03/09/20 - 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 Former Daughter-in-Law, Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of NC;
15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA;
16 - The late Bill Gross (d. 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 1970:
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/08/15:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 03/08/18:
|Thank you, Susie!|
From Rip Collins ('65) of TN - 03/08/20, 3:11 PM - "Nashville Tornado":
I am not sure if this is the correct email address in order to contact you, but I thought I would fill in all my classmates and friends about the recent tornado that slashed through Nashville last Sunday night (actually 1:00 AM Monday), and how I believe a psychic I was talking to knew it was coming through here.
First, neither I nor my 2 daughters were affected by this initial huge and violent tornado that first swept through West Nashville and then East Nashville killing 2 people and then with the addition of 8 more tornadoes going eastward killing another 23 people or more. The damage done by these tornadoes was more than devastating. The damage and deaths were acute.
On Sunday afternoon at 4:30 before the storm, I was on the phone with an outstanding, nationally recognized psychic based out of NY. I use this psychic to maintain contact with my deceased wife. I know, a lot of people do not believe in psychics and I did not either until I talked to this guy the first time. He knew too much about me and my wife that was not public. He has to use certain tactics to reach my wife by asking me certain questions that sometimes appear unrelated to me or my wife . The one question he asked me that I thought had nothing to do with me or my wife and I thought was a waste of time was, "What do you know about a tornado?"
I said. "Nothing", but added that I had seen the tornado pass by home in 1998 that destroyed part of downtown Nashville. I thought what a stupid question. What does this have to do with my family, I asked myself?
The only initial information I had on the news at 4:00 AM Monday was that East Nashville had been hit and there were 2 deaths. I left the house at 6:30 AM on the way to work and passed by a street close to my oldest daughter's residence on the west side of Nashville. I noticed huge chunks of metal debris all over the place. She lives only about 2 miles where I saw this debris. I immediately called her to make sure she was OK. At first, she did not know what I was talking about. She only heard some thunder and wind that night. It was confirmed that the first touchdown did occur about a quarter of a mile from where I saw the debris and did mostly destroy a small private airport. Later that day, I studied the path of this tornado via a grid supplied by a weather service. This tornado did in fact jump over my daughter's development and touched down again about 4 miles away. The picture seen was taken by one of my daughter's neighbors as this tornado was approaching their neighborhood. My daughter was very lucky or blessed. I now question whether this message came from the intuitiveness of the psychic, my wife, or God letting me know that a tornado was in development and be vigilant.
YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Rip! What an amazing story!
We're so overwhelmingly grateful that you and your daughters were kept safe and protected throughout this devastation! I noticed from his Facebook post that Terry Seay ('67) was as well!
I would never presume to tell you or anyone else what to believe or why. I personally think whenever we criticize or ridicule the beliefs of others, we're on extremely shaky ground, no matter what we may think is true, or how far-fetched the beliefs of others may seem to us. I really do appreciate your sharing this account with us - ALL of it!
From My Friend, Holly, of MO - 03/08/19 - "Alzheimer's Request":
|Thank you, Holly!|
From Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA -
|OOH! Thank you, Patty!|
From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 03/06/19:
|“I don't think anyone
should write his autobiography until after he's dead.”
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/28/20, 9:32 AM - "Saint Patrick's Day" (#9 in a Series of 17):
Wishing you all a happy Saint
Don't forget to wear green.
OOH! Thank you, Shari!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/28/20, 9:12 AM - "Funny Dogs" (#9 in a Series of 22):
~ I hope these pictures make
you smile. ~
BAH-HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Shari!
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 11, 2020 -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.
3. Wednesday, May 13, 2020 -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.
4. Friday, May 15, 2020 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Burger Theory Restaurant in the Holiday Inn, 980 Omni Boulevard ,Newport News. CONTACT:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/08/20
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
(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
Small Shamrock Button plucked from Small Shamrock Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 03/10/09
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
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 02/16/09
Witch clip art courtesy of Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/31/08
Tiny Green Heart courtesy of John Patterson ('59) of TN - 03/17/13
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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