01/19/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Fare Thee Well
part is the lot of all mankind. The world is a scene of constant
- R.M. Ballantyne
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It's time once more to hear from some of my favorite crooners for a few days, beginning with the incomparable Ken Curtis. There is no midi file attached to this.
BONUS - Fare Thee Well - Ken Curtis on Paladin - "Monk shocks Paladin (and others) by his beautiful singing voice, in the HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL episode: 'Love's Young Dream.' (1960)"
|"Dink's Song" (sometimes known as "Fare Thee Well") is
folk song played by many
folk revival musicians such as
Dave Van Ronk,
Kate & Anna McGarrigle,
Cisco Houston as well as more recent musicians like
Jeff Buckley. The song tells the story of a woman deserted by her
lover when she needs him the most.
The first historical record of the song was by ethnomusicologist John Lomax in 1909, who recorded it as sung by an African American woman called Dink, as she washed her husband's clothes in a tent camp of migratory levee-builders on the bank of the Greater Calhoun Bayou River, a few miles from Houston, Texas and the University of Houston.
The first publication of the music was in American Ballads and Folk Songs, edited by Lomax and his son, Alan Lomax, and published by Macmillan in 1934...
As with many traditional songs, there are numerous versions of the lyrics. The version first published in American Ballads and Folk Songs is rendered in an approximation of African American vernacular English...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ware Morrison ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
21 - Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA;
22 - Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo ('57) AND the late Norman Dick ('60) (deceased 26 Nov 2015) AND Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY;
23 - Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD
25 - Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA;
Sharon Weaver Knowles ('63) of VA AND
Charis Bean Duke
(Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:January 19, 1940 - You Nazty Spy!
, the very first Hollywood film of any kind to satirize Adolf Hitler and the Nazis premiered, starring The Three Stooges, with Moe Howard as the character "Moe Hailstone" satirizing Hitler.
January 19, 1941 - The Greek Triton (Y-5) sank the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.
January 19, 1942 - Japanese forces invaded Burma
January 19, 1945 - Soviet forces liberated the Łódź ghetto. Of more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.
January 19, 1946 - General Douglas MacArthur established the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.
January 19, 1977 - U.S. President Gerald Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose").
January 19, 1983 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie was arrested in Bolivia.
THIS DAY IN 1968:
|Friday, January 19, 1968 - The 43rd Premier of Tasmania, David Bartlett, was born David John Bartlett in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/18/15:
|“Although I may not
be my brother’s keeper, I am my brother’s brother, and 'because I have
been given much, I too must give.' ”
Jeffrey R. Holland
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/19/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Candy Hixson Whitley (Ferguson HS - '68) of VA - 01/18/18:
I think of those
people you've heard about, who on their deathbed never say they wish
they had more money or this or that. It's, "I wish I had spent more time
with my family, my children, my wife. I should have treated them better
while I could." We can all start now to be better, do better, be kinder
and more thoughtful of the other's position.
Treat people as equals-you may not know their backstory. Missed moments can never be retrieved, they are just gone. Family and friends ARE really the most important thing. My mother was all about her family and friends, and passed that on to her children.
It's a good time to reevaluate our priorities. If you need to spend more time with friends or family, do it - don't delay. We really aren't guaranteed tomorrow. I really cherish my family and friends - I love you all so much.
ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Candy!
From My Friend, Cheryl (she's actually my 4th son's Mother-in-Law whom I've never met, but I thought that was too long to say), of FL - 01/18/17:
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/04/18 - "THIS AND THAT (#7 in a Series of 8)":