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09/12/14 - NNHS Newsletter
Try to Remember

When I was younger I could remember anything,
whether it happened or not.”

-
Mark Twain
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today's Newsletter theme song has always been a great personal favorite of mine.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycPoxZ1NPBY - Try to Remember - Jerry Orbach, 1962

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEW1F9kZ-UE&NR=1 - Try to Remember - Jerry Orbach, 1982

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiLaIJ5rqtg&feature=related - "Law And Order" Actor Jerry Orbach Dead At 69, December 29, 2004




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

"Try to Remember" is a song from the musical comedy The Fantasticks. It is the first song sung in the show, to get the audience to imagine what the sparse set suggests. Its lyrics, written by Tom Jones, famously rhyme "remember" with "September", "so tender", and "December", and repeat the sequence llow throughout the song: verse 1 contains "mellow", "yellow", and "callow fellow"; verse 2 contains "willow", "pillow", "billow"; verse 3 contains "follow", "hollow", "mellow"; and all verses end with "follow". Harvey Schmidt composed the music.

"Try to Remember" was originally sung by Jerry Orbach in the Original Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks. "Try To Remember" made the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart three times in 1965 in versions by Ed Ames, Roger Williams and The Brothers Four.....




THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   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;

18 - Bobby Bell ('57) AND         Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL  AND  The United States Air Force - 1947!

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

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!




200 YEARS AGO TODAY:

September 12, 1814 - War of 1812: Battle of North Point: an American detachment halted the British land advance to Baltimore.
 



THIS DAY IN WWII:

September 12, 1919 - Adolf Hitler joined the German Workers' Party (later the Nazi Party).

September 12, 1942 - RMS Laconia, carrying civilians, Allied soldiers and Italian POWs, was torpedoed off the coast of West Africa and sank with a heavy loss of life.

September 12, 1942 - First day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge during the Guadalcanal campaign: U.S. Marines protecting Henderson Field on Guadalcanal were attacked by Imperial Japanese Army forces.

September 12, 1943 - Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy, was rescued from house arrest on the Gran Sasso in Abruzzi, by German commando forces led by Otto Skorzeny.

September 12, 1944 - The liberation of Serbia from Nazi Germany and the Chetniks continued. Bajina Bašta in western Serbia was among those liberated cities. Near Trier, American troops entered Germany for the first time.
 




THIS DAY IN 1964:

Saturday, September 12, 1964 - Businessman Simon Bowthorpe was born Simon Peter St. John Bowthorpe in London, England.

Saturday, September 12, 1964 - Journalist and author Greg Gutfeld was born Gregory John Gutfeld in San Mateo, California.

Saturday, September 12, 1964 - Footballer and manager Dieter Hecking was born in Castrop-Rauxel, West Germany.
 




    From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 09/11/14 - "Gila": 

  First Gila found while out herping with (my son) Joe!

Of all the hundreds of hours that we've spent in the field together and all of the hundreds of miles driving

desert roads, it's about time this happened. Little else moving last night either.

      Thanks, Jim! That must have been exciting for you both! (I would have found it quite exciting myself, but in an entirely different way... )

 
 



  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/10/14 - "The Bagpiper":

The Bagpiper

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life. As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions.

I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late.

I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played "Amazing Grace", the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished, I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head was hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen anything like that before, and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."

Apparently, I'm still lost....it's a man thing.

     Thanks, Dearest Judy!
 




    From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 09/11/14 - "I'm Quite Busy!":
 

    Thanks, Catherine!
 
 



From My Friend, Holly, of NC - 09/10/14 - "Butter":

Gross and interesting. I choose butter.

Pass The Butter ... Please.

This is interesting . .. .

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.

It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavourings....

 

  DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end...gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.
Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added!

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years.
 
 

And now, for Margarine..

Very High in Trans fatty acids.

Triples risk of coronary heart disease ...

Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases the risk of cancers up to five times..

Lowers quality of breast milk

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.

And here's the most disturbing fact... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC... and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:

* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.

Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

Share This With Your Friends.....(If you want to butter them up')!

Chinese Proverb:
When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

Pass the BUTTER, PLEASE.
 
   Thanks so much, Holly! I routinely share this valuable information with as many people as often as I can!
 



From My Friend, Ellen, of MO - 09/10/14 - "Do It":

  ABSOLUTELY!   Thank you, Ellen!
 
 



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

  I'm certainly going to try some of these!

        Thanks, Jimmy! I'm going to miss these!

 
 



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

     Thank you, Wayne Honey!
 
 



      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/04/14 - "Ways to decorate using old items... (#6 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 GREEN GRASS CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.free-crochet.com/detail.html?code=FC01425&source=pntrsta - Green Grass Rug - "Loop stitches give a fun, shaggy look to this bright green rug adorned with large, cheerful daisies..." - "... When grass was green..."
 




BONUS YELLOW GRAIN RECIPES:

http://www.yummly.com/recipes/long-grain-yellow-rice - Long Grain Yellow Rice Recipes - "... and grain was yellow..."
 



FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/11/14:

"Cash, check or charge?" the cashier asked after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As the woman fumbled for her wallet, the cashier noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.

"Do you always carry your TV remote?" the cashier asked.

"No," she replied, "but my husband refused to come shopping with me, so I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him."
 



DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Wednesday, November 12, 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.




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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Try to Remember

Music by
Harvey Schmidt (b. 12 Sept 1929)

Lyrics by Tom Jones (b. 1928)

- The Fantasticks, 1960


Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a tender and callow fellow.

Try to remember and if you remember, then follow,
(echo) Follow, follow, follow, follow
Follow, follow, follow, follow.

Try to remember when life was so tender
That no one wept except the willow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That dreams were kept beside your pillow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That love was an ember about to billow.

Try to remember and if you remember, then follow,
(echo) Follow, follow, follow, follow
Follow, follow, follow, follow.

Deep in December it's nice to remember it's nice
To remember altho' you know the snow will follow.
Deep in December it's nice to remember it's nice
To remember without a hurt the heart is hollow.
Deep in December it's nice to remember
The fire of September that made use mellow.

Try to remember and if you remember, then follow,
(echo) Follow, follow, follow, follow
Follow, follow, follow, follow.


Thanks to T. Roberts (marmoht@bellsouth.net)




"Try to Remember" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/8185/showtunes.html - 09/13/04

"Try to Remember" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsxp.com/lyrics/t/try_to_remember_ed_ames.html - 09/13/04

Ian Britton's Green Grass image courtesy of http://www.freefoto.com/browse.jsp?id=07-19-0 - 09/13/04

Ian Britton's Wheat image courtesy of http://www.freefoto.com/browse.jsp?id=07-07-0 - 09/13/04

Jack Dykinga's Yellow Barley image courtesy of http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos/k5141-4.htm - 09/13/04

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

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

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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 Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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

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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