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05/24/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Sink the Bismarck!

“We pass alert and cautious o'er your grave
Now three years old. A thousand friends and more
A thousand fathoms deep. I humbly crave
Forgiveness for my tears; my heart is sore.
What blessed hopes would I not now forswear,
Deny my faith, distort the desperate truth,
If, by some miracle, the sounding gear
Could echo up the voices of your youth.
Rage on, ensanquined seas; hurl un your heads
The ancient curse on sailors yet unborn.
Not all the storms in Hell can rock the beds
of Hood's great company. No more I'll mourn
For now we know no sailor ever dies.
We pass right on. 'All's well', her echo cries.”

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 a natural choice for today.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KecIdlEAKhU - Johnny Horton - Sink the Bismarck!


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sink_the_Bismark_%28song%29:

"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.


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hood_%2851%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_battleship_Bismarck


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009)!  

   Happy Birthday this week to:


26 -
 Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of OR;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57);

29 -  Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND  Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA;

30 -   Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL AND   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!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

May 24, 1941 - In the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sank the then pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood. Of the 1,418 crew, only three men (Ted Briggs (1923–2008), Robert Ernest Tilburn (1921–1995) and William John Dundas (1921–1965) survived;[32] they were rescued about two and a half hours after the sinking by the destroyer HMS Electra.

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.
 

 

THIS DAY IN 1967:

Wednesday, May 24, 1967 - Egypt imposed a blockade and siege of the Red Sea coast of Israel.

Wednesday, May 24, 1967 - Economist and businessman Andrey Borodin was born Andrey Fridrikhovich Borodin (Андре́й Фри́дрихович Бороди́н) in Moscow, Russia.

Wednesday, May 24, 1967 - Actor Eric Close was born Eric Randolph Close in Staten Island, New York.

Wednesday, May 24, 1967 - Rapper, producer, and actor Heavy D was born Dwight Errington Myers in Mandeville, Jamaica. He died of a pulmonary embolism at the age of 44 on 08 Nov 2011in Los Angeles, California.

Wednesday, May 24, 1967 - Baseball player and manager Carlos Hernández was born Carlos Alberto Hernández Almeida in San Félix, Venezuela.


   From My Sister-in-Law, Ramona Harty (Jackson HS, MO - '75) of MO - 05/20/15:

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

- Charles Dickens
(07 Feb 1812 - 09 June 1870)

    Thanks so much, Monie!


   From Bobby Callis ('64) of WV - 05/16/16:
 
  Thanks, Bobby!
 
 


“Accelerando means in tempo. Don't rush.

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar
1985)


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


 


BONUS BISMARCK RECIPE:

Bismarck


FINALLY:


From www.ajokeaday.com - 05/23/15:

My friend's son worked at a fast-food restaurant when he was in high school. One night while he was manning the drive-thru, a customer told him that the intercom wasn't working properly.

My friend's son went about filling the order while a female co-worker fiddled with the intercom.

After making some fixes, she asked, "Is that okay now?"

"Well, no," the customer replied. "Now you sound like a girl."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: brendawilliams64.wixsite.com/nnhs1962 and CONTACT: brendawilliams64@gmail.com

2. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 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, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/23/17

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


Sink the Bismarck

Written by Johnny Horton (30 Apr 1925 - 05 Nov 1960) and Tillman Franks (29 Sept 1920 – 26 Oct 2006)

Recorded by
Johnny Horton, 1960
(30 Apr 1925 - 05 Nov 1960)


In May of nineteen forty-one the war had just begun
The Germans had the biggest ship that had the biggest guns
The Bismarck was the fastest ship that ever sailed the seas
On her deck were guns as big as steers and shells as big as trees

Out of the cold and foggy night came the British ship the Hood
And ev'ry British seaman, he knew and understood
They had to sink the Bismarck, the terror of the sea
Stop those guns as big as steers and those shells as big as trees

We'll find that German battleship that's makin' such a fuss
We gotta sink the Bismarck 'cause the world depends on us
Hit the decks a-runnin' boys and spin those guns around
When we find the Bismarck we gotta cut her down

The Hood found the Bismarck and on that fatal day
The Bismarck started firin' fifteen miles away
We gotta sink the Bismarck was the battle sound
But when the smoke had cleared away
The mighty Hood went down

For six long days and weary nights they tried to find her trail
Churchill told the people "Put ev'ry ship a-sail"
'Cause somewhere on that ocean I know she's gotta be
We gotta sink the Bismarck to the bottom of the sea

We'll find that German battleship that's makin' such a fuss
We gotta sink the Bismarck 'cause the world depends on us
Hit the decks a-runnin' boys and spin those guns around
When we find the Bismarck we gotta cut her down

The fog was gone on the seventh day and they saw the mornin' sun
Ten hours away from homeland the Bismarck made its' run
The admiral of the British fleet said "Turn those bows around"
We found that German battleship and we're gonna cut her down

The British guns were aimed and the shells were comin' fast
The first shell hit the Bismarck, they knew she couldn't last
That mighty German battleship is just a memory
"Sink the Bismarck" was the battle cry that shook the seven seas

We found that German battleship was makin' such a fuss
We had to sink the Bismarck 'cause the world depends on us
We hit the decks a-runnin' and we spun those guns around
Yeah, we found the mighty Bismarck and then we cut her down

We found that German battleship was makin' such a fuss
We had to sink the Bismarck 'cause the world depends on us
We hit the decks a-runnin' and we spun those guns around
We found the mighty Bismarck and then we cut her down


"Sink the Bismarck" midi courtesy of http://classicwarmovies.com/bismarck.html - 05/24/10

"Sink the Bismarck" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricstime.com/johnny-horton-sink-the-bismark-lyrics.html - 05/24/10

Image (03/17/24) of HMS Hood courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hood_%2851%29 - 05/24/10

Image (1940) of Schlachtschiff Bismarck courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_battleship_Bismarck - 05/24/10

Aqua Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://pub29.bravenet.com/resources/clipart/index.php?search=category&category=12&cp=5 - 06/01/04

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

Jackson High School (MO) logo courtesy of http://www.jacksonr2schools.com/seniorhigh/ - 05/25/15

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

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket - 05/23/16

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