02/04/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
“If I love you, what business is it of yours?”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I simply adore this great old classic. Unfortunately I'm unable to find a nice, mellow midi file that I like - not really - so just try the bonus video to hear Nat's beautiful voice:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNzxH3zRU_I - Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup - Nat King Cole, 1954
|"Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" is a
song with words and music by
Anna Sosenko in
Deep River Boys with orchestra recorded the song in Oslo on August 24, 1956. It was released on the extended play Hello young lovers (HMV 7EGN 12). The stranger on the balcony in Bob Dylan's and Jacques Levy's song "Black Diamond Bay" from the 1976 album "Desire" says “My darling, je vous aime beaucoup” to the female character.
The deliberately bad French in the title (and used as a refrain along with "Wish my French were good enough") means "Darling, I love you a lot."
Although "Je vous aime" is grammatically correct, "I love you" in French is generally said "Je t'aime," incorporating the familiar address "te" rather than the formal (or polite) address "vous."
"Je ne sais pas" in the song means "I don't know." "Compris" (or "compree" as it is sometimes phonetically spelled in printed lyrics) means "understood." "Toujours" means "always." "Chérie" means "dear." "Très très fort" means "very very strong."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Dickie Krause ('57) (deceased - 12/27/99) AND Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Bob Hines ('66) of VA;
10 - Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA 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 NC AND Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA;
Many Happy Returns to you all!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 04, 1941 - The
United Service Organization (USO) was created to entertain
February 04, 1942 - A baby was born at sea onboard the USS WEST POINT (ex-SS AMERICA, NNS Hull #369) to a couple amongst over 2,000 British civilians rescued from Singapore just days before it fell to the enemy. In appreciation, the baby boy was named Westpoint Leslie Sheldrake. To this day, he remains in contact with members of the ship's crew that rescued his parents, plus his own two grandsons also have 'Westpoint' as their middle names. (Thanks, Bill Lee! )
February 04, 1945 - The Yalta Conference began as U.S. President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Josef Stalin set about to outline plans for Germany's defeat.
February 04, 1945 - The
British Indian Army and
Imperial Japanese Army began a series of battles known as the
Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Tuesday, February 04, 1964 - Nothing happened anywhere. Absolutely nothing...|
From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 02/03/14 - "Flash Mob In Moscow":
|Who would have thought that young
people in Moscow would put on a "flash mob" happening, dancing to an
83-year-old American song, written by a Russian born American Jew
(Irving Berlin)? Turn your sound ON, and crank it up!
I have a feeling that Stalin and Khrushchev are turning over in their graves!
WOWZERS! Whodathunkit?!? Thanks so much, John!
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC - 02/02/14 - "Terribly Drawn Luke":
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/30/14 - "Auntie Acid (#5 in a Series of 10)":
Some of these are really funny.....
Hope you are surviving the snow.
GIGGLES! Thank you, Joan!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/01/14 - "Dogs (#3 in a Series of 26)":
Happy New Year to dog lovers everywhere!
BONUS VALENTINE CROCHET PATTERN:
BONUS VALENTINE RECIPES:
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Holiday---Celebration-Recipes/Valentine-s-Day-Recipes - Valentine's Day Recipes - "Need Valentine's Day recipes? Get Valentine's Day recipes for your next meal from Taste of Home. Taste of Home has Valentine's Day recipes including Valentine's Day appetizers, sides, dinners, and more Valentine's Day recipes." - a plethora of yumminess!
www.ajokeaday.com - 02/03/14:
Q: What did the
keyboard say to the typist?
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1.Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 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 13, 2013 - 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. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/31/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
1943 - # 21 on the charts
"Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" midi courtesy of http://members.cox.net/old-music/snedsongs.htm - 02/04/10
Je Vous Aime Beaucoup"
of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Darling-Je-Vous-Aime-Beaucoup-lyrics-Nat-King-Cole/C5B4590BD5266D6248256AF1000B0D01 - 02/04/10
"Je Vous Aime" clip art courtesy of http://marilafrenchy.wordpress.com/category/pensees/ - 02/04/10
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy ofSarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Navy and Coast Guard 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...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA -
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)
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