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03/02/19 - 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 - Unchained Melody - Todd Duncan, 1955

BONUS #2 - Unchained Melody - Les Baxter Orchestra, 1955

BONUS #3 - Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers, live

BONUS #4 - Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers, better audio quality

BONUS #5 - 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) (d. 04/19/05) AND     the late Roland McCoy (June '45) (d. 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) (d. 05/26/16);

08 -   The late Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs (June '38) (d. 07/04/07) - also Mother of   Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND the late Doris Harris Burns ('38) (d. 08/14/18)  - 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!


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

March 02, 1919 - The first Communist International met in Moscow.


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 1969:

March 02, 1969 - In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde was conducted.


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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/02/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


From Margaret Kailos Lee ('67) of NC - 02/26/19:

    Thanks, Margaret!
 
 


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 02/27/19:

    Thanks, Jane!
 
 


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 03/01/19:

   Thanks, Domi!
 
 


“I have been laid up with intentional flu.”

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


BONUS CROCHET CLOCK PATTERNS (as in "time goes by..."):

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..."

Fleur de Temps Clock - "If you must keep track of time in the yarn room, do it with this elegant crocheted clock."

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."

Lace Wall Clocks - transforming doilies, even plastic ones, into clocks


BONUS KNIT ON THE GO PATTERNS (as in "time goes by..."):

Audrey Huggett's Knit On The Go: 17 Easy Knitting Patterns - "I love to knit on the go. I know that might be a strange thing to say; most people think of knitting as something you do while sitting in a rocking chair, next to a merrily crackling fire, with a cat on a your lap, when in reality none of those things are necessary, except the needles and the yarn. In fact, I find that I’m able to get a stunning amount of knitting done when sitting in the car or train while traveling to visit family and friends. Long trips are especially handy for the knitter, since there aren’t many other things you can do for hours at a time. During those hours spent in the car, traveling to far-off places, you can get a surprising amount of knitting done. Whether you’re working on a pattern for mittens or a scarf, the time passes more quickly and enjoyably when you’re working on those stitches. These patterns are perfect for the on-the-go knitter who needs an easy knitting pattern that doesn’t require a lot of her attention. You can easily pick up and put down these projects without losing your place or forgetting which decrease round you were on."


BONUS FASTEST RECIPES EVER (as in "time can do so much..."):

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 - 03/01/19:

A daughter asked her mother, “What are character qualities that I should look for in a marriage partner? You know, for someone that I will be spending eternity with."

The mother replied, ”Go ask your father, he did better than I did.”


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -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. Friday, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/19

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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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 clip art 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

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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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