03/10/16 - 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 - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - Sean McLarsen
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtCNnyxlJt0&feature=related - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - A Capella Women's Choir
BONUS #3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6BKIxbDB4Q - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - John McDermott
"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:
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!
200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|March 10, 1816 - Crossing of the Andes: A group of royalist scouts was captured during the Action of Juncalito.|
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 1966:
|Thursday, March 10, 1966 - Military Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyễn Cao Kỳ sacked rival General Nguyễn Chánh Thi, precipitating large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.|
“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 Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/09/16 - "Putting On The Ritz.. Enjoy!":
|Put on your tennis shoes
for this one!
Putting on the Ritz ..... in Moscow, done as flashdance, tremendous, enjoy, enjoy!!!!!
This is a bit different and surprising - taking place in Russia. Enjoy !
This dancing was filmed (26 Feb 2012) on Moscow's "overlook" in Sparrow Hills. Looking down from the "overlook" you see the largest stadium in Russia (140K capacity). The ski jump is for practice and training - if you make a mistake, you end up in the river below. The church at the end opposite to the ski jump is Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, and it's beautiful. The large building on the opposite side of the road beside the overlook is the Moscow State University, and the top of the tall center tower has one of the Kremlin stars. Try to not smile as you watch this - you will. It is a nice, gentle clip. "Putting on the Ritz," in Moscow, no less! What a crazy, delightful, ever changing world! Who could have thought that in 2012 young people in Moscow would put on a "flash mob" happening, dancing to an 83-year-old American song, written by a Russian born American Jew. (Irving Berlin) Sound ON! Enjoy.
WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Wayne! How delightful - and endearing!
Callis ('64) of WV - 03/09/16:
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 My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#60 in a series of 60)":
I think you will enjoy this!
OOH! Thanks, Dools! I have really enjoyed these gorgeous images!
BONUS CHARMING CROCHET PATTERN:
|The Crochet Charm - Spiral Flower Pattern|
BONUS CHARMING RECIPES:
|Charming Chocolate Cupcakes|
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/09/16:
|How many telemarketers does it
take to change a lightbulb?
One, but they have to do it while you're eating dinner!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 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.
2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.
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 ofSarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
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