09/24/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Gotta Be This or That
“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself.
Thomas Stephen Szasz
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We're returning to a top hit from 1945 today because... because... because we can. We have no midi file attached because... we cannot.
BONUS #1 - Gotta Be This or That - Benny Goodman
BONUS #2 - Gotta Be This or That - Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland on the Danny Kaye Show, May 10, 1945
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
September 24, 1941 - The Japanese consul in Hawaii was instructed
to divide Pearl Harbor into five zones and calculate the number of
battleships in each zone.
September 24, 1942 - Glenn Miller ended his broadcasts for Chesterfield Cigarettes so he could go to World War II.
September 24, 1948 - Mildred Gillars, known as "Axis Sally," pled innocent to charges of treason. She ended up serving 12 years for being a Nazi wartime radio propagandist.
THIS DAY IN 1968:
|Monday, September 24, 1968 - Nothing at all
happened anywhere in the world today - or so it would seem.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 09/23/15:
|“If it were possible
to make your road very easy, you wouldn’t grow in strength. If you were
always forgiven for every mistake without effort on your part, you would
never receive the blessings of repentance. If everything were done for
you, you wouldn’t learn how to work, or gain self-confidence, or acquire
the power to change.”
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/24/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Rip Collins ('65) of TN - 09/23/18 - " Jimmy Brandon ('65)":
Lest we never forget Jimmy Brandon and those others who died in Vietnam.
The Moving Wall (http://www.themovingwall.org/) - Nashville, TN
you so much, Rip!
We shall never
forget all the many, many friends and classmates we lost there. We
see them so often in our hearts and minds.
|"How many friends I loved are gone!
Death delicately takes the best:
O Death, be careful of the rest!
I cannot spare another one."
~ Richard Le Gallienne
(20 Jan 1866 - 15 Sept 1947)
From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA - 09/23/18:
|EXCELLENT! Thank you, Jane!|
From My Friend, Aaron, of NC -09/20/18:
“There are only a few things that are more entertaining than watching a
cat trying to run across a freshly waxed wood floor after a ball.”
- David C. Holley
Mr. Food's Peanut M&M Bars - "When the report card comes home, we're gonna want to make a little something special to reward the kids for all their hard work! They sure deserve it!"
|If someone has a mid-life crisis while playing
hide & seek...
Do they automatically lose because they can't find themselves?
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. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Cove Tavern, Newport News City Center, 711 Lakefront Commons, Newport News, VA. All food and beverages will be paid by each participant. The attire will be casual, and is OPEN to all NNHS graduates.
SATURDAY MORNING: 10:45 AM - Gather for 11:00 AM Tour of our old school. You MUST have valid ID!
SATURDAY NIGHT: Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Visit http://nnhs68.myevent.com, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12, 13, and 14, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its 60-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 7:00 PM - ? - Welcoming Party at Holiday Inn's Burger Theory Indoor/Outdoor Cafe. Snacks will be provided, and there will be a cash bar.
SATURDAY: 10:00 AM - A private coach will take us to the downtown are of NN where we can see our old school and the different businesses we remember. Lunch is open.
SUNDAY MORNING: Farewell Brunch. Contact Gail Gaskins Roberson at email@example.com.
4. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 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.
Gotta Be This or That
Words and Music bySunny Skylar (11 Oct 1913 – 02 Feb 2009)
Recorded by Benny Goodman (30 May 1909 – 13 June 1986), 1945
If you ain't wrong, you're right
"Gotta Be This or That" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdepot.com/benny-goodman/gotta-be-this-or-that.html - 09/13/12
Image courtesy of http://blog.coasterradio.com/2011/07/coasterradiocom-537-this-or-that.html - 09/13/12
Animated Red and Blue Spinning Divider Line clip art courtesy of - ah, well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment...
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)
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of