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01/03/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Into the West

Oh No! Frodo... Mr. Frodo, wake up... Don't leave me here alone.
Don't go where I can't follow... Wake up.

- Sam: [after fighting Shelob, and seeing Frodo wrapped up]

- J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 1955
(03 Jan 1892 - 02 Sept 1973)

 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme was first used exactly four years ago today:

http://nnhs65.com/01-03-07-NNHS-Into-the-West.html

   I had planned for several weeks to use it again today.  As it happens, it is far more appropriate than I would ever have dreamed.....

BONUS #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgcoBKWTW14 - Into the West - Annie Lennox - The Return of the King Soundtrack

BONUS #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94UbC0Z5mzo - Into the West § Journey's End - Annie Lennox

BONUS #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-4iZAXfRqI - Into the West - Annie Lennox at the Oscars, February 29, 2004

BONUS #4: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/12/18/annie-lennox-on-how-to-write-a-christmas-carol/


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Into_the_West_%28song%29:

"Into the West" is a song written by Fran Walsh, Howard Shore, and Annie Lennox, and performed by Lennox. The song plays during the closing credits of the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. It has later been covered by New Zealand singers Yulia Townsend and Will Martin.

The song was conceived as a bittersweet Elvish lament sung by Galadriel for those who have sailed across the Sundering Sea. Several phrases from the song are taken from the last chapter of The Return of the King.

In the commentaries and documentaries accompanying the extended DVD edition of the movie, director Peter Jackson explains that the song was partially inspired by the premature death from cancer of young New Zealand filmmaker Cameron Duncan, whose work had impressed Jackson and his team. The first public performance of the song was at Duncan's funeral.[citation needed]

The song won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 76th Academy Awards, one of the movie's 11 Academy Awards. Lennox performed the song at the Academy Awards ceremony.

It also won a Grammy for best film song[1]


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND    Bill Bost ('61) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

05 -   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late     Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) of VA (05 Jan 1942 - 24 Apr 2010);

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

07 -     Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57);

08 -    Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND    Pat Branch Coltrane ('57);

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND    Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND     Bob Parrish ('68) of VA!
   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0103.htm

January 03, 1861 - The state of Delaware rejected secession when its legislature voted overwhelmingly to remain with the United States: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/delaware-rejects-secession

January 03, 1861 - http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/civilwar/2011/01/03/thursday-january-3-1861/

January 03, 1962 - http://www.factasy.com/civil_war/2011/01/02_17

January 03, 1964 - http://www.civilwararchive.com/DIARIES/Lepley2.htm

January 03, 1965 - http://roborant.info/main.do;jsessionid=99D71BAE7E190E71A97AE93A0D0DA616?entry=1537


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 01/01/11 - "My Cousin's business":

Check out the video of my Cousin Ron Miller and his wife Sandra's printing and shipping business along with a lot more and see if they can save you money.

Glenn Dye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAKC1-oOEaQ

    This looks very interesting; thanks for sharing it, Glenn!

   Y'all check it out!


  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 01/02/11 - "WISHING IN THE NEW YEAR":

WISHING IN THE NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2011

   Norris Sweetie, I was so distressed that I was unable to find another format for the beautiful PowerPoint show that was attached to your note so that I could share it here! It was most unusual and moving, and I so appreciate all the thoughts that were expressed therein!

   Happy New Year to you and yours as well!


    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/02/11 - "  Enid Bass ('63)":

Hi, David:

Just read your post on the electronic Newsletter published by
     Carol Buckley Harty ('65 - of IL), regarding your efforts to locate Alumni of Christopher Newport College.

Here is a lead that might be helpful. I believe Enid Bass was the sister of my classmate,   Ronald Bass, Class of 1957.

If my memory serves me right, she is married to   Nathan Sharf, Class of 1961.

If it is not Enid, they will be able to provide a lead.

Nathan Sharf ..... Sun City Center, FL .....

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Oh wow, I can certainly see the resemblance! Thanks so much, Adonis!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/02/11 - "RE:   Enid Bass ('63):

Thanks for the lead. I will let you know the results.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Dave
   Thank you, David! Happy New Year!


  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/02/11 - "Retarded Grandparents":

Retarded Grandparents

(Retirement in the eyes of a child - Written by a third grader, on what his grandparents do.)

After Christmas a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following: We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house, but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Arizona.

Now they live in a condo and have rocks painted green to look like grass. They ride around on their golf cart and wear name tags because they don't know who they are anymore. They go to a building called a wrecked center, but they must have got it fixed because it is all okay now. They play games and do exercises there, but they don't do them very well. There is a swimming pool too, but they all jump in with their hats on while they talk to each other. I guess they don't know how to swim.

At their gate, there is a dollhouse with a little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody can escape. Sometimes they sneak out. They go cruising in their golf carts.

Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And, they eat the same thing every night... early birds.

Some of the people can't get out past the man in the dollhouse. The ones who do get out, bring food back to the wrecked center and call it pot luck.

My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too. When I earn my retardment, I want to be the man in the dollhouse.

Then I will let people out so they can visit their grandchildren!!!

     Thanks, Bill!


     From Me ('65) of IL - 01/01/11 - "Sad News":

   This would be the note I never wanted to write.

         Paul's (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) brother,     Jack Harty, Bardolph High School (IL) Class of 1966, passed away in Macomb, Illinois on Saturday morning, January 01, 2011 at the age of 62 after a long struggle with cancer. 

   Paul and his younger brother, Gordon (Harty - Jackson HS, MO - '71 - of MO) had driven up to Prairie City to see him on Wednesday, and found him much weaker than when last they saw him.  Jack was scheduled to see his doctor on Thursday, who admitted him to McDonough County Hospital in Macomb, where tests showed the cancer had spread practically everywhere.  He died two days later, having seen all his beloved children the night before.

     Jack and Shirley would have celebrated their 40th Anniversary on April 3, which would have been the day before Jack's 63rd birthday.

   Your prayers on behalf of Jack's wife, four children, two grandchildren, three brothers, and five sisters, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws - all of whom adored him - would be greatly appreciated.


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/31/10 - "Calvin & Hobbes - Snowmen (#3 in a Series of 14)":

Nobody does snowmen quite like Calvin and Hobbes!

Remember, if these made you laugh, share the smile with someone else.

     Thanks, Wayne Honey!


ABBREVIATED ALERT:

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DRAMATIC-WORKSHOP-STUDENTS.doc 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


FINALLY:

From http://www.jokedujour.com - LadyHawke's Weekly Jokes - 01/02/11: 

"Casino Evil"

At a posh Las Vegas casino, a blackjack dealer and a player with a 13 count in his hand are arguing about whether or not it is appropriate to tip the dealer.

The player says, "When I get bad cards, it's not the dealer's fault. Accordingly, when I get good cards, the dealer obviously has nothing to do with that either, so why should I tip him?"

The dealer replies, "When you eat at a restaurant do you tip the waiter?"

"Yes," the gambler concedes.

"Well then, he serves you food; whether it's good or bad isn't up to him. By the same token, I'm serving you cards, so you should tip me."

"OK," says the gambler, "but the waiter gives me what I ask for. I'll take an 8."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, January 6, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Thursday, February 3, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 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.

4. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 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.
5.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (mcmiceli@verizon.net - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (bjneher@cox.net - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (hdsdds@aol.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

6. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971


PRAYER ROLL :

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/30/10

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 10/21/10


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

                           Love to all, Carol

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PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
915-780-3048

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Into the West

(Theme from "The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King" - 2003 -
 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167260/  )

Written by Fran Walsh (b. 10 Jan 1959), Howard Shore (b. 18 Oct 1946), and Annie Lennox (b. 25 Dec 1954)

Performed by Annie Lennox
(b. 25 Dec 1954)


Lay down,
your sweet and weary head.
Night is falling.
You have come to journey’s end.

Sleep now, and dream
of the ones who came before.
They are calling,
from across the distant shore.

Why do you weep?
What are these tears upon your face?
Soon you will see.
All of your fears will pass away.
Safe in my arms,
you’re only sleeping.

What can you see,
on the horizon?
Why do the white gulls call?
Across the sea,
a pale moon rises.
The ships have come,
to carry you home.

Dawn will turn,
to silver glass.
A light on the water.
All souls pass.

Hope fades,
Into the world of night.
Through shadows falling,
Out of memory and time.

Don’t say,
We have come now to the end.
White shores are calling.
You and I will meet again.
And you’ll be here in my arms,
Just sleeping.

What can you see,
on the horizon?
Why do the white gulls call?
Across the sea,
a pale moon rises.
The ships have come,
to carry you home.

And all will turn,
to silver glass.
A light on the water.
Grey ships pass
Into the West.


"Into the West" midi courtesy of http://www.bcsd.org/webpages/bbaldwin/website/tunesweek.html - 12/30/06

"Into the West" midi courtesy
of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Into-The-West-lyrics-Annie-Lennox/429DFAB0CA2CFCFB48256E2700178396 - 12/31/06

"Lord of the Rings" Elven Ship concept art courtesy
of http://www.middleearthcenter.com/screenshots/thumbnails.php?album=search&search=elf, - 01/02/07

Peach Zigzag Divider Line courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars26.html - 11/28/05

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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 Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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