04/18/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Together
“He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us,
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This has always been one of my favorite songs; I've probably never used it before because apparently no midi file for it exists. It jumped into my head today and just won't leave.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78lsqVXGhHk - Together - Cliff Edwards, 1928
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFI1PO0KQqY - Together - Dick Haymes and Helen Forrest, 1944
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfMdAPRa6dU - Together - Connie Francis, 1961
|"Together" is a 1928
song with music by
Ray Henderson and lyrics by
Buddy G. DeSylva and
Brown. The most popular 1928 recording of the song, by
Paul Whiteman, with
Bix Beiderbecke on cornet, was a #1 hit for two weeks.
The song was included in a 1944 movie, Since You Went Away. This gave rise to a revival of the song, and it was recorded by Dick Haymes and Helen Forrest in a duet. Their recording was released by Decca Records as catalog number 23349. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on October 5, 1944 and lasted 10 weeks on the chart, peaking at #3. This recording was paired on a single with "It Had to Be You," a #4 hit, producing a big two-sided hit.
"Together" became a Top Ten hit in the summer of 1961 via a recording by Connie Francis cut in New York City on 3 June 1961 with Cliff Parman acting as arranger and conductor. After focusing on new material for her recent singles releases, Francis with "Together" reverted to the mode of remaking traditional pop songs which had provided her with her biggest hits in the '50s. "Together" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first single release by Francis which could avail itself of the July 1961 inauguration of Billboard's Easy Listening chart where "Together" peaked at #1. Francis' "Together" also reached #2 in Australia, #6 in the UK, #7 in Ireland and #6 in New Zealand and was a #1 hit in India...
| My darling daughter
- Hillsboro HS,
IL / American School, IL - of NC -
newly returned from serving an eighteen-month mission for The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington)
left yesterday morning to fly up to Boston to help her
brother and his wife for a few weeks as they prepare for the birth of
their third child (and second daughter) on or around June 1, and a move
on or around August 1.
Now that I think of it, that's probably why this song jumped into my head.....
"...You're gone from me,
From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 04/18/13, 10:05 AM - "Sock Hop":
I hope it's not too late to put a blurb in your newsletter about this Sock Hop. Wish I had thought of it sooner.
"Hey, any Typhooners in the Sarasota-Florida West Coast area, there will be a Sock Hop organized by Karen Weinstein, NNHS '60, with her brother Raoul Weinstein, NNHS '57 as the DJ, actually spinning his old 45's from the 50's and 60's. The Sock Hop is on Saturday, April 27th in Sarasota. For information and reservations, contact Karen at 941-343-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org."
Thanks so much, Carol. Take care.
Karen Weinstein Witte
|OH, WOW! That sounds like fun! Thanks, Karen! Y'all have a great time!|
REMINDER - 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!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Monty Phillips ('62) (18 Apr 1943 -15 Apr 2011) AND Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
21 - Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX;
22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND Gene Shelton ('64) of VA;
23 - Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);
24 - Donald Smith ('57) of
25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) AND Bobbie Smith Horwitz of TX
Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|April 17, 1941 - The
Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrendered to
April 17, 1944 - Forces of the Communist-controlled Greek People's Liberation Army attacked the smaller National and Social Liberation resistance group, which surrendered. Its leader Dimitrios Psarros was murdered.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
April 18, 1942 - The Doolittle Raid on Japan: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya were bombed. KEEP READING.....
April 18, 1942 - Pierre Laval became Prime Minister of Vichy France.
April 18, 1943 - Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was killed when his aircraft was shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.
April 18, 1945 - Over 1,000 bombers attacked the small island of Heligoland, Germany.
April 18, 1949 - The aircraft carrier USS United States (CVA-58) was laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, the United States was canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals. KEEP READING.....
YESTERDAY IN 1963:
|Wednesday, April 17, 1963 - Actor Joel Murray was born in Wilmette, Illinois.|
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Thursday, April 18, 1963 - Actor Eric McCormack was born Eric James McCormack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.|
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 04/14/10 - "WW II date":
April 18th this year will mark the (71st) anniversary of the famous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. I leave it up to you to report on the raid itself, but offer the following since I'm pretty sure your source for such abbreviated announcements won't include some NNS connections (below) which I am sure will be of interest to your readers....
The so-called Doolittle Raid got started on December 21,
1941 when FDR expressed a desire that Japan be bombed as soon as
possible to boost American morale following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The military quickly determined that it seemed possible that a medium army bomber (B-25) could fly off an aircraft carrier and do the job. Two were loaded onboard USS HORNET (CV-8) and secretly and successfully flown off on February 3, 1942 (at-sea recovery was not possible for that large an aircraft in 1942). Construction of the HORNET had been completed by Newport News Shipbuilding just a few months before, in October, 1941.
|Army Air force Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle was put in charge of the secret project. Sixteen B-25s were modified for the over-water mission and then flown to Alameda, California. On April 1, 1942 they were loaded onboard HORNET and tied down as far aft on the flight deck as possible. All of the HORNET's aircraft were stored below, in the hangar bay.|
|HORNET sailed westward the next day and met up north of Hawaii with a task force that included the carrier ENTERPRISE (CV-6); built by NNS and delivered in 1938. Until the B-25s could be launched, ENTERPRISE's aircraft were the only air cover that could be provided to the task force as it approached Japan.|
Tactical circumstances dictated that the raid be launched earlier than originally planned, several hundred miles off the Japanese coast. After the raid commenced, the carriers returned unharmed to Pearl Harbor to prepare for their next assignments. Their sister ship, the USS YORKTOWN (CV-5), was also there, having battle damage repaired following the Battle of the Coral Sea. YORKTOWN was the lead ship in that class that totaled three carriers - all of which were built at NNS.
YORKTOWN and HORNET were lost during later actions during World War II. ENTERPRISE survived the war, but was latter scrapped. Three other carriers, all built at NNS, carried on their names, and their aircraft carrier traditions. The second carriers to be named YORKTOWN, and the second HORNET are museum ships. The second ENTERPRISE, the first of a fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers built (and building) at NNS has now been in commission for almost 49 years.
The Doolittle Raid, as history analyses it, did little material damage, but did have some other benefits. But the news of the raid caused American morale to soar, and severely shocked the Japanese, which caused them to pull back some of their far-flung forces to defend their homeland.
When the raid was first announced, a reporter had asked the President where the attack started. FDR responded "Shangri-La", which was the name of a mysterious place of supposedly perpetual youth in the Himalalas identified in the then-popular book and movie: Lost Horizon.
Doolittle was later promoted and presented the Medal of Honor by FDR. In 1944, the Navy named one of its carriers USS SHANGRI-LA, in honor of the raid. That carrier was not built by NNS, but it was built to the NNS-created and super-successful ESSEX-Class design just across Hampton Roads at the Norfolk Navy Yard. Appropriately enough, SHANGRI-LA was christened by Mrs. Jimmy Doolittle.
On April 21,
1992, as part of the nation's 50th anniversary remembrance of World War
II accomplishments, two restored B-25s thundered down the flight deck of
the USS RANGER (CV-61) and took flight. You guessed it: RANGER was yet
another of the many carriers built by the craftsmen of Newport News
Now you know many (but perhaps not all) of the Newport News connections to the story of this historic event.
WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thank you so very much - again - for this fascinating account, Bill!
From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 04/18/13, 12:48 PM - "Thought you might like this":
OH, WOW! Thanks so much, Faniel - you know me well!
From Me ('65) of NC - 04/17/13 - "Decision":
From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#7 of 36)":
To make you smile.....
Happy Pet Day!!!
AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!
BONUS CROCHET TOGETHER TUTORIALS:
http://www.woolcrafting.com/crochet-seams.html - How
To Crochet Seams - "Have you tried to crochet seams? Do you hate to sew
and long to be able to join together your crochet pieces quickly and easily
without sewing? Don't worry there is an easy way - well, more than one really,
depending on the look that you want..."
http://www.stitchdiva.com/tutorials/crochet/working-stitches-together - How to Crochet Stitches Together - "Working stitches together is required for shaping work; the technique is also used for a decorative effect in the fabric. The concept is simple..."
BONUS TOGETHER RECIPES:
|http://www.grouprecipes.com/together - Together Recipes - "Our most trusted Together recipes. Reviewed by millions of home cooks."|
A man walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had.
He replied, "I got
He said, "I got
He said, "I got
He said, "Shingles."
The man replied, "They're outside in the truck. Where do you want them?"
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
Music by Ray Henderson (01 Dec 1896 - 31 Dec 1970)
"Together" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/c/connie+francis/together_20314182.html - 04/22/13 (sic)
"Always on My Mind" title clip art courtesy of http://kootation.com/you-are-gone-away-from-me.html - 04/22/13 (sic)
Cupids Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot locate that information at the moment...
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Dancers clip art
courtesy of - well, I cannot locate that information at the moment, but it's
been in my files since 01/08/05
Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still