NNHS Newsletter -
“It really changed my life. When we split
up, something changed, permanently,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
You can't appreciate the happy moments if you don't know the sad.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-JOUyQtX0w - You've Changed - Billie Holiday
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXBpVctOEVw - You've Changed - Sarah Vaughan, 1960
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTd8t6qug_U - You've Changed - Ligia Piro - Hmmm - she could have a bit of a problem here; she's singing, "No need to tell me that we're through, It's all over now," and she appears to be rather preggers..... It reminds me of a cartoon I saw in a magazine at least 50 years ago of an obviously pregnant Juliet standing on her balcony, and mournfully pleading, "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?"
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er4uxL1dcRc - You've Changed - George Michael - My Favorite Version!
|"You've Changed" is a popular song originally written by Bill Carey and Carl Fischer in 1941. It has been covered by many singers...|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND The late Rose Woodard Groff ('65) (deceased 10/14/84)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
23 - Sandra Ray ('61) of VA AND John Howard ('66) of VA AND Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA AND Fayetta Covert Stansbury (Ferguson HS - '72) of FL;
24 - Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA;
25 - Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR AND Michael Sisk ('63) of CA;
26 - Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD AND Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV;
27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 20, 1940 -
Hungary became a signatory of the
Tripartite Pact, officially joining the
November 20, 1943 - The Battle of Tarawa (Operation Galvanic) began – United States Marines landed on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and sufferred heavy fire from Japanese shore guns and machine guns.
November 20, 2002 - The German film "Goebbels and Geduldig" aired on national television in Germany. It was the first Germany made satirical film on the Nazis.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Friday, November 20, 1964 - Journalist Boris Dežulović was born in Split, SFR Yugoslavia.|
From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 11/18/14 - "Grammy(R) Award-Winning Producer, Singer/Songwriter & Drummer TOM HAMBRIDGE! - House Concert Sat., Nov, 22nd":
Tom is taking a short break from his Buddy Guy Tour and is bringing his Rattlesnake Band to da house. Come Rock with Tom & The Snakes!
What do Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, ZZ Top, Hank Williams Jr., BB King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Meat Loaf, Rascal Flatts, Johnny Winter, Rodney Atkins, George Thorogood, Keith Anderson, Susan Tedeschi, Van Zant, American Idol and Walt Disney Pictures all have in common?
RSVP to me at Terry.Seay@itsallaboutZmusic.com ...also alternate directions below caused by closed bridge crossing due to truck fire.
WOWZERONI! Thanks, Terry! Y'all have fun!
From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 11/18/14 - "The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month":
War to End All Wars Continues, Soldiers and Vets Still Suffering
BEGIN MILITARY CHARITY AT HOME
By Harry M. Covert
There is much to be considered on Last Tuesday’s somber day of remembrance. The War to End All Wars ended a centenary ago, but the Great War didn’t end anything at all with exception of massive deaths of nine million soldiers and about seven million civilians. The United Kingdom had about 900,000 deaths, the United States recorded 116,708 for its one-year participation.
What’s more poignant here is to recall the lives of all called to battle the millions upon millions of Americans in the wars since—WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Iraq, Afghanistan, and others some may refer to as skirmishes.
From the War to End All Wars the American costs were incredible beyond the death rate. Some 30 million dollars was spent and it would be somewhere in the $400,000,000-plus in today’s money. I’m not going into the statistics of casualties and costs of the other conflicts. We all know they are exorbitant.
We should consider how individual lives were and have severely changed them. Remembrances throughout the land are terrific. It is important because the responsibility of the public is nothing short of profound and awesome. Those who have served in the military branches are heroes, brave and have the right to be called champions and great without question. More people should take the time to study the sacrifices of men and women. They are too many to record here.
Expenditures by the federal government are incredible at a time when supposed leaders say the nation is suffering a major recession. Washington is looking for another $5 billion for Iraq, another chunk of similar figures for Ebola in Africa, outrageous expenditures battling illegal immigration and the list continues.
RECALL HURTING VETS, RETURN TO PAYROLL
More than disturbing is the fact that returning soldiers, men and women by the thousands, suffer unbelievably from hunger, homelessness and physical and mental problems. How disgusting this is and the subject should be discussed daily and on this day of remembrance, Veterans Day. How many veterans from the recent international wars – not police actions – are now jailed for crimes, some not serious and others who are felons of the highest order? One of the greatest acts following WWII was the creation and implementation of the GI bill.
Today the government’s Veterans Administrations continues to fail its constituents. No individual or family should go homeless or hungry anywhere. The old argument is often heard, “let ‘em get jobs.” This is a disgraceful comment.
There are lots of churches and synagogues, humanitarian organizations, and city and county agencies involved with tending residents who have serious needs. The public always sees the organizations that walk, play golf, sponsor cook-offs and all sorts of money-raising projects. This is more than good but not enough by far.
How easy, I mean difficult, it is to feed the hungry, provide medicines and schools around the world. I’m guilty of being involved in international relief and development. It is a never-ending battle and improvement is difficult to see with the exception of expanding birth rates and more hunger, more health needs and more educational needs.
There are several avenues available to help the sick and injured military men and women. Why not create a special division of the Department of Defense for the retired, young and old, and the discharged in all categories. Technically, let’s have the military recall all of the suffering vets. Put them on special joint installations with special accommodations available. Lots of posts were closed, allegedly to save money. Pooh. The executive branch and the Congress have no qualms about coming up with billions of dollars for every other place in the world.
Everett Dirksen, a senator of times past, said, “A billion here, a
billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.”
America is broken. Time to fix it.
|WELL SAID! Thank you so much for your insights, Harry!|
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 11/19/14 - "Waltz":
|Wait until you have the time to
listen, it's worth it. What I noticed with the orchestra this time that
I somehow missed before is THERE IS NO MUSIC IN FRONT OF THEM!!!!!!!
Pretty amazing, not to mention the talented man who wrote this!!! Worth
When you have 11 minutes to relax and enjoy some beautiful music watch this.
WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Thank you so much, Sarah Sugah! The waltz itself is incredibly beautiful, but more than that, how often are we able to see someone's lifelong dream come true??
NOTE: If you're not able to access the full-length link above, I was able to find this seven-minute excerpt from the same performance:
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 11/19/14 - "50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Fayetteville":
|Someone posted this on FB and I thought you'd
like to see it.
COOL! Thank you, Adrienne! I must admit I knew only a fraction of these myself!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 11/19/14 - "Mood Changer":
Thanks again, Sarah Sugah!
From My Friend, Jim, of NV - 11/19/14 - "Dear Santa...":
Some of these pictures might come in handy for the newsletter.
If you have used them before, it's OK not to use them. When
things like this come to me I always think about you and your
wonderful newsletter. Blessings.
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/01/14 - "Funny Stuff (#16 in a series of 20)":
I hope this starts your week with some smiles.
Thanks, Dearest Judy!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/09/14 - "Hmmmm.... (#10 in a series of 15)":
PATTERN (Sorry; not theme-related):
http://www.purplekittyyarns.com/crochet-afghan-patterns/crochet-one-skein-throw - Mary Jane Protus' One Skein Throw
BONUS THANKSGIVING RECIPES:
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/19/14 - Sensational Double Layer Pumpkin Pie PLUS Rice in Cream Pudding:
|I'm not sure when I'll be making either of these recipes this year, but whenever I do, they'll be scrumptious!|
http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Baked-Ham-with-Mustard-Glaze/ml/1 - Slow Cooker Baked Ham with Mustard Glaze
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Written and Composed by Carl Fischer (1912 - 27 Mar 1954) and Bill Carey, 1941
"You've Changed" midi (sequenced by Gene Confrey) courtesy of http://www.midistudio.com/Guests/G-Confrey/index.html - 11/12/09
"You've Changed" lyrics courtesy of http://www.bluesforpeace.com/lyrics/you-changed.htm - 11/20/09
Animated Broken Heart clip art courtesy of - well, I just do not know.....
Animated Dripping Blood Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 07/11/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Anchor clip art courtesy of
Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of
NC - 12/14/05
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Rolling on the Floor
Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen
of VA - 08/13/10
Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Animated Laughing Jerry
courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06