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01/03/20 - 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 music is so extraordinarily beautiful. I wonder why I've only used it twice before??

BONUS #1 - Into the West - Annie Lennox - The Return of the King Soundtrack

BONUS #2 - Into the West § Journey's End - Annie Lennox

BONUS #3 - Into the West - Annie Lennox at the Oscars, February 29, 2004

BONUS #4 - 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 AND Randy Tosh ('63) of VA AND     My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

05 -  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 MD 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 OK;

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) AND Bill Collins ('63) AND  Ruth Thom Chapman ('63)  AND The Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1970, Miss NNHS, Jennie Easmeil Alexander of VA AND the late Garland Reece ('70) (d. 03/23/01);

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND the late Joe Dickson ('66);

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND  Suzanne Mason Haff (Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND  the late Bob Parrish ('68) (d. 12 Jan 2013)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

January 03, 1870 - Construction work began on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

January 03, 1944 - Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington was shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.

January 03, 1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur was placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and U.S. Admiral Chester W Nimitz was placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima and Okinawa in Japan. This event effectively ended the concept of unified commands.


THIS DAY IN 1970:

January 03, 1970 - Missionary and humanitarian Gladys Aylward (b. Gladys May Aylward on 24 Feb 1902 in Edmonton, England) died in Taiwan at the age of 67.


“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”

- James Lane Allen
(21 Dec 1849 - 18 Feb 1923)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/03/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


  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, Billy!


“In your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go and sheltered so may thrive and grow.”

- Louise Driscoll
(1875 - 1957)


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (To warm your grandchildren in January):

Kinga Erdem's Tiptoe Slippers - "These little booties are the perfect slippers for toddler feet. Soft and comfy, these Tiptoe Slippers feature three colors. The combination on the example (white, green, and pink) looks adorable, but they could be worked up in any colors. They would be charming in holiday hues or in three shades of the same color. If you plan on having your little one run around the house in these, add some grip to the bottom with puffy paint or dots of hot glue. Yarn can be super slippery."

Kinga Erdem's Gumdrop Kids Hat - "Just because the winter months mean grey and dreary weather doesn't mean we can't add a splash of color to the world. This Gumdrop Kids Hat looks amazing with a medley of bright colors, especially pinks and yellows. Any little girl or boy would be thrilled to show this hat off on the playground at school. Although this free crochet pattern is a little more involved than other crochet hat patterns, it is well worth the extra work. Tight stitches make for a thicker, warmer hat. Plus, the comfy ear flaps protect little ears from the wind."

Stacey Lynn's Pancake Scarf - "Are you a breakfast person, and don't care who knows it? Then this Pancake Scarf pattern is perfect for you! Made with honey brown yarn, this silly scarf works up quickly, and will make an amazing conversation piece. The yellow butter circles added to every other pancake really make the scarf, transforming it from a brown scarf to a pancake lanyard. This free crochet pattern can be worked up to any length; just keep crocheting pancakes until you hit the desired length. This scarf makes a really unique gift. Consider giving it with a brunch gift certificate or pancake mix."


BONUS RECIPES (To warm you in January):

http://www.recipelion.com/Casserole-Recipes/Loaded-Ham-and-Cheese-Casserole/ml/1 - Loaded Ham and Cheese Casserole - "Make another meal with your baked ham leftovers. Loaded Ham and Cheese Casserole is a hearty simple dish that will satisfy your family's hunger. Loaded with cheese and broccoli this ham casserole recipe will be a hit."

http://www.recipelion.com/Casserole-Recipes/Hamburger-Cheese-Casserole/ml/1 - Hamburger and Cheese Casserole - "There's nothing more satisfying than enjoying delicious casserole recipes while saving a buck or two. Hamburger Cheese Casserole is a wonderful home-style casserole that will become a family favorite. Easy to make with a wonderful flavor, you won't be able to put the fork down. Cheesy and creamy, it's comfort food at its finest."


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 were arguing about whether or not it is appropriate to tip the dealer.

The player said, "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 replied, "When you eat at a restaurant do you tip the waiter?"

"Yes," the gambler conceded.

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


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

2. Monday, January 06, 2020, noon to 1:30 PM - The NNHS Class of 1958 New Year Luncheon at Cypress Grille Embassy Suites, Hampton. Dutch Treat. CONTACT: Joe Drewry at NNHS58TYPHOON@aol.com

3. Wednesday, January 08, 2020 -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.


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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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in the bucket."

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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!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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