10/20/15 - 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 1965:
|Wednesday, October 20, 1965 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist (Teenage Fanclub, BMX Bandits, and Jonny) Norman Blake was born in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.|
“Sadness is almost never anything but a form of
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 10/19/15, 2:16 PM - "Always Remember":
Yes, we should remember. Disabled people and gypsies were targeted for extinction, too, I believe. As a mom of two children with disabilities I am sensitive to this fact as well.
Allan had cystic fibrosis (07/11/70 to 03/01/94) and Devan has arthrogryposis. He is a lawyer and does what he wants albeit in a wheelchair. So what. He is a great guy. Never mind the tattoos. We parents learn to accept little things, yes??!! :-) He is good to me. I adore him. And, I miss Allan terribly every day. He was a very kind, happy, compassionate and wise young man. Handsome, too. sigh...
When will we as a species learn that Loving compassion is the foundation of peace. I smile every time you end your posts with: Take care of each other. Words to live by.
Thank you for all your work for NNHS classes.
Frances Goodson Wang
Thank you so much, Frances! The prevailing inhumanity of that time and place is still completely mind boggling. It didn't dawn on me until about five years ago that I myself would certainly have been eliminated due to my extreme myopia plus astigmatism (which genetic defects Hitler and Himmler would not have wanted to be passed down to future generations). Chilling. How blessed we were to have been born when and where we were!
I'm constantly reminded of the words I heard Hartman Rector, Jr. (b. 20 Aug 1924) pleadingly deliver years ago: "Just be NICE!"
From Eddie Perry ('65) of TN - 10/19/15 - "1965's 50-Year Reunion":
|Great time was had by all for NNHS65 50th
reunion. Special thanks to Reunion Committee: Lynn Walker Brothers,
Pauline Collins Shofner, H.P. Lucas, Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald, Sarah
Puckett Kressaty, George Konstant, Donna Worsham Lonce, and Becky
Crank Tench for all the hard work they did to make sure everyone had
a fantastic time.
ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Eddie! All the images I've seen so far will certainly attest to that!
Speaking of images, here are a few now, courtesy of Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA and Jeanette McDonald Hornsby ('66) of SC:
Malcolm ('65) and
Norris ('65) Davis of VA
Ed ('65) and
Wright ('67) Perry of TN
Richard Lee ('65)
of VA and
Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA
Shofner ('65) of VA and
Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA
Tom Oxner ('65)
of AR and
Kenny Branch ('62) of AR
Fred Mays ('60)
of VA and
Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA
Helen and Kenny
Carter of ??
Some of the
of Fred Mays ('60) of VA
Thank you, Ladies!
From My #5 Son,
Harty (Hillsboro HS,
- '97) of IL -
10/16/15 - "Ziggy Piggy and Tumbles":
I don't think I've ever had
them both on my lap at the same time.
AWW! Thank you, Nathaniel! What a gorgeous shot! Tumbles (a.k.a. "Queen of the Household") looks especially sweet, plus it's the first image of "The Pig" I've seen without the camera reflections in her eye causing her to look six degrees of spooky. I miss those pretty kitty cats!
love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
|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):