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04/22/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Earth Day Plus 48 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 - Across The Universe - The Beatles

BONUS #2 - Across The Universe - Fiona Apple

BONUS #3 - 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/


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA AND   My Grandson, Chris Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Overhills HS, NC - '19) of NC;

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) of VA AND Barbara Jones ('54);

28 - Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA;

29 -   The late Jesse Miller ('63) (deceased 01/28/16) 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 1968:

Sunday, April 22, 1968 - Cricketer Jo Angel was born in Mount Lawley, Western Australia.

Sunday, April 22, 1968 - Basketball player and coach Bimbo Coles was born Vernell Eufaye Coles in Covington, Virginia.

Sunday, April 22, 1968 - Ice hockey player Zarley Zalapski was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. On 10 Dec 2017 he died in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at the age of 49 after suffering complications related to a viral infection.

Sunday, April 22, 1968 - Record producer Stephen H. Sholes (b. Stephen Henry Sholes on 12 Feb 1911 in Washington, D.C.) died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 57 of a heart attack.


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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/22/18:
 

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


   From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 04/22/16 - "Happy Earth Day!":
 
  YEA, SNOOPY! Thank you, Catherine!
 
 


  From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 04/22/18 - "Happy Earth Day!

  Walt Kelly, Pogo, first Earth Day poster, 1970

    YEA, POGO! Thank you, Linda May!

 
 


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/22/18 - "Happy Earth Day!":

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you again, Joan!
 
 


   From John Murden ('60) of VA - 04/21/18:
 

    Thanks, John!
 
 


“It's hot as hell as can be.”

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


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/21/18 - "Rip, Barbara Bush" (#2 in a Series of 8)":

  Thank you, Shari!
 
 


BONUS EARTH DAY CROCHET PATTERN:

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."  


BONUS EARTH DAY KNIT PATTERNS:

Earth Day Knitting Projects and Patterns - "Celebrate Earth Day every day with Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and even a pencil case. Did you know you could make yarn out of a t-shirt? Or how about replacing dryer sheets with a yarn ball?"


BONUS EARTH DAY RECIPES:

32 Green Foods for Earth Day


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/20/16:

Grandma, who was becoming an evermore intimidating personality as the years went on, was giving directions to her grown grandson who was coming to visit with his wife:

"You come to the front door of the apartment complex. I am in apartment 14T. There is a big panel at the door. With your elbow push button 14T. I will buzz you in. Come inside, the elevator is on the right. Get in, and with your elbow hit 14. When you get out I am on the left. With your elbow, ring my doorbell."

"Grandma, that sounds easy, but why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow?" the grandson asked.

"You're coming empty handed...?"


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, 2018 - 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 04/19/18

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 - 04/22/08

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of http://coldlakehighschool.ca/ - 09/11/17

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of https://www.harnett.k12.nc.us/ohhs - 09/11/17

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

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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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