|05/24/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Sink the Bismarck!|
“We pass alert and cautious o'er your grave
|March 17, 1924 - HMS Hood||1940 -Schlachtschiff Bismarck|
|- Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Lieutenant Steegman, 1944 (former Hood crewman)|
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today theme is simply a natural choice for today.
BONUS - Sink the Bismarck! - Johnny Horton
|"Sink the Bismark" (later "Sink the Bismarck") is a song, written by country music singer Johnny Horton and Tillman Franks, based on the pursuit and eventual sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941, during World War II. Horton released this song in 1960, where it reached #3 on the charts. Bismark is a common misspelling of the German battleship and Otto von Bismarck. The song's title was corrected for later releases of the song. It was inspired by the 1960 movie Sink the Bismarck!. While the song was used in U.S. theater trailers for the film, it was not used in the film itself.|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009)! Happy Birthday this week to:
27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57);
29 - Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA;
30 - Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL AND Chuck Jones ('66) of FL!
31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND the late JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61)(d. 02/18/18) AND Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|May 24, 1941 - In the
Battle of the Atlantic, the
German Battleship Bismarck sank the then pride of the
HMS Hood. Of the 1,418 crew, only three men (Ted
Robert Ernest Tilburn (1921–1995) and
William John Dundas (1921–1965) survived;
they were rescued about two and a half hours after the sinking by the
May 24, 1943 - Holocaust: Josef Mengele, known as "the Angel of Death," became the chief medical officer of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
May 24, 1943 - German Admiral Dönitz ordered a halt to sub warfare due to heavy losses to the Axis since March.
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|May 24, 1969 - Cricketer Martin McCague was born Martin John McCague in Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.|
From My Sister-in-Law, Ramona Harty (Jackson HS, MO - '75) of MO - 05/20/15:
one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
Thanks so much, Monie!
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 05/22/18 - "Amazing Flagpole!":
I've never heard of Acuity Insurance, but I am impressed with what they've done. I can only guess at what it must have cost. Not JUST a flag and flagpole. The engineering is absolutely remarkable; I never dreamed a structure like this would be so complex. And the memorial tribute to fallen soldiers is fitting. Love it!
WOWZERS! Thank you for sharing this, Wayne!
“Accelerando means in tempo. Don't rush.”
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar 1985)
BONUS SINK KNIT PATTERN:
Everything But The Kitchen Sink Hat - "This hat is
double layered so as to be non-itchy (cotton/modal inner layer)
and warm (wool/alpaca outer layer) with earflaps. It includes a
ponytail slot to tame your hair, and a brim to shade your eyes.
You can button the ponytail slot closed and flip up the brim if
preferred. The following techniques are used: knit, purl,
increasing, decreasing, short rows, knitting flat, and knitting
in the round." - $1.99|