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05/25/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Memorial Day

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”


- Minot J. Savage
(10 June 1841 - 22 May 1918)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Assuming all is well with both me and my computer systems, we observe this day here every year.


HOMEWORK:

http://www.usmemorialday.org/

http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html

http://www.history.com/minisites/memorial/

http://www1.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/index.asp

http://wilstar.com/holidays/memday.htm


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

01 - Dawn Yevak of VA!  

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

May 25, 1865 - In Mobile, Alabama, 300 were killed when an ordnance depot explodes.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

May 25, 1940 - The German 2nd Panzer Division captured the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer; the surrender of the last French and British troops marks the end of the Battle of Boulogne.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Tuesday, May 25, 1965
- The
President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, was born Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh in Kanilai, Gambia.

Tuesday, May 25, 1965 - Singer-songwriter and harmonica player Sonny Boy Williamson II (b. Alex or Aleck Ford possibly on 05 Dec 1912 in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi) died in Helena, Arkansas of an apparent heart attack suffered in his sleep at age @ 53.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/24/15:

“When we safeguard (the heavenly virtue of freedom), when we honor it, when we protect it, we will walk with Washington, we will pray with patriots, and we shall have peace on earth, good will to men.

- Thomas S. Monson
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of LA (soon to be TX) - 05/26/14 - "Origins of Memorial Day":

I didn't realize that the ladies of Columbus, GA started Memorial Day. Nice to see that after the war that some Yankees gave something back to those down south... A little credit where credit is due... Ha
 
  The Origins of Memorial Day

In the spring of 1866 the Ladies Memorial Association of Columbus, Georgia passed a resolution to set aside one day annually to memorialize the Confederate dead. Additionally, the secretary of the association, Mrs. Charles J. (Mary Ann) Williams was directed to author a letter inviting the ladies in every Southern state to join them in the observance. The letter was written in March of 1866 and sent to all of the principal cities in the South, including Atlanta, Macon, Montgomery, Memphis, Richmond, St. Louis, Alexandria, Columbia, New Orleans, et al.

The date for the holiday was selected by Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford Ellis. She chose April 26, the first anniversary of Confederate General Johnston's final surrender to Union General Sherman at Bennett Place, NC. For many in the South, that marked the official end of the War.

On April 26, 1866, tens of thousands of Southern women commemorated the first Confederate Memorial Day. Some, however, in the northernmost portions of the South did not participate because their flowers were not yet in bloom. Consequently, they selected dates later in the spring to hold their first Confederate Memorial Days. For example, parts of Virginia chose May 10, commemorating Stonewall Jackson's death. Near Petersburg, VA, they chose June 9, the anniversary of a significant battle there. Others opted for Confederate President Jefferson Davis' birthday, June 3.
 
 

To the present, Southern states continue to have Confederate Memorial days. Though most are still on April 26, others continue to be later in the year.

In 1868, Union General John A. Logan, who was the commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), launched the US Memorial Day holiday that is currently observed in the entire United States. According to General Logan's wife, he emulated the practices of Confederate Memorial Day. She wrote that Logan "said it was not too late for the Union men of the nation to follow the example of the people of the South in perpetuating the memory of their friends who had died for the cause they thought just and right."
 
   Thanks again, Brent!


From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 05/25/15 - "I’m a veteran, and I hate ‘Happy Memorial Day.’ Here’s why.":

Will many take pause?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/05/22/im-a-veteran-and-i-hate-happy-memorial-day-heres-why/?postshare=6581432565401556

   AMEN! Thanks so much, Tina!


From My Friend, Sherri, of AL - 05/24/15:

   SO TRUE! Thank you, Sherri!
 
 


    From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 05/24/15 - "Rain Gutter Reading Corner":

  FRUGAL TIP: Use rain gutters from Home Depot or Lowe's, or any hardware store to make a perfect reading nook for your little ones' room!

http://www.restorationbeauty.com/2013/04/rain-gutter-bookshelves.html 

   COOL! Thank you, Elizabeth! Now if only I had a single empty corner anywhere in the house! They all seem to be filled with - oh yeah, bookcases.....

 
 


  From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 05/24/15 - "Troll Succulent Planters":


  We saw these and we couldn't resist sharing them - some of the most imaginative plant 'pots' we've seen!

Check out https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/gardening-children-schools/family-activities for some great family activities to keep you busy this Bank Holiday.

   SOOO CUTE! Thanks again, Tina! I REALLY like these!

 
 


“That's the way Stravinsky was. Bup, bup, bup, bup. The poor guy's dead now. Play it legato.

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


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/15/15 - "Phenomenal Photos (#10 in a series of 16)":

  How in the world do they get these photos? The patience must be incredible.....

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!

 
 


BONUS PATRIOTIC CROCHET PATTERNS:


BONUS MEMORIAL DAY RECIPES:

http://www.reddiwip.com/recipes-Fresh-Fruit-Custard-Tart-2009.html 

http://www.reddiwip.com/recipes-Berry-Patriotic-Pie-2648.html


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 05/24/15:

"The female dormitory will be out-of-bounds for all male students, so too the male dormitory to the female students. Anybody caught breaking this rule will be fined $20 the first time. Anybody caught breaking this rule the second time will be fined $60. Being caught a third time will incur a hefty fine of $180. Are there any questions?"

At this, a male student in the crowd inquired, "How much for a season pass?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
 
1. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ brothersbc@msn.com or Pauline Collins Shofner @ pcshofner@verizon.net
http://nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1965/50-Year-Reunion-Letter-2015.docx 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/21/15

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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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
http://www.nnhs65.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
     

 


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 (address available upon request). Thanks!    
              


Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 – 21 Dec 1807)
 

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.



Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of http://breadsite.org/classic.htm - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of http://www.littleleaf.com/amazinggrace.htm, also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks again, Dave!
Memorial Day Image courtesy of Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA - 05/21/10
Thanks, Tommy!

Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/26/06
Thanks, Al!

Elaine's Memorial Day Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://homepages.tesco.net/~derek.berger/holidays/memorialday.html - 05/24/06

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!!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12

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

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