07/02/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Sing, Sing, Sing
“Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I'm in a Benny Goodman kind of mood, so I thought I'd pass it along! This may have been precipitated by my watching 1936's After the Thin Man the other night, where the song was featured at the unexpected New Year party given at the Charles residence - much to the surprise of Nick and Nora Charles when they arrived home.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mJ4dpNal_k - Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman Orchestra - featuring Gene Krupa on drums and Harry James on trumpet - 2 minute film version from Hollywood Hotel, 1937
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwDN9UMMi3c&NR=1 - Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman Orchestra - 5 minute version - "I think this is the best quality version on YouTube. I should also point out that this obviously isn't an original recording!"
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtB6dijjWl8 - Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman Orchestra - full 9 minute version! WHOO-HOO!!!
And for you "young 'uns", Sing, Sing, Sing is not to be confused with Sing Sing:
From Jane Chambers of VA - 06/26/09:
Hello from Jane Chambers, CNC/U retired prof. of English.....
Yes, ma'am - and here it is once again today (but I'm still working on attaching that brochure.....)!
Thank you, Jane - and much success!
Y'all spread the word, please! You may contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Fred Mays ('60) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 - Fred Hayman ('57);
05 - Doug Johnson ('57) of VA;
07 - Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC;
09 - the late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (deceased 08/20/06) AND Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 07/01/09 - "Missed you!":
Just wanted to let you know, in spite of the craziness of the past few weeks, I have really missed you this week.
The last week in May my husband, Harry, was in the hospital for possible heart problems. Turned out to be nothing.
End of May, husband (Chris) of daughter number 4 (Kimmy) deployed to Afghanistan.
June 3, daughter number 2 (Sheri) had a beautiful healthy baby boy (Jace) at home in Ozello, Florida. No, it's not even on the map; just a wide spot in the marsh. She also has a 20 month old (Maddi) and is studying for her RN and can't figure out why she is tired. Spent most of the next week or so helping her.
Then had to spend time getting daughter number 3 (Sandy) ready for a study abroad trip to Panama with the University of South Florida (USF) College of Nursing.
Got her off and last week, my husband had his gallbladder removed.
And I take care of daughter number 1 (Amy)'s 2 girls two or three times a week when she goes for her workout with her trainer for her Fibor.
Now, I'm the one who is tired. I need my fix of
NNHS to raise my spirits and keep the Nana going.
Hope you are well and it is the hardware that is sick.
YOWZERS-WOWZERS! You really know how to keep from being bored, doncha, Ruthie?!? Most of the things you mentioned were good and happy and positive, but they all sounded exhausting! Congratulations wherever it applies!
Aside from being prepped for the dreaded reformatting, my computer has been doing better than I have this week, I'm afraid. I've spent most of my time lying in bed (reading, crocheting, watching TV, sleeping, or a combination of any and all), and the rest of my time moaning and groaning and acting like a weenie.
It all began Saturday when I awoke feeling less than my best (not so unusual, really...), but headed up to the family reunion in Winchester anyway. The first four people I encountered gasped and spluttered some variation of, "Good Grief? Are you okay?!? What happened to you? May I help you??"
Sigh. And it's all been rather downhill since then.....
However, after listening to your week, I'm going to try to buckle down, get back to work, and quit complaining - even silently.
Thank you for your note, Ruthie! It's good to know someone missed me!
From Jim Dossett ('66) of FL - 07/01/09 - "mother nature is funny":
This is a webpage that I received from a NC Planners List Serve. It shows a bunch of places taken over by Kudzu that end up looking like animals covered with ivy. Sounds pretty boring (and it may be to most of you) but is worth the few seconds it takes to visit.
OH, JIM! KUDZU!!! I love kudzu! Thanks so much! (I miss my kudzu.....)
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/01/09 - "Dancing Philippine Convicts - Thriller ...":
Dancing Philippine Convicts - Thriller ... - "Check out 1,500 plus inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines as they practice their dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller. This is not a punishment for the inmates. "
Thanks, Shari! This is, um, strange.....
From http://www.selfgrowthtest.com - 07/01/09 - "Expand Your Potential":
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From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 07/01/09 - "Marijuana in the firewood":
"Hello, is this the Sheriff's Office?"
"Yes, What can I do for you?"
"I'm calling to report 'bout my neighbor, Virgil Smith.... He's hidin' marijuana inside his firewood! Don't quite know how he gets it inside them logs, but he's hidin' it there."
"Thank you very much for the call, sir."
The next day, the Sheriff's Deputies descend on Virgil's house. They search the shed where the firewood is kept. Using axes, they bust open every piece of wood, but; find no marijuana. They sneer at Virgil and leave.
Shortly, the phone rings at Virgil's house.
"Hey, Virgil! This here's Floyd....Did the Sheriff come?"
"Did they chop your firewood?"
"Happy Birthday, buddy!"
(Rednecks know how to git-R-dun)
Thanks again, Ruthie!
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 06/23/09 - "Redneck Humor" (#6 in a Series of 11):
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at email@example.com- OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009- The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact WHSREUNION1959@aol.com - WHS CLASS OF 1959
4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org. -CLASS OF 1970
5. Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwitte@tampabay,rr.com. - CLASS OF 1960
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Sing Sing Sing
Words and Music by
(07 Dec 1910 – 24 Aug 1978)
Goodman version was arranged by
Sing, sing, sing, everybody start to sing like dee dee dee, bah bah bah dah
Now you're singin' with a swing
Sing sing sing everybody start to sing like dee dee dee, bah bah bah dah
Now you're singin' like everything.
When the music goes around,
Everybody's gonna go to town.
But here is one thing you should know
Sing it high and sing it low.
Oh, sing sing sing sing everybody start to sing like dee dee dee, bah bah bah dah
Now you're singin' with a real good swing!
"Sing, Sing, Sing" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://www.wtv-zone.com/homeaway/PickOfTheDay/2003.html - 07/02/09
"Sing, Sing, Sing" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyrics007.com/Louis%20Prima%20Lyrics/Sing%20Sing%20Sing%20Lyrics.html - 07/02/09
Image of Clarinet Detail courtesy of http://www.usna.edu/USNABand/news/2009/090329.htm - 07/02/09
Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/eltonjohn/561/indexoldies2.html - 05/06/09
Animated USN Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 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
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
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