03/24/15 - 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 recently. 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, probably 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 1965:
|Wednesday, March 24, 1965 -
9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing
on domestic television, brought images of the Moon into ordinary homes
before crash landing.
Wednesday, March 24, 1965 - Actor, singer, and director Gurmit Singh was born Gurmit Ottawan Singh (ਗੁਰਮੀਤ ਓਤ੍ਤਵਨ ਸਿੰਘ) in Singapore.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC -03/23/15:
greatest need in the world today is faith in God and courage to do His
David O. McKay
Thanks so much, Susan!
Fred Mays ('60) of VA
- 03/23/15, 10:44 PM
- "Death of
I. Coleman, Jr.":
Hope you are doing well.
You may have been informed of a death in the Daily Press yesterday,
Sunday, March 22, 2015. It was for Robert “Bobby” I. Coleman, Jr.
He graduated in the February 1945 class. He is a cousin of my cousins,
the Coleman kids. My cousin, Virginia Coleman Abbott graduated in
the February ’43 class. She called me Saturday night to tell me of his
death. He was “Best Looking” in his class Hall of Fame. Bobby Coleman
was very popular with everyone. He actually autographed the yearbook I
have……it belonged to Irvin Fenton. His wife, Nancy Fenton
gave me a lot of yearbooks before she moved in to Warwick Forest. She
and her late husband both graduated from N.N.H.S. and are very special
people. Bobby’s autograph to Irvin says, “To a friend I shall never
forget. Take care of the shop class next year. Best of luck to one swell
Thank you so much, Fred! I read Bob's obituary in the Daily Press, and I know I spent at least an hour Sunday searching through my incomplete collection of old yearbook from the forties looking for his senior listing. Not finding it so frustrated me I just stopped everything and left my computer to go watch television.
I've updated Bob's Memorial Edition now:
Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
|ABSOLUTELY! Thanks, Joan!|
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 03/23/15 - "Bring back memories?":
Yes! Yes, it does! Thanks, F.A.!
My Friend, Jen, of TX
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA -
03/23/15 - "Stunning Glow Jars":
How To Make Stunning Glow Jars For Outdoor Parties
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
|“I cannot give it to
you, so try to watch me.”
February was a stressful month for many of us… take the time to
relax and check out these!
Thank you, Dearest Judy!
|GOOD ONE! Thanks, Dearest Judy!|
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 http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/23/15:
|Father: "Son, when Abraham
Lincoln was your age, he walked 12 miles to school."
Son: "Dad, when Abraham Lincoln was your age, he was President."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 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.|
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
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
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 USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09
Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
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