07/29/15 - NNHS Newsletter
“Ours is a life of constant reruns. We're always circling back -
“Ours is a life of constant reruns. We're always circling back
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Do you ever having the feeling that you're living in a time loop and everything is just "déjà vu all over again," or is it just me??
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op0upKxdvLs - Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale - Right Back Where We Started From, 1975
|"Right Back Where We Started From" is a song written by Pierre Tubbs and J. Vincent Edwards which was first recorded in the middle of 1975 by Maxine Nightingale for whom it was an international hit. In 1989, a remake by Sinitta, then 25, reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart...|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Don Chaney ('66) of FL
Daughter, Adrienne Harty
IL / American School, IL) of NC AND
Claire Harty, of CA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
02 - Roy Parrish ('61) of CA AND Eddie Beasley ('64) of Panama AND the late Sandra Tilles Snyder ('65) (deceased 03/11/99);
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
1400 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|July 29, 615 - Pakal ascended the throne of Palenque at the age of 12.|
450 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
July 29, 1921 - Adolf Hitler became leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Thursday, July 29, 1965 - Vietnam War: The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrived in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
Thursday, July 29, 1965 - Baseball player and coach Luis Alicea was born Luis René Alicea de Jesús in Santurce, Puerto Rico.
Thursday, July 29, 1965 - Actor, producer, and screenwriter Dean Haglund was born in Oakbank, Manitoba, Canada.
Thursday, July 29, 1965 - Radio host Scott Ferrall was born in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, July 29, 1965 - Captain and politician Adam Holloway was born Adam James Harold Holloway in Faversham, Kent, England.
Thursday, July 29, 1965 - Soccer player Stan Koziol was born Joseph Stanley Koziol in Clifton, New Jersey. He died on March 3, 2014 at the age of 48 following a short battle with leukemia.
Thursday, July 29, 1965 - Author and academic Chang-Rae Lee was born in South Korea.
Thursday, July 29, 1965 - Guitarist and songwriter (Corrosion of Conformity) Woody Weatherman was born Woodroe Weatherman in Raleigh, North Carolina.
|“Everything can be taken
from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms -- to choose one's
own attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/28/15 - "32 Things That Will Disappear In Our Lifetime":
32THINGS ABOUT TO BECOME EXTINCT IN AMERICA
Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are pricing themselves out of existence, and are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.
31. Yellow Pages
29. Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs
23. Answering Machines
18. The Milkman
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 1950, over half of the milk delivered was to the home in quart bottles, by 1963, it was about a third and by 2001, it represented only 0.4% percent. Nowadays most milk is sold through supermarkets in gallon jugs. The steady decline in home-delivered milk is blamed, of course, on the rise of the supermarket, better home refrigeration and longer-lasting milk. Although some milkmen still make the rounds in pockets of the U.S. , they are certainly a dying breed.
17. Dial-up Internet Access
Dial-up connections fellen from 40% in 2001 to 10% in 2008. The combination of an infrastructure to accommodate affordable high speed Internet connections and the disappearing home phone have all but pounded the final nail in the coffin of dial-up Internet access.
News Magazines and TV News
Joined Handwriting (Cursive Writing)
While the TV evening newscasts haven't gone anywhere over the last several decades, their audiences have. In 1984, in a story about the diminishing returns of the evening news, the New York Times reported that all three network evening-news programs combined had only 40.9 million viewers. Fast forward to 2008, and what they have today is half that.
This is one of the saddest parts of the change story. The music industry is dying a slow death. Not just because of illegal downloading. It's the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing. Over 40% of the music purchased today is "catalog items," meaning traditional music with which the public is familiar. Older established artists. This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, "Appetite for Self-Destruction" by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, "Before the Music Dies."
According to the Consumer Electronics Association, 85% of homes in the U.S. get their television programming through cable or satellite providers. For the remaining 15% -- or 13 million individuals -- who are using rabbit ears or a large outdoor antenna to get their local stations, change is in the air.. If you are one of these people you'll need to get a new TV or a converter box in order to get the new stations which will only be broadcast in = 0 A digital. (NOTE: This, of course, was completed on June 12, 2009.)
Revenues to the networks are down dramatically. Not just because of the economy. People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. And they're playing games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV. Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator. Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30 seconds. I say good riddance to most of it. It's time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery. Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix. (Are theaters next?)
The younger generation simply doesn't read the newspaper. They certainly don't subscribe to a daily delivered print edition. That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man [also dry cleaning delivery]. As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it. The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper publishers to form an alliance. They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.
4. The "Things" That You Own
Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future. They may simply reside in "the cloud." Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents. Your software is on a CD or DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be. But all of that is changing. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest "cloud services." That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system. So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet. If you click an icon, it will open something in the Internet cloud. If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud. And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider. In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device. That's the good news. But, will you actually own any of this "stuff" or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big "Poof?" Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical? It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the insert.
Already gone in some schools who no longer teach "joined handwriting" because nearly everything is done now on computers or keyboards of some type (pun not intended).
If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy. That's gone. It's been gone for a long time anyway... There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, on most policemen (and maybe soon everyday civilians will be wearing them) and even built into your computer and cell phone. But you can be sure that 24/7, "They" know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View. If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will change to reflect those habits... "They" will try to get you to buy something else. Again and again and again!
Since the 1930's, the number of family farms has been declining rapidly. According to the USDA, 5.3 million farms dotted the nation in 1950, but this number had declined to 2.1 million by the 2003 farm census (data from the 2007 census hasn't yet been published). Ninety-one percent of the U.S. FARMS are small Family Farms.
Joined Handwriting (Cursive Writing)
A couple more that I think will disappear:
Clocks… a lot of kids these
days can’t read one…unless it is “digital”.
The phrase “your shoe laces are untied”. This will go the way of the dodo bird. Most kids can’t tie their shoes. I used to think it was a fashion statement, but now I’m convinced they just don’t know how.
Both interesting and saddening, isn't it? Glad we lived when we did.
YOWZERS-WOWZERS - INDEED! Thanks, Paul! Some of these were quite a surprise to me, whereas a couple of them I thought had already gone!
From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 07/28/15 - "Sometimes...":
|BOY HOWDY! Thank you, Elizabeth!|
From My Daughter of Other Parents, Ashley, of AZ - 07/28/15 - "Pretending":
|EXACTLY! Thanks, Ashley!|
“If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.”
(b. 12 May 1925)
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/23/15 - "These Will Make You Smile (#4 in a series of 25)":
|Thanks, Haul Party!|
|Just ONE more and I'd have a dozen!|
http://mymerrymessylife.com/2014/07/crochet-christmas-in-july-free-pattern-roundup.html - Sara's Crochet Christmas in July – Free Pattern Roundup! - "It’s July…time to start preparing for Christmas, right? Some of you have already started, you organized Martha-Stewarts out there. For the rest of us, we’re just now dusting off our sparkly red and green yarn, only to put it back as we can barely wrap our heads around Christmas while it’s 90 degrees outside!"
BONUS BACK TO BASICS RECIPES:
|http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/barefoot-contessa/recipes.html - The Barefoot Contessa's (Ina Garten) Back to Basics Recipes - "Get your favorite recipes featured on Barefoot Contessa on Food Network."|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Ooo and it's alright and it's comin' 'long
"Right Back Where We Started From" midi courtesy of http://www.mightymidi.com/songs2.html at the suggestion of My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 08/05/12
"Right Back Where We Started From" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/familystone/rightbackwherewestartedfrom.htm - 08/05/12
"Back" Image courtesy of http://www.btbonline.co.nz/meetbrick.html - 08/06/12
Animated Nutsy Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 05/04/09
Animated Pastel Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of... ah, someone, sometime.....
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA -
05/24/06 (still missing...)
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Animated Energizer Bunny courtesy of http://www.sodahead.com/ - 07/09/12
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Big Grin Smiley
courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
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