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05/29/13 - 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 wish I could still dance... Sigh.....

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7FRbeaXjvk - 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 AND    Linda Booth Reed ('63) 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 UT!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


TODAY IN WWII:

May 29, 1939 - The Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja was appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.

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.


TODAY IN 1963:

Wednesday, May 29, 1963 - Singer-songwriter and musician (Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane) Blaze Bayley was born Bayley Alexander Cooke in Birmingham, England.

Wednesday, May 29, 1963 - Actress Tracey E. Bregman was born in Munich, Germany.

Wednesday, May 29, 1963 - Race car driver Ukyo Katayama (片山 右京) was born in Tokyo, Japan.

Wednesday, May 29, 1963 - Ice hockey player Claude Loiselle was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Wednesday, May 29, 1963 - Actress Lisa Whelchel was born in Littlefield, Texas.


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 05/24/13 - "Ann Margret":

Marvelous for the men and women of Memorial Day .... thanks!

Thanks to all the Veterans who receive this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a good counter-balance story to the Jane Fonda, "Vietnam Woman Of The Year," story.

Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam, other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black and white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margret with Bob Hope in the background that was one of his treasures. A few years ago, Ann Margaret was doing a book signing at a local bookstore. Richard wanted to see if he could get her to sign the treasured photo so he arrived at the bookstore at 12 o'clock for the 7:30 signing.

When I got there after work, the line went all the way around the bookstore, circled the parking lot, and disappeared behind a parking garage. Before her appearance, bookstore employees announced that she would sign only her book and no memorabilia would be permitted.

Richard was disappointed, but wanted to show her the photo and let her know how much those shows meant to lonely GI's so far from home. Ann Margaret came out looking as beautiful as ever and, as second in line, it was soon Richard's turn.

He presented the book for her signature and then took out the photo. When he did, there were many shouts from the employees that she would not sign it. Richard said, "I understand. I just wanted her to see it."

She took one look at the photo, tears welled up in her eyes and she said, "This is one of my gentlemen from Viet Nam and I most certainly will sign his photo. I know what these men did for their country and I always have time for 'my gentlemen.''

With that, she pulled Richard across the table and planted a big kiss on him. She then made quite a to-do about the bravery of the young men she met over the years, how much she admired them, and how much she appreciated them. There weren't too many dry eyes among those close enough to hear. She then posed for pictures and acted as if he were the only one there.

That night was a turning point for him. He walked a little straighter and, for the first time in years, was proud to have been a Vet. I'll never forget Ann Margret for her graciousness and how much that small act of kindness meant to my husband.

Later at dinner, Richard was very quiet. When I asked if he'd like to talk about it, my big, strong husband broke down in tears.. ''That's the first time anyone ever thanked me for my time in the Army,'' he said.

I now make it a point to say 'Thank you' to every person I come across who served in our Armed Forces. Freedom does not come cheap and I am grateful for all those who have served their country.

If you'd like to pass on this story, feel free to do so. Perhaps it will help others to become aware of how important it is to acknowledge the contribution our service people make.

   See the images that accompany this story here - and it's all true!

http://www.ann-margret.com/uso.html

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/margret.asp - True

   Thanks so much, Wayne!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/25/13 - "Old Doberman":

A word to the wise. . . .

An old Doberman starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch. The old Doberman thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep trouble now!"

Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the panther is about to leap, the old Doberman exclaims loudly,

"Boy, that was one delicious panther! I wonder, if there are any more around here?"

Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.

"Whew!," says the panther, "That was close! That old Doberman nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the panther. So, off he goes.

The squirrel soon catches up with the panther, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the panther.

The young panther is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"

Now, the old Doberman sees the panther coming with the squirrel on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?," but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old Doberman says ......

"Where's that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another panther!"

Moral of this story...

Don't mess with the old dogs... Age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery! BS and brilliance only come with age and experience.

If you don't send this to five 'old' friends right away, there will be five fewer people laughing in the world.

Of course, I am in no way insinuating that you are old, just 'youthfully challenged'.

You did notice the size of the print, didn't you?

       Thanks, Joyce!


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 05/27/13 - "Wringing A Wet Towel In Space... very interesting":

Thought you might find this interesting!

This is a neat experiment.

Watch the microphone....
This is so cool! I would not have predicted what happens.

APOD (Astronomy Picture Of the Day) - Wringing a wet towel in orbit

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130424.html 

   COOL BEANS! Thanks again, Wayne!


BONUS DANCE CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW3313_0.pdf -  Ann Regis's Ripple Flash Dance Throw


BONUS CHICKEN DANCE RECIPES:

http://www.familyoven.com/recipes/search?terms=the%20chicken%20dance


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 05/28/13:

In the middle of a forest, there was a hunter who was suddenly confronted by a huge, mean bear.

In his fear, all attempts to shoot the bear were unsuccessful. Finally, he turned and ran as fast as he could. The hunter ran and ran and ran, until he ended up at the edge of a very steep cliff. His hopes were dim.

Seeing no way out of his predicament, and with the bear closing in rather quickly, the hunter got down on his knees, opened his arms, and exclaimed, "Dear God! Please give this bear some religion!"

The skies darkened and there was lightning in the air. Just a few feet short of the hunter, the bear came to abrupt stop, and glanced around, somewhat confused.

Suddenly, the bear looked up into the sky and said, "Thank you God, for the food I'm about to receive..."


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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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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The Dance

Written by 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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

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