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07/14/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Bastille Day

“No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population
by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe
than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments
and tyrants and armies cannot stand.”

- J. Michael Straczynski
(b. 17 July 1954)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Are you hearing the strains of La Marseillaise yet?

   My mama    the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999), 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 - La Marseillaise, French National Anthem (French / English translations - complete with errors)

BONUS #2 - La Marseillaise, Roberto Alagna

BONUS #3 - La Marseillaise, Mireille Mathieu

BONUS #4 - La Marseillaise - 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.


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

"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[citation needed].

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.[1] 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.


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastille_Day

http://french.about.com/library/weekly/aa071400.htm

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/99bastilleday.html


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Carol Smith Saunders ('63) (d. 08/04/17) AND Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

16 -  Dianne Adams Puckette ('65) of VA;

17 - Barbara Hinson Ellis ('63) AND Stevie Gordon Watson ('66) AND Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of VA AND  My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL;

18 - Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!

19 - Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA AND  Mannie Smith ('57) AND  Sylvia Midgett Mullins Brown ('70) of VA;

20 - Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX;

21 -  Gail Lucado Phelps ('68) of VA and her twin brother,  the late Dale Lucado ('68) (d. 20 Feb 2012)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


 

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, 1933 -Gleichschaltung: In Germany, all political parties were outlawed except the Nazi Party.

July 14, 1940 - A force of German Ju-88 bombers attacked Suez, Egypt, from bases in Crete.

July 14, 1941 -
Vichy French Foreign Legionaries signed an armistice in Damascus, which allowed them to join the Free French Foreign Legion.

July 14, 1945 -
American battleships and cruisers bombarded the Japanese home islands for the first time.


THIS DAY IN 1968:

Saturday, July 14, 1968 - The 8th Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore, Michael Palmer, was born Michael Anthony Palmer in Singapore.

Saturday, July 14, 1968 - Author and poet Konstantin Paustovsky (b. Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky [Константи́н Гео́ргиевич Паусто́вский] on 31 May [O.S. 19 May] 1892 in Moscow, Russian Empire) died in Moscow, Soviet Union at the age of 76.



From My Friend, Susan, of NC
- 07/14/15:
 

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.

- James E. Faust
(31 July 1920 - 10 Aug 2007)


    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/14/17:
 

  Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/12/18 - "A new case from exposure and the result is 3rd degree burns.":
 
https://wtvr.com/2018/07/12/spotsylvania-teen-suffers-third-degree-burns-from-hogweed-plant/   

<This poor landscaper>

This plant seems to be growing in more cities and states, than first expected. It was first reported as rare and found that was not true.

Extreme care should be used in killing it, or risk the possibility of 3rd degree burns, and possible permanent blindness. * One thing they are saying is that if by chance a person, or animal is exposed to the sap to go inside, and wait several days. The burns are caused by the sun, after being exposed. The plant nullifies the body's natural protection from the sun. Very scary about the susceptibility for 7 years. Word needs to get out so people will not suffer.

   YOWZERONI! Thank you, Shari! Y'all be careful!


From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 07/12/17 - "Enjoy!":
 

I like these videos for the beautiful pictures and inspiring words. It takes a little over 3 minutes and is worth the time.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/moBvLFbFdJ4

   OOH! Thank you, Wayne!


  From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 07/11/16:

     Thanks, Carlene!
 
 


“Even Napoleon had his Watergate.”

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


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/30/18 - "Some Great Ones (#14 in a Series of 16)":
 
  Thank you, Shari!
 
 


 
BONUS BASTILLE DAY CROCHET PATTERNS:
http://crochet.craftgossip.com/its-bastille-day-crochet-something/2013/07/14/ and http://www.stitch-story.com/2012/09/crochet-signet-ring.html - It’s Bastille Day. Crochet Something! - "Signet Ring"

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 KNITTING:
Bastille Day – Knitting in 18th Century France


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! "

Quiche Lorraine - "It's a delicious way to start a meal!"

Bastille Day Recipes - "Fine Cuisine with Art Infusion - 'To cook is to create. And to create well... is an act of integrity, and faith.' "


FINALLY:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/13/18:

 
Teacher: "Class, we'll have only half a day of school today morning."

Students: "Yaaayyy!"

Teacher: "We'll have the other half this afternoon."


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, September 12, 2018 -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, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Cove Tavern, Newport News City Center, 711 Lakefront Commons, Newport News, VA. All food and beverages will be paid by each participant. The attire will be casual, and is OPEN to all NNHS graduates.
SATURDAY: Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Visit http://nnhs68.myevent.com, and contact lindameredith@verizon.net


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/01/18

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

"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! 


La Marseillaise

Written and composed by 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!
Marchons, marchons,
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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Bunting Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/fourthofjuly-htm/july_lines.htm - 07/13/09

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

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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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