03/20/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
“As the Earth prepares for Spring,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
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.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKthRw4KjEg - Vivaldi's Spring - Itzhak Perlman
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsikfCqiUUs - Etno Classic Band
BONUS #3 - 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:
http://vxnightingalexv.livejournal.com/14584.html - written by Domi's daughter, Avens
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to 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!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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);
27 - Linda Williams Snelling ('63)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Thursday, March 20, 1964 - The
precursor of the
European Space Agency,
Space Research Organization) was established per an agreement signed
Thursday, March 20, 1964 - Kevin Rennie Dick was born in Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Virginia.
From the Daily Press - 03/20/14 - "James River Fishing Pier, a portion of the original bridge, to be torn down":
|James River Fishing Pier, a
portion of the original bridge, to be torn down
NEWPORT NEWS — A red shopping cart and a length of yellow rope now block off most of the 2,992-foot-long James River Fishing Pier to would-be fishermen...
|For those who love
history, this is fascinating!
Thank you so much, Bryce! This made my whole day! (Yes, it's true; I'm easily amused...)
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/19/14 - "A Two-Fer":
|A little old lady answered a
knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young
man carrying a vacuum cleaner.
"Good morning," said the young man. "If I could take a couple of minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners."
"Go away!" said the old lady. "I haven't got any money!" and she proceeded to close the door.
Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed it wide open.
"Don't be too hasty!" he said. "Not until you have at least seen my demonstration."
And with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto her hallway carpet.
"If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder."
"Well," she said, "I hope you've got a good appetite, because the electricity was cut off this morning."
Two elderly couples were enjoying friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other, "Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?"
"Outstanding," Fred replied. "They taught us all the latest psychological techniques: visualization, association, etc. It was great."
"That's great! And what was the name of the clinic?"
Fred went blank. He thought and thought, but couldn't remember. Then a smile broke across his face and he asked,
"What do you call that flower with the long stem and thorns?"
"You mean a rose?"
"Yes, that's it!"
Fred turned to his wife. "Rose, what was the name of that memory clinic?"
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#32 in a Series of 37)":
Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....
Snow in Russia
Now THIS is winter!
YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!
you'd enjoy these!
BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/09/14 - "Cold anyone? (#9 in a series of 15)":
|HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Haul Party!|
BONUS SPRING CROCHET PATTERNS:
|http://crochet.about.com/od/freecrochetpatterns/tp/free-spring-crochet-patterns.htm - Spring Crochet Patterns - "Spring is a delightful time to be a crochet enthusiast; there's inspiration everywhere! If you'd like to work on a new springtime project, please help yourself to any of our free crochet patterns. The following list is a selection of patterns you might enjoy crocheting at this time of year."|
BONUS SPRING RECIPES:
|http://allrecipes.com/recipes/everyday-cooking/seasonal/spring/ - Spring Recipes - "Looking for springtime recipes? Allrecipes has more than 240 trusted spring recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."|
From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/09/14 - "NNHS Logo Caps":
Our 1st Shipment/Order of the NNHS Logo Caps have arrived and are being
packaged for shipping today; with shipments being sent out Monday &
Tuesday: I have approximately 27 caps out of the first 100 ordered
remaining. Anyone wishing to get a cap at the introductory price of
$10.00 plus S/H of $4.59 may do so at my eBay Store:
After the initial order has been sold the price will go to the regular
retail price of $14.95.
Thanks to those who purchased from the 1st Shipment! When I review the sales at the end of this month, I will begin offering other items, such as Mugs, T-Shirts, Jackets, key chains, etc.
I have already made a contribution to the NNHS65 Newsletter for support of Carol's efforts toward keeping us NNHS Classmates informed of noteworthy news; plus the Charity of Wounded Warriors Fund will receive a donation check quarterly from the proceeds from Sales of these NNHS Logo Products.
In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of my websites may contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or raglandtradingpost.com with info pertaining to your purchases and I will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact me at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.
Thank you so very much, Butch!
men were walking through the woods and came upon a big black, deep hole.
One man picked up a rock and tossed it into the hole and stood listening
for the rock to hit bottom. There was no sound.
men found a bigger rock and both picked it up and lugged it to the hole
and dropped it in.
a sudden, a goat came flying out of the woods, running like the wind,
flew past the men, and jumped straight into the hole. The men were
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 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
2. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or email@example.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or email@example.com.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/18/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
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
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.
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of http://www.resourcesforbears.com/CLIPART/pix/bearb.gif - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Brighton High School (UT) Logo courtesy of http://www.jordandistrict.org/schools/high/brighton/index.htm - 08/02/07
Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!
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