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02/05/15 - 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 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 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 1965:

Friday, February 05, 1965 - Tennis player Tarik Benhabiles was born in Algiers, Algeria

Friday, February 05, 1965 - Footballer Gheorghe Hagi was born in Săcele, Romania.

Friday, February 05, 1965 - Bass player and songwriter (The String Cheese Incident) Keith Moseley was born.

Friday, February 05, 1965 - Biathlete Svetlana Paramygina (Святлана Парамыгіна) was born in Sverdlovsk, Belarus.

Friday, February 05, 1965 - Footballer Andreas Vogler was born in West Berlin, West Germany.


From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 02/04/15:

“Man's earthly 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 qualities.”

- David O. McKay
(08 Sept 1873 - 18 Jan 1970)

    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 BRAVEST) THINGS...

Watch this little Video To Restore Your Faith in Mankind!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/btiDHCuWyBA?rel=0

   AWW! Thank you, Haul Party!


“That's the trouble with directors. Always biting the hand that lays the golden egg.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan
1974)


        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)":

   NEW 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 kitty.

     AWW! Thanks, George!

 
 


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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/13/15

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


   Y'all take good 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
910-584-8802
 


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

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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

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