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02/05/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ain't No Sunshine

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine.”

 - 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


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain%27t_No_Sunshine

"Ain't No Sunshine" is a song by 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.

The song is in natural minor.[1]

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."[2]

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."[3] (Withers, then thirty-one years old, was working at a factory making toilet seats for 747s at the time.[3])

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,[2] the first hit for Withers.[3]

"Ain't No Sunshine" is ranked 285th on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[4] The song won the Grammy for Best R&B Song in 1972....[2]


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:

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 -   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!

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


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.

February 5, 1941 - Allied forces began the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.

February 5, 1945 - General Douglas MacArthur returned to Manila.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Wednesday, February 05, 1964 - Actress Laura Linney was born Laura Leggett Linney in New York City, New York

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.

Wednesday, February 05, 1964 - Actress Helena Bergström was born in Kortedala, Gothenburg, Sweden

Wednesday, February 05, 1964 - Singer-songwriter Alexia Vassiliou was born in Famagusta, Cyprus.

Wednesday, February 05, 1964 - Film director Piotr Trzaskalski was born in Łódź, Poland.

Wednesday, February 05, 1964 - Psychiatrist Bernhard van Treeck was born in Kempen, Niederrhein, Germany.


   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.

He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this.... I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years. It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit.

So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall.

Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn.. I've been around a long time..

I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.

Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't. So we need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.''



If you stare at this barn for a second you will see who will help us stand straight and tall again... Do You See HIM?

Pass this on to others who might need Proppin' Up.

"In God we trust!"
 

   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.

Joan

     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!

     HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Dools!

 
 


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."


FINALLY:

From 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 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.   


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/31/14

BLOG:

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



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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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Ain't No Sunshine

Written and recorded by Bill Withers, 1971
 (b. 04 July 1938)


Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
It's not warm when she's away
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And she always gone too long anytime she goes away

Wonder this time where she's gone
Wonder if she's gone to stay
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away

And I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know

Hey I'll leave the young thing alone
But ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Only darkness everyday

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away

 


"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

Animated Tiny 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...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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