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03/23/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Baby Elephant Walk

“A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.”

 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
(28 July 1929 - 19 May 1994)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   What a happy, fun song this is!

BONUS - Baby Elephant Walk


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



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Charlie Hilling ('56) of FL AND A Beary Happy Birthday to  Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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) (d. 07/06/11);

27 - Linda Williams Snelling ('63);

28 - Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA AND   the late Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) (d. 10/30/18);

29 -  David Hatchett ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

March 23, 1919 - In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

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 Slovak–Hungarian War.

March 23, 1942 - In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces captured the Andaman Islands.

March 23, 1942 - The U.S. government began evacuating Japanese-Americans from West Coast homes to detention centers.

March 23, 1998 - Germany's largest bank pledged $3.1 million to Jewish foundations as restitution for Nazi looting.


THIS DAY IN 1969:

March 23, 1969 - WHAT?!? Again with the nothing?? I suppose so.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/22/15:

“If 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.”

- , April 1995
(07 Nov 1928 - 22 Sept 2015)

   Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/16/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/22/19, 2:33 PM - "Change my email address":

Good Friday Afternoon,

My new email address is _________@___.___.

Gmail will be up for awhile til I clear all necessary folks...

   Thank you, Joan! I have you all switched in my files. Let me know if you'd like me to publish your new addy.


 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/19/19, 5:10 PM - "No Bribery Required":
 

  NO KIDDING! Thanks, Billy!

 

 
 


From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/20/19, 5:47 PM - "Check out Memories of Newport News, VA - YouTube":

Check out Memories of Newport News, VA - YouTube

 

Be sure to enlarge the screen.
Memories of Newport News, VA - YouTube

 

   WOWZERS - GREAT MEMORIES! Thank you, Wayne! This video was compiled by the late Bill Sasser (Hampton HS Class of '61) (08 Nov 1942 - 28 Nov 2017). If you look carefully you might notice that many of these images first appeared on our own website (I know, because I scanned some of them myself).


    From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA - 03/22/19 - "    Joshua's [Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of FL] 42nd Birthday (42: The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything)":

... Speaking of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I learned an interesting bit of nerd trivia recently: computer nerds like the author Douglas Adams, know that computers use ASCII code numbers to reference every letter and symbol we can type using a standard English computer keyboard. It turns out that asterisks are code 42. That's maybe significant because *'s were used in the late 70's (and sometimes still are) as a wildcard in programming and various computer queries. In other words, when they asked the sentient supercomputer the answer to life, the universe, and everything, he answered "42" perhaps meaning that the whole of existence is a wildcard. It means whatever we want it to mean.

So if that was what Douglas Adams meant, and it's very possible, being the clever nerd that he was, then I hope this year is all the good things you hope it to be. Happy 42, Josh! Love ya.

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much for sharing this fascinating tidbit with us, Dale!


  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 03/22/19:

   

   BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Cheryl!

 

 
 


From My Friend, Stephen, of AZ - 03/19/19, 8:10 AM:

    INDEED! Thanks, Stephen!
 
 


   From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 03/22/19 - "Outdoor Party Cooler":

 

WOW! Thank you, Alice! That is so clever!

 
 


“I conduct faster so you can see my beat.”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar
1985)


BONUS BABY ELEPHANT CROCHET PATTERN:

Dedri's Baby Elephant Crochet Pattern


BONUS ELEPHANT KNIT PATTERNS:

Elephant Knitting Patterns


BONUS ELEPHANT RECIPES:

Cinnamon Elephant Ears

Elephant Ears

Elephant Stew


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/22/19:

An Irishman by the name of O'Malley proposed to his girl on St. Patrick's Day. He gave her a ring with a synthetic diamond. The excited young lass showed it to her father, a jeweler. He took one look at it and saw it wasn't real.

The young lass, on learning it wasn't real, returned to her future husband and protested vehemently about his cheapness.

"It was in honor of St. Patrick's Day," he smiled. "I gave you a sham rock."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, May 08, 2019 -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, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net for registration forms.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964
will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:  www.nnhs1964.com; CONTACT: David Spriggs at nnhs64@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/19

BLOG:

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



   Y'all take good 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
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


Baby Elephant Walk

Written by
Henry Mancini (16 Apr 1924 - 14 June 1994), 1961 for Hatari!, 1962


"Baby Elephant Walk" midi courtesy of http://www.furf.net/Midi.htm - 03/22/10
at the suggestion of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 03/22/10
Thanks, Paul! 

Baby Elephant Image courtesy of http://gridskipper.com/tag/animals/index.php?tag=animals/&page=5 - 03/22/10

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

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!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12

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

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