01/28/14 - 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,
Well, sometimes it is, and then sometimes...
BONUS #1 - 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.
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 - Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN AND Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA;
31 - Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC;Paul Dobie ('66) of CO; John Patterson ('59) of TN AND Alan Nesbitt ('64) 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 1964:
|Tuesday, January 28, 1964 - An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission was shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.|
|From My Friend, Bill, of NC - 01/27/14:|
Snow, possibly mixed with sleet, becoming all snow after 4pm. High near
30. Northeast wind 13 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New
snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
"... but if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." - Doctrine and Covenants 38:30
From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 01/27/14 - "American Politics and a Monarchy":
|Emerge Kinder Fonds — On
Maryland, Frederick and the World
By Harry M. Covert
HOOPDORFF, Netherlands — A
few days in this quaint town just kilometers from Amsterdam, is a
recharging experience. Here in the midst of a charity conference plans
have been made for more educational supplies, more hygienic facilities
and reports on the success of providing milk cows for villages.
Thank you so much for sharing your insights and service, Harry!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/27/14 - "A Thrifty Tip Each Should Know, Jokes & More":
|I was recovering from
surgery when a charity representative phoned asking me to take part in a
door-to-door fund-raising effort. "Sorry," I replied, "but I've been
Undaunted, the caller kept trying to convince me to change my mind and volunteer.
I interrupted and said, "I'm incapacitated. Do you know what that means?"
She hesitated. "It means your head was cut off?"
*-- Q and A Quickies --*
Q: What do you call a sleeping cow?
A: A bulldozer.
Q: What did Batman say to Robin before they got in the car?
A: Robin, get in the car.
*-- More Q and A Quickies --*
Q: What did the digital watch say to his mom?
A: "Look, Mom, no hands."
Q: How does the gingerbread man make his bed?
A: With cookie sheets.
*-- Even More Q and A Quickies --*
Q: What do you have if you have 100 rabbits in a row and 99 step back?
A: A receding hare line!
Q: What do you get when you cross a snake and a kangaroo?
A: A jump rope!
Quote Of Value
Do the one thing you think you cannot do.
Fail at it.
Do better the second time.
The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.
This is your moment.
- Oprah Winfrey
Until modern times, brides walked down the aisle clutching a bundle of garlic and dill. The practice probably originated from the time of the Plague, when people clutched the herbs over their noses and mouths in a desperate effort to survive. Over time, brides added better-smelling flora to the arrangement.
The earliest tradition in bridesmaid fashion involved dressing the bridesmaids exactly the same as the bride. As with many older traditions, the idea was that by setting up lookalikes, any troublesome spirits in the area could not fixate on the bride.
The veiling of the bride has origins in the idea that she's vulnerable to enchantment, so she must be hidden from evil spirits. The Romans veiled brides in flame-colored veils to actually scare off those spirits. Also, in many religions, the veil is a sign of humility and respect before God during a religious ceremony.
The wedding ring has been worn on the third finger of the left hand since Roman times. The Romans believed that the vein in that finger runs directly to the heart. The wedding ring is a never-ending circle, which symbolizes everlasting love.
Tossing the bouquet is a tradition that stems from England. Women used to try to rip pieces of the bride's dress and flowers in order to obtain some of her good luck. To escape from the crowd the bride would toss her bouquet and run away.
Because grooms in Anglo-Saxon England often had to defend their brides, the bride would stand to the left of her groom so that his sword arm was free.
Saving Home Energy
1. Fully load your dishwasher before starting. Select the shortest cycle and allow dishes to air dry.
2. Install motion sensors for us with outdoor lighting. They use less energy than lights that say on.
3. Check for hot and cold spots or drafty areas inside your home near windows, doors.
4. If you have a fireplace make sure it has properly fitting damper and remember to close them when fireplace is not in use.
5. Lower electric water heater to 120F. Drain a few gallons from bottom twice a year to remove sediment that slows heating times.
While there is often a lot of guidance on why customers shouldn't use credit cards, this latest news from Target shows why using a debit card may in fact be a worse idea. And while in the example of Target both credit and debit cards were affected, and it has assured that its customers "will not be held financially responsible for any credit card or debit card fraud," it brings into question whether or not debit cards should be used at all.
While some say credit cards are dangerous because of the potential to rack up massive amounts of debt, it isn't as though debit cards should be used without caution or concern. With debit cards, consumers have fewer rights when it comes to unauthorized purchases, greater potential liabilities, longer potential resolution times, and even less protection on the purchases they do make.
The $500 potential
For both credit and debit cards, Federal law maximizes your potential losses to a maximum of $50 if your card is lost or stolen. Yet there is an important qualifier in the case of debit cards, and that is you must notify the bank within two days of the loss or theft. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) notes in the case of debit cards, "if you notify your bank after those first two days, under the law you could lose much more."
In the case of debit cards, if the problem isn't reported within those two days you could be liable for up to $500 in fraudulent charges. There is even the potential to be on the hook for more than $500 depending on the circumstances and the situation.
When transaction errors do occur, banks have up to 10 business days (and at times 20) to conduct their own investigation after they receive notice from the card holder that an error occurred. In the case of a debit card, this means that an individual might not be refunded, and the charges, withdrawn for weeks. At times banks will provide a credit to the account for the amount in question, known as "provisional credit" but that still takes time.
In addition to greater potential losses when a faulty transaction is made on a debit card, consumers also have fewer rights and less protection with debit cards when they receive damaged goods, faulty service, or defective merchandise when compared to the rights they have with credit cards.
The Expense Worth The Lesson
After having six bosses in 4 1/2 years, I decided it was time to leave my job. Who needs to put up with this? Despite the economic hard times, I found a new position doing something that I thought I would really enjoy.
At first it was fun being in a new and challenging environment. Then I found out I'd have the health care coverage I was promised - after 90 days, and I'd have a 401(k) - after six months.
Since the office had mainly younger people working there, heavy metal music would blare through the speakers in the sales office during most of the day. Further, the company wanted me to make sales through a "bait and switch" technique.
Suddenly, I found myself missing the pay, benefits and friends of my old office. And I realized that I could apply this lesson to other areas of my life.
I remembered cursing and wasting the day many times during those cold, dreary, sleety days in February. Oh, I would think, if I could only be living somewhere warm and sunny! How fun it would be then to call and taunt my friends back home with, "It's 20 degrees there? Well, here it's 70 without a cloud in the sky!"
But now I realize that I'd miss the change in seasons and running on frosty mornings like the one we had today.
I've also thought that if my wife ever left me, either by choice or by death, that I could find another mate. Maybe even someone young and pretty! Now I realize that it might be fun, for a while. But it might take years (or even longer than forever) to find a wonderful, thoughtful, intelligent, loyal, resourceful all-around good person like the one who lives with me now.
The choice I made leaving my job has cost me dearly, both financially and emotionally, but my former company has offered to take me back. I am now a humbler and more appreciative person. The expense may have been worth the lesson. I learned to avoid an even bigger mistake in my life.
~A MountainWings Original by Ted Janusz, Hilliard, OH~
Thank you, Shari!
From My Friend, April, of NC - 01/27/14 - "Before You Speak...":
|AMEN! Thanks so much, April!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 01/27/14 - "I Was Going to Clean...":
|Besides - I'd have to, you know, get out of bed!|
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 - 01/27/14:
A mechanic was removing a
cylinder head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a
well-known heart surgeon in his shop.
The mechanic straightened up,
wiped his hands on a rag and asked, "So Doc, look at this engine. I open
its heart, take valves out, fix 'em, put 'em back in, and when I finish,
it works just like new. So how come I get such a small salary and you
get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing basically the same
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/27/14
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
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