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05/01/19 - 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,

   Ahh - the merry, merry month of May!

BONUS - 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...

   Hmm. Who knew?!? 


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


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy 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 (currently attending BYU in UT)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

03 - Jimmy Lamb ('63) of VA AND   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  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!


850 YEARS AGO TODAY:

May 01, 1969 - Norman mercenaries landed at Bannow Bay in Leinster, marking the beginning of the Norman invasion of Ireland.


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

May 01, 1869 - The Folies Bergère opened in Paris.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

May 01, 1927 - Adolf Hitler held his first Nazi meeting in Berlin.

May 01, 1937 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed an act of neutrality, keeping the United States out of World War II.

May 01, 1941 - German forces launched a major attack on Tobruk.

May 01, 1944 - The Messerschmitt Me 262, the first combat jet, made its first flight.

May 01, 1944 - Soviet leader Joseph Stalin threatened a full-scale invasion if Bulgaria, Rumania and Hungary refused to join the Allies.

May 01, 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 01, 1945 - The Yugoslav partisans freed Trieste.

May 01, 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 01, 1945 - Martin Bormann, private secretary to Adolf Hitler, escaped from the Fuehrerbunker as the Red Army advanced on Berlin.

May 01, 1945 - Admiral Karl Doenitz succeeded Adolf Hitler as leader of the Third Reich. This was one day after Hitler committed suicide.

May 01, 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.

May 01, 1945 - Up to 2,500 people died in a mass suicide in Demmin following the advance of the Red Army.


 


THIS DAY IN 1969:

May 01, 1969 - Director, producer, and screenwriter Wes Anderson was born Wesley Wales Anderson in Houston, Texas.

May 01, 1969 - Basketball player Billy Owens was born Billy Eugene Owens in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/29/15:

“By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


  From Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA - 04/17/19:

  Thank you, Susan!
 
 


  From Nancy Winall ('70) of VA - 04/30/15:

  GREAT OLD IMAGE! Thanks so much, Nancy!
 
 


From Jimmy Johnson ('60) of FL - 04/29/19, 6:37 AM:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jimmy! 
 
 


“I always feel I do it too slow, but then others do it faster.

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar
1985)


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA -  05/01/19, 9:13 AM - "Gardens, Flowers, Nature, Beauty, Life (#1 in a series of 13)":

 
Have a wonderful month of May!
 
Colors are the smiles of nature.
~ Leigh Hunt
 

   OOH! Thank you, Shari! 

 
 


BONUS MAY DAY CROCHET PATTERN:

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 KNIT PATTERN:

May Day Kniting - "For a special May Day post, instead of pointing you towards knitting your own maypole, or even knitting your own maypole and surrounding it with tiny knitted mice, I thought I'd do a post about half a dozen of the most pleasing floral-themed knitting patterns I could find in a quick Ravelry search and we could just all consider it a May Day post because of the whole May flowers and maying tradition thing. Sound good?
"Fine then, just humour me."


BONUS MAY DAY RECIPES:

May Day Centerpiece Cake by - "Our Main Dishes are dishes that most everyone in your family will enjoy."

Round May Day Breads by - "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."


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/30/17:

A brown and white Showshoe cat was walking down the street with a Doberman walking along side.

I remarked that this was an odd sight to see.

My son said, "Not so much; if you had the money Grumpy Cat has, you'd have a bodyguard too."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, May 08, 2019 -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.

3. Friday, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net for registration forms.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE: www.nnhs1964.com;  CONTACT: David Spriggs at nnhs64@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/26/19

BLOG:

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



  
Y'all take good 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
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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


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

Pink Squiggle Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars5.html - 03/23/05

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

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket  - 05/23/16

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