- NNHS Newsletter -
Dreaming of You
“Dreams can disappear - poof, just like that. Where do those
dreams go? Are they floating out there
with no place to land - songs not sung, dances not danced, all those dreams that will never come true?”
- Marjorie Klein, Test Pattern, 2000, p. 204
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Nothing like sad ol' love songs.....
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJMQjukSJFM - Dreaming of You - Selena, 1995
|"Dreaming of You" is the name of a
love song written by
Franne Golde and
Snow. It was Selena's biggest single, peaking at #21 on the
Billboard Hot 100. The song was released at the end of the first
quarter of 1995, after Selena's murder. It appeared on
the album of the same name, which was released posthumously.
Robert Johnson of Planet Music, a record chain in Houston, told New York Times that people in Houston were buying copies of the album Dreaming of You because of the single "Dreaming of You". 15 years after her death, Teresa Jusino of Popmatters wrote: "Even the most sheltered English-speaking music fan might not know Selena's name, but if you mention her hit singles, "Dreaming of You", or "I Could Fall in Love," they'll likely respond with 'I remember that song!', or 'I love that one!'."
Peter Watrous of The New York Times wrote: "It's not that she didn't sing well in English; she spoke English substantially better than she did Spanish. It's that the English song writers didn't step up to the bar with their best material. The music is faceless commerce. That she sings it so well on the album suggests that she had a good chance of success, working lush ballads in an anonymous pop style that Disney has mastered..."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA AND Skip Wood ('65) of NC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
17 - David Jones ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
150 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Saturday, April 10, 1965 - Race car driver Lloyd Casner (b. 30 Aug 1928 in Miami, Florida) was killed in Le Mans, France when he crashed a new Maserati during testing for the upcoming 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans. He was 36 years old.
Saturday, April 10, 1965 - Actress Linda Darnell (b. Monetta Eloyse Darnell on 16 Oct 1923 in Dallas, Texas) died at the age of 41 in Chicago, Illinois from burns she received in a house fire in Glenview, Illinois the day before.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/09/15:
feel you are too unworthy to pray.”
Richard G. Scott
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL -04/08/15 - "Our Government":
The attached 90 second video is one that we simply must figure out a way to share with as many people as we know. Simple, straightforward, and our future! Please feel free to pass on as you wish.
'In God We Trust'
Harvard Professor: 90 seconds you won't regret seeing! Now here is something that absolutely everyone should see -- often!! This could be used in so many ways, in so many places ... it is stunningly simple, and so totally profound ...! Note that at the bottom of the clip it gives permission to use this clip, provided it is not altered. Harvard Professor: 90 seconds you won't regret seeing!
Thank you so much, Don!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/08/15 - "How Much Sugar?, The Blessing & A Very Serious Warning To Pass On!":
(from Clean Laughs and Daily Groaner...)
Noren Eron, the great Norse comic decided to bring his act to America. He booked several shows in the northern states and did well. He then took his act down south, but he realized that the farther south he went, the less the crowd appreciated his act which had the poor guy miffed. When he got to the Deep South, no one got his act at all. After many disappointing sets, he just quit one night and returned to Norway.
This goes to show you...
You should never book a miffed Norse in the south.
An American scientist once visited the offices of the great Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Neils Bohr, in Copenhagen, and was amazed to find that over his desk a horseshoe was nailed to the wall.
The American said with a nervous laugh, "Surely you don't believe that horseshoe will bring you good luck, do you, Professor Bohr?"
Bohr chuckled. "I believe no such thing, my good friend. Not at all. I am scarcely likely to believe in such foolish nonsense. However, I am told that a horseshoe will bring you good luck whether you believe in it or not!"
"In some good-luck news, a man coming out of surgery has won $7 million on a lottery ticket that was tucked in his get-well card. And after paying his hospital bills, he still has $900 left."
Thank you, Shari!
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 DREAMING CROCHET PATTERNS:
I Dream of Crochet Blog -
Although, technically, this looks more like
cross-stitching and sewing to me, but.....
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/field-dreams and http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/SN0131.pdf - Marianne Forrestal's Field of Dreams Afghan
BONUS DREAMING IN ITALIAN RECIPES:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/09/15:
|A Highway Patrolman started
creeping up on a highway speeder when it was evident that the individual
being pursued realized there was a Highway Patrolman behind him and he
stepped on the gas to out run the cruiser.
The trooper turned on his beacons and siren and after a brief chase, the individual realized that he could not outrun the cruiser and decided it would be best if he just pulled over to the side and just gave up.
The Trooper pulled up behind the speeder and then walked up to the driver's side window. He said, "Sir, why were you trying to out-run me? You knew it would end this way."
The speeder said, "Officer, please understand, I meant you no disrespect, but my wife ran off with a Highway Patrolman last month and I thought you were bringing her back."
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. CONTACT:
Lynn Walker Brothers @
firstname.lastname@example.org or Pauline Collins Shofner @
Written by Franne Golde and Tom Snow (b. 1947)
(16 April 1971 – 31 Mar 1995), 14 Aug 1995
"Dreaming of You" midi courtesy of
http://pop.mididb.com/selena/ - 10/02/04
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 Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05