01/03/08 - NNHS Newsletter
"He felt like a man who, chasing rainbows, has had one of them suddenly turn and bite him in the leg."
- P.G. Wodehouse (15 Oct 1881
- 14 Feb 1975),
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
My mama, the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) used to sing me this song as a lullaby. I "chanced " upon it and couldn't resist it.
If you'd like to hear just how much music has changed in the last 90 years, listen to this 1918 recording: http://mp34u.muzic.com/posting/2789
Then try Judy Garland's version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE_LSczVwmc
Norma Howell Morgan ('57)
My #6 Son,
Dale Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL
- '02) of VA;
05 - Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57), Cammie Dick Gibson ('57), AND Leonard M. (Doc) Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) of VA;
06 - Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA, Steve Veazey ('60) of VA, AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;
07 - Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA, Brucey Smith Slama ('57), AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to you all!
From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 01/01/08:
..... Just so you know, I started eating right again the day we got back home (well, I stopped eating junk in the car at midnight on the way home). So Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and today, I had perfect food days (only 1500 calories). And, I've lost 5 pounds so far. Yea for me! Only 25 more to go!
COOL BEANS!! Congratulations, Bethany - you rock!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/08 - "A Little Bit of Americana":
OK, kiddies, let's jump into the "Way Back
Machine" and see what pubescent boys were fantasizing about in 1966. It
was such a powerful image that it has remained in the culture lo these 40
years and could well endure another 40.
Don't believe me? Find any male over the age of 30. In a sexy voice with a Swedish accent, say these words: "Take it off. Take it all off." I guarantee he will know immediately what you are talking about.
And the best part was that it we could watch it over and over and over again on broadcast TV. Is this a great country ... or what???
Ohhhh, David, what a jewel you found! This is the commercial that people used to come running in from the kitchen to see! Thanks so much, Sweetie!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/02/08 - "Mix":
Famous people who passed away.
Don't be Sad
Don't be sad for being without someone who is happy being without you.
WOWZERS! Thanks, Shari!
From one of my Famous Marines, Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 01/02/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Record snow hits Michigan; New England braces - CNN.com":
YOWZERONI-RINI!!! We're thankful you have great neighbors, too! Stay warm, Herbie Darlin'!
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 01/02/08:
I was amusing myself with Google Earth the other day looking at the Hampton area and took a look at the Fort Monroe area. It appeared from the satellite picture that some sort of construction or demolition was taking place at the old Chamberlin Hotel when the satellite photo was taken. Can anyone tell me what's going on there? Are they tearing it down? What will go there in its place?
ARGHHH!!! Somebody say it isn't so! Thanks for telling us, Chandler Darlin'!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/02/08 - "WHO IS YOUR CHOICE IN 2008?":
WOWZERONI!!! This is a good one, Joyce! Thanks so much!
From Jim Dossett ('66) of FL - 01/02/08 - "How many ... To change a light bulb":
|One of my
Jewish co-workers offers:
"How many Jews?"
"It's OK, I'll just sit here in the dark, alone and cold, don't mind me - the rats will keep me company - maybe your brother Ira will drop by on his yearly visit - really, don't mind me, I'll be fine - go play, enjoy yourself."
OK, Jim, you win - that's priceless! Thanks, Sweetie!
From Richard Rawls ('71) of VA - 01/02/08 - "New Year's Resolutions":
For the first time ever, I decided to create a list of Resolutions for 2008...so here's my list in no particular order:
Richard Rawls (Class of '71)
|Excellent choices all, Richard - thanks for sharing them with us!|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/02/08 - "To U from Me":
|Today's Message of
the Day is:
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Love Truly, Laugh uncontrollably,
And never regret
anything that made you Smile.
AMEN! Thanks again, Shari!
1.Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
Remember - there are still several images and thought provoking topics yet to be covered - sometime soon - MAYBE even - next time! Meanwhile, Happy New Year to you all!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Lyrics and Music by Joseph McCarthy
and Harry Carroll, 1918
(Adapted from: Fantasie Impromptu in C Sharp Minor by Frederic Chopin)
At the end of
the rainbow there's happiness,
And to find it often I've tried,
But my life is a race, just a wild goose chase,
And my dreams have all been denied.
Why have I always been a failure?
What can the reason be?
I wonder if the world's to blame,
I wonder if it could be me.
I'm always chasing rainbows,
Watching clouds drifting by,
My schemes are just like all my dreams,
Ending in the sky.
Some fellows look and find the sunshine,
I always look and find the rain.
Some fellows make a winning sometime,
But I never even make a gain, believe me,
I'm always chasing rainbows,
Waiting to find a little bluebird in vain.
"I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" midi courtesy of http://www.fromtheheartpostcards.com/MidiPreview.html - 01/02/08
"I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" lyrics courtesy of http://www.spiritofsinatra.com/pages/Lyrics/i/Im_Always_Chasing_Rainbows.htm - 01/02/08
"Chasing Rainbows" Drawing courtesy of http://www.idiomsbykids.com/taylor/mrtaylor/class20022003/idioms/idioms2003/idiomsbc.htm - 01/02/08
Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Rainbow Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars13.html - 07/16/07
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Siuslaw High School Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
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