06/14/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
“When Freedom from her mountain height
Joseph Rodman Drake, The American Flag
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Naturally, this holiday celebration repeats each year that we are able.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toX5cEKg5I8 - You're a Grand Old Flag
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6_m6Wp-MmI - You're a Grand Old Flag - U.S. Army Band - Letter from Iraq, July 4, 2008 - created for Independence Day, I think it fits here quite well also
|"You're a Grand Old Flag" is an
American patriotic march. The song, a spirited
march written by
George M. Cohan, is a tribute to the
American flag. In addition to obvious references to the flag, it
incorporates snippets of other popular songs, including one of his own.
Cohan wrote it in 1906 for George Washington, Jr., his
The song was first publicly performed on February 6, the play's opening night, at Herald Square Theater in New York City. "You're a Grand Old Flag" quickly became the first song from a musical to sell over a million copies of sheet music. The title and first lyric comes from someone Cohan once met; the Library of Congress website notes:
In the play itself, the scene with the Civil War soldier was replicated. The soldier's comment was the lead-in to this song. Thus the first version of the chorus began, "You're a grand old rag / You're a high-flying flag". Despite Cohan's efforts to pull that version, some artists such as Billy Murray had recorded it under its original title, "The Grand Old Rag", in advance of the play's opening, and copies under that title still circulate among collectors.....
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:Happy Birthday today to 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!
Happy Birthday this week to:
16 - Jane Hoffman ('57) AND Kay Walker Gray ('57) AND Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX;
17 - Dino Vretos ('57) AND Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA;
18 - The late Mimi Weger Green ('40) (deceased 15 Mar 2010) AND Tim Whitt ('66) of VA AND Mike Leonard ('68) of VAAND the late Mark Wilson ('68) (deceased 04/19/11) AND Kathy McDaniel Adams ('71);
19 - Jill Douglas Schumacher ('57) AND Doris Landon Lewis ('57);
20 - Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA;
21 - Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND Terry Haney ('66) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
June 14, 1940 - Paris fell under German occupation, and Allied forces retreated.
June 14, 1940 - The Soviet Union presented an ultimatum to Lithuania resulting in Lithuanian loss of independence.
June 14, 1940 - A group of 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnów became the first residents of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
June 14, 1945 - Filipino troops of the 15th, 66th and 121st
Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL liberate the
Ilocos Sur and start the
Battle of Bessang Pass in Northern Luzon.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
Friday, June 14, 1963 - It was Flag Day then too, of course, but apparently not much else happened...
|FUN WITH COMPUTERS:|
From Me ('65) of NC to My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL AND My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 06/13/13, 1:12 PM - "HALP!":
I just phat-phingered something on my keyboard that caused my whole multi-faceted Mozilla browzer to disappear; there's nothing showing at the top of the screen but whatever ONE site I have open. In fact, the URL bar is not even visible. I tried restarting in the hope that that would fix it. It did not. I thought it had something to do with the Windows key, but...Thanks so much!
Can you either tell me how to fix it or go through TeamVeiwer and save me from myself, please?
I had no sooner fired off the note of desperation when my screen came to life, and a message appeared in the URL bar:
From Me ('65) of NC to My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 06/13/13, 1:30 PM - "YOU ARE MY HERO!":
|Thank you so much, Sweetie-Weetie! I minored in Panic at Old Dominion.|
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA- 06/13/13, 1:34 PM - "RE: Don't Panic, Lady":
|Well, they should give
you an honorary doctorate! I love ya, Lady. For the record, the button
you pressed was F11. It puts FF into fullscreen mode. Press it again to
go back to normal.
Hmmm, the F11 button, eh? I thought I hit something on the bottom left of the keyboard, not the top right! Well, no matter, you saved my life! Thanks again, Dale!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/13/13 - "SENIORS STILL NEED NEWSPAPERS!":
|I was visiting my niece last
night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.
"This is the 21st century," she said. "I don't waste money on newspapers. Here, use my iPad."
I can tell you this.....................................
That fly never knew what hit him!
From Me ('65) of NC - 06/13/13 - "What I've Learned from Watching Doctor Who":
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/13/13 - "The Israel you never see...":
really enjoyed this and hope you do, too.
think you will enjoy this! I always wanted to visit Israel.
|If you haven’t
been there, it is a MUST SEE!
THE ISRAEL YOU NEVER SEE
WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Dearest Judy!
BONUS FLAG DAY CROCHET PATTERNS:
http://redheart.com/free-patterns/ships-ahoy-patriotic-throw and http://redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW3149.pdf - Michele Maks' Ships Ahoy Patriotic Throw
http://redheart.com/free-patterns/spirit-america and http://redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2738.pdf - Spirit of America Throw
http://redheart.com/free-patterns/stars-stripes-ripple-throw and http://redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW3104.pdf - Leigh K. Nestor's Stars & Stripes Ripple Throw
BONUS FLAG DAY RECIPES:
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Holiday---Celebration-Recipes/July-4th-Recipes/Flag-Recipes - Flag Recipes - "Celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day or July 4th with these patriotic flag recipes."
|A little girl
was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was
physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even
though a whale is a very large mammal, its throat is very small. The
little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. The teacher
reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human, it was
The little girl
said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah".
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.
2. 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.
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 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/03/13
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
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Just mail it directly to my home (address available upon request).
You're a Grand Old Flag
George M. Cohan
(3 July 1878 - 5 Nov 1942)
"You're a Grand Old Flag" midi and lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/04/06
Antique Postcard Image bearing American Flag courtesy of http://vintageholidaycrafts.com/vintage-american-flag-clip-art-for-flag-day/ - 06/13/09
Gold Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars16.html - 06/13/09
God Bless America Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars10.html - 06/13/09
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of
Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Laughter clip art courtesy of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
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