02/17/12 - NNHS Newsletter - At Last
“A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter is being revisited from 2009.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goz07feA54Y - At Last - Etta James
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADDigK8LwyE - At Last - Etta James
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxqpALfYhtQ&NR=1 - At Last - Beyonce - Etta James - Fashion Rocks 2008 LIVE
|"At Last" is a 1941 song written by
Mack Gordon and
Harry Warren for the
Orchestra Wives, starring
George Montgomery and
Ann Rutherford. It was performed in the film and on record by
Glenn Miller and his orchestra, with vocals by
Friday. Unreleased recordings of the song, however, had been made in
1941 by Glenn Miller for possible inclusion in the film
Sun Valley Serenade. A new version was recorded by Glenn Miller
and His Orchestra in
on May 20, 1942, and released by
RCA Victor Records as a 78 single, catalogue number 27934-B, backed
with the A side "(I've
Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo". The song reached number 9 on the
Billboard pop charts in 1942, staying on the charts for 9 weeks,
and later became a
standard. In 1960, it was covered by
Etta James in an arrangement that improvised on Warren's melody.
James' version was the title track in the same-named album
Last! and was inducted into the
Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
The song was a favorite of Warren's and he would occasionally draw the melody of the first two bars of the song when signing an autograph.
The song became Etta James' signature song and was the third in a string of successful songs from her Chess Records debut album At Last!. In April 1961, it became her second number 2 R&B hit and crossed over to pop radio, reaching number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite its rather low pop chart standing, the song is well-known and is still played regularly on oldies radio stations.
In the decades since its release it has been covered by a number of artists. The Etta James version is perhaps the most famous, and is known to be performed at weddings and wedding receptions because of its romantic lyrics and sweeping orchestration...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
19 - Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA;
20 - Bobby Callis ('64) of WV;
22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;
23 - Richard Prince ('57);
24 - Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
February 17, 1944 - The Battle of Eniwetok Atoll began. The battle ended in an American victory on February 22.
February 17, 1944 - Operation Hailstone began. U.S. naval air, surface, and submarine attacked against Truk (Chuuk), Japan's main base in the central Pacific, in support of the Eniwetok invasion.
THIS DAY IN 1962:
Saturday, February 17, 1962 - Musician David McComb (The Triffids) was born in Perth, Western Australia. He died on 02 Feb 1999 in Melbourne, Victoria fifteen days before his 37th birthday "due to heroin toxicity and mild acute rejection of his 1996 heart transplant."
Saturday, February 17, 1962 - Actor Lou Diamond Phillips was born Lou Diamond Upchurch in Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines.
Saturday, February 17, 1962 - Actor Joseph Kearns (b. 12 Feb 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah) ("Mr. Wilson" on the CBS television series Dennis the Menace) died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Los Angeles, California five days after his 55th birthday .
Saturday, February 17, 1962 - Conductor Bruno Walter (b. Bruno Schlesinger on 15 Sept 1876 in Berlin, Germany) died of a heart attack in his home in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 85.
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/16/12 - "One last tear-jerker for today":
This is a great story about one of our nation's best, and it is a story about how America rises to the top in caring for one of its own. Very touching, and a rewarding story to watch. Plus an old truck is restored to its former glory.
WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Dools!
Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
02/06/12 - "Just a Few Laughs (#9 in a Series of 11)":
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/16/12:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 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.|
2. Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at email@example.com or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
3. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 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, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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(21 June 1904 - 01 Mar 1959)
(24 Dec 1893 - 22 Sept 1981)
for the film, Orchestra Wives, 1941
Recorded by Etta
(25 Jan 1938 - 10 Jan 2012)
At last, my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
Oh, yeah, at last
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clovers
The night I looked at you
I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to rest my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known
Oh, yeah when you smile, you smile
Oh, and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
For you are mine
"At Last" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://d21c.com/dodgerdawg/A-F.html - 02/16/09
"At Last" lyrics courtesy of http://www.romantic-lyrics.com/atlast.shtml - 02/16/09
"Hugging Penguins" Image courtesy of http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedishrag/2005/11/ - 02/16/09
Animated Multi-colored Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 02/16/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated USMC flag 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
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
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