10/04/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
My Poor Old Heart
“I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty,
Ellen Sturgis Hooper,
“Life a Duty”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I'm in an Alison Krause kind of mood. I was unable to locate a midi file for this song, so just enjoy the video:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuGJaU25ZIA - My Poor Old Heart - Alison Krause & Union Station
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to George Pipkin ('57) AND Butch Ragland ('63) of CO!
Happy Birthday this week to:
06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA;
07 - Ellen Anas Smith ('57) AND 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;
11 - Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
GUEST BOOK SIGNERS:
1. Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 10/02/11:
2. Sue Ellen Hargadon ('69) of VA - 10/03/11:
Thank you, Ladies!
YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday1003.htm - INCLUDING:
Thursday, Oct. 3, 1861
CONFEDERATE COTTON CONSIDERED CONTRABAND
Supplies of many products were beginning to get a little tight here and there in the Confederate States of America. Cotton, however, bales and thousands of bales of it, was available in abundance. The problem was that with the Federal blockade of shipping there was no place to send it, and in fact there was a terrible shortage of places to even store the stuff. Gov. Thomas O. Moore of Louisiana took action today, issuing an order forbidding people to ship any more cotton into New Orleans, on the grounds that every available warehouse was full. The underlying hope was to pressure England and France, the biggest markets for the commodity, to pressure the Union to lift the blockade.
Friday, Oct. 3, 1862
POTOMAC PARADING PARTY POOPER
Gen. George McClellan, commander of the Army of the Potomac, had been under considerable pressure of late to possibly take under advisement contemplating the idea of maybe possibly thinking about using the said Army for something along the idea of actually fighting somebody, preferably the Army of Northern Virginia. Intending to impress, McClellan invited Abraham Lincoln to visit the field for the day, to look things over and inspect the troops. At his headquarters Lincoln was entertained with parades. Demonstrations of various maneuvers were performed. Lincoln, unimpressed, called the army “Gen. McClellan’s bodyguard.”
Saturday, Oct. 3, 1863
BANKS BREAKS BAYOU BATTLE BLUNDER
Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks set off today on yet another attempt to secure Texas for the Union once and for all. As he was leaving from the vicinity of New Orleans, and as he had already tried once and failed at going through Sabine Pass, he decided on a different route this time. Orders were issued to the men of Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin to move westward, and today they departed from their bases at Berwick Bay and New Iberia, both in Louisiana. Their target was a waterway known as Bayou Teche. The ultimate goal, again, was to reach the Sabine. The campaign would last for more than a month.
Monday, Oct. 3, 1864
SHANTY SEIZURE SCARES SHERMAN
Gen. William T. Sherman had planned his campaign “from Atlanta to the sea” on the assumption that his army would live largely off the land and not be too dependent on supply from the rear. However, he had not expected to be cut off entirely, as was very close to happening today. The Army of Tennessee was sitting rudely on the rails of the Chattanooga-Atlanta railroad line, and they were proceeding to demolish it further. Hood’s forces also took possession of the hamlets of Big Shanty and Kennessaw Water Tank, which in theory were supposed to be firmly in Union hands. Vexed, Sherman finally ordered Gen. George H. Thomas back to Nashville to defend against this harassment in his rear.
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday1004.htm - INCLUDING:
Friday, Oct. 4, 1861
CAROLINA CAPTURES CONFEDERATE CACHE
The USS South Carolina was on patrol in the Gulf of Mexico this morning. More specifically she was on blockade duty, charged with the task of assisting Union vessels and impeding those of the Confederacy, or anyone attempting to do business with them. She fulfilled that mission admirable today when she caught sight of the schooners Ezilda and Joseph R. Toone making for New Orleans. The warship gave chase below Southwest Pass and in short order captured both vessels. They proved excellent prey, carrying as they did between 4000 and 5000 stands of arms.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 1862
VANDORN ‘VICTORY’ VAGUELY VEXATIOUS
Actually, calling the Battle of Corinth a victory for either side would be questionable. In an action which had started yesterday in the important Mississippi railroad junction, the Confederate forces under Gen. Van Dorn had attacked the Federal army northwest of the town. They made progress for awhile, forcing the Union men back into fortifications. Today the assault was renewed, since part of the urgency of the attack was to encourage U. S. Grant to pull back to Tennessee. The fighting was fierce for the two days, with casualties estimated at 2500 Union dead and around 4200 for the Southerners. And the conclusion of hostilities Van Dorn pulled his battered force back to Chewalla, Miss.
Sunday, Oct. 4, 1863
BURIAL BACKLOG BRINGS BALEFUL BLIGHT
After the battle of Gettysburg, as after all battles, parties were detailed to bury the dead, usually where they fell. As the dead were many and the burial parties few these efforts were often sketchy, and the armies had barely moved out of town before the “resurrections” began. Some of these body removals were done by grieving relatives wishing to take their kinfolk home for proper funerals. Other reappearances resulted from weather washing the dirt off the rude graves. The organized effort to disinter all the corpses for relocation to the National Cemetery then in the planning stages did not begin until much later. A problem promptly arose from the fact that the July heat had not been kind to the corpses. It was decided today that due to the advanced state of decomposition, reburials could not be done until after the first frost stabilized the ground. The first frost did not come to Gettysburg in 1863 until October 25.
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1864
HOOD HARASSMENT HUGE HINDRANCE
Gen. John Bell Hood, CSA, had had his difficulties with pitched battles, either losing most of them or withdrawing from outflanked positions before battle even began. He was finally having success with his mission to slow Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s march across the South by attacking his garrisons in the rear. Hood’s men were in firm control of the Chattanooga-Atlanta Railroad lines, and skirmishing was taking place at Moon’s Station, Lost Mountain and Acworth. Sherman was getting reports pleading for relief, and today he decided to provide it. Leaving only one corps to hold Atlanta, he started back up the line to deal with Hood. He established headquarters at Kennesaw Mountain and got to work.
From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 10/03/11 - "Breakfast Bunch Brunch":
Attached are ... pictures ... of the NNHS BRUNCH we had Saturday, October 1st. I'll try (with Jimmy Walker's - '62 - help and your help) to give you some names.
Thanks so much for all the great pictures, Bill! I "chose wisely" by not coming to the Brunch on Saturday (as I seem to have gotten "worserer" instead of "betterer" - English major, ya know), but I really, really don't like to miss that much fun!
http://nnhs65.com/Breakfast-Bunch-Brunch-10-01-11.html - brand new page!
From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 10/04/11, 3:55 PM - "Breakfast Bunch Brunch":
You are a GENIUS! You are out of sight. GOOD JOB!!!!! What a great page. I hope everyone is as pleased as I am. I’ll try to do better with the names and pictures at our next Brunch which is the first Saturday in January, January 7, 2012, at 11am at the same place, Warwick Restaurant.
After the January BRUNCH, we plan to meet quarterly the first Saturday of April, July and October as long as the interest holds up.
We all hope you feel better, soon, and plan to join us in January. Thanks so much for your help and your efforts each and every day.
WHAT FABULOUS NEWS! Thank you so much, Bill - and I'm so glad you like the new page!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
10/03/11 - "PET FISH":
|A redneck with a
bucket full of live fish was approached recently by a game warden in
Central Mississippi as he started to drive his boat away from a lake.
The game warden asked the man, "May I see your fishing license please?"
"Naw, sir," replied the redneck. "I don't need none of them there papers. These here are my pet fish."
"Yep. Once a week, I bring these here fish o'mine down to the lake and let 'em swim 'round for a while. Then when I whistle, they swim right back into my net and I take 'em home."
"What a line...you're under arrest."
The redneck said, "It's the truth, Mr. Gov'ment Man. I'll show ya! We do this all the time!"
"WE do, now, do WE?" smirked the warden. "PROVE it!"
The redneck released the fish into the lake and stood and waited. After a few minutes, the warden said, "Well?"
"Well, WHUT?" said the redneck.
The warden asked, "When are you going to call them back?"
"Call who back?"
"The FISH," replied the warden!
"Whut fish?" asked the redneck.
MORAL OF THE STORY: We may not be as smart as some city slickers, but we ain't as dumb as some government employees.
You can say what you want about the South, but you NEVER hear of anyone retiring and moving North!!!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/03/11 - "Links and inspirations":
Hula Hoop-Jade Dussault Mad Skills!
A Ray Of Sunshine
Let Us Be Kind
Thank you so much, Shari!
Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/19/11 - "Wild shoes!!! (#10 in a Series
Which pair are you
going to get??
Wild shoes!!! By Kobi Levi, Israeli shoe designer
I love these - such fun! Thanks, Joan! No thanks, these shoes make me kind of dizzy - I'll pass on this pair also!
|From www.aJokeADay.com - 10/03/11:|
There were 3 friends stranded in an island. Exploring the island, the 3 men found a bottle so they opened it. A genie came out, and she said that she would grant them 3 wishes.
The first man said, "I wish I was with my family," then poof, he was with his family.
The second guy said "I wish I was in a bar with my friends," then poof, he was gone.
The third guy was feeling bad and the genie asked, "What's wrong?"
The man said, "I'm lonely I wish my friends were here." Poof, his two friends were back in the island.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956
4. Saturday, January 7, 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 email@example.com or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/02/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
My Poor Old Heart
Recorded by Alison Krauss (b. 23 July 1971) and Union Station
Don't expect too much from my poor old heart
You can blame me unforgiven for my scars
You might just be the best that I can find
But I can't seem to forget the tears I've cried
I don't know that I will ever trust again
It's a price I must pay for all my sins
Time has changed me and left me full of doubt
And my heart may be lost never to be found
Once upon a time I did believe
In my true love that swept me off my feet
The wind of change swept him away
And left me drowning in my own pain
I don't know that I will ever love again
It's a price that I must pay for all my sins
Time has changed me and left me full of doubt
And my heart may be lost never to be found
"My Poor Old Heart" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/krauss-alison/my-poor-old-heart-14685.html - 10/04/11
Pink Crystal Heart Image courtesy of http://www.mylot.com/w/photokeywords/pink+heart.aspx?googleimgr=&kw=pink%20heart&img=%3Cimg%20src%3D%22http%3A//images.mylot.com/userImages/images/postphotos/457877.jpg%22%20id%3Dil_fi%20height%3D249%20width%3D250%3E - 10/04/11
Nerve Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 01/20/06
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
Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/guestbook-gifs.html - 03/07/06
Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.clipartof.com/details/emoticon/1923.html - 03/05/09
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
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