, this second wife died. The same friend tried to console the grieving husband and asked, "What happened to your second wife?"

"She died of poison from eating mushrooms," once again was the reply from the husband.

This man took a third wife, and not very long after the marriage, the third wife died.

The consoling friend asked, "What happened to your third wife? Was it mushroom poisoning?"

The grieving husband responded, "No, she died of a broken neck."

"A broken neck!" replied the friend.

"Yes," said the husband, "she wouldn't eat her mushrooms."


1. Saturday, October 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 is holding 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 @

2. Wednesday, November 11, 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/22/15

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 2015" Title Image courtesy of - 10/17/15

"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!

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!!

Animated USMC and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated Energizer Bunny courtesy of - 07/09/12

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