02/17/17 - 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!
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.”
From Me ('65) of NC - 01/22/17 - "Temperature Gauge, Fayetteville, NC, 01/01/17 to 02/14/17:
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:
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.
BONUS FINISHED AT LAST CROCHET:
BONUS CAKE THAT DOESN'T LAST RECIPE:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/16/17:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/19/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
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
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
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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