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Red Roses for a Blue Lady
“I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I am inexplicably in a rather blue mood, so I suppose this is a great song for today.
BONUS #1 - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Vic Dana, 1965
BONUS #2 - 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 CA AND My Granddaughter, Claire Harty, of CA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1968:
Monday, July 23, 1968 - Glenville shootout: In Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization and the Cleveland Police Department occurred. During the shootout, a riot began and lasted for five days.
Monday, July 23, 1968 - The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft took place when a Boeing 707 carrying ten crew and 38 passengers was taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, to Lod, Israel.
Monday, July 23, 1968 - Basketball player Elden Campbell was born Elden Jerome Campbell in Los Angeles, California.
Monday, July 23, 1968 - Basketball player and actor Gary Payton was born Gary Dwayne Payton in Oakland, California.
Monday, July 23, 1968 - Model and actress Stephanie Seymour was born Stephanie Michelle Seymour in San Diego, California.
Monday, July 23, 1968 - Nobel Prize laureate Henry Hallett Dale (b. 09 June 1875 in Islington, London, Middlesex, England) died in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England at the age of 93.
|“Be grateful for people in
your lives who love you enough to correct you.”
Neal A. Maxwell
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/23/17:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!|
My Niece, Shari, of VA -
07/22/18 - "Someone had asked me ...":
Someone had asked me how I combined vintage with novelty. This is just one
example, but in case anyone wants a cute centerpiece idea, I like this one.
I just sprayed painted a vintage tin on a pedestal. Will most likely add
small glass blue beads, so it can look like a bird bath. Spanish moss could
be used instead, to look like a nest, could even switch out birds and put in
little eggs. Really the possibilities are numerous. If the tin does not
sell, could use for jewelry or ornaments, Easter eggs later, and so on. I
don't always combine them, but it's fun to be able to create little displays
here and there. It keeps it interesting.
Hope you are all keeping cool!
WOWZERS! Thank you, Shari!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 07/22/17:
|WOWZERS! Thank you for clearing up that mystery for me, Jerry!|
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/22/18:
|Thank you so much, Domi!|
“Ninety percent of all mental errors are in your head.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/10/18 - "FooD
(#7 in a Series of 17)":|
BONUS RED ROSES CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUS RED ROSE KNIT PATTERN:
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
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Recorded byVaughn Monroe, 1949
(07 Oct 1911 - 21 May 1973)
Recorded byVic Dana, 1965
(b. 26 Aug 1942)
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
J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of
http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07