02/02/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
“The trouble with weather forecasting is
- Patrick Young
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's observance is supposed to repeat here every year, and usually, it does!
BONUS #1 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zhpRu2GuAo - Standing in the Shadows of Love - The Four Tops - March 15, 1967
BONUS #2 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oSYhNVaHwY - Standing in the Shadows of Love - The Four Tops - no video, but better audio
|"Standing in the Shadows of Love" is a 1966 hit single recorded by the Four Tops for the Motown label. Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song is one of the most well-known Motown tunes of the 1960s. A direct follow-up to the #1 hit "Reach Out I'll Be There" (even featuring a similar musical arrangement), "Standing in the Shadows of Love" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967. It is ranked #464 on Rolling Stone 's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Porter Phillips Booker ('57) AND the late Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) (deceased - 08/26/05) AND John Patterson ('59) of TN AND Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Maynard Thweatt ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 - John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06);
05 - The late Dickie Krause ('57) (deceased - 12/27/99) AND Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA;
06 - Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA AND Steve Burns ('65) of MN;
08 - Bob Hines ('66) of VA;
09 - Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY INWWII:
February 02, 1943 - The Battle of Stalingrad came to conclusion as Soviet troops accepted the surrender of 91,000 remnants of the Axis forces.
THIS DAY IN1962:
Friday, February 02, 1962 - Writer and film director Philippe Claudel was born in Dombasle-sur-Meurthe, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.
Friday, February 02, 1962 - Darts player Andy Fordham ("The Viking") was born in Charlton, London, England.
Friday, February 02, 1962 - Baseball player Paul Kilgus was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Friday, February 02, 1962 - Actor Michael T. Weiss was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Friday, February 02, 1962 - Israeli biochemist Shlomo Hestrin (שלמה הסטרין) (b. in 1914 in Winnipeg, Canada) died in Israel.
From Will Moore of VA - 01/29/12 - "The Blue Star Diner -- mid-century style awaiting resurrection":
I posted about the diner. Sadly, despite my efforts, I could not get into contact with Belleville Diners. I hope you enjoy the article!
|According to the
research compiled by the alumni of
Newport News High
School, The Blue Star Diner was built as a prefabricated diner in
New Jersey in 1958 by Manno Dining Car Company. It opened in 1961 in
Woodstock, VA by Angelo and Fannie Blentson, then it moved to Newport
News in 1963. It was used as a set in the 1987 movie "Zelly
and Me" and featured in 1996's "Blue
Plate Special: The American Diner Cookbook." The Blentson's owned
the Blue Star for 46 years and the building was closed in December of
2005 after a small fire. In 2007, the restaurant reopened under new
management, but closed in January 2010. The next month, the Daily Press
reported that the restaurant was under contract to be purchased by
Belleville Diners from Dulles, VA. Reportedly, this group was
interested in restoring the diner to it's '1950s' glory and planned to
reopen the Blue Star within 6 months.
Fast forward to 2012... The Blue Star building is slowly decaying, with no signs of work being done. When I attempted to contact Belleville Diners for the sake of this article, I could find no way to reach them. Their website contains no information about their organization, nor does it mention any plans for the crumbling diner. I also tried calling the number listed for them online three times and there was no answer. It is my concern that the diner will continue to deteriorate as no plan of action for its preservation appears to be taking place. It would be a great loss to the area if this building were allowed to fade into oblivion.
Thanks so much, Will - great job! I cross-posted your article in our archive:
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/01/12 - "HOW TO READ BAR CODES...(very good to know)":
I received this from another NNHS Class of 60 graduate ( Bill Roady) in August. I don’t know if you have seen it before. But Renee (Helterbran) Benton’s ('59 - of VA) article would fit right in with this information. Take a look an see what you think. Happy Day.
We are having some beautiful days right now. A lot of folks are ‘digging and weeding’. Of course that’s really just an excuse to be outside in the sunshine.
Thought y'all would
like to have this.
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/01/12 - "HE will fix it!!":
|He will Fix it...
God is going to Fix two things in your Life.
God has seen you struggling with something. God says it’s over.
A Blessing is coming your way.
If you Believe in God send this message on. Don't ignore it.
You are being tested. God is going to fix TWO things (BIG) tonight in your favor.
If you Believe in God, drop everything and Pass it on.
Tomorrow will be the BEST DAY of your life.
Don't Break this Send this to 10 friends in 10 minutes.
YOU WILL BE BLESSED.
Thank you so much, Joyce! I'm sure we all could use such a great blessing!
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 01/30/12 - "5 Secrets to Confidence":
to "Unshakeable" Self-Confidence
By Michelle Baca
When you are grounded, focused, and
self-assured, you will be unstoppable. You will be free to express
yourself, share your unique skills, talents and gifts with the world.
You will be able to accomplish things in your personal and professional
lives that you never even knew you had in you. Here are five strategies
to help you develop the level of confidence that you need to succeed and
to perform at your very best in all areas of your life.
|VALENTINE CROCHET BONUS:|
|http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/tree-hearts - Linda Cyr's Tree Hearts - This was one of my favorite, most adaptable patterns from last season; I also featured it here:|
It's quite pretty made with worsted
weight yarn, but when worked with two strands of #10 crochet thread held
together using a size B crochet hook, it creates a very elegant heart -
and as suitable for Valentine's Day as for Christmas!
The design works up quickly. It takes me about an hour a heart - and I am a super-slow crocheter (despite 54 years of practice)! I used 1/4" white ribbon to trim these smaller versions, which are about 2'' high and 3" wide.
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/17/12 - "Bent Humor (#10 in a Series of 13)":
Carol, check this one out. Funny.
JoanWhat artists do if given wire and household objects and too much time on their hands!
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!
|Zombies are nuts about brains|
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL -01/26/12 - "Smile (#5 in a Series of 13)!!":
HOPE AT LEAST
ONE OF THESE PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE!!
DE-STRESSERS -- EVERYONE NEEDS A SMILE!!!
MORE WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/01/12:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1.Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 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 friends in that
year, go visit with them.|
2. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 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.
3. Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
4. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at email@example.com
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/22/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Written by Holland–Dozier–Holland: Lamont Dozier (b. 16 June 1941), and Edward Holland, Jr. (b. 30 Oct 1939)
Recorded by The Four Tops, 1966
Standing in the shadows of love
Waitin' for the heartaches to come
Can't you see me standing in the shadows of love
I'm getting ready for the heartaches to come
I'd run but there's no where to go
'Cause heartaches will follow me I know
Without your love, the love I need
It's the beginning of the end for me
'Cause you've taken away all me reasons for livin'
When you pushed aside all the love I've been giving
Now wait a minute
Didn't I teach you right, didn't I?
Didn't I do the best I could, didn't I?
So don't you leave me standin' in the shadow of love
I'm gettin' ready for the heartaches to come
Don't you see me standing in the shadow of love
Just tryin' my best to get ready for the heartaches to come
All alone I'll desperately be
With misery my only company
Come today, in fact come tomorrow
Sorrow, I ain't got nothin' but sorrow
Don't your conscience bother you
How can you watch me cry after all I've done for you
Now hold a minute
Gave you all the love I had, didn't I?
When you needed me I was there, now wasn't I?
(Standing in the shadows of love
Gettin' ready for the heartaches to come)
I've tried not to cry out loud
No gal you ain't gonna help me now
What did I do to cause all this grief
Now what'd I say to make you want to leave
Now wait a minute
I gave my heart and soul to you, didn't I?
Now didn't I always treat you good, didn't I?
I'm Standing in the shadows of love
I'm gettin' ready for the heartaches to come
Hope to see you standing in the shadows of love
Tryin' my best to get ready for the heartaches to come
Standing in the shadows of... [Fade]
in the Shadows of Love"
midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
in the Shadows of Love"
lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks again, Dave!
Animated Happy Groundhog Day clip art courtesy of http://www.zwani.com/graphics/groundhog_day/ - 02/02/08
Animated Paw Print Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maggieoh/Holidays/G/g_index.html#WOGMM – 01/29/05
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)
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