10/22/17 - NNHS Newsletter - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
OOOH, a nice sad old song from 1949; you know how much I love sad old songs.
BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WXYjm74WFI - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams, 1949
|"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1949. The song about loneliness was largely inspired by his troubled relationship with wife Audrey Sheppard. With evocative lyrics, such as the opening lines "Hear that lonesome whip-poor-will/He sounds too blue to fly," the song has been covered by a wide range of musicians.|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND the late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 09/22/07) AND the late Annette Funicello (deceased 08 Apr 2013) AND Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND Al Farber ('64) of GA AND the late Joe Mooney ('65) (deceased 10/30/01)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
24 - Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Susan Perkins Best ('63) ANDMark Friedman ('65) of VA;
25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA AND Owen Smith ('63);
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 AND Fred Shelton ('63) AND Eddie Perry ('65) of TN;
28 - Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA;
29 - Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 22, 1941 -French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages were executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.
October 22, 1943 - In the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducted an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Sunday, October 22, 1967 - Composer and conductor Salvatore Di Vittorio was born in Palermo, Italy.|
|“Spiritual experiences have less to do with what is happening around us and everything to do with what is happening within our hearts.”|
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/22/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 10/20/17 - "HOW TO IDENTIFY ‘CRAZIES?":
Vegas Tragedy, How to Combat Evil?
By Harry M. Covert
While chaos from the Las Vegas catastrophe still looms large, safety and security remains first and foremost on the minds and duties of all public officials.
This is not over speak or extra alert. It’s reality. Normal living requires added attention for suspicious people and objects everywhere.
It’s easy to regard – or say a person is – crazy or nuts. It’s virtually impossible to see an individual and report them mentally ill. After the fact of a horrible act, everybody is an expert with 20/20 vision.
One of the best sworn officers I’ve known is now retired is Sherman, a sweet and brilliant Labrador retriever. This magnificent animal was and still is sidekick to retired Alexandria, VA., deputy sheriff John O’Hara. What a team they were. Sherman could sense drugs and bombs almost instantly. He did, too, and was rewarded with a nice treat.
Sherman never forgot people.
There are many other sworn men and women who daily come face-to-face with deficient individuals. This is a tough job and dangerous, too.
How to identify those dangerous people is beyond simple and easy.
An umpire friend was working an American Legion baseball doubleheader. After the first game, the ump was changing equipment at his car. Suddenly a man with a rifle cocked, threatening to kill him.
Fans and parents saw the incident and managed to subdue the angry drunken man.
Police arrived quickly. The problem was this individual learned his catcher son missed out on a Virginia athletic scholarship for failing high school exams. Broken hearted.
Fortunately no shot was fired. The father was sentenced to mental health hospitalization.
Sadly, the Mandalay Bay horror was not caught in advance. Who could have predicted a multi-millionaire’s massive shootings?
All the psychics, palm readers and magic makers did not and could not make an advance warning.
However, to the present, let’s hope and pray that copy cats and those with mental problems will be found before other tragedies occur.
With high school football games in heavy season, collegiate teams and even the Sunday proceedings drawing crowds, alertness is vital.
It’s not merely popular sporting events or concerts that must be protected. Everyday shoppers at the malls, grocery stores, gas stations, and popular restaurants must be prepared, just in case.
Not everyone who shoots, stabs or kills is crazy. Others are extremely mean and angry.
All peace officers at every level, criminal lawyers and judges know there are crazies and vicious people. Men and women of the cloth know, too.
How to combat evil? Real answers, please. ◄◄◄◄◄
I certainly have no answers, but thank you for your insights, Harry!
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 10/21/17:
|Thank you, Jean!|
“Do goofy stories make people nice? What if, in their goofiness,
these stories somehow inspire that in the right way. Is that a social good?”
- Matt Stone
(b. 26 May 1971)
|BONUS RECIPES (Sorry,
not theme related):
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/21/17:
|Myra was going to the office party but
needed a new party dress.
In the clothing store she asked, "May I try on that dress in the window, please?"
"Certainly not, madam,'" responded the salesgirl. "You'll have to use the fitting room like everyone else."
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant
on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. 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.
3. 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Written and recorded by Hank Williams (17 Sept 1923 – 01 Jan 1953), 1949
Hear that lonesome whippoorwill,
He sounds too blue to fly.
The midnight train is whining low,
I'm so lonesome I could cry.
I've never seen a night so long
When time goes crawling by.
The moon just went behind a cloud
To hide its face and cry.
Did you ever see a robin weep,
When leaves began to die?
That means he's lost the will to live,
I'm so lonesome I could cry.
The silence of a falling star
Lights up a purple sky.
And as I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome I could cry.
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
midi courtesy of
http://www.barefootsworld.net/midijamboree.html - 10/28/11 (sic)
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/williams-hank-jr/im-so-lonesome-i-could-cry-976.html - 10/28/11 (sic)
Falling Star Image courtesy of http://www.thewallpapers.org/tag/falling - 10/28/11 (sic)
Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 09/05/05
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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)
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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