- 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 (Feb. '48) of VA;
31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA;
01 - Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND Colin Faison ('58) of VA;
02 - The late John Clark ('57) (deceased 01/06/15);
04 - Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|October 28, 1915 - Richard Strauss conducted the first performance of his tone poem Eine Alpensinfonie in Berlin.|
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 1965:
|Thursday, October 28, 1965 -
Nostra aetate, the "Declaration on the Relation of the Church
with Non-Christian Religions" of the
Second Vatican Council, was promulgated by
Pope Paul VI; it absolved the Jews of
responsibility for the death of Jesus, reversing
Innocent III's 760-year-old declaration.
Thursday, October 28, 1965 - Construction on the St. Louis Arch was completed.
Thursday, October 28, 1965 - Ballerina Miyako Yoshida (吉田都) was born in Tokyo, Japan.
|“Enlarging our capacity for gratitude enriches our entire soul. Gratitude is one of the most important human virtues and one of the most common human deficiencies. Gratitude does not develop without effort.”|
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/27/15 - "Reminder":
|SIGH! Thank you, Joyce!|