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10/14/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Columbus Day!

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

- André Gide
(22 Nov 1869 - 19 Feb 1951)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This theme repeats on the second Monday of October each year!   

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evYfXBoN9cU - Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siHfQGn3JTs - Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean - The Robert Shaw Chorale (with pretty slide show)


HOMEWORK:

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

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/columbus.htm

http://www.annieshomepage.com/columbusday.html 

http://www.columbusnavigation.com/ 

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/columbus1.html

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/oct12.html

http://wilstar.com/holidays/columbus.htm 


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to       Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND       Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND   My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of TX!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);
18 -
Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA  AND   Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA  AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA  AND  the late Kathy Agee Glenny ('64(deceased 06/03/06);

19 -   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;

20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND    John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;

21 -   The late Mr. Julius Conn (deceased - Sept 1983)  AND Marlin Eby ('57) AND       Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND    Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

October 14, 1933 - Nazi Germany withdrew from The League of Nations.

October 14, 1938 - The first flight of the Curtiss Aircraft Company's P-40 Warhawk fighter plane.

October 14, 1939 - The German submarine U-47 sank the British battleship HMS Royal Oak within her harbour at Scapa Flow, Scotland.

October 14, 1940 - The Balham subway station disaster in London, England occurred during the Nazi Luftwaffe air raids on Great Britain.

October 14, 1943 - Prisoners at the Nazi German Sobibor extermination camp in Poland revolted against the Germans, killing eleven SS guards, and wounding many more. About 300 of the Sobibor Camp's 600 prisoners escaped, and about 50 of these survived the end of the war.

October 14, 1943 - The American Eighth Air Force lost 60 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers in aerial combat during the second mass-daylight air raid on the Schweinfurt ball-bearing factories in western Nazi Germany.

October 14, 1943 - José P. Laurel took the oath of office as President of the Philippines (Second Philippine Republic).

October 14, 1944 - Athens, Greece was liberated by British Army troops entering the city as the Wehrmacht pulled out. This cleared the way for the Greek government-in-exile to return to its historic capital city, with George Papandreou, Sr., as the head-of-government.

October 14, 1944 - Linked to a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was forced to commit suicide.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Monday, October 14, 1963 - Singer (Sinawe) Yim Jae-beom (임재범) was born in South Korea.

Monday, October 14, 1963 - Actress Lori Petty was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Monday, October 14, 1963 - Tenor Alessandro Safina was born in Siena, Italy.


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/13/13 - "RE:  Kathy":

Carol:

I know you will think I'm a pain in the rear end, but I noticed on your Sail On Sailor edition that my sister, Kathy, was not on the birthday recognition on the 18th of October. It was then I realized that you had mistakenly put her birthday in the month of September. I hope you would be kind enough to change this and I thank you in advance.

Sincerely,
Wayne
 
        Thank you, Wayne! I'm so sorry about that! I know I always confuse April and August, but I don't generally mix up September and October! I've fixed this now!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/13/13 - "Great BBC TV commercial / Good for the kids to watch!":

What a stunning commercial from BBC! Enjoy ….. David Attenborough does it again!

www.youtube.com/embed/auSo1MyWf8g?rel=0

   WOWZERONI-RINI! That's just gorgeous! Thanks so much, Dools!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/13/13 - "6 helpful reminders for the overwhelmed person":

http://www.raptitude.com/2013/10/6-helpful-reminders-for-the-overwhelmed-person/

   These are excellent suggestions! Thank you so much, Shari!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/14/13 - "I love these tips":

http://miss-cranky-pants.quora.com/18-Everyday-Products-You%E2%80%99ve-Been-Using-Wrong

   I love these tips, too, Haul Party! Thanks again!



    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Your Laugh for Today (#14 in a series of 15)":
 
  Enjoy, Carol!

      Oh, I am! Thanks, Joan!

 
 


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/25/13 - "Life Advice (#14 in a series of 28)":
 

  Very nice! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Some Funnies - Enjoy (#14 in a series of 20)":
 

  Thanks, Jimmy!
 
 


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 09/25/13 - "Popular American Cities 100 Years Ago (#14 in a series of 28)":

  Great and interesting, Carol, to look at that time verses the cities of today......
 

POPULAR AMERICAN CITIES 100 YEARS AGO

These are really professional photographers who took these pictures... Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are and these are over a 100 years old. There aren't many old photos as good.

American Cities more than a Century ago

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne!

Broad Street North of of Spruce Street,
Philadelphia, PA
 


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry, not theme related):

http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Tops-and-Tunics/Autumn-Crochet-Tunic-from-Caron - An Autumn Tunic - "The deep red color of this pattern really is for the autumn season. This is an easy crochet pattern you can get started on for the next autumn season. It's never too early to plan your wardrobe."


BONUS COLUMBUS DAY RECIPES:

http://www.recipe4living.com/articles/columbus_day.htm/ - Columbus Day Recipes - "Looking for fantastic Columbus Day recipes? Find a great collection at Recipe4Living!"

http://www.academiabarilla.com/italian-recipes/special-menus/columbus.aspx - Columbus Day Recipes - "Enjoy this typically Italian menu in celebration of Columbus Day and the Italian navigator Christopher Columbus!"


From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/13/13:
 
Dear Dad,

$chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can't think of anything I need. $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.

Love,

Your $on



The Reply:

Dear Son,

I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh.

Love,

Dad


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1.Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 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, December 11, 2013 - 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 10/02/13

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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Columbia, Gem of the Ocean

The version that was written in 1843 (Thomas á Becket, David T. Shaw; © 1999 AmeriMusic, Inc.)
was extremely popular during the Lincoln years, and was usually included among the
patriotic songs played by the Marine Band for the President's ceremonial gatherings.
But the song was apparently a rewrite of a very well known British tune entitled
"Red, White, and Blue" that was composed and written by Thomas
á Becket in 1750.


O, Columbia! the gem of the ocean,
The home of the brave and the free,
The shrine if each patriot's devotion,
A world offers homage to thee.
Thy mandates make heroes assemble
When Liberty's form stands in view;
Thy banners make tyranny tremble

When borne by the Red, White and Blue!
When borne by the Red, White and Blue!
When borne by the Red, White and Blue!
Thy banners make tyranny tremble
When borne by the Red, White and Blue!

The wine cup, the wine cup bring hither,
And fill you it true to the brim!
May the wreaths they have won never wither,
Nor the star of their glory grow dim!
May the service united ne'er sever,
But they to their colors prove true!

The Army and Navy forever,
Three cheers for the red, white and blue,
Three cheers for the red, white and blue,
Three cheers for the red, white and blue,
The Army and Navy forever,
Three cheers for the red, white and blue.


Well, "Columbia" in this case is the USA, but the tune is familiar and the key name is there, so ........

"Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" midi courtesy of http://rosemck1.tripod.com/jukebox-patriotic.html
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" lyrics and history courtesy of http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/columbiagem.htm
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Columbus Day Title clip art courtesy of http://www.123greetings.com/events/columbus_day/columbus15.html - 10/10/12 (sic)

Columbus' Ship divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/columbusday/columbus_lines.htm - 09/20/04

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

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!

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!!

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

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

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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