02/09/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to
help me make
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I can't help myself; I'm a sucker for romance!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXavZYeXEc0 - I Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops
|"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" is a 1965 hit
song recorded by the
Tops for the
Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song is one of the most well-known Motown tunes of the 1960s. The song reached number one on the R&B charts and was also the number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100 for two non-consecutive weeks,. from June 12 to June 19 and from June 26 to July 3 in 1965. It replaced "Back in My Arms Again" by labelmates The Supremes, was first replaced by "Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds, then regained the top spot before being replaced by "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones.
The song finds lead singer Levi Stubbs, assisted by the other three Tops and The Andantes, pleadingly professing his love to a woman: "Sugar pie, honey bunch/I'm weaker than a man should be!/Can't help myself/I'm a fool in love, you see." Like most of his lead parts, Stubbs' vocals are recorded in a tone that straddles the line between singing and shouting, similar to the tone of a black Baptist preacher. The melodic and chordal progressions are very similar to the Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go".
Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #415 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It has been covered extensively since 1965, including versions done for several television commercials.
SAD NEWS - X 3:
From Jay Gunter (Ferguson HS - '66) of VA - 07/08/13, 4:37 PM - "Obituary":
Oh, Jay, I'm so sorry! I had read Mrs. Tysinger's obituary, but did not make the connection. My sincerest condolences are extended to Wayne and his family.
From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 02/08/13, 6:32 PM - "Death announcement for Carolyn Schaffer, the mother of the late Andy Schaffer Peck 'Class of 1965' ":
|Today we received word that
Carolyn Schaffer, the mother of the late Andy Schaffer Peck died.
She was living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where her son-in-law Sidney
Peck and her granddaughter Lindsay Peck also reside. Sidney
is bringing her back to Newport News for burial. There will be a
graveside service at Peninsula Memorial Park on Wednesday February 13th
at 3:00 pm. Sidney asked me to pass this information to anyone that
would like to attend. An obituary will not be in the local paper until
Tuesday of next week.
I'm so sorry to hear this, Malcolm! Thank you for letting me know. I'll make Mrs. Schaffer's Memorial Edition as soon as her obituary appears; meanwhile, the information is posted here in the yellow message space:
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND Janice McCain Rose ('65) of Northern VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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!
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA;
12 - Jon Pearl ('57);
13 - Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia;
14 - Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND My Niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 09, 1942 - Top United States military leaders held their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.|
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Saturday, February 09, 1963 - Physicist Brian Greene was born in New York City, New York.|
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From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 02/08/13 - "Largest Melt Ever Filmed...":
|This is absolutely
fascinating to watch! Amazing.
HERE'S SOMETHING YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE AND WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN !!!
On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter
and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed the historic breakup of a huge
glacier in Greenland .
Okay, Sarah Sugah, no one would ever describe me as a nature lover, per se, but this was awesome, in the purest sense of the word! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/08/13 - "Alpine coaster ride....":
Alpine Coaster with no brakes!
Jaw dropping, high-speed, brakeless journey down the mountain. Austrian downhill coaster is nevertheless terrifying." The coaster located Mieders, Austria, starts at the top of a mountain, reachable by a cable car. It's pretty simple: single pipe, single person, single giant sloping, winding hill. But through hundreds of pine trees whizzing past you on tight bank curves and it gets a bit scarier. Oh, and try not to clutch the brake - O- I- 4-got.... there's no brakes!!!
Take a ride! http://zanylol.com/coaster.html
FUN?!? Dools, this is not my idea of fun! The video alone scared the bee-bees out of me - but thanks for sharing it!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/08/13 - " 'MY SON' What a great ending.":
|This is just
so beautiful and meaningful!! I loved this and I hope you will too.
May God bless you.
This is great. Take a moment to read it; it will make your day! The ending will surprise you.
Take my Son.....
A wealthy man and his son loved
to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection,
from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the
great works of art.
'Oh, no sir, I could never
repay what your son did for me. It's a gift.'
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 02/08/13 - "Seven Wonders....":
Thank you so much, Ruthie!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/08/13 - "HEY, WASN'T THIS US ?":
|HEY, WASN'T THIS US ?
A little house with two bedrooms,
One bathroom and one car on the street.
A mower that you had to push
To make the grass look neat.
In the kitchen on the wall
We only had one phone,
And no need for recording things,
Someone was always home.
We only had a living room
Where we would congregate,
Unless it was at mealtime
In the kitchen where we ate.
We had no need for family rooms
Or extra rooms to dine.
When meeting as a family
Those two rooms would work out fine.
We only had one TV set
And channels maybe two,
But always there was one of them
With something worth the view.
For snacks we had potato chips
That tasted like a chip.
And if you wanted flavor
There was Lipton's onion dip.
Store-bought snacks were rare because
My mother liked to cook
And nothing can compare to snacks
In Betty Crocker's book.
Weekends were for family trips
Or staying home to play.
We all did things together --
Even go to church to pray.
When we did our weekend trips
Depending on the weather,
No one stayed at home because
We liked to be together.
Sometimes we would separate
To do things on our own,
But we knew where the others were
Without our own cell phone.
Then there were the movies
With your favorite movie star,
And nothing can compare
To watching movies in your car.
Then there were the picnics
At the peak of summer season,
Pack a lunch and find some trees
And never need a reason.
Get a baseball game together
With all the friends you know,
Have real action playing ball --
And no game video.
Remember when the doctor
Used to be the family friend,
And didn't need insurance
Or a lawyer to defend?
The way that he took care of you
Or what he had to do,
Because he took an oath and strived
To do the best for you.
Remember going to the store
And shopping casually,
And when you went to pay for it
You used your own money?
Nothing that you had to swipe
Or punch in some amount,
And remember when the cashier person
Had to really count?
The milkman used to go
From door to door,
And it was just a few cents more
Than going to the store.
There was a time when mailed letters
Came right to your door,
Without a lot of junk mail ads
Sent out by every store.
The mailman knew each house by name
And knew where it was sent;
There were not loads of mail addressed
To "present occupant."
There was a time when just one glance
Was all that it would take,
And you would know the kind of car,
the model and the make.
They didn't look like turtles
trying to squeeze out every mile;
they were streamlined, white walls, fins
and really had some style.
One time the music that you played
whenever you would jive,
was from a vinyl, big-holed record
called a forty-five.
The record player had a post
to keep them all in line
and then the records would drop down
and play one at a time.
Oh sure, we had our problems then,
just like we do today
and always we were striving,
trying for a better way.
Oh, the simple life we lived
still seems like so much fun,
how can you explain a game,
just kick the can and run?
And why would boys put baseball cards
between bicycle spokes
and for a nickel, red machines
had little bottled Cokes?
This life seemed so much easier
and slower in some ways.
I love the new technology
but I sure do miss those days.
So time moves on and so do we
and nothing stays the same,
but I sure love to reminisce
and walk down memory lane.
With all today's technology
we grant that it's a plus!
But it's fun to look way back and say,
Hey Look, guys, THAT WAS US!
|This is great, Haul Party - thanks again!|
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/08/13 - "Layman's Ten Commandments":
good thoughts and words.................
Layman's Ten Commandments.
written these beautiful words. It's a must read.
AMEN! Thank you so much, Wayne!
BONUS VALENTINE'S DAY RECIPES:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/valentines-day/package/index.html -Easy and Elegant Recipes for Romance
www.ajokeaday.com - 02/08/13:
There is a new virus
going around, called "work." If you receive any sort of "work" at all,
whether via email, Internet or simply handed to you by a colleague ...
DO NOT OPEN IT.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 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
2. Thursday, March 7, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.
3. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org, Joyce Williams Nettles, email@example.com, or Susie Overton Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/04/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to email@example.com; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
Recoded by The Four Tops, 1965
You know that I love you
I can't help myself
I love you and nobody else
In and out my life
You come and you go
Leaving just your picture behind
And I've kissed it a thousand times
When you snap your fingers
Or wink your eye
I come a running to you
I'm tied to your apron strings
And there's nothing that I can do
can't help myself
no I can't help myself
I'm weaker than a man should be
I can't help myself
I'm a fool in love you see
Wanna tell you I don't love you
Tell you that we're through
And I've tried
But every time I see your face
I get up all choked up inside
When I call your name, girl
It starts the flame burning in my heart
Tearin' it all apart
No matter how I try
My love I cannot hide
You know that I'm weak for you
I can't help myself
I love you and nobody else
I'll do anything you ask me to
I can't help myself
I want you and nobody else
You know that I love you
I can't help myself
"I Can't Help Myself" midi courtesy
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
WOWZERONI-ROONI!!! What a jewel! Thanks so much, Dave!
"I Can't Help Myself" lyrics courtesy of http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Four-Tops/I-Can-t-Help-Myself.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
WOWZERS!!! Thanks again, Dave!
First Love's Kiss clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/Valentine.html - 03/29/05
Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.christmas-graphics-plus.com/free/miscellaneous-valentines-graphics.html - 02/08/06
School's Anchor clip art courtesy of
Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/- 10/02/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who fought in WWII
Thanks again, Herbie!
Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07
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