01/20/15 - NNHS Newsletter
think if we are realistic, the South - the old Confederate states - really
only has one entirely unique feature
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This song was suggested by my husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) several of years ago; I thought it fitting that it should fall here between Lee and Jackson's birthdays. Thanks again, Paul!
It struck me as rather interesting that the author of the most appropriate quotation died four years ago today at the age of 77:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2F-drjUwNU - BONNIE BLUE FLAG (FULL VERSION)
|... On January 26, 1861, Mississippi officially adopted a new flag,
which included the Bonnie Blue Flag in its canton and a magnolia tree in
its center field (known as the
Magnolia Flag). This flag remained in use until 1894. An
Harry McCarthy was present, and later wrote
The Bonnie Blue Flag ("bonnie" being a Scottish word meaning
"beautiful") which became a popular marching song, and led to the flag
being used as an unofficial flag of the
Confederate States of America during the
Civil War. Typically, the refrain is:
The Bonnie Blue Flag holds special significance to the Texas
|"The Bonnie Blue Flag", also known as "We Are a Band of
Brothers", is an 1861 marching song associated with the
Confederate States of America. The words were written by Irish born
Harry McCarthy, with the melody taken from the song "The
Irish Jaunting Car". The song's title refers to the unofficial first
Flag of the Confederacy, the "Bonnie
Blue Flag, the symbol of secession from the Union, that bears the
"single star" of the chorus.
"The Bonnie Blue Flag" holds special significance to the Texas brigade. The song was premiered by lyricist Harry McCarthy during a concert in Jackson, Mississippi, in the spring of 1861 and performed again in September of that same year at the New Orleans Academy of Music for the First Texas Volunteer Infantry regiment mustering in celebration.
The New Orleans music publishing house of A.E. Blackmar issued six editions of "The Bonnie Blue Flag" between 1861 and 1864 along with three additional arrangements. The "Band of Brothers" mentioned in the first line of the song is a reference to the St. Crispin's day speech in William Shakespeare's play Henry V...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Ware Morrison ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
25 - Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA;
26 - Sharon Weaver Knowles ('63) of VA AND Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|January 20, 1887 - The U.S. Senate approved an agreement to lease
Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval base.
January 20, 1944 - The British RAF dropped 2,300 tons of bombs on Berlin.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Wednesday, January 20, 1965 - Footballer
Colin Calderwood was born in
Wednesday, January 20, 1965 - Radio host Alan Freed (b. Albert James Freed on 15 Dec 1922 in Windber, Pennsylvania) died in Palm Springs, California at the age of 43 from uremia and cirrhosis brought on by alcoholism.
From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 01/19/15:
|“May God give us
courage to choose the right, ability to appreciate the good things of
life, and power faithfully to serve Him and our fellow men.”
David O. McKay
Thanks so much, Daniel!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 01/19/15 - "Must see video":
This is so true and we are gradually losing it.
The source of this video is amazing.
Thank you, Dearest Judy! I fear that both freedom of religion and freedom of speech are being lost at a truly alarming rate!
PEACOCK AND POMEGRANATES:
From My Friend, Jim, of NV - 01/19/15:
A PEACOCK CAKE!
That's fabulous! Thank
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/19/15 - "ladies talking in heaven":
general system of conveying passengers would ... go at a velocity
exceeding ten miles an hour, or thereabouts, is extremely improbable. ”
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 (#10 in a series of 26)":
Confusing……..or maybe tooooo true!
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/10/15 - "Commentaries On Life ;-)) (#10 in a series of 26)":
YEAR'S THOUGHTS TO PONDER
BONUS BLUE AND WHITE CROCHET RUG PATTERN:
|http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Rugs/Blue-and-White-Checkerboard-Rug - Blue and White Checkerboard Rug - "This Blue and White Checkerboard Rug from Coats & Clark is a great way to practice your crochet skills. Make this rug for your living room or bathroom or give it as a gift to a family member or friend. Great for beginners and advanced crocheters alike, this easy crochet pattern works up quickly and is a great decoration for any room in your home."|
BONUS SOUTHERN RECIPES:
- Christy Jordan's Crispy Breaded Pork Chops with
Milk Gravy (and MeMe’s Mashed Potatoes!) - "Comfort food. Pork
chops breaded in a delicious crunchy coating served with my MeMe’s ultra
creamy mashed potatoes and all of it happily covered in a good coating
of milk gravy..."
http://www.southernplate.com/2009/02/memes-mashed-potatoes.html - Christy Jordan's MeMe’s Mashed Potatoes - "Mashed potatoes are the perfect comfort food dish and our entire family insists that my grandmother make them whenever we have a big dinner."
http://www.southernplate.com/2009/06/sweet-and-sour-green-beans.html - Christy Jordan's Sweet And Sour Green Beans - "This is one of those recipes that was told to me over the phone, beginning with 'You fry you up some bacon…'. Now in my experience, any recipe that begins with those instructions is gonna be good."
http://www.southernplate.com/2009/08/drop-biscuits-and-how-your-mama-did-it-just-right.html - Christy Jordan's Drop Biscuits – And How Your Mama Did It Just Right - "This is a recipe that is always considered a treat at my house, met with the same zeal as a dessert even though it is just a bread..."
|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.|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/13/15
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to email@example.com; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
The Bonnie Blue Flag
Music -old Irish tune, The Irish Jaunting Car
Blue Flag" midi
(sequenced by Barry Taylor) courtesy of
at the suggestion of Paul Harty of IL - 01/17/11
"Bonnie Blue Flag" lyrics courtesy of http://www.37thtexas.org/html/BBluelyr.html - 01/21/11 (sic)
Image of the Bonnie Blue Flag courtesy of http://www.bonniebluetours.com/questions - 01/21/11 (sic)
Small Bonnie Blue Flag clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.scv4.org/flags_symbols.htm - 01/21/11 (sic)
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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 lateHerbert Hice of MI one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org - 06/16/08
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
Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs
('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/16
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
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