02/14/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
you see, each day I love you more
Rosemonde Etienette Gerard, 1889
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:
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.
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!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 14, 1942 - The
Battle of Pasir Panjang contributed to the fall of
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, 1944 - Anti-Japanese
February 14, 1945 - Prague was bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
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??":
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.
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 02/13/10 - "This is sweet":
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":
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, , Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Broderick, , Susan Sarandon and Spike Lee as they discover the stories of their ancestors.
COOL BEANS! Thanks again, Paul!
From Mike White ('67) of VA - 02/03/10 - "Seniors (#10 in a Series of 19)":
For anyone age
appropriate…that means almost everyone
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!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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 email@example.com (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
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 email@example.com
CLASS OF 1960
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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" 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
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 03/19/05
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
Thanks again, Herbie!
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marineswho fought in WWII
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
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
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