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03/02/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Unchained Melody

What greater thing is there for two human souls than 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 -  The late Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) (deceased - 26 May 2016);

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 - Pat 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 


300 YEARS AGO TODAY:

March 02, 1717 - The Loves of Mars and Venus was the first ballet performed in England.


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

March 02, 1867 - The U.S. Congress passed the first Reconstruction Act.


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

March 02, 1917 - The enactment of the Jones–Shafroth Act granted Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.


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 1967:

Thursday, March 02, 1967 - Author and critic José Martínez Ruiz (b. José Augusto Trinidad Martínez Ruiz on 08 June 1873 in Monovar, Alicante, Spain) died in Madrid, Spain at the age of 93.


From My Friend, Roshana, of NC (now of TX) - 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!


   From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 03/01/17 - "1920 Virginia State Championship Football Team - NNHS":

 

This is one that I have been saving for my dear friend, Carol - enjoy!

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, John Darlin'!

I've added this treasure to our Archive:

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

 
 


   From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 03/01/17:

High of 85 today with chance of flurries tomorrow and Saturday. Like I say, "If you don't like the weather here in Virginia, hang around and it will change."

Everyone have a great day and be safe.

      Thanks, Santa Jim!


From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 03/01/17 - "Interesting tidbit":

Interesting tidbit

The President-elect won the election with less than 40% of the popular vote but had the majority of electoral votes.

The Republican Party had put forth a candidate to win several crucial states that could swing the electoral college.

The election was a bitter one with the Democratic Party fractured between two candidates.

The incoming President received so many death threats that he chose to arrive in Washington in secrecy.

The security for the inauguration was the tightest ever with troops stationed on buildings throughout the day.

This was an unprecedented amount of protection for any President-elect.

Many members of Congress chose not to attend the inauguration ceremony.

Despite all this . . . Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as our 16th president on March 4, 1861.

    EXACTLY SO! Thanks, John!


“I have been laid up with intentional flu.”

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


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/27/17 - "Good Stuff (#2 in a Series of 19)":

 

GOOD STUFF, INDEED! 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/crochet-patterns/fleur-de-temps-clock - 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 - 03/01/17:

Teacher: "Class, in this final exam, everybody should get at least 75% marks."

Student: "We are all trying for 100%, sir!"

Teacher: "Are you being serious?"

Student: "Well, no, sir, but it was you who cracked a joke first."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: brendawilliams64.wixsite.com/nnhs1962 and CONTACT: brendawilliams64@gmail.com

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/19/17

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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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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!

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!

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!


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

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