|07/16/21 - 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 - the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959 - of Northern VA) and me when we were little girls. Sometimes she still does.
BONUS - 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 UT!
Happy Birthday this week to:18 - Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)! 19 - The late Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) (d. 07/15/19) 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) (d. 20 Feb 2012);
23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN 1971:
July 16, 1971 - Actor Corey Feldman was born Corey Scott Feldman in Reseda, Los Angeles, California.
July 16, 1971 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ed_Kowalczyk was born Edward Joel Kowalczyk.
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 Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA - 07/15/21, 2:45 PM:
|ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Barbara!|
From Alton Jones ('66) of FL and NC - 07/15/21, 5:35 PM:
Ultimate Karma Insult :
“May your life always be
as pleasant as you are.”
“No matter where you go, there you are.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
|BONUS TRAIL OF TEARS CROCHET PATTERN:|
|BONUS TRAIL KNIT PATTERN:
BONUS TRAIL RECIPES:
|Trail Recipes - "A collection of hiking recipes and backpacking food ideas. Find quick and easy meal recipes for your next adventure in the great outdoors!"|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/15/18:
|Reporter: What made you go out on that
dangerous pond ice and risk your life to save a friend?
Boy: I had to do it. He had my skates on.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol