10/03/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Butterflies Are Free
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Reminder: Paul and Adrienne and I will be flying to St. Louis on
Thursday, October 7 for a reunion with five of my six sons,
all eight of my grandchildren, assorted in-laws and friends, and the wedding of my third son on Saturday. I won't arrive home until late
on Monday night, October 11. I'll not be able to access my files, do any work on the web site, write any Newsletters, or reach my
regular mail account (NNHS65@nc.rr.com) while I'm gone. It will all be there when I return, but I won't see it until then. Should you need
to contact me, you may use my old account: NNHS65@yahoo.com. A couple of you also have other yahoo addies which will work too.
Thanks for your patience.
To hear Puccini's incomparable Un Bel Di aria from Madame Butterfly
From Me ('65) of NC:
Thank you so very much for your recent financial contributions. They were most gratefully received. Y'all are the best!
"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real."
- Jules Verne (1828-1905)
From my sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 10/01/04:
Here is the famous Toto. The question is, "Just how many has he kissed?" The second question is,
"Is the Toto a boy or a girl?"
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 -
York Campbell following another incredible performance as Toto
in "The Wizard of Oz" - and friend
Ah, good questions!
I just do not know the answers. Thanks for the adorable pictures, though,
Eleanor! What a sweet little
puppy dog! I'm glad you were able to snag some kisses, too!
The Story of Madame Butterfly
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/02/04:
On behalf of the NNHS
64/40 Reunion Committee, I am pleased to report
to the Class of 1964 that Mr. J. William Etheridge, our esteemed former
Principal, has accepted our invitation to attend our Reunion on Saturday,
October 23rd, 2004.
Thank you, Dave! This is
OTHER PAGE UPDATES:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/colonial-motor-courts.html - two additional images
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/doumars.html - BRAND NEW PAGE!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/nehi.html - additional image
Everything You Need to Know about Madama Butterfly
From Eric Huffstutler (BHS - '75) - 10/02/04:
I personally remember the signs
(see one pictured below) better than I do any attending stories. In fact
the only thing that's coming
to mind now is I remember thinking at the time what a ludicrous thought it was that anything would be able to protect anyone under such circumstances. Given my scientific aptitude (or amazing lack thereof), it's rather amusing that I made that deduction at 14.
|1965 Anchor - Henry Hoyle ('65) and Carol Firestone ('66) outside Nachman's|
Okay, Gang, bring out the stories for Eric! I'll keep searching the deep recesses of my mind.
By the way, Eric, how on earth
did you get a copy of that school film?!? I've always wanted a copy of one
of those many, many,
MANY films they showed us (presumably because we were "city kids") about Farmer Brown and his big combines and tractors and
livestock and Life on the Farm. The rich baritone of the narrator's voice remains with me still.
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/02/04:
Thanks so much, Joe. Your
unique perspective and near total recall of practically everything always
delights and amazes me.
You're giving me quite an education, and I really appreciate it.
From Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA - 10/02/04:
Thorpe Junior High in Hampton had a fallout
shelter .... and those loud-ass air raid sirens on the roof. In 8th grade my
homeroom was on the third floor right beneath those sirens. What a treat to hear them go off once a month! I lived three
blocks away ... and they were loud at my house. Ear-splitting at close range!
Now .... working at Surry Nuclear Power Station
.... we have the 21st century versions scattered throughout a 10 mile radius
of the plant (same at North Anna in Louisa County) to alert residents in case of the 'big one'. Denbigh and Lee Hall fall
within the radius ... one siren is in the schoolyard of R. O. Nelson Elementary in Denbigh. During my married years I lived
one block over .... and let me tell ya it's just as loud as those old CD sirens.
Thanks, Tom. It's equally nice to hear the impressions of one of the "babies" of our group - and always fun to hear from "Da Babe"!
From my niece, Shari, of VA - 10/02/04:
"Some of the shells that wash up on the
beach were once very beautiful. We don't know
what kind of journey they had to take to get them in their fragile condition. The same is
true for people. Be kind."
~ Linda Gifford
Thanks, Shari! That's a good reminder.
From Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA - 10/02/04:
Reading the Daily Press
article on the 52-0 whoopin' Hampton put on Bethel last night! Looks like it
could be Hampton's
year to win state again (last title was in '98). They play Kecoughtan next Friday .... another old rivalry.
That does sound promising. Enjoy the game, Babe (assuming you get back from CT in time to catch it!) - and thanks for the update!
Full Italian/English Libretto of Madama Butterfly
Y'all take care of each other.
Love to all, Carol
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"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."
|1920 - Jos Rentmeesters||
Un Bel Dì
Un bel dì,
levarsi un fil di fumo sull'estremo
confin del mare.
E poi la nave appare.
Poi la nave bianca
entra nel porto, romba il suo saluto.
Vedi? È venuto!
Io non gli scendo incontro. Io no. Mi metto
là sul ciglio del colle e aspetto, e aspetto
gran tempo e non mi pesa,
la lunga attesa.
E... uscito dalla folla cittadina
un uomo, un picciol punto
s'avvia per la collina.
Chi sarà? chi sarà?
E come sarà giunto
che dirà? che dirà?
Chiamerà Butterfly dalla lontana.
Io senza dar risposta
me ne starò nascosta
un po' per celia e un po' per non morire
al primo incontro, ed egli alquanto in pena
olezzo di verbena,
i nomi che mi dava al suo venire.
Tutto questo avverrà, te lo prometto.
Tienti la tua paura, io con sicura
[Butterfly and Suzuki embrace with emotion]
“Un Bel Di” midi courtesy of - http://www.ao.net/~jmo/john/music/bravo.html - 09/28/04
“Un Bel Di” lyrics courtesy of - http://www.columbia.edu/itc/music/reserves/cd2263/act2.html#track02 - 09/28/04
Butterflies clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 09/28/04
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