03/08/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Mardi Gras
been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he
Letter to Pamela Moffett, March 1859
Friends and Schoolmates,
I think this is but our second observance of Mardi Gras:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnKOVPXhlnE - Jambalaya - Hank Williams
MARDI GRAS RECIPES:
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!
|YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:|
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 03/07/11 - "Old House":
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:
|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.
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.
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (email@example.com - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 email@example.com - CLASS OF 1966
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/26/11
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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
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Jambalaya (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
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
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
Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09