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07/05/17 - 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 believe I've always loved this song.

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

BONUS #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkcPMOYwj70 - I Believe - Tom Jones (The video is grainy, but it's Tom Jones! )

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 1967:

Wednesday, July 05, 1967 - Absolutely nothing happened anywhere in the world today - or so it would seem.


We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see.”

- Boyd K. Packer   
(10 Sept 1924 - 03 July 2015)


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/04/17:

  From http://www.amightygirl.com/:

In celebration of Independence Day, we remember a little known hero of the American Revolutionary War, 16-year-old Sybil Ludington. At approximately 9 pm on April 26, 1777, Sybil, the eldest daughter of Colonel Henry Ludington, climbed onto her horse and proceeded to ride 40 miles in order to muster local militia troops in response to a British attack on the town of Danbury, Connecticut -- covering twice the distance that Paul Revere rode during his famous midnight ride.

Riding all night through rain, Sybil returned home at dawn having given nearly the whole regiment of 400 Colonial troops the order to assemble. While the regiment could not save Danbury from being burned, they joined forces with the Continental Army following the subsequent Battle of Ridgefield and were able to stop the British advance and force their return to their boats.

Following the battle, General George Washington personally thanked Sybil for her service and bravery. Although every American school child knows the story of Paul Revere, unfortunately few are taught about Sybil Ludington's courageous feat and her contribution to war effort.

 
 

To introduce your children to Sybil's story, we highly recommend "Sybil’s Night Ride," a picture book for children 4 to 8 (http://www.amightygirl.com/sybil-s-night-ride), "Sybil Ludington’s Midnight Ride," an early chapter book for ages 6 to 9 (http://www.amightygirl.com/sybil-ludington-s-midnight-ride), and "Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary War Rider" for ages 8 to 12 (http://www.amightygirl.com/sybil-ludington-war-rider).

She is also one of 20 women featured in the fascinating book, "Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue," recommended for teens and adults alike, 13 and up, at http://www.amightygirl.com/women-heroes-of-the-american-revolution.

Sybil was also the focus of an episode of Liberty's Kids, the animated educational historical fiction television series -- you can find the complete series at http://www.amightygirl.com/liberty-s-kids
For an excellent book that explores women's contribution to the American Revolution, check out "Founding Mothers" for ages 7 to 12 at http://www.amightygirl.com/founding-mothers -- or the version for adult readers, "Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation," at http://amzn.to/232324x.

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Domi!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/05/17:

  Thank you, Joan!
 
 



 
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 07/04/16:
 
     Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
 
 


  From Me ('65) of NC - 07/04/17:

 
 
 


“We're lost, but we're making good time.”

- Yogi Berra
(
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)


   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - "21 Pictures Only Baby Boomers Will Understand (#15 in a Series of 21)":

  21 Pictures Only Baby Boomers Will Understand 

#15: There Was ONE TV. And, surprise, we didn't argue all night about who should get to watch their favorite show. Most of the time, we all liked the same shows!! 

   Thank you, Sarah Sugah!

 
 


BONUS BELIEVE FILET CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/home-decor/filet-crochet-pattern-believe/81551 - Believe in the Word - $5.00


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 - 07/05/15:

A New Yorker was forced to take a day off from work to appear for a minor traffic summons. He grew increasingly restless as he waited hour after endless hour for his case to be heard.

When his name was called late in the afternoon, he stood before the judge, only to hear that court would be adjourned for the rest of the afternoon and he would have to return the next day.

"What for?!?!?" he snapped at the judge.

His honor, equally irked by a tedious day and sharp query, roared out loud: "Twenty dollars contempt of court! That's why!"

Then, noticing the man checking his wallet, the judge relented, "That's all right. You don't have to pay now."

The young man replied, "I know. But I'm just seeing if I have enough for two more words."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 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. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion. SEE: http://www.nnhsclassof67.myevent.com/ 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17

BLOG:

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


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


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

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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