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08/23/12 - 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 

http://nnhs65.com/08-23-10-NNHS-Blue-Suede-Shoes.html 

http://www.nnhs65.com/08-23-11-NNHS-Blue-Suede-Shoes.html

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAa8BW_sR_c - Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1Ond-OwgU8 - 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".


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) (deceased 09/17/08);

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

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


THIS DAY 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 are divided between the two nations.

August 23, 1942 -The beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.

August 23, 1943 - Kharkov was liberated as a result of the Battle of Kursk.

August 23, 1944 - Marseille was liberated.

August 23, 1944 - King Michael of Romania dismissed the pro-Nazi government of Marshal Antonescu, who was arrested. Romania switched sides from the Axis to 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.


THIS DAY IN 1962:

Thursday, August 23, 1962 - Politician Martin Cauchon was born in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada.

Thursday, August 23, 1962 - Musician, actor, author, singer-songwriter, television personality and occasional newspaper columnist Shaun Ryder was born Shaun William George Ryder in Little Hulton, Salford (Greater Manchester), England.

Thursday, August 23, 1962 - Folklorist Walter Anderson (b. Walter Arthur Alexander Anderson on 10 Oct 1885 in Minsk, Russian Empire) died in Kiel, Germany at the age of 76 after having been involved in a traffic accident.

Thursday, August 23, 1962 - Actor Hoot Gibson (b. Edmund Richard Gibson on 06 Aug 1892 in Tekamah, Nebraska) died of cancer in Woodland Hills, California 17 days after his 70th birthday.


BACKLOGGED NEWSLETTERS COMPLETED ON 08/22/12:

1. 05/02/12 -     C.T. Schrum Class of June 1938
2. 07/12/12 -
 Bernie Malpass - Class of 1960 - brother of    Evelyn Malpass Schaal ('61) of VA and Glenn Malpass ('65)


   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 08/22/12, 5:21 PM - "    Linwood Ilish":

Hello Carol,         Wed. Aug. 22, 2012

Linwood Ilish appears on page 17 of the Feb. 1946 Anchor.

Fred
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA
fwfield@juno.com

   Thank you so very much, Fred!   I'm so thankful for the clarifications you provide so that the records may be kept complete! I've updated all these Memorial Newsletters accordingly:

http://www.nnhs65.com/09-23-07-NNHS-Linwood-Ilich.html

http://www.nnhs65.com/02-05-08-NNHS-George-Bubba-Ilish.html

http://www.nnhs65.com/04-22-08-NNHS-Johnny-Ilich.html

http://www.nnhs65.com/04-03-11-NNHS-Kitty-Ilish-Weaver.html

http://www.nnhs65.com/08-15-12-NNHS-Nick-Peanut-Ilish.html


    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/22/12 - "No One Told This Story---Non Political":

No One Told This Story
           
A chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, told of an incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon on 9/11.
           
A daycare facility inside the Pentagon had many children, including infants who were in heavy cribs. The daycare supervisor, looking at all the children they needed to evacuate, was in a panic over what they could do. There were many children, mostly toddlers, as well as  infants that would need to be taken out with the cribs. There was no time to try to bundle them into carriers and strollers. Just then a young Marine came running into the center and asked what they needed. After hearing what the center director was trying to do, he ran back out into the hallway and disappeared. The director thought, "Well, here we are, on our own.  "About 2 minutes later, that Marine returned with 40 other Marines in tow.  Each of them grabbed a crib with a child, and the rest started gathering up toddlers. The director and her staff then helped them take all the children out of the center and down toward the park near the Potomac river.
 
Once they got about 3/4 of a mile outside the building, the Marines stopped in the park, and then did a fabulous thing - they formed a circle with the cribs (which were quite sturdy and heavy), like the covered wagons in the Old West. Inside this circle of cribs, they put the toddlers, to keep them from wandering off.  Outside this circle were the 40 Marines, forming a perimeter around the children and waiting for instructions. There they remained until the parents could be notified and come get their children. The chaplain then said, "I don't think any of us saw or heard of this on any of the news stories of the day.  It was an incredible story of our men there".

There wasn't a dry eye in the room. The thought of those Marines and what they did and how fast they reacted; could we expect any less from them?

It was one of the most touching stories from the Pentagon.
 
Remember Ronald Reagan's great compliment: "Most of us wonder if our lives make any difference. Marines don't have that problem."
           
God Bless the USA, our troops, and you.
          
It's the Military, not the politicians who ensures our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's the Military who salute the flag, who serve beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.
             
If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the
military, please pass this on and pray for our men and women, who have served and are currently serving our country, and pray for those who have
given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.
   Thank you so much, Wayne Honey!


       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 08/22/12 - "Lost song by Elvis Presley ~ ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL":

Some of you may not appreciate or like "The King" but I think this is a quite beautiful song by Elvis.
 
I hope you enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezF8kteNLIE - One Pair of Hands

   Thanks, Dools - I know I did!


BONUS RECIPES:

http://www.recipelion.com/Casserole-Recipes/Cracker-Barrels-Copycat-Hashbrown-Casserole/ml/1 - Cracker Barrel's Copycat Hashbrown Casserole - "There's nothing like some good old fashioned comfort food. Cracker Barrel's Hashbrown Casserole is just like the kind ma used to make and is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Easy and cheesy, it's copycat restaurant recipes like this one that you don't want to miss."

http://www.recipelion.com/Breakfast-Bread-Recipes/Cinnabon-Rolls/ml/1 - Cinnabon Rolls - "There is nothing better than fresh homemade cinnamon rolls in the morning. The best part about these copycat Cinnabon Rolls is that they taste just like the kind you can get at Cinnabon. Even if you are not familiar with them, this is one of the sweetest breakfast recipes you can ever make. Loaded with cinnamon, brown sugar, and topped with a cream cheese frosting, they really are mouthwatering."


    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#24 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!  

 
 


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 08/22/12:


Q. What did the fish say when it swam into the wall?

A. Dam!


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 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 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at typhoonmom@juno.com 

3. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/20/12

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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2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    
             


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

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 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

Animated Air Force and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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!

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