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09/13/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

- Walt Disney
(05 Dec 1901 - 15 Dec 1966)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme song was one of the #1 hits from 1945 - and you know what a sucker I am for All Things 40's!

BONUS #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_ug1nLarhI - My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time - Doris Day

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbS_ctzgh_E - My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time - Perry Como 


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Dreams_Are_Getting_Better_All_the_Time 

"My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" is a popular song.

The music was written by Vic Mizzy and the lyrics by Manny Curtis. The song was published in 1945.

The biggest hit version of the song was recorded by the Les Brown Orchestra with a vocal by Doris Day. Another charting version was done by Johnny Long with Dick Robertson.

The Les Brown/Doris Day recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 36779. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on March 15, 1945 and lasted 12 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1.[1] Although this record was made after the big Brown/Day hit,"Sentimental Journey," it actually hit the charts earlier...


From http://www.theguitarguy.com/mydreams.htm 

"If ever this was proof that a song had the capacity to crawl in your head and stay there -- invited or not -- I would nominate this one. Though it did reach number one in 1945, it's rarely heard these days, in any form -- even on the oldies radio stations. I stumbled across it while looking for other songs, and happened to have it playing while I continued my search. I'll be doggoned if the melody didn't set up residence in my head."


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  The late Bill Brewer ('57) (deceased 08/30/12) AND Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND   Rick Harman ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

16 -   The late Tena Goodson Hensel (June '39) (deceased 06/09/15) 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 AND My Granddaughter, Hannah Harty of CA;

20 - Barry Stutt ('57);

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:
September 13, 1940 - German bombs damaged Buckingham Palace: http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/sep/13/queen-mother-biography-shawcross-luftwaffe

September 13, 1940 - Italy invaded Egypt by crossing the Libyan border: http://ww2today.com/13th-september-1940-the-italians-attack-in-the-desert

September 13, 1942 - Second day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge in the Guadalcanal campaign: U.S. Marines successfully defeated attacks by the Imperial Japanese Army with heavy losses for the Japanese forces.

September 13, 1943 - Chiang Kai-shek was elected President of the Republic of China.

September 13, 1943 - The Municipal Theatre of Corfu, Greece was destroyed during an aerial bombardment by Luftwaffe.

September 13, 1945 - Iran demanded the withdrawal of Allied troops.


THIS DAY IN 1967:

Wednesday, September 13, 1967 - Sprinter and journalist Michael Johnson was born Michael Duane Johnson in Dallas, Texas.

Wednesday, September 13, 1967 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Tim "Ripper" Owens was born in Akron, Ohio.

Wednesday, September 13, 1967 - Drummer and songwriter Stephen Perkins was born Stephen Andrew Perkins.

Wednesday, September 13, 1967 - The 24th Governor of South Australia, Robert George, (b. Robert Allingham George on 27 July 1896 in Cromarty, Scotland), died in Marylebone, London, England at the age of 71 after being accidentally hit by a car and not regaining consciousness.

Wednesday, September 13, 1967 - Businessman Leonard Lord (b. Leonard Percy Lord on 15 Nov 1896, possibly in Coventry, England) died at the age of 70.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 09/13/15:

“Selective obedience brings selective blessings.”

- Jörg Klebingat
(b. 19 Dec 1967)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/13/17:

  Thank you, Joan!
 
 


QUERY:

 
 From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66 / '67) of VA - 09/12/17, 8:37 AM:
 

Glad to finally get your newsletter again.

Can you ask if anyone knows what happened to Bill Massey, Class of '66? He has not attended any reunions that I know of.

Thanks, Cheryl Mays Howard  

   Thank you, Cheryl! Let's find out!

   When his mother, Alice Myer Massey, died seven years ago, Bill was living in Georgia.

   His father, Dr. John Massey (11 May 1919 - 08 Oct 1990), was   my father's (the late Robert Buckley, M.D. - John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960) best friend on the Peninsula. In fact, he came immediately when we called him while Daddy was having his fatal heart attack, administered an injection directly into his heart muscle (even while sadly informing us he was all but positive that it was too late), pronounced him dead moments later, and served as one of    his active pallbearers.

   Does anyone know how to contact Bill or possibly one of his siblings?

   "Anyone? Anyone?"


 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/08/17 - "Ken Burns' "Vietnam War" documentary":

Ken Burns' "Vietnam War" documentary

https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/306718/ken-burns-vietnam-war-is-the-standout-highlight.html
  
Ken Burns' 'Vietnam War' Is The Standout Highlight Of The Fall Season

Commentary by Adam Buckman, Featured Columnist, September 5, 2017


In September 2007, I wrote “This is the big one” to lead off a review of “The War,” Ken Burns’ 14-hour documentary about World War II.

It turns out the sentence was wrong. This is really the big one -- “The Vietnam War,” running 18 hours and directed by Burns and Lynn Novick. It is scheduled to air in 10 parts beginning Sunday, September 17.

This might come as no surprise to anyone familiar with “The War” or “The Civil War,” Burns’ epic classics about warfare, but like those, “The Vietnam War” figures to be the standout highlight of the fall television season -- the best thing on, by far.

It is more than just a television show. It is an experience. Ten years in the making, the care and diligence that has been taken and applied to the construction of this documentary is evident in every frame.

It is a wonder to behold, fascinating, illuminating, deeply moving -- so much so that its impact at times is like an emotional body blow.

This film covers the history of southeast Asia from the colonization by the French in 1858 to the end of the war in 1975 and beyond. The meat of its story is the 1960s and how the war intertwined with, and was a central cause of, the social upheavals for which the decade is famous.

While one can always insert a snarky criticism here (as I usually do) about how PBS is obsessed with the ’60s because its audience and potential donor pool is made up mostly (if not chiefly) of aging Baby Boomers, that would be wrong here.

It is true that the story of the Vietnam War and tales of the decade's protest movements and its clothes and culture have all been told before on PBS.

But it is a singular skill of the folks at Florentine Films -- the name of the Ken Burns documentary factory -- that they can take a subject like this one and put together so much new testimony and unearth so much imagery that has been seldom or never seen before that you end up understanding this story, which you thought you knew, in entirely new ways and from new angles.

This has long been the secret to these Burns documentaries. They are just so painstakingly put together. For example, the film and video footage seen in the “The Vietnam War” seems as if it could have come from hundreds of sources -- network television storerooms, government archives, even from North Vietnam.

The interview subjects are equally wide-ranging and shrewdly chosen, including war veterans from all three sides -- American, North Vietnamese and South Vietnamese, former government officials from all three, various veterans of the protest movement, journalists who covered the war, and family members whose sons or siblings fought in it.

Their stories are endlessly absorbing and new. As the stories pile up, tracing the descent of the divided Vietnam into chaos throughout the post-World War II era, you become gripped by a feeling of great foreboding as the situation becomes irretrievably worse with each passing year.

By the time the documentary reaches the buildup of American forces in 1964 and ’65 (Part 3), you are left with the impression of how screwed up the whole thing was, how wrong everybody's judgment was, how wasteful and dishonest the government was (principally Lyndon Johnson and his advisers), and how chaotic and tumultuous America became.

It was a harrowing time, particularly for those of us who were children in the 1960s. For better or worse, this documentary brings it all back home in a way no other documentary on the war and its era ever has.

It is almost never said of a TV show -- at least by me -- but “The Vietnam War” is a masterpiece. It is not to be missed.

   Thank you so much, Billy - for everything!


   From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 09/12/16:

  Thank you, Mark!
 
 


“I’d rather have 100% of 5 than 50% of 10—especially with love.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982
)


BONUS DREAMY CROCHET PATTERN:
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/dreamy-throw - Dreamy Throw - "This classically designed throw is crocheted in panels so it's easy to take with you and keep your fingers busy wherever you may go. The interesting shell stitch patterning forms lacy elegant diamonds."


BONUS DREAMY RECIPES:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/158655/dreamy-nighttime-drink/ - Dreamy Nighttime Drink - "This warm milk flavored with honey, vanilla, and cinnamon will put you right to bed."

http://www.food.com/recipe/dreamy-creamy-layered-pudding-dessert-329302
- Dreamy Creamy Layered Pudding Dessert - "I don't remember where I found this recipe. It looks fancy, but is easy to make. Garnish the finished dessert with chopped nuts and chocolate curls."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/12/17:

A man spied a letter lying on his doormat. It said on the envelope, "DO NOT BEND".

He spent the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to pick it up.


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 13, 2017 - 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 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion. SEE: http://www.nnhsclassof67.myevent.com/ 

4. Saturday, October 07, 2017 - The Warwick HS Class of 1957 will hold their 60-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht and Country Club. 400 Maxwell Lane, Newport News. Cash bar at 6:00 PM, Buffet Dinner at 7:00 PM, Evening of friendship, memories, music and dancing from 8:30 till whenever. Cost $60.00 per person. Dress smart casual (no ties for the guys).

5. Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17

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
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time

Music by Vic Mizzy (09 Jan1916 - 17 Oct 2009)

Recorded by
Les Brown Orchestra with a vocal by Doris Day (b. 03 Apr 1924), 1945 (#1)
Introduced by Marion Hutton in the film "In Society"
 

Well, what do you know
He smiled at me in my dreams last night
My dreams are getting better all the time

And what do you know
He smiled at me in a different light
My dreams are getting better all the time

To think that we were strangers
A couple of nights ago
And though it's a dream, I never dreamed
He'd ever say hello

Oh maybe tonight, I'll hold him tight
When the moonbeams shine
My dreams are getting better all the time

Well, what do you know
He smiled at me in my dream last night
My dreams are getting better all the time

And what do you know
He looked at me in a different light
My dreams are getting better all the time

To think that we were strangers
A couple of nights ago
Though it's a dream, I never dreamed
He'd ever say hello

Oh maybe tonight, I'll hold him tight
When the moonbeams shine
My dreams are getting better all the time


"My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" lyrics courtesy of http://lyrics.wikia.com/Doris_Day:My_Dreams_Are_Getting_Better_All_The_Time - 09/12/12

"Dreaming World" Image courtesy of http://www.dreamingintobeing.com/dreaming-while-sleeping/ - 09/12/12

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Billy!

Animated Divider Bar 116 clip art courtesy of http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars7.html - 01/25/10

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Air Force, 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 http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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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