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03/10/20 - NNHS Newsletter
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms

“You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-
confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.”


 - Douglas MacArthur
(26 Jan 1880 - 05 Apr 1964)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   All this week leading up to St. Patrick's Day, we'll be celebrating with Irish songs.

BONUS #1 - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - Sean McLarsen

BONUS #2 - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - A Capella Women's Choir

BONUS #3 - Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - John McDermott


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Moore:

"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.' "


REMINDER:

  The Jewish holiday of Purim began in the evening of March, March 09, 2020 and ends in the evening of Tuesday, March 10, 2020.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to the late Pat Burke ('57) (d. 14 Jan 2020) AND  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 AND Betty Ames Burton ('71) of VA!

   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;

14 -  Claudia Dellapenta Melgaard ('63) of VA;

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;

17 -  Barbara Brewer (’69) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!  


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.

March 10, 1945 - The U.S. Army Air Force firebombed Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm killed more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.

March 10, 1949 - Mildred Gillars ("Axis Sally") is convicted of treason.[3]


THIS DAY IN 1970:

March 10, 1970 - Singer-songwriter Matt Barlow was born Matthew Barlow in Biloxi, Mississippi.


“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.”

- Peyton Conway March
(27 Dec 1864 - 13 Apr 19
55)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/10/20:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 03/09/20, 10:44 PM:

YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!!!

   Thank you so much, Dearest Santa Jim! "I know you are, but what am I?"


From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/03/20, 10:16 AM - "Coronavirus - Please Read!":

The current projections for its expansion in the US are only probable, due to continued insufficient worldwide data, but it is most likely to be widespread in the US by mid to late March and April.

Here is what I have done and the precautions that I take and will take. These are the same precautions I currently use during our influenza seasons, except for the mask and gloves.:

1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.

2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.

3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip - do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.

4) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.

5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.

6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home's entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can't immediately wash your hands.

7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!

What I have stocked in preparation for the pandemic spread to the US:

1) Latex or nitrile latex disposable gloves for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas.

Note: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week on average - everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon. This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs) The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth.

2) Stock up now with disposable surgical masks and use them to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!). This is the only way this virus can infect you - it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth - it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth.

3) Stock up now with hand sanitizers and latex/nitrile gloves (get the appropriate sizes for your family). The hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol to be effective.

4) Stock up now with zinc lozenges. These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus (and most other viruses) from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times each day when you begin to feel ANY "cold-like" symptoms beginning. It is best to lie down and let the lozenge dissolve in the back of your throat and nasopharynx. Cold-Eeze lozenges is one brand available, but there are other brands available.

I, as many others do, hope that this pandemic will be reasonably contained, BUT I personally do not think it will be. Humans have never seen this snake-associated virus before and have no internal defense against it. Tremendous worldwide efforts are being made to understand the molecular and clinical virology of this virus. Unbelievable molecular knowledge about the genomics, structure, and virulence of this virus has already been achieved. BUT, there will be NO drugs or vaccines available this year to protect us or limit the infection within us. Only symptomatic support is available.

I hope these personal thoughts will be helpful during this potentially catastrophic pandemic. You are welcome to share this email. Good luck to all of us!

   Thank you so much, Wayne! Excellent advice!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/09/20, 8:57 AM:

   Thanks, Joan!
 
 


    From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 03/09/20, 7:47 AM:

    Thanks, Charis! Who, indeed?
 
 


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/08/19:

 

Thank you, Susan!

 
 


   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 03/07/19:

 

Thanks, Jean!

 
 


  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 03/09/19:

 

Thanks, Mark!

 
 


From My Friend, Holly, of MO - 03/08/15 - "Rice Crispy Treats":

I made the best rice crispy treats:

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 old fashioned.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan
1974)


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/28/20, 9:32 AM - "Saint Patrick's Day" (#10 in a Series of 17):

  Wishing you all a happy Saint Patrick's Day.

Don't forget to wear
green

   OOH! Thank you, Shari!

 
 


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/28/20, 9:12 AM - "Funny Dogs" (#10 in a Series of 22):

  ~ I hope these pictures make you smile. ~

   BAH-HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Shari!
 
 


BONUS CHARMING CROCHET PATTERN:

The Crochet Charm - Spiral Flower Pattern


BONUS CHARMING KNIT PATTERN:

Mareva Lynde's Charming Cowl - "Simply knit this easy cowl as a flat piece and then sew up the back seam. An attractive alternative to the usual scarf, it will keep you warm whether wearing a coat or working inside with the thermostat set low."


BONUS CHARMING RECIPES:

Pampered Chef's Charming Cookies - "Discover our Charming Cookies and other top Quick Tips recipes at PamperedChef.com..."


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/09/19:

My pregnant daughter and her husband were checking out a new birth facility that was more like a spa. The birthing room had a hot tub, soft music, and candlelight.

"What do you think?" she asked.

He looked around. "Isn't this how we got here in the first place?"


 


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:


 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/08/20

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


 


  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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 




Believe Me If All Those Enduring Young Charms

Words by
Thomas Moore
(28 May 1779 - 25 Feb 1852)
Melody: Traditional


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

Tiny Green Heart courtesy of John Patterson ('59) of TN - 03/17/13
Thanks, John!

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 http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)

Animated Waving Santa Smiley courtesy of Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/25/17
Thanks, Ruthie!

Animated Hillbilly clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 01/20/10
Thanks, Al!

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's (MD) Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08 

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

Tiny Green Heart courtesy of John Patterson ('59) of TN - 03/17/13
Thanks, John!

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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