11/14/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Mad World
“In a mad world, only the mad are sane.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This Newsletter theme is being revisited from exactly three years ago today:
The song has always touched something deep within me. Of course, that may just be because I'm, you know, mad.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4 - Mad World - Tears for Fears
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR91Rj1ZN1M - Mad World - clip from Donnie Darko, 2001
|"Mad World" is a song by the
Tears for Fears. Written by
Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist
Curt Smith, it was the band's third single release and first chart
hit, reaching #3 on the
UK Singles Chart in November 1982. Both "Mad World" and its
B-side, "Ideas As Opiates", would turn up on the band's debut LP
The Hurting the following year. The song would eventually become
Tears for Fears' first international hit, reaching the
in several countries between 1982 and 1983.
Two decades later, the song made a popular resurgence when it was covered in a much slower, ballad-like style by composers Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the soundtrack to the movie Donnie Darko. This version reached #1 in the UK in December 2003, and became an international hit...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND Timothy of DC (son of Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) of VA (deceased 11/16/07) AND My Niece, Shari, of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
16 - the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08);
17 - Ronald Creech ('57);
18 - Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND Ann Allen ('65) of NC!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 14, 1940 - In England, the city of Coventry was heavily bombed by about 500 German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral was almost completely destroyed.
November 14, 1941 - The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sank due to torpedo damage from U-81 sustained on November 13.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Sunday, November 14, 1965 - Vietnam War: The Battle of the Ia Drang began – the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.|
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!
Grace has been named the September 2010 People's Choice!
BUT - She's falling considerably behind a dog in California named Dollar!
The last time I checked Grace had 4168 votes and Dollar had 6805 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)!!!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 11/07/10 - "Scientific Death of Jesus":
|Scientific Death of Jesus
At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty.
At the time crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion, Jesus was to be nailed to the cross by His hands and feet.
Each nail was 6 to 8 inches long.
The nails were driven into His wrist. Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There's a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder. The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the wrist that tendon would tare and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could breath.
Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus He was forced to support Himself on the single nail that impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could not support himself with His legs because of the pain so He was forced to alternate between arching His back then using his legs just to continue to breath. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, the courage.
endured this reality for over 3 hours. Yes, over 3 hours!
Can you imagine this kind of suffering? A few minutes before
He died, Jesus stopped bleeding. He was simply pouring water
from his wounds.
He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His wounds. The human adult body contains about 3.5 liters (just less than a gallon) of blood.
Jesus poured all 3.5 liters of his blood; He had three nails hammered into His members; a crown of thorns on His head and, beyond that, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into His chest.
All these without mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying His own cross for almost 2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight, only for its higher part, where His hands were nailed).
Jesus had to endure this experience, so that you can have free access to God, so that your sins could be "washed" away. All of them, with no exception! ...
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
Thank you, Norris Sweetie! And as horrible as it was, the torture of the crucifixion paled in comparison to the incomprehensible agony Jesus had just endured in the Garden of Gethsemane while making the actual atonement for the sins of the world, to the extent that he bled from every pore of His body.
Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
NOTE: I would have reserved this for Easter - or even for Christmas - but I feared I would misplace it by then, so I just saved it for this Sabbath day.
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 11/10/10 - "Lord, Send Me A Refuge (song)":
From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 11/13/10 - "Paul's Family":
After reading about
your husband has in his family I am sure most of us realize just how
lucky we are. I will never again complain about the pain I have due to
rotator cuff (plus) surgery. I call it my 3 hour, five hole surgery that
will take a year to fully heal. You two hang in there and God bless you
A few notes from the Wasatch Back Mountains. Obviously I will not ski this year, maybe in the spring. We now have 2 resorts open in big cotton wood canyon and expect Snowbird to open next week. We have had good snow storms and cold temperatures to blow snow thus far although it looks like warmer weather next week. Deer Valley opens Dec 4 and we can only wish for a big dump prior to that.
Good wishes to all,
Thank you very much, Phil! You take care and heal well!
|Wednesday, November 10, 2010|
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 11/13/10 - " Elvira Irby":
Your mention of Elvira Irby kind of rang a bell for me. My mother's maiden name was Ester Jefferson. I can remember her speaking of Elvira Irby, probably in relation to her Sunday School classes at Temple Baptist Church. I think Elvira was a distant relative. My mother graduated from Callands High School around 1938. Callands is near Danville. I'll check on the family tree.
Thanks so much, Norris Sweetie - I'd appreciate that!
Your mention of Temple Baptist caused me to see that nothing had been developed on that page since it was first created over six-and-a-half years ago, so I improved it a bit. It still needs a hymn to be suggested by a member of former member of the congregation.....
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 11/13/10 - "Will You Give This To My Daddy?":
|Rarely do I do the
'forwarding' trick, but this one speaks to me in a fundamental,
Behold! What is a bell? A bell is that which sounds, far, and high ... It will echo far and wide like the peal of thunder but under utmost purity. And evil men, hearing the bell, will be saved.
I went to a DAR
meeting today, and this being a special day, we had a young soldier
address us. He was slim, good-looking, and I could swear was no more
than 22. Turns out he's finally retired with honors from flying all the
major combat helicopters we have for decades. This man is not only the
father of soldiers, he's a GRANDFATHER. I was astounded. Amazed. And
incredibly proud. He said that, since the troops get sent quite a lot of
toothpaste and necessities now, the one thing the soldiers really need
is diversions for boredom: games, books, and.....SNICKERS!!! They love
snickers! And every single soldier who gets cookies or goodies from home
shares them with soldiers who never receive any. It really got me
sobbing. It's true that those guys are really there for each other, as
much as they're there for us.
Thank you so much, John Darlin'!
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:
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
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. 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.3. Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!
4. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (email@example.com - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (email@example.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
5. 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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Y'alltake good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Written by Roland Orzabal
(b. 22 Aug 1961)
for Fears, 1982
All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
And their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
Made to feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson
Look right through me, look right through me
"Mad World" midi courtesy of http://server3.myebiz.com/chryspage/midi_files.html - 11/13/07
"Mad World" lyrics courtesy of http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/tearsforfears/madworld.html - 11/13/07
"emrah icten's" Photograph, "Mad World!" courtesy of http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=4583619 - 11/13/07
Animated Blue Slash Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html - 11/13/07
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
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