07/07/10 - NNHS
If I weren't the way I am, I shouldn't write my symphonies.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We celebrate this birthday together here every year.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jQZ_zHNMfY - Mahler: Symphony No. 1: Movement 1 - Part 1 of 2, Leonard Bernstein conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kayQQPnfedE&NR=1 - Mahler: Symphony No. 1: Movement 1 - Part 2 of 2, Leonard Bernstein conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer, he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era. After 1945 the music was discovered and championed by a new generation of listeners; Mahler then became one of the most frequently performed and recorded of all composers, a position he has sustained into the 21st century...
A technical device much used by Mahler is that of "progressive tonality", which Deryck Cooke describes as "the procedure of resolving a symphonic conflict in a different key from that in which it was stated", and which is often used "to symbolise the gradual ascendancy of a certain value by progress from one key to another over the whole course of a symphony". This technique was also used by Mahler's Danish contemporary Carl Nielsen. Mahler first employed the device in an early song, Erinnerung ("Memory"), and thereafter used it freely in his symphonies. For example, the predominant key of the First Symphony is D major; at the beginning of the Finale, the "conflict" movement, the key switches to F minor, and only after a lengthy battle gets back to D, near the end. The Second Symphony begins in C minor and ends in E flat. The movements of the Fifth Symphony progress successively from C-sharp minor to A minor, then D major, F major and finally to D major. The Sixth Symphony, unusually for Mahler, begins and ends in the same key, A minor, signifying that in this case the conflict is unresolved.
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 05/11/10 - "Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion":
The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - which is OPEN to all classes!
Friday evening we will meet at R.J.'s Restaurant and Sports Bar. The only cost will be what you choose to eat and drink. The company will be priceless.
will be spent at Newport News Park. We've reserved a group shelter that can seat
150 people with sufficient cover to take care of any weather concerns. If you
made it to the 55th Birthday Party you'll recall it was held at the Park in one
of the smaller shelters. The facility we're using this time is a new addition
and will give us lots of flexibility to meet and reminisce. The cost of this
event is $15.00 per person through August 31, 2010. After that date the cost
will be $20.00 per person. The charge for Saturday will cover your food and
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/04/10 - "NNHS 64-64 BIRTHDAY CRUISE ANNOUNCEMENT":
http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today
Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA
(Ferguson HS - '72) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - Bobby Maddy ('57) AND POSSIBLY Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN);
13 - James Stidham ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN WWII:
July 07, 1942 - Heinrich Himmler decided to begin experimenting on women and extending experimentation on males in the Auschwitz concentration camps. Adolf Hitler agreed to the plan for medical experiments on the condition that it remain top secret.
TODAY IN 1965:
Wednesday, July 07, 1965 - Frank Blechman celebrated his 18th birthday. As I happen to remember (Yes, it's true; I actually do remember something!) that he was narrating Harbor Tours that summer, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that more than likely he observed his birthday in Newport News.
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 07/06/10, 10:25 AM - "Birthday":
John Eugene Ellis (Gene) class 61 birthday July 6
Thanks for the wonderful job you do
keeping us all connected.
OOPS! And we've been missing it all this time?!?
Thanks so much, Eva! I've added Gene to our Birthday Page and redone all the Newsletters for the past week as though we'd had that information all along. That will keep us from missing it next year!
Happy Belated Birthday, Gene!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to his Classmates of 1964 - 07/06/10 - "NNHS CLASS OF 1965 FORTY-FIVE YEAR REUNION - 15/16 OCTOBER 2010":
The Class of 1965 has scheduled their 45-Year Reunion for 15 and 16 October and has graciously invited all classes to join them.
details may be found at this link:
Speaking only for myself, I believe that our class has a maintained a closer relationship with the Class of 65 than with any other class. I plan to attend, and I hope that many of you will join me.
Thank you so much, David!
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 07/05/10 - "Hampton 400 DVD":
I saw this on TV and thought some of our classmates would like to know about it. It is Hampton's 400th anniversary this weekend and there is a DVD available for $20 with over 100 stories about the history of Hampton. Check it out atwww.hampton400.com. Click on "shop" tab at this site....
WOWZERS! Thanks, F.A.!
|From Margaret Burns Edwards ('67) of VA - 07/06/10 - "Min Pin Rescue commented on their status...":|
Here is an update on King,
the little min-pin that was thrown from a moving car. As a result he hit
the cement and suffered a broken pelvis. As you can see, the surgery was
successful, but we still need
to pay for follow up care, etc.
If anyone can donate to this, PLEASE PLEASE do so. Every dollar is important to help these little critters. Thank you for your generous spirit. Thank you Carol! I truly appreciate all you do!
You're most welcome, Margaret! To donate, try this link, or just write or phone them, specifying "King's Surgical Expenses":
Operations: P.O. Box 174 Greensboro NC 27402
Phone (888) 685-6613 | Fax (888) 685-6613
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 07/05/10 - "history lesson":
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by
the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 07/05/10 - "America, Why I Love Her":
John Wayne's voice and our beautiful America! WOW!
Visit this great site!
Oh, WOW! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 07/06/10 - "Ragged Old Flag by Johnny Cash":
Thanks, Dools! Yeah, a lot of time and contemplative thinking could be spent in that section of YouTube alone!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 07/05/10 - "Silver Bear Cafe's Featured Article...":
I trust the Silver Bear Cafe, everyday, to provide wonderfully informative articles. Here is one I thought you would appreciate:
AHHH, Billy, what a provocative article that is! I did enjoy it on several levels - but I can only imagine the brouhaha which would begin if it were tossed out into any crowd of say, five or more people for discussion!
So, thanks, Sweetie! And y'all enjoy it - either to reinforce your current beliefs or to raise your dander - but we'll not be re-fighting any of those wars (past, present, or future!) here!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/06/10 - "check this out..... My Friend":
Dan Crockett ('65 - of FL ) sent this my way and it is in accord with my position as to why I forward email--yeah, really!!
This answers all questions . . . . .This explains
why I forward jokes.
A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.
When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side. When he was close enough, he called out, 'Excuse me, where are we?'
'This is Heaven, sir,' the man answered. 'Wow! Would you happen to have some water?' the man asked.
Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up'. The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
'Can my friend,' gesturing toward his dog, 'come in, too?' the traveler asked.
'I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets.'
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog. After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.
'Excuse me!' he called to the man. 'Do you have any water?'
'Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in.'
'How about my friend here?' the traveler gestured to the dog.
'There should be a bowl by the pump.'
They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog. When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.
'What do you call this place?' the traveler asked.
'This is Heaven,' he answered.
'Well, that's confusing,' the traveler said. 'The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.'
'Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell.'
'Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?'
'No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.'
Sometimes, we wonder why friends keep forwarding jokes to us without writing a word. Maybe this will explain.
When you are very busy, but still want to keep in touch, guess what you do? You forward jokes.
When you have nothing to say, but still want to keep contact, you forward jokes.
When you have something to say, but don't know what, and don't know how, you forward jokes.
Also to let you know that you are still remembered, you are still important, you are still loved, you are still cared for, guess what you get?
A forwarded joke.
So, next time if you get a joke, don't think that you've been sent just another forwarded joke, but that you've been thought of today and your friend on the other end of your computer wanted to send you a smile.
You are all welcome at my water bowl anytime!
Thanks so much, Wayne Honey!
Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD"
AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Movement 1
Composed by Gustav Mahler (07 July 1860 - 18 May 1911), 1888
Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Movement 1 (sequenced by Robert Van Herk) courtesy
of http://www.classicalmidi.co.uk/mahler.htm - 07/06/10
First Image of Gustav Mahler courtesy of http://www.classical-composers.org/comp/mahler - 07/07/06
Second Image of Gustav Mahler courtesy of http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4801501 - 07/07/06
Red and Blue Diamond Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars18.html - 07/05/07
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
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