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01/25/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Softly As I Leave You

I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you
at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't
teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich
or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away
from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you
how to know what's going on in someone else's mind...”

- Neil Gaiman
(b. 10 Nov 1960)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I've always had soft spot for sad songs.....

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQR5iDsuud8 - Softly As I Leave You - Matt Monro

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENJdNHIBHTY - Softly As I Leave You - Frank Sinatra - Oh, GOOD! It's been WEEKS since we've heard from Frank, right? NO?!?

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seum30jWKDY- Softly As I Leave You - Sherrill Nielsen and Elvis Presley


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Softly,_as_I_Leave_You_%28song%29:

"Softly, as I Leave You" is a popular Italian song composed by Giorgio Calabrese and Tony De Vita (1932–1998), translated in English by Hal Shaper.

It was originally an Italian success by Mina, at the Sanremo Music Festival, entitled "Piano" ("Softly"). Mina published a recording of the song first time as a single in 1960 and later as well on an EP and on three LPs.

The English songwriter Hal Shaper noticed the song and in November 1961 wrote English lyrics to the melody, calling it "Softly, as I Leave You." It is best known in versions by Matt Monro which went to #10 on the British charts in 1962)[1] and Frank Sinatra went to #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the adult contemporary chart in 1964).[2] The Sinatra family announced Frank's death on May 14, 1998 by placing an announcement on their website that was accompanied by a recording of the singer's version of the song.

When he performed the song live in Las Vegas, Elvis Presley prefaced with a story about the origins of the song. Presley said the song originated when a man was dying and his wife was sitting by his bedside. As she began to doze off, he felt himself beginning to die and he wrote the words to the song on a notepad. But Elvis insiders claim his explanation for the song was merely an example of Presley's flair for storytelling so his explanation is most likely apocryphal. Elvis said he heard the story "from some people in Florida." Elvis doesn't actually sing this song, he speaks the words while his Irish backing tenor Sherrill Nielsen sings it. Elvis's one recorded version of this song was a bootleg made by a fan in Las Vegas in December 1975. RCA was able to release it commercially later and it now appears on the boxed set "Walk A Mile In My Shoes: The Essential 70's Masters."


  THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to     Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Sharon Weaver Knowles ('63) of VA AND       Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

28 - Courtney Russ ('57) AND      Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND    Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND       My Granddaughter, Becca Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '17) of IL;

29 -    Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX AND     HP Lucas ('65) of VA;

30 -   Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND
 Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN AND Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA;

31 - Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC;

01 -     Paul Dobie ('66) of CO!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

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


500 YEARS AGO TODAY:

January 25, 1515
- Coronation of Francis I of France.


250 YEARS AGO TODAY:

January 25, 1765 - Port Egmont, the first British settlement in the Falkland Islands at the southern tip of South America, was founded.


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

January 25, 1915 - Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.


THIS DAY IN WWII:


January 25, 1942 -
Thailand declared war on the United States and United Kingdom.

January 25, 1945 - The Battle of the Bulge ended.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Monday, January 25, 1965 - Actor, director, and producer Mark Jordon was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England.

Monday, January 25, 1965 - Ice hockey player and coach Esa Tikkanen was born in Helsinki, Finland.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/23/15:

“We must never let the noise of the world overpower and overwhelm that still, small voice.

- L. Tom Perry
(b. 05 Aug 1922)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


        From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 01/24/15 AND From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 01/24/15- "God Bless America":

I think you'll like this one.

Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference.

http://biggeekdad.com/2014/09/john-wayne-1970/#.VCHJXVfNNJ8.email

   COOL BEANS! Thank you, Gentlemen!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 01/25/15 - "Mid-Season Premiere":

     Don't forget: Mid-Season Five of The Walking Dead premieres two weeks from tonight, February 8, at 9:00/8:00 on AMC!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1520211/

   
   


“An oral contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan
1974)


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/09/15 - "A few examples of why we seniors get confused (#15 in a series of 26)":

  Confusing……..or maybe tooooo true!

     Thanks, Dools!

 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/10/15 - "Commentaries On Life ;-)) (#15 in a series of 26)":

   NEW YEAR'S THOUGHTS TO PONDER

          Thanks, Jimmy!

 
 


BONUS SOFT CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/twinkle-stars-baby-blanket - Cristin Berrafato's Twinkle Stars Baby Blanket


BONUS SOFT FOODS RECIPES:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Perfect-Scrambled-Eggs/Detail.aspx - Perfect Scrambled Eggs - "Scrambled eggs are a great breakfast recipe for those needing easy to chew foods. Melt cheese over them or drizzle them with maple syrup. If you have a chopper, you can cook sausage and throw it in the chopper... These eggs are a great way to start out your morning! They are easy and fast to make!"

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-meat-loaf-recipe/index.html - Good Eats Meatloaf - "Meatloaf usually comes out soft enough to easily be broken apart with a fork and eaten with those who need easy to chew foods. If you use carrots in your meatloaf, make sure they are chopped up very small. But otherwise, meatloaf is a personal favorite."

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Mashed-Potatoes-with-Fried-Mushroom-Bacon-and-Onion/Detail.aspx - Mashed Potatoes with Fried Mushroom, Bacon, and Onion - "A new twist on an old classic! Taking mushrooms, onions, and bacon, and incorporating them into good old fashion mashed potatoes."


FINALLY:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 01/24/14:
 
A  wise man once said ...... go ask a woman.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/13/15

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802
 


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Softly as I Leave You

Composed by Antonio De Vita (1932–1998), with original Italian lyrics by Giorgio Calabrese (b, 28 Nov 1929); English lyrics by Hal Shaper

Recorded by Matt Monro, 1962
(01 Dec 1930 – 07 Feb 1985)


Softly, I will leave you softly
For my heart would break if you should wake and see me go
So I leave you softly, long before you miss me
Long before your arms can beg me stay
For one more hour or one more day
After all the years, I can't bear the tears to fall
So, softly as I leave you there
(Softly, long before you kiss me)
(Long before your arms can beg me stay)
(For one more hour) or one more day
After all the years, I can't bear the tears to fall
So, softly as I leave you there
As I leave I you there
As I leave I you there


"Softly As I Leave You" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.jacquedee63.com/softlyasileaveyou.html - 01/25/10

Image of Luggage courtesy of http://blog.dimmickdesign.com/category/thoughts/ - 01/25/10

Animated Divider Bar 116 clip art courtesy of  http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars7.html - 01/25/10

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

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07 

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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