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03/08/11 - 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,   

  
I think this is but our second observance of Mardi Gras:

http://nnhs65.com/02-24-09-NNHS-Mardi-Gras.html

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




HOMEWORK:

http://www.eastjeffersonparish.com/culture/MARDIGRA/HISTORY/history.htm

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

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

http://www.history.com/minisites/mardigras/viewPage?pageId=739




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




THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to    Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs ('38) of VA - 1921 (deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of    Steve Burns ('65) of MN!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Patrick Burke ('57) AND   Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND   Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

10 -   Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA;

11 - Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND   Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND  Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA;

13 -   Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Daughter-in-Law,      Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL;

15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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




YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0307.htm
 




THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0308.htm




        From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 03/07/11 - "Old House":

Carol,
 
  Hope you can find someplace to store this picture.

Jerry Blanchard (Class of 62) of Va.

   Why, certainly, Jerry! The very spot has been there for over seven years now, just awaiting the arrival of this image!

   As these images are positioned on the page running west to east along Chesapeake Avenue, this has been placed almost to the bottom of the page:

http://nnhs65.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://nnhs65.com/old-stomping.html

          http://nnhs65.com/OOSG-C-G.html

               http://nnhs65.com/east-end.html

1918/1926
Alleghany Road at Chesapeake Avenue, Hampton, VA 23661
  
   Thank you so much, Jerry!




   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/05/11 - "Aging":

I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, and my loving family for less grey hair or a flatter belly.

As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with ageing.

Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 & 70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ....... I will.

I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.

Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning grey, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face.

So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore.. I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become.. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).

MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART!

   Thank you so much, Sarah Sugah!




       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 03/07/11 - "A MUST SEE.......Beethoven's 5th Directed by a 3 year old":

A MUST SEE.......Beethoven's 5th Directed by a 3 year old

Watch this video and you will have the best four minutes of entertainment that cannot be purchased anywhere, anytime.   If you watch until the end you will end up laughing and feeling so good.  Also, read the comments submitted below the video.

http://www2.choralnet.org/268945.html - Which hand should I hold the baton in?

   Thanks, George! We've run this a time or two before, but as you say, it leaves one with such a good feeling, and I personally think we should take advantage of any such opportunity we can find!




      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 03/04/11 - "I'm so glad I found out about this!":

The correct way to weigh yourself:
 
 

I can't believe I was doing it wrong all these years.

WE MUST SPREAD THE WORD.
Never take life seriously; nobody gets out alive anyway.

        Thanks, Dools!

 
 




FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/06/11 and 03/07/11:

An old man walks into a bar, sits down, and starts crying.

The bartender asks, “What’s wrong?” The old man looks at the bartender through teary eyes and between sobs says, “I married a beautiful woman two days ago. She’s a natural blonde, twenty-five, intelligent, a marvelous cook, a meticulous housekeeper,

Extremely sensitive to my wants and needs, very giving, my best friend, and intensely passionate in bed.”

The bartender stares at the old man for a brief moment and says, “But that sounds great! You have what every man wants in a woman, so why are crying?”

The old man looks at the bartender and says, “I can’t remember where I live!”

*******

Two brothers were always getting into trouble in their neighborhood. The people in the neighborhood started complaining to the parents about the boys, so the boys' parents decided to have their priest talk to the boys. The priest asked to speak to the boys alone, requesting to see the youngest first. The young boy came in and sat at a large table across the room from the priest.

The priest looked at the boy, pointed at him and, trying to emphasize that God is in everyone, asked, "Where is God?" The boy looked around the room and back at the priest and said nothing.

Again, the priest pointed at the boy and in a louder voice asked, "Where is God?" The boy said nothing.

The priest walked around the table, pointing inches from the boy’s face and asked again, "Where is God?"

The boy jumped out of his chair and ran out the door. The boy ran right home, grabbed his older brother and said to him, "We are in BIG trouble!"

His brother replied, "We haven't done anything!"

The younger brother replied, "God's missing, and they think we did it!"




DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, April 7, 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 friends 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 02/26/11

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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Carol Buckley Harty
915-780-3048

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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

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!

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

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!!

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!

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09

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