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11/07/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
November Rain

“May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.”

- 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. 

   Thanks, Dale!

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbUC-UaAxE - November Rain - Guns N' Roses


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

"November Rain" is a power ballad by American rock band Guns N' Roses, written by lead singer Axl 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.

At 8:57, it is the second-longest song on the album, the longest being the 10:16 "Coma." It is the third-longest song by Guns N' Roses, behind the 9:24 "Estranged" from Use Your Illusion II.

Its distinct symphonic overtone owes to a sweeping string arrangement, orchestrated by Rose.[1][2]: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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] The song was placed at #140 on Pitchfork Media's Top 200 Tracks of the 90s.[6] In Chile, The song was placed at #73 on Chilean radio Rock & Pop Rock&Pop 20 Años 200 Canciones...[7]


  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!

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


PAGE HITS:

   Hit # 131,500 was made on Wednesday, November 06, 2013at 6:40 PM by Google itself?!?

http://www.nnhs65.com/page-hits.html


THIS DAY IN WWII:

November 07, 1941 - World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addressed the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule (the first time was earlier that year on July 2). He stated that even though 350,000 troops had been killed in German attacks so far, that the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers (a gross exaggeration) and that Soviet victory was near.

http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/63/237.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IGbjPqFFvA - Stalin's speech - November 7, 1941 - English subtitles

His speech was followed by a military parade in Moscow, when marching through Red Square, Soviet soldiers went straight on the front line:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAKIq07WPy8 - Soviet Military Parade at the Red Square of Moscow, November 07, 1941

November 07, 1941 - World War II: The Soviet hospital Ship Armenia was sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees, wounded military and the staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.

November 07, 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the opening of a second front in French North and West Africa.

http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/policy/1942/421107b.html

November 07, 1944 - Soviet spy Richard Sorge, a half-Russian, half-German World War I veteran, was hanged by his Japanese captors along with 34 of his ring.

November 07, 1944 -Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Thursday, November 7, 1963 - Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners were rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.

Thursday, November 7, 1963 - Footballer John Barnes was born John Charles Bryan Barnes in Kingston, Jamaica.

Thursday, November 7, 1963 - Politician Sam Graves was born Samuel Bruce "Sam" Graves, Jr. in Tarkio, Missouri.


   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 11/06/13 - "":

This is Respect.

This is a great commercial.

Not a word spoken, and none needed.

Very few commercials deserve to go viral.

This one does.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoABty_zE00 

    
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 husband.

"It's my face cream. It makes me look beautiful," replied the wife.

Her husband retorted: "So does 24 cans of Budweiser and it's half the price."

 
That's him on Aisle 5.
 
     Thanks, Dools!
 
 


From My Friend, Karie, of UT - 11/06/13 - "Wait Your Turn!":

  Thanks, Karie-Beary!
 
 


     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):

http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/huggems/ornamentalcorndoorornament.html - Lee Mathewson's Ornamental Corn Door Ornament (scroll down a bit)

http://www.orble.com/free-indian-corn-cone-crochet-pattern/ - Indian Corn Cone


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."


 

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/28/12 - "Christian cartoons" (#7 in a Series of 10):
 

  Christian cartoons for a change !!

  Have a great day, Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death...

   GREAT! Thanks, Joan!

 
 


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/06/13 - "Some Things People Regret the Most Before They Die (#2 in a series of 19)":

  AMEN! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/06/13:

A duck walked into a bakery one day and asked for a pork chop.

The baker said, "We aren't a butcher shop; we don't sell meat here."

So the duck left.

The following day the duck went back and asked again.

The baker said, "I told you yesterday. We aren't a butcher shop; we don't sell meat here."

So the duck left.

The next day the duck came back and asked for a pork chop.

This time the baker said, "No, if you come here again I will nail your feet to the floor."

The following day the duck returned and asked, "Have you any nails?"

The baker replied, "No."

So the duck said, "Well, I'll have two pork chops then."


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.

 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/02/13

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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Carol Buckley Harty
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915-780-3048
 


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 November Rain

Written by Axl Rose (b. 06 Feb 1962)

Recorded by  Guns N' Roses, 1992


When I look into your eyes I can see a love restrained
But darlin' when I hold you, don't you know I feel the same? yeah
Nothin' lasts forever and we both know hearts can change
And it's hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain

We've been through this such a long long time
Just tryin' to kill the pain, ooh yeah
But lovers always come and lovers always go
An' no one's really sure who's lettin' go today, walking away

And if we take the time to lay it on the line
I could rest my head just knowin' that you were mine, all mine
So if you want to love me then darlin' don't refrain
Or I'll just end up walkin' in the cold November rain

Do you need some time on your own?
Do you need some time all alone?
Everybody needs some time on their own
Don't you know you need some time all alone?

I know it's hard to keep an open heart
When even friends seem out to harm you
But if you could heal the broken heart
Wouldn't time be out to charm you?

Sometimes I need some time on my own
Sometimes I need some time all alone
Everybody needs some time on their own
Don't you know you need some time all alone

And when your fears subside and shadows still remain, oh yeah
I know that you can love me when there's no one left to blame
So never mind the darkness we still can find a way
Nothin' lasts forever even cold November rain

Don't you think that you need somebody?
Don't you think that you need someone?
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one, you're not the only one

Don't you think that you need somebody?
Don't you think that you need someone?
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one, you're not the only one

Don't ya think that you need somebody?
Don't ya think that you need someone?
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one, you're not the only one

Don't ya think that you need somebody?
Don't ya think that you need someone?
Everybody needs somebody


"November Rain" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/leo_sayer/dont_wait_until_tomorrow.html - 11/06/13
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 http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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

Animated USMC 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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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