10/06/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
“Yeah, that's it, beep the horn twice. Cover your back. Boy, I'm ready:
- Roger Rabbit, 1988
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is such a fun golden oldie! No midi file was available to attach, but I think you'll enjoy the Bonuses.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4W7oZBhAJg - Beep Beep - The Playmates
BONUS #2 - http://www.rockremembers.com/2010/07/beep-beep-playmates-1958-top-40.html - What's That Song About?
|"Beep Beep" is a song by
The Playmates. The song describes a duel between the drivers of a
Cadillac and a
Nash Rambler on the road.
The song was on the Billboard Top 40 charts for twelve weeks, and peaked at #20. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. Concurrently with this song, American Motors (AMC) was setting production and sales records for the Rambler models.
Because of a directive by the BBC that songs not include brand names in their lyrics, a version of "Beep Beep" was recorded for the European market replacing the Cadillac and Nash Rambler with the generic terms limousine and bubble car.
|The Playmates were a late 1950s
vocal group, led by the
Chic Hetti (born Carl Cicchetti, 26 February 1930),
Donny Conn (born Donald Claps, 29 March 1930); and
Morey Carr (born 31 July 1932), all from
The Playmates Donald Claps aka Donny Conn drummer and lyricist Carl Cicchetti aka Chic Hetti pianist music composer and Morey Cohen aka Morey Carr lead vocalist were an instrumental and vocal trio all from Waterbury Connecticut and in the early-1950s at the University of Connecticut, After graduation began touring The USA and Canada small lounges and night clubs in 1952 originally as the "Nitwits" later as the Playmates.
Signed to Roulette Records in 1958 as the label's first vocal group,Anticapting a Calypso craze the group recorded an album called Playmates Visit the West Indies. They then released two notable top 40 singles — "Jo-Ann" and "Don't Go Home" — before having a surprise #4 hit (July 9, 1958) with the tempo-changing novelty record "Beep, Beep" - which became a regular spin for Dr. Demento.
The "Beep, Beep" song was on the Billboard Top 40 chart for twelve weeks. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. Concurrently with this song, American Motors (AMC) was setting production and sales records for the Rambler models. Because of a directive by the BBC that songs do not include brand names in its lyrics, a version of "Beep Beep" was recorded for the European market replacing the Cadillac and Nash Rambler with the generic terms limousine and bubble car.
They followed up with a chart listing single in 1959 with "What Is Love" and then again in 1960 with "Wait For Me". After four albums for Roulette, the novelty group — which was known for its between-song comedy and banter as much for its repertoire — broke up in 1965.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ellen Anas Smith ('57) ANDDale Parsons ('69) of HA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
08 - Bunny Spiers ('54) of VA AND Tippy Rowe ('57) AND Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND Richard Cantor ('65) of KY AND Tazewell Whitley (NNHS / HHS - '65) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Alexandria Huber of TX;
09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA AND Marsha Leak Garrett ('63);
10 - Harry Seay ('63) of VA;
11 - Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA AND Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA;
12 - Ann Sears ('63) AND Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC;
13 - The United States Navy - 1775 AND Kenny Bransford ('63) AND Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:October 06, 1939 - Germany's invasion of Poland ended with the surrender of Polesia army after the Battle of Kock
October 06, 1939 - Adolf Hitler denied any intention to
wage war against Britain and France in an address to Reichstag.
October 06, 1944 - Former French premier and Vichy
collaborator Pierre Laval tried to kill himself on the day he was to be
executed for treason. A physician saved Laval from the cyanide he had
taken. Laval was executed a little less than two weeks later.
THIS DAY IN
Thursday, October 06, 1966 - Actress Jacqueline Obradors was born Jacqueline Danell Obradors in San Fernando Valley, California.
|“Be cheerful in all
you that do. Live joyfully. Live happily.”
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Me ('65) of NC - 10/06/16 - "Hurricane Matthew":
|RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) --Hurricane Matthew is making its
way toward the U.S., but the latest forecast track shows the monster
storm continuing to veer away from central North Carolina.
The 5 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center shows Matthew continuing to push it into Florida and curve it south near our coast.
Highest sustained winds increased to 125 mph Thursday morning as
Matthew continues moving to the northwest, and could deal a devastating
blow to parts of the east coast of Florida as a possible Category 4
storm by Thursday into Friday.
The hurricane will continue to head north, then northeast, but is
still forecast to head east before reaching the North Carolina coast. If
this track verifies, our south coast will receive heavy rain, and a
storm surge of up to 5 feet, but not the devastating winds they will see
in Florida, according to ABC11 Meteorologist Don "Big Weather"
|ooh lovely. The hurricane coming our way is actually death. Good times.|
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 10/05/16 - "Hurricane Matthew":
|To all of my family and
(friends) living in the path of Matthew, please take all the necessary
precautions to be safe, and know that I am praying for your safety. And
know I love you all.
Love, Santa Jim
Thank you so much, Santa Jim!
|We were coming home from dinner
and the song, "She's real fine, my 409" was playing and I thought of
Thanks, Phil! Old memories are the best! I remember Ricky - and ALL those Stuart Gardens fellas - well, but I've no idea where he is or has been for the last forty-eleven years, sorry.
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 10/05/16:
|OH, YES!!! Thank you, Cheryl!|
“I love favors,
because a favor is, instead of me doing something or paying you
anything, why don’t you do it for me for free?”
PATTERN (Sorry, not theme related):
http://kathyscrochetcabin.blogspot.com/2009/02/wheelchair-lapghan-pattern.html - Wheelchair Lapghan - "Looking for a twist on a classic afghan pattern? Make a Wheelchair Lapghan and feel great about your free crochet afghan. This project is perfect for anyone who has to sit for a long period of time. Help them feel comfortable and cozy."
|BONUS RECIPES (Sorry,
not theme related):
http://www.navywifecook.com/2012/07/john-wayne-casserole.html - John Wayne Layered Casserole - "We're not exactly sure where this John Wayne Layered Casserole recipe got its name, but we're pretty sure that this dish is something the rugged American icon would have loved eating. Packed with great hearty flavors and ingredients like ground beef, biscuit mix, pepper and onion and then topped with a delicious mixture of sour cream, mayo and cheddar cheese, this is one of those beef casserole recipes that's nearly impossible to resist. When you serve this cowboy recipe to your family for dinner, you're sure to get asked to serve up some second helpings!"
http://www.recipelion.com/Chicken-Casserole-Recipes/Black-Bean-Chicken-and-Cheese-Bake/ - Black Bean, Chicken and Cheese Bake - "This quick casserole recipe is a snap to prepare and sure to satisfy all those that are looking for a hearty dinner. Packed with macaroni and cheese, Black Bean, Chicken and Cheese Bake is topped with corn chips for an extra crunch. Your casserole recipes have never been crunchier or more delicious."
http://www.recipelion.com/Casserole-Recipes/Beefy-Green-Chile-and-Cheese-Bake/ - Beefy Green Chile and Cheese Bake - "This loaded casserole recipe has it all. Meaty, cheesy and packed to the brim with zesty ingredients, it will feed any hungry family. Easy to prepare and easy to enjoy, Beefy Green Chile and Cheese Bake is a must."
A high-school student
came home from school seeming rather depressed.
“What’s the matter son?” asked his mother.
“Aw, gee,” said the boy, “it’s my marks. They’re all wet.”
“What do you mean, 'all wet'?” she asks.
“I mean,” he replied, “well below C-level.”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class
of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.
2. Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/02/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Beep" lyrics courtesy of
"Beep Beep" title clip art courtesy of
"Beep Beep" title clip art courtesy of http://doctorfeelgood.wordpress.com/lolcats/- 10/07/11
Nash Logo used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.cartype.com/pages/450/nash_related_emblems - 10/07/11
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Animated Red Flames courtesy of
http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - ???
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of http://hillsborohawks.info/ - 09/20/13
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of http://picsdigger.com/image/a935ccd3/ - 10/21/10
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
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)
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