04/29/11 - NNHS Newsletter - The Royal Wedding
“O, TO be in England
729. Home-thoughts, from Abroad
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Unless you were sleeping even more soundly than I, you know very well that today was The Big Day. For such an auspicious occasion, I turned to our Wizard of Wonderment to select the music - and he even located our BONUS VIDEO!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/14/11:
Thank you, Brown Eyes - an excellent choice, as always!
| There are really no
required readings today. The internet, television, and radio can
all provide you with as much (or as little) as you'd ever want to read
on the subject. I'll only offer these three selections to you for
the reasons given:
http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/ - The Official Account
http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,919888511001_2067797,00.html - How to Knit Your Own Royal Wedding
I thought you might like to see a
piece of royal memorabilia that
daddy, the late
Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25)
(19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960)
mailed home from England during the war.
|Notice that he himself was the Army Examiner and pre-censored his own mail.|
|Tuesday, March 16, 1943|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday yesterday to
Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA!
Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS AND
Mike Sagman ('66)
Happy Birthday this week to:
01 - The Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX;Billy Turner ('65) of TX AND My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of IL;
04 -Wanda Hodge Underwood ('57) AND Charlie Snead ('64) of NC;
05 - Jane Penn Clark ('57) AND Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60) of VA!
06 - Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND (according to Plaxo) Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL ANDVan Rowell ('65) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
|YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:|
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0428.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
|Tuesday, April 28,
HOOKER HORDES HAVE HIKE
The Armies of Northern Virginia and of the Potomac had sat for most of the winter facing each other across the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg, Va. Today the faceoff continued, with the twist that about half of Hooker’s army had split off and headed upriver. They crossed at the ford in the Wilderness area, and both armies braced themselves for the contemplated flank attack.
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0429.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
|Monday, April 29, 1861
MARYLAND MAKES MOMENTOUS MOVE
It was a dramatic moment in Annapolis today as the Maryland House of Delegates (the state legislature) met to vote on the question of secession. Virginia had already left the Union; if Maryland followed suit the US Government would be almost forced to relocate, possibly to Philadelphia or New York. The vote was taken, and it came down 53-13 to remain with the United States. This did not, however, put an end to pro-Southern sentiment, particularly in the Eastern Shore area.
Wednesday, April 29,
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 04/27/11 - "Grand View":
of us familiar with the 'Grand View' shoreline from the 50's and
60's - I thought you might like to see it as it appears in 2011.
AS always, Carol - thanks
for what you do and who you are!
Ahh, John Darlin', you're making me homesick!
you so much for this gorgeous image!
|Grandview Beach, Hampton, VA|
From Ray Barnes ('65) of VA - 04/28/11 - "W.W. Theiss":
It never occurred to me to Google the guy. I figured it was the same dude. Right family tree, wrong branch, maybe. By the way, Ricky Billings' ('65) class photo shows him sporting the "pineapple" hair cut. Several classmates wore that style. I believe that pole vaulter Steve Sparkman ('63) (01 Feb 1944 - 04 Feb 1999) wore that look for a while, and Don Harvey ('65), also, if I'm not mistaken.
Anyhow, I'm disappointed about Theiss. I should have checked further. I'm so thilly - to boldly go where no-one has gone before (to the monthly meeting of the split infinitives club).
GIGGLES! Thanks, Ray!
From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 04/28/11 - "RE: The Covert Letter":
I am all aquiver that you would publish each of my dispatches from Jerusalem during Holy Week. It was one of those efforts where I decided to do one, and if one, with brother Harry's (Covert- '57 - of MD) encouragement, I had to do the whole week. It was a blessing to me to be able to research and write them. The response has been overwhelming.
My work came with the loss of school mate and Typhoon band comrade/percussionist Monty Phillips ('62). We know Jesus conquered death with His sacrifice and resurrection and that means Monty is now in the hands of Our Lord, his pain gone and the promise now his.
I pray God's blessings on you and the Typhoon family this holy season.
Norm Covert ('61) MD
Ah, Normie, the blessings were all ours! Thank you so much for sharing your dispatches with us!
Your comments about Monty brought me to tears. Thank you again; I've added them to his Memorial Newsletter:
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 04/28/11 - "Six Seconds to Live":
|... Reports of this were
to my knowledge never carried on the nightly news of any of the four
television stations from St. Louis. I wonder how the fighting men of our
country can continue to serve those of us who are more concerned with
which ball game to attend, which new car to buy, etc. but deep down I
know why--they are all true heroes who love and appreciate a nation
which claims to be a bastion of freedom while so few even recognize the
great blessings that they enjoy...
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/27/11 - "Back in the Day- Today or Yesterday?":
A little story about the "Green Thing".
That "green thing"
AMEN! Thank you, Wayne Honey!
From Me ('65) of IL - 04/29/11:
I "chanced" upon this scripture this
morning. It reminded me of all of y'all, so I thought to share it
“And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”
- Job 42:10
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 04/28/11 - " A New Roadrunner Cartoon":
|FINALLY!! This is very
Good. It's been FAR too long since we last saw one.
This is the first one done with computer animation.
Lots can be done with computer graphics that would be far more expensive to do in drawn animation.
For instance.......note the reflection in the stainless tanker as it speeds past the rock-face.
The computer graphics look good and it still has that old Roadrunner fun!
Only 3 minutes, but it's 3 minutes of fun!
From www.ajokeaday.com - 04/28/11:
|An acquaintance of mine who is a physician told this story about her
then-four-year-old daughter. On the way to preschool, the doctor had
left her stethoscope on the car seat, and her little girl picked it up
and began playing with it.
"Be still, my heart," thought my friend, "gee, my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps and be a doctor!"
Then the child spoke into the instrument: "Welcome to McDonald's. May I take your order?"
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Get Me to the Church on Time
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner (31 Aug 1918 – 14 June 1986)
Music by Frederick Loewe (10 June 1901 – 14 Feb 1988)
My Fair Lady,
"Get Me to
the Church on Time"
midi courtesy of
http://patmw.tripod.com/PatMWsMidiCollectionindex.html - 04/29/11
"Get Me to the Church on Time" lyrics courtesy of http://jayceemusicals.webs.com/my_fair_lady/#22
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/14/11
Thanks again, Dave!
Mario Testino's Official Engagement Portrait of William and Kate courtesy
of http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-prince-william-and-kate-middletons-official-engagement-photo/ - 04/20/11
Image of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Emerging from Westminster Abbey courtesy
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Fancy Gold Divider Line64 clip art courtesy of http://www.goldclipart.com/24k/filigree.htm - 12/17/08
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Animated Army and USMC Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy ofhttp://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11