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08/17/15 - 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."


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) AND   Candy Hixson Whitley (Ferguson HS - '68) of VA;

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


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

August 17, 1915 - Jewish American Leo Frank was lynched for the alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl in Marietta, Georgia, United States.

August 17, 1915 - A Category 4 hurricane hit Galveston, Texas with winds at 135 miles per hour (217 km/h).


THIS DAY IN WWII:


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

August 17, 1941 - Soviet Army left Nikolaev and Krivoi Rog.

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 1965:

Tuesday, August 17, 1965 - Drummer (The Black Crowes and Trigger Hippy) Steve Gorman was born in Muskegon, Michigan.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/16/15:

“You may have heard the expression 'mind over matter.' That’s what I would like to talk about—but phrase it a little differently: 'spirit over body.' That is self-mastery.”

- Russell M. Nelson, October 1985
(b. 09 Sept 1924)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/14/15 - "Burma Shave":

Do these bring back any old memories ?
If not, you're merely young!!!
If they do - then you're old as dirt. LIKE ME!
Have a great day!

http://www.rense.com/steiger/rememb.htm 

     Thanks, Ruthie!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/14/15 - " 'Eaglecam' in Dubais":

An Eagle's flight from the top of one of the world’s tallest building to his handler below. You can see him looking, looking, looking for the trainer, invisible to a human eye, then fold his/her wings and then drop like a bullet to that trainer.

On Saturday, March 14, 1915 an eagle was fitted with an "Eaglecam" and took flight from the world’s tallest building in Dubai. The eagle would have no idea where that speck of land was or what it looked like. It actually had to pick out and recognize the trainer….

http://www.flixxy.com/world-record-eagle-flight-from-worlds-tallest-building.htm?utm_source=nl

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Dearest Judy!


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/16/15 - "APHORISM":

APHORISM: A SHORT, POINTED SENTENCE THAT EXPRESSES A WISE OR CLEVER OBSERVATION OR A GENERAL TRUTH!

1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.

2. Money will buy a fine dog but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

3. If you don't have a sense of humor you probably don't have any sense at all.

4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.

5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.

6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.

8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?

9. Scratch a pet and you will have a permanent job.

10. No one has more driving ambition than the teenager who wants to buy a car.

11. There are no new sins. The old ones just get more publicity.

12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 AM. It could be the right number.

13. No one ever says "It's only a game" when their team is winning.

14. I've reached the age where 'happy hour' is a nap.

15. Be careful about reading the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it.

16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.

17. In about 40 years we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos and rap music will be the Golden Oldies.

18. Money can't buy happiness but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Cadillac than in a Yugo.

19. After 60, if you don't wake up aching in every joint you're probably dead.

20. Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind and the ones that mind don't matter.

21. Life isn't tied with a bow but it's still a gift.

Remember....
Politicians and diapers should be changed often, and for the same reason!

    Thanks, Billy!



    From Mayim Bialik (North Hollywood High School, CA - '93) of CA - 08/13/15 - "Summer Reading List":
 
Here's my summer reading list....warning: it's all pretty heavy!

Summer Reading List - 'Big Bang Theory' actress shares her summer reading list.

   Thank you, Mayim! Y'all keep doing your homework! School's not over yet - and it never will be.


  From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 08/15/15 - "Pumpkin Planter":

  Take your tipsy pot garden to a new level with this cute Halloween tipsy pot idea, instead of using clay pots, drill holes in plastic pumpkins and fill them with fall mums.

http://www.budget101.com/content.php/4102

    OOOH! Thank you, Tina! I like this so very, very much! In fact, I want one for myself. Now. I think I'd like several varieties of marigolds in mine, rather than chrysanthemums. Did I mention now? 'Cause that's like a key word, ya know.

 
 


“Blood may be thicker than water, but it's certainly not as thick as ketchup. Nor does it go as well with French fries.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982
)


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/23/15 - "These Will Make You Smile (#23 in a series of 25)":

  Thanks, Haul Party!
She had to check ... research for Sex Ed in school.
 



        
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC -  07/26/15 - "Smile Propensities (#17 in a series of 28)":
 
  "Blessed are the cracked….   
For they are the ones who let in the light."

     Thank you, Dools!

 
 


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/22/15 - "Clever drawings. How does he earn his living? (#7 in a series of 33)":

    I love these!

   This guy has a great sense of humor...love his creativity. Here is a guy with talent who is having a good time for all to enjoy.

   David Zinn is an artist from Michigan. He runs around all day in the streets of Ann Arbor, with street construction, cracks, etc. on the road with chalk to create a lot of street fairy tales.  

           Thanks, Dearest Judy!
 

 
 


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 - 08/16/14:

Pete and Larry had not seen each other in many years. Now they had a long talk trying to fill in the gap of those years by telling about their lives. Finally Pete invited Larry to visit him in his new apartment. "I have a wife and three children and I'd love to have you visit us."

"Great. Where do you live?"

"Here's the address. And there's plenty of parking behind the apartment. Park and come around to the front door, kick it open with your foot, go to the elevator and press the button with your left elbow, then enter! When you reach the sixth floor, go down the hall until you see my name on the door. Then press the doorbell with your right elbow and I'll let you in."

"Good. But tell me...what is all this business of kicking the front door open, then pressing elevator buttons with my right, then my left elbow?"

"Well, surely, you're not coming empty-handed."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 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, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday night: James River Country Club. DETAILS: WWW.WARWICKFARMERS.COM

3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.
SEE:
http://.www.nnhs1965typhoon.myevent.com/;
http://nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1965/50-Year-Reunion-Letter-2015.docx 

CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ brothersbc@msn.com or Pauline Collins Shofner @ pcshofner@verizon.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/11/15

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

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

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!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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