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07/10/11 - NNHS Newsletter - In the Summertime

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”

- Sam Keen

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Throughout the year whenever I think of summer, I think of this song.  It sounds happy and silly and a little bit outrageous!

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc9wIzi96_E - In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Summertime_%28Mungo_Jerry_song%29:

"In the Summertime" is a song recorded in 1970 by the British pop-blues band Mungo Jerry. Written by the group's leader Ray Dorset, this song, which celebrates the carefree days of summer, reached the Number 1 position on charts around the world (including seven weeks in the UK), Number 1 for 2 weeks in Canada, and Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the US. It is considered one of the highest selling singles of all time with an estimated 5-10 million copies sold.[1] It was also the year-end top seller of 1970 in the UK singles chart...


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

Mungo Jerry are an English rock group whose greatest success was in the early 1970s, though they have continued throughout the years with an ever-changing line-up, always fronted by Ray Dorset. They are remembered above all for their hit "In the Summertime". It remains their most successful and most instantly recognizable song.[1] Their name was inspired by the poem Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer, from T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.[1] According to Joseph Murrell's The Book of Golden Discs (1978), 'Mungomania' was possibly the most startling and unpredicted pop phenomenon to hit Britain since The Beatles...[2]


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Bobby Maddy ('57) AND      Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

13 - James Stidham ('57);

15 -   Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA;

17 - Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of VA AND        My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0709.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Tuesday, July 9, 1861
BRIGADES BUNCH BEYOND BUCKHANNON

There was little military action conducted today, but that didn’t mean that things weren’t in the works. McClellan was moving brigades around, with three at Buckhannon and one at Philippi, in preparation for a planned action against Robert S. Garnett. As usual, McClellan greatly outnumber his opponent; as usual he didn’t believe it and waited until more forces could be gathered. The attack was to be aimed in the direction of Laurel Hill and Rich Mountain.

Saturday, July 9, 1864
FUMBLING FEDERAL FORCES FACE FEARSOME FOE

It wasn’t really the the fault of the men in Blue that they did poorly at the Monocacy River in Maryland today. Raw recruits, short-term enlistees, a few veterans on leave--it was a rag-tag force of 6000 defenders that Gen. Lew Wallace cobbled together to oppose the 18,000 Confederates of Jubal Early who were marching on Washington. Losing a third of their force, including 1200 missing or captured, they nevertheless delayed Early’s march for a day. A part of the regular army’s Sixth Corps was rushing up from City Point, Va. to assist in Early's ouster.
 


TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0708.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Wednesday, July 10, 1861
ROSECRANS READIES REGIMENTS’ RALLY

Finally deciding that he had enough manpower, Gen. George McClellan directed Gen. William Rosecrans to attack the Confederate forces of Robert S. Garnett at Laurel Hill and Rich Mountain. With three brigades of infantry as well as a cavalry detachment, Rosecrans’ force greatly outnumbered their opponents. However, the attack was slowed by extremely uneven land and unfamiliar roadways, and the actual battle wound up being delayed a day.

Sunday, July, 10 1864
EARLY ENTRANCE EXCITES EMOTIONS


Fear, panic and a great desire to be elsewhere gripped residents of Washington, D.C. today. Included among the relocation victims were Abraham and Mary Lincoln, who normally spent the summer at the Soldier’s Home but were summoned back to the White House as the Confederate forces of Jubal Early approached the outer suburbs. Fighting flared in Rockville and Gunpowder Ridge, as Lew Wallace continued to defend with raw recruits, 100-day men, and convalescent veterans.


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/09/11, 10:16 AM AND 11:38 AM - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest -   April Ann Stokes":

CBD,
 
Thanks so much for putting April's link in the NL! You don't have to sign in to Facebook in order to vote--click on the link--then click on "vote" above her photo and it takes you to a sign on page for Facebook IF--again IF--you want to share the link through your Facebook account.
 
Click on the link--click on vote--and when you are then sent to the Facebook sign on--click off the, you're done---unless you want to share through Facebook.
 
Don't trouble yourself with Facebook---it is confusing--after vote--leave!!:-)
 
Thanks again,
 
TC!
"R"

==========

CBD,
 
CORRECTION to my last email--you DO HAVE TO VOTE THROUGH "YOUR" Facebook account--however, you do not have to stay logged in to your account!! There is a button that you must click to stay logged in or you simply do as the logged in page says---place your vote--and then click off. You are not logged in any longer.
 
So, as usual you were right!! Evidently Facebook has hooked up with Gerber to promote both?? Sorry for the confusion, but I only know what I'm told--until I learn the truth!:-)
 

Link to vote for April’s photo for the Gerber baby photo contest. You can vote every day. Tell all your friends.

http://apps.facebook.com/gerberphotosearch/entry/38262/april.aspx

Thanks,

I'll leave you alone for awhile now and stop bugging ya!!

TC!
"R"

   Well, of course, we'll run April's contest entry every day remaining in July, Wayne Honey! What a doll baby she is!   


   From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 07/09/11 - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest -  Greyson":

Had to send this too, Carol....

Cheryl

http://apps.facebook.com/gerberphotosearch/entry/98420/greyson-.aspx

   AHA! Another one of your adorable grandbabies!  And just as I was about to ask Adrienne if I could post April's link on her Facebook page, I noticed that one of her girlfriends has posted her own baby's link there, so that can't really happen!

   So here's the deal, Chickadees: we'll carry both babies' links here through the end of the month:

Gerber Baby Photo Contest
 

http://apps.facebook.com/gerberphotosearch/entry/38262/april.aspx

http://apps.facebook.com/gerberphotosearch/entry/98420/greyson-.aspx


   Thanks, Cheryl!


  Peggy Johnson Janke ('60) of OH - 07/08/11:

Ok, birthday is August 15, and yes, you can publish my email address. Thanks for all the work you do to keep everyone in touch.

http://nnhs65.com/SITE-MAP.html

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

     http://nnhs65.com/contact-ALL.html

          http://nnhs65.com/contact-1960.html

   Gotcha and gotcha! Thanks, Peg - and you're welcome!


    From Bonnie Loughran Marshall (Hampton HS - '65) of MN - 07/09/11 - "New e-m Address":

Hi Carol...
 
Just a reminder re my new e-mail address below....I'm not receiving the Newsletters anymore :(
 
Hope you're all settled in the new place!
 
Thank You :D

   Hey, Bonnie!  I double checked your address, and I'm sending it to your new correct one; maybe all my announcements are hiding in your spam folder. I'll try sending it from two different mailings (Yahoo and Google). I hope one of them will work!

   We're not settled yet, but we're getting there - thanks, Bonnie!


   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 07/08/11 - "Historic Building in Downtown NNews":

Not sure if you got this from anyone else but here is the story on the old Coca Cola office. I never remember it's being used as the Coca Cola building but I guess I missed that growing up.

http://www.dailypress.com/news/newport-news/dp-nws-donated-building-20110707,0,1959312.story
 
 

Newport News couple donates historic building to charity group

 

NEWPORT NEWS — An historic 19th century building in downtown has a chance to be reborn again thanks to a donation by a Newport News couple.

Alex and Joanie Michalos donated the former Coca-Cola Bottling Works Building at 33rd Street and Huntington Avenue, to Youth Challenge, a faith-based substance abuse center located a block away, on 33rd and Warwick Boulevard.

The building, which Alex Michalos believes was built in 1898, was renovated to become the Coca-Cola building starting in about 1916, according to a Newport News history book published in the 1920s.

He said the building, which has been vacant for a decade or longer, was recently appraised for $135,000.

"We wanted to put it in good hands, and that's what we've done with Youth Challenge," said Michalos, a retired attorney who has owned the building for about 20 years.

Troy Collier, Youth Challenge director, said the donation is "a very good thing." He said they don't expect to use it for Youth Challenge operations, but to somehow use it to benefit the community.
 

Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Photo by Joe Lawlor, Daily Press
This late 19th century building at the corner of Huntington Avenue and 33rd Street was the home of the former Coca-Cola Bottling Works Inc. It also was the former offices of the Daily Press from 1899 to 1904. The building is being donated by owners Alex and Joanie Michalos to the Youth Challenge non-profit organization.

"We're looking at it to see what we want to do with it," Collier said. "The community has been good to us."

Michalos said the boarded-up building will need renovations, but he believes it has a chance to appreciate in value because of the pending $70 million Apprentice School development in downtown. The shipyard's Apprentice School project will include the new school, retail, housing and a parking garage.

The donated building has a long history, including being the Daily Press offices from 1899-1904. He said he believes, although he couldn't say for certain, that Coca-Cola outgrew the building he owned and constructed a new building one block over, the sandy-colored building that still has the Coca-Cola insignia inscribed on the façade. The donated building still has machines in its basement that were used to manufacture the bottle-cap removers that were made at the bottling plant, Michalos said.

The couple said they have been interested in downtown, especially since they moved to the historic Huntington Heights neighborhood more than 30 years ago.

"We thought we were on the cutting edge of a downtown revival," Joanie Michalos said about moving to Huntington Heights. "We're still waiting.

Historic site donated

Alex and Joanie Michalos have donated an historic, late-19th century building in downtown to Youth Challenge, a non-profit substance abuse treatment center. Youth Challenge is determining what to do with the building, which at one time was a Coca-Cola bottling plant and the former Daily Press offices.

Copyright © 2011, Newport News, Va., Daily Press

   WOWZERS! I always wondered what this old building was! Thanks so very much for bringing this to my attention, F.A.; I had missed it completely!


    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 07/09/11 - "coffee crusted steak":

This sounds odd.....but I fixed this tonight and thought you'd like to try it....it was maybe the BEST steak I've ever had.........

Janice

Coffee Crusted Steak

 

2 (8 oz) ribeye steaks
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
ground coffee (hazelnut)
1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tbsp. butter

 

Season steaks with salt & pepper, then cover with ground coffee. Heat a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, and add the butter and olive oil, and heat until the butter is just browned. Cook steaks for 3 minutes on each side. Let rest on a plate covered with foil for 5-10 minutes before serving.

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Janice! I don't drink coffee or use it in cooking, but the mere mention of steak is making me drool!    Maybe I can find some way to adapt this - hope so!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/08/11 - "A poem":

This will make you think about relationships old and new....and bring a tear. 
Love you guys!
Judy

Without the drama that preceded it nor the must send or else – not new but a reminder …


                               Around the
                        corner I have a friend,
                             In this great
                         city that has no end,
                            Yet the days go
                         by and weeks rush on,
                              And before I
                        know it, a year is gone.
                            And I never see
                          my old friend's face,
                             For life is a
                        swift and terrible race,
                                He knows
                        I like him just as well,
                             As in the days
                         when I rang his bell.
                              And he rang
                     mine but we were younger then,
                             And now we are
                            busy, tired men.
                                Tired of
                        playing a foolish game,
                            Tired of trying
                            to make a name.
                              'Tomorrow' I
                        say! 'I will call on Jim
                              Just to show
                       that I'm thinking of him.'
                              But tomorrow
                        comes and tomorrow goes,
                              And distance
                      between us grows and grows.
                               Around the
                        corner, yet miles away,
                               'Here's a
                   telegram sir,' ' Jim died today.'
                            And that's what
                     we get and deserve in the end.
                               Around the
                       corner, a vanished friend.

                              Remember to
                       always say what you mean.
                    If you love someone, tell them.

Because when you decide that it is the right time it might be too late...

                             Seize the day.
                          Never have regrets.
                         And most importantly,
                       stay close to your friends
                    and family, for they have helped
                make you the person that you are today.

   Thank you, Dearest Judy!


  From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 07/08/11 - "good one":

WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!!....

Here's the way it should be:

Let's put the seniors in jail and the criminals in nursing homes.

This would correct two things in one motion:

Seniors would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.

They would receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs, etc.

They would receive money instead of having to pay it out.

They would have constant video monitoring, so they would be helped instantly... if they fell or needed assistance.

Bedding would be washed twice a week and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.

A guard would check on them every 20 minutes.

All meals and snacks would be brought to them.

They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.

They would have access to a library, weight/fitness room, spiritual counseling, a pool and education...and free admission to in-house concerts by nationally recognized entertainment artists.

Simple clothing - i.e.. Shoes, slippers, pj's - and legal aid would be free, upon request.

There would be private, secure rooms provided for all with an outdoor exercise yard complete with gardens.

Each senior would have a P.C., TV, phone and radio in their room at no cost.

They would receive daily phone calls.

There would be a board of directors to hear any complaints.....

The guards would have a code of conduct to be strictly adhered to, with attorneys available, at no charge to protect the seniors and their families from abuse or neglect.

As for the criminals:

They would receive cold food.

They would be left alone and unsupervised.

They would receive showers once a week.

They would live in tiny rooms, for which they would have to pay $5,000 per month.

They would have no hope of ever getting out.

"Sounds like justice to me!"

(If you agree, pass this on!)

     GIGGLES! Thanks, Cookie!


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/08/11:

The best answer to the question asked in an interview, "Where do you see yourself in 5 years' time?"

 . . . "In the mirror as always . . "


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, August 4, 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 . 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.

3. 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 dhbartram@cox.net - OPEN REUNION!

4. 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

5. 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 evelynfish@msn.com - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

6. 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


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/05/11

BLOG:

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


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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com

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

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048

 


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!    
              


In the Summertime

Written by Ray Dorset (b. 21 Mar 1946)

Recorded by Mungo Jerry, 1970


Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh

In the summertime when the weather is high
You can stretch right up and touch the sky
When the weather's fine
You got women, you got women on your mind
Have a drink, have a drive
Go out and see what you can find

If her daddy's rich take her out for a meal
If her daddy's poor just do what you feel
Speed along the lane
Do a ton or a ton an' twenty-five
When the sun goes down
You can make it, make it good in a lay-by

We're no grey, people
We're not dirty, we're not mean
We love everybody but we do as we please
When the weather's fine
We go fishin' or go swimmin' in the sea
We're always happy
Life's for livin' yeah, that's our philosophy

Sing along with us
Dee dee dee-dee dee
Dah dah dah-dah dah
Yeah we're hap-happy
Dah dah-dah
Dee-dah-do dee-dah-do dah-do-dah
Dah-do-dah-dah-dah
Dah-dah-dah do-dah-dah

Alright ah
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh

When the winter's here, yeah it's party time
Bring your bottle, wear your bright clothes
It'll soon be summertime
And we'll sing again
We'll go drivin' or maybe we'll settle down
If she's rich, if she's nice
Bring your friends and we'll all go into town

Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh

In the summertime when the weather is high
You can stretch right up and touch the sky
When the weather's fine
You got women, you got women on your mind
Have a drink, have a drive
Go out and see what you can find

If her daddy's rich take her out for a meal
If her daddy's poor just do what you feel
Speed along the lane
Do a ton or a ton an' twenty-five
When the sun goes down
You can make it, make it good in a lay-by

We're no grey, people
We're not dirty, we're not mean
We love everybody but we do as we please
When the weather's fine
We go fishin' or go swimmin' in the sea
We're always happy
Life's for livin' yeah, that's our philosophy

Sing along with us
Dee dee dee-dee dee
Dah dah dah-dah dah
Yeah we're hap-happy
Dah dah-dah
Dee-dah-do dee-dah-do dah-do-dah
Dah-do-dah-dah-dah
Dah-dah-dah do-dah-dah


 


"In the Summertime" midi courtesy of http://www.thomas-distributing.com/midi.htm - 06/29/07

"In the Summertime" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/songs/m/mungojerry27629/inthesummertime1054672.html - 07/10/07

Sun clip art courtesy of http://thejourneyinward.net/sunclipart/sunclipart.html - 10/19/05

Rising Sun Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars9.html - 04/11/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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!

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 02/16/09

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