04/25/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Easter Monday
“Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect
- 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.
|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
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.
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.
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":
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
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;
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!
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
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.
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:
Thanks, Glenn - let's find out!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 04/22/11 - "Dueling Banjo Scene From the Movie-Deliverance":
This is an excerpt of the
"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. It also led to a successful lawsuit by the song's composer, since it was used in the film without his permission.
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. 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.
"Dueling Banjos" was arranged and performed for the movie by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell and was included on the soundtrack album. 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":
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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.
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":
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!
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?"
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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)
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 ofhttp://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)
Animated Nutsy Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 05/04/09
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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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