02/17/15 - NNHS Newsletter - At Last
“A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes.”
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
|"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 toThe late Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Janice Clark Palmer ('63) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;
23 - Richard Prince ('57) AND Tommy Payne ('63) of VA;
Many Happy Returns to You All!
150 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|February 17, 1865 - American Civil War: Columbia, South Carolina, was burned as Confederate forces retreated from advancing Union forces.|
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 1965:
|Wednesday, February 17, 1965 - Project Ranger: The Ranger 8 probe launched on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis or the "Sea of Tranquility" would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.|
|“The grand essentials
to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and
something to hope for.”
From Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 02/14/15 - "Information for the Letter":
From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA -02/16/15:
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/16/15:
|“Even if they had it
in the streets, I wouldn't go.” -- On Mardi Gras.
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/23/15 - "20 Weird Facts I'll Bet You Didn't Know (#17 in a series of 20)":
Believe it or not, I actually knew some of these facts!
WOWZERS! Thank you, Haul Party!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI (soon to be VA) - 01/30/15 - "Priceless Pets (#17 in a series of 22)":
“Jus’ chillin’ wiv ma home boy.”
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 http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/16/15:
A man and a woman were involved in a terrible car wreck. Both of their vehicles were completely destroyed, but fortunately, no one was hurt.
Thankful, the woman says to the man in a flirting tone, "We're both okay, we should celebrate."
So the woman got a bottle of wine out of the trunk of the smashed car, and handed it to the man with a smile.
The man, almost forgetting about the accident, took a really big drink, and handed the bottle to the woman.
The woman closed the bottle and put it away.
The man asked, "Aren't you going to take a drink?"
The woman replied, "No, I'll celebrate after the cops leave."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 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.|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/16/15
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Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
(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://d21c.com/dodgerdawg/A-F.html- 02/16/09
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy ofSarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
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
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
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