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04/22/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Earth Day Plus 44 Years

“. . . on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was held, one of the most
remarkable happenings in the history of democracy. . ..”

- American Heritage Magazine, October 1993

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Did you remember to celebrate this annual observance?

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj-4t9drUlM - Across The Universe - The Beatles

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ5WPXxNzPU - Across The Universe - Fiona Apple

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAe1lVDbLf0 - Across The Universe - Rufus Wainwright, 2002


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Across_the_Universe:

"Across the Universe" is a song recorded by the Beatles. It was written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song first appeared on the various artists charity compilation album No One's Gonna Change Our World in December 1969, and later, in different form, on Let It Be, the group's final released album.

One night in 1967, the phrase "words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup" came to Lennon after hearing his ex-wife Cynthia, according to Lennon, "going on and on about something." Later, after "she'd gone to sleep—and I kept hearing these words over and over, flowing like an endless stream," Lennon went downstairs and turned it into a song. He began to write the rest of the lyrics and when he was done, he went to bed and forgot about them.

  I was lying next to my first wife in bed, you know, and I was irritated. and I was thinking. She must have been going on and on about something and she'd gone to sleep and I kept hearing these words over and over, flowing like an endless stream. I went downstairs and it turned into a sort of cosmic song rather than an irritated song, rather than a "Why are you always mouthing off at me?"[1]... [The words] were purely inspirational and were given to me as boom!. I don't own it you know; it came through like that.[2]  

The flavour of the song was heavily influenced by Lennon's and the Beatles' interest in Transcendental Meditation in late 1967 – early 1968, when the song was composed. Based on this he added the mantra "Jai guru deva om" (Sanskrit: जय गुरुदेव ) to the piece, which became the link to the chorus. The Sanskrit phrase is a sentence fragment whose words could have many meanings. Literally it approximates as "glory to the shining remover of darkness,"[3] and can be paraphrased as "Victory to God divine", "Hail to the divine guru", or the phrase commonly invoked by the late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in referring to his spiritual teacher "All Glory to Guru Dev."[4]

The song's lyrical structure is straightforward: three repetitions of a unit consisting of a verse, the line "Jai guru deva om" and the line "Nothing's gonna change my world" repeated four times. The lyrics are highly image-based, with abstract concepts reified with phrases like thoughts "meandering", words "slithering", and undying love "shining". The title phrase "across the universe" appears at intervals to finish lines, although it never cadences, always appearing as a rising figure, melodically unresolved. It finishes on the leading note; to the Western musical ear, the next musical note would be the tonic and would therefore sound complete.

In his 1970 interview with Rolling Stone, Lennon referred to the song as perhaps the best, most poetic lyric he ever wrote: "It's one of the best lyrics I've written. In fact, it could be the best. It's good poetry, or whatever you call it, without chewin' it. See, the ones I like are the ones that stand as words, without melody. They don't have to have any melody, like a poem, you can read them." [5]

The song is in the key of D and the verse beginning "Words are flowing out" (I (D) chord) is notable for a prolonged vi (Bm)- iii (F#m) to ii7 (Em7) minor drop to the dominant chord V7 (A7) on "across the universe" in the 4th bar.[6] On the repeat of this chord sequence a beautiful turn following the ii7 (Em7) through a iv minor (Gm) brings the verse to a close before moving on directly to the tonic on the "Jai Guru Deva Om" refrain. The vi-ii minor drop leading to V had been used earlier in "I Will" (on "how long I've loved you") and George Harrison utilised a shorter vi-iii minor alternation to delay getting back to the dominant (V) in "I Need You".[6] The verse beginning "Words are flowing out like endless rain..." is also notable for the suitably breathless phrasing and almost constant 8th note rhythm (initially four D melody notes, then C#, B, A, B)[7]


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day

http://www.epa.gov/earthday/

http://earthday.envirolink.org/history.html


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND     Gene Shelton ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to: 

24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA AND My Grandson, Christopher Huber of Alberta;

25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) AND   Bobbie Smith Horwitz of TX;

26 - Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND Vickie Bonday Goodhart ('63) of VA  AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR;

27 -     Bill Campbell ('54) of VA AND Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby ('54) AND Barbara Jones ('54);

28 - Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA;

29 -   Jesse Miller ('63) of VA AND   Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS AND   Mike Sagman ('66) of VA!

    Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

April 22, 1930 - The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States signed the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.

April 22, 1944 -The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters staged the first use of helicopters in combat with CSAR operations in the China-Burma-India theater.

April 22, 1944 - Operation Persecution was initiated – Allied forces landed in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.

April 22, 1945 - Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolted. 520 were killed and 80 escaped.

April 22, 1945 - Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces had taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admitted defeat in his underground bunker and stated that suicide was his only recourse.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Tuesday, April 22, 1964 - The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opened for its first season.

Tuesday, April 22, 1964 - Model and actress Estelle Asmodelle (Estelle Maria Croot) was born in Bowral, New South Wales, Australia.

Tuesday, April 22, 1964 - Actor and director Chris Makepeace was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


REMINDERS:

     NOW AVAILABLE from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)

2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: butchrag840@cs.com or raglandtradingpost.com with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - www.raglandtradingpost.com - and snag yours today!

TYPHOONMART.html

 
 
 


From S

Friends and Family,
 
Our granddaughter, Sunni Cahoon, a junior at Longwood University, is participating in a fundraising program to send video games and books to our soldiers to boost morale, help combat PTSD, and the raising suicide rates of our soldiers.  I'm hoping you all will donate.  Below is a copy of her Facebook post that has a link to Operation Supply Drop.  Any amount will be a blessing to our troops!!
 
Click on the word "link", this should take you to the site where you can view the video and donate.  Donate in the block that says "support me".  You can return and check on her progress and see your donation!!  You can donate by using your credit cards or paypal.
 
So during their 8-bit salute I will be fundraising for Operation Supply Drop helping send video games over to our soldiers to boost morale, help combat PTSD, and the raising suicide rates of our soldiers.

My first goal is to raise at least $250 but if I could earn more than that it would really help out our soldiers!

If you want to know more about Operation Supply Drop please check out the video on my fundraising page!
 
A fundraising page for Sunni Cahoon
 
 Joyce Cahoon

   How wonderful! Thanks so much, Joyce - and best wishes to Sunni and her valiant efforts!


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/28/14 - "Who Knew? (#20 in a series of 25)":

  YOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!
 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 04/10/14 - "Pictures for the Day (#7 in a series of 19)":

 
When the power of love overcomes the love
of power, the world will know peace.

   AWW - SO CUTE! Thanks, Jimmy!

 
 


BONUS EARTH DAY CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://onceuponbaby.blogspot.com/2012/04/crochet-swiffer-cover-pattern-and.html - Jennifer's Swiffer Cover - "Happy Earth Day everyone! In celebration, I decided to come up with a pattern for a reusable swiffer cover, to prevent excess waste from using disposable liners. It's very easy and a beginner should be able to manage it."

http://crochet.about.com/od/freecrochetpatterns/tp/earth-day-projects.htm - - "If you'd like to celebrate Earth day with an eco-friendly crochet project or craft project, here are tons of easy and fun ideas -- and free patterns too."


BONUS EARTH DAY RECIPES:

http://allrecipes.com/howto/earth-day/ - Earth Day Recipes - "Honor the Blue Marble--Earth Day is April 22!  Commemorate Earth Day this spring by cooking up some seasonal favorites, or start planning your own kitchen garden..."

http://spoonful.com/earth-day/earth-day-recipes - Earth Day Recipes - "Celebrate Earth Day with these fun ideas for afternoon snacks and dessert!"

http://www.holidays.net/earthday/recipes.htm - Healthy, Wholesome, Vegan-friendly Recipes For Earth Day - "One of the simplest ways to honor Earth Day is to reevaluate your diet. Believe it or not, some of the greatest strains on the environment come from the foods we eat..."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 04/21/14:

Once there was an Antartian that was down on his luck. In order to get some money he decided to kidnap a kid and hold him for ransom.

He went to the playground, grabbed a kid, took him behind a tree and told him "I've kidnapped you."

The Antartian wrote a note saying "I've kidnapped your kid. Tomorrow morning put $10,000 in a paper bag and put it beneath the pecan tree next to the slide on the north side of the city playground. Signed, An Antartian."

The Antartian then pinned the note to the kid's shirt and sent him home to show it to his parents.

The next morning the Antartian checked, and sure enough a paper bag was sitting beneath that pecan tree. The Antartian opened up the bag and found the $10,000 with a note. The note said, "How could one Antartian do this to another Antartian?!" 


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 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.

2. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.

4. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: www.nnhs1964.com and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or nnhs64@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/21/14

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


 



  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    
             


Across the Universe

Words and Music by John Lennon (09 Oct 1940 – 08 Dec 1980) and Paul McCartney (b. 18 June 1942)

Recorded by The Beatles, 1969


Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup,
They slither while they pass, they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind,
Possessing and caressing me.
Jai guru de va om
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world.

Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes,
That call me on and on across the universe,
Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box they
Tumble blindly as they make their way
Across the universe
Jai guru de va om
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world.

Sounds of laughter shades of earth are ringing
Through my open views inviting and inciting me
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a
million suns, it calls me on and on
Across the universe
Jai guru de va om
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world.


 


"Across the Universe" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.beatles.ws/songa-e.htm - 04/22/08,
at the suggestion of my daughter, Adrienne Harty of NC - 04/21/08
Thanks again, Adrienne!

Earth Day Logo courtesy of http://my.uen.org/myuen/205828/Home - 04/22/08

Trees Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars29.html - 04/22/08

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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 Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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