05/28/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Stairway to Heaven
“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Ahh - classic Led Zeppelin!
BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fqozggi-44 - Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin - ten minutes and 42 seconds?!?
|"Stairway to Heaven" is a song by the
Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist
Jimmy Page and vocalist
Robert Plant for the band's untitled fourth studio album (usually
referred to as
Led Zeppelin IV). The song, running eight minutes and two
seconds, is composed of several sections, which increase in tempo and
volume as the song progresses. The song begins as a slow acoustic-based
song accompanied by recorders before electric instrumentation is
introduced. The final section is a high-tempo
rock section highlighted by an intricate guitar solo by Page.
The song, often considered one of the greatest rock songs of all-time, was voted #3 in 2000 by VH1 on its list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs, and was placed at number 31 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was the most requested song on FM radio stations in the United States in the 1970s, despite never having been officially released as a single there. In November 2007, through download sales promoting Led Zeppelin's Mothership release, "Stairway to Heaven" hit #37 on the UK Singles Chart...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
04 - Raoul Weinstein ('57) of GA AND Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
May 28, 1940 -
British forces recaptured
Norway. This was the first allied infantry victory of the War.
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Sunday, May 28, 1967 - Basketball player Glen Rice was born Glen Anthony Rice in Jacksonville, Arkansas.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC -05/27/15:
becomes a living and an attractive virtue when it is regarded not only
as a willingness to die manfully, but also as a determination to live
decently. A moral coward is one who is afraid to do what he thinks is
right because others will disapprove or laugh. Remember that all men
have their fears, but those who face their fears with dignity have
courage as well.”
Thomas S. Monson,
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 05/27/17, 6:55 AM:
Thank you so much for your dedication to the graduates and attendees of NNHS. You are truly one in a million.
As I was reading your must recent post, I reviewed the memorial site for the class of 1966. I noticed that some memorial listings included fraternity affiliations. My dear friend and fellow brother of SPD, Jimmy Peters (05 Aug 1947 - 10 July 2016) was incorrectly listed as a member of the KDT. Please feel free to confirm this with one of Jimmy's best friends, Wayne Stokes ('65 - of VA), another SPD member.
I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and thanks again for all that you do.
My profuse apologies to one and all! I corrected it on all three pages immediately after finding your note. I didn't bother Wayne for corroboration; I'm sure you're correct, and it was just too embarrassing.
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 05/28/17:
Thank you, Jerry!
From Nancy Winall ('70) of VA - 05/27/17 - "Missing Cell Phone":
“I mean what I meant.”
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar 1985)
BONUS HEAVENLY CROCHET PATTERN:
|http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/heavenly-wrap - Myra Wood's Heavenly Wrap|
BONUS HEAVENLY RECIPES:
A Frenchman walked into a bar with a parrot on his
shoulder. The bird was wearing a baseball cap.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/23/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Stairway to Heaven
Composed by guitarist Jimmy Page (b. 09 Jan 1944) and vocalist Robert Plant (b. 20 Aug1948)
Recorded by Led Zeppelin, 1971
There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.
There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.
There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.
And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.
Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
"Stairway to Heaven" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://patmw.tripod.com/PatMWsMidiCollectionindex.html - 05/28/09
"Stairway to Heaven" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/led_zeppelin/stairway_to_heaven.html - 05/28/09
"Stairway to Heaven" Image courtesy of http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ledzeppelin/stairwaytoheaven.html - 05/28/13
Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars17.html - 03/21/05 (re-saved 03/22/09)
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty
('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of
NC - 12/14/05
Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.pdclipart.org/displayimage.php?album=108&pos=96 - 03/01/09
Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - ???
"WINNER!" clip art courtesy of http://www.bloggingtips.com/2012/08/20/win-a-400-logo-design-from-designcrowd/ -05/29/17 (sic)
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket - 05/23/16
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