04/25/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
“More are men's ends marked than their lives before.
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
|"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.
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 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 - The late Jesse Miller ('63)
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: April 24, 1916 -
The United Kingdom declared
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
April 24, 1916 -Anzac Day was commemorated for the first time on the first anniversary of the landing at ANZAC Cove.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|April 25, 1943 - The
Demyansk Shield for
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 1966:
|Monday, April 25, 1966 - The city of Tashkent was destroyed by a huge earthquake.|
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 Bobby Callis ('64) of WV - 04/24/16:
|TRUE! Thank you, Bobby!|
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 04/24/16:
|ALSO TRUE! Thank you, Jean!|
can see none of you are smugglers; that's why it's so loud.”
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar 1985)
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/10/16 - "Garage Door Art" (#15 in a Series of 22):
|WOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!|
BONUS PEPPERMINT CROCHET PATTERNS:
Donna's Peppermint Candy Ornament
http://whiskersandwool.blogspot.com/2010/06/peppermint-coaster-crochet-patttern.html - Peppermint Coasters
BONUS PEPPERMINT RECIPES:
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/holiday---celebration-recipes/christmas-recipes/top-10-peppermint-recipes - Top 10 Peppermint Recipes - "Your holiday dessert buffet wouldn't be complete without this favorite Christmas flavor. Find cookies, cakes, candy and more top-rated peppermint recipes."
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/24/16:
|A man was on a long walk in the
country. He became thirsty so decided to stop at a little cottage and
ask for something to drink. The lady of the house invited him in and
served him a bowl of soup by the fire.
There was a baby pig running around the kitchen, running up to the visitor and giving him a great deal of attention. The visitor commented that he had never seen a pig this friendly.
The housewife replied, "Ah, he's not that friendly. That's his bowl you're using."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 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, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.
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
"Peppermint Twist" midi courtesy of
Virginia State Police Patch courtesy of http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Patch_Requests.shtm - 04/13/16
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)