03/15/10 - NNHS Newsletter - The Ides of March
“Beware the Ides of March.”
“Et tu, Brute?”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I thought surely that we had observed this day here before, but this seems to be the first time for us.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaTPAmP6Ak0 - The Ides of March + Wrathchild (with lyrics) - Iron Maiden, 1981
The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae) is the name of March 15 in the Roman calendar. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months. The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held. In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was killed in 709 AUC or 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate led by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus and 60 other co-conspirators.
According to Plutarch, Caesar was warned by a seer to be on his guard against a great peril on the Ides of March. On his way to the Theatre of Pompey (where he would be assassinated) Caesar saw the seer and joked "Well, the Ides of March have come," to which the seer replied "Ay, they have come, but they are not gone." This meeting is famously dramatized in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned to "beware the Ides of March."
In Caesar's time, however, March 15 had no particular evils attached. There was
nothing perilous about the date. The Ides refers to the
15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October on the Roman Calendar,
and the 13th day of the remaining months. It was actually a day of
celebration in honor of the god Mars, and citizens would often be treated to a
military parade and dancing. It was not until Shakespeare put pen to paper that
the Ides took on a new meaning.
Today, few people observe the Ides of March, and those that do have taken its meaning and applied it to their own events.....
Fortunately for us, the Ides have come with little incident for most. However, remember the words of Julius Caesar on this day. He too felt confident he'd escaped harm. "The Ides of March have come." he said to the soothsayer.
"Aye Caesar, but not gone" she replied.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
17 – Barbara Brewer (’69) of VA;
18 - Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA AND Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA AND Wade Scott ('66) of MO;
Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA;
20 - My Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) of VA 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;
22 - Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|March 15, 1933 -
Engelbert Dollfuss kept members of the
National Council from convening, starting the
March 15, 1943 -
Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retook the city of
Kharkov from the
Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Monday, March 15, 1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, told U.S. Congress, "We shall overcome," while advocating the Voting Rights Act.|
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 03/14/10 - "When days were simple and cars were hot - sometimes literally!":
From Jane Chambers of VA - 03/13/10 - "CIRCLE K CLUB: Part II, Fall 1964 - Spring 1966":
Attached second is page 50 from the 1966 Trident, with 4 photos depicting many members and a write-up about activities. DON LAKE (documented 66 Decader, now deceased) is identified as the President, with other officers simply called "Officers" in the photo top left.
Other members shown (entire page) are Chuck Hanson (not yet located), Joe Hutchko (not ... located), Don Watkins (now deceased), Pete Carver(not ... located), Louis Tapia (documented 66 Decader), Tom McKinley
(not...), Bill Gibson (not), David Johnson (not), Ralph Racioppi (not), Bill Chorba (not), Kim Lassiter (documented 71 Decader), Wayne Karmosky (now deceased) (02 June 1947 - 07 Sep 1991), Chip Rhody (documented 67 Decader) and Bob Buriak (documented 67 Decader).
|1965 Trident, p. 23||1966 Trident, p. 50|
The young lady shown, Donna Windsor Smith (documented 67 Decader), was elected the first Circle K Sweetheart.
Please help find the 8 members not yet located! E-mail or phone (757) 238-9629.
Thanks so much, Jane -
and best wishes with your continued good work!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 03/14/10 - "Larry's proverbs..":
|Larry's humor is just a
little too coarse most of the time, but he is funny. Please overlook
the crude remarks and concentrate on the humor which can bring happiness
to you and sometimes tears brought on by laughter. At any rate, hope
this brightens your day.
GOOD FOR A LAUGH OR TWO!!!
1. A day without sunshine is
From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 03/14/10 - "Another surprise dump on March 13, 2010 at Park City":
Hope all is well with you and your family (not sure how you keep track of them all). Spring should be right around the corner for you, I hope. We just call it “spring skiing” and wish for more snow right up to closing time (April 11). That is when we all leave town for the islands and a beach somewhere.
I had to work this snowy Saturday but got out for a few runs and took these pictures. Hope you all enjoy and the invitation is still out for a visit. We have plenty of snow and expect spring conditions for the remainder of the season!
|Saturday, March 13, 2010 - Park City, UT|
Thank you so much, Phil! They're breathtaking as always!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 03/14/10 - "Dinosaur":
THE WORLD’S FIRST …
Thanks again, Dools!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/18/10 - "Panda Therapy (#16 in a Series of 19)":
I love these Panda emails! I hope you get the "warm fuzzies", too!
Is it any wonder the world has fallen in love with these animals?
YOU FEEL BETTER ALREADY?
Yes, I do! Thanks, Judy!
I'm sure there's a way out
I saw an ant go this way yesterday.
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
FINALLY:From ArcaMax Jokes - 03/14/10:
New Book Titles
Here's a listing of some recently-published "new books" & their author....
- "How to Write Large Books" by Warren Peace
- "The Lion Attacked" by Claude Yarmoff
- "The Art of Archery" by Beau N. Arrow
- "Irish Heart Surgery" by Angie O'Plasty
- "Desert Crossing" by I. Rhoda Camel
- "School Truancy" by Marcus Absent
- "I Was a Cloakroom Attendant" by Mahatma Coate
- "I Lost My Balance" by Eileen Dover and Phil Down
- "Mystery in the Barnyard" by Hu Flung Dung
- "Positive Reinforcement" by Wade Ago
- "Shhh!" by Danielle Soloud
- "The Philippine Post Office" by Imelda Letter
- "Things to Do at a Party" by Bob Frapples
- "Stop Arguing" by Xavier Breath
- "Raising Mosquitos" by I. Itch
- "Mountain Climbing" by Hugo First
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at email@example.com (757) 223-9488 -CLASS OF 1953
2. Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin. For details, contact Mickey Marcella at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at email@example.com (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954
3. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / email@example.com with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC
4.Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1960
6.Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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The Ides of March
Written by Steve Harris (b. 12 Mar 1956)
Iron Maiden, 1981
I was born into a scene of an griness
And greed of dominance and persecution
My mother was a queen my dad I've never seen
I was never ment to be
And now I spent my time looking all around
For a man that's nowhere to be found
Until I find him I'm never gonna stop searching
I'm gonna find my man
gonna travel around.
'Cos I'm a wratchild
Well I'm a wratchild
Yeah, I'm a wratchild
I'm coming to get you
say it doesn't matter
Ain't nothing gonna alter the couse of my destination
I know I've got to find some serious piece of mind
Of I know I'll just go crazy
But now I spent my time looking all around
For a man that's nowhere to be found
Until I find him
I'm never gonna find my man
Gonna travel around.
"The Ides of March" midi courtesy of http://maidenmidi.com/killers.html - 03/14/10
Ides of March" lyrics courtesy of
Friez3 Architectural Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.iconbazaar.com/bars/architectural/pg01.html - 03/15/10
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
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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