- NNHS Newsletter -
“May you always have walls for the winds,
- Irish Blessing
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Here in Fayetteville, we're not having rain now, but it's expected to make a return tomorrow. I would hope that whatever weather you happen to be experiencing today wherever you are will bring you joy for one reason or another.
BONUS - 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 TX;
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) (d. 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!
400 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|November 07, 1619 - Elizabeth Stuart was crowned Queen of Bohemia.|
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|November 07, 1919 - The first Palmer Raid was conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists were arrested in 23 U.S. cities.|
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|November 07, 1969 - Actress Michelle Clunie was born Michelle Renee Clunie in Portland, Oregon.|
|“Die when I may, I
want it said of me that I plucked a weed and planted a flower where ever
I thought a flower would grow.”
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/07/18 :
|Thank you, Joan!|
Country roads, take me home. What a beautiful time of year to go for a
INDEED! Thank you, Jimmy!
From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 11/06/19, 7:20 PM:
|TRUE! Thank you, Carlene!|
From Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 11/06/19:
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 11/06/15:
lay down the law, then lie down to rest.
ABSOLUTELY! Thank you so much, Jean! What is so hard to grasp here? If you somehow didn't catch this grammatical rule in school forty-eleven years ago, can you not at least learn it now?!? ARGGH!!!
“Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children.”
(28 Dec 1911 - 27 Aug 1980)
BONUS NOVEMBER DECORATING IDEA:
Thanksgiving Mantelpiece Décor Ideas - "If you have a fireplace that creates a special atmosphere at home, you should of course decorate your mantelpiece to emphasize it! What ideas for Thanksgiving do we offer? Have a look. Using leaves, flowers, pumpkins – no matter real or false – corn, nuts, photos of your family, turkeys, mirrors, plants, statuettes, whatever you like. The colors are also up to you: white, gold, orange, red, brown, green – all the colors of the fall. A good idea is to use velvet pumpkins or ceramic pumpkins and add some fresh leaves and flowers. You can also place wreaths above the mantelpiece, put some bird statuettes, dry ears and moss. If you want to attract attention, take a garland or some candles. There are so many inspirations to create your own mantelpiece, that’s not like the others!"
BONUS NOVEMBER CROCHET PATTERN:
April Folts' Sweet November Scarf/Shawl - "This scarf/shawl pattern was inspired by the movie Sweet November. It's a fabulous pattern that can be warn as a scarf or a shawl. Double crochet is used and you can choose to add the fringe or not."
BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not particularly theme-related):
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."
From www.ajokeaday.com- 11/06/18:
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