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“It's like deja-vu, all over again.”
Monday, April 18, 2011
Raleigh, North Carolina
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
These hideously destructive tornados just keep going and going and going.....
BONUS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCG3kJtQBKo - Stormy Weather - Lena Horne, 1943
|"Stormy Weather" is a 1933 song written by
Harold Arlen and
first sang it at
The Cotton Club night club in
Harlem. It has since been covered by artists as diverse as
and Reigning Sound.
orchestra had the biggest hit on records (with Arlen himself as
vocalist), although Ethel Waters recorded version also performed well.[citation
The song tells of disappointment, as the lyrics, "Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky" show someone pining for her man to return. The weather is a metaphor for the feelings of the singer; "stormy weather since my man and I ain't together, keeps raining all the time."
The original handwritten lyrics, along with a painting by Ted Koehler, were featured on the (US) Antiques Roadshow on 24 January 2011, where they were appraised for between $50,000 and $100,000. The lyrics show a number of crossings out and corrections.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently deployed to lands dark and dusty)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57);
23 - Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);
24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA;
25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) AND Bobbie Smith Horwitz ('65) of TX;
26 - Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR;
27 - Bill Campbell ('54) of VA AND Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby ('54) AND Barbara Jones ('54)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
|Hit # 104,500 was made sometime before midnight of Tuesday, April 19, 2011 while I was sleeping.|
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0420.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
|Saturday, April 20, 1861
NAVAL NORFOLK NEARLY NEGATED
Washington, DC., was now accessible only by water as Confederate forces held the rail line from Harper’s Ferry and pro-secessionists burned railroad bridges to Baltimore. They needed the navy more than ever--but today the Gosport Navy Yard at Norfolk, Va. was abandoned to the forces of the South. Instructions were to destroy what could not be saved, which resulted in several ships being burnt at their moorings. One of them was the USS Merrimac. She was partly burned, then sunk. She was to rise again, under different management and with a new name.
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 04/18/11 - "Easter Tradition":
Hello Carol, Mon., Apr. 18, 2011 copies to the Wicke Boys, Tom Lawford & Karen Lansing
When my kids were young they both got Easter baskets. Although my son was six years older than his sister, he insisted on sticking to the tradition well up into his early teens. On Easter Eve the two baskets would be hauled out of storage and dressed up with the usual.
In the spring that my daughter turned 5, I was inspired to make some modifications. I got a bag of very large malted milk balls and sprinkled them amongst the jelly beans and chocolate figures.
Next morning, at opening time, I exclaimed, "Oh look, it was the big bunny that came."
Daughter made an awful face and pushed the basket away. She quietly stood by while her brother transferred all of her MMB's to his own basket. By sunset they were all gone.
I repeated the procedure next year. This time there was no complaint.
The achieving of maturity involves subtle steps.
Fred W. Field
Thanks so much, Fred!
In our family, we've never stopped filling our Easter baskets - for
adults and children alike!
|Easter Sunday, April 11, 1982||Easter Sunday, April 7, 1996||Easter Sunday, April 7, 1996||Easter Monday, April 9, 2007|
Dale (age 12)
Adrienne (age 8)
From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 04/19/11 - "The Covert Letter":
Posted: 18 Apr 2011 02:55 PM PDT
The Covert Letter is pleased to publish a series of Holy Week daily reports from Jerusalem covering Jesus of Nazareth and his pilgrimage in concert with the Feast of Passover. Our special correspondent will have reports for you each day on the unfolding story. The first installment begins today. Rev. Harry M. Covert Sr. (20 Sept 1908 - 04 Dec 1985) to verify the accuracy of his work. The editor is solely responsible for the accuracy of the reports. Illustrations are from The Rev. Mr. Covert’s collection of lantern slides shown on a circa 1900 Magic Lantern as part of his ministry.
Jerusalem Dispatches — Part I
Posted: 18 Apr 2011 02:41 PM PDT
Thousands rally; Newcomer disrupts Temple bazaar
Jerusalem (April 18, Special to The Covert Letter) – Turmoil in the Middle East continued yesterday when huge crowds jammed the entrance to this ancient city. The main highway to the huge security gate was temporarily blocked by the impromptu procession that escorted a break-away rabbi and his personal “rock star” entourage into the city.
No life threatening injuries were reported among the crowd.
Sources identify the man as Jesus of Nazareth, who had traveled by foot from Jericho to observe the Jewish Feast of Passover. They say he looked at the huge crowd, asked for a small donkey and forged ahead acknowledging the palm fronds waving in his honor.
There has been no indication that the Roman military government is a target of the crowd’s demonstrations. Soldiers said the crowd, despite its size, was well behaved, clamoring to see this new religious icon. No crowd size was estimated by the military police commander, who said it moved rapidly and caused only minor disruption to the normal flow of traffic.
A public affairs spokesman from the office of the military protectorate said, “We have raised the alert status a notch, but our troops are on normal duty status.
“When there is this much of a demonstration we must be ready. We activated a unit trained to assess public domain threats, but we do not expect them to do anything other than monitor events.”
The spokesman confirmed that military intelligence reports Jesus directed his followers to respect the government of Emperor Caesar Augustus in Judea.
The United Nations Security Council said it has no plans to discuss the incident. However, the Human Rights Council indicated it will look into charges that innocent Arab citizens may have suffered discrimination and ridicule by overzealous factions in the “mob.”
Sources report that Jesus was trained as a carpenter in Nazareth, but became a preaching sensation as a young man, attracting huge crowds in Galilee and Samaria.
Later in the day, Jesus was escorted to the Temple in a gesture intended to honor the upcoming Feast of Passover. However, shortly after his arrival, Jesus reportedly scattered merchandise, money and tables while proclaiming the synagogue was “his house and it should be a house of prayer,” not a big box store in the mall, a staffer added.
No charges were preferred after Jesus and his 12 aides departed. An unnamed source close to the Jewish council said plans have been discussed to involve the Roman government in prosecution “for cause” and that charges of heresy are possible.
A spokesman for the Chief Rabbi said the council is appalled that Jesus created the disturbance. Vendors have been selling a variety of religious implements and icons, advertising their “Passover Sales Bonanza.”
“It was our decision to allow the vendors in to sell their products, which are intended to enhance the families’ Passover Seder. Jesus has no standing in Temple business matters.”
Jewish leaders later discounted reports that Jesus had attended to several sick persons. They rejected reports that he cured blindness with a touch of his hand. Attempts to contact the former blind man were unsuccessful.
Other news dispatches indicate Jesus has attracted crowds in the thousands throughout the region and witnesses say he even walked on the Sea of Galilee during a violent storm. Reports that he is a living deity are included in dispatches from other areas, where rabid followers proclaim him the son of God.
# # #
Contact Norman Covert at email@example.com
Thank you so much, Norm - and Harry!
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 04/19/11 - "Older Than Dirt":
|Guess I'm older than dirt
- but this sure brings back some nice memories. Hope you enjoy them -
and for the "younger set" that don't remember any - or just a couple -
just see what you missed!
trying not to discriminate. It is amazing how many older than average
people I have in the address book.
Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?
Older Than Dirt Quiz:
"Faith shines brightest when the night is the darkest.
Everything works out in the end.
if it hasn't worked out,
it's not the end."
|Well, of course I remember ALL of these; I'm older than dirt! Thanks, Eva!|
The math teacher saw that little Johnny wasn't paying attention in class. She called on him and said, "Johnny! What are 4, 2, 28 and 44?"
Little Johnny quickly replied, "NBC, CBS, HBO, and the Cartoon Network!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/18/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Written by Harold Arlen (15 Feb 1905 – 23 Apr 1986) and Ted Koehler (14 July 1894 – 17 Jan 1973), 1933
Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather since my man and I ain't together
Keeps raining all the time, the time
Life is bare, gloom and misery everywhere
Stormy weather, just can't get my poor self together
It's raining all the time, the time
When you went, you went away, the blues walked in and met me
If he stays away, ol' rocking chair will get me
All I do is pray, the Lord above will let me walk in the sun once more
Can't go on, everything I had is gone
Stormy weather since my man and I ain't together
It's raining all the time
I walk around, heavy-hearted and sad
Night comes around and I'm still feeling bad
Rain's pouring down, blinding every hope I had
This pitterin pattering, beating and spattering drives Me Mad
Love, Love, Love, this misery's just too much for me
Can't go on, everything I have is gone
Stormy weather since my man and I ain't together
It's raining all the time, keeps raining all the time
"Stormy Weather" midi courtesy of - inexplicably I cannot seem to locate that information, but apparently it's been in my files since 07/01/09
"Stormy Weather" lyrics courtesy of http://artists.letssingit.com/lena-horne-lyrics-stormy-weather-k47xkkz - 04/19/11
Image of Raleigh, North Carolina Tornado of 04/18/11 courtesy of http://daily-world-buzz.blogspot.com/2011/04/tornadoes-afflict-us-more-than-40-dead.html - 04/20/11
Image of Illinois Tornado of 04/19/11 courtesy of http://www.valleycentral.com/news/photos.aspx?list=195027&id=467267 - 04/20/11
Sad Face clip art courtesy of http://www.designstop.com/free_stuff/clipart/smiles/smiles1.htm - 08/03/08 (re-saved 02/16/09)
Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.animationlibrary.com/animation/31502/Rain_line/ - 03/30/07
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Dancing Easter Bunny clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/Easter.html - 03/22/05
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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