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04/02/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
April
Love

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.”

- Hal Borland
(14 May 1900 - 22 Feb 1978)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There's just something about April.....

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZHHHOoWSsI - Pat Boone - April Love, 1957


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Love_%28song%29:

"April Love" is a popular song with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. It was written as the theme song for a 1957 film of the same name starring Pat Boone and Shirley Jones and directed by Henry Levin.

In the film, the Pat Boone character, Nick Conover, leaves Chicago after being put on probation for stealing a car. Living and working on the Kentucky farm of his uncle Jed Bruce and his aunt Henrietta, he falls in love with a neighbour's daughter, played by Shirley Jones. In the same way that Boone is often criticised for singing watered-down versions of rhythm and blues songs, the film April Love can be seen as a milder version of James Dean's Rebel Without a Cause (1955) or Marlon Brando's The Wild One (1955).[citation needed]

Helped by the release of the film, "April Love" became a number-one hit in the United States for Pat Boone in December 1957. In 1958, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of FL;

06  Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69);

07 -   Marc Snyder ('65) of NC!

09 -   Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

April 02, 1941 - German Lieutenant General Erwin Rommel, "the Desert Fox," resumed his advance into Cyrenaica. The advance was the beginning of the recapture of Libya by the Axis forces.

April 02, 1944 - The Soviet Union announced that its troops had crossed the Prut River and entered Romania.

April 02, 1945 - Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil were established.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Wednesday, April 02, 1964 - Baseball player and coach Pete Incaviglia was born Peter Joseph Incaviglia in Pebble Beach, California.

Wednesday, April 02, 1964 - Wrestler Jonathon Sharkey was born John Albert Sharkey in Elizabeth, New Jersey.


REMINDERS:
     NOW AVAILABLE from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)

2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: butchrag840@cs.com or raglandtradingpost.com with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - www.raglandtradingpost.com - and snag yours today!

TYPHOONMART.html

 
 
 


From the Daily Press - 04/01/14 - "A wedding gift for Pocahontas":

A wedding gift for Pocahontas


The Virginia Gazette
6:42 p.m. EDT, April 1, 2014
 

Brenda Rosseau, manager of the
Colonial Williamsburg Costume Design
Center, stands with a panel of an
embroidered jacket that will be worn
during the April 5 celebration
of the 400th wedding anniversary
of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.
Ann Berry, left, embroiders the
last panel of a jacket that will
be worn during the
April 5 celebration of the
400th wedding anniversary
of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.
Volunteers from across the country
have stitched embroidery for a jacket
that will be worn during the
April 5 celebration of the
400th wedding anniversary
of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.
A jacket that will be worn
during an April 5 celebration
of the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas
and John Rolfe's wedding is based
on The Falkland Jacket, a period
original from the collection of the
Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Brenda Rosseau, manager of the
Colonial Williamsburg Costume Design
Center, shows several panels of an
embroidered jacket that will be worn
during the April 5 celebration
of the 400th wedding anniversary
of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.
Images by Kaitlin McKeown / Daily Press / March 26, 2014

When the bride makes her appearance at Historic Jamestowne for the April 5 recreation of the wedding of John Rolfe and Pocahontas, she won't have to worry about facing the altar alone.

Shielding Pamunkey Indian Wendy Taylor from the crowd as she walks to the spot where the famous couple married 400 years ago will be an elaborate jacket embroidered by more than 70 women — all of whom traveled to Williamsburg from across the country over the past 10 weeks for a show of sisterly support totaling more than 1,200 hours.

Part carefully researched reproduction and part educated guess, the striking black-on-white garment is designed to reflect the kind of attire that might have been made by the small community of female colonists at James Fort for the marriage of someone important, Historic Jamestowne senior curator Bly Straube says.

Decorated with more than 130 figures of fish, fowl, flowers and beasts from Virginia, it's also been personalized in a way that celebrates the natural world in which Pocahontas lived, adds Brenda Rosseau, manager of the Colonial Williamsburg Costume Design Center.

Then there's the unseen but heartfelt embrace of all the women who spent so much time adding stitches to a garment inspired by one of early America's most revered figures.

"So many people wanted to work on it — and so many simply wanted to touch it," says Sheryl Mays, director of public programs and operations at Jamestown for Preservation Virginia, who recruited the volunteers.

"That tells you a lot about Pocahontas and the importance of her story."

Two years in the making, the recreated wedding is the product of a new programming initiative between Preservation Virginia, which owns the site of historic James Fort, and Colonial Williamsburg, which became a partner in interpreting and administering the internationally known landmark in 2010.

Billed as "The World of Pocahontas," it started March 1 with a series of interpretive re-enactments as well as lectures exploring Pocahontas' indispensable role in shaping the relations between early Jamestown and the Powhatan Indian people.

But this week's Thursday lecture, Friday dinner and Saturday wedding re-enactment are expected to draw the largest crowds in a commemorative effort that continues through April 17.

"We want our visitors to understand that — when they walk on the grounds at Jamestown — they're walking where John Smith, Pocahontas and John Rolfe walked," Mays said.

"And when they come to see the wedding, it will be on the exact spot where Pocahontas and John Rolfe married 400 years ago."

With only a scant surviving description, Rosseau had to turn to other sources as she put the wedding party's attire together.

But her previous research in the costume collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London provided a model that was both historically appropriate and well within the expertise of the women living at Jamestown in 1614.

Known as the Falkland jacket, the faded silk and linen garment dates between 1605 and 1625, Rosseau says, and it would have been considered fashionable wear among the English gentry.

The menagerie of real and mythical creatures that fills its swirling foliar design was executed with careful but simple embroidery stitches, making any reproduction a complex yet not insurmountable task for anyone with basic needlework skills.

"We have no earthly idea exactly what Pocahontas wore at her wedding. But this is very plausible," Rosseau says.

"It's something that every English women of a certain class at the time would have known and recognized. Many of them did this kind of needlework."

After Mays put out the call for volunteers, more than 200 embroiderers from across the country submitted samples.

Among those who ended up contributing stitches were former Virginia First Lady Roxanne Gilmore as well as volunteers from as far away as Alabama and Seattle.

Copyright 2014, Virginia Gazette


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/01/14 - "It finally happened!":

    Thanks, Haul Party!
 
 


        From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 04/01/14 - "Brilliant Beijing Hotel Brochure - Translated as only they can.":

A friend went to Beijing recently and was given this brochure by the hotel. It is precious.
She is keeping it and reading it whenever she feels depressed.
Obviously, it has been translated directly, word for word from Mandarin to English.

http://lodgeman-lodgeblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-beijing-hotel_23.html

     Thank you so much, George! This is priceless! Each sentence is a gem! I think I'll read it every day myself!



    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 03/08/14 - "Hand Paintings? (#7 in a series of 16)":

  COOL BEANS! Thanks, Jimmy!
 
 


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/28/14 - "Who Knew? (#4 in a series of 25)":

  YOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!
 
 


BONUS APRIL CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.craftpassion.com/2011/04/crochet-african-flower-paperweight-granny.html/2 - Mia's African Flower / Paperweight Granny - "...I love the colors Mia used, as sweet as a pretty girl!"

http://crochethealingandraymond.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/granny-tea-cozy-tutorial-hurray/ - Alice's Tea Cozy - "... the cutest free crochet pattern for a tea cozy! I love the flower top detail..."


BONUS APRIL RECIPES:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes-and-cooking/recipe-of-the-day-what-to-cook-in-april-2013/pictures/index.html - April Recipes - "What to cook n April 2013" - These ought to work just as well in 2014!

April 2013 Month of Menus - Ditto!


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 04/01/14:

Did you hear about the two radio antennas that got married?

The wedding was terrible, but the reception was excellent!


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. Thursday, May 1, 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.

3. 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.

4. 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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April Love

Words by
Paul Francis Webster (20 Dec 1907 – 18 Mar 1984)

Music by
Sammy Fain (17 June 1902 – 06 Dec 1989)

Recorded by Pat Boone (b. 01 June 1934), 1957


April love is for the very young
Every star's a wishing star that shines for you
April love is all the seven wonders
One little kiss can tell you this is true

Sometimes an April day will suddenly bring showers
Rain to grow the flowers for her first bouquet
But April love can slip right through your fingers
So if she's the one don't let her run away

[Instrumental Interlude]

Sometimes an April day will suddenly bring showers
Rain to grow the flowers for her first bouquet
But April love can slip right through your fingers
So if she's the one don't let her run away


"April Love" midi courtesy of http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/eltonjohn/69/midi1.html - 04/01/08

  "April Love" lyrics courtesy of http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/pat_boone/april_love.html - 04/01/08

Hummel's "April Showers" Image courtesy of http://www.mihummel.net/other-holidays-valentines-c-59_83.html - 04/01/08

 Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.animationlibrary.com/animation/31502/Rain_line/ - 03/30/07

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

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

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!!

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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