From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
08/07/18 - NNHS Newsletter
Once There Were Greenfields
“Come back to me in dreams; that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low,
As long ago, my love, how long ago.”
(05 Dec 1830 - 29 Dec 1894)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
If I were one of those
people who cried at hearing sad old songs, this one would probably take me
down. Oh, wait. I am one of those people.....
Greenfields - The
Brothers Four ("Sing Along with Mitch")
|The Brothers Four are an
folk singing group, founded in 1957 in
Seattle, Washington, known for their 1960 hit song "Greenfields".
Bob Flick, John Paine, Mike Kirkland, and Dick Foley met at the
University of Washington, where they were members of the
Phi Gamma Delta
fraternity in 1956 (hence the "Brothers" appellation). Their first
professional performances were the result of a prank played on them in
1958 by a rival fraternity, who had arranged for someone to call them,
pretend to be from Seattle's Colony Club, and invite them to come down
to audition for a gig. Even though they were not expected at the club,
they were allowed to sing a few songs, and were subsequently hired.
Flick recalls them being paid "mostly in beer..."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
|Tuesday, August 07, 1968 - Director and screenwriter
Francesca Gregorini was born Francesca
McKnight Donatella Romana Gregorini di Savignano di Romagna in
Tuesday, August 07, 1968 - Surfer and coach
Trevor Hendy was born Trevor Ronald Hendy in
Tuesday, August 07, 1968 - Actress and author
Sophie Lee was born in
New South Wales,
Tuesday, August 07, 1968 - Race car driver
Giovanni Bracco (b. 06 June 1908 in
Italy at the age of 60.
Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/06/15:
|“We know that there
are times when we experience heartbreaking sorrow, when we will grieve,
and when we may be tested to our limits. However, such difficulties
allow us to change for the better, to rebuild our lives in the way our
Heavenly Father teaches us, and to become something different from what
we were—better than we were, more understanding than we were, more
empathetic than we were, with stronger testimonies than we had before.”
Thomas S. Monson,
(21 Aug 1927 - 02 Jan 2018)
Thanks so much, Susan!
Thank you, Joan!
Jim Atkinson (John
Randolph Tucker HS
- '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service - 08/07/17:
('65) of NC - 08/07/18:
Thanks only to the incredible outreach of sacrifice and support from many
#6 Son, Dale Harty,
HS, IL / American School, IL
Daughter, Adrienne Harty
HS, IL / American School, IL)
Granddaughter, Hannah Harty,
were able to fly in yesterday for a five day visit with us. As we were
somehow able to keep it a secret from their dad,
Paul (Bardolph HS, IL - '61)
was completely surprised!
Thank you all so very, very much - and thank you to
my #2 Son,
IL - Most Popular Boy in the Class of 1990)
for driving to Raleigh to pick them up at the airport, and to
my Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty
for buying and delivering groceries to us so they wouldn't arrive to a
house with an empty kitchen!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of
08/06/18 - "My Name Is Rose":
My Name Is Rose
The first day of school our
professor introduced himself to our chemistry class and challenged us to
get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around
when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a
wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her
She said, “Hi, handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old.
Can I give you a hug?”
I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she
gave me a giant squeeze.
“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.
She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married,
have a couple children, and then retire and travel.”
“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be
taking on this challenge at her age.
“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting
one!” she told me.
After class we walked to the student union building and shared a
milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the next three
months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always
mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and
experience with me.
Over the course of the school year, Rose became a campus icon and she
easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she
reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She
was living it up.
At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football
banquet and I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and
stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech,
she dropped her three-by-five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a bit
embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry
I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me!
I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I
know.” As we laughed she cleared her throat and began:
“We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop
playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy and
“You have to laugh and find humor each and every day.
“You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have
so many people walking around who are dead and they don’t even know it!
There is a giant difference between growing older and growing up.
If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t
do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am
eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything
I will turn eighty-eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any
talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity
“Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we
did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death
are those with regrets.”
She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.” She
challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily
At the year’s end, Rose finished the college degree she had begun all
those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her
sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in
tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too
late to be all you can possibly be. These words have been passed along
in loving memory of ROSE.
REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.
We make a Living by what we get. We make a Life by what we give.
those of y'all who worry about the veracity of such passages, I did look
it up and found it to be of undetermined origin, but that hardly
diminishes the impact of the story.
This story about Rose, the 87-year-old college student who returned to
school to fulfill her dream of finishing her degree (and died a week
after graduating), is typically credited to motivational speaker Dan
who published it under the title “Never Too Old to Live Your Dream” in
the 1999 book Chicken
Soup for the College Soul: Inspiring and Humorous Stories About College.
We have not yet been able to verify whether this story is a real-life
tale or a work of fiction.
“I only sing in the shower. I would join a choir, but I don’t think my
bathtub can hold that many people.”
(b. 05 Mar 1982)
BONUS GO GREEN CROCHET PATTERNS:
Go Green Eco Friendly Crochet Patterns -
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way to build on your knitting skills!"
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complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."
A family of skunks was trapped in a
thicket, surrounded by a pack of hungry
wolves that were edging even closer.
The mother skunk calmly instructed her young: "Quickly
children, let's put our heads together!"
After they obeyed, forming a circle, she continued,
"Now—Let us spray!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.|
2. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -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.
3. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will
hold its 50-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Cove Tavern, Newport News City Center, 711 Lakefront
Commons, Newport News, VA. All food and beverages will be paid by each
participant. The attire will be casual, and is OPEN to all NNHS graduates.
SATURDAY: Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort
Eustis. Visit http://nnhs68.myevent.com,
and contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have
Love to all, Carol