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09/27/11 - NNHS Newsletter - This Land Is Mine

“I would not change my native land, for rich Peru with all her gold.”

- Isaac Watts
(17 July 1674 - 25 Nov 1748)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This is one of my favorite songs - high on the list of my 500 All Time Favorite Songs: 

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw0FLzUKphw - This Land Is Mine - Pat Boone


REUNION ALERT:

    From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 08/25/11 AND 09/19/11 - "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.....
 

Hey Guys,

It’s me again. Please get your Ducks in a row, don’t miss the boat and be there or you might be square on October 1st. Try your best to adjust your schedule and join us for the BREAKFAST BRUNCH.

Please email or call me so we can plan for you,

BILL

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 - we'll see you there!


ANNOUNCEMENT:

   From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA to the Class of 1954 - 09/26/11 - "Oct. 1, 2011 Performance in Williamsburg":

Here is a note from our classmate,     Bill Campbell ('54 - of VA).  It may be of interest to all who live in the Newport News area or who are planning a trip to the area in the very near future. 
 
  Aloha, hello and hi y’all again,

I am writing to let you know that I will be playing at the 43rd annual ‘An Occasion for the Arts’ (AOFTA) in Colonial Williamsburg this coming Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at 12:45 P.M. on the Henry Street Stage.

There will be around 170 artists displaying their works, and there will be 4 stages where musicians will be providing good music. You can get details at the AOFTA website, www.aofta.org.

Just in case someone might care, I plan to play a program of mostly Hawaiian slack key music:

Song of the Islands;

A medley of slack key songs, like Kealoha, Old Timers Hula, Kimo’s Slack Key, He Aloha No O Honolulu,

and Keiki Slack Key;

Morning Dew

Hula Blues

Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani

Hukilau Song

Beyond The Reef

Harbor Lights

Yellow Bird

Bill’s Tune (my own slack key composition)

Over The Rainbow

Yes, since they played Bruddah Iz singing Over The Rainbow on ER, more people now associate that song with him and Hawaii than with Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz. Signs of the times!

So, why don’t you plan to spend a few hours shopping at the artists’ booths and then dropping by to listen for a few minutes. I would love to see you there.

Aloha,

Bill

 

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Jack - and break a leg, Bill!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to  Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND      My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty of IL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 -   Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA;

02 -   Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND Paige Spencer;

03 - Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND Mary Megann Peters ('57) AND   Larry Moran ('65) of ID AND      Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR;

04 -         My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND  Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND   Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0927.htm - INCLUDING:

Friday, Sept. 27, 1861
MILITARY MISTAKES MENTIONED; MCCLELLAN MORTIFIED


A rather rancorous meeting of Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet was held today. As was frequently the case, after the usual business was taken care of, the topic of the gathering turned to the latest activities in the War. As was frequently the case as well, there really wasn’t all that much to talk about, so that’s what they talked about--the notable lack of aggressive moves on the part of the Army of the Potomac and its commander, Gen. George McClellan. There was a widespread feeling that the war should have been long over with by now, and demands were loud to know why it was not. The questions had to be more than a little embarrassing for the guest of honor at the meeting: Gen. George McClellan.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 1862
BUTLER BACKS BLACKS, BRAVELY


Although it it widely believed that the first regiment of what would become known as the United States Colored Troops was the famed 54th Massachusetts (from the movie “Glory”), in fact the first regiment of free blacks was mustered in New Orleans, Louisiana on this date. Gen. Benjamin Butler, who had a rather direct way of dealing with things sometimes, had been the first to force the issue of what to do with black refugees and escaped slaves in the early days of the War. Then, he had persuaded Secretary of War Stanton to designate these displaced blacks as “contraband of war”, to prevent them from being returned to their owners. Now, he enlisted men in the Union Army as the First Regiment, Louisiana Native Guards. The men called themselves the “Chasseurs d’Afrique”, the African Hunters.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 1863
SHELBY’S SKIRMISHERS SMASH STATION


There existed in the Confederate military a class of operators for whom no good descriptive term exists. They were classified as cavalrymen, but they did not perform the usual functions of cavalry in the military sense of the day--scouting ahead of, and screening the movements of, an army of infantry. These men were usually referred to as “raiders”, and their role was to move quickly to harass, cut lines of communication, pick off stragglers from Union marches, and gather supplies. One of these raiders, Jo Shelby, worked in the Trans-Mississippi so is even less known than some like Moseby and Forrest. Today Shelby attacked Moffat’s Station in Franklin County, Arkansas.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1864
MASSIVE MISSOURI MILITARY MOVEMENTS

There was fighting in quite a few places in Missouri today. Sterling Price’s invasion out of Arkansas, one of a number of attempts to “reclaim” the state for the Confederacy, was rolling along quite nicely. Today he launched an all-out assault on Fort Davidson, at Pilot Knob, Mo. Twelve hundred Federal troops withstood the charge during the day; after nightfall their commander, Brig. Gen. Thomas Ewing Jr. decided the position was untenable and evacuated secretly. Further west, the “raider” William Anderson led an attack on Centralia, Mo. He looted, burned, and shot 24 unarmed Union soldiers. Anderson was known as “Bloody Bill”, and two of the 30 men in his band were the James Brothers, so it was perhaps not surprising that strict attention to military rules was not observed.


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/26/11 - "INK BOTTLE....THIS IS NEAT!!":

http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=ZS43976949 - Flutter By

Click on one of the Ink Bottles and watch what happens !!!

   OOOH - sooo pretty! I love Jacquie Lawson cards! Thanks so much, Shari!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/19/11 - "Wild shoes!!! (#6 in a Series of 19)":
 
  Which pair are you going to get??

Wild shoes!!! By Kobi Levi, Israeli shoe designer

   I love these - such fun! Thanks, Joan! OH, MY!  Oh, WOW! No thanks - I'll pass on this pair also!

 
 


FINALLY:

From www.aJokeADay.com - 09/25/11:

Q. Where can men over 50 find younger sexy women who are interest in them?

A. Try a bookstore under fiction!

Q. How can you increase the heart rate of your 50+ year old husband?

A. Tell him you're pregnant! 


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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 Exodus

Music written for 1960 film "
Exodus" by
Ernest Gold (13 July 1921 – 17 Mar 1999), who won an Oscar for the score.
Words added in 1961 by
Pat Boone (b. 01 June 1934) as "This Land Is Mine."

 Various versions charted in 1961 by Ferrante and Teicher (#2);
Mantovani (#31); Eddie Harris (jazz rendition, #36);
Pat Boone (#64); and Edith Piaf (#116).


This land is mine,
God gave this land to me,
This brave and ancient land to me.
And when the morning sun reveals her hills and plains,
Then I see a land where children can run free.

So take my hand and walk this land with me
And walk this lovely land with me.
Though I am just a man,
When you are by my side,
With the help of God, I know I can be strong.

This land is mine,
God gave this land to me,
This brave and ancient land to me.
And when the morning sun reveals her hills and plains,
Then I see a land where children can run free.

So take my hand and walk this land with me
And walk this golden land with me.
Though I am just a man,
When you are by my side,
With the help of God, I know I can be strong.

To make this land our home.
If I must fight, I’ll fight to make this land our own
Until I die this land is mine!


 "Exodus" midi courtesy of http://www.jewz.net/ - 09/24/05

 "This Land Is Mine" lyrics courtesy of http://www.impossible.za.net/cd/exodus1.htm - 09/22/05
and http://www.istrianet.org/istria/organizations/united_istrians/exodus.htm - 09/24/05

"Couple Walking" Image courtesy of http://www.opadocs.com/ - 09/25/05

Green Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 03/15/05

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

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

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