05/04/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Yom HaShoah
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is not a celebration, but a time to keep fresh in our hearts so we will never forget.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC9oDrwFAO0 - Remembrances - Itzhak Perlman
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqQRRYMrYe4 - "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" Preview - Studio East -"...I Never Saw Another Butterfly is a story based on the lives and art of Jewish children held in Terezin during WWII and the Holocaust. Please be aware of the emotional nature of this show and the subject matter it faces.
Take time today to remember those millions of worlds which ended.....
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - Class of 1959) -04/29/08 (sic) - "WORLD WAR 2 PICTURES..........":
Not just Jews but Christians, ....too
WORLD WAR 2 PICTURES
|These photos were taken in Germany by James Emison Chanslor, an Army Master Sergeant who served in World War II from 1942 until 1945.|
|Source: Photos courtesy of John Michael Chanslor|
It is a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.
He did this because he said in words to this effect: 'Get
it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere
down the track of history some b *stard will get up and say that this never
The above sentence is not really correct, but it does nothing to negate the reality
of the horror of these images, or the fact that there are those who make such obscene claims:
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in
.....remember, because we cannot let it ever happen again.
Thank you so much, Norris!
From Me('65) of NC - 05/04/16:
On a personal note, ..... As the Regimental Surgeon for the 116th Infantry of the 29th Division, my daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) was present at the liberation of at least one of the infamous Nazi concentration camps the one at Dinslaken. He would never actually admit it to me, but he was in the right place at the right time, and it would stand to reason that he should have been there. Moreover, on more than one occasion he related in great detail a delousing scene of woman prisoners (he called them "refugees") which I later viewed in a documentary exactly as he had described. Most telling to me, however, was the way he never missed an opportunity to show me, a young child, very graphic images of the camps as they appeared in magazines and on television. Considering the great care he had taken to protect me from other evils of the world, his heroic efforts that I should never forget speak volumes to me, even today.
Thank you, Daddy.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to our Star Wars Day babies,
Charlie Snead ('64) of NC!
"May the 4th be with you!"
Happy Birthday this week to:
06 - Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL AND Van Rowell ('65) of NC;
07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57);
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|THIS DAY IN 1966:|
May 04, 1966 - Activist and co-founder of the McGrath Foundation, Jane McGrath, was born Jane Louise Steele in Paignton, Devon, England. She died of breast cancer on 22 June 2008 at the age of 42 in Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia.
|“Complain not, whine
not, just be grateful for what you've got.”
From Renee Koskinas Hanrahan ('56) of VA - 05/03/16, 2:08 PM:
The NNHS Class of 1956, the Girls (and Boys) of the Rock n' Roll, are having their 60-Year Reunion on October 19 and 20. If you could mention it, the publicity would be much appreciated.
Renee (Koskinas) Hanrahan, Publicity Committee
Certainly, Renee! I've posted this on the Main Page and the Reunion Page. Feel free to send me the venue and contact information (or any other fun and pertinent details), and I'll post them, too! Y'all have fun!
I was a Mouse, I think in 1968. I played in the NNHS Marching High School Marching Band. I still cannot believe there is no NNHS, someplace, in Newport News.
I am also the second son of
Mrs. Esther Virginia Cutler Thomas (June
'32). You may remember Mrs. Thomas taught English and Speech in Room 203
GIGGLES! Thank you, Sledd! I remember your family quite well! I was sitting in your amazing mama's Speech class on November 22, 1963 when Mark Hutcherson ('66 - of VA) broke the news to us of President Kennedy's assassination.
I forwarded your note to Tony, and hope you will be hearing from him soon!
From Brian Beachum ('72) of VA - 04/26/16 - "Disc-O-Ten":
Here's a link a friend turned me on to. It's a recording made of the WAVY TV-10 TV show called "Disc-O-Ten" that features dancers from Newport News High Schools from 1967. It's a blast. A real rarity.
Here is the link to the Disc-O-Ten program on YouTube.
Let me know if you recognize anyone.
Also, a reminder that I'm having a display of my photography work at the Hampton Roads Transit Gallery, 509 E. 18th Street, Norfolk, VA. The gallery is open Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm. The show runs through August 26th. Here's another copy of the show announcement. The show is entitled "The Magic of County Mayo, Ireland." You can guess the subject matter...
Beachum Studios, Inc.
Newport News High School
"Class of '72"
"The forgotten class..."
(Even though we had to attend a different school that last year, a few of use dedicated Typhoons still choose to have NNHS on our rings and diplomas!)
WOWZERONI! Thank you, Brian! I would have been more likely to have recognized dancers a couple of years older than a couple of years younger than I, but I did see a few familiar looking faces. For sure and certain I spotted Kenny Schwartz ('67) and Roslyn Smith ('67)!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/28/16 - "Doritos":
|The Super Bowl Commercial Everyone Missed - Watch it to the end.
Thank you, Billy!
was perfect. It was just the opposite from what I said yesterday.”
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar 1985)
Sometimes Photos Need No Words
INDEED! Thanks, Haul Party!
BONUS STAR WARS CROCHET PATTERNS ("May the fourth be with you."):
|http://www.mooglyblog.com/star-wars-crochet-10-free-patterns/ - That’s No Moon, That’s Star Wars Crochet! 10 Free Patterns - "As a child of the (mid) 70s, Star Wars will always hold a special place in my heart! And lucky for me, the kids love it too. Which means a playroom full of lightsabers, Jedi cloaks, Queen Amidala costumes, and more. Perfect for Halloween, sci-fi conventions, special gifts and every day – if the Rebel Alliance is big in your house, you’ll enjoy these 10 free Star Wars crochet patterns!"|
BONUS STAR WARS DAY RECIPES ("May the fourth be with you."):
http://justjennrecipes.com/foodbuzz-24x24-the-ultimate-star-wars-party/ - The Ultimate Star Wars Party Recipes
A man, wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America, walked into the Branch and wrote "This iz a stikkup. Put all your muny in this bag."
While standing in line, waiting to give his note to the teller, he began to worry that someone had seen him write the note and might call the police before he reached the teller's window.
So he left the Bank of America and crossed the street to the Wells Fargo Bank. After waiting a few minutes in line, he handed his note to the Wells Fargo teller.
She read it and, surmising from his spelling errors that he wasn't the brightest light in the harbor, told him that she could not accept his stickup note because it was written on a Bank of America deposit slip and that he would either have to fill out a Wells Fargo deposit slip or go back to Bank of America.
Looking somewhat defeated, the man said, "OK" and left. He was arrested a few minutes later, as he was waiting in line back at Bank of America.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/03/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
"Remembrances" midi courtesy of http://musicby.jw-music.net/midi.php?critere=film&lang=us - 04/29/08
Fiery Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/graphics-sitemap.html - 07/06/04
Image of Yellow Roses courtesy of http://www.beyondblossoms.com/sunshine-fresh-yellow-roses-flower-bouquet-p-177.html - 04/29/08
HaShoah clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of http://harissa.com/D_Histoire/shoah_par_shira_simhony.htm - 04/25/06
Barbed Wire Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.cowboyclipart.net/horizontalrules/fences.asp - 04/30/08
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of
http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06