NNHS Newsletter -
“Kiss me and you will see how important I am.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Oooh - a great Golden Oldie! Just right for today.
BONUS - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Mel Carter
"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" is a popular song written by Harry Noble in 1952. It was a hit in 2 different decades and is considered a classic of the early Rock/Pop era. The original version was released by Karen Chandler in 1952, released by Coral Records as catalog number 60831. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on October 17, 1952 and lasted 18 weeks on the chart, peaking at #7.  It was her only charted hit. As was often the case with songs of that era, a version was recorded by British singer Muriel Smith and became a hit in Britain in 1953, reaching the Top 3. Shirley Bassey covered the song on her 1969 album Does Anybody Miss Me. The version most often heard today is the latter-day hit version recorded by Mel Carter, reaching #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the "Easy listening" chart in 1965. This version makes an appearance in the movie We Were Soldiers. The title was also used as the title for Gloria Estefan's 1994 album of covers, and was later referenced by U2's 1995 song "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me".
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND Richard Rawls ('71) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
13 - Gil Hughes ('64);
14 - Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA!
15 - George Helliesen ('61) of MI AND Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63);
17 - David Jones ('57);
18 -The late Monty Phillips ('62) (d. 15 Apr 2011) AND Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
|YESTERDAY IN WWII:
April 10, 1941 - TheAxis Powers in Europe established the Independent State of Croatia from occupied Yugoslavia with Ante Pavelić's Ustaše fascist insurgents in power.
April 10, 1944 - Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escaped from the Birkenau death camp.
YESTERDAY IN 1964:
|Thursday, April 10, 1964 - Tennis player Manon Bollegraf was born Manon Maria Bollegraf in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1964:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/09/14 - "TRUTH":
Our teacher asked us what our favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken."
She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right, because everyone else in the class laughed.
My parents told me to always be truthful and honest, and I am. Fried chicken is my favorite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA.
said they love animals very much. I do, too.
Especially chicken, pork and beef. Anyway, my teacher sent
me to the principal's office. I told him what happened, and
he laughed, too. Then he told me not to do it again.
Especially chicken, pork and beef. Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal's office. I told him what happened, and he laughed, too. Then he told me not to do it again.
I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, just like she'd asked the other children.
So I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken.
She sent me back to the principal's office again. He laughed, and told me not to do it again. I don't understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn't like it when I am.
Today, my teacher asked us to tell her what famous person we
GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/09/11 - "The 7 Menopausal Dwarfs":
this to four women and you will lose 2.5 lbs.
Have some chocolate for me!I just couldn't resist republishing this from three years ago; it's one of my favorite things! Thanks again, Joyce!
From My Friend, Mariel, of NC - 04/10/14 - "Diet Progress":
From Me ('65) of NC - 04/10/14:
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 04/09/14 - "Old Guy and a Bucket of Shrimp":Old Guy and a bucket of shrimp
This is a true story.
It happened every Friday evening, almost without fail, when the sun resembled a giant orange and was starting to dip into the blue ocean.
Old Ed came strolling along the beach to his favorite pier.. Clutched in his bony hand was a bucket of shrimp. Ed walks out to the end of the pier, where it seems he almost has the world to himself. The glow of the sun is a golden bronze now.
Everybody's gone, except for a few joggers on the beach. Standing out on the end of the pier, Ed is alone with his thoughts...and his bucket of shrimp.
Before long, however, he is no longer alone. Up in the sky a thousand white dots come screeching and squawking, winging their way toward that lanky frame standing there on the end of the pier.
Before long, dozens of seagulls have enveloped him, their wings fluttering and flapping wildly. Ed stands there tossing shrimp to the hungry birds. As he does, if you listen closely, you can hear him say with a smile, 'Thank you. Thank you.'
In a few short minutes the bucket is empty. But Ed doesn't leave. He stands there lost in thought, as though transported to another time and place.
When he finally turns around and begins to walk back toward the beach, a few of the birds hop along the pier with him until he gets to the stairs, and then they, too, fly away. And old Ed quietly makes his way down to the end of the beach and on home.
If you were sitting there on the pier with your fishing line in the water, Ed might seem like 'a funny old duck,' as my dad used to say. Or, 'a guy who's a sandwich shy of a picnic,' as my kids might say. To onlookers, he's just another old codger, lost in his own weird world, feeding the seagulls with a bucket full of shrimp.
To the onlooker, rituals can look either very strange or very empty. They can seem altogether unimportant ....maybe even a lot of nonsense. Old folks often do strange things, at least in the eyes of Boomers and Busters. Most of them would probably write Old Ed off, down there in Florida. That's too bad. They'd do well to know him better.
His full name: Eddie Rickenbacker. He was a famous hero back in World War II. On one of his flying missions across the Pacific, he and his seven-member crew went down.
Miraculously, all of the men survived, crawled out of their plane, and climbed into a life raft.
Captain Rickenbacker and his crew floated for days on the rough waters of the Pacific. They fought the sun. They fought sharks. Most of all, they fought hunger. By the eighth day their rations ran out. No food. No water. They were hundreds of miles from land and no one knew where they were.
They needed a miracle. That afternoon they had a simple devotional service and prayed for a miracle. They tried to nap. Eddie leaned back and pulled his military cap over his nose. Time dragged. All he could hear was the slap of the waves against the raft.
Suddenly, Eddie felt something land on the top of his cap. It was a seagull!
Old Ed would later describe how he sat perfectly still, planning his next move. With a flash of his hand and a squawk from the gull, he managed to grab it and wring its neck. He tore the feathers off, and he and his starving crew made a meal - a very slight meal for eight men - of it. Then they used the intestines for bait.. With it, they caught fish, which gave them food and more bait......and the cycle continued. With that simple survival technique, they were able to endure the rigors of the sea until they were found and rescued (after 24 days at sea...).
Eddie Rickenbacker lived many years beyond that ordeal, but he never forgot the sacrifice of that first life-saving seagull.. And he never stopped saying, 'Thank you.' That's why almost every Friday night he would walk to the end of the pier with a bucket full of shrimp and a heart full of gratitude.
Reference: (Max Lucado, "In The Eye of the Storm", pp..221, 225-226)
PS: Eddie started Eastern Airlines.
|Thanks so much, Jimmy! And yes, it is indeed a true story!|
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 03/08/14 - "Hand Paintings? (#13 in a series of 16)":
|COOL BEANS! Thanks, Jimmy!|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/28/14 - "Who Knew? (#10 in a series of 25)":
"This happens regularly in
society today, but not so it can make the papers at a certain
time; because the person is going to die anyway and they’re
speeding it up to get the bed space for someone else. It’s just
not talked about."
YOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!
BONUS THRILLING CROCHET PATTERN:
|http://www.mycrochetprojects.com/en/crochet/oriental-fantasy-doily.html - Oriental Fantasy Doily: Experience with a thrilling pattern - "It’s hard to believe (at least for not crocheting people) crocheting doilies can be fun. Really! I got used to questions (e.g. 'You crochet a white doily? Really?') during working with this pattern."|
BONUS THRILLING RECIPES:
|http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/truly-thrilling-grilled-cheese-sandwiches - 26 Truly Thrilling Grilled Cheese Sandwiches - "Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to accessorize for soup season."|
Class, you have 30 minutes to write a composition on the subject of
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 email@example.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or email@example.com.
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
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
(b. 22 Apr 1943),
Hold me, hold me,
"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" midi courtesy of http://rosemck1.tripod.com/jukebox-1950s.html - 04/11/10
Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"
String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of
String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 03/19/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI, one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber
('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06