01/28/13 - NNHS Newsletter
“Speech is too often not, as the
Frenchman defined it, the art of concealing Thought; but of quite stifling
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We used this song three years ago today - and we're doing it again!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyj2qL-bQ4E - Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes, 1967
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCFFlPnZmOA&NR=1 - Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes, 1992
|"Silence is Golden" is a
Bob Gaudio of the
The Four Seasons, with
Bob Crewe. It was released as a
B-side to the
hit song "Rag
Doll," in 1964.
It was later covered by the English band The Tremeloes, whose recording was a #1 hit in the UK Singles Chart on 18 May 1967, staying at the top for a total of three weeks. Guitarist Rick West sang lead vocal on "Silence Is Golden".
The Tremeloes single hit #11 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on the Epic label and was one of the top 100 songs of 1967. The track sold one million copies globally, earning gold disc status.
The Tremeloes also recorded an Italian version, E in silenzio.
We have received word
that Sarah Groshong ('61) of VA
became ill with
the flu and pneumonia late Thursday night. She went to the
doctor Friday morning and they sent her straightway to the
hospital, and she is in the ICU at Riverside Shore Memorial
Hospital. She remains very ill - too sick to receive
visitors - but would appreciate cards and letters, and more
specifically your prayers.
Happy Birthday today to Courtney Russ ('57) AND Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND My Granddaughter, Becca Harty of IL!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX AND HP Lucas ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
30 - Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN;
31 - Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC;
03 - Maynard Thweatt ('57);
Many Happy Returns to you all!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
1941 - The final air battle of the
armistice went into effect later in the day.
January 28, 1945 - Supplies began to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Monday, January 28, 1963 - Musician, guitarist (Anthrax) and watchmaker Dan Spitz was born Daniel Alan Spitz in Rockland County, New York.|
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/27/13 - "Hole Under The Door Lock":
WOW!! What won't crooks
This is worth passing to your friends and neighbors.
Hole Under Door Lock
approached my truck from the passenger side to place my computer bag (aka
my man purse) in the front passenger seat.
As I reached to open the door I noticed there was a hole rightunder my door handle.
My first thought was, "someone has shot my truck !"
I began to think about it and inspect it a little closer and the "light" slowly began to come on.
I phoned my friend who owns a body shop and asked if he had any vehicles with damage to the doors that looked like a bullet hole.
"Yes, I see it all the time. Thieves have a punch and place it right under the door handle, knock a hole through, reach in and unlock it, just as if they have a key. No alarms, broken glass, or anything."
I then placed a call to my insurance agent and explained it to him. I was puzzled that they left my GPS and all other belongings.
Here is where it
gets scary !
He said they
will even leave a purse or wallet and only take one or two credit cards.
By the time you realize there has been a theft, they may have already
had a couple of days or more to use them.
One would have to look pretty darn close to notice a hole like that. If the hole was on the passenger side I would never see.
YOWZERONI! Thanks, Joyce! As is often the case in these accounts, there is a mixture of true and false information here - you can read all about it in snopes - but even they report that "the account concludes with an accumulation of very good items of advice":
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 01/27/13 - "Judas Asparagus":
A child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible. Here is what was written:
The Children's Bible in a Nutshell
In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says, 'The Lord thy God is one,' but I think He must be a lot older than that. Anyway, God said, 'Give me a light!' and someone did. Then God made the world. He split the Adam and made Eve. Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren't embarrassed because mirrors hadn't been invented yet. Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven from the Garden of Eden .....Not sure what they were driven in though, because they didn't have cars. Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he was Abel.
Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except for Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something. One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham. Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check. After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob was more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast. Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat. Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston. Moses led the Israel Lights out of Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh's people. These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable.
God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti. Then he gave them His Top Ten Commandments. These include: don't lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor's stuff. Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother. One of Moses' best helpers was Joshua who was the first Bible guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town. After Joshua came David. He got to be king by killing a giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines. My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn't sound very wise to me. After Solomon there were a bunch of major league prophets. One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and then barfed up on the shore. There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess we don't have to worry about them.
After the Old Testament came the New Testament. Jesus is the star of
The New Testament. He was born in Bethlehem in a barn. (I wish I had
been born in a barn too, because my mom is always saying to me, 'Close
the door! Were you born in a barn?' It would be nice to say, 'As a
matter of fact, I was.') During His life, Jesus had many arguments with
sinners like the Pharisees and the Republicans. Jesus also had twelve
opossums. The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that they
named a terrible vegetable after him. Jesus was a great man. He healed
many leopards and even preached to some Germans on the Mount. But the
Republicans and all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius the
Pilot. Pilot didn't stick up for Jesus. He just washed his hands
instead. Anyways, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life again.
He went up to Heaven but will be back at the end of the Aluminum. His
return is foretold in the book of Revolution.
Thanks so much, Sarah Sugah! You've made many, many people laugh today with this joke - which was obviously not written by a child, but just as obviously not intended to be blasphemous!
From Me ('65) of NC - 01/27/13 - "Oliver":
BONUS GOLDEN CROCHET PATTERNS:
Golden Retriever Dog Filet
available for $4.00
http://www.etsy.com/listing/46204131/chella-crochet-afghan-pattern-graph - Chella's Golden Retriever Dog Graph - available for $3.80
Described in the books as "tiny, about the size of a large walnut... bright gold [with] little fluttering silver wings," the Snitch is the most valuable ball in a Quidditch game - and it is, by far, the most difficult to catch. Your crocheted version may not fly, but you'll look far cooler carrying it than a mimbulus mimbletonia! "
BONUS GOLDEN FOODS RECIPES:
http://www.yummly.com/recipes/golden-food -WOWZERS! A plethora of yummies!
www.ajokeaday.com - 01/27/13:
There once was a "smart guy," a "not that smart guy," and an all round "not smart at all guy." They were going to cross the Sahara Desert.
The "smart guy" says, "Meet here in an hour with something useful to cross the desert with!"
An hour passes.
The "smart guy" says, "I brought some ice packs to keep our heads cool."
The "not so smart guy" says, "I brought a pail of water to keep us hydrated."
The "not smart at all guy" says, "I brought a car door so I can roll the window down when it gets hot!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1.Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 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 13, 2013 - 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.
3. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/28/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Silence Is Golden
Co-written by Bob Gaudio (b. 17 Nov 1942) and Bob Crewe (b. 12 Nov 1931)
Recorded by The Tremeloes, 1967
Oh, don't it hurt deep inside
To see someone do something to her
Oh, don't it pain to see someone cry
Oh, especially when someone is her
Silence is golden, but my eyes still see
Silence is golden, golden
But my eyes still see
Talking is cheap
People follow like sheep
Even though there is nowhere to go
How could she tell
He deceived her so well
Pity, she'll be the last one to know
How many times will she fall for his line
Should I tell her or should I keep cool
And if I tried, I know she'd say I lied
Mind your business
Don't hurt her
"Silence Is Golden" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.bajeca.com/volume/silenceisgolden.shtml - 01/30/10 (sic)
Image of Golden Silence courtesy
of http://www.flickr.com/groups/jalalspages_masterpiece-album/discuss/72157602363608734/ - 01/30/10 (sic)
Golden Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars11.html - 01/30/10 (sic)
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy ofSarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
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
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy
of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06