- NNHS Newsletter -
“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 - The British Grenadiers (the tune to which Dr. Warren set his words in 1775)
SUPER BONUS #2 - 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 Me ('65) of NC - 07/03/14 - "New Phones":
become necessary for our family to switch from Verizon to AT&T cell
phones. The old ones have been disconnected, and the new ones have been
ordered, but until they arrive, we have no phones.
My new number will be 910-584-8802.
"Sho' is quiet around heah!"
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Independence Day Birthday tomorrow
Fred Hayman ('57)
Forrest Powell ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
05 -Doug Johnson ('57) of VA;
06 - The late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11);
07 - Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
July 03, 1940 - In order to stop the ships from falling into German hands the French fleet of the Atlantic based at Mers el Kébir, was bombarded by the British fleet, coming from Gibraltar, causing the loss of three battleships: Dunkerque, Provence and Bretagne. One thousand two hundred sailors perished.
July 03, 1944 - The U.S. First Army opened a general offensive to break out of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.
July 03, 1945 -
U.S. troops landed at Balikpapan and take Sepinggan
airfield on Borneo in the Pacific.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/01/14 - "Get out of your own way":
At breakfast one day, I eagerly waited for my husband to comment on my first attempt at homemade cinnamon rolls.
After several minutes with no reaction, I asked, "If I baked these commercially, how much do you think I could get for one of them?"
Without looking up from his paper my husband replied, "About 10 years."
When they returned home from the concert that night, I wanted to hear all the details of the concert. My daughter said, "Mom, during the show, we looked back an saw hundreds of little lights swaying to the music. At first we thought people were holding up cigarette lighters. Then we realized that the lights were the reflections off all the eyeglasses in the audience!"
*-- What's Cooking? --*
Two confirmed bachelors sat talking, their conversation drifted to cooking.
"I got a cookbook once," said one, "but I could never do anything with it."
"Too much fancy work in it, eh?" asked the other.
"You said it. Every one of the recipes began the same way - 'Take a clean dish."
When you are feeling down
1. If you want your dreams to come true, don't oversleep.
2. The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
3. Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
4. The best vitamin for making friends....B1.
5. The 10 commandments are not multiple choices.
6. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
7. Minds are like parachutes...they function only when open.
8. Ideas won't work unless YOU do.
9. One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
10. One who lacks the courage to start has already finished.
11. The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge.
12. Don't learn safety rules by accident.
13. We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.
14. Jumping to conclusions can be bad exercise.
15. A turtle makes progress when it sticks its head out.
16. One thing you can give and still keep ...is your word.
17. A friend walks in when everyone else walks out.
18. The pursuit of happiness is: the chase of a lifetime!
- JWD -
Make a quick getaway from baggage claim. Have you noticed that no matter how unique your luggage seems to you, there is inevitably another piece just like it on your flight? So you don't have to look through every black suitcase that rolls by on the conveyer belt, try to personalize your pieces of luggage a bit. Perhaps you can tie bright-colored yarn or ribbon to the handle, or sew a unique patch in a visible area. Make it easier on yourself: you don't really want to take forever looking for your bags after a long flight, right? Another even more important reason to do all this is to avoid others from taking your luggage by mistake causing a much greater problem.
~ Kate, Chicago, US
In ancient Rome, July was the fifth month of the year. It was originally called Quintilis which means fifth in Latin. When the Gregorian calendar was adopted, it became the seventh month of the year. It still kept the name of Quintilis until the death of Julius Caesar. The seventh month of the year was Julius Caesar's birth month so it was renamed in his honor.
The birthstone for July is the ruby. The only natural gemstone that is harder than a ruby is a diamond. The color of rubies can vary, with the dark vivid red or purplish red being the most valuable.
One of the flowers for the month of July is the larkspur which is also known as delphinium. It is a tall flower that can grow to a height of one to two feet. It comes in a variety of colors and symbolizes an open heart.
Another flower for the month of July is the water lily. There are several dozen species of water lilies and they also come in a variety of colors. Water lilies symbolize eloquence and persuasion.
Parents' Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July. President Bill Clinton established Parent's Day in 1994.
The Declaration of Independence was signed by John Hancock on July 4, 1776. The District of Columbia was established on July 16, 1790. Neil Armstrong had the honor of being the first man on the moon. This memorable historic event took place on July 20, 1969.
This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY!
Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it:
Your words, your dreams, and your thoughts have power to create conditions in your life.
What you speak about, you can bring about.
If you keep saying you
can't stand your job, you might lose your job.
From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 07/02/14:
|AMEN! Thank you, Tina!|
BONUS ALL-AMERICAN CROCHET PATTERN:
|http://www.petalstopicots.com/2013/06/american-flag-wreath-crochet-pattern/ - Kara Gunza's All-American Wreath - "Decorate your door this summer with All-American Wreath. This patriotic craft project is great for hanging on your door anytime during the summer, but it's especially perfect for the 4th of July and Labor Day. Use a 12 inch Styrofoam wreath and red, white, and blue worsted weight yarn to complete this free crochet pattern. Your holiday decorations will definitely be the best on the block when you hang this holiday crochet pattern on your front door. "|
BONUS GLUTEN FREE JULY 4th RECIPES:
"Happy July! Independence Day festivities are this week, and just
because you're gluten-free doesn't mean you have to sit on the
http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/entrees/beef/beast-burgers/ - Beast BBQ Burgers - "Other burgers are scared of these Beast BBQ Burgers. It's bigger, beefier, and has way more taste than regular burgers. A half inch thick and smothered with an amazing homemade barbecue sauce, this juicy hunk of juicy beef is guaranteed to be everybody's new favorite. Garlic powder, salt, and pepper are mixed into the meat to add a new level of fierce flavor. Forget your other burger recipes, this is the only one that you'll need to win the hearts of all those you're cooking for. "
http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/entrees/beef/bacon-wrapped-beef-franks-with-spicy-relish/ - Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs on a Stick - "Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs on a Stick follow the idea of corn dogs but aren't breaded and fried and are instead grilled. The bacon gets nice and crisp as it hugs the tender all-beef hot dog. Make these for your next cookout or potluck party and watch as they disappear; this is a unique entree that is sure to to delight people young and old. This recipe also includes a spicy "relish" made with jalapenos and tomatoes that complements the beef beautifully."
http://glutenfreetasteofhome.blogspot.com/2009/09/classic-macaroni-salad-gluten-free.html - Classic Macaroni Salad - "Classic Macaroni Salad goes great with any picnic or BBQ entree. With gluten free pasta, the crunch of the celery and the tartly sweet pickled relish blends with spices for a great gluten free side dish that will disappear on any buffet. The creamy texture of this deli salad is so easily accomplished with a quick mix up of all ingredients making your job easy for the next potluck."
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/02/14:
DATES TO REMEMBER: