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11/01/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
All Saints Day

“A saint is one who makes goodness attractive.

- Laurence Housman
(18 July 1865 - 20 Feb 1959)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme is supposed to repeat every year.  It doesn't, but it's posta...

BONUS - - All Saints' Hymn: "For All The Saints" - Big Sing, October 24, 2004 - sing-along version



All Saints' Day is a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. In many western churches it is annually held November 1 and in many eastern churches it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. It is also known as All Hallows Tide, All-Hallomas, or All Hallows' Day.

What do people do?

All Saints' Day is observed by Christians in many countries around the world. In countries such as Spain, Portugal and Mexico, offerings are made on this day. In countries such as Belgium, Hungary and Italy people bring flowers to the graves of dead relatives. In other parts of Europe, such as Austria, Croatia, Poland, and Romania, it is customary to light candles on top of visiting graves of deceased relatives. It is also observed in parts of Asia, such as the Philippines, where people visit graves of deceased relatives and clean or repair them. They also lay flowers on the graves and light candles.

In France church services in memory of all the saints are held on November 1 but by the evening the focus turns towards the dead. Cemeteries everywhere are crowded with people who come to clean and decorate family graves. All Saints' Day is closely tied with All Souls' Day, held on November 2, which is dedicated to prayers of the dead who are not yet glorified.

... It is not a nationwide public holiday in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, or the United States. However, many Christians observe All Saints’ Day in these and other countries.


According to some sources, the idea for All Saints' Day goes back to the fourth century when the Greek Christians kept a festival on the first Sunday after Pentecost (in late May or early June) in honor of all martyrs and saints. Other sources say that a commemoration of “All Martyrs” began to be celebrated as early as 270 CE but no specific month or date is recorded. Pope Gregory IV made All Saints' Day an authorized holiday in 837 CE. It is speculated that the chosen date for the event, November 1, may have been an attempt to supplant the pagan Festival of the Dead (also known as Samhain or the feast of Saman, lord of death).

All Saints' Day is not to be confused with All Souls’ Day, which was first instituted at the monastery in Cluny in 993 CE and quickly spread among Christians.

Symbols commonly associated with All Saints’ Day are:

  • A sheaf of wheat.
  • Rayed Manus Dei (hand of God).
  • The crown.
  • Symbols (including images) of individual saints.

 The liturgical color is white on All Saints' Day...


  From Kenny Branch ('62) of AR - 10/31/12, 5:47 PM:


Just to let you know,
  Becky's mom (Nina Coltrain Braswell - 26 Mar 1929 - 28 Oct 2012) passed away last Sunday afternoon. An obit will appear in Friday's Daily Press.
It was nice seeing you at our 50th.

Kenny Branch '62

   Oh, Kenny, I was just thinking about y'all. I'm so very sorry to hear about her mother. Please give Becky my love and sympathy and a big hug.


   Happy Birthday today to   Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND   Colin Faison ('58) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   John Clark ('57) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -   Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;

05 -   Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND     My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) of NC AND My Grandson,   Tom Harty of TX;

06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57)
AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND       Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA;

07 -     Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA;

08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 1, 1936 - Benito Mussolini made a speech in Milan, Italy, in which he described the alliance between Italy and Nazi Germany as an "axis" running between Berlin and Rome.

November 1, 1942 - Matanikau Offensive began during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ended on November 4.

November 1, 1943 - The Battle of Empress Augusta Bay - Operation Goodtime: The United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, landed on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.

November 1, 1943 - In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces attacked the huge Japanese base at Rabaul.

November 1, 1944 - Units of the British Army landed at Walcheren in the Netherlands.


Thursday, November 01, 1962 - Swimmer Sharron Davies was born Sharron Elizabeth Davies in Plymouth, Devon, England.

Thursday, November 01, 1962 - Musician Magne Furuholmen (a-ha) was born in Oslo, Norway.

Thursday, November 01, 1962 - Singer Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Thursday, November 01, 1962 - Racing driver Ricardo Rodríguez (b. Ricardo Rodríguez de la Vega on 14 Feb 1942 in Mexico City, Mexico) was killed in a racing accident at the age of 20.


1.  NADA.


1. NADA.

       From Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL - 10/31/12, 6:32 PM:

I just published a book about my experiences ballroom dancing all over the world, and trying to influence guys to see what they are missing by not dancing.  I am attaching the cover art and a blurb I have been emailing  friends who may want to buy a copy.  Perhaps some old NNHS classmates of mine might be interested.  Keep up your good work, and here's the blurb:

I am excited to announce that my book, Become a Man of Confi-Dance, has been published and made available for sale.  The paperback version ($15.99 - $19.99) and the hard cover version ($29.99) are both available through,, and plus the cost of shipping.  You can also download a kindle or nook ebook for $3.99.

However, if you would like a signed paperback copy directly from me, send a check for $20 to:  Raoul Weinstein, 12 Isbell Lane, Greenville, SC 29607.  The shipping is included.


You can go to and pull up the book and review the first couple of chapters if you’d like before making a decision.  Makes a great holiday gift for your significant other, or a father, son, brother, uncle, or nephew in need of, or ready for, a change in their (social) life.

   WOWZERONI-RINI! How exciting! Thank you so much, Raoul!   We wish you much success with it, and have posted this on TYPHOONMART to help with that:

   By the way, I read those first couple of chapters, and found them fascinating!

      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 10/31/12 - "Navy Day and Birthdays":

Hi Carol...

PLEASE tell Wayne not to worry about these little things.

When whatever President decided to change Navy Day from October 27, to the official birthday of the USN, I didn't take it personal ! I just looked at my husband of 30 years, a former Navel Officer, and now for us every day is Navy Day !


   GIGGLES! Amen to that! Thanks, Dimples!

          From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/31/12:


As you know, when I was working as an Outreach Counselor during the flood of 1993 in Illinois, I had a first hand glimpse of various charities designed to help people involved in tragic circumstances. I was one of the very first people to enter the flood zone, however, the Salvation Army was already there, serving hot meals three times a day, providing coffee, water, and drinks to those in need, etc. They also had clean up items like brooms, mops, sponges, gloves, etc. In addition they had cash available for emergencies, new clothes and used clothing, and just about everything that the people needed. They also had boats to take people that were isolated to their jobs, to receive assistance, and they took food and water to all of those stranded individuals too. They were proactive and went to the people in need.

The Red Cross set up centers quite a distance from the flood zone, but did provide a lot of assistance, Their program was more like typical social service agencies in that they waited for people to find them and did not go into the flood zones. In my opinion, the Salvation Army does more to assist in time of crisis than any other organization, including the government programs, and they do provide services on a smaller budget, with people who care for others more than huge incomes. The Red Cross is the next best emergency provider and all of the rest are way down on the list, including government services. These are my personal observations on a specific emergency, but I suspect that they would fit all emergencies.

   Thanks so much, Haul Party!

   From My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of MD - 10/31/12 :

  Happy Halloween!

   AWWWW! Thanks, Megan!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 10/31/12 - "Happy Halloween":

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - El Paso, TX

    YIKES! Thanks, Brent! Y'all did an awesome job with the make-up! You two look truly horrifying!   Joe's British soldier uniform is holding up nicely, too - considering I made it back in 1976! 

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/31/12 - "One Halloween":

One Halloween a man was walking down the street and heard a thumping noise behind him. Looking behind him he saw a coffin following him, upright. He was a bit nervous and began walking a little bit faster.
The coffin continued, "thumpety thump, thumpety thump". He began running and the coffin kept up and began opening and closing, ""thumpety thump, thumpety thump clap, "thumpety thump, thumpety thump clap".
Terrified he ran to his front door, and went inside, slamming the door and locking it. The coffin continued, "thumpety thump, thumpety thump - CRASH" it came right through the door, He ran up the stairs, and right behind him, "thumpety thump, thumpety thump clap, "thumpety thump, thumpety thump clap".
He rushed into the bathroom and slammed the door, but the coffin broke through the door - "thumpety thump, thumpety thump crash". Terrified the man grabbed the first thing he could, a bottle of Robitussin and threw it - and the coffin stopped!

      Thanks, Shari!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 10/30/12 - "Have a Nice Day":

  Please do!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS: -  Marilyn Losee's One-Skein Wrap - "Use an easy crochet pattern like this one to make a beautiful wrap. It's great because you can use just one skein of yarn to make it from start to finish. The cream color allows you to wear it with any outfit and makes it suitable for any time of year. This crochet shawl pattern looks great with a pair of pants and a nice blouse, or you can wear it to a nice evening out on the town." -
Marianne Forrestal's One Ball Baby Blanket and Hat - "Using one ball of yarn you can make a baby blanket and hat set. This is a free crochet pattern from Red Heart yarn. Have a baby shower coming up? This is the perfect pattern to have in your collection." - Sarah's Stash-buster Scarf - "The best thing about Stash-buster crochet scarves is that you can use any leftover yarn and hook size you want. This crochet scarf pattern was used with mohair yarn, silky wool and even turned into a cowl from terry yarn. Use your imagination, choose your colors and choose your yarn; have fun with this pattern!"

BONUS RECIPES: - Robin Sue's Mason Jar Self-Buttering Biscuits - "Your mouth will be watering after one smell of these Mason Jar Self-Buttering Biscuits. Recipes in a jar could not get any easier than this. Just butter the insides of the jars and fill them with biscuit batter to make these flaky treats. These biscuits would go great with a delicious brunch spread." -  Robin Sue's Pool of Butter Biscuits - "The thing about biscuits that I do not like is rolling them out- such a big mess- flour everywhere. Although thekitchn rolls theirs out, I figured I could simply spread the dough out in the dish over that big pool of melted butter. You see, in this recipe you do not cut the butter into the biscuit dough, you melt it in the dish then bake the biscuits in that golden pool of goodness." - The Best Apple Dumplings by The Pioneer Woman via Christy - "Have you ever heard of a dessert dumpling made with Mountain Dew? It sounds crazy, we know, but these Easy Apple Dumplings have an unforgettable flavor that say otherwise. Made with cinnamon and sugar, and baked until they are golden brown, you have to try them with vanilla ice cream to get the full experience. Enjoy!"

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/10/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#24 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!  

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/22/12, 10:36 AM - "Morning Awwwww (#6 in a Series of 22)":  


     AWWWWW! Thanks, Norris Sweetie!  

If you want something done right around here…


From - 06/04/12:

Maurice, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor for his physical.

A few days later the doctor saw Maurice walking down the street with a gorgeous young lady on his arm.

A couple of days later the doctor spoke to Maurice and asked, “You’re really dong great, aren’t you?”

Maurice replied, “Just doing what you said, Doc: 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.' ”

The doctor said, “I did not say that. I said, 'You got a heart murmur. Be careful.' ”

1. Thursday, December 6, 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.

3. 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/30/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   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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For All the Saints

- Lyrics by Anglican Bishop William Walsham How (13 Dec 1823 - 10 Aug 1897), 1864

Music (Sine Nomine - literally, "without name") by
Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 Oct 1872 - 26 Aug 1958), 1906

For all the saints
who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith
before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus,
be forever blest.

Thou wast their Rock,
their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their captain
in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear,
their one true light.

O may Thy soldiers,
faithful, true, and bold,
Fight as the saints
who nobly fought of old,
And win with them
the victor's crown of gold.

And when the strife is fierce,
the warfare long,
Steals on the ear
the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again,
and arms are strong.

From earth's wide bounds,
from ocean's farthest coast,
Thro' gates of pearl
streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost,

"For All the Saints" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 04/17/07

Image of Fra Angelico's Painting, "All Saints", courtesy of - 10/31/05

Multicolored Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/31/05

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

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

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of - 08/01/10

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!

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!!

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

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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

"Have a Nice Day" graphic courtesy of - 10/31/12

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