|02/20/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Presidents' Day|
“I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.”
- George Washington
“I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We do not normally celebrate Presidents' Day together here, because we promote both Lincoln's Birthday and Washington's Birthday, but this year we're going to observe all three days.
|Washington's Birthday, also known as Presidents' Day, is a federal
holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents
of the United States, including George Washington, the USA's first
What do people do?
Washington's Birthday officially honors the life and work of George Washington, the first president of the United States. The day commemorates past presidents of the USA. Washington's Birthday is sometimes known as Presidents' Day. This is because while most states have adopted Washington's Birthday, some states officially celebrate Presidents' Day.
Some states pay particular attention to Abraham Lincoln, as his birthday was also in mid-February. In the weeks or days leading up to the holiday, schools often organize events and lessons for students about the presidents of the United States and George Washington in particular. It is a popular day for stores to start their sales.
The US federal holiday is on the third Monday of February each year, but records show that George Washington's birthday is on February 22.
Many businesses are open as usual and many stores hold sales on Washington's Birthday. Many delivery services, except for the Post Office, have a regular service and many, but not all, public transit systems operate on regular schedules. Some schools close for the whole week for a mid-winter recess. According to some government sources, Indiana observes the Washington's birthday holiday in December.
George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. His first term as president was from 1789 to 1793 and his second term from 1793 to 1797. Before he became president, he played important roles in the military, leading the American Continental Army to victory over the British in 1783. Washington is often seen as the father of the United States and is probably the best known American politician ever.
The likeness and name of George Washington can still be seen in many places in the United States. There is the portrait of him and three other American presidents carved into Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. His image is also used on the one-dollar bill and the quarter-dollar coin. The capital of the United States, Washington D.C., Washington State and at least three universities are named after him.
Washington's Birthday was first celebrated as a holiday in the District of Columbia in 1880. It was made a federal holiday in 1885. The holiday was originally held on the anniversary of George Washington's birth, on February 22. In 1971, this holiday was moved to the third Monday in February.
This holiday is legally designated as "Washington’s Birthday". Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is the federal government’s policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/19/12, 2:02 PM:
received a very disturbing phone call.
Dale Lucado ('68 - of VA)
had passed. I have been waiting on the details via email and I thought I
would let you know if you haven't been told already. I had had some
contact with Dale after we graduated and was at the alumni game when he
was injured. We had been emailing for years and I grew in my admiration
and affection towards him over these many years.
OH, NO!!! I am so very sorry to hear this! Thank you so much for letting me know, Bill - my deepest condolences on the loss of your friend!
Paul's (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) sister, Paulette Harty Johnston (Bardolph HS, IL - '67) of AZ, is home from the hospital and feeling much better now. They think she suffered a small TIA, but that by fast action, a major stroke was averted. Your prayers on her behalf were very much appreciated.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy President's Day Birthday today to Bobby Callis ('64) of WV!
Happy Birthday this week to:
22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;
23 - Richard Prince ('57);
24 - Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA;
25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC;
27 - Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND Phil Hammond ('64) of UT AND My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
Hit # 113,500 was made on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 12:48 PM by a comcast.net user in TX.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
February 20, 1944 - The "Big Week" began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
February 20, 1944 - The United States took Eniwetok Island.
THIS DAY IN 1962:
Tuesday, February 20, 1962 - Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.
Tuesday, February 20, 1962 - Children's author Kenn Nesbitt was born in Berkeley, California.
Tuesday, February 20, 1962 - Comic book and television writer Dwayne McDuffie was born at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. He died in Burbank, California on 21 Feb 2011, one day after his 49th birthday, of complications from emergency heart surgery.
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 02/15/12 - "1st Prez Birthday":
Hello Carol, Wed. Feb. 15, 2012
Something you may want to consider for the Feb. 22, Newsletter:
Happy BIRTHINGTON'S WASHDAY from Fred W. Field, the Rev. William Archibald Spooner, and Fooner Spans nationwide.
More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoonerism
Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA
Thanks so much, Fred!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/19/12 - "Ormie the Pig...":
|Ormie the Pig
I've had days like this!
GIGGLES! Haven't we all?!? Thanks, Dearest Judy!
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From My Niece, Shari, of VA -
02/06/12 - "Recent Solar Storms Trigger Beautiful Auroras (#1 in a Series of 12)":
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/19/12:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 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. Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at email@example.com or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
3. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 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. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Father and I
went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.
Yankee doodle, keep it up
Yankee doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.
There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.
And then the feathers on his hat
They looked so' tarnal fin-a
I wanted pockily to get
To give to my Jemima.
And then we saw a swamping gun
Large as a log of maple
Upon a deuced little cart
A load for father's cattle.
And every time they shoot it off
It takes a horn of powder
It makes a noise like father's gun
Only a nation louder.
I went as nigh to one myself
As' Siah's underpinning
And father went as nigh agin
I thought the deuce was in him.
We saw a little barrel, too
The heads were made of leather
They knocked upon it with little clubs
And called the folks together.
And there they'd fife away like fun
And play on cornstalk fiddles
And some had ribbons red as blood
All bound around their middles.
The troopers, too, would gallop up
And fire right in our faces
It scared me almost to death
To see them run such races.
Uncle Sam came there to change
Some pancakes and some onions
For' lasses cake to carry home
To give his wife and young ones.
But I can't tell half I see
They kept up such a smother
So I took my hat off, made a bow
And scampered home to mother.
Cousin Simon grew so bold
I thought he would have cocked it
It scared me so I streaked it off
And hung by father's pocket.
And there I saw a pumpkin shell
As big as mother's basin
And every time they touched it off
They scampered like the nation.
And there was Captain Washington,
With gentlefolks about him,
They say he's gown so 'tarnal proud
He will not ride without them.
There came Gen'ral Washington
Upon a snow-white charger
He looked as big as all outdoors
And thought that he was larger.
Doodle/Yankee Doodle Dandy Medley" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Doodle" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!
Presidents' Day Image courtesy of http://power959.com/want-to-be-a-junior-ranger-for-presidents-day/ - 02/20/12
Patriotic Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
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