10/20/14 - 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=w1aeuuklqXM - Whispering Grass - The Ink Spots BONUS #2 - http://www.shortstoryarchive.com/b/whispering_grass.html - The Whispering Grass by Margaret Bemister (b. 1877)
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
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:
23 -Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA;
26 -Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND Randy Tate ('66) of DE;
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, 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 1964:
|Tuesday, October 20, 1964 - The 32nd
Attorney General of California,
Kamala Harris, was born Kamala Devi Harris
Tuesday, October 20, 1964 - The 31st President of the United States (19291933), Herbert Hoover (b. Herbert Clark Hoover on 10 Aug 1874 in West Branch, Iowa), died in New York, New York at the age of 90.
From My Daughter-in-Law, Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) of CA - 10/17/14:
|So there was
this one time, I knew I picked the right dog.
Yes, this is also doubling as an "I got a dog" announcement. Quick "new arrival" deets:
-he's a pure-bred American Akita,
-approx. 1 yr 3 months old (best guess),
-he's a rescue from a military family,
-he's 80 lbs, got about another 20-ish lbs to go before he's fully grown,
-his favorite human in the world is Eve, my one-year-old. Go figure.
-he's great with people, as long as you don't have a shifty look about you (apparently my Middle Eastern neighbors do... that's been awkward),
-he thinks he is king of the known universe. Except for me and Dale (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02). Which leads to a lot of misunderstandings when other dogs don't agree with his assessment. We're working toward getting his Canine Good Citizen Award though, hopes for that remain high, especially in light of tonight's events.
in the back with Samson taking care of his nightly ninja-poop (Samson won't
do the doody-deed unless he's alone, facing the corner of the fence, under
cover of darkness) when the evil neighbor's dogs began their nightly chorus
of snarling and growling and trying to knock the fence down. Normally,
Samson responds by staring melting death rays back at them, or alternatively
alerting the entire neighborhood to his displeasure with his thunderous boom
of a woof, but tonight was different.
To boot, Samson gleefully pranced, skipped.... no, strutted away, but not before turning his backside to the offending miscreant and deliberately wiping his paws back at him, not unlike a cat does after making a litter-box deposit.
Friends, I've been having second/third/twenty-seventh thoughts, but this seals it. I think it's going to work out. Samson, welcome to the family.
|Thanks, Diana! This epically awesome story made my whole week!|
From My Friend, Kristi, of NC - 10/19/14 - "Dangers of Splenda":
|OH, NO! Not Splenda, too! Sigh. Thanks, Kristi!|
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/23/14 - "A little food for the soul (#19 in a series of 28)":
|INDEED! Thank you, Joan!|
|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):