10/20/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Whispering Grass
“That we may mark with wonder and chaste
At hour of noon, when, with our limbs outspread
Lazily in the whispering grass, we lie
To gaze out fully upon the windy sky-
Far, far away, and kindly, friend with friend
To talk the old, old talk that has no end,
Roaming-without a name-without a chart
The unknown garden of another's heart.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It's time again for a Golden Oldie, this one from 1940.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLm7B7_kSEg - Whispering Grass - The Ink Spots
BONUS #2 - http://www.shortstoryarchive.com/b/whispering_grass.html - The Whispering Grass by Margaret Bemister (b. 1877)
"Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees)" is a popular song written by Fred Fisher and his daughter Doris Fisher. The song was first recorded by Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra in 1940. The Ink Spots also recorded it the same year. Whispering Grass was a 1975 UK number-one single by Windsor Davies and Don Estelle. Davies and Estelle were actors in the successful sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum. It was number one in the British singles chart for three weeks from 7 June 1975.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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!
Happy Birthday this week to:
22 - The late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND The late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 09/22/07) 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;
25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA;
26 - Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND Randy Tate ('66) of DE;
27 - Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:October 20, 1941 - Thousands of civilians in Kragujevac in German-occupied Serbia were killed in the Kragujevac massacre.
October 20, 1944 - The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberated Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia.
October 20, 1944 - General Douglas MacArthur fulfilled his promise to return to the Philippines when he commanded an Allied assault on the islands, reclaiming them from the Japanese.
THIS DAY IN 1962:
|Saturday, October 20, 1962 - China launched simultaneous offensives in Ladakh and across the McMahon Line, beginning the Sino-Indian War.|
BACKLOGGED NEWSLETTERS COMPLETED ON 10/19/12:
NEW ITEMS FOR THE SITE:
1. MORE NADA.
1. From Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA - 10/19/12, 9:01 AM - "Can you please get this information out to all NNHS people?":
|The establishment of the
(21 July 1950 - 20 Feb 2012)
“TYPHOON BOY” Spirit Scholarship Fund has been completed. This
scholarship will be given to a deserving young person who is going to
continue their education by attending college. The committee would like
to “challenge” everyone who knew Dale or just want to contribute to this
worthwhile scholarship to do so by mailing their tax deductible donation
The Dale Lucado Scholarship Fund
C/o Boys and Girls Club of the VA Peninsula
11825 Rock Landing Drive
Chesapeake Building, Suite B
Newport News, VA 23606
The Dale Lucado Scholarship Fund
C/o Mrs. Donna Lucado Dudley
137 Winsome Haven Drive
Seaford, VA 23693
Thanks for your help – class of 1970
WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Belinda!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/19/12 - "A Halloween Joke":
Two brooms were hanging in the closet and after a while they got to know each other so well, they decided to get married.
One broom was, of course, the bride broom, the other the groom broom.
The bride broom looked very beautiful in her white dress. The groom broom was handsome and suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was lovely.
After the wedding, at the wedding dinner, the bride-broom leaned over and said to the groom-broom, 'I think I am going to have a little whisk broom!'
'IMPOSSIBLE !' said the groom broom.
Are you ready for this?
Brace yourself; this is going to hurt! ! ! ! ! !
'WE HAVEN'T EVEN SWEPT TOGETHER!'
Oh for goodness sake... Laugh, or at least groan.
cute............. And clean
...little cute............. And clean jokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sounds to me like she's .......
......been .....sweeping around!!!
|WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!|
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/19/12 - "SCOTCH WITH TWO DROPS OF WATER":
TO SHARE WITH OLD FOLKS YOU MAY KNOW .....
A lady goes to the bar on a cruise ship and orders a Scotch with two drops of water. As the bartender gives her the drink she says,
'I'm on this cruise to celebrate my 80th birthday, and it's today.'
The bartender says, 'Well, since it's your birthday, I'll buy you a drink. In fact, this one is on me.'
As the woman finishes her drink, the woman to her right says, 'I would like to buy you a drink, too.'
As he gives her the drink, he says, 'Ma'am, I'm dying of curiosity. Why the Scotch with only two drops of water?'
|WILDER GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!|
http://www.finecraftguild.com/grass-crochet-rug/ - Grass Rug - YOWZERONI! The pattern is free, and it works up quite quickly, but the yarns will set you back almost $50.00!!!
http://www.mrfood.com/Pork/Country-Ham-with-Red-Eye-Gravy-662/ml/1 - Country Ham with Red Eye Gravy - "This truck-stop down-home southern recipe for Country Ham with Red Eye Gravy is comfort at its best. Our 4 ingredient version of this classic can be on your table in no time."
http://www.mrfood.com/Bread/Refrigerator-Spoon-Rolls-531/ml/1 - Refrigerator Spoon Rolls - "These are a real Southern favorite 'cause the dough can be made ahead and kept in the fridge for weeks. That makes it easy to bake up some fresh rolls anytime we get drop-ins!"
http://www.mrfood.com/Soup-Recipes/Butter-Bean-and-Ham-Soup-754/ml/1 - Butter Bean and Ham Soup - "Wanna get everyone's attention? Top each bowlful of this with crispy homemade croutons. And to be real Southern, make croutons with cubes of leftover corn bread that you toss with butter and toast in the oven. Oh, what a classic!"
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern
VA - 09/20/12, 10:40 PM - "Rare Photos! (#14 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 -
Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins,
and Johnny Cash (a Beauty)
WOWZERS! Thanks, Bill!
Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/01/12,
11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#14 in a Series of 25)":
Some of these photos will blow you away.
Boomer's Time Machine
Thanks, Wayne Honey
Some more memories.
Some of these photos will blow you away.
Boomer's Time Machine
MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne Honey
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/19/12:
Things to make you stop and think
1. Only in America......can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.
2. Only in America......are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.
3. Only in America......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
4. Only in America......do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.
5. Only in America......do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.
6. Only in America......do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.
7. Only in America......do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.
8. Only in America......do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.
9. Only in America......do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.
10. Only in America......do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Thursday, November 1, 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. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 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 :
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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!
Written by Fred Fisher (30 Sept 1875 - 14 Jan 1942) and his daughter Doris Fisher(1915–2003)
Why do you whisper,
"Whispering Grass" midi
extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 10/21/10 (sic)
"Whispering Grass" lyrics courtesy of http://www.elyrics.net/read/s/sandy-denny-lyrics/whispering-grass-lyrics.html - 10/21/10 (sic)
"Whispering Grass" Image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/groups/worlandscapes/discuss/72157622371886184/ - 10/21/10 (sic)
Pulsing Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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!!
Image of Annette Funicello courtesy of http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Annette-Funicello-Posters_i305663_.htm - 10/21/06
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
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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