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07/23/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Charmaine

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can
sometimes... just be an illusion.”

- Javan

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is such a nice, relaxing song - sad, but peaceful, nonetheless.....

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK2KoKxwyEs - Charmaine - violin, cello and piano


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charmaine_%28song%29

"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.[1] 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. [2]

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[3]. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on December 7, 1951 and lasted 1 week on the chart, at #26. [2]

"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?"


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Newell Blayton ('57) AND  Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57);

26 -       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND     Bill Roady ('60) of VA AND Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA;

27 - Raymond Ellenson ('63) AND Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents),      Katelyn Mansfield of TX;

30 -   Don Chaney ('66) of FL AND          My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC AND     My Granddaughter, Claire Harty, of CA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

July 23, 1914 - Austria-Hungary issued a series of demands in an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia demanding Serbia to allow the Austrians to determine who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Serbia accepted all but one of those demands, and Austria declared war on July 28.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

July 23, 1940 - United States' Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles's declaration on the U.S. non-recognition policy of the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic StatesEstonia, Latvia and Lithuania was issued.

July 23, 1942 -
The Holocaust: The Treblinka extermination camp was opened.

July 23, 1942 - Operation Edelweiss began.

July 23, 1942 - Bulgarian poet and Communist leader Nikola Vaptsarov was executed by firing squad.

July 23, 1943 - The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sank the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoed the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.

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.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Thursday, July 23, 1964 - Politician Uwe Barth was born in Bad Langensalza, Thuringia, Germany.

Thursday, July 23, 1964 - Activist and politician Edward Forchion was born Robert Edward Forchion in the United States, possibly in New Jersey.

Thursday, July 23, 1964 - Drummer and songwriter (Megadeth and Memorain) Nick Menza was born in Munich, Germany.


   From Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia - 07/22/14:

Hi, Carol,

Thank you so much for running Mom’s obituary on the NNHS65 site, and for your personal kind words about her. It’s been good to hear from people who remember her and Dad from the old days. Ninety-three was a good age, and sadly, she had been very, very sick for a long time, so her ultimately gentle passing seemed like a release.

Many apologies for running under the radar lately, but “Life’s what happens while you’re making other plans…,” “The road to Hell…good intentions,” etc.

Because of the above-mentioned lapse, I want to please send a regrettably delayed thanks to
    Bill Black ('66 - of GA) for his “Junior Birdman” posting. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, I never got an email about it (gremlins obviously wreaking havoc in the ether again), and the image itself didn’t come through on my computer via the NNHS website, but what he wrote sure revived some fun memories. I don’t know if I still have them now–this Aladdin’s cave of a house is way overdue for a good Spring cleaning (and it’s mid-winter down here now) so I can’t even look for them right now–but I kept mementos of    Freddie’s (Frank Blechman - '65 - of Northern VA) anarchic wit for decades, including my own JB membership card, and I’m sure I still have a silver charm bracelet from that era that includes a little disc engraved with a paw print and the words “Oscar, His Mark” on it (or probably not the words, but definitely the paw print).

Thanks again and all the best to you, your nearest and dearest, and all Typhoons and their kith and kin everywhere,

Carla Cripps
Australia

   Thank you, Carla. Again you have my deepest condolences.

   I think I spent three hours searching my files six ways from Tuesday for Bill's Junior Birdman posting. I even checked Odds and Ends, but nowhere have I been able to find it. If I was simply crazy before, I am now a raving lunatic, but probably most of y'all have suspected this for some time now...

   Most of my memorabilia disappeared in about 1978, but I personally was a card carrying original member of Frank's "harem", meaning I had an Aardvark International card, as well as one for Albatross International, and the Thomas L. Nevin Fan Club, but I sadly never received a silver bear print charm.

 
      I could find no image of these last three either (though I'm quite certain they're all here somewhere), so I'll offer instead these images Frank drew in my 1964 and 1965 Anchors.

   Thanks again, Carla - and Frank! Good times!

1964 Anchor 1965 Anchor
Note the use of two different types of ink!  


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 07/21/14 - "Our History in 2 Minutes":

A good one to take in.....

Hold onto your seat, don't blink your eyes for a second! This is amazing.
Seventeen year old Joe Bush got a high school assignment to make a video reproduction. He chose history as a theme and tucked it all into two minutes.
Take pictures from the internet, add the track Mind Heist by Zack Hemsey (from the movie Inception) and then you get something like this.
Hold on tight.

http://marcbrecy.perso.neuf.fr/history.html - Notre Histoire

   WOWZERS! This is fabulous! Thanks, Wayne!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/22/14 - "Did You Know..?":

Some things to think about. 

Interesting! Food for thought! Good advice! Accuracy?


HELLO AND DID YOU KNOW...???

1. YOUR SHOES ARE THE FIRST THING PEOPLE SUBCONSCIOUSLY NOTICE ABOUT YOU. WEAR NICE SHOES.

2. IF YOU SIT FOR MORE THAN 11 HOURS A DAY, THERE'S A 50% CHANCE YOU'LL DIE WITHIN THE NEXT 3 YEARS.

3. THERE ARE AT LEAST 6 PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE YOU. THERE'S A 9% CHANCE THAT YOU'LL MEET ONE OF THEM IN YOUR LIFETIME.

4. SLEEPING WITHOUT A PILLOW REDUCES BACK PAIN AND KEEPS YOUR SPINE STRONGER.

5. A PERSON’S HEIGHT IS DETERMINED BY THEIR FATHER, AND THEIR WEIGHT IS DETERMINED BY THEIR MOTHER.

6. IF A PART OF YOUR BODY "FALLS ASLEEP", YOU CAN ALMOST ALWAYS "WAKE IT UP" BY SHAKING YOUR HEAD.

7. THERE ARE THREE THINGS THE HUMAN BRAIN CANNOT RESIST NOTICING - FOOD, ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE AND DANGER.

8. RIGHT-HANDED PEOPLE TEND TO CHEW FOOD ON THEIR RIGHT SIDE.

9. PUTTING DRY TEA BAGS IN GYM BAGS OR SMELLY SHOES WILL ABSORB THE UNPLEASANT ODOR.

10. ACCORDING TO ALBERT EINSTEIN, IF
HONEY BEES WERE TO DISAPPEAR FROM EARTH, HUMANS WOULD BE DEAD WITHIN 4 YEARS.

11. THERE ARE SO MANY KINDS OF APPLES, THAT IF YOU ATE A NEW ONE EVERYDAY, IT WOULD TAKE OVER 20 YEARS TO TRY THEM ALL.

12. YOU CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT EATING FOR WEEKS, BUT YOU WILL ONLY LIVE 11 DAYS WITHOUT SLEEPING.

13. PEOPLE WHO LAUGH A LOT ARE HEALTHIER THAN THOSE WHO DON’T.

14. LAZINESS AND INACTIVITY KILLS JUST AS MANY PEOPLE AS SMOKING.

15. A HUMAN BRAIN HAS A CAPACITY TO STORE 5 TIMES AS MUCH INFORMATION AS WIKIPEDIA.

16. OUR BRAIN USES THE SAME AMOUNT OF POWER AS A 10-WATT LIGHT BULB.

17. OUR BODY GIVES ENOUGH HEAT IN 30 MINUTES TO BOIL 1.5 LITERS OF WATER!!

18. THE OVUM EGG IS THE LARGEST CELL AND THE SPERM IS THE SMALLEST CELL!!

19. STOMACH ACID (CONC. HCL) IS STRONG ENOUGH TO DISSOLVE RAZOR BLADES!!

20. TAKE A 10-30 MINUTE WALK EVERY DAY AND WHILE YOU WALK, SMILE. IT IS THE ULTIMATE ANTIDEPRESSANT.

21. SIT IN SILENCE FOR AT LEAST 10 MINUTES EACH DAY.

22. WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, PRAY TO ASK GOD'S GUIDANCE FOR YOUR PURPOSE TODAY.

23. EAT MORE FOODS THAT GROW ON TREES AND PLANTS AND EAT LESS FOOD THAT IS MANUFACTURED IN PLANTS.

24. DRINK GREEN TEA AND PLENTY OF WATER. EAT BLUEBERRIES, BROCCOLI, AND ALMONDS.

25. TRY TO MAKE AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE SMILE EACH DAY.

26. DON'T WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS ENERGY ON GOSSIP, ENERGY VAMPIRES, ISSUES OF THE PAST, NEGATIVE THOUGHTS OR THINGS YOU CANNOT CONTROL. INSTEAD INVEST YOUR ENERGY IN THE POSITIVE PRESENT MOMENT.

27. EAT BREAKFAST LIKE A KING, LUNCH LIKE A PRINCE AND DINNER LIKE A COLLEGE KID WITH A MAXED OUT CHARGE CARD.

28. LIFE ISN'T FAIR, BUT IT'S STILL GOOD.

29. LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO WASTE TIME HATING ANYONE. FORGIVE THEM FOR EVERYTHING!

30. DON'T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. NO ONE ELSE DOES.

31. YOU DON'T HAVE TO WIN EVERY ARGUMENT. AGREE TO DISAGREE.

32. MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR PAST SO IT WON'T SPOIL THE PRESENT.

33. DON'T COMPARE YOUR LIFE TO OTHERS. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEIR JOURNEY IS ALL ABOUT.

34. NO ONE IS IN CHARGE OF YOUR HAPPINESS EXCEPT YOU.

35. FRAME EVERY SO-CALLED DISASTER WITH THESE WORDS: 'IN FIVE YEARS, WILL THIS MATTER?'

36. HELP THE NEEDY! BE GENEROUS! BE A 'GIVER' NOT A 'TAKER'.

37. WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF YOU IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

38. TIME HEALS EVERYTHING.

39. HOWEVER GOOD OR BAD A SITUATION IS, IT WILL CHANGE.

40. YOUR JOB WON'T TAKE CARE OF YOU WHEN YOU ARE SICK. YOUR FRIENDS WILL. STAY IN TOUCH.

41. ENVY IS A WASTE OF TIME. YOU ALREADY HAVE ALL YOU NEED.

42. EACH NIGHT BEFORE YOU GO TO BED, PRAY TO GOD AND BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU'LL ACCOMPLISH, TODAY !

43. REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED.
 

   Thank you so much, Dearest Judy! I do not know how accurate these are either, though most of them are obviously great thoughts.

   I'm sorry to hear about #1. As every moment I spend standing or walking I am in sheer agony from the almost total absence of cartilage remaining in my knees, I sincerely hope #2 is in error (perhaps #13 will be a mitigating factor in my case ). I'm pretty sure #5 is fallacious, but I'm certainly going to try #6 the next time some part of me falls asleep!


  From Bill Wynne ('63) of MD - 07/22/14:

THERE IS MUCH WISDOM IN WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ.......SO.....PAY ATTENTION!!!!!

A Good Chuckle

As I was lying around, pondering the problems of the world, I realized that at my age I don't really give a damn anymore.
If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, but is still fat.
A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years, while a tortoise doesn't run and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years. And you tell me to exercise?? I don't think so.
Just grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, The good fortune to remember the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Now that I'm older here's what I've discovered:

1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

2. My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and all-bran.

3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart.

4. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.

5. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.

6. If all is not lost, then where the heck is it.

7. It was a whole lot easier to get older, than to get wiser.

8. Some days, you're the top dog, some days you're the hydrant.

9. I wish the buck really did stop here, I sure could use a few of them.

10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.

11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.

12. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.

13. The world only beats a path to your door when you're in the bathroom.

14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees.

15. When I'm finally holding all the right cards, everyone wants to play chess.

16. It's not hard to meet expenses . . . they're everywhere.

17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter . . .I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I'm "here after".

19. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.

20. HAVE I SENT THIS MESSAGE TO YOU BEFORE..........? or did I get it from you?

     SO SADLY TRUE! Thanks, Bill!


From My Friend, Ann (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL - 07/21/14 - "Incredible Detox Drink":

  EXCELLENT! Thanks, Ann! I've never tried it with the lemon juice before!
 
 


From My Friend, Ariel, of IL - 07/23/14:

20 Foods You Can Regrow from Kitchen Scraps

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Ariel! I had no idea that there were so many!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/22/14 - "Maxine (#1 in a series of 11)":

 
   Thanks, Dools!
 
 
 


BONUS WAITING FOR SANTA CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/waiting-santa-stockings and http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2633.pdf - Waiting for Santa Stockings Crochet Pattern - "Here is a simple striped stocking that comes in papa, mama and child sizes. Crochet them for the whole family and create a personal tradition as you hang them each year."


BONUS WAITING RECIPES:

http://www.alldishes.co.uk/s/waiting.html - Waiting Recipes - "...You'll find 1286 recipes for waiting as well as thousands of similar recipes...."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/22/13:


A couple was sitting on the porch sipping wine. The wife said, "I love you."

The husband said, "Is that you or the wine talking?"

The wife replied, "It's me, talking to the wine."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.

2. Thursday, August 7, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Wednesday, September 10, 2013 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

4. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: www.nnhs1964.com and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or nnhs64@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/17/14

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


 
  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802
 


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Charmaine

Music by Erno Rapee (04 June 1891 - 26 June 1945); Lyrics by Lew Pollack (16 June 1895 - 18 Jan 1946)
for "
What Price Glory" (1926)
 

  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 the late Alex Nicol ('49) - 07/17/06
Thanks again, Alex!!

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

Animated Tiny 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 http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Sickly Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.allfreeclipart.com/smiley.html - 06/02/10

Animated Bee Hive clip art courtesy of http://www.webweaver.nu/clipart/insects-bees.shtml - 07/21/10

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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