02/24/11 - NNHS Newsletter - The Rose
“O my luve is like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;”
- Robert Burns, 1794
(25 Jan 1758 - 21 July 1796)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme is being revisited from exactly three years ago today:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR6okRuOLc8 - The Rose - Bette Midler
|"The Rose" is a
song written by
and made famous by
Bette Midler, who performed it in the 1979
The Rose. Since then it has been covered by a variety of
"The Rose" is featured in the 1979 film of the same name, in which it was performed by Midler. The single peaked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the adult contemporary chart, and it was certified gold by the RIAA for over half a million copies sold. McBroom won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, although she was not nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Midler won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "The Rose".
There are two mixes of the song. The single mix features orchestration, while the version in the film (and on its soundtrack) includes an extended introduction while doing away with the orchestration in favor of piano-and-vocals only.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
27 - Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND Phil Hammond ('64) of UT AND My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;
28 - Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;
29 - Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;
01 - Alan Cohen ('57) AND Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA;!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
|THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:|
COOL SURPRISES COMING SOON:
1. From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/23/11:
2. From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND From Fred Field (June '45) of CA AND POSSIBLY From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 02/24/11:
c'mon - if I told you what they were, they wouldn't be surprises, would
Thank you, Gentlemen!
From Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA - 02/23/11 - "Life really boils down to 2 questions.":
Life really boils down to 2 questions...
1. Should I get a dog.....?
let you know I'm thinking of you today.
Cats are so dramatic!
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Marvin!
We never had an "inside" dog, but the second photograph reminded me of an incident which occurred (I think) in late 1976. The first three of our seven children (which, YES, we chose to have!) were then six, four, and two years old. Inside the shared bedroom of those three angelic little boys was a desk. Within a drawer of that desk, their incredibly naive parents had carelessly left a stamp pad refill fully loaded with permanent blue stamp pad ink. Heretofore the bedroom walls were blue - but not THAT blue. Neither was the desk, the floor, the photo album, the bedding, their clothes, their hair, their skin, their tongues - need I go on?!?
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/11 - "My Favorite Animal":
Our teacher asked us what our favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken."
She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right, because everyone else in the class laughed.
My parents told me to always be truthful and honest, and I am. Fried chicken is my favorite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA.
He said they love animals very much. I do, too.
Especially chicken, pork and beef. Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal's office. I told him what happened, and he laughed, too. Then he told me not to do it again.
The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was.
I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, just like she'd asked the other children.
So I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken.
She sent me back to the principal's office again. He laughed, and told me not to do it again. I don't understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn't like it when I am.
Today, my teacher asked us to tell her what famous person we
GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 02/23/11 - "Elvis Loved Blackwoods! Read!! Any doubt now! NO!!!!!!!!!":
This isn't really what Glenn sent me, but the link which corresponded to
that attachment was problematical, and this is as close as I could find
to the heart of the subject:
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/11 - "A Ragu recipe from Joyce Cahoon":
Really easy +, 1 pot +, Quick + = What's not to like!!!!! LOL
I personalized it, of course: a few hot pepper flakes, a little chopped onion, small amount of garlic powder, oregano, a little salt and pepper, some red wine and of course extra cheese!!! Brown some garlic bread, add a little salad.....
SKILLET PASTA & BEEF DINNER
Save any leftovers, then send to school heated and stored in a thermos for a warm lunchtime treat.
Nutrition Information per servingCalories 550, Calories From Fat 150, Total Fat 17g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 95mg, Sodium 1120mg, Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 12g, Protein 41g, Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 20%, Iron 30%
Preparation time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 25 Minutes
Cost per recipe*: $7.88
Cost per serving*: $1.97
*Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.
|YUM-YUM! Thanks, Joyce!|
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 02/23/11 - "A Cow, an Ant, and an Old Coot":
A Cow, an Ant, and an Old
From http://www.selfgrowth.com - 02/23/11 - "An Article on Life's Struggles":
Life Work for You
By William Constantine
There is an old
adage, "Life is what you make it," and I couldn't agree more. Life
doesn't need to be so complex; in fact, it can be easy and stress free!
Sounds, too good to be true, right?
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/23/11:
|A man was checking into a
hotel when he saw a golden retriever sitting on a rug near the hotel
elevator. Talking to the man behind the desk, he asked, "Does your dog
The attendant said, "No,
he doesn't." But as the man let his hand down to pat the dog, it bit his
hand and held on so tightly that the man had to throw him across the
The attendant simply answered, "My friend, that is NOT my dog."
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on
the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson
Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is
not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit
2 . Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 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.
3. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (email@example.com - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
4. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
5. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News. Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1966
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Words and Lyrics by Amanda McBroom (b. 09 Aug 1947), 1979
Midler (b. 01 Dec 1945)
Some say love,
it is a river that drowns the tender reed.
Some say love,
it is a razor that leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love,
it is a hunger, an endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
and you it's only seed.
It's the heart, afraid of breaking,
that never learns to dance.
It's the dream, afraid of waking,
that never takes a chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
who cannot seem to give.
And the soul, afraid of dyin',
that never learns to live.
When the night has been too lonely,
and the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
far beneath the bitter snows,
Lies the seed, that with the sun's love,
in the spring becomes The Rose.
"The Rose" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/music/music.html - 02/23/08
Image of Red Rose courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to find that information at the moment.....
Red Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of well, I just don't know - but it's been in my files since 02/01/05
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
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