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04/06/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Easter Monday

“Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect your feelings
and behavior by making you happy. Therefore, it counteracts depression, in turn reducing
the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition,
both physically and mentally. So, eat lots of chocolate!”

- Elaine Sherman, Book of Divine Indulgences, 1984

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today is officially Easter Monday - and right there in your homework it says to observe it as a day of rest - so I did!

   Passover is continuing.


HOMEWORK:

From http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/easter-monday:

Easter Monday is observed as a public holiday in many countries and is part of the Easter period. It is a Christian observance and is the day after Easter Sunday.

What do people do?

Many Christians around the world celebrate Easter Monday as a day of rest, particularly in countries where the day is a public holiday. It is a day for many to enjoy the time outdoors in countries such as Australia and Canada.  Easter parades occur in some parts of the world on Easter Monday. It is known as Dyngus, or Splash Monday, among many Polish communities where children often play water games.

The United States has its own tradition, known as the Egg Roll, which occurs at the White House. This tradition can be traced as far back as 1878, although it was not always held at the White House grounds in the earlier years. It receives media attention each year. Easter egg races are held in other parts of the world, including Germany.

Many government offices, businesses and educational institutions are closed on Easter Monday in countries where it is a public holiday. Those wishing to travel via public transport may wish to check with the relevant public transit authorities on schedules and timetables.

Background

Easter Monday was formerly regarded as unlucky and was therefore known as Black Monday (White Monday in Greece). Many sources attribute this expression to great losses of life during military expeditions but Monday itself was generally considered unlucky. It meant returning to school after the Easter break for many school children and was also known as Bloody Monday.

In medieval England women were allowed to haul out of bed any man they found there. Even Kings Edward I and Edward II went through this tradition. It was traditional for men to lift women three times by the arms and legs in northern England, where women would return the act on the following day. Easter Monday was known as the Day of the Easter Egg Bundle or the Day of Feasts in Ireland.

Symbols

For people with strong Christian beliefs, the cross that Jesus was crucified on and his resurrection are important symbols of the period around Easter. Other symbols of Easter include real eggs or eggs manufactured from a range of materials, nests, lambs and rabbits or hares. Sometimes these symbols are combined, for example, in candy models of rabbits with nests full of eggs. Eggs, rabbits, hares and young animals are thought to represent the re-birth and return to fertility of nature in the spring.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Marc Snyder ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

10 -     Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA 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;

12 -  Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND  Richard Rawls ('71) of VA;

13 -   Gil Hughes ('64)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

April 6, 1865 -
American Civil War: The Battle of Sailor's Creek: Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia fought and lost its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia during the Appomattox Campaign.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

April 6, 1938 - The United States recognized the German conquest of Austria.

April 6, 1941 - Nazi Germany launched Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).

April 6, 1945 - Sarajevo was liberated from the German and Croatian Nazis by the Yugoslav Partisans.

April 6, 1945 - The Battle of Slater's Knoll on Bougainville came to an end.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Tuesday, April 6, 1965 - The launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.

Tuesday, April 6, 1965 - The British Government announced the cancellation of the TSR-2 aircraft project.

Tuesday, April 6, 1965 - Singer/songwriter Frank Black a.k.a. Black Francis, was born Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV in Boston, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, April 6, 1965 - Athlete Lieve Slegers was born in Turnhout, Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Tuesday, April 6, 1965 - Football player Sterling Sharpe was born in Chicago, Illinois.


“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”

- Norman Vincent Peale
(31 May 1898 - 24 Dec 1993)


From My Friend, Rob, of NC - 04/05/15 - "Blessed Passover!":

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Rob!
 
 


     From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 04/05/15:

  Thanks, Mark!

 
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/05/15:
 
     Thank you, Joan!
 
 


    From Bobby Callis ('64) of WV - 04/05/15:
 

  Thanks, Bobby!
 
 


From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA - 04/05/15:

     Thanks, LaMerle!
 
 


“I wrote it the right way, so it was copied the wrong way right. I mean the right way wrong.”

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


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/24/15 - "Taken At Just The Right Moment" (#25 in a Series of 31):
 
  February was a stressful month for many of us… take the time to relax and check out these!

     Thank you, Dearest Judy!

 
 


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/16/15 - "Some very funny, some thought provoking - Surely Worth a Look" (#19 in a Series of 28):
 
  GOOD ONE! Thanks, Dearest Judy!
 
 


BONUS CROCHET EASTER EGGS PATTERN:

Crochet Easter Eggs - "...I set out to crochet some Easter eggs and developed this Crocheted Easter Egg pattern (after many futile attempts!) that makes eggs that are darn near the same size as a large egg and so fun to make!  I think making this with bold and bright colors would be just beautiful too! These Crocheted Easter Eggs are a great way to use up leftover yarn.  I used some from baby blankets that I have made.  You will also need some sort of filling – I used Poly-Fil..."


BONUS EASTER MONDAY RECIPES:

From www.bestrecipes.com - "Let's face it: few of us want to spend too much time in the kitchen on Easter Monday. Not only is this the last day of the holiday, it's the day after the big Easter meals. If you've got plenty of leftovers, adding a simple salad and some wedges can easily turn them into a meal. And keep food light and easy, choosing quiches, frittatas, salads and tarts over more fiddly options. If a mountain of Easter chocolate hasn't killed off your sweet tooth, try putting together a simple Autumn-flavoured cake or pineapple mousse to enjoy at the end of the meal."
 

Easter Monday breakfast

Easter Monday lunch

Easter Monday dinner

Easter Monday sweets


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/05/15:

Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being discharged.

However, while working as a student aide, Sam found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn't need Sam's help to leave the hospital.

After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let Sam wheel him to the elevator.

On the way down Sam asked him if his wife was meeting him.

"I don't know," he said. "She is still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/20/15

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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Ten Little Easter Eggs

Sung to the Tune of Ten little Indians

One little, two little, three little Easter eggs,
Four little, five little, six little Easter eggs,
Seven little, eight little, nine little Easter eggs,
Ten little eggs in my basket.


 


"Ten Little Indians" midi courtesy of http://www.divtune.com/dtmid.htm - 04/27/11

"Ten Little Easter Eggs" lyrics courtesy
of http://musiced.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=musiced&cdn=education&tm=64&f=10&su=p284.9.336.ip_p504.1.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//123child.com/UBB/showthread.php%3Ft%3D3082 - 04/27/11

Easter Monday Title Image courtesy of http://clickbank.wealthyaffiliatetips.org/mz-Jesus-Hands-Pictures/ - 04/27/11

Easter Egg Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.horse-races.net/clip/clip-eastclip.htm - 07/18/04

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!!

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

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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