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07/20/15 - 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=06CUZn4Fc2U - Keep 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=-UjzqoguIGs&NR=1 - Keep the Home Fires Burning - Renee Meyer - great vintage images

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCyESeXq3Q4 - Keep the Home Fires Burning - John McCormack, 1917 - watch the spinning record


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

   Happy Birthday this week to:

22 - Jerry Saunders ('57) AND    Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA 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 AND Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA;

27 - Raymond Ellenson ('63) AND   Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents),      Katelyn Mansfield of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

July 20, 1941 - Soviet leader Joseph Stalin consolidated the Commissariats of Home Affairs and National Security to form the NKVD and named Lavrenti Beria its chief.

July 20, 1942 - The first unit of the Women's Army Corps (WACS) began basic training in Des Moines, Iowa.

July 20, 1944 -
Adolf Hitler survived an assassination attempt (known as the 20 July plot) led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg. The bomb exploded at Hitler's Rastenburg headquarters. Hitler was only wounded.

July 20, 1944 - Franklin D. Roosevelt won the Democratic Party nomination for the fourth and final time at the 1944 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

July 20, 1945 - The US Congress approved the Bretton Woods Agreement.

July 20, 1946 - The US Congress's Pearl Harbor Committee ruled that Franklin D. Roosevelt was completely blameless for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and called for a unified command structure in the armed forces.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Tuesday, July 20, 1965 - Revolutionary Batukeshwar Dutt (b. 18 Nov 1910 in Kanpur, British India[1] / Village Oari in Burdwan district, British India[2]) died of tuberculosis in New Delhi, India at the age of 54.



From My Friend, Susan, of NC
- 07/16/15:

 

“One of the most Godlike expressions of the human soul is the act of forgiveness. Everyone is wronged at some point by someone, and many suffer serious wrongs… Forgiveness is mortality’s mirror image of the mercy of God.”

- Dallin H. Oaks, October 1989
(b. 12 Aug 1932)


    Thanks so much, Susan!


        From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 07/19/15 - "Bob Hope in WWII ":

Bob Hope in WWII

If this doesn’t make you teary eyed you are too young to remember. Things sure have changed. For the younger ones, maybe this will give you a hint of why the older ones are so upset about what is happening today.

Here's a history lesson for today:

Alan Alda first saw Bob Hope in WWII. Until the day he died his dad never ever missed a Bob Hope special. Alan remembered him laughing and crying at every show but he never understood why. Now he knows.

A little travel back in time.

Warning. This might make your eyes wet! Those were the days - jokes were funny, not disgusting, and the girls were dressed to make them look pretty, not vulgar. This is some great, priceless footage. It makes me thankful that I am old enough to have lived in the time of Bob Hope.

http://biggeekdad.com/2011/02/bob-hope-christmas/

     Thank you so much, George!


    From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/18/15:

  My latest creation

   GASP! I couldn't resist sharing this with everyone, Chris! It's absolutely gorgeous!

 
 


    From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of LA - 07/19/15:
 

       Thanks, Laura! This applies equally well to yarn to crochet (and, I suppose, to knit). One can never have enough yarn!
 
 


“I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.

- Yogi Berra
(
b. 12 May 1925)


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC -  07/18/15 - "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs (#3 in a series of 8)":

  Thanks, Dools!

 

 
 


BONUS  KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING, UMM, SOMETHING...:

http://www.theartblog.org/2015/04/shelley-spector-keep-the-home-fires-burning-at-the-pma/


BONUS KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING RECIPES:

http://blog.homeexchange.com/blog/stories-with-sandra/keep-home-fires-burning/ - Sandra Harris Ramini's Keep the Home Fires Burning (Christmas in July) - "Happy Christmas! I’m told that I might offend some of my readers by using Christmas to describe this fabulous festive time. I simply don’t believe it. Here in Britain we couldn’t be more multi-cultural or diverse if we tried, yet with remarkable tolerance and good sense not one of our many diverse communities makes a fuss. Everyone understands that Father Christmas is not about religion, he’s about tradition. In fact, Christmas puddings mince pies (not meat, but sweet fruit in gooey sauce) holly, ivy, robins, mistletoe and all the rest of it is Britain at its most traditional. Isn’t that why millions of visitors pour into these islands every year? Because no one does tradition quite like us?"


FINALLY:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/19/15:

Day 752 - My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another houseplant.

Day 761 - Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded; must try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair...must try this on their bed.

Day 762 - Slept all day so that I could annoy my captors with sleep deprivation, incessant pleas for food at all hours of the night.

Day 767 - Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body in an attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was...Hmmm. Not working according to plan.

Day 768 - I am finally aware of how sadistic they are. For no good reason I was chosen for the water torture. This time, however, it included a burning foamy chemical called "shampoo." What sick minds could invent such a liquid? My only consolation is the piece of thumb still stuck between my teeth.

Day 771 - There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary confinement throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the foul odor of the glass tubes they call "beer." More importantly I overheard that my confinement was due to MY power of "allergies." Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.

Day 774 - I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and may be snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The bird, on the other hand, has got to be an informant. He has mastered their frightful tongue, something akin to mole speak, and speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room, his safety is assured. But I can wait, it is only a matter of time...


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.
SEE: http://.www.nnhs1965typhoon.myevent.com/;
http://nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1965/50-Year-Reunion-Letter-2015.docx 

CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ brothersbc@msn.com or Pauline Collins Shofner @ pcshofner@verizon.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/15/15

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


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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

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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