- NNHS Newsletter -
“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so
it must be daily earned and refreshed -
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This theme repeats every year - and you'll find plenty of homework for you therein:
Happy Independence Day!
2004 - http://nnhs65.com/07-02-04-NNHS-Happy-Independence-Day.html
2005 - Well, we WOULD have had one, had my computer not gone down.....
2006 - http://nnhs65.com/07-04-06-NNHS-Happy-Independence-Day.html
2007 - http://nnhs65.com/07-04-07-NNHS-Happy-Independence-Day.html
2008 - http://nnhs65.com/07-04-08-NNHS-Happy-Independence-Day.html - This issue contained 13 BONUS Holiday crochet patterns, three of which are no longer available.
2009 - http://nnhs65.com/07-04-09-NNHS-Happy-Independence-Day.html
Skip the homework (you should know it by heart twelve times over by now anyway), the recipes, the patterns, the testimonies, and the fun if you must, but please watch the following seven videos:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i426pbQJZ_g - The Star Spangled Banner - sing-along
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6BE2WtwqqY - The Star Spangled Banner - Josh Groban, Concert for America
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKCVS57j284 - The Star Spangled Banner - The Cactus Cuties
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrCvMTGs2u8 - The Star Spangled Banner - RhemaMarvanne - age 7
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y82fMW1P7A - The Star Spangled Banner - Faith Hill - Super Bowl XXXIV
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7e8keJNMzg - The Star Spangled Banner - Jordin Sparks - Super Bowl XLII
BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETrr-XHBjE - The Star Spangled Banner - The Combined Choirs of the US Military Academies accompanied by the United States Army Herald Trumpets - Super Bowl XXXIX
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Holiday Birthday to Fred Hayman ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Doug Johnson ('57) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
06 - Gene Ellis ('61) of FL;
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;
11 - Bobby Maddy ('57)!
Plaxo informed me that this day would also be Aretie Gallins Patterson's ('59 - of TN) birthday, but often when they inform me of an upcoming birthday, it's a Big Fat Whopper, so if you could confirm or deny, Aretie, that would be lovely!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
July 03, 1940 - 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, 1944 - Minsk was liberated from Nazi control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration.
July 03, 1945 - U.S. troops landed at Balikpapan and take Sepinggan airfield on Borneo in the Pacific.
July 03, 1954 - Food rationing ended in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.
TODAY IN WWII:
July 04, 1941 - Nazi Germans massacred Polish scientists and writers in the captured Polish city of Lwów.
YESTERDAY IN 1965:
Saturday, July 03, 1965 - Wrester Shinya Hashimoto (橋本真也) (died of a brain aneurysm in Tokyo, Japan, on July 11, 2005, 8 days after celebrating his 40th birthday) was born in Toki City, Gifu, Japan.
Saturday, July 03, 1965 - Actress Connie Nielsen was born in Frederikshavn, Denmark.
Saturday, July 03, 1965 - Roy Rogers's horse Trigger (b. 1932) died at the age of 33.
TODAY IN 1965:
Sunday, July 04, 1965 - Homophile activists picketed at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the first in a series of Annual Reminders of the second-class status of LGBT people in the United States.
Sunday, July 04, 1965 - Basketball player Horace Grant was born in Augusta, Georgia.
Sunday, July 04, 1965 - Basketball player Harvey Grant was born in Augusta, Georgia.
Sunday, July 04, 1965 - Radio DJ Jo Whiley was born in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 07/02/10 - "What a carpet":
We need more beauty in the world.....or at least focus on it more. It's out there!
Love to you all!
AMEN to that!
Thank you for these breathtaking images, Sweetie-Pies!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/03/10, 6:37 AM - "- Saturday -":
|Have a great July 4th.|
Sir Elton John == Rare Soul Train Footage. I have always equated this to July 4th, although some do to sports.
ZZ Top--Cheap Sunglasses
The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach
Footprints in the sand... Where have you been? Where are you going? Pay attention. Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Luie
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
My neighbor's young son swallowed a quarter, a dime and a nickel. He was rushed to the hospital.
The next day I asked my neighbor how his son was doing, and he replied, "No change yet".
In one of K.C.'s classes, they were discussing the qualifications to be president of the United States. It was pretty simple - the candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age. However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair was the requirement to be a natural born citizen.
In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming president. KC and the class were just taking it in and letting her rant, but everyone's jaw hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating, "What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by C-section?"
The Fourth of July weekend was coming up, and the nursery school teacher took the opportunity to tell her class about patriotism.
"We live in a great country," she said. "One of the things we should be happy is that, in this country, we are all free."
One little boy came walking up to her from the back of the room. He stood with his hands on his hips and said...
"I'm not free. I'm four."
Diet Coke was only invented in 1982.
Electric eels can generate an electrical charge of 600 volts or more in order to stun prey or zap predators.
There are 3 colors that don't rhyme with anything (silver, orange, and purple).
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 07/02/10 - "Your Entire Childhood Memories In One Email!!":
ABBREVIATED ALERT:From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
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The Star-Spangled Banner
Francis Scott Key (01
Aug 1779 – 11 Jan 1843),
O say, can you
see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
O thus be it ever when free-men shall stand
Between their lov'd home and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust!”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
"The Star Spangled Banner" midi courtesy of http://www.ilovewavs.com/Holidays/July4/july4.htm - 03/02/06
"The Star Spangled Banner" lyrics courtesy of http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0194015.html - 03/02/06
Animated "Happy 4th of July" Title clip art courtesy
courtesy of my niece, Shari, of VA - 07/03/09
"4th of July" Image courtesy of http://montevideo.usembassy.gov/usaweb/paginas/427-00EN.shtml - 07/03/10
Gold Star Line 11 courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines1.html - 06/29/05
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
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
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