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08/16/14 - NNHS Newsletter - For Your Love

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be
like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks
for another day of loving.”

Khalil Gibran 
(06 Jan 1883 - 10 Apr 1931)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

  Another great old love song, this one from 1958 - YEA!

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5jGHZzpQ9k - For Your Love - Ed Townsend

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


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Townsend:

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.[1]

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.....


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Carole Smith Bennett ('57) AND Eugene Chapman ('57) AND   Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

18 - Etta L. Baker ('57)  AND   Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA;

19 -     Former President Bill Clinton of NY AND   Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA AND          Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA;

20 -        the late Chip Clark ('65) (deceased 06/12/10) AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA;

21 -   Bob Buchan ('61) of VA AND    Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA;

22 - Suzanne Morris Oberlander ('63);

23 - Charles Allen ('57) AND Pam Russell Hanzlik ('63) of NC AND        My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


THIS DAY IN WWII:
August 16, 1940 - The Communist Party was banned in German-occupied Norway.

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, 1944 - The first flight of the Junkers Ju 287.

August 16, 1945 - An assassination attempt was made on Japan's prime minister, Kantaro Suzuki.

August 16, 1945 - Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, was captured by Soviet troops.

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 Philippines.

August 16, 2002 - Friedrich Engel, a former Nazi SS major, was sentenced to seven years in prison for his part in the shooting of Italian prisoners on a mountain pass above Genoa during World War II.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Sunday, August 16, 1964 - Vietnam War: A coup d'état replaced Dương Văn Minh with General Nguyễn Khánh as President of South Vietnam. A new constitution was established with aid from the U.S. Embassy.

Sunday, August 16, 1964 - Footballer and pundit Barry Venison was born in Consett, County Durham, England.

Sunday, August 16, 1964 - High jumper Paul Weinstein (b. 05 Apr 1878 in Wallendorf, Germany) died at the age of 86.


     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 08/15/14, 10:18 PM - "HOUSE CONCERT CANCELED - Due to fire closing Peytonsville Road Bridge access to our house":

Terry G. Seay
Your Nashville Connection

www.itsallaboutZmusic.com
Mobile # 703.628.4657
Terry.Seay@itsallaboutZmusic.com
 
   YOWZERONI!
Thanks for letting us know, Terry; hope all will soon be well!


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/15/14 - "John and Annie Glenn -- You probably never heard this":

This is a beautiful story.

For over half a century, the world has applauded John Glenn as a heart-stirring American hero. He lifted the nation's spirits when, as one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, he was blasted alone into orbit around the Earth; the enduring affection for him is so powerful that even now people find themselves misting up at the sight of his face or the sound of his voice.

But for all these years, Glenn has had a hero of his own, someone who he has seen display endless courage of a different kind:

Annie Glenn.

They have been married for 71 years.

He was 93 on July 18; she turned 94 on February 17.

February 20, 2012 was the 50th anniversary of Glenn's flight into orbit. We are being reminded that, half a century down the line, he remains America's unforgettable hero.

He has never really bought that.

Because the heroism he most cherishes is of a sort that is seldom cheered. It belongs to the person he has known longer than he has known anyone else in the world.

John Glenn and Annie Castor first knew each other when -- literally -- they shared a playpen.

In New Concord, Ohio, his parents and hers were friends. When the families got together, their children played.

John -- the future Marine fighter pilot, the future test-pilot ace, the future astronaut -- was pure gold from the start. He would end up having what it took to rise to the absolute pinnacle of American regard during the space race; imagine what it meant to be the young John Glenn in the small confines of New Concord.

Three-sport varsity athlete, most admired boy in town, Mr. Everything.

Annie Castor was bright, was caring, was talented, was generous of spirit. But she could talk only with the most excruciating of difficulty. It haunted her.

Her stuttering was so severe that it was categorized as an "85%" disability -- 85% of the time, she could not manage to make words come out.

When she tried to recite a poem in elementary school, she was laughed at. She was not able to speak on the telephone. She could not have a regular conversation with a friend.

And John Glenn loved her.

Even as a boy he was wise enough to understand that people who could not see past her stutter were missing out on knowing a rare and wonderful girl.

They married on April 6, 1943. As a military wife, she found that life as she and John moved around the country could be quite hurtful. She has written: "I can remember some very painful experiences -- especially the ridicule."

In department stores, she would wander unfamiliar aisles trying to find the right section, embarrassed to attempt to ask the sales clerks for help. In taxis, she would have to write requests to the driver, because she couldn't speak the destination out loud. In restaurants, she would point to the items on the menu.

A fine musician, Annie, in every community where she and John moved, would play the organ in church as a way to make new friends. She and John had two children; she has written: "Can you imagine living in the modern world and being afraid to use the telephone? 'Hello' used to be so hard for me to say. I worried that my children would be injured and need a doctor. Could I somehow find the words to get the information across on the phone?"

John, as a Marine aviator, flew 59 combat missions in World War II and 90 during the Korean War. Every time he was deployed, he and Annie said goodbye the same way. His last words to her before leaving were:

"I'm just going down to the corner store to get a pack of gum."

And, with just the two of them there, she was able to always reply:

"Don't be long."

On that February day in 1962 when the world held its breath and the Atlas rocket was about to propel him toward space, those were their words, once again. And in 1998, when, at 77, he went back to space aboard the shuttle Discovery, it was an understandably tense time for them. What if something happened to end their life together?

She knew what he would say to her before boarding the shuttle. He did -- and this time he gave her a present to hold onto:

A pack of gum.

She carried it in a pocket next to her heart until he was safely home.

Many times in her life she attempted various treatments to cure her stutter. None worked.

But in 1973, she found a doctor in Virginia who ran an intensive program she and John hoped would help her. She traveled there to enroll and to give it her best effort. The miracle she and John had always waited for at last, as miracles will do, arrived. At age 53, she was able to talk fluidly, and not in brief, anxiety-ridden, agonizing bursts.

John has said that on the first day he heard her speak to him with confidence and clarity, he dropped to his knees to offer a prayer of gratitude.

He has written: "I saw Annie's perseverance and strength through the years and it just made me admire her and love her even more." He has heard roaring ovations in countries around the globe for his own valor, but his awe is reserved for Annie, and what she accomplished: "I don't know if I would have had the courage."

Her voice is so clear and steady now that she regularly gives public talks. If you are lucky enough to know the Glenns, the sight and sound of them bantering and joking with each other and playfully finishing each others' sentences is something that warms you and makes you thankful just to be in the same room.

Last month was the anniversary of the Mercury space shot, and once again people remembered, and spoke of the heroism of Glenn the astronaut.

But if you ever find yourself at an event where the Glenns are appearing, and you want to see someone so brimming with pride and love that you may feel your own tears start to well up, wait until the moment that Annie stands to say a few words to the audience.

And as she begins, take a look at her husband's eyes.
 
   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Billy! This story was almost too beautiful to be true, so I checked it out - and guess what? It IS true!

http://www.snopes.com/glurge/annieglenn.asp: TRUE!


From My Friend, Sherri, of UT - 08/15/14 - "Menu Choices":

       Thank you, Sherri!
 
 


From My Friend, Bill, of UT - 08/15/14 - "Grandpas":

      Thanks, Bill!
 
 


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/15/14 - "Cool Signs (#1 in a series of 26)":

 
Need a chuckle today, read these!

 Thanks, Ruthie!

 
 


BONUS FOOLISH CROCHET PATTERN:

http://mrsthomasinatittlemouse.blogspot.com/2012/06/crochet-snake-in-camouflage.html - Snake in Camouflage - "My sssimple ssssnake, aka Therapy Crochet for souls demoralised by complicated patterns that need repeated frogging, has reached completion! I am rather pleased with him. He was very simple to crochet, so long as one made sure one always ended up with 35 stitches at the end of each round after the initial increases, and he didn't require too much other brain power - ssimple sstripes, ssimple sstitches, ssimple sstuffing and ssimple asssembly! Here he iss!"  - "...More foolish I grow..."


BONUS FOOLISH RECIPES:

http://britishfood.about.com/od/eorecipes/r/foolishbread.htm - Foolish Bread Recipe - "Just why this bread is called Foolish Bread, no-one seems to know. It is similar to a Tuscan pane sciocco..." - "...More foolish I grow..."

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/foolish-guacamole-recipe/index.html - Foolish Guacamole Recipe


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/15/14:

During a dinner party, the hosts’ two little children entered the dinning room totally nude and walked slowly around the table. The parents were so embarrassed that they pretended nothing was happening and kept he conversation going. The guests cooperated and also continued as if nothing extraordinary was happening.

After going all the way around the room, the children left, and there was a moment of silence at the table, during which one child was heard to say, “You see, it is vanishing cream!”


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold a 45-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive.  For further information, contact Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net.

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: www.nnhs1964.com and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or nnhs64@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/17/14

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


 
  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
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915-780-3048
 


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For Your Love

 Written and recorded by Ed Townsend (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

Divider Line 1018 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines21.html - 08/16/10

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Animated Tiny 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 http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
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

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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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!!

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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