- NNHS Newsletter - Bastille Day
“No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population
J. Michael Straczynski
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Are you hearing the strains of La Marseillaise yet?
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=R3IvXo0W1YI - La Marseillaise, Mireille Mathieu
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM-E2H1ChJM - 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.
"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.
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 07/12/13, 2:29 PM - " BOBBY BALL, NNHS '63":
WOULD YOU PLEASE POST THE FOLLOWING:
WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GET TOGETHER FOR BOBBY ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 13TH, 6:30 PM AT ANGELO'S ON J. CLYDE MORRIS BOULEVARD.
MOST OF US HAVE NOT SEEN BOBBY IN 50 YEARS. IF ANYONE WISHES TO COME, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT TYPHOONJIM44@JUNO.COM OR 757-438-0287. I WILL NEED TO FURNISH A HEAD COUNT TO ANGELO'S.
WHAT SUPER FUN! Thanks, Jimmy! Here ya go! Y'all have a great time, and tell Bobby Hi for me!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday tomorrow to
Carol Smith Saunders ('63)
Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL;
18 -Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57);
20 - Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
July 14, 1933 -The Nazi eugenics begins with the proclamation of the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring that calls for the compulsory sterilization of any citizen who suffers from alleged genetic disorders.
July 14, 1940 -
A force of German Ju-88 bombers attacked Suez,
Egypt, from bases in Crete.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
Sunday, July 14, 1963 - Columnist Phil Rosenthal was born.
NEW ON SITE:
http://www.nnhs65.com/chapman-cab.html - brand new page!
From My Friend, Roshana, of NC - 07/13/13 - "Pina Colada Fruit Dip":
COLADA FRUIT DIP
1 small pkg. coconut cream instant pudding mix
3/4 cup Cool Whip
1 cup milk
1 cup crushed pineapple, undrained
In a bowl, blend together the pudding mix, cool whip, and milk with a hand mixer for 2 minutes. Fold in the pineapple. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and serve with fresh fruit.
YUMMY! Thanks, Roshana!
From Me ('65) of NC - 07/1313 - "Lazy Cake Cookies":
1 box of yellow or white cake mix
2 eggs, beaten,
1 stick melted butter,
2 cups chocolate chips.
Mix together and bake in buttered 9" X13" pan on 350 for 20 minutes.
When cooled, cut into squares
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 07/01/13 - "Freedom":
|The Ultimate Freedom
By Rev. Dr. Carolyn Porter
Freedom is presently on our mind: Independence Day is upon us.
BONUS BASTILLE DAY CROCHET PATTERNS:
It’s Bastille Day. Crochet Something! - "Signet Ring"
http://www.aliciakachmar.com/blog/craft/macarons-sil-vous-plait/ - Macarons, S'il Vous Plait - Surprise surprise, I am better at making crochet macarons than the real-deal edible versions. Not macarOOns mind you, but the delicate French macaron, an almond-based meringue sandwich cookie. (It feels demeaning to call it a “cookie”). I have baked chocolate and pistachio macarons, but they didn’t quite turn out perfectly, the meringue tops and bottoms falling a little flat. Since making them and tasting various macarons in New York, I always meant to design a crochet version…."
BONUS BASTILLE DAY RECIPES:
Bastille Day Recipes
- "Vive la France! Instead of storming a
Parisian prison, march into that kitchen and get cooking... Liberté,
Égalité, Fraternité - And Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner: cook up a feast
worthy of King Louis XVI, but attainable to everyone of course! "
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quiche-Lorraine-I-2/Detail.aspx - Quiche Lorraine - "It's a delicious way to start a meal!"
http://labellecuisine.com/archives/Index%20-%20Bastille%20Day%20Recipes.htm - Bastille Day Recipes - "Fine Cuisine with Art Infusion - 'To cook is to create. And to create well... is an act of integrity, and faith.' "
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/13/13:
One night a
police officer was staking out a particularly rowdy bar for
possible DUI violations. At closing time, he saw a fellow
tumble out of the bar, trip on the curb, and try his keys in
five different cars before he found his. Then he sat in the
front seat fumbling around with his keys for several
minutes. Everyone else left the bar and drove off. Finally
he started his engine and began to pull away.
The police officer was waiting for him. He stopped the driver, read him his rights and administered the Breathalyzer test. The results showed a reading of 0.0. The puzzled officer demanded to know how that could be.
The driver replied, "Tonight I'm the designated decoy.”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 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. Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - Get Together for Bobby Ball ('63) at 6:30 PM at Angelo's on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. CONTACT: Jimmy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-438-0287. He will need to furnish a head count to Angelo's.
3. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 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.
4. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/13/13
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
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
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Animated Tiny 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
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