|07/16/16 - 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) ANDMary Ellen Brewer ('57)! 19 - Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA AND Mannie Smith ('57) AND Sylvia Midgett Mullins Brown ('70) of VA;
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 Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA (or FL) AND Bryce Bartel ( Brighton High , UT - '04) of UT;
23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html
THIS DAY IN 1966:
Saturday, July 16, 1966 - Ice hockey player Jyrki Lumme was born Jyrki Olavi Lumme in Tampere, Finland.
Saturday, July 16, 1966 - Ice hockey player Mikhail Tatarinov was born Mikhail Vladimirovich Tatarinov (Михаил Владимирович Татаринов) in Angarsk, Soviet Union.
Saturday, July 16, 1966 - Singer Yıldız Tilbe was born in İzmir, Turkey.
Saturday, July 16, 1966 - Journalist and Johnny Vaughan was born Jonathan Randal Vaughan in Barnet, London, England.
the answer to our prayer does not come while we’re on our knees but
while we’re on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us.
Selfless acts of service and consecration refine our spirits remove the
scales from our spiritual eyes and open the windows of heaven. By
becoming the answer to someone’s prayer we often find the answer to our
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(b. 06 Nov 1940)
From Me ('65) of NC - 07/16/16:
|Our grandson Jacob Harty (Pitkin HS, LA - '15) is flying down from his home in Illinois today and will be living with us for a time.|
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 07/15/16 - "A short gun story..... ":
|A guy walked into a crowded bar, waving his unholstered pistol and
yelled, "I have a 45-caliber Colt 1911 with a seven round magazine plus
one in the chamber, and I want to know who's been sleeping with my
A voice from the back of the room called out, "You need more ammo!”
NOW, THAT'S BAD! Thanks, Janice!
|BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Carlene!|
“No matter where you go, there you are.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/09/16 - "How to know when it's really HOT!! (#6 in a series of 17)":
Climate Change! . . . is a new phenomenon
THIS IS WHEN YOU REALLY KNOW IT'S HOT!
Thanks, Dearest Judy!
|You know it’s hot outside when…|
|You learn why you should never buy plastic fans.|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/15/16:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Lyrics by Stoddard King (1889-1933)
Music by Alonzo "Zo" Elliott (1891-1964), 1914
"There's a Long, Long Trail" Midi courtesy of http://home.hiwaay.net/~singer/RealOldies.htm - 07/19/11 (sic)
"There's a Long, Long Trail" lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There%27s_a_Long_Long_Trail_A-Winding - 07/19/11 (sic)
Image of Long Winding Trail courtesy of http://slowlife.se/eng/destinations/sarek/trail.html - 07/19/11 (sic)
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Silver Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment...
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Brighton High School (UT) Logo courtesy of http://www.jordandistrict.org/schools/high/brighton/index.htm - 08/02/07
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA -
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