08/20/11 - NNHS
“...Lost in your heart, lost in your eyes
- Peter Winstanley
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I've decided this theme, first used last year, will generally repeat on this day each year:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzyEd2soQkk - Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners
|"Since I Don't Have You" is a song by the doo-wop group The Skyliners. Released in 1958, the single reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also the top five of the R&B chart. The song, highlighted by a powerful vocal by lead singer Jimmy Beaumont, and a falsetto on the final chorus by Janet Vogel, is considered by oldies fans to be one of the best "heartbreak" ballads ever recorded, and a classic of pre-Beatles rock and roll, and is still frequently played on the radio. The song was featured in the films American Graffiti, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Lethal Weapon 2, and Mischief.|
From Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA - 08/19/11, 7:46 AM - "reunion":
|The class of 61 is holding
our reunion next weekend. On Saturday, August 27th we will be at Mike's
Place, 11000 Warwick, for a Dutch treat lunch starting at 1 PM.
Also Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL) is having a bunch of old Marines from 97 Rifle Company at the same time in another room. Any and all Marines and normal persons are invited to join us. Please post. Thanks.
Thanks so much, Gary!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to the late Chip Clark ('65) - 1947 (deceased 06/12/10) AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bob Buchan ('61) of VA AND Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
23 - Charles Allen ('57) ANDPam Russell Hanzlik ('63) of NC AND My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA;
27 - Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0820.htm - INCLUDING:
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1861
COMMAND CHANGES CONSIDERED CLARIFIED
The Federal government was beginning to put together the team that would prosecute the war to reunify the country. Yesterday had seen the promotion of George H. Thomas to brigadier general, and the recall of Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck from California to Washington. Thomas, a Virginian, chose to stay with his nation over his state, at considerable personal cost as much of his family never spoke to him again. Halleck, it was correctly assumed, would be named to overall command. Finally, today one George B. McClellan, major general, was named commander of both the Department of the Potomac and the army of the same name.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1862
MCCLELLAN MAKES MARTIAL MOVEMENTS
One year later George McClellan was still in command of the Army of the Potomac, although he was not leading them into any great number of battles. One who was fighting today was Gen. John Pope, albeit not very well. His Army of Virginia (one of the few Union armies named after a piece of land rather than a body of water) was skirmishing with Robert E. Lee’s men and coming out on the losing end most of the time. McClellan set his men in motion today from the Peninsula to Aquia Creek to be in a position to help Pope out. As he feared Pope was something of a up and coming star, he was not in any great hurry to assist the competition.
Thursday, Aug. 20, 1863
CHATTANOOGA CONFLICT CAUSES CONFUSION
When a vote was taken to decide if Tennessee would leave the Union, the outcome was very close. The eastern part of the state had been heavily against secession, but that did not mean the Federal effort to reclaim them was going to be easy. Today Gen. William Rosecrans and his Army of the Cumberland were nearing the Tennessee River as they slowly closed in on Chattanooga. Their target, Gen. Braxton Bragg, was sending increasingly hysterical telegrams to President Davis demanding reinforcements. By his calculations his 40,000 troops were facing 60,000 with Rosecrans and another 30,000 to arrive shortly under Burnside.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 1864
STEVENS SEEKS STEALTHY SABOTEURS
The USS Pontoosuc sailed into Halifax, Nova Scotia today confident that they would find and capture the CSS Tallahassee. This Confederate commerce raider had been threatening shipping on the vital New York-London routes in the North Atlantic. To the chagrin of the Northerners they discovered they had missed their prey by a mere seven hours, as she had sailed the night before. Lt. Commander Stevens, commanding Pontoosuc, went ashore to consult the US consulate. The consul reported that they were under the impression that Tallahassee was headed for the Gulf of St. Lawrence, so Stevens headed in that direction. In fact the raider, short of fuel, was headed home to Wilmington, N.C. She captured one more prize, the brig Roan.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/19/11 - "Hi Carol":
|Just sent you in a small
I didn't realize Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC) hadn't left yet. I quit sending her email, thinking she had. Tell her good luck for me. She sure is starting to look a lot like you, especially in the pink or coral shirt.
I hope you send you a new picture of me soon, to use for your site. I have always disliked that one.
Thanks so much for your donation, Shari! Adrienne's pre-mission expenses have been much higher than any of us expected!
From Randy Bearor ('64) of VA - 08/18/11 - "keep your mind active":
Just a little something to keep
your mind active:
or how to feel really stupid fast.
1. NANA, 2. NENE, 3. NINI, 4. NONO, AND ???
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE FIFTH DAUGHTER?
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/04/11 - "Some Thought Provoking Signs (#9 in a Series of 16)":
|Thanks, Glenn - I really enjoy these! There's far too little blatant goofiness in the world!|
www.ajokeaday.com - 08/19/11:
Two molecules are walking down the street; one bumps into the other and says, "Oh, my fault, you okay?"
The second molecule says, "No, I'm not ok, I've lost an electron!"
So the first molecule says: "Are you sure?"
The second molecule answers, "I'm positive!"
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961
will hold its 50-Year Reunion: Saturday, August 27, 2011, 1:00 PM - Mike
O'Neil's Irish Pub, Warwick Shopping Center - Dutch Treat Luncheon. For details, see:
www.nnhs1961.org and contact Gary Fitzgerald at
Fitz43@cox.net or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961
2. Saturday, August 27, 2011, 1:00 PM - Mike O'Neil's Irish Pub, Warwick Shopping Center - Reunion Luncheon for the 97th Rifle Company, USMC - AND ALL "NORMAL PERSONS"
3. Thursday, September 1, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.
4. Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at firstname.lastname@example.org - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!
5. Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Typhoon Tailgate at CNU - 4:00 PM - TIL. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.com/CBJ/Typhoon-Tailgate-Ver-3_1.pdfand contact Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA at 703-474-1389 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!
6. Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 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.
7. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at email@example.com or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Since I Don't Have You
Written by Joseph Rock (1884 – 1962), Jimmy Beaumont, Lenny Martin
"Since I Don't Have You" midi courtesy of http://professorpo.tripod.com/po_mids.htm - 06/28/10
"Since I Don't Have You" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdownload.com/the-skyliners-since-i-don-t-have-you-lyrics.html - 08/19/10
"Broken Heart Eyes" Image courtesy of http://www.myspace.com/divndlfn - 08/19/10
Divider Line 440 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines9.html - 08/16/10
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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)
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
Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA -
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09