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10/20/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Whispering Grass

“That we may mark with wonder and chaste dread
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.”

- C. S. Lewis

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's time again for a Golden Oldie, this one from 1940.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1aeuuklqXM - Whispering Grass - The Ink Spots

BONUS #2 - http://www.shortstoryarchive.com/b/whispering_grass.html - The Whispering Grass by Margaret Bemister (b. 1877)



From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whispering_Grass:

"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.[1]



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) 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)  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);

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!

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



THIS DAY IN WWII:

October 20, 1941 - Thousands of civilians in Kragujevac in German-occupied Serbia were killed in the Kragujevac massacre.

October 20, 1943 - The cargo vessel Sinfra was attacked by Allied aircraft at Suda Bay, Crete. It sank, and 2,098 Italian prisoners of war drowned with it.

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 1963:

October 20, 1963 - Astronaut Julie Payette was born in Montreal, Quebec.

October 20, 1963 - Footballer Nikos Tsiantakis was born Nikolaos Tsiantakis (Νίκος Τσιαντάκης) in Greece.

October 20, 1963 - Footballer and manager Stan Valckx was born Stanislaus Henricus Christina Valckx in Arcen, Limburg, The Netherlands.



   From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA - 10/19/13 - " Captain Ed Freeman":

I thought you might find the following article from snopes.com interesting:  http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/freeman.asp

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Stacy!

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



    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 10/19/13 - "PAPER IS DEAD":

While no trees were harmed by this e-mail, regrettably a large number of electrons may have been inconvenienced.

It's only 39 seconds so watch it all...the irony won't be lost on you.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/V_gOZDWQj3Q?rel=0

      Thanks, Jimmy!



   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/19/13 - "Spitfire Pilot in WWII":

Spitfire Pilot in WWII

This is probably the best email I've had in a long time. Just watch the expression on his face as he watches himself. We owe a BIG thank you to men like him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ie3SrjLlcUY&sns=em 

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Billy!



    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 10/19/13 - "How To Amuse Retired People - FOR HOURS ! ! ! ! !":

How To Amuse Retired People - FOR HOURS ! ! ! ! ! (move your curser)

Click on the link below....

http://img0.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/c/5/3970/3970473_sprite198.swf 

    That'll do it! Thanks again, Jimmy!



      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/25/13 - "Life Advice (#18 in a series of 28)":
 

  Very nice! Thank you, Shari!
 
 



    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Some Funnies - Enjoy (#18 in a series of 20)":
 

  Thanks, Jimmy!
 
 



  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 09/25/13 - "Popular American Cities 100 Years Ago (#18 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!

1997 - Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL
 



  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/18/13 - "Reflective Moments" (#3 in a series of 16):
 
 
I  HOPE  YOU  ENJOYED  THESE  
 
REFLECTIVE  MOMENTS.
 

   Thanks, Ruthie - I did!

 
 



BONUS CROCHET GRASS PATTERN:

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!!!

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related):

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 www.ajokeaday.com - 10/19/13:
 
A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted,” Excuse me, can you help? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The woman below replied, "You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

"You must be an engineer," said the balloonist.

"I am," replied the woman. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of you, and the fact is I am still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help so far."

The woman below responded, "You must be in management."

"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault!"



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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Whispering Grass (Don't Tell the Trees)

Written by Fred Fisher (30 Sept 1875 - 14 Jan 1942) and his daughter Doris Fisher (1915 –2003)

Recorded by
The Ink Spots, 1940
 

Why do you whisper, green grass
Why tell the trees what ain't so?
Whispering grass
The trees don't have to know
Why tell them all your secrets
Who kissed there long ago?
Whispering grass
The trees don't need to know
Now don't you tell it to the breeze
'Cause she will tell it to the trees
And everyone will know
Because you told them once before
Yes, you told them once before
It's no secret anymore
Why tell them all the old things
They're buried under the snow
Whispering grass don't tell the trees
'Cause the trees don't need to know
Why tell them all your secrets
Who kissed there long ago?
Whispering grass
The trees don't need to know
Now don't you tell it to the breeze
'Cause she will run and tell it to the trees
And everyone will know
'Cause you told them once before
Yes, you told them once before
That's no, no secret anymore
Why tell them all the old things
They're buried under the snow
Whispering grass don't tell the trees
'Cause the trees don't need to know



"Whispering Grass" midi courtesy of http://electrofresh.com/midi-890-download-the_ink_spots-whispering_grass.html,
extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 10/21/10 (sic)
Thanks, Nathaniel!

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

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 USMC and Army Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Image of Annette Funicello courtesy of http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Annette-Funicello-Posters_i305663_.htm - 10/21/06

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 missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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

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

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09

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

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

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