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04/25/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Peppermint Twist

“More are men's ends marked than their lives before.
The setting sun, and music at the close,
As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last,
Writ in remembrance more than things long past.


- William Shakespeare, Richard II, act 2, sc. 1, l. 11-4.
 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Ahhh - another Golden Oldie! 

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WIvZu4dPQQ - Joey Dee and The Starliters, 1962 - Peppermint Twist

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K1LnDBc44M - Joey Dee, after 2003 - Peppermint Twist


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

"Peppermint Twist" is a song written by Joey Dee and Henry Glover, recorded and released by Joey Dee and the Starliters in 1961. Capitalizing on the Twist dance craze and the nightclub in which Dee performed ("The Peppermint Lounge"), the song hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in early 1962. The original recording of the song was considered too long for release on a 45 rpm single, so it was split into two parts. It was this first part, "Peppermint Twist (Part 1)", with a length of 2:03, which became the No. 1 hit; the mostly instrumental second half of the recording is rarely heard today.

"Peppermint Twist" replaced Chubby Checker's "The Twist," the song that sparked the Twist craze, at the number one position. A version by Bill Haley & His Comets was recorded for Armed Forces Radio in 1962, but was not released until 2000.

The lead singer in the Starliters' version is David Brigati, whose brother, Eddie Brigati, was a singer for the 1960s hit pop group, the (Young) Rascals...


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) AND   Bobbie Smith Horwitz of TX!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND Vickie Bonday Goodhart ('63) of VA  AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

28 - Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA;

29 -
  Jesse Miller ('63) of VA 
AND   Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS  AND   Mike Sagman ('66) of VA;

30 -
  The Head Cheerleader of 1963, Judy Horton Lindstrom of FL;

01 -    The Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX;

02 -   Billy Turner ('65) of TX AND        My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

April 25, 1943 - The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket was instituted.

April 25, 1945 - Elbe Day: United States and Soviet troops met in Torgau along the River Elbe, cutting the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany in two, a milestone in the approaching end of World War II in Europe.

April 25, 1945 - The Nazi occupation army surrendered and left Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement; the puppet fascist regime dissolved and Benito Mussolini tried to escape. This day is taken as symbolic of the Liberation of Italy.

April 25, 1945 - The last German troops retreated from Finland's soil in Lapland, ending the Lapland War. Military acts of Second World War ended in Finland.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Friday, April 25, 1964 - Actor and director Hank Azaria was born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.

Friday, April 25, 1964 - Singer-songwriter and DJ (Erasure) Andy Bell was born Andrew Ivan Bell in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England.

Friday, April 25, 1964 - Journalist, newsreader and broadcaster Fiona Bruce was born Fiona Elizabeth Bruce in Singapore City, Singapore.
 


REMINDERS:

     NOW AVAILABLE from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)

2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: butchrag840@cs.com or raglandtradingpost.com with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - www.raglandtradingpost.com - and snag yours today!

TYPHOONMART.html

 
 
 


From My Friend, Brynn, of IL - 04/24/14:

  AMEN! Thank you, Brynn!
 
 


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/28/14 - "Who Knew? (#23 in a series of 25)":

  WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!
 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 04/10/14 - "Pictures for the Day (#10 in a series of 19)":

 
When the power of love overcomes the love
of power, the world will know peace.

     AWW - SO CUTE! Thanks, Jimmy!

 
 


BONUS PEPPERMINT CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://donnascrochetdesignstheblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/pepermint-candy-ornament-free-crochet.html - Donna's Peppermint Candy Ornament

http://whiskersandwool.blogspot.com/2010/06/peppermint-coaster-crochet-patttern.html - Peppermint Coasters

http://www.crochetmemories.com/patterns/peppermint-candy-pillow.php - Cylinda's Peppermint Candy Pillow - "Our fun crochet pillow will have you dreaming of peppermint candy this Christmas! Fun red and white pinwheels are wrapped up in white tulle and resemble real peppermint candies. A "treat" that doesn't add calories, only fun!" - not free, but only $4.05 - and sooo cute!


BONUS PEPPERMINT RECIPES:

http://www.thanksgivingnovember.com/recipes/peppermint-candy.html - Peppermint Candy

http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-00,peppermint_candy,FF.html - Several Peppermint Candies

http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,peppermint_cake,FF.html - Several Peppermint Cakes


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 04/24/14:

“How long have you been working here?” one employee asked of another.

“Ever since the boss threatened to fire me.”


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 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.

2. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 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. Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 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.

4. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.

5. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: www.nnhs1964.com and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or nnhs64@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/21/14

BLOG:

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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PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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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!    
             


Peppermint Twist

Written by
Joey Dee (Joseph DiNicola - b. 11 June 1940) and Henry Glover (21 May 1921 - 07 Apr 1991), 1961

Recorded by Joey Dee and the Starliters, 1961


Got a new dance and it goes like this:
(hupp di da pep-pep-pep-pep-pep)
the Name of this dance is the Peppermint Twist:
(hupp di da pep-pep-pep-pep-pep)
You'll like it like this
the Peppermint Twist
(hupp di da pep-pep-pep-pep-pep).

'Round and 'round
up and down

'Round and 'round
up and down.
It's 'round and 'round and up and down

One two three kick! One two tree jump!

All the girls yeah we go the twist
(hey Pepe
the Peppermint Twist)
do the plane the same it's the Peppermint Twist
(hey Pepe
the Peppermint Twist)
you will what
what is the Peppermint Twist
(hey Pepe
the Peppermint Twist)

'Round and 'round
up and down

it's goes 'round and 'round
and up and down
one two tree good one ha ha ha ha
one two tree good one ha ha ha ha
one two tree good one ha ha ha ha
one two tree good one ha ha ha ha
you wanna love than do this the Peppermint Twist


 


"Peppermint Twist" midi courtesy of http://www.garyrog.50megs.com
 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Peppermint Twist" lyrics courtesy of http://joey-dee-lyrics.wonderlyrics.com/The-Peppermint-Twist.html

also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Peppermint clip art courtesy of http://desktoppub.about.com/od/freeclipart/l/blcandy.htm - 04/23/05

Animated Peppermint Stick Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars24.html
– 04/02/05

Animated 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
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI, one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!"

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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