The Ten O'clock News

Newsletter of the Ten O'clock Line Chapter, NSDAR

February 2016

Regent's Message

Happy Valentine's Day!

Time is flying by! Before you know it, we'll be celebrating our awesome Good Citizens winners at our annual dinner. I hope many of you will be able to join me for that wonderful evening in March.

We have an interesting opportunity to honor our troops! MaryAnn Hughes, our Indiana Service for Veterans Chair has received a large donation of items from a CVS near her home. She is asking for funds to send these items to troops overseas - all we have to do is pay for shipping! The flat rate shipping per box is $16.75. How many boxes can we send, ladies? I am going to pay for a couple boxes...will you also help? If you're able, please send a check to our treasurer, Vickie Clark, payable to the chapter. Her address is 5605 E Sunshine Ct., Mooresville, IN 46158. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity! Our daughters truly are amazing!

Thank you to everyone who responded with Celebrate America! hours and conservation information. I hope that the form included in last month's newsletter was easy to use and convenient.

Hope to see you all at our Good Citizen's dinner next month!!

Many blessings,


Our Amazing Daughters

Welcome to our newest chapter members, Anna Payne and Patty Knox! Anna is the daughter of member Angie Payne. Patty is joining us after transferring from a different chapter.

Welcome ladies!

In Memoriam

It is with a heavy heart that I write of the passing of Ten O'clock Line Daughter Carol Mills. Carol joined our chapter in December of 1985. She served in various offices and committees, including a term of chapter regent from 1992 - 1996. She was involved with the General Daniel Morgan Society of C.A.R. as well. Carol died on January 28, 2016 after battling cancer. Please keep her husband and sons in your thoughts and prayers.

Helping our Homeless Veterans

Please take a moment and review the HVAF wish list to determine the current needs for our homeless veterans. Please try to bring one (or more) of the wish list items to our next meeting. As always, your cash donation (so that Phyllis can purchase needed items) will also be accepted.

Thank you again for your support of our veterans!

Patriots' Corner

Nathaniel Harris

Nathaniel Harris was born circa 1763 in Virginia.

While residing in Louisa County, VA, he enlisted in 1780 and was placed in a regiment commanded by Col. Francis Taylor. He marched to the County of Albemarle where he served as a guard over prisoners taken by General Burgoyne at Saratoga. He remained in service until the end of the war and was discharged shortly after Cornwallis' surrender at York in 1781.

He married Martha Byers and remained in Virginia until his death in Smyth County on April 25, 1854.

Nathaniel Harris' Ten O'clock Line descendant is Jo Lister.

Upcoming Events

Good Citizens Dinner

Tuesday, March 15th, 6pm

800 South Crawford Street

Martinsville, IN

Save the date! Details to follow!

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Notes & Quotes

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. ~ Charles M. Schultz

A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others. ~ Frank Morgan

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. ~ Lord Byron