- NNHS Newsletter -
Red Roses for a Blue Lady
“I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I am inexplicably in a rather blue mood, so I suppose this is a great song for today.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB_67zLhbEs - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Vic Dana, 1965
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnEuJMy_E_E - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Dean Martin - with a pretty slide show
"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" is a 1948 popular song by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett (alias Roy Brodsky). It has been recorded by a number of performers. The best-selling recording was made by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra Vocalists: Vaughn Monroe and The Moon Men on December 15, 1948. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3319 (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalogue numbers BD 1247, HN 3014, HQ 3071, IM 13425 and GY 478. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on January 14, 1949 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #4.
Another recording was made by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians on December 22, 1948. It was released by Decca Records as catalog number 24549. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on February 4, 1949 and lasted 13 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10.
The song was revived in 1965 by vocalists Vic Dana and Wayne Newton and instrumentalist Bert Kaempfert; Dana's version was the most successful, peaking at #10 on the pop chart and #2 on the Easy Listening chart. Kaempfert's peaked at #11 on the same chart. Wayne Newton's version reached #23. All were listed on Billboard's Easy listening (later Adult Contemporary) survey. Andy Williams released a version in 1965 as the B-side to his hit song "...and Roses and Roses"...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Newell Blayton ('57)
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;
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 WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Friday, July 23, 1965 - Guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Hollywood Rose, and Road Crew) Slash was born Saul Hudson in Hampstead, London, England.
Friday, July 23, 1965 - Billiards player Dick Jaspers was born Dingeman Jacobus Johannes Jaspers in Sint Willebrord, The Netherlands.
|“Be grateful for people in
your lives who love you enough to correct you.”
Neal A. Maxwell
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 07/22/15 - "Good Test for every American... see how you do!":
|This test is interesting and
Answer 15 correctly to pass.
Thanks, Wayne! Amazingly, I answered all 25 questions correctly.
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 07/22/15 - "Back when music was music!":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHBX0813MXc - Moonlight Serenade
- The Glenn Miller Orchestra ("In The Digital Mood" version) (in HD)
OOOH! Thank you so much, John Darlin'!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 07/22/15 - "Your Excuse Is Invalid...":
Anyone think they might be having a bad day? This Marine should
inspire everyone to be thankful for all their blessings. How can one
not admire this man?
Thanks so much, Billy! What a truly remarkable young man!
“Ninety percent of all mental errors are in your head.”
(b. 12 May 1925)
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/18/15 - "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs (#6 in a series of 8)":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUACQzATAso - How to Crochet Valentine's Day Roses - "...Follow this easy tutorial to make crochet roses in various stages and sizes. This versatile pattern allows you to create numerous projects, such as a bouquet, hairpiece, brooch, scarf tie or decoration and many more..."
http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Valentines-Day-Crochet/Red-Valentine-Roses - Eva Ferrebee's Red Valentine Roses - "Using this Valentine crochet pattern you can make many sizes of Red Valentine Roses. Give the roses as a big bouquet, turn it into a brooch or wear it as a headpiece. This project is versatile allowing you to make what you want with it."
http://www.stitchandunwind.com/free-crochet-rose-patterns/ - Stop and Crochet the Roses: Free Pattern Round-Up - "In our busy lives, it can be hard to take time to crochet. But if you have a moment to crochet, I highly recommend working up a rose pattern. Roses tend to pop up in crochet all the time and not just for Valentine’s day. Roses can be a symbol of love, thoughtfulness, and beauty. Crochet one of these rose patterns today and give someone warm fuzzies this season."
BONUS RED ROSES RECIPES:
|http://www.yummly.com/recipes/red-rose - Quick and Easy Red Rose Recipes - "Choose from over 740 Red Rose recipes from sites like Epicurious and Allrecipes."|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Recorded by Vaughn Monroe, 1949
(07 Oct 1911 - 21 May 1973)
I want some red roses for a blue lady
"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" midi courtesy of http://members.cox.net/old-music/snedsongs.htm - 07/06/09
"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" lyrics (sequenced by Ronald E. Hontz) courtesy of http://www.lyricsdepot.com/vaughn-monroe/red-roses-for-a-blue-lady.html - 07/23/09
Image of Red Rose Remembrance courtesy of http://findaflorist.org/funeral/ohiofuneralhome.htm - 07/04/07
Red Heart and Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I don't really know where - 03/13/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
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
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