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
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:
Thanks, Baba! Happy Mother's Day!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Mother's Day Birthday today to
Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to: Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
May 11, 1937 - Adolf Hitler ordered a ban on all hydrogen
May 11, 1943 - American troops invaded
Attu Island in the
Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying
May 11, 1945 - Off the coast of
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.
YESTERDAY IN 1963:
|Saturday, May 11, 1963 - Politician
Gunilla Carlsson was born Anna Gunilla Carlsson in
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.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
May 12, 1941 -
Konrad Zuse presented the
Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic
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.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Sunday, May 12, 1963 - It was Mother's Day then, too!|
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
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!
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":
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!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/10/13 - "Why Go to Church":
|You may have read
some of these. Stay cool today.
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
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
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
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.
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":
Anyone heard of this? Use any
flavor of Ice Cream.. just make sure it's not non-fat or low-fat.
Ice Cream Bread
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
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?
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, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/22/13
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|
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
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)
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
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Animated Sick Smiley
Animated BOO-HOO 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
Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy ofWayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
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