02/05/15 - 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 The late Dickie Krause ('57) (deceased - 12/27/99) AND Stephanie Spritzer Gellman ('63) of CT AND Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA! !
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;
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 1965:
|Friday, February 05, 1965 - Tennis player Tarik Benhabiles was born in Algiers, Algeria.|
From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 02/04/15:
existence is but a test as to whether he will concentrate his efforts,
his mind, his soul upon things which contribute to the comfort and
gratification of his physical instincts and passions, or whether he will
make as his life's end and purpose the acquisition of spiritual
David O. McKay
Thanks so much, Daniel!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/04/15 - "PEOPLE CAN DO THE KINDEST (AND BRAVEST) THINGS...":
|PEOPLE CAN DO THE KINDEST (AND
this little Video To Restore Your Faith in Mankind!
Thank you, Haul Party!
|“That's the trouble
with directors. Always biting the hand that lays the golden egg.”
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/09/15 - "A few examples of why we seniors get confused (#26 in a series of 26)":
Confusing……..or maybe tooooo true!
Thanks, Dools! These have been a hoot!
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/10/15 - "Commentaries On Life ;-)) (#26 in a series of 26)":
YEAR'S THOUGHTS TO PONDER
Thanks, Jimmy! I've really enjoyed these!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/23/15 - "20 Weird Facts I'll Bet You Didn't Know (#5 in a series of 20)":
Believe it or not, I actually knew some of these facts!
WOWZERS! Thank you, Haul Party!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI (soon to be VA) - 01/30/15 - "Priceless Pets (#5 in a series of 22)":
He’s always there for his little
BONUS RAINY DAY CROCHET PATTERN:
|http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/rainy-day-ripple-throw - Mary Ann Frits' Rainy Day Ripple Throw|
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 http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/04/15:
A man was stopped by the police around 2 a.m. The officer asked him where he was going at that time of night.
The man replied, "I'm on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late."
The officer then asked, "Really? Who's giving that lecture at this time of night?"
The man replied, "That would be my wife."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 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.|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/13/15
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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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
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy ofSarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
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...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
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