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12/31/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy New Year's Eve!

The Moving Finger writes; and having writ,
Moves on; nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

- Omar Khayyám, Rubáiyát

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

 This observance - and this theme - repeats each year (when possible).

BONUS #1 - - Auld Lang Syne - Clip from "It's a Wonderful Life", 1946

BONUS #2 - - Auld Lang Syne - Bagpipes - with some spectacular views of Scotland, 2009

BONUS #3 - - Auld Lang Syne - Susan Boyle - In Memoriam, 2010

BONUS #4 - Auld Lang Syne - Lea Michele, 2011


"...auld lang syne literally means "old long since", but a more idiomatic English translation would be something like "long long ago",[3] "days of long ago", or "olden days". "For old times' sake," or "to the (good) old days," or "To days (or times) gone by" may be modern-day expressions, in common use as toasts, that capture the spirit of "for auld lang syne". Although the song begins with a question whether old times should be forgotten, the song is generally interpreted as a call to remember long standing friendships.[11] "


   From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of NC - 12/30/17 - " Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95)":

Laura and I were horseback riding and her stirrup broke, and she came forward and hit her head on the ground. She absorbed some of the blow with her forearms, but is experiencing short term memory loss...

I took her to the hospital, where CT scan showed no bleeding, "just a concussion", but it's her third concussion since 2013, and appears to be the worst of the three.

She's been ordered to rest. I'm going to watch her tomorrow so we can make sure she is okay. Prayers can't hurt, for sure!

   Oh, NO! We are certainly keeping y'all in our thoughts and prayers, Brent!


    Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

05 -  Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND   the late Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 04/24/10) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA;

06 -    Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND  the late Steve Veazey ('60) (d. 10/29/17) AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;

07 -   Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57) AND My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


December 31, 1944 - Hungary declared war on Nazi Germany.

December 31, 1944 - Operation Nordwind, the last major German offensive on the Western Front began.

December 31, 1946 - U.S.  President Harry Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.  

December 31, 1951 - The Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than $13.3 billion USD in foreign aid to rebuild Europe.[1]


Sunday, December 31, 1967 - Rugby league player and coach Paul McGregor was born in Dapto, New South Wales, Australia.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/30/15:

“Let us remember that we need to forgive to be forgiven. ”

- James E. Faust, April 2007
(31 July 1920 - 10 Aug 2007)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/31/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 12/29/10 - "For use on December 31st":
USS ESSEX (CV/CVA/CVS-9), commissioned on December 31, 1942, was the lead ship of the largest number of large-deck aircraft carriers ever built (24) to the same design. Her design was created at Newport News Shipbuilding and she was built there (NNS Hull #392) in a remarkably short period of time. NNS also built eight sister ships of the ESSEX Class during the 1940's. Several other shipyards, using NNS plans, built the rest of that class.

Her keel was laid on April 28, 1941. Launched on July 31, 1942, she was rushed to completion by year-end. Her design was influenced by prior USN carrier operations and British wartime experiences in operating carriers in the 1939-1940 time frame. Her design proved to be extremely capable, durable and adaptable.

ESSEX participated in several campaigns in the Pacific during World War II, earning a Presidential Unit Citation and 13 battle stars. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, she was modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack carrier (CVA), and then eventually became an antisubmarine carrier (CVS). In her second career she participated in the Korean War, earning four battle stars and a Navy Unit Commendation.

She was the primary recovery carrier for the Apollo 7 space mission. ESSEX was decommissioned for the last time in 1969 and sold for scrap in 1975. Three of her sister ships, all built by NNS are still in existence, now serving as museum ships (INTREPID, YORKTOWN and HORNET).

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Bill! One of my greatest joys is having so many experts such as you in our midst who generously share your wealth of knowledge with the rest of us!


 From Eddie Perry ('65) of TN - 12/28/17:

  I recently found this article among all the things of my mom's and dad's. Thought it might be of interest.

   WOWZERONI! What a treasure! I've added it to the Archive here:

Thank you so much, Eddie!


From My Friend, Marlene, of UT - 12/27/17 - "A Million People Just Learned How Much Mormons Love Jesus":

So grateful I came across this:

     OUTSTANDING! Thank you, Marlene!


“The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.”

- Demetri Martin
(b. 25 May 1973)

BONUS FAUX CROCHET PATTERN: - Faux Crochet Outdoor Boots

BONUS KNIT PATTERNS: - Cacao - "This generously sized rectangle wrap is worked in a cozy fisherman rib stitch and fastened with two toggles.": - Gawler - "Worked in a completely reversible cable pattern, this generously-sized cowl is warm and cozy." - Braidley - "This simple braided scarf can be completed in a matter of minutes, and requires no knitting or crochet skills."

EASY MEALS FROM MR. FOOD'S TEST KITCHEN: - Pizza-Style Macaroni - "Pizza-Style Macaroni combines two favorites: pizza and mac 'n' cheese! What's not to like about this winner?" - Beefy Ravioli - "No need to rely on the canned stuff when this chef-quality Beefy Ravioli is served up in less than 30 minutes."

BONUS HOLIDAY RECIPES: - Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Cheesy Mashed Potato Pots - Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Green Beans with Lime - Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Honeyed Carrots


From - 12/30/17:


Who’s there?

Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln who?

Wait! You don’t know who Abraham Lincoln is?


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -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 12/31/17

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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Auld Lang Syne

Words believed to be written by Robert Burns, 1788[2]
(25 Jan 1759 – 21 July 1796)
(There is some thought that Burns merely first recorded these ancient words at that time.)

Set to the tune of a traditional folk song (Roud # 6294)

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes
And pu'd the gowans fine
But we've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin' auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl't in the burn
Frae morning sun till dine
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint stoup
And surely I'll be mine
And we'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne.


"Auld Lang Syne" midi and lyrics courtesy of  
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/20/04
Thanks, Dave! What a perfect version!

Happy New Year Title clip art courtesy of - 12/31/11

New Year Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/30/06

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

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

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

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

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

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Gloria Hand Burns ('57) AND  Bill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA!