05/05/17 - NNHS Newsletter - The Way Old Friends Do
“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days.
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th and
current Dalai Lama
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is a comforting song, wouldn't you agree? And who among us could not use a little comfort right now?
BONUS - www.youtube.com/watch?v=REin1BuqiZk - The Way Old Friends Do - ABBA
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today
Jane Penn Clark ('57)
Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57);
08 - Frank Gibson ('63) of VA;
09 - Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA;
10 - The late Mrs. Helen Hardy Shelton (deceased 19 Mar 2011) AND Barbara Johnson Hansford ('57) AND My Cousin, the late Clarke Booth (Wakefield HS - '57) (deceased 30 Aug 2015!12 - Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
May 05, 1936 -
May 05, 1941 -Emperor Haile Selassie returned to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the country commemorated the date as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day.
May 05, 1944 - German troops executed 216 civilians in the village of Kleisoura in Greece.
May 05, 1945 -Canadian and UK troops liberated the Netherlands and Denmark from Nazi occupation when Wehrmacht troops capitulated.
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|“We are not defined
by the things that make us separate and distinct but by the moments we
share and the memories we make, and we're shaped by the hands we hold in
ours, and cherish, and gently let go.”
From Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA - 05/04/17:
|HELP if you can?
I received the following message
from Shawn Morton looking for information on his dad,
Bobby. There is also a picture of his late aunt,
Diane Winkler Morton Perry ('67).
If you knew Bobby or have any information, please be kind
enough to share:
Hi, Mrs. Morgan,
My name is Shawn Morton. I'm the son of Bobby Morton who went to Newport News High School in 1963; he was a sophomore that year. I purchased a 1963 yearbook off eBay which originally belonged to Carla Fine. He may have gone there other years as well, but I'm not sure.
I also found photo of his brother, Wayne Morton ('66), in a class photo in 1956 at Parkview Elementary. I was hoping that someone in your group would maybe have some of those yearbooks or maybe knew him or had photos of my father. I don't have very many of him, for I was only a year old when he died.
I think the
page you have up of the schools is amazing. Any help would
be greatly appreciated.
that my memory might have failed me, I checked all my
yearbooks from that era. I kept careful notes in them, and
unfortunately, I was correct; my paths never crossed
with either Bobby or Wayne.
Curiously, Bobby's class picture is shown only in the '63 Anchor, and Wayne's only in the '62. The is a shot of Wayne with the JV Football Team on page 108 of the '62; it appears here in our Archive: http://www.nnhs65.com/FOOT-B-62.html
I was thus thwarted in my efforts to help Shawn, but I did add Bobby to the listings in the In Memoriam page of the Class of 1965. If Shawn can supply me with the dates and places of his father's birth and death, and perhaps the cause of his death, I can add those to his listing. Perhaps together we can all help him to learn more.
From Mayim Bialik (North Hollywood High School, CA - '93) of CA -05/04/15 - "How Jewish Actress Hedy Lamarr Paved the Way for Wi-Fi":
American Heritage Month. The Jewish Women's Archive & @kveller
are highlighting special women like scientist and actress Hedy
Lamarr. Check it out.
Thanks so much, Mayim!
because she's one of my very favorite actresses, I already knew
this - EXCEPT for the part about her being Jewish! How could I
have missed that?!?
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 05/04/17:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cheryl!|
the mutes are already on. You took them off in the beginning.”
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar 1985)
From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 04/16/17 - "25 Actual Predictions That Were Absolutely Wrong!" (#15 in a Series of 25):
|WOWZERONI! Thanks, George!|
BONUS OLD FRIENDS CROCHET PATTERNS:
http://www.antiquecrochetpatterns.com/pansy-doily.html -Pansy Doily - "This pansy doily was originally published in the 1940s..." - Remember this old friend?
http://www.etsy.com/listing/109785760/amigurumi-teddy-bear-pattern-crochet - Teddy Bears - "... Teddy is a lifetime friend!..." - $5.00
BONUS OLD FRIENDS RECIPES:
http://webutante07.blogspot.com/2010/12/old-triedtrue-recipes-like-old-friends.html- Webutante's Tried and True Recipes
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 05/04/17:
DATES TO REMEMBER: