02/05/17 - 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 toThe 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 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 - 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;
12 - Jon Pearl ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
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.|
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.|
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Sunday, February 05, 1967 - Actor and comedian Chris Parnell was born Thomas Christopher Parnell in Memphis, Tennessee.|
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!
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
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.
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC -02/04/17:
just say this all together now? "AWWWWW!"
|“That's the trouble
with directors. Always biting the hand that lays the golden egg.”
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."
|While at the dinosaur exhibit in Disney’s
Animal Kingdom park, I overheard a confused woman complaining to her
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:|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/19/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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"Ain't No Sunshine" midi (sequenced by the late Robert Dupler on 08/04/98)
http://www.midistudio.com/Guests/Robert_Dupler/index.html - 02/04/10
Animated Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty
('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
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
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