03/14/17 - NNHS Newsletter
“What the horrors of war are, no one can imagine. They are not wounds and
“What the horrors of war are, no one can imagine. They are not wounds and
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
All this week leading up to St. Patrick's Day we'll be celebrating with Irish songs.
This is one of the saddest, telling the story of that bleak period in Irish history, from 1845 to 1850, when millions of Irish people died of hunger.
This first video offers not only the brutal history, but views of the Abbeystrowry Cemetery in Skibbereen wherein so many of those victims are buried. According to this account - no hint of which I was ever taught, the "famine" was not simply the result of natural conditions, but a planned genocide by the British landlords, during a time of full and plenty.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPrLBggC8q8 - Skibbereen - Oliver
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNNuE7nyDoQ - Skibbereen - The Ronnie Drew Ballet Group (no video, but I found it easier to understand the words)
BONUS #3 - http://gurukul.ucc.american.edu/ted/POTATO.HTM - REQUIRED READING
HOMEWORK - highly recommended today:
Now draw your own conclusions.....
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA!
Birthday this week to:
(deceased 22 Mar 2014) AND
Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND
Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC; 20 -
My Late Cousin, Stuart
Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63)
(d. 10 Sept 2013)
AND Sid Melton ('64) of NY
Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA
My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS,
UT - '82) of NC;
21 - Bob Morgan ('56) of
My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro
IL - '95) of IL
My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents) Jane Mansfield of TX!
16 - The late Bill Gross (deceased 22 Mar 2014) AND Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC;
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;
21 - Bob Morgan ('56) of MA AND My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents) Jane Mansfield of TX!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Tuesday, March 14, 1967 - The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy was moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery..|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/13/15:
|“Every action is
preceded by thought. If we want to control our actions, we must control
David O. McKay
Thanks so much, Susan!
Key Arguments for the City Farm Remaining Part of Riverview Farm Park
Among the various things that I’ve written about before on what we need to do, there are two that I want to make clear here.
(1) We must emphasize that the economics are on our side.
We must counter the pro-development side’s strongest argument with a stronger argument. They say that developing the City Farm will increase the city’s tax base and therefore lower the taxes of everyone else. I would respond, “How much has all of the development in the past five years lowered our taxes?” 205 houses is a minor addition compared to the more than 76,900 housing units presently in Newport News. Even under the most optimistic of circumstances, an individual’s tax bill would only change by a few dollars.
Consider this question from the March 6, 2017 Town Hall:
If you were a real estate agent 5 years from now and trying to sell
houses in the now existing neighborhoods of the Menchville / Denbigh
area which would you rather be able to tell your clients?
(B) There is a world-class waterfront park within easy driving or bicycling distance.
Since Newport News is pretty much built-out at this point, the overwhelming majority of houses sold in the future will not be new.
We need to improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods that now exist, and not overdevelop our city. That will help to maintain and increase the value of our present housing stock.
(2) We must show that the masses of people are on our side.
We need to use visual means as much as possible. Multiple videos of different groups expressing vocally their support for the park will help. That is why I have been making the videos of people singing a song of support. The pro-development side can’t do this. They can’t assemble large groups of people voluntarily singing a song supporting development.
Continuing to attend our
meetings, city council meetings, and other public meetings related to
land use in Newport News will help our cause. We need to gather more
signatures on the petition. We need to put more signs in our yards and
elsewhere throughout the city.
The Town Hall was a great success. There are videos on our website http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/
I do realize that some of you would have wanted to have the questions asked differently. The important thing was to cover the topic well and and not get sidetracked on issues that will be decided after the initial decision to keep the City Farm public and not sell any of the land is confirmed by the city council.
As always suggestions are welcome by e-mail.
Our next meeting will be on March 20, 7:00 PM, at the Grissom Library. Councilman Marcellus Harris has the same room for a 4:30-7:00 PM meeting. You are encouraged to attend part of his meeting to advocate on behalf of the park. Please check the Calendar page on our website http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/ regularly for upcoming meetings and events.
Thanks for your interest and involvement,
Thank you for your continued diligence, Adrian!
From Me ('65) of NC - 03/13/17 - "Fayetteville's BIG Snow of Sunday, March 12, 2015!":
know the best part about that dusting of snow we had here in Fayetteville on
That's right! It afforded me the opportunity to add another "snow" square to my Temperature Gauge Afghan!
|Monday, March 13, 2017 - Fayetteville, NC|
|“Gentlemen, listen to
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/27/17 - "Good Stuff (#14 in a Series of 19)":
GOOD STUFF, INDEED! Thank you, Shari!
BONUS IRISH CROCHET PATTERNS:
Lucky Green Necklace
- "Wear this Lucky Green Necklace this St. Patrick's Day and you're sure to
make others green with envy. This is an easy crochet pattern to complete using
various shades of green yarn. This vibrant accessory is the perfect finishing
touch to your St. Patty's day attire. Attach little green crocheted circles to a
chain to complete this wearable craft."
http://www.momsloveofcrochet.com/IrishShamrocksAfghan.html - Lucky Shamrocks Afghan - "Add a bit of green to your home this St. Patrick's Day with the Lucky Shamrocks Afghan. Drape this lovely crochet afghan over a chair or couch as a decorative accent. If worked up in the right shade of green, you can use this pattern as a Spring decoration too."
BONUS IRISH RECIPES:
|http://www.irishabroad.com/culture/kitchen/marriedanirishfarmer.asp - Imen McDonald's Irish Recipes - "Imen McDonnell is a food writer/stylist and blogger who pens a weekly column, Tales of A Modern Farmette in Irish Country Living magazine, published each week by the Irish Farmers Journal. Her popular blog, “Farmette” documents her transition from American city life to the Irish countryside and celebrates Irish cookery and baking along with traditional farmhouse kitchen skills such as butter and cheese making. Imen's blog and recipes have been featured in The Los Angeles Times Daily Dish, The Irish Times, RTE Radio 1’s Countrywide program, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Daily Mail, The John Murray Show on RTE Radio 1, Newstalk with Sean Moncreiff, Irish Tatler magazine, and on RTE 2FM’s Dave Fanning Show. "|
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/13/17:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/11/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to email@example.com; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
"Skibbereen" midi and lyrics courtesy of
http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/ireland.htm - 03/10/08
1846 Image of the Interior of an Irish Peasant's Cottage courtesy of http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/introduction.htm - 03/13/08
Image of Irish Potato Dinner courtesy of http://www.ccsdedtech.com/cc/projects/scrapbook/potato/potatofamine.htm - 03/13/08
Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.ireland-information.com/celticclipart/celticclipart.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
clip art courtesy of
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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
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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