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03/02/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Unchained Melody

What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are
joined... to strengthen each other... to be at one with each other in silent
unspeakable memories.”

- George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans)
(22 Nov 1819 - 22 Dec 1880)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This is one of my favorite songs. Really. Really, really.

BONUS #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szpGVAGcysw - Unchained Melody - Todd Duncan, 1955

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!   


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

"Unchained Melody" is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy 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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] Hundreds of other recordings followed.

It was the July 1965 version by The Righteous Brothers that became a jukebox standard for the late 20th century, regaining massive popularity when used in the 1990 blockbuster film Ghost.

In 1955, Alex North and lyricist Hy Zaret were contracted to write a song as a theme for the obscure prison film Unchained,[4] 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".[4] 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.[4]

With Todd Duncan singing the vocals,[2] the song was nominated for an Oscar in 1955, but the Best Song award went to the hit song "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing"...


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   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 The late       Roland McCoy (June '45) (deceased - 09 Jan 2015);

05 -   Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND   Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND   Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA;

07 -   Shirley Eanes Matthews ('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) AND       Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND   Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


200 YEARS AGO TODAY:

March 02, 1815 - Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the leaders of the Kingdom of Kandy.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

March 02, 1941 - The first German military units entered Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.

March 02, 1943 - Bulgaria signed the Tripartite Pact, allying itself with the Axis powers.

March 02, 1943 - Battle of the Bismarck Sea – United States and Australian forces sank Japanese convoy ships.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Tuesday, March 02, 1965 - The US and South Vietnamese Air Force began Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.

Tuesday, March 02, 1965 - Baseball player Ron Gant was born Ronald Edwin Gant in Victoria, Texas.

Tuesday, March 02, 1965 - Politician Lembit Öpik was born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland.


From My Friend, Roshana, of NC - 02/28/15:

“If we are serious about our discipleship, Jesus will eventually request each of us to do the very things which are most difficult for us to do.”

- Neal A. Maxwell
(
06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004
)


    Thanks so much, Roshana!


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 Jim Morrow ('65) of NE - 03/02/15 - "e-mail address and phone change":

My e-mail address has changed to _______________@_______.___ and my phone has changed to 402-___-____. Keep up the great work !!

Typhoons Forever !

J.J. Morrow, Class of “65”

   GOTCHA! Thanks, Jim! I have you switched now! Let me know if you'd like that published; otherwise I'll keep it private.


     From Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 03/01/15:

     WOWZERONI! What a treasure! Thanks so much, Steve! I've posted it in our archive:

     http://www.nnhs65.com/SITE-MAP.html

          http://www.nnhs65.com/wgh.html

 
 


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/01/15 - "GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT":

Glenn Dye presents an evening of Gospel Music.

SATURDAY,  MARCH  7th, 6:00 PM AT VICTORY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 518 DAVIS STREET, GRAND PRAIRIE, TX FEATURING AVA KASICH, MARY FAY JACKSON, AND LEGENDARY SINGER BARBARA FAIRCHILD. FREE ADMISSION. TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND COME AND BE BLESSED. CALL 972-602-8844

GLENN DYE

   EXCELLENT! Thanks so much, Glenn!


From My Friend, Patrick, of UT - 03/01/15:

        Thanks, Patrick!
 
 


From My Friend, Ellen, of MO - 03/01/15 - "Mounds Bars with Just 3 Ingredients":

  Mounds Bars with Just 3 Ingredients

Melted milk chocolate or dark chocolate
3 cups coconut flakes
1 cup condensed milk

Mix the shredded coconut with condensed milk, mold into oblong shape, add them to freezer for 20 minutes and then dip them in melted chocolate.

Stick Almonds in them and have Almond Joys Be creative!!!!

    OOOH! My fave! Thanks, Ellen!

 
 


“I have been laid up with intentional flu.”

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


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/14/15 - "This should change your mood ... (#8 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!

 
 


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/24/15 - "A Mix of Quotes (#4 in a Series of 10)":

  COOL! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


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 - 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.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."


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/01/15:

A husband went to the police station to file a "missing person" report for his missing wife. The following conversation took place.

Husband. I lost my wife, she went shopping and hasn't come back yet.

Policeman. What is her height?

Husband. I never checked.

Policeman. Slim or fat?

Husband. Not slim, not fat.

Policeman. Colour of eyes?

Husband. Never noticed.

Policeman. Colour of hair?

Husband. Changes according to season.

Policeman. What was she wearing?

Husband. Not sure whether it was a dress or a suit.

Policeman. Was she driving?

Husband. Yes.

Policeman. Colour of the car?

Husband. Black Audi A8 with supercharged 3.0 litre V6 engine generating 333 horse power teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. And it has full LED headlights, which use light emitting diodes for all light functions and has a very thin scratch on the front left door , and then the husband started crying.

Policeman. Don't worry sir, we will find your car.


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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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    
             


Unchained Melody

Music by Alex North (04 Dec 1910 – 08 Sept 1991), 1955

Words by Hy Zaret (21 Aug 1907 – 02 July 2007), 1955

Recorded by 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 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/06/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Unchained Melody" lyrics courtesy of http://www.weddingvendors.com/music/lyrics/song-257.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of 02/06/06
Thanks again, Dave!

"Longing", Painting by Noelle Holden, courtesy of http://sunny.moorparkcollege.edu/~review/2002/studentart.html - 03/01/06

Cupids Divider Line courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 03/13/05

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

Animated Navy Flag 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 

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!!
 

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 02/16/09

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