NNHS Newsletter -
“If you love something let it go free. If it doesn't come back,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Is this song a bit more obscure than our usual fare, or is it just me?
BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZB4jcPmFGo - Bring It on Home to Me - Sam Cooke
|"Bring It On Home to Me" is a
soul song written and recorded by
The song, about infidelity, was a hit for Cooke and has become a
covered by numerous artists of different genres. It is one of
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Cooke's recorded version has
singing responses as an
uncredited background singer.
This song is considered by many historians of soul music to be the founding, or at least definitive soul song, as it provides the formula that is still popular today. Cooke's live version of this song that he performed in Miami, from the album Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963, can be seen as his personal vision of what soul music should be, owing to the texture and emotion conveyed through his vocals that night, and that were probably standard in Cooke's near-nightly shows in primarily black clubs.
computer - or rather my FTP - is having problems uploading items to the
internet. It will do it; it just requires six times longer to accomplish
it. Something about too many files...
At nearly the same moment, my daughter's actual computer began experiencing REAL problems - such as its imminent demise. We are therefore splitting computer time on my PC until some other arrangement can be made.
Even without a crystal ball, I can foresee some serious delays in our future.
No, wait a minute, this is happening in real time. Sigh.
"Hold your hats, boys, here we go again!"
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 (soon to be VA) AND Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA;
17 - David Jones ('57);
Monty Phillips ('62)
(d. 15 Apr 2011)
('70) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN 1965:
is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill
your dreams, just as He always has. But He can't if you don't pray, and
He can't if you don't dream. In short, He can't if you don't believe.”
Jeffrey R. Holland
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/11/15 - "Pennies":
|You always hear the usual stories
of pennies on the sidewalk being good luck, gifts from angels, etc. This
is the first time I've ever heard this twist on the story. Gives you
something to think about.
Several years ago, a friend of mine and her husband were invited to spend the weekend at the husband's employer's home. My friend, Arlene, was nervous about the weekend. The boss was very wealthy, with a fine home on the waterway, and cars costing more than her house.
The first day and evening went well, and Arlene was delighted to have this rare glimpse into how the very wealthy live.
The husband's employer was quite generous as a host, and took them to the finest restaurants. Arlene knew she would never have the opportunity to indulge in this kind of extravagance again, so was enjoying herself immensely.
As the three of them were about to enter an exclusive restaurant that evening, the boss was walking slightly ahead of Arlene and her husband. He stopped suddenly, looking down on the pavement for a long, silent moment.
Arlene wondered if she was supposed to pass him. There was nothing on the ground except a single darkened penny that someone had dropped, and a few cigarette butts. Still silent, the man reached down and picked up the penny.
He held it up and smiled, then put it in his pocket as if he had found a great treasure. How absurd! What need did this man have for a single penny? Why would he even take the time to stop and pick it up? Throughout dinner, the entire scene nagged at her. Finally, she could stand it no longer. She casually mentioned that her daughter once had a coin collection, and asked if the penny he had found had been of some value.
A smile crept across the man's face as he reached into his pocket for the penny and held it out for her to see. She had seen many pennies before! What was the point of this?
"Look at it," he said, "Read what it says."
She read the words "United States of America."
"No, not that; read further."
"In God we Trust?"
"And?. . .."
"And if I trust in God, the name of God is holy, even on a coin. Whenever I find a coin, I see that inscription. It is written on every single United States coin, but we never seem to notice it! God drops a message right in front of me telling me to trust Him. Who am I to pass it by? When I see a coin, I pray. I stop to see if my trust IS in God at that moment. I pick the coin up as a response to God; that I do trust in Him. For a short time, at least, I cherish it as if it were gold. I think it is God's way of starting a conversation with me. Lucky for me, God is patient and pennies are plentiful!"
When I was out shopping today, I found a penny on the sidewalk. I stopped and picked it up, and realized that I had been worrying and fretting in my mind about things I cannot change. I read the words, "In God We Trust," and had to laugh. "Yes, God, I get the message!"
It seems that I have been finding an inordinate number of pennies in the last few months, but then, pennies are plentiful! And, God is patient.
Thank you, Dools!
From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 04/11/15:
at B. Yes. No. Yes. No.”
February was a stressful month for many of us… take the time to
relax and check out these!
Thank you, Dearest Judy! I've really enjoyed these!
|GOOD ONE! Thanks, Dearest Judy!|
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/26/15 - "Happy Pictures (#2 in a
Series of 32)":
Some are old and some are new, but will make you smile.
This should brighten your day and put a smile on your face!
Thank you, Dearest Judy!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/04/15 - "Adorable Cats (#2 in a Series of 20)":
For the web page ... maybe?
20 adorable photos proving your kids need a cat
BUT OF COURSE! Thanks, Joan!
BONUS HOME DECORATING CROCHET PATTERNS:
|http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Home-Decorating - "Make a decorative rug, pillow or other home accent with this collection of free crochet patterns for home decorating. Make a lasting accent in just the right colors for your home."|
BONUS HOME COOKS RECIPES:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/11/15:
|Why did the author write his
novel in the basement?
He wanted to write a best cellar.
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 @
If you ever change your mind
"Bring It On Home to Me" midi (F94) courtesy of http://www.harpinanawhinin.com/Tabs/midis_to_tab/midis_to_tab_Bsongs.htm - 04/30/10 (sic)
"Bring It On Home to Me" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdownload.com/sam-cooke-bring-it-on-home-to-me-lyrics.html - 04/30/10 (sic)
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated USMC 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
Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05