04/08/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
“For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
John Greenleaf Whittier
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It's time again for one of my favorite songs.
BONUS #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcrp8GZOYl8 - This Nearly Was Mine - South Pacific (1958) - acted by Rossano Brazzi; sung by Giorgio Tozzi
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B9g477CxAI - This Nearly Was Mine - José Carreras
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YcJz6M9fNI - This Nearly Was Mine - Howard Keel
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSH6oBRw6rw - This Nearly Was Mine - Paolo Szot
BONUS #5 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xodh1daVho - This Nearly Was Mine - Frank Sinatra, 1963 - my fave!
|South Pacific is a
1949 musical with music by
Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and
The story draws from
James A. Michener's
Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book
of the South Pacific, weaving together characters and elements
from several of its stories into a single plotline. The musical won the
Prize for Drama in
1950. The issue of racial prejudice was sensitively and candidly
explored at a time when few musicals engaged in serious social
South Pacific is considered by some to be one of the greatest Broadway musicals. Several of its songs, including "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "Happy Talk", "Younger than Springtime", and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", have become worldwide standards. The Broadway production was nominated for and won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Libretto. It is the only musical production ever to have won all four Tony Awards for acting. The show was a critical and box office hit and has since enjoyed many successful revivals and tours and spawned a 1958 film and other adaptations...
|South Pacific is a
1958 film adaptation of the
and Hammerstein musical
South Pacific, and based on
of the South Pacific. The film was directed by
Joshua Logan and
John Kerr and Ray
Walston in the leading roles with
Juanita Hall as
Bloody Mary, the part that she had played in the original stage
Metropolitan Opera star Giorgio Tozzi provided the singing voice for the role of Emile de Becque in the film...
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 still preventing me from offering further details at this time (I'm beginning to suspect "user error! ), but I expect to have those resolved shortly. Stay tuned!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
15 - George Helliesen ('61) of MI (soon to be VA) AND Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
350 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|April 08, 1665 - English colonial patents were granted for the establishment of the Monmouth Tract, for what would eventually become Monmouth County in northeastern New Jersey.|
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Thursday, April 08, 1965 - Politician Steven Blaney was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.|
greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we
Ralph Waldo Emerson
From Marc (Jody) Glazer ('65) of GA - 04/07/15 - " Allen Groshong ('66) (11 Feb 1948 - 08 Apr 1968)":
you're feeling good today and even better tomorrow.
Thank you so much, Marc! That's a wonderful idea - and especially appropriate on this, the 47th anniversary of his death.
In fact, my original 2000 concept - which still holds - is that the In Memoriam pages serve as places where we can all leave remembrances of our friends.
Shorter notes are placed right on these pages, such as the one previously submitted for Allen by Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN. Longer messages such as the one posted for him by his sister, the late Sarah Groshong ('61), or the one posted for Brenda Phillips Schweida Bloxom (02 Sept 1949 - 25 July 1995) by her sister, Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA, are attached via links.
As Allen went to Woodrow Wilson and I to Magruder, and our paths never crossed at NNHS, I unfortunately never had the privilege of knowing this heroic man, but I would be honored to post such a remembrance written by you or anyone else.
In fact, I would welcome any and all remembrances concerning any of our departed friends. That's why we all came together in the first place - to remember!
From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA - 04/07/15:
|Thanks, LaMerle! (|
From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 04/07/15:
|Thank you, Tina!|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/07/15 - "10 Simple Habits That Might Just Change Your Life":
|10 Simple Habits That
Might Just Change Your Life
Thanks so much, Susan!
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 04/07/15:
|Thanks, Jean! That seems like a perfectly reasonable request to me!|
is not together, but the ensemble is perfect.”
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 FLY AWAY CROCHET PATTERN (GET IT? "Only to fly away..." ):
|Heart in Flight Swablu - "Cute little swablu pattern, you can make this in an afternoon if you're dedicated!"|
BONUS FLY AWAY RECIPES (GET IT? "Only to fly away..." ):
|http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/2391254-Fly-Away-Birds - Karen's Fly Away Birds|
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/07/15:
|Q. What did the pirate say on his
A. "Aye, matey."
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.
This Nearly Was Mine
Oscar Hammerstein II
From South Pacific, 1949
"This Nearly Was Mine" midi courtesy of
http://www.hamienet.com/midi12199.html - 04/07/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateHerbert Hice of MI one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Silver Star clip art courtesy of http://www.wpclipart.com/armed_services/ - 05/09/08
image courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/04/04
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of
http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
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 Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA -
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05