03/18/11 - NNHS Newsletter
“If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We're continuing with our Irish themes today - because we can.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HkcbS5QmQg - I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover - Art Mooney
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzrF-tcjidI - I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover - Liberace
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-C_JZPVAk0 - I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover - Frankie Laine
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVpxW_49Dtk - I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover - Chevy Chase and Ken Shapiro
|"I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" is a song from 1927, written by Mort Dixon with music by Harry M. Woods. It was a hit for Art Mooney & His Orchestra in 1948 and was largely popularized by him. In modern times the song is perhaps most associated with Merrie Melodies cartoons, as it appeared in several of them. The Sons of Ben, the official supporters' group of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union, have adopted the song as one of their chants, singing at every home match at the 20 minute, ten second mark, symbolic as the founding year of the Union.|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA AND Wade Scott ('66) of MO!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
20 - My Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) of CO 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;
22 - Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA;
23 - Jack Harrison ('61) of VA AND Richard Marshall ('66) of VA;
24 - Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 03/16/11:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Tina!|
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 03/17/11 - "A day in the life of a typical member of the NNHS Class of 1958":
I must begin by confessing that I shared lunch at Costco yesterday with Classmate Carolyn Todd Taylor and her husband Ernie. Our main courses were from the sampling station for Stagg's Chili and the delicious corned beef in keeping with their St. Patrick's Day theme. BTW, they had that wonderful Irish Ale, "Smithwick", on sale.
How many are aware that Ernie went to Wofford? The Terriers won the Southern Conference Championship and will play BYU tonight at 7pm in Denver. It will be the 2nd consecutive trip of the Wofford Terriers to the Big Dance.
Fifteen years ago my wife
and I moved into a retirement development on the Florida coast
- The Delray/Boca/Boynton Golf, Spa, Bath and Tennis Club on Lake
Fake-A-Hatchee. There are 3000 lakes in Florida; only three are real.
Our biggest retirement concern was time management. What were we going to do all day? Let me assure you, passing the time is not a problem. Your days will be eaten up by simple, daily activities. Just getting out of your car takes 15 minutes. Trying to find where you parked takes 20 minutes. It takes 1/2 hour on the check-out line in and one hour to return the item the next day.
Let me take you through a typical day. We get up at 5:00 AM, have a quick breakfast and join the early morning 'Walk and Talk Club.' There are about 30 of us, and rain or shine we walk around the streets, all talking at once. Every development has some late risers who stay in bed until 6 AM. After a nimble walk avoiding irate drivers out to make us road kill, we go back home, shower and change for the next activity.
My wife goes directly to the pool for her underwater Pilate’s class, followed by gasping for breath and CPR. I put on my 'Ask me about my Grandchildren' T-shirt, my plaid mid-calf shorts, my black socks and sandals and go to the clubhouse lobby for a nice nap.
Before you know it, it's time for lunch. We go to to partake of the many tasty samples dispensed by ladies in white hairnets. All free! After a filling lunch, if we don't have any doctor appointments, we might go to the flea market to see if any new white belts have come in or to buy a Rolex watch for $2.00.
We're usually back home by 2 PM to get ready for dinner. People start lining up for the early bird about 3 PM, but we get there by 3:45 PM, because we're late eaters. The dinners are very popular because of the large portions they serve. You can take home enough food for the next day's lunch and dinner, including extra bread, crackers, packets of mustard, relish, ketchup and Sweet-and-Low along with mints.
At 5:30 PM we're home ready to watch the 6 o'clock news. By 6:30 PM we're fast asleep. Then we get up and make 5 or 6 trips to the bathroom during the night, and it's time to get up and start a new day all over again.
Doctor related activities eat up most of your retirement time. I enjoy reading old magazines in subzero temperatures in the waiting room, so I don't mind. Calling for test results also helps the days fly by. It takes at least half an hour just getting through the doctor's phone menu. Then there's the hold time until you're connected to the right party. Sometimes they forget you're holding, and the whole office goes off to lunch.
Should you find you still have time on your hands, volunteering provides a rewarding opportunity to help the less fortunate. Florida has the largest concentration of seniors under five feet tall and they need our help. I myself am a volunteer for 'The Vertically Challenged Over 80.' I coach their basketball team, The Arthritic Avengers.
The hoop is only 4.5 feet
from the floor. You
should see the look of confidence on their faces when they make a slam
Lastly, it's important to choose a development with an impressive name. Italian names are very popular in Florida. They convey world traveler, uppity sophistication and wealth. Where would you rather live? Murray 's Condos or The Lakes Of Venice? There's no difference. They're both owned by Murray, who happens to be a cheapskate.
I hope this material has been of help to you future retirees. If I can be of any further assistance, please look me up when you're in Florida. I live in The Leaning Condos of Pisa On Boynton Beach.
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joe!
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 03/14/11 - "Uniqueness":
You ARE Unique and Have Special Talents!
By Karin Volo
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/11 - "Some Maxines" (#6 in a Series of 19):
Finally, Some NEW Maxine's!
REMEMBER: Good friends are like stars.
You don't always see them but you always know they are there.
GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/17/11:
|A man sat down and was seriously staring at the marriage
certificate, after a long time his wife asked, “What are you looking
He replied, “The expiration date.”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 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
2. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 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. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (email@example.com - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
4. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
5. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News. Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1966
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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==============================================Carol Buckley Harty
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I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover
Words by Mort Dixon (20 Mar 1892 – 23 Mar 1956), 1927
Harry M. Woods
(04 Nov 1896 - 14 Jan 1970), 1927
Popularized by Art Mooney (04 Feb 1922 - 1993), 1948
I'm looking over a four leaf clover
That I over-looked before.
One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain,
Third is the roses that grows in the lane.
No need explaining the one remaining
Is somebody I adore.
I'm looking over a four leaf clover
That I over-looked before!
"I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/luci1/songs.html - 03/22/11 (sic)
Bill Frymire's Four Leaf Clover Image courtesy of http://thinkcoremedia.com/?attachment_id=168 - 03/22/11 (sic)
Shamrocks Divider Line clip art courtesy http://www.horse-races.net/clip/clip-patclip.htm - 03/13/08
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
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