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11/30/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Mark Twain's 175th Birthday

“When we think of friends, and call their faces out of the shadows, and their voices
out of the echoes that faint along the corridors of memory, and do it without knowing why
save that we love to do it, we content ourselves that that friendship is a Reality, and not
a Fancy--that it is builded upon a rock, and not upon the sands that dissolve away
with the ebbing tides and carry their monuments with them.”

Mark Twain, Letter to Mary Mason Fairbanks
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Ah, goody - we still have time for one more birthday celebration!

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh9WayN7R-s - Ol' Man River - Paul Robeson - Show Boat

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XlEzY4tMyg - Ol' Man River - William Warfield

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv_Ryrj6x4g - Ol' Man River - Judy Garland

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPPWevMQnCI - Ol' Man River - Gregg Baker - WOWZERS!

BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTnw_MmVptQ - Ol' Man River - Frank Sinatra, 1946 - Oh, c'mon - you knew I couldn't resist!


HOMEWORK:

http://www.cmgww.com/historic/twain/

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

http://www.marktwainhouse.org/ 



NOTICE:

    From Peyton Clark ('68) of NC - 11/29/10 - "Smithsonian Memorial for        Chip (Clark - '65)":

Hi Carol,

... I know you cannot make it, but I wanted to let you know of a special celebration that the Smithsonian is having in Chip's honor this Friday. The invitation is below...

Thanks, and I hope you have a happy holiday season,
Peyton

***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** **** ***** *****

You are invited to attend “A Celebration of the Life and Photography of NMNH Photographer Chip Clark ('65)” on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 10am in Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History. This illustrated program will be an opportunity to celebrate his career, stories and accomplishments.

   Thank you so much, Peyton! How I wish I could be there!


    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 11/30/10, 12:36 PM - "A Celebration of the Life and Photography of NMNH Photographer        Chip Clark - '65)":

A friend of mine in N.  Va., Karen Friedman, sent this to me.
 
Frances
 

"NVPS Miscellaneous Announcement List on behalf of the Editor"

Editor's note: Chip Clark was an NVPS Member since 2002. He passed away suddenly last June. The following is from his wife, Debbie.

Please join us for “A Celebration of the Life and Photography of NMNH Photographer Chip Clark” on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 10:15am in Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History. This illustrated program will be an opportunity to celebrate Chip’s career and accomplishments, and remember fondly one of the Smithsonian’s most influential and beloved staff members.

Chip touched many lives during his more than 35 years at NMNH. This will be an opportunity for us to recognize the important legacy that he left for the Museum and enjoy some time together as we celebrate his life. Please feel free to share this invitation with others outside the NMNH who knew and worked with Chip.


   Thanks so much, Frances!



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Belated Birthday yesterday to   Randy Bearor ('64) of VA - who was somehow inadvertently omitted from the week's notifications!

   Happy Birthday today to       Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND    George Konstant ('65) of VA;

03 - The late  Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88);

04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND  Howard Williamson (Hampton HS - '63) of VA;

05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late    Gene Peters ('57) (deceased - 07/24/09) AND      Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA;

06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57);

07 -   Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND  Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND    Tim Parsons ('73) of VA!

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

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


PAGE HITS:

   Hit # 100,500 was made sometime on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 by an unknown user while I was paying no attention. :o(

http://nnhs65.com/page-hits.html
 


TODAY IN WWII:

November 30, 1939 - The Soviet Union attacked Finland.

November 30, 1942 - World War II Guadalcanal Campaign: Battle of Tassafaronga — A smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizo Tanaka defeated a US cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright.

November 30, 1943 - At the Teheran Conference, an agreement was reached on Operation Overlord by U.S. President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin. The operation was the Anglo-American invasion across the English Channel.


TODAY IN 1965:

Tuesday, November 30, 1965 - Actor Ben Stiller was born in New York City to Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

Tuesday, November 30, 1965 - Writer Lee Klein was born.

Tuesday, November 30, 1965 - Footballer Aldair was born Aldair Nascimento dos Santos in Ilhéus, Brazil.

Tuesday, November 30, 1965 - Prince Akishino of Japan (秋篠宮 文仁親王) was born in Tokyo, Japan.

Tuesday, November 30, 1965 - Politician David Laws was born in Farnham, Surrey, UK.

Tuesday, November 30, 1965 - Rip Collins celebrated his 19th birthday.

Tuesday, November 30, 1965 - Sandi Bateman celebrated her 18th birthday.


  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important!

http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery.php?pg=&limit=40&sort=tnid&type=tnap&field=dog_name&keyword=grace#14296

 
 

   Grace has been named the
September 2010 People's Choice!
 

   BUT - She's falling considerably behind a dog in California named Dollar!

http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=2

   The last time I checked Grace had 4324 votes and Dollar had 7275 votes. We cannot allow this to happen! Doncha wanna go shopping and spot Grace's image on a bag of dog food and know that YOU played a large part in placing her there?!?

   It only takes about two seconds to cast your allotted daily vote)!!!

http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery.php?pg=&limit=40&sort=tnid&type=tnap&field=dog_name&keyword=grace#14296


      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 11/28/10 - "Latest from the Wasatch Back after 3-4 feet of fresh powder":

Carol,

We had a monster storm last week.  It started Saturday and finally ended Wednesday.  Temperatures dipped below -6 degrees with blizzard conditions.  The positive for you skiers is we have plenty of snow.  We are also expecting another storm Sunday, Monday and the following Friday, and Saturday.  I just wish I could ski. Deer Valley opens next Saturday 12/6 and will hoist the celebrity ski event at Bald Mountain.  This is always a fun event so come on out!

Thanks

Phil
 

Saturday, November 20, 2010 Monday, November 22, 2010 Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Back of Phil's Home Sunset from Phil's Deck Three Feet of Fresh Snow Cat Ready for Work
  
  
WOWZERS! How pretty! I'm sorry you won't be able to ski right now, Phil; I know how much you enjoy it! Six below?!!? It's 22 degrees above here today, and that seems plenty cold enough for me, Sweetie! BRRR!

   Thanks for the pretty images!


      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 11/26/10 - "One way to get the family home for the holidays":

A man in Phoenix calls his son in New York the day before Thanksgiving and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough."

"Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams.

"We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the father says.

"We're
sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her."

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like heck they're getting divorced," she shouts, "I'll take care of this." She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at her father, "You are NOT getting divorced.

Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?"
And
hangs up.

The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Okay," he  
says, "They're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way."

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!


  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA -  11/29/10 - "The retired Marine as a teacher":

The retired Marine as a teacher

Having served his time with the Marine Corps, a man became a school teacher and before school started he injured his back. He was required to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. Fortunately, the cast fit under his shirt and wasn't even noticeable.

On the first day of class, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in the school. Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, he opened the window wide and sat down at his desk. When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he took a stapler and stapled the tie to his chest.

He had no trouble with discipline that year.

   BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Bill!


  From My Friend,  Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 11/29/10 - "My new cell phone":

I want one!!!!!!

I just got my new cell phone and it's one I understand how to operate!!!

At Last, a Cell Phone for Seniors!

 

  You REALLY have to be OLD to appreciate THIS  joke. 

I know some of you are not old enough to get this, but you can pass it on to some old person who needs a laugh today!!!

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Jude, I love it! Actually, though, it's a bit modern for my taste. Can you find me one with a dial from this phone???

 
 


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/29/10 - " Inspirational Message":

MUSIC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7F2X3rSSCU&feature=related
The Beatles-Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOO8-Jp-xsg&feature=related
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

 
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Turkey Legs

A turkey farmer was always experimenting with breeding to perfect a better turkey. His family was fond of the leg portion for dinner and there were never enough legs for everyone.

After many frustrating attempts, the farmer was relating the results of his efforts to his friends at the general store get  together.

"Well I finally did it! I bred a turkey that has 6 legs!"

They all asked the farmer how it tasted.

"I don't know" said the farmer. "I never could catch the darn thing!"

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Fact:

The germs on your fingers double after using the toilet, but 50 percent of men and 25 percent of women do not wash their hands afterward.  (yuck!)


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Quotes

"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less."

- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven® Life)
 
"Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful."

- John Wooden
 
"Real excellence and humility are not incompatible one with the other, on the contrary they are twin sisters."

- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire
 
There is no virtue in speaking or thinking badly of oneself. The virtue is in focusing one's energy on serving others.

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Roots

The other day I was doing my "garbage" run.

Once a week, I walk around and check out what people throw away. It amazes me how many useful things one can find. Someone else's garbage can be someone else's treasure.

Walking along, in someone's garbage, I saw two white hanging pots with dead plants in them. Looking at the pots, I realized they were in perfect condition so I took them home hoping to one day buy a plant for each one and hang in front of the house.

Well, a week or so passed and I had forgotten about those pots. One day I looked at them, and in the middle of those dead leaves, were fresh green plants sprouting out.

I now have two beautiful plants growing strong and proud, each in its own white plastic, perfect, pots.

Goes to show us that even though someone might seem dead or forgotten and that the situation may seem hopeless, if the roots are good, even if they are well-hidden, that person can bloom.


~A MountainWings Original by Marianne Jadah, Canada~
 

   Thanks, Shari!


      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 11/19/10 - "Newport News scenes." (#4 in a Series of 8):
 

  CarolDarlin -

I thought that you and the group might like to see a few images I made of Newport News scenes recently.

Hope you enjoy them.

- JohnDarlin
 

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, John Darlin', they're beautiful!

And of course, I enjoy them; I only hope I've labeled them all correctly!

Monday, November 15, 2010
Lake Biggins in Huntington Park. Legend has it that lovers would come here in the evening to park along the James river for fun and 'relaxation.'

I never heard of such, but legend persists.


ABBREVIATED ALERT:

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DRAMATIC-WORKSHOP-STUDENTS.doc 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!
 


FINALLY:

From http://www.jokedujour.com - LadyHawke's Weekly Jokes - 11/28/10:

"Starting Instructions"


A few years ago the battery in my beat up Volkswagen Beetle had died because I'd left the lights on overnight. I was in a hurry to get to work, so I ran into the house to get my girlfriend to give me a hand to start the car.

I told her to start our second car, a big old monster sized gas guzzler. I told her we're going to use the big car to push the bug fast enough to start it. I pointed out to her that because the VW had an automatic transmission (a rare one, indeed), it needed to be pushed at least 30 miles per hour for it to start.

She got in the car and drove off.

Drove off? What the heck was she doing?

I was waiting in the bug, getting impatient. After a moment I looked in the rear view mirror.

She was coming at me at about 40 miles per hour.

I suddenly realized I should have been a little bit clearer with my instructions . . .


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Friday, December 3, 2010, 10:00 AM - You are invited to attend “A Celebration of the Life and Photography of NMNH Photographer Chip Clark ('65)” in Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History. This illustrated program will be an opportunity to celebrate his career, stories and accomplishments.

3. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 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.

4. Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!

5. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its Holiday Party at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606. CONTACT: Joe Drewry (jwdvt@aol.com, 757-244-4443, ext 4)

6. Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

7. Wednesday, February 9, 2010 - 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.

8.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (mcmiceli@verizon.net - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (bjneher@cox.net - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (hdsdds@aol.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

9. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971


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http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/22/10

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 Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
915-780-3048
     

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Ol' Man River

Music by Jerome Kern (27 Jan 1885 – 11 Nov 1945)

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II (12 July 1895 – 23 Aug 1960)

- Show Boat, 1927


Dere's an ol' man called de Mississippi
Dat's de ol' man dat I'd like to be!
What does he care if de world's got troubles?
What does he care if de land ain't free?

Ol' man river,
Dat ol' man river
He mus'know sumpin'
But don't say nuthin',
He jes'keeps rollin'
He keeps on rollin' along.

He don' plant taters,
He don't plant cotton,
An' dem dat plants'em
is soon forgotten,
But ol'man river,
He jes keeps rollin'along.

You an'me, we sweat an' strain,
Body all achin' an' racket wid pain,
Tote dat barge!
Lif' dat bale!
Git a little drunk
An' you land in jail.

Ah gits weary
An' sick of tryin'
Ah'm tired of livin'
An' skeered of dyin',
But ol' man river,
He jes'keeps rolling' along.

Colored folks work on de Mississippi,
Colored folks work while de white folks play,
Pullin' dose boats from de dawn to sunset,
Gittin' no rest till de judgement day.

Don't look up
An' don't look down,
You don' dast make
De white boss frown.
Bend your knees
An'bow your head,
An' pull date rope
Until you' dead.

Let me go 'way from the Mississippi,
Let me go 'way from de white man boss;
Show me dat stream called de river Jordan,
Dat's de ol' stream dat I long to cross.

O' man river,
Dat ol' man river,
He mus'know sumpin'
But don't say nuthin'
He jes' keeps rollin'
He keeps on rollin' along.

Long ol' river forever keeps rollin' on...

He don' plant tater,
He don' plant cotton,
An' dem dat plants 'em
Is soon forgotten,
but ol' man river,
He jes' keeps rollin' along.

Long ol' river keeps hearing dat song.
You an' me, we sweat an' strain,
Body all achin an' racked wid pain.
Tote dat barge!
Lif' dat bale!
Git a little drunk
An' you land in jail.

Ah, gits weary
An' sick of tryin'
Ah'm tired of livin'
An' skeered of dyin',
But ol' man river,
He jes' keeps rollin' along!


"Ol' Man River"  midi courtesy of http://www.mightymidi.com/songs2.html - 11/30/10 

"Ol' Man River" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/showboat/olmanriver.htm - 11/30/10

First Image (Brady-Handy Portrait of February 7, 1871) of Mark Twain courtesy
of
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mark_Twain,_Brady-Handy_photo_portrait,_Feb_7,_1871,_cropped.jpg - 11/30/10

Second Image of Mark Twain (A.F. Bradley Portrait) courtesy
of
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mark_Twain_by_AF_Bradley.jpg - 11/30/10

Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://resources.bravenet.com/clipart/dividers/2 - 10/10/09

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!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06

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!

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

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07

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

Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 08/28/08

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05

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