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05/27/13 - 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 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;

03 -
    Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73)!   
 

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


YESTERDAY 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, 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. 


YESTERDAY IN 1963:

Saturday, May 26, 1963 - Actor Claude Legault was born, probably in Quebec, Canada.


TODAY IN WWII:

May 27, 1940 - In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit were shot after surrendering to German troops. Two survived.

May 27, 1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency" amid rising world tension.

May 27, 1941 - The German battleship Bismarck was sunk in the North Atlantic by British naval and air forces, killing almost 2,100 men.

May 27, 1942 - German General Erwin Rommel began a major offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.

May 27, 1942 - In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated in Prague.

May 27, 1944 - U.S. General MacArthur landed on Biak Island in New Guinea.


TODAY IN 1963:

Monday, May 27, 1963 - Pianist and composer Gonzalo Rubalcaba was born in Cuba.

Monday, May 27, 1963 - Physician and politician Gregoris Lambrakis (Γρηγόρης Λαμπράκης) (born 03 Apr 1912 in Kerasitsa, Arcadia, Greece) was assassinated in Thessaloniki, Greece at the age of 51. The life and death of Grigoris Lambrakis inspired the author Vassilis Vassilikos to write the political novel "Z".


    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 05/25/13 - "AND THEN IT IS WINTER":

Carol, 

Please pass this on to all the winter folks from NNHS. I might not know you, but I want you all to know I love you all because we share a heritage of life in a school of Great Honor!

A long time friend of mine thoughtfully sent me this wonderful piece of prose about living and life.

Please enjoy.


  

You know. . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. 

But, here it is... the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

But, here it is...my friends are retired and getting grey...they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me...but, I see the great change...Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be. Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so...now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over on this earth...its over. A new adventure will begin!

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime. 

So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life...so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!! 
  
"Life" is a gift from God to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one. 
  

LIVE IT WELL! 
ENJOY TODAY! 
DO SOMETHING FUN! 
BE HAPPY ! 
HAVE A GREAT DAY 

Remember "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. 
  
But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!! 

Stay well, "OLD FRIEND!" Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!! 

It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.


Jerry Blanchard Class of '62

   ABSOLUTELY! Thanks, Jerry!


        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 05/24/13 - "Memorial Day":

  Yep... It is in memory of those who have fallen defending the ability for us all to enjoy our sovereign rights. God bless all those and their families who have sacrificed in this manner

   AMEN! Thank you so much, Brent!

 
 


  From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 05/27/13 - "The Cost":

  Have a great Memorial day. Thank a veteran. And please take a moment to remember all those who never came home.

   WOW! Thank you so much for this reminder, Evelyn!

 
 


From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 05/27/13 - "Memorial Day":

  INDEED! Thank you, Tina!
 
 


     From Me ('65) of NC - 05/25/13 - "Have a Great Summer!":

    
 
 


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 05/27/13 - "Awesome":
 

HOPE YOU HAVE TIME TO WATCH THIS - Awesome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wEI2NcoBEM - Lone Marine - Rolling Thunder

   For something of this nature, we make time! Thanks so much, Dools!


        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 05/26/13 - "So God Made a Soldier":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVeLYJTF2bk 

I appreciate the words said. I surely appreciate all those who have passed away in any form while wearing the uniforms of the US Armed Forces...God our Father, please bless those who have given the fullest measure, and their family and friends who honor their memory...

     Thank you again, Brent! Have I mentioned lately how enormously proud I am of you?


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. Thursday, June 6, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 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, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1963. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, frankgibson@cox.net, Joyce Williams Nettles, joywnet@cox.net, or Susie Overton Jones, tnsjones@charter.net; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx


PRAYER ROLL :

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/16/13

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!


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