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05/29/10 - NNHS Newsletter - The Dance

“Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing
as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something
to press against my heart.”


- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(28 Aug 1749 – 22 Mar 1832)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I hope you're observing your Memorial Day weekend in some meaningful way.  I personally am enjoying the Memorial Day tribute marathons of movies and documentaries offered by TCM and the Military Channel, while lying in bed scrapbooking my childhood albums - which evoke many memories of their own.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSW4IV9p4vc - The Dance - Garth Brooks

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XFHASLS6G8 - The Dance - Tony Arata

BONUS #3 - http://tonyarata.com/dance.htm 


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dance_%28Garth_Brooks_song%29:

"The Dance" is a song recorded by country singer Garth Brooks. The song, written by Brooks' friend, Tony Arata, was a key track on his self-titled debut album Garth Brooks and a #1 chart hit. It is considered by many to be Brooks' signature song.

The song is written with a double meaning - both as a love song about the end of a passionate relationship, and a story of someone dying because of something he believes in, after a moment of glory.[original research?]


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

03 -     Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR;

04 -        Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL AND   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA;

05 -     Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of NV!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


YESTERDAY 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.


TODAY IN WWII:

May 29, 1940 - The first flight of the F4U Corsair.

May 29, 1942 - Adolf Hitler ordered all Jews in occupied Paris to wear an identifying yellow star on the left side of their coats.

May 29, 1945 - The first combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.

May 29, 2004 - The World War II Memorial, approved by the U.S. Congress in 1993, was dedicated on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The memorial features 56 granite pillars representing the states, territories of that time and the District of Columbia, and two arches that symbolize the two theaters of the war (Atlantic and Pacific). A wall is also featured with 4,000 sculpted gold stars to commemorate the more than 400,000 Americans killed in the war. The memorial covers seven landscaped acres.


YESTERDAY IN 1965:

Friday, May 28, 1965 - Bassist Chris Ballew (The Presidents of the United States of America) was born.


TODAY IN 1965:

Saturday, May 29, 1965 - Apparently, nothing whatsoever noteworthy happened on this day 45 years ago.


    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 05/27/10 - "Tankar Gas Station":

Carol,
 
I never saw any photo follow up about Tankar Gas Stations but here are a couple of pictures of one that stood in Portsmouth so gives an idea of what the Newport News one looked like, and a model railroad version:
 
  Thanks so much, Eric!

http://nnhs65.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://nnhs65.com/old-stomping.html

          http://nnhs65.com/OOSG-S-Z.html

               http://nnhs65.com/tankar.html

Portsmouth, VA Portsmouth, VA  
     

Hey, the Greyhound Station link (and a couple more) are not working.

   Oh, Honey, as I said - the broken links number literally in the thousands! We're trying a couple of things to address that problem; meanwhile, when you reach one, simply delete the characters ".00freehost" and then press "Enter". TA-DAH!!!


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 05/27/10 - "Important, please read & forward: Bottle Bombs":

This is for real!! What's next? Very dangerous, be careful!! 

Don't pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards, etc.

Click on the Snopes web page below to watch the video.

Good safety info that I never heard of; be careful and watch the video if you don't believe it.

Pay attention to this.

1. a plastic bottle with a cap.

2. a little Drano.

3. a little water.

4. a small piece of foil.

5. Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!!

6. No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes,
etc..

People are finding these bombs in mailboxes and in their yards, just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the trash. But, you'll never make it!!! It takes about 30 seconds to blow after you move the thing.

See "SNOPES" below....it's true. This happened a few days ago...April 27, as a matter of fact.


http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/bottlebomb.asp

   YOWZERONI-RINI!!! This is HORRIBLE!!! What has become of the world as we knew it?!?

   Thanks, Wayne Honey!


From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 05/28/10 - "One Light Bulb at a Time... not a joke":

One Light Bulb at a Time

A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American ..

Good idea .... one light bulb at a time . . . .

Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowe's the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in China. The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose
attachments there. They were made in USA. Start looking ...

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track. Let's get behind her!

My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now... I do not buy it any more.
My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico ... now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything ..

This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets . I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value ... " I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats -
they were the same except for the price .. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA in
a company in Cleveland, Ohio .

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here ..

So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets . ... . yep, you guessed it, bounce cost more money and is made in Canada .. The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA ! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!

If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies!

(We should have awakened a decade ago .. . .. . .. . )

Let's get with the program ..... help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U. S. A.

I passed this on ......... will you ???????

   Thanks, Norris! I always check the labels; I'm always astounded when I find ANYTHING made in the USA.  I'm even surprised when I find something made anywhere outside of China..... ‹(•¿•)›


  From Mike Leonard ('68) of VA - 05/28/10 - "Baby hummingbird":

"This is actually a pretty amazing story about a baby hummingbird that was found on a sidewalk. He couldn't fly, so I took him under my wing. At night, he would come home to our house for safety. During the day, he was in the backyard of the house near where I found him. About 4 days after I found him, I was holding him in my cupped hands when his mama came by to feed him. She had seen me around, I guess, because she just flew over, perched on my hand and then fed him. This happened a number of times, so I called a friend who is good with a video camera, and he came over to film some of the amazing goings on that I told him about."

There's a lot more to this story, but that's enough info to give you some context for the video we posted to YouTube. Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7xBLvMIBZU

Hope that you find it interesting.
  
   WOWZERS!
That's amazing - and so sweet! Thanks, Mike!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!
 


FINALLY:

From ArcaMax Jokes - 05/28/10:


Dirty Child

A very dirty little boy came in from playing in the yard and asked his mother, "Who am I?"

Ready to play the game she said, "I don't know! Who are you?"

"WOW!" cried the child. "Mrs. Johnson was right! She said I was so dirty, my own mother wouldn't recognize me!" 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / ggill@sbo.hampton.k12.va.us with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC

2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwitte@tampabay.rr.com - CLASS OF 1960

4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at tnsjones@charter.net - CLASS OF 1963

5. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at captarnold@vprj.net - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

6. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella mcmiceli@verizon.net (757) 249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher, bjneher@cox.net (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson hdsdds@aol.com (804) 694-0346 will be the team leaders. - CLASS OF 1954

7. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM - 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at: Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/17/10

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09


   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
618-530-9092
     

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The Dance

Written Tony Arata and Henry Drysdale-Wood

Recorded by Garth Brooks (b. 07 Feb 1962), 1988/90


Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared beneath the stars above
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known you'd ever say goodbye
And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end, the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance;
I could have missed the pain
But I'd 've had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn't I the king?

But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey, who's to say, you know, I might have changed it all
And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end; the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance;
I could have missed the pain
But I'd 've had to miss the dance
Yes, my life is better left to chance;
I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance


"The Dance" midi (sequenced by Bob Mace) courtesy of http://www.ajsmidi.com/country/top100.html - 05/29/10

"The Dance" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyrics007.com/Garth%20Brooks%20Lyrics/The%20Dance%20Lyrics.html - 05/29/10

Image of "The Dance of the Peasants in the Open Air" (1566) by Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c.1530 - 1569)
courtesy of http://www.shakespeares-sonnets.com/Dance01.htm - 05/29/10

Peach Zigzag Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars26.html - 11/28/05

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!

Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of http://www.ccsd.net/schools/cheyenne/sports.htm - 02/05/08

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!

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

Kilroy Face courtesy of 5kidz2many of MO - 01/24/10
Thanks, Rhonda!

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