07/17/14 - NNHS
ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise
- Hal Borland
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We've just barely passed Independence Day, and we're already thinking ahead to the next season. Sigh.....
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRGLjzFHa40 - See You in September - The Tempos, 1959
"See You in September" is a song written by Sid Wayne and Sherman Edwards in 1959 which was a Top 30 hit that summer as first recorded by the Tempos; when remade by the Happenings in 1966 the song reached #3.
Sid Wayne would recall the song's inception: "I was in the habit of going from my home on Long Island every day to Brill Building, on Tin Pan Alley [to] meet with different songwriters there. We'd eat at Jack Dempsey's or The Turf Restaurant and then we'd go up to one of the publishers' offices and work in the piano room. We'd sit around saying to each other, 'What do you want to write today? A hit or a standard?'" At 11 a.m. on a Friday in June 1959 Wayne thus met up with Sherman Edwards: "he said, 'What do you want to write?' 'I'd like to write a song called See You in September,"' I said. We talked it back and forth and I think I may have contributed part of the opening music, but with Sherman it didn't matter, because he could throw me back half the lyric - that's how he worked. I think probably by two in the afternoon we got the song finished. It needed to be written; it was like boiling inside of us."
By 4:30 p.m. that day Wayne and Edwards had reworked their composition, simplifying it so as to appeal to the teen demographic, and proceeded to make the rounds of publishers to pitch the song which, after one rejection, met with an enthusiastic reception from Jack Gold, owner of the local Paris label, who by 8 p.m. had telephoned the Tempos1 in their hometown of Pittsburgh. The group had been flown in to New York City by the next day: Saturday. Sid Wayne - ""By Monday the record was cut [with the Billy Mure orchestra], test pressings were Thursday, and by Friday the song was played on WNEW in New York. The thing took off like wildfire....Five hundred dollars to split between the two of us [ie. Wayne & Edwards]...was a damn good week's pay in 1961." 
The Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959, My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky of NC, returned home from physical therapy (following her surgery on 05/29/14 to repair a torn rotator cuff in her right shoulder) today with great news. After seven weeks and a day with her arm in a sling, she is free to go without it! WHOO-HOO!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Barbara Hinson Ellis ('63)
Stevie Gordon Watson ('66)
Payne Springfield ('66) of VA AND
My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!
20 - Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX;
21 -Gail Lucado Phelps ('68) of VA and her twin brother, the late Dale Lucado ('68) (deceased 20 Feb 2012);
22 - Jerry Saunders ('57) AND Bryce Bartel ( Brighton High , UT - '04) of UT;
23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
July 17, 1945 - Potsdam Conference – at Potsdam, U.S. President Harry Truman, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the three main Allied leaders, began their final summit of the war. During the meeting Stalin made the comment that "Hitler had escaped." The meeting would end on August 2.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
From Bonnie Loughran Marshall (Hampton HS - '65) of MN -07/16/14 - "Hi Carol":
Hope all's well!! Appears since the 'NO E-MAILS GOING THRU' banner is still atop the newsletters...that hasn't changed as I've not gotten the old e-m notice since April.
It's good to find the Newsletters...like an old friend...thank your for that...and all you do and sacrifice to make it happen!!
Hope you're enjoying the Summer, Carol...my best to you and yours!!!
Bonnie Loughran Marshall HHS '65
Thank you so much, Bonnie! Your note means so much to me! For some time I have felt so cut off from everyone, wondering if they were reading the Newsletters or not, wondering if I would ever hear from them again...
|Please be advised that I have changed
my e-mail address to __________@_____.___ effective immediately.
Thanks, Buster - so noted! Let me know if you'd like to have this posted; otherwise I'll keep it private.
From My Friend, Angela, of NC - 07/16/14 - "The Other Side of the Ocean":
|OOOH! Just what I've always wanted! Thank you, Angela!
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 07/16/14 - "Psalms 37:4":
Thank you so
This is one of my very favorite scriptures!
years ago I charted and cross-stitched it for my kitchen wall, and even
won a major national award with it.
"If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from
doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the
holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own
ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
Works for me!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/15/14 - " A bunch of jokes and a life saving tip":
Pink ft Nate Ruess--Just Give Me A Reason
Daft Punk--Lucky (song)
Jokes--An oldie, but smile worthy again.
Warning: New Virus Called FEAR
If you receive an e-mail with a subject line of FEAR, delete it immediately WITHOUT reading it. This is the most dangerous e-mail virus yet.
It will re-write your hard drive. Not only that, but it will scramble any disks that are even close to your computer. It will recalibrate your refrigerator's coolness setting so all your ice cream melts and milk curdles. It will demagnetize the strips on all your credit cards, reprogram your ATM access code, screw up the tracking on your VCR and use subspace field harmonics to scratch any CDs you try to play. It will give your "ex" your new phone number. It will mix antifreeze into your fish tank. It will drink all your beer and leave its dirty socks on the coffee table when there s company coming over.
It will hide your car keys when you are late for work and interfere with your car radio so that you hear only static while stuck in traffic. FEAR will make you fall in love with a hardened criminal. It will give you nightmares about circus midgets. It will replace your shampoo with Nair and your Nair with Rogaine, all while dating your current partner behind your back and billing their hotel rendezvous to your VISA card.
It will seduce your grandmother. It does not matter if she is dead, such is the power of FEAR. It reaches out beyond the grave to sully those things we hold most dear.
FEAR will give you Dutch Elm disease. It will leave the toilet seat up and leave the hairdryer plugged in dangerously close to a full bathtub. It will wantonly remove the forbidden tags from your mattresses and pillows, and refill your skim milk with whole.
It is insidious and subtle.
It is dangerous and terrifying to behold. It is also a rather interesting shade of mauve.
These are just a few signs. Be very, very afraid.
AND PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!
As a new school Principal, Mr. Mitchell was checking over his school on the first day. Passing the stockroom, he was startled to see the door wide open and teachers bustling in and out, carrying off books and supplies in preparation for the arrival of students the next day.
The school where he had been a Principal the previous year had used a check-out system only slightly less elaborate than that at Fort Knox.
Cautiously, he asked the school's long time Custodian, "Do you think it's wise to keep the stock room unlocked and to let the teachers take things without requisitions?"
The Custodian looked at him gravely. "We trust them with the children, don't we?"
One caller to our answering service gave me his name, number and message and then said, "You know my name. What's yours?"
"We're not allowed to give our names," I replied, "but my operator number is 4136"
Sounding disappointed, he said, "May I call you by your first digit, or would that be too personal?"
A father noticed that his son was spending way too much time playing computer games. In an effort to motivate the boy to focus more attention on his schoolwork, the father said to his son, "When Lincoln was your age, he was studying books by the light of the fireplace."
The son replied, "But Dad, when Lincoln was your age, he was President of The United States!"
WHAT WOMEN WANT!
Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. So the monarch offered him freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question.
Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer; if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.
The question: What do women really want?
Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch's proposition to have an answer by year's end.
He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everybody: the princess, the priests, the wise men, the court jester.
He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer. Many people advised him to consult the old witch, only she would know the answer.
The price would be high; the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.
The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no alternative but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer his question, but he'd have to accept her price first:
The old witch wanted to marry Gawain, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur's closest friend!
Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature.
He refused to force his friend to marry her and have to endure such a burden.
Gawain, upon learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur.
He told him that nothing was too big a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round Table. Hence, their wedding was proclaimed, and the witch answered Arthur's question thus:
What a woman really wants is to be in charge of her own life.
Everyone instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and that Arthur's life would be spared.
And so it was. The neighboring monarch granted Arthur total freedom.
What a wedding Gawain and the witch had!
Arthur was torn between relief and anguish. Gawain was proper as always, gentle and courteous. The old witch put her worst manners on display, and generally made everyone very uncomfortable.
The honeymoon hour approached. Gawain, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But what a sight awaited him! The most beautiful woman he'd ever seen lay before him!
The astounded Gawain asked what had happened.
The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she'd appeared as a witch, she would henceforth be her horrible, deformed self half the time, and the other half, she would be her beautiful maiden self.
Which would he want her to be during the day, and which during the night?
What a cruel question!
Gawain pondered his predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his home, an old witch?
Or would he prefer having by day a hideous witch, but by night a beautiful woman with whom to enjoy many intimate moments?
What would you do?
What Gawain chose follows below, but don't read it until you've made your own choice.
Make YOUR choice BEFORE you read Gawain's answer!
A: Noble Gawain
replied that he would let her choose for herself.
From My Friend, Brynn, of IL - 07/16/14 - "The Best":
|AMEN! Thanks, Brynn!
BONUS SEE YOU IN SOCKS CROCHET PATTERNS:
|http://imaginemechanix.com/2013/05/crochet-socks/ - Crochet Socks Patterns - "Crochet socks patterns are difficult to find; well, let me rephrase that; attractive patterns for crochet socks are difficult to find. I’ve scoured the Internet to find FREE patterns for crochet socks that I think are pretty and practical. I found seven patterns. I hope there is at least one here that you like!"
BONUS SEE YOU RECIPES:
|http://www.recipe.com/ - Easy Meal Ideas for You - "With more than 20,000 recipes from brands you trust, we've got plenty of ideas for dinner tonight! Each recipe is tied to coupons and specials at supermarkets near you."
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/16/14:
|HOW TO KEEP A HEALTHY LEVEL OF INSANITY AND DRIVE OTHER PEOPLE
Submitted by Jonalee Echols from Bullard Texas.
1. Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice.
2. Find out where your boss shops and buy exactly the same outfits. Always wear them one day after your boss does. This is especially effective if your boss is the opposite gender.
3. Put mosquito netting around your cubicle.
4. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.
5. Put your garbage can on your desk and label it "IN."
6. When driving colleagues around, insist on keeping your car's windshield wipers running during all weather conditions to keep 'em tuned up.
7. Reply to everything someone says with, "That's what you think."
8. Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers, then cc them to your boss.
9. Finish all your sentences with "in accordance with the prophecy."
10. At lunchtime, sit in your parked car and point a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.
11. Specify that your drive-thru order is "to go."
12. Go to a poetry recital and ask why the poems don't rhyme.
DATES TO REMEMBER: