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03/13/15 - 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
(9 Jan 1908 - 14 Apr 1986)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

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

DOUBLE BONUS - 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!


HOMEWORK:

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

The Festival - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_of_Tralee_%28festival%29 

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


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rose_of_Tralee_%28song%29:

"The Rose of Tralee" is a nineteenth-century Irish ballad about a woman called Mary, who because of her beauty was called The Rose of Tralee. The Rose of Tralee festival had been inspired by the ballad.

The words of the song are credited to Edward Mordaunt Spencer and the music to Charles William Glover, but a story circulated in connection with the festival claims that the song was written by William Pembroke Mulchinock, a wealthy Protestant, out of love for Mary O'Connor, a poor Catholic maid in service to his parents...[1]


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 tomorrow to  Claudia Dellapenta Melgaard ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:


15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA;

16 -    The late Bill Gross (deceased 22 Mar 2014) 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 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.html 


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

March 13, 1865 - American Civil War: The Confederate States of America agreed to the use of African American troops.


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 Kraków. 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 1965:

Saturday, March 13, 1965 - Actor Cees Geel was born Cornelis Pieter Geel in Schagen, North Holland.

Saturday, March 13, 1965 - Actress Gigi Rice was born.

Saturday, March 13, 1965 - Sociologist and statistician Corrado Gini (b. 23 May 1884 in Motta di Livenza, near Treviso, Italy) died.

Saturday, March 13, 1965 - Engineer Vittorio Jano (b. Viktor János in San Giorgio Canavese, in Piedmont on 22 Apr 1891) committed suicide in Turin.

Saturday, March 13, 1965 - Bishop and politician, the 14th Prime Minister of Albania Fan S. Noli (b. Theofan Stilian Noli 06 Jan 1882 in Ibrik Tepe, Eastern Thrace, Ottoman Empire) died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the age of 83.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/12/15:

“None of us is perfect. I know of no one who would profess to be so. And yet for some reason, despite our own imperfections, we have a tendency to point out those of others. We make judgments concerning their actions or inactions. There is really no way we can know the heart, the intentions, or the circumstances of someone who might say or do something we find reason to criticize. Thus the commandment: 'Judge not.'”

- Thomas S. Monson, October 2010
(b. 21 Aug 1927)


    Thanks so much, Susan!


REQUEST:

  From Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 02/14/15 - "Information for the Letter":

Is there any Typhoon alumnus out there that likes to work on classic cars? I have a 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible that needs some engine work. It’s on my bucket list to get it going by June so I can cruise Buckroe Beach in style. If you have the time and knowledge call or text me at 757-788-9713 or email me at jimwkr@hotmail.com. Thanks.
 

Jimmy Walker

NNHS Class of 1962

   COOL! Certainly, Jimmy! I'll keep running this until one of us hears from someone!  

  "Anyone? Anyone?"  


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/12/15 - "GOSPEL MUSIC CRUISE":

FROM THE MATT JONES SINGING GROUP ( MATT JONES, AND LISA DYE )

Matt and I just got booked on a Gospel Music cruise in November. I hope y'all can come. We will leave out of New Orleans and go to Progresso and Cozumel, Mexico. Just like a normal cruise but the entertainment is Gospel singers

CALL LISA FOR DETAILS 972-979-5731

   COOL BEANS! Thanks, Glenn! Y'all have fun!


       From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 03/12/15 - "No, Lucy, you canna do the show!":

All you "failures" out there, take heart!

http://lasttangowithcharis.blogspot.com/2015/03/no-lucy-you-canna-do-show.html

   Thank you, Charis Darling! I have never been quite able to understand why you were not all of the above AND Incredibly Rich and Famous, but I'm still honored for ever having met you, let alone being able to number you among my dearest friends!

   (In the interest of space and relevance to her subject, Charis neglected to mention that she's a master scriptorian, seamstress, baker, gardener, and teacher of many subjects other than piano and voice, plus a few more gifts and talents, but I won't!)


    From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 03/12/15 - "House Concerts - Your Opinion Matters - Read / Respond":

  WOWZERS-YOWZERS! Thanks, Terry Interesting dilemma!

"Anyone/ Anyone?"

 
 


From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 03/12/15 - "Sometimes...":

  Thanks, Tina!
 
 


“Keep a stiff upper chin.”

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



  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA -
02/24/15 - "Assorted Ironies (#11 in a Series of 14)":
 
  Thanks, Dearest Judy!
 
 


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 02/12/15 - "Had to Send..... So Relevant ! (#5 in a Series of 11)":

       PRECISELY! Thanks, George!
 
 


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/24/15 - "Taken At Just The Right Moment (#1 in a Series of 31)":
 
  February was a stressful month for many of us… take the time to relax and check out these!

     Thank you, Dearest Judy!

 
 


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."


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/12/15:

Hoping for some good news, a depressed frog went to meet with a fortune teller.

The fortune teller closed her eyes, made some strange sounds, and finally said, "You will meet a beautiful young girl that will want to know everything about you."

The frog got excited and said, "Wow! Where will I meet her? At a party?"

"No," replied the fortune teller, "in her biology class."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 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.



PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/11/15

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
 


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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

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

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!!
 

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

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

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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