03/10/15 - NNHS Newsletter
“You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
All this week leading up to St. Patrick's Day, we'll be celebrating with Irish songs.
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 Patrick Burke ('57) AND Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow toMargaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA AND Betty Ames Burton ('71) of VA!
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!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|March 10, 1915 - The Battle of Neuve Chapelle began. This was the first large-scale operation by the British Army.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|March 10, 1944 - Greek Civil War: The Political Committee of National Liberation was established in Greece by the National Liberation Front.|
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Wednesday, March 10, 1965 - Footballer and manager Valdemaras Martinkėnas was born in Alytus, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union. On July 20, 2004 he died at the age of 39in Nova Gorica in Slovenia, drowning in a strong current after having gone for a swim in a mountain river.|
|“There is a wonderful
mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -
happiness, freedom and peace of mind - are always attained by giving
them to someone else.”
From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 03/09/15 - "Alum":
I met this
Typhoon at the nursing home I'm staying in. Her name is
Minnie Garrett Snelling and she graduated from NNHS in 1949.
She is my best buddy here.
WONDERFUL! Thank you, Jamey! I would have scanned her senior portrait, but I do not own any of the Anchors for 1948 to 1953. Y'all have fun, and give Minnie our love!
From Kitty Dichtel Heffington (Ferguson HS - '73) of VA -03/09/15 - "This will get you laughing":
you’ve seen this before!
THE SCALES OF JUSTICE TILT MANY DIRECTIONS!
I have seen it before, but it's always hysterical! Thanks, Kitty!
From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 03/09/15 - "Redneck Pool for Retirees":
Of course there's always a chance the wife might close the lid and wheel you to the curb!
BTW, if you leave the hose in your "pool" going full blast you'll then have a redneck Jacuzzi.
THE AFFORDABLE POOL FOR RETIREES
IT IS PROVIDED BY MEDICARE UNDER:
From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY -03/09/15 - "Lego Table Redo":
SO COOL! Thank you, Evelyn!
From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 03/09/15 - "Dear Naps...":
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Tina!|
From My Friend, Holly, of MO - 03/08/15 - "Rice Crispy Treats":
|I made the best rice
1. Melt 1-1/2 sticks of butter in large pan.
2. Add 2 bags of marshmallows (mini or regular).
3. When the mixture is melted and well mixed, add 10 cups of cereal and mix together.
4. Add 1 bag of mini marshmallows, mix until evenly distributed, not melted down all of the way.
5. Press into a well greased 13x9 pan and let cool.
Makes 12 huge servings or 24 normal servings
These are so good. They are thick, chewy, and have lots of marshmallowy goodness.
YUMMY! Thank you, Holly!
|“Modern dancing is
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/14/15 - "This should change your mood ... (#16 in a series of 18)":
No matter how GRUMPY you may be right now ~ this should change your
Have a great Day. Laugh, and then sing “It's a Beautiful Day" even when
AWW! Thank you, Joan!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/24/15 - "Assorted Ironies (#8 in a Series of 14)":
BONUS CHARMING CROCHET PATTERN:
|The Crochet Charm - Spiral Flower Pattern|
BONUS CHARMING RECIPES:
|Charming Chocolate Cupcakes|
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/09/15:
|Two rather old retired racehorses
were in a bar getting totally drunk. After about two hours the first
racehorse said, "You know.... when I was a young racehorse...from one
hundred starts, I won (hic) 90 races, got 5 seconds and 5 thirds.... I
am without doubt the greatest racehorse that ever lived....blah blah
In response to this, and approximately a half an hour later, the second racehorse responded, "Oh yeah...when I was a young racehorse...from one hundred starts, I won (hic) 95 races, got 2 seconds and 3 thirds.... I am the greatest racehorse that ever lived.... blah blah blah..."
Now it was about this time that the bartender (a greyhound) decided that they were drunk enough so he said, "I am sick of you two telling one another how great you are, you are both drunk and I am throwing you out of the bar, but before I do I want to let you know that when I was a young greyhound, from one hundred starts, I won 100 races, no seconds and no thirds."
The two racehorses were shocked and for 5 minutes sat with their mouths open until the fist racehorse finally said, "Isn't that amazing (hic)...a talking greyhound!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 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.|
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.
"Believe Me 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
Animated Tiny 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
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of
Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
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