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05/28/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Stairway to Heaven

“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Ahh - classic Led Zeppelin!

BONUS - Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin - ten minutes and 42 seconds?!?


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stairway_to_Heaven:

"Stairway to Heaven" is a song by the British rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band's untitled fourth studio album (usually referred to as Led Zeppelin IV). The song, running eight minutes and two seconds, is composed of several sections, which increase in tempo and volume as the song progresses. The song begins as a slow acoustic-based folk song accompanied by recorders before electric instrumentation is introduced. The final section is a high-tempo hard rock section highlighted by an intricate guitar solo by Page.

The song, often considered one of the greatest rock songs of all-time,[2][3][4] was voted #3 in 2000 by VH1 on its list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs,[5] and was placed at number 31 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was the most requested song on FM radio stations in the United States in the 1970s, despite never having been officially released as a single there.[6] In November 2007, through download sales promoting Led Zeppelin's Mothership release, "Stairway to Heaven" hit #37 on the UK Singles Chart...[7]


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:  

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND  Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -  Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL AND  Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA;

31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND   the late JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) (d. 02/18/18) 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 AND  Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA;

03 - Bill Combs ('63) AND     Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR;

04 -   Raoul Weinstein ('57) of GA AND Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


THIS DAY IN WWII:

May 28, 1940 - Belgium surrendered unconditionally to Germany.

May 28, 1940 - Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recaptured Narvik in Norway. This was the first allied infantry victory of the War.

May 28, 1941 - The Allies began their evacuation of Crete.

May 28, 1942 - In retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia killed over 1,800 people.


THIS DAY IN 1969:

May 28, 1969 - Baseball player and manager Mike DiFelice was born Michael William DiFelice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

May 28, 1969 - The 64th Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, was born Robert Bruce Ford in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. He died of cancer on 22 Mar 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the age of 46.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/27/15:

“Courage becomes a living and an attractive virtue when it is regarded not only as a willingness to die manfully, but also as a determination to live decently. A moral coward is one who is afraid to do what he thinks is right because others will disapprove or laugh. Remember that all men have their fears, but those who face their fears with dignity have courage as well.

-  Thomas S. Monson, April 2004
(21 Aug 1927 - 02 Jan 2018)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/25/17:
 
  Thank you, Joan!
 
 


  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 05/28/19, 5:11 AM:
 

  Good morning on a Tuesday. But wait, it feels like Monday since Monday was a special holiday. So if we have a tendency to be blue on Monday we can't be so, buck up, rise and shine and get on with a shortened work week. And now that summertime is unofficially here and the days are getting very long indeed, we have much to look forward to again in just a few days.

But remember, work is what you make of it, just like the rest of your life and what you make of it is up to you. So, let His spirit shine bright within us as we maneuver the secular world, knowing that every little ray of sunshine we cast as we go does indeed rub off on others. We don't always know who or when, but it does.

Smile, be blessed, say a prayer and show what we are made of and who made us that way. It will amaze us how far that will take us. Have a great day and week.
 
 

  
Thank you, Jimmy!


 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 05/28/17:

   

Thank you, Jerry!

 

 
 


 From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 05/27/19, 5:52 AM:

   

  Thanks, Jane!

 
 


“I mean what I meant.

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


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/21/19, 10:42 PM - "Natural dyes and projects" (#4 in a Series of 12):

  Natural dyes and projects

     Thank you, Shari!

 
 


BONUS HEAVENLY CROCHET PATTERN:

Myra Wood's Heavenly Wrap


BONUS HEAVENLY RECIPES:
Heavenly Homemakers - "Making our homes heavenly... Striving toward our heavenly home"


FINALLY:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 05/27/19:

Mary was reading a newspaper, while her husband was engrossed in a magazine. Suddenly, she burst out laughing. "Listen to this," she said. "There's a classified ad here where a guy is offering to swap his wife for a season ticket to the stadium."

"Hmmm," her husband said, not looking up from his magazine.

Teasing him, Mary said, "Would you swap me for a season ticket?"

"Absolutely not," he said.

"How sweet," Mary said. "Tell me why not."

"Season's almost half over," he said.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 -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.
 
3. Friday, August 02, 2019 - Sunday, August 04, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net for registration forms.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE: www.nnhs1964.com;  CONTACT: David Spriggs at nnhs64@cox.net.    


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/26/19

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! 


Stairway to Heaven

Composed by guitarist Jimmy Page (b. 09 Jan 1944) and vocalist Robert Plant (b. 20 Aug1948)

Recorded by Led Zeppelin, 1971


There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.


"Stairway to Heaven" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://patmw.tripod.com/PatMWsMidiCollectionindex.html - 05/28/09

"Stairway to Heaven" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/led_zeppelin/stairway_to_heaven.html - 05/28/09

"Stairway to Heaven" Image courtesy of http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ledzeppelin/stairwaytoheaven.html - 05/28/13

Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars17.html - 03/21/05 (re-saved 03/22/09)

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

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

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

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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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