- NNHS Newsletter -
We'll Meet Again
the time of your life, live - so that in that wondrous time you shall not
add to the misery
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This Newsletter theme seems to be a favorite of ours.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHcunREYzNY - We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn - great images from the 40's
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWz_SEt_OO8 - We'll Meet Again - Julie Andrews (with Dick Van Dyke), 1974
|"We'll Meet Again" is a 1939 song made famous by British
Lynn with music and lyrics composed and written by Ross Parker (born
Albert Rostron Parker, 16 August 1914 in Manchester) & Hugh Charles
(born Charles Hugh Owen Ferry, 24 July 1907 in Reddish, Stockport,
The song is one of the most famous songs of the Second World War era, and resonated with soldiers going off to fight and their families and sweethearts. The assertion that "we'll meet again" is optimistic, as many soldiers did not survive to see their loved ones again. Indeed, the meeting place at some unspecified time in the future would have been seen by many who lost loved ones to be heaven.
The song gave its name to the 1943 musical film We'll Meet Again in which Vera Lynn played the lead role (see 1943 in music). Lynn's recording is featured in the final scene of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film Dr. Strangelove, and was also used in the closing scenes of the 1986 BBC television serial The Singing Detective. British director John Schlesinger used the song in his 1979 WWII film, "Yanks", which is about British citizens and American soldiers during the military buildup in the U.K. as the Allies prepared for the D-Day Invasion.
During the Cold War, Vera Lynn's recording was included in the package of music and programmes held in 20 underground radio stations of the BBC's Wartime Broadcasting Service (WTBS), designed to provide public information and morale-boosting broadcasts for 100 days after a nuclear attack. Mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins reprised the song at her appearance alongside Lynn in London on the 60th Anniversary of VE Day in 2005, and has retained it as an occasional item in her repertoire.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
30 - Virginia Gall (February '48) of VA;
31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA;
01 - Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND Colin Faison ('58) of VA;
02 - John Clark ('57) of VA;
04 - Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 28, 1922 -
March on Rome:
fascists led by
Benito Mussolini marched on
took over control of the Italian government.
October 28, 1940 - Greece rejected Italy's ultimatum. Italy invaded Greece through Albania, marking Greece's entry into World War II.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Wednesday, October 28, 1964 - Vietnam War: U.S. officials denied any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.|
From Kitty Dichtel Heffington (Ferguson HS - '73) and Terry Heffington (Warwick HS - '66) of VA - 10/27/14 - "James Curtiss Back":
Curtiss was well known in the area... Christopher Newport University, he was past President of the Alumni Society.
Also 40 years at NNSBDDC
All is in the obituary and CNU Alumni Society website.
I didn't know if you would want to list it or not..
Thanks for all you do...
Kitty Dichtel Heffington (Ferguson '73 and Terry Heffington (Warwick '66)
As a matter of fact, one of
Atlas Ray Back, is a member of the Class
Let's compromise! Rather than create a separate Memorial Newsletter, I'll reference it here within this Newsletter:
From the Daily Press - 10/26/14:
James Curtiss Back
HAMPTON - James Curtiss Back, age 71, went home to the Lord on October 24, 2014.
Born in Sergent, KY, Curtiss was a resident of Hampton since 1954 and a longtime member of Faith Church of God in Hampton.
He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as finance manager after more than 40 years of service. Curtiss was a graduate of Hampton High School, Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School, and Thomas Nelson Community College. He earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Christopher Newport University.
He was a husband, father, brother, friend, sounding board, influence, teacher, leader, provider, peacemaker, and much more. He was a man of integrity and wisdom, who loved the Lord, and mentored and served others.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bonnie Keel Back; daughter, Kay Helm; sons, David Back (Tami) and Chris Back (Becky); his brothers, Bernie Back (Linda), Don Back (Johnnie), Milton Back (Atlas), and Darrell Back (Sandra); grandchildren Zachary Helm, Taylor Helm, Conner Back, Alissa Back and Everly Back, as well as many devoted friends.
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 27, 2014, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. A memorial service, led by Rev. Don Back, will be held on Tuesday, October 28, at 10:00 a.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton.
Memorial donations may be made to Faith Church of God, 1115
Todds Lane, Hampton, VA, 23666.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 10/26/14 AND From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 10/27/14 - "Amazing how far a 17 year old musician can go in life.......":
|How COOL is this?|
Amazing how far a 17 year old musician can go in life......
For anyone who remember the Ventures.............
The Ventures, a rock band from the 50’s and 60’s, and their original 17-year old drummer who left after 8 months (because he was too young to play in bars) and went into the Air Force.
He's now a four star General and he came back to play with them again, in uniform.....
WOWZERS! Thanks Judy - and Jay!
From Buster Vest ('63) of VA - 10/27/14 - "Virgin Atlantic - WOW !":
|When passengers boarded this plane bound for San Francisco, they never could've guessed what they would encounter near the tail-end of the flight. During the flight, just off the left wing (as visible in the video) there emerges a totally futuristic aircraft. What was it? Virgin Galactic's brand new SpaceShipTwo and its mothership plane, the White Knight II. Even more impressive, the aptly named SpaceShipTwo (it literally goes into space) executed a parallel landing with the commercial airline.|
|WOWZERONI! Thank you, Buster!|
From Mayim Bialik (North Hollywood High School, CA - '93) of CA - 10/27/14 - "Three Things That Don’t Change Even As My Boys Get Older":
|I wrote about three
things that don't change as your kids get older for @kveller. Maybe grab
"MAYBE grab a tissue?!?" I tried reading this aloud to my 71-year-old husband, but it took far longer than I would have believed. Our minds kept flashing back decades to when our seven children, six sons and one daughter (now ranging from 44 to 27), were babies and toddlers and teenagers. The tears began and won't seem to stop. I'm going to go watch a rerun of The Big Bang Theory now so that I can perhaps stop weeping.
Thank you so much for sharing this touching essay, Mayim!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/27/14 - "Angry Bunny - found this very funny.":
Love it! Thanks, Dools!
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 10/27/14 - "Reindeer Cookies":
|SO COOL! Thanks, Susan!|
BONUS HALLOWEEN CROCHET
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
09/23/14 - "A little food for the soul (#27 in a series of 28)":|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/27/14:
Written by Ross Parker and
Hughie Charles in 1939
(b. 20 Mar 1917)
We'll meet again,
"We'll Meet Again" midi courtesy of http://www.455th.ukpc.net/tomfeise/455th/veralynn.htm - 06/06/02
"We'll Meet Again" lyrics courtesy of http://www.455th.ukpc.net/tomfeise/455th/veralynn.htm - 10/27/05
"We'll Meet Again" Image courtesy of http://www.ghostofaflea.com/archives/2005_05.html- 10/27/05
Peach Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtvzone.com/nevr2l82/bars5.html - 04/05/03
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of
Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08