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02/21/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Precious Memories

“Savor and taste each moment in life - for it soon shall be a memory.”

- Shana Wiersum

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I thought the theme of today's Newsletter might bring back a few - oh, I dunno - precious memories.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm_PQUWmZ1s - Precious Memories - Tennessee Ernie Ford

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnQIImqAvLM - Precious Memories - Dolly Parton

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpbHt7Cqjd8 - Precious Memories - Willie Nelson


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precious_Memories:

Precious Memories is a traditional gospel hymn credited to J.B.F. Wright in 1925. J. B. F. Wright was born in Tennessee, February 21, 1877. It has been performed by a wide variety of famous recording artists including Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Daniel O'Donnell, The Edwin Hawkins Singers, and Bob Dylan. It was also the last song on the soundtrack of the 1979 film Hardcore, then performed by Susan Raye at the film's opening and closing credits.

Aretha Franklin recorded the song for her album "Amazing Grace" (1972) and Ronnie Milsap for his album "Then Sings My Soul" (2009).


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ronald Bass ('57) AND Janice Clark Palmer ('63) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

23 - Richard Prince ('57) AND Tommy Payne ('63) of VA;

24 - Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA AND    Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA;
25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57)
AND the President of the Class of 1965,     Joe Wingo of NC;

27 -     Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND       Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND   My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;

28 -  Wayne Agee ('58) of FL!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

February 21, 1945 - Japanese kamikaze planes sank the escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea and damaged the USS Saratoga.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Sunday, February 21, 1965 - Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.


From My Friend, Dennis, of AZ - 02/20/15:

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

- Ernest Hemingway
(21 July 1899 - 02 July 1961)

   Thank you, Dennis!



REQUEST:

  From Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 02/14/15 - "Information for the Letter":

Is there any Typhoon alumnus out there that likes to work on classic cars? I have a 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible that needs some engine work. It’s on my bucket list to get it going by June so I can cruise Buckroe Beach in style. If you have the time and knowledge call or text me at 757-788-9713 or email me at jimwkr@hotmail.com. Thanks.
 

Jimmy Walker

NNHS Class of 1962

   COOL! Certainly, Jimmy! I'll keep running this until one of us hears from someone!  

  "Anyone? Anyone?"  


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/20/15 - "How children perceive their grandparents.....":

How children perceive their grandparents.....

1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!"

I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye....

2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62.

My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"

3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?"

4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like. "We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods."

The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"


5. My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?"

I mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we alike?''

"You're both old," he replied.

6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor... She told him she was writing a story.

"What's it about?" he asked.

"I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."


7. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued.

At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these colors yourself!"

8. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use, Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights.."

9. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure."

"Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised "Mine says I'm 4 to 6."

10. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today."

The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said. "How do you make babies?"

"It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."


11. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher.

The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant."

The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked.

"Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child."

12. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties.

"They use him to keep crowds back," said one child.

"No," said another. "He's just for good luck."

A third child brought the argument to a close. "They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."


13. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived.

"Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her. Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport."

14. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good good things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him!

15. My Grandparents are funny, when they bend over, you hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.

SEND THIS TO OTHER GRANDPARENTS, ALMOST GRANDPARENTS, OR HECK, SEND IT TO EVERYONE. IT WILL MAKE THEIR DAY!

    Thanks, Dools!


      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 02/18/15:

   Thanks, Jean!
 
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/20/15:

      Thanks, Joan!
 
 


“A bachelor's life is no life for a single man.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan
1974)


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI (soon to be VA) - 01/30/15 - "Priceless Pets (#21 in a series of 22)":

 

They sleep like this every night.

     AWW! Thanks, George!  

 
 


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 01/16/15 - "Old Age (#1 in a series of 9)":

 

Senior Humor - Old age looks like a lot of fun, can hardly wait to get there.... SAID NO ONE EVER!!!!!


  If you know anyone who is old, these would be fun to share. Believe me, I'm not sending them to you because you're old.

   WILD GIGGLES! Thank you, Ruthie!

 
 


BONUS PRECIOUS CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.joann.com/precious-metallic-shawl-to-crochet/3153868P139.html - Precious Metallic Shawl


BONUS PRECIOUS MEMORIES RECIPES:

http://www.chron.com/life/food/article/Heirloom-recipes-season-family-holidays-with-1642952.php - Deborah Mann Lake's Heirloom recipes season family holidays with precious memories


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/20/15:

An ancient Greek walked into his tailor's shop with a torn pair of pants.

"Euripides?" asksed the tailor.

"Yeah, Eumenides?" replies the man.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/18/15

BLOG:

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
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802
 


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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    
             


Precious Memories

- Music and Lyrics by J. B. F. Wright (21 Feb 1877 - ???), 1925


Precious memories, unseen angels
Sent from somewhere to my soul
How they linger, ever near me
And the sacred scenes unfold.

Precious memories, how they linger
How they ever flood my soul
In the stillness of the midnight
Precious, sacred scenes unfold.

Precious father, loving mother
Fly across the lonely years
And old home scenes of my childhood
In fond memory appear.

In the stillness of the midnight
Echoes from the past I hear
Old-time singing, gladness bringing
From that lovely land somewhere.

I remember mother praying
Father, too, on bended knee
Sun is sinking, shadows falling
But their prayers still follow me.

As I travel on life's pathway
Know not what the years may hold
As I ponder, hope grows fonder
Precious memories flood my soul.


"Precious Memories" midi (sequenced by Frank W. “Grandpa” Schober) courtesy of http://www.grandpaschober.com/ - 01/24/06
at the request of Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/19/06
Thanks, Jean! 

 "Precious Memories" lyrics courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~Synergy_2/lyrics/prec_mem.html - 01/24/06
also at
the request of Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/19/06
Thanks again, Jean! 

"Bunny Love" clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/Valentine.html - 08/18/05 

 Heart Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars11.html - 01/30/06

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

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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