10/24/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Sunny
“There is no season when such pleasant
and sunny spots may be lighted on,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
If there's no sun where you are today, then just shine yourself.
BONUS #1 - Sunny - Stevie Wonder
BONUS #2 - Sunny - Boney M, 2006
|"Sunny" is the name of a song written by
It is one of the most
covered popular songs, with hundreds of versions released.
BMI rates "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century".
Hebb wrote the song after 22 November 1963, the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Hebb's older brother Harold was killed in a knife fight outside a Nashville nightclub. Hebb was devastated by both events and many critics say that those events inspired the tune. According to Hebb, he wrote the song as an expression of a preference for a "sunny" disposition over a "lousy" disposition. Certainly, events influenced Bobby's songwriting, but his timeless melody, crossing over into R&B (#3 on U.S. R&B chart) Country and Pop (#2 on U.S. Pop chart), together with the optimistic lyrics, came from the artist's desire to express that one should always "look at the bright side" - a direct quote from the author. Hebb has said about "Sunny":
"All my intentions were just to think of happier times – basically looking for a brighter day – because times were at a low tide. After I wrote it, I thought "Sunny" just might be a different approach to what Johnny Bragg was talking about in 'Just Walkin' in the Rain'"...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Susan Perkins Best ('63) AND Mark Friedman ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA AND Owen Smith ('63)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
26 - Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND Randy Tate ('66) of DE;
27 - Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND the late Kermit Whiteside ('57) (d. 13 Mar 2014) 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 - The late Ray Barnes ('65) (d. 04 July 2019) AND Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA;
30 -Virginia Gall (February '48) of VA;
31 - Nuel Quisenberry ('58) of FL AND Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
|1,950 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|October 24, 1795 -
Partitions of Poland: The
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was completely divided among
October 24, 1943 - The
Government of Free India formally declared war on Britain and the United
States of America.
October 24, 1945 - The
United Nations (UN) was formally established less than a month after
the end of World War II.
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 1969:
|October 24, 1969 - Author Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin, Ireland.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 10/23/15:
|“There are … so many kinds of voices in the
world. We are surrounded by persuasive voices, beguiling voices,
belittling voices, sophisticated voices, and confusing voices. I might
add that these are loud voices. I admonish you to turn the volume down
and to be influenced instead by that still, small voice which will guide
you to safety.”
Thomas S. Monson
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/24/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 10/20/19, 8:55 AM:
|EXCELLENT! Thank you, Jane!|
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 10/22/19, 8:23 PM:
From My Cousin,
Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw
HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65)
of VA - 10/23/19, 9:49 AM:
|SO CUTE! Thank you, Jean!|
“If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal
from many, it’s research.”
- Wilson Mizner
(19 May 1876 - 03 Apr 1933)
Kristine's Little Sunshine Appliqué
Rachel Choi's Sun Appliqué
Debbie Williams' Sun Motif
|BONUS RECIPES (Sorry,
not theme related):
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/23/19:
|A friend of a friend of
mine was sitting on a lawn sunning and reading, when he was
startled by a fairly late model car crashing through a hedge and
coming to rest on his lawn. He helped the elderly driver out and
sat him on a lawn chair.
"My goodness," he exclaimed. "You are quite old to be driving!"
"Yes," he replied. "I am old enough that I don't need a license anymore. The last time I went to my doctor he examined me and asked if I had a driving license. I told him yes and handed it to him."
"He took scissors out of a drawer, cut the license into pieces, and threw them in the wastebasket. 'You won't be needing this anymore,' he said."
"So I thanked him and left."
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 13, 2019 -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.
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Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Sunny, yesterday my
life was filled with rain.
"Sunny" midi courtesy of
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated USAF Flag clip art courtesy of
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)
Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of
GA - 10/08/07
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