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05/21/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
He Stopped Loving Her Today

“... See there's this place in me where your fingerprints
still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo.
It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me
.

- Gretchen Kemp
(b. 08 Dec 1909)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I thought we'd try something from a different genre today.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R2F9f2Cl6Y - He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones on The Ronnie Prophet Show, July 1, 1980


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

"He Stopped Loving Her Today" is a song by country music artist George Jones that has been named in several surveys as the greatest country song of all time.[1] It was a single on the album I Am What I Am. Released in 1980, the song was Jones's first No. 1 single in six years. The melancholy song was written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman.

It is about a man who was betrayed by his lover. Despite her actions (and her comments that he would soon forget about her), he never stopped loving her—the day he stopped loving her would be the day he died (however, she did attend his funeral).

Jones credits the song with reviving his flagging career, stating that "a four-decade career had been salvaged by a three-minute song." Jones earned the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1980. The Academy of Country Music awarded the song Single of the Year and Song of the Year in 1980. It also became the Country Music Association's Song of the Year in both 1980 and 1981. This was the second time that the same song won the honor two years in a row. (The first instance was the song "Easy Loving", sung by Freddie Hart.)[citation needed]


ALERT:

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 05/19/10 - "Join me for an Opening Reception this Friday Evening":

I  hope a few NNHS 1958 classmates will be able to join me this coming Friday, 5/21, at 7:30 pm for the opening reception of:

Works in Watermedia by Hampton Roads Artists at

4205 Victoria Boulevard (corner of Kecoughtan Road and Victoria Boulevard), Hampton, VA 23669

Two paintings by our classmate, LaRhue Nettles Mitchell, have been selected for the exhibition. Also, there will be delicious hors d'oeuvres and wine served at the opening reception. And BTW, there is no fee and the food and drink are provided free of charge by a group of local art patrons.

A friend who helped hang the works told me that the quality of the works selected is superb.

You will find additional information on the theme of one of LaRhue's paintings at the end of this email.

Works in Watermedia by Hampton Roads Artists

Opening Reception: Friday, May 21, 7:30-9:30 pm.

Exhibition duration: May 22- July 11, 2010

Artists working in various water media throughout Hampton Roads, were selected to participate in this group exhibition featuring approximately 120 works on paper, which explore the diversity of media, content and style of this versatile art forms. Works will run the gamut from miniatures to large scale works. Water media on paper will include traditional transparent watercolor, gouache or tempera, and acrylic used alone or as a dominant component with mixed media or collage.

Many of the exhibiting artists will be present to meet visitors, talk about their work, and answer questions at the 

http://www.hamptonarts.net/cht/exhibitions/tide_water.html

Location:

4205 Victoria Boulevard (Kecoughtan Road and Victoria Boulevard)
Hampton, VA 23669
757-727-1490

artscom@hampton.gov
Gallery Hours
Tues.–Fri. 10am–6pm
Weekends 1pm–5pm
Closed Mon.

Notes on "Wintergreen Berries and Carpets of Moss", a watercolor by LaRhue Nettles Mitchell:

The theme of LaRhue's painting was inspired by the poem, "Moss-Gathering" by Theodore Roethke.

A commentary: Early April is that time of year where flowers begin to bloom but trees and plants still have that look of winter deadness to them. This paradoxical season always puts me in the mood for one of my favorite poets, Theodore Roethke. Roethke grew up with gardeners, so the world of plants and natural life inform his work quite a bit. His poetry exists in a kind of "between-place," where life and death coexist within the natural symbols of the earth. Here's one of his earliest poems, which fits this mood quite nicely. Plus, who wouldn't want to end a poem with the word "desecration"?

Moss-Gathering, by Theodore Roethke

To loosen with all ten fingers held wide and limber
And lift up a patch, dark-green, the kind for lining cemetery baskets,
Thick and cushiony, like an old-fashioned doormat,
The crumbling small hollow sticks on the underside mixed with roots,
And wintergreen berries and leaves still stuck to the top, --
That was moss-gathering.
But something always went out of me when I dug loose those carpets
Of green, or plunged to my elbows in the spongy yellowish moss of the marshes:
And afterwards I always felt mean, jogging back over the logging road,
As if I had broken the natural order of things in that swampland;
Disturbed some rhythm, old and of vast importance,
By pulling off flesh from the living planet;
As if I had committed, against the whole scheme of life, a desecration.

I don't yet know the thematic assertion of the 2nd painting by LaRhue selected for the exhibition...

   Thanks so much, Joe! I hope there's a big turn-out for this exciting event!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today   Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 - Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57);

25 -    The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009);

26 -     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of VA;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


YESTERDAY IN WWII:

May 20, 1940 - Holocaust: The first prisoners arrived at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz.

May 20, 1941 - Battle of Crete German paratroops invade Crete. The last of the Allies evacuated on May 31.

May 20, 1942 - Japan completed the conquest of Burma.
 


TODAY IN WWII:

May 21, 1940 - A Nazi "special unit" began murdering more than 1,500 hospital patients in East Prussia. The operation of killing the "unfit" mentally ill patients took 18 days.

May 21, 1941 - The first U.S. ship, the SS Robin Moor, was sunk by a U-boat.

May 21, 1942 - 4,300 Jews were deported from Chelm, Poland, to the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor.

May 21, 1942 - The German company IG Farben set up a factory just outside of Auschwitz, in order to take advantage of Jewish slave laborers.


YESTERDAY IN 1965:

Thursday, May 20, 1965 - PIA Flight 705, a Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 720 – 040 B, crashed while descending to land at Cairo International Airport, killing 119 of the 125 passengers and crew.

Thursday, May 20, 1965 - Television host Ted Allen was born in Columbus, Ohio.


TODAY IN 1965:

Friday, May 21, 1965 - Aircraft designer Geoffrey de Havilland (b. 27 July 1882 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England) died in Watford, Hertfordshire, England at the age of 82.


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/19/10 - "AMY WINEHOUSE":

  The effects of heroin -- picture speaks for itself.

   How very tragic! Thank you for sharing this, Shari! 

 
 


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 05/20/10 - "Mission accomplished...almost":

Hi Carol,

I finally got the info. I needed about the car...I have to do the title change in Virginia. Soooo will be making a quick trip to the sacred soil real soon. Oh well, I never pass up the opportunity to visit that fair land!

   Oh, goody - I'm glad you were able to find what you needed, Jean! I hope the trip is not too strenuous considering your leg! Give my regards to The Sacred Soil!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 05/20/10 - "Jane will be away May 20-25":

I'm flying to Gulfport tomorrow (Thursday, May 20) for a family wedding & family reunion in Mississippi. My brother Tom's 3rd daughter is getting married. I should be back by Tuesday, May 25.

Take care,
Jane

   COOL BEANS! Have a wonderful time, Jane!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/20/10 - "Haunting Questions":

QUESTIONS THAT HAUNT ME!

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?


Why do you have to 'put your two cents in'... but it's only a 'penny for your thoughts'?  Where's that extra penny going to?


Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?


Why does a round pizza come in a square box?


What disease did cured ham actually have?


How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up like every two hours?


If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?


Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?


Why do doctors leave the room while you change?
  They're going to see you naked anyway...

Why is 'bra' singular and 'panties' plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?


Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours?
  They're both dogs!

If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?


If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?


If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?


Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?


Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

Why, Why, Why?

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough money?

Why does someone
believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?


Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?

If people evolved from apes,  why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses
are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?


Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, 'It's all right?' Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, 'That really hurt, why don't you watch where you're going?'

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?


In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

And my FAVORITE.........


The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.


~~~Now send this on to your friends and make them smile too!~~~

**** A day without a smile is like a day without sunshine! ****

  
  
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!


ABBREVIATED ALERT:

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


FINALLY:

From ArcaMax Jokes - 05/20/10:

Moving

Having moved 15 times during our 37-year marriage, my husband and I appreciate movers who take the time to label carefully boxes they pack for us.

The accuracy of labels can make a huge difference when we try to find something right away.

My favorite was done by one guy who attached this sticker to a box - obviously not knowing how to spell the best one word description: "Animals you hit with a stick at a Mexican party."  


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / ggill@sbo.hampton.k12.va.us with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC

2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwitte@tampabay.rr.com - CLASS OF 1960

4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at tnsjones@charter.net - CLASS OF 1963

5. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at captarnold@vprj.net - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

6. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella mcmiceli@verizon.net (757) 249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher, bjneher@cox.net (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson hdsdds@aol.com (804) 694-0346 will be the team leaders. - CLASS OF 1954

7. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM - 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at: Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/17/10

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09


 
  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
618-530-9092
     

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He Stopped Loving Her Today

Words and Music by Bobby Braddock (b. 05 Aug 1940) and Curly Putman (b. 20 Nov 1930)

Recorded by George Jones (b. 12 Sept 1931), 1980


He said I'll love you 'til I die
She told him you'll forget in time
As the years went slowly by
She still preyed upon his mind

He kept her picture on his wall
Went half crazy now and then
He still loved her through it all
Hoping she'd come back again

Kept some letters by his bed
Dated 1962
He had underlined in red
Every single I love you

I went to see him just today
Oh but I didn't see no tears
All dressed up to go away
First time I'd seen him smile in years

(Chorus)
He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving her today

(Spoken)
You know she came to see him one last time
Oh and we all wondered if she would
And it kept running through my mind
This time he's over her for good

(Repeat Chorus)


 "He Stopped Loving Her Today" midi (sequenced by  Harry Todd) courtesy of http://www.ajsmidi.com/country/top100.html - 05/21/07

"He Stopped Loving Her Today" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/jones-george/he-stopped-loving-her-today-18102.html - 05/21/10

"He Stopped Loving Her Today" Image courtesy ofhttp://www.irishrebelpa2.com/HeStoppedLovingHer.html - 05/21/10

Black Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.xmission.com/~tssphoto/valentine.html - 02/12/08

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

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