05/30/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Who Wants to Live Forever?
“We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Live forever? Well, no, not in mortality, not I!
BONUS #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jtpf8N5IDE - Who Wants to Live Forever - Queen
BONUS #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EikYyrLo4w - Who Wants to Live Forever - Seal
BONUS #3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNllkqp989c - Who Wants to Live Forever - Sarah Brightman
"Who Wants to Live Forever" is a song by the English
the sixth track on the album
A Kind of Magic, released in June 1986, and was written by
Brian May for the soundtrack to the film
Highlander, directed by
The song peaked at No 24 in the British charts.
The song is used to frame the scenes in the film where Connor MacLeod must endure his beloved wife Heather growing old and dying while he, as an Immortal, remains forever young. (It was later used in the episodes "The Gathering", "Revenge is Sweet", "The Hunters", "Line of Fire", and "Leader of the Pack" of the Highlander television series.) The song's title is taken from a line in another movie scored by Brian May and Queen, Flash Gordon (the line can be heard on Battle Theme from Queen Flash Gordon soundtrack album)...
Sarah Brightman covered this track on her 1997 album, "Time to say Goodbye"...
REMINDER AND HOMEWORK:
|The Jewish holiday of Shavuot 2017 will begin in the evening tonight, Tuesday, May 30 and will end in the evening of Thursday, June 1.|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL AND Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
05 - Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of UT;
06 - Robert Helmintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57) AND My Granddaughter, Eve Harty of CA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
May 30, 1958 - Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, were buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Tuesday, May 30, 1967 - The Nigerian Eastern Region declared independence as the Republic of Biafra, sparking a civil war.|
|“On this mortal
journey, we must never think that our choices affect only us.
|Thanks so much, Susan!|
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (soon to be NC!) - 05/29/17:
|On this Memorial Day,
this video edit from Band of Brothers done by my brother
IL - '97 - of IL)
several years ago does an
excellent job to humbly remind me of those who paid for the freedom,
liberty and prosperity for myself, family, friends and countrymen they
would never meet with their sacrificed life. Please take a moment and
reflect on those who gave all for you and me across the centuries.
Thank you, Brent - and Nathaniel! In my absolutely unbiased opinion, Nathaniel did a phenomenal opinion of editing this video. I think of it often. ☆
From My Fiend, Mike, of MD - 05/29/17:
|Thanks to the
29th Division Association and the Veteran Corps, 5th Regiment Infantry
for a fantastic Memorial Day ceremony at one of the 13 original National
Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, MD)
Thank you so much, Mike! I was grateful you had shared these images even before I read the "fine print". A Richmond native, my father, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960), served as the Regimental Surgeon for the 116th Infantry of the famed 29th Division during World War II, and as such participated in the first hour of the first wave of the D-Day Invasion on Omaha Beach.
Despite the obvious shrapnel wounds which covered his legs and troubled him the remainder of his life, he liked to say he was one of only two officers in his outfit who was neither killed nor wounded during WWII. My mother maintained he was killed in the war; it just took him 15 years to die.
From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 05/29/17:
Anyone else having a day like this? Need one of these every now and
then for recuperative purposes.
Thanks, Cousin Jim! That's pretty much my day all day, every day! I'm recuperating from the last forty-eleven years of my life!
“I never say what I mean, but I always manage to say something similar.”
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar 1985)
|BONUS FOREVER CROCHET PATTERNS:|
Nancy Smith's My Team Forever Scarf
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/forever-flowers - Tammy Hildebrand's Forever Flowers
|BONUS LIVE FOREVER RECIPE:|
|http://gawker.com/5777998/the-soup-that-will-help-you-live-forever - The Soup That Will Help you Live Forever|
DATES TO REMEMBER:|
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Words and music byBrian May
(b. 19 July 1947)
Recorded by Queen, 1986
Sarah Brightman, 1997
"Who Wants to Live Forever" midi courtesy of
http://www.queenwords.com/audio/midis/forever.mid - 05/30/11
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty
('65) of VA - 08/31/05
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 (FHS - '72) of
NC - 12/14/05
Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of http://www.ccsd.net/schools/cheyenne/sports.htm - 02/05/08
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
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