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03/15/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Black Velvet Band

“Beware the Ides of March.”

 - William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar Act 1, scene 2, 15–19

(The “ides” of March is the fifteenth; which day of the month the ides is
depends on a complicated system of calculation Caesar himself established
when he instituted the Julian calendar, a precursor of our own.
The ides of January, for example, is the thirteenth;
the ides of March, May, July and October is the fifteenth.)

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


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Diemen's_Land

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penal_transportation


REMINDER:

     From Me ('65) of IL - 03/15/14 - "Don't forget to search for the leprechauns on Monday morning!":

http://www.chiff.com/a/leprechaun.htm


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 Claudia Dellapenta Melgaard ('63) 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;

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;

22 -   Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.htm


THIS DAY IN WWII:

March 15, 1933 - Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss kept members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.

March 15, 1939 - German troops occupied the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.

March 15, 1939 - Carpatho-Ukraine declared itself an independent republic, but was annexed by Hungary the next day.

March 15, 1943 - Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retook the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.

March 15, 1945 - Soviet forces began an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
 


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Saturday, March 15, 1964 - Singer-songwriter Rockwell was born Kennedy William Gordy in Detroit, Michigan.

Saturday, March 15, 1964 - Footballer Davide Pinato was born in Monza, Italy.


      From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA (currently visiting in UT) - 03/14/14 - "Three Generations":

  Three generations of brilliant musicians. And yes, of course Milo is a brilliant musician. He cries in C sharp minor.

      BUT, OF COURSE! Thanks, Charis!

Friday, March 14, 2014
Charis, Catherine, and Milo


From My Friend, Adrienne, of UT - 03/14/14 - "Former Houstonian in Iconic WWII Photo Dies":

Former Houstonian in Iconic WWII Photo Dies

   OH, NO! Thanks for letting us know, Adrienne!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/14/14 - "I can't find my Mum":

I can't find my Mum

http://stories-etc.com/horse-fawn.htm

   AWW! Thanks, Haul Party!


From My Friend, Sariah, of England - 03/14/14 - "6 Things Every Extrovert Secretly Has to Deal With":

Yep. truth.

6 Things Every Extrovert Secretly Has to Deal With

   INDEED! Thanks, Sariah!


From My Friend, Barbara, of NC - 03/14/14 - "How To Hem Jeans Fast and Easy":

This is ingenious! Wish I would have known about this years ago. I sure broke plenty of sewing machine needles by doing it differently!

How To Hem Jeans Fast and Easy

   COOL BEANS! Thanks so much, Barbara!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#27 in a Series of 37)":

 
Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....

Snow in Russia

Now THIS is winter!

~BRRRRRRRRR~

   YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!

 
 


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/01/14 - "Modern Gadgets (#14 in a series of 15)":

  WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!
 
 


 
 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/07/14 - "Fun with Snow (#7 in a series of 13":

  Thought you'd enjoy these!

   BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

 
 


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/09/14 - "Cold anyone? (#4 in a series of 15)":

   HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Haul Party!
 
 


BONUS IRISH CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.crochetnmore.com/shamrockcoaster.htm - 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 party!"


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."


REMINDER:

   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/09/14 - "NNHS Logo Caps":

  Our 1st Shipment/Order of the NNHS Logo Caps have arrived and are being packaged for shipping today; with shipments being sent out Monday & Tuesday: I have approximately 27 caps out of the first 100 ordered remaining. Anyone wishing to get a cap at the introductory price of $10.00 plus S/H of $4.59 may do so at my eBay Store:  After the initial order has been sold the price will go to the regular retail price of $14.95.

www.raglandtradingpost.com, or
www.raglandmilitaryproducts.com.

Thanks to those who purchased from the 1st Shipment! When I review the sales at the end of this month, I will begin offering other items, such as Mugs, T-Shirts, Jackets, key chains, etc.

I have already made a contribution to the NNHS65 Newsletter for support of Carol's efforts toward keeping us NNHS Classmates informed of noteworthy news; plus the Charity of Wounded Warriors Fund will receive a donation check quarterly from the proceeds from Sales of these NNHS Logo Products.
 
 

In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of my websites may contact me at: butchrag840@cs.com or raglandtradingpost.com with info pertaining to your purchases and I will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact me at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thank you so very much, Butch!


BONUS IRISH CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.crochetnmore.com/shamrockcoaster.htm - 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 party!"


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."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 03/14/14:

Two young blond boys were camping out in the forest one night, but the mosquitoes were so fierce that the boys had to hide under their blankets to keep from getting bitten.

Then one of the boys saw some lightning bugs.

“We might as well give up,” he told his friend. “Now they're coming at us with flashlights.”


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 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, May 14, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

 http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/12/14

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take 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
915-780-3048
 


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

 

Black Velvet Band


Chorus:
Her eyes they shone like the diamonds
You'd think she was queen of the land
And her hair hung over her shoulder
Tied up with a black velvet band.

In a neat little town they call Belfast
Apprenticed to trade I was bound
And many an hour's sweet happiness
I spent in that neat little town.
Till bad misfortune came o'er me
That caused me to stray from the land
Far away from my friends and relations
To follow the black velvet band.

Well, I was out strolling one evening
Not meaning to go very far
When I met with a pretty young damsel
Who was selling her trade in the bar.
When I watched, she took from a customer
And slipped it right into my hand
Then the Watch came and put me in prison
Bad luck to the black velvet band.

Next morning before judge and jury
For a trial I had to appear
And the judge, he said, "You young fellows...
The case against you is quite clear
And seven long years is your sentence
You're going to Van Dieman's Land
Far away from your friends and relations
To follow the black velvet band."

So come all you jolly young fellows
I'd have you take warning by me
Whenever you're out on the liquor, me lads,
Beware of the pretty colleen.
She'll fill you with whiskey and porter
Until you're not able to stand
And the very next thing that you'll know, me lads,
You're landed in Van Dieman's Land.


"Black Velvet Band" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/ireland.htm - 03/10/08
 
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

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!

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 courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08 

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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

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