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01/02/11 - NNHS Newsletter - No, Not Much

“For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most
difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof,
the work for which all other work is but preparation.” 

- Rainer Maria Rilke
(04 Dec 1875 - 29 Dec 1926)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

    Beginning on Christmas Eve, every time I get into the shower, The Four Lads start singing this old song to me.  First of all, I think it's a rather strange choice for this time of year.  Secondly, I can't figure out how (or why) those guys keep getting in there, but I believe once we use this song in a Newsletter, they'll stop their goofy shenanigans.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PnVwmNNZFE - No, Not Much - The Four Lads

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EiAez3Jcxw - No, Not Much - The Four Lads


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No,_Not_Much:

"No, Not Much" is a popular song published in 1955. The music was written by Robert Allen, the lyrics by Al Stillman.

The song was one of a large number of Stillman-Allen compositions that were recorded by The Four Lads. The recording by The Four Lads was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 40629. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on January 28, 1956. On the Disk Jockey chart, it peaked at #2; on the Best Seller chart, at #4; on the Juke Box chart, at #4; on the composite chart of the top 100 songs, it reached #3.

The song was subsequently recorded by The Vogues and The Smoke Ring, both of whom charted their versions in 1969.

This song also appeared in an episode of the TV show "Scrubs." It was sung by the hospital employee a capella band in the 4th season episode "My Ocardial Infarction". It is also one of the songs of its era included in the Broadway musical "Forever Plaid".


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday this week to:

04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND    Bill Bost ('61) of NC;

05 -   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late     Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) of VA (05 Jan 1942 - 24 Apr 2010);

06 -       Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;

07 -     Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57);

08 -    Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND    Pat Branch Coltrane ('57)

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND    Joe Dickson ('66) of VA!
   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
 

http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0102.htm

January 02, 1863 - Letter of Rabbi A. Fischel to Henry A. Hart: http://www.jewish-history.com/civilwar/af010262.html

January 02, 1863 - The Battle of Stones River concluded: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-stones-river-concludes

January 02, 1864 - Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the Civil War: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/harp/0102.html

January 02, 1865 - Letter of General William T. Sherman to Lieutenant-General U.S. Grant: http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/shrmltr3.htm

January 02, 1865 - This day in the Petersburg Campaign: http://www.beyondthecrater.com/petersburg-campaign-resources/today-in-the-petersburg-campaign/january-1865/january-2-1865/


  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 01/01/11 - "Happy New Year!":

It's a bright day here in NH-- the sun is shining and the morning, as well as the year, feels new.

Last night we baked breads-- soda bread, Irish brown, beer bread, vortlimpor, nissua, stollen, and corn bread.

Today the butters and cheeses will be on the tables, along with cocktail sausages and shrimp and chicken wings and pulled pork and herring and veggies and dip. Hot spiced cider.

The candles and are lined up and the pewter cups frozen with an inch of ice in them for the fire-and-ice ritual based on the Norse creation story from the Prose Eddas (the Celts don't have a clear creation story, so we use the Norse one at the turning of the secular year-- Celtic New Year is Samhain, end of October/early November). We will make toasts to those we honour, and boasts about what we've accomplished in the past year, and make oath about what we intend to accomplish in the new year, and take omens.

The marinated duck is slow-roasting surrounded by root vegetables and apples in cider and wine, with herbs.

The prime rib will join it later, surrounded by root vegetables and mushrooms. There is an Irish smoked pork loin which will be studded with cloves and brushed with cider and roasted also, and a nice wild-caught salmon fillet brushed with honey and salt will be cooked last.

We'll start with a soup containing lentils (for good financial luck) and other vegetables, and progress to the fish, flesh, and fowl and the salads and sides, with the plainer breads; the sweet dessert breads, a Death by Chocolate cake, possibly a gingerbread also, and chocolates and nuts will finish the meal. There will be sparkling cider and selzer and juice and wine.

May you all have plenty in the new year-- enough for yourselves and to share with those less fortunate. May you be sustained by family and friends, and sustain them in return. May you be hale and healthy!

Catch the blessings sent you!
Domi

    YUM-YUM!!! Thanks so much, Domi! I trust y'all enjoyed your marvelous feast; rich New Year's blessings to you all!


   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 01/01/11 - "Perspective":

Happy New Year Carol, Jan. 1, 2011

Many of the TV reviews are painting 2010 as a year of hardships endured.

To me it was an opportunity to kick the inevitable urn one more year ahead.

Fred (developer of the four lap mile - gym class 1941-45)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Fred W. Field
Fullerton & Loma Linda, CA
fwfield@juno.com

    GIGGLES! A four lap mile?!? Thanks, Fred! You GO - and Happy New Year!


  From Mike Fordham ('66) of FL - 01/01/11 - "  Joyce Tedder (Rossman - '68 - of PA)":

Dear Carol ------

I was just looking at the 12-31-10 newsletter and saw where you had posted a picture of Joyce Tedder.  What a beautiful girl and beautiful person! 

  Donnie Hancock ('66) was down here visiting the week before Xmas.  We had a grand time in Saint Augustine. 

Thanks,  Mike Fordham

   ABSOLUTELY!

   Donnie Hancock?!? I haven't seen Donnie in forty-eleven years! How wonderful that you and he were able to spend that time together!

   Thanks for letting us know, Mike! Happy New Year!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/11 - "Looking for Betty Brinkley and Enid Bass, NNHS 1963":

... I am chairing a Christopher Newport College First Decader (1961-1971) reunion committee, and we are looking for missing alumni.

One of them is a Betty Brinkley, who attended in 1963/1964.

... I am (also) looking for Enid Bass. She was also a Christopher Newport First Decader.

Any leads?

Is she related to all those other NNHS Basses?

Thanks and Happy New Year.

Dave

    Thank you, David! Unfortunately, I have no answers to any of your questions. :o(

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

   Happy New Year, Captain!


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/31/10 - "Calvin & Hobbes - Snowmen (#2 in a Series of 14)":

Nobody does snowmen quite like Calvin and Hobbes!

Remember, if these made you laugh, share the smile with someone else.

     Thanks, Wayne Honey!


ABBREVIATED ALERT:

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DRAMATIC-WORKSHOP-STUDENTS.doc 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


FINALLY:

From http://www.guy-sports.com/months/new_year_resolutions.htm: 

"New Year's Day Prayer for One and All"

Dear Lord,

So far this year I've done well.

I haven't gossiped, I haven't lost my temper, I haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or overindulgent. I'm very thankful for that.  But in a few minutes, Lord, I'm going to get out of bed, and from then on I'm probably going to need a lot more help.

Amen.


"Dieting - New Year Resolutions"

2007: I will get my weight down below 180 pounds.
2008: I will follow my new diet religiously until I get below 200 pounds.
2009: I will develop a realistic attitude about my weight.
2010: I will work out 3 days a week.
2011: I will try to drive past a gym at least once a week.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 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.

4. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 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.
5.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (mcmiceli@verizon.net - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (bjneher@cox.net - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (hdsdds@aol.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

6. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971


PRAYER ROLL :

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/30/10

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 10/21/10


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                           Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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No, Not Much

Lyrics by
Al Stillman, 1955
(26 June 1906 – 1979)

Music by Robert Allen, 1955
(05 Febr 1927 – 01 Oct 2000)

Recorded by The Four Lads, 1956


I don't want my arms around you, no, not much
I don't bless the day I found you, no, not much
I don't need you like the stars don't need the sky
I won't love you longer than the day I die

You don't please me when you squeeze me, no, not much
My head's the lightest from your very slightest touch
Baby, if you ever go, could I take it, maybe so
Oh, but would I like it, no, not much

Like a ten cent soda doesn't cost a dime
I don't want you near me only all time

You don't thrill me when you hold me, no not much
My brain gets hazy from your cool and crazy touch
Baby, if you ever go, could I take it, maybe so
Oh, but would I like it, no, not much
No, not much


"No, Not Much" midi (sequenced by Ron Tilden) http://www.ajsmidi.com/tilden/tilden_4.html - 01/01/11

"No, Not Much" lyrics courtesy of http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/the_four_lads/no_not_much.html - 01/01/11

Pink Roses Bouquet clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/flowers.msnw - 04/04/05

Pink Squiggle Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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