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04/25/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Easter Monday

“Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect your feelings
and behavior by making you happy. Therefore, it counteracts depression, in turn reducing
the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition,
both physically and mentally. So, eat lots of chocolate!”

- Elaine Sherman, Book of Divine Indulgences, 1984

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   See, I toldja there was officially an Easter Monday!  And right there in your homework it says to observe it as a day of rest - so I did!

   Today is the seventh full day of Passover as well as Easter Monday.


HOMEWORK:

From http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/easter-monday:

Easter Monday is observed as a public holiday in many countries and is part of the Easter period. It is a Christian observance and is the day after Easter Sunday.

What do people do?

Many Christians around the world celebrate Easter Monday as a day of rest, particularly in countries where the day is a public holiday. It is a day for many to enjoy the time outdoors in countries such as Australia and Canada.  Easter parades occur in some parts of the world on Easter Monday. It is known as Dyngus, or Splash Monday, among many Polish communities where children often play water games.

The United States has its own tradition, known as the Egg Roll, which occurs at the White House. This tradition can be traced as far back as 1878, although it was not always held at the White House grounds in the earlier years. It receives media attention each year. Easter egg races are held in other parts of the world, including Germany.

Many government offices, businesses and educational institutions are closed on Easter Monday in countries where it is a public holiday. Those wishing to travel via public transport may wish to check with the relevant public transit authorities on schedules and timetables.

Background

Easter Monday was formerly regarded as unlucky and was therefore known as Black Monday (White Monday in Greece). Many sources attribute this expression to great losses of life during military expeditions but Monday itself was generally considered unlucky. It meant returning to school after the Easter break for many school children and was also known as Bloody Monday.

In medieval England women were allowed to haul out of bed any man they found there. Even Kings Edward I and Edward II went through this tradition. It was traditional for men to lift women three times by the arms and legs in northern England, where women would return the act on the following day. Easter Monday was known as the Day of the Easter Egg Bundle or the Day of Feasts in Ireland.

Symbols

For people with strong Christian beliefs, the cross that Jesus was crucified on and his resurrection are important symbols of the period around Easter. Other symbols of Easter include real eggs or eggs manufactured from a range of materials, nests, lambs and rabbits or hares. Sometimes these symbols are combined, for example, in candy models of rabbits with nests full of eggs. Eggs, rabbits, hares and young animals are thought to represent the re-birth and return to fertility of nature in the spring.
 


 

ON THE OTHER HAND:

      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - phone call of 04/25/11 - "It's Holy Saturday":

The day before Easter is called Holy Saturday.

   OH, CRUM! That does have a familiar ring to it, now that you mention it! My online sources totally let me down; they said nothing on the subject.

If you look in the Book of Common Prayer...

   Jean, you're a Southern Baptist.  What are you doing with an Episcopal book? Do you just collect books of various religions?

I've been an Episcopalian for many years now.

   WHAT? How did I miss that one?!?  It's a good thing I'm lying down. Sudden shocks of such magnitude tend to throw my heart into a tizzy... 

   As I was saying, it's a solemn day culminating in The Great Vigil of Easter.

   Thanks, Jean! It's just as I always say, everyone really needs to keep in touch with close relatives.....

   Here's more on the subject:

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

http://stpaulsivy.org/lenten-devotionals/lenten-devotional-holy-saturday/

http://www.wf-f.org/HolySaturday.html

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


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) AND    Bobbie Smith Horwitz ('65) of TX!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR!

   Happy Birthday this week to: 

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

28 - Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA;

29 -   Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS AND    Mike Sagman ('66) of VA;

01 -    The Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX;

02 -   Billy Turner ('65) of TX AND        My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of IL!

    Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0425.htm


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/24/11 - " 'Hallelujah' - a new version of Leonard Cohen's piece":

Wow!  An amazing reminder of what this weekend is all about.
 
A girl from PEI obtained the rights to this Leonard Cohen song & adapted it for church. 
Listen carefully to the new words - so much more powerful and meaningful than the original.
 
"Hallelujah"

Happy Easter Everyone!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guhr0Vh2hE0 - Kelley Mooney's spiritual lyrical adaptation of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"

   WOWZERONI!!! Thank you so much, Shari!


 


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/24/11:

Carol
 
I wondered if anyone ever hears of the whereabouts of    Gene Gill ('60)?
 
Glenn

   Thanks, Glenn - let's find out!

  "Anyone? Anyone?"


 


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 04/22/11 - "Dueling Banjo Scene From the Movie-Deliverance":

This is an excerpt of the film "Deliverance."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8 

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

"Dueling Banjos" is an instrumental composition by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith made famous by the 1972 motion picture Deliverance. The song was composed in 1955 by Smith as a banjo instrumental he called "Feudin' Banjos". Smith recorded it, playing a four-string plectrum banjo and accompanied by five-string bluegrass banjo player Don Reno. The song went to #2 for four weeks on the U.S. pop chart in 1973 and topped the adult contemporary chart for two weeks the same year.[1] It also led to a successful lawsuit by the song's composer, since it was used in the film without his permission.

A cover of the song by Steve Ouimette (using electric guitars, bass, and drums) was released as downloadable content for the video game Guitar Hero World Tour.

In Deliverance, a scene depicts Billy Redden playing it opposite Ronny Cox, who joins him on guitar. Redden plays "Lonnie" — a mentally challenged inbred, but extremely gifted, banjo player. A body double actually played the banjo.[2] Two young musicians, Ron Brentano and Mike Russo, had originally been signed to play their adaptation for the movie, but instead it was performed by the others.[3]

"Dueling Banjos" was arranged and performed for the movie by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell and was included on the soundtrack album.[4] When he was not acknowledged as the composer by the filmmakers, even though the tune resembled "Yankee Doodle" somewhat, Smith sued and eventually won, receiving songwriting credit as well as royalties.

   Thanks, George! This is a great, very memorable scene!


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/22/11 - "Sharks":

DEATH WISH & DINNER!

Wow, was waiting for the big CHOMP to happen.

This is actually really cool!! Make sure you watch until the end. Wow. I am just in awe. Very, very cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=WK2LpUoqX6A&vq=medium

   YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI!!! That's incredible! Thanks, Bill! (Personally, I think I'll stick to playing with kitty cats...)


  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 04/24/11 - "HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2009":

High School - 1957 vs. 2009............ 

SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2009
(This couldn't be more true!)

Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2009 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2009 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
1957 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2009 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2009 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.

Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school .
1957 - Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.
2009 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.
1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.
2009 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.
1957 - Ants die.
2009 - BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home , computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2009 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

   Thanks, Jamey! Life has become insane.....


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/24/11 - "Hold your breath ... for an incredible nine minutes of balancing act ...":

Hold your breath ... for an incredible nine minutes of balancing act ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJrzIdDUfT4&feature=email - מופיע מדהים של איזון וכוח 

   WOWZERONI! This all but defies belief in what your eyes can clearly see! Thanks again, Bill!


FINALLY:

From http://www.cleanjokes4u.com/:  

Taking Pictures:

A photographer for a national news magazine was assigned to get photos of a big forest fire. Smoke at the scene was too thick to get any good shots, so he frantically called his home office to hire a plane. "It will be waiting for you at the airport!" he was assured by his editor.

As soon as he got to the small, rural airport, sure enough, a plane was warming up near the runway. He jumped in with his equipment and yelled, "Let's go! Let's go!"

The pilot swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air. "Fly over the north side of the fire," said the photographer, "and make three or four low level passes."

"Why?" asked the pilot. "Because I'm going to take pictures! I'm a photographer, and photographers take pictures!" said the photographer with great exasperation and impatience.

After a long pause the pilot said, "You mean you're not my instructor?"


 


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (mcmiceli@verizon.net - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (bjneher@cox.net - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (hdsdds@aol.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

2. 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.

3.  May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2011 - "The Marvelous Wonderettes" at Dinnertainment at The Grey Goose - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - http://www.greygooserestaurant.com 

4. Wednesday, June 8, 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 reservations.

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 dhbartram@cox.net - 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, see:  www.nnhs1961.org and 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


PRAYER ROLL :

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/18/11

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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Ten Little Easter Eggs

Sung to the Tune of Ten little Indians

One little, two little, three little Easter eggs,
Four little, five little, six little Easter eggs,
Seven little, eight little, nine little Easter eggs,
Ten little eggs in my basket.


"Ten Little Indians" midi courtesy of http://www.divtune.com/dtmid.htm - 04/27/11 (sic)

"Ten Little Easter Eggs" lyrics courtesy
of http://musiced.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=musiced&cdn=education&tm=64&f=10&su=p284.9.336.ip_p504.1.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//123child.com/UBB/showthread.php%3Ft%3D3082 - 04/27/11 (sic)

Easter Monday Title Image courtesy of http://clickbank.wealthyaffiliatetips.org/mz-Jesus-Hands-Pictures/ - 04/27/11 (sic)

Easter Egg Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.horse-races.net/clip/clip-eastclip.htm - 07/18/04

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Nutsy Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 05/04/09

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

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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