03/15/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Black Velvet Band
“Beware the Ides of March.”
of March is the fifteenth; which day of the month the ides is
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
From Me ('65) of IL - 03/15/15 - "Don't forget to search for the leprechauns on Tuesday morning!":
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow toThe late Bill Gross (deceased 22 Mar 2014) AND Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1966:
|Tuesday, March 15, 1966 - Actor, director, and producer Chris Bruno was born Christopher Malcolm Bruno in New Haven, Connecticut.|
From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 03/10/15:
|“All that is contrary
to the will of God is as poison to your spiritual life and must be
shunned as you would avoid labeled poisons in your medicine cabinets at
-Harold B. Lee
(28 Sept 1899 - 26 Dec 1973)
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/14/16 - "The Missing Man Table":
|The Missing Man Table
Thank you, Billy!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/14/16 - "Have faith in our youth! Rendition of our National Anthem":
http://www.chonday.com/Videos/anthofius3 - Amazing Rendition of the
U.S. National Anthem. 500 high school choir students sing the U.S.
National anthem in a high-rise hotel.
WOWZERS! Thank you, Sarah Sugah!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/14/16 - "A Marine Toast":
On the occasion marking the 203rd Birthday of the US Marine Corps, 1978, onboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. and in the presence of several thousand Marines and their Ladies, General Louis H. Wilson, then Commandant of the Marine Corps, arose to deliver his long awaited address to the troops.
He approached the dais, nodded to the Commanding Generals of the Base, FSSG and the Division. He then proceeded to explain to the captive masses that he would be short on words that night.
Then he turned to his bride, took a glass, and amid absolute DEAD SILENCE, offered this Toast and promptly SAT DOWN!
"The wonderful love of a beautiful maid,
But the greatest of loves,
Thanks again, Billy!
|“Don't worry about
the war. It's all over but the shooting.”
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."|
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/14/16:
|Marathon runners with bad footwear suffer from the agony of defeat.|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 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.
2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.
Black Velvet Band
"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
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateHerbert Hice of MI one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band
Version) clip art courtesy of
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
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
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