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02/05/19 - 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 - 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(d. 12/27/99) AND  Stephanie Spritzer Gellman ('63) of CT AND  the late Charles Braslow ('65) (d. 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) (d. 03/14/15) AND   Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND the late Bobby Helmer ('61) (d. 02/26/11) AND   the late Bernie Helmer ('61) (d. 03/12/99) AND   Mike Miller ('65) of AL AND   Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA;

11 -   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA AND the late Terry Smith ('63) (d. 01/01/17);

12 - Jon Pearl ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

February 05, 1869 -
The largest
alluvial gold nugget in history, called the "Welcome Stranger", was found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia. 


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

February 05, 1919 - Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith launched United Artists.


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 1969:

February 05, 1969 - Singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor Bobby Brown was born Robert Barisford Brown in Boston, Massachusetts.

February 05, 1969 - Actor and director Michael Sheen was born Michael Christopher Sheen in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales.

February 05, 1969 - Voice actor Derek Stephen Prince was born in Inglewood, California.

February 05, 1969 - Actress Thelma Ritter (b. 14 Feb 1902 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York) died of a heart attack in New York City, New York nine days before her 67th birthday.


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 - 02/05/18:
 

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


    From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 02/04/19:

   Exactly.

     Thanks, Charis!

 
 


“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 Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/25/19 - "A little clean humor (#5 in a Series of 20)":

    Thanks, Billy!
 
 


BONUS RAINY DAY CROCHET PATTERN:

Mary Ann Frits' Rainy Day Ripple Throw - "I was looking for a ripple pattern that was different and I found this one. I love it. It's unique - not at all like a standard ripple pattern."


BONUS RAINY DAY KNIT PATTERN:

Colleen Barth's Rainy Day Washcloth - "If it's pouring outside, why not take up some needles and yarn and make this lovely Rainy Day Washcloth. If you know how to knit a dishcloth, you'll have no trouble crafting this simple washcloth. With a bumpy texture, this easy washcloth is great for use in the kitchen and is composed entirely of knit and purl stitches."


BONUS RAINY DAY RECIPES:

Six Classic Rainy Day Recipes - "When the weather forecast calls for an all-day rain, comfort food sounds the most appealing. Stay in and make one of these classic American rainy day recipes. One thing these delicious recipes have in common is their ability to warm you up, no matter how hard it's pouring outside. So build a fire in the fireplace, light the candles and get that cozy and warm feeling, sheltered from the rain."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 02/04/19:
One day a man drove his secretary home after she fell quite ill at work. Although this was an innocent gesture, he decided not to mention it to his wife, who tended to get jealous easily.

Later, that night the man and his wife were driving to a restaurant.

Suddenly he looked down and spotted a high-heel shoe half hidden under the passenger seat. Not wanting to be conspicuous, he waited until his wife was looking out her window before he scooped up the shoe and tossed it out of the car. With a sigh of relief, he pulled into the restaurant parking lot. That's when he noticed his wife squirming around in her seat.

"Honey," she asked, "have you seen my other shoe?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -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 01/12/19

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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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 (
b. 04 July 1938), 1971



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!

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!

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's (MD) Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08 

Animated Laughing Mouse clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)

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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