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01/12/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Swinging on a Star

“The best cure for one's bad tendencies is to see them in action in another person.”

- Alain de Botton
(b. 20 Dec 1969)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

         My daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960) was as big a fan of Bing Crosby as I am of Frank Sinatra From time to time he'd play    this old 78 and the two of us would sing-a-long with Bing.  Great times.

   As I was searching for the graphics for this Newsletter, the very first one to appear was this one from   my #2 daughter-in-law, Bethany's (Winona Harty - Siuslaw HS, OR - '94 - of TX) Elegant Word Art page!  As Gomer Pyle used to say, "Shazam!"

   Thanks, Bethany!

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTUKHMlbYGA - Swinging on a Star - Bing Crosby, clip from Going My Way


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swinging_on_a_Star:  

"Swinging on a Star" is an American pop standard with music composed by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke.[1] It was sung by Bing Crosby in the 1944 film Going My Way, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song that year,[1] and has been recorded by numerous artists since then.

Song writer Jimmy Van Heusen was at Crosby’s house one evening for dinner, and to discuss a song for the movie Going My Way. During the meal one of the children began complaining about how he didn’t want to go to school the next day. The singer turned to his son and said to him, “If you don’t go to school, you might grow up to be a mule. Do you wanna do that?”

Van Heusen thought this clever rebuke would make a good song for the movie. He pictured Crosby, who played a priest, talking to a group of children acting much the same way as his own child had acted that night. Van Heusen took the idea to his partner lyricist Johnny Burke, who approved. They wrote the song.[2]

The first recording of "Swinging on a Star" took place in Los Angeles on February 7, 1944, released as Decca Records no. 18597. The Williams Brothers quartet, including Andy Williams, sang backup vocals to Crosby.[3]


NEWBIES:

1.   Thelma Baker ('65) of CA (soon to be VA) - 01/11/13 - "Newsletter":

Please add me to your newsletter.
I am planning on moving back with in the next few months and it would be great to know what is going on.
Thanks
.

    Well, hey, there, Thelma! I've only been looking for you for a dozen years! Welcome aboard!

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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday this week to:

15 - The late   Skippy Weitz ('57) (deceased 22 Nov 2012) AND   Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA;

16 -    Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;

17 -   Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC;

18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND    F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


YESTERDAY IN WWII:

January 11, 1942 - The Japanese captured Kuala Lumpur.

January 11,
1942 - Japan declared war on the Netherlands and invaded the Netherlands East Indies
.


January 11, 1943 - The United States and United Kingdom gave up territorial rights in China.

January 12, 1944 - Galeazzo Ciano was executed on Benito Mussolini's orders. Ciano was the son-in-law of Mussolini.

January 12, 1945 - Soviet forces began a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

January 12, 1940 - Soviet bombers raided cities in Finland.

January 12, 1942 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt created the National War Labor Board.

January 12, 1943 - Soviet troops created a breach in the German siege of Leningrad. The breach allowed the Soviets to receive supplies.

January 12, 1945 - Soviet forces began a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.


YESTERDAY IN 1963:

Friday, January 11, 1963 - Swimmer Tracy Caulkins was born in Winona, Minnesota.

Friday, January 11, 1963 - Snooker player Dean Reynolds was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.


TODAY IN 1963:

Saturday, January 12, 1963 - Director and screenwriter François Girard was born in St-Félicien, Quebec, Canada.

Saturday, January 12, 1963 - Singer and composer (Titãs) Nando Reis was born in São Paulo, Brazil.


      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/10/13 - "Zicam nasal gel (Please read & tell everyone) medical news. THANKS":
 
This is from my sister-in-law, a Nurse Practitioner.

Dimples/Sepi


I did check this out prior to sending. Amazing it stays on the market!


That poor person. We all need to check OTC meds before using. I never knew there was a specific OTC for people with high blood pressure. If you read the TINY print on Robitussin decongestant it states do not use if you have HBP, DIABETES, OR THYROID PROBLEMS. They make one specifically for those conditions. It has a heart on the package.... caveat emptor!

This is horrifying.....It is true too! There is a link at the bottom of this to the FDA website with the information.

I want my friends and loved ones to know what has happened to me in hopes that it will never happen to you or anybody you care about. About 10 days ago, I felt a cold coming on; so before I went to bed I used Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel. It's supposed to help you "get over your cold faster." Immediately after I sprayed it into each nostril I felt the most horrific burning sensation imaginable. It literally felt like I had sprayed pepper spray directly into my brain. It burned all the way to the top of my skull. My nasal passages swelled, my eyes watered - the burning lasted all night long into the next day. After about a day, I realized I couldn't taste anything and I thought, "Wow - I must really have a bad cold."

Then I noticed that I couldn't smell coffee brewing, couldn't smell my perfume when I put it on, couldn't smell the popcorn I burned, couldn't smell my favorite candle. I panicked and starting smelling everything that I could find that had really strong odors - ammonia, finger nail polish remover, bleach, etc. I couldn't smell ANYTHING! I started tasting everything that had really strong tastes such as HOT salsa, raw red onions, Doritos, coffee. I couldn't taste ANYTHING!

I told my mother about this and she said, "Oh, I've heard Zicam can affect your Olfactory nerve." I went online, typed in "Zicam side effects" and bam - up popped all sorts of web sites with people reporting the same thing I experienced. It seems that this past June, Zicam pulled the swabs for adults and children off the shelf but not the nasal gel.

I went to my ENT and he said the Zicam had basically "FRIED" my Olfactory nerve and the results are most likely permanent. He put me on a strong dose of a steroid called Prednisone in hopes of recovering ANY bit of the nerve damage but he told me to "take this and pray." He said he had read about the side effects of Zicam and couldn't believe it is still on the shelf. It isn't FDA approved. I am taking the Prednisone and praying but nothing is happening.. I LITERALLY CANNOT SMELL OR TASTE ANYTHING! I can tell if foods are hot or cold, I can tell the consistency and I can faintly detect if it is salty but that is it.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE pass this on to everyone you care about. I don't want this to happen to ANYONE else!!!!!!!!!! And if you have Zicam in your medicine cabinet--THROW IT AWAY!

Please share with everyone you can.


Check it out on the link below:

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm166834.htm


    
YOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you, Dimples!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/11/13 - "Love this......":
THIS IS A HOOT!   Take a look, if you have a little time...

Lunch with the Girls

A group of 15-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Dairy Queen, next door to the Ocean View restaurant, because they had only $6.00 among them and Brad Johnson, the cute boy in Social Studies, lived on that street.

10 years later, the group of 25-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because the cokes were cheap, the restaurant offered free snacks, the band was good, and there was no cover charge.

10 years later, the group of 35-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because it was right near the gym and, if they went late enough, there wouldn't be too many whiny little kids.

10 years later, the group of 45-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because they loved their chocolate cake, fries, and hamburgers.

10 years later, the group of 55-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because the prices were reasonable, the restaurant had windows that opened (in case of hot flashes), and they served fish which is good for your cholesterol.

10 years later, the group of 65-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because the lighting was good, and the restaurant had a senior citizen discount.

10 years later, the group of 75-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because the food was not too spicy, and the restaurant was handicapped-accessible.

10 years later, the group of 85-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because they had never been there before.

This caused me to laugh out loud rather uproariously in the middle of the night! Thanks so much, Joyce!


BONUS CROCHET STARS PATTERNS:

http://expimag.blogspot.com/2007/12/christmas-star-ornaments.html - Amy James Gray's Large and Small Stars - "I was playing around with an idea one afternoon, trying to figure out how to fill in a star and these little guys just appeared, almost fully formed, on my hook. They work up very quickly and are a great gift in themselves or as a package embellishment."

http://greedyforcolour.blogspot.com/2011/12/quick-crochet-star-pattern.html - Kate's Quick Star - "... just the nitty-gritty directions"

http://tampabaycrochet.blogspot.com/2012/04/five-free-crochet-star-patterns.html - Five Different Stars!


BONUS FIVE STAR RECIPES:

From http://bargainhoot.com/2011/10/10/50-five-star-recipes/:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/seven-layer-taco-dip/detail.aspx - Seven Layer Taco Dip - "I am continuously asked to bring this dip for parties and family get-togethers. People gather around the platter until it's gone."

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/luscious-slush-punch/detail.aspx - Luscious Slush Punch - "This is without a doubt the best punch I've ever had! Makes enough for 2 punch bowls. This is our Christmas Eve punch tradition, and there is never a drop left!"

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/jamies-cranberry-spinach-salad/detail.aspx - Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad - "Everyone I have made this for RAVES about it! It's different and so easy to make!"


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/23/12:


Pulling into the crowded parking lot at the shopping center rolled down the car windows to make sure my puppy had fresh air. She was stretched full out on the back seat and I
wanted to impress upon her that she must remain there. I walked to the curb backward, pointing my finger at the car and saying emphatically, "Now you stay. Do you hear me? "Stay! Stay!"

The driver of a nearby car, a pretty young lady, gave me a strange look and said, "Why don't you just put it in park?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1.Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 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 friends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 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:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/04/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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Swinging on a Star

Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (26 Jan 1913 - 06 Feb 1990)

Lyrics by Johnny Burke (03 Oct 1908 - 25 Feb 1964)

Recorded by Bing Crosby from Going My Way, 1944


Would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a mule

A mule is an animal with long funny ears
Kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
He's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
And by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

Or would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a pig

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He has no manners when he eats his food
He's fat and lazy and extremely rude
But if you don't care a feather or a fig
You may grow up to be a pig

Or would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a fish

A fish won't do anything, but swim in a brook
He can't write his name or read a book
To fool the people is his only thought
And though he's slippery, he still gets caught
But then if that sort of life is what you wish
You may grow up to be a fish
A new kind of jumped-up slippery fish

And all the monkeys aren't in the zoo
Every day you meet quite a few
So you see it's all up to you
You can be better than you are
You could be swingin' on a star

 


"Swinging on a Star" midi courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/TACKEYPANTS/Mids_2/ - 01/12/13

"Swinging on a Star" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdepot.com/bing-crosby/swinging-on-a-star.html - 01/12/13

"Swinging on a Star" Image courtesy of http://elegantwordart2.blogspot.com/2008/10/swinning-on-star.html - 01/12/13

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07

Golden, Red, and Blue Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/fourthofjuly-htm/july_lines_4.htm - 11/11/09

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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