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08/04/13 - NNHS Newsletter
Dueling Banjos

“Poetry is a rich, full-bodied whistle, cracked ice crunching in pails,
the night that numbs the leaf, the duel of two nightingales, the
sweet pea that has run wild, Creation's tears in shoulder blades
.”

- Boris Pasternak
(10 Feb 1890 - 30 May 1960)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I hope you're not dueling the heat and humidity today...

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8 - Dueling Banjos - Clip from Deliverance (1972) - The submitter describes this as, "The best scene in one of the greatest movies of all time."

   Personally, I've never seen the movie.  The descriptions alone always struck me as - well, strongly disturbing.....

   And if you thought THAT was strange.....

BONUS #2 - http://www.maniacworld.com/squirrel-vs-penguin.htm - ?!?


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dueling_Banjos:  

"Dueling Banjos" is an instrumental composition by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith. The song was composed in 1955 by Smith as a banjo instrumental he called "Feudin' Banjos", which contained riffs from "Yankee Doodle". Smith recorded it playing a four-string plectrum banjo and accompanied by five-string bluegrass banjo player Don Reno. The composition's first wide scale airing was on the 1963 television episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" featuring the music of "The Darlings", otherwise known as "The Dillards", a bluegrass group. The show was aired in season four, production number 96 which aired in 1963, "Brisco Declares For Aunt Bee". A brief version was played by the parents of Mindy, in the pilot of Mork and Mindy.

The version by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell went to #2 for four weeks on the Hot 100 in 1973, all four weeks behind Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly With His Song", and topped the adult contemporary chart for two weeks the same year.[1] The song also reached No. 5 on the Hot Country Singles chart at the same time it was on the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary Singles charts.

The song was made famous by the 1972 film Deliverance, which also led to a successful lawsuit by the song's composer, as it was used in the film without his permission. A cover of the song by Steve Ouimette (using electric guitars, bass, and drums) was released as downloadable content for the video game Guitar Hero World Tour. The Toy Dolls also covered the song on their album Absurd-Ditties.

In Deliverance, a scene depicts Billy Redden playing it opposite Ronny Cox, who joins him on guitar. Redden plays "Lonnie"—a mentally challenged inbred but extremely gifted banjo player. (Redden could not actually play the banjo. A local musician, Mike Addis, disguised using careful camera angles, reached around from behind Redden.[2]) Two young musicians, Ron Brentano and Mike Russo, had originally been signed to play their adaptation for the film, but instead it was performed by the others.[3]

"Dueling Banjos" was arranged and performed for the film by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell and was included on its soundtrack.[4] When Smith was not acknowledged as the composer by the filmmakers, he sued and eventually won, receiving songwriting credit as well as royalties.


ANNOUNCEMENT:

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 07/12/13, 2:29 PM - "    BOBBY BALL, NNHS '63":

CAROL,

WOULD YOU PLEASE POST THE FOLLOWING:

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GET TOGETHER FOR BOBBY ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 13TH, 6:30 PM AT ANGELO'S ON J. CLYDE MORRIS BOULEVARD.

MOST OF US HAVE NOT SEEN BOBBY IN 50 YEARS. IF ANYONE WISHES TO COME, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT TYPHOONJIM44@JUNO.COM  OR 757-438-0287. I WILL NEED TO FURNISH A HEAD COUNT TO ANGELO'S.

THANK YOU,
JIMMY SMITH

     WHAT SUPER FUN! Thanks, Jimmy! Here ya go! Y'all have a great time, and tell Bobby Hi for me!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   The United States Coast Guard - 1790 AND Colleen Luke Barton ('57) of England AND Buzzy Blanchard (Kecoughtan HS - '68) of LA!  

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   The late Barbara Kemp Bostwick ('57) (deceased  04/22/12) AND   Frank Friedland ('60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

06 -   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX;

07 - Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND    Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND   The late Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) (deceased 02/08/13);

08 -   Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA;

09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND      Hunter Todd  ('57) of TX;

10 - Marshall Conley ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

August 04, 1944 - The Holocaust: a tip from a Dutch informer led the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they found Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and others. Anne, a teenager at the time, was one of the eight people arrested. Her diary would be published after her death. The last entry in the diary was on this day. 


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Sunday, August 04, 1963 - Well, it would seem that nothing of great importance happened on this day.....


NEW ON SITE:

WAY, WAY BACK THEN:

 

 

http://www.nnhs65.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/old-stomping.html

          http://www.nnhs65.com/OOSG-A-B.html

               http://www.nnhs65.com/Beverly-Bowlers-School-of-Accordion.html - brand new page!

June 1942 Anchor, p. 48

08/04/13


   From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 08/03/13, 11:49 AM - "Saturday crew at the      Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA) Mission Project":
 

Today we back filled the drainpipe trench and generally leveled the entire excavated area. David McCoy (class of 66), the Chairman of Deacons at Parkview Baptist Church, assisted.

I even received a $100.00 donation from one of the volunteers today.

The financial data at this time is as follows:

Alumni contributions.......$1,230.00
Other contributions.........$100.00
Expenses........................$762.80........bricks and delivery charge
$98.00........drainpipe and fittings
$469.20........current balance
 

 

Brandon Peck, Katy Jones, Barbra Silva, Walter Saunders, David McCoy, Malcolm Davis and Ken Thompson

Thank you all.

Malcolm Davis

   WOWZERONI! Thanks again, Malcolm - for everything!

     
C T  


 From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 08/02/13 - "Sleepy Man Banjo Boys":

Amazing kids......

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys...... enjoy

These young boys didn't waste their time on video games!

The 3 Mizzone brothers - Jonny (born 2003, banjo), Robbie (born 2000, fiddle) and Tommy (born 1998, guitar) ...

Bluegrass music

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=GXcRI0BdioE&feature=related

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks so much, Wayne!


    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 08/03/13 - "How to Use Agatha Christie, David Suchet, Conan Doyle and Robert Downey Jr. To Rip Off Readers | Bill Peschel":

There are cunning crooks everywhere! Beware.

http://planetpeschel.com/wp/2013/07/how-to-use-agatha-christie-david-suchet-conan-doyle-and-robert-downey-jr-to-rip-off-readers/?subscribe=success#blog_subscription-4

Frances

   YIKESARONI! This is outrageous! Thanks for sharing this information with us, Frances!


    From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA - 08/03/13 - "Retirement speech":

Retirement speech

A Priest was being honoured at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish.

A leading local politician, who was a member of the congregation, was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner.

However, he was delayed, so the Priest decided to say his own few words while they waited:

'I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned by the police, was able to lie his way out of it. He had stolen money from his parents, embezzled from his employer, had an affair with his boss's wife, taken illegal drugs, and gave VD to his sister. I was appalled. But as the days went on I learned that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people.'

Just as the Priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being late. He immediately began to make the presentation and gave his talk:

'I'll never forget the first day our parish Priest arrived,' said the politician. 'In fact, I had the honour of being the first person to go to him for confession.'

Moral: Never, Never, Never Be Late

       Thanks, Stacy!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 08/03/13 - "House Cleaning":

    
 
 


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/27/13 - " 'I'm NOT Crazy!' (These are hilarious!) (#9 in a series of 25)":

  I'm NOT Crazy! 

   Thanks, Dearest Judy!

 
 


BONUS BANJO CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.crochetme.com/media/p/121398.aspx - Sharon Ballsmith's Banjo Bag - "... a fun little summer tote that is also reversible…no lining needed!"


BONUS BANJO RECIPES:

http://www.healthyhomerecipes.com/recipedetail.aspx?id=1005 - Banana Banjo Recipe

http://www.martindorey.com/recipes/expolding-egg-banjo/ - Exploding Egg Banjo Recipe - "The exact origins of the Exploding Egg Banjo are unknown to me. For years I had thought it was just another name for a sandwich. A colloquialism. But no! When I started delving, and by that I mean Googling, I discovered (to my shame) that The Egg Banjo (or exploding egg banjo) is a very special sandwich indeed. The ironic thing is that, like a fool who isn’t in on the joke, I had been enjoying Exploding Egg Banjos for many, many years without understanding quite what I was doing. I was doing it right, it’s just that I never quite made the connection. Try one yourself and you’ll get it soon enough. The exploding bit is easy. It’s the banjo part that promises – and delivers – that very brilliant eureka moment..."

http://www.thelady8home.com/2012/08/06/banjo-with-egglands-eggs/ - Banjo with Egglands Eggs Recipe - "...About two decades ago, when my husband was an Engineering student, he often visited his Aunt who lived in the Indian city of Indore. There, he frequented an eatery where a vendor fed him something that was called ‘Banjo’. After we met, which was sometime after he had left his student life behind, he waxed eloquent about it at every opportunity he got. He even tried replicating it a couple of times. That’s when I figured out that whatever this ‘banjo’ was, it consisted of eggs and bread. To me it looked like a plain omelet squished between two pieces of bread..."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/03/13:


One friend to another, “My new horse is very well-mannered.”

“That’s nice.”

“Yes, isn’t it? Every time we come to a jump he stops and lets me go first!”


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - Get Together for Bobby Ball ('63) at 6:30 PM at Angelo's on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. CONTACT: Jimmy Smith at typhoonjim44@juno.com or 757-438-0287. He will need to furnish a head count to Angelo's.

2. Wednesday, August 14, 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.

3. Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 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.

4. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, frankgibson@cox.net, Joyce Williams Nettles, joywnet@cox.net, or Susie Overton Jones, tnsjones@charter.net; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/01/13

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
915-780-3048
 


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Dueling Banjos (Originally titled "Feudin' Banjos")

Written by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith (b. 01 Apr 1921), 1955

Used in
Deliverance (1972) without the composer's consent


 "Dueling Banjos" midi courtesy of http://www.reocities.com/aequum/music60s70s.html - 08/04/10

"Eight Banjos" Image courtesy of http://j-walkblog.com/index.php?/weblog/posts/banjo_lineup/ - 08/03/10

Animated Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07

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

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

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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