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07/18/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Look to the Rainbow

“Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold.
But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure
that your most important decision in the day simply consists
of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”

- Douglas Pagels

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Doncha just love to see a rainbow?!?

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhlXCTjjCdA -  Look to the Rainbow - Astrud Gilberto - no video

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTQDOmt33dg&NR=1&feature=fvwp - Look to the Rainbow - Petula Clark (live)

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VvFddxjmwA - Look to the Rainbow - Mormon Tabernacle Choir with soloist Shane Warby


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!

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

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

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

25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57)!

   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/thisday0717.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Wednesday, July 17, 1861
PATTERSON PONDEROUSNESS PROVES PROBLEMATICAL

Armies were on the move today. The main Federal force, under McDowell, was a disorganized shambles, dropping valuable equipment and supplies along the roadside because they proved too heavy to carry on the march. Fortunately for them, at the end of the march to Fairfax Court House they discovered more supplies, left behind by the Rebel army for similar reasons. Confederate commander P.G.T. Beauregard was nervous about being outnumbered, but Jefferson Davis reassured him that reinforcements, under Joseph E. Johnston, were on the way. Why was this so? Because Union Gen. “Granny” Patterson, who was supposed to keep Johnston’s men tied up in the Shenandoah, had retreated to Charles Town instead. Johnston and army hopped a train for a place called Manassas Junction.

Thursday, July 17, 1862
CURRENCY CONCERNS CAUSE CONFUSION

Did you ever wonder why, to this day, some of your bills will have a line on them telling you not to send payment in the form of cash, coins, “or stamps”? Who on earth would pay their bills with stamps?, you might say. It was indeed once the custom, as on this day President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill authorizing the use of postage stamps as legal tender. The reason was the extreme shortage of small coins, as the copper, silver and other metals which would have been used to make them was diverted into the war effort. Money came in a riotous confusion of denominations and issuers anyway, as “Illinois money” might be accepted in Ohio, or accepted at a discount, or not accepted at all. Paper stickers to prepay for postage was a relatively new custom anyway but at least people were used to it.


TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0718.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Monday, July 18, 1864
JOHNSTON JOINS JUSTIFIABLY JOBLESS


President Jefferson Davis, not unlike his Northern counterpart, ruled personally on the hiring and firing of generals of armies. Joining the ranks of the unemployed today was Joseph Eggleston Johnston. Davis had written that since he “express(ed) no confidence that you can defeat or repel” Sherman, who had just taken Atlanta, he was sacked and went into semi-retirement. His replacement today as commander of the Army of Tennessee was Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood.


REMINDER:

      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:

Gerber Baby Photo Contest
 

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

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


      From Phil Hammond ('64) - newly of FL - 07/16/11 - "Final Resting Place":

Hello all,

The Hammonds have relocated for the final time.  Both of us are finally retired and love it.  We now get to see our grandkids and go to their functions.

We sold the home in Park City and bought one in Jacksonville, Florida where we lived for 20 years before traveling around for work and the last 9 years in the ski industry.  My joints give me trouble but will find a way to play golf and ski several weeks in the winter.  I left my skis with a neighbor to make sure of that.

Carol, please post this,

Thanks
 

Our new address:
12768 Avalon Cove Drive S
Jax, Fl 32224

Email philhammond@comcast.net

Phil cell     904-610-7632
Sylvia cell  904-610-7919

   Congratulations, Phil - and Sylvia! I hope you're enjoying your new-old home as much as we are!


  From Delano Wray ('62) of MD - 07/17/11 - "Remove Del Wray (Delano) from Receiving Your Newsletter!":

Carol,

Please discontinue sending the newsletter to me! I really can't make time in my schedule to be on a computer. Hope this will save you a tiny bit of work. While my life is filled with fond memories, to go back in the past too often could rob me of the joy I have in the present. Still, you are providing an invaluable service to all NNHS graduates and I thank you for that. Keep up the good work! Thanks again,

Del Wray, (Delano), Class of 1962

   Certainly, Del! While we'll miss hearing from you, I can quite understand your feelings in this matter, and they are echoed by many people.  Best wishes in all that you do!


   From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 07/17/11 - "Celebrate !":

I just think this is so neat. It makes one think back to the times when America was a kinder, gentler place to live. You may have already seen other similar events take place around the U.S. as other groups have done this before...

Flash mob at Cape Cod supermarket on July 1, 2011.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5lbNXNn3CI&feature=player_embedded

   I do so love this! Thanks so much, Jack!


      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/16/11 - "Gift of Laughter":

LIFE AFTER DEATH
"DO YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER DEATH?" THE BOSS ASKED ONE OF HIS EMPLOYEES.
"YES, SIR," THE NEW EMPLOYEE REPLIED.
"WELL, THEN, THAT MAKES EVERYTHING JUST FINE," THE BOSS WENT ON. "AFTER YOU LEFT EARLY YESTERDAY TO GO TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S FUNERAL, SHE STOPPED IN TO SEE YOU!
 
 

PALM SUNDAY
IT WAS PALM SUNDAY AND, BECAUSE OF A SORE THROAT, FIVE-YEAR-OLD JOHNNY STAYED HOME FROM CHURCH WITH A SITTER. WHEN THE FAMILY RETURNED HOME, THEY WERE CARRYING SEVERAL PALM BRANCHES. THE BOY ASKED WHAT THEY WERE FOR. "PEOPLE HELD THEM OVER JESUS' HEAD AS HE WALKED BY." WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT, THE BOY FUMED. "THE ONE SUNDAY I DON'T GO, HE SHOWS UP.
 

CHILDREN'S SERMON  
ONE EASTER SUNDAY MORNING AS THE MINISTER WAS PREACHING THE CHILDREN'S SERMON, HE REACHED INTO HIS BAG OF PROPS AND PULLED OUT AN EGG. HE POINTED AT THE EGG AND ASKED THE CHILDREN, "WHAT'S IN HERE?" "I KNOW!" A LITTLE BOY EXCLAIMED. "PANTYHOSE ! " 
 

SUPPORT A FAMILY  
THE PROSPECTIVE FATHER-IN-LAW ASKED, "YOUNG MAN, CAN YOU SUPPORT A FAMILY?"
THE SURPRISED GROOM-TO-BE REPLIED, "WELL, NO. I WAS JUST PLANNING TO SUPPORT YOUR DAUGHTER. THE REST OF YOU WILL HAVE TO FEND FOR YOURSELVES."
 
 

FIRST TIME USHERS  
A LITTLE BOY IN CHURCH FOR THE FIRST TIME WATCHED AS THE USHERS PASSED AROUND THE OFFERING PLATES.
WHEN THEY CAME NEAR HIS PEW, THE BOY SAID LOUDLY, "DON'T PAY FOR ME DADDY I'M UNDER FIVE."
 
 

CLIMB THE WALLS  
"OH, I SURE AM HAPPY TO SEE YOU," THE LITTLE BOY SAID TO HIS GRANDMOTHER ON HIS MOTHER'S SIDE. "NOW MAYBE DADDY WILL DO THE TRICK HE HAS BEEN PROMISING US."
THE GRANDMOTHER WAS CURIOUS. "WHAT TRICK IS THAT?" SHE ASKED.
"I HEARD HIM TELL MOMMY THAT HE WOULD CLIMB THE WALLS IF YOU CAME TO VISIT," THE LITTLE BOY ANSWERED.
 

THE WATER PISTOL  
WHEN MY THREE-YEAR-OLD SON OPENED THE BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM HIS GRANDMOTHER, HE DISCOVERED A WATER PISTOL... HE SQUEALED WITH DELIGHT AND HEADED FOR THE NEAREST SINK.
I WAS NOT SO PLEASED. I TURNED TO MOM AND SAID, "I'M SURPRISED AT YOU. DON'T YOU REMEMBER HOW WE USED TO DRIVE YOU CRAZY WITH WATER GUNS?"
MOM SMILED AND THEN REPLIED..... "I REMEMBER!!"
  

GRANDMA'S AGE 
LITTLE JOHNNY ASKED HIS GRANDMA HOW OLD SHE WAS.
GRANDMA ANSWERED, "39 AND HOLDING."
JOHNNY THOUGHT FOR A MOMENT, AND THEN SAID, "AND HOW OLD WOULD YOU BE IF YOU LET GO?"

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/17/11 - "Take a Break":

... May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and
may nothing but happiness come through your door.

 Don't take life so seriously!

DANCE!
 

KISS A LOT!
 

RELAX IN NATURE!
 

HAVE FUN!


AND BE HAPPY!!!!


Today is International Disturbed People's Day.
Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend... Just as I've done.



I don't care if you lick windows,
Take the special bus
Or occasionally pee on yourself...
You hang in there sunshine, you're special.


Every sixty seconds you spend angry, upset or mad,
is a full minute of happiness you'll never get back.
 


Today's Message of the Day is:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly,
Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.

 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/17/11:
 
A man was just waking up from anesthesia after surgery, and his wife was sitting by his side. His eyes fluttered open and he said, “You are beautiful.”

Then he fell asleep again. His wife had never heard him say that, so she stayed by his side. A few minutes later, his eyes fluttered open and he said, “You are cute!”

The wife was disappointed because instead of “beautiful,” it was now “cute.” She said, “What happened to ‘beautiful’?”

Her husband replied, “The drugs are wearing off!”


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 Pub 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, August 27, 2011, NOON - Mike O'Neil's Irish Pub, Warwick Shopping Center - Reunion Luncheon for the 97th Rifle Company, USMC

6. 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!

7. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at jandcelliott@aol.com or 757-868-1111. - 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!    
              




Look to the Rainbow

Lyrics by
E.Y. Harburg (08 Apr 1896 – 05 Mar 1981); Music by Burton Lane (02 Feb 1912 – 05 Jan 1997), from Finian's Rainbow, 1946


On the day I was born,
Said my father, said he
I've an elegant legacy waiting for ye.
'Tis a rhyme for your lips
And a song for your heart
To sing it whenever the world falls apart

(chorus -)
Look, look, look to the rainbow
follow it over the hill and stream
look look look to the rainbow
follow the fellow who follows a dream.

'Twas a sumptuous gift
To bequeath to a child
Oh, the lure of that song kept me feet running wild
For you never grow old
And you never stand still
With whippoorwills singing beyond the next hill.
(chorus)...

So I pondered my heart
and I roamed the world free
To the east with the lark
To the west with the sea
And I searched all the earth
And I scanned all the skies
But I found it at last in my own true love's eyes.
(chorus)


“Look to the Rainbow” midi and lyrics courtesy of “The World's Most Haunting Melodies” -
 http://www.amaranthpublishing.com/haunting.htm - 07/15/07

Rainbow Image courtesy of http://www.woodenboat.net.nz/2006/Sailinriverhead.html - 07/16/07

Rainbow Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars13.html - 07/16/07

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

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

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