11/16/14 - NNHS Newsletter - It's Not for Me to Say
“Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Mmmm - I love this dreamy song; it always makes me want to dance!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3QENGRc0F4 - It's Not for Me to Say - Johnny Mathis, @ 1957
"It's Not for Me to Say" is a 1957 popular song with music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman. It was written for the 1957 movie Lizzie (starring Eleanor Parker), and was sung by Johnny Mathis.
A recording by Johnny Mathis, arranged by Ray Conniff was the most successful version of the song, reaching #5 on the Billboard Top 100 singles chart.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ronald Creech ('57) AND Wayne Gaskill ('63)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
18 - Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND Ann Allen ('65) of NC;
21 -June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND The late Rose Woodard Groff ('65) (deceased 10/14/84);
23 - Sandra Ray ('61) of VA ANDJohn Howard ('66) of VA AND Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA AND the late Fayetta Covert Stansbury (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '72) (deceased 06/03/10)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|November 16, 1914 - The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opened.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 16, 1940 - In response to the leveling of Coventry, England by Nazi Germany's Luftwaffe two days before, the Royal Air Force bombed Hamburg. Due to bad weather the accuracy of the attack was minimal and 233 German civilians were killed. By the end of the war, the total death toll in Hamburg from British attacks was near 50,000.
November 16, 1940 -
Holocaust: In occupied
Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world.
November 16, 1943 - American bombers struck a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway. 160 bombers were used in the attack.
November 16, 1944 - Operation Queen, the costly Allied thrust to the Rur, was launched.
November 16, 1944 - Dueren, Germany was destroyed by Allied bombers.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Monday, November 16, 1964 - Businessman and politician
Waheed Alli, Baron Alli was born in
Monday, November 16, 1964 - Actress, director, and screenwriter
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi was born in
Monday, November 16, 1964 - Singer-songwriter and pianist
Diana Krall was born Diana Jean Krall in
British Columbia, Canada.
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/15/14:
|I may have said this a time or two in my life!|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/15/14 - "Way Back Then Songs, Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction, Cha, Cha, Cha & Other Good Reads.":
Way Back Then Great Songs. Some of these songs came out when I was really young.
Gerry Rafferty-Baker Street
(Heard this on the way back home last week. Always been a favorite. Love so much about this song.. the meaning, the words, Gerry Rafferty's voice and the sax, as well as guitar. Just a perfect feel good song that brings back happy memories.) The only word that gives away the fact that he was Scottish and just very slightly at that, is the word "morning." Had to listen to it again when I got home!)
Christpopher Cross-Ride Like The Wind
The Carpenters-We've Only Just Begun
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-Our House
Andrew Gold-Lonely Boy
The Marmalade-Reflections Of My Life
The Foundations-Build Me Up Buttercup
Iron Butterfly-IN A GADDA DA VIDA
Grand Funk Railroad -I'm Your Captain (Grand Funk was the first concert I ever went to.)
(May have sent the first joke before, but it's smile worthy.)
*-- Don't Get Swept Away --*
A very small female janitor (4'10", 90 pounds) worked at an amusement park and was told to go out and sweep up the grounds.
As she was getting ready to head out to clean up, her supervisor noticed her putting rocks in her pockets. When asked what she was doing, she pointed out that it was so windy out she was afraid of getting knocked over by the wind.
'So,' she said, 'now I weigh me down to sweep.'
*-- I'm Not Repeating Myself --*
The Committee for the Reduction of Redundancy and the Antiproliferation of Repetition has decided not to meet until they have their first meeting and thus will not be meeting until the first time.
Their Pre-meeting Statement wanted to make this clear before they had their first meeting, so that it would not be confusing.
So their first meeting will actually be their first meeting and they will not have a meeting before the first meeting.
This should avoid having people show up for their first meeting before it is held, since to do so would be confusing to those who did so and this is what they want to avoid by reducing the confusion and lessening the repetition.
Truth is Stranger than Fiction
I am a medical student currently doing a rotation in toxicology at the Poison Control Center. Today, this woman called in very upset because she caught her little daughter eating ants. I quickly reassured her that the ants are not harmful and there would be no need to bring her daughter into the hospital. She calmed down and at the end of the conversation happened to mention that she gave her daughter some ant poison to eat in order to kill the ants. I told her that she better bring her daughter in to the Emergency room right away.
Seems that a year ago, some Boeing employees on the field decided to steal a life raft from one of the 747s. They were successful in getting it out of the plane and home. When they took it for a float on the river, they were quite surprised by a Coast Guard helicopter coming towards them. It turned out that the chopper was homing in on the emergency locator that is activated when the raft is inflated. They are no longer employed there.
A true story out of San Francisco: A man, wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America, walked into the branch and wrote "this iz a stikkup. Put all your muny in this bag." While standing in line waiting to give his note to the teller, he began to worry that someone had seen him write the note and might call the police before he reached the teller window. So he left the Bank of America and crossed the street to Wells Fargo. After waiting a few minutes in line, he handed his note to the Wells Fargo teller. She read it and surmising from his spelling errors that he wasn't the brightest light in the harbor, told him that she could not accept his stickup note because it was written on a Bank of America deposit slip and that he would either have to fill out a Wells Fargo deposit slip or go back to Bank of America.
Looking somewhat defeated, the man said, "OK" and left. The Wells Fargo teller then called the police who arrested the man a few minutes later, as he was waiting in line back at Bank of America.
Drug Possession Defendant, Christopher Jansen, on trial in March in Pontiac, Michigan, said he had been searched without a warrant. The prosecutor said the officer didn't need a warrant because a "bulge" in Christopher's jacket could have been a gun. "Nonsense," said Christopher, who happened to be wearing the same jacket that day in court. He handed it over so the judge could see it. The judge discovered a packet of cocaine in the pocket and laughed so hard he required a five-minute recess to compose himself.
Oklahoma City: Dennis Newton was on trial in a district court for the armed robbery of a convenience store when he fired his lawyer. Assistant District Attorney Larry Jones said Newton, 47, was doing a fair job of defending himself until the store manager testified that Newton was the robber. Newton jumped up, accused the woman of lying and then said, "I should have blown your (expletive) head off." The defendant paused, then quickly added, "if I'd been the one that was there." The jury took 20 minutes to convict Newton and recommended a 30-year sentence.
R.C. Gaitlan, 21, walked up to two patrol officers who were showing their squad car computer equipment to children in a Detroit neighborhood. When he asked how the system worked, the officer asked him for identification. Gaitlan gave them his drivers license, they entered it into the computer, and moments later they arrested Gaitlan because information on the screen showed Gaitlan was wanted for a two-year-old armed robbery in St. Louis, Missouri.
A guy walked into a little corner store with a shotgun and demanded all the cash from the cash drawer. After the cashier put the cash in a bag, the robber saw a bottle of scotch that he wanted behind the counter on the shelf. He told the cashier to put it in the bag as well, but he refused and said, "Because I don't believe you are over 21." The robber said he was, but the clerk still refused to give it to him because he didn't believe him. At this point the robber took his drivers license out of his wallet and gave it to the clerk. The clerk looked it over and agreed that the man was in fact over 21, and he put the scotch in the bag. The robber then ran from the store with his loot. The cashier promptly called the police and gave the name and address of the robber that he got off the license. They arrested the robber two hours later.
A pair of Michigan robbers entered a record shop nervously waving revolvers. The first one shouted, "Nobody move!" When his partner moved, the startled first bandit shot him.
Last summer, down on Lake Isabella, located in the high desert, an hour east of Bakersfield, California, a woman new to boating was having a problem. No matter how hard she tried, she just couldn't get her brand new 22-ft Bayliner to perform. It wouldn't get on a plane at all, and it was very sluggish in almost every maneuver, no matter how much power she applied.
After about an hour of trying to make it go, she putted over to a nearby marina. Maybe they could tell her what was wrong.
A thorough topside check revealed everything was in perfect working order. The engine ran fine, the outdrive went up and down, the prop was the correct size and pitch. So, one of the marina guys jumped in the water to check underneath. He came up choking on water, he was laughing so hard. (wait for it........)
(remember, this is supposed to be true.......)
Under the boat, still strapped securely in place, was the trailer!
*-- Pregnancy foils man's drug test urine swap attempt --*
CAIRO (UPI) - An Egyptian bus driver who tried to fool a drug test by using his wife's urine ended up being told that he's pregnant. Public Transportation Authority officials said they became suspicious when the male driver's urine test detected a pregnancy and they confronted the man and asked him to verify the sample was his own urine. The man confirmed ownership of the sample, leading officials to respond, "Congratulations, you're pregnant." The driver admitted the urine came from his wife and said he was not aware she was two months pregnant. The Public Transportation Authority said an investigation into the incident is underway. Officials said they will avoid repeat incidents by requiring blood samples for drug tests.
By Peter Prestipino from Chicago, IL USA
Make it a daily challenge to find ways to move your body. Climb stairs if given a choice between that and escalators or elevators. Walk your dog; chase your kids; toss balls with friends, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it's a stress buster. Think 'move' in small increments of time. It doesn't have to be an hour in the gym or a 45-minute aerobic dance class or tai chi or kickboxing. But that's great when you're up to it. Meanwhile, move more. Thought for the day: Cha, Cha, Cha…. Then do it!
Did You Know?
It took Leonardo da Vinci about five years to paint the Mona Lisa. X-rays of the famous painting show that there are three different versions underneath.
Food For Thought
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."
- Zig Ziglar
Inspirational - Food For Thought
But For The Grace
"There but for the grace of God go I."
I found myself uttering these words as I prayed over a heart wrenching prayer request. Even though all of us have problems, any of us could have greater problems. I searched to find the origin of that saying.
This is the origin:
On seeing several criminals being led to the scaffold in the 16th century, English Protestant martyr John Bradford remarked, "There but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford."
His words, without his name, are still very common ones today for expressing one's blessings compared to the fate of another. Bradford was later burned at the stake as a heretic.
From the "Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins" by Robert Hendrickson.
"There but for the grace of God, go us all."
~A MountainWings Original~
Thank you, Shari!
BONUS THANKSGIVING CROCHET
http://www.craftpassion.com/2011/11/crochet-turkey-coasters-and-ornaments.html - Turkey Coasters and Ornaments
|BONUS THANKSGIVING RECIPES:
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 10/27/14 - "They had only one simple job to do and still fouled it up" (#19 in a series of 19):
They had one job to do...
OH, NOOO! Thanks, Janice! These have been a real hoot!
Some of these pictures might come in handy for the newsletter.
If you have used them before, it's OK not to use them. When
things like this come to me I always think about you and your
wonderful newsletter. Blessings.
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/01/14 - "Funny Stuff (#12 in a series of 20)":
I hope this starts your week with some smiles.
Thanks, Dearest Judy!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/09/14 - "Hmmmm.... (#6 in a series of 15)":
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/15/14:
|Q. Why did Mrs. Smokey the Bear
divorce Smokey the Bear?
A. Because every time she got hot, he'd beat her with a shovel!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
==============================================NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com
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(b. 30 Sept 1935), 1957
It's not for me
to say you love me
"It's Not for
Me to Say" midi and lyrics courtesy of
http://www.just-oldies.com/1957_thru_1958.htm - 02/26/07
Animated Coast Guard 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
Anchor clip art courtesy of
Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of
NC - 12/14/05
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Navy Seal clip
art courtesy of
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06