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07/20/11 - NNHS Newsletter
Keep the Home Fires Burning

“The world must be made safe for democracy.”

- Woodrow Wilson, April 2, 1917
(28 Dec 1856 - 03 Feb 1924)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is another WWI era song that               my mama (the late Maxine Frix Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999) used to sing to       my sister (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and me when we were little girls.  It was one of my favorites - and it still is.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06CUZn4Fc2UKeep the Home Fires Burning - moving slide show

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-VxFm71vZc&NR=1 - Keep the Home Fires Burning - Rosa Ponselle

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iYhIRkeF80&NR=1 Keep the Home Fires Burning - Cerys Matthews

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UjzqoguIGs&NR=1 Keep the Home Fires Burning - Renee Meyer - great vintage images

BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCyESeXq3Q4 Keep the Home Fires Burning - John McCormack, 1917 - watch the spinning record

BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jeQJHk_Hjo&NR=1Keep the Home Fires Burning - Jo Burgess - great vintage images


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_the_Home_Fires_Burning_%281914_song%29

Keep the Home-Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home) is a British patriotic First World War song composed by Ivor Novello with words by Lena Gilbert Ford (whose middle name was sometimes printed as "Guilbert"), published first during 1914.

The song was published first as 'Till the Boys Come Home on October 8, 1914 by Ascherberg, Hopwood, and Crew Ltd. in London[1]. A new edition was printed during 1915 with the name Keep the Home-Fires Burning[1]. The song became very popular in the United Kingdom during the war, along with It's a Long Way to Tipperary.

James F. Harrison recorded Keep the Home-Fires Burning during 1915, as did Stanley Kirkby during 1916. Another popular recording was sung by tenor John McCormack during 1917, who was also the first to record It's a Long Way to Tipperary during 1914...


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The Lucado Twins,   Gail and   Dale ('68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

26 -       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND     Bill Roady ('60) of VA;

27 - Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents),     Katelyn Mansfield of NC!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0720.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Saturday, July 20, 1861
PREPARATIONS PRECEDE PRECIPITOUS PERIL

Generals on both sides maneuvered their forces today and made their plans for a battle to be fought on the fields of north Virginia almost in sight of Washington. From Centerville, from Winchester, from the Shenandoah Valley came the Confederates. Joseph Johnston was their commander, and he planned an attack on the Federal left. Federal commander McDowell, whose men had been retreating from Centerville in terrible heat with little water or rations, likewise planned to attack his enemy’s left. Near the little town of Manassas ran the creek called Bull Run.

Monday, July 20, 1863
CINCINNATI CHAMBER CANS CULTURAL COWARDS


In our study of the War Between the States it would be a mistake to concentrate so hard on battles and campaigns that we forget about the civilians. As in all countries in wartime there was the normal work of daily life to get done, crops to raise, books to balance and business in general to tend to. There was also a desire to contribute to the war effort, though, and today the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce took a stand as their contribution. They expelled 33 members from the organization for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Union. How many of these were actual Confederate sympathizers is not recorded.


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 Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/19/11 - "Vote NO on Foxnews then pass this along":

I gladly forward this one!! Not on my watch!!

Go to FOX and vote NO on banning the American flag in America. VOTE !!! This is disgusting, to put it mildly. Your voice needs to be heard.

This is just sickening. Only 76.15% have voted on the FOX poll to NOT ban the flag in school and something like 18.0% voted YES, to ban it. What is going on in this country??

Fox is running a poll about whether the flag should be banned in schools in order not to inflame Hispanic students. The poll is being sandbagged by SEIU and we should mount a counter action if you agree with me that the flag should be taken down for no one.

Moveon.org, funded by George Soros, Organizing for America , and SEIU, "Service Employee International UNION", have been twittering today to go to Fox Poll and vote to BAN the American Flag and right now it is still working (18%).

Take 10 seconds & SHOW THEM WHAT TRUE PATRIOTS BELIEVE!!!


GO HERE NOW:
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/05/06/american-flag-banned-america/

   YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Thank you, Wayne Honey! This is unconscionable! As of 22:22 tonight the vote had improved to 85.4% NO vs. 10.69% YES, but that's still completely outrageous!

   Typhoon Family, y'all know what to do!


      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 07/19/11 - "Where have these pics been hiding for the past 65 years?":

Where have these pics been hiding for the last 65 years?

http://bigpicture.posterous.com/some-very-rare-unusual-wwii-photographs

   WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Phil - these are fascinating!


  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 07/19/11 - "How old is grandma?":

How Old Is Grandma?    
                                                                                                                                

Stay with this -- the answer is at the end.  It will blow you away.

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The Grandmother replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

*       television
*       penicillin
*       polio shots
*       frozen foods
*       Xerox
*       contact lenses
*        Frisbees and
*       the pill

There were no:

*       credit cards
*       laser beams or
*       ball-point pens

Man had not invented:

*       pantyhose
*       air conditioners
*       dishwashers
*       clothes dryers
*       and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
*       man hadn't yet walked on the moon
 

How old is Grandma???
 

Your Grandfather and I got married first . . And then lived together.  

Every family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
And after I turned 25, I still called every man older than me, "Sir".
We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense. 

We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent. 

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.  

Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started. 

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.  

We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios. 

And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.  

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan' on it, it was junk.  

The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam. 

Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.

We had 5&10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.

And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, .. . . But who could afford one?
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon. 

In my day:

*      "grass" was mowed,

*      "coke" was a cold drink,

*      "pot" was something your mother cooked in and

*      "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.  

*      "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,  

*      "chip" meant a piece of wood,

*      "hardware" was found in a hardware store and

*     "software" wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap... And how old do you think I am?

I'll bet you have this old woman in mind...you are in for a shock!

Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time. 

 

 


This woman would be only 59 years old.

GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.......
PASS THIS ON
TO THE OLD ONES,
THE YOUNG ONES WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

   YIKES!!! Thanks, Jay Sweetie!


From My Friend Emily of NC - 07/19/11:

A birth certificate shows you were born.
A death certificate shows you have died.
A photo album shows you have lived.
 
Every month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

Give this heart to everyone you don't want to
lose in 2011 including me if you care.

'Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.'

A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.

If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

The best vitamin for making friends...... B1.

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

the heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge..

One thing you can give and still keep...is your word.

You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself.

If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.

Ideas won't work unless ' You' do.

Your mind is like a parachute...it functions only when open.

The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime!

It is never too late to become what you might have been.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.. So love the people who treat you right.. Forget about the ones who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own
lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong.. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late. I don't want to let that happen so I'm going to tie you to my heart so I never lose you.

Send this to all your friends including me and see how many you get back. Even send it to your balloons that you think have flown away forever. You may be surprised to see it return.

Send this heart to everybody that has touched your life in a positive way. Thank you for being in my life!!!

 

   Thank you so much, Miss Emily!


  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 07/19/11 - "Tough Biker":

A tough looking group of bikers were riding when they saw a girl about to jump off a bridge so they stopped.

The leader, a big burly man, gets off his bike and says, "What are you doing?"

"I'm going to commit suicide," she says.

While he did not want to appear insensitive, he didn't want to miss an opportunity so he asked... "Well, before you jump, why don't you give me a kiss?"

So she does... And it was a long, deep lingering kiss.

After she's finished, the biker says, "Wow!  That was the best kiss I have ever had.  That's a real talent you are wasting.  You could be famous.  Why are you committing suicide?"

 

"My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl......"  (I sure didn't see that one coming.)

       Thanks, Norris Sweetie - neither did I!


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/19/11:

Way to keep healthy level of insanity in the workplace

1. Page yourself over the intercom. (Don't disguise your voice.)

2. Find out where your boss shops and buy exactly the same outfits. Always wear them one day after your boss does. (This is especially effective if your boss is a different gender than you are.)

3. While sitting at your desk, soak your fingers in "Palmolive."

4. Put up mosquito netting around your cubicle.

5. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask them if they want fries with that.

6. Put your garbage can on your desk. Label it "IN."

7. Determine how many cups of coffee are "too many."

8. Put decaf in the coffeemaker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.

9. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sexual favors."

10. If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.

11. When driving colleagues around insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep 'em tuned up."

12. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what YOU think?"

13. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head like a Parakeet.

14. Sit in the parking lot at lunchtime pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.

15. Ask your co-workers mysterious questions and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something about "psychological profiles".
 


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 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 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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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
   

 


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Keep the Home Fires Burning

Lyrics by Lena Gilbert Ford (1870 – 07 Mar 1918)

Music by Ivor Novello (David Ivor Davies) (15 Jan 1893 - 06 Mar 1951), 1914


They were summoned from the hillside,
They were called in from the glen,
And the Country found them ready
At the stirring call for men.
Let no tears add to their hardship,
As the Soldiers pass along
And although your heart is breaking,
Make it sing this cheery song.

REFRAIN :
Keep the Home-fires burning,
While your hearts are yearning,
Though your lads are far away
They dream of Home;
There's a silver lining
Through the dark cloud shining,
Turn the dark cloud inside out,
Till the boys come Home.

Over seas there came a pleading,
"Help a Nation in distress!"
And we gave our glorious laddies,
Honor made us do no less.
For no gallant Son of Freedom
To a tyrant's yoke should bend,
And a noble heart must answer
To the sacred call of "Friend!"


"Keep the Home Fires Burning" midi courtesy of http://pdmusic.org/1900s.html - 07/20/11

"Keep the Home Fires Burning" lyrics courtesy of http://pdmusic.org/1900s/14kthfb.txt - 07/20/11

"Wake Up, America!" Image courtesy of http://www.jcs-group.com/military/war1914us/1917patriotism1.html - 07/20/11

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!

Blue Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/fourthofjuly-htm/july_lines_2.htm - 07/20/11

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

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