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03/19/15 - NNHS Newsletter
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

“If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.”

 - Andy Rooney

(14 Jan 1919 - 04 Nov 2011)


Dear Friends and  Schoolmates,

   We're continuing with our Irish themes today - mostly because I'm still in the mood.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awkioQ8bkVI - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Bing Crosby

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIsduCQ7ByE - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Dennis Morgan - from Tear Gas Squad (1940)

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCrEXLUKvSs - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Celtic Woman (Méav)


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Irish_Eyes_Are_Smiling:

"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" is a lighthearted song in tribute to Ireland. Its lyrics were written by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr., set to music composed by Ernest Ball, for Olcott's production of The Isle O' Dreams, and Olcott sang the song in the show. It was first published in 1912, at a time when songs in tribute to a romanticized Ireland were very numerous and popular both in Britain and the United States. During the First World War the famous tenor John McCormack recorded the song.

The song continued to be a familiar standard for generations. Decades later it was used as the opening song on the radio show Duffy's Tavern. The song has been recorded on over 200 singles and albums and by many famous singers, including Bing Crosby, Connie Francis, and Roger Whittaker.[1]


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 to    Cheryl 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;

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 -   Charlie Hilling ('56) of FL AND A Beary Happy Birthday to   Olivia House Brickey ('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;

26 -    The late Gene Collins Glave ('60) (deceased 07/06/11)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:


March 19, 1865
- American Civil War: The Battle of Bentonville began. By the end of the battle two days later, Confederate forces had retreated from Four Oaks, North Carolina.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

March 19, 1940 - The French government of Daladier fell. 

March 19, 1941 - The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp, was activated.

March 19, 1944 - Nazi forces occupied Hungary.

March 19, 1945 - Off the coast of Japan, a dive bomber hit the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing 724 of her crew. Badly damaged, the ship was able to return to the U.S. under her own power.

March 19, 1945 - Adolf Hitler issued his "Nero Decree" ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Friday, March 19, 1965 - The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, was discovered by teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction.

Friday, March 19, 1965 - Composer and author Kevin F. Harris was born Kevin Franz Josef Harris OR Kevin Francis Joseph Harris in Kansas City, Kansas.

Friday, March 19, 1965 - Actor and screenwriter Fred Stoller was born Frederick Stoller in Brooklyn, New York.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/18/15:

“Ordinary people who faithfully, diligently, and consistently do simple things that are right before God will bring forth extraordinary results.”

- David A. Bednar, April 2011
(b. 15 June 1952)

   Thanks so much, Susan!


      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 03/18/15:

  Thanks, Jean!
 
 


From My Friend, April, of ID - 03/18/15:

 

Sounds like an interesting idea to try.

    Thanks, April! (I started to ask why I hadn't heard of this forty-eleven years ago when it would have been very valuable information, but then I remembered that chewing gum was absolutely forbidden in school back then!)

 
 


  From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 03/18/15:

   

   OOH! GORGEOUS! Thanks, Tina!

   
   


“Congratulations to each and every one of you for the concert last night in New York and vice versa.”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar
1985)


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 02/12/15 - "Had to Send..... So Relevant ! (#11 in a Series of 11)":
 
       PRECISELY! Thanks, George! These have been scary funny!
 
 


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/24/15 - "Taken At Just The Right Moment" (#7 in a Series of 31):
 
  February was a stressful month for many of us… take the time to relax and check out these!

     Thank you, Dearest Judy!

 
 


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/16/15 - "Some very funny, some thought provoking - surely Worth a Look" (#1 in a Series of 28):
 
  GOOD ONE! Thanks, Dearest Judy!
 
 


BONUS IRISH EYES ARE SMILING CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://crochetingconversations.blogspot.com/2013/03/when-irish-eyes-are-smiling_9.html - Five Different Designs


BONUS IRISH EYES ARE SMILING RECIPES:

http://diettogo.com/blog/irish-eyes-are-smiling-pudding-soup-potato-pancake-recipes - Pudding, Soup & Potato Pancake Recipes


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/18/15:

A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a man below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him half an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man below replied, "You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 42 degrees north latitude and between 58 and 60 degrees west longitude."

"You must be an engineer," said the balloonist.

"I am," replied the man, "but how did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I am still lost."

The man below responded, "You must be a manager."

"I am," replied the balloonist, "how did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. The fact is you are exactly in the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."


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.



PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/11/15

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



   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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802
 


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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Words by Chauncey Olcott (21 July 1858 – 18 Mar 1932) and George Graff, Jr. (05 Aug 1886 - 24 Jan 1973), 1912

Music by Ernest Ball (22 July 1878 – 03 May 1927), 1912
 

When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure it's like a morning spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter,
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.
There's a tear in your eye, and I'm wondering why,
For it never should be there at all.
With such power in your smile, sure a stone you'd beguile,
So there's never a teardrop should fall.
When your sweet lilting laughter's like some fairy song,
And your eyes twinkle bright as can be,
You should laugh all the while and all other times smile,
And now smile a smile for me.

Chorus:
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure it's like a morning spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter,
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.


"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/luci1/songs.html  - 03/22/11

 Animated Smiling Irish Eyes Title clip art courtesy of http://www.jcsdesignz.com/graphics/gif/St-Patricks-Day/smiling-irish-eyes/ - 03/22/11

Green Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 03/15/05

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Tiny 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!!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of http://www.resourcesforbears.com/CLIPART/pix/bearb.gif - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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