- NNHS Newsletter -
What Is This Thing Called Love?
ďLove withers under constraints: its very essence is liberty: it is
compatible neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear:
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Despite the best efforts of three of my little chickadees to find another song for our April themes, we're taking a break from them, at least for the moment. The remaining good songs either have not been sequenced into midi form, or the midi is broken. Sigh.
Thanks anyway, Sweetie-Pies!
So we'll revisit
Cole Porter in this entry
from just over three years ago:
These videos are all incredible classics, each in its own way, but the first one is still my favorite. Funny, I never really considered myself a big Sinatra fan. I always thought I preferred Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and Andy Williams, but it's Frank Sinatra who most often sings to me in my Magic Shower.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16wUYfmobgc&feature=related - Frank Sinatra
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4md2q-hEEo - Ella Fitzgerald, 1961
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKF5GuqKYpo - Leo Reisman and His Orchestra, 1930 (rotating stills)
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9YTrBmU2Ag - Libby Holman (no video)
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abtSkyRG59Y - Ginny Simms - clip from Night and Day (1946) with Cary Grant (That's an extra bonus - GIGGLES!!!) (This clip is incorrectly identified as 1940's Tin Pan Alley on YouTube.)
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Skip Wood ('65) of NC!
this week to:
11 - Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA:
12 - Richard Rawls ('71) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
Does anyone know how to contact Billy Carmines (Hampton HS - '65) (I think). We've been searching for him for several years now with no success, and we really most anxiously would like to find him. Thanks!
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 04/06/08 - "Friends and Balloons":
Have a wonderful week!!!
Have a great day, my Friend!
Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
Love the people who treat you right.
Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy.
They just promised it would be worth it.
Friends are like balloons.
Once you let them go, you can't get them back.
So I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.
Thanks, Sweeties, what great happy thoughts!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/06/08 - "I got you covered":
Just let me know if
ANYONE messes up your day
I GOT YOU COVERED !!
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Shari!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/07/08 - "The old days":
This is fascinating information! Thanks, Joyce! I lived for several years in Southeast Missouri where such colorful idioms abound. The one I found most intriguing was "slicker than greased owl snot". This brings to mind a most curious occupation:
"What do you do for a living, Sir?"
"I collect owl snot and grease it."
From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 04/07/08 - "Mistake":
No problem at all, Elaine! I'm always delighted to see old yearbooks remain in their family!
Thanks for the additional information on Tommy; I added it to that page:
I've sent you Joe's contact information. Thanks again!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/07/08 - "My Heart":
Give this heart to everyone you don't want to lose in '08 (including me, if you care).
Never take someone for granted. Hold every person close to your heart, because you might wake up one day and realize that you've lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones.
What a day brightener! Thank you again, Joyce!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/08/08 - "Acie or Aries":
|These were the
pictures from the adoption site. He's cuter than the pictures show - such a
cuddly little kitty. He had me worried, but saline drops seem to be working.
Didn't really like cats until my twenties, misunderstanding them as uncaring
Pets make life so much happier!
So they do, and he's adorable, Shari! Thanks!
From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 04/08/08:
Iím going to ask one more favor. Can you tell me where I should send the $50.00 for Raoul's (Weinstein - '57 - of FL) fundraiser in Lakeland?
I mentioned this to my Aunt in a telephone conversation over the weekend and she was very excited at the prospect. Not saying theyíll come but Iím sure the $50.00 will go to good use no matter.
Tell Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64 - of VA) that if she will go, I will go!!! (Actually, not sure that I can but that would be extra incentive!)
Thanks so much, Carol, for all you do.
God Bless America and Americans.
How super wonderful would that be?!? Thanks, Joe Sweetie!
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 04/08/08 - "Midomi":
I saw this site and immediately thought of you....now when you just can not pull up the name of that shower song, you can sing or hum (hoping hat you have some type of microphone) and this site will tell you the name of the mystery song...at least that's what it CLAIMS to do.
What a cool site, Janice, thanks so much! And it would no doubt solve the problem I have with that mystery song that's been bugging me for several years. Unfortunately, I don't have a microphone at the moment. I know I had one five years ago, so I either broke it, or its Proper Owner took it with him when he (meaning one of my three youngest sons or another) moved out some time ago.
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 04/08/08:
I scanned the teachers web site and noticed Curtis Fooks listed. Curtis graduated from Warwick High in 1958 and played football with me four four years at Warwick. He was a very hard hitting tackle. His wife, Nan Rae Marion, was in my class of 59.
Oh, COOL! Thanks so much, Norris! I added your note to that page.
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/08/08:
Thank you so much, Sweet Adonis!
Perhaps it was indeed the shyness. I invariably behaved the same way myself whenever encountering a teacher outside of school.
I posted the first part of your note on both Miss Holladay's Memorial Newsletter and her teacher page:
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 04/08/08:
Your health is the most important!!! If you have to whittle the newsletter down to once a week in order for you to be healthy, so be it!!! Your being healthy is #1!!!
Thank you so much, Sarah Sugah! I'll see what I can do to simplify!
PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):
1. Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancerlast week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"
2. Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal
3.My Friend Judy of IL - shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08
4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07
5. Me ('65) of NC - recent (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups.....
6. Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA - gallbladder surgery on 03/12/08
7. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again
8. Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - knee surgery on 03/13/08; update of 03/22/08: recovering nicely
9. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08
10. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"
11. Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008; update of 03/17/08: still needing our prayers
12. Herb Hice of MI and the MacKay Family - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08; update of 03/10/08: still being sedated while not on the ventilator, but made it for nine hours on 03/09/08; "holding his own"; update of 03/17/08: not much progress, but no regression, either; update of 03/24/08: "some good days and some bad days; the doctors caring for Herbie are just taking a wait and see approach and playing it by ear day by day"; update of 03/31/08: stays awake longer, off the ventilator longer, now enjoying his beloved opera, card shower requested; update of 04/07/08: "He is still about the same, but some days better, some worse; stays off the vent for as along as eleven hours."
13. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA - recovering from surgery on her ankle; update of 04/05/08: "has had a cast reapplied and then replaced in the past 2 weeks, and will have to have the pin in her ankle replaced on April 22nd. She is in good spirits and gets around on a little scooter. She can't use crutches because of back surgery fairly recently. She has a lot of pain and discomfort with that, too."
14. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) of VA - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain; update of 03/13/08: "better, but still a bit away from 'good'"
15. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08; update of 03/13/08: "is doing very well. She is taking some kind of cardio rehab therapy and she is feeling well enough that she has gone back to work. She's only working 1/2 days..."
16. John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08
17. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!
18. Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA - update of 03/30/08: emergency appendectomy caused by ruptured appendix; will be in the hospital 3 - 4 days
19. Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - suffered heart attack 02/13/08
20. All of Us
1. Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 22nd Annual "Almost World Famous" Sertoma Sock Hop, Lakeland, FL
2. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1958.html - 03/18/08
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1968.html - 03/31/08
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html - 03/26/08
From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 03/26/08 - "Good thoughts for 2008" (#12 in a Series of 12):
I just felt you'd like this today.
Thank you for being such a friend to so many of us.
Give this heart to everyone you don't want to lose in '08 including me.
"Be kinder than necessary because everyone
of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late
Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late. I don't want to let that happen so I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you. Send it to some balloons that you think have flown away forever. You may be surprised to see it return. Send this heart to everybody you like.
Thank you so much, Charlie! You were right - I did need this! What an uplifting series this has been!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/31/08 - "Don't do this" (#2 in a Series of 23):
I hope you get all the pictures!!! Also notice that most all the pictures have men in them!! And they say women are dumb!!! These guys don't even have the "blonde" excuse.
These are very good examples of things that we should NOT do at home, work, or any where else for that matter.
YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Joyce!
|That CAN'T be right.|
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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What Is This Thing Called Love?
- Cole Porter
I was a hum-drum person
Leading a life apart
When love flew in through my window wide
And quickened my hum-drum heart
Love flew in through my window
I was so happy then
But after love had stayed a little while
Love flew out again
What is this thing called love?
This funny thing called love?
Just who can solve its mystery?
Why should it make a fool of me?
I saw you there one wonderful day
You took my heart and threw it away
Thatís why I ask the lord in heaven above
What is this thing called love?
You gave me days of sunshine
You gave me nights of cheer
You made my life an enchanted dream
ítil somebody else came near
Somebody else came near you
I felt the winterís chill
And now I sit and wonder night and day
Why I love you still?
"What Is This Thing Called Love?" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/1761/easy44 - 03/30/05
"What Is This Thing Called Love?" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/f/frank-sinatra/55494.html - 03/30/05
Pink "I Give You My Love" Heart clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/hearts.msnw?Page=2 - 04/04/05
Pink Roses Bouquet clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/flowers.msnw - 04/04/05
Pink Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/linesbarsfloral.msnw - 04/04/05
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy ofSarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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