04/03/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Little April Shower
“...then April came, that daybreak of summer, fresh like every dawn, gay
like every childhood;
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Are you enjoying a little April shower where you are today?
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMdCx-4TmuU - Little April Shower - from
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/20/13, 4:46 PM - " Dave Arnold's ('65)(12 Aug 1947 - 21 July 2012) Final Resting Place":
Please post this in an upcoming newsletter.
Arnold’s Ashes to be Distributed by Civil War Cannon at Fort
Shenandoah on April 13th
My good friend, Dave Arnold (NNHS ’65), died tragically on 21 July 2012, as a result of an automobile accident. In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated.
It was also his wish that his ashes be distributed in the Shenandoah Valley. Dave loved "the Valley" (as he called it) of Virginia. He grew up in the Tidewater area, but his heart remained in the Valley area of Virginia. It is only fitting that his ashes should find their final home there.
It is also only fitting that his ashes should be distributed by being fired from his very own cannon, which he was having fabricated, so that he could more fully participate with the 1st Virginia, his skirmish group, which is a part of the North-South Skirmish Association.
His final wish will now be fulfilled, thanks to the efforts of his fellow Civil War skirmishers.
On April 13 at 12:00 noon, this ceremony will take place at Ft. Shenandoah at the primary range where the skirmish events are held. Attendees will enter and pass the range keeper's house, and there are signs to the main range.
All are welcome to attend. Dave would have been thrilled to have you watch his cannon being fired on the skirmish field. I can think of no greater way in which to honor his memory.
Fort Shenandoah is owned and operated by the North-South Skirmish Association and is located near Winchester VA.
You can learn more at their web site: http://www.n-ssa.org/
Directions are here: http://www.n-ssa.org/NATIONAL/maps.html
For GPS users, the street address is “480 Chalybeate Spring Road, Winchester VA, 22603”.
Oh, WOW! I had no idea! We wish we could make it ourselves, but I think the chances of that are infinitesimally small.....
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!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Wednesday, April 03, 1963 - Guitarist and songwriter (Savatage) Criss Oliva was born Christopher Michael Oliva in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. On October 17, 1993, at around 3:30 a.m., Criss and his wife Dawn were driving north on Highway 301 on his way to the Fourth Annual Livestock Festival held in Zephyrhills, Florida, just north of Tampa. An oncoming car operated by a drunk driver crossed the median and struck Criss' 1982 Mazda RX-7 head-on, killing him instantly. The drunk driver, who had seven prior DUI convictions, survived with minor injuries and was later found guilty of DUI manslaughter, DUI serious injury and vehicular homicide, serving 18 months in prison of a five-year sentence. Criss was but 30 years old.|
From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 03/22/13 - "Save The Date from the 46th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival":
|WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Hunter!|
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/22/13 - "Sunday clothes":
Children are so cute and so very innocent. I hope this makes you smile. I sure did.
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 03/22/13 - "Old Car Trivia":
COOL BEANS! Thank you, Eva!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 03/25/13 - "THANKFUL":
AMEN! Thanks, Ruthie!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX ANDFrom Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/25/13 - "Easter Magic":
|Very cool the way he did it and the people were as dumb as a
box of rocks! Lol!!!
WHAT A HOOT! Thanks, Glenn and Joyce!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/26/13 - "HOLY HUMOR":
THESE ARE GREAT! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
From Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL - 03/29/13 - "8 Thoughts":
- - - and as someone recently said to me: "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
‘In God We Trust’
THESE ARE GREAT, TOO! Thanks, Don!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/29/13 - "58 Years Ago":
Those were the days and it wasn't that long ago!!!
Comments heard in the year 1955!
BOY, HOWDY! Thanks again, Glenn!
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/21/13 - "Happiness Comes...":
BONUS APRIL SHOWERS CROCHET PATTERN:
|http://glor-crochetgalore.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-showers-doily-free-pattern.html - G April Showers Doily|
BONUS APRIL RECIPES:
|http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-grilled-cheese-recipes-pictures,0,1349193.photogallery - April Recipes - "April is Grilled Cheese Month: 12 recipes from the Test Kitchen"|
One day the first grade
teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came
to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer.
She read, ".... and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said,
"The sky is falling, the sky is falling!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 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, April 10, 2013 - 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, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/17/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Little April Shower (from Bambi, 1942)
"Little April Shower" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/littapril.htm - 04/03/08
Image of Good Housekeeping's April 1922 Cover, "April Showers", courtesy of http://celticanamcara.blogspot.com/2007_03_01_archive.html - 04/03/08
Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.animationlibrary.com/animation/31502/Rain_line/ - 03/30/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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!!
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
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