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02/22/11 - NNHS Newsletter
George Washingto
n's 279th Birthday

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation.
 It is better to be alone than in bad company.

- George Washington
(22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This birthday celebration is one that - naturally - we repeat each year:

http://nnhs65.com/02-22-05-NNHS-Washingtons-Birthday.html

http://nnhs65.com/02-22-06-NNHS-Washingtons-274th-Birthday.html

http://nnhs65.com/02-22-07-NNHS-Washingtons-275th-Birthday.html

http://nnhs65.com/02-22-08-NNHS-Washingtons-276th-Birthday.html 

http://nnhs65.com/02-22-09-NNHS-Washingtons-277th-Birthday.html

http://nnhs65.com/02-22-10-NNHS-Washingtons-278th-Birthday.html

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HOc9WVZbts -Yankee Doodle - Fife and Drum (The Awesome Towpath Volunteers), 2007


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington  

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/georgewashington/

http://sc94.ameslab.gov/TOUR/gwash.html

http://www.earlyamerica.com/lives/gwlife/

http://www.georgewashington.si.edu/


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

     Happy Birthday today to Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to Richard Prince ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 -   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 UT AND   My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;

28 -   Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;
29 -
Bob Schweida ('54) of NH!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0222.htm


   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 02/22/11, 12:31 PM - "Happy Birthday":

Happy Birthington's Washday from Fred Field and the Rev. Spooner.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Fred W. Field

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Fred!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoonerism  

http://www.fun-with-words.com/spoon_history.html


  From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 02/21/11 - "Passing of Mary Hudson":

Sorry Carol, 

I omitted Mary Hudson's maiden name. She was born in PA and was adopted.  Her legal name was Mary Louise Akers. Her adopted mother remarried Robert E. Jones but I think Mary still went by Akers. I believe she graduated Class of 1938 but not really sure.  I was really tired when I sent you the Death Notice.  

I hope this is the last time I will be sending you a Death Notice for my family for a while. As you know I lost my husband in April and my dad in October and my mother-in-law on Saturday.

Catherine Hudson

   Thank you, Cathy! This year has been an unbelievably brutal one for you; you and your family have my deepest sympathies.  


  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 02/21/11 - "Class of 1966":

Thanks for the update.  Trying to keep up with over 300 classmates is a full time task but is less demanding than your doing the web page.  How you do it I just don’t know, but we all are truly grateful.

My home number is 757-868-8443.  I thought I went online to the 1966 alumni and that is where I saw   Anita (Morgan Becker) and   John's (Howard) names.  It caught me by surprise and I am sure they would wonder why they are getting address and e-mail information.  With the reunion coming up, it is so much easier and less costly to reach people by e-mail instead of the regular mail, so this will help!

Thanks much!!

Dee Hodges Bartram

   Thank you, Dee! I hope you're able to contact the Newport News Alumni people soon so that they can change this contact information for your class!

http://nnadmin.sbo.nn.k12.va.us/alumni/#nn


From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 02/21/11 - "Missing the NNHS Newsletter":

I just realized that I have not been getting the NNHS Newsletter!  Can you put me back on the mailing list?  Karrin Williams Frankie (WHS ’61) and went to NN schools from ’49-’57 when we moved to Warwick.  Keep in touch with many people from NNHS and have helped the class of ’61 with finding people.  Thanks for a great job.

Karrin

   Well, this is dreadful news, Karrin! I checked and you were still ON my list! Then I moved you to one of the other two mailing lists, and that announcement apparently was lost in cyberspace and reached no one. I'm going to temporarily place you on TWO lists.  Please let me know if either announcement reaches you. Thanks, Lady!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/21/11 - "Household & Safety Tips":

I know from experience that some of these work.  Some sound worth checking out but that one about newspapers as mulch to block weeds......forget it....doesn't work!!!


SENDING YOU A PRAYER .....
AND A SMILE .....

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.
If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating.
Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef.
It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of
spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream; then beat them.

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste
of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

Reheat Pizza
Heat leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove; set heat to med-low and heat till warm.
This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the food channel and it really works.

Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal; mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal,
keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy; squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done - easy clean up.


Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in
a microwave next to a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food
Moist and help it reheat faster.

Newspaper weeds away
Start putting torn newspaper in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants,
overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic;
they will not get through wet newspapers.

Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll
to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks
that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... Ta DA! .. Static is gone.

Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water.Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup.
Next, add your ingredient (peanut butter, honey, etc.) and watch how easily it comes right out.

Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car.
When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

Reopening envelope
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside,
Just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.

Conditioner
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth.
It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.

Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2 with Apple Cider Vinegar
and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so,
especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!


INFO ABOUT CLOTHES DRYERS
The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load of clothes.) He took the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material. I'm sure you know what your dryer's lint filter looks like. Well .... the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn't go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh - that's what burns out the heating unit.
You can't SEE the film, but it's there. It's what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free. You know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box ... well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush at least every six months.

He said that increases the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!?!
Learn something new every day! I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that. So, I thought I'd share!
Note: I went to my dryer and tested my screen by running water on it. The water ran through a little bit but mostly collected all the water
in the mesh screen. I washed it with warm soapy water and a nylon brush and I had it done in 30 seconds. Then when
I rinsed it ... the water ran right thru the screen! There wasn't any puddling at all! That repairman knew what he was talking about!
 

   Thanks so much, Joyce!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 02/21/11 - "Housework":

BEWARE: A virus is going round called HOUSEWORK.

If you feel the need to start housework, stop immediately !

This virus wipes out your social life. If you should come in contact with housework, go straight to the nearest computer & order the only known antidote which is called facebook. Please share this warning immediately with at least 6 friends. If you realize you do not have 6 friends, you are already infected. Ha!

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie! And speaking of facebook.....


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/21/11 - "Before you snap and post that cell phone picture ........... think":

Before you snap and post that cell phone picture ........... think
 
Maybe you already knew this… if not, it is really good information… be safe.
 
This is too, too scary.   Think twice before putting your pictures on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=7621105

   YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Y'all be careful! Thanks so much for this valuable information, Shari!


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 02/20/11 - "The Devil Made Me Send This...":


Once upon a time there lived a king. The king had a beautiful daughter, the PRINCESS. But there was a problem. Everything the princess touched would melt.

No matter what; metal, wood, stone, anything she touched would melt. Because of this, men were afraid of her. Nobody would dare marry her.

The king despaired. What could he do to help his daughter? He consulted his wizards and magicians.

One wizard told the king, "If your daughter touches one thing that does not melt in her hands, she will be cured."

The king was overjoyed and came up with a plan.



The next day, he held a competition. Any man that could bring his daughter an object that would not melt would marry her and inherit the king's wealth.

THREE YOUNG PRINCES TOOK UP THE CHALLENGE.

The first brought a sword of the finest steel.




But alas, when the princess touched it, it melted.
The prince went away sadly.



The second prince brought diamonds.




He thought diamonds are the hardest substance in the world and would not melt. But alas, once the princess touched them, they melted.
He too was sent away disappointed.

The third prince approached. He told the princess, "Put your hand in my pocket and feel what is in there."

The princess did as she was told, though she turned red.



She felt something hard. She held it in her hand.


And it did not melt!!!


The king was overjoyed. Everybody in the kingdom was overjoyed.

And the third prince married the princess and they both lived happily ever after.




Question: What was in the prince's pants?

(Scroll down for the answer)??








M&M's of course.


They melt in your mouth, not in your hand.
What were you thinking??

   Oh, Georgie, you naughty boy! Thanks - I think!


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/21/11:

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac got together and got married in Loan Town, USA. They had a baby the banks called Foreclosure, and they lived unhappily ever after in their new economy life styles.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, March 3, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2 . Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 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.

3. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (mcmiceli@verizon.net - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (bjneher@cox.net - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (hdsdds@aol.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

4. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971

5. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at dhbartram@cox.net - CLASS OF 1966


PRAYER ROLL :

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/18/11

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 10/21/10


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                           Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
915-780-3048

   To donate, click on the Donate Button on the left, or just mail it directly to my home (address available upon request). Thanks! nnhs65@gmail.com
 


Yankee Doodle
 

Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.

Chorus
Yankee doodle, keep it up
Yankee doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.

There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.

Chorus

And then the feathers on his hat
They looked so' tarnal fin-a
I wanted pockily to get
To give to my Jemima.

Chorus

And then we saw a swamping gun
Large as a log of maple
Upon a deuced little cart
A load for father's cattle.

Chorus

And every time they shoot it off
It takes a horn of powder
It makes a noise like father's gun
Only a nation louder.

Chorus

I went as nigh to one myself
As' Siah's underpinning
And father went as nigh agin
I thought the deuce was in him.
We saw a little barrel, too
The heads were made of leather
They knocked upon it with little clubs
And called the folks together.

Chorus

And there they'd fife away like fun
And play on cornstalk fiddles
And some had ribbons red as blood
All bound around their middles.
The troopers, too, would gallop up
And fire right in our faces
It scared me almost to death
To see them run such races.

Chorus

Uncle Sam came there to change
Some pancakes and some onions
For' lasses cake to carry home
To give his wife and young ones.

Chorus

But I can't tell half I see
They kept up such a smother
So I took my hat off, made a bow
And scampered home to mother.

Chorus

Cousin Simon grew so bold
I thought he would have cocked it
It scared me so I streaked it off
And hung by father's pocket.

Chorus

And there I saw a pumpkin shell
As big as mother's basin
And every time they touched it off
They scampered like the nation.


Other Verses:

And there was Captain Washington,
With gentlefolks about him,
They say he's gown so 'tarnal proud
He will not ride without them.

Chorus

There came Gen'ral Washington
Upon a snow-white charger
He looked as big as all outdoors
And thought that he was larger.

Chorus


"Yankee Doodle/Yankee Doodle Dandy Medley" midi courtesy of http://www.lilesnet.com/patriotic/midi/default.html
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks, Dave! 

"Yankee Doodle" lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/america/ydoodle.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Charles Willson Peale 1772 Portrait of Washington courtesy of http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/faq/govern_a.html - 02/22/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.solarnavigator.net/history/george_washington.htm - 02/21/09

Gilbert Stuart Portrait of Washington courtesy of http://www.piersonphoto.com/Pierson2.htm - 02/22/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)

Flag Divider Bar clip art courtesy of http://www.cowboyclipart.net/patriotism/dividers.asp - 02/09/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)

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...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

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

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of http://picsdigger.com/image/a935ccd3/ - 10/21/10

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.clipartof.com/details/emoticon/1923.html - 03/05/09

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