03/16/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Poison Ivy
“One man's poison Ivy is another man's spinach.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter is being rerun from exactly five years ago today:
"Poison Ivy" is a popular song by American songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was originally recorded by The Coasters in 1959. It went to #1 on the R&B chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. . This was their third top-ten hit of that year following "Charlie Brown" and "Along Came Jones".
The song discusses a girl named Ivy, calling her "Poison Ivy" because of her reputation with men as a player. The song makes references to other flowers such as a rose and a daisy, and diseases like measles, mumps, chickenpox, the common cold, and whooping cough. In a recently published biography about Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller, the song's authors, it was revealed that the song's lyrics are about sexually-transmitted disease, not the illnesses previously thought.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHE-5s7v6GM&NR=1&feature=fvwp - Poison Ivy - The Coasters - with still shots from Batman & Robin (1997) featuring Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kh555NjxnU - Poison Ivy - The Coasters, 2007??
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!
Happy St. Patrick's Day Birthday tomorrow to Barbara Brewer (’69) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA;
20 - My Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) of VA AND Sid Melton ('64) of NY AND Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA AND My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS, UT - '82) of NC;
21 - Bob Morgan ('56) of MA AND My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL;
22 - Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|March 16, 1935 -
Adolf Hitler ordered a German rearmament and violated the
Conscription is reintroduced to form the
March 16, 1940 - Germany bombed the Scapa Flow naval base near
March 16, 1945 - Ninety percent of
Würzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by
British bombers. 5,000 are killed.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Tuesday, March 15, 1965 - Songwriter and record producer Richard Daniel Roman was born in London, England.|
From Me ('65) of IL - 03/16/10 - "Cleaning Images Off the Camera":
In response to Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 02/14/10:
Loved ' hearing' about your family visits! Where are the pictures? You and Paul have such a happy, loving group. It makes me feel a part of the gathering. Of course you make every one feel that way.....
I finally had my resident tech-reppies unload my camera yesterday. I was "posta" be watching so I could figure out how to do it my OWN self like a big girl, but I'm not sure the lesson was fully absorbed. We shall see. Anyway, here are the best of what we found thereon.
Happy Birthday, Linda May!
|Saturday, January 29, 2010||Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010||Sun., Feb. 14, 2010||Fri., March 12, 2010|
|Fairview Heights, IL||Edwardsville, IL||Edwardsville, IL||Edwardsville, IL|
|Table at Andrew's Eagle Scout Court of Honor||Paul, Carol, Lewis, Andrew, Mary, and Dee (Mary's mother)||Rachel, Andrew, Elizabeth and Becca||Kaiya||Paul and Carol||Paul and Kaiya|
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/15/10 - "Popcorn in the Village Theatre":
The popcorn in the Village was in large plastic bags. It was removed and put in the warmer and boxed up and sold. Lord knows how long it was in the plastic bags.
lady buying tickets in
(Warwick HS - '57 - of VA) image carried in
Bill Lee's (Warwick HS -
'54 - of NC) article looks a lot like Codi Sinclair.
AHA! Thanks, Norris! I've updated those pages:
|Attached is a picture I made of The Paramount box-office when I was on the staff of The Daily Press. The year is about 1962. It was part of a series I did about what folks in NN do for entertainment. Hope you like it.|
Image by John London
(Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 03/16/06
From Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 03/15/10:
God Bless you and yours.
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Billy Turner!
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/15/10 - "Grateful song":
My dear Carol,
This was passed along from one of the gals here at the power station who went to Tussing Elementary School. She was/is understandably proud. I’m way more impressed than I was with that sad teacher that had her children sing praises to Obama. But hey, that’s just me.
Finally, a teacher who teaches 3rd graders a good song!!
After all the bad press over a few teachers who stepped out of line teaching songs with a political persuasion to our children, this one is one you will be so proud to hear!
At the end of the song you can even order the sheet music!! Awesome! I hope this sweeps our Country and gets sung in all our schools!
The music teacher wrote the song and had all the third graders sing. Click & enjoy; great message. (Third graders from Tussing Elementary in Colonial Heights on You Tube)
WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Gorgeous!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/15/10 - "Meet 'Belle' ":
Here are some pictures of the newest edition to our family. She's 12 weeks old, her name is "Izzy Belle" and she is a Yorkshire Terrier. We've always had cats before but "so far" she's less trouble and a lot more fun than a cat. She still is crate training but (knock on wood) hasn't had an accident in the house in over a week, not bad for just a baby, but it means a lot of trips outside all hours of the day and night. Anybody got any tips for making house breaking easier? Anybody?......
|Monday, March 8, 2010|
AWWW! Thanks, Joyce! I don' know nuffin' 'bout cute little puppy dogs, but I've forwarded this to my friend who (when last I saw her) had three Yorkies of her own!
From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 03/15/10 - "Think about it...":
|Even when opportunity knocks, you still have to get off your a__ and
open the door.
1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this - ever.
15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.
21. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.
22. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
23. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.
24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
25. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?
26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
27. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
28. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber every year?
29. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
30. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
31. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
32. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my a__ everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/15/10 - "Jesus Knows You're Here":
different from what I expected by the title. I think I read
this one before, but it made me laugh out loud again!
A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around, looking for valuables when a voice in the dark said, "Jesus knows you're here.'"
He nearly jumped out of his
skin, clicked his flashlight off, and froze.
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/18/10 - "Panda Therapy(#17 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!
|Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned...|
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 - 03/15/10:
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.
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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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Recorded byThe Coasters, 1959
"Poison Ivy" midi courtesy of http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~lfenn/midi2/midi2.htm
"Poison Ivy" lyrics courtesy of http://www.easy-song-writing.com/lyrics/H/Hanson%20Poison%20Ivy.asp
First Image of Poison Ivy courtesy of http://biology.clc.uc.edu/graphics/taxonomy/plants/spermatophyta/
Second Image of Poison Ivy courtesy ofhttp://www.gov.on.ca/OMAFRA/english/crops/facts/ontweeds/poison_ivy.htm - 03/16/05
Green Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 03/15/05
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.
Thanks again, Herbie!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
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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