02/05/14 - 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.
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 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 - 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 AND Terry Smith ('63);
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 1964:
|Wednesday, February 05, 1964 - Actress
Laura Linney was born Laura Leggett Linney in
New York City,
Wednesday, February 05, 1964 - Singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Loaded, and Neurotic Outsiders) Duff McKagan was born Michael Andrew McKagan in Seattle, Washington.
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/04/14 - "LORD, PROP US UP...":
LORD, PROP US UP...
Every time I am asked to
pray, I think of the old fellow who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on
our leanin' side.' After hearing him pray that prayer many times,
someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.
|Thanks, Billy; we just did!|
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/30/14 - "Auntie Acid (#6 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 (#4 in a Series of 26)":
Happy New Year to dog lovers everywhere!
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:
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 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 12, 2014 - 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. Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 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.
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 email@example.com; 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 Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA -
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
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