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01/17/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Benjamin Franklin's 311th 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,

   Oh, good - another birthday celebration!

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   the late Norman Dick ('60) (deceased 26 Nov 2015) 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 


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

January 17, 1917 - The United States paid Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.


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 1967:

Tuesday, January 17, 1967
- Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Richard Hawley was born Richard Willis Hawley in Pitsmoor, Sheffield, England.

Tuesday, January 17, 1967 -Actor Song Kang-ho was born in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.


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 Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 01/16/17:
 

  MAYBE SO! Thank you, Brenda!
 
 


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/16/17 - "Good Morning!"
 

  AWW! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


     From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/11/17 - "Masculine Wisdom (#3 in a Series of 12)":
 

  Thanks, Dools!
 
 


“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)


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 - 01/16/17:

My college son texted me a request for additional funds. He ended his text with "PLZ".

I asked him why he used the abbreviation. He said it was shorter than writing please.

I replied with, "No."

He asked why. I said it was shorter than writing yes.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 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 01/13/17

BLOG:

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



   Y'all take good 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
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


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

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

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

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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