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01/17/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Benjamin Franklin's 308th Birthday

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.”

“He’s a fool who cannot conceal his wisdom.”

- Benjamin Franklin
(17 Jan 1706 - 17 Apr 1790)

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


HOMEWORK:

http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/info/index.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin

http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/rotten.html

http://www.benfranklin300.org 


PRAYER REQUEST:

1.           My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL is at this moment undergoing his second surgery since the beginning of the year.  He was taken back to the emergency room last night in excruciating pain, where it was at last determined that he did indeed have an obstruction in his intestines all along.  As this is a potentially life-threatening situation, your earnest prayers are requested.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday today to   Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND    F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

20 - Ware Morrison ('63) of VA;

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!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

January 17, 1941 - Franco-Thai War: French forces inflicted a decisive defeat over the Royal Thai Navy.

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.

January 17, 1945 - Soviet forces captured the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.

January 17, 1945 - The Nazis began the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces closed in.

January 17, 1945 - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg was taken into Soviet custody while in Hungary; he was never publicly seen again.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Friday, January 17, 1964 - Lawyer and activist, wife of Barack Obama, 46th First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama was born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson in Chicago, Illinois.

Friday, January 17, 1964 - Bass player (The Smiths and Freebass) Andy Rourke was born Andrew Michael Rourke in Manchester, England.

Friday, January 17, 1964 - Author T. H. White (b. Terence Hanbury White on 06 May 1906 in Bombay, British India) died in Piraeus, Athens, Greece at the age of 57.


   From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 01/16/14 - "John Denver - Back Home Again - YouTube":

Dear Carol,
Your recent news letters contained many prayer requests and information about illnesses, operations, disease diagnoses, and maladies that classmates, family members and alumni are dealing with presently. May God comfort all of you in your journey back to good health. I also hope that this John Denver song (link) will be a comfort to you. I know that you all will be glad to "be back home again" with restored health. May God also provide to the families and caregivers strength and tenderness as they render the needed assistance to aid in successful convalescence in each case.
Get well soon!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GYVB0JXlmEY&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DGYVB0JXlmEY

   Thank you so very much, Malcolm!

"Music has charms to soothe a savage breast."
 - William Congreve (24 Jan 1670 – 19 Jan 1729), The Mourning Bride (1697). Act I, Scene 1


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/16/14 - "Important Information...":

This is quite interesting ... surely there must be something to be said about eating the right foods and why....!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... All before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners...

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!
God's Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye.. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart.. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries
Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

    Thanks so much, Joan!


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/16/14 - "The Real 'Sister Act' ":

Love it, love it , love it, love it …………………………………………………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Turn the volume up!!!!!!

The Real "Sister Act"

OKAY everyone Keep your seats!!!!! YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY love it'.

Enjoy and really smile.....I am so sure you will.

THE REAL "SISTER ACT" BELLO BELLO

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=FcLF5wopyjo

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!


From My Friend, Adrienne, of UT - 01/15/14 - "Genetics":

Wow. http://slowrobot.com/i/49073

   I'll say! Thanks, Adrienne!


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/20/13 - "One Word Essays (#27 in a Series of 28)": 

  May your troubles be less,
May your blessings be more;
May nothing but happiness come through your door!!

   Thanks so much, George! These are cool!

Tenacity
 


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 01/04/14 - "Paws for a Smile (#13 in a Series of 17)":

  Paws for a smile.......

You can’t help but smile.

     AWWW! How adorable! Thanks, George!

 

 
 


BONUS CROCHET KITE PATTERNS:

http://maizehutton.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-crocheted-kite-pattern.html - 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://www.allcrafts.net/crochetsewingcrafts.htm?url=web.archive.org/web/19991009152219/members.aol.com/undcvrsis/pattern6.html - Carolyn's Kite Fridgie

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:

http://www.benfranklin300.org/etc_article_foods.htm


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 01/16/13:

A teacher saw a lad entering the classroom – his hands were dirty.

She stopped him and said, “John, please wash your hands. My goodness, what would you say if I came into the room with hands like that?”

Smiling, the boy replied, “I think I’d be too polite to mention it.”


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. 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.  


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/17/14

BLOG:

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



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


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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

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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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Philadelphia Freedom

Written by
Elton John (b. 25 Mar 1947)

and

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


"Philadelphia Freedom" midi courtesy of http://www.hamienet.com/6053.mid
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/09/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Philadelphia Freedom" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyrics007.com/Elton%20John%20Lyrics/Philadelphia%20Freedom%20Lyrics.html
 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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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 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

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!!

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

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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