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06/28/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Nel blu dipinto di blu

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine -
 and shadows will fall behind you.”

- Walt Whitman
(31 May 1819 - 26 Mar 1892)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Could you go anywhere in 1958 without hearing this song?!?

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-DVi0ugelc - Nel blu di pinto di blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno, 1958

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkWhkKVvqHU - Nel blu di pinto di blu (Volare) - Dean Martin


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volare_%28song%29:  

"Nel blu dipinto di blu" ("I paint the sky with blue"), popularly known as "Volare" (Italian for the infinitive form of the verb "to fly"), is Domenico Modugno's signature song.

Modugno's recording became the first Grammy winner for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1958. It is the only foreign-language recording to achieve this honor. It spent five non-consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100 in August and September 1958 and was Billboard's number-one single for the year. It is one of only three one-hit wonders to become single of the year in the history of the Hot 100 (followed by "Stranger on the Shore" by Acker Bilk in 1962 and "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter in 2006).

Written by Domenico Modugno (music and lyrics) and Franco Migliacci (lyrics), "Nel blu dipinto di blu" was presented by Domenico Modugno and Johnny Dorelli at the 1958 Sanremo Music Festival, winning the contest and achieving instant popularity. It was then chosen to represent Italy at the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest, where it came third.

The song is a ballad in a dramatic chanson style, in which Modugno describes the feeling he has, which resembles flying when with his lover. The song opens with a surreal prelude which the cover versions often left out: "Penso che un sogno così non ritorni mai più. Mi dipingevo le mani e la faccia di blu; poi d'improvviso venivo dal vento rapito, e incominciavo a volare nel cielo infinito." ("I think that a dream like that will never return; I painted my hands and my face blue, then was suddenly swept up by the wind and started to fly in the infinite sky.")

The English lyrics were written by Mitchell Parish. Alternative English lyrics were written in 1958 by Dame Gracie Fields, and they were used in most concerts she performed in from then until her death in 1979. She often changed the words to suit her performance and age.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
   Happy Birthday today to Andrew Puckett ('57) AND    Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA AND     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA AND    Patricia Eken Miller ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 - Blaine Crum ('57)
AND Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA;

01 -     the late Julius Benton ('58) (deceased 20 Nov 2008) AND    Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX;

02 -       Fred Mays ('60) of VA;

04 -    Fred Hayman ('57) AND      Forrest Powell ('63) of VA;

05 - Doug Johnson ('57) of VA!  

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


YESTERDAY IN WWII:

June 27, 1940 - The Germans set up two-way radio communication in their newly occupied French territory using Enigma. Enigma was a sophisticated encoding machine used to transmit information.

June 27, 1941 - Romanian governmental forces, allies of Nazi Germany, launched one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iaşi, (Romania), resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.

June 27, 1941 - German troops captured the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.

June 27, 1942 - The FBI announced the capture of eight Nazi saboteurs who had been put ashore from a submarine on New York's Long Island.

June 27, 1944 - American forces completed their capture of the French port of Cherbourg from the German army.


YESTERDAY IN 1964:

Saturday, June 27, 1964 - Director, producer, and screenwriter Stephan Brenninkmeijer was born in Doorwerth, Netherlands.

Saturday, June 27, 1964 - Basketball player and coach Chuck Person was born Chuck Connors Person in Brantley, Alabama.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

June 28, 1940 - Britain recognized General Charles de Gaulle as the leader of the Free French.

June 28, 1940 - Romania ceded Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union.

June 28, 1942 - Nazi Germany started its strategic summer offensive against the Soviet Union, codenamed Case Blue, to seize Soviet oil fields in the Caucasus and the city of Stalingrad.

June 28, 1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur announced the end of Japanese resistance in the Philippines.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Sunday, June 28, 1964 - Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

Sunday, June 28, 1964 - Baseball player and sportscaster Mark Grace was born Mark Eugene Grace in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Sunday, June 28, 1964 - Irish and British peer Francis Hare, the 6th Earl of Listowel, was born Francis Michael Hare in Britain.

Sunday, June 28, 1964 - Serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells was born in Kingsport, Tennessee. He was executed at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas at the age of 49. Sells was believed by police to have murdered at least 22 people. Retired Texas Ranger John Allen said, "We did confirm 22... I know there's more. I know there's a lot more. Obviously, we won't ever know."[6]

Sunday, June 28, 1964 - DJ and producer DJ Quicksilver was born Orhan Terzi in Hattingen, Germany.

Sunday, June 28, 1964 - Saxophonist and composer Steve Williamson was born in London, England.


    From My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL - 06/27/14 - "RE: Happy Birthday!":

Thank you!

Mary

   You're welcome, Miss Mary!


   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/27/14 - "Good - Made in America":

The video explains Made in America so well, even I can understand it!

This is important. Please take three minutes to view the video. It's short and sweet, but it certainly makes a point.
In the future, I will be trying to do what the film clip recommends.
Hope you do, too!

http://www.youtube.com/v/4FrGxO2Fn_M

   Thank you so much, Sarah Sugah! I always try to do this; it's just always more difficult than I would wish...


BONUS BLUE CROCHET PATTERN:

Deb Richey's Blue Bunny with Caron Yarn - "Crochet this fun bunny for a child that you know. It's so neat to make because it only uses one skein of yarn. It's an intermediate pattern just for you."


BONUS BLUE RECIPE:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/alfredo-blue/ - Alfredo Blue Recipe - "This is the best alfredo sauce I have ever come up with and any kind of meat or vegetable can be added to it."


        
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 05/24/14 - "INTERESTING FACTS (#26 in a Series of 27)":
 
  INTERESTING FACTS  ~  ~  really amazing... ~ ~ ~

   WOWZERS-YOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!

 
 


REMINDERS:

   From Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:
 

  1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)
2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!
3) NNHS Typhoon logo visors for only $6.00!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: butchrag840@cs.com or raglandtradingpost.com with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - www.raglandtradingpost.com - and snag yours today!

TYPHOONMART.html

 Only $12.95!
Only $3.89! Only $6.00!
 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 06/27/14:

When Albert Einstein was making the rounds of the speaker's circuit, he usually found himself eagerly longing to get back to his laboratory work. One night as they were driving to yet another rubber-chicken dinner, Einstein mentioned to his chauffeur (a man who somewhat resembled Einstein in looks and manner) that he was tired of speechmaking.

"I have an idea, boss," his chauffeur said. "I've heard you give this speech so many times. I'll bet I could give it for you."

Einstein laughed loudly and said, "Why not? Let's do it!"

When they arrive at the dinner, Einstein donned the chauffeur's cap and jacket and sat in the back of the room. The chauffeur gave a beautiful rendition of Einstein's speech and even answered a few questions expertly.

Then a supremely pompous professor asked an extremely esoteric question about anti-matter formation, digressing here and there to let everyone in the audience know that he was nobody's fool.

Without missing a beat, the chauffeur fixed the professor with a steely stare and said, "Sir, the answer to that question is so simple that I will let my chauffeur, who is sitting in the back, answer it for me."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: www.nnhs1964.com and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or nnhs64@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/24/14

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



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

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

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Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)

Music by Domenico Modugno (09 Jan 1928 - 06 Aug 1994), 1958

Words by Domenico Modugno and Franco Migliacci
 

Penso che un sogno cosâ non ritorni mai pi-
Mi dipingevo le mani e la faccia di blu
Poi d'improvviso venivo dal vento rapito
E incominciavo a volare nel cielo infinito
Volare, oh, oh! Cantare, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Nel blu, dipinto di blu, felice di stare lass-
E volavo, volavo felice pi- in alto del sole ed ancora pi- su
Mentre il mondo pian piano spariva lontano laggi-
Una musica dolce suonava soltanto per me
Volare, oh, oh! Cantare, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Nel blu, dipinto di blu, felice di stare lass-
Nel biu, dipinto di blu, felice di stare lass
Sometimes the world is a valley of heartaches and tears,
And in the hustle and bustle, no sunshine appears,
But you and I have our love always there to remind us
There is a way we can leave all the shadows behind us.
Volare, oh, oh! Cantare, oh, oh, oh, oh!
Let's fly way up in the clouds, away from the maddening crowds
We can sing in the glow of a star that I know of
Where lovers enjoy peace of mind
Let us leave the confusion and all disillusion behind
Just like birds of a feather, a rainbow together we'll find
Volare, oh, oh! Cantare, oh, oh, oh, oh!
No wonder my happy heart sings, your love has given me wings
Your love has given me wings, your love has given me wings


“Nel blu dipinto di blu” midi courtesy of http://rosemck1.tripod.com/jukebox-1950s.html - 06/27/10

“Nel blu dipinto di blu” lyrics courtesy
of http://www.lyrics007.com/Frank%20Sinatra%20Lyrics/Volare%20%28Nel%20Blu%20Dipinto%20Di%20Blu%29%20Lyrics.html - 06/27/10

Image of Christopher Richmond painting the sky blue courtesy of http://bowiestie.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/painting-the-sky-blue/ - 06/27/10

Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html - 03/09/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07

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!!

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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