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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
those who make it with joy and laughter and these are the salt of the generations."

- Patrick Pearse, a.k.a. Padraig Pearse - a leader of the 1916 Rebellion
(10 Nov 1879 - 03 May 1916)

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.

 


HOMEWORK:

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."

http://www.freewebs.com/snake43/whatsnew.htm


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!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

March 13, 1940 - The Russo-Finnish Winter War ended. Finland signed the Moscow Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union, ceding almost all of Finnish Karelia. Finnish troops and the remaining population are immediately evacuated.

March 13, 1943 - In Bougainville, Japanese troops ended their assault on American forces at Hill 700.

March 13, 1943 - The Holocaust: German forces liquidated the Jewish ghetto in Krakw. Hans Finke arrived in Auschwitz with 963 other prisoners. 473 are put to death in the gas chambers. 491 are assigned to slave labor.

March 13, 1944 - Britain announced that all travel between Ireland and the U.K. was suspended because the Irish government would not expel Axis-power diplomats within its borders.


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.

Thursday, March 13, 1964 - Baseball player Will Clark was born William Nuschler Clark, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Thursday, March 13, 1964 - Singer-songwriter (Ratos de Poro) Joo Gordo was born Joo Francisco Benedan in Tucuruvi, Northeast Zone of So Paulo, Brazil.

Thursday, March 13, 1964 - Architect Friedrich Lahrs (b. Johann Ludwig Friedrich Lahrs on 11 July 1880 in Knigsberg, East Prussia) died.


          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 fingers...

   That's a serious man y'all have there, Charis - seriously adorable, too!

  Have fun, and thanks for this great image!

Milo
 


From My Friend, Katie, of UT - 03/12/14 - "Pregnancy Q and A": 

  I wish I were this witty! I wanna see if they'd make ya do it again!

~Katie~

     Thanks, Katie!

 
 


From My Friend, Katie, of UT - 03/12/14 - "Choices": 

  I firmly believe this!

~Katie~

   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!

~BRRRRRRRRR~

   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":

  Thought 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:

http://www.allfreecrochet.com/St-Patricks-Day-Crochet/Crochet-Shamrock-and-Four-Leaf-Clover/ml/1 - Eva Ferrebee's Shamrock and Four Leaf Clover - "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!"

http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2013/02/things-to-make-crochet-shamrock-garland.html - Sarah's Shamrock Garland - "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 simple decoration."

http://knottygeneration.blogspot.com/2008/03/happy-st-patricks-day.html -
Itty Bitty Shamrock and Four Leaf Clover - "This Itty Bitty Shamrock (
and Four Leaf Clover) is the perfect St. Patrick's Day crochet project. Use it to embellish sweaters or pants for a cute holiday touch to any outfit."


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 "


REMINDER:

   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.

www.raglandtradingpost.com, or
www.raglandmilitaryproducts.com.

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: butchrag840@cs.com 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!


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 03/12/14:

True story from a Novell NetWire SysOp:

Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?"

Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"

Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"

Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"

Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."

Tech: "Please excuse me if I seem a bit stumped. It's because I am. Did you receive this as part of a promotional, at a trade show? How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"

Caller: "It came with my computer, I don't know anything about a promotional. It just has '4X' on it."

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:

1. 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 with them.

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 hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

 http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/12/14

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


Bonnie Woodgreen


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. .


"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 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

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.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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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