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04/25/15 - NNHS Newsletter - César Franck's Symphony in D Minor
“There are so many wonders in this world. However, sometimes when we have
them constantly before our eyes,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
My Daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960) died 55 years ago today, four months before my thirteenth birthday. I miss him. He left me with many truths and fond memories. He had a deep love of classical music, especially the works of Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, which he always played at full volume. I enjoyed sitting at his feet and listening to it with him. Of all the music he shared with me, this was my very favorite. It seemed to me to be a metaphor of life and death and eternity, all the highs and lows and back again. I hope you enjoy it for a radical change of pace.
BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nF6TobCyV4 - César Franck's Symphony in D Minor
|The Symphony in
is the most famous
orchestral work and the only mature
symphony written by the 19th-century
Cesar Franck. After two years of work, the symphony was completed 22
August 1888. It was premiered at the
Paris Conservatory on 17 February 1889 under the direction of
Jules Garcin. Franck dedicated it to his pupil
César Franck's fame and reputation rest largely upon a small number of compositions, most of them composed toward the end of his life. Of these, the Symphony in D minor was one of his last works. It was first performed only a year before Franck died.
The fact that Franck finally chose to write a symphony is itself unusual, given the rarity of the form in 19th-century France, which considered the symphony a mainstay of German music. It is likely that the genesis of the Symphony in D minor followed upon the success of his influential Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra composed in 1885...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) ANDBobbie Smith Horwitz of TX!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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!
Happy Birthday this week to:
('54) of VA
Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby ('54)
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!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN
WWII: April 25, 1945 -
United States and
Soviet troops met in
along the River
Elbe, cutting the
Nazi Germany in two, a milestone in the approaching
end of World War II in Europe. April 25, 1945 -
Liberation Day (Italy): 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 was captured after trying to escape. This day was
set as a
public holiday to celebrate 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.
April 25, 1915 -
World War I: The
Battle of Gallipoli began—The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli
Peninsula by Australian, British, French and New Zealand troops began
with landings at
Anzac Cove and
April 25, 1943 - The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket was instituted.
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
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 - Liberation Day (Italy): 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 was captured after trying to escape. This day was set as a public holiday to celebrate 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 1965:
Sunday, April 25, 1965 - Teenage sniper Michael Andrew Clark killed three and wounded six others shooting from a hilltop along Highway 101 just south of Santa Maria, California.
dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices
determine our actions. The desires we act on determine our changing, our
achieving, and our becoming.”
Dallin H. Oaks,
From Mayim Bialik (North Hollywood High School, CA - '93) of CA - 04/21/15 - "Mourning My Father’s Death":
I am so very sorry to hear this sad news, Mayim! I wish I could tell you that it becomes easier with the passage of time, but I can't. Not really. After 55 years my heart still aches for my father, too. You and your family have my deepest condolences, and are in my thoughts and prayers.
can see none of you are smugglers; that's why it's so loud.”
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar 1985)
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/26/15 - "Happy Pictures (#15 in a Series of 32)":
Some are old and some are new, but will make you smile.
This should brighten your day and put a smile on your face!
Thank you, Dearest Judy!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/04/15 - "Adorable Cats (#15 in a Series of 20)":
For the web page ... maybe?
20 adorable photos proving your kids need a cat
BUT OF COURSE! Thanks, Joan!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/09/15 - "Grin Stuff (#3 in a series of 16)":
BONUS CROCHET AFGHAN PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related):
Wheel Stitch Afghan
a Wheel Stitch Afghan for your next crochet project. This crocheted
pattern is fun and functional. Although it is worked in the round, this
free crochet afghan pattern is actually rectangular in shape. It is
recommended that you have some basic crochet knowledge before starting
this free pattern because you will need to know how to change colors in
crochet, as well as how to crochet the slip stitch, treble stitch, and
back post treble crochet. The finished size is up to you because you
will simply just keep crocheting until it's the right size."
Marianne Forrestal's Little Bit of Everything Afghan - "Can't decide on a crochet afghan pattern? You don't have to with the Little Bit of Everything Afghan! With 12 different designs, this is one of the most diverse crochet blanket patterns out there. This afghan sampler combines an endless variety of stitches and patterns, so you'll never get bored making it! A patch-work of art, this crochet afghan has a homemade appeal that will give a warm, comforting glow to any home."
Ridiculously Quick and Easy Crochet Afghan - "Looking for the ultimate lounge blanket? We've found it! Whip up the Ridiculously Quick and Easy Crochet Afghan and prepare to cozy up on the couch. As one of the cuddliest crochet afghan patterns around, the real difficulty with this throw won't be in creating it, but in resisting the urge to lounge around with it all day long. Crocheting four strands of yarn together as one, you'll be snuggling up on your couch in no time!"
BONUS SOUTHERN RECIPES (Sorry; not especially theme-related:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/24/15:
|An elderly couple was in bed one
night and the woman woke up from a bad dream. She was scared and
Her husband awoke and turned the light on to calm her. He asked what was wrong.
She said, "I had a dream that I died and you got remarried." She asked him, "If I died tomorrow, would you get remarried?"
He said, "Sure, I don’t want to spend the rest of my life lonely."
Then she asked, "Well, would you two live in this house?"
He replied, "Sure, we just got finished paying off our mortgage."
She asked again, angry now, "Well, would she sleep in this bed?"
He snickered and said, "Yes, of course, this bed is brand new and expensive, there's no reason to rid of it."
She asked irately, "Well, would she use my golf clubs?!"
He replied with a straight, serious face, "No. She's left handed."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 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
2. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 -
The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the
Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News.
Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night
will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT:
Lynn Walker Brothers @
email@example.com or Pauline Collins Shofner @