02/17/19 - 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 - At Last - Etta James
|"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) (d. 05/16/06) AND Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
23 - Richard Prince ('57) AND Tommy Payne ('63) of VA;
Many Happy Returns to You All!
200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|February 17, 1819 - The United States House of Representatives passed the Missouri Compromise for the first time.|
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|February 17, 1919 - The Ukrainian People's Republic asked Entente and the US for help fighting the Bolsheviks.|
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 1969:
|February 17, 1969 - Martial artist and politician David Douillet was born in Rouen, France.|
|“The grand essentials
to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and
something to hope for.”
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/17/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 02/17/19, 6:17 AM:
So. Soon the sun will slowly start its
rise. It tells us that it's time to come alive. It tells us not
to fear, for God is always near and on this day we never have to
frown. For SUNDAY MORNING is right now COMING DOWN.
Thank you, Jimmy!
From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 02/16/19:
BONUS FINISHED AT LAST CROCHET:
BONUS AT LAST KNIT INSTRUCTIONS (Get it? Finished at last? ):
Ashley Little's Blog- Bind-Off Basics: How to End Knitting a Scarf - "So you’ve reached the end of your very first scarf (yay!), but now you can’t figure how to end your knitting (ugh!). Learning how to end knitting a scarf could be as simple as binding off, and we’ll teach you a simple bind-off method in this post. But if you want to add a little something extra to your scarf, you can also end knitting a scarf with a few little embellishments like buttons, fringe or even a knitted edge. Before you toss that project across the room in frustration, let us help! We’ll walk you through the first step of binding off, then give you more ideas about how you can end knitting a scarf."
BONUS CAKE THAT DOESN'T LAST RECIPE:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com -
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/19
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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for the film, Orchestra Wives, 1941
Recorded by Etta
"At Last" midi courtesy of
Animated Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah 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
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA -
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
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