02/08/18 - 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, 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
|"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 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!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 08, 1942 -
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.
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 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!
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:
BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Wayne!
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 02/05/18:
|“You fail to overlook
the crucial point.”
|Thanks, Dearest Judy!|
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 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
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/07/18:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/12/18
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
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 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...)
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
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)
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
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