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And Your Bird Can Sing
“Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme comes to us indirectly from Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA who sent us that wondrous list of Beatles' songs back in January:
Thanks, Norris Sweetie!
BONUS - http://www.beatlestube.net/video.php?title=And+Your+Bird+Can+Sing
"And Your Bird Can Sing" is a song by The Beatles, released on their 1966 album Revolver in the United Kingdom and on Yesterday...and Today in the United States. The songwriting credit is Lennon/McCartney, though the song was written solely by John Lennon. The working title was "You Don't Get Me". Lennon was later dismissive of the song, as he was of many of his compositions at the time, referring to it as "another of my throwaways...fancy paper around an empty box".
The song, a hard-edged rocker, is memorable for its extended dual-guitar melody, played by George Harrison and Paul McCartney. A version of the song, featuring George on his Rickenbacker 12-string guitar, was recorded on 20 April 1966 but was scrapped: the group recorded the album version on April 26. The rejected version, heard on the Anthology 2 album, features a vocal track on which Lennon and McCartney are giggling hysterically. The Anthology liner notes states that the tapes do not indicate the source of the laughter. However, given the group's excessive consumption of cannabis during this period, it is likely that they were under the influence at the time of recording.
A number of incidents have been suggested as inspirations for the song's cryptic lyrics, which recall in tone those of She Said, She Said:
"And Your Bird Can Sing" was used as the theme song of the Beatles's cartoon series during its third season. The song is playable in the music video game The Beatles: Rock Band.
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 03/28/11, 7:32 PM - "Hello to ...":
|.. my good friend,
I just wanted to let you know that I am much recovered from my bout with congestive heart failure. Had more cardiac tests today (stress and another echo) but feeling much (I can breath) better. Are you allowed [by the grammar gods] to have two sets of parans in the same sentence??? And, why is parans spelled wrong in spite of my best efforts? I should not have skipped English class in favor of pool in downtown NN!
Anyhow, and always, thanks for all that you do, CarolDarlin'!
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Parans? I just do not know, John Darlin'. I was an English major, but I seem to have concentrated more on literature than on grammar. I never even heard of parentheses referred to as parans - and I know that I personally choose to over punctuate. Now if you'd ask me instead about Chaucer, well, then!
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful news, John Darlin'!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to David Hatchett ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Alex Nicol (February '49) of VA AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of VA AND Ivan Anker ('67) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:01 - Harold Smith ('57);
04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT;
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 03/28/11 - "Train ride 2011":
|Carol, I wish to pass this on to
the TYPHOON nation, from my heart...
Jerry Blanchard (Class of 62) of Va.
Thanks so much, Jerry! It took a bit of searching, but I think I was finally able to find this in a form we could "share with the rest of the class":
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/28/11 - " 'Pick Me Up' For the Day!":
|And we do need
"pick me ups", don't we?
"Pick Me Up" For the Day!
If this doesn't cheer you up, nothing will!!!!!!!
http://5thworld.com/Paradigm/Postings/!Wisdom/OrangutanAndHound.html - Humans Are Not the Only Beings with Interspecies FriendsNational Geographic
When Surya, the orangutan, meets a hound dog by the river, the two carry on like long lost friends.
Thanks, Dearest Judy! I know I certainly needed a "pick me up" today!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/28/11 - "The Money Bear":
|A resend, but worth a try!
All who receive this bear,
comes to your life a lot of Love, a lot of Money or Good News. Have
faith and pass on, pass back and
Thanks, Shari! Apart from any attendant blessings (which I could most definitely use!), I found both the image and the wording to be quite charming!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/28/11 -"AIR FORCE TEST - WILL DRIVE YOU CRAZY!":
I did a little over 4 seconds....that's all.
Here's a great test of your hand-eye coordination skill. You do not need to report your score!
This will drive you nuts!! Have fun!
The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls.
If you can go longer than 18 seconds on any one test, you are phenomenal. It's been said that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots.
They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes.
Give it a try but be careful...it is addictive (or forward it to someone you want to frustrate)!!
Thanks again, Dearest Judy! I won't mention my abysmal score. I'll just say that there are several very good reasons why I don't drive a car, much less pilot fighter planes for the Air Force!
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 03/28/11 - "Thanks for Your Time! don't waste it":
A young man learns what's most important in life from the guy next door.
It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams.
There, in the rush of his busy life, Jack had little time to think about the past and often no time to spend with his wife and son. He was working on his future, and nothing could stop him.
Over the phone, his mother told him, "Mr. Belser died last night. The funeral is Wednesday."
Memories flashed through
his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly
remembering his childhood days.
It was gone. Everything
about the house was exactly how Jack remembered it,
except for the box.. He figured someone from the Belser
family had taken it.
"Why?" Janet, his
Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies!
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 03/28/11 - "HOW TO TELL THE SEX OF A BIRD":
|HOW TO TELL THE SEX OF A
This Is AMAZING!!!
Until now I never fully understood how to tell The difference Between Male and Female Birds. I always thought it had to be determined surgically. Until Now.
Below are Two Birds. Study them closely...See If You Can Spot Which of The Two Is The Female. It can be done. Even by one with limited bird watching skills.
Send this to all of the men you know, who could do with a good laugh . . . and to all women who have a great sense of humor!
Thanks again, Sweetie-Pies!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/11 - "Some Maxines" (#17 in a Series of 19):
Finally, Some NEW Maxine's!
REMEMBER: Good friends are like stars.
You don't always see them but you always know they are there.
SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/28/11:
|A little boy came home
with his parents from church one Sunday. He seemed a little depressed,
so his mother asked him if something happened in Sunday school class
that he would like to talk about. He told his mother "Well, we were
singing songs and the teacher made us sing about a poor bear named
Gladly that needed glasses and I can't stop thinking about him. She said
he was cross-eyed and I feel bad for him.
The mother couldn't understand why the teacher would teach such a song in Sunday school, so she decided to call her. To the woman’s amazement, the teacher said she only taught hymns that morning. Then the teacher began laughing out loud and said to the mother, “I know what Jeffrey’s' talking about! We learned the hymn 'Gladly The Cross I'd Bear'".
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 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, April 13, 2011 - 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. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (email@example.com - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
4. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
5. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News. Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1966
6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, contact Gary Fitzgerald at Fitz43@cox.net - CLASS OF 1961
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/29/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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And Your Bird Can Sing
Written by John Lennon (credited to Lennon/McCartney)
Recorded by The Beatles, 1966
You tell me that you've got everything you want
And your bird can sing
But you don't get me, you don't get me
You say you've seen seven wonders and your bird is green
But you can't see me, you can't see me
When your prized possessions start to weigh you down
Look in my direction, I'll be round, I'll be round
When your bird is broken will it bring you down
You may be awoken, I'll be round, I'll be round
You tell me that you've heard every sound there is
And your bird can swing
But you can't hear me, you can't hear me
"And Your Bird Can Sing" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/beatles/ - 03/30/11 (sic)
Your Bird Can Sing"
of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/And-Your-Bird-Can-Sing-lyrics-The-Beatles/7C6262837F7A73DB48256BC20013B69A - 03/30/11 (sic)
Singing Bird Cartoon courtesy of http://wisdomwalking.net/2007/04/27/the-unsung-bird-can-sing-now/ - 03/30/11 (sic)
Animated Beatles Divider Line clip art courtesy of a website which no longer exists - several years ago
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art
also courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks again, Sarah Sugah!
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
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
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