04/07/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
“We lov'd, and we lov'd, as long as we could
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This song is over one hundred years old now. How can that be?!?
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFSczLif0q4 - Dear Mr. Gable, You Made Me Love You - Judy Garland - clip from Broadway Melody of 1938
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMaCoxOGXPM - You Made Me Love You - Harry James / Helen Forrest - clip from Private Buckaroo, 1942
BONUS #3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m36a3epCclQ - Doris Day - clip from Love Me or Leave Me, 1955
|"You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" is a
popular song. The music was written by
James V. Monaco, the lyrics by
Joseph McCarthy. The song was published in 1913. It was introduced
in the Broadway
The Honeymoon Express and used in the 1973 revival of the musical
One of the earliest recordings of the song was by Al Jolson. Jolson recorded the song on June 4, 1913. It was released on Columbia A-1374. He performed it on the soundtrack of the 1946 film The Jolson Story and recorded it on March 20, 1946. The record was released on Decca 23613.
Roger Edens wrote additional lyrics to the song for Judy Garland. The new lyrics cast Garland in the role of a teenage fan of Clark Gable. Garland sang the song to Gable at a birthday party thrown for him by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. MGM executives were so charmed by her rendition that she and the song were added to the film Broadway Melody of 1938. Garland recorded the "Gable" version on September 24, 1937. It was released on Decca 1463. MGM released the song as a b-side in 1939, opposite Garland's recording of "Over the Rainbow" for The Wizard of Oz.
REUNION NEWS ALERT:
|On Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015, The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News.|
Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS, Saturday night will be for 1965 Class members and their guests. Technical difficulties are preventing me from offering further details at this time, but I expect to have those resolved shortly. Stay tuned!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Marc Snyder ('65) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
09 - Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA;
10 - Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA AND Skip Wood ('65) of NC;
11 - Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA;
12 - Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND Richard Rawls ('71) of VA;
13 - Gil Hughes ('64);
14 - Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1965:
you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your
work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming
impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.”
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 04/05/15 - "VIOLIN TRIBUTE - MY WAY":
|It's not often one hears a torch song done on
violin, but I bet you will listen to this to the end!
Paul Anka (b. 30 July 1941) wrote this in 1968. Frank Sinatra (12 Dec 1915 - 14 May 1998) would sing it often, and only a violin can make this sound as beautiful as it truly is.
Andre Rieu (born 1 Oct 1949) doesn't often play his violin through whole pieces, this he did!! This is goose-bump stuff.
WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, George! That's breathtakingly beautiful! It would seem the the Maestro is as big a fan of Frank Sinatra as I am!
From My Friend, Tori, of UT - 04/06/15:
|INDEED! Thank you, Tori!|
From Mayim Bialik (North Hollywood High School, CA - '93) of CA - 04/06/15 - "Elijah's Chair":
Elijah's chair at our Seder had a
tardis. Get it?
Thank you, Mayim! (It is believed that the Prophet Elijah visits every Jewish home during the Passover Seder. The TARDIS - Time and Relative Dimension in Space - is a time traveling machine from the series Doctor Who, and was also featured on last week's Big Bang Theory - "The Skywalker Incursion" - in which Mayim appears as Amy Farrah Fowler. So, that's how Elijah gets to all the homes!)
From My Friend, Rob,
of NC - 04/06/15:
From The Walking Dead- 04/06/15 - "Wake Us Up":
|Wake us up when The Walking Dead returns in October on AMC!|
every concert I've sensed a certain insecurity about the tempo. It's
clearly marked 80...uh, 69.”
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 LOVABLE CROCHET AFGHAN PATTERNS:
Cuddly Kittens Afghan - "No, this afghan doesn't feature your
favorite furry friend, but the stitch does look like a row of adorable
felines! A Crocheted Cuddly Kittens Afghan is quick, easy and perfect
for girls. Use fun colors to create a fun yet functional crocheted
Tamara's Overcast Sunshine Afghan - "For a modern look, try the Overcast Sunshine Afghan. Yellow and grey is a popular color combination these days and this afghan pattern uses this color palette effectively. Crochet these blocks to make a crochet baby blanket, crochet throw, or even a full crochet afghan. This pattern is unique because on the reverse side the crocheted afghan is striped."
Darlene Dale's Land and Sea Throw - "Combining blue and green yarn gives this ripple crochet afghan pattern its name. This Land and Sea Throw takes the best of both settings and puts them into a design that's both classic and masculine. The playful chevron style of this afghan keeps this blanket interesting, yet it's easy enough for beginner crocheters to tackle. Like water reaching the shore, this chevron crochet pattern is relaxing. Make one for the special guy in your life so that he can stay warm and cozy even when you aren't nearby."
BONUS RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE:
All-in-One Dinner - "Meat loaf, potatoes, and veggies all wrapped up
in one dynamite dinner...Now that's smart cooking! You won't need any
side dishes with this easy beef dinner because it's all cooked up into
one tasty meal. All you'll need is a plate, a fork... and your appetite!"
My Family's Favorite Casserole - "There's nothing homier or more welcoming than a hearty casserole at the end of a busy day. My Family's Favorite Casserole is a different one that's even better the day after, if there's any left!":
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/30/15:
|A woman was cooking eggs in the
kitchen when her husband came running in. Immediately, he saw the eggs
and gasped in horror.
"Be careful! CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh, my GOSH!"
The wife, startled at her husband's violent reaction, dashed to the fridge to get some butter.
"You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW!"
The wife, concerned by the status of her husband's mental state, forgot about the butter and went running to the eggs.
"WE NEED BUTTER! Are you CRAZY??? Where are we going to get the butter? They're going to stick! HURRY!"
The wife ran to the frig,
"CAREFUL about the eggs! CAREFUL. You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them quickly! Oh not that quickly, don't you know how to cook? Are you insane? Turn the EGGS!"
At this point, the wife started crying, as she had no idea what to do.
She gasped, "What is WRONG with you? I know how to cook eggs."
The husband simply smiled and replied, "I just wanted to show you what it feels like while I'm driving with you in the car," and left.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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
2. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS, Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.
James V. Monaco
From The Honeymoon
"You Made Me Love You" midi courtesy of http://www.hamienet.com/midi16749.html - 04/05/05
Me Love You"
lyrics courtesy of
Peach Heart Wreath clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/beautifulfloralhearts.msnw - 04/05/05
Peach Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars5.html - 04/05/05