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08/23/18 - 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 - Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins, May 26, 1956 on The Perry Como Show

BONUS #2 - 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) (d. 06/18/09);

29 - Richard Coltrane ('57) AND   the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) (d. 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


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.

August 23, 1945 - Soviet–Japanese War: The USSR State Defense Committee issued Decree no. 9898cc "About Receiving, Accommodation, and Labor Utilization of the Japanese Army Prisoners of War".


THIS DAY IN 1968:

Thursday, August 23, 1968 - Lyric coloratura soprano Laura Claycomb was born in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Thursday, August 23, 1968 - Golfer Chris DiMarco was born Christian Dean DiMarco in Huntington, New York.


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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/23/18:
 

  Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 
From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 08/22/17:
 
  SO VERY TRUE! Thank you, Mary!
 
 


    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 08/21/18:

  Thanks, Santa Jim!
 
 


   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 08/22/18:

   Thanks, Jean!
 
 


“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
)


BONUS BLUE SUEDE CROCHET PATTERN:

Becky Barker's 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 WHALE (Sorry, no suede) KNIT PATTERN:

Cassie's Blue Whale Hat - "Can you believe it took me this long to make a whale hat?"


BONUS BLUE SUEDE CAKE RECIPES:

Blue Suede Cake - "This is a very easy variation of the ever-so-popular and very delicious red velvet cake... hope you like it!"

Blue Suede Cake by Jamie Renee - "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 - 08/22/17:

During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approached the vicar with an unusual offer.

"Look, I'll give you $100 if you'll change the wedding vows. When you get to me and the part where I'm to promise to 'love, honor and obey' and 'forsaking all others, be faithful to her forever,' I'd appreciate it if you'd just leave that part out."

He passed the clergyman the cash and walked away satisfied.

The wedding day arrived, and the bride and groom had moved to that part of the ceremony where the vows are exchanged. When it came time for the groom's vows, the vicar looked the young man in the eye and asked, "Will you promise to obey her every command and wish, serve her breakfast in bed every morning of your life, as long as you both shall live?"

The groom gulped and looked around, and said in a tiny voice, "Yes."

The groom leaned toward the vicar and hissed, "I thought we had a deal."

The vicar put the $100 into his hand and whispered back, "She made me a much better offer."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -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.

3. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Cove Tavern, Newport News City Center, 711 Lakefront Commons, Newport News, VA. All food and beverages will be paid by each participant. The attire will be casual, and is OPEN to all NNHS graduates.
SATURDAY: Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Visit http://nnhs68.myevent.com, and contact lindameredith@verizon.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/18

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


   Y'all take good 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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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

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Skeleton courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/30/10
Thanks, Shari!

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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