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03/17/07 - NNHS Newsletter

"May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand."

- An Old Irish Blessing

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Well, okay, I'm also English, Welsh, Scottish, German, Swiss, French Huguenot, Dutch, and Algonquian Indian, and my Irish ancestors wore the Orange rather than the Green, but why be technical - especially where kisses are concerned?!?

   Today is St. Patrick's Day.  You know what that means, don't you?  That's right.  It means if you remembered to go outside at dawn or 6:00 AM, whichever worked best for you, and carefully examined all the patches of moss in your yard (or preferably, your carefully cultivated moss gardens and moss pots), you stood an excellent chance of spotting a leprechaun.   And if you did, he would have granted you three wishes.  And that would have been most lovely.  Mind you, I've never managed to find one yet myself, but I remain ever optimistic.


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick's_Day

http://www.history.com/minisites/stpatricksday/

http://www.entourages.com/barbs/stpatrick.htm

http://www.st-patricks-day.com/index.asp

http://wilstar.com/holidays/patrick.htm



BIRTHDAYS :

   Happy Birthday Wishes to:

17
  Barbara Brewer (69) of VA - 1951
18 -    Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA - 1939
18 -    Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA - 1941
18 -    Wade Scott ('66) of MO - 1948

    Many happy returns to you all, and Barbara, you have an especially fine St. Patrick's Day Birthday! 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/14/07 - "Have a happy St. Patrick's Day !":

http://www.spiritisup.com/stpatgreeting.html
 
http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/pat/rainbow/index.html

   Thanks, Shari!


  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 03/15/07 - "st pattys day":

   Wear Your GREEN.....Drink Your BEER.....Have a Helping of St. Patrick's CHEER.....
Hope ALL have a HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY..
Typhoons Forever.
. al

  
   Thanks so much, Al!   I get such a big kick out of your happy Pict-o-grams! 

 
 


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 03/16/07 - "Dear Carol, Happy St. Patrick's day":

  Dear Carol,

I do hope you are feeling well, I wish you Happiness always, not only on St. Patrick's Day BUT, ALWAYS.
 
Your Friend, Herbie

   Herbie Darlin', you are such a Sweetie-Pie! Thanks so much!  I'll return those wishes to you as well!

 
 


  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 03/16/07 - "How Old Is Grandpa?":

This has been around before, but it's worth a second(+) read to realize, well, read it!

        
THIS REALLY HITS HOME
How Old Is Grandpa?    
                                                                                                                                

Stay with this -- the answer is at the end.  It will blow you away.

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events. The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The Grandfather replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

*        television

*       penicillin

*       polio shots

*        frozen foods

*        Xerox

*        contact lenses

'        Frisbees and

*       the pill
 

There were no:

*       credit cards

*        laser beams or

*        ball-point pens
 

Man had not invented:

*       pantyhose

*       air conditioners

*       dishwashers

*       clothes dryers

*       and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and

*        man hadn't yet walked on the moon
 

How old is Grandpa???
 

Your Grandmother and I got married first, . . And then lived together.  

Every family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
And after I turned 25, I still called every man older than me, "Sir".
We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense. 

We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent. 

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.  

Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started. 

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.  

We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios. 

And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.  

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan' on it, it was junk.  

The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam. 

Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.

We had 5&10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.

And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, .. . . But who could afford one?
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon. 

In my day:

*      "grass" was mowed,

*      "coke" was a cold drink,

*      "pot" was something your mother cooked in and

*      "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.  

*      "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,  

*      "chip" meant a piece of wood,

*      "hardware" was found in a hardware store and

*     "software" wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap... And how old do you think I am?

I bet you have this old man in mind...you are in for a shock!

Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time. 

 

 


This man would be only 59 years old. 
  

  YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!!  Thanks, Wayne Honey - I think!


From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 03/16/07 - "lawyer vs. farmer":

A big city lawyer went duck hunting in rural Texas. He shot and dropped a duck, but it fell into a farmer's field on the other side of a fence. As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing.

The litigator responded, "I shot a duck and it fell in this field, and now I'm going to retrieve it."

The old farmer replied, "This is my property and you are not coming over here."

The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial attorneys in the United States and, if you don't let me get that duck, I'll sue you and take everything you own.

The old farmer smiled and said, "Apparently, you don't know how we settle disputes in Texas. We settle small disagreements like this with the 'Three Kick Rule.'"

The lawyer asked, "What is the Three Kick Rule?"

The farmer replied, "Well, because the dispute occurred on my land, first I kick you three times and then you kick me three times and so on back and forth until someone gives up."

The attorney quickly thought about the proposed contest and decided that he could easily take the old codger. He agreed to abide by the local custom.

The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked up to the attorney. His first kick planted the toe of his heavy steel-toed work boot into the lawyer's groin and dropped him to his knees. His second kick to the midriff then made the lawyer lose his breakfast. The lawyer was on all fours when the farmer's third kick to his rear end sent him face-first into a fresh cow pat.

The lawyer summoned every bit of his will and managed to get to his feet. Wiping his face with the arm of his jacket, he said, "Okay, Now it's my turn."


[I love this part....]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The old farmer smiled and said, "Naw, I give up. You can have the duck."

   Thanks, Jude!


  From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/16/07 - "A woman......":

This is definitely one of my all time favorites - I love it!!


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...
 

A set of screwdrivers,
A cordless drill, and
A black lace bra...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...


One friend who
Always makes her
Laugh...
And one
Who lets her cry...

 

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...
 
A good piece of furniture
Not previously owned by
Anyone else in her family...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

Eight matching plates,
Wine glasses with stems,
And a recipe for a meal that will
Make her guests feel honored.


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...

A feeling of control over Her destiny...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

How to fall in love without losing herself...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


HOW TO QUIT A JOB


BREAK UP WITH A LOVER


AND CONFRONT A FRIEND WITHOUT RUINING THE FRIENDSHIP...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


When to try harder... And


WHEN TO WALK AWAY...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


That she can't change
The length of her calves,
The width of her hips, or
The nature of her parents...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


That her childhood
May not have been Perfect...
But; It's over...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


What she would and wouldn't
Do for love or money...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


How to live alone...
Even if She doesn't like it...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


Whom she can trust, Whom she can't,
And why she shouldn't take it personally...
 

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


Where to go..
Be it to her best friend's kitchen table..
Or a charming inn in the woods...
When her soul needs soothing...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


What she can and can't accomplish
In a day...
A month...
And a year...

   Thanks, Sarah Sugah!  I counted about 30 items there.  I think I have about 19 of them nailed.....


 From Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA - 03/16/07 - "AAUW at Little Theatre of Norfolk":

Hi, Girls,
 
Just a reminder of "The Mousetrap" Sunday, March 18, reception from 1-2 p.m.  Be sure to bring something for munching; we have a good crowd!  We must take our seats at 2 p.m.
 
See you then.
Wilma <><

   Hi, Wilma!  I think there's an excellent chance I may have received this message in error, but it sounds like such fun!  Y'all have a great time!

http://www.aauwofva.org/branches/norfolk.htm

http://upcoming.org/event/ext/ylocal/62002508


  From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/16/07 - "Happy St. Patrick's Day from Me and Maxine":

   Ummm, Maxine didn't make her appearance, Joan, but thank you for the sentiment - and Happy St. Patrick's day to you, too!



  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 03/16/07 - "Re: HELLO":

Hi Carol,

Here I am again asking for another favor. Would you please post on your website how much we would love to find our 1962 classmates? I know that lots of folks that read your website, much more than our small 62 website. Our reunion is getting close (September 22) and we really would like to find as many as we can. We had a recent mailing and quite a few came back to us, such as wrong address, moved, etc. so sure would appreciate you putting that up for us.

You know also that you are always invited to attend our reunion. We really would like to invite all the classmates from 1960 to 1965 to attend our Friday night affair. Soon we will have a webpage with all the information and invitation on it.

I appreciate all you do and hope things are doing good for all of you now.

Again, thanks for the help. Keep up the GREAT WORK!

Brenda
Brenda Williams
Typhoon Forever
"Be the change you wish to see in the world". -Ghandi

   Why, certainly, Brenda!   In fact, if you'll send me a list of your "missing", we'll post it and begin to search for them individually.

   Thank you for the invitation!  I'm delighted to see that you've opened your Friday night to include the two classes on either side of you.  It will be a fun time for all, and I'm glad to help you in any way that I can.

   I've posted your note here on your page:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-62-planning-mtgs.html



REUNION REMINDERS:  

   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
 
The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion

on Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at the lovely beach
home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot on Willoughby
Spit. This will be an afternoon into evening beach
party with covered dish dinner.

CONTACT:
Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556
813-920-9498
kwitte@tampabay.rr.com

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 01/12/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1960.html

The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast
on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
 
http://geocities.com/typhoonmom1/

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/17/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-62-planning-mtgs.html

The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering

More details to follow!
 


  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/02/07 - "Amazing chalk drawings on the road"
(#16 in a Series of 28):

 

Hi Carol ... check out these pictures! They would be good to use one at a time for your newsletter.

Take care!

Babe

More chalk drawings from Julian Beever.  Incredible!!!!!  Julian is an English artist who's famous 
for his 3D art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium.
 
 

   That they would; they're incredible!  Thanks, Babe!


   There's more to come, of course. 

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
910-488-9408


Danny Boy

Words by Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848-1929);
Music: The Londonderry Air

History: http://www.standingstones.com/dannyboy.html

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.


"Danny Boy" midi (at the suggestion of my #6 son, Dale Harty - American School, IL - '03 - of NC - 03/16/06)
courtesy of http://www.barefootsworld.net/midijamboree.html - 08/16/05
Thanks, Dale!

"Danny Boy" lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/ireland/dannyboy.htm - 03/17/06

Animated "Happy St. Patrick's Day" Title clip art courtesy of http://bestanimations.com/Holidays/StPatricks/StPatricks.html - 03/17/06

"Kiss Me - I'm Irish" lapel pin courtesy of http://www.thebuttonfactory.com/St%20Patrick - 03/16/07

Fiddling Leprechaun clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/StPatricks.html - 03/17/06

Large Shamrocks Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 02/01/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05

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