NNHS Newsletter -
love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means
- Simone Weil
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I think we could all use a little gentleness right about now.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q5yyiaJV8Y - Dear Hearts and Gentle People - Dinah Shore, 1949
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOdLsCdnwjA - Dear Hearts and Gentle People - Bing Crosby
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTx71KIFsKs - Dear Hearts and Gentle People - Jim Reeves
|"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" is a
song published in 1949 with music by
Sammy Fain and
Bob Hilliard. They were inspired to write the song based on a scrap
of paper with the words "Dear friends and gentle hearts" written on it
that was found on the body of
Stephen Foster when he was discovered in a New York hotel room in
Popular versions were recorded in 1949 by Dinah Shore, Gordon MacRae, Bing Crosby and Dennis Day. In the United Kingdom, the song was recorded by Doreen Lundy. Later recordings were made by Perry Como in 1959 and again in 1980. The song references the singer's hometown, and different versions allude to a range of U.S. states.
The Dinah Shore recording was recorded on September 9, 1949, and released by Columbia Records (as catalog number 38605). This version alludes to Tennessee, Shore's home state. The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on November 18, 1949, lasting 16 weeks and peaking at position number seven.
The Gordon MacRae recording was recorded on October 21, 1949, and released by Capitol Records (as catalog number 777). It peaked at number 19 on the Billboard charts. The flip side was "Mule Train," which MacRae recorded October 1, 1949.
The Bing Crosby recording was recorded on October 26, 1949, and released by Decca Records (as catalog number 24798). This version mentions Idaho, close to Crosby's home state of Washington. The flip side was "Mule Train". The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on November 25, 1949, lasting 16 weeks and peaking at number two.
The Dennis Day recording was released by RCA Victor Records as a 78rpm single (catalog number 20-3596), and as a 45rpm single (catalog number 47-3102). The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on January 13, 1950, lasting three weeks and peaking at number 19.
The Perry Como recording of April 23, 1959, was released as a track on the album Como Swings (catalog number LSP-2010). The Como recording of July 1980, from a live performance, was released on the album Perry Como Live on Tour in 1981 (catalog number AQL1-3826).
HURRICANE SANDY UPDATE:
From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 11/08/12 - "Sandy in Piermont":
See the videos of my sweet town.
This is my idyllic town that Sandy blew apart.
Just wanted to let all know. I
am okay and helping those who lost more than I. I am feeding and
sheltering those who have lost their homes and have no power.
Thank you for updating us!
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 11/08/12:
|Well, pleased to say I
just completed my first 'normal' weight training routine since the day
of my 'scope surgery. It was chest/chin up/dips routine (with DB shrugs
and single calf press). did a lot of stretching. Also rode a bike
yesterday (albeit one of my kiddies' mountain bikes) yesterday above
moderate effort for 35 min. I had some swelling today, but no pain. So
I'll keep taking it somewhat easy. But its good to be able to weight
train again in earnest! (at least for flat bench!)
WHOO-HOO! That's great, Brent - thanks for letting us know!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents), Jacob Mansfield of MD!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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);
15 - the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) (deceased 11/16/07) AND My Niece, Shari, of VA;
16 - the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08) !
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 09, 1923 - In
Munich, Germany, police and government troops loyal to the democratic
government crushed the
Beer Hall Putsch in
coup was the work of the
Nazis. The event began the evening before when Adolf Hitler took control of
a beer hall full of Bavarian government leaders at gunpoint.
November 09, 1938 - Nazi German diplomat Ernst vom Rath died from the fatal gunshot wounds of Jewish resistance fighter Herschel Grynszpan, an act which the Nazis used as an excuse to instigate the 1938 national pogrom, also known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass." Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men.
November 09, 1940 - Warsaw was awarded the Virtuti Militari, Poland's highest military decoration for courage in the face of the enemy.
November 09, 1989 - The Berlin Wall was opened.
THIS DAY IN 1962:
|Friday, November 9, 1962 - Actress Teryl Rothery was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.|
BACKLOGGED NEWSLETTERS COMPLETED ON 11/08/12:
NEW ITEMS FOR THE SITE:
1. http://www.nnhs65.com/teach-Lyeth.html - image added
2. http://www.nnhs65.com/teach-Thompson.html - brand new page with three images
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/08/12 - "Newsletter of the Class of '65":
Regarding the issue of establishing rules as it relates to what will be printed and what won't in the Newsletter would simply be satisfied by the omission of anything political. There is no need to come together in some form of committee to fix the obvious.
Being one that has forwarded political emails on down the line, I can fully understand a block being applied to that kind of correspondence--the election will resolve that issue for better or worse based on your personal preference. No amount of email is going to change anyone's opinion--it is perhaps the worst way to even try!!
As time has passed, what started as a site for the NNHS Class of '65 has morphed into something entirely different as has it's tone. I've heard it called "The Newsletter of the Typhoon Nation", among other things. Yet, that still fails to describe what it really has become as a number of contributors are not from NNHS--for me, not a problem, for others--they can speak for themselves.
Yet, I would be less than honest if I didn't say that the sharing of memories long ago past, the number of "do you remember" and "whatever happened to...",or "is such and such a place still there?", was a much more pleasant format in this idiot's opinion! With the untold number of memories that we have shared over the years being considerable, I still think that the canvas has yet to be completed, there is paint yet to be applied. There remains many stories that have yet to be shared about the events of our youth and with those stories shared we all take a journey back to a time much simpler and ever increasingly falling farther and farther behind in the time that has past. But for a few precious moments, those kind of contributions make us young once again.
A clean joke within the Newsletter at times brings a smile and at other times a laugh and the sharing of some good ideas on how to better get things done are helpful. Add to those the memories of the best time of our lives and you will have once again what we did have in the beginning, and that is what brought more and more good people onboard. As the old saying goes: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" - our mistake has been--although unknowingly--doing exactly that--fixing that which wasn't broken.
No politics--it really is that simple. It's a waste of space and time and does nothing to change a single mind--certain things are immortal--among those is the fact that birds of a feather will do their thing!!
Thank you so much, Wayne Honey! I hope your post will jumpstart a fresh sharing of those old memories!
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 11/08/12 - "Nick, Nora (And Asta) Return In 'Thin Man' Novellas : NPR":
I thought you might be a fan of old movies. I read mysteries often and find some of the oldies the best.
Anyway, just sharing.
This is for your pleasure.
OHHH! Thank you so much, Frances! I LOVE The Thin Man series! I used to own a complete set of the movies - which are true "comfort" films to me. Since our last two moves, I'm no longer certain what I do and do not have, but this was a definite pick-me-up!
Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 11/08/12 - "a reason to retire":
Good answer, Harold!!
As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to “make a difference” in the world. It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other “seniors” who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither.
is such a person…
THIS IS QUOTED FROM HAROLD:
I've often been asked, 'What do you old folks do now that you're retired'?
fortunate to have a chemical engineering background, and one of the things I
enjoy most is converting beer, wine and whisky into urine. It's rewarding,
uplifting, satisfying and fulfilling. I do it every day and I really enjoy
Thanks, Mark, that's very comforting, I'm sure!
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/08/12:
14 Ways To Procrastinate Productively
For too long I’ve sat idly by while the good name of procrastination is dragged through the muck. For the sake of getting things done we’re advised to banish, kill, and avoid procrastination without any acknowledgment of the good it’s done.
We owe procrastination. Big time. It’s responsible for our best ideas and busiest hours. Used effectively, procrastination is a powerful motivator and source of inspiration.
Productive procrastination falls into two categories, structured and unstructured. With structured procrastination (via pmarca, via via 43F) you use the desire to avoid an important task as motivation to crank out dozens others. Anything to postpone what you really need to do, right?
Whenever I need to avoid something important, I turn to a few tasks that rarely get the attention they deserve.
Structured procrastination is a great way to keep busy, but sometimes that doesn’t cut it. When you’d rather not do anything work related, unstructured procrastination is the way to go. It might seem like laziness, but what’s wrong with that?
Unstructured procrastination is essential for recharging creative energy and allowing the unconscious mind to work on difficult problems. These are 6 productive ways to avoid work completely.
BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS:
http://www.mrfood.com/Potatoes-Rice/Scalloped-Potatoes-3633/ml/1 -Scalloped Potatoes - "Scalloped? Au gratin? Creamed? Whatever you call them, everyone will say 'OOH it's so GOOD!!' about this Scalloped Potatoes recipe."
http://www.mrfood.com/Potatoes-Rice/Taco-Tatoes-2350/ml/1 -Taco 'Tatoes - "We all love tacos, and we all love baked potatoes. It's only natural to combine these two favorites to get a dish worthy of a grand 'Ole! '"
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/22/12, 10:36 AM - "Morning Awwwww (#14 in a Series of 22)":
AWWWWW! Thanks, Norris Sweetie!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/24/12, 12:32 PM - "More Really Cool Ideas (#6 in a Series of 18)":
Some of these are really great ideas.
Had 2 Share
WOWZERS! Thanks, Ruthie!
From www.ajokeaday.com - 05/08/12:
|About 3:30 in the
morning, a wife awoke to find she was alone in
the bed and she could hear her husband crying uncontrollably. She got up
and started to look for him. He wasn't in the bathroom, living room, or
in the kitchen. As she passed the laundry room, she heard his faint
sniffles coming from the basement. She turned on the light and went
downstairs to find him. Finally, she found him huddled in the corner,
rolled up into a ball, and crying hysterically.
She ran over to him and asked why he was crying.
He said, "Do you remember when we got married twenty years ago?"
She looked at him and said, "Yes".
He said, "Well, a couple of months before, your dad said that I could marry you or go to jail."
She said, "I already know that. I don't see what the problem is."
He said, "Don't you see?!? I would have gotten out today!"
1. Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 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 12, 2012 - 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 11/09/12
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
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!
Dear Hearts and Gentle People
Words by Bob Hilliard (28 Jan 1918 – 01 Feb 1971);
(17 June 1902 – 06 Dec 1989), 1949
I love those dear hearts and gentle people,
Who live in my home town.
Because those dear hearts and gentle people
Will never ever let you down.
They read the good Book from Fri' till Monday,
That's how the weekend goes.
I've got a dream house I'll build there one day,
With picket fence and ramblin' rose.
I feel so welcome each time that I return
That my happy heart keeps laughin' like a clown.
I love the dear hearts and gentle people,
Who live and love in my home town.
There's a place I'd like to go and it's Batten, Idaho,
Where your friendly neighbors smile and say "Hello."
It's a pleasure and a treat to meander down the street,
That's why I want the whole wide world to know.
I love those dear hearts and gentle people,
Who live in my home town.
Because those dear hearts and gentle people
Will never ever let you down
"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" midi courtesy of http://www.jim-reeves.nl/midi.htm - 11/07/07
"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" lyrics courtesy of http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/d/dearheartsandgentlepeople.shtml - 11/09/07
"Heart's Delight" Quilt Block courtesy of http://home.howstuffworks.com/hearts-delight-quilt-block.htm - 11/09/07
"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" Guitar Tabs available at http://www.theguitarguy.com/dearhea2.htm - 11/09/07
Fence with Pink Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars5.html - 03/29/05
Rose Covered Fence clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars21.html - 06/14/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated USMC and Coast Guard Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
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