10/23/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Keep on the Sunny Side
Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Do you have "comfort movies" that you just like to watch again and again? I have several. This song is featured in one of them - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000).
BONUS - Keep on the Sunny Side - The Whites - This slide show is hysterical!
|Keep On the Sunny Side is a popular American song originally
written in 1899 by Ada Blenkhorn (18581927) with music by J. Howard
Entwisle (18661903). The song was popularized in a 1928 recording by
Carter Family. A recording of the song with
Whites was featured in the 2000 movie
O Brother, Where Art Thou?.
In 1899 Ada Blenkhorn was inspired to write the Christian hymn by a phrase used by her nephew. Blenkhorn's nephew was disabled and always wanted his wheelchair pushed down "the sunny side" of the street. The Carter Family learned of the song from A. P. Carter's uncle who was a music teacher, and they recorded the song in Camden, New Jersey in 1928. "Keep on the Sunny Side" became their theme song on the radio in later years. A.P. Carter's tombstone has a gold record of the song embedded in it.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA!
27 - Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND the late Kermit Whiteside ('57) (d. 13 Mar 2014) ANDDimples 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;
|The smallest good deed is better than the
grandest good intention.
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/23/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
|ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Mark!|
From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 10/22/19, 1:37 PM: