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02/17/14 - NNHS Newsletter - At Last

“A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes.”

- Mark Twain
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Ummmm, at last I'm getting some things done.....

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q2rZb7E0EY - At Last - Etta James

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxqpALfYhtQ&NR=1 - At Last - Beyonce - Etta James - Fashion Rocks 2008 LIVE


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_Last:

"At Last" is a 1941 song written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren for the musical film 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 Ray Eberle and Pat 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 Chicago 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 blues singer Etta James in an arrangement that improvised on Warren's melody. James' version was the title track in the same-named album At Last! and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.[1]

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 - Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA AND    Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


PAGE HITS:

   Hit #134,500 was made probably on Sunday, February 16, 2014 by an unknown user.

http://www.nnhs65.com/page-hits.html


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 1964:

Monday, February 17, 1964 - In Wesberry v. Sanders the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that congressional districts have to be approximately equal in population.

Monday, February 17, 1964 - Gabonese president Leon M'ba was toppled by a coup and his rival, Jean-Hilaire Aubame, was installed in his place.

Monday, February 17, 1964 - Journalist Buster Olney was born Robert Stanbury Olney, III at Washington, D.C.


REQUEST:

From Philip Price - 02/16/14 - "Mother's memories":

My mother, Virginia Howard, and father James Wesley Howard lived in 305 Ferguson Park in 1944 through 1949 in Hornet Circle. Some of her friends were Dorothy and Charles Yost, who had a son named Chick. She was also friends with the Jackie Engle family.

Mother is age 93 and living in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She has four children; Glenn, Bobby Doyle, Rose, and Alice.

She has fond memories of Bill's Barbecue, picking up fish off the beach, baking rolls and ice tea with Brenda Facin. She recalls going to town on the bus with three children in tow. She recalls Leggett's, Anderson-Newcomb, and LaVogue stores. She remembers the Capital Restaurant downtown. The mothers all helped one another while the husbands and fathers were at work. The park was a wonderful place to gather. The landscaping was beautiful.

She would like to hear from anyone who remembers her. Her address is:
Virginia Howard
240 Westminister Street
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
 

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Phillip! I've posted your note on all the above hyperlinked places as well as here. Let's hope your mama hears from someone soon!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/01/14 - "Dogs (#16 in a Series of 26)":
 

 

Happy New Year to dog lovers everywhere!

     HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Dools!

 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/06/14 - "OLD CANS .... (#7 in a Series of 15)":

  OLD CANS!

He used to go to all the public functions...especially the picture theaters. And he always carried a sugar bag to collect empty bottles and cans. His name was... Albert (Tapper) Torney.

Everyone thought he was a bit eccentric and kids would tease and hassle him. Then it was discovered that he sold the empty bottles but only some of the cans.

After he died in 1998 (aged 86) his large collection of model cars made from aluminum cans was discovered.

This goes to prove..."you shouldn't judge a book by its cover" - or a sculptor by his sugar bag. Some of his collection ---- AMAZING!


   WOWZERS! Thanks, Jimmy!
 
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/10/14 - "Maxine on cold weather (#7 in a Series of 12)":

 
In light of more snow.  Thought you might enjoy these.  :) :)

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!

 
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#2 in a Series of 37)":

 
Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....

Snow in Russia

Now THIS is winter!

~BRRRRRRRRR~

   YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!

 
 


BONUS FINISHED AT LAST CROCHET:

http://www.redheadcrochet.com/crochet-hexagon-blanket-finished-at-last/ - Lilja Ţorsteinsdóttir's Hexagon Blanket - "I posted a sneak preview of my crochet hexagon blanket the other day. Lo and behold, it’s finished! I followed the Attic24 tutorial but had to improvise with the 1/2 and 1/3 hexagons I needed to make a square blanket. I didn’t like the way it looked with the crooked hexagon edges. I think I might make a separate post about how I did them and finished the edges, so if anyone else is having trouble it might help. I love the outcome, I think it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever crocheted. The colours are so pretty and the hexagons mix together in a fun way, I can’t keep my eyes of it." - She's right; the colors are GORGEOUS! The basic pattern can be found in the tutorial.


BONUS CAKE THAT DOESN'T LAST RECIPE:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/the-cake-that-doesnt-last/ -  Jenny Busch's The Cake That Doesn't Last - "This is a very moist, and delicious pineapple banana nut cake. I've had this recipe for about 20 years and no one ever turns it down."


FINALLY:

From LadyHawke's Weekly Jokes - 02/02/14:

"Doctors' Notes"

Doctors were told to contribute to the construction of a new wing at the hospital. What did they do?

The allergists voted to scratch it.

The dermatologists preferred no rash moves.

The gastroenterologists had a gut feeling about it.

The neurologists thought the administration had a lot of nerve.

The obstetricians stated they were laboring under a misconception.

The ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted.

The orthopedists issued a joint resolution.

The pathologists yelled, "over my dead body!"

The pediatricians said, "grow up."

The proctologists said, "we are in arrears."

The psychiatrists thought it was madness.

The surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.

The radiologists could see right through it.

The internists thought it was a hard pill to swallow.

The plastic surgeons said, "this puts a whole new face on the matter."

The podiatrists thought it was a big step forward.

The urologists felt the scheme wouldn't hold water.

The cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. 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.  

2. 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.

3. 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 hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/13/14

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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At Last

Written by Mack Gordon
(21 June 1904 - 01 Mar 1959)

and

Harry Warren
(24 Dec 1893 - 22 Sept 1981)

for the film, Orchestra Wives, 1941

Recorded by Etta James, 1960
(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


"At Last" midi courtesy of 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

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated USMC Flag 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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06

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!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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