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02/14/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Valentine's Day!

For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.”

- Rosemonde Etienette Gerard, 1889
(05 Apr 1871 - 05 Apr 1953)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today is Valentine's Day, so I want to send all of y'all my love! You may have noticed there's no midi playing. The 2001 Ben Folds song used for today's Special Edition was suggested by        my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL on 01/31/10 and 02/11/10:

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8eII2KUpY0 - The Luckiest - Here is the Wash U group that did Ben Folds' "The Luckiest" on the album. It's kinda poor quality, but watchable.

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JWX11AMBEc - The Luckiest - And here is Ben on an Aussie show performing the song.

   Thanks, Nathaniel!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

     Happy Valentine Birthday today to      Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND My Niece,       Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
18 -
The late     Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND    Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC;

19 -     Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND      Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND    Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!

20 -    Bobby Callis ('64) of WV!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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THIS DAY IN WWII:

February 14, 1942 - The Battle of Pasir Panjang contributed to the fall of Singapore.

February 14, 1943 Tunisia Campaign - German General Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Korps launched an offensive against Allied forces in Tunisia, North Africa. General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim's Fifth Panzer Army launched a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia. The Battle of the Kasserine Pass was the site of the first major battle defeat of the war for the United States.

February 14, 1943 - Rostov-on-Don, Russia was liberated.

February 14, 1944 - Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.

February 14, 1945 - On the first day of the bombing of Dresden, the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces began fire-bombing Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony.

February 14, 1945 - Prague was bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.

February 14, 1945 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially starting the U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relationship.

February 14, 1945 - Mostar was liberated by Yugoslav partisans.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Sunday, February 14, 1965 - It was Valentine's Day then, too!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/13/10 - "Cupid":

Nice pick of “Cupid” by Sam Cooke for the Newsletter.....

   Thank you so much, David; I'm glad you liked it!

   (I think we'll save the rest of Dave's note for a Tuesday surprise! )


  From Richard Cantor ('65) of KY - 02/13/10 - "Unsafe??":

Hi Carol,
 
My virus protection system indicated that the website is unsafe!  Please check it out!
 
Thks,
 
Richard Cantor

   Thanks for letting me know, Richard! There's nothing really for me to check. This is just another instance of the continuing nonsense we've been enduring all year with our server - which is why we'll be selecting and switching to a new one before the site fees expire in the next twelve days! Keep the faith!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/10/10 - "Valentine's Day Traditions":

Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine's Day. They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was:
Good morning to you, valentine;
Curl your locks as I do mine---
Two before and three behind.
Good morning to you, valentine.

In Wales wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favorite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, "You unlock my heart!"

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

In some countries, a young woman may receive a gift of clothing from a young man. If she keeps the gift, it means she will marry him.

Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine's Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.

A love seat is a wide chair. It was first made to seat one woman and her wide dress. Later, the love seat or courting seat had two sections, often in an S-shape. In this way, a couple could sit together -- but not too closely!

Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry, As you twist the stem of an apple, recite the names until the stem comes off. You will marry the person whose name you were saying when the stem fell off.

Pick a dandelion that has gone to seed. Take a deep breath and blow the seeds into the wind. Count the seeds that remain on the stem. That is the number of children you will have.

If you cut an apple in half and count how many seeds are inside, you will also know how many children you will have.

   Thanks, Shari!


  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 02/13/10 - "This is sweet":

Can't help myself!
 
Just had to share!
 
Dog Falls For Cat - http://www.flixxy.com/dog-loves-cat.htm 

   AWWW! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies, this is really adorable!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/14/10 - "Valentine's and Anti-Valentine's Songs Plus Valentine's Day Jokes":

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's and Anti-Valentine's Songs

The first of each of these song categories are good, the second of each...not so much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=589Mvlz6LWE
Marie Digby Umbrella

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayFWU4MrvQM
Gene Stuart- You're Still The Only One I'll Ever Love( Dang it's twangy...)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jtRKvugZRw&feature=related
Nellie Furtalo -Say It Right

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYYF7UA52po
Slayer-I Hate you (Not great for a Slayer song, but the lyrics may feel right to some.)

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Valentine's Jokes

A young woman was taking an afternoon nap. After she woke up, she told her husband, "I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for Valentine's day. What do you think it means?"

"You'll know tonight," he said.

That evening, the man came home with a small package and gave it to his wife. Delighted, she opened it--only to find a book entitled "The meaning of dreams".

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A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An
earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?" "Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws.

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A guy walks into a post office one day to see a middle-aged, balding man
standing at the counter methodically placing "Love" stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them. He then takes out a perfume bottle and starts spraying scent all over them.

His curiosity getting the better of him, he goes up to the balding man and asks him what he is doing. The man says, "I'm sending out one thousand Valentine cards signed, 'Guess who?'"

"But why?" asks the man.

"I'm a divorce lawyer," the man replies.

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A smart, handsome and sexy young man dressed in the most sophisticated manner walked into the bar. He noticed a woman staring at him without blinking her eyes with an open mouth. Flattered, he approached the woman and said in his sexiest deep voice - "I'll do anything you wish, beautiful lady, for just $20 but on one condition." The woman was trapped in a moment and asked as if in a trance - "What's your condition?" The young man replied, "Tell me your wish in just three words." After a long pause, woman opened her purse, counted the money and handed it to the man along with her address. She then looked deeply into his eyes and whispered, "Clean my
house."
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   GIGGLES! Thanks again, Shari!


      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) - 02/12/10 - "Australia's Got Talent...this kid is incredible!!!...":

In this crazy world world we live in, it's nice to get a video like this.

This 15 year old Australian boy - WHAT A VOICE!!!!!!!

This is a 15 year old boy, Mark Vincent Kaplan who just won the show's $250,000 prize. 

He was raised by his grandfather, when his dad walked out on the family.

It is really amazing to listen to him ... I think it's worth a few minutes. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnOczKJ6LDk - Mark Vincent Audition - 2009 Australia's Got Talent

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Paul! What an amazing talent!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/13/10 - "Chaka Khan -  My Funny Valentine":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP-oGwt8ng0 - Chaka Khan - My Funny Valentine

   COOL! Thanks again, Shari!


   From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/13/10 - "CPR":

This might come in handy.  I hope you never need it, though.

Good to know.

This video is 2 minutes and 19 seconds that might save a life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5huVSebZpM - Continuous Chest Compression CPR - Mayo Clinic Presentation

 Thanks for this very valuable clip, Judy!


      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) - 02/12/10 - "From Genealogy.com - 'A special invitation from Lisa Kudrow'":

Who Do You Think You Are? begins Friday, March 5, 2010 at 8/7 Central on NBC.

Share a heartwarming journey through family history with Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmitt Smith, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon and Spike Lee as they discover the stories of their ancestors.

http://www.nbc.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/video/clips/message-from-lisa/1200391/?sssdmh=dm13.234741&o_iid=42513&o_lid=42513

   COOL BEANS! Thanks again, Paul!


  From Mike White ('67) of VA - 02/03/10 - "Seniors (#10 in a Series of 19)":

Carol

For anyone age appropriate…that means almost everyone
in the Typhoon Nation !

Mike

   
 
 

Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too.

Don't laugh.....it is all true...these are the perks of reaching 60 and heading towards 70 and older!

   Thanks, Mike!  


ABBREVIATED ALERT:

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


FINALLY:

From ArcaMax Jokes - 02/13/10:

Theory of M&M Evolution

Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species.

To this end, I hold M&M duels.

Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger, I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and splinters. That is the "loser," and I eat the inferior one immediately. The winner gets to go another round.

I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theatre of competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world.

Occasionally I will get a mutation, a candy that is misshapen, or pointier, or flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this proves to be a weakness, but on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the species continues to adapt to its environment.

When I reach the end of the pack, I am left with one M&M, the strongest of the herd. Since it would make no sense to eat this one as well, I pack it neatly in an envelope and send it to: M&M Mars, A Division of Mars, Inc. Hackettstown, NJ 17840-1503 U.S.A., along with a 3x5 card reading, "Please use this M&M for breeding purposes."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin.
For details, contact Mickey Marcella at mcmiceli@verizon.net (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at bineher@cox.net (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at hdsdds@aol.com (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954

2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwitte@tampabay.rr.com - CLASS OF 1960

4. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at captarnold@vprj.net.


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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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The Luckiest

Written and recorded by Ben Folds, 2001
(b. 12 Sept 1966)


I don't get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here

And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

What if I'd been born fifty years before you
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a white sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you

Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest


"The Luckiest" lyrics courtesy of http://www.elyrics.net/read/b/ben-folds-lyrics/the-luckiest-lyrics.html - 02/02/10

Animated Valentine's Day Title clip art courtesy
of http://www.wondercliparts.com/holidays/valentines_day/valentines_day_clipart.html - 02/12/10

Valentines clip art courtesy of John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/09/09
Thanks, John!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 03/19/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who fought in WWII
Thanks again, Herbie!

Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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