04/04/18 - NNHS Newsletter - April Come She Will
“Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
April, I suppose, is like everything else - it just does what it will when it will.....
BONUS - April Come She Will - Simon and Garfunkel
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
|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 - The late Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) (d. 07 Sept 2016) AND Skip Wood ('65) of NC;
11 - Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA!!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
250 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|April 04, 1768 - In London, Philip Astley staged the first modern circus.|
200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|April 04, 1818 - The United States Congress adopted the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1968:
|Wednesday, April 04, 1968 -
Nobel Prize laureate
Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 15 Jan 1929 in
Georgia) was assassinated by
James Earl Ray at a motel in
Wednesday, April 04, 1968 - A.E.K. Athens B.C. became the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.
Wednesday, April 04, 1968 - Water polo player Jesús Rollán was born Jesús Miguel Rollán Prada in Madrid, Spain. On 11 Mar 2006, three weeks and three days before his 38th birthday, Rollán died after a fall from a terrace at a spa near Barcelona, Spain, where he was receiving treatment for depression.
|“The great thing
about the gospel is we get credit for trying, even if we don't always succeed.”
Jeffrey R. Holland,
April 03, 2016
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/04/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/31/18 - "2 STORIES WORTH READING":
|Two good stories--and both
STORY NUMBER ONE
Many Years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.
Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "Easy Eddie." He was Capone's lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie's skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.
To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well.. Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago City block.
Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him.
Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good education. Nothing was withheld. Price was no object.
And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong. Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was.
Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn't give his son; he couldn't pass on a good name or a good example.
One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done.
He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al "Scarface" Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some semblance of integrity. To do this, he would have to testify against The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great. So, he testified.
Within the year, Easy Eddie's life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago Street. But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay. Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine. The poem read:
"The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still."
STORY NUMBER TWO
World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O'Hare.
He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific.
One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank. He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship. His flight leader told him to return to the carrier. Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet.
As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way toward the American-fleet.
The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless. He couldn't reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet. Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger. There was only one thing to do. He must somehow divert them from the fleet.
Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dived into the formation of Japanese planes. Wing-mounted 50 caliber's blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent.
Undaunted, he continued the assault. He dived at the planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly.
Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction.
Deeply relieved, Butch O'Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier.
Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return. The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale. It showed the extent of Butch's daring attempt to protect his fleet. He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft. This took place on February 20, 1942, and for that action Butch became the Navy's first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Medal of Honor.
A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29. His hometown would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O'Hare airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.
So, the next time you find yourself at O'Hare International, give some thought to visiting Butch's memorial displaying his statue and his Medal of Honor. It's located between Terminals 1 and 2.
SO WHAT DO THESE TWO STORIES HAVE TO DO WITH EACH OTHER?
Butch O'Hare was "Easy Eddie's" son.
(Pretty cool, eh!)
WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Billy!
From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 04/02/18:
YOWZERS! Thank you, Mary!
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 03/25/13 - "How to Create 'Quiet Time' ":
By Carol Look
When was the last
time you were quiet enough to really feel your pulse, to notice the
rhythm of your body, and hear your heart's messages?
|“It is not as
difficult as I thought it was, but it is harder than it is.”
From Wayne Agee
('58) of FL - 03/09/18 - "I
Can Relate to These!" (#15 in a Series of 20):
BONUS APRIL CROCHET PATTERNS:
|Rachel Choi's Super Fluffy Bath Puff - "There isn’t a store bought bath puff that can compare to my super fluffy version." AND Dishcloth - "I always wondered what the big hype about crocheted dishcloths was and now I know!"|
BONUS APRIL KNIT PATTERNS:
|April Knit Patterns - "With this group of free knitting patterns, we're covering a few of your favorites from April. From decorative afghans (for babies and adults), to colorful scarves that are fit for a fun day out in the summer sunshine, this article has a pattern for everyone to enjoy and make. As you read through this list of popular patterns chosen by our readers, make sure to bookmark it for easy access. This collection of patterns features designs that you'll want to return to for inspiration. Whether you're looking for easy homemade baby shower gifts, Father's Day gifts, or new hat patterns for the fall, you'll find ideas in this collection!"|
BONUS "HAVE RECIPES, WILL COOK" RECIPES:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/03/17:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat ==============================================
April Come She Will
Recorded by Simon and Garfunkel, 1965
April come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain;
May, she will stay,
Resting in my arms again
June, she'll change her tune,
In restless walks she'll prowl the night;
July, she will fly
And give no warning to her flight.
August, die she must,
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold;
September I'll remember.
A love once new has now grown old.
Come She Will" midi courtesy of
"April Come She Will" lyrics courtesy
Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files for a number of years...
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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