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07/11/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Red Rain

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain
or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

- Rabindranath Tagore
(07 May 1861 - 07 Aug1941)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We're not having red rain here yet in Fayetteville (I hope!), but it would hardly surprise me by now.....

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7m7Q9VwYqw - Red Rain - Peter Gabriel - Live in Concert, 2006

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_rain_in_Kerala


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

"Red Rain" is the first track on Peter Gabriel's 1986 solo album So. In the USA, it was the second single from the album and reached #3 on Billboard magazine's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the fall of 1986, receiving strong radio airplay and MTV rotation; in the rest of the world it was not released until 1987 and received minor airplay and poor sales.[1] Stewart Copeland from The Police played the hi-hat for the rain-like background sound; the rest of the drumming was handled by Jerry Marotta. A live version also charted in the US and the UK in 1994.

The song is a combination of several inspirations. The lyrics directly reference a recurring dream Gabriel was having where he swam in his pool drinking cold red wine. Another version of the dream had bottles falling from a cliff, and the bottles were in the shape of people. When they were smashed on the ground, the people-shaped bottles had red liquid coming out, and then it began to rain the same red liquid.

Earlier in his solo career, Gabriel had an idea for a movie, Mozo. In it, villagers were punished for their sins with a blood red rain. "Red Rain" was to be the theme song. This idea was eventually scrapped, although there was a mention of Mozo in the song "On the Air" in Peter Gabriel (II). "Down The Dolce Vita", "Here Comes The Flood", and "Exposure" also reference the Mozo story, as well.

According to the sleeve notes from the remastered version of So, it is also a reference to acid rain. Based on one interpretation of some of the lyrics it is also thought to refer to nuclear fallout.[citation needed]


HEALTH UPDATE:

      From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 07/10/14:

Just saw my thyroid surgeon and got the test results. There is no sign of cancer. None. Zero. Zilch. 
Altogether now:
"This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long!"
Thank you for your prayers, thoughts, and support.

   WHOO-HOO! Thank you for that fabulous news, Dearest Charis!

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   Bobby Maddy ('57) AND      Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

13 - James Stidham ('57) AND  Bobby Jeffries ('63);

15 - Carol Smith Saunders ('63) AND Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA;

16 -   Dianne Adams Puckette ('65) of VA;

17 - Barbara Hinson Ellis ('63) AND Stevie Gordon Watson ('66) AND Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of VA AND        My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL;

18 - Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

July 11, 1940 - The Vichy France regime was formally established. Henri Philippe Pétain became Prime Minister of France.

July 11, 1943 - The Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peaked.

July 11, 1943 - The Allied invasion of Sicily German and Italian troops launched a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.

July 11, 1944 - Count Claus von Stauffenberg, a German army officer, transported a bomb to Adolf Hitler's headquarters in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria. The assassination attempt was delayed and was postponed until July 20 at Rastenburg.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Saturday, July 11, 1964 - Actor Craig Charles was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

Saturday, July 11, 1964 - Kyril, Prince of Preslav, Duke of Saxony, was born in Madrid, Spain.
 

 


     From My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of IL - 07/10/14:

There are only thirty days left until I leave for college! BYU, here I come!

   COOL BEANS! Congratulations, Rachel! We're all very proud of you!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 07/10/14:

21 Dogs Sitting Awkwardly. #5 Totally Made My Day!!


From My Friend, Paul, of IL - 07/10/14:

  SO TRUE! Thanks, Paul!
 
 


BONUS RED BABY CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://allicrafts.blogspot.com/2010/12/free-pattern-baby-headband.html - Alli Hyer's Red Baby Hairband - "A free crochet pattern baby headband like this one is great for a young baby. The yarn is soft enough but it's also thin enough for baby to wear without getting in the way. It's an easy crochet pattern that uses single crochet and double crochet. "

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/ladybug-baby-cocoon and http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW3343.pdf - Lorna Miser's Ladybug Baby Cocoon - "Baby will be snug as a bug in this sweet cocoon. Crocheted in soft yarn it’s perfect for photo moments and keeping baby feeling secure and cozy."


BONUS RED VELVET RECIPES:

http://www.ivillage.com/22-mouth-watering-red-velvet-recipes/3-a-540263?dst=iv%3AiVillage%3A22-mouth-watering-red-velvet-recipes-540263 - 22 Mouth-Watering Red Velvet Recipes - "Love red velvet cake, but looking for a way to make the decadent dessert even more special? Check out these twists on the Southern favorite. From brownies to biscotti and ice cream to icebox cakes, these 22 indulgent red velvet recipes are too amazing to resist."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/10/14:

A newsboy was standing on the corner with a stack of papers, yelling, "Read all about it! Fifty people swindled! Fifty people swindled!"

Curious, a man walked over, bought a paper, and said, "Hey kid, this is an old paper, where’s the story about the big swindle?”

The newsboy ignored him and went on calling out, "Read all about it! Fifty-one people swindled!”
 


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. Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 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.

4. Wednesday, September 10, 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.

5. 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 07/11/14

BLOG:

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


 
  
Y'all take 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
910-584-8802
 


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Red Rain

Written by
Peter Gabriel, 1986
(b. 13 Feb 1950)
 

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

I am standing up at the water's edge in my dream
I cannot make a single sound as you scream
It can't be that cold, the ground is still warm to touch
This place is so quiet, sensing that storm

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

Well I've seen them buried in a sheltered place in this town
They tell you that this rain can sting, and look down
There is no blood around see no sign of pain
Hay ay ay no pain
Seeing no red at all, see no rain

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me

Red rain-
Putting the pressure on much harder now
To return again and again
Just let the red rain splash you
Let the rain fall on your skin
I come to you defenses down
With the trust of a child

Red rain is coming down
Red rain
Red rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me
And I cant watch any more
No more denial
It's so hard to lay down in all of this
Red rain is coming down
Red rain is pouring down
Red rain is coming down all over me
I see it
Red rain is coming down
Red rain is pouring down
Red rain is coming down all over me
I'm bathing in it
Red rain coming down
Red rain is coming down
Red rain is coming down all over me
I'm begging you
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Red rain coming down
Over me in the red red sea
Over me
Over me
Red rain


"Red Rain" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://www.geocities.com/vlads_midi_popular5/petergabriel.html - 07/11/09

"Red Rain" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/peter+gabriel/red+rain_20107512.html - 07/11/09

Image of "Red Rain" courtesy of http://anonymoses.blogspot.com/2005/02/high-strangeness-when-flesh-and-blood.html - 07/11/09

Animated Red Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 07/11/09

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08 

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 Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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