- 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 is to be a favorite of mine; perhaps it's one of yours, too.
BONUS #1 - We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn - great images from the 40's
BONUS #2 - 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 toThe late Ray Barnes ('65) (d. 04 July 2019) AND Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
30 - Virginia Gall (Feb. '48) of VA;
31 - Nuel Quisenberry ('58) of FL AND 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) (d. 01/06/15);
04 - Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|October 28, 1919 - The U.S. Congress passed the Volstead Act over President Wilson's veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January..|
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.
THISDAY IN 1969:
|October 28, 1969 - Screenwriter and producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.|
|“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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/28/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/27/19, 10:28 AM:
|Thank you again, Joan!|
From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA - 10/26/18:
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 10/26/18:
|Thanks, Santa Jim!|
From My Friend, Melissa, of OH - 10/26/18:
From Me ('65) of NC - 10/27/19:
“Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in
(07 Dec 1958 – 05 Aug 2014)
BONUS HALLOWEEN CROCHET
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/27/19:
|A cement mixer and a
prison bus crashed on the highway...
Police advise citizens to be on the lookout for a group of hardened criminals!
|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. , January 08, 2020 - 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/19
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
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
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
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Animated Ape clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/08/06
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
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