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03/22/14 - NNHS Newsletter - May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You

“I found you and I lost you,
All on a golden day,
But when I dream of you, dear,
It is always brimming May.
”

 - Paul Laurence Dunbar

(27 June 1872 - 09 Feb 1906)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I was needing to hear the soothing sounds of Jim Reeves today.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD9KLA4qz3A - May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You - Jim Reeves


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

"May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You" is a popular song by Meredith Willson, originally published in 1950.

The song is now considered a standard, recorded by many artists.

It was used as Tallulah Bankhead's theme song for her NBC radio program, "The Big Show." She recited the words in her ultra husky voice. The show featured many of the big stars of the day, and they would join Tallulah in reciting the words, one line per star, which made a memorable ending for the show.

However, it was most popular when it was regularly sung by Kate Smith on her early 50's TV show as the closing song. (Kate Smith enjoyed her own personal renaissance in the 70's when the Philadelphia Flyers (Pro Hockey Team) asked her to sing God Bless America at their most important games.)

A recording with Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plough Boys and his Guitar was made in New York City on December 13, 1950. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-0425 (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number MH 148.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jack Harrison ('61) of VA AND    Mary Beth Sawyer ('63) AND    Richard Marshall ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

 

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);

28 -   Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA;

29 -   David Hatchett ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

March 22, 1939 - Germany took Memel from Lithuania.

March 22, 1942 - In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.

March 22, 1942 - Britain's Sir Stafford Cripps arrived in India for talks with Mohandas Gandhi on Indian independence.

March 22, 1943 - The entire population of Khatyn in Belarus was burnt alive by German occupation forces.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Saturday, March 22, 1964 - Wrestler El Felino was born Jorge Luis Casas Ruiz in Mexico City, Mexico[2].


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/21/14 - "GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT":

Glenn Dye presents an evening of Gospel Music on Sat., April 5th at 6:00 PM at Victory Fellowship Church, 518 Davis Street, Grand Prairie, TX featuring "OF ONE ACCORD" and "HASKELL and Jo Lee COOLEY".

Haskell played piano and sang with The Weatherfords and The Cathedral Quartet. 

Free admission Call 972-602-8844 for information.

    WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Glenn!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/21/14 - "Irish Blessing":

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH:

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
And may you be in heaven a half-hour before the devil knows you're dead.

   Thank you, Joyce!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/21/14 - "New curiosities about the history of certain words, phrases, and practices - new to me":

1. WHY:
Why do men's clothes have buttons on the right while women's clothes have buttons on the left?
BECAUSE:
When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. As most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left.  Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid's right!   And that's where women's buttons have remained since.

2. WHY:
Why do ships and aircraft use 'mayday' as their call for help?
BECAUSE:
This comes from the French word m'aidez - meaning 'help me' - and is pronounced, approximately, 'mayday.'

3. WHY
Why are zero scores in tennis called 'love'?
BECAUSE:
In France, where tennis became popular, the round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called 'l'oeuf,' which is French for 'the egg.'   When tennis was introduced in the US, Americans (naturally), mispronounced it 'love.'

4. WHY:
Why do X's at the end of a letter signify kisses?
BECAUSE:
In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.

5. WHY:
Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called 'passing the buck'?
BECAUSE:
In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal.  If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would  'pass the buck' to the next player.

6. WHY:
Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast?
BECAUSE:
In earlier times it used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink.  To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host.  Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would only touch or clink the host's glass with his own.

7. WHY:
Why are people in the public eye said to be 'in the limelight'?
BECAUSE:
Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and theatres by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the theatre, a performer 'in the limelight' was the centre of attention.

8. WHY:
Why is someone who is feeling great 'on cloud nine'?
BECAUSE:
Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.

9. WHY:
In golf, where did the term 'Caddie' come from?
BECAUSE:
When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl, Louis, King of France, learned that she loved the Scots game 'golf.' He had the first course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment.  To make sure she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, Louis hired cadets from a military school to accompany her.  Mary liked this a lot and when she returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run), she took the practice with her.  In French, the word cadet is pronounced ‘ca-day' and the Scots changed it into caddie.

10. WHY:
Why are many coin collection jar banks shaped like pigs?
BECAUSE:
Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of dense orange clay called 'pygg'. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the jars became known as 'pygg banks.'  When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a container that resembled a pig.  And it caught on.

And now you know the origins of some of our strange customs .....

   COOL BEANS! Thanks, Dools! I personally found all this to be fascinating!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#34 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 My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/09/14 - "Cold anyone? (#11 in a series of 15)":

   HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Haul Party!
 
 


BONUS BLESSED CROCHET PATTERNS:

Kim Guzman's Blessed Mother Prayer Shawl

Blessed Event Baby Set Vintage Pattern


BONUS BLESSED RECIPES:

So Very Blessed Recipes


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 LadyHawke's Weekly Jokes - 03/16/14:

"Burglar"

"Get this." said a guy to his friends, "Last night, while I was down at the bar with you guys, a burglar broke into my house.

"Did he get anything?" his friends asked.

"Yeah, a broken jaw, six teeth knocked out, and a pair of broken ribs. The wife thought it was me coming home drunk."


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 03/21/14

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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May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You

Words and Music by
Meredith Willson (18 May 1902 – 15 June 1984), 1950

[As recorded by
Jim Reeves (20 Aug 1923 – 31 July 1964) on "Songs to Warm the Heart", 1959)]


May the good Lord bless and keep you, whether near or far away.
May you find that long-awaited golden day today.
May your troubles all be small ones, and your fortune ten times ten.
May the good Lord bless and keep you 'til we meet again.

May you walk with sunlight shining and a bluebird in ev'ry tree.
May there be a silver lining back of ev'ry cloud you see.
Fill your dreams with sweet tomorrow. Never mind what might have been.
May the good Lord bless and keep you 'til we meet again.

May the good Lord bless and keep you 'til we meet ('til we meet),
'Til we meet ('til we meet) again.


"May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You" midi courtesy
of
http://www.preciouslordtakemyhand.com/christianhymns/maythegoodlordblessandkeepyou.html - 03/19/06
and extracted with the kind assistance of my #6 son, Dale Harty, then of NC - 03/21/06
Thanks, Dale!

"May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You" lyrics courtesy of http://sniff.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/pages/tiLORDKEEP.html - 03/19/06

"Golden Day" Image courtesy of http://passionup.com/fun/fun67.htm - 03/20/06 (re-saved 03/22/09)

Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars17.html - 03/21/05 (re-saved 03/22/09)

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

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