04/20/13 - NNHS Newsletter - There's a Place
“If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past
or future event,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It seems like a Beatles sort of day.....
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLhoNBNpuOQ - There's a Place
|"There's a Place" is a song composed by
John Lennon and
Paul McCartney, and was first released as a track on
the Beatles' debut
Please Please Me. Lennon and McCartney share lead vocals, with
George Harrison providing backing vocals.
The title was inspired by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's "Somewhere" from West Side Story, which contained the line: "There's a place for us." McCartney owned the album of the soundtrack at the time of writing "There's a Place" and acknowledges its influence. The "place" in question was "the mind", making its subject matter slightly more cerebral than Britain's kissing and cuddling songs and America's surf music from that period. Lennon is quoted as saying: "'There's a Place' was my attempt at a sort of Motown, black thing.  It says: 'In my mind there's no sorrow...' It's all in your mind."
Composed at McCartney's Forthlin Road home, it was part of the group's stage repertoire in 1963. With its major seventh harmonica intro (later reprised) and searing two-part vocal harmonies in fifths (Lennon low, McCartney high), it stands out as an early Beatles milestone track. The song was recorded on 11 February 1963 in ten takes during the first of three sessions for Please Please Me.
The song was officially credited to "McCartney–Lennon", as were all other Lennon–McCartney compositions on the original UK release of Please Please Me...
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/19/13 - "Bobby Harrison":
The attached is Mona Harrison’s facebook picture. I don’t know her maiden name. She is quite active on the NNHS Alumni FB page. Below is this morning’s posting. Didn’t know if folks would want to know.
Carol, I can not begin to tell you how much I enjoy your postings. The music, the news, the links, and yes, the caring. When I win the Publisher’s Clearing House contest, you guys will be rich. Yep.
Happy Week end.
Mona has asked me
to post this message for her. Her husband Bobby was diagnosed with heart
failure, arrhythmia and congestive heart failure. They think he probably
had a heart attack about 2-3 weeks ago. Only 15% of his heart muscle is
working and he had 80% blockages. After 4 days of treatment he finally
qualified for surgery. He was in surgery today for 10.5 hours and the
doctors performed several bypasses. However, there have been many
complications and an artificial device (not a pacemaker) was placed in
his chest beside his heart and is working for his heart. When his heart
has rested and he comes to a point where he stabilizes, they will
probably leave the device in until his heart strengthens, or send him to
MCV for a permanent device and wait for a heart transplant. Good weight
and an athletic body are in his favor. Mona asks that you all keep
praying and think positive. The family is also asking for prayer.
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this! Thank you for letting me know, Joan!
In spite of your troubling news, your note really lifted my drooping spirits, Joan; I do appreciate your kind words!
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!
Typhoon Nation - y'all know what to do!
From Thelma Baker ('65) of CA (soon to be VA) - 04/18/13, 10:56 AM - " Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA) Mission Project":
|Just read the request for Jamey.
Sometimes Lowe's will donate some materials for situations like this;
might be worth asking them. Also if you know any Realtor that can use a
benefit offered by the National Association of Realtors and Lowe's and
send you a discount coupon for 5 or 10% off purchases.
If you could pass on.
Thanks, Thelma - I passed this information on to Malcolm!
From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 04/18/13, 3:28 PM - " Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA) Mission Project":
|Thanks, I will look in to this.
SUPER! Thank you, Malcolm!
From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 04/19/13, 1:05 PM - " Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA) Mission Project":
|Total contributions as of today
Things are taking shape now to seek approval from the city and the neighborhood council to do the project.
Thank you so much, Malcolm!
From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 04/20/13, 1:03 PM - " Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA) Mission Project":
|Total received is now $1,230.00.
Thank you all.
Thank you for all your valiant work, Malcolm!
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!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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 ('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) of VA AND Barbara Jones ('54)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|April 19, 1942 - In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto was established, situated between the Lublin Ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
April 20, 1939 - Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday was celebrated as a national holiday in Nazi Germany.
April 20, 1945 - US troops captured Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.
April 20, 1945 - Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler made his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.
YESTERDAY IN 1963:
|Friday, April 19, 1963 - Nothing - absolutely nothing - happened... or so it would appear.....|
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Saturday, April 20, 1963 - Biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey was born Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper de Grey in London, England.|
From Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL - 04/19/13 - "Just for You":
This was sent to me by a dear friend of mine ..... so I am sending it to my dear friends.
‘In God We Trust’
It's What You Scatter
Thanks so much, Don!
My Friend, Hannah, of NC - 04/19/13 - "Never Give Up":
GIGGLES! Thanks, Hannah!
From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#8 of 36)":
To make you smile.....
Happy Pet Day!!!
AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!
BONUS CROCHET PLACEMATS:
- "I have a confession to make. I really, really love making placemats. Tough
one, right? I hope you’ll be able to fall asleep after that...."
http://www.karensvariety.com/NEWSLETTER/Patterns/FernMat.htm - Karen's Fern Leaf Placemats - "The mat is made in sections and joined after crocheting."
BONUS COMFORT FOOD RECIPES:
|http://homecooking.about.com/od/classicdishrecipes/a/comfortfoods.htm - Top 25 Comfort Food Recipes - "Take a trip down memory lane and revisit the favorite comfort foods from your youth. Some are classic recipes and some are updated."|
One day a man was walking down the street when he saw an old man with a nice looking dog. He went over to the man and asked, "Does your dog bite?"
The old man replied, "No, never."
When the man bent down to stroke the dog, it immediately took a snap at his hand.
The man said, "I thought you said your dog did not bite!"
"I did," replied the old man, "but this isn't my dog!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday, April 27, 2013 -
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
2. 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 with them.
3. 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.
4. 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 04/20/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
"There's a Place" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/beatles/pleasepleaseme/ - 04/20/06
as suggested by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
"There's a Place" lyrics courtesy of http://www.iqm.ro/beatles/lyrics/pandilove.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA – 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!
NOTE: This page was unavailable at press time, so the lyrics are actually courtesy
of http://the-beatles.lyrics-songs.com/lyrics/205/ - 04/20/06
Crimson Elementary School's Sixth Graders Drawings, "I Feel Blue" courtesy
of http://www.mpsaz.org/arts/resources/st_gal_archives/0405/048/048.html - 04/20/06
Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html – 04/20/09
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
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09