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09/19/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Talk Like a Pirate Day

“When I was about five, I think, I desperately wanted to be a pirate
and have the hat and everything.

- Keira Knightley
(b. 26 Mar 1985)

Suddenly you're like a pirate, you're 65 years old and you've got an earring.”

- Fred Willard
(b. 18 Sept 1939)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Shiver me timbers!  Today's Holiday Celebration - which is "posta" repeat each year - is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  That's right, Matey, so CELEBRATE! YARRRRR!!!

http://nnhs65.com/09-19-07-NNHS-Talk-Like-a-Pirate-Day.html

http://nnhs65.com/09-19-08-NNHS-Talk-Like-a-Pirate-Day.html

http://nnhs65.com/09-19-09-NNHS-Talk-Like-a-Pirate-Day.html

http://nnhs65.com/09-19-10-NNHS-Talk-Like-a-Pirate-Day.html

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM1NUGlo2ww - Talk Like a Pirate Day: "I'm a Pirate"

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfYoymsfTpA - Talk Like a Pirate Day


HOMEWORK:

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day 

http://www.yarr.org.uk/ 


REUNION ALERT:

    From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 08/25/11 - "BRUNCH INVITATION":

Carol,

Hope all’s well with you and yours and yawl (southern) are enjoying Carolina living. Following you’ll see a Brunch Invitation that might cause you to make a “road trip”. Everyone there, your fans, would love to see you.

Also, please include the invitation in your newsletter’s “save the date” section.

Thanks,

Bill Roady

BRUNCH  INVITATION

The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606 at 11am on Saturday, October 1, 2011.

Please come join us for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of “War Stories” and maybe a lie or two.  Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose.

Please RSVP to Bill Roady at duckbill1@verizon.net or call me at 757-595-0716 so we have a head count.

Bill Roady

   Thanks so much, Bill - if there's any possible way to manage it, I'll see you there!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Barry Stutt ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57)
;

22 -   Curt Overman ('59) of VA;

23 -        My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL currently serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany;

24 -   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA;

25 - Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND James Comer ('57) AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND     Jerry Allen ('65) of VA;

26 - The late      Tommy Scott ('61) (deceased 01/05/10)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


PAGE HITS:

   Hit # 109,000 was apparently made simultaneously on Sunday, September 18, 2011 by    Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA and       Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA:

http://nnhs65.com/page-hits.html


  From Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA - 09/18/11, 7:54 PM - "109,000":

It's me again!  When looking to see if you were back yet, I was number 109,000.

Hope your trip went well and all are happy and healthy!

Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66)
 

      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 09/18/11, 8:18 PM - "109,000":

Dear Carol,
 
Hope your trip was fantastic!  I just was #109,000 on your site.  By the way, we're still having aftershocks.  YEA!!!!!!!!!!
 
Jean

   CONGRATULATIONS, LADIES! I do believe this is a first for us!

   Thank you, our trip was quite wonderful - except that I became quite ill, but almost I am well now.....


TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0919.htm - INCLUDING:

Thursday, Sept. 19, 1861
ZEALOUS ZOLLICOFFER ZIPS ZONES


Brig. Gen. Felix Zollicoffer, CSA, didn’t even have to fight the Federal troops near Barboursville, Ky., today, he merely “dispersed” them. This does not sound as though it were of great military importance, but in fact it was. For reasons of both geography and politics, Confederate possession of this small city provided the anchor for a good defensive arc in western Kentucky, from Columbus to Bowling Green, to the region of the Cumberland Gap. A former newspaper editor with no military training, Zollicoffer was officially commander of Confederate forces in east Tennessee.

Friday, Sept. 19, 1862
ANTIETAM AFTERMATH ALLOWS AMAZING ALLEGATION


Gen. Robert E. Lee, finally convinced that George McClellan was not going to attack after all, began to withdraw the Army of Northern Virginia back across the Potomac River to the relative safety of his home ground. Despite its incredible ferocity and appalling casualties, the Battle of Antietam Creek at Sharpsburg, Md., two days before had been, in military terms, a draw. McClellan had had 30,000 troops who were never used in the fighting, being kept in reserve instead. Instead of using his great superiority in numbers to crush Lee’s army out of existence or into the river, Little Mac had simply fought not to lose his own. Now he was giving extensive interviews to the newspapers about his great “victory” in driving the invader off of Union soil.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 1863
CHICKAMAUGA CREEK CONFLICT CLEARLY COMMENCES


Both Gen. Bragg, CSA, and Gen. Rosecrans, USA, knew that they were going to have a battle today; they just didn’t know exactly when, because neither knew exactly where the other one was. The matter was settled when Gen. George Thomas, now on the Union left (northern) flank, had the misfortune to be clambering through thick brush when they came upon the men of Nathan Bedford Forrest and the bullets began to fly. Forrest’s men, although called ‘cavalry’, actually functioned as mounted infantry, who traveled on horses but fought on foot. Fight they did today, and as units of both sides moved towards the sounds of battle, the general combat commenced.

Monday, Sept. 19, 1864
SHERIDAN SPEEDS SHENANDOAH STRIKE


For weeks Lincoln had been pressing Grant for action against Jubal Early’s Confederate cavalry force in the Shenandoah Valley. Grant had brought Phil Sheridan from the West to abate the nuisance, but even Grant had been getting impatient with his protégé lately. Today Sheridan made his move. North of Winchester, Sheridan led the largest portion of his army around Berryville, Va., and struck. Gen. Robert Rodes, CSA, was mortally wounded in the action, but the Confederate counterattack punched a hole in the Union line. Rather than retreating as was usual, Sheridan held, reformed, and struck again. A smaller part of Sheridan’s force circled around and struck Gen. Breckinridge from the north. Losses for both sides were in the vicinity of 4,000 casualties, but the ratio was vastly different: 4000 out of 40,000 total for Sheridan, 4000 out of around 12,000 for Early.


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/18/11:

A nursery school driver was delivering a van full of kids home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog’s duties.

‘They use him to keep crowds back,’ said Tommy.

‘No,’ said Billy, ‘he’s just for good luck.’

Peter brought the argument to a close. ‘They use the dogs, he said firmly, to find the fire hydrants….'


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at duckbill1@verizon.net or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

2. Thursday, October 6, 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.

3. 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.

4. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at jandcelliott@aol.com or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/02/11

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
915-780-3048
 


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The Pirate Song

- Lesley Nelson-Burns


My boat's by the tower, and my bark's on the bay,
and both must be gone at the dawn of the day.
The moon's in her shroud, and to light thee afar
On the deck of the daring's a lovelighted star.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

So forgive me my rough mood unaccustomed to sue;
I woo not, perhaps, as your landlubbers do.
My voice is attuned to the sound of the gun
That startles the deep when the combat's begun.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

The Frenchman and Don will flee from our path,
and the Englishmen cower below at our wrath,
And our sails shall be gilt in the gold of the day,
And the sea robins sing as we roll on our way.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,


A hundred shall serve - the best of the brave,
And the chief of a thousand shall kneel as thy slave,
And thou shalt reign queen, and thy empire shall last
Till the black flag by inches, is torn from the mast.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,


"The Pirate Song" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/sea/pirate.html - 09/11/06

Image of Pirate Man courtesy
of
http://www.maskworld.com/english/products/costumes/costume-component-parts--250/jackets-coats--2506/pirate-coat--3206 - 09/11/06

Image of Pirate Woman courtesy
of
http://www.maskworld.com/english/products/costumes/theatrical-theatre--210/rococo--2112/pirate-woman-costume--1635 - 09/11/06

Pirate Flag and Cutlass clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy
of
http://www.dorlingkindersley-uk.co.uk/static/cs/uk/11/clipart/pirate/book_pirate.html - 09/12/06

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

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07

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!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06

Animated Sickly Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.allfreeclipart.com/smiley.html - 06/02/10

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