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06/10/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Frederick Loewe's 108th Birthday

“But you have no idea how frightfully interesting it is to take a human being
and change her into a quite different human being by creating a new speech for her.
It's filling up the deepest gulf that separates class from class and soul from soul.”

- George Bernard Shaw,
Pygmalion, 1913
 (26 July 1856 - 02 Nov 1950)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's birthday celebration marks only our second observance here together:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/06-10-08-NNHS-Frederick-Loewes-107th-Birthday.html

Frederick Loewe
(10 June 1901 - 14 Feb 1988)

From http://www.oconnormusic.org/composers-l.htm:

Frederick "Fritz" Loewe lived from 1904 until 1988. He was a composer, born in Vienna, Austria and at age 13 he was the youngest pianist to solo with the Berlin Symphony. At age 15 he composed Katrina (1919), which sold two million copies of sheet music in Europe. Although he had studied with great European masters of the piano, when he came to the U.S.A. in 1924 he failed as a piano virtuoso. He took up a series of odd jobs--prospecting for gold, professional boxing--but by the mid-1930s he had launched his career as a composer for the musical theater. Not until he teamed up with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner in 1942, however, did he find his true talent; their first big success was Brigadoon (1947) and this was followed by such classic stage and film musical scores as My Fair Lady (1956), Gigi (1958), and Camelot (1960). This last led to their falling-out and they did not collaborate again until in 1973 when they made a stage version of their film musical, Gigi. Their last collaboration was The Little Prince (1974), after which Loewe retired.

If ever I would leave you from Camelot won him a Grammy Award

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVmU3iANbgk - My Fair Lady, 1964 - The Rain In Spain - Rex Harrison - and Marni Nixon singing for Audrey Hepburn

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBBqGVBiIdU - My Fair Lady, 1964 - I Could Have Danced All Night - Audrey Hepburn's OWN SINGING VOICE!

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZn4-BvJxr8 - My Fair Lady, 1964 - I Could Have Danced All Night - Marni Nixon singing with scattered movie clips (trailer)

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9pdnSy_nWQ - My Fair Lady, 1964 - Get Me to the Church on Time - Stanley Holloway


HOMEWORK:

http://www.frederickloewe.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Loewe

http://www.songwritershalloffame.org/exhibits/C43

http://www.fredsociety.com/loewe.html


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to         Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN AND Eileen Casey Sparkman (Ferguson HS - '68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

12 - Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57) AND       My #3 Son,  Randolph Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '92) of IL;

14 - The United States Army - 1775 AND  Rosalee Wills Jecmenek ('65) of TX AND Cindy _____ Konstant of VA (wife of   George Konstant - '65 - of VA) AND    Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA AND    My Youngest Grandson, Buckley Harty of MA;

16 - Jane Hoffman ('57) AND Kay Walker Gray ('57) AND        Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX;

17 - Dino Vretos ('57) AND   Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html  


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/07/09 - "You Might Be A Redneck IF":

When I hear the term redneck I think of beer bellied, greasy, spitting tobacco, missing front teeth, truck covered with stickers, etc. This paints a different picture.


You Might Be a Redneck...a different take 

We have enjoyed the redneck jokes for years. It's time to take a reflective look at the core ? beliefs of a culture that values home, family, country and God. If I had to stand before a dozen terrorists who threaten my life, I'd choose a half dozen or so rednecks to back me up. Tire irons, squirrel guns and grit -- that's what rednecks are made of. I hope I am one of those. If you feel the same, pass this on to your redneck friends. Y'all know who y'all are.

You might be a redneck if:   It never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, 'One nation, under God.' 
You might be a redneck if:   You've never protested about seeing the 10 Commandments posted in public places. 
You might be a redneck if:   You still say 'Christmas instead of 'Winter Festival.' 
You might be a redneck if:   You bow your head when someone prays. 
You might be a redneck if:   
You stand and place your hand over your heart when they play the National Anthem
You might be a redneck if:   
You treat our armed forces veterans with great respect, and always have. 
You might be a redneck if:   You've never burned an American flag, nor intend to. 
You might be a redneck if:   
You know what you believe and you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is listening. 
You might be a redneck if:   
You respect your elders and raised your kids to do the same. 
You might be a redneck if:   
You'd give your last dollar to a friend. 


If you got this email from me, it is because I believe that you, like me, have just enough Redneck in you to have the same beliefs as those talked about in this email. 

God Bless the USA 

   BOY HOWDY and AMEN! Thanks, Shari!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 06/08/09 - "Catch the cat":

This game will drive you crazy!!!

I trapped the cat one time...tried multiple times and can't do it again! Have fun!!!!

http://www.members.shaw.ca/gf3/circle-the-cat.html


   ARGHHH!!! Not once, not ONCE, did I catch that cat!

   We have a pretty little kitty cat just like that in our home! Her name is    Ziggy-Piggy - an adorable, super soft and fluffy - and super fast and slippery - little ball of fur!

   Thanks for the fun, Glenn!


From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of  VA - 06/09/09 -"An old commercial you'll never see again...":

Amusing commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u35fUPzGff8

   OH, THE MEMORIES! Thanks, Norris!


From http://www.selfgrowthtest.com - 06/08/09 - "Success":

Success in the Stairway - Your Path to the Top
By Kevin Eikenberry

Imagine walking into a 20-story office building, knowing that your upcoming meeting is on the top floor.

You walk into the building and immediately search for the elevators.

To your surprise, and disappointment, some of the elevators show "out of order" signs, and the rest are currently being worked on by a team of repairmen.

You ask one of the repairmen how to get up to your meeting on the 20th floor, and he points to a nearby door and says with a shrug, "You'll have to take the stairs."

While a situation exactly like this may have never happened to you, metaphorically, it's your life.

You want to reach the top of your career, the top of the pay scale, the pinnacle of success.

You want to not only do well, but find the shortcuts or "elevator" to the top.

While you know your success in any endeavor, personal or professional, requires some effort, wouldn't you like to make it as painless and easy as possible (which, of course, is why we consistently look for the elevator or the fast track)?

There are no "overnight" successes.

Great success comes from "taking the stairs" and moving toward your goals one step at a time.

As you start to walk up the stairs to your meeting, you realize that while you would have rather ridden, there are some advantages to the stairway.

You are getting exercise, building your stamina, gaining a new perspective, creating a new experience, and as you climb the last flight of stairs, you realize the pride that comes from the effort!

All of these things are true for the effort you put into life. The efforts you expend create exactly these same benefits: exercise, stamina, perspective, experience, and pride.

Given the metaphor of "success in the stairway," what are the ways you can take the reality of effort and make the most of your effort, improving your likelihood of reaching the top floor as quickly as possible?

There are five ways you can use your effort intelligently to make your path to the top straighter and more direct -- even if you do have to walk:

* Informed effort (Find the correct stairway.). Many people believe that to create great results, you must work hard. Effort, as you've already seen in this article, is required, but the effort doesn't have to be hard. More important hard work is informed effort. Are you doing things the way other successful people have done them? Are you taking time to learn the things that will minimize your effort? Make your effort more informed, and you will make your job easier.

* Continual effort (Keep walking.). Getting into the stairway is great, but you won't reach the top unless you keep walking. In order to be successful, you must make continual effort. What did you do last week to move toward your success? What about yesterday? What have you done (or will you do) to create greater success today?

* Reframe effort (Does it have to be work?). If you always think about your work being hard, guess what it will be? (Here's a hint -- it will be hard.) But does work have to be hard? Could it be enjoyable? Could it be rewarding? Once you create a new frame of reference for effort, you make climbing the steps to your success so much easier.

* Collaborative effort (Why not climb together?). Find others to travel with you. When most people feel like a part of something larger than themselves -- whether through a teammate or a friend -- they will be more disciplined and more effective. Who do you know that could mentor you or work with you or support you? Or, who can you mentor, help, or support?

* Enthusiastic effort
(Enjoy the trip.). Choose to enjoy the trip up the stairs. The fact is the elevator is broken; the walk is real and necessary. Why not choose to find the positive and enjoy the experience? You know that when you are enjoying a situation it goes faster and easier -- and you are probably more productive as well. You know this is true. Make the choice to be more enthusiastic and positive.

Yes, effort is definitely still required, but these are things you can do to make that effort more effective and enjoyable.

Potential Pointer: Success in any area of life requires effort -- there is no free lunch. But how you view and tackle that effort will make all the difference in the speed and ease with which you climb your path to the top.


About the Author:


Kevin Eikenberry is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant, and the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a learning consulting company that helps organizations, teams, and individuals unleash their leadership potential. http://newsletters.selfgrowth.com/t/5836713/26408851/1306/0/

Check out the Experts page for Kevin Eikenberry:
http://newsletters.selfgrowth.com/t/5836713/26408851/1329/0/


FINALLY:

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/07/09 - "Children in Church":


Children in Church

A little boy was in a relative's wedding.  As he was coming down the aisle, he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd.    
While facing the crowd, he would put his hands up like claws and roar.
So it went, step, step, ROAR, step, step, ROAR,
all the way
down the aisle. As you can imagine, the crowd was near tears from laughing so hard by the time he reached the pulpit..

When asked what he was doing, the child sniffed and said, "I was being the Ring Bear."

*******

One Sunday in a Midwest City , a young child was "acting up" during the morning worship hour. The parents did their best
to maintain some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle.
 Finally, the father picked the little fellow up and walked
sternly up the aisle on his way out.
Just before reaching the safety of the foyer, the little one called loudly to the congregation,
"Pray for me! Pray for me!"

******* 

One particular four-year old prayed, "And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets."

******* 

A little boy was overheard praying: "Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it.
I'm having a real good time like I am."

******* 

A Sunday School teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, "And why is it necessary
to be quiet in church?"

      One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."

*******

A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, looking at the old pages as he turned them.  
Then something fell out of the Bible. He picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree
that had been pressed in between the pages.

"Mama, look what I found," the boy called out.

"What have you got there, dear?" his mother asked.

      With astonishment in the young boy's voice he answered, "It's Adam's suit".

******* 

  The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform,  
jerking the mike cord as he went.
Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping
before jerking it again.

After several circles and jerks, a little girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered,
"If he gets loose, will he hurt us?"

******* 

Six-year old Angie and her four-year old brother, Joel , were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud..

Finally, his big sister had had enough. "You're not supposed to talk out loud in church."

"Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked.

Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men standing by the door? They're hushers."

******* 

  My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?"

      I mentally polished my halo, while I asked, "No, how are we alike?"

"You're both old," he replied.

******* 

A ten-year old, under the tutelage of her grandmother, was becoming quite knowledgeable about the Bible. Then, one day,
she floored her grandmother by asking, "Which Virgin was the mother of Jesus ? The Virgin Mary or the  King James Virgin ?"
   

******* 

 A Sunday school class was studying the Ten Commandments. They were ready to discuss the last one. The teacher asked
if anyone could tell her what it was.

     Susie raised her hand, stood tall, and quoted, "Thou shall not take the covers off the neighbor's wife."
 

 

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joyce!


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2009 - The Class of 1961 will hold a Mini-Reunion: Social get together Saturday night, June 13, 6:00 PM until ? at the David home on Parkway Drive; Breakfast Sunday, June 14, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Saunders home in Isle of Wight. For details, contact Buddy David: Phone (757) 595-4500 or Fax (757) 595-6723 - CLASS OF 1961

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact WHSREUNION1959@aol.com.

4. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html - CLASS OF 1964

5. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com. - CLASS OF 1970


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/05/09

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 01/09/09


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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My Fair Lady Medley, 1956

Words by Alan Jay Lerner
(31 Aug 1918 - 14 June 1986)

Music by Frederick Loewe
(10 June 1901 - 14 Feb 1988)


 
The Rain in Spain

Servants:
Poor Professor Higgins!
Poor Professor Higgins!
Night and day
He slaves away!
Oh, poor Professor Higgins!
All day long On his feet;
Up and down until he's numb;
Doesn't rest; Doesn't eat;
Doesn't touch a crumb!
Poor Professor Higgins!
Poor Professor Higgins!
On he plods Against all odds;
Oh, poor Professor Higgins!
Nine p.m. Ten p.m.
On through midnight ev'ry night.
One a.m. Two a.m. Three...!
Quit, Professor Higgins!
Quit, Professor Higgins!
Hear our plea
Or payday we
Will quit, Professor Higgins!
Ay not I, O not Ow,
Pounding, pounding in our brain.
Ay not I, O not Ow,
Don't say "Rine," say "Rain"...

Eliza: The rain in Spain
stays mainly in the plain!

Henry: By George, she's got it!
By George, she's got it!
Now, once again where does it rain?

Eliza: On the plain! On the plain!

Henry: And where's that soggy plain?

Eliza: In Spain! In Spain!

The three:
The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain!
The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain!

Henry: In Hartford, Hereford,
and Hampshire...?

Eliza: Hurricanes hardly happen.
How kind of you to let me come!

Henry: Now once again,
where does it rain?

Eliza: On the plain! On the plain!

Henry: And where's that blasted plain?

Eliza: In Spain! In Spain!

The three:
The rain in Spain
stays mainly in the plain!
The rain in Spain
stays mainly in the plain!

 

I Could Have Danced All Night

Eliza: Bed! Bed!
I couldn't go to bed!
My head's too light
to try to set it down!
Sleep! Sleep!
I couldn't sleep tonight.
Not for all the jewels
in the crown!

I could have danced all night!
I could have danced all night!
And still have begged for more.
I could have spread my wings
And done a thousand things
I've never done before.
I'll never know
What made it so exciting;
Why all at once
My heart took flight.
I only know when he
Began to dance with me,
I could have danced,
danced, danced all night!

Servant 1: It's after three now.

Servant 2: Don't you agree now,
She ought to be in bed.

Eliza:
I could have danced all night!
I could have danced all night!
And still have begged for more.
I could have spread my wings
And done a thousand things
I've never done before.
I'll never know
What made it so exciting.
Why all at once
My heart took flight.
I only know when he
Began to dance with me,
I could have danced,
danced, danced all night!

Mrs. Pearce: I understand, dear.
It's all been grand, dear.
But now it's time to sleep.

Eliza:
I could have danced all night,
I could have danced all night.
And still have begged for more.
I could have spread my wings,
And done a thousand things
I've never done before.
I'll never know
What made it so exciting.
Why all at once
My heart took flight.
I only know when he
Began to dance with me,
I could have danced, danced,
danced All night!

 

Get Me to the Church on Time

Jamie, Harry, Friends:
There's just a few more hours.
That's all the time you've got.
A few more hours
Before they tie the knot.

Doolittle:
There are drinks and girls
all over London,
and I've gotta track 'em down
in just a few more hours!
I'm getting married in the morning!
Ding dong! The bells are gonna chime.
Pull out the stopper!
Let's have a whopper!
But get me to the church on time!
I gotta be there in the mornin'
Spruced up and lookin' in me prime.
Girls, come and kiss me;
Show how you'll miss me.
But get me to the church on time!
If I am dancin'
Roll up the floor.
If I am whistlin'
Whewt me out the door!
For I'm gettin' married in the mornin'
Ding dong! the bells are gonna chime.
Kick up a rumpus,
But don't lose the compass;
And get me to the church,
Get me to the church,
For Gawd's sake,
get me to the church on time!

Doolittle and Everyone:
I'm getting married in the morning
Ding dong! the bells are gonna chime.

Doolittle: Drug me or jail me,
Stamp me and mail me.

All: But get me to the church on time!
I gotta be there in the morning
Spruced up and lookin' in me prime.

Doolittle: Some bloke who's able
Lift up the table,

All: And get 'im to the church on time!

Doolittle: If I am flying
Then shoot me down.
If I am wooin',
Get her out of town!

All: For I'm getting married in the morning!
Ding dong! the bells are gonna chime.

Doolittle: Feather and tar me;
Call out the Army;
But get me to the church.

All: Get me to the church...

Doolittle: For Gawd's sake,
get me to the church on time!

Harry and Everyone:
Starlight is reelin' home to bed now.
Mornin' is smearin' up the sky.
London is wakin'.
Daylight is breakin'.
Good luck, old chum,
Good health, goodbye.

Doolittle: I'm gettin' married in the mornin'
Ding dong! the bells are gonna chime...
Hail and salute me
Then haul off and boot me...
And get me to the church,
Get me to the church...
For Gawd's sake,
get me to the church on time!

 


"My Fair Lady" Medley midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/1485/old.html - 06/10/09

Lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/myfairlady/theraininspain.htm, http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/myfairlady/icouldhavedancedallnight.htm,
and http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/myfairlady/getmetothechurchontime.htm - 06/10/09

First Image of Frederick Loewe courtesy of http://www.frederickloewe.org/ - 06/09/08

Second Image (ca. 1970) of Frederick Loewe courtesy of http://www.britannica.com/eb/art-57895/Frederick-Loewe-1970 - 06/09/08

Red and Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 06/10/09

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 Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.cyberteddy.freeservers.com/milgraphics.htm - 03/24/03

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tommy!

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