02/10/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
“I love you not
only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not
only for what you
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Good ol' Ray Charles.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFeB7zTGesk - I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles, back then
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQXsM1l2wZ8 - I Can't Stop Loving You
- Ray Charles, later
"I Can't Stop Loving You" is a popular song written and composed by country singer, songwriter and musician Don Gibson, who first recorded it on December 30, 1957, for RCA Victor Records. It was released in 1958 as the B-side of "Oh, Lonesome Me", becoming a double-sided country hit single.
The song was covered by Ray Charles in 1962, featured on Charles' Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, and released as a single. Charles' version reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962, for Five Weeks, as well as the U.S. R&B and Adult Contemporary charts. The Ray Charles version is noted for his saying the words before the last five lines of the song on the final Chorus: "Sing the Song, Children". It was also a country No. 1 for Conway Twitty. It was ranked #161 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and #49 on CMT's 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND the late Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA (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!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA AND Terry Smith ('63)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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 10, 1942 - A Japanese submarine bombarded Midway Atoll.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Monday, February 10, 1964 -
Melbourne-Voyager collision: The aircraft carrier
HMAS Melbourne collided with and sank the
HMAS Voyager off the south coast of
New South Wales,
Australia, killing 82.
Monday, February 10, 1964 - Canadian Olympic and world champion swimmer Victor Davis was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Only a few months after his retirement, on November 11, 1989 while outside a nightclub in the Montreal suburb of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Davis was struck by a car whose driver fled the scene. It was later determined that, due to an earlier verbal altercation with the driver, Davis had walked to the middle of the road and was brandishing a juice bottle toward the car at the time at which he was struck. Two days later, the 25 year-old died of his injuries in hospital. In February 1992, Glen Crossley was found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident and sentenced to ten months in prison, ultimately serving four months.
Monday, February 10, 1964 - Engineer Eugen Sänger (b. 22 Sept 1905 in Preßnitz (Přísečnice), near Chomutov in Bohemia, at that time part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) died in Berlin at the age of 58.
|I knew Wayne. He lived on Madison
Avenue near the Boys' Club when it
was on Jefferson Avenue. Like all of the boys in the area he enjoyed
daily attendance of the club and participated in all of the activities
there. It was a safe and fun place to be. There was always adult
supervision and so many things to do. Arts and crafts, athletics, wood
shop, a games room, a movie room, special events, junior staff
employment opportunities, day camp, leadership opportunities for the
older youth and socializing with other boys his age.
There is a link to the Boys' Club on the NNHS website. The (1963) black and white picture on the first page there features a group of boys working on a project. David Spriggs ('64 - of VA) provided that picture. I am in that photo and in the striped sweater. I graduated NNHS in 1965 as did many of the others in the picture.
They would have been peers of Wayne and they all lived in the community where the club was located. Tom Oxner from NNHS '65 is not in the picture but he lived near Wayne's home and may be able to share some information. I seem to recall that Wayne was from Lumberton, N.C., and there were staff at the club who were originally from Elizabeth City, N.C. during his membership.
The thing that I seem to remember most about Wayne was that he had a sort of country-boy swagger and a look about him that seemed to hint that he knew a little more than meets the eye.
My belated condolences to his family.
Thank you so very much, Malcolm! I forwarded your note to Tracy, and added it to the 1968 In Memoriam Page.
A rather awkward freshman finally got up the nerve to ask a pretty junior for a dance at the homecoming. She gave him the once-over and said, "Sorry, I won't dance with a child."
"Please forgive me," responded the underclassman. "I didn't realize you were pregnant."
Frequent hand washing in my job as a medical technologist and the harsh weather combined give me very dry skin.
One night as I prepared for bed, I rubbed my hands with petroleum jelly and covered them with an old pair of white gloves. As I sat in bed reading a book with my gloves on, my husband finished showering and came into the room wearing a towel.
Drying himself off, he went to the closet, selected a tie and put it on. "What are you doing?" I asked.
"Well," he replied, "if you are going to be formal. So am I."
* Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes *
In a small business office they have an answering machine that instructs callers to leave their name and address, and to spell any difficult words.
Early one Monday the secretary was reviewing the weekend messages and she heard an enthusiastic young woman recite her name and address and then confidently offer, "My difficult word is reconciliation. R-E-C-O-N-C-I-L-I-A-T-I-O-N."
Actual letters, and a few answers, to Dear Abby.
I have a man I never could trust. He cheats so much I'm not even sure this baby I'm carrying is his.
I suspected that my husband had been fooling around, and when I confronted him with the evidence he denied everything and said it would never happen again.
I joined the Navy to see the world. I've seen it. Now how do I get out?
My forty-year-old son has been paying a psychiatrist $50 an hour every week for two-and-a-half years. He must be crazy.
I was married to Bill for three months and I didn't know he drank until one night he came home sober.
Do you think it would be all right if I gave my doctor a little gift? I tried for years to get pregnant and couldn't and he finally did it.
Will you please rush me the name of a reliable illegitimate doctor?
My mother is mean and short-tempered. I think she is going through her mental pause.
I've been married for six years and have five kids. No twins. My husband still wants to have sex every night and sometimes in the morning too. I told him he should get himself a hobby, and he says that is his hobby.
I am a twenty-three-year-old liberated woman who has been on the pill for two years. It's getting expensive and I think my boyfriend should share half the cost, but I don't know him well enough to discuss money with him.
Then you told some woman whose husband had lost all interest in sex to send him to a doctor. Well, my husband lost all interest in sex years ago and he is a doctor.
Our son was married in January. Five months later his wife had a ten-pound baby girl. They said the baby was premature. Tell me, can a baby this big be that early?
The baby was on time, the wedding was late. Forget it.
I have always wanted to have my family history traced, but I can't afford to spend a lot of money to do it. Any suggestions?
Yes. Run for public office.
My boyfriend is going to be twenty years old next month. I'd like to give him something nice for his birthday. What do you think he'd like?
Never mind what he'd like. Give him a tie.
Are birth control pills deductible?
Only if they don't work.
Is it possible for a man to be in love with two women at the same time?
Yes, and also hazardous.
When you are being introduced to someone, is it all right to say, "I've heard a lot about you"?
It depends on what you've heard.
I am forty-four years old and I would like to meet a man my age with no bad habits.
So would I.
Although the fad didn't take off until the 1970s, the first skateboards were mass-produced back in the 1950s, when the sport was promoted as "sidewalk surfing."
The development of polyurethane wheels and the addition of kickplates to the back of skateboards are the two key factors that led to increased interest in skateboarding in the mid-1970s. The improvements allowed riders to travel faster and with more control than ever before.
Before he found success on Saturday Night Live, David Spade worked at a skateboard shop. His talent on the device helped him land his first film role, that of a young skateboarding punk named Kyle in Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol.
Among celebrities who have broken bones while riding skateboards are dancer Fred Astaire, comedian Tom Green, and guitarist Brian May.
Despite improved safety measures, including helmets and pads for knees and elbows, as many as 80,000 emergency room visits annually in the United States are the result of skateboarding mishaps.
It is estimated that over one third of the approximately 9 million skateboarders in the United States live in California.
Happy Feet: 10 Tips For Maintaining Healthy Feet
The human foot is one that most of us take for granted until the system fails or breaks down. The average person will walk the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime, which is a long time on your feet.
Podiatrists who are part of the UCLA Medical Group offer the following tips for helping maintain healthy feet and avoiding complications.
1. Inspect your feet regularly and pay attention to changes in color, texture or appearance.
2. Maintain good foot hygiene, including washing and drying between the toes.
3. Hydrate the skin. Southern California weather and open shoes can cause rapid loss of moisture from the skin and may result in cracking. It is helpful to replace the moisture content by using lotions or creams on a regular basis.
4. Buy proper-size shoes. You may not wear the same size in shoes made by different manufacturers. Purchase new shoes late in the day, when feet tend to be at their largest. Always buy the shoes that feel the best.
5. Don't ignore foot pain. Symptoms that increase or do not resolve within a reasonable period of time need to be evaluated by your podiatric physician.
6. Cut toenails straight across. Never cut into the corner this could cause an ingrown toenail. Gently file away sharp corners or rough edges with an emery board.
7. Exercise. Walking is a great way to keep weight under control and is an excellent conditioner for the feet. Be sure to wear appropriate athletic shoes when exercising.
8. Alternate your shoes each day. Since the feet have sweat glands, your shoes will absorb moisture from your feet, so it is important to allow your shoes to dry out completely.
9. Avoid walking barefoot to help protect your feet from injury and infection.
10. Put sunblock on your feet while wearing sandals during the day to avoid sunburn.
Life Is Like A Box of Chocolates
Reading MountainWings has taught me how to look for and find a MountainWings Moment, a moment in life, which however small, has a valuable lesson which can be applied to our everyday life.
I would like to share a MountainWings Moment that I recently experienced.
It was the day after Christmas; my brother and I were visiting my aunt. It was a happy day, especially as they have five children, four under the age of six, and I, like many people, love small children.
There was a box of sweets on the side, and kids being kids, naturally couldn't take their eyes off it. When my aunt came into the room, they all clamoured for a sweet, so she opened the box of Quality Street (a selection of chocolates) and divided them into so many for each child.
My youngest cousin, age three, is famous for his funny sayings. Now was no different; he opened each sweet with undisguised glee, throwing the wrappers on the floor and yelling with more delight at each one - "Yay! Chocolate again!! Look, chocolate!!"
Straight away, I recognized this as a MountainWings Moment.
Yes, all of the sweets were chocolate, but the lesson here was that so many things in life we take for granted or expect them to be what they are so when we experience them we take almost no delight in them at all.
Learning to be grateful for the "chocolate" of life, even if it is all "chocolate" is a valuable skill, and something that not many people know how to do.
It is often in small children that it is found the most, and I felt that this was reflected in this story.
~A MountainWings Original by Naomi, England~
Thanks so much, Shari!
From My Friend, Adrienne, of UT - 02/09/14 - "Cool Soil Test":
Five Gardening Tips from an Unexpected Place:
Thanks, Adrienne - good to
From Me ('65) of NC - 02/09/14 - "Vegetarian":
Happy New Year to dog lovers everywhere!
BONUS CAN'T STOP CROCHETING PATTERNS:
|Hookers Don't Bite - Crochet Encounters with Yarn and a Hook|
BONUS CAN'T STOP EATING RECIPE:
|Easy Made from Scratch You Can't Stop Eating It Chocolate Cake|
www.ajokeaday.com - 02/09/14:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, February 12, 2014
- 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.
2. Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 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. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 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.
4. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or email@example.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or email@example.com.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/10/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have
Love to all, Carol
"I Can't Stop Loving You" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.jacquedee63.com/icantstoplovingyou.html - 02/11/10 (sic)
Black Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of
http://www.xmission.com/~tssphoto/valentine.html - 02/12/08
Animated Tiny 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 and Army Flags 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)
Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -