02/10/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
“For a long time the only time I felt
beautiful -- in the sense of being complete as a woman,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I personally believe that people who are not fond of the opera simply have not taken enough time and care and/or been exposed it in the proper setting. I realize that this may not be a very commonly held opinion.....
A midi of "O Patria Mia", arguably a signature song for the great Leontyne Price, wasn't readily available, so I chose to attach the Triumphant March from Aida (which is probably more widely recognized anyway) instead.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0wJ0FBlcNA - Leontyne Price - "O Patria Mia" from Verdi's Aida
BONUS #2 - http://www.schubertline.co.uk/Scorchshop/cgi-bin/showscore.pl?verdiopatriamiaa.sco - Interactive Sheet Music - "O Patria Mia" from Verdi's Aida
BONUS #3 - http://atthelighthouse.wordpress.com/2008/10/26/aida-and-the-native-soil-o-patria-mia/ - GIGGLES!!! Having had similar nightmares myself, I feel her pain!
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtxIFKn0n9I&feature=related - Leontyne Price - "Summertime" from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" - at the Jimmy Carter White House
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 02/09/09 - "Put Joe Tolly (NNHS56) on prayer list":
Thank you, Joe! We've added him to our Prayer Roll, and will keep Joe and Margaret in our thoughts:
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND Norman Covert ('61) of MD AND Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA AND Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND Mike Miller ('65) of NC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA;
Happy Birthday this week to:
12 - Jon Pearl ('57);
13 - Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia;
And a very happy Valentine Birthday to Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA and to my niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
GUEST BOOK SIGNERS:
1. Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 02/09/09:
Billy Turner - I was just thinking about you! Thanks for signing!
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 02/09/08 - "SAY WHAT ???":
Ziggy-Piggy ??????? LOL !
GIGGLES!!! That's right, John! Ziggy-Piggy, an adorable little fluffy Himalayan Persian, is the youngest of the four kitty cats here. I'll introduce you to the other three tomorrow.
From Jean Baker Howell ('69) of VA - 02/09/09 - "reunion":
What fabulous news! It is so added! Let me know when you have a date set!
I will do that, Jean!
From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ -02/09/09:
I just finished watching & listening to Fuzzy's (Turner - '63 - of NC) suggested video of "Born Again American", please tell him that it is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I have sent it to everyone on my email list.
Wasn't that spine-tingling?!? Thanks, Mary - and Fuzzy!
Thank you so much, Mary! It all happened so very fast, only now do I occasionally stop and look around and wonder, "Wha' happened?!?" And really, it wasn't so much a decision as an act of obedience. It was quite clear from the git-go that that was Heavenly Father's plan for us at this very moment. In addition to the reminder that people are more important than things, the timing was the most difficult part, but I learned long ago not to counsel the Lord. His will is not always necessarily my will.
Sorry, Gentlemen! Thanks so much - and keep the faith!
From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 02/09/09 - "5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake":
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).
And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Tina!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/09/09 - "True Lawyer Story":
BEST LAWYER STORY OF THE YEAR, DECADE AND PROBABLY THE CENTURY
Charlotte, North Carolina - A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among other things, fire.
Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet having made even his first premium payment on the policy the lawyer filed a claim against the insurance company.
In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost "in a series of small fires."
The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason, that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion.
The lawyer sued, and WON!
(Stay with me.)
Delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The judge stated nevertheless, that the lawyer held a policy from the company, which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them against fire, without defining what is considered to be unacceptable "fire" and was obligated to pay the claim.
Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the cigars lost in the "fires".
NOW FOR THE BEST PART:
After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON!
With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.
This is a true story and was the First Place winner in the recent Criminal Lawyers Award Contest.
ONLY IN AMERICA!
NO WONDER THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES THINK USA is NUTS!
INCREDIBLE!!! Thanks, Wayne Honey! (No, I didn't check this; it's just too funny!)
The Class of 1969 is planning its 40-Year Reunion - which will beopen to ALL NNHS Alumni! If you're a member of the Class of '69 and have not received an email from Jean Baker Howell, she needs your email address. Please contact her at email@example.com.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. April 23, 24, and 25, 2009 - The Class of 1954 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1954
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Y'all take care of each other!TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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O Patria Mia
-from Act III of the Italian opera, Aïda by Giuseppe Verdi
Qui Radamès verrà! Che vorrà dirmi? Io tremo! Ah! se tu vieni a recarmi, o crudel, L'ultimo addio, del Nilo i cupi vortici Mi daran tomba e pace forse, e pace forse e oblio.
Oh patria mia, mai più ti rivedrò! Mai più! mai più ti rivedrò! O cieli azzurri o dolci aure native Dove sereno il mio mattin brillò
O verdi colli o profumate rive O patria mia, mai più ti rivedrò! Mai più! no, no, mai più, mai più! O fresche valli, o queto asil beato Che un di promesso dall'amor mi fu
Or che d'amore il sogno è dileguato O patria mia, non ti vedrò mai più. Oh patria mia, mai più ti rivedrò!
Radames will come here!
What will he want to say to me? I tremble!
Ah! If you come to bring me, cruel one,
your last farewell,
the dark whirlpools of the Nile
will give me a tomb, and perhaps peace,
and perhaps peace and oblivion.
O my country, never more will
I see you!
O green hills, O fragrant
Now that the dream of love
StarDivider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/09/09
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 Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marineswho served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07
Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/guestbook-gifs.html - 03/07/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
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