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02/23/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
I Dreamed a Dream

Dreams can disappear - poof, just like that. Where do those dreams go?
Are they floating out there with no place to land - songs not sung,
dances not danced, all those dreams that will never come true?

- Marjorie Klein, Test Pattern, 2000, p. 204

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is one of my favorite songs.  Yes, I know I say that all the time, but that's only because... it's so true.  And this really is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite musicals, "Les Miz."

BONUS #1 - I Dreamed a Dream - Ruthie Henshall - (10th Anniversary), 1995

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0I7M_I1Fp0 - I Dreamed a Dream - Susan Boyle - Official Britain's Got Talent 2009

BONUS #3 - I Dreamed a Dream -  Anne Hathaway

   Of course it makes me cry and sob and weep and wail, but isn't that the true test of whether or not a song has touched your heart??

   Oh no, wait a minute.  I forgot.  I never cry; everybody knows that.....



From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Day_More_(song)#One_Day_More:

"I Dreamed a Dream" is a solo sung by Fantine during the first act and the play's most famous number. Most of the music is soft and melancholy, but towards the end becomes louder and taut with frustration and anguish; as she cries aloud about the wretched state of her life and her unfair mistreatment.

Some notable musical connections with this song include:

  • "I Dreamed a Dream" starts in E Major, then E Minor, then F Major — "On My Own" starts in D Major, moving to B Major, and ending in F Major.
  • "I Dreamed a Dream,” outlines unfairness and woe in Fantine's life, the second half dedicated to her former male partner, who deserted her after the conception of Cosette. In "On My Own," Éponine outlines her desire to be with the character Marius, and (similarly to Fantine), dreams and imagines him by her side.
  • Near the one-minute mark (slightly after in "I Dreamed a Dream"), the final key signature change is made and the music and singing grows louder and more intense, as is done in "On My Own.

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

"I Dreamed a Dream" is a song from the musical Les Misérables.[1] It is a solo that is sung by the character Fantine during the first act. The music is by Claude-Michel Schönberg, with orchestrations by John Cameron. The English lyrics are by Herbert Kretzmer, based on the original French libretto by Alain Boublil from the original French production.

The song is a lament, sung by the anguished, dying Fantine, who has just been fired from her job at the factory and thrown onto the streets. She thinks back to happier days and wonders at all that has gone wrong in her life.

In the original Musical, the song occurs after Fantine has been fired, and before Lovely Ladies. In the film adaptation, these two musical numbers were swapped around, to place dramatic emphasis on Fantine's depressing descent into prostitution.



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Richard Prince ('57) AND Tommy Payne ('63) of VA!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA AND    Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:
25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57)
AND the President of the Class of 1965,     Joe Wingo of NC;

27 -     Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND       Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND   My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;

28 -  Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;

29 - What WOULD Be a Happy Leap Year Day Birthday to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;

01 - Alan Cohen ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

February 23, 1941 - Plutonium was first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.

February 23, 1942 - Japanese submarines fired artillery shells at the California coastline near Santa Barbara.

February 23, 1943 - Greek Resistance: The United Panhellenic Organization of Youth was founded is Greece.

February 23, 1944 - The Soviet Union began the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia.

February 23, 1945 - During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a commonly forgotten U.S. Navy Corpsman, reached the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and were photographed raising the American flag.

February 23, 1945 - The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, freed the captives of the Los Bańos internment camp.

February 23, 1945 - The capital of the Philippines, Manila, was liberated by combined Filipino and American forces. 

February 23, 1945 - Capitulation of German garrison in Poznań: The city was liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.

February 23, 1945 - The German town of Pforzheim was completely destroyed in a raid by 379 British bombers.


TODAY IN 1965:

Tuesday, February 23, 1965 - Businessman and founder of Dell Michael Dell was born Michael Saul Dell in Houston, Texas.

Tuesday, February 23, 1965 - Ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem was born in Paris, France.

Tuesday, February 23, 1965 - Additional Commissioner of the Mumbai Police Ashok Kamte was born in India. On 26 Nov 2008 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, he was killed by terrorist bullets,while in action during the 2008 Mumbai attacks.[1  He was 42 years old.

Tuesday, February 23, 1965 - Tennis player Helena Suková was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Tuesday, February 23, 1965 - Actor and director Stan Laurel (b. Arthur Stanley Jefferson on 16 June 1890 in Ulverston, Lancashire, England) died in Santa Monica, California. at the age of 74.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/22/15:

“Our homes are to be more than sanctuaries; they should also be places where God's Spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns and peace dwells.”

- Thomas S. Monson
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

   Thank you, Susan!


REQUEST:

  From Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 02/14/15 - "Information for the Letter":


Is there any Typhoon alumnus out there that likes to work on classic cars? I have a 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible that needs some engine work. It’s on my bucket list to get it going by June so I can cruise Buckroe Beach in style. If you have the time and knowledge call or text me at 757-788-9713 or email me at jimwkr@hotmail.com. Thanks.
 

Jimmy Walker

NNHS Class of 1962

   COOL! Certainly, Jimmy! I'll keep running this until one of us hears from someone!  

  "Anyone? Anyone?"  


       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 02/22/15 - "Lady Gaga's Tribute to The Sound of Music":

Mama, have you seen the video of Lady Gaga's performance at the Oscars?

http://oscar.go.com/video/oscar-music-moments/_m_VDKA0_x67787nx?cid=google_rapidvod_oscars_2015

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Adrienne! What a fabulous performance! Her years of classical training certainly served her well!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/21/15 - "Retirees":

Ramblings of a Retired Mind

I found this timely, because today I was in a store that sells sunglasses, and only sunglasses. A young lady walked over to me and asked, "What brings you in today?"

I looked at her, and said, I'm interested in buying a refrigerator. She didn't quite know how to respond. Am I getting to be that age?

I was thinking about how a status symbol of today is those cell phones that everyone has clipped onto their belt or purse. I can't afford one. So I'm wearing my garage door opener.

I also made a cover for my hearing aid and now I have what they call "blue teeth," I think.

You know, I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people didn't like me anyway.

I was thinking that women should put pictures of missing husbands on beer cans!

I was thinking about old age and decided that old age is when you still have something on the ball but you are just too tired to bounce it.

I thought about making a fitness movie for folks my age and call it 'Pumping Rust'.

I've gotten that dreaded furniture disease. That's when your chest is falling into your drawers!

When people see a cat's litter box they always say, 'Oh, do you have a cat?' Just once I want to say, 'No, it's for company!'

Employment application blanks always ask who is to be called in case of an emergency. I think you should write, "An ambulance."

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older. Then it dawned on me. They were cramming for their finals.

Birds of a feather flock together . . . .and then crap on your car.

The older you get the tougher it is to lose weight because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL.

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble..

Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words 'The' and 'IRS' together it spells 'Theirs...'

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Some people try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

HA! Being young is beautiful but being old is comfortable.

Lord, Keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.
 
       Thanks, Dools!


    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 02/21/15:

     Thank you, Sandi!
 
 


  From Margaret Elmore Tolly ('58) of VA - 02/21/15:

     Thanks, Margaret!
 
 


      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 02/21/15:

  OH, ABSOLUTELY!  Thanks, Jean!
 
 


“Let's have some new clichés.”

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


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 01/16/15 - "Old Age (#3 in a series of 9)":

 

Senior Humor - Old age looks like a lot of fun, can hardly wait to get there.... SAID NO ONE EVER!!!!!


  If you know anyone who is old, these would be fun to share. Believe me, I'm not sending them to you because you're old.

   WILD GIGGLES! Thank you, Ruthie!

 
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/14/15 - "This should change your mood ... (#1 in a series of 18)" :

  No matter how GRUMPY you may be right now ~ this should change your mood,

Have a great Day. Laugh, and then sing “It's a Beautiful Day" even when it's not.

"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."

      AWW! Thank you, Joan!

 
 


BONUS DREAMY CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2485.pdf - Trish Kristoffersen's Dreamy Throw - "This classically designed throw is crocheted in panels so it’s easy to take with you and keep your fingers busy wherever you may go. The interesting shell stitch patterning forms lacy elegant diamonds."

http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/WR1829.pdf - Katherine Eng's Dreamy Quilt Throw

http://hancock.lionbrand.com/patterns/90425AD.html - Dreamy Lace Baby Throw - "Add a classic touch to your nursery or child's room with this lace throw."


BONUS CREAMY DREAMY DESSERT RECIPES:

http://www.tablespoon.com/recipe-collections/creamy-dessert-recipes/ - "Sometimes you just have to dial up the decadence. This sweets menu takes indulgence to new heights: the creamiest, richest, most velvety desserts of all time."


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/22/15:

During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.

"Well," said the Director, "We fill up a bathtub; we then offer a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub."

"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No." said the Director, "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"


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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/18/15

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
 


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I Dreamed a Dream

From Les Misérables: Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg (b. 06 July 1944); French libretto by Alain Boublil (b. 1941), 1980
English lyrics by
Herbert Kretzmer (b. 05 Oct 1925), 1985.

 

There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dream he'll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.


"I Dreamed a Dream" midi courtesy of http://www.elite.net/~gurpal/movie1.htm - 02/22/08

"I Dreamed a Dream" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/lesmiserables/idreamedadream.htm - 02/22/08

Dreaming Image courtesy of http://www.painetworks.com/index024.html - 03/22/07

Peach Zigzag Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars26.html - 11/28/05

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

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!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05

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