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08/21/14 - NNHS Newsletter
Jim Dandy to the Rescue

Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers
which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger.”

- Jean Paul
(21 Mar 1763 – 14 Nov 1825)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I must admit once again that for forty-eleven or so years of my life I thought this song was called, "Jim Daddy to the Rescue" - as in a Big Daddy. Or a Sugar Daddy. Or something. I also thought it was a man singing it.  It's a shocking thing to be thusly "edumacated" at my age.  I always enjoy learning new things - except when they make me feel like a complete and utter idiot.....

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqKTFFOqT-w - Jim Dandy to the Rescue - LaVern Baker, 1956



From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Dandy_%28song%29

"Jim Dandy" (sometimes known as "Jim Dandy to the Rescue") is a song written by Lincoln Chase, and was first recorded by American R&B singer LaVern Baker in 1956. It reached the top of the R&B chart[1] and #17 on the pop charts in the U.S. It was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and was ranked #343 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[2]

The song is about a man (Jim Dandy) who rescues women from improbable or impossible predicaments.[1] It proved popular enough that Chase wrote a second song for Baker entitled "Jim Dandy Got Married.".[1]

The American English term jim-dandy for an outstanding person or thing predates the song; first attested in 1844, it may itself come from the title of an old song, "Dandy Jim of Caroline"...[3]



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to    Bob Buchan ('61) of VA AND     Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Suzanne Morris Oberlander ('63)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

23 - Charles Allen ('57) AND Pam 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;

28 -  the late Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html



100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

August 21, 1914 - World War I: The Battle of Charleroi, a successful German attack across the River Sambre which pre-empted a French offensive in the same area.



THIS DAY IN WWII:

August 21, 1942 - The flag of Nazi Germany was installed atop the Mount Elbrus, the highest peak of the Caucasus mountain range.

August 21, 1942 - The Guadalcanal Campaign: American forces defeated an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.

August 21, 1944 - The Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, began.

August 21, 1944 - Canadian and Polish units captured the strategically important town of Falaise, Calvados, France.



THIS DAY IN 1964:

Friday, August 21, 1964 - The Italian Minister of Justice, Palmiro Togliatti (b. 26 Mar 1893 in Genoa, Italy), died at the age of 71 as a result of cerebral haemorrhage while vacationing in Yalta, Ukraine, Soviet Union.




From Jim Rohn's Newsletter - 08/18/14 - "Don’t let your enemies hold you back.":
 
Facing the Enemies Within

by Jim Rohn
 

We are not born with courage, but neither are we born with fear. Maybe some of our fears are brought on by our own experiences, by what someone has told us, by what we've read in the papers. Some fears are valid, like walking alone in a bad part of town at 2 o’clock in the morning. But once we learn to avoid that situation, we won't need to live in fear of it.

Fears, even the most basic ones, can totally destroy our ambitions. Fear can destroy fortunes. Fear can destroy relationships. Fear, if left unchecked, can destroy our lives. Fear is one of the many enemies lurking inside us. Let me tell you about five of the other enemies we face from within.

The first enemy that you've got to destroy before it destroys you is indifference. What a tragic disease this is. "Ho-hum, let it slide. I'll just drift along." Here's one problem with drifting: you can't drift your way to the top of the mountain.

The second enemy we face is indecision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity and enterprise. It will steal your chances for a better future. Take a sword to this enemy.

The third enemy inside is doubt. Sure, there's room for healthy skepticism. You can't believe everything. But you also can't let doubt take over. Many people doubt the past, doubt the future, doubt each other, doubt the government, doubt the possibilities and doubt the opportunities. Worst of all, they doubt themselves. I'm telling you, doubt will destroy your life and your chances of success. It will empty both your bank account and your heart. Doubt is an enemy. Go after it. Get rid of it.

The fourth enemy within is worry. We've all got to worry some. Just don't let it conquer you. Instead, let it alarm you. Worry can be useful. If you step off the curb in New York City and a taxi is coming, you've got to worry. But you can't let worry loose like a mad dog that drives you into a small corner. Here's what you've got to do with your worries: Drive them into a small corner. Whatever is out to get you, you've got to get it. Whatever is pushing on you, you've got to push back.

The fifth interior enemy is over-caution. It is the timid approach to life. Timidity is not a virtue (unlike humility — they are different); in fact, it can be an illness. If you let it go, it'll conquer you. Timid people don't get promoted. They don't advance and grow and become powerful in the marketplace. You've got to avoid being overcautious.

Do battle with the enemy. Do battle with your fears. Build your courage to fight what's holding you back, what's keeping you from your goals and dreams. Be courageous in your life and in your pursuit of the things you want and the person you want to become.



  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/15/14 - "Cool Signs (#6 in a series of 26)":
 

 
Need a chuckle today, read these!

 Thanks, Ruthie!

 
 



    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 08/17/14 - "I'll bet you didn't know all this...HINTS (#4 in a series of 26)":

  I'm certainly going to try some of these!

        Thanks, Jimmy!

 
 



        From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 08/19/14 - "WE ALL NEED HUMOR (#2 in a series of 11)":
 
  Those evil seniors!

         Thanks, George!

 
 



 
BONUS RESCUE KNITTING, CROCHETING, AND SEWING PATTERNS:

http://allnaturalpetcare.com/blog/2011/11/05/free-pet-knit-crochet-and-sewing-patterns-for-pet-animal-shelter/ - Free Knit, Crochet and Sewing Patterns for Animal Shelters



BONUS RESCUE RECIPES:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/rescue-chef/recipes/index.html - Top 92 Rescue Chef Recipes

http://www.food.com/cookbook/bisquick-to-the-rescue-recipes-107559 - 86 Bisquick to the Rescue Recipes



FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/20/14:

Tom was invited to his friend’s house for dinner. He found that his buddy called his wife every cute name in the book: honey, darling, sweetheart, pumpkin, and baby.

When she was in the kitchen, he leaned over to his friend and said, “I think it’s nice you still call your wife all those pet names.”

“To tell you the truth,” his friend said, “I forgot her name abut three years ago.”



DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold a 45-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive.  For further information, contact Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net.

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: www.nnhs1964.com and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or nnhs64@cox.net.



PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/17/14

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http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Jim Dandy (to the Rescue)

Written by Lincoln Chase (29 June 1926 - 06 Oct 1980)

Recorded by LaVern Baker (11 Nov 1929 - 10 Mar 1997), 1956


Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

I was sitting on a mountain top.
30,000 feet to drop.
Tied me on a runaway horse
Uh huh, that's right, of course.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

One day, I met a girl named Sue.
She was feeling kind of blue.
I'm Dandy, the kind of guy
Who can't stand to see a little girl cry.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

I was riding on a submarine
Got a message from my mermaid queen.
She was hanging on a fishing line.
Mr. Dandy didn't waste no time!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Once upon a time, I went to Maine.
Got a ticket on a DC plane.
Mr. Dandy didn't need no chute!
I was high and ready to boot!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!



"Jim Dandy" lyrics (Annotated and Submitted by Leon Sanchez - chezzy2@yahoo.com) courtesy
of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/l/lavern+baker/jim+dandy_20224774.html - 08/20/13

"Rescue Team" Hard Hat Label courtesy of http://www.myhardhatstickers.com/Hard-Hat-Stickers/Rescue-Team-Label/SKU-HH-0113.aspx - 08/20/13

Animated Red Spark Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 08/29/06

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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12

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!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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