03/11/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
for the things we did can be tempered by time;
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We're continuing to run Big Band Sounds all this week.
"After You've Gone" is a 1918 popular song composed by Turner Layton, with lyrics written by Henry Creamer. It was recorded by Marion Harris on July 22, 1918 and released on Victor 18509. It is the basis for many other jazz songs, as it can easily be improvised over. It is also the theme song for the BBC sitcom After You've Gone.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OteJW-nraLw - After You've Gone - Benny Goodman - from Make Mine Music (musica maestro), 1946
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) 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 - Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC;
17 – Barbara Brewer (’69) of VA;
18 - Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA AND Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA AND Wade Scott ('66) of MO!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|March 10, 1945 - The
U.S. Army Air Force
firebombed Tokyo, and the resulting
firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|March 11, 1935 - The German Air Force became an official
organ of the Reich.
March 11, 1942 -
Douglas MacArthur abandoned
Corregidor for Australia. He vowed, "I shall return."
YESTERDAY IN 1965:
March 10, 1965 - Football player Rod
Woodson was born in
Fort Wayne, Indiana.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Thursday, March 11, 1965 - Football manager Nigel Adkins was born in Birkenhead, England.|
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 03/09/10 - "The Colony Inn":
|I forgot to mention that I
was inspired by your web site and its
readers' comments when The Colony Inn was an item of active discussion
for a while last year.
WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Bill! You do such great work; we'll just have to think of more topics to inspire you!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/07/10 - "Jessie's Girl - The story behind the song.":
|"Jessie's Girl" - Written and
Recorded by Rick Springfield - The story behind the song.
I was in between writing songs and, as I usually do during those times, I wanted to do something with my hands -- work with clay, paint, draw. I decided to take a stained glass class in Pasadena, California.
There was a girl in the class I really fell for -- until I found out that her boyfriend was also in the class. His name wasn't Jessie, it was actually Gary but that name didn't fit in the song. Besides, Jessie is tougher sounding....
Nothing happened with her, and the song lasted longer than the relationship would have, I'm sure.
I generally have my writing sessions at home. I was in my music room and originally was going to title this song "Don't Talk To Strangers." After I changed the title to "Jessie's Girl," I wrote another song entitled "Don't Talk To Strangers" that also became well known, fortunately.
I wrote "Jessie's Girl" in pieces and held on to it a bit, then put the pieces together over time. I thought it would only be an album track, but I played several cuts for Keith Olsen, who produced Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Pat Benatar and many others, because he expressed interest in doing a song with me. "Jessie's Girl" stuck out to him, so that's the one we worked on together. It's hard for me to select a song -- they're all my babies. I had recorded the demo in my home studio and we followed it pretty closely except there was a long guitar solo part in the demo that we took out.
The song took a long time to become a hit. It took a year to reach #1 on the charts. Those were the days when songs were still meaningful to record companies and they stayed on them.
It was a serendipitous time of my life. "Jessie's Girl" was a catalyst for me and my career. It has become my "Thanks For the Memories" that I'll be performing until I'm 106.
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/09/10 - "A Man's BBQ Grill and the Rules to Go With It........":
A Man's BBQ Grill and the Rules to Go With It
MANLY BBQ....IS...... A Man's Grill!
Now this is a BBQ guaranteed to get everyone's attention.......I think
it should be towed with the barrel facing backwards...then you wouldn't
have to worry about anyone tailgating you....I don't know for sure but
my guess is the owner is from Texas!!!!!!
Here comes the important part:
(12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed ' her night off ' and, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women!
From http://www.selfgrowth.com - 03/10/10 - "Awareness":
Noise - By Jim McDonald
Can you be alone and quiet? Can you
simply sit and be still in silence, with YOU? Are you walking around
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/10/10 - "MY KIND OF STORY!!":
A man is dining in a fancy restaurant and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table.
He has been checking her out since he sat down, but lacks the nerve to
talk with her.
He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of the air, and hands it back.
|Thanks again, Gorgeous!|
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/18/10 - "Panda Therapy (#12 in a Series of 19)":
I love these Panda emails! I hope you get the "warm fuzzies", too!
Is it any wonder the world has fallen in love with these animals?
YOU FEEL BETTER ALREADY?
Yes, I do! Thanks, Judy!
|Paparazzi! Could we have a little privacy please?|
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINALLY:From ArcaMax Jokes - 03/10/10:
Missing Tail light
"How long have you been driving without a tail light?" asked the policeman after pulling over a motorist.
The driver jumped out, ran to the rear of his car and gave a long, painful groan and put his face in his hands.
He seemed so upset that the cop was moved to ease up on him a bit.
"Come on, now," he said, "you don't have to take it so hard. It isn't that serious."
"It isn't?" cried the motorist. "Then you know what happened to my boat and trailer?"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at email@example.com (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 223-9488 -CLASS OF 1953
2. Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin. For details, contact Mickey Marcella at email@example.com (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at email@example.com (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954
3. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC
4.Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at email@example.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1960
6.Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at email@example.com.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/10
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Music by Turner Layton (06 July 1894 - 06 Feb 1978)
Recorded byBenny Goodman (30 May 1909 - 13 June 1986), 1935
"After You've Gone" midi courtesy of http://www.stridepiano.co.uk/id2.html - 03/11/10
"After You've Gone" lyrics courtesy of http://www.mp3lyrics.org/j/judy-garland/after/ - 03/11/10
"After You've Gone"
Record Image courtesy
Colored Musical Notes Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 06/06/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
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