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11/29/17 - NNHS Newsletter
Stand By Me
“Keep away from people who try to
belittle your ambitions.
DearFriends and Schoolmates,
This song is a real "pick-me-up" when you're down!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbg7YoXiKn0 - Stand By Me - Ben E. King
"Stand by Me" is the title of a song originally performed by Ben E. King and written by King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller, based on the spiritual "Lord Stand by Me,", plus two lines rooted in Psalms 46:2-3. There have been over 400 recorded versions of "Stand by Me", including versions by John Lennon, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, U2, and Elton John.
According to the documentary History of Rock 'n' Roll, Ben E. King had no intention of recording the song himself when he wrote it. King had written the song for The Drifters, who passed on the chance to record it. It was not until after the "Spanish Harlem" recording session that he had some studio time left over. The session's producers, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, asked if he had any more songs and King played "Stand by Me" on the piano for them. They liked it and called the studio musicians back in to record it.
Mike Stoller recalls it differently: "I remember arriving at our office as Jerry and Ben were working on lyrics for a new song. King had the beginnings of a melody that he was singing a capella. I went to the piano and worked up the harmonies, developing a bass pattern that became the signature of the song. Ben and Jerry quickly finished the lyrics…" The fact that arranger Stan Applebaum could not possibly have dashed off an entire string chart at the end of a session, much less copied and distributed all the parts, supports this less dramatic version of the events.
Either way, King's record went to #1 on the R&B charts and was a Top Ten hit on the U.S. charts twice—in its original release in 1961, when it peaked at #4, and a 1986 re-release coinciding with its use as the theme song for the movie of the same name following its appearance in the film, when it peaked at #9, and also in an advertisement for Levi Jeans. It also reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart in 1987 after its re-release, mostly because of the jeans spot, originally reaching #27 on its first release.
The song was not released on an album until it had been out as a single for two years. After those two years the song appeared as track seven on King's Don't Play That Song album.
"Stand by Me" was ranked number 121 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 1999, BMI named it as the fourth most-performed song of the 20th century, with about 7 million performances.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today
Jimmy Key ('57)
AND Randy Bearor
('64) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
01 - My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of TX;
02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND George Konstant ('65) of VA:
03 - Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND the late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR;
04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA;
05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late Gene Peters ('57) (deceased - 07/24/09) AND Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA;
06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 29, 1942 -
Americans received news from the Office of Price Administration (OPA) that
coffee would be rationed.
November 29, 1943 - The second session of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), held to determine the post-war ordering of the country, concluded in Jajce in what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina.
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Wednesday, November 29, 1967 - Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announced his resignation.|
|“A life can never be
happy that is focused inward. So if you are miserable now, forget your
troubles. March right out your door, and find someone who needs you.”
(b. 22 Mar 1922)
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/29/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/26/17 - "Worth a look... Robin Williams as 'Flag' ":
|Our flag has been in the news a lot lately.
Please watch this amazing video of Robin Williams impersonating it. The
man was a genius and he was just 31 when he made this video. It's about
3 minutes long, but I don't think you will ever see anything like this
or as creative as this again. His presentation and comments are
particularly germane today and I hope you'll enjoy and appreciate HIS
perspective on our flag.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q_L1vLv84vs?autoplay=1 - 31 Mar 1982
Thank you so much, Billy!
BONUS CHRISTMAS AFGHAN CROCHET PATTERNS:
Festive Step Ladder Throw - "Get ready for the holidays with
the Festive Step Ladder Throw! If you're looking for a totally unique
throw to snuggle up with this holiday season, then this pattern is
definitely for you. Using a classic holiday color scheme of green, red,
white, and gold, this crochet afghan creates the unique step ladder
design. With each step a different color, it turns into a colorful
crochet afghan full of modern flair. This is one crochet afghan pattern
you don't want to miss!"
Christmas Wave Afghan - "Celebrate the holiday season with the festive Christmas Wave Afghan. This red, green, and white afghan would make a great meaningful gift for anyone on your "nice" list this year. A homemade blanket crocheted with love is the perfect Christmas gift! With a classic ripple crochet pattern as its design, just about anyone can make this easy crochet pattern. Use a size K hook to complete this free crochet afghan. Holiday family time will be better spent with this Christmas crochet afghan."
Christmas Spirit Mile a Minute Afghan - "Are you itching to prepare for the winter holidays? The Christmas Spirit Mile a Minute Afghan is the perfect crochet blanket to work up as a decoration in your home or as a Christmas gift for someone special. This holly jolly afghan is worked in panels of red and green and features the cross stitch as the special crochet stitch. Even if you start this when you're panicking about gifts and decorations in the beginning of December, you'll be able to finish it because it's a fast mile a minute pattern."
BONUS CASSEROLE RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):
- "Tired of making the same old chicken casserole for dinner
every week? Switch things up by trying Sunday Casserole. It
is much richer in flavor than your average chicken casserole
recipe, due to a delicious combination of mayonnaise and
cream of chicken soup. The broccoli florets and lemon juice
add a refreshingly healthy twist, which typically isn't
found in most creamy casseroles. This dish would taste great
with a slice of crispy garlic bread on the side, and makes
an excellent Sunday night dinner option that will satisfy
your whole family."
Christin's Old-Fashioned Beef Stroganoff Casserole - "If you like vintage dinner recipes, you will want to try this Old-Fashioned Beef Stroganoff Casserole. This recipe features creamy egg noodles, sirloin steak, and mushrooms, so it is hearty and full of flavor. As this casserole bakes in the oven, you will feel like you're back in your grandmother's kitchen. If you're looking for a great recipe for a special Sunday dinner, this is the perfect meal! You can't go wrong with a classic like Beef Stroganoff and you can't beat the convenience of a casserole. Really, it's a win-win. Enjoy this blast-from-the-past recipe tonight!"
Judith's Southern Biscuits and Gravy Pot Pie - "Biscuits and Gravy Pot Pie may sound complicated to make, but it's really quite easy. Made with 5 simple ingredients, breakfast will be done in no time at all. The sausage and gravy filling rests underneath a layer of delightful biscuits. It's a dinner dish made with breakfast ingredients, so you can eat it for breakfast or dinner. It will be tasty anytime..."
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/28/17:
|Teacher: "Name the nation that
people dislike the most?"
Little Johnny: "That's easy, it's the 'Exami-nation'!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -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 06/10/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Written byBen E. King (b. 28 Sept 1938), Jerry Leiber (25 Apr 1933 – 22 Aug 2011), and Mike Stoller (b. 13 Mar 1933)
Recorded by Ben E. King (b. 28 Sept 1938), 1960; Released 1961
"Stand by Me" midi courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/rokpile/rokcaverns.html
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