03/06/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Yakety Yak
I'm talking, my words can't keep up
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cHB3Rbz1OI - The Coasters
|"Yakety Yak" is a song written, produced, and arranged by
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for
The Coasters and released on
Atlantic Records in
1958, spending seven weeks as #1 on
the R&B charts and a week as
number one on the
Hot 100 pop list.
This song was one of a string of singles released by The Coasters
between 1957 and 1959 that dominated the charts, one of the biggest
performing acts of the
rock and roll era.
The song is a "playlet," a word Stoller used for the glimpses into teenage life that characterized the songs Leiber and Stoller wrote and produced. The lyrics describe the listing of household chores to a kid, presumably a teenager, the teenager's response ("yakety yak") and the parents' retort ("don't talk back") — an experience very familiar to a middle-class teenager of the day. Leiber has said the Coasters portrayed "a white kid’s view of a black person’s conception of white society." The serio-comic street-smart “playlets” etched out by the songwriters were sung by the Coasters with a sly clowning humor, while the screaming saxophone of King Curtis filled in hot, honking bursts in the up-tempo doo-wop style. The group was openly theatrical in style—they were not pretending to be expressing their own experience.
The threatened punishment for not taking out the garbage and sweeping the floor is, in the song's humorous lyrics:
And the refrain is:
If you need help getting your act together so you can go rock and roll some more, by all means visit the FlyLady, who has changed countless lives (including mine):
1. From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 03/05/15, 4:37 PM:
Cheryl Pless Ramsey
('64 - of VA) was told yesterday that the cancer is in the pancreas
and NOT in the liver as they said on 2/28 when she was first admitted to
the hospital. She was to go home today from the hospital and will meet
with her oncology team on Monday, March 9th to determine a course of
action. She was also told that she IS a candidate for surgery once the
chemo shrinks the tumor. I am asking for prayers to help Cheryl through
this. I am praying for a miracle for my dearest friend.
Dee Hodges Bartram, Class of 1966
Dee, we are all praying for that miracle, too!
2. From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/05/15, 10:29 PM:
|Finally saw the doctor today
about my fall on the ice earlier this week. Based on x-Rays, he
confirmed what I was afraid of. I have a broken breastbone, which has to
heal on its own. Pain is intense at times and the meds help some, but
not totally. Asking for prayers for less pain and quick healing.
Oh, Sandi, I'm so sorry to hear this! You'll be in our hearts and prayers as well!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66)!
Happy Birthdaythis week to:
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) ANDBobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA;
13 - Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Daughter-in-Law, Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Saturday, March 06, 1965 - Premier Tom Playford of South Australia lost power after 27 years in office.|
From My Friend, Roshana, of NC - 03/06/15:
|“Patience is tied
very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are
unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better
than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is
better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait
patiently for God's purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His
Neal A. Maxwell
From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 03/05/15 - "Camp Jitterbug":
|This Camp Jitterbug video
shows today's young people dancing like we did five or six decades ago
(although I wasn't 1/10th that good).
As far as I can tell, nobody was injured!
WOWZERS! Thanks, John!
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 03/06/15:
Start your seeds in ice cream
cones and plant right into the ground - fun, easy, and
COOL! Thank you, Jean!
|“There is a statue of
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/14/15 - "This should change your mood ... (#12 in a series of 18)":
No matter how GRUMPY you may be right now ~ this should change your
Have a great Day. Laugh, and then sing “It's a Beautiful Day" even when
AWW! Thank you, Joan!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/24/15 - "A Mix of Quotes (#8 in a Series of 10)":
|COOL! Thank you, Shari!|
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/24/15 - "Assorted Ironies (#4 in a Series of 14)":
BONUS CLEAN OUT YOUR YARN SCRAP BASKET CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUS CLEAN OUT YOUR REFRIGERATOR RECIPES:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/05/15:
|At Penn State University, there
were four sophomores taking chemistry and all of them had an 'A' so far.
These four friends were so confident that the weekend before finals,
they decided to visit some friends and have a big party.
They had a great time but, after all the hearty partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Penn State until early Monday morning.
Rather than taking the final then, they decided that after the final they would explain to their professor why they missed it. They said that they visited friends but on the way back they had a flat tire. As a result, they missed the final.
The professor agreed they could make up the final the next day. The guys were excited and relieved. They studied that night for the exam.
The next day the Professor placed them in separate rooms and gave them a test booklet. They quickly answered the first problem worth 5 points.
Cool, they thought! Each one in separate rooms, thought this was going to be easy ... then they turned the page. On the second page was written...
For 95 points: Which tire? _________
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.|
Yakety YakWords and Music by: Jerry Leiber (25 Apr 1933 – 22 Aug 2011) and Mike Stoller (b. 13 Mar 1933)
"Yakety Yak" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05
"Yakety Yak" lyrics courtesy of lyrics courtesy of http://www.just-oldies.com/1958/yakety_yak.htm
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/24/05
Thanks again, Dave!
Dishes in Sink Image courtesy of http://www.photoclipartisland.com/around/cleaning/cleaning3.htm - 02/24/05
Paper Towels Image courtesy of http://www.photoclipartisland.com/around/cleaning/cleaning4.htm - 02/24/05
Broom Image courtesy of http://www.photoclipartisland.com/around/cleaning/cleaning1.htm - 02/24/05
Brush and Dust Pan Image courtesy of http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/Ci.html#anchor11211412 – 02/24/05
Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 02/24/05
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy ofSarah 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 lateHerbert Hice of MI one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band
Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12
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)
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
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