- NNHS Newsletter -
239th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition
of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending
code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.”
Thomas E. Ricks in Making the Corps, 1997
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This event repeats each year, and assuming the Webmistress is not asleep at the wheel, we try to mark that observance.
Semper Fidelis to all you Marines out there from one of your all-time biggest fans!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzeqTyO5Mbs - Semper Fidelis - Marine Corps Band
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=-tY1MtLLxgc&feature=endscreen - United States Marines on Parade in Dress Blues - clip from "To The Shores Of Tripoli" (1942)
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx3VcGnslU4 - 2012 Marine Corps Birthday Message: "For Honor, For Country"
HOMEWORK (required viewing):
ASSIGNMENT #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzccgMy0P6s&NR=1 - The Few. The Proud. The Marines.
ASSIGNMENT #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbYRmTceZ1c&NR=1 - The Marine Band plays The Marines' Hymn at the Marine Corps War Memorial, 11/10/07
ASSIGNMENT #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYRu3JFhF0w - Marine Corps Barracks Washington Evening Parade, 08/31/07
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
In other birthday news, Happy Birthday today to Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57), David Wittan ('57), Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND the late Steve Pullen ('65) (deceased 22 Apr 2012) !
Happy Veterans Day Birthday tomorrow to David Bell ('64) of NJ!
Happy Birthday this week to:
12 - Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL;
14 - Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND Timothy of DC (son of Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA);
15 - the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) (deceased 11/16/07) AND My Niece, Shari, of VA;
16 - the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08);
17 - Ronald Creech ('57) AND Wayne Gaskill ('63)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
November 10, 1942 - Germany invaded Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan's agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.
|Tuesday, November 10, 1964 - Baseball player and coach
Kenny Rogers (sometimes nicknamed "The Gambler", after
a song made famous by a
singer who shares his name) was born Kenneth Scott Rogers in
Tuesday, November 10, 1964 - Actor, singer, and MC of the popular 1950s Walt Disney television series The Mickey Mouse Club Jimmie Dodd (born James Wesley Dodd in Cincinnati, Ohio) died in Honolulu, Hawaii of cancer at the age of 54.
|These are really funny. If you need a laugh
today, you are headed for several. Be sure and go all the way down past
the pictures and read.
Thank you, Dearest Judy! And for all of us predisposed of a skeptical nature (I myself fluctuate on a regular basis from being incredibly gullible to super cynical), Snopes has proclaimed this to be true!
Additionally, I have heard many of these same quotations aboard my own favorite provider, Southwest Airlines.
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 11/09/14 - "The Hardest Thing":
|AMEN! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!|
From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL -
11/09/14 - "False Alarm":
|INDEED IT WAS! Thanks, Jane!|
From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA and NC - 11/09/14 - "Real Skill":
|Thanks, LaMerle - so do I!|
From My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL - 11/09/14 - "Almond Joy Cookies":
Almond Joy Cookies
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla
4 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
5 cups chocolate chips
2 cups sweetened coconut
2 cups chopped almonds
Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
Combine dry ingredients, set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, stir in the vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients until well mixed then stir in the chocolate chips, coconut and almonds. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
OOOH! Thank you, Miss Mary!
BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related):http://crochet.about.com/od/fall/a/shellsleaf.htm - Sandi Marshall's Shells Leaf Appliqué
BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):
http://www.recipelion.com/Pies/Country-Tar-Heel-Pie/ml/1 -Country Tar Heel Pie - "Take a trip to the country side and try Country Tar Heel Pie. A wonderful blend of all natural flavors, you won't be able to deny its awesome flavors. With chocolate chips and chopped pecans, it will become a family favorite that you'll want to make for every potluck and holiday season. Easy to make, it's a pie recipe that is perfect when you need a dessert on the fly. Enjoy!"
http://www.pink-parsley.com/2012/12/homemade-chicken-stock-crockpot.html - Homemade Chicken Stock (Crockpot) - "When it comes to making it yourself, chicken stock is one of those things that you may be tempted to say "why bother?" It's pretty cheap to buy, and the store-bought version is fine to use in most capacities. However, once you make your own, you'll definitely see the difference. Homemade stock is rich and flavorful. And what's even better - it's practically free to make. Here's my M.O. Whenever I roast a chicken or buy a rotisserie chicken, I pick all the meat and skin off, put the carcass in a big ziploc bag, and throw it in the freezer. I also save any scraps of veggies and throw them in the freezer as well - bits of carrot, that half of an onion that I didn't need, celery that's on it's last leg... you get the picture. I usually wait to make the stock until I have two chicken carcasses. Just to get more bang for my buck..."
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/03/14 - "Have a nice day (#17 in a series of 17)":
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 10/27/14 - "They had only one simple job to do and still fouled it up" (#13 in a series of 19):
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/09/14:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
"Semper Fidelis" midi courtesy of
http://www.dws.org/sousa/index.htm - 11/09/05
Corps logos courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL and of the late Herbert Hice of MI.
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Animated Dancing Teddy and
Animated Dancing Elephant
courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06