02/22/13 - NNHS Newsletter
slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man
- George Washington
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This birthday celebration is one that - naturally - we repeat each year:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HOc9WVZbts -Yankee Doodle - Fife and Drum (The Awesome Towpath Volunteers), 2007
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:
27 - Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;
Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|February 21, 1945 - Japanese Kamikaze planes sank the escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damaged the Saratoga.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 22, 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory became inevitable.|
YESTERDAY IN 1963:
|Thursday, February 21, 1963 - Actor, producer, and writer William Baldwin was born in Massapequa, New York.|
TODAY IN 1963:
|Friday, February 22, 1963 - Actor, composer, and classical crossover tenor Donald Braswell II was born in San Antonio, Texas.|
We went to eat dinner with Andy's daughter, Lindsay, husband Sidney and son, Bryan, when they were here for Andy's mom, Carolyn Schaffer's funeral. Took our high school yearbook and they poured over pictures of their mom. It was a sweet time until in a moment of elderly clumsiness I accidentally knocked over my giant glass of ice water which poured across the table and into their laps. And it was so cold outside. Sending a picture. Can't see their wet britches.
Love ya lots, Polly
Thank you so much for this image of Andy's family, Polly!
I posted it here:
Y'all are so sweet and thoughtful - and funny!
Building SPECTACULAR - DON'T MISS
Note: # is picture
WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Sarah Sugah!
From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 02/21/13, 8:18 AM - "Free - Free - Free / Zmusic Publishing Showcase - Friday Feb 22 - House Event" AND 02/22/13, 5:06 AM - "Celebrating the Opening of our Music Publishing Company in Nashville" AND 02/22/13, 3:36 PM - "Friday Night Showcase Postponed":
with Zmusic as we showcase songs and songwriters that are part of
our music publishing company. Bring some friends!
Still covered dish...still bring your own drink... did I mention that it was FREE TO ATTEND.
Coming and listen to songs in our house that will be on the radio in the very near future
To RSZP......Visit our website www.ZmusicPublishing.com
Come network with the "Songwriters of Today's Generation"
Carol...wanted to send along an update from Nashville on
our new music publishing company - Zmusic Publishing
People can find out more about what we do by going to our website www.ZmusicPublishing.com
Some fliers attached
|OH, WOWZERS! I'm sorry this had to be postponed, but it will be awesome whenever it happens! Thanks, Terry and Wanda!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 02/21/13:
BONUS GEORGE WASHINGTON FILET CROCHET PATTERNS:
supplies/craft_supplies/patterns/home_decor - George Washington Filet Crochet Chair Back Set - This vintage pattern costs $5.00, and to actually make it you'll need size 50 thread and a No. 12 steel hook, which means you'll need a pretty good pair of eyes, too, as that's extraordinarily fine work!
BONUS MARTHA WASHINGTON'S GREAT CAKE RECIPE:
|http://uncpressblog.com/2011/06/02/happy-birthday-martha-washington/ - Martha Washington’s Great Cake - "...Martha Washington’s Great Cake is one of the few surviving recipes directly associated with her, so well liked that she had Martha Parke Custis, one of her granddaughters, copy it for members of the family. That original recipe is now part of the Mount Vernon collections. It is a cake that more than likely would have been served during the Christmas season as part of a grand Christmas dinner or Twelfth-Night party. It might also have been served at tea...."|
After dating a young
lady for some time a young man decided it was time to marry her.
At this point the veil
was lifted from the bride's face to allow the groom to kiss her. As the
groom was about to kiss his new bride the pastor interrupted and
promptly handed the groom four dollars and fifty cents.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 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 friends
in that year, go visit with them.
2. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 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. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org, Joyce Williams Nettles, email@example.com, or Susie Overton Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/04/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Father and I
went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.
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.
And then the feathers on his hat
They looked so' tarnal fin-a
I wanted pockily to get
To give to my Jemima.
And then we saw a swamping gun
Large as a log of maple
Upon a deuced little cart
A load for father's cattle.
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.
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.
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.
Uncle Sam came there to change
Some pancakes and some onions
For' lasses cake to carry home
To give his wife and young ones.
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.
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.
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.
And there was Captain Washington,
With gentlefolks about him,
They say he's gown so 'tarnal proud
He will not ride without them.
There came Gen'ral Washington
Upon a snow-white charger
He looked as big as all outdoors
And thought that he was larger.
Doodle/Yankee Doodle Dandy Medley" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Doodle" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!
Peale 1772 Portrait of Washington courtesy of
- 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)
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
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