08/16/10 - NNHS Newsletter - For Your Love
“Love has no desire but to
fulfill itself. To melt and be
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme comes to us at the suggestion of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/07/10 - "Suggested Newsletter Theme: 'For Your Love':
Back in April 1958 a song was number 13 on the Hit Parade for 13 weeks, and was often played by Roger Clark during his evening broadcast over WGH-AM and it might be a good theme for one of your newsletters.
For Your Love by Ed Townsend (Born 4/16/1929 in Fayetteville, TN - R & B Singer and Song Writers) provided one of the very best renditions of this song. Unable to find it on iTunes.
Your subscribers can listen to it at:
Joe Madagan (58) of FL
Thanks so much, Adonis! In one of our beloved "small world" stories, I had been humming this tune in my head for several days, but as I was singing the wrong words entirely, I was of course quite unable to locate it!
Once you told me the name, I found another couple of versions as well:
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtogO5G3vKk&NR=1&feature=fvwp - For Your Love - Johnny Mathis
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1dvr0lEVUw&NR=1 - For Your Love - The Lettermen
Ed Townsend - Edward Benjamin Townsend - (April 16, 1929 - August 13, 2003) was an African American attorney, songwriter, and producer. He was best known for performing his composition, "For Your Love," a rhythm and blues doo wop classic, and as the co-writer of "Let's Get It On" with Marvin Gaye.
Although he was born in Fayetteville, Tennessee, his family soon moved to Memphis where his father was called to pastor an African Methodist Episcopal church.
The year Townsend graduated from high school, he was elected to the International American Methodist Episcopal Youth Council (IAMEYC). The honor let him travel worldwide before enrolling in college the next year at Arkansas State College.
After graduating, he taught for a year. Although he never formally practiced law, he frequently used his law training to assist other entertainers in negotiating their recording and performance contracts.
In 1951, Townsend joined the United States Marine Corps and served in Korea. After his discharge, he recorded a number of singles for various labels, none of which made the charts. Ironically, in 1958 he took his ballad, "For Your Love" to Capitol Records, hoping to interest Nat “King” Cole, but, impressed with his voice, Capitol signed him to record it himself.
Dick Clark had just started American Bandstand on television and invited Townsend to sing the very first month the show aired. He was an overnight success and the song shot up the charts, reaching #13 on the US pop chart.....
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 - "Update on locations - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":
Please post this updated announcement when you have a moment.
Friday evening we’ll meet at the home of Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65). They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend. The change in location was decided when members of the reunion committee thought the original location might not be as suitable for conversation as originally planned. The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News. The telephone number is 757-595-4116. We’ll post a map providing directions.
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - significantly updated 08/07/10!
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - updated 08/03/10!
Thank you, Dave!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/30/10 - "BIRTHDAY CRUISE":
BIRTHDAY CRUISE RESERVATION DEADLINE IS 20 SEPTEMBER.
I just reviewed my contract with the Spirit of Norfolk. I must give them the final attendee count and final payment no later than 23 September. That means that I must receive your reservation and check no later than 20 September.
However, keep in mind that I cannot guarantee you a seat, after the first 40 seats are reserved.
BOTTOM LINE: Send your reservation now, if you want to be assured of a seat.
http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10!
- updated 08/03/10!
Thank you, David!
1. Betty Ames Burton ('71) of VA - 08/07/10 - "Mailing List":
Please add me to your mailing list.
Betty Ames Burton
Class of 1971 NNHS
2.Larry Spigel ('62) of VA - 08/11/10:
Welcome Aboard, Betty and Larry (and thanks, Bobby!)! I've added your names hither and yon:
|Larry's picture was already on the website, of course. If you look very carefully, you can make out the names in white letters at the bottom of the photograph:|
|1962 Anchor, p. 121|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
last week to:
09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND Hunter Todd ('57) of TX;
Happy Birthday this week to:Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA AND Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA;
20 - The late Chip Clark ('65) - 1947 (deceased 06/12/10) AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA;
21 - Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA;
23 - Charles Allen ('57) AND Pam Russell Hanzlik ('63) of NC AND Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
Hit # 97,500 was made on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 10:07 AM by My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 08/07/10, 4:53 PM - "Hit # 97,500":
Congratulations, Jean! Thanks so much! But wait - are you insinuating that I, the Biggus Wimpus, am the Weinius Maximus?!? Just because it's so totally TRUE?!? But you're right - and I didn't overdo it, and we had a marvelous trip and a nice 41st Anniversary, too!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|August 15, 1939 - 13
Stukas dived into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at
Neuhammer. There were no survivors.
August 15, 1940 - An Italian submarine torpedoed and sank the Greek cruiser Elli at Tinos harbour during peacetime, marking the most serious Italian provocation prior to the outbreak of the Greco-Italian War in October.
August 15, 1941 - German spy Corporal Josef Jakobs (b. 30 June 1898) was executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 7:12 AM, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for treason.
TODAY IN WWII:
|August 16, 1940 - The
Communist Party was banned in
August 16, 1942 - The two-person crew of the U.S. naval blimp L-8 disappeared without a trace on a routine anti-submarine patrol over the Pacific Ocean. The blimp drifted without her crew and crash-landed in Daly City, California.
August 16, 1945 - Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright was
freed by Russian forces from a POW camp in Manchuria, China. He had been
captured by the Japanese on the island of Corregidor, in the
YESTERDAY IN 1965:
Sunday, August 15, 1965 - The Beatles played to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, in an event later seen as marking the birth of stadium rock. This was exactly four years before the Woodstock Music and Art Festival opened.
Sunday, August 15, 1965 - Writer Rob Thomas was born in Sunnyside, Washington.
TODAY IN 1965:
|Monday, August 16, 1965 - Nothing at all happened - no births, no death, no nuffin'. Go figure.|
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag
of dog food.
Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.
Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace! OH, NO!
That's why I've included the link to all the candidates named Grace, along with the image of The Real Grace, lest there be any confusion. As y'all can see, she's a Weimaraner from Richmond.
Vote early, and vote often - or at least cast your allotted daily vote!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 08/07/10 - "Picture":
|You can use this shot
of me from ... boot camp (17 years old)...
Jerry Blanchard (Class of 62) of Va.
Oh, looky - aren't you so cute?!? Thanks, Sweetie! I've added this image to a couple of places on the site:
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 08/07/10 - "Beautiful piano tune...When You Wish Upon a Star":
|I am parked in front of the TV
on Sunday night to watch Walt Disney...such good times. Can you tell I
had a happy childhood?
Yes, ma'am! Thanks, Jean - glad you liked it!
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 08/08/10 - "Scans of Senior pix from Anchor?":
I have some Anchor scans posted on the site, but by no means a
comprehensive list. I've always intended to scan all the members of the Class
of '65, but ten years later, that's still incomplete.
From other classes I try to provide senior images from the 650 or so people on my subscriber list, but again, not so much:
Of course, there are all too many of our deceased schoolmates from the Classes of 1954 to 1971 - including one from 1954 I just added this morning:
Additionally I have from time to time scanned images of others as they are mentioned, and although they have no permanent home, they appeared in random Newsletters and I have them preserved in a file.
If you're looking for someone specific, I do own all the Anchors from 1954 to 1966, as well as several from the 40's; maybe I could find you what you need.
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 08/08/10 - "Neck Exercises":
my continual thought for my fellow computer friends,
You needed this...you know you did!
BUSTED! Thanks, George!
From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 08/09/10 - "Road Rage":
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that road rage “involves a criminal act of violence whereas aggressive driving can range from tailgating to speeding to running red lights.” The NHTSA also estimates that one-third of all crashes are due to aggressive driving and that approximately two-thirds result in fatalities.
Driver frustration sources include the following: longer driving times, congested roadways, substance abuse, prejudices, and lack of common courtesy. In addition, driver frustration can lead to aggressive driving behaviors, but the real root cause of aggressive driving probably lies within each one of us. By taking an honest look at our own driving behavior and following the actions to take and those not to take below, you can reduce your stress level and avoid accidents while driving.
n Get plenty of sleep. Lack of sleep makes us prone to feelings of annoyance, resentment, and anger.
n Leave work at work and focus on your driving.
n Courtesy and err on the side of being cautious. It is just not that important to get there first.
n Regardless of how fast you are travelling, move to the right if someone wants to pass you.
n Plan ahead and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.
n When changing lanes, signal your intentions early enough so that other drivers are aware of your intentions.
n Ease up and maintain a safe distance at all times.
n If someone is aggressively trying to get ahead of you, let him.
n Breathe and focus on your breathing, which brings your attention inward and makes frustrations seem more removed.
n Turn down the music. Aggressive music breeds aggressive driving habits.
n Keep your doors locked at all times. This can help prevent attacks when you pull up to intersections.
n Do not take it personally if another driver cuts you off. It may be a matter of a distracted driver or perhaps he/she is driving in an unfamiliar area or just failed to see you.
n Do not make eye contact with an aggressive driver. Do not give them a place to focus their aggression.
n Avoid gestures and resist the urge to make obscene gestures. Avoid making any visible sign to suggest you are angry.
n If someone cuts you off, let them alone and do not respond. Their aggression may escalate if you retaliate in any way.
n Remember you have no idea who you may be dealing with or what their stress level may be. If you are involved in an accident with an aggressive driver, do not stop or pull over until it is safe to do so.
n If you feel you may be in serious danger from an aggressive driver, call the police. Do not drive to your home and do not get out of your car until it is safe to do so.
Thank you so much, Renee!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 08/09/10 - "GOD BLESS THIS WOMAN":
God Bless This Woman!!
This is so awesome to watch.
This woman deserves our praise and prayers.
If you have seen this, please pass it on to someone you think may not have. It's too beautiful not to share!
Thanks so much, Norris!
Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD"
AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From ArcaMax Jokes - 08/15/10:
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.
2. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at email@example.com - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/10-02-10-EVELYNS-PARTY.html - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!
3. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.
4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL - http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-page/10-09-10-Typhoon-Tailgate.pdf - http://nnhs65.com/frat-soro-SPD.html
5. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1963
6. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 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.
7. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at email@example.com - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965
8. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at NNHS64@cox.net and SEE: http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-RESERVATION-FORM.html - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - CLASS OF 1964
9. Saturday, April 30, 2010 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (email@example.com - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
10. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/17/10
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Written and recorded by
(16 Apr 1929 - 13 Aug 2003), 1958
For your love, oh, I would do anything
I would do anything, fo-o-or your love
For your kiss (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh), oh, I would go anywhere (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh)
I would go (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh), anywhere, fo-o-r your kiss
More foolish I grow
With each heart beat
But we all get foolish
That's why I repeat
For your love (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh), oh, I would do anything (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh)
I would do anything, fo-o-or your kiss
I would do anything, fo-o-or your love (anything, anything, anything)
Fo-o-or your love
(ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh, ooh)
"For Your Love" midi courtesy of http://electrofresh.com/midi_E.php - 08/16/10
"For Your Love" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricstime.com/ed-townsend-for-your-love-lyrics.html - 08/16/10
"For Your Love" Image courtesy http://www.beliefnet.com/Inspiration/2010/01/21-Ways-to-Do-A-Good-Deed.aspx - 08/16/10
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
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 USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Divider Line 1018 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines21.html - 08/16/10
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
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
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
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Animated Kissing Sailor and Girl courtesy of http://www.jograham.com/valoverk.htm - 10/19/05
Animated Laughing Cat
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks again, Joyce!
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
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