03/24/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Together
“They say that time heals all wounds but all it’s
done so far
- Ezbeth Wilder
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
My Magic Shower (from whom we have not heard in a while) sang this ballad to me yesterday morning. Apparently my Magic Shower is even more of a sucker for sad old songs than I am. I remember this one most clearly as it was featured several times in one of my favorite movies, Since You Went Away (1944):
In the score often, symbolizing the love between Anne and her
absent husband Tim
Played by the band at the dance and sung off-screen by an unidentified singer; danced by Joseph Cotten and Claudette Colbert and other couples
Whistled by Joseph Cotten twice
Played also on a music box
I was surprised how many interpretations of it there were - even in 1928!
BONUS #1 - Together - Cliff Edwards, 1928
BONUS #3 - Together - Ray Starita and his Ambassadors Band, 1928
BONUS #4 - Together - Arnold Johnson and his Paramount Hotel Orchestra, 1928
BONUS #5 - Together - Frank Ferera's Hawaiians with vocals by Annette Hanshaw, 1928
BONUS #6 - Together - Paul Whiteman Orchestra, 1928
BONUS #7 - Together - Connie Francis, 1961
* EXTRA 20-Minute BONUS HOMAGE to Max Steiner's Score for Since You Went Away, 1944
"Together" is a 1928 popular song with music by Ray Henderson and lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown. The most popular 1928 recording of the song, by Paul Whiteman, with Bix Beiderbecke on cornet, was a #1 hit for two weeks.
The song was included in a 1944 movie, Since You Went Away. This gave rise to a revival of the song, and it was recorded by Dick Haymes and Helen Forrest in a duet. Their recording was released by Decca Records as catalog number 23349. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on October 5, 1944 and lasted 10 weeks on the chart, peaking at #3. This recording was paired on a single with "It Had to Be You," a #4 hit, producing a big two-sided hit.
"Together" became a Top Ten hit in the summer of 1961 via a recording by Connie Francis cut in New York City on 3 June 1961 with Cliff Parman acting as arranger and conductor. After focusing on new material for her recent singles releases, Francis with "Together" reverted to the mode of remaking traditional pop songs which had provided her with her biggest hits in the '50s. "Together" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first single release by Francis which could avail itself of the July 1961 inauguration of Billboard's Easy Listening chart where "Together" peaked at #1. Francis' "Together" also reached #2 in Australia, #6 in the UK, #7 in Ireland and #6 in New Zealand and was a #1 hit in India.
"Together" was the title cut for a 1964 collaborative album by Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells which - apart from the original songs "Once Upon a Time" and "What's the Matter with You Baby" released as a single- consisted of remakes of traditional pop songs. "Together" was also the title cut of a 1976 Anne Murray album. See Together (Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells album); Together (Anne Murray album).
A recording of "Together" plays in the background on the John Lennon and Yoko Ono album Two Virgins, released in 1968 on Apple Records.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday this week to:
27 - Linda Williams Snelling ('63);
31 - The late Alex Nicol (February '49) (deceased 02/23/12) AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC AND Ivan Anker ('67) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|March 24, 1938 - The U.S. asked that all powers help refugees fleeing from the Nazis.|
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Monday, March 24, 1964 - Apparently it was another very boring day worldwide...|
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 03/23/14:
Here are a couple of pics
from Hunter's first Boy Scout Campout. He learned land navigation
and did the one mile compass course as culmination. He had a good
time camping out. I hope he has fond memories of camping at Buckhorn
Lake on Ft Rucker...
I hope so, too, Brent! Thank you for the great images!
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 03/23/14 - "12 Things Every Mormon Parent Will Understand":
12 Things Every Mormon Parent Will Understand
ABSOLUTELY! Thanks, Adrienne!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#36 in a Series of 37)":
Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....
Snow in Russia
Now THIS is winter!
YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/09/14 - "Cold anyone? (#13 in a series of 15)":
Thanks, Haul Party!
I'd been wondering if any of these two sets of images would duplicate one another; I had no idea they'd do it on the same day!
BONUS TOGETHER CROCHET TECHNIQUES:
|Sewing Techniques for Crochet - "When you crochet, you occasionally need to use sewing techniques -- for example, when you stitch a crocheted applique onto another project, or when you sew granny squares together to make an afghan."|
TO COOK TOGETHER:
10 Perfect Recipe Pairings - " 'Like a stamp to a letter; like birds of a feather'…oh, you get the idea. Just like those combos, some foods seem destined to be together. Whether it’s a Southern staple such as ribs and cornbread or a Midwestern favorite like grilled cheese and tomato soup, you can’t go wrong with these flavorful twosomes. Read on for a hearty helping of satisfying inspiration, from breakfast to dinner."
From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/09/14 - "NNHS Logo Caps":
Our 1st Shipment/Order of the NNHS Logo Caps have arrived and are being
packaged for shipping today; with shipments being sent out Monday &
Tuesday: I have approximately 27 caps out of the first 100 ordered
remaining. Anyone wishing to get a cap at the introductory price of
$10.00 plus S/H of $4.59 may do so at my eBay Store:
After the initial order has been sold the price will go to the regular
retail price of $14.95.
Thanks to those who purchased from the 1st Shipment! When I review the sales at the end of this month, I will begin offering other items, such as Mugs, T-Shirts, Jackets, key chains, etc.
I have already made a contribution to the NNHS65 Newsletter for support of Carol's efforts toward keeping us NNHS Classmates informed of noteworthy news; plus the Charity of Wounded Warriors Fund will receive a donation check quarterly from the proceeds from Sales of these NNHS Logo Products.
In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of my websites may contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or raglandtradingpost.com with info pertaining to your purchases and I will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact me at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.
Thank you so very much, Butch!
A hobo came up to the front door of a neat looking farmhouse and rapped gently on the door.
When the farm owner answered, the hobo asked him, "Please, sir, could you give me something to eat? I haven't had a good meal in several days."
The owner answered, "I have made a fortune in my lifetime by supplying goods for people. I've never given anything away for nothing. However, if you go around the back, you will see a gallon of paint and a clean paint brush. If you will paint my porch in the back of the house, I will give you a good meal."
So the hobo went around back and a while later he again knocked on the door.
The owner asked, "Finished already? Good. Come on in. Sit down. The cook will bring your meal right in."
The hobo said, "Thank you very much, sir, but there's something that I think you should know. It's not a Porsche you have there. It's a BMW..."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 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
2. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or email@example.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or email@example.com.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/21/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Music by Ray Henderson (01 Dec 1896 - 31 Dec 1970), 1928
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva (27 Jan 1895 -11 July 1950) and Lew Brown (10 Dec 1893 – 05 Feb 1958), 1928
We strolled the lane together
Laughed at the rain together,
Sang love's refrain together
And we'd both pretend it would never end
But one day we cried together
Cast love aside together
You're gone from me,
But in my memory
We always will be together.
Oh darlin' the memory
Of all the happy moments we shared together
Will always remain in my heart
The picnics at the park,
The boat rides on the lake,
The way we danced all night,
The warmth of your kiss,
The way you held me tight
Are all part of a tender love
I'll never, never forget.
You're gone from me
But in my memory,
Darlin', wherever you are,
We'll always be.... together.
"Together" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricstime.com/connie-francis-together-lyrics.html - 03/24/14
"Together" Image courtesy of http://vimeo.com/togetherlondon - 03/24/14
Nerve Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 01/20/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of http://www.resourcesforbears.com/CLIPART/pix/bearb.gif - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
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
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
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.
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