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03/13/11 - NNHS Newsletter
The Rose of Tralee

“I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties
through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me.”


 - Simone de Beauvoir
(09 Jan 1908 - 14 Apr 1986)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  Just as we did three years ago, all this week leading up to St. Patrick's Day (at least until I go out of town for a week on Monday morning), 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.  

http://nnhs65.com/03-13-08-NNHS-The-Rose-of-Tralee.html

DOUBLE BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh7uhrASGLw - Stuart Burrows - The Rose of Tralee PLUS Mary of Argyle - There's no video here, but Burrows' magnificent voice should more than suffice!

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snF9zr-yoig - The Rose of Tralee - Paddy Reily


HOMEWORK:

The History - http://www.iol.ie/~rose/story.htm

The Festival - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rose_of_Tralee

The Festival Catalog - http://roseoftralee.ie/catalog/


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

  Happy Birthday today to   Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Daughter-in-Law,      Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

19 -    Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0313.htm


    From Dale Parsons ('48) of VA - 03/12/11 - "Check out Facebook (2)#!/?closeTheater=1":

 
Ash Wednesday Storm 1962 - Thought you might like this. You will have to scroll down to the Ash Wednesday Video .

   Thank you so much, Dale!

   My children assure me that I am probably one of the last remaining souls on the planet who willingly and of my own free will doesn't use Facebook, so I tried to find more information about this from other sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wednesday_Storm_of_1962  (March 7)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1vA2Uq9YjM - Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962, March 6-8, 1962, Part I - Margate, NJ (no audio)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW-LwO8JKbA - Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962, March 6-8, 1962, Part 2 - Margate, NJ

http://thepocomokepubliceye.blogspot.com/2009/11/ash-wednesday-storm-march-6th-7th-1962.html 

http://mysite.verizon.net/goldmar/Ash/ 

http://easyliving.shorenewsnow.com/2008/03/08/the-perfect-storm-of-the-century-march-1962.aspx 

http://www.amazon.com/Ash-Wednesday-Storm-March-1962/dp/B0006ELIBK 

   Also and plus (as well as too and additionally):

* On March 7, 1962,  The Beatles made their radio debut with Roy Orbison’s “Dream Baby” written by Cindy Walker on BBC.

* Taylor Dayne was born on March 7, 1962.


http://www.reelradio.com/gifts/sjkoil030762.html 

   My main problem is (and I know my brain has slipped a few notches, but this is ridiculous!) I HAVE NO MEMORY OF THIS STORM WHATSOEVER!

   ARRGGHHHH!!!


  From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 03/12/11 - "WHY WE LOVE CHILDREN":

THESE ARE JUST TOO CUTE.  TAKE TIME TO READ THEM.
 
WHY WE LOVE CHILDREN
 
1) NUDITY
I  was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, 'Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!'
 
2) OPINIONS
On the first day of school, a new starter handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, 'The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.'
 
3) KETCHUP
A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar.  During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone.. 'Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now. She's hitting the bottle.'
 
4) MORE NUDITY
A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, 'What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?'
 
5) POLICE # 1
While taking a routine vandalism report at a primary school, I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at my uniform, she asked, 'Are you a cop?
'Yes,' I answered and continued writing the report.
'My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?'
'Yes, that's right,' I told her.
'Well, then,' she said as she extended her foot toward me, 'would you please tie my shoe?'  
 
6) POLICE # 2
It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me. 
'Is that a dog you got back there?' he asked.
'It sure is,' I replied.
Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, 'What'd he do?'
 
7) ELDERLY
While working for an organization that delivers lunches to the elderly, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, 'The tooth fairy will never believe this!'
 
8) DRESS-UP
A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, 'Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit.
'And why not, darling?'
'You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning.'
 
9) DEATH
While walking along the pavement in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton wadding, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased. The minister's son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: 'Glory be unto the Faaather, and unto the Sonnn, and into the hole he goooes.'  (I want this line used at my funeral!)  
 
10) SCHOOL
A little girl had just finished her first week of school. 'I'm just wasting my time,' she said to her mother. 'I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me talk!'
 
11) BIBLE
A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. 'Mama, look what I found,' the boy called out.
'What have you got there, dear?'
'With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered, 'I think it's Adam's underwear!'  
 
     Thanks, Cookie!


 From Martha Stewart Organizing Tip of the Day - 07/23/09 (sic) - "Six Things to Do Every Day":

1. Make the Bed
Tidiness begets tidiness. A crisply made bed makes the whole room seem more orderly, which makes it less likely that you'll let other things -- such as clothes and papers -- pile up around it.

2. Manage Clutter
Whenever you leave a room, take a quick look around for anything that isn't where it should be. Pick it up and put it where it belongs. Insist that everyone in the household do the same.

3. Sort the Mail
Take a few minutes to open, read, and sort mail as soon as you bring it inside. Keep a trash bin near your sorting area for junk mail. Drop other mail into one of four in-boxes: personal correspondence, bills, catalogs, and filing.

4. Clean as You Cook
Instead of filling the sink with pots and dishes, wash them or put them in the dishwasher as you prepare a meal.

5. Wipe Up Spills While They're Fresh
Whether it's tomato sauce on the cooktop or makeup on the bathroom counter, almost anything is faster and easier to remove if you attend to it immediately.

6. Sweep the Kitchen Floor
Every evening once you've finished washing up after dinner, sweep the floor. This will keep tough-to-clean dirt and grime from building up, which will make the weekly mopping much quicker.


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/11 - "Some Maxines" (#1 in a Series of 19):

Finally, Some NEW Maxine's!
 
  AND REMEMBER: Good friends are like stars.

You don't always see them but you always know they are there.
 
 
  
   BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Joyce!


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/12/11:

You Don't Need to Be a Weatherman...

It was two o'clock in the morning and a husband and wife were asleep, when suddenly the phone rang.

The husband picked up the phone and said, "Hello? ... How the heck do I know? What am I, the weather man?" -- and promptly slammed the phone down.

His wife rolls over and asks, "Who was that?"

The husband replies, I don’t know. Some guy who wanted to know if the coast was clear.
 


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 with them.

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 (mcmiceli@verizon.net - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (bjneher@cox.net - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (hdsdds@aol.com - 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 dhbartram@cox.net - CLASS OF 1966


PRAYER ROLL :

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/26/11

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

915-780-3048

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The Rose of Tralee


The pale moon was rising above the green mountains,
The sun was declining beneath the blue sea;
When I strayed with my love by the pure crystal fountain,
That stands in the beautiful Vale of Tralee.
She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer,
Yet 'twas not her beauty alone that won me;
Oh no, 'twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning,
that made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.

The cool shades of evening their mantle were spreading,
And Mary all smiling was listening to me;
The moon through the valley her pale rays was shedding,
When I won the heart of the Rose of Tralee.
Though lovely and fair as the Rose of the summer,
Yet 'twas not her beauty alone that won me;
Oh no, 'twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning,
that made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.

In the far fields of India, 'mid wars dreadful thunders,
Her voice was a solace and comfort to me,
But the chill hand of death has now rent us asunder,
I'm lonely tonight for the Rose of Tralee.
She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer,
Yet 'twas not her beauty alone that won me;
Oh no, 'twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning,
that made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.


"The Rose of Tralee" midi courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/ireland.htm - 03/10/08

"The Rose of Tralee" lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rose_of_Tralee - 03/13/08

First Image of Tralee courtesy of http://www.tralee-insight.com/ - 03/13/08

Second Image of Tralee courtesy of http://www.golfclubatlas.com/tralee1.html - 03/13/08

Shamrocks Divider Line clip art courtesy http://www.horse-races.net/clip/clip-patclip.htm - 03/13/08

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!

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

Animated Bratty Girl courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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