11/12/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Handle with Care
“I'm selfish, impatient, and a little
insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme returns to us again at the suggestion of Charles Schneider ('60) of TX on 10/20/15: "See if you can use these for one of your newsletters."
BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8s9dmuAKvU - Handle with Care - The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1
Here ya go, Charles - thanks again!
|The Traveling Wilburys (sometimes shortened to the Wilburys) were an English-American supergroup consisting of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. The band recorded two albums in 1988 and 1990, though Orbison died before the second was recorded...|
|"Handle with Care" is the first track from the
Traveling Wilburys 1988 album,
Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, and the group's most successful
single. Writing credits are shared by all five band members,
The song received a highly positive retrospective review from Allmusic journalist Matthew Greenwald, who described the song as "one of the most memorable records of the 1980s." Greenwald wrote: "Musically, the song is built around a descending, folk-rock chord pattern and some fine major-key chorus movements. George Harrison handles the verses, and there are also two excellent bridges featuring Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan. Orbison's section capitalizes on his awesome, operatic vocal pipes, and the effect is wonderful." The opening chords are reminiscent of Jeff Lynne's "10538 Overture", the ELO single from 1972 and Paul Weller's, "The Changing Man".
The song was originally intended as the B-side of Harrison's "This Is Love". Harrison had not yet written a song for the B-side when an impromptu gathering of the musicians who became the Wilburys turned into an informal songwriting and jam session. Casting about for a song idea while relaxing in a garden near Bob Dylan's recording studio, Harrison was inspired when he noticed a box in Dylan's garage that was labelled "Handle with Care". The box also inspired the opening line: "been beat up and battered around." The complete song quickly followed, with different members of the gathering contributing various lines. The group moved to a recording studio and quickly laid down the basic tracks which were later polished by eventual Wilburys producer Jeff Lynne. The song depicts a conversation between a man and his new found love wherein he is recounting life's experiences which have affected him, contributed to his loneliness, and his plea to his love to "handle me with care" because of all the things he had been through.
Harrison's record company decided that the song was too good to be released as "filler." Encouraged by this response and the enjoyable experience of recording together, the group re-convened to record the first Wilburys album, which featured "Handle With Care" as the lead track.
The music video for the song features all the group members performing the song in an abandoned building while standing around an old-fashioned boom microphone, with drummer Jim Keltner in the background. There are brief cutaways to show still photos of the singers as children or young teens.
The song was the last release and video for group member Roy Orbison prior to his death on December 6, 1988...
1. Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16 - "Mailing list":
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Kathleen Ann Morrow Glazier (Kathy)
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1967 - 8/21/1949
You can post my email address to the site! Have a great weekend!
Thank you, Kathy! Welcome aboard!
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Our readers may be surprised to discover that you were not already on our mailing list, because I've been swiping your postings from Facebook for some time, now!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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);
17 - Ronald Creech ('57) AND Wayne Gaskill ('63);
18 - Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND Ann Allen ('65) of NC!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 12, 1940 - The Battle of Gabon ended as Free French Forces took Libreville, Gabon, and all of French Equatorial Africa from Vichy French forces.
November 12, 1940 - Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov arrived in Berlin to discuss the possibility of the Soviet Union joining the Axis Powers.
November 12, 1941 - Temperatures around Moscow dropped to -12 °C as the Soviet Union launched ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city.
November 12, 1941 - The Soviet cruiser Chervona Ukraina was destroyed during the Battle of Sevastopol.
November 12, 1942 - The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces began near Guadalcanal. The battle lasted for three days and ended with an American victory.
November 12, 1944 - The
Royal Air Force launched 29
Avro Lancaster bombers, which sank the German
Tirpitz, with 12,000 lb.
Tallboy bombs off
November 12, 1948 - In Tokyo, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East sentenced seven Japanese military and government officials, including General Hideki Tojo, to death for their roles in World War II.
|Saturday, November 12, 1966 - Unbelievable! Nothing at all happened again today.|
|“Among my most prized
possessions are words that I have never spoken.”
-Orson Scott Card
(b. 24 Aug 1951)
From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 11/11/15 - "A VIDEO TO PASS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW":
|Hope you had a happy
Watch this short video and think back over the years. The narrator would roll over in his grave if he knew what our present administration looks like. This is an incredibly great video. It humbles you down to your toes. I will pass this to everyone I can because it's one of the finest tributes I have seen.
WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, John!
From My Cousin,
Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw
HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65)
of VA - 11/11/16:
|Thanks, Jean! The very same thing happened to ME!|
“A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often.”
Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/08/16 - "Spectacular Pictures (#12 in a series of 40)":
Here are several really nice
photos to enjoy.
WOWZERS! Thank you, Billy!
Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 10/17/16 - "For Those of You Who Appreciate Irony (#12 in a series of 16)":
BONUS NOVEMBER DECORATING IDEA:
BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related):
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/11/16:
|A woman went to her dentist to have her
dentures adjusted for the fifth time. She said they still didn’t fit.
“Well,” said the dentist, “I’ll do it again
this time, but no more. There’s no reason why these shouldn’t fit your
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 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.|
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Love to all, Carol
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"Handle With Care" lyrics courtesy of http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/travelingwilburys/handlewithcare.html - 12/15/15 (sic)
Handle With Care Image courtesy of http://www.safetysupplywarehouse.com/Handle_With_Care_International_Shipping_Labels_p/sl-ihl7al.htm - 12/15/15 (sic)
Animated Red Wiggly Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 02/24/05
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Guard Flag clip art courtesy of
http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS -
'64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Twirling Dollar Bill clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars40.html - 09/01/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16