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03/13/19 - 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 - Bonnie Woodgreen

BONUS #2 - 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."


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

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

   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 (d. 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!


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 1969:

March 13, 1969 - Apollo program: Apollo 9 returned safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.

March 13, 1969 - Rugby league player Darren Fritz was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.


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
(21 Aug 1927 - 02 Jan 2018)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/13/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 03/13/19, 6:23 AM:
 

  There's something about the ocean, that sparks a flame in me. I guess it's why I spend much time, writing about the sea. Maybe this is why, folks.

   That would do it! Thank you, Jimmy!

 
 


  From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 03/12/18:

  Thank you, Pat!
 
 


From Drusilla West Groce ('56) of VA - 03/09/19:

  INDEED! Thank you, Drusilla!
 
 


From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/13/19 - "Getting Old.........":

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/picasa/upoiJRKmec0

      Thanks, Wayne!


  From John Murden ('60) of VA - 03/12/18:

  This is my motto!!

 Thanks, John! That works for me!

 
 


From Randy Bearor ('64) of VA - 03/12/18:

  Thanks, Randy!
 
 


From Paul's Niece, Jackie, of IL - 03/12/18:

 

 Thank you, Jackie!

 
 


  From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 03/12/18:

  This worked well for (Kim Desmuke of North TX)  for many years - it's a simple, weed-free way to grow lettuce, spinach and even radishes.

Take a 2 cubic feet bag of potting soil (I used Miracle Grow), rumple it around quite a bit to loosen the soil, poke quite a few holes in the back side for drainage, then lay the bag on a smooth surface that will allow drainage and not get too hot, and cut out the top, leaving about a 4 or 5 inch border all around.

Lightly rake through the soil to even it out and loosen it even more, then carefully, and evenly sprinkle the seeds around.

I put my salad green seeds in an old spice bottle with large shaker holes, added some cornmeal, shook it all up to mix well and sprinkled them out of it. I put the cornmeal in there to allow me to see that I had covered the soil evenly.

 
 

If doing radish seeds or spinach, just make lines the depth mentioned on the seed pack, plant the seeds and cover appropriately. For salad greens I sprinkled a light covering of soil over the cornmeal and seeds and then spray-misted to water them in.

I put my bags on metal sawhorses and grates to make them waist level. This kept the bags off the hot concrete and I didn't have to bend over when cutting my salad. When harvesting, just use a pair of scissors and cut what you need - don't pull the plants out. Same goes for spinach - they will grow back almost magically overnight, and you can't tell where you cut.

Spray mist the seeds and plantlings at first when watering, until they are established, then you can water more vigorously as the plants mature. You will probably need to water more often, since the depth of the bags are not as deep as a regular in-ground garden. I just kept mine moist, but not sopping wet.

   BRILLIANT! Thank you, Alice - and Kim!


“Keep a stiff upper chin.”

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


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/25/19 - "Beautiful Rainbows Of Ireland & Other Irish Themed Things" (#10 in a Series of 19):

  "Seeing a rainbow at any time, either in your waking life or in your dream world is always a wonderful thing. And it means the same thing in both places. A rainbow is a universal symbol of hope, luck, fortune, and wishes coming true."

-Author Unknown

   OOH! Thank you, Shari!

 
 


BONUS IRISH CROCHET PATTERNS:

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!"

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."

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 KNIT PATTERNS:

Aran Sweater Market's Clan Knitting Patterns and Kits - "Now you can enjoy the deep satisfaction of knitting your very own Clan Sweater for all the family with our ClanAran knitting patterns. Each knitting pattern comes in a word document complete with the meaning of the Aran stitches, stitch glossary and instructions. Enjoy the art of knitting your own unique family garment, in your own home and carry on the tradition of passing on the pattern to the next generation." - Not even close to free, but WOWZERONI!


BONUS IRISH RECIPES:

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 - 03/12/19:

When I was eight my dad was taking me to see a movie. On the way there I asked him if he would buy me some gum. He said, "No, you don't need any."

After arriving at the theater and taking our seats, Dad changed his mind. He told me it would be okay for me to have some gum, and he was going to get it.

I spoke up and said, "You don't need to buy me gum anymore, Daddy. I found some under the seat."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -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. Wednesday, May 08, 2019 -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.

4. Friday, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/19

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! 




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

Small Shamrock Button plucked from Small Shamrock Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 03/10/09

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!

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

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!

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of
http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

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

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12

Tiny Green Heart courtesy of John Patterson ('59) of TN - 03/17/13
Thanks, John!

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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