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10/21/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Whispering Hope

“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.”

- Emily Dickinson
(10 Dec 1830 - 15 May 1886)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The theme of today's Newsletter just seemed a natural choice to me, following as it does Whispering Grass. Then I began listening to the videos, and I realized it went a little deeper than that. I hope they touch your heart as they did mine.....

BONUS #1 - - Whispering Hope - Bill and Gloria Gaither, featuring Larry Ford (live)

BONUS #2 - - Whispering Hope - Chuck Wagon Gang

BONUS #3 - - Whispering Hope - Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae

BONUS #4 - - Whispering Hope - Marty Robbins

BONUS #5 - - Whispering Hope


   Happy Birthday today to  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!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  The late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND  the late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 09/22/07) AND the late  Annette Funicello (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)!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

23 -   Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA;

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

25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND  Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND     Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA AND  Owen Smith ('63);

26 -   Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND   Randy Tate ('66) of DE;

27 -  Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND     Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA AND Fred Shelton ('63);

28 - Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND  Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 21, 1816 - The Penang Free School was founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia by the Rev Hutchings, the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia.


October 21, 1941 - In Kragujevac, Serbia, German Wehrmacht soldiers butchered about 7,000 citizens, including schoolchildren and professors (see Kragujevac massacre).

October 21, 1942 - The Allies met to discuss Operation Torch. Operation Torch was to be the first Allied amphibious landing of World War II.

October 21, 1944 - The first kamikaze attack: A Japanese plane carrying a 200 kilograms (440 lb) bomb attacked HMAS Australia off Leyte Island, as the Battle of Leyte Gulf began.

October 21, 1944 - The Nemmersdorf massacre against the German civilians took place.

October 21, 1944 - Battle of Aachen: The city of Aachen fell to American forces after three weeks of fighting, making it the first German city to fall to the Allies. Hey - my daddy was there! 


Friday, October 21, 1966 - The Aberfan disaster: A colliery spoil tip collapsed on the village of Aberfan in Wales, killing 144 people, mostly schoolchildren.

Friday, October 21, 1966 - Golfer Phillip Price was born John Phillip Price in Pontypridd, Wales.

Friday, October 21, 1966 - Footballer and manager Igor Prins was born in Pärnu, Estonia.

Friday, October 21, 1966 - Footballer and manager Arne Sandstø was born in Bergen, Norway.

“You can never tell what type of impact you may make on another's life by your actions or lack of action. Sometimes just with a smile on the street to a passing stranger can make a difference we could never imagine.”

- Ed Foreman
(b. 22 Dec 1933)

  From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 10/18/16:

  Thanks, Carlene!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 10/18/16:

             Thanks, Jean!

“A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist.

- Franklin Jones

BONUS HOPE CROCHET PATTERN: and - Ann Regis' With Hope Scarf - "Crochet it in Perfect Pink to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related): - Slow Cooker Roast Beef - "There's nothing easier and more delicious than a great slow cooker recipe. Packed with potatoes, garlic, mushrooms, and loads of beef, this hearty meal is perfect for the family. Slow Cooker Roast Beef will satisfy any big appetite." - Magic Meatloaf in a Slow Cooker - "Everyone loves a good meatloaf, and everyone loves a nice easy slow cooker recipe. This recipe magically combines the two into a simple, tasty dinner for your whole family."


From - 10/20/16:

A man and his wife were dining at a table in a plush restaurant, and the husband kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table.

The wife asked, "Do you know her?"

"Yes," sighed the husband, "She's my ex-girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up seven years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since."

"WOW!" sais the wife. "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"


1. Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 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 09/02/16

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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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Whispering Hope

Words and Music by Alice Hawthorne, 1868
(11 May 1827 - 22 Nov 1902)

"Alice Hawthorne" was really Setimus Winner, one of the most versatile writers of the mid-19th century.
Winner went from the bird calls of "Listen to the Mocking Bird" to the doggerel nonsense of "Oh, Where,
Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" to the gentle and optimistic "Whispering Hope."

Soft as the voice of an angel,
Breathing a lesson unheard,
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word:
Wait till the darkness is over,
Wait till the tempest is done,
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow,
After the shower is gone.

Whispering hope, oh, how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.

If, in the dusk of the twilight,
Dim be the region afar,
Will not the deepening darkness
Brighten the glimmering star?
Then when the night is upon us,
Why should the heart sink away?
When the dark midnight is over,
Watch for the breaking of day.

Hope, as an anchor so steadfast,
Rends the dark veil for the soul,
Whither the Master has entered,
Robbing the grave of its goal;
Come then, oh, come, glad fruition,
Come to my sad weary heart;
Come, O Thou blest hope of glory,
Never, oh, never depart.

"Whispering Hope" midi (sequenced by Grandpa Schober) courtesy of - 06/20/07

"Whispering Hope" lyrics courtesy of - 10/21/10

Animated Angel Title clip art courtesy of my niece, Shari, of VA - 06/26/09
Thanks, Shari!

Divider Line 536 clip art courtesy of - 08/06/10

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

Animated USMC Flag 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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of - page 14 - 11/14/09

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!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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

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