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03/13/17 - 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  


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 


450 YEARS AGO TODAY:

March 13, 1517 - The Battle of Oosterweel north of Antwerp, traditionally seen as the beginning[1] of the Eighty Years' War.


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 were 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 1967:

Monday, March 13, 1967 - Footballer Andrés Escobar was born Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga in Medellín, Colombia. On at the age of 27, he was murdered in Medellín, Colombia  in the aftermath of the 1994 FIFA World Cup, reportedly as retaliation for having scored an own goal which contributed to the team's elimination from the tournament.[2].

Monday, March 13, 1967 - Footballer and referee Pieter Vink was born in Noordwijkerhout, South Holland, Netherlands.


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!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 03/12/17 - "Fayetteville's BIG Snow!":

  Here's the view from my back window.

    Less than two hours later, it had all vanished without a trace!

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 11:15 AM - Fayetteville, NC
 


   From My Children of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - '02) AND   Megan Fulmer Mansfield (John Marshall HS, TX - '02) of TX - 03/12/17:

  Fun with Shamu!

    Thank you, Sweetie-Pies! Your "babies" are growing up so fast!    

Sunday, March 12, 2017
The Mansfield's and Shamu


From My Friend, Jennifer, of NC - 03/13/17:

  Some inspiration my therapist sent me today. I'm sure some of you need this too.

   NO DOUBT! Thank you so much, Jennifer!

 
 


“Keep a stiff upper chin.”

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


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/27/17 - "Good Stuff (#13 in a Series of 19)":

 

GOOD STUFF, INDEED! Thank you, Shari!

 
 


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 - 03/12/17:

A boy was bagging groceries at a supermarket. One day the store installed a machine for squeezing fresh orange juice.

Intrigued, the young man asked if he could be allowed to work the machine, but his request was denied.

Said the store manager, "Sorry, kid, but baggers can't be juicers."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: brendawilliams64.wixsite.com/nnhs1962 and CONTACT: brendawilliams64@gmail.com

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/11/17

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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

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


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!

Animated Air Force 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

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of http://www.stantoncollegeprep.org/central/ - 08/01/10

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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!

John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of http://www.nisd.net/marshall/ - 04/26/13

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

Winking Smiley courtesy of My Friend, Jennifer, of NC - 03/12/17
Thanks, Jennifer!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket  - 05/23/16

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