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02/08/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Hazy Shade of Winter

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that
those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.”

 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(28 Aug 1749 - 22 Mar 1832)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Here in Fayetteville, yesterday reached 71 degrees, but the rain and gloom was rather horrendous; today we're having a beautiful day, just about eleven degrees colder. I think it's likely that there's a good chance that wherever 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


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Hazy_Shade_of_Winter:

"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[1] making it the second highest-charting song on the album after "Mrs. Robinson", which reached #1[2] when it was released on the back of its inclusion on the soundtrack of The Graduate.

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".[3]

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 today tomorrow to  Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND Jean Carroll Garner Barger ('63) AND  Janice McCain Rose ('65) of Northern VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND  Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

10 -   The late Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) (deceased - 03/14/15) 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 AL AND   Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA;

11 -   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA AND the late 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), Bekah Mansfield of TX!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

February 08, 1942 - Japan invaded Singapore.

February 08, 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 08, 1945 - The United Kingdom and Canada commenced Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.


THIS DAY IN 1968:

Thursday, February 08, 1968 - American civil rights movement: The Orangeburg massacre: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University who were protesting racial segregation at the town's only bowling alley, left three or four dead in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Thursday, February 08, 1968 - Actor Gary Coleman was born Gary Wayne Coleman in Zion, Illinois. He died of an epidural hematoma on 28 May 2010 in Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah at the age of 42.

Thursday, February 08, 1968 - Actor Maurice Maillot (b. 18 Sept 1906 in Rethel, Ardennes, France) died in Paris, France at the age of 61.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/07/15:

“His mercy is the mighty healer, even to the wounded innocent.”

- Boyd K. Packer
(10 Sept
1924 - 03 July 2015)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/08/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/06/18 - "Lost Words From Our Childhood!!":

Lost Words from our childhood: Words gone as fast as the buggy whip! Sad really!

The other day a not so elderly (65) (I say 75) lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy and he looked at her quizzically and said "What the heck is a Jalopy?"

He never heard of the word jalopy!! She knew she was old.... but not that old. Well, I hope you are Hunky Dory after you read this and chuckle.

About a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology. These phrases included "Don't touch that dial," "Carbon copy," "You sound like a broken record" and "Hung out to dry".

Back in the olden days we had a lot of 'moxie.' We'd put on our best 'bib and tucker' to' straighten up and fly right'.

Heavens to Betsy! Gee whillikers! Jumping Jehoshaphat! Holy moley!

We were 'in like Flynn' and 'living the life of Riley'', and even a regular guy couldn't accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill. Not for all the tea in China!

Back in the olden days, life used to be swell, but when's the last time anything was swell?

Swell has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A.; of spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, pegged pants and pedal pushers..AND DON'T FORGET.... Saddle Stitched Pants

Oh, my aching back! Kilroy was here, but he isn't anymore.

We wake up from what surely has been just a short nap, and before we can say,” Well,I'll be a monkey's uncle!' Or, This is a 'fine kettle of fish'! We discover that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed omnipresent, as oxygen, have vanished with scarcely a notice from our tongues and our pens and our keyboards.

Poof, go the words of our youth, the words we've left behind

We blink, and they're gone.

Where have all those great phrases gone?

Long gone: Pshaw, The milkman did it. Hey! It's your nickel. Don't forget to pull the chain. Knee high to a grasshopper. Well, Fiddlesticks! Going like sixty. I'll see you in the funny papers. Don't take any wooden nickels.

Wake up and smell the roses.

It turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter has liver pills. This can be disturbing stuff! ("Carter's Little Liver Pills" are gone too!)

We of a certain age have been blessed to live in changeable times. For a child each new word is like a shiny toy, a toy that has no age. We at the other end of the chronological arc have the advantage of remembering there are words that once did not exist and there were words that once strutted their hour upon the earthly stage and now are heard no more, except in our collective memory.

It's one of the greatest advantages of aging.

Leaves us to wonder where Superman will find a phone booth...

See ya later, alligator!

Okidoki

WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE FABULOUS 50'S...

NO ONE WILL EVER HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY AGAIN...

WE WERE GIVEN ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS:

.............OUR MEMORIES.......

   BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Wayne!


    From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 02/05/18:

   

  Thanks, Cheryl!

 
 


“You fail to overlook the crucial point.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan
1974)


 From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 01/25/18 - "Today's Humor (#8 in a Series of 18)":
 

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!
 
 


BONUS WINTER DAY CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://priscillascrochet.net/free%20patterns/Wearables/Cable%20Cap.pdf - 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 KNIT PATTERNS:

61 Free Knitting Patterns for the Season - "When the weather outside is frightful, who says you can’t make knits that are absolutely delightful? If you haven’t already, it’s time to put away the lightweight yarns and exchange them for the chunkier ones..."


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 - 02/07/18:

A dog walked into a butcher shop and the butcher asked, “What do you want?”

The dog pointed to steak in a glass case. “How many pounds?”

The dog barked twice.

“Anything else?”

The dog pointed to some pork chops and barks four times.

So the butcher wrapped up a two-pound steak and four pork chops, and placed the bag in the dog’s mouth. He then took money from a purse tied around the dog’s neck, and saw him out.

A customer, who had been watching in amazement, followed the dog to a house several blocks away, where it rang the doorbell to be let in. As the owner appeared at the door, the customer exclaimed, “What a remarkable dog!”

“Remarkable?” snorted the owner. “This is the second time this week he’s forgotten his keys.”


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/12/18

BLOG:

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


   Y'all take good 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
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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A Hazy Shade of Winter

Written by Paul Simon
(b. 13 Oct 1941)

Recorded by Simon & Garfunkel, 1966

Time, time, time, see what's become of me
While I looked around
For my possibilities
I was so hard to please
But look around, leaves are brown
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Hear the salvation army band
Down by the riverside, it's bound to be a better ride
Than what you've got planned
Carry your cup in your hand
And look around, leaves are brown now
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Hang on to your hopes, my friend
That's an easy thing to say, but if your hope should pass away
It's simply pretend
That you can build them again
Look around, the grass is high
The fields are ripe, it's the springtime of my life

Ahhh, seasons change with the scenery
Weaving time in a tapestry
Won't you stop and remember me
At any convenient time
Funny how my memory slips while looking over manuscripts
Of unpublished rhyme
Drinking my vodka and lime

Look around, leaves are brown now
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Look around, leaves are brown
There's a patch of snow on the ground...

Look around, leaves are brown
There's a patch of snow on the ground...

Look around, leaves are brown
There's a patch of snow on the ground...


"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 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!

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!


Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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