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03/20/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Mean Earrach
(Pronounced Mun Eric)

“As the Earth prepares for Spring,
Wise women gather in circles to await the promise of new life
And to sing praises for the green earth.
And so do we, here now,
This year, and every year,

Welcome Imbolc.”


 - Jill Yarnall

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


HOMEWORK:

  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 03/18/08 (sic):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox
 
For some of us, this is the time Tre-fuilnguid Tre-eochair manifests
http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/celtic/ctexts/tara.html
 
whether he is a foreteller of Christianity, or the ancient god and patron of Vannin (Isle of Mann), Mannanan mac Lir, coming through the fogs and mists of March bearing green and telling of the season of fertility to come, is debatable.. but I've surely seen him!
 
Mean Earrach (Spring Equinox), Full Worm Moon, and Easter all run together this year (2008).
 
On Saturday here there will be a feast, and two of our members formally pledging to this path; if the three realms accept them, they will wear the copper bracelet, and study as the High Ones ordain.
 
There will be breads baked with intention Friday night, and salmon of wisdom, flesh and fowl, and fresh greens served on Saturday.  
 
May your spring omens be full of positive growth; may you gather with friends and family, and feast according to your own traditions; may you ever have food enough to share freely, and may the coming season show you the way to your heart's desire.
Domi

   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!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

March 20, 1933 - Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler ordered the creation of Dachau Concentration Camp as Chief of Police of Munich and appointed Theodor Eicke as the camp commandant.

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 1964:

Thursday, March 20, 1964 - The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) was established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.

Thursday, March 20, 1964 - Singer-songwriter (Transglobal Underground) Natacha Atlas (نتاشا أطلس) was born in Brussels, Belgium

Thursday, March 20, 1964   Kevin Rennie Dick was born in Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Virginia.

Thursday, March 20, 1964 - Author and playwright Brendan Behan (born Brendan Francis Behan [Breandán Ó Beacháin] on 09 Feb 1923 in Dublin, Ireland) died in Dublin, Ireland at the age of 41.


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...


   From Bryce Bartel (Brighton High, UT - '04) of UT - 03/19/14 - "European Borders":
 
For those who love history, this is fascinating!

http://loiter.co/v/watch-as-1000years-of-european-boarders-change/

   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."

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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?"

     Thanks, Dools!


    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!

~BRRRRRRRRR~

   YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!

 
 


   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/07/14 - "Fun with Snow (#12 in a series of 13)":
 

  Thought 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."


REMINDER:

   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.

www.raglandtradingpost.com, or
www.raglandmilitaryproducts.com.

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: butchrag840@cs.com 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!


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 03/17/14:

Two 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.

He turned to the other guy and said, "That must be a deep hole...let's throw a bigger rock in there and listen for it to hit bottom."

The men found a bigger rock and both picked it up and lugged it to the hole and dropped it in.

They listened for some time and never heard a sound. Again, they agreed that this must be one deep hole, and maybe they should throw something even bigger into it.

One man spotted a rail-road tie nearby. They picked up the tie, grunting and groaning, and lugged it to the hole. They tossed it in. No sound.

All of 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 amazed.

About that time, an old hayseed farmer came out of the woods and asked the men if they had seen a goat. One man told the farmer of the incredible incident they had just witnessed...they had just seen a goat fly out of the woods and run and leap into the big hole. The man asked the farmer if this could have been his goat.

The old farmer said, "Naw, that can't be my goat...he was chained to a railroad tie."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. 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 with them.

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 hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/18/14

BLOG:

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



  
Y'all take 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
915-780-3048
 


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Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring) - First Movement

- Antonio Vivaldi
(04 Mar 1678 - 28 July 1741)


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.
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)

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

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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