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07/07/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Gustav Mahler's 155th Birthday

“If I weren't the way I am, I shouldn't write my symphonies.”

- Gustav Mahler
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7 July 1860 - 18 May 1911)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I've been celebrating Mahler's birthday for years and years now, but then haven't we all?!?

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jQZ_zHNMfY - Mahler: Symphony No. 1: Movement 1 - Part 1 of 2, Leonard Bernstein conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kayQQPnfedE&NR=1 - Mahler: Symphony No. 1: Movement 1 - Part 2 of 2, Leonard Bernstein conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Mahler:

Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer, he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era. After 1945 the music was discovered and championed by a new generation of listeners; Mahler then became one of the most frequently performed and recorded of all composers, a position he has sustained into the 21st century...

A technical device much used by Mahler is that of "progressive tonality", which Deryck Cooke describes as "the procedure of resolving a symphonic conflict in a different key from that in which it was stated"[139], and which is often used "to symbolise the gradual ascendancy of a certain value by progress from one key to another over the whole course of a symphony".[142] This technique was also used by Mahler's Danish contemporary Carl Nielsen. Mahler first employed the device in an early song, Erinnerung ("Memory"), and thereafter used it freely in his symphonies. For example, the predominant key of the First Symphony is D major; at the beginning of the Finale, the "conflict" movement, the key switches to F minor, and only after a lengthy battle gets back to D, near the end. The Second Symphony begins in C minor and ends in E flat.[139] The movements of the Fifth Symphony progress successively from C-sharp minor to A minor, then D major, F major and finally to D major.[119] The Sixth Symphony, unusually for Mahler, begins and ends in the same key, A minor, signifying that in this case the conflict is unresolved.[143]



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
 
   Happy Birthday today to      Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND      Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

13 - James Stidham ('57) AND  Bobby Jeffries ('63)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

July 07, 1865 - American Civil War: Four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln were hanged.


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

July 07, 1915 - World War I: End of First Battle of the Isonzo.

July 07, 1915 - An International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashed near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15.

July 07, 1915 - Militia officer Henry Pedris was executed by firing squad at Colombo, Ceylon - an act widely regarded as a miscarriage of justice by the British colonial authorities.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

July 04, 1941 - Nazi Germans massacred Polish scientists and writers in the captured Polish city of Lwów.

July 04, 1941 - The Burning of the Riga synagogues: The Great Choral Synagogue in German occupied Riga was burned with 300 Jews locked in the basement.

July 04, 1942 - The 250 day Siege of Sevastopol in the Crimea ended when the city fell to Axis forces.

July 04, 1943 - The Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history and the world's largest tank battle, began in Prokhorovka village.

July 04, 1943 - In Gibraltar, a Royal Air Force B-24 Liberator bomber crashed into the sea in an apparent accident moments after takeoff, killing sixteen passengers on board; only the pilot survived.

July 04, 1946 - The Kielce pogrom against Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland transpired.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Wednesday, July 07, 1965 - Actress Mo Collins was born Maureen Ann Collins in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Wednesday, July 07, 1965 - The Prime Minister of Israel, Moshe Sharett (משה שרת) (b. Moshe Shertok [משה שרתוק] on 16 Oct 1894 in Kherson in the Russian Empire) died in Jerusalem, Israel at the age of 70.



 

“If you stumble, rise up, go on.”

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

 


From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 07/04/15 - "Stay Safe!":
 

  Thanks, Tina!
 
 


From Jim Rohn's Newsletter - 07/06/15 - "4 Things You Can Learn from Your Child":
 
4 Things You Can Learn from Your Child

Refresh your perspective on life and practice being child-like.
by Jim Rohn

Remember the master teacher once said 2,000 years ago, “Unless you can become like little children, your chances are zero; you haven’t got a prayer.” This is a major consideration for adults.

Be like children, and remember there are four ways to be more like a child no matter how old you get…

1. Curiosity

Be curious; embrace childish curiosity. What will kids do if they want to know something bad enough? You’re right. They will bug you. Kids can ask a million questions. You think they’re through, then they’ve got another million. They will keep plaguing you. They can drive you right to the brink.

Kids use their curiosity to learn. Have you ever noticed that while adults are stepping on ants, children are studying them? A child’s curiosity is what helps them to reach, learn and grow.

2. Excitement

Learn to get excited like a child. There is nothing that has more magic than childish excitement. So excited that you hate to go to bed at night… that you can’t wait to get up in the morning… that you’re about to explode. How can anyone resist that kind of childish magic?

Now, once in a while I meet someone who says, “Well, I’m a little too mature for all that childish excitement.” Isn’t that pitiful? You’ve got to weep for these kinds of people. All I’ve got to say is, “If you’re too old to get excited, you’re old.” Don’t get that old.

3. Faith

Faith is childish. How else would you describe it? Some people say, “Let’s be adult about it.” Oh, no. No. Adults too often have a tendency to be overly skeptical. Some adults even have a tendency to be cynical.

Adults say, “Yeah. I’ve heard that old positive line before. It will be a long day in June before I fall for that positive line. You’ve got to prove to me it’s any good.” See, that’s adult, but kids aren’t that way.

Kids think you can get anything. They are really funny. You tell them, “We’re going to have three swimming pools.” And they say, “Yeah. Three. One each. Stay out of my swimming pool.” See, they start dividing them up right away, but adults are not like that. Adults say, “Three swimming pools? You’re out of your mind. Most people don’t even have one swimming pool. You’ll be lucky to get a tub in the backyard.”

You notice the difference? No wonder the master teacher said, “Unless you can become like little children, your chances, they’re skinny.”

4. Trust

Trust is a childish virtue, but it has great merit. Have you heard the expression “Sleep like a baby”? That’s it. Childish trust. After you’ve gotten an A+ for the day, leave it in somebody else’s hands.

Curiosity, excitement, faith and trust. That is a powerful combination to bring (back) into our lives.


It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”

- Yogi Berra
(
b. 12 May 1925)


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/01/15 - "Texas Humor (#23 in a series of 33)":
 

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!
 
 


BONUS MUSICAL CROSS STITCH PATTERN:

http://www.crosstitch.com/search?f=mup09 - Marv Schier's Music Page - Not free, but easy - and only $2.99 for the pattern (online download)!


BONUS AUSTRIAN RECIPES:

http://www.austrianrecipes.net/ - Austrian Recipes - "Hello and welcome to austrianrecipes.net. I was born and raised in Vienna and want to create a unique Austrian recipe site with all the delicious recipes that Austria has to offer. So you don't have to wait until the next time you get to Vienna to enjoy your Schnitzel or Apfelstrudel.. now you have the chance to cook your favourite meal at home! I hope you will enjoy your homemade masterpieces and I will see you soon on austrianrecipes.net."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/06/15:

1. Only in America......can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

2. Only in America......are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.

3. Only in America......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

4. Only in America......do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

5. Only in America......do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

6. Only in America......do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in thedriveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

7. Only in America......do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.

8. Only in America......do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

9. Only in America......do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.

10. Only in America......do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 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, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ brothersbc@msn.com or Pauline Collins Shofner @ pcshofner@verizon.net
http://nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1965/50-Year-Reunion-Letter-2015.docx 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/03/15

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


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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!    
             


Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Movement 1

Composed by Gustav Mahler (07 July 1860 - 18 May 1911), 1888


Midi of Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Movement 1 (sequenced by Robert Van Herk) courtesy
of
http://www.classicalmidi.co.uk/mahler.htm - 07/06/10

First Image of Gustav Mahler courtesy of http://www.classical-composers.org/comp/mahler - 07/07/06

Second Image of Gustav Mahler courtesy of http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4801501 - 07/07/06

Red and Blue Diamond Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars18.html - 07/05/07

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

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!!

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Thanks, Janice!

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