12/31/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy New Year's Eve!
“The Moving Finger writes; and
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Is this year really over?
BONUS #1 - Auld Lang Syne - Clip from "It's a Wonderful Life", 1946
BONUS #2 - Auld Lang Syne - Bagpipes - with some spectacular views of Scotland, 2009
BONUS #3 - Auld Lang Syne - Susan Boyle - In Memoriam, 2010
BONUS #4 - Auld Lang Syne - Lea Michele, 2011
"...auld lang syne literally means "old long since", but a more idiomatic English translation would be something like "long long ago", "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. "
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today toPat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO!
Happy Birthday tomorrow toGloria Hand Burns ('57) AND Bill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
03 - The late Carl Rossman (Hargrave Military Academy - '66) (d. 04/24/16);
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 CA;
05 - Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 04/24/10) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA
06 - Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND the late Steve Veazey ('60) (d. 10/29/17) AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;
Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA
Brucey Smith Slama ('57)
Paige Smith Morahan ('57)
My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty
- '95) of NC!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 31, 1946 - U.S. President Harry Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.
THIS DAY IN 1968:
|Monday, December 31, 1968 - The first flight of the Tupolev Tu-144, the first civilian supersonic transport in the world.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/30/15:
|“Let us remember that we need to forgive to be forgiven. ”|
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/31/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
|USS ESSEX (CV/CVA/CVS-9), commissioned on
December 31, 1942, was the lead ship of the largest number of large-deck
aircraft carriers ever built (24) to the same design. Her design was
created at Newport News Shipbuilding and she was built there (NNS Hull
#392) in a remarkably short period of time. NNS also built eight sister
ships of the ESSEX Class during the 1940's. Several other shipyards,
using NNS plans, built the rest of that class.
Her keel was laid on April 28, 1941. Launched on July 31, 1942, she was rushed to completion by year-end. Her design was influenced by prior USN carrier operations and British wartime experiences in operating carriers in the 1939-1940 time frame. Her design proved to be extremely capable, durable and adaptable.
ESSEX participated in several campaigns in the
Pacific during World War II, earning a Presidential Unit Citation and 13
battle stars. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, she was
modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack carrier (CVA),
and then eventually became an antisubmarine carrier (CVS). In her second
career she participated in the Korean War, earning four battle stars and
a Navy Unit Commendation.
WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Bill! One of my greatest joys is having so many experts such as you in our midst who generously share your wealth of knowledge with the rest of us!
|Faux Crochet Outdoor Boots|
- "This generously sized rectangle wrap is worked in a cozy fisherman
rib stitch and fastened with two toggles.":
Gawler - "Worked in a completely reversible cable pattern, this generously-sized cowl is warm and cozy."
Braidley - "This simple braided scarf can be completed in a matter of minutes, and requires no knitting or crochet skills."
|EASY MEALS FROM MR. FOOD'S TEST KITCHEN:|
- "Pizza-Style Macaroni combines two favorites:
pizza and mac 'n' cheese! What's not to like about
Beefy Ravioli - "No need to rely on the canned stuff when this chef-quality Beefy Ravioli is served up in less than 30 minutes."
BONUS HOLIDAY RECIPES:
Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Cheesy Mashed Potato Pots
Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Green Beans with Lime
Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Honeyed Carrots
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/30/18:
|A man pulled up to the curb and
asked the policeman, "Can I park here?"
"No, sorry." said the cop.
"What about all these other cars?"
"Well, they didn't ask."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, January 09, 2019 -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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/30/18
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Auld Lang Syne
Set to the tune of a traditional folk song (Roud # 6294)
"Auld Lang Syne" midi and lyrics courtesy of
Happy New Year Title clip art courtesy of http://www.duy.im/2011/10/happy-new-year-2012.html - 12/31/11
New Year Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/newyear/newyear_lines_2.htm - 12/30/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16