03/07/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Who's Sorry Now?
does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|"Who's Sorry Now?" is a
song with music written by
Snyder and lyrics by
Bert Kalmar and
Harry Ruby. It was published in
Billy Banks and His Rhythmakers, featuring
Eddie Condon on guitar. The
Hill Orchestra recorded it in 1945 (Mercury
Records catalog number 2041). Another one of those was an August 20,
1951 recording by
Jerry Gray and his orchestra (Decca
catalog number 27868).
Johnnie Ray recorded his version in 1956 for the
Columbia Records label. It reached number 17 in the
UK Singles Chart in February 1956.
The song was recorded in 1958 by Connie Francis, and since then the song has become closely identified with her due to the immense popularity of her version which was her breakout hit. Francis' father had pestered her to record "Who's Sorry Now" being adamant that the song would be a rock and roll smash hit. Francis did not share this enthusiasm but when an October 1957 recording session - scheduled to be Francis' last as she had scored no hits - wrapped early the singer used the leftover studio time to record "Who's Sorry Now" as a goodwill gesture to her father. Breaking in January 1958 - mainly on account of Dick Clark's championing of "Who's Sorry Now" on American Bandstand - the track rose to number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 that spring, with eventual US sales totaling one million units. In the UK, "Who's Sorry Now" was number 1 for six weeks in May and June 1958...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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!
Happy Birthday this week to:
13 - Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Daughter-in-Law, Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
March 07, 1936 -
In violation of the
Locarno Pact and the
Treaty of Versailles,
reoccupied the Rhineland.
March 07, 1945 -American troops seized the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.
TODAY IN 1963:
|Thursday, March 07, 1963 - Actor Bill Brochtrup was born in Inglewood, California.|
From Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - 03/06/13 - "TEACHERS":
YOU USED TO HAVE A SECTION FOR TEACHERS ONLY. DO YOU STILL HAVE THAT AND HOW DO I GET THERE?
Yeppers, Jimmy, we
have a section for everything!
|Friends of Fort Monroe,
To see Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park's new video call to action for protecting Fort Monroe's character and potential, PRESERVE THE PLACE, go to the YouTube link, http://youtu.be/eqoHzKEeuWc (there's also a direct link to the video at http://fortmonroecitizens.org/ )
After experiencing the beauty of this historic site through the film, we hope you will contact Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who ultimately approves the plan for state lands at Fort Monroe. Write or e-mail him, as described at the end of the video and this notice, or telephone his office: (804) 786-2211. The key message is that the master plan for state-managed lands at Fort Monroe must mark the 55 heart-of-Wherry acres between the fortress and the National Monument, along with Batteries Parrott and Irwin, for preservation, and subsequent addition to the National Monument at the first opportunity.
Please SHARE this link with your friends, family, neighbors and anyone you think might be interested (and ask them to do the same). In addition to the message, the scenic beauty of Fort Monroe is clearly shown in this high quality video. Those who view it will come to appreciate even more this great treasure that we are seeking to preserve. Thank you for helping Fort Monroe achieve its potential for all Americans!
Contact information for Governor McDonnell:
Office of the Governor
Patrick Henry Building, 3rd Floor
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Thanks so much, Adrian!
WOWZERS! Thank YOU, Adrian!
|His name was Fleming, and he
was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for
his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped
his tools and ran to the bog.
There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death
The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.
'I want to repay you,' said the nobleman. 'You saved my son's life.'
'No, I can't accept payment for what I did,' the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.
'Is that your son?' the nobleman asked.
'Yes,' the farmer replied proudly.
'I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.' And that he did.
Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.
Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.
What saved his life this time? Penicillin.
The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill .. His son's name?
Sir Winston Churchill.
Someone once said: What goes around comes around.
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
It's National Friendship Week Send this to everyone you consider A FRIEND.
Pass this on, and brighten someone's day.
AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH:
I hope it works...
May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead.
if you send it to 2 of your friends, you will automatically have 3 years good luck!!!
GIGGLES! Thanks so much, Stacy! I love this story! It's one of my very favorite internet myths, and it's been around for about as long as the internet, since 1999. It's one of those "too good to be true" stories (because it is!), but it's such a good moral lesson I'm reprinting it anyway. I think it must be remaking the rounds in conjunction with St. Patrick's Day because it's pure malarkey from someone who must have kissed the blarney stone!
There's no blarney in the Irish thoughts and wishes, though! Besides, now we're both gonna be lucky for YEARS!
|What Are Grits?
Nobody knows. Some folks believe grits are grown on bushes and are harvested by midgets by shaking the bushes after spreading sheets around them. Many people feel that grits are made from ground up bits of white corn.
These are obviously lies spread by Communists and terrorists. Nothing as good as Grits can be made from corn. The most recent research suggests that the mysterious Manna that God rained down upon the Israelites during their time in the Sinai Desert was most likely Grits. Critics disagree, stating that there is no record of biscuits, butter, salt, and red eye gravy raining down from the sky, and that God would not punish his people by forcing them to eat Grits without these key ingredients.
How Grits Are Formed:
Grits are formed deep underground under intense heat and pressure. It takes over 1000 years to form a single Grit. Most of the world's grit mines are in the South, and are guarded day and night by armed guards and pit bull dogs. Harvesting the Grit is a dangerous occupation, and many Grit miners lose their lives each year so that Grits can continue to be served morning after morning for breakfast (not that having Grits for lunch and dinner is out of the question).
Yankees have attempted to create synthetic Grits. They call it Cream of Wheat. As far as we can tell, the key ingredients of Cream of Wheat are Elmer's Glue and shredded Styrofoam. These synthetic grits have also been shown to cause nausea, and may leave you unable to have children.
As we mentioned earlier, the first known mention of Grits was by the Ancient Israelites in the Sinai Desert . After that, Grits were not heard from for another 1000 years. Experts feel that Grits were used during this time only during secret religious ceremonies, and were kept from the public due to their rarity.
The next mention of Grits was found amidst the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii in a woman's personal diary. The woman's name was Herculaneum Jemimaneus (Aunt Jemima to her friends.)
The 10 Commandments of Grits:
I. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits.
II. Thou shalt not eat thy Grits with a spoon or knife.
III. Thou shalt not eat Cream of Wheat and call it Grits, for this is blasphemy.
IV. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Grits.
V. Thou shalt use only salt, butter, and red-eye gravy as toppings for thy Grits.
VI Thou shalt not eat Instant Grits.
VII. Thou shalt not put ketchup on thy Grits.
VIII. Thou shalt not put margarine on thy Grits.
IX. Thou shalt not eat toast with thy Grits, only biscuits made from scratch.
X. Thou shalt eat grits on the Sabbath for this is manna from heaven.
How to Cook Grits:
For one serving of Grits:
Boil 1.5 cups of water with salt and a little butter. [Use milk and they are creamier!)
Add 5 Tbsp of Grits.
Reduce to a simmer and allow the Grits to soak up all the water.
When a pencil stuck into the grits stands alone, it is done. That's all there is to cooking grits.
How to make red eye gravy:
Fry salt cured country ham in cast iron pan. Remove the ham when done and add coffee to the gravy and simmer for several minutes. Great on grits and biscuits.
How to Eat Grits:
Immediately after removing your grits from the stove top, add a generous portion of butter or red eye gravy (WARNING: Do NOT use low-fat butter.) The butter should cause the Grits to turn a wondrous shade of yellow. (Hold a banana or a yellow rain slicker next to your Grits; if the colors match, you have the correct amount of butter.)
In lieu of butter, pour a generous helping of red eye gravy on your grits. Be sure to pour enough to have some left for sopping up with your biscuits. Never, ever substitute canned or store bought biscuits for the real thing because they cause rotten teeth and impotence.
Next, add salt. (NOTICE: The correct ration of Grit to Salt is 10: 1 Therefore for every 10 grits, you should have 1 grain of salt.)
Now begin eating your grits. Always use a fork, never a spoon, to eat Grits. Your grits should be thick enough so they do not run through the tines of the fork.
The correct beverages to serve with Grits is black coffee and Bloody Mary's. (DO NOT use cream or, heaven forbid, Skim Milk). Your grits should never be eaten in a bowl because Yankees will think it's cream of wheat.
Ways to Eat Leftover Grits:
(Leftover grits are extremely rare)
Spread them in the bottom of a casserole dish,
Cover and place them in the refrigerator overnight.
The Grits will congeal into a gelatinous mass.
Next morning, slice the Grits into squares and fry them in 1/2" of cooking oil and butter until they turn a golden brown.
Many people are tempted to pour syrup onto Grits served this way. This is, of course, unacceptable.
BLESSING BEFORE EATING GRITS
May the Lord bless these grits,
May no Yankee ever get the recipe,
May I eat grits every day while living,
And may I die while eating grits.
|Thanks so much, John - this is just delightful (I LOVE grits)!|
BONUS BLUE CROCHET PATTERNS ("Who’s sad and blue?"):
- Diane Moyers' Blue Waters Wrap
http://www.abc-knitting-patterns.com/1008.html - Blue Crocheted Mittens - "With this free crochet pattern you can make these Blue Crocheted Mittens; perfect for winter. The top part of the mitten has a nice striped pattern making the mitten a great design. Keep your hands nice and warm with these mittens."
http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Afghans/Blue-and-White-Crochet-Afghan-Pattern# - Blue and White Afghan - "Use this free crochet afghan pattern from Bernat Yarns to create a lovely block afghan in coordinating blues and white. Twelve motifs are joined to create the complete afghan. This is an editorial team favorite of our large hook crocheted afghan patterns. This is a great pattern for beginners and those looking for a fun afghan to make for themselves or a friend. Mix and match colors to create an afghan that's perfect for your home."
BONUS ONION RECIPES ("Who’s cryin’ too?"):
|http://allrecipes.com/recipes/fruits-and-vegetables/vegetables/onions/ - Onion Recipes - "Looking for onion recipes? Allrecipes has more than 850 trusted onion recipes complete with ratings, reviews and grilling tips."|
|These are hysterical, Bill - thanks!|
Friendship between women:
A woman doesn’t come
home one night. The next day she tells her husband that she had slept
over at a girlfriend's house. The husband calls his wife's 10 best
friends. None of them knows anything about it.
A man doesn’t come home one night. The next day he tells his wife that he had slept over at a friend’s house. The wife calls her husband's 10 best men friends. Eight of them confirm that he had slept over, and two claim that he was still there.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 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 with them.
2. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 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 and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org, Joyce Williams Nettles, email@example.com, or Susie Overton Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/02/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Who's Sorry Now?
Music by Ted Snyder (15 Aug1881 – 16 July 1965)
Connie Francis (b. 12 Dec 1938),
Who’s sorry now, who’s sorry now
Whose heart is achin’ for breakin’ each vow
Who’s sad and blue, who’s cryin’ too
Just like I cried over you.
Right to the end, just like a friend
I tried to warn you somehow
You had your way, now you must pay
I’m glad that you’re sorry now.
Right to the end just like a friend
I tried to warn you somehow
You had your way, now you must pay
I’m glad that you’re sorry now.
"Who's Sorry Now?" midi courtesy of
http://home.comcast.net/~gecadero/oldmymidi.htm - 11/28/05
- a site previously suggested by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA – 10/29/05
"Who's Sorry Now?" lyrics courtesy of http://www.duchessathome.com/music/sorrynow.html - 03/04/06
"Blue Heart" Painting courtesy of http://www.kuenstlerwerkstatt-bork.de/galerie_blueheart.htm - 03/04/06
Blue Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 08/20/05
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
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
clip art courtesy of Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 06/20/10