01/20/17 - 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 six 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
Ware Morrison ('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!|
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, 1944 - The British RAF dropped 2,300 tons of bombs on Berlin.
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
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)":
general system of conveying passengers would ... go at a velocity
exceeding ten miles an hour, or thereabouts, is extremely improbable. ”
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..."
|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:|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/19/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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The Bonnie Blue Flag
Music -old Irish tune, The Irish Jaunting Car
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
"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!
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
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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