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01/28/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Silence Is Golden

“Speech is too often not, as the Frenchman defined it, the art of concealing Thought; but of quite stifling and
suspending Thought, so that there is none to conceal. Speech too is great, but not the greatest. As the Swiss
Inscription says: Sprecfien ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden (Speech is silvern, Silence is golden);
or as I might rather express it: Speech is of Time, Silence is of Eternity.

- Thomas Carlyle, in Sartor Resartus, translated from German, 1831
(04 Dec 1795 - 05 Feb 1881)

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



From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silence_Is_Golden_%28song%29:
 
"Silence is Golden" is a song co-written by Bob Gaudio of the American rock band, The Four Seasons, with Bob Crewe. It was released as a B-side to the hit song "Rag Doll," in 1964.[1]

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,[2] staying at the top for a total of three weeks.[3] Guitarist Rick West sang lead vocal on "Silence Is Golden".

The Tremeloes single hit #11 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart[4] 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.[5]

The Tremeloes also recorded an Italian version, E in silenzio.


PRAYER REQUEST:

   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.

Sarah Groshong
Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
ICU Bed 2, Hospital Avenue, PO Box 17
Nasawadox, VA 23413

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    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;

01 -     Paul Dobie ('66) of CO;

02 - Porter Phillips Booker ('57) AND the late    Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) (deceased - 08/26/05)  AND   John Patterson ('59) of TN AND    Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC;

03 - Maynard Thweatt ('57);

04 -       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND the late   Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06)!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

January 28, 1941 - The final air battle of the French-Thai War: Japanese-mediated 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.

Monday, January 28, 1963 - Cyclist Gustave Garrigou (born Cyprien Gustave Garrigou on 24 Sept 1884 in Vabres, France) died in Paris, France at the age of 78.


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/27/13 - "Hole Under The Door Lock":

WOW!!  What won't crooks think of?  

This is worth passing to your friends and neighbors.

Hole Under Door Lock
 

  Wednesday, I 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 !

"Oh no, he said, they want the break-in to be so subtle that you don't even realize it. They look at your GPS to see where "home" is. Or check your address from Insurance and Registration in your glove box. Now, they know what you drive, go to your home, and if your vehicle isn't there they assume you aren't and break into your home."

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.

(I didn't realize my situation for two full days!)

They even give you the courtesy of re-locking your doors for you.

Periodically, walk around your car, especially after you park in a shopping center or other large parking area.

Report thefts immediately....your bank w/missing check numbers, your credit card agencies, police, and insurance companies, etc.

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":

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/handle.asp


   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 01/27/13 - "Judas Asparagus":

"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.

------- Nothing bad will happen if you don't, but if you forward this delightful story you'll make someone LAUGH today and they'll keep spreading the laughter by sending it on!!

       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:

http://www.jiffypatternshop.com/catalog.php/patterns/pd992279 - Golden Retriever Dog Filet Graph - 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

http://www.innerchildcrochet.com/patterns/files/the_golden_snitch.pdf - Golden Snitch (from Harry Potter) - "Desperately Seeking a quick Harry Potter project? Simple and quick, made using only a few yards of worsted weight yarn and a little stuffing, the Golden Snitch works up faster than you can say Quidditch!
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!


FINALLY:

From 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, frankgibson@cox.net, Joyce Williams Nettles, joywnet@cox.net, or Susie Overton Jones, tnsjones@charter.net


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/28/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
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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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
You fool


"Silence Is Golden" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.bajeca.com/volume/silenceisgolden.shtml - 01/30/10 (sic)

Rob McColl's 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 of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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!

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
Thanks, Tom!

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