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05/26/14 - 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     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

02 -     Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA AND AND    Linda Booth Reed ('63) of VA!    

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


YESTERDAY IN WWII:

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

May 25, 1940 - The Battle of Dunkirk began.


YESTERDAY IN 1964:

Sunday, May 25, 1964 - Colonel, pilot, and astronaut Ivan Bella was born in Brezno, Czechoslovakia.

Sunday, May 25, 1964 - Ice hockey player David Shaw was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

Sunday, May 25, 1964 - Actor Ray Stevenson was born George Raymond Stevenson in Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.


TODAY IN WWII:

May 26, 1940 - U.S. President Roosevelt made a radio appeal to the Red Cross due to the dire straits of Belgian and French civilians.

May 26, 1940 - Battle of Dunkirk – In France, Allied forces began a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France. The evacuation was known as Operation Dynamo.

May 26, 1940 - The Siege of Calais ended with the surrender of the British and French garrison.

May 26, 1942 - The Battle of Bir Hakeim (also known as the Battle of Gazala) began.

May 26, 1952 - The borders between East and West Germany and between East Germany and West Berlin were closed. The border between East and West Berlin remained open. 


TODAY IN 1964:

Monday, May 26, 1964 - Paleontologist and author Caitlín R. Kiernan  (pen name: Kathleen Tierney) was born Caitlín Rebekah Kiernan in Dublin, Ireland.

Monday, May 26, 1964 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor Lenny Kravitz was born Leonard Albert Kravitz in Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Monday, May 26, 1964 - Basketball player and coach Argiris Pedoulakis (Αργύρης Πεδουλάκης) was born in Athens, Greece.


REMINDERS:
     NOW AVAILABLE from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)

2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!

3) NNHS Typhoon logo visors for only $6.00!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: butchrag840@cs.com or raglandtradingpost.com with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - www.raglandtradingpost.com - and snag yours today!

TYPHOONMART.html

 Only $12.95!
Only $3.89! Only $6.00!
 


          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL (soon to be LA) - 05/24/14 - "Always Remember":

   Thank you, Brent - for everything!    
 
 


          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL (soon to be LA) - 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 Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/24/14 - "Street Singer":

This has been around before, but worth a second listen.

What is wonderful about this is that people will walk past an older person as though they don’t exist, and I am sure that many of you, as have I, have had that happen countless times.
I sometimes think that in the eyes of the young, we become invisible as we age, especially in these days of all absorbing portable technology that so entrances the young!

This wonderful older gentleman made them stop and pay attention; and they did!
The listeners were good to look at - kind expressions and very attentive.
And please turn up your sound.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201870505357473

Gorgeous voice……

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Joyce!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 05/24/14 - "Mansions":

Mansions

This is a very beautiful tribute to our military men and women. Unless you have a heart of stone, you might want to have a tissue handy.

This is simply awesome.

After you click on the link, do not click on anything else. It will start playing by itself. You can click for full screen.

One of the best tributes to America 's veterans and families...

Turn up your sound.

http://worriersanonymous.org/Share/Mansions.htm

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks, Haul Party!


From My Friend, Katie, of UT - 05/21/14:

  Thank you, Katie Darlin' - and thank your father and husband for us, too!
 
 


From My Friend, Sherri, of UT - 05/21/14:

  AMEN! Thank you, Sherri!
 
 


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 - 05/26/13:

Two drunken men were driving home. The first started screaming, "Jim, watch out for the wall, watch out for the waaaaall!"

Baaaaam! They hit the wall.

The next day in the hospital the first man asked his friend, "You good for nothing, I've been screaming for you to watch out, why didn't you?"

Jim answered him, "IT WAS YOU DRIVING!!"


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: www.nnhs1964.com and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or nnhs64@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL :

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/29/14

BLOG:

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

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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!!

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

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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!

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

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