04/14/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Let's Stay Together
“Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme song is in honor of our latest Newbie, Ray Barnes ('65) of VA, who apparently is having an Al Green attack.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM - Let's Stay Together - Al Green
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVzYxqG9N1c - Let's Stay Together - Al Green, 1972
So, Ray, by choosing this as today's theme song, does that compensate for the fact that I don't remember Al Green (who celebrated his 65th birthday yesterday) OR this song?!?
|"Let's Stay Together" is a song by Al Green on his 1972 album of the same name. Released as a single in 1971, the song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and remained on the chart for 16 weeks and also topped Billboard's R&B chart for nine weeks. It was ranked the 60th greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was selected by the Library of Congress as a 2010 addition to the National Recording Registry, which selects recordings annually that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow toGeorge Helliesen ('61) of MI!
Happy Birthday this week to:
17 - David Jones ('57);
18 - Monty Phillips ('62) of VA AND Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA;
Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND
My #2 Son,
IL - '90) of TX (currently
deployed to lands dark and dusty)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0414.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
|Tuesday, April 14,
STEPPING STONES SAVES SUFFOLK SKIRMISH
There had been a considerable battle begun yesterday in the vicinity of Suffolk, Va. involving Confederate forces in rifle pits on one side of the river, and Union forces on the other, as well as Union ships offshore. The ships had kept up a steady fire to keep the Rebels from crossing the river. USS Washington today became disabled, and ran around, and had to be rescued by the USS Stepping Stones.
From Bobbie Smith Horwitz ('65) of TX - 04/13/11, 5:32 PM - "Obituary for Marion Mirmelstein":
I am sad to send you the obituary of Marion Mirmelstein who lived in Newport News until 1971 when she moved to Dallas, TX. I believe her children, Joel, Jan and George ('69) all went to school in Newport News.
Thank you so much, Bobbie! I read her obituary twice thinking surely there must be some connection to us, but was unable to draw it. You have my deepest condolences on the loss of your friend.
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 04/13/11 - " Jen Lou Pully":
Reference to Mrs. Pully in one of your recent newsletters reminded me of an honor accorded her a few years before she taught at NNHS. Between 1950 and 1954 (and perhaps a few years later), she taught at Warwick High School. In 1953, the school's annual was dedicated to her; see attached photo/dedication:
It was my decided pleasure to study US History under her capable and caring direction. Although I was already interested in that subject, she certainly instilled a greater desire on my part to learn more and more about our nation's history and heritage. Much of what I write these days is influenced by her own zeal when it comes to learning about the past, applying it to the present and preparing for the future.
WOWZERS! How pretty she is! More importantly, what a wonderful tribute you paid her! Thanks so very much, Bill!
I posted all of this on her Teacher page:
From Dana Clark Epstein of VA - 04/13/11 - "RE: " 'The Marvelous Wonderettes' at Dinnertaiment at The Grey Goose (May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2011)":
|Carol, WOW! You work
fast. Thank you so much! I love how you posted my parents' pictures in
the (Newsletter) -
that was very cute! I have already received an email from
('63) (who hangs his art work in my restaurant) I had no idea he knew my
mom! What a small world. How many people did this email go out to? I'm
Thank you again!
I'm glad you were pleased
by the posting; I hope it boosts your attendance!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 04/13/11 - "thoughts for the day":
. . . . Think about them one at a time before going on to the next one. It Does Make You Feel Good, especially the thought at the end of #44.
1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
3. A hot shower.
4. No lines at the supermarket.
5. A special glance.
6. Getting mail.
7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.
11. A chocolate (or vanilla or strawberry) milkshake.
12. A bubble bath.
14. A good conversation.
15. The beach.
16. Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter.
17. Laughing at yourself.
18. Looking into their eyes and knowing they love you.
19. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
20. Running through sprinklers.
21. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
22. Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.
23. Laughing at an inside joke with FRIENDS
24. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
25. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
26. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).
27. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
28. Playing with a new puppy.
29. Having someone play with your hair.
30. Sweet dreams.
31. Hot chocolate.
32. Road trips with friends.
33. Swinging on swings.
34. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
35. Making chocolate chip cookies.
36. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.
37. Holding hands with someone you care about.
38. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
39. Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much desired present from you.
40. Watching the sunrise.
41. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.
42. Knowing that somebody misses you.
43. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.
44. Knowing you've done the right thing, no matter what other people think.
Pass on these Natural Highs to at least 7 people in the next half hour and something fantastic will happen to you in the next few hours.....
Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth.
|Thanks, Norris Sweetie! I just passed them on to over 650 people!|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - "... A Garbled Blog":
Have a busy remainder of the week and sorry no text send, prior to now. I had a migraine headache for a couple of days. As such, I'm sending out more links today, that I hope will be enjoyed.
~ See ya on the weekend.~
A fellow and his wife living in Houston, Texas, where the people are all patriots, were blessed with the birth of twins, two identical girls. These twins were born on the , and the father, being patriotic, said to his wife, "We will name them Liberty and Justice, after the pledge of allegiance."
His wife said, "Are you nuts? You can't have girls going through life with names like Liberty and Justice. We are going to name them regular girl's names like Mary or Jane."
Well, the argument went on for about a month, when a compromise was reached. They would each name one of the girls. The man chose Liberty and the wife picked Elizabeth.
As the girls grew, they were so identical, they kept pulling tricks on people who couldn't tell them apart.
Finally, when they were about 18, a young man took interest in them. He would take one out on a date but he was never sure which one he was with.
He decided he would marry at least one of them, but he wasn't sure which one he would marry.
He went to the girls father and explained his quandary.
"I love your daughters and want to marry one of them, but I can't tell them apart, so I will leave it up to you...
Give me Liberty or give me Beth."
Holmes and Dr. Watson were going camping. They pitched their tent
under the stars and went to sleep.
"Toyota says they're
going to start integrating Microsoft technology into their vehicles.
It's perfect for the person who wants a car that crashes every 10
|Thanks so much, Shari! I hope your migraine has gone...|
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 04/11/11 - "Confidence":
Confidence Beyond Belief
By Danielle Pierre
Joan, who was a rather well-proportioned secretary, spent almost all of her vacation sunbathing on the roof of her hotel. She wore a bathing suit the first day, but on the second, she decided that no one could see her way up there, and she slipped out of it for an overall tan. She'd hardly begun when she heard someone running up the stairs. She was lying on her stomach, so she just pulled a towel over her rear.
"Excuse me, miss," said the flustered assistant manager of the hotel, out of breath from running up the stairs. "The Hilton doesn't mind your sunbathing on the roof, but we would very much appreciate your wearing a bathing suit as you did yesterday."
"What difference does it make?" Joan asked rather calmly. "No one can see me up here, and besides, I'm covered with a towel."
"Not exactly," said the embarrassed man. "You're lying on the dining room skylight."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Written and Recorded by
"Let's Stay Together" midi courtesy of http://hits.mididb.com/19580222/Green_Al/ - 04/14/11
"Let's Stay Together" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/ontheline/letsstaytogether.htm - 04/14/11
Image of "Let's Stay Together Kitties" courtesy of http://www.flickriver.com/groups/a570is/pool/interesting/ - 04/14/11
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Divider Line 151 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines4.html - 02/01/10
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08