03/09/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Down by the Glenside
Scotland, I have eaten nettles, I have slept in nettle sheets, and I have
dined off a nettle tablecloth.
|"Down by the Glenside (The Bold Fenian Men)" is an
Irish rebel song written by
Peadar Kearney, an
Irish Republican and composer of numerous rebel songs, including "The
Soldier's Song" ("Amhrán na bhFiann"), now the Irish
National Anthem and "The Tri-coloured Ribbon".
Kearney was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, popularly known as the Fenians. He wrote the song about the time of the 1916 Rising. It evokes the memory of the freedom-fighters of the previous generation (strong, manly forms...eyes with hope gleaming), as recalled by an old woman down by the glenside. It is effectively a call to arms for a generation of Irishmen accustomed to political nationalism.
Richard Dyer-Bennet recorded the song on his first self produced LP Richard Dyer-Bennet 1, (1955). The song became popular again in the 1960s, when it was recorded by The Clancy Brothers. It has since been recorded by numerous artists, including The Dubliners, Cherish The Ladies, Omnia, and the Screaming Orphans.
The song is also sung in the first episode of the BBC series Days of Hope, written by Jim Allen and directed by Ken Loach. An Irish barmaid is forced to sing after being sexually harassed by British soldiers and impresses them with her song...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
16 - The late Bill Gross (deceased 22 Mar 2014) AND Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1968:
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/08/15:
|Thank you, Joan!|
|Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 11, 2018 and ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 4, 2018.|
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 03/08/18:
|Thank you, Susie!|
From My Friend, April, of NC - 03/07/18:
|Thank you, April!|
From Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 03/08/18:
You know I love all you
do and being able to keep up with our Typhoon family BUT, I
think you are killing yourself trying to put out an issue
almost every day. Maybe four or five issues a month would be
WAY less stressful and much easier for you.
AWW! Thank you, Al, that's so sweet! I do appreciate your concern, and I'm holding that plan in reserve, possibly beginning as early as 2020, but for now, as paradoxical as it sounds, my current practice of producing a daily newsletter (not counting Memorial Editions, which are extra) is actually far easier and less confusing than it would be to only issue one a week. To do that would require entirely dropping several features that I've come to enjoy, and rethinking a couple of others.
My current system is actually simpler than you might suppose, as practically every issue repeats an the same day each year, and I can simply copy and paste the basics before I get to the fresh copy (well, today's is an entirely new theme, but usually it isn't). Beginning on July 8, it will become even easier, as that's when Joan's lovely scriptural images will begin to repeat (for the most part). The knit patterns were just begun on December 20 (as typically I like to complicate rather than simplify), so they'll begin to repeat then as well. That just leaves the December issues, 3/4 of which rotate every five or six years, and are always confusing.
As MOST of me lost it that Christmas Eve of 2014 when I quite nearly died of bronchitis, and became for all intents and purposes an invalid, there is precious little I do to justify my existence anymore anyway. Unless I totally lose it between now and January 1, 2020, I'm going to stick with the dailies, with which I am invariably finished by noon, leaving me to spend the rest of the day in bed, watching tellybision, crocheting or cross stitching, and napping, but thank you again, Al!
('67) of TN - 03/05/18 - "Mark Your
Calendars - Sat March 24 - Jerry Salley & Friends House Concert":
Gonna Be a Good ONE!
out those claws....|
Orphaned as a cub and raised out of the wild, it's still a huge carnivore. But just imagine walking your docile pet, raised from a cub. As you stroll along the sidewalks in the neighborhood, I think it would be quiet and peaceful, because the dogs and cats would run for cover and the houses you pass would have their blinds shuttered and their doors locked. But keep him off the grass, especially if the ground is soft from a recent rain. And you could rent him out for digging post holes. One swipe of those claws and you'd have a foot-deep hole.
YOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne!
From Drusilla West Groce ('56) of VA - 03/08/18:
Black Sings the National Anthem at Sparks Game
WOWZERONI! Thank you, Drusilla!
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 03/07/18:
|“I don't think anyone
should write his autobiography until after he's dead.”
troubles be less...
May your blessings be more...
May nothing but happiness come through your door.
Thank you, Wayne!
BONUS IRISH CROCHET PATTERN:
|Rebecca J. Venton's Lucky Shamrock Banner - "Get into the party-time spirit of Saint Patrick's Day with the perfect crochet banner. Display it on the mantel, in your office cubicle or anywhere friends get together to enjoy the day."|
BONUS IRISH KNIT PATTERN:
|Marly Bird's Road to Success Chic Hat - "Take a trip with a cable twist hat that sports slouchy comfort and a pompom to finish it off. Choose any color that makes you happy while you knit and wear this clever look."|
BONUS NETTLE RECIPES:
Nattadon Nettle Soup
Melt some butter in the bottom of the soup pot, add a chopped onion or two, and cook slowly until softened.
Add a litre or so of vegetable or chicken stock, with salt, pepper, and any herbs you fancy.
Add 2 large potatoes (chopped), a large carrot (chopped), and simmer until almost soft. If you like your soup thick, use more potatoes.
Throw in several large handfuls of fresh nettle tops, and simmer gently for another 10 minutes.
Add some cream (to taste), and a pinch of nutmeg.
Purée with a blender, and serve.
If you happen to have some truffle oil in your pantry, a light sprinkling on the soup tastes terrific.
And here are two more good nettle recipes: Nettle Pancakes and Wild Nettle Bread
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/08/18:
|When I look at chocolate, I hear two voices in
The first one says: “You need to eat that chocolate.”
The other voice goes: “You heard correctly, now eat the chocolate.”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday,
7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -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. Wednesday, May 09, 2018 -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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/21/18
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Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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(12 Dec 1883 - 24 Nov 1942), 1916
'Twas down by
the glenside, I met an old woman
"Down by the Glenside" lyrics courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_by_the_Glenside_(The_Bold_Fenian_Men) - 03/09/18
Image of Plucking Nettles courtesy of http://www.terriwindling.com/blog/2015/06/nettle-soup.html - 03/09/18
Flower Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of
http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band
Version) clip art courtesy of
Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of
Northern VA - 10/06/09
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
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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