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12/30/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Ring Out, Wild Bells

“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on,
with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” 

- Hal Borland
(14 May 1900 - 22 Feb 1978)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We're coming down to the end of the year.....

BONUS #1 - Ring Out, Wild Bells - Der Glocke Klang, Nr. 142 (Ring Out, Wild Bells, #215)

BONUS #2 - -  Ring Out, Wild Bells

BONUS #3 - - Ring Out, Wild Bells - Electric guitar and violin duet


"Alfred, Lord Tennyson is considered the most representative poet of the Victorian Age in England, and many of his works characterize the conflict between the Christian faith and the beginnings of the scientific revolution. The death of his sister's fiancé, Arthur Henry Hallam, at the age of 22 plunged Tennyson into profound shock and a lifelong struggle between faith and doubt. "Ring Out, Wild Bells," generally considered a New Year's hymn, is taken from the 106th Canto of In Memoriam, Tennyson's monumental elegy to Hallam that was published in 1850, the same year that he was appointed Poet Laureate."


    Happy Birthday today to Ron Miller ('59) of NC AND  Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA AND Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND the late Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) (deceased 05/11/15) AND  Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND   Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND  David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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

03 - The late Carl Rossman (Hargrave Military Academy - '66) (deceased 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;

 Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND   the late Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 24 Apr 2010) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA;

06 -    Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND  Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


December 30, 1816 - The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes was proclaimed.


December 30, 1884 - Hideki Tōjō was born. Tojo became the Prime Minister of Japan in October of 1940. He was hanged, after being convicted of war crimes by an international tribunal, on December 22, 1948.


Friday, December 30, 1966 - Philosopher, scholar, and academic Gary Chartier was born Gary William Chartier in Glendale, California.

Friday, December 30, 1966 - Director and producer Bennett Miller was born in New York City, New York.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/28/15:

“There is no need for you … to sail uncharted seas or to travel unmarked roads in search of truth. A loving Heavenly Father has plotted our course and provided an unfailing guide—even obedience.”

- Thomas S. Monson
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

   Thank you so much, Susan!

   From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 12/28/16 - "HAVE PEACE AND GOOD WILL GONE MAD?":

Have Peace and Good Will Gone Mad?

By Harry M. Covert

We’re in the happiest and most joyous season of the year. No question about it, no matter what the politically correct crowd like to promote, it’s the season foremost of Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. Repeat these encomiums please. It would sure be grand if there was peace and joy everywhere. Unfortunately that’s not true.

Consider the turmoil around the nation and the world. The Mideast is dangerous like no time in history. Here at home the tragedy continues to unfold with the epidemic of lawlessness, primarily of shootings and murders of police officers and others in law enforcement.

It is outrageous that citizens think they have the right to disobey legal orders. That they don’t have to follow a policeman’s command to get out of the car, put their hands behind their back or drop that weapon. Or else.

Why bring this up in the Christmas season? Latest statistics show 64 law enforcement officers (LEO) have been killed doing their duty so far this year, well ahead of 2015. Two other policemen were shot a few weekends ago.

Peace and goodwill has gone mad around the 50 states. There’s no sense in enumerating all of the cop killings here today. It can be sadly reported that Maryland and Virginia each have had three officers shot and killed this year. I pray no more will result.

The bothersome thing to me is outrage among law abiding citizens has ebbed too much except when another shooting hits the “breaking news”. It’s terrible to see sworn officers wear the black ribbon on their badges. The black ribbon indicates there’s a police death.

Many times the cowards who shoot turn their guns on themselves blowing their brains all over the place for someone else to clean up.

Law and order. What a simple thing to do. Do good! Still difficult to believe so-called tough guys and gals of all ages, all ethnicities, all backgrounds lose control of themselves.

What can those in authority do to make sure all sections of communities are safe and sound? Yes, it’s nice for the policing community to get out and meet citizens, have coffee with them, deliver clothes and sports equipment and other things to the needy.

We know some people have emotional and mental matters causing bad conduct, fatal activities and abusive behaviors in schools, homes and in public. This does not excuse illegal activities, shootings of authority figures or anybody else. It’s high time for families take firm hands, schools to have strong messages on right and wrong, and churches, pastors, church workers to take the lead in preaching and teaching.

Police, who defend themselves, answer domestic abuse cases, nab speeders, bank robbers and other ne’er do wells.  It’s a tough job. Of late there have been shootings of firefighters attempting to quell fires. When an officer is forced to shoot someone he or is put on administrative leave. The reason is for department investigators and state’s attorneys to prove the shootings were legal. No matter what some might say, the majority of the shootings are good and proper.

Assaults on law enforcement have never been so violent and vociferous. Critics of the sworn should spend some patrol time: see officer being spat upon, lied to, kicked, and threatened with knives, guns and other weapons. Also, critics ought to spend some time walking up and down the jails. The incarcerated are not sweet people. However many critics have never had feces thrown at them?

Anyone who pulls a gun on a police person may be looking for SBC (suicide by cop). But, most aren’t, they’re trying to destroy legal authorities. It took 19 years but a Georgian who killed a police officer in 1997 got his date with a needle on October 19.

In this season of Good Will hopes and prayers are flowing that violent shootings will cease. Thankfully, men and women of LEO will be on duty and protecting. Many times the cowards who shoot turn their guns on themselves blowing their brains all over the place for someone else to clean up.

Law and order. What a simple thing to do. Do good! Still difficult to believe so-called tough guys and gals of all ages, all ethnicities, all backgrounds lose control of themselves.

What can those in authority do to make sure all sections of communities are safe and sound? Yes, it’s nice for the policing community to get out and meet citizens, have coffee with them, deliver clothes and sports equipment and other things to the needy.

   Thank you so much, Harry! Happy New Year!

 From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/29/16 - "WHY AFTER 70+ YEARS":


Now I'm not 70 yet and I surely enjoy Facebook, but I found this quite funny.

Why after turning 70+ I don't belong on Facebook! Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg!


Should I Really Join Facebook?

Read it all the way through! It's a good laugh AND really quite true!! A good laugh for people in the over 70 group!

When I bought my Blackberry, I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter.

I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, my 13 grand kids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space. My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get lost every now and then going over to the grocery store or library. I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Bluetooth [it's red] phone I am supposed to use when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble talking to my wife and everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. I had to take my hearing aid out to use it, and I got a little loud. I mean, the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside that gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, "Re-calc-u-lating." You would think that she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then, if I made a right turn instead. Well, it was not a good relationship... When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the name of the cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.

To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven't figured out how I lose three phones all at once and have to run around digging under chair cushions, checking bathrooms, and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me.

They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves, but this sudden "Paper or Plastic?" Every time I check out, just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them with me. Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, "Paper or plastic?" I just say, "Doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual." Then it's their turn to stare at me with a blank look.

I was recently asked if I tweet. I answered, No, but I do fart a lot."

P.S. I know some of you are not over 70. I sent it to you to allow you to forward it to those who are. I figured your sense of humor could handle it....

We senior citizens don't need any more gadgets. The TV remote and the garage door remote are about all we can handle.

    Thanks, Joyce! Happy New Year!

From My Friend, Rob, of NC - 12/28/15:


EXACTLY! Thanks, Rob! I quite agree! Happy New Year!



“I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own.”

- Les Dawson
(02 Feb 1931 - 10 June 1993)

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/16/16 - "~*~ Good Ones and Great Truths ~*~ (#10 in a series of 13)":

  Wishing each of you a Merry Christmas, a happy ending to 2016 and hoping 2017 will be one of your best years!! 

     BEAUTIFUL! Thank you, Shari!


BONUS NEW YEARS CROCHET PATTERN: - Jacobs Ladder Ripple Afghan - "We sure do love this afghan, and so will the men in your life! Jacobs Ladder Ripple Afghan is a classic ripple afghan that is easy to make and wonderful to enjoy. Choose whatever colors you prefer to customize the look of this easy crochet afghan."

BONUS NEW YEARS RECIPES: - Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Spinach and Bean Salad - Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Pork with Cherry and Wild Rice Stuffing - Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream


From - 12/29/16:
I don't trust those internet and TV ads about apps. They say they are free, but how do I know I'm not getting charged hidden fees after I download them?

Do they really do what they say they're going to do? And all those gigabytes they use up! I just feel very uneasy when it comes to this kind of cell phone technology.

I guess that makes me… app-rehensive?

1. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 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.


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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol




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7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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Ring Out, Wild Bells

Music by Crawford Gates, 1948
 (b. Dec 1921)

Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850
(6 Aug 1809 - 6 Oct 1892)

  1. Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

2. Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow;
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

3. Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

4. Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
5. Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

6. Ring out false pride in place and blood.
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

7. Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

8. Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

"Ring Out, Wild Bells" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 12/30/06

Animated White Bells clip art courtesy of - 12/29/10

Curly Red and White Ribbon Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/28/09

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!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

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

Animated Teddy Roosevelt with Gun (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 09/20/07

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

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