THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today
Ray Barnes ('65) of VA
Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to
Virginia Gall (February '48) of VA!
Happy Birthday this
Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA;
Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD
Colin Faison ('58) of VA;
02 - The late
John Clark ('57)
Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;
Blackard Hallett Parker ('65) of VA
My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College
Prep School, FL - 2002) of TX AND My Grandson,
Thomas Harty of UT!
Many Happy Returns, One and
350 YEARS AGO
THIS DAY IN
|October 29, 1941 -
Holocaust: In the
Kaunas Ghetto over 10,000
were shot by
occupiers at the
a massacre known as the "Great Action".|
October 29, 1942 -
Holocaust: In the
United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures held a public
meeting to register outrage over
Germany's persecution of
October 29, 1944 - The city of
Breda in the
Netherlands was liberated by
1st Polish Armoured Division.
October 29, 1944 - The Soviet
Army entered Hungary.
October 29, 1948 - In Germany, a 30 day valid "Interzonepass" was
required to travel between the different sectors.
October 29, 1989 - A public mourning, involving over 20,000 East
Berliners, was observed with a minute of silence for the people who had been
killed while trying to flee over the Berlin Wall.
October 29, 1996 - An auction was held to sell the artwork that had been
stolen by the Nazis during the German occupation of Austria during World War II.
|Friday, October 29, 1965 - Singer-songwriter and actress
Tyler Collins was born in
Harlem, New York.
Friday, October 29, 1965 - Actor
Masahiro Takashima (髙嶋
政宏) was born in
Friday, October 29, 1965 - Author, poet, screenwriter and
William De Los Santos was born.
From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 10/28/15:
From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty
Alberta - '95) of TX - 10/25/15 - "Famous
Airman enlisted in the Air Force when he was 18 years old. He was a medical
technician and later served as the first sergeant of the U.S. Air Force
Clinic at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. He served for 20 years before
retiring as a Master Sergeant. After retiring he became famous for his
television show "The Joy of Painting" in which he taught others to paint.
The show ran on PBS from 1983 through 1994 and is still being rebroadcast
all over the world so that people can learn to paint his "happy trees".
Who is this American Airman?
It's Bob Ross!! Thank
you so much, Laura!
I've added him to the Famous
Airmen Page in our archive. Today would have been his 73rd birthday!
From Candy Hixson Whitley
(Ferguson HS - '68) of VA - 10/28/15:
So do I! Thank
ďI couldnít repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.Ē
HALLOWEEN SNACK RECIPES:
http://www.mrfood.com/Appetizers/Spiderweb-Spread/ - Spiderweb Spread
- "Need some eerie eats for your Halloween bash?
Get tangled up in our creepy-crawly Spiderweb Spread by dipping and
dunking your favorite chips into this zesty south-of-the-border party
spread that guarantees a web of excitement in every bite."
Devilishly Good Eggs - "Goblins and
ghouls will surely be after our Devilishly Good Eggs! These festive
deviled eggs will be the hit of any Halloween party."
|A farmer picked up a Native American hitch
The Indian was a man of few words, but eventually looked at the brown
paper bag in between them and asked, "Mmm, what in bag?"
The farmer said, "It's a bottle of wine that I got for my wife."
The Indian thought for a moment and said, "Mmm, good trade."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
November 11, 2015 - 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.
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll
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Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
(09 Oct 1835 - 16 Dec 1921)
for voice and piano (first performed in 1872) with a French text by the poet
(1840 - 1909)
which is based in an old French superstition.
An English translation of the poem follows:
Zig, zig, zig, Death in cadence,
Striking a tomb with his heel,
Death at midnight plays a dance-tune,
Zig, zig, zag, on his violin.
The winter wind blows, and the night is dark;
Moans are heard in the linden trees.
White skeletons pass through the gloom,
Running and leaping in their shrouds.
Zig, zig, zig, each one is frisking,
You can hear the cracking of the bones of the dancers.
A lustful couple sits on the moss
So as to taste long lost delights.
Zig zig, zig, Death contines
The unending scraping on his instrument.
A veil has fallen! The dancer is naked.
Her partner grasps her amorously.
The lady, it's said, is a marchioness or baroness
And her green gallant, a poor cartwright.
Horror! Look how she gives herself to him,
Like the rustic was a baron.
Zig, zig, zig. What a saraband!
They all hold hands and dance in circles.
Zig, zig, zag. You can see in the crowd
The king dancing among the peasants.
But hist! All of a sudden, they leave the dance,
They push forward, they fly; the cock has crowed.
Oh what a beautiful night for the poor world!
Long live death and equality!
The composer, two years later, expanded and reworked the piece for orchestra,
replacing the vocal line with a solo violin.
midi courtesy of
"Danse Macabre" lyrics and history courtesy of
"Danse Macabre" Image
Animated Skulls Divider Line clip art courtesy
http://www.squidoo.com/halloweenideasandactivities?utm_source=google&utm_medium=imgres&utm_campaign=framebuster - 10/29/12
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of
http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Stanton College Prep
School's logo courtesy of
http://www.stantoncollegeprep.org/central/ - 08/01/10
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
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