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Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme is an annual event we celebrate whenever we manage to remember to do so:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWsf0Aj0cPc - Silver Threads Among the Gold - John McCormack
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOntcCvfWYs - Silver Threads Among the Gold - Bonnie Prince Billy
"Silver Threads Among the Gold", first copyrighted in 1873, was an extremely popular song in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Today it is a staple of barbershop quartet singing. The lyrics are by Eben E. Rexford, and the music by Hart Pease Danks.
In 1930, an Associated Press story published in the New York Times gave some background on the writing of these lyrics. We quote the article:
"Silver Threads Song Traced to Poet’s ‘Re-Hash’ on Order" Shiockton, Wis. (AP).—The love ballad, “Silver Threads Among the Gold,” which has stirred the hearts of more than one generation, was not the inspiration of an aging poet but a “re-hash” produced on order. The story developed after the unveiling of a monument here in honor of the author of the words, Eben E. Rexford, who died in 1916. Rexford made a living by writing verse and flower and garden articles for magazines. When he was 18, he wrote and sold for $3 some verses entitled “Growing Old.” Later, H. P. Danke, composer of the music for “Silver Threads,” wrote to him requesting words for a song. Rexford dug into his scrapbook and revised “Growing Old.” 
When Rexford spoke about the song, he explained that he worked his way through college by writing, and it was when he was in college that Danks sent him a request for lyrics, offering to pay three dollars for each song. Rexford submitted nine songs and received $18.00, but no accounting of which six had been accepted or which three had been rejected. In telling the story of the song, Rexford said that he didn't know whether he had been paid $3.00 for it or nothing, since he didn't know if it had been among the six accepted or the three rejected. Rexford first heard the song when a company of Oneida Indians gave a concert in Shiocton and sang it.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Mr. Pete Robinson
Happy Birthday this week to:
17 - The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1967:
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 09/09/15:
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/10/17:
“Right now I have a milk mustache. I grew it on a cattle ranch, and then
glued it to my face.”
(b. 05 Mar 1982)
BONUS SILVER THREADS CROCHET PATTERNS:
https://www.thespruce.com/crocheted-wire-jewelry-free-patterns-instructions-979435 - 20 Free Wire Crochet Jewelry Patterns - "Learn how to turn (silver) wire and beads into fabulous jewelry."
http://crochetkitten.blogspot.com/2013/06/crocheting-with-wire.html - Crocheting with Wire Tutorial
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Silver-White-Cake/ - Silver White Cake - "A delicious light, white cake. Whip one up and get ready to rake in the prizes. This is great iced with French Silk Frosting."
From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/09/17:
|A first-grade teacher couldn’t
believe her student wasn’t excited about the Super Bowl. “It’s a huge
event. Why aren’t you excited?”
“Because I’m not a football fan. My parents love basketball, so I do, too,” said the student.
“Well, that’s a lousy reason,” said the teacher. “What if your parents were dumb fools? What would you be then?”
“Well, then I’d be a football fan.”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
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"Silver Threads Among the Gold" midi and lyrics courtesy of
http://ingeb.org/songs/darlingi.html - 09/09/06
Grandparents' Day clip art courtesy of http://deals.crispynews.com/ - 09/08/07
Pink Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 04/05/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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)
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of