03/30/12 - NNHS
“Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
How 'bout some old time bluegrass??
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFG9eVbkq70 - Cotton Eyed Joe - Skillet Lickers, 1920's
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXbAlGPtVGY - Cotton Eyed Joe - Adolf Hofner and His San Antonians, 1941
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhCDPu54dsQ - Cotton Eyed Joe - Bob Wills, 1941
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qUk94eSu2c - Cotton Eyed Joe - Rednex, 1995 - lyrics
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHQZBXJxCbA - Cotton Eyed Joe - Rednex, 1995 - Bugs Bunny version - hysterical!
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUm59nD8dSo - Cotton Eyed Joe - Vanessa Mae, 2006? - "This is what music is all about: a classically trained, violin virtuoso from Singapore, playing a techno, club tune from a Swedish band that is based off an American south country diddy, all the while looking hot and having fun. Doesn't get any better than that."
BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A62VdaFAhw - Cotton Eyed Joe - Asleep at the Wheel - Live at The Broken Spoke in Austin, TX, December 21, 2007
|"Cotton-Eyed Joe" is a popular American
folk song known at various times throughout the
United States and
although today it is most commonly associated with the
American South. In the
Roud index of folksongs it is number 942.
"Cotton Eyed Joe" (also known as "Cotton Eye Joe") has inspired both a partner dance and more than one line dance that is often danced at country dance venues in the US and around the world. The 1980 film Urban Cowboy sparked a renewed interest in the dance. In 1985, The Moody Brothers' version of the song received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Country Instrumental Performance." Irish group The Chieftains received a Grammy nomination for "Best Country Vocal Collaboration" for their version of the song (with a vocal by Ricky Scaggs) on their 1992 album Another Country. And in 1994, a version of the song recorded by the Swedish band Rednex as "Cotton Eye Joe" became popular worldwide.
The origins of this song are unclear, although it pre-dates the 1861–1865 American Civil War. American folklorist Dorothy Scarborough (1878–1935) noted in her 1925 book, On the trail of Negro folk-songs, that several people remember hearing the song before the war and her sister, Mrs. George Scarborough, learned the song from a man who had known the song during his earliest childhood from slaves singing it on plantations in Louisiana. Both the dance and the song had as many variants as the old old folk song that it is. American publishing house Harper and Brothers published a version in 1882, heard by author Louise Clarke Pyrnelle (born 1850) on the Alabama plantation of her father when she was a child, that was later republished in 1910...:
By 1884, the same year Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published, the fiddle based song was referred to as "an old, familiar air." In 1925, another version was recorded by folklorist Dorothy Scarborough and published.
Scarborough noted that the song seemed to be well known in the South prior to the Civil War, and parts of it had been sent in by various persons.
Over the years, many different versions of the song have been performed and/or recorded with many different versions of the lyrics (and many without lyrics). Cotton-Eyed Joe, on occasion referred to as "The South Texas National Anthem", was played for minstrel-type jigs, and it has long been popular as a square dance hoedown and a couple dance polka.
A resident of Austin, Texas who learned the dance in Williamson County in the early 1880s described it as nothing but a heel and toe "poker", with fringes added. These fringes added to the heel and toe polka were clog steps which required skill and extroversion on the part of the dancer.
During the first half of the twentieth century the song was a widely known folk song all over English-speaking North America.
One discography lists 134 recorded versions released since 1950. In more recent decades, the song has waned in popularity in most regions except some parts of the American South where it is still a popular folk song.
A list of the possible meanings of the term "cotton-eyed" that have been proposed includes: to be drunk on moonshine, or to have been blinded by drinking wood alcohol, turning the eyes milky white; a black person with very light blue eyes; someone whose eyes were milky white from bacterial infections of Trachoma or syphilis, cataracts or glaucoma; and the contrast of dark skin tone around white eyeballs in black people.
Bob Wills and Adolph Hofner and His San Antonians both recorded the song, and Hofner's version (Columbia 37658), issued in 1941, apparently[clarification needed] being the one that did the most to popularize the song...
From Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA -03/29/12:
If you will please repost our Class of 61 reunion information, it's the same agenda as previous, but the new dates are Friday, May 4th, Saturday, May 5th, and Sunday, May 6th.
If you would also pass on that Saturday, May 5th we will be at Mike O'Neal's Restaurant about 12:30 for lunch (Dutch treat), and any and all ex-Typhoons or old friends are invited.
EXCELLENT! Thanks, Gary - I love to hear of Reunions! I have this posted in all the regular places!
(www.mikesplacepub.com/), 11006 Warwick Boulevard, Unit 458, Located in the Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, Newport News, VA 23601 (across from the Cedar Lane entrance to Mariners' Museum), (757) 599-5500
My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA, called me this afternoon to let me know I had no need to worry; apparently I have plenty of time. It says right on the opening page of our website that:
THE NNHS NEWSLETTERS:
NEWSLETTERS - 2012
PLEASE BOOKMARK THIS PAGE!
LAST UPDATED 03/285/12
Well, hey, if Wednesday was only the 285th day of March, I have all kinds of time to get caught up, right?!?
From Me ('65) of NC - 03/30/12:
| It's a good thing I
have so much extra time, because now I've not only not completed the
Newsletters for 02/22,
02/24, 03/24, 03/26/ and 03/28, we're going to spend Saturday and Sunday
(the 31st and 1st) at my sister's house
Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) watching the 182nd Annual
General Conference of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints together on TV - because she
only lives 4 miles away, and because it's so much more funnerer
(English major, ya know!
to watch it together.
This means you may know of a surety that soon I'll be even that much more behind.....
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to the late Alex Nicol (February '49)(31 Mar 1932 - 23 Feb 2012) 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 FL;
06 - Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
|YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|March 30, 1944 -
Allied bombers conducted their most severe
bombing run on
March 30, 1944 - Allied bombing raid on Nuremberg. Along the English eastern coast 795 aircraft were dispatched, including 572 Lancasters, 214 Halifaxes and 9 Mosquitos. The bombers met resistance at the coasts of Belgium and the Netherlands from German fighters. In total, 95 bombers were lost, making it the largest Bomber Command loss of World War II.
|YESTERDAY IN 1962:
THIS DAY IN 1962:
From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 03/28/12 - "Tom Hambridge song release to iTunes...See him at our house concert on April 7th":
to Tom Hambridge! His song “She’s Leaving” was recorded by Rascal Flatts
& will be on their forthcoming CD ‘Changed’, due to be released on April
3rd. Now they have decided to release the song as a single to iTunes.
the song…and while you’re there, be sure to write a review of it! ‘She’s
Leaving’ was written by Tom and Jeffrey Steele.
|In other news: Come see Tom Hambridge and The Rattlesnakes perform their first-ever House Party!! The show takes place on Saturday night April 7th in Franklin TN. Be sure to check the TOUR DATES section for all the details. Make your reservations NOW!! The phrase "The house is-a-Rockin" couldn't be more true!|
COOL BEANS! Thanks so much, Terry!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/29/12 - "Ever See A Bald Eagle Swim?":
This footage was taken at Mallard Lakes subdivision in Baton Rouge.
Someone had shot a Nutria (a beaver like rodent), and it was floating dead in the water.
Wait until you see what this eagle did to bring that Nutria in.
WOWZERS! That's incredible - and incredibly fascinating, too! Thanks so much, Norris Sweetie!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 03/29/12 - "John and Annie from Ohio":
|John and Annie from Ohio,
nobody knew about his wife's problem, at least I didn't, till now.
WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Ruthie! This story was almost too beautiful to be true, so I checked it out - and guess what? It IS true!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/28/12 - "Puns":
|Puns for Educated Minds
1.The fattest knight at King Arthur's Round Table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.
2.I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island. It turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.
4.A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.
5.No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
6.A dog gave birth to puppies near the road ..... and was cited for littering.
7.A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
8.Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
9.A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
10.Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
11.Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
12.Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.
13.I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
14.A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'
15.The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
16.The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
17.A backward poet writes inverse.
18.In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.
19.When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.
20.If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine.
21.A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The flight attendant looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.'
22.Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'
23.Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.
24.Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says 'Are you sure?'
The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'
25.Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.
26. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.
27. Did you hear about the guy who fell off his name? His name was Cliff.
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/29/12 - "The Chicken":
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks again, Norris Sweetie!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/28/12 - "Don't know how it works":
WHEN THE GUY
THE CURSOR ABOUT 1/2 INCH ABOVE HIS HEAD.
HUH?!? Okay, that's freaky! Thanks again, Shari!
- Slowed Down Sloppy Joes - "Take the easy
road and plan your dinner with slow cooker recipes for beef. For a full
of flavor, easy to make, classic dish make up this Slowed Down Sloppy
http://www.recipelion.com/Cake-Recipes/Super-Easy-Pudding-Cake/ml/1 - Super Easy Puddin' Cake - "The creator of this Super Easy Puddin' Cake recipe said it's her favorite cake because it is super easy and super versatile. You can't find many more easy cake recipes quite like this. Plus it's super moist and can be made in several flavor combos."
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#9 in a Series of 43)":
I can do this!!
AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey! Paul tried sending these to me several days ago, and inexplicably only one of the images arrived!
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/29/12:
A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted,” Excuse me, can you help? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."
The woman below replied, "You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."
"You must be an engineer," said the balloonist.
"I am," replied the woman. "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of you, and the fact is I am still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help so far."
The woman below responded, "You must be in management."
"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"
"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 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 with them.|
2. Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
3. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 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.
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 4, 5, and 6, 2012 - Class of 1961 Reunion (Postponed from last August due to Hurricane Irene); Saturday, May 5, 2012: Mike O'Neal's Restaurant (www.mikesplacepub.com/), 11006 Warwick Boulevard, Unit 458, Located in the Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, Newport News, VA 23601 (across from the Cedar Lane entrance to Mariners' Museum), (757) 599-5500, about 12:30 for lunch (Dutch treat) - "Any and all ex-Typhoons or old friends are invited."
5. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at email@example.com
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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"Cotton-eyed Joe, Cotton-eyed Joe,
Don't you remember, don't you know,
Far away and long ago,
On the trail to the Alamo
Met a gal I used to know,
Ridin' on a Cotton-eyed Joe
Cotton-Eyed Joe, Cotton-Eyed Joe,
Gimme that gal, Cotton-Eyed Joe
Cotton-Eyed Joe, Cotton-Eyed Joe,
Gimme that gal, Cotton-Eyed Joe
I said "Miss do you like to woo?"
She said "Sir, with the likes of you"
I said "Gal, you're a honey bee,
How'd you like to marry me."
Dance I saw in a Texas town,
Boys all swing the gals around
I'll teach you to heel and toe,
Just come off that Cotton-eyed Joe
Cotton-eyed Joe, you mean out-law,
Worst durn Hoss I ever saw
Hold my fiddle and hold my bow,
I'm 'gonna dance that Cotton-Eyed Joe
"Cotton-Eyed Joe" midi and Version 3 lyrics courtesy of http://www.lsjunction.com/midi/songs.htm - 03/30/12
Versions 1 and 2 lyrics courtesy of
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton-Eyed_Joe - 03/30/12
"Cotton-Eyed Joe" Image courtesy of http://www.amazon.com/Cotton-Eyed-Joe/dp/B001J2BHUA - 03/30/12
Animated Cowgirl Linda Singing clip art (designed by Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 09/01/05
Animated Smile Row Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars7.html - 11/13/06
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!!
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Animated Bookmark clip art courtesy of http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/books/1/ - 02/22/12
Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05
Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 05/15/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, 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
Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
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