09/17/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Wind Beneath My Wings
“A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We all need heroes in our lives.....
BONUS - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1xks3_bette-midler-wind-beneath-my-wings_music - Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
|"Wind Beneath My Wings" (sometimes titled "The Wind
Beneath My Wings" and "Hero") is the title of a song written
in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and
They recorded a demo of the song, which they gave to musician
Bob Montgomery. Montgomery then recorded his own demo version of the
song, changing it from the mid-tempo version he was given to a ballad.
Silbar and Henley then shopped the song to many artists, eventually
Roger Whittaker becoming the first to release the song commercially.
It appeared on his 1982 studio album, also titled Wind Beneath My
Following Whittaker's recording, many other artists recorded the song, including Sheena Easton (who also recorded it in 1982). Easton's version appeared on her 1982 studio album Madness, Money & Music, though it was not released as a single by her record company. She did, however, perform it on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Merv Griffin Show, her HBO live concert special, as well as her NBC television special.
1983 was the first year "Wind Beneath My Wings" appeared on music industry trade publication charts in the United States. Singer Lou Rawls was the first to score a major hit with the song, as his version peaked at #10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, as well as #60 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart and #65 on the main Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Gladys Knight & The Pips also released a recording of the song in 1983 under the title "Hero", and their version peaked at #64 on Billboard' Hot Black Singles chart while also reaching #23 on Billboard' Adult Contemporary chart. Singer Gary Morris released a country version of the song in 1983 that charted highest on any of the Billboard music charts that year. Morris's version of the song peaked at #4 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, and also later won both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association awards for Song Of The Year.
But the highest-charting version of the song to date was recorded in 1988 by singer and actress Bette Midler for the soundtrack to the film Beaches. This version of "Wind Beneath My Wings" was released as a single in early 1989, spent one week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in June 1989, and won Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year in February 1990. On October 24, 1991, Midler's single was also certitifed Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of one million copies in the United States...
From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 09/16/11, 6:18 PM - " tailgate party":
I fell and broke my collar bone this morning. I will be out of commission for the next 6 to 8 weeks. I am really disappointed that I will not be able to join you. This is a classic example that reminds me that we should get out and enjoy ourselves at every opportunity, so get out and enjoy yourselves tomorrow. I have received a lot of emails and telephone calls about the party tomorrow so get your bums out there and party. Looks like a record breaking number of party goers tomorrow.
Go have some fun.
YOWZERONI-RINI! Chuck, I am so very sorry to hear this, after all your hard work! Dashed plans have always broken my heart. We wish you a very speedy recovery!
Party for Everyone will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 2:00
PM at the Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach.
2.From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 08/24/11, 10:04 AM - " Typhoon Tailgate - Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Christopher Newport University":
Is there any way your can post the tailgate map on the website?
... Thanks for everything you are doing for the alumni.
Wal, certainly, Chuck!
3. From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 08/25/11 - "BRUNCH INVITATION":
Hope all’s well with you and yours and yawl (southern) are enjoying Carolina living. Following you’ll see a Brunch Invitation that might cause you to make a “road trip”. Everyone there, your fans, would love to see you.
Also, please include the invitation in your newsletter’s “save the date” section.
The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606 at 11am on Saturday, October 1, 2011.
Please come join us for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of “War Stories” and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose.
Thanks so much, Bill - if there's any possible way to manage it, I'll see you there!
LAST WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
|Happy Belated Birthday to:|
07 - The late Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63)(deceased - 03/08/06)!
08 - Carroll Elliott ('57) AND Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL AND Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA;
09 - Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA;
10 - The late Mr. Pete Robinson (deceased - 12/23/03);
11 -The late Bobby Hedrick ('58) (deceased 08/31/09) AND J. Harrison ('58) of GA AND My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of TX;
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!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
|Happy Birthday today to The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA!|
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bobby Bell ('57) AND Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL AND The United States Air Force - 1947!
September 18, 1947 - The United States Air Force became an independent branch of the United States armed forces.
Happy Birthday this week to:
20 - Barry Stutt ('57);
21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57);
22 - Curt Overman ('59) of VA;
23 - My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL currently serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany;
24 - Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0916.htm - INCLUDING:
Monday, Sept. 16, 1861
LEXINGTON LABORS LOOKING LOST
Gen. Sterling Price, CSA, was an aggressive commander when he had the opportunity. He had fought Franz Sigel and Nathaniel Lyon to a draw at Wilson’s Creek in August, then withdrawn to Arkansas to get his large but undisciplined army better organized. Today he was back with a vengeance, in the small Missouri town of Lexington. He had the Union forces under Col. James Mulligan surrounded and under siege. Mulligan’s commander, Gen. Fremont, was supposed to be organizing a relief force to march from St. Louis, but was too busy having his supposed allies arrested.
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1862
HOSPITAL HOUSING HORRORS HASTILY HELD
It was rapidly becoming obvious that a major battle was soon to take place somewhere near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Lee was calling his scattered army together, and McClellan was on his way, albeit slowly, with his. Ahead of both rode Dr. Jonathan Letterman, Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac. He had the grim task of pre-selecting buildings which would serve as hospitals afterwards. His job, although simplified by the fact that most civilians had long since fled, was complicated by the fact that the ambulances had been left behind in Norfolk, Va. In addition, most of the medical supplies had been used up in the Peninsula Campaign over the summer.
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1863
CHICKAMAUGA CREEK CONFLICT CONSIDERED CLOSE
Gen. William Rosecrans’ Federal army had taken Chattanooga four days ago, but Braxton Bragg’s Confederate army was nowhere close to defeated. The Southern forces were strung out on a roughly north-south line on the east side of a ridge called Lookout Mountain. Rosecrans’ army was scattered and vulnerable, especially the men with Gen. George Henry Thomas to the south near LeMoyne Cove. Thomas could have easily been isolated and defeated, but the orders to do so never got delivered to Gen. Thomas C. Hindman. The man carrying the orders, a French soldier-of-fortune known as Maj. Nocquot, was not available to testify at the court-martial of Hindman, as he had disappeared. Some $150,000 in Army funds went missing around the same time, but in all the confusion no connection was ever proved.
Friday, Sept. 16, 1864
CONFEDERATE COWBOYS CONFIRM CATTLE CAPTURE
In the days before mechanical refrigeration, keeping ones' troops in food required some interesting logistics. Hardack could be shipped and stored, but if the troops were to have beef one had to store it on the hoof. Confederate cavalry under Wade Hampton took advantage of superior Union stocks by staging a raid at Coggins' Point, VA, where they captured 300 Federals and, more importantly, what they were guarding--a herd of some 2400 cattle. Getting them back to Petersburg would take several days and several skirmishes, but the food was desperately needed by the besieged forces there.
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0917.htm - INCLUDING:
From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 09/11/11 - "New E-mail address":
I've finally gone to broadband internet service. Unfortunately by doing so, I was forced to change my e-mail address. I've only had ONE e-mail address since I got "on-line".
My computer guy should be here on tomorrow (Monday) to set-up my Outlook Express to work with my new address but I'm not positive he will make it because his work is backed-up from the hurricane.
My new address will be: ______@___________.___ so if you e-mail me at this address and it bounces, please try the old one - ______@__________.___. Hopefully all this will be cleared up this coming week.
Thanks, Jennie - I have you all switched!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 09/11/11 - "Air Swimmers":
I’m scared !!!!
air swimmers- I want one!!
Oh, every home and business definitely needs one or more of these! If I had had one of these back in the day, I'll bet I wouldn't have had nearly the trouble I did arousing my sleepy-headed little darlings for school and church!
Thanks, Norris Sweetie!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 09/12/11 - "A Twinkle in your Wrinkle":
|Never look down on
anybody, unless you're helping them up.
Please read the following quietly then send it back on its journey:
To realize the value of a sister/brother,
ask someone who doesn't have one.
To realize the value of ten years:
ask a newly divorced couple.
To realize the value of four years:
ask a graduate.
To realize the value of one year:
ask a student who has failed a final exam.
To realize the value of nine months:
ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.
To realize the value of one month:
ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of one minute:
ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.
To realize the value of one-second:
ask a person who has survived an accident.
Time waits for no one--treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.
To realize the value of a friend or family member: LOSE ONE.
The origin of this letter is unknown, but it brings good luck to everyone who passes it on.
Remember....Hold on tight to the ones you love!
Do not keep this letter.
Send it to friends & family to whom you wish a good, long, happy, life.
Thank you again, Norris Sweetie!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 09/13/11 - "words to live by":
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA -09/14/11 - "Philosophy for Old Age":
This is for everyone because we all hope to live a long life. God bless you!
How to Stay Young
1. Try everything twice. On one woman’s tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph: “Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!”
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)
3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever… Never
let the brain get idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM /HER.
6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever… Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don’t take guilt trips… Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity. I love you, my special friend.
11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance… Remember! Lost time can never be found.
12. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Thank you, Dearest Judy!
|From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/16/11:|
Did you hear about the two radio antennas that got married?
The wedding was terrible, but the reception was excellent!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 11:00 AM -
The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast
Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from
CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come
join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a
lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl
friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose."
Please RSVP to Bill Roady at
or call him at
so they have a head count.
4. Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 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.
5. Wednesday, October 12, 2011
- 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.
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
1. Saturday, September 17, 2011
Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM.
For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at
firstname.lastname@example.org - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!
- There is now a $15.00 fee to park in the tailgating lot, and you must have
- OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
3. Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at email@example.com or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
4. Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 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.
5. Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 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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2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Wind Beneath My Wings
Written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley (b. 30 June 1941), 1982
Recorded by Bette Midler (b. 01 Dec 1945), 1988
It must have been cold there in my shadow,
to never have sunlight on your face.
You were content to let me shine, that's your way,
you always walked a step behind.
So I was the one with all the glory,
while you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name -- for so long,
a beautiful smile to hide the pain.
Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and ev'rything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.
It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
but I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it,
I would be nothing with out you.
Fly, fly, fly away,
you let me fly so high.
Oh, fly, fly,
so high against the sky, so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you, thank God for you,
the wind beneath my wings.
"Wind Beneath My Wings" midi courtesy of http://www.sequinsbyeileen.com/midi.htm - 09/19/11 (sic)
"Wind Beneath My Wings" lyrics courtesy of http://www.romantic-lyrics.com/lw9.shtml - 09/19/11 (sic)
"You're My Hero" clip art courtesy of http://faithgraceandjoy.blogspot.com/2011/02/wonderful-wednesday.html - 09/19/11 (sic)
Divider Line 256 courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines6.html - 09/19/11 (sic)
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated USMC, 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
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
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