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It's a Small World, After All!
“It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to have to paint it.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It's time to take a look at how much things have changed around here in seven years:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxvlKp-76io - It's A Small World - Disney
|... "Children of the World" was the working title of the attraction
Walt Disney only called "the happiest cruise that ever sailed" (and
never It's a Small World). The attraction's tentative soundtrack design
featured each national anthem, playing all at once, which resulted in a
cacophonous noise. Walt demonstrated the miniature mock-up to his staff
Robert B. Sherman and
Richard M. Sherman. As he and the Sherman Brothers walked through
Walt said, "I need one song."
a single song for the attraction which could be easily translated into
many different languages and which could be played in
round. The Sherman Brothers wrote "it's a small world (after all)".
in the wake of the
Cuban Missile Crisis, which influenced the song's message. They
first presented "it's a small world (after all)" to Walt by singing in
counterpoint while walking through the mock-up.
In the spirit of international unity, "it's a small world (after all)" was sung and recorded in various studios around the world - by a church choir in London, TV performers in Mexico City, a school chorus in Rome, and by local children from Tokyo and California.
It is argued that this song is the single most performed and most widely translated song on earth. The song tune and lyrics are the only Disney creations never to be copyrighted, as UNICEF requested, and can be heard worldwide on musical devices ranging from keyboard demos to ice cream trucks, it remains "a gift to the children of the world."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Lois Marie King Earwood ('57) AND Dave Arnold ('65) of VA AND Linwood Wright ('65) of VA AND My Grandson, Joseph Harty of TX!
Dave and Linwood were not only born the same day, but their mothers were roommates in Dixie Hospital! Linwood's mother, of course, was our beloved English teacher, Mrs. Jeanette Ward Wright, and Dave's father owned and operated Pop Arnold's Esso Station.
Happy Birthday this week to:
Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA;
15 - Peggy Johnson Janke ('60) of OH;
17 - Carole Smith Bennett ('57) AND Eugene Chapman ('57) AND Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL;
18 - Etta L. Baker ('57) AND Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA;
Jimmy and Dave were born on the same day in Riverside Hospital while their fathers paced the halls together!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 07/26/11 - "The August 19 - 20 Open Reunion Sponsored by the Class of 1966":
Please put the following note in your next newsletter:
The Class of 1966 45-year Reunion has moved the Saturday night function FROM the Warwick Yacht Club TO Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. The start time has changed FROM 7:00 p.m. TO 7:30 p.m. in the Chesapeake Room. Dress is casual, Bermudas allowed. The reason for the move is that we outgrew the Yacht Club!! Also, this means that we can now accept more people.
Friday night will still be at RJ’s Restaurant on Jefferson Avenue.
Thank you so much, Carol!
Dee Hodges Bartram
YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0811.htm - INCLUDING:
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0812.htm - INCLUDING:
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/10/11 - "Tests Before Having Children":
|FOLLOW THESE 14 SIMPLE
TESTS BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO HAVE CHILDREN:
Women: to prepare for maternity, put on a dressing gown and stick a beanbag down the front. Leave it there for 9 months. After 9 months remove 5% of the beans.
Men: to prepare for paternity, go to a local chemist, tip the contents of your wallet onto the counter and tell the pharmacist to help himself. Then go to the supermarket. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office. Go home. Pick up the newspaper and read it for the last time.
Find a couple who are already parents and berate them about their methods of discipline, lack of patience, appallingly low tolerance levels and how they have allowed their children to run wild. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child's sleeping habits, toilet training, table manners and overall behavior. Enjoy it. It will be the last time in your life that you will have all the answers.
To discover how the nights will feel:
1. Walk around the living room from 5 pm to 10 pm carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 4 - 6 kg, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly.
2. At 10 pm, put the bag down, set the alarm for midnight and go to sleep.
3. Get up at 12 pm and walk the bag around the living room until 1 am.
4.Set the alarm for 3 am.
5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2 am and make a cup of tea.
6. Go to bed at 2.45 am.
7. Get up again at 3 am when the alarm goes off.
8. Sing songs in the dark until 4 am.
9. Put the alarm on for 5 am. Get up when it goes off.
10. Make breakfast. Keep this up for 5 years.
Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems:
1. Buy a live octopus and a string bag.
2. Attempt to put the octopus into the string bag so that no arms hang out.
3. Time allowed for this: 5 minutes.
Forget the BMW and buy a practical 5 door wagon. And don't think that you can leave it out on the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that.
1. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment.
2. Leave it there.
3. Get a coin. Insert it into the cd player.
4. Take a box of chocolate biscuits; mash them into the back seat.
5. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.
Get ready to go out.
2. Go out the front door.
3. Come back in again.
4. Go out.
5. Come back in again.
6. Go out again.
7. Walk down the front path.
8. Walk back up it.
9. Walk down it again.
10. Walk very slowly down the road for five minutes.
11. Stop, inspect minutely and ask at least 6 questions about every piece of used chewing gum, dirty tissue and dead insect along the way.
12. Retrace your steps.
13. Scream that you have had as much as you can stand until the neighbors come out and stare at you.
14. Give up and go back into the house.
15. You are now just about ready to try taking a small child for a walk.
Repeat everything you say at least 5 times.
Go to the local supermarket. Take with you the nearest thing you can find to a pre-school child. A full-grown goat is excellent. If you intend to have more than one child, take more than one goat.
Buy your weeks groceries without letting the goat(s) out of your sight. Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.
1. Hollow out a melon.
2. Make a small hole in the side.
3. Suspend the melon from the ceiling and swing it side to side.
4. Now get a bowl of soggy cornflakes and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon while pretending to be an aeroplane.
5. Continue until half the cornflakes are gone.
6. Tip the rest into your lap, making sure that a lot of it falls on the floor.
7. You are now ready to feed a 12-month old child.
Learn the names of every character from the Wiggles, Barney, Teletubbies and Disney. Watch nothing else on television for at least 5 years.
Can you stand the mess children make? To find out:
1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains.
2. Hide a fish behind the stereo and leave it there all summer.
3. Stick your fingers in the flower beds and then rub them on clean walls.
4. Cover the stains with crayon.
5. How does that look?
Make a recording of someone shouting "Mummy" repeatedly. Important: no more than a 4 second delay between each Mummy - occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet if required. Play this tape in your car, everywhere you go for the next 4 years. You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.
Start talking to an adult of your choice. Have someone else continually tug on your shirt hem or shirt sleeve while playing the Mummy tape listed above. You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there's a child in the room.
Put on your finest work attire. Pick a day on which you have an important meeting. Now:
1. Take a cup of cream and put 1 cup of lemon juice in it.
3. Dump half of it on your nice silk shirt.
4. Saturate a towel with the other half of the mixture.
5. Attempt to clean your shirt with the same saturated towel.
6. Do not change, you have no time.
7. Go directly to work.
You are now ready to have kids. ENJOY!!!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/11/11 - "The Seasons in Life":
This should cool you down and calm you down.Turn on your sound. The video will advance on its own.
Thank you so much, Dearest Judy!
From http://www.selfgrowth.com - 08/10/11 - "Life Changes":
for Making a Major Life Change
By Steve Davis
As human beings,
we're creatures of habit. No wonder making a major life change is so
hard! But it can be done. Follow these steps to get your change in
motion, one easy step at a time:
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/04/11 - "Some Thought Provoking Signs (#4 in a Series of 16)":
|Thanks, Glenn - I really enjoy these! There's far too little blatant goofiness in the world!|
www.ajokeaday.com - 08/11/11:
Anytime you see a young man open a car door for his girlfriend, either the car is new or the girlfriend is.
1. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 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
2. Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at RJ's Restaurant and Pub AND the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. DETAILS: http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1966/45th-Reunion-Letter-2011.doc; CONTACT: Dee Hodges Bartram at email@example.com - OPEN REUNION!
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, see: www.nnhs1961.org and contact Gary Fitzgerald at Fitz43@cox.net or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961
4. Saturday, August 27, 2011, NOON - Mike O'Neil's Irish Pub, Warwick Shopping Center - Reunion Luncheon for the 97th Rifle Company, USMC
5. Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 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.
6. Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at firstname.lastname@example.org - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!
7. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at email@example.com or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956
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It's a Small World (after all)
Written by Robert B. Sherman (b. 19 Dec 1925) and Richard M. Sherman (b. 12 June 1928), 1962
It's a world of laughter, a world of tears,
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears;
There's so much that we share,
That it's time we're aware
It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all,
It's a small world after all,
It's a small world after all,
It's a small, small world.
There is just one moon, and one golden sun,
And a smile means friendship to ev'ryone;
Though the mountains divide,
And the oceans are wide,
It's a small world after all.
"It's a Small
World" midi courtesy of Wendy's Wonderland Disney MIDI -
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/9711/midis.html - 08/12/04
"It's a Small World" lyrics courtesy of http://www.disneylandian.com/faqs/iasw.html - 08/12/04
"Small World" image courtesy of http://www.thelocal.se/blogs/uppsalakoala/2011/06/17/what-a-small-world/ - 08/15/11 (sic)
Goofy Divider Bar from http://resources.bravenet.com/clipart/dividers/3 - 08/12/04
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
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