- NNHS Newsletter -
I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)
“In secret we met -
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee? -
With silence and tears.”
- George Gordon, Lord Byron, “When We Two Parted”
(22 Jan 1788 - 19 Apr 1824)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Oooh - another of my favorite sad ol' love songs.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNvuyuftgrs - I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) - Kate Smith, 1931
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mW188yaeqM - I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) - The Andrews Sisters, 1946
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0LJts4ZmG0 - I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) - Dean Martin
|"I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)" is a
The music was written by Fred E. Ahlert, the lyrics by Roy Turk. The song was published in 1931. It had three periods of great popularity: in 1931, right after its publication; in 1946; and in 1961. into 1962.
In 1931, the biggest-selling version was either by Russ Columbo or by Wayne King; both versions and recordings by Bennie Krueger's orchestra (with a vocal by Smith Ballew) and by Kate Smith all had significant popularity.
REMINDER #1 - SPECIAL REQUEST:
From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 04/09/13, 8:47 AM - "Special request concerning Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA)":
Because of your Typhoon newsletter, that has previously alerted all of your readers to Jamey's medical and fiscal needs in the past, Polly Norris Davis - '65) and I have been helping Jamey and getting to know her more personally and seeing just how great her needs are. Thank you for making us aware.
It is now my request to ask for financial assistance from our classmates and your readers as we try to provide Jamey with improvements for her driveway so that she can maneuver her motorized wheelchair outdoors without getting stuck in the ground or thrown from her chair. Jamey wishes to fill in the center of the driveway and because of her home being located in Hilton, she must use brick to accomplish the project or it will not be approved.
I have measured the area and priced the brick paving stone. She will need 288 sq. feet of the brick and that will cost $655.44 retail at Lowe's. She will also need 3 yards of crushed stone and 1 yard of sand which I have not priced yet. I am seeking to have the Peninsula Baptist Summer Youth Work Camp take this on as a mission project in July. This could hold down the cost for labor if the city and the community will allow them to do the work. If not, we will need to purchase the labor from a contractor.
I have permission to set up an account at my church, Parkview Baptist Church, to receive any contributions and also to afford us sales tax exempt status when purchasing the materials from this account. An additional 5% discount will be afforded by using the church credit card when making the purchase. You may also deduct the contribution that you make on your income tax returns.
I am seeking contributions now to make this mission a reality. This is a real need. Jamey's quality of life would be enhanced by this improvement to her home and yard. She is an amputee and is completely dependent on her wheelchair for mobility.
Anyone wishing to contribute to this project is asked to make a check out to Parkview Baptist Church and mail it to Malcolm and Polly Davis at 118 Cindy Circle, Newport News, Va. 23602. I will turn the checks over to the church and keep everyone informed, through your news letter, of the running balance of the contributions received and their ultimate disposition. The names of those who contribute will be kept private and I am hoping that enough individuals will be willing to contribute at least $10.00 so we can raise enough to complete the job even if we have to hire a contractor to install the bricks. Please note on the check that this is for the "Jamey Bacon Mission Project."
Here are some pictures of the driveway in its present condition.
|Friday, March 22, 2013|
Thank you all for considering this request for assistance. Your participation will be a blessing for Jamey and she is grateful for your concern always.
Sincerely, Malcolm and Polly Davis
NNHS Class of 1965
Thank you so very much, Sweetie-Pies!
Typhoon Nation - y'all know what to do!
From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 04/11/13, 1:42 PM - "Contributions received as of April 11, 2013 for the Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA) Mission Project":
|$205.00 A fantastic start.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/20/13, 4:46 PM - " Dave Arnold's ('65) (12 Aug 1947 - 21 July 2012) Final Resting Place":
Please post this in an upcoming newsletter.
Arnold’s Ashes to be Distributed by Civil War Cannon at Fort
Shenandoah on April 13th
My good friend, Dave Arnold (NNHS ’65), died tragically on 21 July 2012, as a result of an automobile accident. In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated.
It was also his wish that his ashes be distributed in the Shenandoah Valley. Dave loved "the Valley" (as he called it) of Virginia. He grew up in the Tidewater area, but his heart remained in the Valley area of Virginia. It is only fitting that his ashes should find their final home there.
It is also only fitting that his ashes should be distributed by being fired from his very own cannon, which he was having fabricated, so that he could more fully participate with the 1st Virginia, his skirmish group, which is a part of the North-South Skirmish Association.
His final wish will now be fulfilled, thanks to the efforts of his fellow Civil War skirmishers.
On April 13 at 12:00 noon, this ceremony will take place at Ft. Shenandoah at the primary range where the skirmish events are held. Attendees will enter and pass the range keeper's house, and there are signs to the main range.
All are welcome to attend. Dave would have been thrilled to have you watch his cannon being fired on the skirmish field. I can think of no greater way in which to honor his memory.
Fort Shenandoah is owned and operated by the North-South Skirmish Association and is located near Winchester VA.
You can learn more at their web site: http://www.n-ssa.org/
Directions are here: http://www.n-ssa.org/NATIONAL/maps.html
For GPS users, the street address is “480 Chalybeate Spring Road, Winchester VA, 22603”.
Oh, WOW! I had no idea! We wish we could make it ourselves, but I think the chances of that are infinitesimally small.....
From the Cutest Boy in the Class of 1965, HP Lucas of VA - 04/10/13, 9:04 AM - " DALE LUCADO (Class of 1968) GOLF TOURNAMENT":
Please include the Dale Lucado golf information below in next news letter.
This information is also posted here within Dale's entry:
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND Richard Rawls ('71) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Gil Hughes ('64)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
14 - Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA;
15 - George Helliesen ('61) of MI AND Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA;
17 - David Jones ('57);
18 - The late Monty Phillips ('62) (18 Apr 1943 -15 Apr 2011) AND Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
YESTERDAY IN 1963:
|Thursday, April 11, 1963 - Pope John XXIII issued Pacem in Terris, the first encyclical addressed to all instead of to Catholics alone.|
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Friday, April 12, 1963 - Journalist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro was born in Mexico City, Mexico.|
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 04/10/13 - "MAYBE HE HASN'T LEFT THE BUILDING YET -----":
Best I’ve seen! In case you haven’t seen this, I am forwarding so you don’t miss it. Enjoy!
This will make your hackles stand up…..this guy nails it.
This is almost scary he looks and sounds so much like Elvis…..uncanny!
Please don’t miss the video !!
European To Win The Ultimate Elvis Impersonator...
WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, dearest Judy!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/10/13 - "Jokes, facts, tip, and a good ponder worthy":
A wife, being the romantic sort, sent her husband a text: "If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking, send me a sip. If you are crying, send me your tears. I love you."
He replied, "I am in the bathroom. Please advise."
From Mountain Wings
Today's Devotional Reading from the Bible... from Genesis:
"And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth".
Then he made the earth round...
and He laughed and laughed and laughed!
Not how did he die, but how did he live
Not what did he gain, but what did he give?
These are the units to measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.
Not what was his church, nor what was his creed?
But had he befriended those really in need?
Was he ever ready, with word of good cheer,
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say,
But how many were sorry when he passed away?
Did You Know?
As of 2009 numbers there are about 1,900 landfills in the United States.
While 1,900 represents an actual significant decline in numbers over the last 25 years, the size of landfills has gone up dramatically, making them mega-landfills, really.
Fewer, larger landfills also means trash now has to travel farther from your kitchen to its final resting place, and longer trips mean more greenhouse gas emissions.
Either way you look at it, trash is a big problem. But what can you do? All the recycling in the world won't eliminate trash.
Actually it will. Take a look at Sweden.
Today's Random Fact:
In Sweden, where they use an innovative waste-to-energy program and highly efficient recycling habits, they have actually run out of trash.
In order to continue fueling the waste-to-energy factories that provide electricity to a quarter of a million homes and 20 percent of the entire country's district heating, Sweden is now importing trash from the landfills of other European countries. In fact, those countries are paying Sweden to do so, turning garbage into gold for Sweden.
Mouthwash fights germs in your mouth, so why not in the rest of the bathroom? Pour 1/4 cup alcohol-based mouthwash (the cheap, generic kind) into your toilet and let sit for a half-hour. Swish around with a brush, then flush. It will sanitize and deodorize the bowl.
Put baking soda in a salt shaker and keep near your shoes. Before putting the shoes away, freshen them up by sprinkling baking soda in them. This is especially effective for sneakers and running shoes.
Thank you, Shari!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/11/13 - "IT'S A ROUND SQUARE WORLD ........."
From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#3 of 36)":
To make you smile.....
Happy Pet Day!!!
AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!
BONUS DON'T KNOW WHY PEOPLE CROCHET REASONS:
|http://www.crochetspot.com/why-is-crocheting-so-much-fun/ - Rachel Choi's Reasons|
BONUS I DON'T KNOW WHY RECIPE:
|http://asonomagarden.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/how-i-make-almond-milk-i-dont-know-why-i-make-this-stuff-mom/ - How I Make Almond Milk (I don’t know why I make this stuff, Mom.)|
Late one night a mugger wearing a ski mask jumped into a path of a well-dressed man and stuck a gun in his ribs.
"Give me your money," he demanded.
Indignant, the affluent man replied, "You can't do this – I am a United States congressman!"
"In that case," replied the mugger, "give me MY money."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, May 2, 2013 -
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
2. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 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, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/05/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Featured in the Film, Faithful In My
"I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)" midi courtesy
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Animated Air Force and USMC Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Rolling on the Floor
Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen
of VA - 08/13/10