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Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme is one 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.
From Bill Gross ('49) of VA - 09/08/10 - "NNHS Classes of 1948":
|Newport News High School
classes of February and June 1948 are planning their 62nd reunion on
Sat., Oct. 2nd and Sun., Oct. 3rd at Point Plaza Suites at City Center
on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, NN. There will be a barbeque and dinner
on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday.
For details: Bill Gross, 757-595-3203.
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 - "Update on locations - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":
Friday evening we’ll meet at 7:00 PM at the home of Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65). They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend. The change in location was decided when members of the reunion committee thought the original location might not be as suitable for conversation as originally planned. The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News. The telephone number is 757-595-4116. We’ll post a map providing directions.
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - significantly updated 08/07/10 and 09/02/10!
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - updated 09/12/10!
Thank you, Dave!
Now that everyone knows that
Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of
Cheryl (White Wilson - John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA)
('65 - of IL)
will be there, I'm sure your reservations will increase dramatically!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/30/10 - "BIRTHDAY CRUISE":
BIRTHDAY CRUISE RESERVATION DEADLINE IS 20 SEPTEMBER.
I just reviewed my contract with the Spirit of Norfolk. I must give them the final attendee count and final payment no later than 23 September. That means that I must receive your reservation and check no later than 20 September.
However, keep in mind that I cannot guarantee you a seat, after the first 40 seats are reserved.
BOTTOM LINE: Send your reservation now, if you want to be assured of a seat.
http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10!
- 21 slots left! - updated 09/09/10!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday this week to:
14 - Billy Brewer ('57) AND Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA;
16 - Tena Goodson Hensel ('39) of VA AND The late Mr. John Huller ('43) (deceased 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC;
17 - The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA;
18 - Bobby Bell ('57) AND Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL AND The United States Air Force - 1947!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|September 12, 1942 -
RMS Laconia, carrying civilians, Allied soldiers and
torpedoed off the coast of
West Africa and sank with a heavy loss of life.
September 12, 1944 - The liberation of Serbia from Nazi Germany and the Chetniks continued. Bajina Bašta in western Serbia was among those liberated cities. Near Trier, American troops entered Germany for the first time.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Sunday, September 12, 1965 - Cartoonist, designer and television host
Sunday, September 12, 1965 - Musician John Norwood Fisher was born.
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 08/05/10 and 09/03/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag
of dog food.
Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.
Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important!
I've included the link to all the candidates named Grace, along with the image of The Real Grace, lest there be any confusion. As y'all can see, she's a Weimaraner from Richmond.
Grace is #1 in pet of the month: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=1
and #3 in pet of the year: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=2
WOWZERONI!!! That's fabulous, Norris!
Vote early, and vote often - or at least cast your allotted daily vote!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/07/10 - "A church that I never knew of":
Here is a great history lesson. Enjoy! All I can say is
God Bless America!
Anyone who thinks that the US had a
total separation of church and state stance since Philadelphia...better
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfEdJNn15E - U.S. Capitol Tour
with David Barton
WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Dearest Judy!
From My Friend, Cheryl, in NC - 09/10/10 - "Cancer":
Cancer is a strange cell.
You can go along for years in remission and then one day it pops its head up again.
If you ever have it you will never be free of it.
Pray for the day there will be a permanent cure.
A SMALL REQUEST...
request.....Just one line:
All you are asked to do is keep this circulating - even if it's only to
one more person.
Thanks so much, Cheryl!
From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 09/11/10 - "IMPORTANT EMAIL VIRUS Alert":
Be advised that a malicious email worm with the subject line of “Here you have” is affecting email around the world. DO NOT open the email or the attachment. We request that you simply delete the email.
We take measures to block malicious emails; however, some government sites have been effected.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at 202-414-3749 (G. Street) or 202-408-2907 (Eye Street).
YOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Chuck!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 09/12/10 - "~Old Timers~ (#2 of 10)":
Only one a day.
An elderly gentleman had serious hearing
problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor
was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed
the gentleman to hear 100% . The elderly gentleman went back in a
month to the doctor and the doctor said, 'Your hearing is perfect..
Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.'
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/05/10 - "Thank You, Lord (#7 in a Series of 8)":
This is a sweet reminder of how blessed we are.
God bless you all!
Thank you, Dearest Judy; these have been very sweet!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn
Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at
email@example.com - SEE:
http://nnhs65.com/10-02-10-EVELYNS-PARTY.html - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!
Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, 2010 -
Classes of February and June 1948 will hold their 62-Year Reunion at
Point Plaza Suites at City Center on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard in
Newport News, VA: a barbeque and dinner on Saturday and a brunch on
3. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.
4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL - http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-page/10-09-10-Typhoon-Tailgate.pdf - http://nnhs65.com/frat-soro-SPD.html
5. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1963
6. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 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.
7. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at email@example.com - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965
8. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at NNHS64@cox.net and SEE: http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-RESERVATION-FORM.html - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - CLASS OF 1964
9. Saturday, April 30, 2010 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (email@example.com - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
10. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/22/10
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Silver Threads Among the Gold
Words by Eben E. Rexford (16 July 1848 - 18 Oct 1916)
Music by Hart Pease Danks (06 Apr 1834 – 20 Nov 1903), 1873
Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away;
But, my darling, you will be, will be,
Always young and fair to me,
Yes, my darling, you will be,
Always young and fair to me.
When your hair is silver white,
And your cheeks no longer bright,
With the roses of the May;
I will kiss your lips and say-
Oh! my darling, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown,
Yes, my darling, mine alone,
You have never older grown.
Love can never more grow old,
Locks may lose their brown and gold,
Cheeks may fade and hollow grow,
But the hearts that love will know
Never, never, winter's frost and chill:
Summer warmth is in them still-
Never winter's frost and chill,
Summer warmth is in them still.
Love is always young and fair,-
What to us is silver hair,
Faded cheeks or steps grown slow,
To the heart that beats below?
Since I kissed you, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown-
Since I kissed you, mine alone,
You have never older grown.
Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold,
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away.
"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
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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 Frog courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Army and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
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