06/10/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Frederick Loewe's 108th Birthday
“But you have no idea how frightfully interesting it is to take a human
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's birthday celebration marks only our second observance here together:
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
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) ANDMy #3 Son, Randolph Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '92) of IL;
14 - The United States Army - 1775 ANDRosalee 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!
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!!!!
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!
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:
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/07/09 - "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.
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
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.
A Sunday School teacher asked her little children, as they were on
the way to church service, "And why is it necessary
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.
"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,
After several circles and jerks,
a little girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered,
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,
A Sunday school class was studying the Ten Commandments.
They were ready to discuss the last one. The teacher asked
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 email@example.com. - CLASS OF 1970
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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
(10 June 1901 - 14 Feb 1988)
The Rain in Spain
Eliza: On the plain! On the plain!
And where's that soggy plain?
And where's that blasted plain?
I Could Have Danced All Night
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
and http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/myfairlady/getmetothechurchontime.htm - 06/10/09
First Image of Frederick Loewe courtesy of
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
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 lateHerbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy ofhttp://www.cyberteddy.freeservers.com/milgraphics.htm - 03/24/03
Ferguson High School's
Anchor clip art courtesy of
(FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy ofhttp://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
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