03/18/16 - 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 toJohnny 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!
250 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|March 18, 1766 - American Revolution: The British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act.|
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 1966:
|Friday, March 18, 1966 - Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena target vehicle.|
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:
|“Put it out of your
mind. In no time, it will be a forgotten memory.”
BONUS GREEN CROCHET PATTERNS:
Green Drawstring Mini Bag
- "Approximately 4” tall"
http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/amigurumi-pears/ - June Gilbank's 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 - 03/17/16:
|Q. How do you measure the
intelligence of a vegetable?
A. With an IQ-cumber!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 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.
2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.
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!
Animated Air Force Flag courtesy
http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Small Shamrock Button plucked from 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
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
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