10/05/12 - NNHS Newsletter - You Forgot All the Words
“Where you used to be, there is a hole in
the world, which I find myself constantly
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
On Tuesday I was driving around with my sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC, when this song came on her car's Wonder Radio. It's a fine sad song - which meant that I loved it and she emphatically did not. But all the evidence to the contrary, we are full-blooded biological sisters, raised in the same home by the same parents.
There's no midi file for it, so just enjoy Frank's beautiful voice.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eBX2nnqhkY - You Forgot All the Words - Frank SInatra
REUNION ALERTS:1. From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 09/08/12, 10:46 PM - "NNHS Class of 1962 50th Reunion":
|Dear Classmates of NNHS
The Class of 1962 will be having their '50'-year Reunion on Oct. 5/6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Marina in Hampton, Va.
We are inviting members of other classes from NNHS to our Friday nite social. It will start at 6pm. If you know of anyone from other NNHS Classes that would be interested please tell them. There will be food and beverages and lots of other NNHS Classmates to see and gossip with, (Ha. Ha.) We are really excited about this event and it will be a Great One!!
Hoping to see you there. Casual dress and come prepared to have a great time!!
Brenda Amos Williams
NNHS Class of 1962 Reunion Committee
Thanks so much, Brenda!
We're gonna make it after
2.From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 09/21/12, 12:13 PM:
Just to inform you, the Class of '57 is celebrating its 55-Year Reunion at the Marriott Hotel in Town Center, Newport News on October 9, 10 and 11, 2012.
Thanks for all you do.
Pat Beck Letzinger
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thank you, Pat! Y'all have fun!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to George Pipkin ('57) AND Butch Ragland ('63) of CO!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
07 -Dale Parsons ('69) of HA;
08 - Tippy Rowe ('57) AND Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND Richard Cantor ('65) of KY;
09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA;
11 - Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA;
12 - Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 05, 1942 - Joseph Stalin sent a telegram to the German/Soviet front at Stalingrad. The message was "That part of Stalingrad which has been captured must be liberated."
October 05, 1943 - 98 American POW's were executed by Japanese forces
October 05, 1944 - Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shot down the first German jet fighter over France.
October 05, 1955 - The play "The Diary of Anne Frank" opened at the Cort Theatre in New York.
|TODAY IN 1962:|
Friday, October 05, 1962 - Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, was released.
Friday, October 05, 1962 - Television personality Caron Keating was born in Fulham, West London, England. She died of breast cancer on 13 Apr 2004 at her mother's home in Sevenoaks, Kent, England at the age of 41.
1. OOPS - STILL NADA.
NEW ITEMS FOR THE SITE:
1. OOPS - MORE NADA.
From John ('59) and Aretie Gallins ('59) Patterson of TN - 10/04/12, 7:25 PM - "RE: Richard Oliver":
We were hoping to find Richard and communicate with him before going to Costa Rica in hopes of getting the real skinny on the places where and where not to go down there.....
Good to hear from you - - say "Hi" to everybody for us - - and let us know if you find Richard's e-mail address.
Hi again, John and Aretie! OHHHH! well, that's different!
I personally have no experience in locating people abroad, but we do have some experts in that field among us.
And surely someone has remained in touch with Richard all these years. So now there are two ways to help!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/04/12 - "BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS...":
BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS...
1. No Breakfast
WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Shari! Some of this I knew; some I did not.
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/04/12 - "A Father, a Daughter and a Dog":
|A Father, a
Daughter and a Dog
A true story by Catherine Moore
"Watch out! You nearly broad sided that car!" My father yelled at me. "Can't you do anything right?"
Those words hurt worse than blows. I turned my head toward the elderly man in the seat beside me, daring me to challenge him. A lump rose in my throat as I averted my eyes. I wasn't prepared for another battle.
"I saw the car, Dad. Please don't yell at me when I'm driving..."
My voice was measured and steady, sounding far calmer than I really felt.
Dad glared at me, then turned away and settled back. At home I left Dad in front of the television and went outside to collect my thoughts..... dark, heavy clouds hung in the air with a promise of rain. The rumble of distant thunder seemed to echo my inner turmoil. What could I do about him?
Dad had been a lumberjack in Washington and Oregon. He had enjoyed being outdoors and had reveled in pitting his strength against the forces of nature. He had entered grueling lumberjack competitions, and had placed often. The shelves in his house were filled with trophies that attested to his prowess.
The years marched on relentlessly. The first time he couldn't lift a heavy log, he joked about it; but later that same day I saw him outside alone, straining to lift it.. He became irritable whenever anyone teased him about his advancing age, or when he couldn't do something he had done as a younger man.
Four days after his sixty-seventh birthday, he had a heart attack. An ambulance sped him to the hospital while a paramedic administered CPR to keep blood and oxygen flowing.
At the hospital, Dad was rushed into an operating room. He was lucky; he survived. But something inside Dad died. His zest for life was gone. He obstinately refused to follow doctor's orders. Suggestions and offers of help were turned aside with sarcasm and insults. The number of visitors thinned, then finally stopped altogether. Dad was left alone.
My husband, Dick, and I asked Dad to come live with us on our small farm. We hoped the fresh air and rustic atmosphere would help him adjust.
Within a week after he moved in, I regretted the invitation. It seemed nothing was satisfactory. He criticized everything I did. I became frustrated and moody. Soon I was taking my pent-up anger out on Dick. We began to bicker and argue.
Alarmed, Dick sought out our pastor and explained the situation. The clergyman set up weekly counseling appointments for us. At the close of each session he prayed, asking God to soothe Dad's troubled mind.
But the months wore on and God was silent. Something had to be done and it was up to me to do it.
The next day I sat down with the phone book and methodically called each of the mental health clinics listed in the Yellow Pages. I explained my problem to each of the sympathetic voices that answered in vain.
Just when I was giving up hope, one of the voices suddenly exclaimed, "I just read something that might help you! Let me go get the article."
I listened as she read. The article described a remarkable study done at a nursing home. All of the patients were under treatment for chronic depression. Yet their attitudes had proved dramatically when they were given responsibility for a dog.
I drove to the animal shelter that afternoon.. After I filled out a questionnaire, a uniformed officer led me to the kennels. The odor of disinfectant stung my nostrils as I moved down the row of pens. Each contained five to seven dogs. Long-haired dogs, curly-haired dogs, black dogs, spotted dogs all jumped up, trying to reach me. I studied each one but rejected one after the other for various reasons too big, too small, too much hair. As I neared the last pen a dog in the shadows of the far corner struggled to his feet, walked to the front of the run and sat down. It was a pointer, one of the dog world's aristocrats. But this was a caricature of the breed.
Years had etched his face and muzzle with shades of gray. His hip bones jutted out in lopsided triangles. But it was his eyes that caught and held my attention. Calm and clear, they beheld me unwaveringly.
I pointed to the dog. "Can you tell me about him?" The officer looked, then shook his head in puzzlement. "He's a funny one. Appeared out of nowhere and sat in front of the gate. We brought him in, figuring someone would be right down to claim him. That was two weeks ago and we've heard nothing. His time is up tomorrow." He gestured helplessly.
As the words sank in I turned to the man in horror.. "You mean you're going to kill him?"
"Ma'am," he said gently, "that's our policy. We don't have room for every unclaimed dog."
I looked at the pointer again. The calm brown eyes awaited my decision. "I'll take him," I said. I drove home with the dog on the front seat beside me.. When I reached the house I honked the horn twice. I was helping my prize out of the car when Dad shuffled onto the front porch...
"Ta-da! Look what I
got for you, Dad !" I said excitedly.
Thanks so much, Dools!
http://crochetchiq.blogspot.com/2012/09/knotted-unisex-beanie-for-knots-of-love.html - Easy Unisex Beanie - "This Easy Unisex Beanie is a great crochet pattern to make for the winter months. It is worked in the round using worsted weight yarn. Make one for yourself, or crochet one of these hats for charity. This easy pattern was designed for Knots of Love. If you know how to crochet a magic circle, you should have no problem completing this super easy crochet pattern."
http://www.mrfood.com/Pie/Quakertown-Crumb-Pie-3292/ml/1 - Quakertown Crumb Pie - "You're sure to gain lots of friends with this popular Pennsylvania pie. It's old-fashioned goodness from simpler times."
http://www.mrfood.com/Beef/One-Pot-Short-Ribs-3856/ml/1 - One Pot Short Ribs - "Nothing's more welcome or down-home anytime of year than an old-fashioned thick-with-barley-and-potatoes short ribs dinner. One Pot Short Ribs offers stick to your ribs comfort with easy clean-up."
http://www.mrfood.com/Beef/Old-Fashioned-Pot-Roast/ml/1 - Old Fashioned Pot Roast - "What could be more comforting that an old-fashioned pot roast? Our recipe for fork-tender pot roast chock-full of potatoes, carrots and onions will stick to their ribs and absolutely satisfy!"
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/20/12, 10:40 PM - "Rare Photos! (#4 in a Series of 17)":
You might like these too.
Great old pics….
SOMEONE HAD TO REACH BACK A WAYS TO GET THESE
OLD AND RARE PICTURES -
WOWZERS! Thanks, Bill!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/01/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#4 in a Series of 25)":
Some more memories.
Some of these photos will blow you away.
Boomer's Time Machine
MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne Honey
|From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/04/12:|
You Don't Need to Be a Weatherman...
It was two o'clock in the morning and a husband and wife were asleep, when suddenly the phone rang.
The husband picked up the phone and said, "Hello? ... How the heck do I know? What am I, the weather man?" -- and promptly slammed the phone down.
His wife rolls over and asks, "Who was that?"
The husband replies, I don’t know. Some guy who wanted to know if the coast was clear.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion
- Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at
2. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 9,10, and 11, 2012 - Class of
1957 - 55-Year Reunion - Marriott Hotel in Town Center, Newport News. CONTACT:
Pat Beck Letzinger at Pabletz@aol.com
4. Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 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.
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You Forgot All the Words
Words by Bernie Wayne (06 Mar 1919 - 18 Apr 1993)
Music by E. H. Jay (Eve J. Zeserson)
Recorded by Frank Sinatra (12 Dec 1915 – 14 May 1998), 1956
Love was like a song
A lovely melody
Our hearts would sing along
In perfect harmony
But you forgot all the words
While I still remember the tune
Each time our lips would cling
I heard a serenade
Of love and youth and spring
Forever to be played
But you forgot all the words
While I still remember the tune
We used to dance
Instead of walk
We used to sing
Instead of talk
That used to be
Only the start of the blues for me
But songs are funny things
They never really die
And so my hope still clings
That someday you will try
To just remember the words
For I still remember the tune
When lonely lights are lit
And midnight songs will start
Our song I must admit
Still fills my hopeful heart
So please remember the words
For I still remember the tune
"You Forgot All the Words" lyrics courtesy of http://www.mp3lyrics.org/f/frank-sinatra/you-forgot-all-the-words-while-i-still-remember-the-tune/ - 10/02/12
Image of Forget-Me-Nots courtesy of http://www.sodahead.com/fun/do-you-have-a-favorite-flower-if-so-post-a-picture-of-it/question-2111721/?page=2&link=ibaf&q=&imgurl=- 10/04/12
Blue Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - umm, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment...
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
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 Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - 05/19/08
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Rolling on the Floor
Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen
of VA - 08/13/10
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
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