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Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag
“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love,
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 old WWI song to my sister (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and me often to teach us a valuable lesson about bearing our burdens gracefully. It still comes readily to my mind whenever I need to refresh that thought.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqeeb6P1j_w - Pack Up Your Troubles
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKXi7zOtqhs - Pack Up Your Troubles - Spike Jones, 1942
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fess7jUWbGo&feature=related - Pack Up Your Troubles - The Andrews Sisters and Dick Haymes
|"Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, and Smile, Smile, Smile" is the full name of a World War I marching song, published in 1915 in London. It was written by George Henry Powell under the pseudonym of "George Asaf", and set to music by his brother Felix Powell. A play presented by the National Theatre recounts how these music hall stars rescued the song from their rejects pile and re-scored it to win a wartime competition for a marching song. It became very popular, boosting British morale despite the horrors of that war. It was one of a large number of music hall songs aimed at maintaining morale, recruiting for the forces, or defending Britain's war aims|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to Jerry
Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA
, UT -
'04) of UT!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1967:
Saturday, July 22, 1967 - Journalist and activist Lauren Booth was born Sarah Jane Booth in Islington, London, England.
Saturday, July 22, 1967 - Poet and historian Carl Sandburg (b. Carl August Sandburg on 06 Jan 1878 in Galesburg, Illinois) died of natural causes in Flat Rock, North Carolina at the age of 89.
|“A grateful heart … comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those around us for all that they bring into our lives.”|
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/22/17:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!|
From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 07/21/17 - "Please Support Riverview Farm Park at Meetings July 25, 27":
Support Riverview Farm Park at Meetings July 25, 27
Please note the information in this message as well as on our website
Two more Public Meetings for the Draft Comprehensive Plan presentation.
· Tuesday July 25, 6-8 PM, Denbigh Community Center, 15198 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News
· Thursday July 27, 6-8 PM, Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive, Newport News
The Comprehensive Plan covers many issues that we as citizens have an interest in. It’s worth our time to examine these and express our opinion on them.
Our group is emphasizing the City Farm. We need to have a lot of people supporting the park attend these meetings and providing input, written and spoken. Comment cards will be available at the meeting. The pdf attached also has the cards that you can print out, fill in, and either hand in at one of the meetings or mail to
City of Newport News
Department of Planning
Attn: Britta Ayers
City Hall, 2nd Floor
2400 Washington Ave.
Newport News, VA 23607
or send as an attachment by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please tell the planning people that we want the City Farm to be shown as a park on the Future Land Use Map. The City Farm is zoned as a park now and we want to keep it that way and to open it up to the public in the near future. As a park it will provide much needed access to the James and Warwick Rivers and will relieve crowding at Huntington Park.
The meetings will be open house format, scheduled between 6 and 8 PM (which means you don't need to attend for the entire 2 hours, but stay as long as you can and talk with other people about the City Farm).
There will be a presentation at 6:30 p.m. at each meeting to introduce the plan to the public and then answer questions. There will be several stations set up with copies of the draft plan and key maps so that attendees can take a closer look at the plan – if they haven’t reviewed it yet online – and ask further questions and provide feedback. These stations will be open before and after the presentation.
You can view the Draft Comprehensive Plan at · Draft Comprehensive Plan
Please visit and encourage others to visit our website often for updates on the City Farm issue: http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/
Thanks for your interest and involvement. Both are needed to win this.
President, Citizens for Riverview Farm Park
Thank you for your diligence, Adrian!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 07/17/17:
|INDEED IT WAS! Thank you, Jerry!|
From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 07/21/17:
|TRUTH! Thank you, Mark!|
From Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 07/21/16:
|A LOT OF TRUTH THERE! Thank you, Brenda!|
|THAT TOO IS TRUE! Thank you, Jean!|
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/20/17 - "B-29":
I was always told the B 29 was built in Wichita (top secret) and they were flown out at night to their next destination...then on to Japan!
WOWZERONI! Thank you, Dools!
always beats batting — and vice-versa.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/10/17 - "Some Blooming Flowers To Brighten Your Day (#10 in a Series of 11)":
Wishing you a day filled with happy
thoughts and happenings!!!
OOH! Thank you, Shari!
BONUS KIT BAG CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUSPACK AND GO RECIPES:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Lyrics by George Henry Powell (27 Apr 1880 - 03 Dec 1951), 1915
Music by Felix Powell (23 May 1878 – 10 Feb 1942)
"Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag" midi courtesy of http://pdmusic.org/1900s.html - 07/21/11
"Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag" lyrics courtesy of http://pdmusic.org/1900s/15puytiyobk.txt - 07/20/11
"Smile" Image courtesy of http://vyanks.blogspot.com/2010/05/smile-please.html - 07/21/11
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)
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Brighton High School (UT) Logo courtesy of
http://www.jordandistrict.org/schools/high/brighton/index.htm - 08/02/07
J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of
http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07
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