|05/24/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Sink the Bismarck!|
“We pass alert and cautious o'er your grave
|March 17, 1924 - HMS Hood||1940 -Schlachtschiff Bismarck|
|- Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Lieutenant Steegman, 1944 (former Hood crewman)|
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today theme is simply the natural choice for today.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KecIdlEAKhU - Johnny Horton - Sink the Bismarck!
|"Sink the Bismark" (later "Sink the Bismarck") is a song, written by country music singer Johnny Horton and Tillman Franks, based on the pursuit and eventual sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941, during World War II. Horton released this song in 1960, where it reached #3 on the charts. Bismark is a common misspelling of the German battleship and Otto von Bismarck. The song's title was corrected for later releases of the song. It was inspired by the 1960 movie Sink the Bismarck!. While the song was used in U.S. theater trailers for the film, it was not used in the film itself.|
From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 05/22/16, 10:44 AM:
|Good morning to all of you. In answer
to several emails; I am still in UCCS Memorial Hospital due to
congestive heart failure but told I am improving. Thanks to family and
friends for your prayers.
Thanks so much for letter us know, Butch! We're keeping you in our prayers, and hope you're better soon!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009)!
Happy Birthday this
26 - Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of VA;
27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57);
29 - Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA;
Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL
Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA;
31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|May 24, 1941 - In the
Battle of the Atlantic, the
German Battleship Bismarck sank the then pride of the
HMS Hood. Of the 1,418 crew, only three men (Ted
Robert Ernest Tilburn (1921–1995) and
William John Dundas (1921–1965) survived;
they were rescued about two and a half hours after the sinking by the
May 24, 1943 - Holocaust: Josef Mengele, known as "the Angel of Death," became the chief medical officer of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
May 24, 1943 - German Admiral Dönitz ordered a halt to sub warfare due to heavy losses to the Axis since March.
DAY IN 1966:
Tuesday, May 24, 1966 - Footballer, manager, and actor Eric Cantona was born Éric Daniel Pierre Cantona in Marseille, France.
From My Sister-in-Law, Ramona Harty (Jackson HS, MO - '75) of MO -05/20/15:
one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
Thanks so much, Monie!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/23/16 - " MONEY BAGS ":
|Think this has been around
before, but I'd forgotten most of it!!
|Glass takes one million years to
decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an
infinite amount of times!
Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years.
Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.
Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.
Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.
Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450F.
The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.
Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
The University of Alaska spans four time zones.
The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
A comet's tail always points away from the sun.
The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.
Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. (How do they know that?) The first sense lost is sight.
In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.
Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth Each year.
The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.
Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy .
Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.
Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.
For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.
The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
And last but not least:
This is called 'Money Bags'. So send this on to at least 5 friends and money will arrive in 5 days.
Based on Chinese Feng Shui, the one who does not pass this on will have money troubles for the rest of the year. Superstitious or not, I passed this along because it is interesting information……And …… I ain't taking any chances.
HA! Thanks so much, Joan! We're passing it on to more than 600 people here, so we should be covered!
“Mahler wrote it as the third movement of his Fourth Symphony. I mean
the fourth movement of his First Symphony. We play it third. The trumpet
solo will be played by our solo trumpet player. It's named 'Blumine,'
which has something to do with flowers.”
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar 1985)
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/29/16 - "Photos Without Words" (#24 in a Series of 30):
Sometimes Photos Need No Words
INDEED! Thanks, Haul Party!
BONUS SINK KNIT PATTERN:
Everything But The Kitchen Sink Hat - "This hat is
double layered so as to be non-itchy (cotton/modal inner layer)
and warm (wool/alpaca outer layer) with earflaps. It includes a
ponytail slot to tame your hair, and a brim to shade your eyes.
You can button the ponytail slot closed and flip up the brim if
preferred. The following techniques are used: knit, purl,
increasing, decreasing, short rows, knitting flat, and knitting
in the round." - $1.99|