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06/08/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Count Every Star

“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count;
everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.”


- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955 )

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   "Do you know why they call me 'The Count'? Because I like to count things."  ~   Count von Count

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6I3sZoUdWU - Count Every Star


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday this week to:

10 -        Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN AND the late    Eileen Casey Sparkman  (Ferguson HS - '68) (deceased 08/16/11);

12 - Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57);

14 - The United States Army - 1775 AND     Rosalee Will Jecmenek ('65) of TX AND Cindy _____ Konstant of VA (Wife of   George Konstant - '65 of VA) AND     Linda McKenna Sivilich of PA AND        My Grandson, Buckley Harty of MA;

16 - Jane Hoffman ('57) AND    Kay Walker Gray ('57) of VA AND        Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:


June 08, 1941 -
The Allies invaded Syria and Lebanon.

June 08, 1942 - Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shelled the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Saturday, June 08, 1963 - Christian novelist Karen Kingsbury was born in Fairfax, Virginia.


    From the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959, My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky of NC - 06/07/13 - "Today's Plans with        (Our Cousin) Cheryl (White Wilson - James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA)":

That wretched tropical storm Andrea has forced us to postpone our wildly exciting Big Adventure, so today will be a regular party day.  Put on your dancing shoes.
 
  Cheryl is already dressed, see?

     Really? Those look remarkably like the same jammies she was wearing when we left y'all late last night (or was it early this morning?!?), but whatever you say!

   We'll go get bathed and dressed for our usual round of fun and games! 

   Thanks, Lady!

 
 


PEACOCKS AND POMEGRANATES:

From My Friend, Mike, of HI - 06/07/13:

  Okay. There's a peacock on the roof of my garage. Is there a spray for that?

   OH, how lovely! Thanks, Mike!

 
 


      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 06/07/13 - "World War Two Posters":

World War Two Posters Found!
.I got a lump in my throat when I read this.
I "grew up" thinking: patriotism, it is the AMERICAN way!
I am glad to see that somebody saved these posters.
The statement at the end says it all!
http://dalesdesigns.net/WWII.htm

   Thank you, Dimples! What a sad commentary that such materials are no longer in the public eye on a daily basis!


   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/07/13 - "Now this is Dedication!":

The Jeopardy Question No One Could Answer

ARLINGTON CEMETERY Jeopardy Question:

On Jeopardy (several years ago), the final question was "How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns?" ---- All three contestants missed it! -- This is really an awesome sight to watch if you've never had the chance. Very fascinating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8lPkJU7cnI - Tomb of the Unknowns: Changing of the Guard

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?

21 steps: It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.

2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why?

21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1

3. Why are his gloves wet?

His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.

4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and, if not, why not?

He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb. After his march across the path, he executes an about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.

5. How often are the guards changed?

Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.

6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?

For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5' 10' and 6' 2' tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30.

They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives. They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform or the tomb in any way.

After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn. The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin.

The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt.

There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror.

The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone nor watch TV. All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize who they are and where they are interred. Among the notables are:

President Taft,

Joe Lewis {the boxer}

Medal of Honor winner Audie L. Murphy, the most decorated soldier of WWII and of Hollywood fame.

Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty.

ETERNAL REST, GRANT THEM, O LORD AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.

In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington, DC, our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment. They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a service person. The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.


God Bless and keep them.

I'd be very proud if this email reached as many as possible. We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve. God Bless America

http://www.snopes.com/military/isabel.asp

   Thanks so much for this reminder, Sarah Sugah!


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 06/07/13 - "The Above and Beyond Dog Tags":

I've never heard of this before.


Pretty impressive and amazing...

This is a sight you have probably never seen. This is a rare and beautiful memorial to our veterans who were killed in the Vietnam War. It hangs in the National Veteran's Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois.

Did not know this existed?
 

 
When visitors first enter the museum, they will hear a sound like wind chimes coming from above them and their attention will be drawn upward 24 feet to the ceiling of the two-story high atrium.

Dog tags of the more than 58,000 service men and women who died in the Vietnam War hang from the ceiling of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The 10-by-40-foot sculpture, entitled Above and Beyond, was designed by Ned Broderick and Richard Stein.

The tens of thousands of metal dog tags are suspended 24 feet in the air, 1 inch apart, from fine lines that allow them to move and chime with shifting air currents. Museum employees using a kiosk and laser pointer help visitors locate the exact dog tag with the imprinted name of their lost friend or relative.
   
   

"If you can read this, thank a Teacher........
If you are reading it in English, thank a VET."

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Billy!


From My Friend, Katie, of UT - 06/06/13 - "Rude People":

  AMEN TO THAT! Thanks, Katie Darlin'!
 
 


BONUS COUNT EVERY STAR CROCHET PATTERNS:


http://www.crochetnmore.com/rowcountstarafghansquare.htm - Star Afghan Square 

http://dougthewookie.blogspot.ca/2012/11/the-twinkle-twinkle-little-star-baby.html - Nadia Harris' Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Blanket - "Kiss your little ones goodnight while they sleep soundly under the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Blanket. Shaped like a a star, this pattern is adorable in every way. This crochet baby afghan can be made any size if you keep crocheting. Make this blanket for an expecting mother or to give to a little one for Christmas. Kids will love and cherish this blanket for years to come. "


BONUS ALL STAR LOW-CARB RECIPES:

http://buttoni.wordpress.com/category/all-star-recipes/ - Buttoni's Low Carb Recipes - "OVER 600 ATKINS, PALEO, and PRIMAL RECIPES!"
 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 06/07/13:

An independent voter was exploring the candidates and their parties.

He asked a campaigner of a party, "Who represents your candidate?"

The campaigner answered, "Donkey".

The voter asked a campaigner of another party the same question.

The campaigner answered, "Elephant".

The voter then asked his wife, "Who should I vote for - Donkey or Elephant?"

The wife suggested, "Either one; both are same - animals."
 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. 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.

2. Thursday, July 4, 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.

3. Wednesday, August 14, 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.

4. 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 1964. 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 06/03/13

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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Count Every Star

Written by Bruno Coquatrix (05 Aug 1910 - 01 Apr 1979), Sammy Gallop (16 Mar 1915 - 24 Feb 1971), and Michel

Recorded by Linda Scott (b. 01 June 1945), 1962


Count every star in the midnight sky
Count every rose, every firefly
For that's how many times I miss you
Heaven knows I miss you

Count every leaf on a willow tree
Count every wave on a stormy sea
Count every star and darling when you do
You'll know the times I have cried for you

Count every leaf on a willow tree
Count every wave on a stormy sea
Count every star and darling when you do
You'll know the times I have cried for you


"Count Every Star" midi courtesy of midi courtesy of http://jackhallmidi.com/thecorner.html - 06/08/10

"Count Every Star" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/revolutionaryroad/counteverystar.htm - 06/08/10

Image of Artist's impression of the O star binary LH54-425, an LMC system, courtesy
of http://www.stsci.edu/~inr/thisweek1/2008/thisweek280.html
- 06/09/10 (sic)

Image of Count von Count courtesy of http://www.mamanpoulet.com/following-the-counts-online/ - 06/12/13 (sic)

Blue Neon Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html - 06/25/06

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!!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.cyberteddy.freeservers.com/milgraphics.htm - 03/24/03

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

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 Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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!

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

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