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01/20/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Bonnie Blue Flag

I think if we are realistic, the South - the old Confederate states - really only has one entirely unique feature
that other parts of the country don't have, and that is this nearly 400-year history of tremendous intimacy,
in every sense of the word, good and evil, between two very different kinds of peoples: people who were
brought here against their wishes from Africa and a largely Anglo-white population.”

- Reynolds Price
(01 Feb 1933 - 20 Jan 2011)

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 six years ago today at the age of 77:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2011/01/rip-reynolds-price.html

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2F-drjUwNU - BONNIE BLUE FLAG (FULL VERSION)

       


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Blue_Flag:

... 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 Ulster immigrant named 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:[2][3]
Hurrah! Hurrah!
For Southern Rights, Hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears a Single Star![2][3]

The Bonnie Blue Flag holds special significance to the Texas brigade...
 


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonnie_Blue_Flag:

"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 entertainer 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.[citation needed]

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...

       


HOMEWORK:

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

http://thebonnieblueblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/why-bonnie-blue-flag.html

       


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

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

       


450 YEARS AGO TODAY:

January 20, 1567 - The Battle of Rio de Janeiro: Portuguese forces under the command of Estácio de Sá definitively drove the French out of Rio de Janeiro.

       


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, 1941 - A German officer was murdered in Bucharest, Romania, sparking a rebellion and pogrom by the Iron Guard, killing 125 Jews and 30 soldiers.

January 20, 1942 - At the Wannsee Conference held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, senior Nazi German officials discussed the implementation of the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question".

January 20, 1944 - The British RAF dropped 2,300 tons of bombs on Berlin.

January 20, 1945 - Hungary agreed to an armistice with the Allies.

January 20, 1945 - Germany began the evacuation of 1.8 million people from East Prussia, a task which would take nearly two months.

       


THIS DAY IN 1967:

Friday, January 20, 1967 - Actress and journalist Stacey Dash was born Stacey Lauretta Dash in The Bronx, New York City, New York.

       


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
(08 Sept 1873 - 18 Jan 1970)

    Thanks so much, Daniel!

       


 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 01/18/17:

  BRILLIANT! Thank you, Jerry!
 
 

       


  From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 01/18/17:

       NOT SO BRILLIANT! Thanks, Linda May!
 
 

       


     From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/11/17 - "Masculine Wisdom (#6 in a Series of 12)":
 

  Thanks, Dools!
 
 

       


“...(that) any general system of conveying passengers would ... go at a velocity exceeding ten miles an hour, or thereabouts, is extremely improbable. ”

- Thomas Tredgold
(
22 Aug 1788 - 28 Jan 1829)

       
 


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:

http://www.southernplate.com/2011/10/crispy-breaded-pork-chops-with-milk-gravy-and-memes-mashed-potatoes.html - 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..."

       


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 01/19/17:

Two older women who were rivals in a social circle met at a party.

"My dear," said the first woman, "Are those real pearls?"

"They are," replied the second woman.

"Of course, the only way I could tell would be for me to bite them," smiled the first woman.

The second responded, "Yes, but for that you would need real teeth."

       


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 01/19/17

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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The Bonnie Blue Flag

Lyrics by
Harry McCarthy (1804-1874), 1861

Music - old Irish tune, The Irish Jaunting Car


We are a band of brothers and native to the soil
Fighting for our Liberty, With treasure, blood and toil
And when our rights were threatened, the cry rose near and far
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star!

Hurrah!
Hurrah!
For Southern rights, hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

As long as the Union was faithful to her trust
Like friends and brethren, kind were we, and just
But now, when Northern treachery attempts our rights to mar
We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

Hurrah!
Hurrah!
For Southern rights, hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

First gallant South Carolina nobly made the stand
Then came Alabama and took her by the hand
Next, quickly Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida
All raised on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

Hurrah!
Hurrah!
For Southern rights, hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

Ye men of valor gather round the banner of the right
Texas and fair Louisiana join us in the fight
Davis, our loved President, and Stephens statesmen are
Now rally round the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

Hurrah!
Hurrah!
For Southern rights, hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

And here's to brave Virginia, the Old Dominion State.
With the young Confederacy at length has linked her fate.
Impelled by her example, now other States prepare
To hoist on high the Bonnie Blue flag that bears a single star.

Hurrah!
Hurrah!
For Southern rights, hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

Then here's to our Confederacy, strong we are and brave,
Like patriots of old we'll fight, our heritage to save.
And rather than submit to shame, to die we would prefer
So cheer for the Bonnie Blue flag that bears a single star.

Hurrah!
Hurrah!
For Southern rights, hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

Then cheer, boys, cheer, raise a joyous shout
For Arkansas and North Carolina now have both gone out;
And let another rousing cheer for Tennessee be given
The single star of the Bonnie Blue Flag has grown to be eleven!

       


"Bonnie Blue Flag" midi (sequenced by Barry Taylor) courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/america/bonnieblue.html - 01/21/11 (sic)
at the suggestion of Paul Harty of IL - 01/17/11
Thanks, Paul!

"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!

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

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

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 missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

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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