04/15/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
“If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of
advice for all humanity
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Just a friendly reminder that your income taxes must be filed tonight by midnight. I do hope you have them finished or at least filed for an extension, because one way or another.....
|"One Way or Another" is a song by
New Wave band
Written by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison for the band's third studio album, Parallel Lines (1978), the song was inspired by one of Harry's ex-girlfriends who stalked him after their break up. The song was released as the fourth single in the US as the follow-up to "Heart of Glass". "One Way or Another" reached number twenty-four in the Billboard Hot 100. Although never officially released as a single in the United Kingdom, the song charted there in February 2013. Rolling Stone ranked the song #298 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The song was included on the US and Canadian versions of the band's first hits compilation, The Best of Blondie (1981), but not on international releases.
Blondie released a manipulated live version of the song (with the audience noise removed) as the theme for the 1999 US television series Snoops. This version was released in the US as a bonus track on the US Live version of their album Livid (Live). The original un-edited live version was included on the European / non-US Livid version...
REMINDER #1 - SPECIAL REQUEST:
From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 04/09/13, 8:47 AM - "Special request concerning Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA)":
Because of your Typhoon newsletter, that has previously alerted all of your readers to Jamey's medical and fiscal needs in the past, Polly Norris Davis - '65) and I have been helping Jamey and getting to know her more personally and seeing just how great her needs are. Thank you for making us aware.
It is now my request to ask for financial assistance from our classmates and your readers as we try to provide Jamey with improvements for her driveway so that she can maneuver her motorized wheelchair outdoors without getting stuck in the ground or thrown from her chair. Jamey wishes to fill in the center of the driveway and because of her home being located in Hilton, she must use brick to accomplish the project or it will not be approved.
I have measured the area and priced the brick paving stone. She will need 288 sq. feet of the brick and that will cost $655.44 retail at Lowe's. She will also need 3 yards of crushed stone and 1 yard of sand which I have not priced yet. I am seeking to have the Peninsula Baptist Summer Youth Work Camp take this on as a mission project in July. This could hold down the cost for labor if the city and the community will allow them to do the work. If not, we will need to purchase the labor from a contractor.
I have permission to set up an account at my church, Parkview Baptist Church, to receive any contributions and also to afford us sales tax exempt status when purchasing the materials from this account. An additional 5% discount will be afforded by using the church credit card when making the purchase. You may also deduct the contribution that you make on your income tax returns.
I am seeking contributions now to make this mission a reality. This is a real need. Jamey's quality of life would be enhanced by this improvement to her home and yard. She is an amputee and is completely dependent on her wheelchair for mobility.
Anyone wishing to contribute to this project is asked to make a check out to Parkview Baptist Church and mail it to Malcolm and Polly Davis at 118 Cindy Circle, Newport News, Va. 23602. I will turn the checks over to the church and keep everyone informed, through your news letter, of the running balance of the contributions received and their ultimate disposition. The names of those who contribute will be kept private and I am hoping that enough individuals will be willing to contribute at least $10.00 so we can raise enough to complete the job even if we have to hire a contractor to install the bricks. Please note on the check that this is for the "Jamey Bacon Mission Project."
Here are some pictures of the driveway in its present condition.
|Friday, March 22, 2013|
Thank you all for considering this request for assistance. Your participation will be a blessing for Jamey and she is grateful for your concern always.
Sincerely, Malcolm and Polly Davis
NNHS Class of 1965
Thank you so very much, Sweetie-Pies!
From the Cutest Boy in the Class of 1965, HP Lucas of VA - 04/10/13, 9:04 AM - " DALE LUCADO (Class of 1968) GOLF TOURNAMENT":
Please include the Dale Lucado golf information below in next news letter.
This information is also posted here within Dale's entry:
|Memorial Service for
Sarah Groshong ('61):
A Celebration of Life
for Sarah Susanne Groshong will be held on Sunday, May 12th at 2:00 PM
at Kiptopeke State Park, beach front pavilion #2.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to George Helliesen ('61) of MI AND Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
17 - David Jones ('57);
18 - The late Monty Phillips ('62) (18 Apr 1943 -15 Apr 2011) AND Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA;
21 - Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX;
22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND Gene Shelton ('64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|April 14, 1940 - Royal Marines landed in Namsos, Norway in preparation for a larger force to arrive two days later.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
YESTERDAY IN 1963:
|Sunday, April 14, 1963 - Historian Rahul Sankrityayan (राहुल सांकृत्यायन) (b. Kedarnath Pandey on 09 Apr 1893 in Pandaha Village, Azamgarh District, Uttar Pradesh, British India) died in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India five days after his 70th birthday.|
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Monday, April 15, 1963 - Journalist Bobby Pepper was born Robert Edward Pepper in Houston, Mississippi.|
From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 04/13/13 - "Kite Day pictures from Yorktown today, enjoy":
|Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Yorktown, VA|
OH, WOW! What fun! Thank you so much for sharing these images with us, Malcolm!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/13/13 - "It won't be long and we will be home.":
|A woman in a supermarket is
following a grandfather and his badly behaved 3 year-old grandson. It's
obvious to her that he has his hands full with the child screaming for
candy, cookies, you name it.
Meanwhile, Grandpa is working his way around, saying in a controlled voice, "Easy, William, we won't be long . . . easy, boy."
Another outburst and she hears the grandpa calmly say, "It's okay, William, just a couple more minutes and we'll be out of here. Hang in there, boy"
At the checkout, the little terror is throwing items out of the cart and Grandpa says again in a controlled voice, "William, William, relax buddy, don't get upset. We'll be home in five minutes, stay cool, William."
Very impressed, the woman goes outside where the grandfather is loading his groceries and the boy into the car.
She says to the elderly man, "It's none of my business, but you were amazing in there. I don't know how you did it. That whole time you kept your composure, and no matter how loud and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying 'things would be okay.' William is very lucky to have you as his grandpa."
"Thanks," said the grandpa, "but I'm William. The little brat's name is Kevin."
From the Most Talented Boy in the Class of1954, Jack Nelson of Northern VA - 04/14/13 - "ICE CREAM, THE NEXT GENERATION...":
|Here's another great
submission from Polly (English) Greene ('54).
In our high school days we
thought High's Ice Cream was the epitome of excellent ice cream. Then
came Friendly's, Baskin-Robbins, Häagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry's, Hershey
Creamery Company' and a host of other ice cream companies you likely can
name as your favorite.
WOWZERONI! That's fabulous! Thanks, Jack - and Polly!
From My Friend, Alice of AZ - 04/14/13 - "Stain Remover":
2 parts hydrogen peroxide to 1 part Dawn (original blue) will take the stains out of almost ANYTHING...even if they're old stains!
Mix in a spray bottle and use as a stain remover spray.
COOL BEANS! Thanks so much, Alice!
From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 04/14/13 - "Orange Candle":
So clever! Just take an orange/lemon/grapefruit, cut in half, eat the middle portion, leave the center core-like stem intact. Pour a kitchen oil (vegetable oil, olive oil, etc.) into orange just below the top of the stem. Light stem. It will burn for hours and smell amazing.
OOOH! Thank you, Evelyn!
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/14/13 - "Sometimes":
|AMEN! Thanks so much, Susan!|
From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#5 of 36)":
To make you smile.....
Happy Pet Day!!!
AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!
BONUS CROCHET PATTERN:
|http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/butterfly-baby-blanket-cocoon and http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW3572.pdf - Michele Wilcox's Butterfly Baby Blanket & Cocoon - "That baby that makes your heart flutter will look picture perfect in this cocoon with butterfly-winged blanket. Crochet it in beautiful shades of Anne Geddes Baby for a memorable baby gift."|
BONUS TAX DAY RECIPES:
|http://blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2011/04/15/tax-day-recipes-for-richer-or-for-poorer/ - Michelle Buffardi|
Q. Why did Mrs. Smokey
the Bear divorce Smokey the Bear?
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, May 2, 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
2. Wednesday, June 12, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Joyce Williams Nettles, email@example.com, or Susie Overton Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/05/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
"One Way or Another" midi courtesy of http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/midi2.html - 04/14/09
"One Way or Another" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/coyoteugly/onewayoranother.htm - 04/14/09
"Taxes" clip art courtesy of http://irritatedtulsan.wordpress.com/2009/03/page/2/- 04/14/09
Blue-Green Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars2.html - 04/15/09
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah
Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09