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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW5VfmuM9xI - 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).
From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA to the Class of 1962 - 11/07/14:
Did you have a great time at the Birthday Bash? Many asked to begin getting together more often.
One of our classmates loved the Birthday Bash so much that she decided that having dinner every 2 months would be super nice. No decorations, no worrying whether you can make it or not, no promises, just show up if you can. Just a good socializing time.
The starting date is Thursday, December 4th at 6:30 at Angelo's on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard.
This first time we will need to let Fran Heath Scott know if you are coming or not. After that you will either come or not. It will be another fun evening.
You can order from regular menu and do your own tips.
If this sounds like something you would like to do, please contact Fran at 757-813-0446 or email: email@example.com.
Brenda and Fran
NNHS Class of 1962 Reunion Committee
|What a fabulous idea - all of the fun and none of the hassle! Thanks, Brenda and Fran! Y'all have fun!|
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 TX!
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!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|November 8, 1914 - SMS Emden was sunk by HMAS Sydney in the Battle of Cocos.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 09, 1921 - The Partito Nazionale Fascista (PNF), National Fascist Party, came into existence.
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 1964:
|Monday, November 9, 1964 - Actor, director, and producer Robert Duncan McNeill was born in Raleigh, North Carolina.|
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of LA - 11/06/14 - " Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95)":
Sugar thinks she is ready for the Army... But always beautiful... She
would be the most gorgeous Captain in the Army!|
She would that! These are so
cute! Thanks, Brent - and Laura!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 11/08/14 - "And Then It Is Winter":
|Thank you, George! This essay has become such a popular selection and has touched so many hearts, that it has certainly earned a place in our permanent archive; it may be accessed directly from our Site Map:|
From My Friend, Sarah, of NC - 11/08/14 - "How Rude!":
From My Friend, Kristi, of NC - 11/08/14 - "Nuh-UHH!":
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/07/14:
OOH! Thank you, Joyce!
BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related):
http://pattern-paradise.com/2014/10/29/free-crochet-pattern-harvest-gold/ - Maria's Harvest Gold Chameleon Hat - "The November crochet Chameleon Hat is rich with the colors of Fall and holds the promise of a plentiful harvest. Harvest Gold is a return to the simple silhouette and clean lines of the original Chameleon Hat. Ive added a pretty sunflower, simply because I like them! I hope you enjoy this one."
http://chezcrochet.com/page48.html - Fall Motifs
BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):
http://www.favehealthyrecipes.com/Casserole-Recipes/Kevins-Sweet-Potato-Casserole/ - Kevin's Sweet Potato Casserole - "For a more traditional take on one of the most classic holiday recipes, try out Kevin's Sweet Potato Casserole recipe. This sweet potato recipe from Kevin of Closet Cooking (http://closetcooking.com/) only uses real, wholesome ingredients."
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/03/14 - "Have a nice day (#16 in a series of 17)":
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 10/27/14 - "They had only one simple job to do and still fouled it up" (#12 in a series of 19):
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/08/13:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Words by Bob Hilliard (28 Jan 1918 01 Feb 1971);
(17 June 1902 06 Dec 1989), 1949
"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
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI, one of myFamous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Animated USMC and Coast Guard Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Laughing Frog courtesy of
('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06