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08/23/10 - NNHS Newsletter
Blue Suede Shoes

NO!  WAIT!  My shoes are in there!!!”

- Anonymous

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today's Newsletter theme repeats every year:

http://nnhs65.com/08-23-06-NNHS-Blue-Suede-Shoes.html

http://www.nnhs65.com/08-23-07-NNHS-Blue-Suede-Shoes.html

http://www.nnhs65.com/08-23-08-NNHS-Blue-Suede-Shoes.html

http://www.nnhs65.com/08-23-09-NNHS-Blue-Suede-Shoes.html

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUNcZqZq2QM - Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins, September 15, 1997 - at The Royal Albert Hall

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrjbwVhQOAw - Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley


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

"Blue Suede Shoes" is a rock and roll standard written and first recorded by Carl Perkins in 1955. The 12-bar blues is considered one of the first rockabilly (rock and roll) records and incorporated elements of blues, country and pop music of the time.

Johnny Cash planted the seed for the song in the fall of 1955, while Perkins, Cash, Elvis Presley, and other Louisiana Hayride acts toured throughout the South. Cash told Perkins of a black airman whom he had met when serving in the military in Germany. He had referred to his military regulation air shoes as "blue suede shoes." Cash suggested that Carl write a song about the shoes. Carl replied, "I don't know anything about shoes. How can I write a song about shoes?"[1]

When Perkins played a dance on December 4, 1955, he noticed a couple dancing near the stage. The girl was gorgeous, he thought, and the boy wore blue suede shoes. As they danced the boy cautioned his date "don't step on my suedes." Perkins was bewildered that a guy would value shoes over a beautiful girl.[2]

Perkins began working on a song based on that incident. His first thought was to frame it with a nursery rhyme. He considered, and quickly discarded "Little Jack Horner..." and "See a spider going up the wall...". Then settled on "One for the money..." Leaving his bed and working with his Les Paul guitar, he started with an A chord. After playing five chords while singing "Well, it's one for the money... Two for the show... Three to get ready... Now go, man, go!" and broke into a boogie rhythm.[3] He quickly grabbed a brown paper potato sack and wrote the song down, writing the title out as "Blue Swade, S-W-A-D-E". "I couldn't even spell it right," he later said.[4] According to Perkins, "On December 17, 1955, I wrote "Blue Suede Shoes"." I recorded it on December 19."[5] Producer Sam Phillips suggested that Perkins's line "go boy go" be changed to "go cat go".



REUNION ALERTS:

      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 - "Update on locations - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":

Carol,

Please post this updated announcement when you have a moment.

Thanks,

Dave
captarnold@vprj.net

Friday evening we’ll meet at the home of    Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65).  They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend.  The change in location was decided when members of the reunion committee thought the original location might not be as suitable for conversation as originally planned.  The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News.  The telephone number is 757-595-4116.  We’ll post a map providing directions.

http://nnhs65.com/reunion-page.html

     http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - significantly updated 08/07/10!

          http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - updated 08/18/10! 

   Thank you, Dave!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/30/10 - "BIRTHDAY CRUISE":


ATTENTION CLASS OF 1964:

BIRTHDAY CRUISE RESERVATION DEADLINE IS 20 SEPTEMBER.

I just reviewed my contract with the Spirit of Norfolk. I must give them the final attendee count and final payment no later than 23 September. That means that I must receive your reservation and check no later than 20 September.

However, keep in mind that I cannot guarantee you a seat, after the first 40 seats are reserved.

 BOTTOM LINE: Send your reservation now, if you want to be assured of a seat.

     http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10!

         NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-RESERVATION-FORM.html

                 http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - 30 slots left! - updated 08/22/10! 
 



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Charles Allen ('57) AND Pam Russell Hanzlik ('63) of NC AND         My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

27 - Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND     My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ;

28 -  the late Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09);

29 -    Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND    the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) - 1948 (deceased 09/17/08);

30 -      Me ('65) of IL AND    Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


TODAY IN WWII:

August 23, 1939 - Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, the Baltic states, Finland, Romania, and Poland were divided between the two nations.

August 23, 1940 - The first Germany air raids on Central London took place.

August 23, 1941 - Adolf Hitler officially suspended Aktion T4 (the Nazi euthanasia program). The program accounted for nearly 100,000 deaths by this time. The program continued quietly until the demise of the Nazi regime in 1945 and even beyond[2], during which physicians killed thousands of people specified in Hitler's secret memo of September 1, 1939 as suffering patients "judged incurably sick, by critical medical examination",[3] but described in a denunciation of the program by Cardinal Galen as long-term inmates of mental asylums "who may appear incurable".[4]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_T4

August 23, 1942 - Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.

August 23, 1943 - Kharkov was liberated.

August 23, 1944 - Marseille was liberated by Allied troops.

August 23, 1944 - King Michael of Romania dismissed the pro-Nazi government of General Antonescu, who was arrested. Romania switched sides from the Axis to the Allies.Romanian prime minister Ion Antonescue was dismissed. Soon after the country would abandon the Axis and join the Allies.

August 23, 1944 - Freckleton Air Disaster – A United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber crashed into a school in Freckleton, England killing 61 people.


TODAY IN 1965:

Monday, August 23, 1965 - Screenwriter, director, and producer Roger Avary was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada.


From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace!  OH, NO!

 
 
  

   That's why I've included the link to all the candidates named Grace, along with the image of The Real Grace, lest there be any confusion. As y'all can see, she's a Weimaraner from Richmond.

http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery.php?pg=&limit=40&sort=tnid&type=tnap&field=dog_name&keyword=grace#14296

   Vote early, and vote often - or at least cast your allotted daily vote!


    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/21/10 - "Staying in touch.":

Hi, Carol:

My role at Marines-Together We Served.com has changed, so that I no longer assist in Administration of the website. My email address in the Alumni page has been listed as: jmadagan@tws-advisor.com

So, kindly change my contact email on the Alumni list to: madagan@verizon.net

   OH, WOW! Gotcha, Joe!

http://www.nnhs65.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/contact-ALL.html

          http://www.nnhs65.com/contact-1957.html

   Frank Blechman ('65) of VA cleared up the confusion about the number of day in a month in his reply "Months" for when one considers the use of the various calendars in use today there is sure room for confusion.

Consider the use of the Julian Calendar by the National Guard. During the Surge Call Up of Reservist and National Guardsman during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm the use of a different calendar caused untold grief when using a database containing dates.

But, there a method to the madness of changing the rail gauge in Russia. The Russians did not trust the Germans even when they entered into an alliance. The decision to change the gauge on their railroad from the one used by the Germans proved essential in defeating the invading Nazis, for it reduced their ability to resupply by rail.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Confusion abounds. I myself am almost always confused about something or other....

   Thanks, Adonis!


   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 08/21/10 - "Newport News Pictures":

 

Hi Carol,

I’m sure you probably know this but will pass it on at any rate. The Daily Press is selling all kinds of  pictures taken of Newport News, Hampton, etc., all going way back. Here is one that I saw but there are many more at the Daily Press link below in case anyone is interested in seeing them.

http://gallery.pictopia.com/newport/

   WOWZERS! Thanks, F.A.!

July 1947
Washington Avenue
at 27th Street


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/19/10 - "Dubai Fountain .... magnificent!":

We're back!  Thanks to great friends, we had a wonderful, restful week at the beach.  It was very relaxing and enjoyable.
Thanks to Faye, for this wonderful email to welcome us home.  I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did.
 
Love,
Judy

Dubai fountain

Do NOT click on the word NEXT in the upper right of the picture square. Be patient and wait for the fountains to do their thing, and listen to the gorgeous duet.

Turn your lights down. When it starts, click the (right click) box at the bottom right to make full screen.
Then sit back and enjoy.............

http://www.wimp.com/dubaifountain/

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Dearest Judy! Glad you had such a great time at the beach!


From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 08/21/10 - "Dog wandered into my yard":

An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.

He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.

An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.

The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks.

Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?

       Thanks, Norris!


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 08/21/10 - "Abbott & Costello Today":

Clear communication is one of the essential tools used to prevent human errors, sometimes it’s not what you say but knowing our audience and ensuring they understand our terminology.
 
Imagine Abbott & Costello in today’s computer driven world as Costello calls the “Super Duper Computer Store” to buy his computer in the script below.

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den, and I'm thinking about buying a computer.

ABBOTT: Mac?

COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.

ABBOTT: Mac?

COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.

ABBOTT: What about Windows?

COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?

ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?

COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?

ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.

ABBOTT: Software for Windows?

COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses, and run my business. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?

ABBOTT: I just did.

COSTELLO: You just did what?

ABBOTT: Recommend something.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?

ABBOTT: Yes.

COSTELLO: For my office?

ABBOTT: Yes.

COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!

ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.

COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I wan t to type a proposal. What do I need?

ABBOTT: Word.

COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: Word in Office.

COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?

ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue "W."

COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue "w" if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?

ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.

COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?

ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.

COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?

ABBOTT: One copy.

COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?

ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.

COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?

ABBOTT: Why not? THEY OWN IT!

(A few days later)

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?

ABBOTT: Click on "START" ...

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, George!


ABBREVIATED ALERT:

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DRAMATIC-WORKSHOP-STUDENTS.doc 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/17/10 - "The Irony of it all! (#5 in a Series of 15)":
 

  From the Friends of Irony

      Thanks, Ruthie!

 
 


FINALLY:

From ArcaMax Jokes - 08/22/10:

Irish Clergy

An English Clergyman turned to a Scotsman and asked: "What would you be if you were not Scot?"

The Scotchman said: "Why, an Englishman, of course!"

Then the clergyman turned to a gentleman from Ireland and asked him: "And what would you be were you not an Irishman?"

The man thought a moment and said: "I'd be ashamed of myself!"


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at evelynfish@msn.com - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/10-02-10-EVELYNS-PARTY.html - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

3. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL - http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-page/10-09-10-Typhoon-Tailgate.pdf - http://nnhs65.com/frat-soro-SPD.html

5. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at tnsjones@charter.net - CLASS OF 1963

6. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 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.

7. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at captarnold@vprj.net - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

8. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at NNHS64@cox.net and SEE: http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-RESERVATION-FORM.html - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - CLASS OF 1964

9. Saturday, April 30, 2010 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (mcmiceli@verizon.net - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (bjneher@cox.net - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (hdsdds@aol.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

10. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971


 
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http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/22/10

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09


 
  
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
618-530-9092
     

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Blue Suede Shoes

Written and recorded by Carl Perkins, 1955
(09 Apr 1932 – 19 Jan 1998)


Well it's one for the money, two for the show,
Three to get ready, now go, cat, go.
But don't you, step on my blue suede shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

You can knock me down, step on my face
Slander my name all over the place.
Do anything that you wanna do
But uh uh, honey, lay off of my shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.

You can burn my house, you can steal my car
Drink my liquor from an old fruit jar
Do anything that you wanna do
But uh uh, honey, lay off of my shoes
But don't you, step on my blue suede shoes.
Well, you can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.

Well it's one for the money, two for the show,
Three to get ready, now go, cat, go
But don't you, step on my blue suede shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.

Well it's blue, blue, blue suede shoes
Blue, blue, blue suede shoes yeh!
Well blue, blue, blue suede shoes
Blue, blue, blue suede shoes
Well, you can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.


"Blue Suede Shoes" midi (Carl Perkins ... not Elvis) courtesy of http://www.sequinsbyeileen.com/midi.htm
located by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/08/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Blue Suede Shoes" lyrics courtesy of
http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/porkysrevenge/bluesuedeshoes.htm
also located by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/08/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Image of Blue Suede Shoes courtesy of http://www.shraderbootmaker.com/Custom%20shoe%20information.htm - 08/21/06

Blue Tennis Shoe clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of http://www.presentationhelper.co.uk/free_tennis_clip_art.htm - 08/21/06

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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

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

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!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!

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 Confused Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.allfreeclipart.com/smiley.html - 08/23/10

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

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