04/16/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable.
It opens your chest and it opens up your heart
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme song was taken from the list provided us several months ago by the ever glorious Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD:
Thanks again, Chandler Darlin'!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxvFF1bQNu8 - Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter
|"Since I Met You Baby" is an American
rhythm and blues
song written and recorded by pianist
Ivory Joe Hunter.
The song, which Hunter recorded in 1956, became an American
standard, and saw renewed popularity in 1969 when
artist Sonny James
released his hit version.
Hunter had already tasted major success with popular and rhythm and blues audiences with songs such as "I Almost Lost My Mind". He moved to Atlantic Records by 1954, and around that time wrote "Since I Met You Baby."
The song, a 12-bar blues, was described by Allmusic critic Steve Huey as "a masterpiece of smooth, bluesy elegance" and "decidedly removed from the tide of raucous rock & roll sweeping the country." In fact, compared to many of the other uptempo, rock-beat songs of the period, the song was "augmented by a wordless vocal choir (supervised by Ray Ellis who also did the orchestral arrangement) that's strongly reminiscent of traditional pop recordings of the period," wrote Huey. Saxophonist Jesse Powell provided the harmony on the second verse.
From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 04/15/11, 8:26 PM - " Monty":
Unfortunately, Carol, my precious cousin Monty will not be with us (in
body) to celebrate his 68th birthday on April 18th.
He left us this morning around 8:30AM. He fought a hard battle against
that dreadful pancreatic cancer. He remained stoic and kept his sense
of humor while enduring great discomfort. He did us all proud, his
family, his friends, his NNHS classmates
and the Marines. We will miss him beyond words.
Cookie, I am so very sorry to learn this; thank you for letting me know. We will indeed miss him.
Semper Fi, Monty!
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 04/15/11, 10:00 PM - " Monty Phillips":
I am so sad to report that my wonderful brother, Monty, left this life around 8:30 this morning. We knew it was coming. Last night, we built a fire, put on soft music and sounds of nature. Kelly and his dog, Cash, were on his left, Jerry at the foot of his bed, and I was on his right. In the past two months, he was never without someone who loved him. He left us with many wonderful memories to cherish.
He will be laid to rest on his birthday, April 18th at 3 PM at Peninsula Memorial Park. A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, April 23rd....the time to be determined this weekend. It should run in Sunday's paper and I hope to send an email update as well.
Thank you all for your prayers and support.
Judy, Jerry and family
Oh, Sweetie-Pies, you have our sincerest condolences! You and your entire family will be in our prayers during this difficult time.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday yesterday to George Helliesen ('61) of MI!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to David Jones ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
18 - The late Monty Phillips ('62) (deceased 04/15/11) 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 (currently deployed to lands dark and dusty);
22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57);
23 - Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57)!
YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to Ray Barnes ('65) of VA - 04/14/11 - "Oldies":
I read your entry in Carol’s newsletter about listening to Oldies.
Thought you might be interested in the this offer from the TYPHOONMART:
OHHHH, yeah! Many of our readers are probably unaware of these fabulous CD's that you created several years ago! Here's their chance to remedy that!
Thank you for the reminder, Captain!
From Ray Barnes ('65) of VA - 04/15/11 - " Carol, Carol, Carol ('65 - of IL)":
Tsk. Tsk. I won't say anything snarky about you and Al. One does not cross swords with the webmistress. Besides, the musical tribute was very nice. Did you know that Mr. Green is now, and has been for some time, Reverend Al Green?
Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) read that I listened to oldies and was considerate enough to email me about a c.d. mix of oldies available at the Typhoonmart. Thanks again, Dave.
p.s. A few minutes ago I looked up Miss Brewer in the '65 Anchor. Unfortunately for my self esteem, I remember the toga parties in the cafeteria. Could I possibly have looked any more foolish?? Since I did not become either a doctor or a pharmacist, my three years of Latin were only marginally beneficial. Omnia Gallia est tres partes. Aliea jacta est. Me casa est alba.
Tempus fugit, so bye.
Thanks, Ray! You're gonna flip over those CDs!
One of my great regrets in life is not studying Latin, but I think you might be quoting from one of your first Latin lessons - and you may (or may not!) have been saying "All Gaul is divided into three parts. The die is cast. My house is white. Time flies."
At any rate, I added your memory to miss Brewer's teacher page:
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/15/11 - "NNHS Website, Our Places of Worship.":
Thought you might like the link to Northside Christian Church, Yorktown, VA.
Currently, the link in the page for Northside Christian Church is listed as:
The link does not re-direct the user to the current website.
I understand Fred Mays ('61) of VA is the church historian. They are in good hands as Fred is quite the historian.
Joe Madagan (57) of FL
Thank you so much, Joe! I replaced the official link on on our page (and toured their nifty new website!), repaired the broken links on the bottom of of page, and realized sadly that if those links were broken, then every other page in that section had a similar problem - so I fixed them all.
Many of these pages still have no hymns attached. If any of y'all are current or former members of one of these congregations, it is your right and privilege to suggest an appropriate hymn - first come, first served! You know the one, doncha?? It's the hymn that first pops into you head when precious memories of worshiping there flood your mind!
From Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia - 04/14/11 - "Hiya, Matey!":
|How're ya doin'?
Having my admittedly infrequent perusal of the NNHS website this morning, I was wondering if I could be reinstated to the alumni page from whence I seem to've disappeared?
Wal, shut my mouf' - you shore nuff had distappeared (English major, ya know...)! ‹(•¿•)›
I've added you back to your place of belonging, Carla!
We always love to read the
memories of our teachers - and some of them were indeed funny! As long
as they are not injurious to their characters, we would love to post
them, Carla (and unless you
post them yourself on the NNHS BLOG, I'd have to see them first to add
Thank you so much, Carla - for everything! As you were one of the first kids I met when we moved to the Peninsula we share many fond old memories!
Say, Lady, you never did tell us how you happen to be living "Down Under"!
From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 04/15/11 - "The Covert Letter":
Libya: Makings of Another ‘Desert Debacle?’
Posted: 14 Apr 2011 10:26 AM PDT
Hulk of Soviet-made tank destroyed by NATO aircraft near Adjabiya, Libya. (Reuters)
By Norman M. Covert
Apparently the “Buck…” touted by President Barack Obama, stops in Libya, not the Oval Office. Col. Moammar Gadhafi continues to be in Mr. Obama’s face, surviving insurgents and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Reports of his impending demise seem exaggerated.
There are fears this could be another “Debacle in the Desert.” President Jimmy Carter oversaw that failed effort to rescue captured Americans in Iran in 1980. Everything went wrong for the Delta Force.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has declared that military action will probably not suffice to force Gadhafi out; that it will take lengthy negotiation. In other words the mission is doomed. It is probable Gadhafi may emerge even stronger in his confederation of Libyan tribes.
Press and diplomatic dispatches portray a confounding outcome in this version of Mr. Obama’s belated attempt at nation building. If past action is an indicator, Mr. Obama will look for an excuse to get out of town. It appears he can neither lead, nor hide in the White House.
Colonel Gadhafi’s public appearances, on the other hand, trumpet his attitude of invincibility. He may indeed have the proverbial nine lives.
There hasn’t been this much military movement in Libya since World War II, when British commandos found Tobruk and Benghazi difficult to retain. German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel earned the title “Desert Fox” because Libya, and much of Egypt, was his military playground. He surrendered only after Chancellor Adolph Hitler abandoned the vaunted Afrika Corps, which waged a wadi-to-wadi defense.
In a reprise of history, rebels have captured and lost the same territory in today’s back and forth. They captured the road between Benghazi and Tobruk in the early fighting. However, for the most part, Gadhafi’s forces have taken control again.
The assurance of victory was short lived after the initial bombardment by American Tomahawk missiles. What can go wrong, did go wrong with the NATO Joint Task Force.
NATO has demonstrated questionable or no “command and control” capability. Its ability to coordinate bombing sorties has been wholly inadequate, with unknown, missing or unreliable spotters on the ground to identify targets. Modern communication makes it easy if everyone has the same capability.
The mission appears to be a comedy of errors. It was unaware the rebels had tanks and failed to brief pilots of French aircraft who targeted several last week. In addition, two Libyan military helicopters, which had been captured, were destroyed on their maiden flights. NATO is claiming better success in hitting Gadhafi’s ammunition dumps this week.
NATO membership was expanded with approval of then-President Bill Clinton, a gesture in the aftermath of the demise of the Soviet Union. It includes former Communist Bloc countries and barely resembles the force organized in 1949 to protect Western Europe from the Soviets.
Canadian Forces Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard commands NATO’s Joint Task Force. General Bouchard, who has no apparent combat experience, is struggling to integrate primary British, French and limited American aviation assets. Success is far from guaranteed for NATO.
American forces’ battlefield “doctrine” is influenced by the deliberations of combat-seasoned officers. Seminal changes, developed in the mid-1970s at Fort Monroe, Va., were tested in Operation Desert Storm, defense of Kuwait, in 1991. Victory was achieved in 100 days.
U. S. Army Gen. William E. DePuy, who died in 1992, generated the new doctrine. He turned away from small unit jungle tactics, which had dominated Southeast Asia combat and Pentagon planning. His legacy includes the Abrams Main Battle Tank, Bradley fighting vehicle, Apache and Blackhawk helicopters and Patriot Air Defense System.
General DePuy foresaw challenges of fighting in desert environments like Kuwait, Iraq, and now Afghanistan. A World War II, Korea and Vietnam combat commander, he proved his theories at the sandy, desolate expanse of Fort Irwin, Cal.
He believed in the synergism of combined arms, thus achieving a powerful weapon system. In contrast, unless NATO can right its disjointed approach, it cannot achieve military success.
Making matters worse in the long haul, it appears we are backing an insurrection force primarily identified as al-Qaeda veterans. Rebel ground commander Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidit is a graduate of the Guantanamo Bay Resort and Spa. His ties to al-Qaeda are without question and he admits his main battle troops are jihadists, who fought against the coalition in Iraq.
It would appear that the Libyan incursion — justified in the name of protecting innocent civilians – is another failed foreign policy adventure for Mr. Obama and his advisors.
Col. Gadhafi has the ground war advantage at the moment with rebels shown cowering in alleyways. NATO must quickly overcome the perception that it is a virtual toothless tiger.
I’m ashamed to think this may be what Mr. Obama wants.
# # #
(Published in its original form at http://www.thetentacle.com April 13, 2011. Printed by permission of The Octopus LLC and the author.)
Contact Norman Covert at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 04/14/11 - "TIPS ON PUMPING GAS":
|Remember 4 things to do when
pumping gas. Buy in the morning, pump on low speed with your tank half
full, and never buy when the pump truck is loading fuel.
TIPS ON PUMPING GAS
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 04/15/11 - "Neat":
|This year we're going to
experience four unusual dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11 and
that's not all. Take the last two digits of the year in which you were
born - now add the age you will be this year, and the result will be 111
Thank you, Eva! I love cool dates! Two down, two to go!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/15/11 - "Check out The Chicken!"
Check Out The Chicken!!!!!
GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/15/11 - "Happy Easter":
|For the believers!!
A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit jump out across the middle of the road.
He swerves to avoid hitting it, but
unfortunately the rabbit jumps right in front
- Restores life to dead hair, and adds a permanent wave."
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Wayne Honey!
A young businessman had just started his own firm. He'd rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques. Sitting there, he saw a man come into the outer office. Wishing to appear busy, the businessman picked up the phone and started to pretend he had a big deal working. He threw huge figures around and made giant commitments. Finally, he hung up and asked the visitor, "Can I help you?"
The man said, "Sure. I've come to install the phone!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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"Since I Met You Baby" midi courtesy of http://www.sequinsbyeileen.com/midi.htm - 04/16/11
"Since I Met You Baby" lyrics courtesy of http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/ivory_joe_hunter/since_i_met_you_baby.html - 04/16/11
"Ever Since I Met You" animated title clip art courtesy of http://www.glitterfy.com/graphics/Love_Quote/4/ - 04/16/11
Animated Divider Line 63 clip art courtesy of http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars5.html - 02/11/10
Animated USMC 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
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Kilroy Face courtesy
5kidz2many of MO -