05/27/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
“A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
"It's been a long time" since I was caught up on back Newsletters, too (not to mention the odious announcements).....
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og1QRtcWdEY - Hello Darlin' - Conway Twitty
"Hello Darlin'" is an American country music song written and recorded by Conway Twitty.
Originally released in 1970, the song became Twitty's fourth No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart that summer, and soon became one of his signature songs...
While recording the song in 1969, Twitty sang the opening lines, but for some reason it didn't work. Record producer Owen Bradley suggested speaking the lines: "Hello darlin', nice to see you." The result was a hook that made the song instantly recognizable to fans.
"Hello Darlin'" is about a man who runs into an old flame and, after acknowledging she's "just as lovely as you used to be," tries to put up his bravado by saying he's getting along fine, "except I can't sleep, and I cry all night 'til dawn." He then admits his deep sorrow for his mistakes that led to the breakup of their relationship, then - after sharing an embrace "just for old time's sake" - bids her well. Before the two part, he says that if she would forgive him, he'll be waiting for her.
The song spent four weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, and was named the No. 1 song of 1970. Aside from being Twitty's standard concert opener, the song became a country standard.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
29 - Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA;
30 -Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL AND Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA; 31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72);
01 - Dawn _____ Yevak of VA;
02 - Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA AND AND Linda Booth Reed ('63) of VA AND Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA;
03 - Bill Combs ('63) AND Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
TODAY IN WWII:
May 27, 1940 - In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit were shot after surrendering to German troops. Two survived.
May 27, 1941 -
Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency" amid
rising world tension.
May 27, 1941 - The German battleship Bismarck was sunk in the North Atlantic by British naval and air forces, killing almost 2,100 men.
May 27, 1942 - German General Erwin Rommel began a major offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.
May 27, 1942 - In
Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated in
May 27, 1944 - U.S. General MacArthur landed on Biak Island in New Guinea.
TODAY IN 1965:
|Thursday, May 27, 1965 - Vietnam War: American warships began the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC -05/23/15:
trips are almost always made on someone else's expense account.”
Neal A. Maxwell
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA - 05/26/15 - "My grandson leading the Fife and Drum!!":
I am a thankful grandmom.
Alana and Ron's son, Landon, has for years been involved in Fife and
Drum; it has been so good for him, Carter, and now Hayden!!
COOL BEANS! Thank you for sharing this with us, Helen! A mighty fine looking man he is, too!
From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of LA (soon to be TX) - 05/23/15 - " Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) and Jacob Harty (Pitkin HS, LA - '15)":
Here is a pic I took of
Brent and Jacob... My handsome Brent wanted to buy Jake his own copy
of what he calls 'the best album ever, anywhere by anyone'... Master
of Puppets. The poster is one that he has had since he first became
a Metallica fan in 1988.
OH YES! Thank you, Laura! I well remember that poster - AND that album!Brent was of the very strong opinion that anyone who did not like Metallica simply had not listened to enough Metallica, so he played it again. And again. And again and again and again, all the while carefully explaining the classical training and technical prowess and awesome talent of each individual member of the band. And as usual, Brent was right. I am now a reluctant Metallica fan.
From Bobby Callis ('64) of WV - 05/26/15 - "Pigs ON a Blanket":
|AWW! Thanks, Bobby!|
From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 05/26/15 - "Fitness":
From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 05/26/15 - "Emoticons for Knitters":
Could be those who
ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Tina!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/15/15 - "Phenomenal Photos (#12 in a series of 16)":
BONUS HELLO KITTY CROCHETED HAT PATTERN:
BONUS HELLO DOLLIES RECIPE:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Written and recorded by Conway Twitty (01 Sept 1933 - 05 June 1993), 1970
"Hello Darlin'" midi courtesy of http://www.ajsmidi.com/country/top100.html - 05/29/10
"Hello Darlin'" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdownload.com/conway-twitty-hello-darlin--lyrics.html - 05/29/10
"Long Time, No See" Image of
Blue Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 03/05/09
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty
('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateHerbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of
(Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -