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“Bullets cannot be
recalled. They cannot be uninvented.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I'm having a molasses day - you know, plodding along as fast as I can but seeming to get only about as far as I would if I were wading through a foot of molasses. Maybe a bullet could cut through some of the molasses.....
BONUS #1 - Bang Bang - Cher, 1966
BONUS #2 - Bang Bang - Nancy Sinatra
|"Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" is the second single by
Cher from her second studio album
The Sonny Side of Chér. The song was written by
Sonny Bono and released in
1966. The song reached number three in the
UK Singles Chart and number two on the
Billboard Hot 100. The same year, the song was covered by
The single proved successful, charting high on many national charts worldwide. In the United States, it was Cher's biggest solo hit of the 1960s, peaking at #2. The single sold over 3 million copies, in the US alone, by 1984. In 1987, Cher released this song as a single again from her nineteenth album Cher. However, that time, it failed to chart. This was Cher's first top-three hit in the UK, charting at #3. It would be her last top-three hit, until The Shoop-Shoop Song, twenty-two years later. The 1987 version was performed on both Cher's Heart of Stone and Farewell tours.
Also in 1966, Nancy Sinatra released her version of the song on her album How Does That Grab You?. It featured tremolo effect guitar (played by Billy Strange ) and melancholy singing. This version remained relatively obscure until it was used in the opening scenes of the 2003 movie Kill Bill Volume 1. This exposure caused Sinatra's version to be the one chosen by Audio Bullys when, in 2005, they used a sample of the song for their top ten UK hit "Shot You Down", credited officially to Audio Bullys featuring Nancy Sinatra. Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall also sampled this version for his single "Bang Bang", which appeared on his mixtape Kill Bloodclott Bill in 2004. Rapper Young Buck sampled Sinatra's version on his song "Bang Bang" from his album Straight Outta Cashville...
|My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC has been suffering from dehydration, way-too-rapid weight loss (dropping from 240 to 216 in just a few weeks), and finally developed such a severe case of stasis dermatitis, celluitis, and gout that he couldn't arise from a seated position by himself. He had to be transported by ambulance this afternoon at 3:33 to the hospital. Your fervent prayers are requested.|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THISDAY IN 1968:
Wednesday, June 27, 1968 - Hmm. Not a single thing happened anywhere in the world, I suppose.
“The best is yet to be.”
-Jeffrey R. Holland
(b. 03 Dec 1940)
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Peyton Clark ('68) of NC - 06/26/18 - "Wrong obit":
Hope all is well with you
and the family.
Thank you so much, Peyton! It's good to hear from you!
When I was about six years old, and my sister Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzy, the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959) was about 12, I used to do crazy improvisational "dances" in the living room, which usually ended with my spinning wildly around in a circle like a whirling dervish. Unlike the skilled dervishes, however, I had not been trained how to spin with becoming disoriented, losing my balance, and falling down in a heap, which I always did. This would inevitably cause Eleanor to chant delightedly, "Ha-ha! You fell down!"
I would then arise with all the dignity I could muster and haughtily reply, "I meant to do that!" - which was of course a big ol' whopper.
In this case, I really DID mean to do that, placing siblings, parents, and other relatives with the recently departed schoolmate, but probably only in the strange workings of my OCD brain does it make sense. It's actually a reuniting of families for easy reference. I'm amending these entries for clarification with the word, "RELATED LINKS" - pun intended. Thank you for the nudge. I've begun going through the In Memoriam pages to address this issue, and will continue as time permits, but as you've learned, reading about all these deaths at once is akin to inflicting a fresh wound in the heart.
As I mentioned above, things are sadly not at all well with my family at the moment, but we hope they will improve.
Oh, LOVE your Facebook page, Peyton!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 06/26/18 - "Friends":
A newlywed young man was sitting on the porch on a hot, humid day,
sipping iced tea with his father.
From My Friend, April, of NC - 06/27/18:
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of CA -06/26/18:
From Me ('65) of NC - 06/26/18:
is one of the most human things about us: a manifestation of our most
advanced and interesting characteristics.”
(b. 04 July 1937)
BONUS BIG BANG THEORY CROCHET PATTERNS:
|Shellie Wilson's Big Bang Theory Dolls - "Shocked aren’t you? Can’t quite believe it? It’s OK, don’t worry, it’s true. ALL of the patterns for these characters are available and are FREE. The hardest thing you are going to have to do is decide which character to make first..."|
BIG BANG THEORY
Big Bang Theory Penny's Christmas (Look-a-like) Double Tailed Cable Pom-pom Santa Hat Pattern - Digital Pattern - "This hat was the reason I learned to knit. I love the Big Bang Theory and originally looked for a crochet pattern, but I just fell in love with this knit hat and thought it was time for me to learn to knit (I'd tried and failed once before). It was a straightforward pattern for the most part; the only struggle I had was when the pattern requires double pointed needles. It wasn't very clear when to add in the first double pointed needle, but I figured it out after the second try. All in all, it's a fun pattern. I was so proud of myself when I finished and it really is adorable." - $5.50
|Copy Cat Bang Bang Shrimp - "Just like the appetizer at Bonefish Grill®!"|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 06/26/18:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Words and Music by Sonny Bono
(16 Feb 1935 - 05 Jan 1998)
Recorded by Cher(b. 20 May 1946), 1966
Recorded by Nancy Sinatra (b. 08 June 1940), 1966
""Bang Bang" midi courtesy of
http://www.jacquedee63.com/bangbang.html - 06/26/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of http://hillsborohawks.info/ - 09/20/13
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip
art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
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