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Baby, It's Cold Outside
“Brew me a cup for a winter's night.
- Minna Thomas Antrim
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is snow reported today in 49 states. Here in the St. Louis metropolitan area, the wind chill is running five to ten degrees below zero, and "Baby, it's COLD outside!"
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTNheCEUP_A - Baby, It's Cold Outside - Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer, 1944
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crFQpOCDfEc - Baby, It's Cold Outside - Dean Martin, 1959
"Baby, It's Cold Outside" is a pop standard with words and music by Frank Loesser. The song is popularly associated with winter weather, and although it does not refer to any specific time or holiday, it is commonly played alongside Christmas carols and popular winter holiday music.
Loesser wrote the duet in 1944 and premiered the song with his wife, Lynn Garland, at their Navarro Hotel housewarming party. Lynn considered it "their song," and was furious when Loesser sold the song to MGM.
The lyrics in this duet are designed to be heard as a conversation between a female and a male, marked as "mouse" and "wolf" on the printed score. As such, every line in the song features a statement from the female subject, followed by a response from the male.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
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;
17 - Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC;
18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57)
Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
January 12, 1861 - Star of the West returned to New York City
January 12, 1861 - Attorney-general I. W. Hayne left Charleston with a demand from Governor Pickens that the federal government surrender Fort Sumter.
January 12, 1861 - In Florida, state troops demanded the surrender of Fort Pickens after having seized Fort Barrancas and its barracks, Fort McRee, and the naval yard at Pensacola. Fort Pickens remained in Federal hands, however.
January 12, 1861 - In Washington, Mississippi representatives left the House. In an appeal to the Senate, New York's Senator Seward stated, "I do not know what the Union would be worth if saved by the use of the sword."
January 12, 1863 - At the Confederate capital in Richmond, Virginia, President Jefferson Davis addressed the Assembly, emphasizing his hopes for European recognition of the southern nation.
January 12, 1865 - Francis P. Blair, an important Maryland political figure, met President Jefferson Davis in Richmond to discuss possible avenues for peace between North and South. Blair's personal scheme called for the two sides to join together to expel the French from Mexico. Such a course, he felt would not only root out the dangerous incursion against the Monroe Doctrine, but would also revive a feeling of brotherhood between North and South. Although the scheme did not meet the approval of either Davis or Lincoln the Confederate President did promise to send a representative to discuss peace with Lincoln. This meeting would take place on 3 February 1865.
January 12, 1865 - President Jefferson Davis sent a message to General Richard Taylor urging him to send troops from Tupelo Mississippi to reinforce Hardee in his operations against Sherman in the Carolina's.
January 12, 1865 - In Savannah, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton called a meeting of about twenty of "the most intelligent of the Negroes" in that city to ask them how they felt blacks could best maintain their newly acquired freedom. Their spokesman, Garrison Frazier, told Stanton should be placed on land to farm until they could afford to buy it. He also told Stanton that because of deep seated prejudice against them he felt his people would be better off living by themselves rather than among whites. Because of charges concerning Sherman's alleged mistreatment of blacks, Stanton also asked the group what their attitude was towards Sherman. Instead of complaints, however, Frazier told Stanton, "We have confidence in General Sherman, and think that what concerns us."
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/11/11 - "Very Sobering Shots from Red Light Cameras":
|When a traffic light turns green, do you take a precautionary
look in each direction and then proceed across the intersection?
Watch this video, and I bet you will wait a little longer and look a little longer before stepping on the gas. None of these motorists with the right-of-way had any idea what was about to happen to them. Do you? Please be even more careful than you already are.
Caution: This is a bit scary, especially the final “event”.
YOWZERONI-YINI! Thank you for this chilling reality check, David!
Y'all be careful out there. Apparently there are a great number of people not paying any attention to what they're doing!
From Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 01/11/11 - "Christopher Newport University 1st decade reunion":
I saw in your 1/2/11 newsletter that Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) is working on the Christopher Newport University 1st decade reunion. Could you kindly let him know that I attended CNU in 1966-1968 and would be interested. Thanks, as I do not have Dave's email address.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 01/11/11 - "RE: Christopher Newport University 1st decade reunion":
Our network is quite robust, which is why I can reply to you a little over 2 hours after your original post.
I would be delighted to add you to our growing roster of First Decaders. Currently, we have 847 names; yours will be #848.
Please send me your full name, mailing address, phone number; I already have your e-mail … obviously.
I can assure you that the Committee does not publish any contact information without express permission from the provider.
The Reunion is in the initial planning stages. It will take place September 16 & 17, 2011 on campus. Save the date.
Also, I invite you to visit our fledgling web site: http://www.cncfirstdecaders6171.com/home.html
EXCELLENT! Thank you, Captain!
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 01/11/11, 6:55 PM AND From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/11/11, 7:49 PM - "Irish Blessing":
AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH: Good Luck!
I hope it works...
May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead.
Thanks, Eva and Bill!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/11/11 - "4 Mid Week":
|Due to weather, flights were delayed, so it will probably be next week that I take some computer time off.|
found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more on the
really important things in life. There is nothing like watching your
time here on this earth run out to help get your priorities
Thanks so much, Shari!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/31/10 - "Calvin & Hobbes - Snowmen (#11 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!
|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 (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (email@example.com - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 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
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com
==============================================Carol Buckley Harty
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Baby, It's Cold Outside
Words and Music byFrank Loesser (29 June 1910 - 28 July 1969), 1944
Image of Cold Cardinal Figurinecourtesy of http://pinkbuttercreme.blogspot.com/ - 01/12/11 Snowflake Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.iconbazaar.com/holidays/christmas/banners/index.html - 12/27/07
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
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 -
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