10/12/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Our Day Will Come
“Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
AHH - a Golden Oldie from 1963!
BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw9RVjEN9OI - Our Day Will Come - Ruby and the Romantics, 1963
|"Our Day Will Come" is a
popular song composed by
Bob Hilliard and
Mort Garson, which was a No. 1 hit in 1963 for
Ruby & the Romantics.
The song's composers were hoping to place "Our Day Will Come" with an established easy listening act and only agreed to let the new R&B group Ruby & the Romantics record the song after Kapp Records A&R director Al Stanton promised that if the Ruby & the Romantics' single failed Kapp would record the song with Jack Jones. Stanton cut two versions of "Our Day Will Come" with Ruby & the Romantics, one with a mid-tempo arrangement and the other in a bossa nova style; the latter version, featuring a classic Hammond organ solo, was selected for release as a single in December 1962 and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March. "Our Day Will Come" was also a chart hit in Australia (#11) and the UK (#38). the Personnel on the original recording include Leroy Glover on Organ, Vinnie Bell, Al Gorgoni and Kenny Burrell on guitar, Russ Savakus on Bass, Gary Chester on drums and George Devens on Percussion...
Speaking of days, there's something or other today about a certain Genoese explorer.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Ann Sears ('63) AND Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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!
Happy Birthday this week to:
14 - Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of UT;
15 - Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA;
17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);
18 - Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA AND Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA AND the late Kathy Agee Glenny ('64) (deceased 06/03/06);
19 - Danny Coleman ('63) of NC!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 12, 1942 - Japanese ships retreated after their defeat in the Battle of Cape Esperance with the Japanese commander, Aritomo Gotō dying from wounds suffered in the battle and two Japanese destroyers sunk by Allied air attack.
October 12, 1944 -
The Liberation of Athens from the German invaders.
October 12, 1945 - Desmond Doss was the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.
THIS DAY IN 1966:
|Wednesday, October 12, 1966 - Game designer
Brenda Romero was born Brenda Louise Garno in
Ogdensburg, New York.
Wednesday, October 12, 1966 - Actor and screenwriter Jonathan Crombie was born Toronto, Ontario, Canada in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. On 18 Apr 2015 he died suddenly of a brain hemorrhage he had suffered three days earlier in New York, New York at the age of 48.
|“I don't know what
your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who
will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”
From Me ('65) of NC - 10/12/16:
| I keep thinking about the
Mayim Bialik (North
Hollywood High School,
CA - '93) of CA
Yom Kippur Newsletter
about fasting, and how similar - and different - it is from the
teachings and practices of my church,
The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, so I decided to share with you the
I think it's because at heart I must have considered being an English/history teacher, and I'm fascinated by such things, and continually try to learn and impart new things.
I would have become a teacher, but it dawned on me that I would have to, you know, actually go to school every day.
|... Fasting is a commandment from the Lord where we humble
ourselves before Him by voluntarily refraining from eating and
drinking (see D&C
In the Church today, one Sabbath day each month is set aside for the purpose of fasting. Members of the Church go without food and water for two consecutive meals in a 24-hour period and then contribute the money that would have been spent for that food to those in need (see Alma 34:28).
Fasting has been a practice of the prophets of God and members of His Church since ancient times. In Old Testament times, Moses and Elijah fasted (see Exodus 34:28; 1 Kings 19:8). For the Israelites, fasting was often used for certain occasions or for divine assistance. In New Testament times, Jesus Christ fasted 40 days and 40 nights in preparation for His ministry (see Matthew 4:1–4). He taught His disciples about the power and importance of fasting. This commandment to fast continues in our day.
How do I make my fast an acceptable offering to the Lord?
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin taught: “Without prayer, fasting is not complete fasting; it’s simply going hungry. If we want our fasting to be more than just going without eating, we must lift our hearts, our minds, and our voices in communion with our Heavenly Father. Fasting, coupled with mighty prayer, is powerful. It can fill our minds with the revelations of the Spirit. It can strengthen us against times of temptation” (“The Law of the Fast,“ April 2001 general conference).
Elder L. Tom Perry said: “The longer I live, the more impressed I am with the Lord’s system of caring for the poor and needy. Surely no man would think of such a simple yet profound way of satisfying human needs—to grow spiritually and temporally through periodic fasting and then donating the amount saved from refraining from partaking of those meals to the bishop to be used to administer to the needs of the poor, the ill, the downtrodden, who need help and support to make their way through life” (“The Law of the Fast,” April 1986 general conference).
How can I take greater advantage of the privilege of fasting?
Fasting can be a more spiritual experience and draw you closer to God. Consider the following:
• Begin and end your fast with prayer.
• Encourage your family members to fast, always following the wise counsel of President Joseph F. Smith:
"Many are subject to weakness, others are delicate in health, and others have nursing babies; of such it should not be required to fast. Neither should parents compel their little children to fast” (Gospel Doctrine, p. 244).
President Joseph F. Smith also counsels us to be wise in our fasting. "There is such a thing as overdoing. A man may fast and pray till he kills himself; and there isn’t any necessity for it; nor wisdom in it. … The Lord can hear a simple prayer, offered in faith, in half a dozen words, and he will recognize fasting that may not continue more than twenty-four hours, just as readily and as effectually as He will answer a prayer of a thousand words and fasting for a month. … The Lord will accept that which is enough, with a good deal more pleasure and satisfaction than that which is too much and unnecessary” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1912, 133-34).
• Fast for special purposes at times other than on fast Sunday (see Mosiah 27:22).
• Pay a generous fast offering, urging your children to also contribute to fast offerings (see D&C 104:14–18).
What are the blessings of keeping the law of the fast?
Elder L. Tom Perry taught: “The law of the fast has three great purposes. First, it provides assistance to the needy through the contribution of fast offerings, consisting of the value of meals from which we abstain. Second, a fast is beneficial to us physically. Third, it is to increase humility and spirituality on the part of each individual” (“The Law of the Fast,” April 1986 general conference).
“When the poor are starving, let those who have, fast one day and give what they otherwise would have eaten to the bishops for the poor, and every one will abound for a long time. … And so long as the saints will all live to this principle with glad hearts and cheerful countenances they will always have an abundance” (History of the Church, 7:413; see also Joseph B. Wirthlin, “The Law of the Fast,” April 2001 general conference).
"Be liberal in your giving, that you yourselves may grow. Don’t give just for the benefit of the poor, but give for your own welfare. Give enough so that you can give yourself into the kingdom of God through consecrating of your means and your time. Pay an honest tithing and a generous fast offering if you want the blessings of heaven. I promise every one of you who will do it that you will increase your own prosperity, both spiritually and temporally. The Lord will reward you according to your deeds” (Marion G. Romney, Welfare Agricultural Meeting, Sept. 30, 1967; see also Marion G. Romney, "The Blessings of the Fast,” July 1982)...
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/11/16 - "OUR SOCIETY IS DOOMED......":
I handed the teller @ my bank a withdrawal slip for $400.00
I said "May I have large bills, please"
She looked at me and said "I'm sorry sir, all the bills are the same size."
When I got up off the floor I explained it to her....
When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it.
We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver side door.
As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked.
'Hey,' I announced to the technician, 'it's open!'
His reply: 'I know. I already got that side.'
This was at the Ford dealership in Canton, MS
We had to have the garage door repaired.
The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a 'large' enough motor on the opener.
I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower.
He shook his head and said, 'Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower.' I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4.
He said, 'NO, it's not..' Four is larger than two.'
We haven't used Sears repair since.
My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill.
Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter.
She said, 'you gave me too much money.' I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back.
She sighed and went to get the manager, who asked me to repeat my request.
I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said 'We're sorry but we could not do that kind of thing.'
The clerk then proceeded to give me back $1 and 75 cents in change.
Do not confuse the clerks at McD's.
IDIOT SIGHTING IN FOOD SERVICE
My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco.
She asked the person behind the counter for 'minimal lettuce.'
He said he was sorry, but they only had iceburg lettuce.
-- From Kansas City
I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked,
'Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?'
To which I replied, 'If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?'
He smiled knowingly and nodded, 'That's why we ask.'
Happened in Birmingham, AL
The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street.
I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for.
I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red.
Appalled, she responded, 'What on earth are blind people doing driving?!'
She was a probation officer in Wichita, KS
At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker who was leaving the company due to 'downsizing,' our manager commented cheerfully, 'This is fun. We should do this more often.' Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.
This was a lunch at Texas Instruments.
I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her life, couldn't understand why her system would not turn on.
A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriff’s office.
How would you pronounce this child's name?
Lee - A?? NOPE
Lay - a?? NO
Lei?? Guess Again.
This child attends a school in Kansas City, Mo.
Her mother is irate because everyone is getting her name wrong.
It's pronounced "Ledasha".
When the Mother was asked about the pronunciation of the name, she said, "the dash don't be silent."
SO, if you see something come across your desk like this, please remember to pronounce the dash.
If dey axe you why, tell dem de dash don't be silent.
They walk among us....and they VOTE.
Thanks, Joan! That last entry hit upon one of my favorite little-known facts: "Axe" was the original pronunciation of "ask"!
Keep reading. As I said, I'm a frustrated teacher at heart!
|Why Chaucer Said 'Ax' Instead Of 'Ask,'
And Why Some Still Do
The most common stereotype of black vernacular is the pronunciation of the word "ask" as "ax." "Ax" has gotten a bad rap for years. Pronounce "ask" as "ax," and immediately many will assume that you're poor, black and uneducated. New York City's first African-American schools chancellor, Dr. Richard R. Green, put it on his list of "speech demons." He insisted that "ax" be eradicated from students' vocabulary. Garrard McClendon, a professor at Chicago State University, is the author of Ax or Ask? The African American Guide to Better English. He says his parents were well-aware of the stigma attached to "ax" and taught him there's a time and a place to use it.
"When you're with your little friends, you can speak any way you want to speak, all right? But the minute you get in a spelling bee or in a job interview, switch it up quick," McClendon recalls. "I've taught my children to do that as well."
Sketch comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele joke that because they're half-white, they're constantly switching back and forth. "If it happens four times in a sentence," Key says, "[you're] probably going to get two axes, two asks."
Talking over each other, they add:
"But when a cop comes up to you, you definitely use a lot of 'asks.'
"Ask away, officer, ask away!"
"Anything you want to ask me, I'll be happy to answer, officer."
Jesse Sheidlower, the president of the American Dialect Society, says "ax" has been used for a thousand years. "It is not a new thing; it is not a mistake," he says. "It is a regular feature of English."
Sheidlower says you can trace "ax" back
to the eighth century. The pronunciation derives from the Old
English verb "acsian." Chaucer used "ax." It's in the first complete
English translation of the Bible (the Coverdale Bible): " 'Axe and
it shall be given.'
“When she offered me a spot
of tea, I said, 'No thanks, I’ve already got a spot of
tea on my shirt.' ”
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/11/15:
|A candidate for city
council was doing some door-to-door campaigning, and things were
going pretty well, he thought, till he came to the house of a
After the candidate’s little speech, the fellow said, “Vote for you? Why, I’d rather vote for the Devil!”
“I understand,” said the candidate, “but in case your friend is not running, may I count on your support?”
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.
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Our Day Will Come
Written by Bob Hilliard (28 Jan 1918 – 01 Feb 1971) and Mort Garson (20 July 1924 – 04 Jan 2008)
Ruby & the Romantics, 1963
"Our Day Will Come" midi courtesy of
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
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
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Animated Rolling on the Floor
Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen
of VA - 08/13/10
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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