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02/03/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dazed and Confused

All I know is that you love me...in my dreams.”

 - Winnie-the-Pooh, as related by A. A. Milne
(18 Jan 1882 - 31 Jan 1956)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today's theme is prompted by the prevailing state of my mind for the past couple of months. Apparently it happens about this same time every year.  

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTsvs-pAGDc - Dazed and Confused - Jake Holmes, June 1967 (no video)

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkb1R_yif9I - Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin, Supershow, 1969


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazed_and_Confused_%28song%29: 

"Dazed and Confused" is a song originally written and performed by Jake Holmes. It was covered by the Yardbirds, and later reworked by Led Zeppelin who hold a separate copyright on the song.[1]

Singer-songwriter Jake Holmes wrote and recorded "Dazed and Confused" for his debut solo album "The Above Ground Sound" of Jake Holmes, released in June 1967. Like the other tracks on the album, the song does not include any drums. It was recorded entirely with the trio of Holmes on guitar, keyboard and vocals, Ted Irwin on guitar and Rick Randle on bass.[2][3] The song has been incorrectly labelled as a tale about a bad acid trip. Holmes himself has confirmed that this is not the case. In 2001 he gave an interview to Shindig! magazine and said this about "Dazed and Confused":

I never took acid. I smoked grass and tripped on it, but I never took acid. I was afraid to take it. The song's about a girl who hasn't decided whether she wants to stay with me or not. It's pretty much one of those love songs.[4]

In June 2010, Jake Holmes sued Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page for copyright infringement, claiming to have written and recorded "Dazed and Confused" two years before it appeared on Led Zeppelin's debut album. In court documents Holmes cited a 1967 copyright registration for "Dazed and Confused" which was renewed in 1995.[5] This court case (Case No. CV10-4789-DMG-PJW) was "dismissed with prejudice", presumably because the parties settled out of court—in January 2012.[6]

..... The song is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday today to Maynard Thweatt ('57) AND   Phyllis Sweeney Snyder ('63) of TN!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to     John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND Inez Clemmons Bruce ('63) AND  the late Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06)!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

05 -  The late Dickie Krause ('57(deceased - 12/27/99) AND  Stephanie Spritzer Gellman ('63) of CT AND  the late Charles Braslow ('65) (deceased - 08/28/15) 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 Jean Carroll Garner Barger ('63) AND  Janice McCain Rose ('65) of Northern VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND  Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;

10 -   The late Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) (deceased - 03/14/15) AND   Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND the late Bobby Helmer ('61) (deceased 02/26/11) AND   the late Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND   Mike Miller ('65) of AL AND   Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

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


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

February 03, 1918 - The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California began service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

February 03, 1933 - Adolf Hitler announced that the expansion of Lebensraum into Eastern Europe, and its ruthless Germanisation, were the ultimate geopolitical objectives of Third Reich foreign policy.

February 03, 1942 - The USAT Dorchester was sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survived. The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated by President Harry Truman, is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story.

February 03, 1943 - The SS Dorchester was sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of the 902 men aboard survived.

February 03, 1944 - During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army and Marine forces seized Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison.

February 03, 1945 - As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17s of the Eighth Air Force bombed Berlin, a raid which killed between 2,500 to 3,000 and dehoused another 120,000.

February 03, 1945 - The United States and the Philippine Commonwealth began a month-long battle to retake Manila from Japan.


THIS DAY IN 1968:

Saturday, February 03, 1968 - Basketball player and sportscaster Vlade Divac (Владе Дивац) was born in Prijepolje, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia.

Saturday, February 03, 1968 - Singer, songwriter, and composer Marwan Khoury (مروان خوري‎) was born in Mazra'et El Teffah, Zgharta District, Lebanon.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/02/15:

“Never give up on anyone. And that includes not giving up on yourself.”

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(b. 06 Nov 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/03/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 


 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/02/18 - "GOOD OLE BOY FROM TEXAS.....":

What God did at Pearl Harbor that day is interesting and I never knew this little bit of history:
 

Tour boats ferry people out to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii every thirty minutes.

We just missed a ferry and had to wait thirty minutes. I went into a small gift shop to kill time. In the gift shop, I purchased a small book entitled, “Reflections on Pearl Harbor” by Admiral Chester Nimitz.

Sunday, December 7th, 1941–Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington D.C. He was paged and told there was a phone call for him.

When he answered the phone, it was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

He told Admiral Nimitz that he (Nimitz) would now be the Commander of the Pacific Fleet.

Admiral Nimitz flew to Hawaii to assume command of the Pacific Fleet. He landed at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1941.

There was such a spirit of despair, dejection and Defeat — you would have thought the Japanese had already won the war.

On Christmas Day, 1941, Adm. Nimitz was given a boat tour of the destruction wrought on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. Big sunken battleships and navy vessels cluttered the waters
everywhere you looked.

As the tour boat returned to dock, the young helmsman of the boat asked, “Well Admiral, what do you think after seeing all this destruction?”

Admiral Nimitz’s reply shocked everyone within the sound of his voice.

Admiral Nimitz said, “The Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could ever make, or God was taking care of America. Which do you think it was?”

Shocked and surprised, the young helmsman asked, “What do you mean by saying the Japanese made the three biggest mistakes an attack force ever made?”

Nimitz explained:

Mistake number one: the Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of those ships were ashore on leave. If those same ships had been lured to sea and been sunk — we would have lost 38,000 men instead of 3,800.

Mistake number two: when the Japanese saw all those battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks opposite those ships. If they had destroyed our dry docks, we would have had to tow every one of those ships to the mainland to be repaired. As it is now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised. One tug can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and at sea by the time we could have towed them to the mainland. And I already
have crews ashore anxious to man those ships.

Mistake number three: Every drop of fuel in the Pacific theater of war is on top of the ground in storage tanks five miles away over that hill. One attack plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our fuel supply.

That’s why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could make, or God was taking care of America .

I’ve never forgotten what I read in that little book. It is still an inspiration as I reflect upon it.

In jest, I might suggest that because Admiral Nimitz was a Texan, born and raised in Fredricksburg, Texas — he was a born optimist.

But anyway you look at it — Admiral Nimitz was able to see a silver lining in a situation and circumstance where everyone else saw only despair and defeatism.

President Roosevelt had chosen the right man for the right job.

We desperately needed a leader that could see silver linings in the midst of the clouds of dejection, despair and defeat.

 

   Thank you so much, Billy! I ran this through https://www.truthorfiction.com/admiral-nimitz-japan/ , and found this:

Admiral Chester Nimitz on Japan’s Three Mistakes-Pending Investigation!

 

Summary of eRumor:

This is a forwarded email about a book written by Admiral Chester Nimitz called Reflections on Pearl Harbor.  In it, Nimitz noted three important mistakes made by the Japanese when they attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
The Truth:

The book is currently out of print and the TruthOrFiction.com team is working on obtaining a copy of this out of print book.

We will post findings here when they develop.

Posted 06/13/14

   Apparently, they're still looking after 3-1/2 years. Meanwhile, I LOVE it!  


 


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/02/18 - "Sweet and Kind":

   Thank you so much, Shari!
 
 


 


“I had a great idea this morning, but I didn't like it.”

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


 From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 01/25/18 - "Today's Humor (#3 in a Series of 18)":

 

 

  Thanks, Dearest Judy!

 
 


BONUS VALENTINE CROCHET PATTERN (Wal, you wouldn't want a confusing pattern, would ja? ):

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/tree-hearts - Linda Cyr's Tree Hearts - This is one of my favorite, most adaptable patterns from a while back; I also featured it here:

http://nnhs65.com/12-05-11-NNHS-The-First-Noel.html
 

     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 six decades of practice)! I used 1/4" white ribbon to trim these smaller versions, which are about 2'' high and 3" wide.

 
 


BONUS VALENTINE KNIT PATTERN:

Nazanin S. Fard's Valentine Heart Doily - "Knit this beauty for Valentine’s Day, but enjoy it any time of the year! The elegant spiral center is surrounded by a border of lacy eyelet hearts and finished with delicate chain scallops at the edge."


BONUS DAZED RECIPE:

http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,161,152180-248193,00.html - Glazed, Dazed Chick-Sticks  


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/02/18:

A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, he said: "Now, students, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I should turn red in the face."

"Yes," the pupils said.

"Then why is it that while I am standing upright the blood doesn't run into my feet?"

A little boy shouted, "It's because your feet aren't empty."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/12/18

BLOG:

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



   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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910-584-8802

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in the bucket."

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Dazed and Confused

Written and recorded by Jake Holmes, 1967
 (b. 28 Dec 1939)

Recorded by Led Zeppelin, 1969


Been dazed and confused for so long it's not true.
Wanted a woman, never bargained for you.
Lots of people talk and few of them know,
soul of a woman was created below.

You hurt and abuse tellin' all of your lies.
Run around sweet baby, Lord how they hypnotize.
Sweet little baby, I don't know where you've been.
Gonna love you baby, here I come again.

Every day I work so hard, bringin' home my hard earned pay
Try to love you baby, but you push me away.
Don't know where you're goin', only know just where you've been,
Sweet little baby, I want you again.

Been dazed and confused for so long, it's not true.
Wanted a woman, never bargained for you.
Take it easy baby, let them say what they will.
Will your tongue wag so much when I send you the bill?

 

 


"Dazed and Confused" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/ledzeppelin/ - 02/03/10

"Dazed and Confused" lyrics courtesy of http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ledzeppelin/dazedandconfused.html - 02/03/10

Image of Confused Baby courtesy of http://kkavenue.wordpress.com/ - 02/03/10

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05

Animated Bar 117 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars7.html - 02/03/10

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Animated Military Flags 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

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

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)

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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