03/15/20 - 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 - The Black Velvet Band - The Irish Rovers
BONUS #2 - The Black Velvet Band - The Dubliners
BONUS #3 - The Black Velvet Band - Luke Kelly, 1970
From Me ('65) of NC - 03/15/19 - "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 The late Bill Gross (d. 22 Mar 2014) AND 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 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 NC 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!
200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1970:
|March 15, 1970 - Singer Christine Anu was born in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.|
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)
Thanks so much, Daniel!
|Thank you, Joan!|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/08/18:
|Thank you, Susan! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!|
From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 03/13/18:
|BRILLIANT! Thank you, Pat!|
From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 03/14/18:
stopped using this about 5 years ago. Read so much about it's harmfulness. Worse
ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Mary! These dangers were well documented years ago. The fact that it's still on the market is unconscionable.
From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 03/14/18, 12:59 PM:
From Me ('65) of NC - 03/14/18:
|“Don't worry about
the war. It's all over but the shooting.”
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/28/20, 9:32 AM - "Saint Patrick's Day" (#15 in a Series of 17):
Wishing you all a happy Saint
Don't forget to wear green.
OOH! Thank you, Shari!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/28/20, 9:12 AM - "Funny Dogs" (#15 in a Series of 22):
~ I hope these pictures make
you smile. ~
BAH-HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Shari!
BONUS IRISH CROCHET PATTERN:
|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 KNIT PATTERN:
Knitted Aran Sweater Pattern
BONUS IRISH RECIPE:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/14/18:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday,
7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, May 13, 2020 -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.
3. Friday, May 15, 2020 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Burger Theory Restaurant in the Holiday Inn, 980 Omni Boulevard, Newport News. CONTACT:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/08/20
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Black Velvet Band
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
Small Shamrock Button plucked from Small Shamrock Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 03/10/09
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
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
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Tiny Green Heart courtesy of John Patterson ('59) of TN - 03/17/13
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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