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10/06/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Beep Beep

“Yeah, that's it, beep the horn twice. Cover your back. Boy, I'm ready: dukes up;
eyes peeled; ears to the ground. Why, nobody gets the drop on Roger Rabbit!”

- Roger Rabbit, 1988


Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This is such a fun golden oldie! No midi file was available to attach (if indeed you could even access it), 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?  

 


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beep_Beep_%28song%29:

"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 is an example of accelerando, in which the tempo of the song gradually increases throughout the song. [1]

The song was on the Billboard Top 40 charts for twelve weeks, and peaked at #20.[2] It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[3] Concurrently with this song, American Motors (AMC) was setting production and sales records for the Rambler models.[4]

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.

 


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Playmates:

The Playmates were a late 1950s vocal group, led by the pianist Chic Hetti (born Carl Cicchetti, 26 February 1930), drummer; Donny Conn (born Donald Claps, 29 March 1930); and Morey Carr (born 31 July 1932), all from Waterbury, Connecticut.

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[1],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"[2] - 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.[3] Concurrently with this song, American Motors (AMC) was setting production and sales records for the Rambler models.[4] 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".[5] 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 / Hampton HS - '65) of VA AND  My Granddaughter, Alexandria Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Pebble Hills HS, TX / Overhills HS, NC - '18) of NC;

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) ANDLarry 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!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html

 


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, 1942 - The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal began as United States Marine Corps forces attacked Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.

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.

October 06, 1949 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for war crimes. The conviction was for being Japanese wartime broadcaster "Tokyo Rose."

October 06, 1949 - U.S. president Harry Truman signed the Mutual Defense Assistance Act. The act provided $1.3 billion in the form of military aid to NATO countries.

 


THIS DAY IN 1967:

Friday, October 06, 1967 -  Footballer Kennet Andersson was born Bernt Kennet Andersson in Eskilstuna, Södermanland, Sweden.

Friday, October 06, 1967 - Strongman and bodybuilder Svend Karlsen was born Svend Ødegård Karlsen in Kristiansand, Norway.

Friday, October 06, 1967 - Barrister and politician Steven Woolfe was born Steven Marcus Woolfe in Moss Side, Manchester, England.

 


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 09/29/16:

“Be cheerful in all you that do. Live joyfully. Live happily.”

 - Ezra Taft Benson
(04 Aug 1899 - 30 May 1994)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

 


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/06/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 

 


 From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 10/03/17 - "Long Anticipated House Concert - Saturday October 7th - Michael Johnathon":

We are so excited to have Michael join us once again......an amazing songwriter / storyteller.... DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT,

Doors open at 6.....music starts at 7:30........RSVP to me at
Terry.Seay@itsallaboutZmusic.com.

Folksinger Michael Johnathon has a long-standing career in the arts as a songwriter, musician, playwright, composer of the opera and as the host of the live audience broadcast of the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour with a radio audience with over two million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, public television coast-to-coast, plus American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations and now Friday evenings on RFD-TV.

Michael performs solo with his Martin guitar, long neck banjo and a wealth of stories … moving, powerful and often funny. He’s the touring, log cabin dwelling, Mother Earth News columnist, organic gardening, front porch banjo picking, and guitar playing host of WoodSongs.

......also being featured are........

Gil Grand and Karla Davis
 

    WOWZERS! Thank you, Terry!

Y'all have fun!

Michael Johnathon Gil Grand Karla Davis
     

 


 From the Boy Most Likely to Succeed in the Class of 1965, Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/06/17:

     Thank you, Frank! Who knew we had so much in common?!?
 
 

 


“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?”

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982
)

 


BONUS CROCHET 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."

 


FINALLY:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/05/17:

Question on second-grade math quiz: "Tony drank 1/6 of a glass of juice. Emily drank 1/4 of a glass of juice. Emily drank more. Explain."

My grandson’s answer: "She was more thirsty."

 


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. Saturday, October 07, 2017 - The Warwick HS Class of 1957 will hold their 60-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht and Country Club. 400 Maxwell Lane, Newport News. Cash bar at 6:00 PM, Buffet Dinner at 7:00 PM, Evening of friendship, memories, music and dancing from 8:30 till whenever. Cost $60.00 per person. Dress smart casual (no ties for the guys).

3. Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 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.

4. Thursday, November 09, 2017, 6:30 PM - Joyce Bulifant's book signing (My Four Hollywood Husbands), Barnes and Noble, 12170 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602, 757-249-2488.

 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11

 


 
  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


 

 Beep Beep

Written by Carl Cicchetti and Donald Claps

Recorded by The Playmates, 1958


While riding in my Cadillac,
What to my surprise.
A little Nash Rambler was following me -
About one third my size.
The guy must've wanted to pass me up
As he kept on tooting his horn. Beep! Beep!
I'll show him that a Cadillac
Is not a car to scorn.
Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep!
His horn went beep beep beep!

I pushed my foot down to the floor
To give the guy the shake.
But the little Nash Rambler stayed right behind;
He still had on his brake.
He must have thought his car had more guts
As he kept on tooting his horn.
I'll show him that a Cadillac
Is not a car to scorn.
Beep! Beep!
His horn went beep beep!

My car went into passing gear
And we took off with gust.
Soon we were doing ninety -
Must've left him in the dust.
When I peeked in the mirror of my car,
I couldn't believe my eyes:
The little Nash Rambler was right behind -
I think that guy could fly.
Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep!
His horn went beep beep beep.

Now we're doing a hundred and ten -
This certainly was a race.
For a Rambler to pass a Caddy
Would be a big disgrace.
The guy must've wanted to pass me up
As he kept on tooting his horn.
I'll show him that a Cadillac
Is not a car to scorn.
Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep!
His horn went beep beep!

Now we're doing a hundred and twenty -
As fast as I could go.
The Rambler pulled along side of me
As if we were going slow.
The fellow rolled down his window
And yelled for me to hear,
"Hey, Buddy, how can I get this car
Out of second gear?!
?"

 


"Beep Beep" lyrics courtesy of http://www.rockremembers.com/2010/07/beep-beep-playmates-1958-top-40.html - 10/07/11
 
"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

 Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - ???

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09 

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of http://coldlakehighschool.ca/ - 09/11/17

Pebble Hills High School (TX) logo courtesy of https://www.sisd.net/pebblehillshs - 10/02/17

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of https://www.harnett.k12.nc.us/ohhs - 09/11/17

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 http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

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

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