03/09/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Footloose
the night shall be filled with music,
Longfellow, The Day Is Done
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This song just makes ya wanna dance!.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMekATnLPmM - Footloose - Kenny Loggins, 1984
"Footloose" is a song co-written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins. It was released in January 1984 as the first of two singles by Loggins from the 1984 film of the same name. The song spent three weeks at number one, March 31—April 14, 1984 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and was the first of two number-one hits from the motion picture, Footloose. The song was very well received, and is one of the most recognizable songs recorded by Loggins. When the American Film Institute released its AFI's 100 Years…100 Songs, "Footloose" reached the 96th position. The song was covered by country music artist Blake Shelton for the 2011 remake of the 1984 film.
The lyrics describe a young man who can't stop dancing and he encourages others to do the same: 'Cut Footloose' as the chorus suggests. Also, to kick off one's Sunday shoes, presumably because they are not suited for celebratory dancing.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Patrick Burke ('57) AND Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
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;
15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA;
16 - Bill Gross (February '48) of VA AND Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
|Hit # 124,500 was made sometime during the first week of March 2013 when I was paying no attention.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|March 09, 1944 - Japanese troops counter-attacked American
Hill 700 in
Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.
Soviet Air Force terror attack to
resulted in big damages in
March 09, 1945 - The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces in B-29 bombers began, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Saturday, March 09, 1963 - Rugby league footballer Ivan Henjak was born in Socialist Republic of Croatia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.|
From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/08/13:
Well, I wrote the Governor of Virginia a letter as requested by Adrian Whitcomb ('67 - of VA) in your NNHS Newsletter titled, "Who's Sorry Now?" ' Who' will be Governor McDonnell, if he doesn't keep Fort Monroe in its entirety.
Fort Monroe is special to me since mine and Joan's (Dinwiddie Smith - '63 - of VA) dad, Richard Gordon Dinwiddie and his identical twin brother Robert, were born in a case mate on September 28th, 1912...over a hundred years now. Daddy was a righteous man, but I can picture him sitting in the Governors office, giving the Gov a History lesson that he had never heard before, if you know what I mean...
As a member of the FFV, First Family of Virginia, I think the right to add MORE than my two cents worth was called for and necessary !
Sandra Canepa ('56 - of VA) has kept me informed as to the goings on about this matter, and frankly it has been going on way too long. This should have been done when The Commonwealth of Virginia had a Governor that really cared about the Commonwealth he governed. This Governor seems interested only in the 'deep pockets' of those that helped him become Governor ! What a shame...the Rich History of Virginia deserves BETTER !
Come on, my Typhoon brothers and sisters...write this money grubbing weasel of a Gov and let him have it ! United We Stand....Divided...Fort Monroe will fall into the hands of those that care nothing of the Commonwealth, but only about adding to their bank account.
I may live in North Carolina now, but my heart is still in Virginia...shame the Gov into doing the RIGHT THING !
Sepi/Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard
P.S. As for grits...I have acquaintances that moved here from up Nawth; on their first trip to the grocery they each had to have a grocery cart to be able to fill the pantry. The husband informed his wife that he would be back in a few minutes, adding that he was going to look for GRITS.
Now that they were in the South it would be necessary to have some grits....
"OK," his wife answered, "Bring me one !"
Yankees...you gotta love 'em
|Thank you so very much, Dimples , but, ah, why don't you tell us how you really feel?|
From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 03/08/13 - "Smile...They're here at 17,500 ft....you're on candid camera":
Everyone in every city (or where ever) can be watched at all times.
If big brother wants to spy on you.
And this is ONLY what is unclassified!
Oh. Joy. Thank you, Jay Sweetie!
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 03/04/13 - "Vision Boards that Work":
Make a Vision Board - THAT WORKS!
By Leslie Cunningham
From Me ('65) of NC - 03/08/13:
"It's Pinky, it's Pinky and the Brain,
Pinky and the Brain (1995) (TV Series)
From My Friend, Jessica of NC - 03/05/13 - "Spring Forward":
|Thanks for the reminder, Jess!|
From http://www.timeanddate.com - 03/07/13 - "Daylight Saving Time: US, Canada to spring forward this weekend":
(DST) will begin in most parts of the US and Canada on Sunday, March 10, 2013. At 2 am local time on March 10, most people in these countries and in some of Mexico’s northern border cities, will move their clocks one hour ahead to 3 am.
BONUS CROCHET SLIPPERS PATTERNS:
- Cody's Men's Slippers - "I
wanted to make my brother some slippers for his birthday but
couldn't find a pattern I liked, free or otherwise. So, I came
up with my own and thought I would share it with you all."
http://zoomyummy.com/2011/01/21/how-to-make-simple-crochet-slippers/ - Women's Slippers - "... Actually, these slippers might be the simplest slippers in the universe. Or not. But they might."
http://missjuliaspatterns.blogspot.com/2012/09/free-patterns-30-baby-booties-to-knit.html - 30 Baby Booties to Knit OR Crochet
BONUS SNACK RECIPES:
|http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/snack/index.html - Snack Recipes - "Discover tasty and easy-to-prepare snacks and snack recipes from Food Network chefs."|
From Bill Wynne ('63) of MD - 03/01/13 - "If Dogs Worked in Offices... (#8 in a Series of 17)":
|These are hysterical, Bill - thanks!|
Ralph and Bob went bear
hunting in Montana. While Ralph stayed in the cabin, Bob went out
looking for a bear. He soon found a huge bear, shot at it but only
wounded it. The enraged bear charged toward him. His rifle jammed, so he
dropped it and started running for the cabin as fast as he could.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, April 4, 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, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/02/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Co-written and recorded by
Loggins (b. 07 Jan 1948),
I been working so hard
Keep punching my card
Eight hours, for what?
Oh, tell me what I got
I get this feeling
That time's just holding me down
I'll hit the ceiling
Or else I'll tear up this town
Tonight I gotta cut
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Pull me offa my knees
Jack, get back
C'mon before we crack
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
You're playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Dig way down in your heart
You're yearning, burning for some
Somebody to tell you
That life ain't passing you by
I'm trying to tell you
It will if you don't even try
You can fly if you'd only cut
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Shake it, shake it for me
C'mon, c'mon let go
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
FIRST - we got to turn you around
SECOND - You put your feet on the ground
THIRD - Now take a hold of your soul
FOUR - Whooooooooa, I'm turning it
midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/23/05
"Footloose" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/23/05
Thanks again, Dave!
"Footloose" Image courtesy of http://www.unl.edu/scarlet/v11n15/v11n15arts.html - 03/09/06
Golden Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars9.html – 03/09/06
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
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.
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Laughter clip art courtesy of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
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
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