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06/29/13 - NNHS Newsletter
Summer Rain

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head
with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.


- Langston Hughes
(01 Feb 1902 - 22 May 1967)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I think we've had non-stop thunderstorms for the last two weeks, but I could be wrong, I suppose.....

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSLGneuOqxk - Summer Rain - Johnny Rivers, 1967


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
   Happy Birthday today to Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA AND     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA AND    Patricia Eken Miller ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Blaine Crum ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

02 -       Fred Mays ('60) of VA;

04 -    Fred Hayman ('57) AND      Forrest Powell ('63) of VA;

05 - Doug Johnson ('57) of VA;

06 -    the late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11)!  

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

June 29, 1941 - Germany invaded and occupied Lvov, in eastern Galicia, in Ukraine. Thousands of people were slaughtered. 

June 29, 1945 - Carpathian Ruthenia was annexed by the Soviet Union.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Saturday, June 29, 1963 -Suspected terrorist Khalid El-Masri was born in Kuwait to Lebanese parents.

Saturday, June 29, 1963 - Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter was born in Rheinfelden, Germany.
 



   From the Most Talented Boy in the Class of 1954, Jack Nelson of Northern VA - 06/28/13 - "The Incredible Power Of Concentration - Miyoko Shida":
 
Here is an unbelievable video of the power of concentration. It was shared by another one of our classmates, Len Spivak. You will enjoy the entire performance...
An Incredible Power Of Concentration - Miyoko Shida (Rigolo).

Ms. Shida was born in Fukuyama-shi, Japan. She performed as a dancer and choreographer at the Rigolo Nouveau Cirque in Switzerland and currently lives in Paris, France.

Watch to the end. The entire mobile is balanced by one piece.

Phenomenal...
http://www.flixxy.com/the-incredible-power-of-concentration-miyoko-shida.htm

   WOWZERONI! Thanks so much for sharing this, Jack - and Les!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/28/13 - "The English Language. How about something to think about?":

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

This is very funny and clever! Whoever said English is an easy language to learn?

Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym.

I think a retired English teacher was bored... THIS IS GREAT!

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture..

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert..

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

PS. Why doesn't “Buick” rhyme with “quick”?

       BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Joyce!


BONUS RAINY DAY CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/rainy-day-ripple-throw and http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2243.pdf - Mary Ann Frits' Rainy Day Ripple Throw - "This is so pretty and sure would be cheering on a rainy dark day..."


BONUS RAINY DAY RECIPES:

http://americanfood.about.com/od/resourcesadditionalinfo/tp/Rainy_Day_Recipes.htm - Rainy Day Recipes - "When the weather outside is wet and nasty, stay in and make one of these classic American rainy day recipes. One thing these delicious recipes have in common is their ability to give you that warm, cozy feeling inside, no mater how badly it's pouring outside."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 06/28/13:

A policeman pulled over a drunk driver for not stopping at a stop sign and asked the driver if he saw the stop sign.

The driver replied, "I did, but it turned red too fast for me to stop." 
 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. 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, 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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Summer Rain

Written by Jim Hendricks (b. 10 Feb 1940)

Recorded by
Johnny Rivers (b. 07 Nov 1942), 1967


Summer rain taps at my window
West wind soft as a sweet dream
My love warm as the sunshine
Sittin' here by me,
she is here by me

She stepped out of the rainbow
Golden hair shinin' like moonglow
Warm lips soft as a soul
Sittin' here by me,
she's here by me

All summer long we spent
dancin' in the sand
And the jukebox kept on playin'
Sergeant Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band

We sailed into the sunset
Drifted home caught by a gulf stream
Never gave a thought for tomorrow
Just let tomorrow be, now,
let tomorrow be

She wants to live in the Rockies
She says that's where we'll find peace
Settle down, raise up a family
To call our own, yeah,
we'll have a home

All summer long
we spent groovin' in the sand
Everybody kept on playin'
Sergeant Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band

The snow drifts by my window
North wind blowin' like thunder
Our love's burnin' like fire
And she's here by me, yeah,
she is here with me
Let tomorrow be


Tom Karlo's Image, "Summer Rain", courtesy of http://www.weather24.com/archives/000673.html - 06/29/07

 Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.animationlibrary.com/animation/31502/Rain_line/ - 03/30/07

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!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

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