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09/10/17 - NNHS Newsletter
Grandparents Day

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents
provide in abundance. They give unconditional love,
patience, humor, kindness, comfort, lessons in life.
And, most importantly, cookies.”

- Rudolph W. Giuliani
(b. 28 May 1944)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today's Newsletter theme is an annual event we celebrate whenever we manage to remember to do so:

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWsf0Aj0cPc - Silver Threads Among the Gold - John McCormack

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOntcCvfWYs - Silver Threads Among the Gold - Bonnie Prince Billy 


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

"Silver Threads Among the Gold", first copyrighted in 1873, was an extremely popular song in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Today it is a staple of barbershop quartet singing. The lyrics are by Eben E. Rexford, and the music by Hart Pease Danks.

In 1930, an Associated Press story published in the New York Times gave some background on the writing of these lyrics. We quote the article:

"Silver Threads Song Traced to Poet’s ‘Re-Hash’ on Order" Shiockton, Wis. (AP).—The love ballad, “Silver Threads Among the Gold,” which has stirred the hearts of more than one generation, was not the inspiration of an aging poet but a “re-hash” produced on order. The story developed after the unveiling of a monument here in honor of the author of the words, Eben E. Rexford, who died in 1916. Rexford made a living by writing verse and flower and garden articles for magazines. When he was 18, he wrote and sold for $3 some verses entitled “Growing Old.” Later, H. P. Danke, composer of the music for “Silver Threads,” wrote to him requesting words for a song. Rexford dug into his scrapbook and revised “Growing Old.” [1]

When Rexford spoke about the song, he explained that he worked his way through college by writing, and it was when he was in college that Danks sent him a request for lyrics, offering to pay three dollars for each song. Rexford submitted nine songs and received $18.00, but no accounting of which six had been accepted or which three had been rejected. In telling the story of the song, Rexford said that he didn't know whether he had been paid $3.00 for it or nothing, since he didn't know if it had been among the six accepted or the three rejected. Rexford first heard the song when a company of Oneida Indians gave a concert in Shiocton and sang it.[2]


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, Jim Harty (Overhills HS, NC - '24), of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

12 - My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents), James Mansfield of TX;

13 - The late Louis "Fuzzy" Turner ('63) (deceased 09/15/12);

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

16 -   The late Tena Goodson Hensel (June '39) (deceased 06/09/15) 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 1967:

Sunday, September 10, 1967 - The people of Gibraltar voted to remain a British dependency rather than becoming part of Spain.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 09/09/15:

“It's okay not to be okay, as long as you are not giving up!”

- Karen Salmansohn
(b. 19??)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/10/17:

  Thank you, Joan!
 
 


   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 09/09/17: 

  Thank you, Jean!
 
 


 From Randy Bearor ('64) of VA - 09/09/17:
 
  Thanks, Randy!
 
 


“Right now I have a milk mustache. I grew it on a cattle ranch, and then glued it to my face.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982
)


BONUS SILVER THREADS CROCHET PATTERNS:

https://www.thespruce.com/crocheted-wire-jewelry-free-patterns-instructions-979435 - 20 Free Wire Crochet Jewelry Patterns - "Learn how to turn (silver) wire and beads into fabulous jewelry."

http://crochetkitten.blogspot.com/2013/06/crocheting-with-wire.html - Crocheting with Wire Tutorial


BONUS SILVER WHITE CAKE RECIPE:


http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Silver-White-Cake/ - Silver White Cake - "A delicious light, white cake. Whip one up and get ready to rake in the prizes. This is great iced with French Silk Frosting."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/09/17:

A first-grade teacher couldn’t believe her student wasn’t excited about the Super Bowl. “It’s a huge event. Why aren’t you excited?”

“Because I’m not a football fan. My parents love basketball, so I do, too,” said the student.

“Well, that’s a lousy reason,” said the teacher. “What if your parents were dumb fools? What would you be then?”

“Well, then I’d be a football fan.”


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 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 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion. SEE: http://www.nnhsclassof67.myevent.com/ 

4. Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17

BLOG:

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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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


Silver Threads Among the Gold

Words by
Eben E. Rexford (16 July 1848 - 18 Oct 1916)

Music by
Hart Pease Danks (06 Apr 1834 – 20 Nov 1903), 1873


Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away;
But, my darling, you will be, will be,
Always young and fair to me,
Yes, my darling, you will be,
Always young and fair to me.
Chorus:

When your hair is silver white,
And your cheeks no longer bright,
With the roses of the May;
I will kiss your lips and say-
Oh! my darling, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown,
Yes, my darling, mine alone,
You have never older grown.
Chorus:

Love can never more grow old,
Locks may lose their brown and gold,
Cheeks may fade and hollow grow,
But the hearts that love will know
Never, never, winter's frost and chill:
Summer warmth is in them still-
Never winter's frost and chill,
Summer warmth is in them still.
Chorus:

Love is always young and fair,-
What to us is silver hair,
Faded cheeks or steps grown slow,
To the heart that beats below?
Since I kissed you, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown-
Since I kissed you, mine alone,
You have never older grown.
Chorus:

Chorus:
Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold,
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away.


"Silver Threads Among the Gold" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://ingeb.org/songs/darlingi.html - 09/09/06

Grandparents' Day clip art courtesy of http://deals.crispynews.com/ - 09/08/07

Pink Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 04/05/06

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

Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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!

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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