03/18/15 - 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.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to 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!
Happy Birthday tomorrow toCheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA!
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; AND Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|March 18, 1915 - World War I: During the Battle of Gallipoli, three battleships were sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles.|
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 1964:
|Thursday, March 18, 1965 -
Alexey Leonov, leaving his spacecraft
Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, became the first
walk in space.
Thursday, March 18, 1965 - Sportscaster Jack Quinlan (b. 23 Jan 1927 in Peoria, Illinois), was killed in an auto accident after leaving a golf outing during spring training of 1965 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 38.
is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
(04 July 1804 - 19 May 1864)
From My Friend, April, of NC - 03/17/15:
From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 03/16/15 - "TIME AGAIN TO REMEMBER CHARLIE KELLER":
Thankfully, Baseball Still No. 1
Thanks so much, Harry!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/17/15 - "THE PRICE OF GASOLINE IN FRANCE...":
|Recently, a Parisian burglar
nearly got away with stealing several paintings from the Louvre.
However, after planning the crime, getting in and out past heavy security, he was captured only two blocks away, when his van ran out of gas.
When asked how he could mastermind such a daring crime, and then make such an obvious error, he replied, “I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh.”
GROAN! Thanks, Dools!
From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA - 03/17/15:
From My Friend, Nicole, of UT - 03/17/15:
|...I found a salad you may like.|
|“Put it out of your
mind. In no time, it will be a forgotten memory.”
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI -
02/12/15 - "Had to Send..... So Relevant !
(#10 in a Series of
February was a stressful month for many of us… take the time to
relax and check out these!
Thank you, Dearest Judy!
BONUS GREEN CROCHET PATTERNS:
Green Drawstring 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 http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/17/15:
|Joe, a college student, was
taking a course in ornithology, the study of birds. The night before the
biggest test of the semester, Joe spent all night studying. He had the
textbook nearly memorized. He knew his class notes backward and forward.
Joe was ready.
The morning of the test, Joe entered the auditorium and took a seat in the front row. On the table in the front was a row of ten stuffed birds. Each bird had a sack covering its body, and only the legs were showing. When class started, the professor announced that the students were to identify each bird by looking at its legs and give its common name, species, habitat, mating habits, etc.
Joe looked at each of the birds' legs. They all looked the same to him. He started to get angry. He had stayed up all night studying for this test and now he had to identify birds by their LEGS? The more he thought about the situation, the angrier he got.
Finally he reached his boiling point. He stood up, marched up to the professor's desk, crumpled up his exam paper and threw it on the desk. "What a ridiculous test!" he told the prof. "How could anyone tell the difference between these birds by looking at their legs? This exam is the biggest rip-off I've ever seen!"
With that, Joe turned and stormed toward the exit. The professor was a bit shocked, and it took him a moment to regain his composure. Then, just as Joe was about to walk out the door, the prof shouted out, "Wait a minute, young man, what's your name?"
Joe turned around, pulled up his pant legs and hollered, "You tell me, prof! You tell me!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 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.|
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
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 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
Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of http://www.resourcesforbears.com/CLIPART/pix/bearb.gif - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
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