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07/16/14 - NNHS Newsletter - There's a Long, Long Trail

“You have heard the beat of the off-shore wind,
And the thresh of the deep-sea rain;
You have heard the song - how long? how long?
Pull out on the trail again!”

- Rudyard Kipling
(30 Dec 1865 - 18 Jan 1936)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

                  My mama (the late Maxine Frix Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999) used to sing this WWI era song to       my sister (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and me when we were little girls.  Sometimes she still does.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImAiEgJtd50 - There's a Long Long Trail - clip from Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There%27s_a_Long_Long_Trail_A-Winding:

"There's a Long, Long Trail" is a popular song of World War I. The lyrics were by Stoddard King (1889-1933) and the music by Alonzo "Zo" Elliott, both seniors at Yale.[1] It was published in London in 1914, but a December, 1913 copyright for the music is claimed by Zo Elliott.

In Elliott's own words to Marc Drogin shortly before his death in 1964, he created the music as an idle pursuit one day in his dorm room at Yale in 1913. King walked in, liked the music and suggested a first line. Elliott sang out the second, and so they went through the lyrics. And they performed it -- with trepidation -- before the fraternity that evening. The interview was published as an article in the New Haven Register and later reprinted in Yankee Magazine. It then appeared on page 103 of "The Best of Yankee Magazine" [ISBN 0-89909-079-6] In the interview he recalled the day and the odd circumstances that led to the creation of this historic song.[2]


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   Dianne Adams Puckette ('65) of VA!

 

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to  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!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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) (deceased 20 Feb 2012);

22 - Jerry Saunders ('57) AND     Bryce Bartel ( Brighton High , UT - '04) of UT;

23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

July 16, 1940 - Adolf Hitler ordered the preparations to begin on the invasion of England, known as Operation Sea Lion.

July 16, 1942 -
Holocaust: Vel' d'Hiv Roundup (Rafle du Vel' d'Hiv): the government of Vichy France ordered the mass arrest of 13,152 Jews who were held at the Winter Velodrome in Paris before deportation to Auschwitz. The round-up was part of an agreement between Pierre Laval and the Nazis. Germany had agreed to not deport French Jews if France arrested foreign Jews.

July 16, 1944 -
Soviet troops occupied Vilna, Lithuania, in their drive toward Germany.

July 16, 1945 - The leaders of the three Allied nations, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill, President of the United States Harry S Truman and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, met in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany.

July 16, 1945 -
Manhattan Project: the Atomic Age began when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon at the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico.

July 16, 1945 - The heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis left San Francisco with parts for the atomic bomb "Little Boy" bound for Tinian Island.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Thursday, July 16, 1964 - Poker player Phil Hellmuth was born Phillip Jerome Hellmuth, Jr. in Madison, Wisconsin.

Thursday, July 16, 1964 - Cyclist Miguel Indurain was born Miguel Indurain Larraya in Villava, Navarre, Spain.


NEWS FLASH:

     From Me ('65) of NC - 07/14/14 (repeated):

   There are several excellent deals on old Anchor yearbooks on eBay right now, particularly a 1963 and a 1964 edition.


  From Elizabeth Feathers Buchan (Hampton HS - '61) - 07/16/14 - "    Michael Morgan (Bethel HS - Class of 1979) Obit":

Carol,

Michael was the brother of    Zeb Morgan, class of 1961.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailypress/obituary.aspx?n=michael-alan-morgan&pid=171744314&fhid=4202

Thanks for all you do,

Elizabeth Buchan

   Thanks so much, Elizabeth! You and I must have spotted that obituary at the same time!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 07/15/14 - "Funeral Potatoes Recipe":

http://www.ourbestbites.com/2011/04/funeral-potatoes/ - Funeral Potatoes - "...Believe it or not, “Funeral Potatoes” is not actually their technical name–it’s usually something like Cheesy Potato Casserole. But these are often found served with ham on Easter dinner tables as well as luncheons following funerals which, shockingly, is how they got their name..."


     From Me ('65) of NC - 07/15/14 - "Kindness and Civility":

   
 
 


BONUS TRAIL OF TEARS CROCHET PATTERN:
Trail of Tears Afghan


BONUS TRAIL RECIPES:

Trail Recipes - "Gourmet recipes for backpackers so you can cook better meals on the trail."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/15/14:

It seems an elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years.

He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%. The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased you can hear again."

To which the gentleman replied, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will five times!"
 

 
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.

2. Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 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.

3. Wednesday, September 10, 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 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: www.nnhs1964.com and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or nnhs64@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/11/14

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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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802
 


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!    
             


There's a Long, Long Trail

Lyrics by Stoddard King (1889-1933)

Music by Alonzo "Zo" Elliott (1891-1964), 1914


Nights are growing very lonely,
Days are very long;
I'm a-growing weary only
List'ning for your song.
Old remembrances are thronging
Thro' my memory
Till it seems the world is full of dreams
Just to call you back to me.

Chorus:

There's a long, long trail a-winding
Into the land of my dreams,
Where the nightingales are singing
And a white moon beams.
There's a long, long night of waiting
Until my dreams all come true;
Till the day when I'll be going down
That long, long trail with you.

All night long I hear you calling,
Calling sweet and low;
Seem to hear your footsteps falling,
Ev'ry where I go.
Tho' the road between us stretches
Many a weary mile,
I forget that you're not with me yet
When I think I see you smile.

Chorus:

There's a long, long trail a-winding
Into the land of my dreams,
Where the nightingales are singing
And a white moon beams.
There's a long, long night of waiting
Until my dreams all come true;
Till the day when I'll be going down
That long, long trail with you.


"There's a Long, Long Trail" Midi courtesy of http://home.hiwaay.net/~singer/RealOldies.htm - 07/19/11 (sic)

"There's a Long, Long Trail" lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There%27s_a_Long_Long_Trail_A-Winding - 07/19/11 (sic)

Image of Long Winding Trail courtesy of http://slowlife.se/eng/destinations/sarek/trail.html - 07/19/11 (sic)

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!

Silver Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment...

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

Brighton High School (UT) Logo courtesy of http://www.jordandistrict.org/schools/high/brighton/index.htm - 08/02/07

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

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

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