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10/06/19 - 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 - Beep Beep - The Playmates

BONUS #2 - Beep Beep - 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 OK;

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 (soon to be UT)!

   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, 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, 1943 - Thirteen civilians were burnt alive by a paramilitary group in Crete.

October 06, 1944 - Units of the 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps entered Czechoslovakia during the Battle of the Dukla Pass.

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 1969:

October 06, 1969 - Golfer Byron Black was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia.

October 06, 1969 - The 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Muhammad V of Kelantan (V سلطان محمد), was born Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Tengku Ismail Petra in Istana Batu, Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

October 06, 1969 - Golfer Walter Hagen (b. Walter Charles Hagen on 21 Dec 1892 in Rochester, New York) died from throat cancer at his home in Traverse City, Michigan at the age of 76.

October 06, 1969 - Zoologist Otto Steinböck (b. 10 Apr 1893 in Graz, Austria) died in Innsbruck, Austria at the age of 76.

 


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 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?!?
 
 

 


   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 10/04/18:

   Thanks, Jean!
 
 

 


“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):

Kathy's 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):

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."

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 - 10/05/18:

A student burst into his professor’s office and said, "Professor Stigler, I don't believe I deserve this 'F' grade that you've given me!"

To which Professor Stigler replied, "I agree, but unfortunately it is the lowest grade the University will allow me to award."

 


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, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE: www.nnhs1964.com; CONTACT: David Spriggs at nnhs64@cox.net.
 

3. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 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.

 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/19

BLOG:

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

 


  
  
Y'all take good 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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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

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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!

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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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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