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01/04/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Honeycomb  

“There is no surprise more magical than the surprise
of being loved. It is God's finger on man's shoulder.” 

- Charles Langbridge Morgan
(22 Jan 1894- 06 Feb 1958)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   As strange as it seems, it doesn't appear that we've ever used this golden oldie before today.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7qmHvfLIOQ - Honeycomb - Jimmie Rodgers


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

"Honeycomb" is a popular song written by Bob Merrill in 1954. The best-selling version was recorded by Jimmie Rodgers and charted at number one on the Billboard Top 100 in 1957.[1] "Honeycomb" also reached number one on the R&B Best Sellers chart [2] and number seven on the Country & Western Best Sellers in Stores chart.[3]


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

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

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to    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)!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

11 - My Brother-in-Law, the late   Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (11 Jan 1930 - 07 May 2005) AND     Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND   Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND   Ron Smith ('65) of VA  AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) 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/thisday0104.htm

January 04, 1861 - The Richmond Daily Dispatch of January 4, 1861 reports here the President's response to the first letter from the South Carolina secession - http://gathkinsons.net/sesqui/?p=1748 

January 04, 1861 - Fort Morgan was seized by Alabama - http://www.civilwar-online.com/2011/01/january-4-1861-fort-morgan-seized-by.html

January 04, 1861 - Mount Vernon Arsenal was seized - http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=433x584282

January 04, 1862 - Letter of Rabbi A. Fischel: http://www.factasy.com/civil_war/2010/12/30_18

January 04, 1862 - General Thomas J. Jackson took Bath (now West Virginia) during the Romney Campaign.

January 04, 1863 - Major General McClernand began to move up the Arkansas River towards Arkansas Post (Fort Hindman). He ordered General Sherman to accompany him, but he had not received authorization for such a movement.

January 04, 1863 - Skirmishing occurred in Tennessee in the wake of General Bragg's withdrawal from the area around Murfreesboro.

January 04, 1863 - Lincoln and Halleck ordered Ulysses S. Grant to rescind Special Order 11.

January 04, 1863 - USS Quaker City along with USS Memphis seized the Mercury, a Confederate blockade runner from Charleston on its way to Nassau, Bahamas with turpentine and mail.

January 04, 1864 - In one of a series of increasingly stern orders that created new hardships for the citizens of the South, President Jefferson Davis ordered General Robert E. Lee to commandeer food supplies in Virginia. The Confederate troops and animals in winter quarters were indeed seriously underfed, but the civilian population had also suffered considerable deprivation. Such orders did not improve Jefferson's popularity.

January 04, 1865 - Union troops left from Bermuda Hundred for a new assault on Fort Fisher. Although most of the 8000 soldiers on this latest expedition against the Confederate fortress at Wilmington, North Carolina, had also been on the unsuccessful mission in December, General Alfred H. Terry rater than Butler was by now commanding the men who were to launch the land assault against this important position.

January 04, 1865 - Union troops operating against the Mobile and Ohio Railroad skirmished with the Confederates at the Ponds, in Mississippi.


    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 01/03/11 - "Deepest Sympathy":

Carol, it seems every time I feel the need to call and talk to you, there is something happening in both our lives. My Deepest Sympathy to Paul, you and his entire family. His brother is no longer enduring any pain or suffering any more. I know he will be missed but remind Paul of all the precious memories he has of 63 years with his brother. I'm glad you are closer in distance and could spend quality time with him while he was in remission. My Love to both of you during this difficult time.

I realize I'm in arrears in sending a donation to you to pay for the expenses of the web site. If I paid $1 for each laugh, each tear, each memory generated from the newsletters, I'd need to win the lottery. That's what the newsletters mean to me. I'm sure I'm not the only one who needs to send $$$ to help keep this site going.

Jimmy and I will be leaving for Virginia on Wednesday. He claims he will receive better nursing care if he stays in Florida. I would agree as the healing process for having an emergency gall bladder removal 2 days after Christmas has run its course. The therapeutic nurse in me is tired of his not sleeping and needing constant reassurance. He's right, I won't be running up and down the steps waiting on him in VA. I always said I would rather take care of the sickest patient in ICU than Jimmy Lane with a hang-nail. I'll let you know if he makes the flight with me.

Take care of your self, my love to you, Paul and the family.
Linda LL

   Thank you so much, Linda-Linda!

http://nnhs65.com/01-04-11-NNHS-Jack-Harty.html

   We'll keep Jimmy in our prayers, as that just doesn't sound like too much fun.....


      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 01/03/11 - "The snow just keeps coming and coming!":

Dear Carol,

If you get tired of posting these pictures feel free to stop.  These are from my home after two feet or so.

Phil

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 Sunday, January 02, 2011
           

   Well, that wouldn't be very nice of me, would it, Phil - after you went to all the trouble of sharing them with us?!? Besides, you got me with that last image of the cute little bunny rabbit sheltering under the tree. 

   Thanks so much, Phil! Y'all stay warm!


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/31/10 - "Calvin & Hobbes - Snowmen (#4 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 Joke - 01/02/11:
 
"Mow Better Blues"
 
A preacher was making his rounds to his parishioners on a bicycle, when he came upon a little boy trying to sell a lawnmower.

"How much do you want for the mower?" asked the preacher.

"I'm just trying to make enough money to buy a bicycle," said the little boy.

After a moment of consideration, the preacher asked, "Will you take my bike in trade for it?"

The boy said, "You got a deal."

The preacher took the mower and tried to crank it. He pulled on the string a few times with no response from the mower.

The preacher called the little boy over and said, "I can't get this mower to start."

The little boy said, "That's 'cause you have to cuss at it to get it started."

The preacher said, "I'm a minister, and I can't cuss. It's been so long since I've been saved that I don't know if I even remember how to cuss."

The little boy looked at him happily and said, "Just keep pulling on that string. It'll come back to ya!"


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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Carol Buckley Harty
915-780-3048

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Honeycomb


Written by
Bob Merrill (17 May 1921 – 17 Feb 1998), 1954

Recorded by Jimmie Rodgers (b. 18 Sept 1933), 1957


Well it's a darn good life
And it's kinda funny
How the Lord made the bee
And the bee made the honey
And the honeybee lookin' for a home
And they called it honeycomb
And they roamed the world and they gathered all
Of the honeycomb into one sweet ball
And the honeycomb from a million trips
Made my baby's lips

Oh, Honeycomb, won't you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
Got a hank o' hair and a piece o' bone
And made a walkin' talkin' Honeycomb
Well, Honeycomb, won't you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
What a darn good life
When you got a wife like Honeycomb

(Honeycomb)

And the Lord said now that I made a bee
I'm gonna look all around for a green, green tree
And He made a little tree and I guess you heard
Oh, then well he made a little bird
And they waited all around until the end of Spring
Gettin' every note that the birdie'd sing
And they put 'em all into one sweet tome
For my Honeycomb

Oh, Honeycomb, won't you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
Got a hank o' hair and a piece o' bone
And made a walkin' talkin' Honeycomb
Well, Honeycomb, won't you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
What a darn good life
When you got a wife like Honeycomb

(Honeycomb)

And the Lord says now that I made a bird
I'm gonna look all round for a little ol' word
That sounds about sweet like "turtledove"
And I guess I'm gonna call it "love"
And He roamed the world lookin' everywhere
Gettin' love from here, love from there
And He put it all in a little ol' part
Of my baby's heart

Oh, Honeycomb, won't you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
Got a hank o' hair and a piece o' bone
And made a walkin' talkin' Honeycomb
Well, Honeycomb, won't you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
What a darn good life
When you got a wife like Honeycomb

(Honeycomb)


"Honeycomb" midi courtesy of http://professorpo.tripod.com/po_mids.htm - 01/06/11 (sic)

"Honeycomb" lyrics courtesy of http://www.hitslyrics.com/j/jimmierodgers-lyrics-6728/honeycomb-lyrics-252760.html - 01/06/11 (sic)

Hearts and Flowers clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 10/21/04 (re-saved 02/28/09)

Animated Pulsing Hearts clip art courtesy of http://www.animation-station.com/ - 05/03/03

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

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

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

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 "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09

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

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