02/05/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
you go, no matter what the weather,
- Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book
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
|"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.
Happy Birthday this week to: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; (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 05, 1969 - Singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor Bobby Brown was born Robert Barisford Brown in Boston, Massachusetts.|
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!
|Thank you, Joan!|
From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA -02/04/19:
|“That's the trouble
with directors. Always biting the hand that lays the golden egg.”
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/25/19 - "A little clean humor (#5 in a Series of 20)":
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."
- updated 01/12/19
Love to all, Carol
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:
Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's
Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and
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.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/12/19
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Ain't No Sunshine
Written and recorded by Bill Withers (b. 04 July 1938), 1971
"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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Governor Thomas Johnson High School's (MD) Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08
Laughing Mouse clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of
http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)
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