03/06/16 - 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):
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 1966:
|Sunday, March 06, 1966 - Comedian and actor Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek) was born Alan Roger Davies in Loughton, Essex, England.|
From My Friend, Roshana, of NC (now of TX) - 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 Me ('65) of NC - 03/05/16:
|“There is a statue of
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#56 in a series of 60)":
I think you will enjoy this!
OOH! Thanks, Dools!
BONUS CLEAN OUT YOUR YARN SCRAP BASKET CROCHET PATTERNS:
Don't Throw Away Your Leftover Yarn --
Crochet With It! - "If scrap yarn is accumulating in
your yarn stash, you’ll appreciate these free scrap yarn
patterns for crochet. Find a variety of different projects and
patterns that can be crocheted using yarns left over from other
http://crochet.about.com/od/Shawls/a/how-to-crochet-a-shawl-using-scrap-yarn.htm - How to Crochet a Shawl from Scrap Yarn: A Pretty Stash Busting Crochet Project by Erica Jackofsky - "I don’t know about you, but I find my scrap yarn pile grows at an alarming rate. If I finish a project and there’s still some yarn left I end up stashing it away 'just in case.' How could I part with these lovely leftovers? If you find yourself in the same situation as me than this stash busting shawl might be the perfect solution. It’s a fun, colorful way to put small amounts of yarn to good use."
http://www.stitch-story.com/2009/12/blossom-necklace-pattern.html - Shelby Allaho's Blossom Necklace - "Make a stunning Blossom Necklace like this free crochet pattern. It's lightweight and a great way to use up your leftover yarn. Using a few different stitches you can have this necklace ready to wear in no time."
BONUS CLEAN OUT YOUR REFRIGERATOR RECIPES:
"Looking for recipes that will use up your leftovers?
Allrecipes has more than 770 trusted recipes for everyday
leftovers complete with ratings, reviews and ......"
http://busycooks.about.com/od/leftoverrecipes/Leftover_Recipes_Planned_or_Not.htm - Leftover Recipes, Planned or Not - "Using leftovers well is one of the best ways to save money in the kitchen. Wasting food isn't an option in this economy! Use leftovers in these quick and easy, delicious recipes, including Risotto Cakes with Tomato Sauce and Baked Turkey Sandwiches."
http://www.bigoven.com/recipes/leftover - Use Up Leftovers! - "Simply choose up to 3 ingredients or flavors, and BigOven will tell you what you can make!"
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:
March 09, 2016 - 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
2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/28/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to email@example.com; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
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
FlyLady Cartoon courtesy of http://www.flylady.net/ - 10/13/11
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 late
Herbert Hice of MI
one of my
who served in the
South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
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