- NNHS Newsletter -
“I want to put a ding in
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme is being revisited from two years ago today:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ - Wannabe - Spice Girls, 1996
"Wannabe" is a song by British pop group Spice Girls. Written by the group members, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard during the group's first professional songwriting session, and produced by Rowe and Stannard for the group's debut album Spice, released in November 1996. The song was written and recorded very quickly, the result was considered lacklustre by their label, so it was sent to be mixed by Dave Way, but the group was not pleased with the final result, and it was mixed again, this time by Mark "Spike" Stent.
"Wannabe" is an uptempo pop song that incorporates a mix of hip-hop, rap and dance music. The lyrics, which address the value of female friendship over the heterosexual bond, became an iconic symbolism of female empowerment and the most emblematic song of the group's Girl Power philosophy. Despite receiving mixed reviews from music critics, the song won Best British-Written Single at the 1997 Ivor Novello Awards and Best Single at the 1997 BRIT Awards.....
"Wannabe" is a dance-pop song with influences of hip-hop and rap. Written in the key of B major, it is set in the time signature of common time and moves at a moderate tempo of 116 beats per minute. It uses the sequence B–D–E–A–A♯ as its chord progression during the refrain, the chorus and the bridge, and F♯–G♯m–E–B for the verses. The song is constructed in a verse-pre-chorus-chorus form, with a rapped bridge before the third and final chorus. Musically, it is "energised" by a highly syncopated synthesised riff, and by the way the repetitive lyrics and rhythm are highlighted during the bridge. "Wannabe" presents a different version of the traditional pop love song performed by females, mainly because of the energetic, self-assertive style that expresses a confident independence that is not reliant on the male figure for its continuance.
The song opens with a laugh, followed by undislodgeable piano notes. Over the notes, the first lines of the refrain are sung with a spoken–almost shouted vocals, in a call and response interaction between Brown and Halliwell. The words "tell", "really" and " I wanna" are repeated, so that the voices' tone and the lyrics build up an image of female self-assertion...[19
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to the late Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
29 - Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) - 1948 (deceased 09/17/08);
30 - Me ('65) of NC AND Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA;
31 - Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA AND Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA AND Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND My Grandson, Jacob Harty of TX;
01 - Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;
02 - Frances Adams Smith ('57)
Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA;
03 - Morton Binder ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN 1962:
|Monday, August 27, 1962 - The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission was launched to Venus by NASA.|
BACKLOGGED NEWSLETTERS COMPLETED ON 08/26/12:
So glad to have you back on line. Your kindness in keeping Typhoon Nation up-to-date is greatly appreciated.
As witnessed by the number of obituaries, our ranks are slowly thinning, but our school spirit and love for each other remains strong.
Again, sincere thanks for what you are doing...
Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies - for everything!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/26/12, and 5:16 PM, 7:34 PM - "Where are you?":
We have lost each other. I haven't received a newsletter in months, the last thing I remember is you were having problems with your system. Is it possible you could add me on to the mailing list?
I miss you and know you've been going thru some "Stuff". Me too.
Hi, Bill! I'm not lost anymore; I've been back online for a week or two, but the filters won't let me through - I suppose because I was gone too long. Go to the site (nnhss65 dot com) - click on Newsletters 2012 - and you can see where I am and how I'm trying to catch up with myself. There were nearly 50 Memorial Editions which needed to be done while I was down - including your sweet sister's ( Debbie Hobbs - Class of 1972 -d. 03 June 2012) - and I'm about halfway done with them.
I'll send this note from another addy as well as this one in hopes that at least one makes it through to you.
My "stuff" has improved; yours will probably take longer, as people we love leave bigger holes in our hearts than frustrating machines which can be replaced... My thoughts and prayers remain with you and Christine.
I found you! I feel better now! You don't know how much I have worried about you and while we have been distracted by life we will always have Paris and Buckroe too.
All my love to you and yours,
Bill & Christine
WHOO-HOO! I'm glad you found me again, Bill; I've missed being here! As the announcements have become so problematical, the safest thing to do would be to bookmark that Newsletter link, and just check it once or twice a day for new developments.
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 08/23/12, 1:31 AM - "Heroes of America's Past: A True American Hero - my Dad":
would enjoy this...with love...
Blog: Heroes of America's Past
Post: A True American Hero - my Dad
Thanks so very much, Brent! This has left me rather speechless!
http://www.recipelion.com/Soups/Panera-Bread-Broccoli-Cheddar-Soup/ml/1 - Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup - "This delicious copycat recipe will keep you warm in the colder months. A classic any dinner table, Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup has a cheesy robust flavor that will have you eating spoonful after spoonful. Make your favorite copycat recipes in the comfort of your own home and enjoy."
http://www.recipelion.com/Chicken-Recipes/Cracker-Barrels-Copycat-Chicken-Dumplings/ml/1 - Cracker Barrel's Copycat Chicken & Dumplings- "There are a lot of dishes we think about when we think about comfort food. Cracker Barrel's Copycat Chicken and Dumplings is one of them, and tastes just like the kind ma used to make. Made with fresh ingredients, it will have you eating bowl after bowl. Make copycat restaurant recipes like this one in your own home, and treat your family to a hearty dinner."
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#27 in a Series of 43)":
I can do this!!
AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 08/26/12:
A man went to visit a friend and was amazed to find him playing chess with his dog. He watched the game in astonishment for a while.
"I can hardly
believe my eyes!" he exclaimed. "That's the smartest dog I've ever
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 email@example.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.
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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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"Wannabe" midi courtesy of http://pop.mididb.com/spicegirls/ - 08/26/10
"Wannabe" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyrics007.com/Spice%20Girls%20Lyrics/Wannabe%20Lyrics.html - 08/26/10
"I Wanna Be" Image courtesy of http://tennantmckay.com/ - 08/26/10
Gold Heart Line Divider Line clip art courtesy of - uh, somewhere, some time back in 2005.....
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09