|07/16/14 - NNHS Newsletter - There's a Long, Long Trail|
“You have heard the beat of the off-shore wind,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
My mama (the late Maxine Frix Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999) used to sing this WWI era song to my sister (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and me when we were little girls. Sometimes she still does.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImAiEgJtd50 - There's a Long Long Trail - clip from Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
|"There's a Long, Long Trail" is a popular song of
World War I. The lyrics were by
Stoddard King (1889-1933) and the music by
Alonzo "Zo" Elliott, both seniors at
It was published in London in 1914, but a December, 1913 copyright for
the music is claimed by Zo Elliott.
In Elliott's own words to Marc Drogin shortly before his death in 1964, he created the music as an idle pursuit one day in his dorm room at Yale in 1913. King walked in, liked the music and suggested a first line. Elliott sang out the second, and so they went through the lyrics. And they performed it -- with trepidation -- before the fraternity that evening. The interview was published as an article in the New Haven Register and later reprinted in Yankee Magazine. It then appeared on page 103 of "The Best of Yankee Magazine" [ISBN 0-89909-079-6] In the interview he recalled the day and the odd circumstances that led to the creation of this historic song.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Dianne Adams Puckette ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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!
Happy Birthday this week to:
18 -Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57);
20 - Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX;
21 -Gail Lucado Phelps ('68) of VA and her twin brother, the late Dale Lucado ('68) (deceased 20 Feb 2012);
22 - Jerry Saunders ('57) AND Bryce Bartel ( Brighton High , UT - '04) of UT;
23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
July 16, 1940 -
Adolf Hitler ordered the preparations to begin on the invasion of England,
known as Operation Sea Lion.
July 16, 1945 -
The leaders of the three
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
President of the United States
Harry S Truman and
Joseph Stalin, met in the German city of
to decide the future of a defeated
THIS DAY IN 1964:
From Me ('65) of NC - 07/14/14 (repeated):
|There are several excellent deals on old Anchor yearbooks on eBay right now, particularly a 1963 and a 1964 edition.|
From Elizabeth Feathers Buchan (Hampton HS - '61) - 07/16/14 - " Michael Morgan (Bethel HS - Class of 1979) Obit":
Michael was the brother of Zeb Morgan, class of 1961.
Thanks for all you do,
Thanks so much, Elizabeth! You and I must have spotted that obituary at the same time!
From Me ('65) of NC - 07/15/14 - "Funeral Potatoes Recipe":
|http://www.ourbestbites.com/2011/04/funeral-potatoes/ - Funeral Potatoes - "...Believe it or not, “Funeral Potatoes” is not actually their technical name–it’s usually something like Cheesy Potato Casserole. But these are often found served with ham on Easter dinner tables as well as luncheons following funerals which, shockingly, is how they got their name..."|
From Me ('65) of NC - 07/15/14 - "Kindness and Civility":
|Trail of Tears Afghan|
BONUS TRAIL RECIPES:
|Trail Recipes - "Gourmet recipes for backpackers so you can cook better meals on the trail."|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/15/14:
|It seems an elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a
number of years.
He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%. The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased you can hear again."
To which the gentleman replied, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will five times!"
DATES TO REMEMBER: