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03/11/13 - NNHS Newsletter
The Cliffs of Doneen

“When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees.
Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.”


 - Edna O'Brien
(b. 15 Dec 1930)

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=j-CWyYR962c - Cliffs Of Doneen - Quadriga Consort

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYWnv02NGSI - Cliffs Of Doneen - Paddy Reilly

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLwVALxSe7c - Cliffs of Dooneen - James Levy, keyboards; Doug Deitemyer, recorder


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

  Happy Birthday today 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 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 -
Bill Gross (February '48) of VA  
AND      Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND  Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC;

17 -   Barbara Brewer (’69) of VA;

18 -   Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND   Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA AND Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA AND      Wade Scott ('66) of MO!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.htm


THIS DAY IN WWII:

March 11, 1935 - The German Air Force became an official organ of the Reich.

March 11, 1941 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan.

March 11, 1942 - General Douglas MacArthur abandoned Corregidor for Australia. He vowed, "I shall return."

March 11, 1945 - The Imperial Japanese Navy attempted a large-scale kamikaze attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Ulithi atoll in Operation Tan No. 2.

March 11, 1945 - The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, was established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.

March 11, 1946 - Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, was captured by British troops.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Monday, March 11, 1963 - Director and producer Davis Guggenheim was born Philip Davis Guggenheim in St. Louis, Missouri.

Monday, March 11, 1963 - Comedian Raoul Heertje was born Raoul Louis Heertje in Bussum, Netherlands.

Monday, March 11, 1963 - Actress Alex Kingston was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, UK.

Monday, March 11, 1963 - Photographer David LaChapelle was born in Fairfield, Connecticut.


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/10/13, 10:03 PM AND       From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 03/11/13, 11:44 AM - "FASTEST DRAW EVER":

You gotta watch this guy....
Don't try this at your local shooting range....
 
You have got to see this!! Do not pick a fight with this guy if he is wearing his gun!! Unless you're a complete idiot!! I'm not suggesting that you pick a fight if he isn't wearing his gun or with anyone!!
 
Seriously--this is amazing.

AN EX-FBI AGENT WHO WAS TIMED IN LESS THAN 3/100'S OF A SECOND.

THIS GUY COULD SHOOT YOU EVEN IF YOU WERE HOLDING A GUN ON HIM, YOUR REACTION WOULD NOT BE FAST ENOUGH TO PULL TRIGGER.

YOU COULD START PULLING THE TRIGGER AS FAST AS POSSIBLE WITH HIS GUN STILL IN THE HOLSTER AND YOU WOULD LOSE.

http://www.wimp.com/fastestgunman/

   WOWZERONI! That's amazing! Thanks, Billy - and Wayne Honey!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/10/13 - "Little Johnny":

Johnny's mother looked out the window and noticed him "playing church" with their cat. He had the cat sitting quietly and he was preaching to it. She smiled and went about her work. A while later she heard loud meowing and hissing and ran back To the open window to see Johnny baptizing the cat in a tub of water.

She called out, "Johnny, stop that! The cat is afraid of water!"

Johnny looked up at her and said, "He should have thought about that before he joined my church."

     Thanks, Joyce!


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/10/13 - "Modern Chinese Hotel Construction":

HOW ABOUT THOSE PREFAB JOBS!!! AMAZING!!!!

This is unbelievable!

Is it any wonder China is now the world's number one economic power? This 30 story hotel took 15 days to erect!

Notice each of the sections already has electric and plumbing installed and was tested for accuracy, all prior to leaving the factory. Those sections formed and pre-tested at the factory fit together like Lego building blocks. And look at the earthquake resistance level!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/GVUsIlwWWM8?rel=0

   MORE WOWZERONI! That's amazing, too! Thanks again, Billy!


From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 03/10/13:

  AWWW! How adorable! Thank you, Tina!
 
 


BONUS IRISH CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.allfreecrochet.com/St-Patricks-Day-Crochet/Lucky-Shamrock-Coaster/ml/1 - Lucky Shamrock Coaster - "Use this Lucky Shamrock Coaster pattern to bring some St. Patrick's Day charm to your table. This crochet coaster pattern is easy and you'll be able to work some up in no time. It's a practical and cute decoration for your holiday party!"

http://www.allfreecrochet.com/St-Patricks-Day-Crochet/Pot-O-Gold-Coaster/ml/1
- Pot-O-Gold Coaster - "Taste the rainbow with some colorful yarn. Crochet a bright pot o' gold coaster. These would be fun to have laying out when you have company over. Set your drink of choice on your gold."

http://www.allfreecrochet.com/St-Patricks-Day-Crochet/St-Patricks-Day-Top-Hat/ml/1
- St. Patrick's Day Top Hat - "If you want the luck of the Irish, crochet this top hat for St. Patrick's Day. The instructions even include how to crochet a shamrock as a decoration for the hat. Wear this hat to celebrate the holiday or give it to an Irish friend!"


BONUS IRISH RECIPES:

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/world-cuisine/europe/uk-and-ireland/ireland/ - Irish Recipes - "Looking for Irish recipes? Allrecipes has more than 180 trusted Irish recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."


  From Bill Wynne ('63) of MD - 03/01/13 - "If Dogs Worked in Offices... (#10 in a Series of 17)":

      These are hysterical, Bill - thanks!
 
 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 03/10/13:

A doctor examining a woman who had been rushed to the Emergency Room, took the husband aside, and said, "I don't like the looks of your wife at all.”

"Neither do I, Doc," said the husband, "but she's a great cook and really good with the kids."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 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 with them.

2. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 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. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, frankgibson@cox.net, Joyce Williams Nettles, joywnet@cox.net, or Susie Overton Jones, tnsjones@charter.net


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/02/13

BLOG:

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



  
Y'all take 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
915-780-3048
 


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The Cliffs of Doneen
 

You may travel far far from your own native land
Far away o'er the mountains, far away o'er the foam
But of all the fine places that I've ever been
Sure there's none can compare with the cliffs of Doneen.

Take a view o'er the mountains, fine sights you'll see there
You'll see the high rocky mountains o'er the west coast of Clare
Oh the town of Kilkee and Kilrush can be seen
From the high rocky slopes round the cliffs of Doneen.

It's a nice place to be on a fine summer's day
Watching all the wild flowers that ne'er do decay
Oh the hares and lofty pheasants are plain to be seen
Making homes for their young round the cliffs of Doneen.

Fare thee well to Doneen, fare thee well for a while
And to all the kind people I'm leaving behind
To the streams and the meadows where late I have been
And the high rocky slopes round the cliffs of Doneen.


"The Cliffs of Doneen" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/ireland.htm - 03/10/08

Irish Musician Images courtesy of http://www.irishpage.com/music.htm - 03/10/08

Shamrocks Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://webster.commnet.edu/gif/dividers.htm - 03/16/05

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!

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!

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