|07/16/17 - 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
the Cutest Girl in the Class of
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 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 1967:
Sunday, July 16, 1967 - Actor, comedian, and producer Will Ferrell was born John William Ferrell in Irvine, California.
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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/16/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 07/16/17:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!|
|EXCELLENT ADVICE! Thanks, Carlene!|
From My Friend, Rhonda, of VA - 07/14/17:
“No matter where you go, there you are.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/10/17 - "Some Blooming Flowers To Brighten Your Day
(#4 in a Series of 11)":
Wishing you a day filled with happy
thoughts and happenings!!!
OOH! Thank you, Shari!
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
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of
http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07
Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs
('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16
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