- NNHS Newsletter
The Lady in Red
“When you love someone,
all your saved-up
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is another of our "rerun" Newsletter themes - first seen exactly five years ago today, and each year thereafter:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLgmlWRxhwk - The Lady in Red - Chris De Burgh
|"The Lady in Red" is a
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
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...
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 ANDJimmy 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!
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
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:
A belated Very Happy Birthday to You, Roland! I've fixed the oversight:
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.
Importance of walking
started walking five miles a day when he was 60.
reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing
I joined a
health club last year, spent about 250 bucks.
I do have
flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.
If you are
going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.
We all get
heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our
run this over to your friends
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Eva!
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!
www.ajokeaday.com - 06/24/11:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org -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
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/05/11
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
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to email@example.com; or
Just mail it directly to my home.
The Lady in Red
Words and Music by Chris de Burgh, 1986
"The Lady in Red" midi courtesy of http://www.jadierose.com/midicollection.html
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy ofhttp://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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