05/07/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Not a Second Time
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments
Friends and Schoolmates,
I chose today's rather obscure Beatles' song (if any Beatles' song can be considered obscure), because it appeared on their second album, released in the UK as With the Beatles on 11/22/63, and in the USA as Meet the Beatles! on 01/20/64. Why are those dates significant, you ask?!? Stay tuned for today's exciting answer.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yweWMOOtpE - The Beatles - Not A Second Time
BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy Birthday today toJudy Abbott Copes ('57);
this week to:
09 - Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA;
10 - Mrs. Helen Hardy Shelton of VA AND Barbara Johnson Hansford ('57);
How about another card shower for Mrs. Shelton?!?
Mrs. Helen Shelton
866 Denbigh Boulevard, #25
Newport News, VA 23608-4476
14 - Johnnie Bateman ('67/'70) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
With the Beatles is The Beatles' second UK album, recorded four months after the band's first album and released on 22 November 1963.
The album features eight original compositions (including the first by George Harrison) and six covers, mostly of Motown and R&B hits. Most of the songs from the album were released in the United States as Meet the Beatles! on 20 January 1964, and the remaining that weren't, were released on their next U.S. album, The Beatles' Second Album.....
Meet The Beatles! is the second Beatles' album released in the United States, despite the "first album" claim on its cover. Released on 20 January 1964, it was the first Capitol Records Beatles album.....
So should anyone ever ask you, "Were you around in the Age of the Beatles?", you may answer proudly, "Yes. Yes, I was."
And for further proof, keep reading.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/04/08 - "BEACON - 06 MAR 1964 (Part one of two)":
I could not help but notice the item asking TYPHOONs opinions of those new guys on the music scene, The Beatles.
|Friday, March 6, 1964||Friday, March 6, 1964||Friday, March 6, 1964||Friday, March 6, 1964||Friday, March 6, 1964|
|Page One - TOP||Page One - Mrs. Moser||Page One - BOTTOM||Page Two - TOP||Page Two - Mrs. Waters|
|Hence, today's theme....|
|Friday, March 6, 1964||Friday, March 6, 1964||Friday, March 6, 1964||Friday, March 6, 1964|
|Page Two - BOTTOM||Page Three - TOP||Page Three - BOTTOM||Page Three - Mrs. Baab|
WOWZERONI - what a super issue! Thank you, Brown Eyes - how delightful!
From Me ('65) of NC - 05/06/08 -"SURPRISE!":
I had a phone call from Billy Turner ('65) of TX today! He's been out of touch for two or three years now, and I thought surely he must have "up and R-U-N-N-O-F-T", but he's well and happy, still serving as Mayor of Ovilla, TX, and said to tell you all hello.
Thanks, Billy Turner, it was great fun!
(For those of you who don't know, "Billy Turner" is all one word, just like "Charlie Brown". His friends these days call him "Bill" or "Mayor", but he's still Billy Turner to me!)
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 05/03/08 - "RE: 05/03/08 - Please-Mr-Postman":
WILDEST GIGGLES!!! Some things never change, hmm? Thanks so much for this wonderfully fascinating historical tidbit, Domi!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 05/03/08:
I also enjoyed the "Amazing Grace" video Charles (Snead - '64 - of NC) sent in to us. Perhaps you are unaware that there was a DVD movie recently put out of the very same name and subject matter. If they had not made it so very slow, I believe it would have been a huge hit. I can not for the life of me figure out why they make historic movies slow. Do they think colonial people ran in slow mo? Any how, that's not even the point I want to make. The point is that now, today, we get to stand, one beside the other and enjoy our history (because that's what it is) and finally speak the truth of it with respect and honor. That's the best part.
Yes, ma'am, as I live in a Dixie Cup, I was indeed unaware of this 2006 release. Thanks for binging it to my attention! I think I'd really enjoy it. I run in slow mo myself.....
She said, "Welcome to America."
It's so nice to be normal.
Linda May '66
Thanks, Linda May!
For more on this - ummmm, interesting - subject, I highly recommend Time Was by John Foster West, an English professor of mine at Old Dominion:
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/03/08 - "Cool Change":
COOL BEANS! Thanks, Adonis!
From Sherry Cain Hamilton ('69) of __ - 05/04/08 - "a church to add to your list":
Im a 1969 graduate of Newport News High School, and I attended Briarfield Elementary School. Could you please add Parkview Presbyterian Church to your list of churches? I dont remember the name of the road it was on when I first went there, but it was one block off of Marshall Avenue in the vicinity of Briarfield Manor and Warwick Gardens. Later it was moved to Roanoke Avenue, but I dont remember what year that was. In any case, it was definitely a place of worship between 1955 and 1972. Thanks!
Sherry Cain Hamilton
Thank you, Sherry! I'm sorry if it appears I was dragging my feet on this one; I was trying to determine what might have happened to it's congregation - whether they changed the name, or were absorbed into another church or just disbanded. So far, my efforts have proven fruitless. Perhaps someone else has some insights here.
Meanwhile, I've added it to the list in an admittedly lame condition:
Do you have a favorite hymn that you remember from your days there??
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/05/08 - "Superb Discovery -- an opinion":
Shari, I almost hurt myself laughing this time! Browning's poem is indeed magnificent; I've always loved it.
But don't you remember Baba (the late Maxine Frix Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) quoting this between gritted teeth all the time all through the last fifteen or twenty years of her life??
As in, "'Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made' HA! When I get to the other side, the first thing I'm going to do is find that Robert Browning and give him a swift upper cut to the jaw!'
The woman just didn't enjoy the aging process. In retrospect, I can't say I blame her.....
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 05/06/08 - "Battle Hymn of the Republic":
This is an outstanding performance by grammar through high school kids. One of the fathers recorded it, added some graphic enhancements to the recording, and posted it on the web. The song, of course, is the "Battle Hymn Of The Republic."
It sends shivers up your spine, it is so fantastic!
You may want to press the "F11" key or your maximize icon after the performance starts, to get a full-screen effect. When the display is complete, simply press the key again, to return to your normal display.
Don't forget to turn on your sound! Now, click below, and enjoy!
This is extremely moving!
I can't resist the plug; this is a Mormon Tabernacle Choir arrangement - the very same one that Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC), Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL), and Dale (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02 - of MA) and I were privileged to sing in a 400 member choir in Raleigh on Sunday, September 15, 2002:
From Me ('65) of NC - 05/07/08 - "Updates All Over":
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teachers.html - check the English teachers, primarily, for some page improvements.....
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/memoriam-all.html - With the new resource available of the Daily Press articles after 1989, I 'm trying to make the In Memoriam pages more complete by adding full obituaries wherever possible. I didn't want to reinvent the wheel, so if a Memorial Newsletter already exists, it will be linked in the third column. Generally speaking, deaths which occurred between mid 2000 and early 2005 will have the person's name written in blue and underlined, indicating the obituary is already linked there.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/memoriam64.html - all available obituaries added
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/memoriam.html - all available obituaries added
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/memoriam66.html - all available obituaries added
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/boulevard-pharmacy.html - page redesigned
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/kecoughtan-pharmacy.html - brand new page!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/kresges.html - brand new page!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/north-end-pharmacy.html - brand new page!
brand new page!
PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):
1. Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"; update of 04/14/08: "now dealing with a blood clot in his pic line; receiving daily injections in the abdomen and taking antibiotics and blood thinners; feels pretty good in spite of everything and his ATTITUDE is great---as usual"; update of update of 04/24/08: "no longer taking daily abdominal injections for blood clot that developed a few weeks ago; everything is looking pretty good. The PET scan will be in the next few weeks. We are expecting good results." update of 05/05/08 - "scheduled for two more chemo visits; will have the first chemo on Thursday, May 8th followed up by an injection on Friday to boost his immune system.":
2. Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE ABOVE
3.My Friend Judy of IL - shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08
4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07
5. Me ('65) of NC - recent (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups..... ; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08
6. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"
7. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08; update of 04/14/08 -"at home recuperating"
8. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"
9.John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08
10. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!; update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated. "
11. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"
12. All of Us
1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1958.html - 03/18/08
2. Sunday, May 18, 2008 -OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
The Athletic Hall of Fame of the Virginia Peninsula Is Inducting Bucky Keller ('58), 6:30PM at the Hampton Coliseum:
4. Saturday, June 7, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1961:
Mini reunion at the home of Buddy and Libby Blechman David of VA
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1968.html - 03/31/08
6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008- NNHS CLASS OF 1963:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html - 03/26/08
It's official. I am now so far backlogged it will take me until Memorial Day at least to catch up, and more goodies arriving all the time. "No rest for the wicked", eh? I'll try to whittle down the pile some more - next time!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Not a Second Time
Written by John Lennon (credited to McCartney/Lennon)
Beatles, August 21,
You know you made me cry,
I see no use in wond'ring why,
I cried for you.
And now, you've changed your mind,
I see no reason to change mine,
I cried, it's through, oh.
Oh, you're giving me the same old line,
I'm wond'ring why,
You hurt me then, you're back again,
No, no, not a second time.
"Not a Second Time" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/beatles/ - 05/05/08
"Not a Second Time" lyrics courtesy of http://home.att.net/~chuckayoub/Not_a_Second_Time_Lyrics.html - 05/05/08
"With the Beatles" Album Image courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/With_The_Beatles - 05/05/08
Animated Beatles Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars7.html - 10/29/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South Pacific
Thanks again, Herbie!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy
of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
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
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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