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01/17/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Benjamin Franklin's 309th Birthday

If you would not be forgotten
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worth reading,
Or do things worth the writing.

- 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://www.benfranklin300.org 


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, 1943 - The Greek submarine Papanikolis captured the 200-ton sailing vessel Agios Stefanos and manned her with part of her crew.

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:

Sunday, January 17, 1965 - Footballer and manager Nikos Nioplias (Νίκος Νιόπλιας) was born Nikolaos Nioplias in Galatini, Kozani, Greece.

Sunday, January 17, 1965 - Ice hockey player Sylvain Turgeon was born Joseph Sylvain Dorilla Turgeon in Noranda, Quebec, Canada.

Sunday, January 17, 1965 - Author T. H. White (b. Terence Hanbury White on 29 May 1906 in Bombay, British India) died of heart failure aboard ship in Piraeus, Athens, Greece at the age of 57.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/17/15:

“Everybody in this life has their challenges and difficulties. That is part of our mortal test. The reason for some of these trials cannot be readily understood except on the basis of faith and hope because there is often a larger purpose which we do not always understand. Peace comes through hope.”

- James E. Faust
(31 July 1920 - 10 Aug 2007)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


  From Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA - 01/16/15:

Carol,

I am very sorry to hear of your continuing illness. As you know Typhoon Nation is praying for you and a quick return of good health. Your website attracts so many of the Typhoon faithful and when Carol is down we are down. Get well soon!

   Thank you so much, Eddie Darlin'! I feel better already just reading your sweet note!


  From Margaret Elmore Tolly ('58) of VA - 01/16/15:

  Remember, no matter how bad your day is going, at least you're not in a fence being laughed at by a cow.

   Thank you, Margaret! This picture totally cracks me up!

 
 


“As far as sinking a ship with a bomb is concerned, you just can't do it.”

- U. S. Rear Admiral Clark Woodward, 1939
(04
Mar 1877 - 29 May 1967)


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/22/14 - "Modern Times (#24 in a series of 30)":
 

   How sad!   

     INDEED! Thanks, George!

 
 


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/09/15 - "A few examples of why we seniors get confused (#7 in a series of 26)":

  Confusing……..or maybe tooooo true!

     Thanks, Dools!

 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/10/15 - "Commentaries On Life ;-)) (#7 in a series of 26)":

   NEW YEAR'S THOUGHTS TO PONDER

          Thanks, Jimmy!

 
 


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 http://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. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 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 01/13/15

BLOG:

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



Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802
 


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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

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!!

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 Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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