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06/03/19 - NNHS Newsletter - World Bicycle Day

“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is only the second time we've observed this day together, because it's only the second time it's ever happened! Today is the very second World Bicycle Day! How exciting!

BONUS - Bicycle Race - Queen (original censored version)


From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_Race:

"Bicycle Race" is a single by the British rock band Queen. It was released on their 1978 album Jazz and written by Queen's frontman Freddie Mercury. It was released as a double A-side single together with the song "Fat Bottomed Girls". The song is notable for its video featuring a bicycle race with nude women at Wimbledon Stadium, which was edited or even banned in several countries.

The song was written by Mercury and was inspired by watching the 18th stage of the 1978 Tour de France passing Montreux, where the band were recording Jazz in the Mountain Studios.[1][2] It starts with a chorus unaccompanied by instruments. The chorus is followed by two verses connected with a bridge, both followed by a chorus. Around the middle of the song is a solo played with numerous bicycle bells. The song has an unusual chord progression with numerous modulations, a change of metre (from 4/4 to 6/8) in the bridge, and multitracked vocal and guitar harmonies.[3]

The lyrics are topical for the time and contain social, political and pop-culture references, such as religion, Vietnam War, Watergate, drugs, fictional characters (Peter Pan, Frankenstein and Superman), and the films Jaws and Star Wars. The song also mentions actor John Wayne. The lyrics also mention the exclamatory interjection "Hot dog!" and the idiom "Cool it, man!"

Brian May has said that the song was not an autobiographical portrait of Mercury and that Mercury did not particularly enjoy bicycling, also noting that despite the lyrics, Mercury was a Star Wars fan...[4]


HOMEWORK:

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bicycle_Day:

The World Bicycle Day is on 3 June. It was approved on 12 April 2018 as an official United Nations day of awareness about the multiple societal benefits of using the bicycle for transport and leisure.[1][2] After the announcement was made, European Cyclists' Federation Secretary General Bernhard Ensink stated, "Cycling is a source for social, economic and environmental benefits – and it is bringing people together. WCA and ECF are extremely happy with this declaration. This UN declaration is an acknowledgement of the contribution of cycling to the Sustainable Development Goals".[2]

Leszek Sibilski led a campaign to promote a UN Resolution for World Bicycle Day, eventually gaining the support of Turkmenistan and 56 other countries.[3] The logo for World Bicycle Day was designed by Isaac Feld and the accompanying animation was done by Professor John E. Swanson.[4][5][6][7] It depicts bicyclists of various types riding around the globe. At the bottom of the logo is the hashtag #June3WorldBicycleDay.[8] The main message is to show that the bicycle belongs to and serves all of humanity.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Bill Combs ('63) AND    Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Raoul Weinstein ('57) of GA AND Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

06 - Robert Hemintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57) AND   My Granddaughter, Eve Harty of CA;

07 -  Fred Field (June '45) of CA AND  the late Al Simms ('60) (d. 08/11/16) AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


THIS DAY IN WWII:

June 03, 1923 - In Italy, Benito Mussolini granted women the right to vote.

June 03, 1938 - The German Reich voted to confiscate so-called "degenerate art."

June 03, 1940 - The German Luftwaffe bombed Paris, killing 254 people. Most of the people killed were civilians and school children.

June 03, 1940 - The Battle of Dunkirk ended with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat.

June 03, 1941 - The Wehrmacht razed the Greek village of Kandanos to the ground, killing 180 of its inhabitants.

June 03, 1942 - Japan began the Aleutian Islands Campaign by bombing Unalaska Island.

June 03, 1943 - In Los Angeles, California, white U.S. Navy sailors and Marines clashed with Latino youths in the Zoot Suit Riots.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Thursday, June 03, 1965 - The Newport News High School Class of 1965 was graduated.

Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of IL - 10/13/01 Courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of  VA - 05/30/03
Thanks, Sandi!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Bonus-ChipsPix.html
 
Courtesy of Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA - 06/05/02 and 11/07/05
Thanks again, Chip!


THIS DAY IN 1969:

June 03, 1969 - Melbourne–Evans collision: off the coast of South Vietnam, the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne cut the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in half.

June 03, 1969 - Singer-songwriter Takako Minekawa (嶺川貴子) was born in Japan.

June 03, 1969 - Soccer player George Edwin Cooke (b. 17 Feb 1883 in St. Louis, Missouri) died in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 86.



My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/02/15:

 
“Our journey through life has periods of both good times and bad. Each presents different challenges. How we learn to adjust to the changes which come along depends on the foundation on which we build.

- L. Tom Perry
(05 Aug 1922 - 30 May 2015
)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 06/03/19:

   Speaking of moving, we moved back to Fayetteville nine years ago today!

   And PLUS (as well as also and too ),   My #2 Son, Brent Harty ( Hillsboro HS, IL - Boy with Best Personality in the Class of 1990), having landed the job of his dreams, moved to Oklahoma on Friday, May 31. His wife, five of their combined nine children, two dogs, and two horses, will follow at the end of this month. The chickens have found another home. We shall sorely miss them, but they will thrive there.


And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness.”

- 2 Nephi 5:27


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/03/18:
 
  Thank you, Joan!
 
 


  From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 06/01/18:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Mary!
 
 


  
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 06/02/19, 6:41 PM:
 

    Thanks, Cheryl! You know, this happens to me all the time!
 
 


“It is kisstomary to cuss the bride.

- Attributed to the Reverend William Archibald Spooner
(
22 July 1844 – 29 Aug 1930)


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/21/19, 10:42 PM - "Natural dyes and projects" (#10 in a Series of 14):
 
  Natural dyes and projects

     Thank you, Shari!

 
 


BONUS BICYCLE CROCHET PATTERN:

Crochet Bike Appliqué


BONUS BICYCLE KNIT PATTERN:
Bike and Be Free Dishcloth Pattern


BONUS BICYCLE TOURING RECIPES:

Bicycle Touring Food

What to Eat on the Bike


FINALLY:

www.ajokeaday.com
- 06/02/18:

I came home from work this evening and said to my wife, "Are we having salad for dinner?"

"Yes we are, how did you know?" she asked.

I replied, "Because I can't hear the smoke alarm."


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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PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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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!    


Bicycle Race

Lyrics by Freddie Mercury (05 Sept 1946 - 24 Nov 1991), 1978

Recorded by Queen


Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like

You say black I say white
You say bark I say bite
You say shark I say hey man
Jaws was never my scene
And I don't like Star Wars

You say Rolls I say Royce
You say God give me a choice
You say Lord I say Christ
I don't believe in Peter Pan
Frankenstein or Superman
All I wanna do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my

Bicycle races are coming your way
So forget all your duties oh yeah!
Fat bottomed girls they'll be riding today
So look out for those beauties oh yeah

On your marks get set go

Bicycle race bicycle race bicycle race
Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle bicycle
(I want a)
Bicycle race

You say coke I say caine
You say John I say Wayne
Hot dog I say cool it man
I don't wanna be the President of America

You say smile I say cheese
Cartier I say please
Income tax I say Jesus
I don't wanna be a candidate
For Vietnam or Watergate
'Cause all I want to do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle, bicycle (c'mon), bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like


"Bicycle Race" lyrics courtesy of https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/queen/bicyclerace.html - 06/02/18

World Bicycle Day logo courtesy of https://spycycle.uk/world-bicycle-day/ - 06/02/18

Bicycle Divider Line courtesy of http://www.cyclingrevival.com/ - 06/02/18

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

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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

Graduation clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/graduation/default.htm - 07/20/06

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!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
 Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Energizer Bunny courtesy of http://www.sodahead.com/ - 07/09/12

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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