- NNHS Newsletter - I'm Sorry
“When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I was rather astonished that we'd not used this golden oldie from 1960 before! The song, though, seemed a natural to use today, seeing that I'm running sooo far behind:
BONUS #1 - http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/50s/imsorry.html - I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEMjeYPfqSg - I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee - poor sound quality, but fun vintage video
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGLR25EJtfE&NR=1 - I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee - better audio, but with stills
"I'm Sorry" is a 1960 hit song for then-15-year-old American country pop singer Brenda Lee. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in July 1960. Allmusic guide wrote that it is the pop star's "definitive song", and one of the "finest teen pop songs of its era". It was written by Dub Albritton and Ronnie Self. On the UK Singles Chart, the song peaked at number twelve.
According to the Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson, Brenda Lee recorded the song early in 1960 but her label, Decca Records, held it from release for several months out of concern that a 15-year-old girl was not mature enough to sing about unrequited love. When the song finally was released, it was considered to be the flip side of the more uptempo "That's All You Gotta Do." Although "That's All You Gotta Do" was a chart success in its own right, reaching number six on the Hot 100, it was "I'm Sorry" that became the smash hit and the standard. On other charts, "I'm Sorry" peaked at number four on the R&B chart and "That's All You Gotta Do" peaked at number nineteen on the R&B charts.
Although it was never released to country radio as a single, "I'm Sorry" would in time become accepted by country fans as a standard of the genre. The song — a fixture on many "country oldies" programs — was an early example of the then-new "Nashville Sound," a style which emphasized a stringed-instrumental sound and background vocals.
Ben Vaughn referenced it in his song "I'm Sorry (But So Is Brenda Lee)".
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday tomorrow to
James Stidham ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
18 - Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57);
20 - Harlan Hamby ('57)AND Alan Jecmenek of TX!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0711.htm - INCLUDING:
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0712.htm - INCLUDING:
July 12, 1861
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/07/11 - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest - April Ann Stokes" AND From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 07/09/11 - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest - Greyson":
Here's the deal, Chickadees: we'll carry both
babies' links here through the end of the month:
Thanks, Wayne Honey - and Cheryl!
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 07/10/11 - "Virginia Gall":
Hello Carol, Sunday, July 10, 2011
Back in March Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA) had a brief input to the newsletter (3-4-11), briefly describing Virginia Gall, a nice lady who delivers Meals On Wheels to her on Wednesdays, and who is also a NNHS grad..
I recognized the name and sent you a note for you to forward to Jamey. Subsequently some warm communication was begun, and which slowly evolved into a nostalgic summary. We finally put it together together as a joint statement to send to you. - see Attachment 1.
Attachment 2 is the page from the 1948 yearbook which shows a good PDF photo of Virginia. I'm sure you will do a better job trimming it than I could. Billy Gross is also on the same page. He is mentioned in Virginia's segment.
Yesterday Jamey sent word by phone text message that her computer was badly damaged in a storm earlier in the week. Sorry, don't have a phone no. for her.
Nostalgic best wishes,
Thanks so much, Fred - and Jamey!
Unfortunately, converting .pdf
files through PhotoShop seems to be "a bit" over my head.
My #5 Son, Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL) (who is a Certified National Smart Person) is going to help us (over the phone) when he gets home tonight (about midnight, our time) hook up our TV (we've been roughing it all month, being entertained instead by various singing birds, crickets, and cicadas...), and I shall ask for his assistance then. Stay tuned.....
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/11/11 - "how to remove the pesticides":
|The biggest concern when
buying non organic produce is how to remove the pesticides. While
organic fruit is preferred, not everyone can afford to purchase organic
fruit 100% of the time. With a few ordinary household ingredients,
consumers can effectively remove most of the pesticides and bacteria
from non organic produce.
You will need;
Vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar)
Plenty of cold water
1. Fill the spray bottle with a vinegar/water mixture. Add one part vinegar to 3 parts water.
2. Spray an ample amount of the vinegar water mixture on the fruit and vegetables to be cleaned. It's best to do this over a sink because it could get very messy.
3. Wash the fruit thoroughly in cold water to remove all of the vinegar and traces of bacteria and pesticides. Using the vinegar water solution alone is an effective way to remove the majority of the harmful pesticides and bacteria. However, it doesn't stop there.
4. Fill a large bowl with cold water and approximately a half cup of hydrogen peroxide. Place the newly washed fruit in the bowl and let it sit for a minute or two.
5. Scrub the fruit with the toothbrush. While the fruit is in the bowl, use the toothbrush to scrub the fruit. Be careful when brushing delicate fruit as you don't want to bruise it.
GOOD TO KNOW! Thanks, Shari!
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 07/05/11 - "Perfectionism":
Steps to Calm Your Inner Perfectionist
By Abigail Steidley
Just about once or
twice a day, my tendency toward perfectionism rears its head. It's a
trait I've had from birth, according to my mother. I've become
well-acquainted both with its usefulness and how it often gets in my
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/11/11:
|After a lady’s car had
leaked motor oil on her cement driveway, she bought a large bag of cat
litter to soak it up. It worked so well, that she went back to the store
to get another bag to finish the job. The clerk remembered her.
Looking thoughtfully at her purchase, he said, “Lady, if that were my cat, I’d put him outside!”
2 . Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 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, August 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at RJ's Restaurant and Pun AND the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News. DETAILS: http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1966/45th-Reunion-Letter-2011.doc; CONTACT: Dee Hodges Bartram at email@example.com -OPEN REUNION!
4. Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year
Reunion. - For details, see:
www.nnhs1961.org and contact Gary Fitzgerald at
Fitz43@cox.net or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961
5. Saturday, September 17, 2011
5. Saturday, September 17, 2011 -Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at firstname.lastname@example.org - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!
6. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Be on the lookout for "snail mail" in early May. - CLASS OF 1956
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/05/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to email@example.com; or
Just mail it directly to my home.
Written by Dub Albrittonand Ronnie Self (05 July 1938 – 28 Aug 1981)
I'm sorry, so sorry, that I was such a fool
I didn't know love could be so cruel, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh yeah
You tell me, mistakes, are part of being young
But that don't right the wrong that's been done
(I'm sorry) I’m sorry (so sorry) so sorry, please accept my apology
But love is blind, and I was too blind to see oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh yeah
You tell me, mistakes, are part of being young
But that don't right the wrong that's been done oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh yeah
I'm sorry, so sorry, please accept my apology
But love was blind, and I was too blind to see... (Sorry)
"I'm Sorry" midi courtesy of http://www.onlyinternet.net/dsark/midi2.htm - 07/12/11
"I'm Sorry" lyrics courtesy of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/I%27m-Sorry-lyrics-Brenda-Lee/203E4C7B0DDDB07748256E46000EF7A5 - 07/12/11
"I'm Sorry " title image courtesy of http://www.allgraphics123.com/comments/sorry/page/2/