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06/25/11 - NNHS Newsletter
The Lady in Red

When you love someone, all your saved-up
wishes start coming out.


- Elizabeth Bowen
(07 June 1899 - 22 Feb 1973)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  This is another of our "rerun" Newsletter themes - first seen exactly five years ago today, and each year thereafter:

http://nnhs65.com/06-25-06-NNHS-The-Lady-in-Red.html

http://nnhs65.com/06-25-07-NNHS-The-Lady-in-Red.html

http://nnhs65.com/06-25-08-NNHS-The-Lady-in-Red.html

http://nnhs65.com/06-25-09-NNHS-The-Lady-in-Red.html

http://nnhs65.com/06-25-10-NNHS-The-Lady-in-Red.html

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLgmlWRxhwk - The Lady in Red - Chris De Burgh


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady_in_Red_%28Chris_de_Burgh_song%29:

"The Lady in Red" is a love song from Chris de Burgh's 1986 album Into the Light. The song was a big hit and reached the number one position in the UK, Ireland and Norway, and number three in the United States.

The song was written in reference to (though not specifically about) his wife Diane and was released on the album Into the Light. On the British TV series This Is Your Life, de Burgh said that the song was inspired by the memory of when he first saw Diane, and how men so often cannot even remember what their wives were wearing when they first met...[1]


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to David Lundquist ('57) AND     Glenn Dye ('60) of TX AND      Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Fred Eubank ('64) of TX!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

27 -    Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL AND     My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL;

28 - Andrew Puckett ('57) AND    Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA;

29 - Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA AND     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA AND    Patricia Eken Miller ('66) of VA;;

30 - Blaine Crum ('57);

01 -    the late Julius Benton ('58) (deceased 20 Nov 2008) AND    Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX;

02 -   Fred Mays ('60) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0625.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Wednesday, June, 25 1862
SMALL SKIRMISH STARTS SEVENDAYS SLAUGHTER

It had been preceded by much planning and many maneuvers, but today U.S. Gen. George McClellan was ready to start his great push to Richmond. In the vicinity of the Chickahominy River in the tidewater of Virginia, the Army of the Potomac was ordered to begin moving forward. The left flank, commanded by Gen. Samuel Heintzelman, was ordered out first, in preparation for a general movement of the army. Heintzelman, however ran into men of Confederate Gen. Ben Huger. They fought ferociously enough to stall the entire advance, which was their job. Gen. Lee needed to stall the Federals long enough for Stonewall Jackson’s men to arrive from the Shenandoah Valley.

Thursday, June 25, 1863
STUART STARTS SMALL SADDLE SKEDADDLE


It seemed like such a logical plan at the time: as the Army of Northern Virginia was moving north on the summer’s great invasion, they knew where they were going. It did not seem that important to have the crack cavalry of Gen. J.E. B. Stuart available to scout ahead; if cavalry were needed, there were other units with the various corps that could do the job. Stuart therefore was given permission to detach his force for another “ride-around” intended to loop entirely around the Army of the Potomac, harassing, alarming and confusing them along the way, while picking up any supplies they came across. It would prove to be a terrible mistake, because the Army of the Potomac was on the move as well.

Saturday, June 25, 1864
CRATER CONSTRUCTION CRAFTILY COMMENCED

No one set out to construct a crater, of course, but today the digging began on what seemed like a brilliant plan to break through the defenses around Petersburg, the last stand of the Confederate armies in the Eastern Theater. The idea was simple: among the Union army were a great many men who in civilian life had been miners, ditchdiggers, and other experts in excavation. They would dig a tunnel underneath the lines which were far too lethal to come near at ground level. Things were almost as hazardous in the West, where, as one soldier put it in his diary, “Slowly but surely Sherman was weaving a web of fate which would place the rebel army in his power, but it was a fearful sacrifice.” The objective was called Kennesaw Mountain.


   From Roland McCoy (June '45) of VA - 06/24/11 - "Birthdays":

Just realized my birthday was not listed.  I, too, was born on March 4th.  The year was 1927 and I turned 84 this year, NNHS Class of '45.

Roland Ardell McCoy

   NOT LISTED?!? Well, we can't have that - especially with such a cool birthday - the only one that forms a complete sentence in English! SEE:

http://nnhs65.com/03-04-09-NNHS-March-Forth-on-the-Fourth.html 

http://nnhs65.com/03-04-10-NNHS-March-Forth-on-the-Fourth.html

http://nnhs65.com/03-04-11-NNHS-March-Forth-on-the-Fourth.html

   A belated Very Happy Birthday to You, Roland! I've fixed the oversight:

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

   Y'all take a look and keep reporting your birthdays to me!


   From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 06/24/11 - "Walking":

Take the time to read these, I think you will get a good laugh from them.
 

The Importance of walking

Walking can add minutes to your life.
This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $13,000 per month.

My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60.
Now he's 97 years old and we have no idea where the hell he is.

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

I have to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing...

I joined a health club last year, spent about 250 bucks.
Haven't lost a pound.
Apparently you have to go there!

Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

I do have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.

The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, they'll say, 'Well, he looks good, doesn't he?'

If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.

I know I got a lot of exercise the last few years,...... just getting over the hill.

We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

AND

Every time I start thinking too much about how I look, I just find a pub with a Happy Hour and by the time I leave, I look just fine.

You could run this over to your friends
But just e-mail it to them!
It will save you the walk!

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Eva!


REMINDER:

    From Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 05/31/11, 12:07PM - "notice for website":

Good day, Miss Carol,
 
I hope your move is going smoothly.. but it is surely hot here in the south..
 
My wife and I would like for you to publish on the website in your own words the following:
 
Tom and Nancy Flax will be going on a 2 night "cruise to nowhere" on the Carnival Glory on Saturday, October 22, 2011 for a 2 nights out of Norfolk, Virginia, and invite all Typhoons to join them.

If interested you can contact Carnival Cruise online for details, or call 1-800-819-3902 ext 85703 (mention the Flax party to Jean Michel). He will hook you up. The cruise leaves Saturday afternoon from Norfolk, Virginia and returns home on Monday morning 8AM. Come join the "fun, food and friendship on the carnival cruise ship..."

 
Thanks, Carol.. have a great summer...  

Tom Flax NNHS 64

   COOL BEANS! Your words seem just fine and dandy to me, Tom! Y'all have fun!


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 06/24/11:
 
This farmer had a wife who nagged him all the time. One day while he was outside plowing the field, she came out and started nagging him. While she was doing this, the mule kicked her and she died.

At the funeral, the ladies came up and talked to the farmer. The farmer nodded his head "yes". The men came up and talked to him and the farmer nodded his head "no”.

Well, this other man wondered why he nodded his head "yes" to the ladies and "no" to the men, so he went up to the farmer and asked him why.

The farmer replied, "Well, when the ladies came up, they told me how pretty my wife's dress was and how pretty she looked. When the men came up, they asked, 'That mule for sale?'


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 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. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971

3. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 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, August 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at RJ's Restaurant and Pun AND the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  DETAILS: http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1966/45th-Reunion-Letter-2011.doc; CONTACT: Dee Hodges Bartram at dhbartram@cox.net - OPEN REUNION!

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, see:  www.nnhs1961.org and contact Gary Fitzgerald at Fitz43@cox.net or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961

6. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Be on the lookout for "snail mail" in early May. - CLASS OF 1956


PRAYER ROLL :

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/05/11

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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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com

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

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

 


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!    
              


  The Lady in Red

Words and Music by Chris de Burgh, 1986
(b. 15 Oct 1948)


I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright
I've never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
They're looking for a little romance, given half a chance
I have never seen that dress you're wearing
Or the highlights in your head that catch your eyes I have been blind
The lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek
There's nobody here, it's just you and me, It's where I wanna be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I'll never for get, the way you look tonight

I've never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright you were amazing
I've never seen so many people want to be there by your side
And when you turned to me and smiled, It took my breath away
I have never had such a feeling
Such a feeling of complete and utter love, as I do tonight

The way you look tonight
I never will forget, the way you look tonight
The lady in red
The lady in red
The lady in red
My lady in red (I love you.)


"The Lady in Red" midi courtesy of http://www.jadierose.com/midicollection.html
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/05/06
Thanks, Dave!

"The Lady in Red" lyrics courtesy
of
http://www.lyrics007.com/Chris%20De%20Burgh%20Lyrics/Lady%20In%20Red%20Lyrics.html
 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/05/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Zucker's "Lady in Red" Image courtesy of http://www.workshop.org/pages/photography/images/zucker_lady_in_red.jpg - 04/06/06

String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 03/19/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07

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

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