10/20/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Whispering Grass
“That we may mark with wonder and chaste
At hour of noon, when, with our limbs outspread
Lazily in the whispering grass, we lie
To gaze out fully upon the windy sky-
Far, far away, and kindly, friend with friend
To talk the old, old talk that has no end,
Roaming-without a name-without a chart
The unknown garden of another's heart.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It's time again for a Golden Oldie, this one from 1940.BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1aeuuklqXM - Whispering Grass - The Ink Spots BONUS #2 - http://www.shortstoryarchive.com/b/whispering_grass.html - The Whispering Grass by Margaret Bemister (b. 1877)
|"Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees)" is a popular song written by Fred Fisher and his daughter Doris Fisher. The song was first recorded by Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra in 1940. The Ink Spots also recorded it the same year. Whispering Grass was a 1975 UK number-one single by Windsor Davies and Don Estelle. Davies and Estelle were actors in the successful sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum. It was number one in the British singles chart for three weeks from 7 June 1975.|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Mr. Julius Conn (deceased - Sept 1983) Marlin Eby ('57) AND Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
23 - Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA;
24 - Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Mark Friedman ('65) of VA;
25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA;
26 - Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND Randy Tate ('66) of DE;
27 - Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html
THIS DAY IN WWII:October 20, 1941 - Thousands of civilians in Kragujevac in German-occupied Serbia were killed in the Kragujevac massacre.
October 20, 1943 - The cargo vessel Sinfra was attacked by Allied aircraft at Suda Bay, Crete. It sank, and 2,098 Italian prisoners of war drowned with it.
October 20, 1944 - The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberated Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia.
October 20, 1944 - General Douglas MacArthur fulfilled his promise to return to the Philippines when he commanded an Allied assault on the islands, reclaiming them from the Japanese..
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|October 20, 1963 - Astronaut Julie Payette was born in Montreal, Quebec.|
From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA - 10/19/13 - " Captain Ed Freeman":
|I thought you might find the
following article from snopes.com
WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Stacy!
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 10/19/13 - "PAPER IS DEAD":
|While no trees were harmed by this e-mail,
regrettably a large number of electrons may have been inconvenienced.
It's only 39 seconds so watch it all...the irony won't be lost on you.
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/19/13 - "Spitfire Pilot in WWII":
|Spitfire Pilot in
This is probably the best email I've had in a long time. Just watch the expression on his face as he watches himself. We owe a BIG thank you to men like him.
WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Billy!
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Some Funnies - Enjoy (#18 in a series of 20)":
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Recorded by The Ink Spots, 1940
Why do you whisper, green grass
"Whispering Grass" midi
"Whispering Grass" lyrics courtesy of http://www.elyrics.net/read/s/sandy-denny-lyrics/whispering-grass-lyrics.html - 10/21/10 (sic)
"Whispering Grass" Image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/groups/worlandscapes/discuss/72157622371886184/ - 10/21/10 (sic)
Pulsing Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Animated USMC and Army Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Image of Annette Funicello courtesy of http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Annette-Funicello-Posters_i305663_.htm - 10/21/06
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Fat Frog courtesy of
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy ofWayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06