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01/25/19 - 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 - Softly As I Leave You - Matt Monro

BONUS #2 - Softly As I Leave You - Frank Sinatra - Oh, GOOD! It's been WEEKS since we've heard from Frank, right? NO?!?

BONUS #3 - 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 - currently serving an eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Germany Alpine Mission;

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

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

31 -   Bill Black ('66) of GA AND Margaret Kailos Lee ('67) of NC AND Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC;

01 -  Paul Dobie ('66) of CO!
 

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


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 1969:

January 25, 1969 - Brazilian Army captain Carlos Lamarca deserted in order to fight against the military dictatorship, taking with him ten machine guns and 63 rifles.

January 25, 1969 - Volleyball player and head coach of the Russia's National Women Volleyball Team,[1] Sergei Ovchinnikov, was born Sergei Anatolyevich Ovchinnikov (Серге́й Анатольевич Овчинников) in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. He ended his life on 29 Aug 2012 in Poreč, Croatia, three weeks after the team lost to Brazil at the 2012 Summer Olympics quarterfinals.[2] He was 43.


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
(05 Aug 1922 - 30 May 2015)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/25/18:
 
   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


   From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 01/23/19:

  Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
(the drum roll)

So happy to announce that I have accepted the position of Music Director for One-Musical Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center. Yes, the Kimmel Center, the epitome of performance in Philadelphia, home of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Yes, I am screaming right now. Yes, this is a happy day. Here is a photo of the Kimmel Center.

   WOWZERONI-RINI and CONGRATULATIONS, Charis! How wonderful! So delighted to know that at long last you will be Rich and Famous as you so, ahem, richly deserve!

 
 


 From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 01/23/19 - " House Concert January 26 - Peter Karp with Risa Binder, Jim Callahan, Claire Kelly & Matthew McCloskey":

“Guys like Peter Karp, James Taylor and Bob Dylan embody Americana Blues, and us English guys are inspired by it.” - Mick Taylor, The Rolling Stones

 
  House Concert - Saturday, January 26th - The incredible Peter Karp. Peter tours all over the world...but he loves to play Nashville at our house. Last year he put on a fantastic show. Another rare local performance that you do not want to miss. Also featured is Risa Binder who toured with Ronnie Milsap (playing at the Ryman on Wednesday night January 16 - we have tickets) and Risa was recently featured on Nashville Today. Joining them will be Jim Callahan and Claire Kelly along with Matthew McCloskey.

Doors open at 6 PM - Music Starts at 7 PM
Potluck - BYOB - Donate $20 @ Z Door

Terry G. Seay
Songwriter House Concerts Since 2009
www.itsallaboutZmusic.com 
Mobile # 703.628.4657
Terry.Seay@itsallaboutZmusic.com

 
 
   Thanks, Terry! Y'all have fun!


  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND    From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 01/24/19:

   Thanks, Cheryl and Jean!
 
 


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

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


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/30/18 - "DIY HOME PROJECTS (#13 in a Series of 20)":

  Love some of these super ideas and hope others do too.

The stone carpet is awesome. My great aunt, who used live in Williamsburg, did some stone work on her patio. It was pretty, but not this detailed. Looks like a fun project to do with others. It would be quite the endeavor for one.

The cheese grater one is also one I like, a lot. The simplicity is nice and gives it a vintage feel.

There are so many talented people in our world!

   OOH! Thank you, Shari!

 
 


BONUS SOFT CROCHET PATTERN:
Cristin Berrafato's Twinkle Stars Baby Blanket - "You’ll feel like singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star when you wrap this darling blanket around a sweet baby. Star appliqués can be made in colors to coordinate with the nursery."


BONUS SOFT KNIT PATTERN:

Super Soft Knitted Blanket - "Up until recently, my knitting experience has extended only to scarves, mittens, Swiffer cloths, penguin sweaters, and rugs (okay, that's more than I thought...) But I wanted to finally try my hand at a super cozy knitted blanket for the upcoming cold months."


BONUS SOFT FOODS RECIPES:

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!"

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."
 
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 www.ajokeaday.com - 01/24/19:

A friend of mine was a philosophy major during his first semester in college. One day in a seminar class, they spent a great deal of time debating whether the glass was half full or half empty. After the class, my friend was feeling pretty good about himself and what he was learning at university, so when he went home, he tried to continue the discussion with his family.

With maximum drama, he took a 12-ounce glass from the cupboard and poured in 6 ounces of water. Then took it into the dining room and placed it in the middle of the table.

He proudly asked his family, "Can anyone tell me whether this glass is half full or half empty."

Without missing a beat, his grandmother replied, "Depends on whether you're drinking or pouring."
 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -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.



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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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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!

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!
 
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Frosty the Snowman clip art courtesy of http://www.always-safe.com/merrylittle.html - 12/08/04
 
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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