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08/23/15 - NNHS Newsletter
Blue Suede Shoes

NO!  WAIT!  My shoes are in there!!!”

- Anonymous

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today's Newsletter theme repeats on this same day every year that it's possible.

BONUS #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRNyvO4QouY - Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins, May 26, 1956 on The Perry Como Show

BONUS #2 - https://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:  

26 - Michele Shelton Sokol ('66) of CA;
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!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


250 YEARS AGO TODAY:

August 23, 1765 - Beginning of Burmese–Siamese War.


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 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.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Monday, August 23, 1965 - Director, producer, and screenwriter Roger Avary was born Roger d'Avary in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/21/15:
 
“Your criticism may be worse than the conduct you are trying to correct.”

- James E. Faust, October, 1987
(31 July 1920 - 10 Aug 2007)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 08/22/15 - "I wish you enough!":

Well worth reading, remembering and sharing! Live like today is your last. As I grow older and older I realize each day that one day soon may be my last!

John



Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the father said, “I love you, and I wish you enough.”

The daughter replied, “Dad, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Dad.” They kissed and the daughter left.

The father walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me by asking, “Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?”

“Yes, I have,” I replied. “Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?'”

“I am old, and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral,” he said.

“When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough.' May I ask what that means?”

He began to smile. “That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.” He paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and he smiled even more. “When we said, 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.”

Then turning toward me, he shared the following, reciting it from memory:

“I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.”

“I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.”

“I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.”

“I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.”

“I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.”

“I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.”

“I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good - bye.”

He then began to cry and walked away.


They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them; but then an entire life to forget them...

TAKE TIME TO LIVE.... To all my friends and loved ones, I WISH YOU ENOUGH.

      Thank you so much, John! I wish you enough, too!


“I don't want to work a 9-5 job, because 20 hours a day is just too much.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982
)


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/26/15 - "Smile Propensities (#23 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? (#13 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 SUEDE CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/ipad-cozy - Blue Suede iPad Cozy - "Protect your iPad® from dings and scratches by crocheting this quick and easy cover. With over a hundred colors in RED HEART® Super Saver®, you can choose your favorite to personalize it further!"


BONUS BLUE SUEDE CAKE RECIPES:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/blue-suede-cake/ - Blue Suede Cake - "This is a very easy variation of the ever-so-popular and very delicious red velvet cake... hope you like it!"

http://www.food.com/recipe/blue-suede-cake-50513 - Blue Suede Cake - "I adapted the recipe from James McNair's Cakes. It has a wonderful spiced flavor, and is best topped with cream cheese icing. You will get oohs and ahhs when you cut into this surprisingly pretty cake, and you just may have to tell people to 'Lay Off' your Blue Suede Cake!"


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/22/15:

A young ensign had nearly completed his first overseas tour of sea duty when he was given an opportunity to display his ability at getting the ship under way. With a stream of crisp commands, he had the decks buzzing with men. The ship steamed out of the channel and soon the port was far behind.

The ensign's efficiency has been remarkable. In fact, the deck was abuzz with talk that he had set a new record for getting a destroyer under way. The ensign glowed at his accomplishment and was not all surprised when another seaman approached him with a message from the captain.

He was, however, a bit surprised to find that it was a radio message, and he was even more surprised when he read, "My personal congratulations upon completing your underway preparation exercise according to the book and with amazing speed. In your haste, however, you have overlooked one of the unwritten rules -- Make Sure The Captain Is Aboard Before Getting Under Way."


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 08/20/15

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
910-854-8802
 


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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

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

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

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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