04/17/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Palm Sunday
“On the next day much
people that were come to the feast,
when they heard
- John 12: 12-13 (KJV)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We are a varied lot, and many of you will not be celebrating today, but for many others of you, today marks the beginning of Holy Week, and even if we're not personally observing the day, our Typhoon Family tries to mark all such occasions:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=328z5QwT--Q - The Holy City - Charlotte Church - Live in Jerusalem
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to David Jones ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Monty Phillips ('62) (deceased 04/15/11) AND Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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);
24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0417.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
|Wednesday, April 17,
SECESSIONIST STATES SET STAKES
Like ominous dominoes falling in a row, states lined up to refuse Lincoln’s call for militia, then secede from the Union altogether. Virginia’s governor said that since in his opinion Lincoln “inaugurated the war” they would send no troops, since “the people of this Commonwealth are free men, not slaves.” (He was, of course, only 3/5ths correct.) The governor of Missouri, also a secessionist, called the militia request “illegal, unconstitutional, revolutionary, inhuman, diabolical and cannot be complied with.” Kentucky was not amused either.
From the Fayetteville (NC) Observer - 04/17/11:
|1 dead, 85 hurt by
Published: 07:18 AM, Sun Apr 17, 2011
One person died and at
least 85 were injured in Cumberland County when a tornado ripped through
a wide swath of Fayetteville on Saturday afternoon.
NOTE: The Webmistress' old neighborhood was one of these affected by the damage. By all available reports, "our people" there are all unharmed, but probably still without power as many of them have been since Saturday at 4:00 PM; have not yet reached Geneva Cole Lauterbach ('65) of Fayetteville or Ann Allen ('65) of - uh, someplace very nearby.
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 04/16/11, 9:50 AM - " Monty":
I know how hard it is to keep us informed about ourselves. I know how sad you must be about Monty. You would think that after all the sorrow we have known with so many losses we would become complacent, form a harder shell or "take it with a grain of salt," but each one is its own sorrow not to be compared with anyone else's. Each has its tears that somehow escape our eyes to fall unheeded on our hearts. Each has its prayer to God for their soul. Each is new.
My thoughts will be of Judy (Phillips Allen - '66 - of VA) today. She has been a tireless trooper.
Thank you for your efforts and wear on your heart, it is appreciated.
Linda May '66
Thank you so very much, Linda May! It does seem to get more difficult, doesn't it?
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 04/16/11 - "How to take the sting out of a Bee sting":
|Thanks, Dools! Whether it works or not, it's certainly worth trying. REMEMBER: If you are severely allergic to bee stings, seek medical attention immediately!|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/16/11 - "My New Cell Phone":
At Last, a Cell Phone for Seniors!
You REALLY have to be OLD to appreciate
I know some of you are not old enough to get this, but you can pass it on to some old person who needs a laugh today!!!
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Bill, I love it! Actually, though, it's a bit modern for my taste. Can you find me one with a dial from this phone???
A bar owner in the Old West has just hired a timid new bartender. The owner of the establishment is giving his new hire some instructions on running the place. He tells the timid man, "If you ever hear that Big John is coming to town, drop everything and run for the hills!! He's the meanest, biggest, nastiest outlaw who ever lived!!"
A few weeks pass uneventfully. But one afternoon, a local cowhand comes running through town yelling, "Big John is coming to town!! Run for your lives!!"
When the bartender exits the saloon to start running, he's knocked to the ground by several townspeople scurrying out of town. As he's picking himself up, he sees a large man approaching the saloon, probably about 7 feet tall, muscular, grunting and growling as he walks. He stomps up to the door, orders the poor barkeep inside, and demands, "I want a beer NOW!!" He pounds his heavy fist on the bar, splitting it in half. The bartender nervously hands the big man a beer, hands shaking. He takes the beer, rips the top of the bottle off with his teeth, and downs the beer in one gulp. As the poor timid bartender cowers behind the bar, the big man gets up to leave.
"Do you want another beer?" the bartender calls out.
"Dang it, I don't have time!!" the big man yells. "I gotta get out of town!!! Didn't ya hear Big John is a-comin??"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
The Holy City
Frederick E. Weatherly, 1892
"The Holy City" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis2/holycity.html - 04/05/09
Palm Sunday Title clip art courtesy of http://www.dougsfoggiestideas.com/?m=200904 - 04/17/11
Black Celtic Bar 4 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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