03/15/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Black Velvet Band
“Beware the Ides of March.”
of March is the fifteenth; which day of the month the ides is
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 my favorites. It describes transportation to Van Dieman's Land (Van Dieman's Land was changed to Tasmania, which is now part of Australia), a common punishment in 19th century Britain and Ireland until the 1850's.
I have three different arrangements for you. As it is a traditional folk song, you'll notice the lyrics will vary with each interpretation:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfsgHyymG8E -The Black Velvet Band - The Irish Rovers
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cnzstOtW2k -The Black Velvet Band - The Dubliners
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBRQM0vErH8 - The Black Velvet Band - Luke Kelly, 1970
POST-STROKE UPDATE on Bobby Johnson ('66 /'67) of VA: His blood pressure is great - 120/90. Saturday he will be moved to rehab to start his recovery. His mood is great, he is on a diet to lose weight, and he is starting to eat solid foods. He will be moved to Riverside Rehab in Newport News.
1. From Me ('65) of IL - 03/15/13 - "Upcoming Two-Week Hiatus":
| If all goes well,
(Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) and I are planning to leave
here Wednesday morning (March 20) to drive out to Missouri to pick up
- Hillsboro HS,
IL / American School, IL - of NC)
who will be completing her eighteen-month mission for
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington.
She will be flying into St. Louis on Tuesday, March 26.
We'll visit some with family in Missouri and Illinois, and at the moment we're thinking of returning home by Friday, April 5.
My access to the internet will probably be non-existent during this time, so we will miss celebrating the First day of Passover, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, and the Last day of Passover together this year.
If y'all could watch the obituaries on the Daily Press for those two weeks and send any relevant obituaries to me, I'd really appreciate it, as I doubt I'll be able to locate them upon my return.
2. From Me ('65) of IL - 03/15/13 - "Don't forget to search for the leprechauns on Sunday morning!":
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;
19 - 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 AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents) Jane Mansfield of MD;
22 - Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Friday, March 14, 1963 - Musician Bret Michaels (Poison) was born Bret Michael Sychak in Butler, Pennsylvania.|
From Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA - 03/13/13:
|I know you have so many
challenges in your life..... Where would Typhoon Nation be without you?
Thanks so very much, Eddie Darlin'!
From Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA - 03/14/13 - "RE: Note from Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA":
|Sent this letter to
Bryan (Peck) today. I also let
LOVE YOU, Carol and Paul!
From Gene Shelton ('64) of VA - 03/14/13 - "April birthday":
Just thought I would mention that I have another one of THOSE coming up next month. Birthday that is---April 22.
I was in the class of 1964 and now live in Farmville, VA.
Gene (Terry Shelton)
Thanks for the heads-up, Gene! I was pretty sure you were already listed on our Birthday Page, but it never hurts to double-check. Sure enough, you were right there:
From Me ('65) of VA - 03/14/13 - "Famous Marines":
While I was checking on
Gene's birthday, I decided to play a hunch and search for
Harrison's ('58 - of GA) listing. It was there, too - 11 Sept 1940!
I had it all along!
So now that Famous Marines page is more complete!
From Me ('65) of VA - 03/14/13 - "Famous Sailors":
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/14/13 - "True Southerner":
|Some of this information
may fit the newsletter from time to time. I have seen it before, so I
know it's not new.
Hope all is well with you
Only a true Southerner knows the difference between a "hissie fit" and a "conniption," and that you don't "have" them, so much as you "pitch' them.
Nobody but a true Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc. make up a mess.
A true Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."
A true Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is, as in "Going to town, be back directly."
Even true Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.
All true Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.
True Southerners know instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. (If the trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin'.)
True Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right near" and "a right far' piece." They know that "just down the road" can be one mile or twenty.
True Southerners both know and understand the differences between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.
No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.
True Southerners know that "fixin" can be used both as a noun, verb, and adverb.
A true Southerner knows how to understand Southern: a booger can be a resident of the nose, a descriptive ("That ol' booger!"), or something that jumps out at you in the dark and scares you spitless.
True Southerners make friends standing in lines. We don't do "queues," we do "lines." And when we're in line, we talk to everybody.
Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, if only by marriage.
True Southerners never refer to one person as "y'all."
True Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.
Every true Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that redeye gravy is also a breakfast food; that fried green tomatoes are not breakfast food.
When you hear someone say, "Well, I called myself lookin'," you know you're in the presence of a genuine Southerner.
Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it - we do not like our tea unsweetened; "sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk.
And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 on the freeway. You say, "Bless her heart" and go your way.
Thank you, Joan, these are "truly" delightful! And (of course!) if I don't post them all at once right now, I will surely lose them!
From My Friend, Adrienne, of UT - 03/14/13 - "Bwahahaha!!!":
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/11/13 - "Happy St. Patrick's Day! (#10 to 12 in a series of 15)":
I love Maxine!! She always makes me laugh!!
BONUS IRISH CROCHET PATTERNS:
Lucky Shamrock Coaster
- "Use this Lucky Shamrock Coaster pattern to bring some St. Patrick's Day
charm to your table. This crochet coaster pattern is easy and you'll be able to
work some up in no time. It's a practical and cute decoration for your holiday
Amber's Pot O' Gold Coaster
- "Taste the rainbow with some colorful yarn. Crochet a bright pot o' gold
coaster. These would be fun to have laying out when you have company over. Set
your drink of choice on your gold."
BONUS IRISH RECIPES:
|http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cuisine/irish-recipes - Irish Recipes - "Looking for Irish recipes? Find delicious Irish recipes including corned beef and cabbage, Irish potatoes recipes, and more Irish recipes."|
From Bill Wynne ('63) of MD - 03/01/13 - "If Dogs Worked in Offices... (#14 in a Series of 17)":
|These are hysterical, Bill - thanks!|
One day, Gramma sent her grandson Johnny down to the water hole to get some water for cooking dinner. As he was dipping the bucket in, he saw two big eyes looking back at him. He dropped the bucket and hightailed it for Gramma's kitchen.
"Well now, where's my bucket and where's my water?" Gramma asked him.
"I can't get any water
from that water hole, Gramma," exclaimed Johnny. "There's a BIG ol'
alligator down there!"
"Well, Gramma," replied Johnny, "if he's as scared of me as I am of him, then that water ain't fit to drink!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch
Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at
Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above
Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon
is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends
in that year, go visit with them.
2. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 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. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/02/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
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Black Velvet Band
"Black Velvet Band" midi and lyrics courtesy of
Celtic Knot clip art courtesy of http://www.ireland-information.com/celticclipart/celticclipart.htm - 03/14/11
Multicolored Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.ireland-information.com/celticclipart/celticclipart.htm - 10/31/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band
Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of
http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Fiddling Leprechaun clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/StPatricks.html - 03/17/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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!!
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
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