- NNHS Newsletter -
“May you always have walls for the winds,
- Irish Blessing
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Having nothing I could reuse for today's Newsletter theme, I asked my #6 son, Dale (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02 - of NC) if he knew of any song I hadn't previously used. He suggested this Guns N' Roses power ballad. I replied that I didn't know that Guns N' Roses had sung any songs with lyrics that were fit to reprint, but he said he thought these would probably pass muster. Basically, I have no better option for today, so here for your "enjoyment" is this amazingly-disturbing-on-so-many-levels nine-minute video.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbUC-UaAxE - November Rain - Guns N' Roses
|"November Rain" is a
power ballad by American
Guns N' Roses, written by lead singer
Rose and released as a single in June 1992. It appears on the album
Use Your Illusion I. It features a sweeping orchestral backing
and is one of Guns N' Roses' longest songs.
"November Rain" peaked at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the longest song in history to enter the top ten of that chart.
The song is composed in the key of C major aside from the coda, which is in C minor, but since the guitars, basses and piano are tuned a half step down, the song sounds as if it is in B major and B minor.
Its distinct symphonic overtone owes to a sweeping string arrangement, orchestrated by Rose.:318 Most live performances during the Use Your Illusion tour lacked the orchestral backing of the song (the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards being the best-known exception).
It is the longest song to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. The song peaked at #3 on the chart, becoming the band's sixth and last Top 10 hit, and eighth Top 40 hit. On the radio, "November Rain" is sometimes played in a shortened version of approximately six minutes, but many classic rock stations continue to play the full version. At around seven minutes in, the song fades and then builds into a two-minute coda featuring lead guitar by lead guitarist Slash, accompanied by vocal chants. This song is listed at number six in the The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos list by Guitar World. This song is also rated #9 in the Richter Scale best songs of all time. "November Rain" was voted #1 on the Rock 1000 2006, an annual countdown of the top 1,000 rock songs by New Zealand radio listeners. It was voted #2 on the Rock 1000 2007, being beaten out by "Back in Black" by AC/DC. The song was placed at #140 on Pitchfork Media's Top 200 Tracks of the 90s. In Chile, The song was placed at #73 on Chilean radio Rock & Pop Rock&Pop 20 Años 200 Canciones...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents), Jacob Mansfield of MD;
10 - The United States Marine Corps - 1775, Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57), David Wittan ('57), Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND the late Steve Pullen ('65) (deceased 22 Apr 2012);
11 - David Bell ('64) of NJ;
12 - Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL;
14 - Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND Timothy of DC (son of Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
Hit # 131,500 was made on Wednesday, November 06, 2013at 6:40 PM by
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Thursday, November 7, 1963 - Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners were rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.|
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 11/06/13 - "":
This is a great commercial.
Not a word spoken, and none needed.
Very few commercials deserve to go viral.
This one does.
Thank you so very much, Sarah Sugah!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/06/13 - "Husband Down":
Good one and true
A Husband is Down in Aisle 5
A husband and wife were shopping in their local supermarket.
The husband picked up a case of Budweiser and put it in their cart.
"What do you think you're doing?" asked the wife.
"They're on sale, only $10 for 24 cans," he replied.
"Put them back, we can't afford them," demanded the wife.
They carried on shopping.
A few aisles farther on, the woman picked up a $20 jar of face cream and put it in the basket.
"What do you think you're doing?" asked the
That's him on Aisle 5.
From My Friend, Karie, of UT - 11/06/13 - "Wait Your Turn!":
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/06/13 - "Forgiveness":
From My Friend, Angela, of NC - 11/06/13 - "When Things Go Wrong...":
|GREAT IDEA! Thanks, Angela!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/06/13 - "Picking Up Paper":
|It's the challenge of the thing, doncha know!|
BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (November-related):
- Lee Mathewson's Ornamental Corn Door Ornament
(scroll down a bit)
BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not particularly theme-related):
http://www.recipelion.com/Chicken-Recipes/Engagement-Chicken/ml/1 - Engagement Chicken - "Want a rock? If you're looking to get married, try this recipe for Engagement Chicken. It has been proven to help you get your man to propose! Glamour Magazine has proven that this classic chicken recipe really works."
http://www.recipelion.com/Dessert/Lemon-Afternoon-Delight/ml/1 - Lemon Afternoon Delight - "Indulge in easy to make dessert recipes like this heavenly Lemon Afternoon Delight. The lemon Jell-O, Cool Whip and cream cheese make a to-die-for combination."
http://www.thedailydietribe.com/2009/11/sweet-and-savory-thanksgiving-stuffing.html - Iris' Mashed Potato Stuffing - "Take the two best side dishes from your Thanksgiving dinner table and combine them with Mashed Potato Stuffing. This savory dish has the creamy consistency of mashed potatoes while maintaining the intricate textures that make every bite of stuffing interesting. Pump up this potato casserole with plenty of ingredients so you can have your potatoes, and eat them too."
Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
10/28/12 - "Christian cartoons" (#7 in a Series of 10):
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/06/13 - "Some Things People Regret the Most Before They Die (#2 in a series of 19)":
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/06/13:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 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. Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 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.
3. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/02/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
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
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 byAxl Rose (b. 06 Feb 1962)
Recorded byGuns N' Roses, 1992
"November Rain" lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dale Harty of NC - 11/06/13
Image of Rain courtesy of http://open.salon.com/blog/greg_thomas/2008/11/29/love_rain_or_me - 10/26/09
Hillsboro High School's Topper
(Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.animationlibrary.com/animation/31502/Rain_line - 03/30/07
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateHerbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Flag clip art courtesy of
http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Laughing Frog courtesy of
('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!
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