05/29/11 - NNHS Newsletter - I'll Be Back
“All changes, even the
most longed for, have their melancholy;
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I do not know exactly when I'll be disconnected here, or how long it will be until I'm reconnected in Fayetteville, but whenever it is... I'll be back...
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9hO25z1Fu8 - I'll Be Back - The Beatles
"I'll Be Back" is a John Lennon composition credited to Lennon/McCartney, and recorded by The Beatles for the soundtrack LP to their film "A Hard Day's Night". This song was not released in the US until Beatles '65 some five months on.
According to music critic Ian MacDonald, John Lennon created the song based on the chords of Del Shannon's "Runaway" which had been a UK hit in April 1961. Author Bill Harry wrote: "He [Lennon] just reworked the chords of the Shannon number and came up with a completely different song".
With its poignant lyric and flamenco style acoustic guitars, "I'll Be Back" possess a tragic air. Unusually for a pop song it oscillates between major and minor keys, appears to have two different bridges and completely lacks a chorus. The fade-out ending is unexpectedly sudden, seeming to arrive half a verse prematurely....
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL!
Happy Birthday this week to:
31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72);
01 - Dawn _____ Yevak of VA;
02 - Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA;
03 - Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR;
04 - Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL AND Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA;
05 - Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of NV (now in school in UT)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Sunday, May 29, 1864
PAMUNKEY PERILS PARTIALLY PASSED
Grant continued to move his now-massive army across the Pamunkey River in an attempt to maneuver around Lee’s right flank. There was little opposition on this part of the march to Richmond, but that would not long remain the case. Lee, who had also pulled back somewhat south and east, was now at Cold Harbor preparing his lines.
1. From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 05/08/11 - "OPEN REUNION SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966":
A Happy, Happy Mother’s Day to you!! I hope you have a glorious day!
The 45-year reunion plans for the Class of 1966 has been finalized. I would appreciate it if you would put this reunion notice in your newsletter for me.
Thank you so much for all you do!
Dee Hodges Bartram
The Class of 1966 will hold an OPEN 45 year reunion on Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 2011. Here is the schedule:
Friday night – 7:00 p.m. until closing - RJ’s Restaurant and Pub located at 12743 Jefferson Avenue (Denbigh Crossing Shopping Center), Newport News, VA. The owner, Ron Johnson, is a Typhoon alumnus. Each person attending on Friday night is responsible for the cost of their dinner, drinks or snacks.
Saturday night: Warwick Yacht Club, located at 400 Maxwell Lane, Newport News, from 7:00 p.m. till midnight. We will have light Hors D’oeuvres and a cash bar. Dress Code: Dressy Casual (no shorts, jeans or ties, please). Music by the Rock-it-Men Band.
cost for the reunion will be $40 per person.
Included in this cost is the rental of the Yacht Club, paper,
envelopes, printer ink, stamps, food, bartender, carver and server
fees. If any of you would like to make a monetary donation to help
underwrite the cost of the reunion, it will be greatly appreciated.
Updates on the reunion will be sent out by via e-mail to those of you that I have e-mail addresses for. Also, Carol Buckley Harty, Class of 1965, has created a NNHS website at http://nnhs65.com/NNHS-Newsletters-2011.html where I will also post updates.
We look forward to seeing you at the reunion!
NNHS Class of 1966 45-Year Reunion Committee
Dee Hodges Bartram (757) 868-8443
Please send the registration form and your check, payable to Mrs. Dee Bartram, by July 8, 2011. My address is 21 Laydon Way, Poquoson, VA 23662. The cost after July 8th will be $50 per person.
Please give me the count for each night.
Will attend: Friday Night _______ Saturday Night _______
Name: ________________________________________ (Ladies – please include maiden name)
Spouse/Guest Name: ____________________________
______________________________________________ Phone: _______________ E-mail address: ___________________________
Amount Enclosed: _______________
NOTE: If you are going to attend Friday only, I still need to know in order to give the restaurant a count. Please extend me and the restaurant the courtesy of letting me know if you will be there by either e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling me at (757) 868-8443.
If you are unable to attend the reunion, please e-mail or call me with any e-mail address updates or home address change updates.
AN OPEN REUNION?!? But of course, Dee - thanks so much!
The link is now on the main page as well as the Reunion Page:
2. From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/07/11 - "Newsletter Request":
Could you place the attached item in an upcoming newsletter and run it for a week or two? Any longer than that and people will just scroll past it.
IF YOU ATTENDED
BETWEEN 1961 AND 1971 -------
… and you
have not yet been contacted by the Reunion Committee, then please get in
CNC DECADER STEERING COMMITTEE
Plans for the reunion and other cool stuff may be found at our web site:
Why, certainly, David! The link is now on the main page as well:
From Bonnie Loughran Marshall (Hampton HS - '65) of MN - 05/28/11 - "New email address":
Sound like you have your hands full...wishing you well with the move. I do hope you're looking forward to the new location.
This can be done anytime...but needed to send it along...I have changed ISPs so have a new email address.. there is no hurry.
New email is: ______________@_________.___
Bonnie Loughran Marshall, HHS 65
Thanks so much, Bonnie - we ARE excited to be returning to Fayetteville! I've switched your email addy now - lest I forget!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 05/28/11 -"Bachelorette":
|Please let everyone know
that Bentley on the Bachelorette is not what they make him out to be. I
don't usually watch these shows, but Bentley is the son of friends of
ours. His parents and two of his sisters and their families go to
church with us. They are good people and having met Bentley, I can tell
you I would let him date my daughter (and I am a very protective mom).
This is another case of TV putting the spin on things to up the ratings
and not quite telling the whole story.
This is the article his sister, Brittan, posted on Facebook for us all to read. She says it is a bunch of bull and having a 700 acre ranch here, she knows bull.
*Spoiler alert* If you want to maintain your Bachelorette Season 7 innocence, move along to some of our other fabulous content.
WOWZERS! Thanks, Ruthie!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/27/11 - "Wet Pants":
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A JOKE, IT TURNS OUT TO BE A PRAYER!
Come with me to a third grade classroom...... There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It's never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it.. When the girls find out, they'll never speak to him again as long as he lives...
The boy believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his head down and prays this prayer, 'Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes from now I'm dead meat.'
He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered.
As the teacher is walking toward him, a classmate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water.. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy's lap.
The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, 'Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!'
Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy.. The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out. All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful. But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else - Susie.
She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. You've done enough, you klutz!'
Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, 'You did that on purpose, didn't you?'
Susie whispers back, 'I wet my pants once too...'
Thank you, Bill!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 05/26/11 - "commercial":
|It's a good
one, watch it to the end.
Thanks, Dools - I wasn't expecting THAT! I rather thought it would turn out to be a Ford commercial.....
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/28/11 - "Julia Sweeney Explains the Facts of Life to Her 8-year-old Daughter (FUNNY)":
GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/28/11 - "Wanted you to see this: Louis Zamperini and Memorial Day":
|Louis Zamperini and Memorial Day
WOWZERONI! Thanks again, Bill!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 05/28/11 - "FILM FOUND OF B-29 CREW RESCUED BY SUBMARINE":
|This is a perfect story for Memorial Day weekend.
FILM FOUND OF B-29 CREW RESCUED BY SUBMARINE
This is an amazing story.
This is worth watching... about 2.5 mins. An entire crew of a B-29 (12 aviators) was rescued by a US submarine after their plane was shot down in ~1945, 70 miles off the coast of Japan . The entire rescue was filmed in color video but then sat in a guy's closet until now. This is a story from a Denver TV station of one of those rescued aviators to whom the video was delivered. It also shows their transfer to another submarine that is likely headed back to port before the one that accomplished the rescue."
Can you imagine 65 years AFTER your rescue you get to watch it on film?!?!
MORE WOWZERONI! Thanks again, Dools!
www.ajokeaday.com - 05/28/11:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, June 2, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds
Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's
Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at
11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have
friends in that year, go visit with them.
2. Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 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.
3. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
4. Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at RJ's Restaurant and Pun AND the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News. DETAILS: http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1966/45th-Reunion-Letter-2011.doc; CONTACT: Dee Hodges Bartram at email@example.com - OPEN REUNION!
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, see: www.nnhs1961.org and contact Gary Fitzgerald at Fitz43@cox.net or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961
6. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Be on the lookout for "snail mail" in early May. - CLASS OF 1956
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/05/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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I'll Be Back
Words and Music by John Lennon (09 Oct 1940 – 08 Dec 1980)
Credited to Lennon/McCartney
You know, if you
break my heart I'll go
But I'll be back again
'cause I told you once before goodbye
But I came back again
I love you so, oh
I'm the one who wants you
Yes I'm the one who wants you
oh, ho, oh, ho, oh
You could find better things to do
Than to break my heart again
This time I will try to show that I'm
Not trying to pretend
I thought that you would realize
That if I run away from you
that you would want me to
But I got a big surprise
Oh, ho, oh, ho, oh
I want to go, oh
But I hate to leave you
You know I hate to leave
Oh, ho, Oh, ho
You, if you break my heart I'll go
But I'll be back again
"I'll Be Back" (Famous long before Ah-nuld said it) - 10/29/05
"I'll Be Back" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
"I'll Be Back" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!
NOTE: This page was unavailable at
press time, so the lyrics are actually courtesy
of http://www.mp3lyrics.org/b/beatles/ill-be-back/ - 05/24/06
Image of "I'll Be Back" Sheet Music courtesy of http://www.rarebeatles.com/sheetmu/uk/uksheet.htm - 05/24/06
Icon’s Decorative Bar #43 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.iconbazaar.com/bars/decorative/pg03.html - 05/24/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of
Thanks again, Herbie!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy ofhttp://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of
(FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of
http://www.ccsd.net/schools/cheyenne/sports.htm - 02/05/08
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
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