- 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 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"...
From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 07/22/16:
|Hi folks; just got back from a great
morning ride with the sun out bright and a nice little breeze to help
cool down our current 86 degree temperatures!
First off, I want to take a moment to thank each of you for your prayers over my Carotid Artery Blockage Problem! And to further state that those Prayers appear to be working!
While I was sitting in front of our local Safeway drinking a diet soda, my Vascular Surgeon called to advised when she compared my Ultrasounds from 2014 and 2015 with yesterday's, she felt that there was NO appreciable change and felt it was safe to give me another 6 month reprieve on surgery! Unless I start having neck pains, vision changes or suffer a mini stroke, I should be OK for awhile!
Thanks again to each of you for your thoughts and prayers! This old man doesn't allow many things to scare him; but this surgery is one that does! I realize it is a fairly common and simple operation from what it was 20+ years ago; but it still scares me to think of any more surgeries!
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks so much for letting us know, Butch! We'll keep those prayers coming on your behalf!
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 1966:
Saturday, July 23, 1966 - Actor and screenwriter Montgomery Clift (b. Edward Montgomery Clift on 17 Oct 1920 in Oakland, California) died at the age of 45 in New York City, New York of a heart attack brought on by occlusive coronary artery disease.
|“Be grateful for people in
your lives who love you enough to correct you.”
Neal A. Maxwell
Thanks so much, Susan!
FOR THE ARCHIVE:
http://www.nnhs65.com/wythe-neighborhood.html - This page has been unavailable since mid-2009. When I was repairing the link, I gussied up the page.
From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 07/18/16 - "Saudi Arabia Now Allowing Women To Drive":
From Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 07/22/16:
|TRUE! Thank you, Brenda!|
From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 07/20/16 - "What is globalization?":
|A definition of
globalization that I can understand and to which I now can relate:
Question: What is the truest definition of globalization?
Thanks again, George! Now I understand!
AMEN! Thank you, Katie Darlin'!
percent of all mental errors are in your head.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/09/16 - "How to know when it's really HOT!! (#13 in a series of 17)":
Climate Change! . . . is a new phenomenon
THIS IS WHEN YOU REALLY KNOW IT'S HOT!
Thanks, Dearest Judy!
|You know it’s hot outside when…|
|When cats sleep in front of the air conditioner.|
BONUS RED ROSES CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUS RED ROSES RECIPES:
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
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herb Hice, one of my Famous Marines who served in WWII
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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
Laughing Frog courtesy of
('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07