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08/17/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Blue Skies

“Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can
look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you
have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.”

- Carl Sandburg
(06 Jan 1878 – 22 July 1967)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I really like this golden oldie...

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=andb46kjf0g - Blue Skies - Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra, 1941 - C'mon, you had to know I'd give Frank star billing!

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8IZx7i8qHg - Blue Skies - Betty Hutton, 1945

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epRXoS_P0lk - Blue Skies - Ella Fitzgerald

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkjXieeVSJk - Blue Skies - Jim Reeves

BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSCplj40uuY - Blue Skies - Willie Nelson


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

"Blue Skies" (1926)

Written after his first daughter's birth as a song just for her. In it he distilled his feelings about being married and a father for the first time: "Blue days, all of them gone; nothing but blue skies, from now on."[23] #1 for Ben Selvin with five other hits in 1927 besides being the first song performed by Al Jolson in the first feature sound film, "The Jazz Singer," that same year. In 1946 it returned to the top 10 on the charts with Count Basie and Benny Goodman. In 1978, Willie Nelson made the song a #1 country hit—52 years after it was written.[16]


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Skies_%28song%29

"Blue Skies" is a popular song that was written by Irving Berlin in 1926.

The song was composed in 1926 as a last-minute addition to the Rodgers and Hart musical Betsy. Although the show ran for 39 performances only, "Blue Skies" was an instant success, with audiences on opening night demanding 24 encores of the piece from star Belle Baker.[1] During the final repetition, Ms. Baker forgot her lyrics, prompting Berlin to sing them from his seat in the front row.[2]

In 1927, the music was published and Ben Selvin's recorded version was a #1 hit. That same year, it became one of the first songs to be featured in a talkie, when Al Jolson performed it in The Jazz Singer. Another version of the song was recorded by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra in 1935 [Victor Scroll 25136]. 1946 was also a notable year for the song, with a Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire film taking its title along with two recorded versions by Count Basie and Benny Goodman reaching #8 and #9 on the pop charts, respectively. Crossing genres, Willie Nelson's recording of "Blue Skies" was a #1 country music hit in 1978. It was a major western swing and country standard already in 1939, by Moon Mullican, and in 1962 by Jim Reeves.

"Blue Skies" is one of many popular songs whose lyrics use a "Bluebird of happiness" as a symbol of cheer: "Bluebirds singing a song -- Nothing but bluebirds all day long."


SPECIAL REQUEST:

From Nancy Hott Terrell of VA - 08/15/13 - "  Harlan Hott" (SEE: 08/16/13 for Full Details):
 
   Send your memories of Coach Hott to his daughter, Nancy, by September 1.

"Please send any letters/cards to Nancy Terrell, 823 Thames Drive, Hampton, VA 23666 or you can send an email to jnterrell@verizon.net and I can print it out."

   His children are preparing a book of memories for his SURPRISE 80th Birthday Party!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Etta L. Baker ('57)  AND   Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

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 17, 1940 - Adolf Hitler declared a blockade of the British Isles.

August 17, 1942 - U.S. Marines raided the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin (Butaritari).

August 17, 1942 - The U.S. Eighth Air Force began regular combat operations in Europe with an attack on the marshalling yards at Rouen-Sotteville.

August 17, 1943 - The U.S. Eighth Air Force suffered the loss of 60 bombers on the Schweinfurt-Regensburg mission.

August 17, 1943 - The U.S. Seventh Army under General George S. Patton arrived in Messina, Italy, followed several hours later by the British 8th Army under Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery, thus completing the Allied conquest of Sicily.

August 17, 1943 - The First Québec Conference of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William Lyon Mackenzie King began.

August 17, 1961 - The Communist East German government completed the construction of the Berlin Wall

August 17, 1962 - East German border guards killed 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempted to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin becoming one of the first victims of the wall.

August 17, 1987 - Rudolf Hess (b. 26 Apr 1894 in Alexandria, Khedivate of Egypt, Ottoman Empire) died in Spandau, West Berlin, Allied Occupied Berlin at the age of 93 after apparently committing suicide. Hess was the last member of Adolf Hitler's inner circle.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Saturday, August 17, 1963 - Director and producer Shankar was born Shanmugam Shankar in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India.

Saturday, August 17, 1963 - Football coach Jon Gruden was born in Sandusky, Ohio.


NEW ON SITE:

THEN:

 

 

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               http://www.nnhs65.com/burchers-pharmacy.html - brand new page!

1960 Anchor, p. 176

08/17/13


        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 08/16/13:

... Stopped off in Illinois on the way out to Alabama to visit with        Joshua (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '95 - of IL) and     Kaiya...
 
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - Nokomis, IL
       

   Thanks so much, Brent! I'm glad y'all had so much fun together!    


   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/16/13 - "JERUSALEM":

After a year of research and preparation, the giant screen film advanced into production with an unprecedented aerial shoot throughout Israel and the West Bank. Scheduled for worldwide release in 2013, the film will take the audiences on a spectacular tour of the Holy Land and the city once believed to be the centre of the world. In this 7-minute preview of a new IMAX film on Jerusalem, the aerial views are breathtaking and in HD Quality.

http://vimeo.com/15034110

Enjoy before it is removed!!

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Sarah Sugah!


 From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/16/13 - "5 Rules to a Happier Life":
 

  Sounds right to me! Thanks, Susan!
 
 


From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 08/16/13 - "Fur vs. Leather":
 

  Thanks, Tina!
 
 


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/27/13 - " 'I'm NOT Crazy!' (These are hilarious!) (#21 in a series of 25)":

  I'm NOT Crazy! 

   Thanks, Dearest Judy!

 
 


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 08/16/13 - "I Like These" (#1 in a Series of 7):

  Thanks, Dools!
 
 


BONUS BLUE SKIES CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.freepatterns.com/detail.html?code=FC00402&cat_id=318 - Rose Pirrone's Blue Skies Potholder


BONUS BLUE SKIES RECIPES:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/menu/views/blueskiesahead - Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez' Blue Skies Ahead Gourmet Menu - "Where There's a Grill, There's a Way. Burgers, ribs, dogs, chicken, s'mores: Whatever you want to put on the grill, we've got the delicious recipe to try tonight."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/16/13:


A bar owner locked up his place at 2:00 AM and went home to sleep. He had been in bed only a few minutes when the phone rang.

“What time do you open up in the morning?” he heard an obviously inebriated man inquire.

The owner was so furious, he slammed down the receiver and went back to bed. A few minutes later there was another call and he heard the same voice ask the same question.

“Listen, the owner shouted, “there’s no sense in asking me what time I open because I wouldn’t let a person in your condition in—“

“I don’t want to get in,” the caller interjected. “I want to get out.”


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, frankgibson@cox.net, Joyce Williams Nettles, joywnet@cox.net, or Susie Overton Jones, tnsjones@charter.net; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx

3. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/12/13

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
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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Blue Skies

Words and Music by Irving Berlin, 1926
(11 May 1888 - 22 Sept 1989)


I was blue, just as blue as I could be
Ev'ry day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they're not gray anymore

Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

Bluebirds
Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly

Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on

[2]
I should care if the wind blows east or west
I should fret if the worst looks like the best
I should mind if they say it cant be true
I should smile, that's exactly what I do

 


"Blue Skies" midi courtesy of http://www.freemidi.org/download.html?id_cmp=10414&id=610&Blue+Skies&Willie+Nelson - 08/17/09

"Blue Skies" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/i/irving+berlin/blue+skies_20068097.html - 08/17/09

"iamofdoom's" 2006 Image of "Brilliant Blue Skies with Clouds" courtesy of http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2508211700086883959jzZhlU - 08/17/09

Animated Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html )I think...) - 07/25/09

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!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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 Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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