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02/28/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Mardi Gras

“It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he
has seen Edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an American has
not seen the United States until he as seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans.

- Mark Twain, Letter to Pamela Moffett, March 1859
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  
If I'm not mistaken, I think this is but our third observance of Mardi Gras; it usually creeps up on me.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnKOVPXhlnE - Jambalaya - Hank Williams




HOMEWORK:

http://www.novareinna.com/festive/mardi.html

http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/history.html




THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to  Wayne Agee ('58) of FL!

   Happy (Un)Leap Year Day Birthday (tomorrow) to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH!  

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 - Alan Cohen ('57)

03 -  Jerry Seay ('63) of VA AND  Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA;

04 -  The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) (deceased - 04/19/05) AND     the late Roland McCoy (June '45) (deceased - 09 Jan 2015);

05 -  Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND  Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND  Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA;

07 -  The late Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) (deceased - 26 May 2016)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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




150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

February 28, 1967 - Seventy years of Holy See–United States relations were ended by a Congressional ban on federal funding of diplomatic envoys to the Vatican and were not restored until January 10, 1984.




THIS DAY IN WWII:

February 28, 1933 - Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree was passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.

February 28, 1942 -The heavy cruiser USS Houston was sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth which lost 375 men.




THIS DAY IN 1967:

Tuesday, February 28, 1967 - Footballer and manager Colin Cooper was born Colin Terence Cooper in Durham, County Durham, England.

Tuesday, February 28, 1967 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Martin Tielli was born in Italy.

Tuesday, February 28, 1967 - Archbishop Jovan VI of Ohrid was born Zoran Vraniškovski (Архиепископ Јован Вранишковски) in Bitola, Macedonia.

Tuesday, February 28, 1967 - The co-founder of Time Magazine, Henry Luce (b. Henry Robinson Luce on 03 Apr 1898 in Tengchow, Shandong, China, (now Penglai), died in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 68.




“In this world in which we live, there is a tendency for us to describe needed change, required help, and desired relief with the familiar phrase, "They ought to do something about this." We fail to define the word they. I love the message: "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me." Tears came to my eyes when I read of a young boy in one of our eastern cities who noticed a vagrant asleep on a sidewalk and who then went to his own bedroom, retrieved his pillow, and placed it beneath the head of that one whom he knew not. Perhaps there came from the past these welcome words: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me" (Matthew 25:40).”

- Thomas S. Monson
(b. 21 Aug 1927)




From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 02/23/17:

  Thanks, Carlene!

 

 
 




   From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 02/21/17:

  Thanks, Mark!

 

 
 




“You've got to take the bull between your teeth.”

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




BONUS MARDI GRAS CROCHET PATTERNS:
http://www.lionbrand.com/blog/get-in-the-spirit-for-mardi-gras/ - Get in the Spirit for Mardi Gras! - A plethora of yarn/color suggestions plus hidden patterns

http://blog.redheart.com/mardi-gras-masks/ - Mardi Gras Masks - "Add a bit of mystery to your look with a beautifully crocheted Masquerade Fancy Mask. Each of these three masks are made with the same pattern using different embellishments to complete their allure."

https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Crocheted-Cowls/Mardi-Gras-Cowl-with-Fleur-de-Lis-Pin - Mardi Gras Cowl with Fleur de Lis Pin - "I totally love how this Cowl Pattern turned out. I love the deep shades of the yarn, and the texture of the yarn as well. I used Red Heart With Love to design the Mardi Gras Cowl with Fleur de Lis Pin. The yarn is soft, but has enough texture to hold it's shape."

Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and the colors that mark Fat Tuesday are starting to pop up everywhere. If you still want to show off some Mardi Gras spirit, there is plenty of time for quick-to-knit or crochet projects, striped with some of these great color combinations below: - See more at: http://www.lionbrand.com/blog/get-in-the-spirit-for-mardi-gras/#sthash.rjwi0HOk.dpuf




MARDI GRAS RECIPES:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/02/24/earlyshow/living/recipes/main4823728.shtml

http://www.britta.com/mardigras/recipes.html

http://southernfood.about.com/cs/mardigrasevents/a/mardigras_rec.htm

http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Holidays-and-Events/Events-and-Gatherings/Mardi-Gras/Main.aspx




FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/27/17:

When my son graduated from high school, he had to give a speech. He began by reading from his prepared text.

"I want to talk about my mother and the wonderful influence she has had on my life," he told the audience. "She is a shining example of parenthood, and I love her more than words could ever do justice."

At this point he seemed to struggle for words. After a pause, he looked up with a sly grin and said, "Sorry, but it's really hard to read my mother's handwriting."




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

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

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




Jambalaya (On the Bayou)

Written and recorded by Hank Williams
(17 Sept 1923 - I Jan 1953)


Goodbye Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh
Me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou
My Yvonne, the sweetest one, me oh my oh
Son of a gun, we'll have good fun on the bayou

CHORUS:
Jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a fillet gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma chez amio
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

Instrumental Verse (Country Fiddle solo)

Thibodeaux, Fontainbleau, the place is buzzin'
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen
Dress in style, go hog wild, me oh my oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

REPEAT CHORUS

Instrumental Verse (Country Fiddle solo)

FINAL CHORUS:
Jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a fillet gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma chez amio
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.




"Jambalaya" midi courtesy of http://d21c.com/emma3/mardi/midis.html - 02/24/09

"Jambalaya" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/williams-hank-jr/jambalaya-947.html - 02/24/09

Mardi Gras clip art courtesy of http://www.anniemayhem.com/cgi-bin/wordpress/?p=1313 - 02/24/09

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

Mardi Gras Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/carnival/carnival_lines_1.htm - 02/24/08

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!

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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

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

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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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