03/10/11 - NNHS Newsletter
“You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Just as we did three years ago, all this week leading up to St. Patrick's Day, we'll be celebrating with Irish songs. In fact (as I'm so very far behind), we'll be using the very same themes all week as we did then.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdM1zh7BmVI - Stan McLarsen
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBmBCpPO4jk&feature=related - John McDermott (Ballykissangel)
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtCNnyxlJt0&feature=related - A Capella Women's Choir
"The song Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms is often used in a famous gag in a number of Warner Brothers cartoons, usually involving a piano or Xylophone rigged to explode when a certain note is played. The hero, typically Bugs Bunny, tries to play the melody line of the song, but always misses the rigged note (C above middle C). The villain or rival, finally exasperated, pushes the hero aside and plays the song himself, striking the correct note and blowing himself up. In one instance, however, the protagonist plays the melody on a xylophone and, upon striking the rigged note, the antagonist explodes in an 'old gag, new twist.' "
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA!
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)
Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA;
16 - Bill Gross (February '48) of VA AND Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
|YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:|
INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
Sunday, March 9 1862
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0310.htm - INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
Monday, March 10
OFFICER OPTICS OFFENSIVELY OCCLUDED
In the aftermath of the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac, the captains of both vessels were under medical care for (relatively) minor wounds suffered in the battle. Lt. Worden, who had been commander of the Monitor, had the misfortune to have a damaged eyeball. President Lincoln today paid a call on his hospital room to congratulate him on the battle and the victory. Since the results were in fact fairly inconclusive, both sides could preen about the action.
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 03/08/11 - "Hong-Kong - SOMETHING SPECIAL...visually lovely":
Although I don't agree with every statement--there are few I don't!!
Now, look at the pretty pictures and read the wisdom--if we all do--we will be the better for it!!
There is one thing--why did "it" type in "blue underlined" above as I typed?? Must be magic?? Or ghosts??
Or a little invisible blue typer thingy hiding in my keyboard--is that possible?? Didn't mean to get technical, but sometimes there's just no way around it!!
GIGGLES! Thanks, Wayne Honey! Regrettably, extensive searching did not yield me a usable copy of the very pretty predominantly blue version you sent me in a PowerPoint slideshow. I was able to locate this account with the text - including the correct attribution to Dr. Bob Moorehead who wrote it. Elsewhere it is often incorrectly said to have been authored by the late George Carlin.
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 03/08/11 - "Men are.............?":
|Why's of Men
MORE GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!
Once again, I wasn't able to locate a usable form of what you originally sent me, but here is a whole series of related jokes:
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/08/11 - "When a male can't stand it any longer":
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!
From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11 - "POSITIVE SIDE OF LIFE!":
|Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!|
THE POSITIVE SIDE OF LIFE:
|Thank you so much, Sandi - one of my oldest and dearest friends!|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/08/11 - "ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER":
ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER
Does God come first in your life? If so, stop what you are doing & send it to 12 people now. Watch what He does!
ABSOLUTELY! Thank you so much, Shari!
From http://blog.games.yahoo.com/blog/443-five-things-you-never-knew-about-pac-man - 03/03/11 - "Five things you never knew about Pac-Man":
|Five things you never knew
by: Chris Morris
Having been a part of the pop-culture landscape for over 30 years now, Pac-Man is a pretty familiar character.
He has adorned cereal boxes, been the star of a Saturday morning cartoon program and appeared on virtually every gaming platform to have ever been released.
That's not just systems from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. It also includes essentially every cell phone that has a screen, long-dead portable systems and plug-and-play devices for your TV. Along the way, the little pellet-muncher has built an empire that has allowed publisher Namco-Bandai to survive the worst the economy could throw at it.
But even the most well
known icons have their secrets. This week, at the Game Developers
Conference in San Francisco, Toru Iwatani, creator of the game, offered
a postmortem on the industry's biggest franchise-and told a few tales
most fans have probably never heard.
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/09/11:
|An eccentric millionaire throws a massive party for his 50th
birthday. During this party, he grabs the microphone and announces to
his guests that down in the garden of his mansion he has a swimming pool
with two great white sharks in it.
"I will give anything of mine to the man who swims across that pool."
So the party continues with no events in the pool until SUDDENLY, there is a great splash and all the guests of the party run to the pool to see what has happened.
In the pool a man is swimming as hard as he can and fins come out of the water and jaws are snapping and this guy just keeps on going. The sharks are gaining on him and this guy reaches the end and gets out of the pool, tired and soaked. The millionaire grabs the microphone and says, "I am a man of my word. Anything of mine I will give: my Ferraris, my house, absolutely anything, for you are the bravest man I have ever seen. So, sir, what will it be?"
The guy grabs the microphone and says, "Why don't we start with the name of the jerk who pushed me in?"
|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
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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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Believe Me If All Those Enduring Young Charms
(28 May 1779 - 25 Feb 1852)
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms
Which I gaze on so fondly today
Were to change by tomorrow and fleet in my arms
Like fairy gifts fading away.
Thou wouldst still be adored as this moment thou art
Let thy loveliness fade as it will
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.
It is not while beauty and youth are thine own
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear
That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known
To which time will but make thee more dear.
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets
But as truly loves on to the close
As the sunflower turns to her God when he sets
The same look which she turned when she rose.
If All Those Enduring Young Charms" midi and lyrics
courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/ireland.htm - 03/10/08
Sunflower Image courtesy of http://www.web-enz.co.nz/sunflower.htm - 03/10/08
Sunflower Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.countryclipart.com/sunflowers.htm - 03/10/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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