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“Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can
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
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." #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.
|"Blue Skies" is a
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. During the final repetition, Ms. Baker forgot her lyrics, prompting Berlin to sing them from his seat in the front row.
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."
|From Nancy Hott Terrell of VA
- 08/15/13 - "
Hott" (SEE: 08/16/13
for Full Details):
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Carole Smith Bennett ('57) AND Eugene
Chapman ('57) AND
Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL!
Happy Birthday this week to:Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA AND Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA;
22 - Suzanne Morris Oberlander ('63);
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1963:
NEW ON SITE:
http://www.nnhs65.com/burchers-pharmacy.html - brand new page!
|1960 Anchor, p. 176|
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 08/16/13:
off in Illinois on the way out to Alabama to visit with
- Hillsboro HS,
IL - '95 - of IL)
|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
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":
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/27/13 - " 'I'm NOT Crazy!' (These are hilarious!) (#21 in a series of 25)":
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):
|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."|
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.
time do you open up in the morning?” he heard an obviously
inebriated man inquire.
the owner shouted, “there’s no sense in asking me what time
I open because I wouldn’t let a person in your condition
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com;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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/12/13
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!
Words and Music by
(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
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see
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
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on
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
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
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)
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
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 Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of
Al Farber ('64) of GA
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!
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