04/13/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of
- Thomas Jefferson
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This observance is supposed to repeat every year:
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Gil Hughes ('64)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
14 - Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA;
15 - George Helliesen ('61) of MI;
17 - David Jones ('57);
Monty Phillips ('62) of VA
Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0413.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
|Saturday, April 13, 1861
SUMTER SURRENDER SECURES SECESSION
A squadron of Federal ships lay just offshore of Charleston Harbor, loaded with supplies for Fort Sumter. That installation had been under bombardment for thirty-six hours when Maj. Robert Anderson, who had been prepared to evacuate anyway, decided to surrender. First, though, he fired a 50-gun salute to his descending flag. A spark from one of the guns fell into a powder barrel, causing an explosion which killed Pvt. Daniel Hough, the first casualty of the Civil War.
From Ray Barnes ('65) of VA - 04/12/11 - "feeling good":
I received my newsletter of 4-12-11, thanks.
A couple of days ago (this is being written on Tuesday), it was about 82 and humid here in Roanoke. I went out to run a couple of errands. I rolled both front windows about 3/4 down and I popped in a c.d. of Al Green's greatest hits. Let me tell you: that man came out from behind the curtain. He had pushed the right button and then stepped out to see my expression when my Ford Explorer became a time machine. The passage back into the sixties went smoothly and swiftly. Do you understand how hard it is to climb out of your wayback when you pull into the driveway?
I felt like turning into the first parking lot, getting out of my car, and dancing like no-one was looking. I used to love dancing in the big pavilion at Buckroe!
I didn't get these "dance attacks" nearly so frequently when I was younger. The frequency increased about six or seven years ago when I started listening to the music I'd enjoyed so much during the decade from '55-'65. Great music then, great music now!
Can I get a witness? Honk if you love r & b.
Let me ask you this: does Al Green rule?
I see my driveway, later,
GIGGLES! Having fun, Ray?!? Thanks, Sweetie!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 04/12/11 - "What has been going on with me...":
|Well, my husband retired at the
end of 2010. Our son got married to a wonderful girl on New Year's Eve
in CA. We went on a great cruise down the coast of CA to Cabo San Lucas
and back, then in February spent two weeks on the sacred soil visiting
family in VA, then in March went to TX and caught up with my Daddy's
side of the family. Life is good.
Ah, I see, you're just a social butterfly! WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Lady!
From Josie Lyeth - 04/12/11 - " Harry Lyeth":
|Ray Barnes ('65 - of VA)
requested information about Harry Lyeth - Well, Mr. Lyeth was my father
in law. He was a very quiet and kind person who was very proud of his 3
sons and 2 grandchildren. He always enjoyed the grandkids. Sadly, he
died too soon for my kids to really remember a lot about him.
Mr. Lyeth was born and raised in a small town in up state NY. Lake Clear, NY is about 25 miles north of Lake Placid. He always missed being in the Adirondacks of NY. He was a hunter, and loved to sail.
He met his wife in Oswego NY where he attended college. They had a long and happy marriage. She was a nurse.
I feel blessed to have been part of their family. Many fond memories. IF Ray has any other questions - I will be happy to try to answer them. My email address is email@example.com.
WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Josie! We try to record as many memories of our teachers in our archive as we can!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/12/11 - "1940's Aircraft Carrier Color Video...(VERY Rare)":
|1940's Aircraft Carrier
in the Pacific - Rare color footage This is 16mm color (not "colourized")
footage that you may not have seen of carrier action in the Pacific.
Not many colour shots in the '40's - extremely expensive then, with a complicated and exacting processing process.
Ah, Glenn, you know what a sucker I am for WWII documentaries! Thanks so much!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/12/11 - "THE BOY SINGING WITH MARIO LANZA IS PAVAROTTI ! in the ´50s":
|THE BOY SINGING
WITH MARIO LANZA IS PAVAROTTI !
THIS VIDEO IS A JEWEL
- Filme dos anos 50 – o garoto que canta com Mário Lanza é o Luciano Pavarotti.
WOWZERONI-RINI! That's incredible - on several levels! Thank you so very much, Shari!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/12/11 - "We may laugh -- but her I.D. is safe":
We may laugh -- but her I.D. is safe.
During a recent
password audit by Microsoft & Google, it was found that one person was
using the following password:
Thanks again, Glenn!
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com -
04/11/11 - "Abundance":
Spring With The Abundance Dance
Man calls home. Maid answers phone. He says, "Can I speak to my wife?"
She says, "No, she's upstairs in bed with her boyfriend."
He's mad--says, "Ok, go to the hall closet and take out my shotgun. Go upstairs and kill them both."
Being the loyal maid, she says, "Ok."
Five minutes later she picks up the phone and says, "Ok, they're both dead. What should I do with the bodies?"
He says, "Throw them in the pool, and I'll take care of them when I get home."
She says, "We don't have a pool."
He asks, "Is this 555-1234?"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
April 13, 2011 - 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
2. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (email@example.com - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
3. Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 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.
4. May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2011 - "The Marvelous Wonderettes" at Dinnertaiment at The Grey Goose - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - http://www.greygooserestaurant.com
5. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
6. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News. Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1966
7. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, contact Gary Fitzgerald at Fitz43@cox.net or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961
8. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Be on the lookout for "snail mail" in early May. - CLASS OF 1956
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John Dickison *, 1778
hand in hand, brave Americans all,
"Liberty Song" midi
(sequenced by Lesley Nelson), lyrics, and history courtesy
of http://www.fssd.org/pgs/pgs_digital_museum/music%20folder/songs.html - 04/13/06
* John Dickison was one of the
leaders of the American Revolution.
He was also a famous lawyer, prominent in the governments of Delaware and Pennsylvania.
First Painting of Jefferson courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/va/TJTruth/ - 04/12/06
Second Painting of Jefferson courtesy of http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal/royal11.htm - 04/12/06
Peach Flowers and Butterflies Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars5.html - 04/05/05
(If you think
it a strange choice, I'll remind you that Mr. Jefferson was a gardener of great
Besides, the colors match the page so nicely. WILD GIGGLES!!!)
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my