03/13/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Bonnie Woodgreen
“There are in
every generation those who shrink from the ultimate sacrifice, but there are
in every generation
Patrick Pearse, a.k.a.
Padraig Pearse - a leader of the 1916 Rebellion
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We're still celebrating this week with Irish songs.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9heoqDY42Xw - Bonnie Woodgreen
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEPwbRaG92o - Bonny Wood Green - Gretchen Eichberger, 2009
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeZeUy3doxk&NR=1 - Bonnie Woodgreen - John Fisher School Choir - BBC Choir Of the Year, 2008 - Due to the amateur quality of the recordings, rarely do I carry school choirs, but this is an absolutely flawless performance.
From http://www.alliancemusic.com/product.cfm?iProductID=410 - 03/12/09:
"'Bonny Wood Green' is a ballad from World War I, still sung in Irish pubs today. The Irish were unenthusiastic about entering the war on the British side, but once the decision had been made there were surprisingly large numbers of volunteers. The divided loyalties of the Irish soldiers cannot have made their ordeal in the trenches any easier."
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 - 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 Claudia Dellapenta Melgaard ('63) of VA AND Linda Coates Jones ('63) of VA AND Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA AND Wade Scott ('66) of MO;
19 - Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA;
20 - My Late Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) (d. 10 Sept 2013) AND Sid Melton ('64) of NY AND Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA AND My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS, UT - '82) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Thursday, March 13, 1964 - 28-year old Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death near her home in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York City, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.|
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 03/12/14 - " Eme":
My Little Pie, Emeline, just messengered me that she won another
bike from her school. As we got to talking more, she said she designed a
poster that won first place... Out of over 35 elementary, middle and
high schools in her district!!! As a 6th grader... I could go on and on,
but this is a huge WOW moment! So proud of you, Eme!
WOWZERONI-RINI! Stupendous job, Eme - great concept, beautifully done! (Naturally, I like the Jadite plate, too! )
Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Brent!
From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA (currently visiting in UT) - 03/12/14 - "New Grandson":
This guy is one-quarter my DNA. I'm thinking it must be in the
That's a serious man y'all have there, Charis - seriously adorable, too!
Have fun, and thanks for this great image!
From My Friend, Katie, of UT - 03/12/14 - "Pregnancy Q and A":
wish I were this witty! I wanna see if they'd make ya do it again!
From My Friend, Katie, of UT - 03/12/14 - "Choices":
firmly believe this!
AMEN! Thanks again, Katie Darlin'!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#25 in a Series of 37)":
Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....
Snow in Russia
Now THIS is winter!
YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/01/14 - "Modern Gadgets (#12 in a series of 15)":
|WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!|
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/07/14 - "Fun with Snow (#5 in a series of 13":
you'd enjoy these!
BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/09/14 - "Cold anyone? (#2 in a series of 15)":
|HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Haul Party!|
BONUS IRISH CROCHET PATTERNS:
Shamrock and Four
- "Learn how to make a Crochet Shamrock and Four Leaf Clover this St. Patrick's
Day. Crochet shamrock patterns are easy to make especially when you follow this
quick video tutorial. Decorate your home with garland, make a barrette or
embellish a hat. It's the luck o' the Irish!"
- "Bring some luck into your home with this Crocheted Shamrock Garland Pattern.
This free crochet shamrock pattern can easily be varied with different shades of
green yarn. Show a little bit of Irish love this St. Patrick's day with this
BONUS IRISH RECIPES:
|http://www.irishabroad.com/culture/kitchen/elizabeth.asp - Elizabeth McNally's Irish Recipes - "Elizabeth McNally is a Virginia (USA) based author, photographer and creator of Wee Kitchen. A second generation Irish-American, Elizabeth has traveled to Ireland more than thirty times over the past twenty years. On her website, Elizabeth shares photographs, recipes and stories inspired by her travels to visit loved ones in Ireland. A self-trained lover of baking from the age of twelve, Elizabeth enjoys looking for ways to bring a new twist to traditional Irish recipes while maintaining their heritage. Elizabeth's photographs and recipes have been featured on Cooking Club of America, Foodgawker.com and RefrigeratorSoup.com "|
From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/09/14 - "NNHS Logo Caps":
Our 1st Shipment/Order of the NNHS Logo Caps have arrived and are being
packaged for shipping today; with shipments being sent out Monday &
Tuesday: I have approximately 27 caps out of the first 100 ordered
remaining. Anyone wishing to get a cap at the introductory price of
$10.00 plus S/H of $4.59 may do so at my eBay Store:
After the initial order has been sold the price will go to the regular
retail price of $14.95.
Thanks to those who purchased from the 1st Shipment! When I review the sales at the end of this month, I will begin offering other items, such as Mugs, T-Shirts, Jackets, key chains, etc.
I have already made a contribution to the NNHS65 Newsletter for support of Carol's efforts toward keeping us NNHS Classmates informed of noteworthy news; plus the Charity of Wounded Warriors Fund will receive a donation check quarterly from the proceeds from Sales of these NNHS Logo Products.
In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of my websites may contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or raglandtradingpost.com with info pertaining to your purchases and I will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact me at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.
Thank you so very much, Butch!
from a Novell NetWire SysOp:
At this point the Tech Rep had to mute the caller, because he couldn't stand it. The caller had been using the load drawer of the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder, and snapped it off the drive!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 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
2. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or email@example.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or email@example.com.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/12/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Down by the green bushes of Bonnie Woodgreen
Where me and my true love so oftimes have been
As the days they rolled onward so happy were we
Ah, but never she thought that a soldier I'd be.
It was early one morning as the lambs they did play
'Twas off to Kells Barracks, I there made my way
To enlist in the army and fight for my King
And I bid my farewell to Bonnie Woodgreen.
Our ship at Larne Harbour sat ready to sail
And mothers were weeping and sisters looked pale
There was singing and dancing all happy and gay
Ah, but little they thought of the lads far away.
It was 'way out in Flanders at the back of the line
They were talking of sweethearts they all left behind
When one Irish soldier says, "I have a queen,
And she works in John Ross' of Bonnie Woodgreen."
It was early one morning while facing the foe
A shot from the enemy this young lad laid low
He called for his comrades, it was a sad scene
"Say good-bye to my Nellie and Bonnie Woodgreen."
So if ever to Ulster you chance for to stray
There's a neat little fact'ry near Ballynafeigh(?)
Where there's weavers and winders all rosy and clean
And they all wear white aprons in Bonnie Woodgreen. .
midi and lyrics courtesy of
http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/ireland.htm - 03/10/09
Image of Irish Prayer courtesy of http://karatetraining.org/weblog/?m=200703 - 03/12/09
Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars15.html - 03/12/09
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI- one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
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
Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
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