|06/23/11 - NNHS Newsletter - What Is This Thing Called Love?|
“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Ahhh - one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite song writers!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTRpUjl-pxI - What Is This Thing Called Love? - Gweneth Paltrow in Infamous (2006)
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKF5GuqKYpo - What Is This Thing Called Love? - Leo Reisman and His Orchestra (Lew Conrad providing the vocals), 1930
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saG2p3KuUyE - What Is This Thing Called Love? - Frank Sinatra (of course...)
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgHcB_fDw9U&NR=1 - What Is This Thing Called Love? - Julie London
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh14EkqGhAU - What Is This Thing Called Love? - Helen Merrill, Merv Griffin and Carroll O'Connor with Roger Kellaway on keyboards
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9PdlElDOwY&NR=1 - What Is This Thing Called Love? - The Nat King Cole Trio (poor quality audio, but hey - it's Nat King Cole!)
BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVunUbB0gBI - What Is This Thing Called Love? - Wynton Marsalis
|"What Is This Thing Called Love?"is a 1929
song written by
Cole Porter, for the musical
Wake Up and Dream. It was first performed by
Elsie Carlisle in March 1929. The song has become a popular
jazz standard and one of Porter's most often played compositions.
Wake Up and Dream ran for 263 shows in London.
The show was also noticed in New York, and the critics praised
Tilly Losch's performance of the song.
The show was produced on
Broadway in December 1929; in the American rendition, "What Is This
Thing Called Love" was sung by Frances Shelley.
Ginny Simms performed the song in the 1946 biographical film about
Night and Day...
“Radio Sweetheart Number One,” singer
Elsie Carlisle, introduced “What Is This Thing Called Love?” to the
London Pavilion on March 27th, 1929. The song was performed
as part of Wake Up and Dream, a musical revue with words and
music composed by Cole Porter and the book by John Hastings Turner.
The Wake Up and Dream score comprised over a dozen Porter songs, including “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love,” which was introduced the previous year in the musical Paris...
Leo Reisman and His Orchestra (Lew Conrad, vocal) would be the first artist to place “What Is This Thing Called Love” on the pop charts. On February 15, 1930, 11 months after its introduction, the song made its chart debut rising to number five.Cole Porter claimed that “What Is This Thing Called Love?” with its innovative alternating major and minor key changes, was inspired by a Moroccan native dance. In the biography Cole: A Biographical Essay by Robert Kimball and Brendan Gill, the lyrics of the song are placed next to a picture of Tilly Losch and Toni Birkmayer in dance pose. Towering over them is William Cavanagh dressed as an African idol. This exotic costuming and dramatization would seem to reflect the supposed origin of the piece.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
25 - David Lundquist ('57) AND Glenn Dye ('60) of TX AND Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI;
Fred Eubank ('64) of TX;
27 - Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL AND My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL;
28 - Andrew Puckett ('57) AND Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA;
29 - Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA AND Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA AND Patricia Eken Miller ('66) of VA;
30 - Blaine Crum ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Wednesday, June 22, 1864
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Sunday, June 23, 1861
AERONAUT ACHIEVES AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT
Today the Union Army acquired an air force. One Thaddeus S.C. Lowe, who called himself “professor” although his academic affiliation is unclear, had last week demonstrated his tethered balloon to President Lincoln, communicating by telegraph from it. Today he ascended with an artist and observed the Confederate units around Falls Church, Va. The artist sketched the scene, providing the closest thing to aerial photography that the technology allowed.
Monday, June 23, 1862
JACKSON JUDGES JOURNEY JEOPARDY JUSTIFIED
A very important meeting was held at Robert E. Lee’s headquarters at Dabb’s House north of Richmond. All principle generals were there, including Stonewall Jackson who had ridden ahead of his divisions to make it. The assessment: McClellan was getting too close to Richmond for comfort. The city could not withstand a siege. It was time to go on the offensive and turn McClellan’s line and drive him back North. The decision reached, Jackson rode back to speed his divisions onward. The attack could not begin without them.
Thursday, June 23, 1864
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 Dale Parsons ('48) of VA - 06/21/11 - "800 Service numbers- Great Information":
Any time you call an 800 number
(for a credit card, banking, charter communications, health and
other insurance, computer help desk, etc) and you find that you're
talking to a foreign customer service representative (perhaps in
India, Philippines, etc), please consider doing the following:
Thank you, Dale!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/21/11 - "Natural Born Citizens":
You will love this!
NATURAL BORN CITIZENS
BEWARE . . . . .
these are the same kinds of 18 year-olds that are now voting in our
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/22/11 - "Creative Visualization--Tools to manifest your desires":
Thank you so much, Shari!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 06/22/11:
I'm so glad you have gotten safely to Fayetteville and are getting settled in. While we have all missed your daily newsletter, we understand and know you are doing your very best.
All our love and thanks,
Thank you so much, Ruthie!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 06/22/11 - "Reagan joke you may like":
|The great Communicator at
his best! You may love this one, it is a classic!
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Norris Sweetie - what a hoot!
USUAL DISCLAIMER: This is not meant to be promoting Republicans over Democrats - as you know I'm rather apolitical - it's just funny!
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 06/22/11 - "Procrastination":
How to Overcome Procrastination
By Kate Stewart
From Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 05/31/11, 12:07PM - "notice for website":
Good day, Miss Carol,
I hope your move is going smoothly.. but it is surely hot here in the south..
My wife and I would like for you to publish on the website in your own words the following:
Tom and Nancy Flax will be going on a 2 night "cruise to nowhere" on the Carnival Glory on Saturday, October 22, 2011 for a 2 nights out of Norfolk, Virginia, and invite all Typhoons to join them.
If interested you can contact Carnival Cruise online for details, or call 1-800-819-3902 ext 85703 (mention the Flax party to Jean Michel). He will hook you up. The cruise leaves Saturday afternoon from Norfolk, Virginia and returns home on Monday morning 8AM. Come join the "fun, food and friendship on the carnival cruise ship..."
Thanks, Carol.. have a great summer...
Tom Flax NNHS 64
COOL BEANS! Your words seem just fine and dandy to me, Tom! Y'all have fun!
www.ajokeaday.com - 06/21/11:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, July 7, 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. 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
3. Wednesday, August 10, 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.
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:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Just mail it directly to my home.
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Porter (09 June 1891 – 15 Oct
I was a hum-drum person
Leading a life apart
When love flew in through my window wide
And quickened my hum-drum heart
Love flew in through my window
I was so happy then
But after love had stayed a little while
Love flew out again
What is this thing called love?
This funny thing called love?
Just who can solve its mystery?
Why should it make a fool of me?
I saw you there one wonderful day
You took my heart and threw it away
That’s why I ask the lord in heaven above
What is this thing called love?
You gave me days of sunshine
You gave me nights of cheer
You made my life an enchanted dream
’til somebody else came near
Somebody else came near you
I felt the winter’s chill
And now I sit and wonder night and day
Why I love you still?
"What Is This Thing Called Love?" midi courtesy of
http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/1761/easy44 - 03/30/05
"What Is This Thing Called Love?" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/f/frank-sinatra/55494.html - 03/30/05
Pink "I Give You My Love" Heart clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/hearts.msnw?Page=2 - 04/04/05
Black Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.xmission.com/~tssphoto/valentine.html - 02/12/08
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White
Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy ofhttp://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art also courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks again, Sarah Sugah!
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