05/12/13 - NNHS Newsletter -


 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We're remembering our mothers today - as we try to do every year. Today's quotations are scattered throughout the Newsletter. 

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCSkTWcOadk - M-O-T-H-E-R

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlRUkNQSGxo - M-O-T-H-E-R - Terry R. Shaw

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIJQmldBr6A - M-O-T-H-E-R - Steve Shin


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother's_Day

http://www.holidays.net/mother/

http://www.dayformothers.com/

http://www.mothersdaycelebration.com/ 

http://www.alphabet-soup.net/mot/mother.html

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/mother-day


      From Me ('65) of NC - 05/12/13 - "             Baba (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999)":

   I myself had the best - and the coolest - mother in the world:

http://www.angelfire.com/ego/metalliplasty/baba.html

   Thanks, Baba! Happy Mother's Day!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Mother's Day Birthday today to  Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 -     Johnnie Bateman ('70) of VA;

16 -    Jimmy Todd ('63) of the USA;

17 -     Don Coffey ('54) of VA AND the late    Susan Whitt Vest ('66) of VA (deceased 06/16/10) ;

19 -         David Whitley ('67) of VA

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


YESTERDAY IN WWII:

May 11, 1937 - Adolf Hitler ordered a ban on all hydrogen zeppelin flights.

May 11, 1943 - American troops invaded Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.

May 11, 1944 - The Allies launched a major offensive against the Axis Powers on the Gustav Line in central Italy.

May 11, 1945 - Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill was hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of its crew. Although badly damaged, the ship was able to return to the U.S. under its own power.

May 11, 1960 - In Buenos Aires, Argentina, four Israeli Mossad agents captured fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann, living under the assumed name Ricardo Klement.


YESTERDAY IN 1963:

Saturday, May 11, 1963 - Politician Gunilla Carlsson was born Anna Gunilla Carlsson in Lund, Skåne, Sweden.

Saturday, May 11, 1963 - Comedian Masatoshi Hamada (浜田 雅功) was born Hamada Masatoshi (濵田 雅功) near Daikokucho Station in Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan.

Saturday, May 11, 1963 - Actress Natasha Richardson was born in London, England, a member of the Redgrave family (She was the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director/producer Tony Richardson, and the granddaughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson.) She died on 18 Mar 2009 following a head injury sustained when she fell during a skiing lesson in Quebec, Canada.[1]

Saturday, May 11, 1963 - Actor Roark Critchlow was born Roark Grant Critchlow in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Saturday, May 11, 1963 - Physiologist and Nobel laureate Herbert Spencer Gasser (b. 05 July 1888 in Platteville, Wisconsin) died.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

May 12, 1941 - Konrad Zuse presented the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.

May 12, 1942 - Second Battle of Kharkov: in eastern Ukraine, Red Army forces under Marshal Semyon Timoshenko launched a major offensive from the Izium bridgehead, only to be encircled and destroyed by the troops of Army Group South two weeks later.

May 12, 1942 - The U.S. tanker Virginia was torpedoed in the mouth of the Mississippi River by the German U-Boat U-507.

May 12, 1942 - Holocaust: 1,500 Jews were sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Sunday, May 12, 1963 - It was Mother's Day then, too!

Sunday, May 12, 1963 - Basketball player and politician (Mayor of Piraeus) Panagiotis Fasoulas (Παναγιώτης Φασούλας) was born in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Sunday, May 12, 1963 - Director, screenwriter, actor, and producer Gavin Hood was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sunday, May 12, 1963 - Race car driver Stefano Modena was born in Modena, Italy.

Sunday, May 12, 1963 - Singer Charles Pettigrew (Charles and Eddie) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died from cancer on 06 Apr 2001 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the age of 37.

Sunday, May 12, 1963 - Actor Jerry Trimble was born Jerry Foster Trimble, Jr. in Newport, Kentucky.

Sunday, May 12, 1963 - Actress Vanessa A. Williams was born in New York City, New York.

Sunday, May 12, 1963 - Football manager Richard Girulatis (b. 21 Aug 1878 in Germany) died in Germany, having lived for some years in the United States.

Sunday, May 12, 1963 - Sprinter Robert Kerr (b. 09 June 1882 in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, present-day Northern Ireland) died in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada at the age of 80.


    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 05/10/13 - "Me and You":

I was just missing you when I came to the pc and there you were! How are you doing? What are you doing? I feel like you're leaving part of you out someplace. I miss you.

May 14, my son graduates TNCC with a 3.97 grade and Phi Theta Kappa. and some other stuff I'm too stupid to pronounce, much less spell. I am very proud of him. He texted me with the question, "Mom, they gave me these 'ropes' to wear and nobody at the college knows what they are, do you?"

I told him I drove by the college once, on the way to work, but neglected to ascertain that bit of information, but if he wanted to know about nuclear fission I was his girl!

What a card. But to his credit he did tell me I had answered every question he had ever asked me - this was a first. Wow, maybe I need one of those Kappa thingies for MY coffee!

Love you,
Linda May ' 66

    WOWZERONI! What fabulous news! Give your son our love and tell him congratulations from all of us!

   As for me, I'm here (sorta); I just don't seem to be getting really, really, most sincerely well.   As a result I cannot think straight, so more often than not, I'm lying in bed - either sleeping or watching old movies while crocheting or cross-stitching. In a few days I'll take pictures of old the goodies I've made recently.....

   Thanks so much, Linda May, love you, too - and Happy Mother's Day!
 
 

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother.  I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."

- George Washington (22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799) 


 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/09/13 - "To Mothers":

To Mothers

This is for the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their arms, wiping up barf laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry Kool-Aid saying, "It's okay, honey, Mommy's here."

Who have sat in rocking chairs for hours on end soothing crying babies who can't be comforted.

This is for all the mothers who show up at work with spit-up in their hair and milk stains on their blouses and diapers in their purses.

For all the mothers who run carpools and make cookies and sew Halloween costumes. And all the mothers who DON'T.

This is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they'll never see. And the mothers who took those babies and gave them homes.

This is for the mothers whose priceless art collections are hanging on their refrigerator doors.

And for all the mothers who froze their buns on metal bleachers at football or soccer games instead of watching from the warmth of their cars.

And that when their kids asked, "Did you see me, Mom?" they could say, "Of course, I wouldn't have missed it for the world," and meant it.

This is for all the mothers who yell at their kids in the grocery store and swat them in despair when they stomp their feet and scream for ice cream before dinner. And for all the mothers who count to ten instead, but realize how child abuse happens.

This is for all the mothers who sat down with their children and explained all about making babies. And for all the (grand)mothers who wanted to, but just couldn't find the words.

This is for all the mothers who go hungry, so their children can eat.

For all the mothers who read "Goodnight, Moon" twice a night for a year. And then read it again. "Just one more time."

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to tie their shoelaces before they started school. And for all the mothers who opted for Velcro instead.

This is for all the mothers who teach their sons to cook and their daughters to sink a jump shot.

This is for every mother whose head turns automatically when a little voice calls "Mom?" in a crowd, even though they know their own offspring are at home -- or even away at college or have their own families.

This is for all the mothers who sent their kids to school with stomach aches, assuring them they'd be just FINE once they got there, only to get calls from the school nurse an hour later asking them to please pick them up. Right away.

This is for mothers whose children have gone astray, who can't find the words to reach them.

For all the mothers who bite their lips until they bleed when their 14-year-olds dye their hair green.

For all the mothers of the victims of recent school shootings, and the mothers of those who did the shootings.

For the mothers of the survivors, and the mothers who sat in front of their TVs in horror, hugging their children who just came home from school safely.

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to be peaceful, and now pray they come home safely from a war.

What makes a good mother anyway? Is it patience? Compassion? Broad hips? The ability to nurse a baby, cook dinner, and sew a button on a shirt, all at the same time?

Or is it in her heart?

Is it the ache you feel when you watch your son or daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very first time?

The jolt that takes you from sleep to dread, from bed to crib at 2 A.M. to put your hand on the back of a sleeping baby?

The panic, years later, that comes again at 2 A.M. when you just want to hear their key in the door and know they are safe again in your home?

Or the need to flee from wherever you are and hug your child when you hear news of a fire, a car accident, a child dying?

The emotions of motherhood are universal and so our thoughts are for young mothers stumbling through diaper changes and sleep deprivation... And mature mothers learning to let go.

For working mothers and stay-at-home mothers.

Single mothers and married mothers.

Mothers with money, mothers without.

This is for you all. For all of us...

Hang in there. In the end we can only do the best we can. Tell them every day that we love them. And pray and never stop being a mom.

Please pass along to all the moms in your life.

"Home is what catches you when you fall - and we all fall."

Please pass this to a wonderful mother you know. (I just did!)

      Thank you, Joan - and Happy Mother's Day!

 


"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."

- Washington Irving (03 Apr 1753 - 28 Nov 1859)


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/10/13 - "Why Go to Church":

You may have read some of these. Stay cool today.

http://www.nnhs65.com/WNH/Why-Go-to-Church.doc

     Thanks, Billy - some of these are classic!


"Everything I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."

- Abraham Lincoln (12 Feb 1809 - 14 Apr 1865)


      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 05/10/13 - "Unruly Dinners with the Colonists":

Unruly Dinners with the Colonists

Posted: 09 May 2013 06:19 PM PDT

Covert Matters Digest

A New Look at English ‘Intruders’

Mr. Jefferson: Master of Monticello

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By Harry M. Covert

An era has arrived in a major assault on the history of the continental United States. Seems like the progressives’ time is bound and determined to disparage, decry and devoid the colonials.

The latest refers to Jamestown. That’s still in Virginia.

Apparently some recent assessors have discovered that the colonists there did not exhibit any moral tendencies. They were heathens of the first chop.

When food ran short back in 1609, they apparently became cannibals — Caucasian diners that is. To survive. No evidence abounds they partook of the Indians, whom they described as Indians, not in the modern words Native Americans. [The Bureau of Indian Affairs had not been created at that point.]

The Story of Virginia, to which I was taught in my grammar school, never mentioned such unruly conduct. Those settlers, as I learned in my classrooms just a few miles south, always showed us sweet boys and girls how kindly the mostly Christian intruders from England treated the Redmen and women.

Some of the names I recall these days are Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, Powhatan and John Rolfe.

These creative and godly forerunners, as many have been taught through their formative years and on to the hallowed halls of the College of William and Mary, led to the establishment of the USA.

It should be noted here that the esteemed college is the second oldest institution of higher learning in what is now the 50 states. Harvard ranks first and probably leads the way in some historical rewriting.

Starving time in Jamestown occurred during the winter of 1609 to 1610, according to Colonial Williamsburg which is working on the project with the Smithsonian and Preservation Virginia.

A recent wag wondered if the Jamestown tourist center will have to update its cookbook. Now, that’s crass but it’s true.

My education must improve.

A review of Author Jon Meacham’s recent biography, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, attempted to tear down achievements of the William and Mary graduate and founder of the University of Virginia. The headline was “Monster of Monticello.”

Meacham’s fine work doesn’t judge Jefferson by the standards of the present age.

The third president may have been a slave owner but he was a grand president, an outstanding diplomat and a distinctive writer of his own Bible and other memorable documents.

It was great foresight that he introduced the tomato to the US. Imagine no catsup/ketchup, tomato sandwiches on homemade yeast rolls, tomato soup, Thomas Jefferson schools, high and low, and the two dollar bill.

Mr. Jefferson was considered a Deist but knew the Lord’s Prayer.

Some of his contemporaries were religious and believed in “fervent prayer”. Among them is Mount Vernon’s George Washington, known for his financial derring-do. He was a founder, vestryman and regular worshiper at Christ Church, Alexandria, Va.

It will be surprising to discover in these days of rewriting, that Jamestown’s church was really a garage built by the Indians, that Williamsburg is a myth, that basketball was invented by Mr. Naismith in Jamestown and not in Massachusetts, that documents have been found returning West Virginia to Virginia and that Marylander Francis Scott Key wrote his famous song in Indiana.

And that Thanksgiving never happened because the colonists, even those in Plymouth, weren’t thankful for anything and never learned to hunt or fish and were navel gazers.

   Ah, Harry, you've been reading my frustrated mind! Thank you so much!


"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes (29 Aug 1809 - 07 Oct 1894)


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/10/13 - "Check this out...quite fun!":

This is pretty funny!

Kyrie Irving (basketball rookie of the year from Cleveland that played at Duke University last year): they dress him up in movie makeup and make him look like an 80-year-old man and he goes to the street basketball courts in New York and gets in a pick up basketball game with all these young guys, at the beginning playing terribly and then starts playing for real and it's great.

http://devour.com/video/uncle-drew/  

      Oh, Billy, this is just delightful - thanks so much!


"A mother's love is something
That no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
And of sacrifice and pain."

- Helen Steiner Rice (19 May 1900 - 23 Apr 1981)


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/10/13 - "Negative Thoughts":

  BOY HOWDY! Thanks for the reminder, Susan!
 
 


  From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 05/10/13 - "Beginnings":

  I hear that! Thanks, Evelyn!
 
 


From My Friend, Mike, of HI - 05/11/13 - "When English Teachers Snap":

  Ah, you made my day with this one - thanks, Mike!
 
 


From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 05/11/13 - "Guardian Angel":

  So true! Thanks, Tina!
 
 


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/10/13 - "Ice Cream Bread":

Sounds interesting!
 
  Anyone heard of this? Use any flavor of Ice Cream.. just make sure it's not non-fat or low-fat.

Ice Cream Bread

2 cups Ice Cream
1-½ cup Self-Rising Flour

Stir together ice cream and flour, stirring just until flour is moistened. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 8×4 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean. Remove from the pan, and cool on a wire rack.

   YUMMY - AND SUPER EASY! Thanks again, Susan!

 
 


  From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#27 of 36)":

  To make you smile.....

Happy Pet Day!!!

   AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!

 
 


BONUS MOTHER'S DAY CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.momsloveofcrochet.com/MothersDayRunner.html - Mother's Day Crochet Runner - "Nothing says love like a homemade gift, so consider using a free crochet pattern. For Mother's Day, work up a lacy crochet table runner just for your mom. Hearts and flowers adorn this runner that's just for her."


BONUS MOTHER'S DAY RECIPES:

http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Holiday---Celebration-Recipes/Mother-s-Day-Recipes - Mother's Day Recipes - "Create your own Mother's Day menu and make the moms in your life feel extra-special with these breakfast, brunch, pastry, and dessert Mother's Day recipes."

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-events/mothers-day/dinner/Top.aspx - Mother's Day Dinner Recipes


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 05/11/13:


Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Pettry amzanig huh?


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1963. 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; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/22/13

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
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915-780-3048
 


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M-O-T-H-E-R

M Is for the many things she gave me,
O Means only that she's growing old.
T Is for the tears she shed to save me,
H Is for her heart of purest gold.
E Is for her eyes with lovelight shinning,
R Means right and right she'll always be.

Put them all together, They spell MOTHER.
A word that means the world to me.


"M-O-T-H-E-R" midi courtesy of http://www.jeannepasero.com/momdaymidis.html - 05/06/05

"M-O-T-H-E-R" lyrics courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/oh2/crazy1/SingleRoses.html - 05/06/05

"Happy Mother's Day" Greeting and Bouquets clip art courtesy of http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/mom/clip.html - 05/05/05

Animated "Happy Mother's Day" Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://sofinesjoyfulmoments.com/animated/!momsday.htm - 05/06/05

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Animated Sick Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 05/04/09

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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