03/09/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Down by the Glenside
Scotland, I have eaten nettles, I have slept in nettle sheets, and I have
dined off a nettle tablecloth.
|"Down by the Glenside (The Bold Fenian Men)" is an
Irish rebel song written by
Peadar Kearney, an
Irish Republican and composer of numerous rebel songs, including "The
Soldier's Song" ("Amhrán na bhFiann"), now the Irish
National Anthem and "The Tri-coloured Ribbon".
Kearney was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, popularly known as the Fenians. He wrote the song about the time of the 1916 Rising. It evokes the memory of the freedom-fighters of the previous generation (strong, manly forms...eyes with hope gleaming), as recalled by an old woman down by the glenside. It is effectively a call to arms for a generation of Irishmen accustomed to political nationalism.
Richard Dyer-Bennet recorded the song on his first self produced LP Richard Dyer-Bennet 1, (1955). The song became popular again in the 1960s, when it was recorded by The Clancy Brothers. It has since been recorded by numerous artists, including The Dubliners, Cherish The Ladies, Omnia, and the Screaming Orphans.
The song is also sung in the first episode of the BBC series Days of Hope, written by Jim Allen and directed by Ken Loach. An Irish barmaid is forced to sing after being sexually harassed by British soldiers and impresses them with her song...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday this week to:
13 - Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Former Daughter-in-Law, Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of FL;
15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA;
16 - The late Bill Gross (d. 22 Mar 2014) AND Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1969:
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/08/15:
|Thank you, Joan!|
|Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 10, 2019 and ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 3, 2019.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/06/19:
|Thank you, Susan!|
From My Friend, Tina, of PA - 03/07/19:
|Thank you, Tina!|
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 03/08/18:
|Thank you, Susie!|
From My Friend, Holly, of MO - 03/08/19 - "Alzheimer's Request":
|Thank you, Holly!|
From Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA -
|OOH! Thank you, Patty!|
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 03/08/19:
From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 03/06/19:
|“I don't think anyone
should write his autobiography until after he's dead.”
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/25/19 - "Beautiful Rainbows Of Ireland & Other Irish Themed Things" (#6 in a Series of 19):
"Seeing a rainbow at any time,
either in your waking life or in your dream world is always a wonderful
thing. And it means the same thing in both places. A rainbow is a
universal symbol of hope, luck, fortune, and wishes coming true."
OOH! Thank you, Shari!
BONUS IRISH CROCHET PATTERN:
|Rebecca J. Venton's Lucky Shamrock Banner - "Get into the party-time spirit of Saint Patrick's Day with the perfect crochet banner. Display it on the mantel, in your office cubicle or anywhere friends get together to enjoy the day."|
BONUS IRISH KNIT PATTERN:
|Marly Bird's Road to Success Chic Hat - "Take a trip with a cable twist hat that sports slouchy comfort and a pompom to finish it off. Choose any color that makes you happy while you knit and wear this clever look."|
BONUS NETTLE RECIPES:
Nattadon Nettle Soup
Melt some butter in the bottom of the soup pot, add a chopped onion or two, and cook slowly until softened.
Add a litre or so of vegetable or chicken stock, with salt, pepper, and any herbs you fancy.
Add 2 large potatoes (chopped), a large carrot (chopped), and simmer until almost soft. If you like your soup thick, use more potatoes.
Throw in several large handfuls of fresh nettle tops, and simmer gently for another 10 minutes.
Add some cream (to taste), and a pinch of nutmeg.
Purée with a blender, and serve.
If you happen to have some truffle oil in your pantry, a light sprinkling on the soup tastes terrific.
And here are two more good nettle recipes: Nettle Pancakes and Wild Nettle Bread
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/08/18:
|When I look at chocolate, I hear two voices in
The first one says: “You need to eat that chocolate.”
The other voice goes: “You heard correctly, now eat the chocolate.”
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, March 13, 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.
3. Wednesday, May 08, 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.
4. Friday, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at email@example.com.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/19
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Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
(12 Dec 1883 - 24 Nov 1942), 1916
'Twas down by
the glenside, I met an old woman
"Down by the Glenside" lyrics courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_by_the_Glenside_(The_Bold_Fenian_Men) - 03/09/18
Image of Plucking Nettles courtesy of http://www.terriwindling.com/blog/2015/06/nettle-soup.html - 03/09/18
Small Shamrock Button plucked from Small Shamrock Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 03/10/09
Flower Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of
http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band
Version) clip art courtesy of
Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 02/16/09
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
Witch clip art courtesy of Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/31/08
Tiny Green Heart courtesy of John Patterson ('59) of TN - 03/17/13
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
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