- NNHS Newsletter -
“For now we see through a glass, darkly...”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today was White Cane Safety Day, a day which receives too little recognition, so by all means, do your homework.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjxbOe7p8C0 - Blinded by the Light - Bruce Springsteen, 1973
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRtAJy2nFVM - Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band, 1976
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday this week to:
17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);
20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57)
John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;
22 - The late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND The late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 09/22/07) AND The late Annette Funicello of CA (deceased 08 Apr 2013) AND Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND Al Farber ('64) of GA AND The late Joe Mooney ('65) (deceased 10/30/01)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 15, 1938 - German troops occupied the Sudetenland.
October 15, 1938 - The Czech government resigned.
October 15, 1944 - The
Arrow Cross Party (very similar to
Hitler's NSDAP (Nazi party) took power in
October 15, 1945 - The former premier of Vichy France Pierre Laval was shot by a firing squad for treason.
October 15, 1946 - Hermann Göring, a Nazi war criminal and founder of the Gestapo, poisoned himself just hours before his scheduled execution.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Tuesday, October 15, 1963 - Footballer and manager
Stanley Menzo was born Stanley Purl Menzo in
Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Tuesday, October 15, 1963 - Golfer Horton Smith (b. 22 May 1908 in Springfield, Missouri), the first man to win the Masters Tournament, died in Detroit, Michigan of Hodgkin's Disease at the age of 55.
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/14/13 - "Florida Cattlemen's Association and the Civil War":
recall the photo images
of the statues of the "Cracker" Ranch Hand driving the cattle at the
entrance to the new section of The Villages, in my effort to better
educate your subscribers as to the contribution of the Florida Cattlemen
in feeding the Confederacy during the Recent Unpleasantness.
Today, a visit to The Villages provided more information. The plaque in front of their building pays tribute to them. They are still a vital part of the economy here in The Sunshine State.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
COOL BEANS! Thank you, Adonis! You may take comfort in the fact that even though I resisted your efforts to teach me how to swim back in '57, you have managed to educate me with some Florida history!
|Monday. October 14, 2013|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/13/13 - "Eat More Weigh Less & A link For Paranormal Activity For Each State":
Music.....Blasts From The Past
10CC - I'm Not In Love
Blowing Kisses In The Wind - Paula Abdul
Billy Joel - Captain Jack (Audio)
Billy Joel - Piano Man
Fleetwood Mac - Never Going Back Again
A lawyer and two friends, a Rabbi and a Hindu holy man, had car trouble in the countryside and asked to spend the night with a farmer.
The farmer said, "There might be a problem; you see, I only have room for two to sleep, so one of you must sleep in the barn."
"No problem," chimed the Rabbi, "My people wandered in the desert for forty years, I am humble enough to sleep in the barn for an evening. With that he departed to the barn and the others bedded down for the night.
Moments later a knock was heard at the door; the farmer opened the door, there stood the Rabbi from the barn.
"What's wrong?" asked the farmer.
He replied, "I am grateful to you, but I can't sleep in the barn. There is a pig in the barn and my faith believes that is an unclean animal."
His Hindu friend agreed to swap places with him. But a few minutes late the same scene reoccurs. There is a knock on the door.
"What's wrong, now?" the farmer asked.
The Hindu holy man replied, "I too am grateful for your helping us out but there is a cow in the barn and in my country cows are considered sacred. I can't sleep on holy ground!"
Well, that left only the lawyer to make the change. He grumbled and complained, but went out to the barn.
Yep, you guessed it! Moments later there was another knock on the farmer's door. Frustrated and tired, the farmer opened the door, and there stood the pig and the cow.
"Starbucks is offering something called the duffin. It's a combination of a donut and a muffin. Who says America has lost its exceptionalism?"
Thanks so much, Shari!
From http://www.thehindu.com/books/know-your-english/what-is-the-meaning-of-to-badger-someone/article3956118.ece - "What is the meaning of ‘to badger someone’?"
the meaning of ‘to badger someone’?
(V. Sashikanth, Mysore)
It means to pester someone. When you ‘badger someone into doing something’, you keep annoying or bothering the person till he becomes frustrated and agrees to do what you want him to.
*The children badgered their father into taking them to a movie.
The idiom comes from the cruel sport of badger baiting. In this game, dogs were turned loose on a badger, a furry animal placed in an empty barrel or a hole. When the vicious dogs managed to drag the frightened animal out, the hounds and the badger were separated. The injured animal was put back in the barrel or hole, and the cruel process was repeated several times till the poor badger had been ripped to pieces.
From http://www.ehow.com/how_7569092_along-badgering-boss.html - "How to Get Along With a Badgering Boss":
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - "Nudging Without Nagging":
By Steve Goodier
We've all been
there. We want to encourage a child to do her homework, or a spouse to
complete his project, or a colleague to complain less and act more. How
can we encourage without criticizing, berating or pushing too hard?
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Your Laugh for Today (#15 in a series of 15)":
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Written and recorded by
Bruce Springsteen, 1973
(b. 21 Oct 1940
Blinded by the light,
"Blinded by the Light" midicourtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/mo/NeverKnowWhat/MidiWorld.html - 10/15/09
"Blinded by the Light" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/blow/blindedbythelight.htm - 10/15/09
Image of White Canecourtesy of http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00386/vision/blindness/canes.htm - 10/15/09
Autumn Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 08/23/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Laughing Frog courtesy of
('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon
('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09