08/07/14 - NNHS Newsletter
“Come back to me in dreams; that I may give
“Come back to me in dreams; that I may give
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dERADmL8fAE - Greenfields - The Brothers Four ("Sing Along with Mitch")
|The Brothers Four are an
folk singing group, founded in 1957 in
Seattle, Washington, known for their 1960 hit song "Greenfields".
Bob Flick, John Paine, Mike Kirkland, and Dick Foley met at the University of Washington, where they were members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity in 1956 (hence the "Brothers" appellation). Their first professional performances were the result of a prank played on them in 1958 by a rival fraternity, who had arranged for someone to call them, pretend to be from Seattle's Colony Club, and invite them to come down to audition for a gig. Even though they were not expected at the club, they were allowed to sing a few songs, and were subsequently hired. Flick recalls them being paid "mostly in beer..."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57)
Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND
Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND
Anne Davidson Matthis
Happy Birthday this week to:
09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND Hunter Todd ('57) of TX;
10 - Marshall Conley ('63) of VA;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Friday, August 07, 1964 - Vietnam War: the U.S. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.
From Terry Haney ('66) of VA - 08/06/14 - "Feuding Banjos":
|Interesting read on the song Dueling Banjos which was stolen by
the movie company and made the title track of the the movie
Deliverance. One correction I would like to make to what appears in
Wikipedia. The song was co-composed and performed Don Reno and
Arthur Smith. Arthur just happened to be the one who sued since he
had the financial resources to do so from his TV show that appeared
back in the 50's.
Born in Buffalo, South Carolina, Don Reno grew up on a farm in Haywood County, North Carolina. In 1950 with Red Smiley, he formed Reno and Smiley and the Tennessee Cutups, a partnership that lasted fourteen years. Among their hits were "I'm Using My Bible For A Road Map", "I Wouldn't Change You If I Could" and "Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die". Reno & Smiley performed a regular gig on WRVA's Old Dominion Barn Dance Richmond, VA).
Don Reno was my dad's cousin (his grandmother was a Haney). They grew up together on the same mountain in Haywood County, NC.
YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Terry! I vaguely recall hearing a fraction of that story before; I appreciate your setting the record straight for us. I have amended that Newsletter:
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/06/14 - "Lunch Bunch 55":
Try to get in contact with one of the Lunch Bunch Class of 55 group. The Steve and John restaurant has closed and was refurbished as a Mexican Restaurant. I don’t know if they are still meeting in the same location but it does need updating.
As always, thank you, thank you, thank you.
WELL, CRUMBALINI! Sigh. Thanks, Joan! I'll see what I can learn!
From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 08/06/14 - "Newsletters":
I can report I am getting newsletters and am glad to be connected with the NNHS family.
I did want to tell you that Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) and I lost a dear cousin on July 29th. Mary Alice Ring Price Valcarcel was born in NN and went to NNHS in the 1950's as far as I know. She went on to college at Mary Washington to become an RN. After college, she and several college friends went to Europe for their graduation trip. While in Europe, Mary Alice met the man of her dreams. The tall dark Spanish gentleman (Rafael) was from Madrid and worked for the international airlines. Sparks were flying across the Atlantic and Madrid finally won her heart. Her life was spent in Spain with occasional trips to VA to visit her parents and to show her children where she was from. She was very happy in Spain. Her illnesses finally overcame her and she passed away in a hospital in Spain Her husband remained by her side. She was buried the next day in Spain.
Hey, Linda-Linda! I'm very glad the Newsletter announcements are making it through to you again, but I'm so sorry to learn of your loss!
I remembered your telling me all about your beautiful cousin in years past; I just didn't remember how long ago it really was!
For those of y'all who were wondering what the family connection between these two '64 classmates is, Linda's father's first cousin married David's mother's first cousin.
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/06/14 - "NN/Hampton web site":
I don't know it you have ever seen this. My step-sister sent it to me.
Some of these pictures really bring back memories.
WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Ruthie! I was unaware of this site. They do indeed have some great images posted there, so I've linked it to Our Old Stomping Grounds.
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/06/14 - "The Human Condition: See What a Crowd Does to Help Man who got His Leg Stuck in Train [VIDEO]":
This would not have happened in Northern Virginia during rush hour-I
Editor’s Note: In a truly spectacular display of concern, these passers-by band together to get this man out of danger. Shrimp on the barbie for everyone!
A man got his leg stuck while boarding a train in Perth, Australia today – and passengers helped to free him.
Video released by the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia shows the man’s leg becoming wedged between the train and platform at the city’s Stirling Station. Workers were alerted and spent the next 10 minutes trying to free the man.
YOWZERS-WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy! You're right. Sadly I cannot imagine a scenario such as that taking place up there...
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 08/06/14 - "Nearer My God to Thee":
|Have you seen this yet?
Nearer My God to Thee - BYU Men's Chorus and Vocal Point
No. No, I must confess I had not. Thanks so much for sending it to me, Adrienne! It's a lovely rendition!
From My Daughter of Other Parents, Ashley Johnson of AZ - 08/06/14:
Here are the dragonfly pics!
OOOH! Thanks, Ashley! Though this dragonfly (or some of it's friends) comes to visit us (especially Paul!) often, it was really fun for one to appear on your last day with us!
"The dragonfly has been a subject of intrigue in every single continent it is found in, and with each civilization, has developed a unique meaning to it, its behavior and its lifestyle... The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life...In many regions and as a norm of this day, the dragonfly is considered to be an agent of change and presumably symbolic of a sense of self realization. Self realization from how the dragonfly uses its power to control its movements and so elegantly. And change and evolution is all about the dragonfly’s ability to fly and the way it can be comfortable on water, land as well as the air."
|Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - Fayetteville, NC|
Well, that's not exactly what I thought their appearance signified, but I suppose it'll have to do.....
Okay, Lady, you've been back in Arizona for a few hours now. When are you coming back home to North Carolina?
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/01/14 - "Funnies (#5 in a series of 13)":
|BONUS GO GREEN CROCHET PATTERNS:|
http://thegreendragonfly.wordpress.com/free-crochet-patterns/ - The Green Dragonfly Crochet Patterns - A plethora of fun designs!
BONUS GREEN RECIPES:
|http://www.goinggreen-forlife.com/green-recipes.html - Green Recipes for Your Health and Taste|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/06/14:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/17/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Once There Were Greenfields
-Gilkyson, Dehr, Miller
Brothers Four, 1960
Once there were greenfields, kissed by the sun
Once there were valleys, where river used to run
Once there were blue skies with white clouds high above
Once they were part of an everlasting love
We were the lovers who strolled thru greenfields
Greenfields are gone now, parched by the sun
Gone from the valleys were rivers used to run
Gone with the cold wind that swept into my heart
Gone with the lovers who let their love depart
Where are the greenfields that we used to roam
I'll never know what made you run away
How can I keep searching when dark clouds hide the way
I only know there's nothing here for me
Nothing in this wide world left for me to see
But I'll keep on waiting until you return
I'll keep on waiting until the day you learn
You can't be happy when your heart's on the roam
You can't be happy until you bring it home
Home to the greenfields and me once again
"Once There Were Greenfields" midi courtesy ofhttp://www.jhegarty.com/sounds/greenfie.mid - 08/06/07
"Once There Were Greenfields" lyrics courtesy ofhttp://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiGREENFLD.html - 08/06/07
Terragen Image of Green Fields courtesy of http://www.epicureansdelight.stocktonet.com/Terragen_Originals.htm - 08/06/07http://www.flickr.com/photos/35998493@N00/340401734/ - 08/06/07
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Green Divider Line clip art probably courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars.html - 04/01/05 (but at the moment, I can't find which page...)
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Air Force, USMC, and Army Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06