- NNHS Newsletter -
Till There Was You
“All, everything that I understand,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter is being revisited from exactly five years ago today:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLDsLeVxOaU - Till There Was You - Shirley Jones and Robert Preston
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg1SxL1U85g - Till There Was You - Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Broderick
"Till There Was You" is a song written by Meredith Willson for his 1957 musical play The Music Man, and which also appeared in the 1962 movie version. The song is sung by librarian Marian Paroo (Barbara Cook on Broadway, Shirley Jones in the film) to Professor Harold Hill (portrayed by Robert Preston) toward the end of Act Two.
The first recording of this song to be released came even before the original cast album version of January 1958. Promotional copies of the 45 rpm single, Capitol P3847, were released on November 26, 1957, even before the Broadway production had premiered on December 19. Produced by Nelson Riddle, it featured his orchestra and 17-year-old vocalist Sue Raney...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND Bob Parrish ('68) of VA;
Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50)
(11 Jan 1930 - 07 May 2005)
Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD
Ron Haney ('65) of VA
Ron Smith ('65) of VA
Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
January 07, 1861 - Virginia called a special session of its Assembly to consider convening a convention on the question of secession.
January 07, 1861 - A special Tennessee legislative session to consider holding a secession convention began in Nashville.
January 07, 1861 - In Washington, Senator John Crittenden of Kentucky spoke for conciliation and moderation, although he was against secession: "I am for the Union; but, my friends, I must also be for the equal rights of my state under the great Constitution and in this great Union."
January 07, 1861 - Seizure of Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos): Like all such actions, this met with little, if any, opposition; most of the arsenals and forts were unmanned, and the Federal government was loath to prvide confrontation by making outright defense preparations. http://civilwarflorida.blogspot.com/2011/01/january-7-1861-seizure-of-fort-marion.html
January 07, 1862 - The troops which had been posted at Hancock, Maryland were now directed away from the vicinity of the Potomac, moving toward Romney, Virginia. A result of this is skirmishing between Federals and Confederate soldiers at Blue's Gap, Virginia, where Colonel Dunning's Northern troops routed Confederates and seized two of their cannon.
January 07, 1863 - The XIV Corps was officially renamed to the Army of the Cumberland.
January 07, 1864 - Meridian Campaign - General Polk continued his withdrawal before Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's advance toward Meridian; skirmishes broke out at Brandon, Morton, Satartia, Mississippi. Elsewhere, Union troops took over Jacksonville, Florida, with little resistance from Confederates; over the next few days a Federal expedition moved out from Jacksonville to destroy Southern supply bases.
January 07, 1865 - The Washington War Office issued an order relieving (the odious) Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler of Commander of the Army of the James and of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina. Major General Edward O.C. Ord was named to fill the vacant posts.
January 07, 1865 - Federal soldiers battled Indians in the Colorado Territory, at Julesburg and Valley Station.
January 07, 1865 - The Danish ironclad Sphinx set sail from Copenhagen to Quiberon Bay, France. The Confederate government had already secretly bought the Sphinx; it became the CSS Stonewall.
From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 01/06/11:
I don’t know if someone already told you, but the NJ man (in the news this week), John P. Wheeler, III, graduated from HHS in 62. He was voted Most Likely to Succeed. You probably can’t get an obit from Newark, but maybe you could mention him.
Oh, Gloria! I had no idea! This is a terribly tragic end for an extraordinary man, and he deserves far more than a mere mention, so I've pieced together a Memorial Newsletter for him:
My condolences to Paul and all your family. Even when expected, death is always sorrowful.
Thanks so much, Gloria! It is sad, because Jack was such a great guy, and we'll all miss him so much. Since moving back to Illinois two years ago, we were able to see him every few months, but even when we were not able to visit as much as we'd like, he was always only a phone call away. Jack and Paul would talk regularly on the phone, usually for about an hour. They would discuss cars and people and politics and solve all the world's problems, and laugh and cry, and his absence here will leave a tremendous void.
He was a big man with a great bear hug, and he always made me laugh. Sooner or later (to my great delight), he'd always refer to some unsavory being as an "eggsucker". I sometimes wondered if he worked that into the conversation just because I got such a big kick out of it, but he never let me down. Actually, he never let anybody down.
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/06/11 - "The next Pistol Pete":
With continued work, may have been able to play for NNHS!!:-) Actually, some of his drills were things we did or at least tried:-) One ball was enough to practice enough to STILL be the leader in state championships in the top division in Virginia high school basketball--even after the school being closed for so long!! What was the last school year--70-71??
The next Pistol Pete
YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS KID!!!!!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/06/10 - "Friday":
|I have a friend coming in
this weekend if she can get flight plans. If so I will not be sending
out an email 'til probably next weekend.
Baker Street--Gerry Rafferty (who just passed away, at age 63 after a long illness) Soft Rock and one of my long time favorites.
A policeman pulls a man over for speeding and asks him to get out of the car. After looking the man over he says, "Sir, I couldn't help but notice your eyes are bloodshot. Have you been drinking?"
The man gets really indignant and says, "Officer, I couldn't help but notice your eyes are glazed. Have you been eating doughnuts?"
Jill: I just don't understand the attraction golf holds for men.
Mary: TELL me about it! I went golfing with my husband one time, and he told me I asked too many questions!
Jill: Well, I'm sure you were just trying to understand the game. What questions did you ask?
Mary: I thought I asked legitimate questions . . . like, "Why did you hit the ball into that lake?"
To get rid of a scratch on a glass vase or drinking glass, rub with non-gel white toothpaste and a soft cloth. The paste's abrasive properties will smooth the glass to make the scratch invisible.
Imitate the Elephant
"An elephant isn’t troubled over a pebble in its path but an ant might be. So it is with people, as the many small things that others never seem to notice trouble the smallest among us."
~ Walt Haskins
"Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits."
~Fulton J. Sheen
If your carpet is starting to take on unpleasant odors due to pets or spills, use this cheap and natural method to make it smell as good as new. Lightly sprinkle baking soda over the carpet and let sit 20 minutes. Vacuum, and any odors will be done. The baking soda sinks into the fibers so it helps remove deep dirt and any odors.
Peel off price stickers in seconds by passing a hair dryer set on low over the sticker for a few seconds. As the glue warms, the sticker will peel right off.
Smelly Shoes---Simply fill a tube sock with kitty litter, baking soda, or tea leaves; tie the end closed; and place the filled socks in the shoes when you're not wearing them. These sachets can be used over and over in any kind of shoe. Works great especially in gym shoes...
Spill something on the carpet? First, soak up the spill with a paper towel, then blot with a baby wipe or pre-moistened facial wipe. Turn the wipe over on the stain until everything is absorbed and the spot is gone. Then lightly rinse the area with a damp cloth and let it dry.
One that I just tried and it works
If candle wax gets on carpet, place a fairly warm iron over a brown bag, the wax will stick to the bag and the stain will be lifted from the carpet. Any remaining stain can be removed with a slight bit of rubbing alcohol.
The Fourth Kind
I was trying to make a point with the kids to be early. I've learned in life that often the difference between success and failure, meritocracy and excellence, diligence and nonchalance can be seen in the simple act of timeliness.
Simply put, the early bird gets the worm, the money, the contract, the job, the raise, the success and yes, even the girl.
So I stood there with my eight-year-old son, Christian, at karate class. We were early. I wanted him to recognize and remember the three types of people, early, on time and late.
So I asked him, "We are here early, now what are the three types of people, early and..."
He said, "late."
"Right," I replied.
"Now, what's the third
type?" I asked, fishing for the answer of on time.
From http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20110102/ts_csm/353157 - 01/02/11 - "Baby boomers: Officially, you're now senior citizens":
Baby boomers: Officially, you're now senior citizens
By Brad Knickerbocker
– Sun Jan 2, 9:24 am ET
If baby boomers seem
ubiquitous (we’ll get to the self-absorbed part in a minute), their
numbers tell the story.
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/31/10 - "Calvin & Hobbes - Snowmen (#7 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!
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:
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will and Guy's Joke of the Day - 01/06/11:
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Friday, January 28,
2011 - Tidewater Friends of Folk Music Coffeehouse - 7:00 PM Wesley United
Methodist Church, 2510 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666 - SEE:
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 (email@example.com - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (email@example.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
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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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Till There Was You
(18 May 1902 - 15 June 1984)
There were bells on the hill
But I never heard them ringing
No, I never heard them at all
Till there was you.
There were birds in the sky
But I never saw them winging
No, I never saw them at all
Till there was you.
And there was music
And there were wonderful roses
They tell me
In sweet fragrant meadows of dawn and dew
There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No, I never heard it at all
Till there was you
"Till There Was You" midi courtesy of
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/musict.htm - 01/01/06
because of the mention made by Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/31/05
"Till There Was You" midi extracted with the kind assistance of my #5 son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 01/04/06
"Till There Was You" lyrics courtesy of http://www.endresnet.com/TillThereWasYou.txt - 01/04/06
Animated Purple Heart clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/Valentine.html - 01/04/06
Animated Hearts Divider Line # 63 clip art courtesy of
http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars5.html - 02/11/10
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
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