07/10/13 - NNHS
“It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I think this rainy weather has finally put me into a bit of a melancholy mood. Sigh....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcYIVhdc2E - Have You Ever Been Lonely? - Teresa Brewer, 1960
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WFfAqzIw5A - Have You Ever Been Lonely? - Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves
"Have You Ever Been Lonely?" is a popular song with music by Peter De Rose and lyrics by Billy Hill (writing under the name of George Brown), published in 1932. It has been recorded by many singers, becoming a standard.
Ted Lewis and Ray Noble with vocalist Al Bowlly  had successful records in 1933. A small cover war emerged between Jaye P. Morgan and Karen Chandler in 1955. The song was a pop chart entry by the Caravelles, a British girl group, in 1964. An electronically edited duet featuring Jim Reeves and Patsy Cline, who never recorded together while alive, became a top 10 country-western hit in the early 1980s.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Nancy Gordon Schreier ('60) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - Bobby Maddy ('57) AND Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN;
13 - James Stidham ('57);17 - Stevie Gordon Watson ('66) AND Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of VA AND My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
July 10, 1940 - The Vichy government was established in France.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
NEW ON SITE:
http://www.nnhs65.com/rogers-confectionary.html - newly expanded page!
From the Cutest Girl in the Class of 1965, Dianne Adams Puckette, of VA:
|HI Carol.. just hoping you get to
feeling much better soon! Take care!
Also, I’d like to add my birthday to your list.. July l6, l948. Can’t believe I’m a “MEDICARE MAMA” now!
Feel better soon..............Dianne
Thank you so much, Dianne!
I appreciate your well wishes (just a little pun!
Congratulations on your Medicare status
(I highly recommend you have some
sort of supplemental insurance unless you're just planning to stay
well... which was my plan... which didn't work so well.....)
I've added you to our Birthday Page now!
From Linda May Bond Clayton ('66) of VA - 07/10/13, 4:41 AM - "well?":
|Oh, Ms. Carol, I
am so sad to hear this! You must try hard to recover because I really
liked the skinny part of that visit - what did you say about rabbits
again? Really? You and Paul? WOW!
You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda May '66
Thanks, Linda May! That's really not the kind of rabbit I had in mind, but the cute little bunny rabbits who adorn our back yard have made a reappearance in the last couple of weeks after an absence of several months due to two or three lurking natural predators (who shall not be named to protect the guilty).
Here's a photo
I snapped of one of them last year before they disappeared. I love my
precious little bunny rabbits, and I interpret their visits as signs of
hope and promise!
Oh, and the missing blubber hasn't really happened yet (except in my ever optimistic dreams), but I think I've already noticed a tiny improvement in energy levels!
|Monday, June 25, 2012|
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 07/09/13 - " Our NNHS 1958 Classmate Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf continues to lead":
|Meyera does not miss an
opportunity to be a role model and leader to the Virginia Beach
community she served as Mayor for so many years. She is handling her
latest challenge with courage, grace, and humor.
Just another example of how the members of the NNHS Class of 1958 continue to make the world a better place.
WOWZERS! Thanks so much for sharing this, Joe!
From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 07/09/13 - "Origin of Song: 'God Bless America'":
something new today. I didn't realize that this was written in 1940 by
Irving Berlin and Kate Smith was the first to sing it.
|Do you remember Kate Smith?
considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said that when he
and a million other guys first heard her sing "God Bless America" on the
radio, they all pretended to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away
a tear or two.
Thank you so much, Jamey! I've known this for many, many years, but that shouldn't be surprising because this is basically the kind of thing I've always delighted in knowing.
The account is basically true, although I personally thought the origin of the fat lady phrase referenced the Lovely Ladies of Grand Opera. Let's find out:
Most, if not all, of Berlin's songs had a first verse; typically they are nowhere near as familiar to us today as the timeless choruses. Composer Jerome Kern said of him, "Irving Berlin has no place in American music—he is American music."
Many years ago my sister Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky, the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959, and her late husband, Miles (Nowitzky - Granby HS - '50) (11 Jan 1932 - 07 May 2005), gave me a copy of the God Bless America sheet music (I think dated 1943, I'm not real sure) for Christmas, which I treasured. When it was time to lighten my load of goodies just a few years back, I gave it to my #1 son, Lewis (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '89 - of IL), in the sure and certain knowledge that he would cherish it just the same.
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/09/13 - "GOOD MORNING - We all need a hug and here is yours for today.":
Thank you, Joyce! There are some mighty nice thoughts there mingled with the cute images!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/09/13 - "Dating Ads for Seniors":
|Dating Ads for Seniors found
in a Florida Newspaper
You can say what you want about Florida, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.
These are actual ads seen in ''The Villages'' Florida newspaper.
(Who says seniors don't have a sense of humor?)
Sexy, fashion-conscious blue-haired beauty, 80's, slim, 5'4' (used to be 5'6'), searching for sharp-looking, sharp-dressing companion. Matching white shoes and belt - a plus.
Recent widow who has just buried fourth husband, looking for someone to round out a six-unit plot. Dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath not a problem.
I am into solitude, long walks, sunrises, the ocean, yoga and meditation. If you are the silent type, let's get together, take our hearing aids out and enjoy quiet times.
Active grandmother with original teeth seeking a dedicated flosser to share rare steaks, corn on the cob and caramel candy.
BEATLES OR STONES?
I still like to rock, still like to cruise in my Camaro on Saturday nights and still like to play the guitar. If you were a groovy chick, or are now a groovy hen, let's get together and listen to my eight-track tapes.
I can usually remember Monday through Thursday. If you can remember Friday, Saturday and Sunday, let's put our two heads together.
Male, 1932 model, high mileage, good condition, some hair. Many new parts including hip, knee, cornea, valves. Isn't in running condition, but walks well.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/09/13 - "Tuesday Text--Good Handy Hints & More":
I was leaving for a two-day conference, and my seven-year- old daughter, Katherine, was becoming overly clinging and teary.
I was mystified at her emotional reaction until I heard her say to my husband, "Daddy, I have a loose tooth. If it falls out while Mommy is gone, do you know how to handle this tooth fairy thing?"
A Doctor, Minister, and a Lawyer
A rich man on his death bed called his doctor, his minister, and his lawyer to meet with him.
When they all arrived, the dying man said, "I know I'm going to die soon, and all my life people have lectured me that one day I would die, and I couldn't take my money with me! Well, I am going to prove them wrong! I'm giving each of you one million dollars in cash. Just before I'm buried, I want each of you to slip the million dollars into my coffin."
Sure enough, the man died the next day. After the services the doctor, minister, and the lawyer sat down together.
The minister started the conversation saying, "I must confess I was taken by greed and only put three quarters of his money in the coffin."
Then the doctor confessed, "I understand, Reverend, I too was overcome with greed and I only put five hundred thousand in the coffin."
Whereupon the lawyer responded, "I'm ashamed at both of you. How could you have not respected the last wishes of a dying man?'
Both the minister and the doctor looked at him in awe until the lawyer finished with, "I put a check for the full amount in his coffin."
*-- Q and A Quickies --*
Q: Why was the thirsty alien hanging around the computer?
A: He was looking for the space bar!
Q: Why did the fish get kicked out of school?
A: Cause he was caught with seaweed.
*-- More Q and A Quickies --*
Q: What did the dog say when he sat on sandpaper?
A: Rough! Rough!
Q: What did Neptune say to Saturn?
A: Give me a ring sometime!
Did U Know?
The oldest known fossil of an insect dates back 400 million years and is a springtail.
A particular Hawk Moth caterpillar from Brazil, when alarmed, raises its head and inflates its thorax, causing it to look like the head of a snake.
True flies have only one pair of wings, and sometimes, none at all. A hind pair of "wings" is reduced to balancing organs called halteres.
Male mosquitoes do not bite humans, but rather live on plant juices and other natural liquids from plants and decomposing organic material.
To survive the cold of winter months, many insects replace their body water with a chemical called glycerol, which acts as an "antifreeze" against the temperatures.
Beetles account for one quarter of all known species of plants and animals. There are more kinds of beetles than all plants.
"What worries you, masters you."
- John Locke
"When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened."
- Winston Churchill
"To me, faith means not worrying."
- John Dewey
"Thought is an errand boy, fear a mine of worries."
- Yunus Emre
"If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying."
- Dale Carnegie
"I reach toward the shining mountains, beyond the fog of daily worries."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Hint 1: Are your towels not as absorbent as they use to be?
Skip the fabric softener next few times you do laundry. The chemicals in the softener, in both liquid and sheets, can build up in the fabric, which causes them to lose their absorbency. A few softener-free washes will have them as good as new.
Hint 2: Relax
Borrow a few smooth large stones from your yard, clean them and set them in hot water for about 45 seconds. Then hold the rocks in your hands as you close your eyes and breathe deeply. By applying heat and gentle pressure to your palms, massage therapists say you can relax your whole body.
Need unsalted nuts for a recipe, but only have salted ones? No problem...simply drop them into a pot of boiling water and cook for about a minute. Drain them and then spread the nuts out on a baking sheet and back at 200 degrees until dry. About 5 minutes.
Vinegar is amazing for your hair, but baking soda has its place in the shower too. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda into your palm along with your favorite shampoo. Shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly baking soda helps remove the residue that styling products leave behind so your hair is cleaner and more manageable.
Skip harsh soaps and gently scrub away ground-in dirt and neutralize odors on hands with a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water, or 3 parts baking soda to gentle liquid hand soap. Then rinse clean.
I saw a delicate flower had grown up two feet high between the horses' feet and the wheel track. An inch more to the right or left had sealed its fate, or an inch higher.
Yet it lived to flourish, and never knew the danger it incurred. It did not borrow trouble, ...nor invite an evil fate by apprehending it.
~Henry David Thoreau~
Thank you, Shari!
From My Friend, Felicia, formerly of NC, newly relocated in Northern VA - 07/09/13 - "Easy Crock Pot Potato Soup":
FOOD AT ITS FINEST.
EASY CROCK POT POTATO SOUP
1 (30 oz.) bag frozen hash-brown potatoes (I use the squared, southern style)
2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup (or S.O.S mix)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 tsp. ground black pepper
1-1/2 cups Greek yogurt
Garnish: minced green onion
1. In a slow cooker, combine potatoes, broth, soup, onion, and pepper.
2. Cover, and cook on low for 5 hours.
3. Stir in greek yogurt, cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until combined.
4. Garnish with green onion.
I topped with shredded cheese and bacon bits, because I had them on hand. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly.
You could even have a "toppings bar" at your party, letting your guests choose from all sorts of toppings for their soup...shredded cheese, chives, bacon bits, sour cream, etc. Then serve with crackers or bread.
What I love about it is how EASY it is to make and the fact that it would feed a lot of people!
YUMMY! Thanks, Felicia!
BONUS LONELY CROCHET PATTERNS:
Pat Sciancalepore's Cat Tea Cozy - "Your teapot get
lonely sometimes, so give it a cozy for
company. This free crochet pattern is a fun way to jazz up your kitchen.
This tea cozy certainly is the cats meow! Give this as a gift to someone
with cats, or maybe to your veterinarian as a cute homemade holiday
gift. You could even keep it for yourself because it's just so darn
cute. This is a great kitchen decor item that serves a useful purpose,
http://dottieangel.blogspot.com/2010/03/happy-hanger-how-to.html - Dottie Angel's Crocheted Wooden Coat Hanger Covers - so your coat hangers won't be lonely
Lonely Crocheted Bunny - さびしい SABISHII
(lonely) - "This short "film" was created for my final slide
presentation assignment in my Color Photography class (Spring 2007). It
was created using Sony Vegas and just over 100 photographs. さびしい (sabishii)
means 'lonely' in Japanese. The story is about a
lonely bunny and a lonely girl who
meet. For the crafty ones - the bunny is hand-crocheted out of 100% wool
and is stuffed with polyester fiberfill. It is an original amigurumi
pattern, which can be found on my website!
BONUS LONELY RECIPES:
|http://www.food.com/cookbook/pups-lonely-recipes-111621 - Pup's Lonely Recipes - 26 Recipes|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/09/13:
enjoys sports and anything else that calls for an argument.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds
Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month
at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above
Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon
is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends
in that year, go visit with them.
2. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 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.
3. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx
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7020 Lure Court
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Have You Ever Been Lonely?
Music by Peter De Rose (10 Mar 1900 - 23 Apr 1953), 1932 or 1934;
Lyrics by Billy Hill (writing under the name of George Brown) (14 Jan 1899 - 24 Dec 1940)
a hit for the
Paul Whiteman Orchestra, it was recorded
by Teresa Brewer in 1960, Patsy Cline in 1961, and Jim Reeves in 1962.
"Have You Ever Been Lonely?" midi courtesy of http://jhfoster.tripod.com/the1900s.html - 07/10/10
"Have You Ever Been Lonely?" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/cline-patsy/have-you-ever-been-lonely--10488.html - 07/10/10
Lonely Gal Image courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at this time.
Lonely Guy Image courtesy of - hmmm, I cannot seem to locate that information either.
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!
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!!
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09
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