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Great Balls of Fire
“It was loud, and the yellow fireballs? it just went boom, boom, boom.”
- John House
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter is being revisited from exactly six years ago today:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lidFipyLG8k - Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis, 1957
"Great Balls of Fire" is a 1957 song written by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer.
The song is best known for Jerry Lee Lewis's rendition, which was recorded in the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee on October 8, 1957, and released as a 45rpm single on Sun 281 in November 1957. It reached #2 on the Billboard pop charts, #3 on the R&B charts, and #1 on the country charts. It also reached #1 on the UK pop charts, and it also appeared on New Zealand Singles Chart and Dutch Top 40.
The song was featured in a performance by Jerry Lee Lewis and his band in the 1957 Warner Brothers rock and roll film Jamboree, which also featured Carl Perkins, Fats Domino, Buddy Knox, and Dick Clark. The recording was also released in the UK on London Records.
The Jerry Lee Lewis rendition was ranked as the 96th greatest song ever by Rolling Stone.
The song title is derived from a Southern expression, which some Christians consider blasphemous, that refers to the Pentecost's defining moment when the Holy Spirit manifested itself as "cloven tongues as of fire" and the Apostles spoke in tongues.
Hmmm... I never knew that!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND Bob Parrish ('68) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow toMy Brother-in-Law, the late Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (11 Jan 1930 - 07 May 2005) AND Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND Ron Smith ('65) of VA AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
15 - Skippy Weitz ('57) AND Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA;
16 - Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;
Chuck Anspach ('60)
Many Happy Returns to
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
January 10, 1861 - Florida seceded from the Union. They simply replaced the term "United States" with "Confederate States" in their constitution.
January 10, 1861 - Major Anderson at Fort Sumter received orders telling him to maintain a defensive position but to defend the fort.
January 10, 1862 - With McClellan ill, Abraham Lincoln called a White House meeting with Irvin McDowell, William Franklin, Salmon Chase, Edwin Stanton, and Thomas Scott. Lincoln told them "..if McClellan is not going to use the Army anytime soon, I would like to borrow it."
January 10, 1862 - Federal forces under "Old Ben" Kelley withdrew from Romney.
January 10, 1862 - Battle of Middle Creek (Kentucky) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Middle_Creek
January 10, 1863 - Battle of Arkansas Post or the Battle of Fort Hindman (Arkansas) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Hindman
January 10, 1865 - In Washington, debate continued in the House of Representatives on the fate of the proposed Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery throughout the country. Fernando Wood of New York, arguing against the amendment, told Congress that passage of the amendment would destroy any chances for securing peace with the South.
January 10, 1865 - Federal soldiers battled the Confederates near Glasgow, Missouri.
From Charles Schneider ('60) of TX - 01/09/11 - "Change of Life":
I just wanted to let you know that that I cannot be reached at my "old" JSC address any more. Please address all email to __________@_________
I've retired from my job at JSC's Inertial Systems Laboratory where we worked with inertial measurement units which provide the Shuttle's navigation support.
I was privileged to devote over 43 years of service to various NASA programs which included Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle.
After looking back at my NASA service, I can say that I've been very blessed and proud to have been associated with a large number of exceptional people.
(Class of 60)
WOWZERONI! What an exciting career you've had! I trust you'll be able to enjoy your well deserved free time as much as your recent years!
Thanks for letting us know, Charles; I hope you'll continue to stay in touch with us!
From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 01/09/11 - "How to Fold a Shirt":
This quick video shows you how to fold a shirt quickly and correctly and neatly. Who figures this stuff out? Women, watch and learn, then teach your husbands and children. Folding laundry can be more fun!! I tried it out 4 times and it works.
WOWZERS! That's amazing! Thanks, Tina!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA -01/09/11 - "HAPPY NEW YEAR!":
It's never too late to send something that demonstrates just how loving, generous, and wonderful God is. This one will prove if you have a heart (you will become more aware of it), that you have tear ducts, the joy of laughter, and those chills or tingling sensations when something really gets to you. Watch this to the very end....I almost closed out too soon and what a shame that would have been. Wait for the fireworks.
God bless you!
JudyThis is a little late but the wish is too good not to pass on..... Too enjoyable not to pass on.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vC8Hffm9BE - Happy New Year - Auld Lang Syne by Sissel
Thank you, Dearest Judy!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 01/09/11 - "BAD WINTER":
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA -01/09/11 - "Hand Dancing":
Latest craze - over 4 million hits on Youtube!
Check it out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iANRO3I30nM
(not as much fun as a waltz or rumba, however...)
This is delightful!
The routines could be a bit tricky, but think of the energy you'll
save! Apparently, ya don't even hafta smile!
Thanks again, Dearest Judy!
Thanks again, Dearest Judy!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/31/10 - "Calvin & Hobbes - Snowmen (#9 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!
Will and Guy's Joke of the Day - 01/08/11:
|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
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/30/10
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
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com
==============================================Carol Buckley Harty
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Great Balls of Fire
Written byOtis Blackwell (16 Feb 1932 – 06 May 2002) and Jack Hammer, 1957
Recorded byJerry Lee Lewis (b. 29 Sept 1935), 1957
"Great Balls of Fire" lyrics courtesy ofhttp://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Great-Balls-Of-Fire-lyrics-
Animated Fire Divider Bar clip art courtesy ofhttp://www.worldfiredepartments.com/animations/lines.htm - 07/06/04
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art
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
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
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
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
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