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12/31/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy New Year's Eve!

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.
A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”

- Bill Vaughan
(08 Oct 1915 - 25 Feb 1977)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   It's that time again.  Are you ready??

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3sXVxqDbFk - Auld Lang Syne - Clip from "It's a Wonderful Life", 1946

BONUS #2 - Christmas Auld Lang Syne - Bobby Darin, 1960 

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNevI1Ojagk - Auld Lang Syne - Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (Now don't even pretend you're surprised!)   

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8QIi01-0xk - Auld Lang Syne - Elvis Presley, 1976

BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STqDowSbSTQ - Auld Lang Syne - Bagpipes - with some spectacular views of Scotland, 2009

BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKS3JyjKj08 - Auld Lang Syne - Susan Boyle - In Memoriam, 2010

BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKtQS_prDh0- Auld Lang Syne - Lea Michele, 2011


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auld_Lang_Syne:

"...auld lang syne literally means "old long since", but a more idiomatic English translation would be something like "long long ago",[3] "days of long ago", or "olden days". "For old times' sake," or "to the (good) old days," or "To days (or times) gone by" may be modern-day expressions, in common use as toasts, that capture the spirit of "for auld lang syne". Although the song begins with a question whether old times should be forgotten, the song is generally interpreted as a call to remember long standing friendships.[11] "


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to  Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND     Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND    David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Gloria Hand Burns ('57) AND   Bill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

03 - Carl Rossman of PA!

04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND    Bill Bost ('61) of NC AND Randy Tosh ('63) of VA AND           My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC;

05 -   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late     Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 24 Apr 2010) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA;

06 -         Harry Covert ('57) of MD AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;

07 -     Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57) AND   My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of AL!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 31, 1944 - Hungary declared war on Nazi Germany.

December 31, 1944 - Operation Nordwind, the last major German offensive on the Western Front began.

December 31, 1946 - U.S.  President Harry Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.  

December 31, 1951 - The Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than $13.3 billion USD in foreign aid to rebuild Europe.[1]


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Tuesday, December 31, 1963 - The Central African Federation officially collapsed and split into Zambia, Malawi and Rhodesia.

Tuesday, December 31, 1963 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist (Anthrax, Stormtroopers of Death, The Damned Things, and Damnocracy) Scott Ian was born Scott Ian Rosenfeld in Queens, New York.

Tuesday, December 31, 1962 - Sumo wrestler Konishiki Yasokichi (小錦八十吉) was born Salevaa Atisanoe in Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii.


    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 12/30/13 - "  Sylvia (Hall Hammond - '66)":

Dear Phil and Sylvia,

This may be bold of me but I would like to tell God of these two special friends I know. They are older now. Been married forever. Have friends that have lasted a life time and stand well in their love of His son, Jesus.

Because of all these wonderful things, I know, He keep a regular eye on them with many good graces and great blessings. Nonetheless sometimes when it get a little dark their faith gets the least bit wobbly, not because they don't trust Him but because they love each other so much, when one hurts the other know their pain.

I would like to ask you, God, to bend your head low and whisper, ever so gently, your love for their good life and let them know everything is going to be all right.

Thanks,
A friend.

Linda May '66

     Thank you so much, Linda May!


  From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 12/30/13 - "Perspective": 

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbor hanging the wash outside.

"That laundry is not very clean; she doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."

Her husband looked on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor hung her wash to dry, the young woman made the same comments.

A month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, "Look, she's finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this? "

The husband replied, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows."
 

And so it is with life... What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.

   Thank you so much, Evelyn! Happy New Year!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/30/13:

   
 
 


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/20/13 - "One Word Essays (#11 in a Series of 28)":

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Neat things in life!
 

 
May your troubles be less,
May your blessings be more;
May nothing but happiness come through your door!!

   Thanks so much, George! These are cool!

Curiosity
 


BONUS KNIT PATTERNS:

http://www.berroco.com/patterns/cacao - Cacao - "This generously sized rectangle wrap is worked in a cozy fisherman rib stitch and fastened with two toggles.":

http://www.berroco.com/patterns/gawler - Gawler - "Worked in a completely reversible cable pattern, this generously-sized cowl is warm and cozy."

http://www.berroco.com/patterns/braidley - Braidley - "This simple braided scarf can be completed in a matter of minutes, and requires no knitting or crochet skills."


BONUS NEW YEARS RECIPES:

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/vegetables/cheesy-mashed-potato-pots/ - Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Cheesy Mashed Potato Pots

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/vegetables/green-beans-with-lime/ - Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Green Beans with Lime

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/vegetables/honeyed-carrots/ - Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Honeyed Carrots


FINALLY:

From http://www.guy-sports.com/humor/christmas/new_year.htm:  
 
"Lecture Tour with A Difference"

On New Year's Eve, Daniel was in no shape to drive, so he sensibly left his van in the car park and walked home. As he was wobbling along, he was stopped by a policeman. 'What are you doing out here at four o'clock in the morning?' asked the police officer.

'I'm on my way to a lecture,' answered Roger.

'And who on earth, in their right mind, is going to give a lecture at this time on New Year's Eve?' enquired the constable sarcastically.

'My wife,' slurred Daniel grimly.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 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 friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 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.  


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/18/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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Auld Lang Syne

Words believed to be written by Robert Burns, 1788[2]
(25 Jan 1759 – 21 July 1796)
(There is some thought that Burns merely first recorded these ancient words at that time.)

Set to the tune of a traditional folk song (Roud # 6294)


Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne?

Chorus
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes
And pu'd the gowans fine
But we've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin' auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl't in the burn
Frae morning sun till dine
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint stoup
And surely I'll be mine
And we'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne.


"Auld Lang Syne" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/scotland.htm  
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/20/04
Thanks, Dave! What a perfect version!

"New Year's Eve" Image courtesy of http://www.thismustbetheband.com/new-years-show-announced/ - 12/30/13

New Year Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/newyear/newyear_lines_2.htm - 12/30/06

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 - Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

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!!

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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