01/14/14 - NNHS Newsletter - It's Always You
most important things are the hardest to say,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
At times such as these, Frank always seems to arrive to sing to me. There seems to be no midi file for this 1940 classic, so just let him sing to you, too.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzFQo32493Y - It's Always You - Frank Sinatra
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Ronnie Todd ('63)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Skippy Weitz ('57) (deceased 22 Nov 2012) AND Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
16 - Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND Howard Smith ('63) of VA 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;
20 - Ware Morrison ('63) of VA;
21 - Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
January 14, 1942 - The U.S. and Great Britain agreed to have the
British Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. Joint Chiefs work together to advise their
leaders on military policy during the war.
January 14, 1942 - U.S. President Roosevelt issued an order that required all aliens to register with the government.
January 14, 1943 -
Operation Ke, the successful
operation to evacuate their forces from
Guadalcanal campaign, began.
January 14, 1943 - Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first President of the United States to travel via airplane while in office when he traveled from Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.
January 14, 1943 - Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt met in Casablanca, Morocco (Casablanca Conference), to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war. This event was the first time an American president left American soil during wartime.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Tuesday, January 14, 1964 - Actor Mark Addy was born Mark Addy Johnson in Tang Hall, York, England.|
From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of AL - 01/13/14 - " Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of AL)":
Aww... He's handsome even when he's in the hospital.
Ja, how's he DO that?!? Thanks, Laura!
From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 01/13/14:
|...I just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year;
and also to thank you for your support last year when I was dealing with
the major surgeries and amputations. I recently had another hospital
stay for amputation of the 4th & 5th toes from my remaining foot due to
over pivoting and pressure from having to use one leg for everything!
But all in all I feel confident I am on the rebound now. What I really
wanted to say was how much my family and I appreciate the support we
received from you and your family; along with our NNHS65 family during
our medical problems last year.
As retirement for my wife approaches this year; and if my health continues to improve, Ethel and I plan on a nationwide tour of the USA in order to repeat a trip we made in 1981. This I guess would be our one chance to see all of this great nation that we have been unable to see prior to now, and also to revisit some of those areas we covered on our 1981 trip. If we can set it up during this trip I would like to see you and Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61) for perhaps lunch or something like that.
We also plan to complete a cross Canadian Trip from the Atlantic to the Pacific and include Alaska during that trek.
I just saw a response from my previous short
email in which you state you are having computer problems again and
appear to be sick again!
you so much, Butch!
I'm sorry to hear about your toes; I knew that was a distinct
possibility, but thought maybe it had somehow been averted...
As I recall it began
back in December when
- Hillsboro HS,
IL / American School, IL)
monitor began fading in earnest, and
then her motherboard died. Then
- Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL
- '02) RAM
conked out, but it was under warranty, so he's waiting for the
replacement to arrive. Things were backed up and transferred around, but
the bottom line is we have two computers serving four people right now.
|...I see what you are saying about the kids
suggesting a blog! I am writing a book myself about: "The Life of a New
Amputee"! I'm not working all that hard on it but I hope (if I ever
finish) it will be some help to younger people who get hit with this
same physical problem!
My kids keep telling me to do it in Blog Form; but I am not all that familiar with blogging and not all that sure if I can handle it! Old form writing I am perfectly at ease with! If blogging requires me to change form or learn something new, then I don't know. I am not all that sure I want to learn or change my way of doing things to learn blogging! Hum! Guess that could be called stubbornness also! You think?
Butch is a survivor; and as long as the good Lord allows me to remain on this earth, I will continue to do what I think I can to make some sense out of what I am dealing with! I don't know why I had to lose a leg and then a few toes and part of the remaining foot! But it happened! And I will learn to deal with it! I still love my Lord and Savior; and will leave it at that! That is why I feel I have to write about what I am going through. Even if it doesn't help anyone other than me, I will be able to look back and know that I finished what I started out to do!
I am just a regular person; with no special powers or anything like that; but I do have something that many people may not have! As I previously said, I am a survivor, and a fighter; and a person who does not like to be told he can't do something! I have always been self sufficient and hate to be waited on hand and foot by others! I have always lived thinking that I can do anything I put my mind to, and I doubt I will ever be any different! I am stubborn, opinionated, determined, and at this moment I am darn sure not going to let the loss of a leg or a couple toes stop me from doing what I feel I need to do!
Fortunately, although I am not rich, I am in pretty good shape financially or what I like to call "comfortable", so I feel I can afford to put a little into areas where I feel a need to invest financially. You have been investing your time and energy for years in keeping our little NNHS family together. If you can do that all these years, then I feel I can help a little, in whatever way I can, to help the cause! So, if I can help with equipment, or software, or anything along that line, let's get together and figure out how best to go about solving the problem.
See what I mean? Or, as my wife would say: You are just a hard headed old man; and bound and determined to do things your way! LOL!
... Get some rest and God Bless you, Paul, and the family!
I will be in touch with you later this week!
|Thank you so very much, Butch!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 01/13/14 - "AHA!":
01/04/14 - "Paws for a Smile (#10 in a Series of 17)":
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 01/13/14:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 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.
2. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/13/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
It's Always You
Lyrics by Johnny Burke (03 Oct 1908 25 Feb 1964)
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (26 Jan 1913 - 06 Feb 1990)
Frank Sinatra (12
Dec 1915 14 May 1998) with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, 1940
Whenever it's early twilight
I watch 'til a star breaks through
Funny, it's not a star I see
It's always you
Whenever I roam through roses
And lately I often do
Funny, it's not a rose I touch
It's always you
If a breeze, caresses me
It's really you strolling by
If I hear, a melody
It's merely the way you sigh
Wherever you are you're near me
You dare me to be untrue
Funny, each time I fall in love
It's always you
Always You" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/It%27s-Always-You-lyrics-Frank-Sinatra/D5CBCFC1338F70524825691F000A615F - 01/18/12
"Always You" Image courtesy of http://whenyouloveme.tumblr.com/page/18 - 01/18/12
Beauty Multi-Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....
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
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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