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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;
for like as herbs and trees bring forth fruit and flourish in May, in likewise every lusty heart
that is in any manner a lover, springeth and flourisheth in lusty deeds.
For it giveth unto all lovers courage, that lusty month of May.

-   Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur, ca. 1470
(ca. 1405-1471)

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


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

Now is the month of maying is one of the most famous of the English Balletts, by 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.[1]

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.[2]

The madrigal forms a key part of Oxford's May Morning celebrations, where the choir of Magdalen College sing the verses from the roof of the college's Great Tower...

   Well, all that went right over my head for all these years! 


HOMEWORK:

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

http://www.salmonriver.com/words/nancy/maia.html

http://www.chiff.com/home_life/holiday/May-Day.htm 

http://crafts.kaboose.com/may-day-crafts.html

http://basketmakers.com/topics/seasonal/mayday/frprojmaybasket.htm


SAD NEWS:

  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.

Thanks

   OH, NO! I'm so very sorry to hear this, Marty! Jimmy was one of the very best:

http://www.nnhs65.com/12-24-05-NNHS-Happy-Christmas-Eve.html

http://www.nnhs65.com/FB-Alone-at-the-Top.html

   Thanks for letting us know; our prayers will certainly be with his family and friends.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy May Day Birthday today to      The Head 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:

03 -  Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA;

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 AND     Van Rowell ('65) of NC;

07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57);

08 -   Frank Gibson ('63) of VA!
 

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:
May 1, 1927 - Adolf 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 Tobruk.

May 1, 1944 - The Messerschmitt Me 262, the first combat jet, made its first flight.

May 1, 1944 - Soviet leader Joseph Stalin threatened a full-scale invasion if Bulgaria, Rumania and Hungary refused to join the Allies.

May 1, 1944 -  200 Communist prisoners were shot by the Germans at Kaisariani in Athens in reprisal for the killing of General Franz Krech by partisans at Molaoi.

May 1, 1945 - The Yugoslav partisans freed Trieste.

May 1, 1945 - A German newsreader officially announced that Adolf 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.

May 1, 1945 - Martin Bormann, private secretary to Adolf Hitler, escaped from the Fuehrerbunker as the Red Army advanced on Berlin.

May 1, 1945 - Admiral Karl Doenitz succeeded Adolf Hitler as leader of the Third Reich. This was one day after Hitler committed suicide.

May 1, 1945 - Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda committed suicide in the Reich Garden outside the Führerbunker. Their children were murdered by Magda by having cyanide pills inserted into their mouths.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Wednesday, May 01, 1963 - Writer and politician Lope K. Santos, father of the Filipino language (b. Lope Santos y Canseco on 25 Sept 1879 in Pasig, Rizal [now part of Metro Manila], Philippines) died at the age of 83.


  From Bill Wynne ('63) of MD - 04/30/13 - "Patience and Wisdom": 

 
Two of the greatest qualities in life are:
1.)  Patience  2.)  Wisdom

 

  SOUNDS 'BOUT RIGHT! Thanks, Bill! 

 
 


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

(Reuters) - A trade group representing makers of artificial limbs on Tuesday promised to provide prosthetics free of cost to the estimated 20 to 25 victims of the Boston Marathon bombings who underwent amputations.

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association offered initial services and prosthetics not covered by insurance for patients injured in the blasts, which tore the lower limbs off some spectators near the finish line of the race on April 15.

Costs for a below-knee device average $8,000 to $12,000 each and $40,000 to $60,000 for above-knee prosthetics, said Greig Martino, a prosthetist treating bombing victims.

Three people died and 264 were injured in the blasts, which police said resulted from two homemade bombs in pressure cookers that a pair of ethnic Chechen brothers left near the race's finish line. One of the suspects died in a shootout with police and the other has been charged with crimes that could result in the death penalty if he were convicted.

The association's offer, announced on a conference call with reporters under the name Coalition to Walk and Run Again, will only cover a portion of the expected costs for amputees. Victims who lost both legs face estimated medical bills of $450,000 over the next five years, said Tom Fise, executive director of the association, citing a Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs study.

The association estimates that at least half the Boston Marathon amputees lack enough insurance to cover their prosthetic costs as some policies provide as little as $1,000 per device or only provide one artificial limb. Many prosthetics need replacing every five to seven years.

"The last thing that someone should have to worry about when they lose ... a leg is to have adequate insurance coverage for a prosthetic device," said Kendra Calhoun, president of the Amputee Coalition, an organization supporting the estimated 2 million amputees in the United States.

Other efforts are under way to help victims of the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since the attacks of September 11, 2001. The One Fund, a relief group set up to provide aid to victims, has brought in some $27.7 million in donations that it promised to pay out to victims.

Members of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, including prosthetists and manufacturers, will provide the evaluation needed to design devices and treat the bombing victims, at least one of whom is a child.

"Many of these patients even today don't know what their insurance has in store for them, nor do we, so the program is about making sure the decisions to restore mobility to these patients are made as independent as we can from any considerations of what the insurance limitations may be," Fise said.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Scott Malone, Toni Reinhold)


From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 04/30/13 - "Enjoy the Little Things":

 
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

- Robert Brault

      AMEN! Thanks so much, Tina! 

 
 


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/30/13 - "Family Reunions":

    BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Susan! 
 
 


  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:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/may-day-centerpiece-cake-recipe/index.html - May Day Centerpiece Cake - "Our Main Dishes are dishes that most everyone in your family will enjoy."

http://breadbaking.about.com/od/dessertandholidaybreads/tp/Round-May-Day-Breads.htm - Round May Day Breads - "May Day, a favorite day to celebrate spring, is perfect for baking and serving up some delicious bread for picnics and family dinner. Here are ten, beautiful round breads you can bake for your spring celebrations."

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."


FINALLY:

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!!!

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Parachute Jump


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?"

*************

Church Money


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."
 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 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. Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 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. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 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.

4. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, frankgibson@cox.net, Joyce Williams Nettles, joywnet@cox.net, or Susie Overton Jones, tnsjones@charter.net


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/20/13

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


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Now Is the Month of Maying

Composer: Thomas Morley, 1595
(1557 or 1558 – Oct 1602)

Based on a text used by Orazio Vecchi in 1590
(baptized 06 Dec 1550 – 19 Feb 1605)

 

Now is the month of Maying,
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

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

Collinsville 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
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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