07/23/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Charmaine
“Love can sometimes be
magic. But magic can
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
"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?"
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Newell Blayton ('57)
Bracey Gosner ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57);
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!
THIS DAY IN 1964:
From Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia - 07/22/14:
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,
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.
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.
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?
you so much, Dearest Judy!
I do not know how
accurate these are either, though most of them are obviously great
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
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)":
|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...."|
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: