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06/28/15 - 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


PAGE HITS:

   Hit #147,500 was made by an unknown user sometime in late June 2015 when I was still not paying attention.

http://www.nnhs65.com/page-hits.html 


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

June 28, 1865 - The Army of the Potomac was disbanded.


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.

June 28, 1945 - Poland's Soviet-allied Provisional Government of National Unity was formed over a month after V-E Day.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Monday, June 28, 1965 - Runner Belayneh Dinsamo was born in Diramo Afarrara, Sidamo.

Monday, June 28, 1965 - Actress and singer Jessica Hecht was born in Princeton, New Jersey.

Monday, June 28, 1965 - Voice actor and singer Sonny Strait was born Don Strait in Kaufman, Texas.

Monday, June 28, 1965 - Cornet player, bandleader, and composer (The California Ramblers) Red Nichols (b. Ernest Loring Nichols on May 08,1905 in Ogden, Utah) died of a heart attack at the age of 60.


“Complaining not only ruins everybody else's day, it ruins the complainer's day, too. The more we complain, the more unhappy we get.”

- Dennis Prager
(b. 02 Aug 1948)


     From My Sister-in-Law, Ramona Harty (Jackson HS, MO - '75) of MO - 06/26/15:
 

     Thanks, Monie!
 
 


I never said most of the things I said.”

- Yogi Berra
(
b. 12 May 1925)


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/01/15 - "Texas Humor (#14 in a series of 33)":
 

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!
 
 


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."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 06/27/15:

Mr. Trent always scheduled the weekly staff meeting for 4:30 on Friday afternoons.

When one of the employees finally got up the nerve to ask why, he explained, “I'll tell you why. I’ve leaned that’s the only time of the week when none of you seem to want to argue with me.”


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 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, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ brothersbc@msn.com or Pauline Collins Shofner @ pcshofner@verizon.net
http://nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1965/50-Year-Reunion-Letter-2015.docx 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/03/15

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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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
 



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


THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

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

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    
             


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!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06

Jackson High School (MO) logo courtesy of http://www.jacksonr2schools.com/seniorhigh/ - 05/25/15

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Thanks, Janice!

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