04/03/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Beautiful Texas
“If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower
- Audra Foveo
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We interrupt our observance of Holy Week to return to our celebration of Texas - which was interrupted by our observance of Holy Week - which will soon be interrupted by our observance of Passover - which will be interrupted by a return to our observance of Holy Week - because what is Life anyway, but a constant series of interruptions?
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxITNu1MYkU - Beautiful Texas - The Light Crust Doughboys, 1933
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v06cqEUggtk - Beautiful Texas - Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies, 1935
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dWlcaLGlP0 - Beautiful Texas - Willie Nelson, 1967
From Dale Parsons
(June '48) of VA - 04/03/12, 10:34 AM - " Marguerite
1. Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 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. From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 10/04/11 - "Breakfast Bunch Brunch":
Our next Brunch... is the first Saturday in April 7, 2012, at 11am at the same place, Warwick Restaurant.
After the April BRUNCH, we plan to meet quarterly the first Saturday of July and October as long as the interest holds up.
Thanks, Bill! We've just realized to our great sadness that there is no way we can be there - and we had soooo been looking forward to it!
But, HEY, y'all! Ya gotta eat that day anyway, right?? It's an OPEN reunion, and just see how much fun:
"Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose."
Make your reservations now:
1. Judy Warner Camden ('68) of __:
From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 04/01/12:
I'm glad you're feeling a "little" better. Would you please put my 1st Cousin Judy Warner Camden on your list or does she have to sign up herself?
She's at _________@_______ - the class of 1965 I think! I just got back from visiting her and I was going to use her computer yesterday to sign her up but fell asleep instead :-)
Certainly, Jennie! Your cute little cousin seems to have been a member of the Class of 1968 - which explains why I didn't know her as well as I should, but we'll soon fix that!
Welcome aboard, Judy! I've added your junior image to the Alumni Page for your class:
Let me know your state of residence, and whether or not you want your email addy posted, and send us your birthday for our collection, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Robert Workman ('57)AND Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of FL!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
10 - Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA AND Skip Wood ('65) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
|YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|April 03, 1942 -World War II: Japanese forces began an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.|
|YESTERDAY IN 1962:|
|Monday, April 02, 1962 - The first official
Panda crossing was opened outside
Waterloo station, London.
Monday, April 02, 1962 - Documentarist Pierre Carles was born in France.
|THIS DAY IN 1962:|
Tuesday, April 03, 1962 - Singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Social Distortion) Mike Ness was born Michael James Ness in Stoneham, Massachusetts.
From Kenny Branch ('62) of AR - 04/02/12, 4:10 PM:
|Hope the back is better today.
Thank you so much, Kenny - I really appreciate that! I think at long last it is. After nearly two weeks, I was beginning to fear that it had become a permanent condition - as if I'm not a big enough wienie!
From Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia - 04/02/12, 10:12 PM:
|Gosh, Carol, glad the nerve's
settling down. It would've been so painful.
You take care of yourself, too.
Thanks so much, Carla! It probably wouldn't have been so bad were I not such a colossal wuss! I've always marveled at people who are able to function when they are sick or in pain, because I seem to be totally useless - mind and body - at such times.
Back while he was in high school, my #4 son, Joshua (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '95 - of IL) would regularly astonish me when he was ill with a raging fever by stumbling in (invariably with a king-size sheet draped around his 6' 7" frame like a long robe) and sit down at the piano and compose a new melody. WHAT?!? Such a thing is all but inconceivable to me!
Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern
03/29/12 - " 'Health Trends' NNHS Class of '54":
|Heart disease has become a
major health issue in today's world. We hope the attached information
will help you select the proper foods which contribute to a heart
healthy diet and avoid those things which may be detrimental.
“NNHS Class of ’54 – Health Trends”
1. Red Yeast Rice
3. Vitamin E
4. Vitamin K
6. Pomegranate Juice
Alvin & Jean Mizelle
Thanks so much, Jack - and Alvin and Jean!
From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA - 04/02/12 - "MARRIAGE (Written by kids)":
(Written by kids)
9. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY?
You got to find somebody who
likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it
that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip
5. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
-- Lynnette, age 8 (Isn't she a treasure?)
On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin, age 10
4. WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
When they're rich.
-- Pam, age 7 (Love her)
The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
-- Curt, age 7
The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
-- Howard, age 8
3. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9 (Bless you, child )
2. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
-- Kelvin, age 8
And the #1 Favorite is .......
1. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.
-- Ricky, age 10
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/31/12 - "1 joke, 1 inspiration and bizarre news":
One day an executive from a large corporation paid a visit to a fanatical environmentalist who lived in a nearby forest. The executive wanted the approval of the environmentalist for a new product his company was creating, and he took it upon himself to make the visit in person. He even made a bet with his fellow executives that he would come back with the deal.
The executive drove to the forest and stopped his car just outside a grove of trees. He knew that the environmentalist lived in a tent, and soon found him: a young man with tangled hair, a scraggly beard, wearing an old robe that hung down to his knees. He was barefoot, and stared at the executive with disgust after finding out the reason for the visit. He looks at the executive's expensive tailored pinstriped Armani business suit, his polished Gucci shoes, his briefcase, his silk tie and carefully combed hair, and shook his head.
Environmentalist: "I guess you don't understand me very well. It is my policy NEVER to harm a living this! NEVER! And you come here dressed like that!"
Executive: (smiling nervously) "I... I don't understand..."
Environmentalist: (points at the executive's polished loafers) "Just look at those fancy shoes with the little tassels on 'em! Don't you understand that a COW gave its life so you could wear those shoes? Is it more important for you to wear nice shoes than for a cow to LIVE?!"
Executive: "I... I think I know what you mean, but what can I do? I have a very important job. I have to dress well. It's part of my image, my dignity; I can't just..."
Environmentalist: "Take them off! Take them off and throw them away or I won't talk to you!"
Executive: "But these are Gucci loafers!"
The executive realizes that the environmentalist will not budge, so with a sigh, he steps out of his Gucci shoes, which he had just had polished for that meeting. He picks them up and the environmentalist grabs them.
Environmentalist: "Look at these shoes! To think a cow used to walk around wearing these! You'll be a lot closer to the average person without these shoes, anyway. And what about your briefcase? And your belt? And your wallet?! Hand 'em over! They're all leather!"
The executive is stunned, but hands over his briefcase, wallet and belt.
Environmentalist: "Do you know how many silkworms are forced into slavery to produce silk? DO YOU? Those fancy socks look like silk to me. Are they?"
Executive: "Yes, but... I can't take off my..."
Environmentalist: "It looks like you'll be doing this interview barefoot! It will be good for a big shot like you!"
Executive: "Look, can't we..."
But the executive realizes it's hopeless, and takes off his socks. He stands stunned, barefoot in his Armani suit and tie. He realizes the environmentalist is winning the argument, but doesn't know how to stop the transformation.
Environmentalist: "And that necktie is silk... and the pocket handkerchief."
In a moment, the tie, the handkerchief and the socks are in a heap.
Executive: "Now, let's get to business..."
Environmentalist: "It is a terrible thing to force sheep to give up their warm coats just so YOU can strut around in a nice, navy blue, expensive suit!"
Executive: "But this is a two thousand dollar Armani suit! I had it made for me!"
Environmentalist: "Hand it over."
- Slow Cooker Pork Chop Stew - "Thick
and hearty, this easy slow cooker soup recipe is a meal by itself. This
easy recipe for a slow cooker is a great use for pork chops."
http://www.recipelion.com/Cake-Recipes/Lemon-Dream-Cake/ml/1 - Lemon Dream Cake - "This fantastic Lemon Dream Cake reminds us how awesome easy cake recipes can be. Just some cake mix, yogurt and Cool Whip and you've got an amazing dessert."
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#11 in a Series of 43)":
I can do this!!|
Thanks, Wayne Honey!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 03/27/12 - "HANDY IDEAS (#1 in a Series of 13)":
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/01/12:
Don't steal, the Government hates competition!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 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. Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
3. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 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, Saturday, and Sunday, May 4, 5, and 6, 2012 - Class of 1961 Reunion (Postponed from last August due to Hurricane Irene); Saturday, May 5, 2012: Mike O'Neal's Restaurant (www.mikesplacepub.com/), 11006 Warwick Boulevard, Unit 458, Located in the Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, Newport News, VA 23601 (across from the Cedar Lane entrance to Mariners' Museum), (757) 599-5500, about 12:30 for lunch (Dutch treat) - "Any and all ex-Typhoons or old friends are invited."
5. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at email@example.com
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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You've all read the beautiful stories
Of the countries far over the sea,
From whence came our ancestors
To establish this land of the free.
There are some folks who still like to travel,
To see what they have over there,
But when they go look,
It's not like the book,
And they find there is none to compare—
CHORUS: To beautiful, beautiful Texas,
Where the beautiful bluebonnets grow.
We're proud of our forefathers
Who fought at the Alamo.
You can live on the plains or the mountains,
Or down where the sea breezes blow,
And you're still in beautiful Texas,
The most beautiful place that I know.
You can travel on beautiful highways,
By the city, the village and farm,
Or sail above on the skyways,
And the beauty below you will charm:
White cotton, green forests, blue rivers,
Golden wheat fields, and fruit trees that bear.
You can look till doomsday,
And then you will say,
That Texas has beauty to spare.
CHORUS: Oh, beautiful....
In this song about beautiful Texas,
There is one thing we have to say.
About 6 million are proud
That they are here to stay.
It's great to be healthy and happy,
And that seems to be our good fate.
So let us all smile,
For life is worthwhile,
When we live in this beautiful state—
CHORUS: Of beautiful....
"Beautiful Texas" midi courtesy of http://www.lsjunction.com/midi/songs.htm - 04/03/12
"Beautiful Texas" lyrics courtesy of http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=11758 - 04/03/12
Image of Texas Bluebonnets courtesy of http://www.danmasters.net/texas-bluebonnets-and-how-twitter-helped-us-find-them.htm - 04/03/12
Blue Gingham Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
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
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 Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
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