10/02/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
“As an earring of gold,
and an ornament of fine gold,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This song is the same age as I am. I can scarcely believe we've never used it before. Golden Earrings is one of my all-time favorite films - and why not? It has everything - spies, intrigue, romance, costumes, jewelry, singing, dancing - and gypsies! What's not to love?
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcJG1Anqe9k - Golden Earrings - Murvyn Vye in film clip, 1947
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN2aKrUmFGk - Golden Earrings - Peggy Lee, 1947
|Golden Earrings is a 1947 romantic
film made by
Paramount Pictures and starring
Ray Milland and
Marlene Dietrich. It was directed by
Mitchell Leisen and produced by
Harry Tugend from a screenplay by
Helen Deutsch and
Abraham Polonsky, based on a novel by
Jolán Földes. The music score was by
Victor Young and the cinematography by
Daniel L. Fapp.
The film's haunting song, "Golden Earrings", sung in the movie by Murvyn Vye, was a hit recording in 1947-48 by Peggy Lee.
REUNION ALERTS:1. From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 09/08/12, 10:46 PM - "NNHS Class of 1962 50th Reunion":
|Dear Classmates of NNHS
The Class of 1962 will be having their '50'-year Reunion on Oct. 5/6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Marina in Hampton, Va.
We are inviting members of other classes from NNHS to our Friday nite social. It will start at 6pm. If you know of anyone from other NNHS Classes that would be interested please tell them. There will be food and beverages and lots of other NNHS Classmates to see and gossip with, (Ha. Ha.) We are really excited about this event and it will be a Great One!!
Hoping to see you there. Casual dress and come prepared to have a great time!!
Brenda Amos Williams
NNHS Class of 1962 Reunion Committee
Thanks so much, Brenda! See you there (I hope.....)!
2.From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 09/21/12, 12:13 PM:
Just to inform you, the Class of '57 is celebrating its 55-Year Reunion at the Marriott Hotel in Town Center, Newport News on October 9, 10 and 11, 2012.
Thanks for all you do.
Pat Beck Letzinger
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thank you, Pat! Y'all have fun!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND Paige Spencer!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND Mary Megann Peters ('57) AND Larry Moran ('65) of ID AND Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 - My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA;
05 - George Pipkin ('57) ANDButch Ragland ('63) of CO;
06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA;
07 -Dale Parsons ('69) of HA;
08 - Tippy Rowe ('57) AND Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND Richard Cantor ('65) of KY;
09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:October 02, 1941
an all-out offensive against
Moscow. Tuesday, October 02, 1962 - Actor and director
Aziz M. Osman was born in
October 02, 1944 - German troops ended the Warsaw Uprising.
TODAY IN 1962:
Tuesday, October 02, 1962 - Drummer Sigtryggur Baldursson (The Sugarcubes) was born in Norway to Icelandic parents.
Tuesday, October 02, 1962 - Football player Mark Rypien was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada .
Tuesday, October 02, 1962 - Jazz, R & B, and Gospel Music singer Claude V. McKnight III was born, probably in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Tuesday, October 02, 1962 - Actor and director
Aziz M. Osman was born in
1. OOPS - STILL NADA.
NEW ITEMS FOR THE SITE:
1. OOPS - MORE NADA.
From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 10/01/12 - "NNHS Class of '54 Health Trends":
Added Notation: You may also want to look into getting a pneumonia and shingles shot, also. Discuss with your doctor first. I got my flu shot last week from my primary care physician. On my next visit, I will be getting the pneumonia and shingles shots.
Once again it's that time of year when we are encouraged to get our flu shot. Is it a necessity? Does it protect us against the flu? Read this months newsletter and you decide. Jean & I haven't had a flu shot in almost 10 years and also haven't had the flu. Its all about education and following some simple guidelines.
Yours in health,
Alvin & Jean Mizelle
NNHS Class of ’54 – Health Trends
How to Protect Ourselves Against Influenza
Why do we continue to do something that has been proven to be ineffective and risky? As Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
This certainly could be said to apply to the practice of getting a flu shot every year and expecting to be protected against the flu without taking a health risk.
While the media is sure to continue hyping potential pandemic influenzas, remember that a healthy immune system is your best and primary defense against any viral threat. The following simple guidelines will help you keep your immune system in optimal working order so that you’re far less likely to acquire influenza or other respiratory infections to begin with or, if you do, your immune system will deal with it without complications:
Alvin & Jean Mizelle
International Wellness Consultants
Thank you so very much, Jack - and Alvin and Jean! I had a flu shot once - only once (I think it must have been in 2003) I developed such a bad case of flu that year I decided never again! I much prefer to follow the excellent advice you've given here.
From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 07/06/12 AND From Bill Hobbs ('55) of Northern VA - 07/19/12AND From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/01/12 - "Makin Island - Touching, tearful but terrific!":
|Lest we forget! This is
one of the most touching and memorable videos I have seen. It is a
wonderful tribute to some wonderful people on Makin Island as well as to
our own U.S. Marines.
MOST KNOW THE
STORY OF THE MAKIN ISLAND RAID BY THE RAIDERS AND PROBABLY HAVE SEEN ARTICLES
WHEN THEY FINALLY RECOVERED THE DEAD THEY HAD TO LEAVE BEHIND. THIS “YOUTUBE”
FILM IS THEIR FINAL TRIBUTE.
WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/01/12 - "text":
|Lawyer VS. Insurance
This is the best lawyer story of the year, decade, and probably the century. A Charlotte, NC, lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars,: then insured them against fire among other things. Within a month having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet having made even his first premium payment on the policy, the lawyer filed a claim against the insurance company. In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost "in a series of small fires." The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason: that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion. The lawyer sued .. and won!
In delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The Judge stated, nevertheless, that the lawyer held a policy from the company in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them against fire, without defining what is considered to be unacceptable fire, and was obligated to pay the claim. Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the rare cigars lost in the "fires."
NOW FOR THE BEST PART...
After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON!!!! With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.
Job Interview Quotations
Vice Presidents and personnel directors of the one hundred largest corporations were asked to describe their most unusual experience interviewing prospective employees.
A job applicant challenged the interviewer to an arm wrestle.
Interviewee wore a Walkman, explaining that she could listen to the interviewer and the music at the same time.
Candidate fell and broke arm during interview.
Candidate announced she hadn't had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and french fies in the interviewers office.
Candidate explained that her long-term goals was to replace the interviewer.
Candidate said he never finished high school because he was kidnapped and kept in a closet in Mexico.
Balding Candidate excused himself and returned to the office a few minutes later wearing a headpiece.
Applicant said if he was hired he would demonstrate his loyalty by having the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm.
Applicant interrupted interview to phone her therapist for advice on how to answer specific interview questions.
Candidate brought large dog to interview.
Applicant refused to sit down and insisted on being interviewed standing up.
Candidate dozed off during interview.
The employers were also asked to list the "most unusual" questions that have been asked by job candidates.
"What is it that you people do at this company?"
"What is the company motto?"
"Why aren't you in a more interesting business?"
"What are the zodiac signs of all the board members?"
"Why do you want references?"
"Do I have to dress for the next interview?"
"I know this is off the subject, but will you marry me?"
"Will the company move my rock collection from California to Maryland?"
"Will the company pay to relocate my horse?"
"Does your health insurance cover pets?"
"Would it be a problem if I'm angry most of the time?"
"Does your company have a policy regarding concealed weapons?"
"Do you think the company would be willing to lower my pay?"
"Why am I here?"
Also included are a number of unusual statement made by candidates during the interview process.
I have no difficulty in starting or holding my bowel movement.
At times I have the strong urge to do something harmful or shocking.
I feel uneasy indoors.
Sometimes I feel like smashing things.
Women should not be allowed to drink in cocktail bars.
I think that Lincoln was greater than Washington.
I get excited very easily.
I am fascinated by fire.
I like tall women.
People are always watching me.
If I get too much change in a store, I always give it back.
I must admit that I am a pretty fair talker.
I never get hungry.
I know who is responsible for most of my troubles
If the pay was right, I'd travel with the carnival.
I would have been more successful if nobody would have snitched on me.
I think I'm going to throw-up.
While most believe that "The Purple People Eater" is a purple creature that eats people, the novelty hit song's lyrics reveal a different story. In them, the rock 'n' roll monster reveals that he enjoys "eatin' purple people." Fans are divided on the issue.
George Washington first offered the Badge for Military Merit, better known as the Purple Heart. It was originally a heart-shaped cloth patch attached to the uniform. In 1932, to commemorate the bicentennial of Washington's birth, the award was reintroduced as a medal presented to U.S. military personnel injured during combat.
The author of Harold and the Purple Crayon felt that his name might be too difficult for youngsters to pronounce properly, so David Leisk published the popular children's book under the pen name Crockett Johnson.
Those who disliked the Barney the Dinosaur character came up with all sorts of hateful nicknames for the character, perhaps the most bizarre of which was "The Purple Antichrist."
Where are the "purple mountain majesties" referred to in the patriotic song "America, the Beautiful?" Katharine Lee Bates wrote the lyrics in 1893 when she viewed her surroundings from the summit of Pike's Peak.
Porphyrophobia is defined as the irrational and persistent fear of the color purple.
A Fountain At Home
I read the issue On The Mountain. It got me reflecting on my own life and the fiery furnaces I have been through to reach a stage in life where I have a lot less than I had earlier, materially. But I am so happy and content.
My career was never important to me, though I loved my job. In 12 years of my work life I was at the peak - Country Head for IT India, a large company with offices at major cities and staff strength ranging from 1000 to 2000 in each location.
My only aim in life was to have a family and be a housewife. Somehow the marriage part didn't work out. I still prayed for a baby for many years, but to no avail. I concluded that probably I was medically unable to conceive. On my 37th birthday, I decided to stop praying for a baby which was obviously not the Lord's plan and I decided to follow a different course of goals in life.
Five months later I discovered I was pregnant - 10 weeks. I felt it was a wrong time in my life to have a baby, but I hardly had time to decide whether to keep the baby or not. The Lord gave me the courage and grace to hang on and face the world with my single status and pregnancy. A very challenging option in a conservative society like India.
I was released from my job after my baby was born. Well, they didn't want me to continue. God was so gracious he provided our every need, we didn't have much, but we had the comforts we needed. It was very challenging, took a lot of faith, at times hanging on to the last thread.
Today my daughter is little over two. I get to be a housewife, well, not a wife, but I get to stay home and look after my home and work from home. Most of all I get to enjoy life with my daughter.
When I go the supermarket, she wants to see the fountain and hang around there. A fountain I barely noticed in the earlier years. I get to enjoy the small pleasures of sights and sounds in life that we are all too busy to even notice. I try and take the time to be there and enjoy the moment and not think about the work waiting to be done at home. I get to feel the sun on the grass, watch the rain trickle down the window pane, observe the squirrel eat nuts, watch a butterfly hover around the flower.
I have to work hard and sometimes late into the night as home jobs don't pay much. But I can manage to pay my bills and the greatest blessing is I get to live many enjoyable moments each day without being rushed.
~A MountainWings Original by Olivia Shohal, India~
Thanks so much, Shari!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/30/12 - "Lone Ranger and Tonto":
The Lone Ranger and Tonto
went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both
men fell sound asleep.
The Lone Ranger replied, "I
see millions of stars."
http://www.crochetpatty.com/Albums/Doilies/index.html - Many Doilies
- Soft Peanut Butter Cookies - "Our
melt-in-your-mouth recipe for Soft Peanut Butter Cookies will satisfy
all your peanut butter lovers, for sure. Serve these homemade peanutty
tasting cookies with a cold glass of milk and watch them disappear from
your cookie jar."
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern
VA - 09/20/12, 10:40 PM - "Rare Photos! (#1 in a Series of 17)":
You might like these too.
Great old pics….
SOMEONE HAD TO REACH BACK A WAYS TO GET THESE
OLD AND RARE PICTURES -
Jimi Hendrix & Mick Jagger, New York, 1969
(probably a backstage dressing room)
WOWZERS! Thanks, Bill!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/01/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#1 in a Series of 25)":
Some more memories.
Some of these photos will blow you away.
A Baby Boomer's
MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne Honey
|From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/01/12:|
All too rarely, airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight "safety lecture", and their other announcements a bit more entertaining.
Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:
1. On a Continental Flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort, and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."
2. On landing the stewardess said, "There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane."
3. As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Washington National, a lone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"
4. After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in Memphis, a flight attendant on a Northwest flight announced, "Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted."
5. "In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with more than one small child, pick your favorite."
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 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.
2. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at email@example.com
3. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 9,10, and 11, 2012 - Class of
1957 - 55-Year Reunion - Marriott Hotel in Town Center, Newport News. CONTACT:
Pat Beck Letzinger at Pabletz@aol.com
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(08 Aug 1900 – 10 Nov 1956)
(28 Mar 1915 – 17 Oct 2001)
and Ray Evans (04 Feb 1915 – 15 Feb 2007), 1947
There's a story the gypsies know is true
That when your love wears golden earrings,
She (he) belongs to you.
An old love story that's known to very few,
But if you wear those golden earrings,
Love will come to you.
By the burning fire, they will glow with ev'ry coal.
You will hear desire whisper low inside your soul.
So be my gypsy;
Make love your guiding light,
And let that pair of golden earrings
Cast their spell tonight.
"Golden Earrings" midi (second option; sequenced by Phil Hall) courtesy of http://psrtutorial.com/midi/midi_G.html - 10/01/12
"Golden Earrings" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdepot.com/peggy-lee/golden-earrings.html - 10/01/12
First Golden Earrings image courtesy of http://tradekeyindia.com/gold-smith-designer/gold-earrings.htm - 10/01/12
Second Golden Earrings image courtesy of http://www.indiamart.com/silera-jewels/gold-jewellery.html - 10/01/12
Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.goldclipart.com/24k/filigree.htm - 12/17/08
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - 05/19/08
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Laughing Frog courtesy of
('65) of VA - 07/16/08
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