03/05/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Uninvited
“I hope, as no unwelcome guest,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's 1999 Newsletter theme is being revisited from exactly three years ago today:
BONUS - http://youtube.com/watch?v=FjTB6EG3xGo - Alanis Morissette
If you were looking for a sixties connection, how's this? One of my very favorite movies is a ghost story entitled, The Uninvited (1944) ***. It starred Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, and the lovely Gail Russell. Gail Russell, born September 21, 1924, died of a heart attack (induced by alcohol abuse) on August 27, 1961. There ya go.
|"Uninvited" is a song written and recorded by
Morissette, and co-produced by Morissette and
Rob Cavallo for
the soundtrack of the 1998 film
City of Angels (see
City of Angels: Music from the Motion Picture). Morissette's first
new recording since her international debut album
Pill (1995), it was released as a
single from the album in March 1998 (see
1998 in music).
The song, which was prominently featured in the film's
trailer, is driven by four piano notes and builds to an instrumental
Although never officially released as a single to retail outlets, it became a hit for Morissette. "Uninvited" was Morissette's fourth number-one single on the U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream chart and it reached the top five on the Adult Top 40 and the top 40 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Its success was largely because of fans who anxiously anticipated Morissette's new album, which was finally released in November 1998. "Uninvited" was not included on that album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, but a demo version was included on the Australian release and the UK CD single for "Thank U". Morissette's compilation album Alanis Morissette: The Collection (2005) was her first album to include the song in its original studio format; she had performed an acoustic version of the song during her 1999 MTV Unplugged appearance, which was released on the album Alanis Unplugged.
"Uninvited" was nominated for three 1999 Grammy Awards: "Best Female Rock Vocal Performance", "Best Rock Song" and "Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television". It won in the former two categories, and it also won an ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for "Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures". It received a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Original Song - Motion Picture". No music video accompanied the single's release, but two videos of performances of "Uninvited" were released: one on the Morissette CD/DVD release Feast on Scraps (2002), and another on the 2005 extended cut of VH1 Storytellers: Alanis Morissette. This performance of "Uninvited" was not included in the original Storytellers broadcast in 1999.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA;
08 - Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs ('38) of VA - 1921 (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)
Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA
Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA;
10 - Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA;
11 - Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
|THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:|
From Alice Fowler Edwards ('64) of VA - 03/03/11 - "Roy Rogers":
Enjoyed reading about the Roy Rogers museum, although sad that it closed. I remember in the 90s while I was working for the Army I was in California on business and happened to stop by the museum. I had the whole thing to myself for about 1 1/2 hours and enjoyed spending time with old friends: Trigger, Buttermilk, Bullet, Nellybelle and all the memorabilia of my (and all your) childhoods. As I was leaving, who should show up but ROY HIMSELF!! As you can tell by the picture, I was so excited and reverted to a six year old! He was so gracious and kind, kissed me on the cheek and has an associate take our picture, which I treasure even now. Happy trails to all my NNHS friends. Thanks for the memories!!
Alice Fowler Edwards
Thanks so much, Alice! I remembered your super wonderful story and your image with Roy as I was posting that item, and had I not been such an emotional wreck as I was compiling that Newsletter, I might actually have been able to have linked it at that time, but - alas, I was hanging on by a slender thread:
I don't think I caught the part about The Kiss on the Cheek during your first telling!
OH, BLUSHING WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!
From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 03/04/11 - "Is this for real?":
From the 03-01-11 Newsletter:
Is this supposed to say "fiends" and be a jolly joke, or do some people enjoy visiting fiends?
1. 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 with them.
Either way, I enjoyed it. You know how easily amused I am.
ARGHHH!!! Another of my legendary typos! And just how many weeks and months do you suppose that announcement has been running that way?!? I'm not even going to go back and look. It's just too horrible.
Thanks, Eleanor! I'm glad you were amused. Hey, I have a great idea! Why don't you get up bright and early on Thursday, April 7 and run up to Newport News and have a look-see?!? You could report back whether or not there are actual fiends mingling with all those Typhoons!
From My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL - 03/04/11 - " Andrew (Harty - Collinsville HS, IL - '10 - of IL - currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Frankfurt, Germany)":
Here's a photograph Andrew sent us from
Speyer, Germany where
he's currently serving.
OH, WOW! Thanks, Miss Mary!
|Elder Harty and Elder Goodrich|
From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 03/04/11 - "The Covert Letter":
|Failing to Read Tea Leaves, Maryland Touts Gay
Marriage, Marijuana, Gun Control
Posted: 03 Mar 2011 03:59 PM PST
"Half Scalp" Raleigh Boaze morphs into native American character to tell tales.
Raleigh Boaze Changing law took more than long rifle and tomahawk.
Folks are bitter and
I’m one of the restless citizens. We keep clinging to our guns and our
religion plus “antipathy to people who aren’t like (us)…” to paraphrase
former candidate Barack Hussein Obama. That’s just the way we are and
with good reason, Maryland’s leadership forgot to read the November tea
Thank you, Harry - and Norm!
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 03/03/11 - "Cats....With Thumbs":
This should make you smile or even laugh
|OH, how delicious! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/04/11 - "Lessons of History":
|Lessons of History
Lessons of History could be contained
in four short paragraphs which were written below, and permission
granted for anyone to utilize as desired. They are:
Thank you so very much, Bill! And in a similar vein.....
From My Daughter, Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of IL) - 03/04/11 - "today":
|... I just read a nice
little thing: "If you want a rainbow, you must first put up with the
Thank you so much, Baby Girl!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/04/11 - "Inner Peace":
Inner Peace: This is so true.
If you can start the day without
And you thought I was
going to get all spiritual.
|Wal, yeah, I DID rather think we were headed that way! Thanks, Joyce!|
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/04/11:
|A student comes to a young professor's office hours. She glances
down the hall, closes his door, and kneels pleadingly.
"I would do anything to pass this exam," she says. She leans closer to him, flips back her hair, and gazes meaningfully into his eyes. "I mean," she whispers, "I would do anything..."
He returns her gaze, "Anything?"
His voice softens, "Anything?"
"Anything," she repeats again.
His voice turns to a whisper. "Would you ... study?"
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Thursday, April 7, 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 friends 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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==============================================Carol Buckley Harty
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Written by Alanis Morissette (b. 01 June 1974), 1999
"Uninvited" lyrics courtesy
Herb Leonhard's "Uninvited" Painting courtesy of http://www.herbleonhard.com/Alanis/Alanis.html - 03/05/08
Gold and Roses Divider Lines
probably courtesy of
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
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!!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
OOPS! Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08