- NNHS Newsletter - Do It Again
“Money buys you everything except the chance to do it again.”
- Matthew Clayfield
(b. about 1985)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Here's another look at a Newsletter from five years ago:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQxdx-ScCvg - Do It Again - Beach Boys
"Do It Again" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was first released as a single by The Beach Boys in 1968 on Capitol Records. The song was recorded in May and June 1968 and was included on the band's 1969 album 20/20. The B-side of the single release was "Wake the World". The song was produced by Brian and Carl Wilson. It features Mike Love on lead vocals.
The lyrics to the song, originally entitled "Rendezvous", were inspired after a day Mike had spent at the beach in which he had gone surfing with an old friend named Bill Jackson. Mike then showed the lyrics to Brian, who proceeded to write the music to Mike's lyrics of nostalgia. Brian has stated in the past that he believes the song was the best collaboration that he and Mike ever did.
Many critics and fans noted the return to the surfing style, which the band had generally avoided since 1964. Carl later explained the transition back to their old style in Melody Maker:
"Yes, I suppose it has got the old Beach Boys surfing sound. It's back to that surfing idea with the voice harmony and the simple, direct melody and lyrics. We didn't plan the record as a return to the surf or anything. We just did it one day round a piano in the studio. Brian had the idea and played it over to us. We improved on that and recorded it very quickly, in about five minutes. It's certainly not an old track of ours; in fact it was recorded only a few weeks before it was released. We liked how it turned out and decided to release it..."
1. Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of ?? - 08/17/11 - "your news":
Fran (Heath) Scott sent me your email newsletter, so that I could ask you to add me to your list. I graduated from NNHS in 1962, with Fran (and 203 other people.)
Thanks for helping us keep up with each other!
Speaking of which, do you have a contact address for Connie McGhee? She graduated in 1963, if I remember correctly.
Mary Blandford McGehee
Hey, Mary - so good to hear from you (Thanks, Fran! )! I've added you to my hidden mailing list and to the Alumni List for your class:
If you could tell me your state of residence and your birthday, I'll add you to a couple of other listings. Also, let me know if you'd like your email addie published; otherwise I'll keep it private.
I saw Connie McGhee Soles at her Forty-Year Reunion in 2003, but she is not one of our subscribers, so I have no email address for her. I'll forward you the contact information for her from that Reunion Booklet, but things may have changed in eight years.
We're looking forward to hearing more from you, Mary!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Etta L. Baker ('57) AND Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Former President Bill Clinton of NY AND Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA AND Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
23 - My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 07/26/11 - "The August 19 - 20 Open Reunion Sponsored by the Class of 1966":
Please put the following note in your next newsletter:
The Class of 1966 45-year Reunion has moved the Saturday night function FROM the Warwick Yacht Club TO Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. The start time has changed FROM 7:00 p.m. TO 7:30 p.m. in the Chesapeake Room. Dress is casual, Bermudas allowed. The reason for the move is that we outgrew the Yacht Club!! Also, this means that we can now accept more people.
Friday night will still be at RJ’s Restaurant on Jefferson Avenue.
Thank you so much, Carol!
Dee Hodges Bartram
YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0817.htm - INCLUDING:
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0818.htm - INCLUDING:
From Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA - 08/17/11 - "Me & Louis 'Fuzzy' Turner":
Fuzzy is once
again living in Newport News, VA. He is doing well in his 9th year with
a new heart.
I am so happy that I will now be able to see him often...he has been a dear friend since 1961.
Please have others send greetings...I will get him back in connection with your newsletter.
Straight Up & Altered
HDR, Digital & Altered Polaroid Photography
Digital Link: www.flickr.com/photos/my3doxies
Altered Polaroid Link: www.flickr.com/photos/monetslens
Link to Daily Press Gallery: http://tiny.cc/hnjhg
COOL BEANS! Thanks so much, Jerry - give Fuzzy our love!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/16/11 - "Old German Shepherd":
Good Morning -- hope all is good at your house! Looks like a beautiful day here. Enjoy!
Old German Shepherd
I did, indeed! Thank you, Joan!
From http://www.selfgrowth.com - 08/17/11 - "Emotional Health":
|10 Tips on
How to Stay Emotionally Healthy
By Alice Landry
refers to your overall psychological wellbeing. People who are
emotionally healthy handle stress well, deal with challenges as
opportunities, have a positive self-image, and are able to sustain
healthy relationships. Review the following tips on how to stay
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/04/11 - "Some Thought Provoking Signs (#7 in a Series of 16)":
|Thanks, Glenn - I really enjoy these! There's far too little blatant goofiness in the world!|
www.ajokeaday.com - 08/17/11:
Man: Is this seat empty?
Woman: Yes, and this one will be if you sit down.
Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its
45-Year Reunion at RJ's Restaurant and Pub AND the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J.
Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport
CONTACT: Dee Hodges Bartram at email@example.com
- OPEN REUNION!
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, see: www.nnhs1961.org and contact Gary Fitzgerald at Fitz43@cox.net or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961
3. Saturday, August 27, 2011, NOON - Mike O'Neil's Irish Pub, Warwick Shopping Center - Reunion Luncheon for the 97th Rifle Company, USMC
4. Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 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.
5. Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at firstname.lastname@example.org - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!
6. Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Typhoon Tailgate at CNU - 4:00 PM - TIL. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.com/CBJ/Typhoon-Tailgate-Ver-3_1.pdf and contact Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA at 703-474-1389 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!
7. Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 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 05/05/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Just mail it directly to my home.
Do It Again
Written by Brian Wilson (b. 20 June 1942) and Mike Love (b. 15 Mar 1941)
Recorded by The Beach Boys, 1968
It's automatic when I
Talk with old friends
The conversation turns to
Girls we knew when their
Hair was soft and long and the
Beach was the place to go
Suntanned bodies and
Waves of sunshine the
California girls and a
Warmed up weather
Let's get together and
Do it again
With a girl the lonely sea looks good [and bright]
Makes your nighttimes warm and out of sight
Been so long
(Hey now hey now hey now hey now hey now)
(Hey now hey now hey now hey now hey now)
Well I've been thinking 'bout
All the places we've surfed and danced and
All the faces we've missed so let's get
Back together and do it again
midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks again, Dave!
"Surfing USA - Malibu, California" Poster Image courtesy of http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com/warehouse/surfinusa04por.htm - 08/29/05
"Surfing Guide to Southern California - 1963" Image courtesy of http://www.surfresearch.com.au/rbs.html - 08/29/05
Multi-Colored Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of
http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars2.html - 08/17/06
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
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
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)
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
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