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02/22/15 - NNHS Newsletter
George Washingto
n's 283rd Birthday

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man
that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends
.”

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

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


HOMEWORK:

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

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

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

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


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

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

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to Richard Prince ('57) AND Tommy Payne ('63) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

29 - What WOULD Be a Happy Leap Year Day Birthday to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH!!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

February 22, 1915 - World War I: Germany instituted unrestricted submarine warfare.


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.

February 22, 1943 - Members of White Rose resistance, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst, were executed in Nazi Germany.

February 22, 1944 - American aircraft mistakenly bombed the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.

February 22, 1944 - The Soviet Red Army recaptured Krivoi Rog.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Monday, February 22, 1965 - Basketball player Chris Dudley was born Christen Guilford Dudley in Stamford, Connecticut.

Monday, February 22, 1965 - Jockey Kieren Fallon was born Kieren Francis Fallon in Crusheen, County Clare, Ireland.

Monday, February 22, 1965 - Director and photographer Dean Karr was born in Seattle, Washington.

Monday, February 22, 1965 - Ice hockey player Pat LaFontaine was born Patrick Michael LaFontaine in St. Louis, Missouri.

Monday, February 22, 1965 - Jurist Felix Frankfurter (b. 15 Nov 1882 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary) died from congestive heart failure in Washington, D.C. at the age of 82.


From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 02/20/15:

“Prayer is the pulsation of a yearning, loving heart in tune with the Infinite. It is a message of the soul sent directly to a loving Father. The language is not mere words.”

- David O. McKay
(08 Sept 1873 - 18 Jan 1970)

   Thank you, Daniel!



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 Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 02/21/15 - "That Lone Star Tick bite that you mentioned in the newsletter.":

This very malady is one that I have had for probably 20 years now. I saw a news article 2 years ago on TV and finally figured out how I became allergic to beef. It also made me allergic to pork.
 
 

I have spent a lot of time in the outdoors with wilderness programming activities in my employment with Juvenile Court Services. Tick bites were not uncommon. The distinguishing thing about this food allergy is that the symptoms do not occur suddenly after consuming the beef. It is 4 or 5 hours later when hives and itching come upon you. Nausea also sets in etc. and passing out is often part of the symptoms.

I am interested to know why your husband suggested that this appear in the newsletter. I think others might be suffering from this disease and now they may find this article enlightening.

   YOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you, Malcolm! I'm so sorry to hear this!

 
 

             My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC simply passed this along to me in a collection of weird facts he received in an email from his cousin. Neither of us had any idea it would be so relevant! Thanks for letting us know!  


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/21/15 - "Snow in New England!":

My husband       John (Burton - Hampton HS - '58) in backyard drift...our mailbox barely above snowbank, our happy birds, sunshine at last!
 
       
       

   OOH! Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous images with us, Jean! They're breathtaking!

   Still, I'm rather glad y'all had the snow and we here in Fayetteville did not!


“Birds are like people. The bird is here because it's a good place. There's food, and there's safety. When a bird doesn't like a situation, it protects itself and stays away. No matter where you are in the world, if you see a bird in a place, it's a good place, a safe place, a place that sustains life.”

- Enru Lin, bird watcher


      From My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of UT - 02/21/15:

OH MY GOODNESS, OH MY GOODNESS! I'M GOING TO THE BRITISH ISLES THIS SUMMER WITH ONE OF BYU'S STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS!!!!

   WOWZERONI! What fabulous news! Congratulations, Rachel!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/21/15 - "Puns for Educated Minds":

Puns for Educated Minds

1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye-doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

3. She was only a whisky-maker, but he loved her still.

4. A rubber-band pistol was confiscated from an algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

9. A hole has been found in the nudist-camp wall. The police are looking into it.

10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

12. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'

13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'

15. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

16. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

17. A backward poet writes inverse.

18. In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.

19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

20. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine.

21. A vulture carrying two dead raccoons boarded an airplane. The stewardess looked at him and said, 'I'm sorry, only one carrion allowed per passenger.'

22. Two fish swam into a concrete wall. One turned to the other and said, 'Dam!'

23. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

24. Two hydrogen atoms met. One said, 'I've lost my electron.' The other said, 'Are you sure?' The first replied, 'Yes, I'm positive.'

25. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root-canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

26. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

 
       Thanks, Dools!


  From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 02/21/15:

     Thank you, Alice!
 
 


      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 02/20/15:

  ABSOLUTELY!  Thanks, Jean (and Dolly)!
 
 


“Can she sing? She's practically a Florence Nightingale.”

- 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 (#22 in a series of 22)":

 

“Just thought I’d take the dog for a walk… if that’s ok with you…”

     AWW! Thanks, George! These have been quite adorable!   

 
 


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 01/16/15 - "Old Age (#2 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 GEORGE WASHINGTON FILET CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/hollywoodpatterns/3556498/george_washington_filet_crochet_chair_back_set_pattern/
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...."


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/21/15:

A pilot was flying a small single engine plane with a lot of really important executives on board into Seattle airport. There was fog so thick that visibility was 10m, and his instruments were out. He circled looking for a landmark and after an hour, he was low on fuel and his passengers were very nervous.

At last, through a small opening in the fog he saw a tall building with one guy working alone on the fifth floor.

Circling, the pilot banked and shouted through his open window, "Hi, where am I?"

The solitary office worker replied, "You're in an airplane."

The pilot made a swift 275 degree turn and executed a perfect blind landing on the runway five miles away. Just as the plane stopped, the engines coughed and died from lack of fuel. The stunned passengers asked the pilot how he did it.

"Simple," replied the pilot, "I asked the guy in that building a simple question. The answer he gave me was 100 percent correct but absolutely useless; therefore, that must be Microsoft's support office, and from there, the airport is just five miles away on a bearing of 87 degrees!"


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


THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

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


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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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!

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