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11/22/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Abigail Adams' 271st Birthday

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.”

Abigail Smith Adams
(22 Nov 1744 - 28 Oct 1818)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Another birthday celebration, this one a first for us! WHOO-HOO!

BONUS - - Yours, Yours, Yours (1776), William Daniels as John Adams and Virginia Vestoff as Abigail Adams, 1972



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Sandra Ray ('61) of VA AND    John Howard ('66) of VA AND Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA AND the late Fayetta Covert Stansbury (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '72) (deceased 06/03/10)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 -     Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA;

25 -   Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR AND    Michael Sisk ('63) of CA;

26 -     The late Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) (deceased 01/28/15) AND   Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND    Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV;

27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


November 22, 1940 - Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattacked into Italian-occupied Albania and captured Korytsa.

November 22, 1942 - Battle of Stalingrad – General Friedrich Paulus sent Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army was surrounded.

November 22, 1943 - War in the Pacific – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek met in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan (see Cairo Conference).

November 22, 1943 - Lebanon gained independence from France.

Monday, November 22, 1965 - Chess player Valeriya Gansvind was born in Moscow Oblast, Russia.

Monday, November 22, 1965 - Footballer and manager Jörg Jung was born in Mönchengladbach, West Germany.

Monday, November 22, 1965 - Actress Kristin Minter was born in Miami, Florida.

Monday, November 22, 1965 - Actor Mads Mikkelsen was born Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen in Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Monday, November 22, 1965 - Producer and manager Peter Safran was born in London, England.

“We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.”

- Abigail Adams, letter to John Adams, Oct. 16, 1774
(22 Nov 1744 - 28 Oct 1818)

From My Friend, Jennifer, of NC - 11/19/15:

     I FEEL YOUR PAIN! Thanks, Jennifer!

“You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.

- George Burns
(20 Jan 1896 - 09 Mar 1996

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/16/15 - "Signs of the Times (#2 in a series of 21)":
     Thanks, Billy!

BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERN: and - Nancy Anderson's Snowflake Sweet Treat Wrapper Crochet Pattern - "Present a gift of food with a clever crocheted wrap! We’ve shown one on a clear food container, but you can use them however you please! Mix and match the two widths of bands with the two snowflake designs in whatever colors suit you."


BONUS ABIGAIL ADAMS RECIPES: - Abigail Adams' Apple Pan Dowdy - John and Abigail Adams' Indian Pudding

BONUS HOLIDAY RECIPES: - Maggie's Overnight Pull-Apart Cinnamon Loaf - "Overnight Pull-Apart Cinnamon Loaf is an easy breakfast casserole that also can be made if you're looking for simple dessert recipes. Prep the dough and let it sit overnight. The next day, you'll have a sticky, sweet bread to enjoy! This delicious bread is the perfect cold weather treat and is definitely worthy for a holiday breakfast. Enjoy it Christmas morning with a hot mug of apple cider. There's not much that could beat that."

    From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/21/14 - "CAKE MIX DINNER ROLLS":



2½ cups warm water (110°)
2 pkg. (4½ tsp) active dry yeast
1 (15.25 oz – 18 oz) yellow cake mix (Duncan Hines French Vanilla)
1 Tbsp. oil
5 cups plain flour
1½ tsp salt

4 Tbsp. butter, melted - for spreading after they come out of oven



In bowl of mixer, pour warm water, sprinkle yeast over warm water, then sprinkle with cake mix. Let sit 5 minutes. Add oil, flour, and salt, mix all together. Knead to combine everything and make a smooth ball. Cover with a warm damp towel or plastic wrap. Let rise 1 hour. Knead lightly again.

Pat out and shape/cut for rolls and place on sprayed baking sheet or divide evenly into 30 pieces, make balls and place in two sprayed 9″x13″ pans.

(Can also be made into two large loaves or rolled into cinnamon rolls.)

Let rise until double. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes for rolls and 30-35 minutes for loaves. Brush with melted butter as they come from the oven.

   OOH! OOOH!! Thank you, Joyce!


From - 11/21/15:

A blonde, a redhead, and a brunette were all lost in the desert. They found a lamp and rubbed it. A genie popped out and granted them each one wish.

The redhead wished to be back home. Poof! She was back home.

The brunette wished to be at home with her family. Poof! She was back home with her family.

The blonde said, "Awwww, I wish my friends were here."

1. Wednesday, January 13, 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 11/08/15

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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Yours, Yours, Yours

Music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards (04 Apr 1919 - 30 Mar 1981), from 1776, 1969

I live like a nun in a cloister
Solitary, celibate, I hate it

I live like a monk in an abbey
Ditto, ditto, I hate it

Write to me with sentimental effusion
Let me revel in romantic illusion

Do you still smell of vanilla and spring air?
And is my favorite lover's pillar still firm and fair?

What was there, John, still is there, John
Come soon as you can to my cloister
I've forgotten the feel of your hand

Madam, we shall walk in Cupid's Grove together

And we'll fondly survey
That promised land

Till then, till then
I am as I ever was
And ever shall be
Yours, yours, yours, yours, yours

Saltpeter, John


"Yours, Yours, Yours" lyrics courtesy of - 11/24/15 (sic)

First Image of Abigail Adams courtesy of - 11/24/15 (sic)

Second Image of Abigail Adams (Gilbert Stuart Portrait) courtesy of - 11/24/15 (sic)

 Peach Flowers and Butterflies Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/05/05

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

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!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Animated Energizer Bunny courtesy of - 07/09/12

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

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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