05/01/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy May Day!
“The month of May was come, when every
lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and
to bring forth fruit;
Sir Thomas Malory,
Le Morte d'Arthur, ca. 1470
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I was so sick last night - with a fever of 102.1 - that had I had the energy (which I did not), I would have issued a different kind of May Day.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwJLKdU50KE - Now Is the Month of Maying - The King's Singers
|Now is the month of maying is one of the most famous of the
Thomas Morley published in 1595. It is based on the canzonet So
ben mi ch'a bon tempo used by
Orazio Vecchi in his 1590 Selva di varia ricreatione.
The song delights in bawdy double-entendre. It is apparently about spring dancing, but this is a metaphor for sex. For example, a "barley-break" would have suggested outdoor sexual activity (rather like we might say a "roll in the hay"). The use of such imagery and puns increased during the Renaissance.
From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 05/01/13, 3:22 PM - " Jimmy Hogan ('67)":
|Just want to pass along
some very sad news that Jimmy Hogan passed away this morning. Pretty
sure it was heart attack. I will send the obit & other details as I get
them. Please keep his family in your prayers.
OH, NO! I'm so very sorry to hear this, Marty! Jimmy was one of the very best:
Thanks for letting us know; our prayers will certainly be with his family and friends.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
May Day Birthday today to
Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Billy Turner ('65) of TX AND My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of IL!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 -Wanda Hodge Underwood ('57) AND Charlie Snead ('64) of NC;
05 - Jane Penn Clark ('57) AND Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60) of VA;
06 - Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND (according to Plaxo) Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL ANDVan Rowell ('65) of NC;
07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57);
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
|THIS DAY IN WWII:|
|May 1, 1927 -
Hitler held his first Nazi meeting in Berlin.
May 1, 1937 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed an act of neutrality, keeping the United States out of World War II.
May 1, 1941 - German forces launched a major attack on
May 1, 1945 - A German newsreader officially announced that
Hitler has "fallen at his command post in the
Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against
Bolshevism and for Germany". The Soviet flag was raised over the Reich
Chancellery, by order of Stalin.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
From Bill Wynne ('63) of MD - 04/30/13 - "Patience and Wisdom":
From http://news.yahoo.com/boston-marathon-bomb-amputees-offered-prosthetics-free-cost-212350834.html - 04/30/13 - "Boston Marathon bomb amputees offered prosthetics free of cost":
|Boston Marathon bomb amputees offered
prosthetics free of cost
By Daniel Trotta
From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 04/30/13 - "Enjoy the Little Things":
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/30/13 - "Family Reunions":
From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#17 of 36)":
To make you smile.....
Happy Pet Day!!!
AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!
BONUS MAY DAY CROCHET PATTERN:
http://bellacrochet.blogspot.com/2009/04/grannys-may-day-basket.html -Granny's May Day Basket - "I have always loved the idea of May Baskets; sweet little baskets filled with spring flowers that are meant to be hung on the door of friends and loved ones early on the first day of May as a pleasant surprise. But having lived in the country most of my life, with friends and loved ones several miles away, I have never had much of an opportunity to give them away. But today I am going to make up for all the missed May Day baskets in my past by giving all of you this sweet and easy little basket (at least the pattern for it)..." - with tutorial!
BONUS MAY DAY RECIPES:Sandra Lee's May Day Centerpiece Cake - "Our Main Dishes are dishes that most everyone in your family will enjoy."
http://knowledgehound.com/topics/may_day.htm - May Day Surprises! - "Celebrate May Day and the joy of spring with crafts, recipes, May Pole dancing and more."
From ArcaMax Jokes - 04/30/10:
Rules for Non-Pet Owners Who Visit and Complain About Our Pets
1. They live here. You don't.
2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That's why they call it "fur"niture.)
3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy and walks on all fours. Although they doesn't speak clearly, they communicate extremely well, especially cats.
5. Dogs and cats are better than kids ... they eat less, don't ask for money all the time, are easier to train, usually come when called (this does not apply to cats), never drive your car, don't hang out with drug-using friends, don't smoke or drink, don't worry about having to buy the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes, and don't need a gazillion dollars for college. Also, if they get pregnant, you can sell the children!!!
I volunteered recently to perform a parachute jump for charity. On our first day of training, the instructor made an important point about preparing for landing at 300 feet.
"How do you know when you're at 300 feet?" asked one woman.
"A good question," replied the instructor. "At 300 feet you can recognize the faces of people on the ground."
The woman thought about this for awhile before saying, "What happens if there's no one there I know?"
A minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building.
Therefore, he talked with the organist to see what kind of inspirational music she could play after the announcement about the finances to get the congregation in a giving mood.
"Don't worry," she said. "I'll think of something."
During the service, the minister paused and said, "Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected, and we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up."
Just at that moment, the organist started playing, "The Star Spangled Banner."
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Now Is the Month of MayingComposer: Thomas Morley, 1595
Now is the month
When merry lads are playing,
Fa la la la la.
Each with his bonny lass,
upon the greeny grass,
Fa la la la la.
The Spring clad all in gladness,
Doth laugh at Winter´s sadness,
Fa la la la la.
And to the bagpipes sound,
The nymphs tread out their ground,
Fa la la la la.
Fie then! why sit we musing,
Youth´s sweet delight refusing?
Fa la la la la.
Say dainty nymphs and speak,
shall we play Barley break?
Fa la la la la.
"Now Is the Month of Maying" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Now_is_the_Month_of_Maying_(Thomas_Morley) - 05/01/09
May Day Title clip art courtesy of http://www.myspace.com/adventuresofmilliemollie - 05/01/09
Animated Sick Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 05/04/09
Pink Squiggle Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars5.html - 03/23/05
Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.pdclipart.org/displayimage.php?album=108&pos=96 - 03/01/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
High School (IL) Logo courtesy of
http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
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