02/08/19 - 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 a record-breaking high of 81 degrees (this image shows a predicted high of 83 which wasn't reached, but the record was broken nonetheless). Today we're having a cloudy day, yet not quite as warm, but the iceman cometh later this week. On the other hand, My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL called last night from just outside St. Louis, where it reached a high of only 20 frozen degrees - OUCH! I've been watching weather reports of hideous conditions across the country, so 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 - 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) (d. 03/14/15) AND Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND the late Bobby Helmer ('61) (d. 02/26/11) AND the late Bernie Helmer ('61) (d. 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) (d. 01/01/17);
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 1969:
|February 08, 1969 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Pauly Fuemana was born Paul Lawrence Fuemana in Auckland, New Zealand. On 31 Jan 2010 he died following a protracted battle with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, ultimately succumbing to respiratory failure at North Shore Hospital, North Shore City, New Zealand just eight days before his 41st birthday.|
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 Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 02/08/19, @ 7:00 AM:
Good morning, everyone. Here I am once
again blessed with the opportunity for another beautiful day and
it's Friday to boot. It will be warm and sunny before a weak
cold front passes through and the horses are beginning to whinny
for their feed. And it's continuing to dry out in the pasture,
so my blessings are multiplied this day. I said my morning
prayer, put a smile on my face and now it's time to get moving
with my chores. The early morning in the barn, listening to the
sounds of munching and crunching, the rooster crowing, the dogs
watching and the cats prowling as the horses prepare for turnout
and the life of Riley in the pasture. Lord, how I love to watch
the sky lighten in the east as I take care of the morning
rounds. Your light ends the darkness, not just visibly but in my
spiritual state of mind as well and I am so thankful for it. And
what about you, my friends, do you take time to stop, look and
listen to the Glory all around you? If you do it will truly
brighten your day. A blessed morning to all.
Thank you, Jimmy!
|And they ring out in unison, "Feed us, Dad."|
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 02/07/19:
EXACTLY! Thank you, Cheryl!
From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 02/06/19:
Sam Cooke - What A Wonderful World (Official Lyric Video)
|“You fail to overlook
the crucial point.”
BONUS WINTER DAY CROCHET PATTERNS:
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:
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."
Most Popular Winter Recipes
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/07/19:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/19
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
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
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
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
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)
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
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