- NNHS Newsletter - Happy
“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
2010 - http://nnhs65.com/07-04-10-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=m7e8keJNMzg - The Star Spangled Banner - Jordin Sparks - Super Bowl XLII
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMuaQeLs5so - The Star Spangled Banner - Kol Ish
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 today to Fred Hayman ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Doug Johnson ('57) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
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!
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
|Thursday, July 4, 1861
CONCERNED CONGRESSIONAL CONCLAVE CALLED
Abraham Lincoln called a special session of Congress on this most sacred of American patriotic holidays, to deal with the extraordinary matter of the secession of states from the American union. He listed the actions taken by the ‘’erring sisters”, and the measures he had taken to control, correct, or at least oppose them. The similarities between this list and the one composed by the Founding Fathers noting the offenses of King George III, are striking. The most important military matter dealt with was the request by the President that the Congress authorize the raising of an army of 400,000 volunteers to prosecute a war to bring the Southern states back into the Union whether they wanted to be there are not.
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 07/04/11, 11:44 AM - "Making A Bang In The 1930s":
|July 4, 2011
Hello Homies, Happy 4th. Things are very quiet here in politically correct Fullerton, CA.
Things were different in 1930s Newport News. At candy counters any 5 year old could buy a strip of 6 small firecrackers for a penny.
We also could buy for a penny each, little round ball items called "torpedoes." These exploded when thrown against a hard surface. They were actually a standard locomotive safety item. If a train became stalled, someone would be sent running to a mile or so behind and lay out a line of them. We heard that the number used would identify the extent of danger ahead.
Torpedoes vanished from the fireworks scene in about 1937. I missed them greatly! Word went around that some little kid had bitten into a torpedo and had all his teeth blown out.
As a torpedo replacement I invented grenades. These required the making of 3 inch diameter mud balls. Then a firecracker would be wrapped with wax paper with just the fuse protruding. This would be inserted into the mud ball and set out to dry for a few days.
In use, it was necessary to develop the right timing so that the grenade would explode over the target.
Many friends requested a description of the manufacturing process.
However I never noticed that any of them carried through.
I understand missionaries experience the same problem.
GIGGLES! Thanks so much for this recollection, Fred!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/02/11 - "I Love this.":
|A Beautiful Parable
LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING
FOR THE STORM TO PASS...
OOH! Thank you, Joyce, this is a goody!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 07/02/11 - "In 1955 ~ These are great...":
From My Friend, Cheryl, of NC (newly returned from Germany) - 07/03/11 - "4th of July":
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 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. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
3. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 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.
4. Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at RJ's Restaurant and Pun AND the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News. DETAILS: http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1966/45th-Reunion-Letter-2011.doc; CONTACT: Dee Hodges Bartram at firstname.lastname@example.org -OPEN REUNION!
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, see: www.nnhs1961.org and contact Gary Fitzgerald at Fitz43@cox.net or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961
6. Saturday, September 17, 2011 -Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at email@example.com - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!
7. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Be on the lookout for "snail mail" in early May. - CLASS OF 1956
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/05/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Just mail it directly to my home.
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
"Happy 4th of July" Title clip art courtesy courtesy of http://macgwyn.typepad.com/the_websterswelcome_to_ou/2010/07/happy-4th-of-july.html - 07/04/11
Animated "4th of July" Banner courtesy of - 07/04/06
Stars clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.patswebgraphics.com/4th/4thofjulybouquet.html - 07/02/08
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
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marineswho served in the South Pacific during WWII.
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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