- NNHS Newsletter - Bastille Day
“No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population
J. Michael Straczynski
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This marks but our third observance of this French holiday here together:
As I reported last year, my mama, the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25), used to sing me the first verse of La Marseillaise every July 14. Unfortunately, I thought the title alone (much like the German umlauted "u") was virtually impossible for all but natives of the language to learn, so I never bothered to memorize the anthem myself. Add that to my list of life's regrets.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K1q9Ntcr5g - La Marseillaise, French National Anthem (French / English translations - complete with errors)
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqZ4GQ5ZPME - La Marseillaise, Roberto Alagna
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_8dafLxLcI - La Marseillaise, Mireille Mathieu, 1989
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GubbhQuHISY - La Marseillaise, Mireille Mathieu again, but with a great slide show
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=werf88C7lkA - Clip from Casablanca (1942) **** - At the behest of Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), the French resist the Nazis with an emotional rendition of La Marseillaise to drown out a group of German soldiers singing Die Wacht am Rhein.
BONUS #6 - http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Bastille-Day/Detail.aspx - Bastille Day Recipes:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quiche-Lorraine-I-2/Detail.aspx - Quiche Lorraine
BONUS #7 - http://labellecuisine.com/archives/Index%20-%20Bastille%20Day%20Recipes.htm - Bastille Day Recipes
"La Marseillaise" ("The [Song] of Marseille"; French pronunciation: [la maʁsɛˈjɛz]) is the national anthem of France. It was written and composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in 1792 and adopted in 1795 as the nation's first anthem. It is also the first example of the European march style of anthem.
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle wrote "La Marseillaise" in Strasbourg on 25 April 1792. Its original name was "Chant de guerre pour l'Armée du Rhin" ("War Song for the Army of the Rhine") and it was dedicated to Marshal Nicolas Luckner, a Bavarian-born French officer from Cham. It became the rallying call of the French Revolution and received its name because it was first sung on the streets by volunteers (fédérés) from Marseille upon their entry into Paris on 30 July 1792 after a young volunteer from Montpellier called François Mireur had sung it at a patriotic gathering in Marseille and the troops adopted it as the marching song of the National Guard of Marseille. A newly graduated medical doctor, Mireur later became a general under Napoléon Bonaparte and died in Egypt at 28.
The song's lyrics reflect the invasion of France by foreign armies (from Prussia and Austria) which was ongoing when it was written; Strasbourg itself was attacked just a few days later. The invading forces were repulsed from France following their defeat in the Battle of Valmy.
"La Marseillaise" was screamed during the levée en masse and met with huge success.
The Convention accepted it as the French national anthem in a decree passed on 14 July 1795, making it France's first; but it was then banned successively by Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, and Napoleon III, only being reinstated briefly after the July Revolution of 1830. During Napoleon I's reign Veillons au Salut de l'Empire was the unofficial anthem of the regime and during Napoleon III's reign Partant pour la Syrie. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries "La Marseillaise" was recognised as the anthem of the international revolutionary movement and in 1871, it was adopted by the Paris Commune. Eight years later in 1879, it was restored as France's national anthem, and has remained so ever since.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow
Fulcher ('64) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
20 - Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX;21 - The Lucado Twins, Gail and Dale ('68) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0714.htm - INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/07/11 - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest - April Ann Stokes" AND From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 07/09/11 - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest - Greyson":
Here's the deal, Chickadees: we'll carry both
babies' links here through the end of the month:
Thanks, Wayne Honey - and Cheryl!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 07/13/11 - "Have a great time being 14 with Eleanor, Cheryl and Adrienne":
|Would love to be there!
Thanks so much, Jean! We're off to a great rowdy time, complete with much goofy silliness, and wish you were here with us, too! What a hoot that would be!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 07/13/11 - "PEW Test":
|This is a terrific and incredibly easy
test. And it shows results in a number of ways. It clearly indicates
that the majority of Americans don't have a clue about what's going on
in the world. No wonder our politicians take such advantage of us. It's
astonishing that so many people got less than half right. These results
say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue, and that's
There are no tricks here - just a simple
test to see if you are current on your information. This is quite good
and the results are shocking.
YOWZERS - WOWZERS! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 07/13/11 - "New pistol from COLT":
|COLT is coming out with a new pistol in honor of our lawmakers.
It will be named the “Congressman”.
It doesn’t work and you can’t fire it.
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/13/11:
|A man was on a beach
when he discovered an old lamp in the sand. He rubbed it and a genie
The genie said "I will grant you three wishes. The only condition is that you cannot wish for more wishes."
"Alright," said the man, "I wish for more genies."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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 email@example.com -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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/05/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to email@example.com; or
Just mail it directly to my home.
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle,
25 Apr 1792
(10 May 1760 - 26 June 1836)
1. Allons enfants de la Patrie
Le jour de gloire est arrivé
Contre nous de la tyrannie
|: L'étendard sanglant est levé :|
Entendez vous dans nos campagnes
Mugir ces féroces soldats?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras,
Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes!
Aux armes citoyens!
Formez vos bataillons!
Qu'un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons.
2. Que veut cette horde d'esclaves
De traîtres, de Rois conjurés?
Pour qui ces ignobles entraves,
|: Ces fers dès longtemps préparés? :|
Français! pour nous, ah! quel outrage!
Quels transports il doit exciter!
C'est nous qu'on ose méditer
De rendre à I 'antique esclavage!
3. Quoi! des cohortes étrangères
Feraient la loi dans nos foyers!
Quoi ! ces phalanges mercenaires
|: Terrasseraient nos fiers guerriers :|
Grand Dieu! par des mains enchaînées
Nos fronts sous le joug se ploieraient!
De vils despotes deviendraient
Les maîtres de nos destinées!
4. Tremblez, tyrans!
et vous, perfides,
L'opprobre de tous les partis,
Tremblez! vos projets parricides
|: Vont enfin recevoir leur prix. :|
Tout est soldat pour vous combattre,
S'ils tombent, nos jeunes héros,
La terre en produit de nouveaux
Contre vous tout prêts à se battre.
5. Français! en guerriers magnanimes
Portez ou retenez vos coups.
Épargnez ces tristes victimes
|: A regret s'armant contre nous. :|
Mais ces despotes sanguinaires,
Mais ces complices de Bouillé,
Tous ces tigres qui sans pitié
Déchirent le sein de leur mère!
6. Nous entrerons dans la carrière,
Quand nos aînés n'y seront plus
Nous y trouverons leur poussière
|: Et les traces de leurs vertus. :|
Bien moins jaloux de leur survivre
Que de partager leur cercueil,
Nous aurons le sublime orgueil
De les venger ou de les suivre.
7. Amour sacré de la Patrie
Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs!
Liberté, Liberté chérie!
|: Combats avec tes défenseurs. :|
Sous nos drapeaux, que la victoire
Accoure à tes mâles accents,
Que tes ennemis expirants
Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire!
"La Marseillaise" midi and full French lyrics courtesy of http://ingeb.org/songs/allonsen.html - 07/13/10
"Happy Bastille Day" Titles courtesy of http://www.wondercomments.com/holidays/bastille/ - 07/13/09
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)
Bunting Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/fourthofjuly-htm/july_lines.htm - 07/13/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09 (page 24 has Austin's babies)
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