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09/10/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Ash Grove

A memory is what is left when something happens
and does not completely unhappen.

- Edward de Bono
(b. 19 May 1933)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   For reasons no longer known to me, I can never think of "The Ash Grove" without remembering     Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia, and the sweet, idyllic days of our childhood in the Stuart Homes Apartments and at Magruder School. That's just the way it is, and I suppose, ever shall be. And that's a good thing!

   Thanks, Carla - for everything!

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qak5Vb209Ng - The Ash Grove - Laura Wright


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ash_Grove:

The Ash Grove (Welsh: Llwyn Onn) is a traditional Welsh folk song whose melody has been set to numerous sets of lyrics. The most well-known was written, in English, by John Oxenford in the 19th century.

The first published version of the tune was in 1802 in "The Bardic Museum". The book was written by Edward Jones, a harpist. About 4 years later a version with words appeared, under the name "Llwyn Onn". It tells of a sailor's love for "Gwen of Llwyn". The tune might be much older, as a similar tune appears in "The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay (1728), in the song "Cease Your Funning". In 1922 , however Kidson claimed that John Gay's tune derives from the morris dance tune "Constant Billy", which is first known in Playford's "Dancing Master".

The tune of "The Ash Grove" is used for the hymn "Let All Things Now Living" in 1939 by composer Katherine K. Davis. This hymnal version resulted in it being included on a number of Christmas albums up through the 50s; like Jan August's 1955 album "Christmas Favorites" (Mercury Records #MG 20160). It was in use as a hymnal long before the 20th century under the title "The Master Hath Come" by Sarah Doudney (1871) and has been updated since in a retelling of the nativity by Robert Cullinan as "On This Night, Most Holy" (1996). Around 1962 another song called "The Irish Free State" was written to this tune. "The Ash Grove" featured in the 1980 BBC mini-series Pride and Prejudice.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday today to    The late Mr. Pete Robinson (deceased 12/23/03)!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to         The late Bobby Hedrick ('58) (deceased 08/31/09) AND   J. Harrison ('58) of GA AND     My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of UT!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

14 -   The late Bill Brewer ('57) (deceased 08/30/12)  AND   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND    Rick Harman ('65) of VA;

16 -   Tena Goodson Hensel ('39) of VA AND    The late Mr. John Huller ('43) (deceased 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC;

17 - The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND   Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

September 10, 1939 - The submarine HMS Oxley was mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and became the Royal Navy's first loss.

September 10, 1939 - Canada declared war on Nazi Germany, joining the Allies France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

September 10, 1940 - In Britain, Buckingham Palace was hit by a German bomb.

September 10, 1942 - The British Army carried out an amphibious landing on Madagascar to re-launch Allied offensive operations in the Madagascar Campaign.

September 10, 1942 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt mandated gasoline rationing as part of the U.S. wartime effort.

September 10, 1943 - German forces began their occupation of Rome.

September 10, 1945 - Vidkun Quisling was sentenced to death in Norway for his collaboration with Nazi Germany after the 1940 invasion. He was the founder of Norway's National Party in 1934, which was an imitation of Hitler's National Socialist Party.

September 10, 1948 - Mildred "Axis Sally" Gillars was indicted for treason in Washington, DC. Gillars, a Nazi radio propagandist, was convicted and spent 12 years in prison.

September 10, 1952 - The German and Israeli governments signed an agreement that provided almost a billion dollars in reparations for Nazi war crimes against Jewish people.

September 10, 1989 - The Hungarian government opened its border for East German refugees.

September 10, 2002 - The film "Max" had its world premiere. The movie starred John Cusack as a fictional Jewish gallery owner who becomes mentor to Adolf Hitler.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Thursday, September 10, 1964 - Engineer and politician John E. Sununu was born John Edward Sununu in Boston, Massachusetts.


    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 09/09/14 - "My Plan":

 
WATCH ME.

     OH, ABSOLUTELY!  (But not a minute before!) Thanks, Jimmy!

 

 
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/09/14 - "I Can't!":

    AWW!  Thank you, Joan!
 
 


From My Friend, Bill, of UT - 09/09/14 - "I'm Not Short":

        Thanks, Bill!
 
 


From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA and NC - 09/09/14 - "Grab the Camera":

    Thanks, LaMerle!
 
 


From My Friend, Hank, of KY - 09/08/14 - "Parent's Guide":

 
Much love to ALL branches, but it was too funny not to share.

     I LOVE IT!  Thank you, Hank!

 
 


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

 
Need a chuckle today, read these!

 Thanks, Ruthie - these have been great!

 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 08/17/14 - "I'll bet you didn't know all this...HINTS (#24 in a series of 26)":

  I'm certainly going to try some of these!

        Thanks, Jimmy!

 
 


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/29/14 - "Messages (#12 in a series of 17)":

     Thank you, Wayne Honey!
 
 


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/04/14 - "Ways to decorate using old items... (#4 in a series of 18)":  

  Love some of these ideas. The show Flea Market Flip, with Lara Spencer, is another source to get great ideas...

        COOL BEANS! Thanks, Shari!

 
 


BONUS WHISPER SHAWL KNIT PATTERN:

http://www.redheart.co.uk/free-patterns/whisper-shawl - Whisper Shawl - "Knit in Soft Mohair yarn and a beautiful cluster stitch, this timeless style can be worn with casual or dressier fashions." - "...With soft whispers laden its leaves rustle o'er me..."


BONUS LEAFY GREENS RECIPE:

http://www.yummly.com/recipes/leafy-greens - Leafy Greens - "Find Quick and Easy leafy greens Recipes! Choose from over 17 leafy greens recipes from sites like Epicurious and Allrecipes." - "...And wistfully searching the leafy green dome..."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/09/14:

A man went to the Police Station wishing to speak with the burglar who had broken into his house the night before.

"You'll get your chance in court," said the Desk Sergeant.

"No, no, no!" said the man. "I want to know how he got into the house without waking my wife. I've been trying to do that for years!"


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

BLOG:

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



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

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-854-8802  


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The Ash Grove

Lyrics by John Oxenford (12 Aug 1812 21 Feb 1877)

Music - Traditional Welsh folk song


The ash grove, how graceful, how plainly 'tis speaking,
The wind [harp] through it playing has language for me.
Whenever the light through its branches is breaking
A host of kind faces is gazing on me.  
The friends of my childhood again are before me,
Each step wakes a memory as freely I roam.
With soft whispers laden its leaves rustle o'er me,
The ash grove, the ash grove again [alone] is my home.

My laughter is over, my step loses lightness,
Old countryside measures steal soft on my ear;
I only remember the past and its brightness, 
The dear ones I mourn [long] for again gather here.
From out of the shadows their loving looks greet me
And wistfully searching the leafy green dome,
I find other faces fond bending to greet me, 
The ash grove, the ash grove alone is my home.

My lips smile no more, my heart loses its lightness
No dream of my future my spirit can cheer;
I only can brood on the past and its brightness,
The dead I have mourned are again living here.
From ev'ry dark nook they press forward to meet me;
I lift up my eyes to the broad leafy dome,
And others are there looking downward to greet me;
The ash grove, the ash grove alone is my home.

"The Ash Grove" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/cigneto/thcmid/a/AshGrove1.mid - 06/19/03
"The Ash Grove" lyrics courtesy of http://www.gurman.org/ashgrove/ - 06/19/03

Image of Ash Grove courtesy of http://www.buffer.forestry.iastate.edu/Virtual_Risdal_Tour/Site_6/stop6.htm - 09/11/10 (sic)

Twig Flower Bar # 17  Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/pa/FlaminJune/Flowerlines2.html - 02/08/10

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

Animated USMC, Air Force, Army, and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!! 

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

Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

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

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 Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

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