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04/15/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Stardust

"I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though
some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past.
Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now."

- Sophia Loren
(b. 20 Sept 1934)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  

   Nat King Cole was singing to me again last night. As always, he made it seem so very effortless - just like this.

BONUS - Stardust - Nat King Cole


From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stardust_%28song%29:

"Stardust" is an American popular song composed in 1927 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics added in 1929 by Mitchell Parish. Carmichael first recorded the song, originally titled "Star Dust", at the Gennett Records studio in Richmond, Indiana. The song, "a song about a song about love",[1] played in an idiosyncratic melody in medium tempo, became an American standard, and is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, with over 1,500 total recordings.[2] In 2004, Carmichael's original 1927 recording of the song was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. "Stardust" is considered by many the finest song ever written.

According to Carmichael, the inspiration for "Stardust" (the song's original title was "Star Dust", which has long been compounded into "Stardust")[3] came to him while he was on the campus of his alma mater, Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. He began whistling the tune, then rushed to the Book Nook, a popular student hangout, and started composing. He worked to refine the melody over the course of the next several months, likely in Bloomington or Indianapolis (sources cite various locations, and Carmichael himself liked to embellish the facts about the song's origins).[4] "Stardust" was first recorded in Richmond, Indiana, for Gennett Records (Gennett 6311) by Carmichael, with Emil Seidel and his Orchestra and the Dorsey brothers as "Hoagy Carmichael and His Pals," on October 31, 1927, as a peppy (but mid-tempo) jazz instrumental. Carmichael said he was inspired by the types of improvisations made by Bix Beiderbecke.[5] The tune at first attracted only moderate attention, mostly from fellow musicians, a few of whom (including Don Redman) recorded their own versions of Carmichael's tune. (The Redman arrangement was issued on OKeh as by The Chocolate Dandies, but was in reality the moonlighting McKinney's Cotton Pickers who were exclusive Victor recording artists.)

Mitchell Parish wrote lyrics for the song, based on his own and Carmichael's ideas, which were published in 1929. A slower version had been recorded in October 1928, but the real transformation came on May 16, 1930, when bandleader Isham Jones recorded it as a sentimental ballad.[6] “Stardust” is a 32-bar melody with a slightly unusual ABAC structure. It is preceded by a 16-bar verse (which some performers omit). The verse and chorus have the same final cadence, though other than that they are musically distinct...


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to     George Helliesen ('61) of VA AND  Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA! 

   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - David Jones ('57);

18 -   The late Monty Phillips ('62) (d. 15 Apr 2011) AND  Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!

21 -  Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND    My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of NC;

22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND    Gene Shelton ('64) of VA! 

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

April 15, 1940 - The Allies began their attack on the Norwegian town of Narvik which was occupied by Nazi Germany.

April 15, 1941 - In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attacked Belfast, Northern Ireland killing one thousand people.

April 15, 1942 - The George Cross was awarded to "to the island fortress of Malta – its people and defenders". It was given by King George VI himself and is now an emblem on the Maltese national flag.

April 15, 1945 - British and Canadian troops liberated the Nazi Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

April 15, 1945 - The Dutch town of Arnhem was liberated.


THIS DAY IN 1968:

Sunday, April 15, 1968 - Rugby player and coach Ben Clarke was born Benjamin Bevan Clarke in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.

Sunday, April 15, 1968 - Runner Brahim Lahlafi (إبراهيم لحلافي‎) was born in Fes, Morocco.

Sunday, April 15, 1968 - Guitarist Ed O'Brien was born Edward John O'Brien in Oxford, England.


“Broken minds can be healed just the way broken bones and broken hearts are healed. While God is at work making those repairs, the rest of us can help by being merciful, nonjudgmental, and kind.”

- Jeffrey R. Holland, October 2013
(b. 03 Dec 1940)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/15/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 04/13/18:

  BRILLIANT! Thank you, Cheryl! The inclusion of the Addiction Hotline # is a nice touch, too!  
 
 


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 04/14/18:
 

  Thanks, Domi!
 
 


  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 04/14/18:
 

  Hmmm...

     Thanks, Mark!

 
 


  From Me ('65) of NC - 04/14/18:
 

   
 
 


“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”

- Oscar Wilde
(16 Oct 1854 - 30 Nov
1900)


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/12/18 - "Truth" (#3 in a Series of 7)":

   
“He who can give thanks for little will always find he has enough.”

- Anonymous


 
Hoping you have a happy Spring week! 

   Thank you, Shari!

 
 


BONUS STARDUST CROCHET PATTERN:

Stardust Filet Doily - "Make this oval doily with a metallic thread for extra sparkle in your home. Size: 13" wide x 18" long."


BONUS STARDUST KNIT PATTERN:

Stardust Knit Jumper (Sweater) - "Knitted DROPS large jumper in ”Symphony” or "Melody" with ”Glitter”. Size: S - XXXL."


BONUS STARDUST RECIPE:

Stardust Chocolate Pancakes - "These are just heavenly!"  


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/14/18:


Have you ever wondered...

Why they don't make an airplane out of the same stuff as they make the indestructible black box?

 
 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, May 09, 2018 -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. Saturday, June 09, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its Belated 70th Birthday Celebration at The Cove Restaurant in City Center (across the fountain from the Marriott Hotel), Newport News. No admission cost; run your own food and beverage tab. RSVP by May 01 to Lynn Walker Brothers at brothersbc@msn.com, 757-595-4116 or Pauline Collins Shofner at pcshofner@verizon.net, 757-595-1965.

4. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Contact lindameredith@verizon.net.  


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/21/18

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http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe !

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
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910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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Stardust


Words by Mitchell Parish (10 July 1900 - 31 Mar 1993)
Music by
Hoagy Carmichael (22 Nov 1899 - 27 Dec 1981), 1929

Recorded by Nat King Cole (17 Mar 1919 - 15 Feb 1965), 1957
 

And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb
Always reminding me that were apart

You wander down the lane and far away
Leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust of yesterday
The music of the years gone by

Sometimes I wonder why I spend
The lonely night dreaming of a song
The melody haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you
When our love was new
And each kiss an inspiration
But that was long ago
Now my consolation
Is in the stardust of a song

Beside a garden wall
When stars are bright
You are in my arms
The nightingale tells his fairy tale
A paradise where roses bloom
Though I dream in vain
In my heart it will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain


"Stardust" midi courtesy of http://www.jadierose.com/midicollection.html - 04/15/08

"Stardust" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/n/nat+king+cole/stardust_20098091.html - 04/15/08

"Stardust Confetti" Image courtesy of http://www.onlineweddingshop.co.uk/prod.asp?i=3014 - 04/15/08

Fancy Purple Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 08/12/04

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket - 05/23/16

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