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01/23/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Till We Meet Again

Parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.


- William Shakespeare,
Romeo And Juliet Act 2, scene 2, 176–185

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   My mama             the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25), used to sing this song from her own childhood to me as a lullaby.

BONUS - Till We Meet Again - Doris Day

 

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Till_We_Meet_Again_%281918_song%29:

"Till We Meet Again" is an American popular song. The music was written by Richard A. Whiting, the lyrics by Raymond B. Egan in 1918. Written during the Great War, the song tells of the parting of a soldier and his sweetheart. The title comes from the final line of the chorus:
Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu,
When the clouds roll by I'll come to you,
Then the skies will see more blue,
Down in lovers lane my dearie,
Wedding bells will ring so merrily,
Every tear will be a memory,
So wait and pray each night for me,
Till we meet again.

As Whiting's daughter Margaret tells it, the song was intended for a 1918 contest at a Detroit theater. Dissatisfied with the result, Whiting threw the manuscript in the trash. His secretary retrieved it and showed it to their boss, publisher Jerome Remick, who submitted it in the contest, where it won top honors.

This song has been commonly used as the anthem of Huddersfield Town FC since the early 20's but with the following lyrics:- SMILE AWHILE

There’s a team that is dear to its followers, They play in the bright blue and white, They’re a team of renown, they’re the pride of the town, And the game of football is their delight, So all the while upon the field of play, Thousands gladly cheer them on their way, Often you can hear them say, Who can beat the Town today? Then the bells will ring so merrily, Every goal will be a memory, So Town play up and bring the cup, Back to Huddersfield.

In 1919, it was the number 1 song of the year as recorded by Henry Burr and Albert Campbell.
 

 

  THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to the ever gorgeous      Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

28 - Courtney Russ ('57) AND      Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND    Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND My Granddaughter,   Becca Harty of IL;

29 -    Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX AND    HP Lucas ('65) of VA;

30 -   Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND
 Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN AND Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

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

 

THIS DAY IN WWII:

January 23, 1941 - Charles Lindbergh testified before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.

January 23, 1942 - The Battle of Rabaul began, the first fighting of the New Guinea campaign.

January 23, 1943 - Troops of Montgomery's 8th Army captured Tripoli in Libya from the German-Italian Panzer Army.

January 23, 1943 - Australian and American forces finally defeated the Japanese army in Papua.

January 23, 1943 - The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse on Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign ended.

January 23, 1945 - German naval commander, Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz launched Operation Hannibal.

 January 23, 1945 -   Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) was born on the coolest birthday ever - 01/23/45!
 
 


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Thursday, January 23, 1964 - The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, was ratified.

Thursday, January 23, 1964 - Actress Mariska Hargitay was born  Mariska Magdalena Hargitay in St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of actress  Jayne Mansfield and the Hungarian-born former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay.

Thursday, January 23, 1964 - Bharrat Jagdeo, 7th President of Guyana, was born in Unity Village, British Guiana.

Thursday, January 23, 1964 - Ice hockey player Mario Roberge was born Joseph Mario Roberge in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
 

 

     From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/21/14 - "Monday Mixed Text with Two Inspirations":

My mother was away all weekend at a business conference. During a break, she decided to call home collect.

My six-year-old brother picked up the phone and heard a stranger's voice say, "We have a Marcia on the line. Will you accept the charges?"

Frantic, he dropped the receiver and came charging outside screaming, "Dad! They've got Mom! And they want money!"


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Hhhmmm...

Just think how much deeper the ocean would be if sponges didn't live there.
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If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?
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If olive oil comes from olives, where does baby oil come from?
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So what's the speed of dark?
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How come you don't ever hear about gruntled employees?
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Why don't they just make mouse-flavored cat food?
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I just got skylights put in my place. The people who live above me are furious.
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Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections?
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Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?
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When a man talks dirty to a woman, its sexual harassment. When a woman talks dirty to a man, it's $3.95 per minute.
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If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
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Isn't Disney World a people trap operated by a mouse?
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Whose cruel idea was it for the word "lisp" to have an "s" in it?
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Since light travels faster than sound, is that why some people appear bright until you hear them speak?
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How come abbreviated is such a long word?
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If it's zero degrees outside today and it's supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be?

Why do you press harder on a remote-control when you know the battery is dead?
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Since Americans throw rice at weddings, do Asians throw hamburgers?
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Why are they called apartments, when they're all stuck together?
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Why do banks charge you a "non-sufficient funds fee" on money they already know you don't have?
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What would a chair look like if your knees bent the other way?
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Why is a carrot more orange than an orange?
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Do fish get cramps after eating?
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Why are there 5 syllables in the word "monosyllabic"?
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Why do scientists call it research when they are looking for something new?
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Why do we wait until a pig is dead to "cure" it?
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Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?
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Why do we put suits in a garment bag and put garments in a suitcase?
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Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
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If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
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Do married people live longer than single people or does it just SEEM longer?

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From Bizarre News

*-- Man walks for 5 1/2 months from Missouri to San Diego --*

IMPERIAL, Mo. - A Missouri man who took a nearly six-month stroll from his hometown to San Diego said he was inspired by the movie "Forrest Gump." Anthony Lambing, 28, of Imperial said he was watching the 1994 film "for the 22nd or 23rd time" when he became intrigued by the titular character's three-year run back and forth across the United States, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday. "It had been in my mind for a long time," Lambing said. "I liked road trips, and I was a daydreamer." However, Lambing said he decided against running. "I got realistic; I said, I couldn't do that much work," he said. "But walking it would take about six months and was more realistic." Lambing said his research into people who performed similar feats indicated it would take him about six months to walk from Imperial to San Diego, but he set out in August 2011 and arrived in San Diego only 5 1/2 months later. Lambing said he took a cue from "Forrest Gump" and decided to walk just for the sake of walking. "I didn't want to plug a cause. ... Like Forrest Gump said, he just felt like running; I just felt like walking," he said. Lambing said a friend met him in San Diego and they caught a flight home. "Five-and-a-half months to walk out there and 6 hours to fly back," he said.


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RANDOM TIDBITS

The first U.S. gold rush was in North Carolina in 1803. It started when a boy found a 17-pound nugget on his father's farm. It supplied all the gold for the nation's mints until 1829.

The word garnet comes from the Latin word for pomegranate. (Garnets were thought to resemble pomegranate seeds.)

From 330 B.C. to A.D. 1237, most of the world's emeralds came from Cleopatra's mine in Egypt.

The name "turquoise" comes from the fact that it was first brought to Europe from the Mediterranean by Levantine traders, also known as Turks.

Ancient Greeks named amber from the word electron, because rubbing amber gives off static electricity.

Legend says that one day Cupid cut Venus's fingernails while she was sleeping and left the clippings scattered on the ground. So that no part of Venus would ever disappear, the Fates turned them into stone. The stone: onyx, Greek for "fingernail."


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I Can't Complain

I can't complain is a common answer that many use when asked the question, "How are you doing?"

A friend answered me that way recently. "I can't complain."

I thought about it.

Yes, you can.

Yes, you can complain. You can complain about virtually anything. Even if one area of your life is virtually perfect, there will be something in another area that could use improving. There will be something that you can complain about.

The poor have complaints.
The middle has complaints.
The rich have complaints.
Those with little power have complaints.
The president has complaints.

Due to the very nature of life, there will always be things that you can complain about; that's not the question nor the issue.

The question is, "Will you?"

Will you see the beauty or the bump? The glory or the gory? That which you have or that which you perceive that you lack? The excellent or the terrible?

Depending upon your viewpoint, you will either praise or complain.

Listen to the sermon, "See The Beauty." an adventure in seeing the beauty in less than ideal situations.

So how am I doing?

Excellent!

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The First Step OUT of A Mess

When everything is a mess and when you try to clean up, where do you start?

That was a question from a MountainWings subscriber.

In life, some messes are bigger than others. Some situations are more traumatic and distressing. A flat tire is different from your car being repossessed and you lost your job and are facing eviction.

I believe the subscriber who wrote that question was facing a situation far more challenging than a flat tire, but it was a question that struck me.

What do you do when everything is in a mess?

Let me give a pointer on the first part that may help someone.

"When everything is a mess..."

First, as long as there is breath in your body, realize that it's impossible for everything to be in a mess.

Something has to be right.

The first thing is to find the things that are right.

Car repossessed? Be thankful for a great bus system.

You may not think that's much until you ride on some of the bus systems of the world that I've seen.

Got a terrible bus system? Be thankful for legs that allow you to stand on a crowded, non air-conditioned bus with people hanging out of the doors and windows plus a bumpy ride.

Imagine for a second that you have just been told that you have AIDS or terminal cancer.

Now imagine the relief when the doctor tells you it was a mistake and your health is fine.

Don't have AIDS or terminal cancer? Then EVERYTHING isn't in a mess is it?

That's the first thing; when you really stop and take count, EVERYTHING is NOT messed up, just some things.

Even if you did have a terminal disease, if you are headed to heaven then EVERYTHING still isn't messed up.

That's the first big step; realize the "other" things that aren't messed up.

When this issue was first published a subscriber wrote who had AIDS and said their life wasn't messed up just because they had AIDS. They were living with it and had great hope.

There are two other steps that I'll get to later.

Want to know the next two steps right now?

Patience, my friends, patience.

All messes take a little time to clean, and patience is one of the necessary cleaning agents.

~A MountainWings Original~

   Thank you, Shari!
 

 

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC - 01/22/14 - "Signing In":

     Thanks, Dale! I think I hurt myself laughing!  
 
 
 

FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 01/22/14:
 
A rather old fashioned lady, always quite delicate and elegant, especially in her language, was planning a weeks holiday in Sydney with her husband, so she wrote to a particular camping ground and asked for a reservation.

She wanted to make sure that the camping ground was fully equipped, but didn't know quite how to ask about the toilet facilities. She just couldn't bring herself to write the word "toilet" in her letter.

After much thought, she finally came up with the old fashioned term "bathroom closet" but when she wrote it down, she still thought she was being too forward, so she started all over again, rewrote the letter, and referred to the bathroom closet as the B.C.

"Does the camping ground have it's own B.C.?" is what she wrote.

Well, the camping ground owner wasn't a bit old fashioned, and he just couldn't figure out what the old lady was talking about, so he showed the letter around a few of the campers and the only thing they could come up with was that B.C. stood for Baptist Church, so he wrote the following reply.

Dear Madam,

I regret very much the delay in answering your letter, but I now take the pleasure of informing you that a B.C. is located nine miles north of our camping ground, and is capable of seating 250 people at one time.

I admit that it is quite a distance away if you are in the habit of going regularly, but no doubt you will be pleased to know that a great number of campers go there and many take their lunches along and make a day of it. They usually arrive nice and early and stay quite late.

The last time my wife and I went was six years ago, and it was so crowded we had to stand up the whole time we were there. It may interest you to know that there is a special supper planned there to raise money to buy more seats so that everyone will be able to sit in comfort.

I would like to say that it pains me very much not to be able to go more regularly, but it is surely no lack of desire on my part, just that I am so busy most of the time.

As we grow older, it seems to be more of an effort to go, especially in the cold weather. If you decide to come down to our camping ground perhaps I could go with you the first time you go, sit with you and introduce you to all the other folks.

Remember, this is a very friendly community
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DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, February 6, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 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.  

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 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.  

 

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Y'all take 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
915-780-3048
 


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Till We Meet Again

Words by Raymond B. Egan (14 Nov 1890 - 13 Oct 1952)
Music by
Richard A. Whiting (12 Nov 1891 - 10 Feb 1938), 1918


There's a song in the land of the lily
Each sweetheart has heard with a sigh
Over high garden walls
This sweet echo falls
As a soldier boy whispers goodbye.

Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu
When the clouds roll by I'll come to you
Then the skies will seem more blue
Down in lover's lane, my dearie
Wedding bells will ring so merrily
Every tear will be a memory
So wait and pray each night for me
Till we meet again.

Tho' goodbye means the birth of a tear drop
Hello means the birth of a smile
And the smile will erase
The tear blighting trace
When we meet in the after awhile.

Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu
When the clouds roll by I'll come to you
Then the skies will seem more blue
Down in lover's lane, my dearie
Wedding bells will ring so merrily
Every tear will be a memory
So wait and pray each night for me
Till we meet again.

     

"Till We Meet Again" midi, lyrics, and Image of Sheet Music courtesy of http://www.halcyondaysmusic.com/ww1music.htm - 01/09/08

Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

Aqua Flake Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars8.html - 01/22/08

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!!

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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