07/03/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Free America
“Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived
from our Maker.
Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I'll start celebrating Independence Day one day early with the rest of the country.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0FfIFkxTa0 - The British Grenadiers (the tune to which Dr. Warren set his words in 1775)
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UMDwt16TtA - 1775 American Revolutionary War from tyranny of taxes
SUPER BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJlQE954bkc&NR=1 - America Revolutionary War - 8-1/2 minute stirring video featuring a clip from The Patriot (2000)
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 07/03/09, 2:31 PM - "Newest granddaughter":
WHOO-HOO!!! A new baby girl - how wonderful! Thanks so much for letting us know, Jean! Warmest congratulations to all!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to:
04 - Fred Hayman ('57);
Happy Birthday this week to:
05 - Doug Johnson ('57) of VA;
07 - Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC;
09 - the late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (deceased 08/20/06) AND Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":
It is time for some updates on the Reunion page:
Please take down the 45-Year REUNION SURVEY page and the DETAILS page. These will be replaced.
Please add the following pages in PDF format, which are attached:
· 64-45 Invitation Letter
· 64-45 Reservation Form
· 64-45 2009 OLD RUSTY ANCHOR Input Form
You may place the following entry in an upcoming series of newsletters to announce these forms:
CLASS OF 1964, 45 YEAR REUNION PLANS
Attention all 1964 TYPHOONS:
If we have a current mailing address for you, then your 45th Reunion package was mailed to you on 23 June. In it you will find a letter detailing our plans for the reunion, a reservation form to be completed and returned to us no later than 1 September, and an input form for the 2009 Edition of the Old Rusty Anchor.
If you do not receive this package (or put it aside and misplace it - - yes, it happens), then you may find these same documents available to you on the NNHS web site at this address:
These documents are in Adobe PDF format. If you do not have the free Adobe Reader, you may download and install it from this address:
You may print out the forms, fill them in, and mail them to us WITH YOUR CHECK.
We look forward to seeing you at the Newport News Marriott City Center on October 9th and 10th … and at The Chamberlin for Sunday brunch.
Best wishes from your Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee.
Oh, NO, David Darlin', not you, too !?! I may forget my own name on a regular basis, but YOU, Sir, are a Soo-per Genius, and you must surely recall that the mere sight of the words, "PDF format" will immediately cause me to break out in hives, and a nasty burning / itching scale to appear on my face, and my hair to fall out in clumps, and my belly to twist into cramps, and my heart to begin to flutter wildly, because - "I don' know NUFFIN' 'bout no PDF files!!!" They just SIT there and look at me tauntingly and steadfastly REFUSE to cooperate and make me feel like a big dummy and .....
Oh. "Wit a minute."
My resident techno-geek just traversed my path, and he said (for the forty-eleventh time, I am sure) that "alls I hafta do" is save the file into the proper folder just as if it were an image or a midi, and upload and attach it as usual.
Okay. Hold on. Lemme try. It sounds way too easy to be true. Save - CHECK. Upload - CHECK. Attach - NADA!!!
AHA!!! I was right! Absolutely NOTHING happens!!! ARGHHH!!!
Sigh. Okay, I'll try again later. Sheesh. Sorry, Captain!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 06/26/09:
Hello from Jane Chambers, CNC/U retired prof. of English.....
Yes, ma'am - and here it is once again today (but I'm still working on attaching that PDF brochure - see above note)!
Thank you, Jane - and much success!
Y'all spread the word, please! You may contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09:
No, ma'am, you attached the brochure quite nicely. I on the other hand, am having, uh, "technical difficulties.....
Thanks again for the "ALERT" item. You even included a photo of me in the 1960s, taken from one of the Trident annuals. That was a nice touch!
Adding your portrait was a simple matter; I picked up a couple of Tridents (1965 and 1969) on eBay.com six years or so ago for just such a moment as this.
For the attachments, see my Wild Rant above, and stay tuned for further developments.....
Thanks again, Jane; sorry for the delay.
From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 07/02/09:
Thank you, Mark!
From My Friend, Tina of NC - 07/02/09 - "4th of July - Happy Day!":
And thanks to all who have served and are serving today!!!! TH
Turn your speakers on for a treat from Elvis!
HAPPY EARLY JULY 4th! This is beautiful!
I don't think I ever heard Elvis in "better voice" than on this--it's a "chill-maker", even a "tear-dropper"!
How fitting for 2009 perhaps we need the reminder so... please don't delete before reading as I know you will really enjoy it!!
http://home.comcast.net/~nw-fla/tribute_flag_B_thompson.htm - A Tribute to our Flag - Submitted by Bob Thompson, Retired Military Veteran, Panama City, Florida
Thanks so much, Tina! I was somehow not able to hear the promised rendition of Elvis singing "America the Beautiful", so I've supplied these two clips from YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoSBtCUvOOE - America the Beautiful - Elvis Presley, December 13, 1975 at the Las Vegas Hilton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyoLpJ6J_4Y - America the Beautiful - Elvis Presley - A still picture slideshow of American landscapes and pics of Elvis Presley
From ArcaMax Health and Fitness Ezine - 07/02/09:
47,000 seniors hurt using canes, walkers
ATLANTA (UPI) -- More than 47,000 seniors were treated in hospitals from
2001 to 2006 for injuries from falls involving walkers and canes, U.S. health
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found that people were seven times more likely to be injured in a fall with a walker as with a cane.
The study, which examined six years of emergency department medical records, determined older women sustained 78 percent of the walker-related injuries and 66 percent the cane-related injuries.
"Walking aids are very important in helping many older adults maintain their mobility. However, it's important to make sure people use these devices safely," lead author Judy Stevens of the CDC said in a statement.
"Walkers are often used by frail and vulnerable older adults; people for whom falls, if they occur, can have very serious health consequences."
Other key findings include:
-- The highest injury rates were among those ages 85 and older.
-- Fractures were the most common type of fall injury associated with walkers and canes, and about one-third involved the hip or pelvis.
-- More than half of fall injuries associated with walkers and canes occurred at home.
-- One in three people whose fall involved a walker and more than one in four whose fall involved a cane had to be hospitalized..
Copyright 2009 by United Press International
"WELL, DUH!" MOMENT OF THE DAY:
From Well Aware - BCBSKC - Summer 2009:
Long Life Secrets - Wholesome habits can help lead to a long, healthy life.
If someone handed you the map to the fountain of youth, would you use it? Of course you would. Many people hope to outsmart the aging process and enjoy their later years in good health.
And while it's true that heredity plays a roll in how well we age, research shows that our lifestyle is also very important. The best part is that you already hold the map.
Embracing healthier habits can help put you on the road to a long, healthy life. To get started:
Stop Smoking. Quit smoking, and you'll benefit immediately. Smoking is he most preventable cause of death, according to Centers foe Disease Control and Prevention. Talk to your doctor for help quitting.
Start moving. Regular exercise helps reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and other serious health conditions. It helps control weight and contributes to healthy bones, muscles and joints.
Not exercising may actually speed up the aging process, according to a study reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Most healthy adults should try to get at least 2 1/2 hours of exercise a week - more is even better.
Eat well. A well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains can help lower your risk of chronic disease, such as heart disease, stroke, some types of cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis.
See your doctor. Get regular checkups and preventive screenings. Many diseases are easier to treat if caught early. Keep current with immunizations.
Manage health conditions. If you already have a health condition, learn hot to manage it. Know the names of your medicines and how to take them.
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 06/23/09 - "Redneck Humor" (#7 in a Series of 11):
|Redneck Time Out|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org- OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009- The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact WHSREUNION1959@aol.com - WHS CLASS OF 1959
4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at email@example.com. -CLASS OF 1970
5. Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwitte@tampabay,rr.com. - CLASS OF 1960
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/01/09
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 01/09/09
Y'all take good 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
Words by Dr. Joseph Warren, 1775
(11 June 1741 - killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill, 17 June 1775)
Tune: The British Grenadiers
That seat of science Athens, And earth's proud mistress, Rome,
Where now are all their glories We scarce can find a tomb.
Then guard your rights, Americans, Nor stoop to lawless sway,
Oppose, oppose, oppose, oppose For North America.
Proud Albion bow'd to Caesar, And numerous lords before,
To Picts, to Danes, to Normans, And many masters more;
But we can boast Americans Have never fall'n a prey,
Huzza, huzza, huzza, huzza For Free America.
We led fair Freedom hither, And lo, the desert smiled,
A paradise of pleasure New opened in the wild;
Your harvest, bold Americans, No power shall snatch away,
Preserve, preserve, preserve your rights In Free America.
Torn from a world of tyrants Beneath this western sky
We formed a new dominion, A land of liberty;
The world shall own we're freemen here, And such will ever be,
Huzza, huzza, huzza, huzza For love and liberty.
God bless this maiden climate, And through her vast domain
May hosts of heroes cluster That scorn to wear a chain.
And blast the venal sycophants Who dare our rights betray;
Assert yourselves, yourselves, yourselves For brave America,
Lift up your hearts, my heroes, And swear with proud disdain,
The wretch that would ensnare you Shall spread his net in vain;
Should Europe empty all her force, We'd meet them in array,
And shout huzza, huzza, huzza For brave America.
The land where freedom reigns shall still Be masters of the main,
In giving laws and freedom To subject France and Spain;
And all the isles o'er ocean spread Shall tremble and obey,
The prince who rules by Freedom's laws In North America.
"Free America" (1775) midi
(sequenced by Lesley Nelson) and lyrics courtesy
of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://www.wtv-zone.com/homeaway/PickOfTheDay/2003.html - 07/02/09
Vintage Images courtesy of http://wisher2.freewebspace.com/art/art.htm - 07/03/09
Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/eltonjohn/561/indexoldies2.html - 05/06/09
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)
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.clipartof.com/details/emoticon/1923.html - 03/05/09
Animated Nutsy Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 05/04/09
Animated Head-Banging Smiley courtesy of http://www.clipartof.com/gallery/emoticons/upset.html - 07/0/09
Animated USN Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
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