01/17/13 - NNHS Newsletter
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.”
“He’s a fool who cannot conceal his wisdom.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We try to observe this day each year (though admittedly, we are not always successful...):
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhyMvQ_N7Zc - Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
1. From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 01/17/13, 8:53 AM - Emergency Surgery":
I wanted to let you know I am in room #800 at Penrose Hospital now for rehab. Thus far I am doing very well although I was pretty much out of it from Friday up to Tuesday. I want to thank all our Typhoon Nation for all the prayers! I truly believe those prayers are what has brought me thru this and will forever be thankful. They amputated mid thigh.
Will start rehab this morning for preparation for going home for home care.
I will keep you updated as best I can and please keep the prayers coming.
God bless all of you.
It's so good to hear from you, Butch! As you can tell, you have had some mighty prayers on your behalf from our Typhoon Prayer Warriors! We continue to pray for your renewed strength and speedy recovery!
Butch can be reached at this address, should you want to send him cards and notes:
2. My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC:
| As posted here
(which doubles as a message board for me under conditions such as
We spent Monday and Tuesday in Urgent Care, Cape Fear ER, and Specialist's Office because of a serious infection causing swelling, severe pain, and fever. He is on total bed rest for at least one week and probably two... Prayers are requested.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow toEileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
21 -Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA;
22 - Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo ('57) AND Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY;
23 - Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|January 16, 1944 - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied invasion force in London.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|January 17, 1941 -
Kuomintang forces under orders from
Chiang Kai-Shek opened fire at communist forces, resuming the
Chinese Civil War after
World War II.
January 17, 1944 - Allied forces launched the first of four assaults on Monte Cassino with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome, an effort that would ultimately take four months and cost 105,000 Allied casualties.
YESTERDAY IN 1963:
|Wednesday, January 16, 1963 - Television presenter (Top Gear) James May was born James Daniel May in Bristol, England.|
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Thursday, January 17, 1963 - Singer and guitarist (Gamma Ray and Helloween) Kai Hansen was born Kai Michael Hansen in Hamburg, West Germany.|
| Until I'm able to
catch up on the missing
Newsletters from 01/09, 01/14, and 01/15
(where these items rightfully belong and will appear ASAP), we'll
play a new game. I'll direct you to a page in the
Archive and tell you who submitted the
entry, and you go find it! Fun times, right?
On your mark, get set,
http://www.nnhs65.com/seven-oaks.html - From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/14/13
WOWZERONI! Thanks, Dimples!
From Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA - 01/16/13, 3:55 PM:
|Praying Paul is better and
hope you are holding up as well. Happy New Year.
Thank you so very much, Eddie Darlin'! Paul is feeling considerably better (most of the time), but was ordered on total bed rest for at least one week and possibly two until he sees the specialist again on February 7. He's trying to be a good patient, and I'm trying to be a good nurse, but it's pretty much a total role reversal for us, as he generally spoils me outrageously. A scary setback last night caused me finally to break down, but he is greatly improved today, and so am I!
From Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - phone call of 01/16/13, 12:59 PM:
|I have a new computer, so I'm
back online! My new email addy is ____________@____.___.
The Reunion for the Class of 1963 is coming up on Oct 4th and Oct 5th, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, (formerly Radisson, Hampton).
I've lost 140 pounds the hard way...
Congratulations on your new computer and your weight loss, Jimmy! I forgot to ask you if you want me to publish your address, so let me know please.
I wish, though, that you hadn't left all those pounds lying around; I seem to have found them. (Well, maybe not all of them...)
From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA - 01/16/13, 4:43 PM - "Email Change":
Please change my email from:
Tired of all the junk mail _____@____________.___ should be deleted shortly.
Gotcha covered, Stacy! But, ah, I forgot to ask you if you wanted yours published, too! Let me know; otherwise it'll be our secret!
BONUS CROCHET KITE PATTERNS:
- Maize Hutton's Crochet Kite - "I'm happy
to post my little crochet kite pattern for you today. This is a quick
and easy project that has many uses. Make a bunting of kites strung
together for your window or a party or use them to decorate a package
for that special someone. If you have a major case of spring fevah like
I do, these are a perfect way to bring a little happiness to your life
until spring actually does arrive!"
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/21879451 - Vintage (May 14, 1910) Crochet Kite Stitch - "Suitable for counterspans, cot quilts, and toilet covers"
BONUS - BEN FRANKLIN'S FAVORITE FOODS:
www.ajokeaday.com - 01/16/13:
A teacher sees a lad
entering the classroom – his hands were dirty.
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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/17/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Bernie Taupin (b. 22 May 1950), 1975
I used to be a rolling stone
You know if the cause was right
I'd leave to find the answer on the road
I used to be a heart beating for someone
But the times have changed
The less I say the more my work gets done
`Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia freedom
From the day that I was born I've waved the flag
Philadelphia freedom took me knee-high to a man
Yeah gave me peace of mind my daddy never had
Oh Philadelphia freedom shine on me, I love you
Shine a light through the eyes of the ones left behind
Shine a light shine a light
Shine a light won't you shine a light
Philadelphia freedom I love you, yes I do
If you choose to you can live your life alone
Some people choose the city
Some others choose the good old family home
I like living easy without family ties
Till the whippoorwill of freedom zapped me
Right between the eyes
Freedom" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/09/06
Freedom" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/09/06
Thanks again, Dave!
Painting of Benjamin Franklin courtesy of http://www.thp.uni-koeln.de/natter/physwelt/f03_08.html - 01/09/06
Etching of Benjamin Franklin courtesy of http://www.sciencetrek.net/franklin.htm - 01/09/06
Benjamin Franklin Autograph used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.fadedgiant.net/html/franklin_benjamin.htm - 01/09/06
Quill Pen Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://resources.bravenet.com/clipart/dividers/22 - 06/14/04
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who fought in WWII
Thanks again, Herbie!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
OOPS! Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Animated Sickly Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.allfreeclipart.com/smiley.html - 06/02/10
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