02/22/10 - NNHS Newsletter
slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man
- George Washington
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Barring technical difficulties, today's theme is supposed to repeat every year:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HOc9WVZbts -Yankee Doodle - Fife and Drum (The Awesome Towpath Volunteers), 2007
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Richard Prince ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;
29 - Bob Schweida ('54) of NH!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
BLOG SIGNERS - Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR - 02/21/10:
I am a "rookie" here but please bear with me as I flounder around in, to me, uncharted waters. In case you can't identify me, I was the slightly chubby redhead from the Class of '65, aka B Whitt. I am so hungry for news about so many mates from NNHS. Can someone point me in the right direction, please? Is there a particular website that is more popular? Can't wait to hear from someone, anyone.
Have a great Saturday !
Bridget! I've only been looking for you for a couple of hundred years or so!
Have a look around the site and see if you'd like to join us here as a NEWBIE!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|February 21, 1945 -
Kamikaze planes sank the escort carrier
Bismarck Sea and damaged the
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 22, 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory became inevitable.|
YESTERDAY IN 1965:
|Sunday, February 21, 1965 - Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.|
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Monday, February 22, 1965 - Basketball player Chris Dudley was born in Stamford, Connecticut.|
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/20/10 - "Interesting info":
FYI ! Should be common knowledge, but isn't. Did you know this?
YOWZERONI!!! Thanks so much for this life-saving and little known information, Wayne Honey!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 02/21/10 - "DECADERS' FACEBOOK PAGE":
It is ready for people
to visit and join.
From Mike White ('67) of VA - 02/03/10 - "Seniors (#17 in a Series of 19)":
For anyone age
appropriate…that means almost everyone
Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too.
Don't laugh.....it is all true...these are the perks of reaching 60 and heading towards 70 and older!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/18/10 - "Panda Therapy (#1 in a Series of 19)":
I love these Panda emails! I hope you get the "warm fuzzies", too!
Is it any wonder the world has fallen in love with these animals?
YOU FEEL BETTER ALREADY?
Yes, I do! Thanks, Judy!
Can you come and
get me down now?
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
FINALLY:From ArcaMax Jokes - 02/21/10:
Italian Pasta Diet
It Really Works!
1) You walka pasta da bakery.
2) You walka pasta da candy store.
3) You walka pasta da Ice Cream shop.
4) You walka pasta da table and fridge.
A certain little girl, when asked her name, would reply, "I'm Mr. Sugarbrown's daughter."
Her mother told her this was wrong, she must say, "I'm Jane Sugarbrown."
The Vicar spoke to her in Sunday School and said, "Aren't you Mr. Sugarbrown's daughter?"
She replied, "I thought I was, but Mother says I'm not."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at email@example.com (757) 223-9488 - CLASS OF 1953
April 24, 2010,11:30 AM
The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion
Luncheon at The Chamberlin.
For details, contact Mickey Marcella at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at email@example.com (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954
3.Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at email@example.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at firstname.lastname@example.org -CLASS OF 1960
5.Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at email@example.com.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/10
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 02/21/19
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
To donate, click on the Donate Button on the left,
or just mail it to my home. Thanks!
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!
Peale 1772 Portrait of Washington courtesy of
- 02/22/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of http://www.solarnavigator.net/history/george_washington.htm - 02/21/09
Gilbert Stuart Portrait of Washington courtesy of http://www.piersonphoto.com/Pierson2.htm - 02/22/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)
Flag Divider Bar clip art courtesy of http://www.cowboyclipart.net/patriotism/dividers.asp - 02/09/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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
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.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated Blog Signing clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/guestbook-gifs.html - 02/22/10
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
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