03/18/13 - NNHS Newsletter
“I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one, I'd like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Did you think that once St. Patrick's Day was over that we'd be done visiting Ireland? If so, in that you did err!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0oTDS9ur_U - Forty Shades of Green - Johnny Cash
|"Forty Shades of Green" is a well known song about
It was written by
Johnny Cash in 1959 while on a trip to Ireland.
Contrary to popular belief, Cash did not invent the term 'forty shades
of green', it had been used in Ireland many years before he wrote the
He released it as a B-side of The Rebel-Johnny Yuma released in 1961. It is also featured on two albums: 1. Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1963 and 2. Johnny Cash: The Great Lost Performance - Live at the Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, New Jersey recorded live in 1990 and released in 2007.
From Me ('65) of IL - 03/15/13 - "Upcoming Two-Week Hiatus":
| If all goes well,
(Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) and I are planning to leave
here Wednesday morning (March 20) to drive out to Missouri to pick up
- Hillsboro HS,
IL / American School, IL - of NC)
who will be completing her eighteen-month mission for
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington.
She will be flying into St. Louis on Tuesday, March 26.
We'll visit some with family in Missouri and Illinois, and at the moment we're thinking of returning home by Friday, April 5.
My access to the internet will probably be non-existent during this time, so we will miss celebrating the First day of Passover, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, and the Last day of Passover together this year.
If y'all could watch the obituaries on the Daily Press for those two weeks and send any relevant obituaries to me, I'd really appreciate it, as I doubt I'll be able to locate them upon my return. Any volunteers??
Thanks so much!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND
Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA AND
Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA AND
Wade Scott ('66) of MO!
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 AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents) Jane Mansfield of MD;
22 - Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA;
23 - Jack Harrison ('61) of VA AND Mary Beth Sawyer ('63) AND Richard Marshall ('66) of VA;
24 - A Beary Happy Birthday to Olivia House Bricky ('65) of VA!
25 - The late Billy Williams ('57)(d. 21 May 2007) AND Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
March 18, 1940 -
Axis Powers –
Adolf Hitler and
Benito Mussolini met at the
Brenner Pass in the
agreed to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.
March 18, 1942 - The War Relocation Authority was established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody.
March 18, 1945 - 1,250 American bombers attacked Berlin.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Monday, March 18, 1963 - Cricketer Keith Brown was born Keith Robert Brown in Edmonton, Middlesex, England.|
From Stephanie Wilson Vassar - 03/17/13 - "RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!":
|Oh my gosh! I never
expected such a quick response!
will love any all cards and notes he gets!!! Mom is very excited too. I
speak with her 2-3 times a day, so I told her this morning that we'd
made contact, and she immediately told Dad! It will make their day when
I show them the newsletter!
I know - that is nothing short of miraculous! I always wondered what you would think if you knew I'd had your birth announcement in my personal high school album for lo, these many years!
Thank you so much, Stephanie!
From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 03/18/13, 11:52 AM - "Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day":
Thanks so much, John! This is healing as well as restful; it brought me a great deal of comfort!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 03/17/13, 4:57 PM:
..... Be safe on your journey. Have FUN.
Love and Kisses
Linda May '66
Thank you so much, Linda May!
From My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of MD - 03/16/13 - "Driving with Dad!"
Wait a minute!
Jane just started walking
a couple of days ago, didn't she? And now she's driving already?!?
Time is just moving too fast these days.....
|Saturday, March 16, 2013|
|Jane and Joe|
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 03/16/13 - "Russell Stover Candy Bars":
I think you'll find this Army candy bar to be much sweeter, richer, and
overall more satisfying than its Marine counterpart... HA!
Thanks so much, Brent! You're a hoot!
From My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of MD - 03/17/13 - "Say cheese!"
|AH! "Mini-Megan" and yummy delights! Thanks again, Megan - kiss 'em all for me!|
|Sunday, March 17, 2013|
BACKGROUND: Joe, Jonathan, and Jacob
From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 03/17/13 - "My Word "
The Quality of America’s Cardinals
Stars of Bells, Balls & Books
By Harry M. Covert
In light of recent international events I confess here and now that my favorite Cardinals have always been Americans. First is a favorite son of Donora, Pa., and the other from Boston, Mass. There is a third American now on my list but more about that later.
Each of these Cardinals are examples of quality individuals who have made differences in the lives of all they touch. These talents have been easily forgotten in these times of alleged progressiveness. Social turmoil bubbles everywhere we turn in Maryland, Virginia and the Nation’s Capital.
Community leaders and politicians may think they have the answers with all kinds of laws. But, they don’t.
Stan the Man
It’s easy to wonder and consider if modern citizens can or will survive in the long-term. I am a firm believer in the powers of hope, determination and a fact that the majorities of people are good, smart and won’t allow the meanness and ignorance out there on the streets to become the status quo. It’s a tough job, though
One of the joys of freedom is a free press. I know sometimes those doing the writing and editing go off half-cocked, especially when we disagree. The free flow of ideas guarantees that such freedom is priceless.
The only Cardinal I know from Pennsylvania is the late Stan Musial, baseball Hall of Famer, harmonica player and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Not only was Musial a truly great athlete, he was a truly great person of high personal values. Never a taint of untoward conduct, never ejected from a game and never argued over a strike.
Musial died at 92 on Jan. 13 this year. His prestigious medal came in 2011.
My second favorite Cardinal is Stephen Fermoyle. The Boston Roman Catholic priest created from the pen of Henry Morton Robinson. His book, The Cardinal, Fermoyle’s career began as a lowly curate and advanced to the College of Cardinals.
This fictional story was published in 1950. The author must have been prescient. In my mind Robinson created the 266th Pope 63 years ago in the character of Stephen Fermoyle.
The former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, sure seems ready, able and willing to straighten out the mess embroiling his church.
Fermoyle faced all of the challenges of a young man in his religious experience. His personal battles over a priestly lifestyle and how he maintained his principles and character are evident today.
Maryland is known as a Catholic state and must be rejoicing with the rest of the Americas, both north and south, and around the world. A new day has come. No doubt major changes are en route, a healthier atmosphere is just around the corner.
As a non-Catholic the new look of the Holy See effects Christians of all denominations. Churches, leaders and members who besmirch values they say they hold dear will be watching.
Viva il Papa, Stan the Man and Stephen Fermoyle.
[Note: Robinson's novel was based on the life of Cardinal Francis Spellman, then the Archbishop of New York. The Vatican's liaison officer for the 1963 film was Joseph Ratzinger, later to become Pope Benedict XVI.]
This article has appeared in www.thetentacle.com.
How to Correct Unruly Students?
Home-Training and the Most Wanted List
Keeping abreast of off-kilter conduct
By Harry M.
Crime runs rampant these days and it’s not the blame of the media, or local, state and national financial crises or because school teachers and administrators are avoiding responsibilities.
Movies and television programs, novels and creative stories are dominant with vicious violence of all sorts but this is no reason for the real time, real life home invasions, burglaries, daring daylight robberies and murders to come to the forefront of community thinking and hand-wringing.
Preferably it’s fun writing with humor about daily living and the foibles and peccadilloes of politicians, movie stars, tattooed athletes who can’t speak simple sentences and mumble their way through idiotic pre- and post-game interviews.
In days gone by reporters cleaned up the quotes of punch-drunk boxers and other athletes. Today, broadcasters are as profane and inane as their subjects too. Then there are elected national leaders who “cuss” in their interviews.
Tragically today’s citizens can be considered victims of the “home training” or the lack thereof. There are no manners it seems. Many parents are so ill-mannered themselves they think the schools and the educators just have to endure the rude and untrained pupils.
Rules and regulations often prevent those in authority from “correcting” unruly students in far too many classrooms.
Instead of yes ma’am, no ma’am, thank you sir youngsters get away with yeah’s and nopes. They may well be doing their things but parents ought to be held accountable for manners, home training before sending offspring out into the community. Preachers of all stripes should be leading the way and not wishy-washy in their sermonizing.
Yes, crime news is a favorite of news consumers, scintillating and keeps the public abreast of the off-kilter conduct which costs governments great deals of money.
One of my favorite school teachers kept control of students with a simple solution – grading. Bad conduct like sassing the teacher, rudeness or not completing work resulted in “zeroes” on the report card. Administrators stepped in and put the kibosh on this method.
School curriculums should start with Emily Post etiquette classes emphasizing courtesy and maturation.
Naturally many parents would object almost as loudly if public schools required starting the day with the Lord’s Prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, the Gettysburg Address or the proper way to cook Maryland crab soup.
One of the better weekly reports I see in Frederick are the city and county’s Most Wanted list. These folks aren’t misunderstood. They aren’t innocents either. Most live uneducated, drug-infested and morally bankrupt lives.
Uncaring? Not in the least. Responsibility, good civics and parental guidance make the difference.
Community and political leaders need not feel guilty or throw more money at disruptive people. Hold parents and guardians responsible by issuing tickets with fines for underage conduct.
A president once said “walk softly but carry a big stick.” Another version is “when all else fails, grab the problem by the throat.”
This article has appeared in www.thetentacle.com.
Thanks so much, Harry!
From Me ('65) of NC - 03/17/13 - "I'm Not Crazy":
BONUS GREEN CROCHET PATTERNS:
GreenDrawstring Mini Bag
- "Approximately 4” tall"
Green Amigurumi Pear
- "A realistic, beautifully shaped amigurumi pear. Crochet a bowlful in
greens, browns, yellows, and/or reds, to make a stylish decorative centrepiece,
or add a pair of safety eyes and an embroidered smile to make a sweet toy."
BONUS GREENS RECIPES:
|http://allrecipes.com/recipes/fruits-and-vegetables/vegetables/greens/ - Greens Recipes - "Looking for recipes for your greens? Allrecipes has more than 1540 trusted recipes for greens complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."|
From Bill Wynne ('63) of MD - 03/01/13 - "If Dogs Worked in Offices... (#17 in a Series of 17)":
|These have been hysterical, Bill - thanks!|
From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/15/13 - "Winter Snow Humor (#6 to 10 of 15)":
From my sister-in-law in New Hampshire who is so snowed out she leaves tomorrow for New Orleans !
Thought you would get a kick out of this!
These are delightful! Thanks, Dimples!
A new miracle doctor
was in town. He could cure anything and anybody, and everyone was
amazed. Everyone except for Mr. Smith, the town’s grouch So Mr. Smith
went to this 'miracle doctor' to prove that he wasn't anybody special.
So he goes and tells the doctor, "Hey, doc, I have lost my sense of
taste. I can't taste nothing', so what are you going to do?"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 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, April 10, 2013 - 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, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/17/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Forty Shades of Green
Written and recorded by
Johnny Cash (26 Feb 1932 – 12 Sept 2003), 1959/1961
Written and recorded by
Johnny Cash (26 Feb 1932 – 12 Sept 2003), 1959/1961
thaisteal dom im’ chuimní
1. I close my
eyes and picture
NOTE: Webmistress is NOT responsible for the faulty grammar of the lyricist.
Forty Shades of Green midi, lyrics, background, and homework courtesy of http://www.irishpage.com/songs/forshade.htm - 03/17/09
Adrian Reilly's "Forty Shades of Green" Image (16 May 2006) courtesy of http://www.pbase.com/mescaleroman/image/60249553 - 03/17/09
Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs
('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Small Shamrock Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 03/10/09
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
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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!!
Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of http://www.resourcesforbears.com/CLIPART/pix/bearb.gif - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)
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 Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Laughter clip art courtesy of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
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