08/04/19 - NNHS
“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.”
(10 Feb 1890 - 30 May 1960)
Friends and Schoolmates,
summer here in Fayetteville our weather has been... well, it's been summer. I hope
you're not dueling the heat and humidity today...
BONUS - Dueling Banjos -
Clip from Deliverance
(1972) - The submitter describes this as, "The best scene in one of the
greatest movies of all time."
I've never seen the movie. The descriptions alone always struck me as -
well, strongly disturbing.....
"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
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
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
also covered the song on their album
Deliverance, a scene depicts
Redden playing it opposite
who joins him on guitar. Redden plays "Lonnie"—a
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
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
THIS DAY IN
|August 04, 1944 -
The Holocaust: a tip from a
informer led the
to a sealed-off area in an
warehouse where they found
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 1969:
August 04, 1969 -
War: At the apartment of French intermediary
Sainteny in Paris, American representative
Henry Kissinger and
North Vietnamese representative
Xuân Thuỷ began secret peace negotiations. The negotiations would eventually
August 04, 1969 - Footballer and coach
Bickley was born Mark Alan Bickley in
August 04, 1969 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist
Cavalera was born Massimiliano Antonio Cavalera in
August 04, 1969 - Baseball player
O'Leary was born Troy Franklin O'Leary in
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
(b. 03 Dec 1940)
Thanks so much, Susan!
Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA- 08/04/17:|
Thank you, Joan!
- '77) of AZ - 08/04/17:
Thanks, Cousin Jim!
('65) of NC -
08/03/19, 8:04 PM - "
76th Birthday Party":
Following an especially rough
month with his health, I think Haul Party had a good 76th birthday,
especially with the multiple cards, phone calls, texts, and IMs from his
children and siblings.
Our friendly little Back Yard Bunny Rabbit dropped by to offer his
birthday wishes, and scampered around to our great delight.
(Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) picked up some burgers and sherbet for us all
I gave him a Passat Tall Ship model I earned playing verydice on my
phone. By watching five 30-second ads every available hour for the last
seven months, I was able to accumulate the needed 40,000 points, just in
From My Friend,
Rhonda, of VA - 07/25/19:
Thank you so much, Rhonda!
“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
July 1913 - 17 Sept 1997)
BONUS BANJO CROCHET PATTERN:
Banjo Bag - "Crochet this cute carry-all!" -
No longer free, but $5.50 for instant
access to pattern.
BONUS BANJO KNIT PATTERN:
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..."
Doctors at a hospital in Brooklyn, New York have gone on strike.
Hospital officials say they will find out what the doctors' demands are
as soon as they can get a pharmacist over there to read the picket
Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.|
2. Friday, August 02, 2019 - Sunday, August 04, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 is
holding their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News.
Open to ALL Typhoons!
3. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -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.
4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of
1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City
Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:
www.nnhs1964.com; CONTACT: David Spriggs at
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE:
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
the power of a drop
in the bucket."
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll
halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (email@example.com);
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select "Send Money (Services) to
Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Banjos" midi courtesy of
http://www.reocities.com/aequum/music60s70s.html - 08/04/10
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
information at the moment.
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
Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of
http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
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
clip art courtesy of
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of
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