- NNHS Newsletter
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 - Pack Up Your Troubles
BONUS #2 - Pack Up Your Troubles - Spike Jones, 1942
BONUS #3 - 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
, 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, Best Dressed Girl in the Class 1959, of NC AND the late Billy Roady, Most Typical Boy in the Class of 1960 (d. 05 Dec 2019) AND Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1970:
July 22, 1970 - Rugby league player Steve Carter was born in Australia, possibly in New South Wales.
July 22, 1970 - Ice hockey player and coach Sergei Zubov (Сергей Зубов) was born Sergei Alexandrovich Zubov in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.
July 22, 1970 - Journalist and author George Johnston (b. George Henry Johnston on 20 July 1912 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) died in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia two days after his 58th birthday.
|“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:
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 07/22/20,
Good morning on HUMP DAY!
Here's hoping that all of you are at the top of the mountain of things to do this week by noon today and ready to hit the downward slope to reach the valley below by Friday at 5. How to do it? With a clear head and an open mind and open heart as well. For when we combine high energy, a good mind and an open heart gracing our life, we all do better.
Have a great day and be kind to old Clyde if you see him on the trail. Wake up, Clyde.
From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 07/20/19, 2:25 AM:
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA -
From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 07/21/19 AND From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 07/21/19:
you, Jane and Mark!
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/21/18:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 07/21/19:
always beats batting — and vice-versa.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
BONUS KIT BAG CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUS KIT BAG KNIT PATTERNS:
BONUSPACK AND GO RECIPES: