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04/22/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Earth Day Plus 47 Years

“. . . on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was held, one of the most
remarkable happenings in the history of democracy. . ..”

- American Heritage Magazine, October 1993


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   How do you celebrate this annual observance?

BONUS #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcobSiJOGG8 - Across The Universe - The Beatles

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ5WPXxNzPU - Across The Universe - Fiona Apple

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAe1lVDbLf0 - Across The Universe - Rufus Wainwright, 2002


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Across_the_Universe:
 

"Across the Universe" is a song recorded by the Beatles. It was written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song first appeared on the various artists charity compilation album No One's Gonna Change Our World in December 1969, and later, in different form, on Let It Be, the group's final released album.

One night in 1967, the phrase "words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup" came to Lennon after hearing his ex-wife Cynthia, according to Lennon, "going on and on about something." Later, after "she'd gone to sleep—and I kept hearing these words over and over, flowing like an endless stream," Lennon went downstairs and turned it into a song. He began to write the rest of the lyrics and when he was done, he went to bed and forgot about them.

  I was lying next to my first wife in bed, you know, and I was irritated. and I was thinking. She must have been going on and on about something and she'd gone to sleep and I kept hearing these words over and over, flowing like an endless stream. I went downstairs and it turned into a sort of cosmic song rather than an irritated song, rather than a "Why are you always mouthing off at me?"[1]... [The words] were purely inspirational and were given to me as boom!. I don't own it you know; it came through like that.[2]  

The flavour of the song was heavily influenced by Lennon's and the Beatles' interest in Transcendental Meditation in late 1967 – early 1968, when the song was composed. Based on this he added the mantra "Jai guru deva om" (Sanskrit: जय गुरुदेव ) to the piece, which became the link to the chorus. The Sanskrit phrase is a sentence fragment whose words could have many meanings. Literally it approximates as "glory to the shining remover of darkness,"[3] and can be paraphrased as "Victory to God divine", "Hail to the divine guru", or the phrase commonly invoked by the late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in referring to his spiritual teacher "All Glory to Guru Dev."[4]

The song's lyrical structure is straightforward: three repetitions of a unit consisting of a verse, the line "Jai guru deva om" and the line "Nothing's gonna change my world" repeated four times. The lyrics are highly image-based, with abstract concepts reified with phrases like thoughts "meandering", words "slithering", and undying love "shining". The title phrase "across the universe" appears at intervals to finish lines, although it never cadences, always appearing as a rising figure, melodically unresolved. It finishes on the leading note; to the Western musical ear, the next musical note would be the tonic and would therefore sound complete.

In his 1970 interview with Rolling Stone, Lennon referred to the song as perhaps the best, most poetic lyric he ever wrote: "It's one of the best lyrics I've written. In fact, it could be the best. It's good poetry, or whatever you call it, without chewin' it. See, the ones I like are the ones that stand as words, without melody. They don't have to have any melody, like a poem, you can read them." [5]

The song is in the key of D and the verse beginning "Words are flowing out" (I (D) chord) is notable for a prolonged vi (Bm)- iii (F#m) to ii7 (Em7) minor drop to the dominant chord V7 (A7) on "across the universe" in the 4th bar.[6] On the repeat of this chord sequence a beautiful turn following the ii7 (Em7) through a iv minor (Gm) brings the verse to a close before moving on directly to the tonic on the "Jai Guru Deva Om" refrain. The vi-ii minor drop leading to V had been used earlier in "I Will" (on "how long I've loved you") and George Harrison utilised a shorter vi-iii minor alternation to delay getting back to the dominant (V) in "I Need You".[6] The verse beginning "Words are flowing out like endless rain..." is also notable for the suitably breathless phrasing and almost constant 8th note rhythm (initially four D melody notes, then C#, B, A, B)[7]
 


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day

http://www.epa.gov/earthday/

http://earthday.envirolink.org/history.html


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND   Gene Shelton ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The Best Dancer in the Class of 1957, Evelyn Casey Snead of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA AND  My Grandson, Christopher Huber of Alberta;

25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) of Northern VA AND  Bobbie Smith Horwitz ('65) of TX;

26 - Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND The late Linda Decell Sorrell ('63) (deceased 08/13/14) AND   Leslie Decell ('63) of VA AND Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND Vickie Bonday Goodhart ('63) of VA AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR;

27 -  Bill Campbell ('54) of VA AND Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby ('54) AND Barbara Jones ('54);

28 - Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA;

29 -   The late Jesse Miller ('63) (d. 28 Jan 2016) AND Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS AND  Mike Sagman ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

April 22, 1930 - The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States signed the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.

April 22, 1944 -The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters staged the first use of helicopters in combat with CSAR operations in the China-Burma-India theater.

April 22, 1944 - Operation Persecution was initiated – Allied forces landed in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.

April 22, 1945 - Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolted. 520 were killed and 80 escaped.

April 22, 1945 - Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces had taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admitted defeat in his underground bunker and stated that suicide was his only recourse. Or DID he?!?


THIS DAY IN 1967:

Saturday, April 22, 1967 - Physicist, engineer, and academic David J. C. MacKay was born David John Cameron MacKay in Stoke-on-Trent, England. He died in Cambridge, England of inoperable stomach cancer (malignant adenocarcinoma) on 14 Apr 2016, eight days before his 49th birthday.

Saturday, April 22, 1967 - Actress and talk show panelist Sherri Shepherd was born Sherri Evonne Shepherd in Chicago, Illinois.

Saturday, April 22, 1967 - Football player Harvey Williams was born Harvey Lavance Williams in Hempstead, Texas.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/22/15:
 
We cannot achieve lasting happiness by pursuing the wrong things. Someone once said, 'You can never get enough of what you don’t need, because what you don’t need won’t satisfy you.'

- Dallin H. Oaks, October, 1991
(b. 12 Aug 1932)

   Thanks so much, Susan!


From Rob Stall ('69) of NC - 04/21/17, 2:27PM:

Good afternoon, Carol,

Will you please change my email address to the following:
_______@_____.___?
I enjoy getting the newsletters!

Thank you,
Rob Stall

   Thank you, Rob! I have you all switched now. Glad you're having fun!


 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 04/19/17:

  Without a doubt, the coolest in situ boa find so far. About this time last year. This female desert boa was found around 10:40 pm after several hours of hiking. The intended was a desert pocket mouse (Chaetodipus penicillatus).

   WELL, OKAY! Thank you, Cousin Jim! That's my personal favorite value of a snake!

 
 


“It's hot as hell as can be.”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar
1985)


  
From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 04/16/17 - "25 Actual Predictions That Were Absolutely Wrong!" (#2 in a Series of 25):

  WOWZERONI! Thanks, George!
 
 


BONUS EARTH DAY CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://onceuponbaby.blogspot.com/2012/04/crochet-swiffer-cover-pattern-and.html - Jennifer's Swiffer Cover - "Happy Earth Day everyone! In celebration, I decided to come up with a pattern for a reusable swiffer cover, to prevent excess waste from using disposable liners. It's very easy and a beginner should be able to manage it."

http://crochet.about.com/od/freecrochetpatterns/tp/earth-day-projects.htm - - "If you'd like to celebrate Earth day with an eco-friendly crochet project or craft project, here are tons of easy and fun ideas -- and free patterns too."


BONUS EARTH DAY RECIPES:

http://allrecipes.com/howto/earth-day/ - Earth Day Recipes - "Honor the Blue Marble--Earth Day is April 22!  Commemorate Earth Day this spring by cooking up some seasonal favorites, or start planning your own kitchen garden..."

http://www.holidays.net/earthday/recipes.htm - Healthy, Wholesome, Vegan-friendly Recipes For Earth Day - "One of the simplest ways to honor Earth Day is to reevaluate your diet. Believe it or not, some of the greatest strains on the environment come from the foods we eat..."


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/21/17:

Accountant: "Doctor, I just can't get to sleep at night."

Doctor: "Have you tried counting sheep?"

Accountant: "Yes, and that's the problem! I make a mistake and then spend three hours trying to find it!"


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: brendawilliams64.wixsite.com/nnhs1962 and CONTACT: brendawilliams64@gmail.com

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/11/17

BLOG:

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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

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

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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


Across the Universe

Words and Music by John Lennon (09 Oct 1940 – 08 Dec 1980) and Paul McCartney (b. 18 June 1942)

Recorded by The Beatles, 1969


Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup,
They slither while they pass, they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind,
Possessing and caressing me.
Jai guru de va om
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world.

Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes,
That call me on and on across the universe,
Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box they
Tumble blindly as they make their way
Across the universe
Jai guru de va om
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world.

Sounds of laughter shades of earth are ringing
Through my open views inviting and inciting me
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a
million suns, it calls me on and on
Across the universe
Jai guru de va om
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world.


"Across the Universe" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.beatles.ws/songa-e.htm - 04/22/08,
at the suggestion of my daughter, Adrienne Harty of NC - 04/21/08
Thanks again, Adrienne!

Earth Day Logo courtesy of http://my.uen.org/myuen/205828/Home - 04/22/08

Trees Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars29.html - 04/22/08Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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!

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Virginia State Police Patch courtesy of http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Patch_Requests.shtm - 04/13/16

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07

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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