02/08/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Here in Fayetteville we're having a beautiful day, but I think it's likely that there's a good chance that wherever else you might be, it feels rather like a winter day today.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnZdlhUDEJo - Hazy Shade of Winter - Simon and Garfunkel
|"A Hazy Shade of Winter" is a song written by
Paul Simon, recorded and released by
Simon & Garfunkel in 1966, and then included on their 1968 album,
Bookends (although it also appeared on their
Live from New York City, 1967). It peaked at #13 on the
Billboard Hot 100
making it the second highest-charting song on the album after "Mrs.
Robinson", which reached #1
when it was released on the back of its inclusion on the soundtrack of
Critic Richie Unterberer described the song as "one of [Simon and Garfunkel's] best songs, and certainly one of the toughest and more rock-oriented".
The lyrics evoke the passage of the seasons, but (as the title suggests) focusing on the gloominess of winter...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Bob Hines ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Janice McCain Rose ('65) of Northern VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;
10 - Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND the late Bobby Helmer ('61) (deceased 02/26/11) AND the late Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND Mike Miller ('65) of NC AND Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA;
11 - Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA AND Terry Smith ('63);
12 - Jon Pearl ('57);
13 - Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia;
14 - Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND My Niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents), Rebekah Mansfield of TX!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
150 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|February 8, 1865 - In the United States, Delaware voters rejected the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and voted to continue the practice of slavery. (Delaware finally ratified the amendment on February 12, 1901.)|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 8, 1942 -
February 8, 1943 - Britain's 77th Indian Brigade began
launching guerrilla raids behind Japanese lines in Burma. The forces
were under the command of Major General Orde Wingate.
|February 8, 1945 - The United Kingdom and Canada commenced Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.|
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Monday, February 08, 1965 -
Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 crashed into the
Atlantic Ocean and exploded, killing everyone aboard.
Monday, February 08, 1965 - Basketball player Wayne Estes (b. 13 May 1943) played the last game of his college career for Utah State University in Logan, Utah. After the game he and some friends stopped at the scene of a car accident near campus. While crossing the street, he brushed against a downed high power line and was fatally electrocuted at the age of 21.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/07/15:
|“His mercy is the
mighty healer, even to the wounded innocent.”
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/07/14 - "21 Issues":
What a relief to receive your email today, alerting me to the 21 issues you have finished.
I had begun to wonder if maybe you might have taken my name off the distribution list for your Newsletters, so I was quite relieved when your message arrived today.
Thank you for all you for the TYPHOON Nation.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
Thank you, Adonis! You surely know I would never, ever do such a thing! You have helped me beyond measure over the years.
I will tell you the sad truth, but it's one I do not like to admit, so don't tell anybody. When I only had arthritis in my knees I could stay at my keyboard for twelve hours a day without any problem. Now that's it's invaded my hips as well, that just isn't possible without the most excruciating pain. There are just times when it's all I can do to finish the Newsletters. Releasing those announcements requires considerably more time plus a higher level of concentration, and sometimes it's just more than I can endure. That's why I've been begging everyone for the last ten years to just bookmark the Newsletter cover page and check it each morning or evening as you might do to read the regular online daily news.
I've made it as attractive as I can by adding lovely shades of pink, grey, and occasionally yellow, plus pretty pictures to catch the eye, but I think still only a handful of people ever see it without being prompted. That being the case, I suppose I'll just need to chug down more ibuprofen so I can finish the work.
Thanks again, Major Madagan! I'll try to do better!
From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 02/07/14, 10:47 PM - "Deaths to report":
I hope you are doing
well. You do so much and I admire you beyond words.
Thank you so much, Fred - especially for your very kind words!
Of these five deaths you mentioned, I had only caught three, though I did address 15 more during this same period that you did not mention.
I remember reading Mrs. Grasty's obituary, but it didn't specifically mention NNHS, so I thought she must have been a Hampton gal. When Graham Field's notice appeared, I was too upset by reading of the passing of Mrs. Covert to grasp what it said. I will take care of these omissions as soon as I'm able, but it probably won't be until tomorrow. Again, thanks so very much for letting me know!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/07/14 - "Let me take you back a few years ago.....":
Some wonderful times to remember.....
The Best of times. Cool trip down memory lane '50s-'60.
There is also a Best of Times part 2 and 3.
WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Wayne!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI (soon to be VA) - 02/07/14 - "Priceless":
Bless her little heart..... How sweet........ the secret to long life...
A doctor on his morning walk, noticed the old lady pictured here. She was sitting on her front step smoking a cigar, so he walked up to her and said, “I couldn’t help but notice how happy you look! What is your secret?”
“I smoke ten cigars a day,” she said. “Before I go to bed, I smoke a nice big joint. Apart from that, I drink a whole bottle of Jack Daniels every week, and eat only junk food. On weekends, I pop pills, have sex, and I don’t exercise at all."
“That is absolutely amazing! How old are you?”
“Forty,” she replied.
From Me ('65) of NC - 02/07/15 - "Mid-Season Premiere":
Don't forget: Mid-Season Five
The Walking Dead premieres tonight, February 8, at 9:00/8:00 on
From My Friend, Jim, of NV - 02/07/15:
|“You fail to overlook
the crucial point.”
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/23/15 - "20 Weird Facts I'll Bet You Didn't Know (#8 in a series of 20)":
Believe it or not, I actually knew some of these facts!
WOWZERS! Thank you, Haul Party!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI (soon to be VA) - 01/30/15 - "Priceless Pets (#8 in a series of 22)":
Keeping watch with his best
BONUS WINTER DAY CROCHET PATTERNS:
Priscilla Hewitt's Cable Cap
http://idealdelusions.blogspot.com/2012/03/raspberry-sherbet.html?m=0 - Doris' Raspberry Sherbet Round Ripple Afghan - Deliciously fun, the Raspberry Sherbet Round Ripple will have you grinning from ear to ear. Round crochet afghans look terrific and this pattern is for those already familiar with the round ripple technique. This pattern also teaches you how to crochet a flower and add it to the afghan. Make this ripple pattern for Valentine's day or for a girl's room."
BONUS WINTER DAY RECIPES:
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Winter-Day-Dinner - Winter Day Dinner - "In the middle of winter, I often rely on this recipe to warm us up! My husband doesn't care for noodles, so I look for different ways to serve potatoes."
http://www.food.com/recipes/winter/popular - Most Popular Winter Recipes
FINALLY:From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/07/15:
A 20-something year-old girl finally decided to introduce her boyfriend to her parents. She hid him from them because she was afraid of how they'd react because he was very religious, but now that they were engaged she couldn't hide it anymore.
The boy shook the father's hand firmly and sat down for a talk.
"So I understand that you want to marry my daughter. Do you have a job to support her?"
"With God's help, sir, someday soon I'll find a job."
"Are you planning on having children?"
"With God's help, sir, someday, yes."
"I understand that you're a student. How are you going to pay your tuition and afford a baby?"
"With God's help, sir, I'm very certain both of these are possible goals."
The conversation went pleasantly and politely. After the boy left, the mother asked the father, "Well? What do you think of the young lad?"
The father replied, "He seems pretty nice; the only problem is that he seems to believe that I'm God."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 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 01/13/15
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Simon & Garfunkel,
"Hazy Shade of Winter" midi (sequenced by Phil Smith) courtesy of http://sglyrics.myrmid.com/midi.htm - 02/08/10
"Hazy Shade of Winter" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/simon+and+garfunkel/hazy+shade+of+winter_20124736.html - 02/08/10
"Hazy Shade of Winter" image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/37043062@N00/4109511396/ - 02/08/10
Twig Flower Bar # 17 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/pa/FlaminJune/Flowerlines2.html - 02/08/10
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 missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)
Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07
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
Seals clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/26/06
Anchor clip art courtesy of
Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of
NC - 12/14/05
Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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