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02/05/17 - 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  the late Charles Braslow ('65) (deceased - 08/28/15)  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 - The late Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) (deceased - 03/14/15) 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 the late Terry Smith ('63);

12 - Jon Pearl ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

February 05, 1917 - The current constitution of Mexico was adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

February 05, 1917 - The Congress of the United States passed the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

February 05, 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 05, 1941 - Allied forces began the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.

February 05, 1945 - General Douglas MacArthur returned to Manila.


THIS DAY IN 1967:

Sunday, February 05, 1967 - Actor and comedian Chris Parnell was born Thomas Christopher Parnell in Memphis, Tennessee.

Sunday, February 05, 1967 - Businessman and founder of L.L.Bean, Leon Leonwood Bean, (b. 13 Oct 1872 in Greenwood, Maine) died in Pompano Beach, Florida at the age of 94.


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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/04/17 - "How Is This For Nostalgia?":

http://www.nnhs65.com/fun-to-remember.html

   Thanks, Joan! It's always fun to reflect back upon good times!


 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/04/17 - "Priest and the Pilot":

The Airline Pilot and the Priest
 

A priest dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy who's dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans.

Saint Peter addresses this cool guy, 'Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?'

The guy replies, 'I'm Bruce, retired airline pilot from Toronto.'

Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the pilot, 'Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom.' The pilot goes into Heaven with his robe and staff.

Next, it's the priest's turn. He stands erect and booms out, 'I am Father Bob, pastor of Saint Mary's for the last 43 years.'

Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the priest, 'Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom.

'Just a minute,' says the good father. 'That man was a pilot and he gets a silken robe and golden staff and I get only cotton and wood. How can this be?

'Up here - we go by results,' says Saint Peter.

'When you preached - people slept. When he flew,
people prayed.'
    
    Thanks, Billy!


  From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 02/04/17:

 

Can we just say this all together now? "AWWWWW!" 

       AWWWWW! Thanks, Adrienne!

 
 


“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 Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/16/17 - "Smile Makers (#9 in a Series of 12)":

  GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari!
 
 


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 www.ajokeaday.com - 02/04/17:

While at the dinosaur exhibit in Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, I overheard a confused woman complaining to her friend.

She said, "How could they possibly know the names of all those dinosaurs if they died 75 million years ago? And another thing, how do we even know they were called dinosaurs?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 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 01/19/17

BLOG:

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



   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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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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 Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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 Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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