10/21/11 - NNHS Newsletter
the first kiss I felt something melt inside me that hurt in an exquisite
Narcissus and Goldmund , 1930
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is another one of my favorite old ballads from 1955.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFB_D7jS1wU - I'll Never Stop Loving You - Doris Day - great sound quality, with photos of Doris through the years
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82VYlyr_Xpk - I'll Never Stop Loving You - Doris Day - Scenes from Doris Day's first movie, "Romance on the High Seas", with various photos of Doris through the years.
|"I'll Never Stop Loving You" is a
The recording by Doris Day was released as Columbia Records as catalog number 40505. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on July 23, 1955. On the Disk Jockey chart, it peaked at #13; on the Best Seller chart, at #15; on the composite chart of the top 100 songs, it reached #93 (a misleading figure, because the top-100 list was started by Billboard after the peak of the song's popularity).
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/19/11 - "JOKE":
|I have been having a bunch
of sun related skin damages removed lately. The most recent was on the
nose and required 25 stitches. I told the doctor I looked like
Frankenstein. He replied, "No, you are too short."
Add insult to injury.
From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA - 10/13/11 - "Please post":
going to participate in an art show and sale at the Hampton Yacht
Club and thought many NNHS grads may want to attend. Here is the
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thanks, Brownie Shaffer Haracivet - NNHS '62
COOL BEANS! We wish you well, Brownie! (I love your bling-bling kitty cat!)
From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 10/15/11 - "Lecture":
I love receiving the newsletter. Thank you.
I will be giving a lecture on "Finding Your Civil War Ancestor" at the Martin Memorial Library here in Williamston, NC on the 27th of October at 7:00 p.m. It is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
It is free and open to the public. If any of you are in the area, you are most welcome to attend.
Certificate in Family History Research
Professional Research Option
Brigham Young University
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks so much, Jen - wish I could be there!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Mr. Julius Conn (deceased - Sept 1983) AND Marlin Eby ('57) AND Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to the late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND the late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 22 Sept 2007) AND Annette Funicello of CA AND Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND Al Farber ('64) of GA!
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;
28 - Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
Sunday, Oct. 20, 1861
LADY LEAVES LOOSE-LIPPED LIST
The slogan “loose lips sink ships” would not be coined until a much later war, but something like it should have been mentioned to military commanders in Washington at this time. Additionally, something along the lines of better border security would have been a good idea. A woman, whose identity is unknown, walked into the Confederate War Office in Richmond today, dropped off a parcel of papers, and walked back out. The papers included explicit descriptions of the plans for Banks’ forces’ advance on Manassas, as well as Burnside’s expedition into North Carolina and Butler’s into Louisiana. The lady had gathered this information at a dinner party in Washington D. C. several days earlier, where Gen. John A. Dix was one of the guests. Dix’s lip slipped.
Monday, Oct. 20, 1862
MCCLERNAND MISASSIGNMENT MAKES MILITARY MESS
Either Abraham Lincoln was trying to keep too many people happy and feeling important, or he suffered a major brain cramp today. He issued orders to Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand, a big-shot politician from Illinois, to organize troops and lead them on an expedition to Vicksburg, Mississippi. What Lincoln seemed to forget was that he had just assigned Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to the same task. This was to lead to no end of conflicts, confusion and eventually hostility between Grant and McClernand, since each quite honestly believed himself to be the rightful commander of the project.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1863
CONFEDERATE CONFIDENCE CURSES CRUISERS
At the beginning of the War the Confederacy, realizing that it simply did not have enough warships, had begun contracting to have new ones constructed, primarily in the great shipyards of Liverpool, England. Although technically in violation of British “neutrality”, much of this was winked at as contractors were making money hand over fist. Finally, though, the US representatives got through to foreign secretary Lord Russell to point out a coincidence: Two rams known as “294” and “295” were very close to being finished. At the same time huge numbers of Confederate naval officers seemed to be finding their way to English shores. How alarmed Lord Russell was at the threat of war with the United States if the ships were released is unknown, but today he put the final nail in the coffin: the ships were quietly seized by Her Majesty’s government. The “Laird rams”, as they were known, never saw Southern service.
Thursday, Oct. 20, 1864
PRICE’S PROJECT PRODUCES PROFOUND PERIL
Sterling Price had been fighting to liberate Missouri from Union hands since the beginning of the war. His final excursion had been going on for a month now, and was having no greater success than the previous ones, in large part because Missouri seemed to have no great desire for such liberation. Price expected to lead his army in and grow it by a flood of recruits. Since nearly every man in Missouri eligible for army service was already serving, on one side or the other, this did not occur. Today Price was in Lexington, on the banks of the Missouri River. He had Pleasanton’s heavy cavalry behind him, Andrew Jackson Smith’s infantry on his left and Samuel Curtis’ men up ahead. The river, on the right of his course, was the only direction from which shot and shell were not flying.
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
Monday, Oct. 21, 1861
BAKER BLOWS BALL’S BLUFF, BADLY
It is hard to tell who was more to blame for the Union fiasco, the overall commander Brig. Gen. Charles P. Stone, or the man on the scene, Col. Edward D. Baker, former senator from Oregon and personal friend of Abraham Lincoln. Using boats which were too few and too small, Baker ferried some 1700 troops across the Potomac River to the base of this bluff, just downstream from Edwards Ferry. They clambered to the top of the cliff and set to fighting Confederates under Brig. Gen. Nathan G. “Shanks” Evans. As more Confederates came up the Federals started to fall back, only to find the bluffs at their back. They scrambled down as best they could, swamping the boats, trying to swim, or scrambling along the banks to escape. Baker preserved his reputation by being shot dead and becoming a martyr. Stone was accused of treason and worse and thrown into prison. The hero of the day, Shanks, never received promotion or recognition, in part because he had a reputation as a drunkard.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1862
ARKANSAS ACTIVISTS ACHIEVE ARSONS
Two days ago a mail boat, the Gladiator, had been steaming peacefully along the Mississippi River, when suddenly gunfire broke out from the Arkansas shore. Guerilla activity of this sort was hardly uncommon, whether by actual secessionists or merely armed bandits, and Admiral David D. Porter was thoroughly sick of it. Today he sent the gunboat USS Louisville, along with the transport steamer Meteor loaded with troops, to the closest towns to where the attack had taken place. Under command of Lt. Commander Meade, the villages of Bledsoe’s Landing and Hamblin’s Landing were put to the torch. The people were told that “every outrage by the guerillas upon packets would be similarly dealt with.”
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1863
GIMPY GRANT GREETS GRUMPY GENERAL
Ulysses S. Grant could not have cut a very imposing image today. Besides his usual rumpled attire he was at the moment hobbling around on a pair of crutches. A few weeks earlier, in New Orleans, Grant’s horse had slipped, fallen and rolled on him, breaking no bones but doing considerable other damage. In the mud and mire of Stevenson, Ala., it made getting around exceedingly difficult, but as Grant and Rosecrans paths crossed there, the conditions hardly mattered. Grant had ordered the other general relieved of command at Chattanooga after he had made no progress at lifting the Confederate siege around the town. Rosecrans was on his way to Nashville and north for reassignment, and Grant was on his way to see Chattanooga for himself, and a conference, however uncomfortable, was necessary.
Friday, Oct. 21, 1864
PRICE PARRIES PURSUIT, PRESERVES POSITION
Sterling Price’s position was clearly desperate. Surrounded on three sides by closely pursuing Federal forces, and with a river on the fourth, the logical thing to do would most likely have been to surrender his force and abandon every hope of taking Missouri out of the Union. This was not, however, Price’s style, so instead he today fought a very forceful fight at small waterway known as Little Blue. The inevitable was staved off for another day, and in fact the Federals were not as secure as they wanted Price to believe, ordering the evacuation of Independence, Mo.
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 10/20/11 - "Astronomy":
Dear Miss Typhoon --
Just to show how infinitesimally small we are and how great God is. Hope our typhoons will enjoy it.
Thank you so much, George! I only wish I has been able to show them the PowerPoint show you sent me!
I spent at least 45 minutes looking for this presentation, and while I found breathtaking images taken by the Hubble Telescope such as the ones shown in the British show, I was unable to find that text recorded anywhere else on line.
These videos are all majestic and moving, but none of them conveys the message you sent - which was all this, and oh, so much more:
Hubble Telescope Pictures
I'll keep looking.....
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/20/11 - "THIS VIDEO IS MAGNIFICENT!!!!! I am one of the 7%":
WOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!
From My Friend Cheryl of NC - 10/20/11 - "barbershop singer":
|This is beautiful!!!
Here is one that is
unbelievable. This barbershop singer made this tape where he sings all
four parts. There is never a miss cue. What a voice he has - such
talent, and unbelievably perfectly on tune. Now that is a voice range to
be able to sing bass, baritone, lead, and tenor--not even to say he did
it all together with various tapings of himself. That is creativity at
its best! Hope you enjoy this!
MORE WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Cheryl!
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 10/20/11 - "A Store Front In Berlin":
STILL MORE WOWZERS! This is brilliant! Thanks so much, Sweetie-Pies!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/19/11 - "Granny's Pie [and other profound observations] (#1 in a series of 8)":
Hug is like a perfect gift.
May your troubles be less,
From Michael Sisk ('63) of CA - 10/07/11 - "Ghoulishly grand carved pumpkins - these are totally amazing!!! (#9 in a series of 18)":
close to Halloween...
Artist Ray Villafane began carving pumpkins on a lark for his art students in a small rural school district in Michigan. The hobby changed his life as he gained a viral following online and unlocked his genuine love of sculpting. Here are images of pumpkin carvings Villafane created over the past five years.
Thanks, Michael! These are incredible! Mostly gross, but incredible, nonetheless!
|From www.aJokeADay.com - 10/19/11:|
A family went to a hospital, where one of their relatives would be having a brain transplant.
One of the relatives asked, "What will the cost of a new brain be?"
The doctor replied, "A female brain costs $25,000 and a male brain costs $50,000."
The men smirked, but one of the females asked, "Why is that, doctor?"
"Well," the doctor replied,” the female brain is less because it has been used."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday, October 22, 2011 - Hampton Yacht Club Fall Market - 11:00 AM to
5:00 PM - Go see Brownie's art show and sale!|
2. Thursday, November 3, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.
3. Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 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. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at email@example.com or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
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I'll Never Stop Loving You
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn (18 June 1913 – 15 Jan 1993)
Music by Nicholas Brodzsky (20 Apr 1905 – 24 Dec 1958)
Day (b. 03 Apr 1924)
I'll never stop loving you
Whatever else I may do
My love for you
Will live 'till time itself is through
I'll never stop wanting you
And when forever is through
My heart will beat
The way it does each time we meet
The night doesn't question the stars
That appear in the skies
So why should I question the stars
That appear in my eyes
Of this I'm more than just sure
My love will last and endure
I'll never, no
I'll never stop loving you
"I'll Never Stop Loving You" midi courtesy of http://members.cox.net/old-music/snedsongs.htm - 10/19/06
Stop Loving You"
of http://www.lyricsdownload.com/doris-day-i-ll-never-stop-loving-you-lyrics.html - 10/19/06
Love Heart and Love Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://lucyweb.altervista.org/index.html - 10/21/06
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
Image of Annette Funicello courtesy of http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Annette-Funicello-Posters_i305663_.htm - 10/21/06
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
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