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02/17/17 - 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 Sandra Smith Overby ('63) 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 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;

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 


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 1967:

Friday, February 17, 1967 - WHAT?!? Surely you jest. Just nuffin'?


“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

- Joseph Addison
(01 May 1672 - 17 June 1719)


  From Me ('65) of NC - 01/22/17 - "Temperature Gauge, Fayetteville, NC, 01/01/17 to 02/14/17:

   I mentioned my growing dissatisfaction with the Temperature Gauge Afghan I'm crocheting this year. Wal, I made an egregious error (joining January 23 to January 22) which relieved me of my dilemma.

   As I was going to have to remove the joining rounds of a number of motifs to correct it, I knew in my heart I'd need to keep ripping, or I'd never be happy with it. Here's how it was shaping up just prior to that moment.
 

  
 
 
 
   As you can see, it was boring and destined only to become more so. Stay tuned. That major revamp is indeed coming.


 From Marc Snyder ('65) of NC - 02/10/17:

  Thanks, Marc!
 
 


    From Gene Moore ('67) of CA - 02/15/16:

   

EXACTAMUNDO! Thank you, Gene! I quite agree!

 

 
 


 From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 02/15/16:

  ALWAYS! Thank you, Catherine!
 
 


“Even if they had it in the streets, I wouldn't go.” -- On Mardi Gras.

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan
1974)


 
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.

WEBMISTRESS' NOTE: Scroll all the way down for a zombie surprise!


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 - 02/16/17:

Worried that his son was spending too much money on dates, a father asked the boy how much his last date had cost.

The son thought for a minute and then replied, "Oh, about $15 I think."

"Well," said the father, "I'm proud of you for finally coming up with an inexpensive evening."

"To be honest, Dad," the son went on, "we'd have spent more, but that was all the money she had."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 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. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: brendawilliams64.wixsite.com/nnhs1962 and CONTACT: brendawilliams64@gmail.com

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/19/17

BLOG:

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



   Y'all take good 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
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Animated Teddy Roosevelt with Gun (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 09/20/07

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket  - 05/23/16

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