Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This summer here in Fayetteville our weather has delightfully been much cooler (if much wetter) than normal; I hope you're not dueling the heat and humidity today...
BONUS #1 - 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 - Squirrel vs. Penguin - ?!?
"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. 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.) 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.
"Dueling Banjos" was arranged and performed for the film by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell and was included on its soundtrack. When Smith was not acknowledged as the composer by the filmmakers, he sued and eventually won, receiving songwriting credit as well as royalties.
For corrections, see entry from Terry Haney on 08-07-14-NNHS-Once-There-Were-Greenfields.html. Thanks, Terry!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
THIS DAY IN 1968:
Saturday, August 04, 1968 - Actor Daniel Dae Kim was born Daniel Dae Hyun Kim in Busan, South Korea.
Saturday, August 04, 1968 - Comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter Lee Mack was born Lee Gordon McKillop in Southport, Lancashire, England.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/03/15:
|“In moments of fear
or doubt or troubling times, hold to the ground you have already won,
even if that ground is limited. … When these moments come and issues
surface, the resolution of which is not immediately forthcoming, hold
fast to what you already know and stand strong until additional
Jeffrey R. Holland
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/04/17:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!|
From Rick Harman ('65) of VA - 08/03/18, 4:37 PM - " Judy Head":
Oh, thank you so much, Rick! Possibly because I didn't really know Judy, but probably because it was such an abbreviated obituary, I missed this altogether.
From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 08/03/18, 5:33 PM:
|Thank you. I enjoy your journalism and humor.
I am so glad that your family in California escaped the fire and got to
return home. We pray that
(Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC)
is better and progressing.
Thank you so much, Malcolm! The safety and protection granted to my sweet chickadees throughout the Carr Fire ordeal I count as a great miracle, combined with several smaller ones! Paul continues to grow stronger each day, as you can see.....
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - Most Popular Boy in the Class of 1990) of NC - 08/03/18 - "Dad's 75th Birthday Party:
Food from the party...
Carolina Homestyle Peppered Cornbread, some NC grown watermelon. and one
of my dessert specialties, inspired originally by Dad's layered banana
pudding... Grasshopper Layered Pistachio Pudding!
Thank you, Brent! The dessert was beautiful, the entire meal was delicious, and it was a big fun surprise for Haul Party, too! It was especially gratifying to see his appetite finally return after so many weeks!
|Thursday, August 02. 2018 - Fayetteville, NC|
From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 07/31/18 - "Meetings: City Farm, Comprehensive Plan":
|Without the involvement
of people like you, we would not have 6,000 signatures on our petition
to keep the City Farm as part of Riverview Farm Park, or persuaded the
Planning Commission to vote 8-0 to remove “under study” from the City
Farm on the Future Land Use Map in the Draft Comprehensive Plan and
designate it as park. To reach our goal of saving all of Riverview Farm
Park, we must continue to involve more citizens in this effort.
The City Council will hold a public hearing and vote on the Draft Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday August 14, 7:00 PM. What we as citizens supporting the park need to do now is to express our concerns to City Council. In addition to showing the City Farm as park on the Future Land Use Map, the City Council should re-establish the Citizen Task Force to work with the public in designing the park. Letters, e-mails, and especially attendance at City Council meetings is important. If you are willing to speak at a City Council meeting, especially on the evening of the public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan, that will certainly be a plus.
Citizens for Riverview Farm Park will hold a General Meeting, open to all, on Tuesday, August 7. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public concerning the current status of the City Farm and to give the public an opportunity to ask questions of the two Central District members of City Council, Pat Woodbury and Dave Jenkins. We hope that you can join us and encourage others to attend also.
Details of our August 7 meeting are below. A response to this e-mail indicating that you plan to attend the August 7 meeting and the City Council public hearing on the Draft Comprehensive Plan public hearing on August 14 would be greatly appreciated.
President, Citizens for Riverview Farm Park
Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 PM, at the UUFP (Unitarian Church), 415 Young’s Mill Lane, General Meeting of Citizens for Riverview Farm Park, open to all. We will present our plans for supporting the City Farm as park land at the City Council’s public hearing for the Draft Comprehensive Plan. City Council members Pat Woodbury and Dave Jenkins will answer questions on the status of the City Farm and how it relates to the Draft Comprehensive Plan now being considered by the City Council. Please encourage others to attend this very important meeting.
Calendar Page: http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/index.php/calendar/
Comprehensive Plan and Analysis: http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/index.php/comprehensive-plan-analysis/
Thank you for your diligence, Adrian!
“If by chance some day you're not feeling well and you should remember
some silly thing I've said or done and it brings back a smile to your
face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been
(18 July 1913 - 17 Sept 1997)
|BONUS BANJO CROCHET PATTERN:|
Sharon Ballsmith's Banjo Bag - "Crochet this cute carry-all!" -No longer free, but $5.50 for instant access to pattern.
BONUS BANJO KNIT PATTERN:
Dyann's Banjo Cable
BONUS BANJO RECIPES:
How to Make the Perfect Egg Banjo - "...Egg
Banjo's have been popular with British troops since WW2 because they are
incredibly quick to make and taste great. All you need is two slices of
buttered bread (margarine is acceptable) and a fried egg (with the yolk
still a bit runny. It really is that simple a fried egg between two
slices of buttered bread. So why is this egg sandwich is called an egg
Banjo? The accepted explanation is that when eating is not unusually for
the egg yolk to drip onto your chest causing the eater to hold the
sandwich to one side whilst using their free hand to brush drips off
their chest. The holding of the egg sandwich away from you body whilst
flicking food with your fingers (mimicking a banjo player)...."
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..."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
"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.
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty
('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16
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