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11/04/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Man That Got Away

To find yourself jilted is a blow to your pride. Do your best
to forget it and if you don't succeed, at least pretend to.”


-
Moličre
(15 Jan 1622 - 17 Feb 1673)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Did you ever notice how sometimes a song gets into your head and just won't go away?  This one has been playing reruns in my head for several days now.....

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzyPMRo8ZUQ - The Man That Got Away - clip of Judy Garland from "A Star Is Born" (1954)

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3F3yZ1q9BM - The Man That Got Away - Judy Garland, London Palladium, 1964

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ma-GOjXzu4 - The Man That Got Away - Barbra Streisand


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_that_Got_Away

"The Man that Got Away" is a popular song, published in 1953 and was written for the 1954 version of the movie A Star Is Born. The music was written by Harold Arlen, and the lyrics by Ira Gershwin. In 1955 it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.[1]

Arlen had originally collaborated with Johnny Mercer, who wrote lyrics that began "I've seen Sequoia, it's really very pretty, the art of Goya, and Rockefeller City, but since I saw you, I can't believe my eyes."[2] The Gershwin Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin contains a typescript draft of the lyrics with Ira Gershwin's handwritten changes.

The best-known recording of this song was made by Judy Garland with the Warner Bros. orchestra under the direction of Ray Heindorf using an arrangement by Skip Martin. Judy's performance of the song in A Star is Born is unusual for being filmed in one continuous shot. In the finished take, Garland (as Esther Blodgett) performs the song during an after hours rehearsal session in a smoky nightclub.

"The Man That Got Away" is arguably the most important single musical sequence in the entire film. As one of the first things filmed for the movie, it was photographed in three different costumes on three different occasions, in over forty different partial or complete takes. Judy Garland prerecorded the song on September 3, 1953 and the number was first filmed on Wednesday, October 21, 1953...


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to the ever gorgeous    Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND     My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) of NC AND My Grandson,   Tom Harty of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57)
AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND       Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA;

07 -     Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA;

08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA;

09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),     Jacob Mansfield of NC;

10 - The United States Marine Corps - 1775, Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57),  David Wittan ('57),    Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND    Steve Pullen ('65) of VA!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday1104.htm - INCLUDING:

Monday, Nov. 4, 1861
STONEWALL SEEKS SHENANDOAH SHOWDOWN


Thomas Jonathan Jackson, who since the Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) had become known by the nickname of “Stonewall,” got a new assignment today. The continuing challenge of organizing both civil government and military commands was continuing in the new Confederacy. There had just been created a new District, confined to a particular area of a particular state which indeed had functioned as almost a land unto itself since the first days of settlement by the white man. Jackson had grown up there, living in several areas as a child and as a young man traveled in it extensively. Stonewall Jackson was named today as commander of the Shenandoah Valley District.

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1862
REPUBLICAN REJECTIONS RAISE REBEL RELIEF


Unlike today, when general elections are held on the same day across the country, in the nineteenth century these things were done on a more state-by-state basis, not unlike the sort of schedule observed for primary elections. One set of states had held their elections for governors, senators and members of house delegations last month. Another group held their elections today, and the Republicans took a beating. The Democratic candidates won the governor’s race in New York, and made inroads in the number of members of the House of Representatives. They had made gains in those states which voted in October too, but it was not enough to give them control of the House, dashing Confederate hopes that such a change might increase the odds of Congressional opposition to the war.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1863
BRAGG BRACES FOR BOLD BURNSIDE BLOW


James Longstreet’s corps had been detached from the Army of Northern Virginia after Gettysburg and sent West to assist Braxton Bragg in the defense of the Confederate cause in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia border regions, and particularly in and around Chattanooga. Today Bragg made the drastic decision to give Longstreet away again, and sent him to East Tennessee. While Bragg has been preoccupied with Rosecrans' (and now Grant’s) forces in Chattanooga, Federal forces under Ambrose Burnside had quietly taken Knoxville, Tenn., and the vital railroad lines that passed through it. This cut off Bragg and the western armies from direct contact with Virginia. The consequences were dire from both military and political points of view.

Friday, Nov. 4, 1864
DEVILISH DEEDS DREADFULLY DAMAGE DEPOT


“That devil Forrest” reached the climax of his ingenious naval-cavalry campaign today, using the captured USS Undine as well as his own artillery to virtually demolish the US supply depot at Johnsonville Tenn. Shells rained down on Federal gunboats, transports, barges, overstuffed warehouses, loaded wagon trains, and supplies stored in the open. One disastrous round struck several barrels of whiskey, and the burning liquor ran in all directions and started still more fires. Gen. William T. Sherman, whose troops were supposed to be among the recipients of the destroyed supplies, was furious. Several officers at Johnstonville were censured for negligence for failing to fend off Forrest’s foray.


INVITATION:

  From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 11/03/11, 10:05 AM - "Fort Monroe National Monument Celebration Invitation":

President Obama signed a Proclamation on Tuesday,

November 1, 2011 proclaiming Fort Monroe a National Monument.


Please join the City of Hampton and the Fort Monroe Authority in

Celebration of this significant historical event.



Friday, November 4, 2011

Location: Fort Monroe Continental Park [Next to Chamberlin]

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

TRADOC Band Fireworks Vendors
 

Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park website:
http://fortmonroecitizens.org/

Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Citizens-for-a-Fort-Monroe-National-Park-CFMNP/215964321776004

   Thank you so much, Adrian! Your years of dedication and hard work have at last paid off for the citizens of Virginia and the entire United States!


SPECIAL TREAT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfBj2PMgGs8 - Carnaval de Venise, February 07, 2010 - beautiful music, costumes, and masks


      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 11/03/11 - "RE: Vietnam Pay Charts and 'Entitlements' ":

Hi Carol,

To all you VN vets this will bring back old memories.  I don’t know how    Sylvia (Hall Hammond - '66) and I survived on 185 a month but somehow I guess we did.  Times have changed but I do not think for the better.  I think we were all happier back then.

Regards,

Phil

Subject: Vietnam Pay Charts and "Entitlements"

From: Apcsumo

As we approach Veterans Day, in this current debate where Military pensions, commissary and exchange privileges area being lumped in as "Entitlements" similar to food stamps, welfare, and other government giveaway programs....

Other than the free medical care (annual physical entitlement and the nearby Corpsman/Medic if you needed it) , I recall the "Hostile Fire Pay" entitlement a.k.a. Combat Pay that was in effect during the Vietnam War... It was a whopping $65.00 per month for both Officers and Enlisted Men.... and also the first $500 for Officers was tax free, and all Enlisted Pay was tax free if you were in a combat zone... Guess that's about $2.17 a day for the privilege of being probably possibly shot at.. but the food was free!

And what about that generous Base Pay.... at the time of the Tet Offensive a young Junior Officer such as an Army/USMC/USAF Second Lieutenant or Navy Ensign earned a whopping $321.00 monthly (single officer, no dependents).. O-2s under 2 years they got the amazing sum of handsome $355.20 per month.

And those lucky Enlisted grunts/ swabbies... truly overpaid ... Let's say you had advanced all the way to E-3 by the time you reached Vietnam, just in time for Tet and the Lunar New Year festivities .. You were paid the handsome sum of $120.00 per month. (If still a lowly E-1, the pay was $102.30 monthly.)

Also I forgot, some were provided free transportation, sort of a "Company Car" type arrangement such as a Jeep, Amtrac, Plane, Helo (maybe even one of those stylish Hueys), nice Speedboat (PBR maybe) with cool guns, or some sleek ship at no cost... Some guys ever got great boots to wear in scenic jungles and rice paddies... and later editions of those boots even had special types of soles to prevent punji sticks from going through the soles... You also often were provided a weapon, .45 pistol, M-14 or M-16, maybe even a MK-79 Grenade Launcher or some more exotic "accoutrements" for your mission.. and at No Cost to you... WOW...

And for some, if you were really lucky, no need for a weed wacker or clearing you way thru that nasty jungle or elephant grass, jungle ... Uncle Sam cleared it out just for you from the air with Agent Orange, free of charge to you... how thoughtful..

So quit complaining, and be ready to give back any thing Congress and the White House considers an Entitlement you have received because of your active duty service..

 
 You know, Phil, every time I hear veterans' benefits being described as "Entitlements", it all but makes my blood boil. Those benefits were bought and paid for by the blood, sweat, and tears of hundreds and thousands of the bravest and best so that the rest of us could --- oh, never mind. I feel my blood pressure rising, and the passage above already said it all more eloquently than I.

   Thank you, Phil - for everything!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/03/11 - "vvv Thursday vvv":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3tmmP2DHc&feature=topvideos_mfh
M. I. L. K. -- Strange animation, possibly a fan of dairy... To the tune of YMCA.

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"This hotel stinks!" a guest complained when he showed up at the front desk to check out.

"What's wrong?" I asked.

"I got no sleep. Every 15 minutes this loud banging sound woke me up!"

I apologized for the noise and checked him out. A few minutes later, a couple showed up. Again, I made the mistake of asking how their stay was.

"Terrible!" they said. "The guy in the next room was snoring so loudly that we had to bang on the wall every 15 minutes to wake him up!
"

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Author L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful World of Oz," on which the 1939 movie is based, was first published in 1900. By the time of the film's release, more than 3 million copies were in print. There are 13 sequels.

In Baum's book, the ruby slippers are silver. They were changed to red to show up better in Technicolor.

In the book, Oz is portrayed as much more of a real land, rather than a dreamscape populated with versions of Dorothy's Kansas family and friends.


Wicked Witch Margaret Hamilton loved children and even worked as a kindergarten teacher prior to acting. She was sad that children were afraid of her because of the film and even appeared on the "Mister Rogers" show in the 1975-76 season to explain how what was on screen wasn't real.

The Tin Man was originally played by famed actor Buddy Ebsen. But Ebsen became sick ten days into the shoot due to the aluminum powder makeup he had to wear. He was replaced by Jack Haley, but some of Ebsen's original vocals can still be heard during group songs.

Judy Garland's ruby slippers are among the most valuable movie memorabilia. Five pairs are known to exist. One pair sold for $666,000 at an auction in 2000.

(www.cleveland.com)


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The Spell Chequer

Eye have a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write.
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
and eye can put the error rite.
Its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

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"Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.”

~ Barbara Grizzuti Harrison


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Recipes for the Soul

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched
... but are felt in the heart."

-Helen Keller

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Finding The Funny Side

How are you at finding the funny side of situation?

In America, each of the states likes to promote themselves with a slogan. I currently live in Utah, where the slogan is "Life Elevated." It's a nod to outdoor recreation in the high country, including the ski industry. I previously lived in Colorado, a land with red dirt, majestic mountains and golden plains. The slogan there is "Colorful Colorado." Years ago I lived in the "Peach State" of Georgia, and I grew up in New Mexico, whose slogan is "Land of Enchantment."

New Mexico is a land of high, arid desert and it has a beauty of its own. I have never seen a sunset as spectacular as one in the New Mexico desert. The western sky can glow a brilliant orange behind red and purple clouds.

But this is also a country of wind, lots of it. A gritty wind can howl for hours, and "dust devils" (funnel-shaped whirlwinds) will appear without notice.

We never seemed to get away from dust in New Mexico, so I appreciate the story of a newcomer to the Land of Enchantment who learned about dusty breezes. She was visiting an antique shop and the proprietor wiped down every item before showing it. The newcomer said, "Everything gets dusty here pretty quickly, doesn't it?"

"That's not dust, honey," the shop owner replied. "That's ENCHANTMENT."

Here was a person who took a negative and turned it into something humorous. That made the problem more palatable - easier to swallow, or at least live with. And face it. There are some things, like the weather, we can't change. All we can change is our attitude toward them. I believe one of the best techniques to do this is to find some humor in the situation. Finding the funny side of a difficulty, an irritation or a troublesome problem can be one of the most creative and effective things we can do.

A Hong Kong shopping center manager was informed that an escalator broke. He posted a sign to warn customers. He opted not to use the traditional "Out of Order" or "Do Not Use" warnings. Instead, his sign read, "This Escalator Is Temporarily a Stairway." He turned a minus into humor and made it a plus. Sometimes the only sense you can make of a situation is a sense of humor.

How are you at finding the funny side?

~ Steve Goodier ~

   Thanks so much, Shari!


RECIPE:

From http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1941,148160-248203,00.html

QUICK OATMEAL BREAD

2 pkgs. yeast
1 1/2 c. boiling water
1/3 c. shortening
3 tsp. salt
5 1/2 c. sifted flour
1/2 c. warm water
1 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. honey
2 unbeaten eggs

Soften yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. In separate bowl combine 1 1/2 cups boiling water, oatmeal, shortening, honey and salt. Cool to lukewarm. Add softened yeast; mix well. Blend in eggs. Add flour, mix thoroughly until dough is blended. Place in a large greased bowl, turn once to grease surface; cover. Store in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Shape in 2 loaves on floured surface. Place in greased loaf pans, cover. Let rise in warm place until double, about 2 hours. Bake 1 hour at 375 degrees.

     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/04/11:

   I first made this bread a couple of weeks ago. Note where the recipe says, "Store in refrigerator for at least 2 hours."  Well, I thought that meant a little more time wouldn't hurt.  As I was interrupted by something or other, I left it covered in the frig more like 24 hours.  Oops. The next day when I finally got back to it, the top had developed a bit of a crust that didn't seem to be overly interested in softening when I kneaded it.  Then it didn't rise to my expectations.  I thought if it wasn't completely ruined, it would at the very least be extremely ugly.

   Not so!  When it came out of the oven it was beautiful, and when sliced, the texture could scarcely have been more uniform, and the taste was fabulous!  This could be my favorite new bread recipe - although I do think the term "Quick" is a misnomer; it takes five or six hours anyway you cut it, and I'd call that standard bread time.  I have some resting in the frig right now - mmmm!


From http://www.flylady.net - 11/03/11 - "When you Give, You will receive!":

Dear FlyLady,

I woke up this morning with a hole in the pit of my stomach and in my heart and everything seemed so negative. I wish I could say this was unusual but after a difficult childhood where I was only shown conditional love, it does happen pretty often. I have had some success in the past few months with changing my mood by concentrating on positive things and building myself up so decided to do this, as I did not want to stay in that horrible frame of mind! Now, this does require some work but it is very helpful.

I started by thinking about the things in my life I was grateful for and it did improve my mood a little but it was not enough. I asked myself what did I need to fill this hole in myself and the answer came back to me: 'Love'. I thought, well that's all very well, but I don't receive a huge amount of love in my life.. I am sure my husband loves me but he is not very good at showing it, so how was I supposed to fill myself with love? The answer came back to me: 'by giving love'. I kind of argued with this because how can you give something you don't feel or have? How can you give this away when your own cup is empty? I did not receive an answer to this question so decided to give it a go!

First of all I prayed for all the different people in my life and for the things I knew they needed such as: a new job, health, wisdom, peace and so on - I should say at this point that I don't follow any particular form of religion but find prayer to have a positive outcome. I then texted some friends and other people I know and wished them a good morning. This included wishing all the best to a friend's brother-in-law who is having an operation for cancer. You have to know that this is very unusual for me as I am not very sociable and do not usually initiate social contact.

And what do you know? I started feeling myself filling up with love and contentment! This was made even better when I started receiving replies to my texts... I was rather bemused by the whole thing and then suddenly realized the words of Eric Dodge's 'A Christmas Wish' were running through my head: 'Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me...!' I realized that this is what had happened - I wanted and needed love and instead of waiting to get - I gave it instead and as a result received it back threefold. What a wonderful thing! I feel like I've been hit over the head with a God-breeze and such a great one that I would like to pass it on... Best wishes and peace to all of you for this holiday season!!

FlyBaby B


FINALLY:

From www.aJokeADay.com - 11/03/11:

"
Yes, Theo, what is it?" asked the teacher.

"I don’t want to alarm you, Miss Davis, but my dad said if I didn’t get better marks, someone was going to get a licking."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, December 1, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 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. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

3. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at duckbill1@verizon.net or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/22/11

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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The Man That Got Away

Music by Harold Arlen (15 Feb 1905 – 23 Apr 1986) for A Star Is Born (1954)

Lyrics by Ira Gershwin (06 Dec 1896 – 17 Aug 1983)

Recorded by Judy Garland (10 June 1922 – 22 June 1969), 1953


The night is bitter,
The stars have lost their glitter;
The winds grow colder
And suddenly you're older -
And all because of the man that got away.

No more his eager call,
The writing's on the wall;
The dreams you dreamed have all
Gone astray.

The man that won you
Has gone off and undone you.
That great beginning
Has seen the final inning.
Don't know what happened. It's all a crazy game!

No more that all-time thrill,
For you've been through the mill -
And never a new love will
Be the same.

Good riddance, good-bye!
Ev'ry trick of his you're on to.
But, fools will be fools -
And where's he gone to?

The road gets rougher,
It's lonelier and tougher.
With hope you burn up -
Tomorrow he may turn up.
There's just no letup the live-long night and day!

Ever since this world began
There is nothing sadder than
A one-man woman looking for
The man that got away...
The man that got away.


"The Man That Got Away" midi courtesy of midi courtesy of http://www.reflectionshawaii.com/ewanevaland/ballroom.htm - 11/03/11

"
The Man That Got Away
" lyrics courtesy of http://www.romantic-lyrics.com/lo4.shtml - 11/04/11

Image of Open Locket courtesy of http://thriftaholic.blogspot.com/2009/08/aqua-potato-masher-that-got-away.html - 11/03/11

 Hearts and Bows Divider Line clip art courtesy of – 02/05/08

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of http://www.stantoncollegeprep.org/central/ - 08/01/10

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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