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06/28/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine -
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Could you go anywhere in 1958 without hearing this song?!?
BONUS #1 -
Nel blu di pinto di blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno, 1958
BONUS #2 - Nel blu di pinto di blu (Volare) - Dean Martin
"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:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|June 28, 1940 - Britain recognized General Charles de Gaulle as the
leader of the Free French.
June 28, 1940 -
Moldova) to the
THISDAY IN 1968:
Thursday, June 28, 1968 - Singer-songwriter and actor Chayanne was born Elmer Figueroa Arce in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
“Complaining not only ruins everybody else's day, it ruins the
complainer's day, too. The more we complain, the more unhappy we get.”
(b. 02 Aug 1948)
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 06/26/18:
You May Have a Thyroid Problem
approximately 59-million people in the US suffer from thyroid issues—the
great majority aren’t even aware they have a problem. However, when the
thyroid (the butterfly-shaped gland in the neck) is dysfunctional, it
can cause an array of health issues—including weight gain, depression,
sexual dysfunction, depression, heart disease, and extreme fatigue.
That’s why it’s vital to determine if you have any of the following
common symptoms that might indicate a thyroid condition…
2. Weight Changes
3. Muscle & Joint Pain
4. Swollen Neck
5. Hair & Skin Changes
6. Bowel Disturbances
7. Menstrual Abnormalities
9. Carpal Tunnel
10. Family History
never said most of the things I said.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
|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 KNIT PATTERN:
Beginner Blue Baby Blanket - "This is a simple, beginner's level baby blanket. It falls in the category of TV knitting, you know, that project you can do while watching tv and not get too lost with what you are knitting. This blanket was designed as a newborn receiving blanket, but could easily be adjusted to other sizes. It takes about 700 yards of worsted cotton, but could be done in a machine washable wool or acrylic. While easy, this is what I call a month of Sundays to make. So give yourself a little time to complete it."
|BONUS BLUE RECIPE:|
|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 www.ajokeaday.com - 06/27/18:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Music by Domenico Modugno (09 Jan 1928 - 06 Aug 1994), 1958
and Franco Migliacci
"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
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
Animated Ape clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/08/06
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16Return to NNHS Class of 1965