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07/05/19 - 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 - I Believe - Frankie Laine

BONUS #2 - I Believe - Tom Jones (The video is grainy, but it's Tom Jones! )

BONUS #3 - I Believe - Engelbert Humperdinck

BONUS #4 - 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) (d. 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) (d. 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!


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 1969:

July 05, 1969 - Screenwriter and producer Jenji Kohan was born Jenji Leslie Kohan in Los Angeles, California.

July 05, 1969 - Author and screenwriter Armin Kõomägi was born in Moldova.

July 05, 1969 - Ice hockey player John LeClair was born John Clark LeClair in St. Albans, Vermont.

July 05, 1969 - Rapper, producer, actor, and director RZA was born Robert Fitzgerald Diggs in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York.

July 05, 1969 - Pianist and educator Wilhelm Backhaus (b. 26 Mar 1884 in Leipzig, German Empire) died at the age of 85.

July 05, 1969 - The designer of the John F. Kennedy Federal Building and Werkbund Exhibition, Walter Gropius (b. Walter Adolph Georg Gropius on 18 May 1883 in Berlin, German Empire), died in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 86.

July 05, 1969 - The 1st Kenyan Minister of Justice, Tom Mboya (b. Thomas Joseph Odhiambo Mboya on 15 Aug 1930 in Kilima Mbogo, Kenya Colony), was assassinated in Nairobi, Kenya at the age of 38.

July 05, 1969 - Director, producer, and screenwriter Leo McCarey (b. Thomas Leo McCarey on 1898 in Los Angeles, California) died of emphysema in Santa Monica, California at the age of 70.


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 Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA - 07/05/19:

  Thank you, Susan!
 
 


   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 07/02/18:

  Thank you, Jean! I needed that!
 
 


    From My Niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA - 07/05/19, 10:01 AM:

  Lessons I have learned.

   BOY HOWDY! Thank you, Renee!

 
 


    From My Friend, Daniel Pratt (Foothills Composite HS, Alberta - '02) of Alberta, Canada - 07/04/18:
 

  An oldie but a goodie.

       Thanks, Daniel!

 
 


From MaeLea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA - 07/05/19, 1:09 PM:
 

   Thanks, MaeLea!
 
 


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

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


BONUS BELIEVE KNIT PATTERN:

I Believe in Angels - beautiful designs for babies for downloadable purchase


BONUS I CAN'T BELIEVE RECIPE:

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. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 -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.
 
3. Friday, August 02, 2019 - Sunday, August 04, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net for registration forms.

4. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -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.

5. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE: www.nnhs1964.com;  CONTACT: David Spriggs at nnhs64@cox.net.    


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/18/19

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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PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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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."

THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Animated Sickly Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.allfreeclipart.com/smiley.html - 06/02/10

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07

Foothills Composite High School Provincials' logo courtesy of http://provincials.asaa.ca/page.cfm?s=70 - 05/34/13

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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

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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