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12/28/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
Let It Snow!

“There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy
of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.”

- William Sharp (pseudonym of Fiona MacLeod) 
(12 Sept 1855 - 12 Dec 1905)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 
   Today's Newsletter theme seems to be a natural today, with many of y'all getting snow.

BONUS - Let It Snow! - Dean Martin


"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", also known as "Let It Snow", is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during a heat wave as Cahn and Styne imagined cooler conditions.[1] Although the song's lyrics make no mention of Christmas, it is played on radio stations during the Christmas season and is often covered by various artists on Christmas-themed albums...


    Happy Birthday today to Bob Stalnaker ('63)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA AND Roy Tate ('57) AND Ginny Goolsby James ('63) AND   The late Kenny Lipscomb ('63) (d. 04/20/15) AND Michael Artman ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 - William Gwynn ('57) AND   the late Ron Miller ('59) (d. 07/29/14) AND  Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA AND   Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND the late Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) (d. 05/11/15) AND    Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA;

31 - Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND   Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND  David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO;

01 - Gloria Hand Burns ('57) AND  Bill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA;

03 - The late Carl Rossman (Hargrave Military Academy - '66) (d. 04/24/16);

04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND   Bill Bost ('61) of NC AND Randy Tosh ('63) of VA AND     My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


December 28, 1941 - U.S. Rear Admiral Ben Moreell requested authority from the Bureau of Navigation to create a contingent of construction units. The units, later known as the "Seabees," would be able to build everything from airfields to roads under battlefield conditions.

December 28, 1941 - Operation Anthropoid, the plot to assassinate high-ranking Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich, commenced. 

December 28, 1943 - After eight days of brutal house-to-house fighting, the battle of Ortona concluded with the victory of the1st Canadian Infantry Division over the German 1st Parachute Division and the capture of the Italian town of Ortona.



December 28, 1970 - Actress Elaine Hendrix was born Katherine Elaine Hendrix in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

December 28, 1970 - Sprinter and football player James Jett was born James Sherman Jett in Charles Town, West Virginia.

December 28, 1970 - Tennis player Brenda Schultz-McCarthy was born Brenda Anne Marie Schultz in Haarlem, Netherlands.

From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 12/27/14:

“Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday must be spent to the glory of God, as much as Sunday, or we shall come short of the object of our pursuit.”

- Brigham Young
(01 June 1801 - 29 Aug 1877)

    Thanks so much, Daniel!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/21/19:
   Thank you, Joan!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 12/28/17:


I couldn't resist this one today!



 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/27/20, 1:21 PM:

  INDEED! Thank you, Jean!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 12/27/20, 4:03 PM:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jean!

 From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA - 12/27/18:

    Thank you, Jane!

 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 12/27/18:  


Thanks, Domi!



  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 12/27/18:

   Thanks, Mark!

“There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.”

- Chris Rock
(b. 07 Feb 1965)


Art of Tangle's Snowflake Afghan

Tammy Hildebrand's Dusty Snowflake Throw - "Create this beautiful snowflake throw to keep you warm and cozy!"


How to Knit a Snowflake - "For the holiday season, a great knitting project is a snowflake design. It's perfect for handmade Christmas gifts. You can knit just one, or a row of them, or use them as full pattern on a sweater or blanket—or whatever project you choose."



Party Potatoes - "When invited to a party, it is important that you only bring the best pot luck recipes; recipes that will have your guests talking about it all night. Party Potatoes are a versatile, creamy dish that is made with hash-browns, cheddar cheese and topped with corn flakes for an extra crunch. Bring them to your next party, and you might be considered the best chef there."


From - 12/27/15:

Wife: "How would you describe me?"


Wife: "What does that mean?"

Husband: "Adorable, beautiful, cute, delightful, elegant, fashionable, gorgeous, and hot."

Wife: "Aw, thank you, but what about IJK?"

Husband: "I'm just kidding!"

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/20/20

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

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


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Let It Snow!

Words by Sammy Cahn (18 June 1913 – 15 Jan 1993)

Music by Jule Styne (31 Dec 1905 - 20 Sept 1994), 1945

"The wonderful Christmas song Let It Snow was created by lyricist Sammy Cahn and the composer Jule Styne in 1945.
The words and lyrics of Let It Snow reflect the feeling of warmth and security associated with Christmas and also brings in the more modern customs of popping corn!
The song Let It Snow was reprised in recent years when used in the Bruce Willis film Die Hard which started with the film's hero travelling to meet his family at Christmas."

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

It doesn't show signs of stopping,
And I've bought some corn for popping,
The lights are turned way down low,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

When we finally kiss goodnight,
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
But if you'll really hold me tight,
All the way home I'll be warm.

The fire is slowly dying,
And, my dear, we're still good-bying,
But as long as you love me so,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

“Let It Snow!” midi courtesy of - 12/26/07

"Let It Snow!" lyrics and history courtesy of - 12/27/07

"First Snow" image courtesy of Madi Winona McShinsky (Siuslaw HS, OR - '03) of UT ( - 12/27/07
Thanks, Madi!

Snowflake Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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

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

Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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!

Animated Happy New Year clip art courtesy of - 12/26/17

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!

Image of History Books courtesy of - 11/02/18

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of - 08/28/08

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

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