03/02/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Unchained Melody
“What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that
George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is one of my favorite songs. Really. Really, really.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JckrStimeDQ - Unchained Melody - Todd Duncan, 1955 (original movie version)
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NVrfgMHXE0 - Unchained Melody - Les Baxter Orchestra, 1955
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrK5u5W8afc - Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers, live
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiiyq2xrSI0 - Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers, better audio quality
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YQhmSsEST4 - Unchained Melody - Susan Boyle, 2011 - WOWZERS!
|"Unchained Melody" is a 1955 song with music by
Alex North and lyrics by
Zaret. It has become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th
century, by some estimates having spawned over 500 versions in hundreds
of different languages.
In 1955, Alex North used the music as a theme for the prison film Unchained, hence the name. Todd Duncan sang the vocals for the film soundtrack. Les Baxter (Capitol Records catalog number 3055), released an instrumental version which reached #2. Then song recordings were released by Al Hibbler (Decca Records #29441) reaching #3 on the Billboard charts, Jimmy Young which hit #1 in the United Kingdom, and Roy Hamilton (Epic Records no. 9102) reaching #1 on the R&B Best Sellers list and #6 on the pop chart. Hundreds of other recordings followed.
In 1955, Alex North and lyricist Hy Zaret were contracted to write a song as a theme for the obscure prison film Unchained, and their song eventually became known as the "Unchained Melody". The song does not actually include the word "unchained", and songwriter Zaret chose instead to focus his lyrics on someone who pines for a lover he has not seen in a "long, lonely time". The 1955 film centers around a man who contemplates either escaping from prison to live life on the run, or completing his sentence and returning to his wife and family.
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jerry Seay ('63) of VA AND Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 - The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal)(deceased - 04/19/05) AND Roland McCoy (June '45) of VA;
05 - Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA;
07 - Shirley Eanes Matthews of VA ('66);
08 - The late Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs (June '38)(deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of Steve Burns ('65) of MN;
09 - Patrick Burke ('57) ANDBobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
|THIS DAY IN WWII:|
|March 02, 1941 - The first German military units entered
Bulgaria after it joined the
March 02, 1943 - Battle of the Bismarck Sea – United States and Australian forces sank Japanese convoy ships.
DAY IN 1964:
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/01/14 - "Something for your spare time - constitution & government":
|Something for your spare
time - constitution & government
Interesting survey and if the results are true, it is no wonder that our country is in major trouble. I might also add that most of the questions are more likely described as American History, rather than true Constitutional knowledge. That might explain why 55% of college professors didn't do so well. That being said, my score was 84.85% and two of the five that I missed, I would not have missed if given the opportunity to correct my answer. I taught American History and American Civics/Government so I should have done well, but that was a long, long time ago too, as it was 1979. I think all of us should maintain our knowledge of the Constitution in order to keep legislators, Governors, and Presidents honest, but that is just me. Thus, many legislators, governors and presidents have been elected that shouldn't have been, or impeached once we, as citizens, realized their ignorance or political agendas. Political agendas are usually based on poor knowledge, but sometimes on pure evil!
|This will test your knowledge of
Constitutional Literacy - hope you do better than college professors!!!!
This test is not an easy one.
The web site reports that college professors average about 55%.
The average American 49%.
Take your time and see how you measure up.
Thank you, Haul Party! I topped the professors, but I still scored a failing grade: I answered 24 out of 33 correctly — 72.73 %: I missed at least three because I thought they were trick questions, and they were not.
|I answered 24 out of 33
correctly — 72.73 %: I missed three "easy" ones because they were easy.
Thanks, Nathaniel! It would seem that having an I.Q. of 160 plus an enquiring mind seems to help!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/01/14 - "Enjoy this one and show it to your kids and grandkids...":
|A good one to show your grand
This is in HD, 3D. I hope your computer can view it that way. Turn on the sound. 4 minutes long.
ONE OF THE BEST VIDEOS EVER!
The Ocean as you have never seen it......
WOWZERS! Thank you, Wayne!
From Me ('65) of NC - 03/01/14 - "Classic Food Pyramid":
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#14 in a Series of 37)":
Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....
Snow in Russia
Now THIS is winter!
YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/19/14 - "LAUGHS FOR THE DAY (#7 in a Series of 16)":
...These should be some fun.
GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 02/24/14 - "Who says men can't decorate? (#4 in a Series of 10)":
Who says men can't decorate?
They can decorate very well!
SO COOL! Thanks, Ruthie!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/01/14 - "Modern Gadgets (#1 in a Series of 15)":
|WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!|
BONUS CROCHET CLOCK PATTERNS (as
in "time goes by..."):
http://postcardy.blogspot.com/2009/07/vintage-thingies-thursday-time-rolls-on.html - Vintage Clock Potholder - "... This potholder pattern would probably be easier than most crochet patterns because the clock potholder is basically a circle with embroidered numerals and hands..."
http://www.crochetme.com/media/p/125839.aspx - Sharon Zientara's Fleur de Temps Clock - "If you must keep track of time in the yarn room, do it with this elegant crocheted clock."
http://www.tapestrycrochet.com/blog/?p=316 - It's About Time Clock - "Tight tapestry crochet stitches with J&P Coats Crochet Nylon produces a very sturdy fabric – perfect for this clock face from the August 2009 issue of Crochet World. Tapestry crocheting with nylon is hard on the hands, but much easier with a hook with a handle."
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/home-decor/crochet-wall-clock/6316 - Nat King's Crocheted Wall Clock - The pattern is yours for $5.50.
http://www.homedit.com/10-diy-lace-wall-clocks/ - Lace Wall Clocks - transforming doilies, even plastic ones, into clocks
BONUS FASTEST RECIPES EVER (as in "time can do so much..."):
|http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jul/19/easy-quick-recipes - The 100 Easiest, Fastest Recipes Ever - "To celebrate our 100th issue, we asked top chefs, foodies and cookery writers for their all-time quickest and simplest summer dishes."|
Three visitors to
London climb up the tower that houses Big Ben and decide to have a
contest. They're going to throw their watches off the top, run down the
stairs and try to catch the watches before they hit the ground.
"How did you do that?"
asks one of his friends.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
March 6, 2014 - 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 friends in that year, go visit with them.
2. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 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. Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 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 friends in that year, go visit with them.
4. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or email@example.com, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Music by Alex North (04 Dec 1910 – 08 Sept 1991), 1955
Words by Hy Zaret (21 Aug 1907 – 02 July 2007), 1955
The Righteous Brothers, 1965
Oh, my love, my darling,
I've hungered for your touch a long, lonely time,
Time goes by so slowly and time can do so much.
Are you still mine?
I need your love, I need your love, God speed your love to me.
Lonely rivers flow to the sea, to the sea
To the open arms of the sea
Lonely rivers sigh, 'Wait for me, wait for me'
'I'll be coming home, wait for me!'
Are you still mine?
I need your love, I need your love, God speed your love to me
"Unchained Melody" midi courtesy of http://jansjoyousjungle.com/Midis1.html
"Unchained Melody" lyrics courtesy ofhttp://www.weddingvendors.com/music/lyrics/song-257.html
Cupids Divider Line courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 03/13/05
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
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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.
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of http://picsdigger.com/image/a935ccd3/ - 10/21/10
Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 05/15/08
Animated Sickly Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.allfreeclipart.com/smiley.html - 06/02/10
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
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