03/20/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
“As the Earth prepares for Spring,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
After one of the most exciting winters in recent memory, today is the first day of Spring! While this is in and of itself cause for celebration for all of us, some of us observe it more carefully than others. For those of you just joining us (or who just really, really haven't been paying attention), I'll tell you that Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH is a Druid Priestess. We here like to celebrate and educate (or at least take notice) of all our varied celebrations and observances like the Big Happy Family that we have become. As we do not always succeed in this goal, it appears that we have only observed this day together here once before, exactly two years ago today:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St9wYu_WeAM - Nigel Kennedy
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50lmd0ngwPc - Anne Sophie Mutter with Hebert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 1987
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsikfCqiUUs - Etno Classic Band
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XhZh1BwXNc - Skateboarding Dog, Vivaldi's Spring Flavour
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 03/18/08 (sic):
Thanks for helping our understanding, Domi!
EXTRA CREDIT HOMEWORK:
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to My Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) of VA AND Sid Melton ('64) of NY AND Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA AND My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS, UT - '82) of NC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bob Morgan ('56) of MA AND My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
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 - Gene Collins Glave ('60) of SC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|March 20, 1942 - General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, made his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he said: "I came out of Bataan and I shall return".|
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Saturday, March 20, 1965 - Writer and historian William Dalrymple, FRSL, was born William Hamilton-Dalrymple in Scotland.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/17/10 - " Spring ":
interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be
hopelessly in love with spring."
- George Santayana
Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
The year's at the spring
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His heaven -
All's right with the world!
Spring shows what God can do
with a drab and dirty world.
Thank you, Shari!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/19/10 - "Enjoy the Vernal Equinox":
Thanks again, Shari!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/19/10 - "Digging Up Old History":
An acquaintance is trying to locate information or newspaper articles surrounding a notable murder, which took place in Hampton ca. 1963-1965. Here is what is known:
The other Hampton story I’d be interested in seeing the news reports on was another awful happening in Riverdale. I believe it was between 63-65…an Officer’s son, entered (I heard later maybe under the influence of drugs) an unlocked back door of a house on the street just north of ours…and ended up shooting the Officer who lived there with a .22 . I heard the bullet hit him between the eyes, and he died instantly. The story I heard shortly after was that the intruder, who I believe was a HHS student at the time, went to an HHS basketball game and was telling people in the bleachers that he shot the man. I assume he thought they’d think he was ‘joking’. Anyway I heard he was arrested but never anything more after that.
It was not stated if the “Officers” mentioned were military or police. Regardless, somebody may recall this event and be able to narrow the date, so that I can avoid searching three years of newspaper microfilm.
Please post this in an upcoming Newsletter.
YOWZERS! Certainly, Captain!
From My Friend, Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC - 03/19/10 - "hello!":
Miss you as ever, my dear friend.
..... Hope you are well!
Give love to Paul!
Thank you, Charis, it's so good to hear from you! We all miss all of you most dreadfully. I do not know how we made it through the Christmas holidays without you. Well, actually, we didn't, not really.....
Speaking of Paul.....
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 03/18/10 - "From an Airline Captain":
|From an Airline Captain:
My lead flight attendant came to me and said, "We have an H.R. on this flight." (H.R. stands for human remains.)
"Are they military?" I
"I just found out the
family of the soldier we are carrying, is on board," he said. He then
proceeded to tell me that the father, mother, wife and 2 - year old
daughter were escorting their son, husband, and father home. The family
was upset because they were unable to see the container that the soldier
was in before we left. We were on our way to a major hub at which the
family was going to wait four hours for the connecting flight home to
"I'm on it," I said. I
told him that I would get back to him.
It looked like it was
all coming together, then I realized that once we turned the seat belt
sign off, everyone would stand up at once and delay the family from
getting off the airplane. As we approached our gate, I asked the copilot
to tell the ramp controller we were going to stop short of the gate to
make an announcement to the passengers. He did that and the ramp
controller said, "Take your time."
Thank you so much, Paul!
Speaking of Vietnam Veterans.....
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/10/10 - "Oh my... I actually find this funny! (#2 in a Series of 9)":
What to do when really bored...
1. Kill a few flies
2. Put them in the sun to dry for one hour.
3. Once they are dry, pick a pencil and paper... Let your imagination flow.
Here are a few
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINALLY:From ArcaMax Jokes - 03/19/10:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at email@example.com (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 223-9488 -CLASS OF 1953
2. Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin. For details, contact Mickey Marcella at email@example.com (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at email@example.com (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954
3. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC
4.Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at email@example.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1960
6.Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at email@example.com. - CLASS OF 1963
7. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org.- HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/19/10
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring) - First Movement
- Antonio Vivaldi
Vivaldi's "Spring" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/missionpraise_scotland/vivaldi-spring.mid - 03/19/08
Image of British artist William Worthington's Painting, "The Druid" courtesy of http://www.mythinglinks.org/ct~trees.html - 03/19/08 Celtic Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars11.html - 10/05/05
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.
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
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 Frog courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
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