07/23/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Charmaine
“Love can sometimes be
magic. But magic can
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We're revisiting this theme from exactly four years ago today:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK2KoKxwyEs - Charmaine - violin, cello and piano
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrYS77VZe9Q - Charmaine - paulban on the Technics GN9 organ, 2007
"Charmaine" is a popular song written by Erno Rapee, with lyrics by Lew Pollack. The song was written in 1926 and published in 1927. However, Desmond Carrington on his BBC Radio 2 programme marked the song's writing as being in 1913.
The song was originally in waltz time, but later versions were in common time.
The song was originally composed for the silent movie What Price Glory?, and most notably, the best-selling version, recorded by Guy Lombardo & his Orchestra, spent seven weeks at the #1 position in 1927. It was also featured in the movie Two Girls And A Sailor. It was recorded by the Harry James orchestra in 1944.
An instrumental version arranged by Ronald Binge and performed by the Mantovani orchestra was his first hit on the United States charts in 1951. This recording was released by London Records as catalog number 1020. It first reached the Billboard charts on November 9, 1951 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10. 
Another recording, by Gordon Jenkins' orchestra, with a vocal by Bob Carroll, also charted in 1951. This recording was released by Decca Records as catalog number 27859. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on December 7, 1951 and lasted 1 week on the chart, at #26. 
"Charmaine" is one of many popular songs whose lyrics use a "Bluebird of happiness" as a symbol of cheer: "I wonder, when bluebirds are mating, will you come back again?"
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 05/11/10 - "Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion":
The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - which is OPEN to all classes!
Friday evening we will meet at R.J.'s Restaurant and Sports Bar. The only cost will be what you choose to eat and drink. The company will be priceless.
will be spent at Newport News Park. We've reserved a group shelter that can seat
150 people with sufficient cover to take care of any weather concerns. If you
made it to the 55th Birthday Party you'll recall it was held at the Park in one
of the smaller shelters. The facility we're using this time is a new addition
and will give us lots of flexibility to meet and reminisce. The cost of this
event is $15.00 per person through August 31, 2010. After that date the cost
will be $20.00 per person. The charge for Saturday will cover your food and
- updated 07/21/10!
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - updated 07/21/10!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/04/10 - "NNHS 64-64 BIRTHDAY CRUISE ANNOUNCEMENT":
http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Newell Blayton ('57)
Bracey Gosner ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57);
27 - Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL;
30 - Don Chaney ('66) of MD AND My Daughter, Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of IL) of IL;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN WWII:
|July 23, 1940 -
Under Secretary of State
declaration on the U.S. non-recognition policy of the
Soviet annexation and incorporation of three
Baltic States –
July 23, 1942 - The Holocaust: The Treblinka extermination camp was opened.
July 23, 1945 - The post-war legal processes against Philippe Pétain began.
July 23, 1951 - General Henri-Philippe Pétain died at age 95. Petain had been convicted of collaboration with German occupiers of his country during World War II and was sentenced to life in prison.
TODAY IN 1965:
From Me ('65) of IL - 07/13/10 - "My Anniversary Gift to You (continued from Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)":
I decided to actually work on the site itself and do some long overdue scanning. As a result, these pages are either entirely new or newly fleshed-out with images:
http://www.nnhs65.com/teach-Goldberg.html - brand new page!
http://www.nnhs65.com/teach-Hunsucker.html - brand new page!
http://www.nnhs65.com/teach-Kochli.html - brand new page!
http://www.nnhs65.com/teach-Maureen-Lane.html - brand new page!
Why, you may well wonder, did I concentrate solely on the Class of 1967?? That's because David Whitley ('67) of VA graciously loaned me his 1967 Anchor back in the Fall of 2006 and it's high time to return it to him!
Thanks again, Gorgeous!
NOTE: I had planned to finish several more sections, but this is taking even longer (and making me even nutzier!) than I had anticipated, so I'll be working on this for the next few days.
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 07/22/10 - "Latest CPR Information":
This short video is worth watching. You could save a life with this revised simple technique.
TURN UP YOUR SOUND
Thanks so much, Wayne!
From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 07/22/10 - "Kiss's Military Salute...Amazing":Carol,
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA- 07/22/10 - " Lab + Ball + Deer":
I get the biggest kick out of babies and animals....and baby animals.
This is very cool.
Well worth the watch.
Only a Lab would have this much fun!
One ball + One Lab + One Deer
It's AMAZING that the deer kept coming back!
GIGGLES! Thanks, Dearest Judy!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 07/18/10 - "THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY!":
We Must Stop This Immediately
Have you noticed that stairs are getting steeper. Groceries are heavier. And, everything is farther away. Yesterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long our street had become!
And, you know, people are less considerate now, especially the young ones. They speak in whispers all the time! If you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they're red in the face! What do they think I am, a lip reader?
I also think they are much younger than I was at the same age. On the other hand, people my own age are so much older than I am. I ran into an old friend the other day and she has aged so much that she didn't even recognize me.
I got to thinking about the poor dear while I was combing my hair this morning, and in doing so, I glanced at my own reflection. Well, REALLY NOW - even mirrors are not made the way they used to be!
Another thing, everyone drives so fast these days! You're risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the motorway in front of them. All I can say is, their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view mirror.
Clothing manufacturers are less civilized these days. Why else would they suddenly start labeling a size 10 or 12 dress as 18 or 20? Do they think no one notices? The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank. Do they think I actually 'believe' the number I see on that dial? HA! I would never let myself weigh that much! Just who do these people think they're fooling?
I'd like to call up
someone in authority to report what's going on -- but the telephone
company is in on
the conspiracy too: they've printed the phone books in such small
that no one could ever find a number in there!
All I can do is pass along this warning:
WE ARE UNDER ATTACK!
Unless something drastic happens, pretty soon everyone will have to suffer these awful indignities.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN GET THIS CONSPIRACY STOPPED!
WILD SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, George!
Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD"
AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/17/10
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Music by Erno Rapee (04 June 1891 - 26 June 1945); Lyrics by Lew Pollack (16 June 1895 - 18 Jan 1946)
I can't forget the night we met,
How bright were stars above,
That precious memory lingers yet,
When you declared your love.
And then you went away,
And now each night and day,
I wonder why you keep me waiting,
Charmaine, my Charmaine.
I wonder when bluebirds are mating,
Will you come back again?
I wonder if I keep on praying,
Will our dreams be the same?
I wonder if you ever think of me, too.
I am waiting, my Charmaine, for you.
You went away one dreary day;
I knew you had to go,
'Mid tears and cheers I heard you say, "Charmaine, I love you so."
Tho' old years turn to new,
My heart keeps calling you.
"I wonder why you keep me waiting," Charmaine cries in vain.
"I wonder when bluebirds are mating,
Will you come back again?
"I wonder if I keep on praying,
Will our dreams be the same?
I wonder if you ever think of me, too.
Charmaine's waiting, just waiting, for you."
"Charmaine" midi, lyrics, and available history courtesy of
http://www.bischel.com/charmaine.html - 07/18/06
at the suggestion of Alex Nicol ('49) of VA - 07/17/06
Image of Bluebirds courtesy of http://www.southerngrace.biz/ - 07/19/06
Blue Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 03/05/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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