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07/05/14 - NNHS Newsletter - I Believe

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality. This is why right,
temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(15 Jan 1929 - 04 Apr 1968)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I've always loved this song. 

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--j7wvtOi1s - I Believe - Frankie Laine

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5iu1ODufPM - I Believe - Tom Jones - PLUS In Dreams - beautiful video (A BONUS BONUS...)

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WiS0Fl-rJc&NR=1 - I Believe - Engelbert Humperdinck

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0cEWzN0OWM&NR=1 - I Believe - Robson & Jerome


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Believe_%281953_song%29:

"I Believe" is the name of a popular song written by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman in 1953.

I Believe was commissioned and introduced by Jane Froman on her television show, and became the first hit song ever introduced on TV. Froman, troubled by the uprising of the Korean conflict in 1952 so soon after World War II, asked Drake, Graham, Shirl and Stillman to compose a song that would offer hope and faith to the populace. In addition to Froman, "I Believe" has been recorded by many others, and has become both a popular and religious standard.

Frankie Laine had the big hit version of the song, which still holds the record for the most weeks spent at number one in the UK Singles Chart.[1] However, that total of 18 weeks was not consecutive, as the hit had three separate periods at number one in the UK.[1] For comparison the longest consecutive period at number one in the UK was 16 weeks by Bryan Adams with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (1991), whilst Wet Wet Wet spent 15 consecutive weeks there in 1994 with "Love Is All Around".[2]

During Laine's single's stay at number one, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned, Mount Everest was climbed and the England cricket team won back The Ashes after 19 years.[1]


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Doug Johnson ('57) of VA!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to   the late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11);

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

10 -   Nancy Gordon Schreier ('60) of VA AND    Bill Wynne ('63) of MD;

11 -    Bobby Maddy ('57) AND       Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN;

12 -     Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


THIS DAY IN WWII:

July 05, 1940 - The United Kingdom and the Vichy France government broke off diplomatic relations.

July 05, 1940 -
Romania allied itself with Nazi Germany. Germany invaded Romania on October 7, 1940, as part of Hitler's strategy of a single eastern front against the Soviet Union.

July 05, 1941 -
German troops reached the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.

July 05, 1943 -
The Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history (which would include the world largest tank battle at Prokhorovka village on July 12.) began as German tanks attack the Soviet salient.

July 05, 1943 - An Allied invasion fleet sailed for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).

July 05, 1943 - Liberation of the Philippines was declared.

July 05, 2002 -
Former Nazi SS officer Friedrich Engel was convicted of 59 counts of murder stemming from massacre of Italian resistance fighters on May 19, 1944.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Sunday, July 05, 1964 - Screenwriter and producer Ronald D. Moore was born Ronald Dowl Moore in Chowchilla, California.
 

 

     From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 07/04/14 - "Barber Shops???":

Hello Carol, 7-4-14

This morning I tried out my tired old (86) eyes on the Site Map.

I wanted to find a Barber Shop article that I had written about Jim Wilson's single chair shop on Buxton Avenue.

Couldn't find any Barber Shop articles.

Que pasa?

Fred Field, June '45.
Fullerton & Loma Linda, CA

    Fred, how can you be 86?!?  Oh.  Nevermind.....
 
   I don't have a cover page for all the various peninsula barber shops; they're scattered alphabetically throughout Our Old Stomping Grounds.
 
   Jim Wilson's Barber Shop even still contains your essay.
 
   I enlarged all the fonts on the SITE MAP - which should make it easier for both of us to read. Thanks for the idea!  That's assuming your browser accepted my "suggestion"; on my computer Mozilla did, but Google Chrome did not..... 

   The more I thought about it, the more I liked your suggestion of a grouping of barber shops, so I made a new page just for them (hope I didn't miss any of them!)

   Our Old Barber Shops - NEW ON SITE!

   Thanks so much, Fred!


          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of LA - 07/04/14 - "Family Fireworks":

  Here is our firework buying detail... Notice the patriotic Eagle in the pic... 'merica!

...We finished off the fireworks by shooting of 82nd airborne and a commando paratrooper for the grand finale... A lot of fun!

   Thanks so much, Brent! Such fun y'all are having!

Emeline, Joe, Tom, and Laura Laura and Brent Laura, Tom, Jacob, Jimmy,
Brent, Joe, and Emeline
Independence Day, Friday, July 4, 2014


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 07/04/14 - "If you like movies, you're going to love this video!":

If you like old movies, you're going to love this video!

Short clips from some really great classics!!!

For movie buffs 'of a certain age', this will bring back many fond memories! Someone sure did a yeoman's job compiling this!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/594Oxq4c0XA?feature=player_embedded

   OHHH, Jimmy, thank you so much! This is simply fabulous!


BONUS BELIEVE CROSS STITCH PATTERN:

http://ourpioneerhomestead.blogspot.com/2012/04/free-inspirational-cross-stitch-pattern.html - Believe - This could also be used as a Filet Crochet chart!


BONUS I CAN'T BELIEVE RECIPE:

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/lorraine-pascale/i-cant-believe-you-made-that-cake.html - I Can't Believe You Made That Cake - "This cake is made with chocolate cigarillos, but if you can't get them, use chocolate rolled wafers instead."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/04/14:

So there's this man with a parrot. And his parrot swears like a sailor, I mean he's a pistol. He can swear for five minutes straight without repeating himself.

The trouble is that the guy who owns the parrot is a quiet, conservative type, and this bird's foul mouth is driving him crazy.

One day, it gets to be too much, so the guy grabs the bird by the throat, shakes him really hard, and yells, "QUIT IT!"

But this just makes the bird mad and he swears more than ever.

Then the guy gets mad and says, "That's it. I'll get you." and locks the bird in a kitchen cabinet.

This really aggravates the bird and he claws and scratches, and when the guy finally lets him out, the bird cuts loose with a stream of invective that would make a veteran sailor blush.

At that point, the guy is so mad that he throws the bird into the freezer.

For the first few seconds, there is a terrible din. The bird kicks and claws and thrashes. Then it suddenly goes very quiet.

At first the guy just waits, but then he starts to think that the bird may be hurt. After a couple of minutes of silence, he's so worried that he opens up the freezer door.

The bird calmly climbs onto the man's outstretched arm and says, "Awfully sorry about the trouble I gave you. I'll do my best to improve my vocabulary from now on."

The man is astounded. He can't understand the transformation that has come over the parrot.

Then the parrot says, "By the way, what did the chicken do?"
 


 
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.

3. Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 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.

4. Wednesday, September 10, 2013 - 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.

5. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: www.nnhs1964.com and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or nnhs64@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/01/14

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802
 


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I Believe

Written by Ervin Drake (b. April 3, 1919), Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl,
and
Al Stillman
(26 June 1906 1979), 1953


I believe, for every drop of rain that falls,
A flower grows.
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night,
A candle glows.

I believe for everyone who goes astray,
Someone will come, to show the way,
I believe, I believe.
I believe, above the storm the smallest prayer,
Will still be heard.

I believe, that someone in the great somewhere,
Hears every word.
Every time I hear a newborn baby cry,
Or touch a leaf, or see the sky,
Then I know why, I believe!


I Believe" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.just-oldies.com/1937thru1956.htm - 06/28/10

"I Believe" Image courtesy of http://www.dabndoodle.com/note%20cards%20feb%2007.htm - 07/04/10

Silver Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

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 (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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