10/17/11 - NNHS Newsletter - If
this the face that launch'd a
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Feel the love.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzgBULcFaLw&NR=1 - If - Bread
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-22LPgdXhw&NR=1 - If - Bread - sing-along version with beautiful slideshow
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|"If" is a song written by American
David Gates in
1971. Originally popularized by his group
Bread, the song charted at number four on the
Billboard Hot 100 when released as a single in 1971. The song also
spent three weeks at number one on the
Easy Listening chart.
It was quickly
covered by other singers (including
Frankmusik). It was also covered by
Damien Leith on his album
Catch the Wind: Songs of a Generation, which was released in 2008.
The Telly Savalas version reached number one on the
UK Singles Chart for two weeks in March 1975 and has the shortest
title of any song to reach number one in the UK.[citation
needed] In the U.S., Bread's version was the
shortest song title to become a top ten hit until 2009 when
Britney Spears hit #1 with her song
"If" has been a perennial favorite at weddings (for example, as a first-dance song) ever since it was released. It was also recorded, as an album track, by Scott Walker in his early 1970s MOR period.
This song is often of interest to guitarists because of the unique tremolo/wah-wah effect on the electric guitar in the intro. One San Diego, California radio station in the early 1970s reported that the effect took months to produce. However, Bread used that effect live when playing the song in their concerts.
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From Me ('65) of NC - 10/16/11:
|How about my Cardinals - the 2011 National League Champions?!?|
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|NEXT MAJOR REUNION:|
The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion on Wednesday and
Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011.
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From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 10/15/11 - "Lecture":
I love receiving the newsletter. Thank you.
I will be giving a lecture on "Finding Your Civil War Ancestor" at the Martin Memorial Library here in Williamston, NC on the 27th of October at 7:00 p.m. It is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
It is free and open to the public. If any of you are in the area, you are most welcome to attend.
Certificate in Family History Research
Professional Research Option
Brigham Young University
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks so much, Jen - wish I could be there!
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From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA - 10/13/11 - "Please post":
going to participate in an art show and sale at the Hampton Yacht
Club and thought many NNHS grads may want to attend. Here is the
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thanks, Brownie Shaffer Haracivet - NNHS '62
COOL BEANS! We wish you well, Brownie! (I love your bling-bling kitty cat!)
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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA AND Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
22 - the late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND the late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 22 Sept 2007) AND Annette Funicello of CA AND Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND Al Farber ('64) of GA;
23 - Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA;
24 - Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Mark Friedman ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
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YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1861
CONFEDERATE CORPS CONSTRUCTION CAUSES CONFUSION
Jefferson Davis was learning, on the job, the perils of creating a new government, new institutions, and particularly a new army from scratch. The Confederate States of America essentially had no army as a nation, just whatever troops were volunteered by the governors of the several states. Furthermore the men themselves were quite insistent that they remain under the command of men from their own state, and if possible stay in their state’s borders. This made it very hard to create a coherent corps structure to defend the nation as a whole. Volunteers from Kentucky who had come to fight for the South requested to return home now that fighting was occurring there, and were very irate when Davis refused them.
Thursday, Oct. 16, 1862
RECONNAISSANCE RUNS RESULT IN RUMBLES
Gen. George McClellan, often criticized for inaction, did launch activities of a sort today. One of the reasons for his reluctance to take on major campaigns was uncertainty as to the size, strength and location of his opponents. In hopes of rectifying this lack, he ordered two reconnaissance parties to leave today. One, departing from Sharpsburg, Maryland, had orders to travel to Smithfield in western Virginia and investigate what was to be found. Another group left from Harper’s Ferry, at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, to venture to Charles Town, also in western Virginia, an area which was heavily Union in sympathy but still officially a part of the Confederacy.
Friday, Oct. 16, 1863
TAHOMA TRIES TRICKY TAMPA TACTIC
The name of Semmes is prominent in the Naval records of the Civil War, but today’s actions feature a different Semmes, and in a different Navy. The rumor was afoot that two Confederate blockade-runners, the Scottish Chief and the Kate Dale, were getting ready to sail from the Hillsborough River. Admiral Bailey, hearing this, sent two ships to intercept. The gunboats USS Tahoma, Lt. Commander Alexander A. Semmes, and USS Adela, commanded by Acting Lt. Louis N. Stodder, went forth to intercept. They used the unusual tactic of sailing to an obscure little village called Tampa, and shelled the town and fort there. After this distraction was accomplished they sent landing parties ashore to go overland to lurk at the river and wait for the dawn to attack.
Sunday, Oct. 16, 1864
GUNFIRE GREETS GEORGIA GAPS
The progress of the campaign by Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman from Atlanta to the Sea was running in reverse today. His opponent, Gen. John Bell Hood CSA, had had no luck for weeks in attacking the front of the advancing army, being flanked and outmaneuvered and in danger of being cut off at every place where he tried to make a stand. Finally he was trying a different tactic, cutting Sherman off from his bases and sources of supply. There was very nearly a secondary war in the mountains of Georgia and Tennessee as Hood applied as much pressure as he could to Sherman’s rear. Skirmishing occurred at Ship’s Gap in North Georgia and Bull’s Gap in southeastern Tennessee.
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TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
Thursday, Oct 17, 1861
FLUTTERING FEDERAL FLAG FACES FORCE
There was little question in anybody’s mind that the United States was not going to fight the War from completely off the shores of the Confederacy. There would be an amphibious invasion at some point along the Atlantic coast, and the only question was where the attack would come. Flag Officer Samuel du Pont, one of the senior Navy men in the Atlantic region, was telling anyone who would listen that the most logical spot was Port Royal, South Carolina. The facilities there, he opined, both as a Navy base and a coaling station, were superb. In the South, nervousness at every port was the rule, but little else could be done in the way of reinforcement due to shortages of troops.
Friday, Oct. 17, 1862
DRAFT DODGERS DOUBLING DARING
In the initial days of the War recruiting soldiers was not a problem: men on both sides flocked to the colors, looking for glory, excitement, adventure, or because they wanted to impress their girlfriends. A year and a half of blood, mud, marching and measles had disabused many of any notion of the romance of war. But the needs for manpower were greater than ever, and so a draft was instituted in the United States. Popularity of this measure was somewhat lacking, even in states which were otherwise strong Union supporters, such as Pennsylvania. Militia forces had to be called out in Berkley, Luzerne County, to put down opposition to the draft.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 1863
TAMPA TRIBULATIONS TAKE TIME TO TRANSPIRE
Yesterday saw the beginning of what is known as the Battle of Tampa, an odd case of misnaming since Tampa, an obscure village with a small fort nearby, was not the actual target of the attack. Those were the blockade runners Scottish Chief and Kate Dale, loaded with cotton and ready to sail on the morning tide from the Hillsborough River. After shelling Tampa the USS Tahoma and Adela had sent landing parties ashore to sneak across to the river on foot. Today they struck, assaulting and burning both ships and cargos. Then they hotfooted it back to their own ships with enraged Confederates in hot pursuit. Five of the landing party died, 10 were wounded and five were taken prisoner before they made it back under cover of their ships’ guns.
Monday, Oct. 17, 1864
PRICE PONDERS PERILOUS POSITION
Gen. Sterling Price was on yet another campaign to pry loose the state of Missouri from the grasp of the Federal government. The fact that he had been fighting on numerous occasions since 1861 to accomplish this goal did not discourage him, and on this campaign he had had some successes, most notably the battle of Pilot Knob at Ft. Davidson, although he had let the garrison of the latter escape during the night. Today he was advancing toward Lexington, Mo., in the northwest region of the state, and was encountering skirmishing on both the left and the right flanks of his force. This was the first indication that he had not one but two Union units coming at him, one behind him (which he already knew about) and one ahead (which he did not.)
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From Me ('65) of NC - 10/17/11 - " Marion Cutchins":
|While working on my files today I found an egregious error of omission from over four years ago. How I neglected this, I've no idea, but this Memorial Edition of the NNHS Newsletter is all but completely remade now.|
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From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/12/11 - "Just in case you were wondering. ... YEA RIGHT !!!! ... read to the end":
Your Donations - just in case you were wondering.
As you open your pockets for the next natural disaster, please keep these facts in mind.
The American Red Cross - President and CEO Marsha J. Evans' salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses
The United Way - President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.
UNICEF - CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE. Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.
The Salvation Army's Commissioner - Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization. . . . 96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.
The American Legion - National Commander receives $0.00 - zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives a $0.00 - zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives a $0.00 - zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Military Order of Purple Hearts National Commander receives a $0.00 - zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Vietnam Veterans Association National Commander receives a $0.00 - zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
No further comment is necessary. Please share this with everyone.
Thank you so much, Dools! This is just what you've been saying since the Great Flood of '93!
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From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 10/15/11 - "Health news for you":
Health news for you
The information below is offered to balance all that advice from the CommonHealth people.
Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it... Don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Brandy distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two body, your ratio two to one.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain...good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable be bad?
Q : Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me.
Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is shape!
Well... I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"
For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.
1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
Thanks, Mark! (Y'all keep reading...)
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From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/09/11 - "Building a country, one personality at a time":
Thanks again, Dools!
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From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/16/11 - "Old Guy and a bucket of shrimp":
|Old Guy and a bucket of shrimp
Thanks so much, Bill! And yes, it is indeed a true story!
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From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/16/11 - "DRINK WATER ON AN EMPTY STOMACH":
It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:
Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.
METHOD OF TREATMENT
1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water.
2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes.
3.. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours
5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.
The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:
1. High Blood Pressure (30 days)
2. Gastric (10 days)
3. Diabetes (30 days)
4. Constipation (10 days)
5. Cancer (180 days)
6. TB (90 days)
7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards – daily..
This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life. Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.
This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals ..not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.
Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine.
Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
A serious note about heart attacks:
· Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting,
· Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
· You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
· Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
· 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
· Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive...
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to everyone they know, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.
Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about.
Thank you so very much, Shari!
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From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 10/16/11 - "Urgent Warning for Tomorrow":
Urgent Warning for Tomorrow
ALIENS ARE COMING TO EARTH
Thank you, Dearest Judy! You have fun, Sweetie-Pie; I'm pretty certain that I'm in no danger whatsoever of going anywhere!
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From Michael Sisk ('63) of CA - 10/07/11 - "Ghoulishly grand carved pumpkins - these are totally amazing!!! (#7 in a series of 18)":
close to Halloween...
Artist Ray Villafane began carving pumpkins on a lark for his art students in a small rural school district in Michigan. The hobby changed his life as he gained a viral following online and unlocked his genuine love of sculpting. Here are images of pumpkin carvings Villafane created over the past five years.
Thanks, Michael! These are incredible! Mostly gross, but incredible, nonetheless!
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|From www.aJokeADay.com - 10/16/11:|
In the middle of a forest, there was a hunter who was suddenly confronted by a huge, mean bear.
In his fear, all attempts to shoot the bear were unsuccessful. Finally, he turned and ran as fast as he could. The hunter ran and ran and ran, until he ended up at the edge of a very steep cliff. His hopes were dim.
Seeing no way out of his predicament, and with the bear closing in rather quickly, the hunter got down on his knees, opened his arms, and exclaimed, "Dear God! Please give this bear some religion!"
The skies darkened and there was lightning in the air. Just a few feet short of the hunter, the bear came to abrupt stop, and glanced around, somewhat confused.
Suddenly, the bear looked up into the sky and said, "Thank you God, for the food I'm about to receive..."
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DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold
its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at
757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956|
2. Saturday, October 22, 2011 - Hampton Yacht Club Fall Market - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Go see Brownie's art show and sale!
3. Thursday, November 3, 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.
4. Wednesday, December 14, 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.
5. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 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.
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http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/02/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
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Written by David Gates (b. 11 Dec 1940)
If a picture
paints a thousand words,
then why can't I paint you?
The words would never show,
the you I've come to know . . .
If a face could launch a thousand ships,
then where am I to go?
There's no one home but you,
you're all that's left me to . . .
And when my love for life
is running dry,
You come and pour
yourself on me . . .
If a man could be two places at one time,
I'd be with you,
tomorrow and today,
beside you all the way . . .
If the world should stop revolving,
Spinning slowly down to die,
I'd spend the end with you
when the world was through . . .
Then one by one
the stars would all go out . . .
Then you and I
would simply fly away!
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"If" midi and lyrics plus Hearts clip art courtesy of http://www.links2love.com/love_lyrics_439.htm - 10/16/07
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Seal clip art courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Marines who served in the South Pacific during
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated USMC and Navy Flags 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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
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