02/05/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
you go, no matter what the weather,
- Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
How could I possibly ever resist a song with a title such as this? I mean, c'mon, an English major?!? Really.....
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIdIqbv7SPo - Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers, 1971
|"Ain't No Sunshine" is a
Bill Withers from his 1971 album
Just as I Am, produced by
Booker T. Jones. The record featured musicians
Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass guitar and
Al Jackson, Jr. on drums, as well as Withers on lead
vocals and guitar. String arrangements were done by
Booker T. Jones, and recorded in
Memphis by Engineer
Terry Manning. The song was released as a single in
September 1971, becoming a breakthrough hit for Withers,
reaching number six on the
U.S. R&B chart and number three on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Withers was inspired to write this song after watching the 1962 movie Days of Wine and Roses. He explained, in reference to the characters played by Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon, "They were both alcoholics who were alternately weak and strong. It's like going back for seconds on rat poison. Sometimes you miss things that weren't particularly good for you. It's just something that crossed my mind from watching that movie, and probably something else that happened in my life that I'm not aware of."
For the song's third verse, Withers had intended to write more lyrics instead of repeating the phrase "I know" 26 times, but then followed the advice of the other musicians to leave it that way: "I was this factory worker puttering around," Withers said. "So when they said to leave it like that, I left it." (Withers, then thirty-one years old, was working at a factory making toilet seats for 747s at the time.)
The song was originally released as the B-side to another song called "Harlem". Disc jockeys played "Ain't No Sunshine" as the single instead, and it became a huge hit, the first hit for Withers.
From Facebook Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 5:15 PM:
Sarah (Groshong - '61 - of VA) has left us...It so saddens me to send this message...You have no idea. Sarah has been, in just a short time, one of the most wonderful friends, family, parts of my life..... She will be missed by so many. Her struggle has been amazing. Just to think she was to be at our home last week, was sick...thought she could fight it off on her own... Well, some other being had other plans for her and I am a little angry because I will miss her so much. Plans will be forth coming. She loved all of the friends she had made through the Classes of '66 and etc.. We must applaud her friends on the Shore for keeping us abreast of her progress. love to all of you...monaramona (in great sadness I send this message...)
I was absolutely stunned to learn this. I thought surely Sarah would get well - and in her own way, she did. Her family and friends have my deepest condolences.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Dickie Krause ('57) (deceased - 12/27/99) AND Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA AND Steve Burns ('65) of MN!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Bob Hines ('66) of VA;
09 - Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND Janice McCain Rose ('65) of Northern VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND Mary Frances Southall Waller ('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;
11 - Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA;
12 - Jon Pearl ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 5, 1941 - Adolf Hitler demanded that Benito Mussolini command his troops to resist British advances. The scolding came after Mussolini's troops had retreated in Libya.|
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Tuesday, February 05, 1963 - The
European Court of Justice's ruling in
Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen
established the principle of
direct effect, one of the most important, if not the most important,
decisions in the development of
European Union law.
Tuesday, February 05, 1963 - Film director Steven Shainberg was born.
From Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA - 02/04/13 - "Happy Birthday":
Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
Linda McKenna Sivilich class of '66
Why, thank you, Linda, what a wonderful surprise! Well, okay, the main reason it was such a big surprise is that my birthday is really August 30, but no matter - it made my day!
Besides, January 30 was in fact my 65-5/12 birthday, and surely that's cause enough for a celebration!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/04/13 - "Resignation Letter....":
Oh, why the heck not!!
I figured I had nothing to lose!!!!
HERE IS HOPING IT WORKS....
See for yourself...
A blessing is
coming to you in the form of a new job, a house, marriage or financial
I am not
joking. You will find an unexpected windfall.
wouldn't that just be delightful?!? Thank you, Joyce!
"Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
In view of the following notice (which in the chaos of this last month had somehow slipped my mind) that would be very handy!
From - 02/04/13 - "Domain Renewal Notification (nnhs65.com)":
We would like to remind you that your domain name nnhs65.com is registered till 2013-03-02. Your fees for continued service for this upcoming year will be $96.88...
Important: We strongly recommend that you renew your domain minimum 48 hours prior to your expiration date...This process takes time and we encourage you to take time and submit your renewal order upfront so you are sure that the payment and renewal process will be handled on time.
From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 02/04/13 - "Covert Matters Digest":
Covert Matters Digest
Posted: 03 Feb 2013 07:43 AM PST
Attention: Uncle Sam Still Wants You
|Thanks so much, Harry!|
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL -02/04/13 - "God made a farmer!":
|God made a farmer! By far
the best commercial of the Super Bowl!
TEXT OF PAUL HARVEY TALKING ABOUT THE AMERICAN FARMER:
From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 02/04/13 - " My Way - Andre Rieu on his violin... beautiful!":
|You all remember "My Way"
............now enjoy the music in his memory.
OOOH! Thank you so very much, Phil!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 02/04/13 - "Magnificent Music Box":
This has to be the world's most complex and magnificent music box ever!
This is so interesting to watch and listen to!
Imagine the job of tuning this thing.
Oh, WOW! That is some video; it almost looks real - almost! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/04/13 - "Psalm 46:10":
|This scripture has
to be one of the most profound verses in the BIBLE!
Be still, and know that I am God...
AT THE END, THE DATE THIS CANDLE WAS STARTED. IT WILL GIVE YOU GOOSE
15th of September, 1998
who loves you has helped keep it alive by sending it to you. Don't let
the Candle of Love, Hope and Friendship die! Pass it on to all your
friends and everyone you love! May God richly bless you as you keep this
candle burning. I hope it comes back someday, again. Please keep this
Thanks again, Joyce!
From My Friend, Cheryl, of NC - 02/04/13 - "Obstacles Can't Stop You In Life":
This is so true and the picture is Adorable <3
AWWW! Thanks, Cheryl!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/04/13 - "Songs":
Drowning Pool -37 Sitches
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Last Dance With Mary Jane
Audioslave - Like A Stone
Thank you, Shari - I enjoyed these!
BONUS RAINY DAY CROCHET (AND SOMETIMES KNIT) PATTERNS:
|http://rainydaycrochet.blogspot.com/ - A Whole Blog Full! - "Patterns, tutorials, projects, and general fun with yarn and a hook (and sometimes needles)."|
BONUS RAINY DAY RECIPES:
http://americanfood.about.com/od/resourcesadditionalinfo/tp/Rainy_Day_Recipes.htm - Six Classic Rainy Day Recipes - "When the weather outside is wet and nasty, stay in and make one of these classic American rainy day recipes. One thing these delicious recipes have in common is their ability to give you that warm, cozy feeling inside, no mater how badly it's pouring outside."
www.ajokeaday.com - 02/04/13:
A blonde was running back and forth from her computer and her mailbox. Then the mailman came up to her and asked her what she was doing.
She replied, "My dumb computer keeps saying 'you've got mail'."
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 02/04/13
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!
Ain't No Sunshine
"Ain't No Sunshine" midi (sequenced by the late Robert Dupler on 08/04/98) courtesy of http://www.midistudio.com/Guests/Robert_Dupler/index.html - 02/04/10
"Ain't No Sunshine" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/nottinghill/aintnosunshine.htm - 02/05/10
"Ain't No Sunshine" postcard courtesy of http://www.thegirlinthecafe.com/ecards/index.php?act=form&pic=25 - 02/05/10
Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.animationlibrary.com/animation/31502/Rain_line/ - 03/30/07
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Navy, Coast Guard, and Army 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
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Animated Fat Frog courtesy of
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
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