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08/03/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Red River Valley

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair
or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing...
that is a friend who cares.”

- Henri Nouwen
(24 Jan 1932 - 21 Sept 1996)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

  Wow.  This is such a golden oldie, we don't even know when it was written, but it was before 1896, at least.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezJkRDQmL2Y - Red River Valley - Marty Robbins

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be-QiqPhGak&NR=1 - Red River Valley - with slide show of images from the Red River Valley in NW Louisiana

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_River_Valley_(song):

"Edith Fowke offers anecdotal evidence that the song was known in at least five Canadian provinces before 1896.[1] This finding led to speculation that the song was composed at the time of the Wolseley Expedition to the northern Red River Valley of 1870 in Manitoba. It expresses the sorrow of a local girl or woman (possibly a Métis, meaning of French and aboriginal origin) as her soldier/lover prepares to return to Ontario.

The earliest written manuscript of the lyrics, titled "Red River Valley", bears the notations 1879 and 1885 in locations Nemha and Harlan in western Iowa, so it probably dates to at least that era."


40 YEARS AGO TODAY:

Sunday, August 03, 1969 - Could this really be another one of those rarest of days when nothing noteworthy happened??  It would seem to be so.....


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The United States Coast Guard - 1790 AND Colleen Luke Barton ('57) of England!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

05 - Barbara Kemp Bostwick ('57) AND   Frank Friedland ('60) of VA;

06 -   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX;

07 - Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND    Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND    Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) of NC!

08 -   Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA;

09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND      Hunter Todd  ('57) of TX!

  Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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UPDATE ON "THE PROBLEM":

  Some of you are still being blocked from viewing the site out of safety concerns.  Most of y'all are not.  Our server, 00freehost.com also hosts many, many other sites.  Six of them are having malware "issues".  Here's the latest from Google: 

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 419 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 86 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2009-08-03, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2009-07-30.

   Surely things will be better soon.....


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/02/09 - "Jambalaya, cutest thing ever":

You'll like this one.     

Amazing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57sfRo26fAc - Jambalaya - Hunter Hayes, Four Years Old

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

   OHHH, so CUTE! Thanks, Glenn!


       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 08/02/09 - "The Best Version of Folsom Prison Blues Ever!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDbAxhV2ofM - Folsom Prison Blues - Wesley, Five Years Old

   OHHH, MORE CUTENESS! Thanks, Nathaniel!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/02/09 - "Baptizing a Drunk":

This should bring a smile to your face, maybe even a little laugh.

Baptizing a Drunk

A man is stumbling through the woods, totally drunk, when he comes upon a preacher baptizing people in the river.  He proceeds to walk into the water and subsequently bumps into the preacher.  The preacher turns around and is almost overcome by the smell of alcohol, whereupon he asks the drunk, "Are you ready to find Jesus?"

The drunk answers, "Yes, I am."

So the preacher grabs him and dunks him in the water.  He pulls him up and asks the drunk, "Brother, have you found Jesus?"

The drunk replies, "No, I haven't found Jesus."

The preacher shocked at the answer, dunks him into the water again for a little longer.  He again pulls him out of the water and asks again, "Have you found Jesus, my  brother?"

The drunk again answers, "No, I haven't found Jesus."

By this time the preacher is at his wit's end and dunks the drunk in the water again ---- but this time holds him down for about 30 seconds, and when he begins kicking his arms and legs, he pulls him up. 

The preacher again asks the drunk,  "For the love of God, Man, have you found Jesus?"

The drunk wipes his eyes and catches his breath and says to the preacher, 'Are you sure this is where he fell in?'

Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And pass it on to other folk!

Don't worry about tomorrow,
God is already there!

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks again, Glenn!


ABBREVIATED ALERTS:

1.   From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":

CLASS OF 1964, 45 YEAR REUNION PLANS

http://nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html

You may print out the forms, fill them in, and mail them to us WITH YOUR CHECK.

We look forward to seeing you at the Newport News Marriott City Center on October 9th and 10th … and at The Chamberlin for Sunday brunch.

Best wishes from your Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee.

   Thank you, Captain!


FINALLY:

From ArcaMax Jokes.com - 08/02/09:

Tough Exam

An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one question final exam after a semester dealing with a broad array of topics.

The class was already seated and ready to go when the professor picked up his chair, plopped it on his desk and wrote on the board: "Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist."

Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in furious fashion. Some students wrote over 30 pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. One member of the class however, was up and finished in less than a minute.

Weeks later when the grades were posted, the rest of the group wondered how he could have gotten an A when he had barely written anything at all. His answer consisted of two words: "What chair?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact WHSREUNION1959@aol.com - WHS CLASS OF 1959
  
3. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion
- For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html - CLASS OF 1964

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com. - CLASS OF 1970
 


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http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/09

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 07/23/09


 
Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Red River Valley

(before 1896, arranged and adapted by Arlo Guthrie)


From this valley they say you are going
We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile
For they say you are taking the sunshine
That has brightened our pathways awhile

CHORUS:
Come and sit by my side, if you love me
Do not hasten to bid me adieu
Just remember the Red River Valley
And the cowboy who loved you so true

I've been thinking a long time, my darling
Of the sweet words you never would say
Now, alas, must my fond hopes all vanish
For they say you are gong away

Do you think of the valley you're leaving
O how lonely and how dreary it will be
And do you think of the kind hearts you're breaking
And the pain you are causing to me

CHORUS
They will bury me where you have wandered
Near the hills where the daffodils grow
When you're gone from the Red River Valley
For I can't live without you I know

CHORUS


"Red River Valley" midi (third option) courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://albertarose5.tripod.com/index.html - 07/06/09

"Red River Valley" lyrics courtesy of http://www.arlo.net/resources/lyrics/red-river-valley.shtml - 08/03/09

Image of Sarah B. Hansen's Watercolor, "Red River Valley", courtesy of http://www.artbysarahbhansen.com/welcome.aspx - 08/03/09

Gold Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars10.html - 05/26/07

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated United States Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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

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