- NNHS Newsletter -
What Is This Thing Called Love?
“Love withers under constraints: its very essence is liberty: it is
compatible neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear:
it is there most pure, perfect, and unlimited where its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve.”
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(4 Aug 1792 - 8 July 1822)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Ahhh, Cole Porter.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo2P7AhMbxk - What Is This Thing Called Love? - Ella Fitzgerald
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIOJ2gkrNvc - What Is This Thing Called Love? - Frank Sinatra
|"What Is This Thing Called Love?" is a 1929
song written by
Cole Porter, for the musical
Wake Up and Dream. It was first performed by
Elsie Carlisle in March 1929. The song has become a popular
jazz standard and one of Porter's most often played compositions.
Wake Up and Dream ran for 263 shows in London. The show was also noticed in New York, and the critics praised Tilly Losch's performance of the song. The show was produced on Broadway in December 1929; in the American rendition, "What Is This Thing Called Love" was sung by Frances Shelley. Ginny Simms performed the song in the 1946 biographical film about Porter's life, Night and Day.
Jazz musicians soon included the song in their repertoire. The recordings of Ben Bernie and Fred Rich made it to the charts in 1930, and the song was also recorded by stride pianist James P. Johnson, clarinetist Artie Shaw and guitarist Les Paul. The piece is usually performed at a fast tempo; the 1956 recording of Clifford Brown and Max Roach with Sonny Rollins is one of the best-known uptempo instrumental versions. Saxophonist Sidney Bechet made a slow rendition in 1941 with Charlie Shavers...
Jane Taylor Shields ('65) of ?? - 04/07/14 - "NNHS
Please sign me up to receive the NNHS Newsletter. I am a graduate of the Class of 1965...Elizabeth J Taylor.
Hi, Jane - so good to hear from you! Welcome aboard! You didn't mention your state of residence, but if you'll let me know, I'll add that. to your listing. Meanwhile, I've added you to these three pages in our archive:
Let me know if you'd like your email addy published, and tell me your birthday, and I'll add those, too!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA AND Skip Wood ('65) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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 AND Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN 1964:
|Tuesday, April 08, 1964 - Gemini 1 (unmanned test flight) was launched.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Wednesday, April 09, 1964 - Football player Rob Awalt was born Robert Mitchell Awalt in Landstuhl, West Germany.|
NOW AVAILABLE from
Ragland's ('63 - of CO)
1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)
2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!
DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!
In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: email@example.com or raglandtradingpost.com with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.
Thanks so much, Butch!
See them here - www.raglandtradingpost.com - and snag yours today!
From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 04/08/14 - "Sail boat":
boat has been my therapy for the last 3 months. I look forward to
taking it to the lake across the street once I find the leaks in it!
Not sure what my next project will be. Perhaps a Chris Craft motor
COOL BEANS! Thanks, Phil! Looks great!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 04/08/14 - "UPDATED SENIOR DISCOUNT LIST":
Don't know if this is correct but might be worth looking into and asking!
Please pass this on to your senior friends. Let them know they must ask for the discount.
UPDATED SENIOR DISCOUNT LIST
As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's recently, I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he told me that seniors over age 55 get 10% off everything on the menu, every day. Being of 'that' age myself, I figured I might as well ask for the discount too.
This incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and other types of offers giving various discounts with different age requirements. I was actually surprised to see how many there are and how some of them start at the young age of 50. This list may not only be useful for you, but for your friends and family too.
YOU must ASK for your discount!
Thank you so much, Wayne! I just about croaked when I saw the supposed 30% at Big Lots, but I was unable to confirm or deny it:
However, I did find these helpful sites:
The bottom line is (as always), "Nothing ventured, nothing gained!"
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 04/07/14 - "Six boys and 13 Hands":
Even if you have already read this, it is always worth another read.
SIX BOYS AND 13 HANDS
Thank you, Jimmy!
http://www.welovedc.com/2010/04/13/dc-mythbusting-monumental-myths/ - Only Twelve Hands
From My Friend, Angela, of NC - 04/08/14 - "Melt in Your Mouth Chicken Breasts":
- "The mayonnaise make these chicken breast very moist and
OOH! Thanks, Angela - delicious AND super easy!
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 03/08/14 - "Hand Paintings? (#12 in a series of 16)":
|COOL BEANS! Thanks, Jimmy!|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/28/14 - "Who Knew? (#9 in a series of 25)":
|WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!|
BONUS THING CROCHET PATTERNS:
|http://www.micahmakes.com/blog/happy-birthday-dr-suess - Thing 1 and Thing 2 Hats|
BONUS THING CALLED LOVE RECIPE:
|This Thing Called Love|
One day a rich
famous man went to buy a sport car from a dealership. The price of the
car was $80,000 and the man had only $79,998 to pay.
The poor man thought for a moment and gave the man $4 and said, "Please buy one for me, too."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
May 1, 2014 - 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. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 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. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or email@example.com, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/21/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Written byCole Porter (09 June 1891 – 15 Oct 1964), 1929
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
That’s 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
’til somebody else came near
Somebody else came near you
I felt the winter’s 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
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MIFamous Marines who served in the South during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber
('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06