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03/23/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
“A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.”
“A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
What a happy, fun song this is!
BONUS - Baby Elephant Walk
|"Baby Elephant Walk" is a tune written in 1961 by composer Henry Mancini, for the 1962 release of the movie Hatari! The composer combines brass instruments (including repeated blasts from the tuba) and woodwind elements to convey the sense of a toddler that is large and plodding, but nonetheless filled with the exuberance of youth. The catchy, jazzy simplicity of the tune has made it one of Mancini's most popular works, prompting its appearance on nearly twenty later compilation and best of/greatest hits albums. As the allmusic.com album review states, "if Hatari! is memorable for anything, it's for the incredibly goofy 'Baby Elephant Walk,' which has gone on to be musical shorthand for kookiness of any stripe. Get this tune in your head and it sticks."|
From Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA - 03/21/18, 2:16 PM - "NNHS '65 70th Birthday Celebration":
The class of NNHS 1965 reunion committee is planning a belated "70" birthday celebration. The committee wanted to keep it simple and just provide a time and place to socialize, share old memories and make new ones. We have reserved an area at The Cove Restaurant in City Center in Newport News. The restaurant is located across the fountain from the Marriott Hotel where we held our 50-year reunion. There is a parking garage adjacent to the restaurant.
Our birthday celebration will be held on Saturday, June 9th from 6 to 9 pm. If you would like to order appetizers, dinner or drinks, you will order from their regular menu and run your own tab. There will be no admission cost for you to attend. The only cost would be the food and beverages that you choose to order. The committee needs a RSVP by May 1st in order to notify the restaurant of how large an area we would need to reserve. You can respond to Lynn Walker Brothers at firstname.lastname@example.org, 757-595-4116 or Pauline Collins Shofner at email@example.com, 757-595-1965.
Let's come together and celebrate yet another milestone. We look forward to seeing everyone on June 9th!
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thank you, Lynn - what wonderful news! From now until then, this information will appear in the DATES TO REMEMBER section at the bottom of every Newsletter, and is now appearing on the Reunion Page as well as the main page of the site.
I won't be able to join you, but y'all have fun!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
27 - Linda Williams Snelling ('63);
Many Happy Returns to You All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|March 23, 1918 - First World War: On the third day of the German Spring Offensive, the 10th Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment was annihilated with many of the men becoming prisoners of war.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
March 23, 1919 - In
Benito Mussolini founded his
March 23, 1933 - The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
March 23, 1936 - Italy, Austria & Hungary signed the Pact of Rome.
March 23, 1939 - The
Hungarian air force attacked the headquarters of
Slovak air force in the city of
Spišská Nová Ves, killing 13 people and beginning the
THIS DAY IN 1968:
|Friday, March 23, 1968 - Singer-songwriter, producer and actor Damon Albarn was born in Whitechapel, London, England.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC -03/22/15:
you have ignored warnings and your life has been damaged or disabled by
a rough road, there is help available. Through that help you can renew
and rebuild your damaged life. You can start over again and change your
course from a downward, twisting, disappointing path to a superhighway
to peace and happiness.”
Richard G. Scott,
Thanks so much, Susan!
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Bob Allen ('51) of VA - 03/21/18:
|I am trying to locate
Patti Parker (1954) NNHS and her sister, Tweetsie (Marilyn)
Parker (1952) NNHS. I have gotten a lot of leads, but all are dead
Someone told me Tweetsie is now Tweetsie Hankins in Raleigh, NC---?? Patti married Lloyd Dobbins, but someone told me they are divorced? Also living in Raleigh, NC area??
Hmm, I'm sorry, Bobby. I thought I was going to be more helpful than this.
I did find this link involving an attorney in Winston-Salem named Patti Dobbins; I don't know if that'll be useful or not:
Maybe one of our readers will be more helpful.
From My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - '02) of TX -03/21/18:
Jane is six today!!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA -
|Thanks, Sarah Sugah!|
From Chuck Jones ('66) of FL - 03/20/18:
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 03/22/18:
|“I conduct faster so
you can see my beat.”
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/09/18 - "I can relate to these! (#3 in a Series of 20)":
BONUS BABY ELEPHANT CROCHET PATTERN:
|Dedri's Baby Elephant Crochet Pattern|
BONUS ELEPHANT KNIT PATTERNS:
|Elephant Knitting Patterns|
BONUS ELEPHANT RECIPES:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/22/18:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat ==============================================
"Baby Elephant Walk"
midi courtesy of
http://www.furf.net/Midi.htm - 03/22/10
Baby Elephant Image courtesy of http://gridskipper.com/tag/animals/index.php?tag=animals/&page=5 - 03/22/10
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of http://www.nisd.net/marshall/ - 04/26/13
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of
Al Farber ('64) of GA
Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Animated Fat Frog courtesy of
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09
Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket - 05/23/16