03/18/14 - NNHS Newsletter
“I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one, I'd like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Did you think that once St. Patrick's Day was over that we'd be done visiting Ireland? If so, in that you did err!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0oTDS9ur_U - Forty Shades of Green - Johnny Cash
|"Forty Shades of Green" is a well known song about
It was written by
Johnny Cash in 1959 while on a trip to Ireland.
Contrary to popular belief, Cash did not invent the term 'forty shades
of green', it had been used in Ireland many years before he wrote the
He released it as a B-side of The Rebel-Johnny Yuma released in 1961. It is also featured on two albums: 1. Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1963 and 2. Johnny Cash: The Great Lost Performance - Live at the Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, New Jersey recorded live in 1990 and released in 2007.
From Jim Brinkley ('65) of IN - 03/17/14:
Lynne (Dannelly Brinkley - '65) and I are praying for you to have a full recovery, with renewed strength, and hope that you will find time this spring for plenty of rest and relaxation.
I would greatly appreciate your prayers also. Last week, I underwent surgery on my right kidney to remove a suspected cancer growth. Robotic surgery had been planned to remove the growth. However, because of some complications, robotic surgery could not be performed and a more radical surgery was used instead. My doctor is confident that all the cancer was removed. My recovery time, however, will be longer. I would greatly appreciate all prayers on my behalf for a successful healing and recovery.
Thanks for all your hard work in keeping us all informed of our prayer needs.
Jim and Lynne Brinkley
YOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Jim! I'm so sorry to hear your news! We shall certainly enlist the help of all our mighty Typhoon prayer warriors on your behalf!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND
Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA AND
Claudia Dellapenta Melgaard ('63) of VA AND Linda
Coates Jones ('63) of VA
Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA AND
Wade Scott ('66) of MO!
Happy Birthday this week to:
20 - My Late Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) (d. 10 Sept 2013) AND Sid Melton ('64) of NY AND Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA AND My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS, UT - '82) of NC;
21 - Bob Morgan ('56) of MA AND My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents) Jane Mansfield of TX;
22 - Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA;
23 - Jack Harrison ('61) of VA AND Mary Beth Sawyer ('63) AND Richard Marshall ('66) of VA;
24 - Charlie Hilling ('56) of FL AND a Beary Happy Birthday to Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA;
25 - The late Billy Williams ('57)(d. 21 May 2007) AND Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
March 18, 1940 -
Axis Powers –
Adolf Hitler and
Benito Mussolini met at the
Brenner Pass in the
agreed to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.
March 18, 1942 - The War Relocation Authority was established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody.
March 18, 1945 - 1,250 American bombers attacked Berlin.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Tuesday, March 18, 1964 - Singer
Rozalla was born
Rozalla Miller in
Tuesday, March 18, 1964 - Saxophonist Courtney Pine was born in London, England.
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/17/14 - " Van T. Barfoot died":
|I remember Mr. Barfoot and
his fight with his home association. I applauded his action then, and I
will say a prayer for him now. The country has lost a great man!
OH, NO! Thank you for letting me know, Dools; I had missed this!
From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 03/17/14 - "The Ralph E. Haines Jr. Story ":
The Ralph E. Haines Jr. Story
- Proud to be
a General, Proud to be a Private
By Harry M. Covert
Ralph Haines enjoyed weekly and monthly breakfasts and lunches. Attendance, even though not required, usually was filled to capacity.
He could have been mistaken for a traveling Baptist evangelist.
He was a serious practicing charismatic Christian, an Episcopalian, to be exact. When he boomed “Amens” the choruses followed by large audience responses. If he raised his arms during remarks similar displays would follow.
Who was Ralph E. Haines Jr.? He was a Texan, a four-star general in the U. S. Army who served as vice chief of staff, the Pacific commander and commanding general of the Continental Army Command (CONARC) at Fort Monroe, Va., where he retired in 1973.
He was no shrinking violet in any sense of the word. He died at age 98 in 2011, the army’s oldest living four-star general.
He came to mind a few weeks ago as a congressional committee was investigating alleged bias against military chaplains.
Of course, the brass at the Pentagon, both a civilian assistant secretary and the uniformed army deputy chief of chaplains, explained there is no bias. “They’re never told they cannot share their own personal faith of any sort,” said a one-star general.
Sounds nice. But let one of the uniformed chaplains, protestant of course, close a prayer “in Jesus’ name” and the intolerant wrath is deafening, if only in a memo to the culprit. “Thou shalt not” is the gist from the chain of command.
Now back to General Haines whose strength and character seems missing in today’s Episcopal leadership.
A 1971 military night evangelical crusade in Hampton, Va., featured the general. His remarks, not a sermon, mind you, included these words:
“I’m proud to be a General in the U. S. Army. I’m even more proud to be a private in the army of Jesus Christ.”
Just imagine the outcry in this day and age if a flag officer dared speak these words. Cable television and radio and newspapers would explode.
These words were on the front page of the local newspaper and distributed by a wire service.
To the more than 11,000 in attendance, the general received a five-minute standing ovation. It was an exciting night to see and hear this impressive general talk from his heart. Four-star flag officers of all services are big time influential leaders.
At the time, Richard Nixon was in the White House. To show his religious Quaker side he held Sunday morning church services in the executive mansion, at least for a while.
It wasn’t but a few days later that General Creighton Abrams, Army chief of staff, made a special visit to Fortress Monroe to see his longtime friend and ally regarding the “volunteerization” of the army.
General Abrams also brought a message from Mr. Nixon. Haines must be careful in the future about his “preaching.” Haines retired after 38 years of active service in 1973 and was active in military and religious activities.
The military chaplaincy is important and provides valuable service to the men and women of the armed services. Things have changed in the modern day, especially among the “men and women” of the cloth who choose a military career.
In past times, Protestant, Roman Catholic and Jewish religious persuasions were the corps of the corps. In this time of alleged progressiveness and permissiveness, lots of things have changed. There are Sikhs wearing turbans in military uniforms, bearded rabbis and skull caps, Imams, Buddhists, Mormons and others.
I haven’t heard of any Scientologists, Church of Satan and its founder Anton Szandor LaVey, or even Mennonites in uniform and providing religious support for the military.
Military officers in uniform are not supposed to preach at non-military religious services and by regulation must avoid what the military calls “proselytizing.” This is to sidestep offending those of non-traditional religious beliefs or none at all.
Pentagon leaders may well deny any biases toward traditional churching but it’s there. Those uniformed ministers must toe the line. Or else.
General Haines was a distinguished military leader, a 1935 West Point graduate. He was confident in his professional career and had the confidence of his fellow officers.
His Christian commitment was strong powerful. He was a regular worshiper at Virginia Episcopal services while the CONARC commander.
He would have made a powerful Episcopal Presiding Bishop or the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury. He was more than qualified.†
This article has appeared in Virtue on Line.
Thank you so much, Harry! Ya gotta love those Texans!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/17/14 - "Cat with cat spot on his back":
NOW, THAT'S COOL! Thank you, Haul Party!
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/17/14 - "The things you say.....":
|INDEED! Thank you, Susan!|
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#30 in a Series of 37)":
Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....
Snow in Russia
Now THIS is winter!
YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!
you'd enjoy these!
BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/09/14 - "Cold anyone? (#7 in a series of 15)":
|HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Haul Party!|
BONUS GREEN CROCHET PATTERNS:
GreenDrawstring Mini Bag
- "Approximately 4” tall"
Green Amigurumi Pear
- "A realistic, beautifully shaped amigurumi pear. Crochet a bowlful in
greens, browns, yellows, and/or reds, to make a stylish decorative centrepiece,
or add a pair of safety eyes and an embroidered smile to make a sweet toy."
BONUS GREENS RECIPES:
|http://allrecipes.com/recipes/fruits-and-vegetables/vegetables/greens/ - Greens Recipes - "Looking for recipes for your greens? Allrecipes has more than 1540 trusted recipes for greens complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."|
From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/09/14 - "NNHS Logo Caps":
Our 1st Shipment/Order of the NNHS Logo Caps have arrived and are being
packaged for shipping today; with shipments being sent out Monday &
Tuesday: I have approximately 27 caps out of the first 100 ordered
remaining. Anyone wishing to get a cap at the introductory price of
$10.00 plus S/H of $4.59 may do so at my eBay Store:
After the initial order has been sold the price will go to the regular
retail price of $14.95.
Thanks to those who purchased from the 1st Shipment! When I review the sales at the end of this month, I will begin offering other items, such as Mugs, T-Shirts, Jackets, key chains, etc.
I have already made a contribution to the NNHS65 Newsletter for support of Carol's efforts toward keeping us NNHS Classmates informed of noteworthy news; plus the Charity of Wounded Warriors Fund will receive a donation check quarterly from the proceeds from Sales of these NNHS Logo Products.
In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of my websites may contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or raglandtradingpost.com with info pertaining to your purchases and I will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact me at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.
Thank you so very much, Butch!
One day a man
found an odd-looking lamp and rubbed it. From inside came a genie that
told him he would get three wishes, but whatever he wished for, his
mother-in-law would get double of what he did.
So he got his
second wish and was very content.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 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
2. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 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. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or email@example.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or email@example.com.
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1. I close my
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NOTE: Webmistress is NOT responsible for the faulty grammar of the lyricist.
Forty Shades of Green midi, lyrics, background, and homework courtesy of http://www.irishpage.com/songs/forshade.htm - 03/17/09
Adrian Reilly's "Forty Shades of Green" Image (16 May 2006) courtesy of http://www.pbase.com/mescaleroman/image/60249553 - 03/17/09
Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs
('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Small Shamrock Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 03/10/09
Animated Tiny 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
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI- one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of http://www.resourcesforbears.com/CLIPART/pix/bearb.gif - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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