- 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)
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
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 1965:
Saturday, July 03, 1965 - Wrestler Shinya Hashimoto (橋本 真也) was born in Toki City, Gifu, Japan. He died suddenly of a brain aneurysm in Tokyo, Japan, on July 11, 2005, eight days after celebrating his 40th birthday.
Saturday, July 03, 1965 - Actress Connie Nielsen was born Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen in Frederikshavn, Denmark.
Saturday, July 03, 1965 - Lawyer and academic Komsan Pohkong (คมสัน โพธิ์คง) was born in Thailand.
Saturday, July 03, 1965 - Movie horse Trigger (originally named Golden Cloud, b. about 04 July 1934) died about a day before his 32nd birthday.
“If you are a little better than you were yesterday, then that's
-David A. Bednar
(b. 15 June 1952)
Thanks so much, Susan!
|Carol, thank you so much
for all of your hard work.
Thank you, Barbara! I'm glad you received my announcement!
O'Neal ('71) of VA - 07/02/15, 7:56 PM:
|Thanks Carol. I hope you
are doing well now.
Thank you so much, Robert! I think I'm almost back to my own twisted version of "normal". My brain still hasn't completely rewired itself after unfortunately being off my thyroid meds for more than a week, which means that random simple computer procedures are still eluding me, but at least I'm no longer requiring two naps a day!
SIDE NOTE TO 1965 REUNION COMMITTEE: THAT is why I haven't posted all your latest important information! I simply cannot quite remember what I'm doing or how to do it. Stay tuned; it should be done before too many more days pass. Yes, I do know how lame that sounds. That's what so embarrassing!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 07/02/15, 8:26 PM:
It came through fine to me.
I have been out of service too. Harry came out of retirement to work at the Salem NJ nuclear plants. The day before he was to leave, we got a call that the place on his head they had checked was Melanoma. The Gainesville VA hospital had him in at 8:30 the next morning and took it off. He had to stay here for 2 weeks and I went up there with him for 10 days. I have been back and forth there and to Virginia ever since. Still not 100% from the surgery on my neck and knee replacement the end of last year, but now that I can rest a little, it is getting better.
Love and prayers for you,
Oh, Ruthie! I'm glad my announcement reached you, but I'm so sorry to hear about Harry and all your traveling excitement when you yourself are still not "up to snuff"! I've added Harry's name to our Prayer Roll, and we'll keep you both in our hearts and prayers!
Thanks for letting me know!
From Jim ('65) and Lynne Dannelly Brinkley ('65) of IN - 07/03/15, 12:50 AM:
It is very good to hear from you. I knew there was something missing every time I checked my email messages. All the news seemed drab and boring. I couldn't figure out what it was. Now I know! I had not seen any of your messages and letters for awhile. I didn't realize how much I looked forward to seeing your newsletters. They really mean a lot to me and I greatly appreciate all the time you have put in to keep us all informed. I am sorry that you have been having some health problems. Lynne and I will be praying for you to receive good health and renewed strength and that you will find time for much needed rest. We will be looking forward to hearing a good report from you real soon. Thanks again for your friendship and all that you do for us.
Jim and Lynne
Thanks so much, Sweetie-Pies! My health problems invariably pale in comparison with those of others, and are generally of the embarrassing nature, but I greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers! For now I can definitely assure you that I always find time to rest; it's getting up to do anything productive that proves to be challenging!
From My Friend, Tina, of SC -07/02/15:
made too many wrong mistakes.”
(b. 12 May 1925)
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/01/15 - "Texas Humor (#19 in a series of 33)":
|Thanks, Dearest Judy!|
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 - 07/03/15:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Tune: The British Grenadiers
"Free America" (1775) midi
(sequenced by Lesley Nelson) and lyrics courtesy
Vintage Images courtesy of http://wisher2.freewebspace.com/art/art.htm - 07/03/09
Patriotic Divider Line clip art courtesy of ... oops, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....
Animated Nutsy Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 05/04/09
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
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 (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA -