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08/17/16 - 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


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

August 17, 1866 - The Grand Duchy of Baden announced her withdrawal from the German Confederation and signed a treaty of peace and alliance with Prussia.


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 1966:

Wednesday, August 17, 1966 - Singer and producer (Incognito) Maysa Leak was born, possibly in Maryland.

Wednesday, August 17, 1966 - The 18th Estonian Minister of Defense, Jüri Luik, was born in Tallinn, Estonia.

Wednesday, August 17, 1966 - Skateboarder and stuntman Rodney Mullen was born John Rodney Mullen in Gainesville, Florida.

Wednesday, August 17, 1966 - Ice hockey player and manager Don Sweeney was born Donald Clarke Sweeney in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.

Wednesday, August 17, 1966 - Race car driver and engineer Ken Miles (b. Kenneth Henry Miles on 01 Nov 1918 in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England) was killed at Riverside International Raceway, California at the age of 47.


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 Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 08/16/16:

      AMEN! Thank you, Catherine!
 
 


  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
)


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 - 08/16/16:

Catelin: My mom has the worst memory.

Amanda: She forgets everything?

Catelin: No, she remembers everything!


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 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 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN, 711 Lakefront Commons, NN from 7:00 PM - closing. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, 740 Town City Drive, NN from 7:00 PM - midnight in the Pearl Room.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/13/16

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
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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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

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

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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