05/26/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
John Wayne's 102nd Birthday
“A man ought to do what he thinks is right.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
If Encore Westerns is celebrating with a John Wayne Marathon today (and they are!), I say we should have an encore celebration of our own!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjEJTbf7mWQ - John Wayne Doing the Jitterbug - Clip from The Fighting Seabees (1944)
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhnDe_rTk_o - John Wayne - Clip from She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHVSCribt3U - John Wayne - Introduction to Gunsmoke, 1955
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JUfOIglaSc&NR=1 - John Wayne IS The Last Shootist, 1975
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sekHkR5BKOY - John Wayne - America: Why I Love Her
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dW8UAAKo0I - John Wayne's 100th Birthday Celebration at the Newport Beach Film Festival, 2007
From Me ('65) of IL - 05/26/09 - "Don't Let the Rains Come Down!"
Yesterday in Edwardsville we had thunderstorms - big, mighty thunderstorms - all day long. One would no sooner end than another would begin. When visibility enable me, I looked out the upstairs bay window and saw cars splashing down a flooded Highway 157. On the news that night, I learned the details. We had received eight to ten, perhaps even eleven, inches of rain in less than 24 hours. There was mention of "the heaviest rainfall in forty years". Today will be half and half - a gloriously beautiful day leaving you thinking, "Boy Howdy, I'm glad that's over!" mixed with "OH, NO, the sky is falling again!"
It's "posta" all go away on Friday.....
From the Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer - 05/25/09 - "Heavy rains drench area":
Heavy rains drench area
Intelligencer staff report
Not since Hurricane Ike's appearance last fall has the area seen so much rain.
On Monday – while many area residents were trying to celebrate the holiday – torrential rains swept through Edwardsville, flooding streets and basements in addition to moving Memorial Day ceremonies indoors.
Residents in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon reported collecting almost 5 inches of rain in their home gauges on Monday.
City Administrator Ben Dickmann reported that a handful of houses had suffered structural damage. Street crews in both Edwardsville and Glen Carbon were handling the situations as best they could.
See Tuesday's Intelligencer for a story on the storm and visit theintelligencer.com for a photo album showcasing Mother Nature's work.
|A car tries to make its way down flooded Troy Road during Monday's heavy rains.|
Photo for the
by Cindy Reinhardt
From http://www.fox2now.com - KTVI, St. Louis - 05/25/09 - "Heavy Downpours Send Water Flowing Into Metro East Yards And Homes":
(KTVI-FOX2now.com) - A holiday Monday and as expected it was a very soggy day.
Rain, storms, and heavy tropical downpours soaked St. Louis. The sudden
downpours sent water rushing into homes, covered up roads, and washed out front
yards in Edwardsville, IL. The waters rose several inches in just a matter of a
few minutes. Area creeks backed up so quickly the water just didn't have
anywhere to go.
The water rose so quickly around one Holiday Shores home has that the couple that lived there had to rush out. They plan to stay with family for the time being. The sight was something few residents had ever seen before.
WEBMISTRESS' NOTE: NOT to be
confused with Hillsboro Avenue where I live!
"With this big hole it was going in here and going right back out the back door."
Five drains right outside this house and they were not enough for what some say was 8 inches of rain. Others argue was 11.
"I don't know which is right," says Hayden, "but I know it's a lot."
"It won't stop raining," says a stunned Eric Hosto. "My neighbor's house collapsed the walls caved in the basement."
That house on Chapman Street is on top of the hill. There was just too much rain and the soil surrounding the home became unstable.
Many drivers took a chance, trying to drive through the rising waters. Not a good idea according to police who had at least one report of a car stuck in the flood waters at Holiday Shores.
North of Edwardsville, the town of Midway also saw major flash flooding. A homeowner there complains that a nearby field does not have adequate irrigation and on days like Monday the water just floods right down along highway 159 and into her yard.
"It's horrible I mean the rain is so extreme," said Angeline Roberts. "It starts as a river and ends up as a lake."
She says this time the flooding came up so quickly it caught some drivers off guard.
"The road was so bad people had to slow down to like a walk to even get through here the water was rising up past their windows," described Roberts.
Some said this was a holiday they'll never forget even though they'd like to do just that.
Copyright © 2009, KTVI-TV
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
29 - Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FLAND Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA;
30 -Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL;
31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72);
01 - Dawn _____ Yevak of VA;
02 - Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 05/25/09 - "National Maritime Day":
I'd like to augment Joe Madagan's ('57 - of FL) comments about this almost forgotten day of remembrance. What's really sad is that the Merchant Marine - all volunteers, and many of whom had disabilities that kept them out of the armed forces - had the highest casualty rate of any organization in World War II. One in 26...even more than the Marines, who suffered the largest casualty rate of any of the uniformed services.
The exhibit includes recognition of three local men for whom a trio of Liberty Ships were named, and a number of other 'Carolina connections'. Those connections include the construction of a large number of Libertys in Wilmington, NC at a shipyard operated by Newport News Shipbuilding. Two additional shipyards devoted to building Libertys were created and operated by a local construction company.
However, I'm proud to tell you
that some folks down here in Union County, NC have not forgotten. We opened
an exhibit on National Memorial Day at a local museum honoring the men and
women who built Liberty ships during World War II, as well as the men who
sailed them in harm's way.
Best of all, we had three veterans of the Merchant Marine that sailed in Liberty Ships present for the dedication.
Here's a photo of one side of the exhibit. The other side of the room held several display cases filled with memorabilia.
WOWZERONI!!! That's wonderful Bill! Thanks for sharing that with us!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 05/25/09 - "Amen!":
I read what
Linda May (Bond Clayton - '66) of VA)
had to say.
I then realized that I alone had not noticed it all gone.
I just found out today!
MORE SAD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Wayne Honey! No, you're not alone!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/25/09 - " 'What we have here, is a failure to communicate' ":
Just had to quote my favorite line from "Cool Hand Luke" to make my point. After reading several comments from members of the "TYPHOON Nation" in the Memorial Day Newsletter I was puzzled, for they seemed to be responding to a prior Newsletter. I did not recall reading items pertaining to the subject, so I went to your website and check to see if there were Newsletters for which I did not receive an email notification. Sure enough, two Newsletters. Betcha I was not the only one to miss two editions of your Newsletter notices.
Thank you for all you do for all of us.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
OH, NO!!! It's those pesky email announcements again! They are just not to be trusted anymore! Usually anywhere from 43 to 60 out of about 530 never arrive at their destinations!
We hafta find a new system..... If I were you, I'd either Bookmark this link, or simply check it at the same time each day:
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 05/25/09:
I had a great time this past Friday, May 22nd. I help promote Gospel Music here in the area I live. Well, this past Friday I had a group in here called The Florida Boys Quartet. The manager of the group is Mr. Charlie Waller who is also the executive board member of the Southern Gospel Music hall of fame museum at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. They set up the sound system at the concert and were using the microphones that The Statesmen Quartet, The Blackwood Brothers, and even Elvis Presley used. I got to open up two songs for them and sing on the same mikes. That was really a thrill.
WOWZERONI!!! How cool is that?!? Thanks for sharing that with us, Glenn!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 05/24/09 - "The Juke Box":
This is a good one for whatever year was your favorite........ good music for all!
This is cool!
Click on year, and when juke box comes up click whatever song you want.
This is great; take a trip back in time and recall the good old days!
WOWZERS!!! This is great! Thanks, Wayne!
From My Friend, Judy Cress Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '58) of IL - 05/25/09 - "WHEN A SOLDIER COMES HOME":
WHEN A SOLDIER COMES HOME
When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard....
....to listen to his son whine about being bored.
....to keep a straight
face when people complain about potholes.
....to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.
....to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep.
....to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.
....to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.
....to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.
....to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.
....to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.
....to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.
....to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.
....to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.
....to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.
....to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.
The only thing harder
than being a Soldier....
....is loving one.
Thank you so much, Judy-Judy! Once again, I hope that this didn't lose too much in translation when I was forced by restraints of time and space to remove the middle 14 images!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/25/09 - "Dirt Roads":
From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 05/25/09 - " '56 Classmate's Death":
Sadly, today I received the attached e-mail.
From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA to the Class of 1956 - 05/24/09 - " '56 Classmate's Death":
Anne Bradshaw Stanfield passed away in her Yorktown home on Saturday, May 23, 2009, after a courageous two-year fight with cancer.
Her obit is in today's Daily Press, online guestbook dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Gene and family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 25 at Peninsula Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, Newport News.
It also saddens me to tell you Frank Moore's wife, Helen, died unexpectedly very early on Saturday, May 16, because of a blood clot in her lungs.
Although Frank and Helen lived in Florida, there will be a Memorial Service for Helen in Newport News on May 30th, at 2 p.m., Hilton Christian Church, 100 James River Drive.
Please keep Gene Stanfield and Frank Moore and their families in your prayers.
Take care of yourselves, Sandra Canepa
Oh, NO! Thank you so
much for letting me know of this sad news, Sydney - and Sandra!
I've begun working on their
Memorial Newsletters now, but I've been thwarted in not finding either obituary
in the Daily Press (or a couple of other papers), even though I spent at least
45 minutes searching.
I've added Anne to the In Memoriam page for the Class of 1956, and I've mentioned both names on the Newsletter link. I'll do more as I'm able.
From Yahoo Health - 05/25/09 - "Be Happy!":
Going Up! 7 Pointers to Lift a Bad Mood
By Dr. Maoshing Ni - Posted on Mon, Aug 27, 2007, 10:16 pm PDT
No one can live a long and healthy life without
the will to go on; sometimes mood swings can make us feel that life is too much
A bad mood not only gives you a gloomy outlook, it also lowers your immune function, leading the way to illness. Here are some suggestions to lift your mood, your spirit, and your health.
1. A Laughing Matter
"Laugh Therapy," pioneered by Norman Cousins, has turned out to have real substance. Research has discovered that laughter and joy boost immune functions, especially the production of the natural killer cells that help defend the body from illness and cancer.
Laughter also increases the release of endorphins - compounds that give you a sense of well-being - in your brain. Without a doubt, joyful people liver longer and healthier lives. So read your favorite comics, watch your favorite comedies, and laugh it up!
2. Amino Acid for Restored Mindset
When an imbalance or deficiency is creating a bad mood, the Europeans use supplements of a natural compound found in human cells to regulate mood and restore a healthy mindset. SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine) is produced from methionine, an amino acid that plays a role in the production of uplifting neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine.
One study indicated that SAMe worked on patients who had unsuccessful results with conventional antidepressants. To get a boost from SAMe, take a supplement combining it with vitamins B6 and B12.
3. Hands-On Healing
Human touch increases the production of endorphins, growth hormone, and DHEA, all of which lengthen your life span and lower the negative impact of stress. Studies have found that patients who are regularly touched recover faster than those who are not touched. So give someone a hug and feel both of your moods improve.
4. Boost Your "Youth Hormones"
You don't need pills to flood your body with a rejuvenating flood of growth hormones. Research has found that doing squats and leg presses will greatly increase your natural production of the "youth hormone". Increased growth hormone translates to an elevated mood, among other physical benefits. Keep it up with weight training, knee bends, push-ups, and rowing.
5. Take a Bracing Breath
Breathing correctly is important for dispelling the toxins and wastes from your body; in fact, it is estimated that we expel only about 30 percent of toxins in our bodies through the bowels and bladder-the rest is all respiratory. Breathing is also a great way to clear your mind, boost your energy, and improve your mood. Practice deep, slow, rhythmic, breathing daily with mind-body disciplines such as tai chi, yoga, qigong, and meditation.
6. Smell the Joy
Research has shown that smell has a definite impact on our bodies and minds. When you stimulate the olfactory nerves inside your nose, you activate the limbic system of your brain, which is associated with moods and memory. This concept is instrumental to aromatherapy, a natural health tradition that makes use of the healing powers of plants with strong scents.
Aromatherapy recommends treating depression with jasmine, eucalyptus for exhilaration, and grapefruit to increase alertness and joy. Just put a dab of the essential oils from these plants on your temples, back of your neck, or acupressure points. Another option? Boil the herb in water and inhale the steam through your nose.
7. Feel Fine with Flowers
There is a reason that flowers are the traditional get-well gesture. Colorful flowers have a powerful influence on moods; they can uplift a patient's mood and even combat stress. One study found that during a five-minute typing assignment, people sitting next to a flowering bouquet were more relaxed than those who sat near foliage-only plants.
I hope these tips help the good feelings flow! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.
May you live long, live strong, and live happy!
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/18/09 - "Aged Cartoons - loved the last one!" (#8 in a Series of 10):
|Thank you, Gorgeous!|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2009 - The Class of 1961 will hold a Mini-Reunion: Social get together Saturday night, June 13, 6:00 PM until ? at the David home on Parkway Drive; Breakfast Sunday, June 14, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Saunders home in Isle of Wight. For details, contact Buddy David: Phone (757) 595-4500 or Fax (757) 595-6723 - CLASS OF 1961
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact WHSREUNION1959@aol.com.
4. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html - CLASS OF 1964
5. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at email@example.com. - CLASS OF 1970
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Ballad of the Green Berets
Written and Performed by Sgt. Barry Sadler
Fighting soldiers from the sky
Fearless men who jump and die
Men who mean just what they say
The brave men of the Green Beret
Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret
Trained to live, off nature's land
Trained in combat, hand to hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage deep, from the Green Beret
Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret
Back at home a young wife waits
Her Green Beret has met his fate
He has died for those oppressed
Leaving her this last request
Put silver wings on my son's chest
Make him one of America's best
He'll be a man they'll test one day
Have him win the Green Beret
"Ballad of the Green Berets" midi courtesy of http://www.brownielocks.com/balladofgreenberets.html - 05/26/07
"Ballad of the Green Berets" lyrics courtesy of http://greenberetcd.com/ballad.html - 05/26/07
First John Wayne Image courtesy of http://www.things-and-other-stuff.com/faq/whatsells.htm - 05/26/07
Second John Wayne Image courtesy of http://tonova.typepad.com/thesuddencurve/current_affairs/index.html - 05/26/07
Gold Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars10.html - 05/26/07
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.
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of
Thanks again, Herbie!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy ofhttp://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
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