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03/05/20 - NNHS Newsletter - The Zoo

At 11:30 at night, there is probably no more
exciting place in the world than Times Square.

- James Goldston

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

     Oh, looky. It's another Scorpions song! And it's all about New Yawk City!! Now that's a win-win! 

BONUS - The Zoo - Scorpions, Live


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Zoo_%28Scorpions_song%29

"The Zoo" is a song by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, written by band members Rudolf Schenker (guitar) and Klaus Meine (vocals). It first appeared on the band's 1980 album Animal Magnetism.The song has been featured on a few of Scorpions "Best-Of" compilations, including Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years, Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions, the box set Box of Scorpions and a re-recorded version for the Comeblack album. The song was released as a single in 1980 but had limited chart success, peaking at #75 in the UK.

Although the song performed poorly on the charts, it is a critically acclaimed heavy metal song. One critic notes "The Zoo" is both "ominously slow and melodically accessible," with a key element being the "Berlin burlesque vocal melody."[1] Schenker wrote much of the song's music during the band's first tour of the United States in 1979. When Meine first heard Schenker's riff, it reminded him of the band's earlier visit to a street in New York City, which was humorously called a "zoo."[1] Meine later composed the song's lyrics, which contain references to city streets - most notably, New York's 42nd Street.


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:

07 -  The late Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) (d. 26 May 2016);

08 -   The late Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs (June '38) (d. 04 July 2007) - also Mother of   Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND the late Doris Harris Burns ('38) (d. 14 Aug 2018) - also Mother of Steve Burns ('65) of MN;

09 - The late Pat Burke ('57) (d. 14 Jan 2020) AND  Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND  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 AND Betty Ames Burton ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


 

THIS DAY IN WWII:

March 05, 1933 - Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party received 43.9% at the Reichstag elections. This later allowed the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.

March 05, 1940 - Members of Soviet politburo signed an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre.

March 05, 1942 - The United States Navy Seabees were established.

March 05, 1943 - The first flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.

March 05, 1943 - Germany called fifteen and sixteen year olds for military service due to war losses.

March 05, 1944 - The Red Army began the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.


THIS DAY IN 1970:

March 05, 1970 - The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons went into effect after ratification by 43 nations.

March 05, 1970 - Basketball player and coach Mike Brown was born Michael Burton Brown in Columbus, Ohio.

March 05, 1970 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer John Frusciante was born John Anthony Frusciante in Queens, New York.

March 05, 1970 - Illustrator Yuu Watase (渡瀬 悠宇) was born in Kishiwada, Osaka, Japan.


“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”

- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955
)



From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/17/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


From David Atkins of MA - 03/04/20, 10:16 PM - "  Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of MA":

  No medical update tonight, but I wanted to share how excited my mom would be to see...SHE WAS ELECTED to our town Democratic committee yesterday with close to 2000 votes:

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, David! I see you did rather well yourself!

 
 


   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 03/04/18:

   BOY HOWDY! Thank you, Jean!
 
 


 From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/04/18:

   Thanks, Joyce!
 
 


“Let's bring it up to date with some snappy nineteenth century dialogue.”

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


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/28/20, 9:32 AM - "Saint Patrick's Day" (#5 in a Series of 17):

  Wishing you all a happy Saint Patrick's Day.

Don't forget to wear
green

   OOH! Thank you, Shari!

 
 


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/28/20, 9:12 AM - "Funny Dogs" (#5 in a Series of 22):

  ~ I hope these pictures make you smile. ~

   BAH-HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Shari!
 
 
 


BONUS - NEW YORK'S QUEEN OF CROCHET:
Agata (Olek) Oleksiak - "Meet New York's Queen of Crochet -- she leaves city in stitches from walls to Wall Street"

Agata (Olek) Oleksiak - "Street Artist Olek Crochet-Bombs Astor Place Cube in New York City"

Agata (Olek) Oleksiak - " 'I Yarn-Bombed This' - An insatiable crocheter makes sweaters for bikes, teapots, and entire apartments."


BONUS NEW YORK KNIT PATTERN:

NYC Skyline Afghan


BONUS NEW YORK RECIPES:

Looking for New York recipes? - "Allrecipes has more than 70 trusted New York recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/04/18:

"The letter 'W' is the most dangerous letter in the alphabet, because all worries start with 'W'.... Who, Why, What, When, Which, Whom, Where, War, Wine, Whisky, and Wealth."

"You're forgetting one."

"Really? Which one?"

"Wife!"


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 11, 2020 -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.

3. Friday, May 15, 2020 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Burger Theory Restaurant in the Holiday Inn, 980 Omni Boulevard, Newport News. CONTACT:


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/29/20

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."

THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

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! 


The Zoo

Written by Rudolf Schenker (b. 31 Aug 1948) and Klaus Meine (b. 25 May 1948)

Recorded by Scorpions, 1979


The job is done, I go out
Another boring day
I leave it all behind me now
So many worlds away

I meet my girl, she's dressed to kill
And all we're going to do
Is walk around to catch the thrill
On streets we call the zoo

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

Enjoy the zoo
And walk down 42nd Street
You want to be excited too
And you will feel the heat

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo

We eat the night, we drink the time
Make our dreams come true
And hungry eyes are passing by
On streets we call the zoo


"The Zoo" midi courtesy of http://www.rppmf.com/scorpions.htm - 03/05/13

"The Zoo" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/scorpions/the+zoo_20122489.html - 02/19/10

First Image of New York City's 42nd Street courtesy of http://www.inetours.com/New_York/Pages/photos/Times-Square-New-42nd.html - 03/05/10

Second Image of New York City's 42nd Street courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42nd_Street_%28Manhattan%29 - 03/05/10

Animated Sparkling Theater Lights clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 05/22/03

Animated Tiny 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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09

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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