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02/22/17 - NNHS Newsletter
George Washingto
n's 285th 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.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 - Happy (Un)Leap Year Day Birthday to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


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 1967:

Wednesday, February 22, 1967 - Wrestler Psicosis II was born Juan Ebodio Gonzalez in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.


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!



  From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 02/21/17 - "Watch Out for the Silly Bull":
 
Hey, Mama,

Here's that video from KETC-TV's The Letter People that you're always trying to find. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdqplTBmkjE&feature=youtu.be - "The Letter People - Words in Two Parts" on YouTube

   OHH, thank you so much, Pretty Beebee! I've never understood how people could possibly teach their children how to read without access to The Letter People and The Electric Company. Reading should be fun, and this Silly Bull segment never fails to crack me up, even after all these years!


   From Me ('65) of NC - 02/21/16:

 
 
 


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

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


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 $5.77, 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 - 02/21/17:

Mr. Peterson, a tourist from Toronto, arrived in Barbados. In an airport taxi cab, Peterson asked the driver, "Say, is this really a healthful place?"

"It sure is," the cabby replied. "When I arrived here I couldn't say one word. I had hardly any hair on my head. I didn't have the strength to walk across a room, and I had to be lifted out of bed."

"That's wonderful!" said the tourist, "How long have you been here?"

"I was born here."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: brendawilliams64.wixsite.com/nnhs1962 and CONTACT: brendawilliams64@gmail.com

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/19/17

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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

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 Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket  - 05/23/16

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