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Serenade in Blue
“If I love you, what business is it of yours?”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I would think that many of us may be feeling a bit blue due to the recent turmoil...
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf7p7O81Ujw - Serenade in Blue - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - Ray Eberle and the Modernaires (original version)
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2f_TBxagQY&NR=1 - Serenade in Blue - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - Lynn Bari (Pat Friday's voice actually)
"The story goes that Miller assigned Bill Finegan to compose moody, almost classical prologue to the Gordon-Warren melody. Finegan spent hours but couldn't come up with anything Miller liked. So Glenn handed it to Billy May, who came up with this introduction in half an hour. "
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s89KO9nfNtM - Serenade in Blue - Doris Day
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N01p4J8aH8M - Serenade in Blue - Andre Previn and David Rose, 1959/60
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk6ia2cXHTw - Serenade in Blue - Frank Sinatra, 1962
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6WNhvyCL9o&NR=1 - Serenade in Blue - Taco
BONUS #7 - http://www.serenadeinblue.net/ - Serenade in Blue - Tribute to Glenn Miller
|"Serenade in Blue" is a 1942
song composed by
Harry Warren, with lyrics written by
Mack Gordon. It was introduced in the 1942 film
Orchestra Wives by
Lynn Bari (dubbed by
It was recorded by Glenn Miller & His Orchestra featuring vocalist Ray Eberle with backing vocals by The Modernaires. This record was the year's eleventh-best selling recording in the United States according to Billboard magazine, after having spent fifteen weeks on the Billboard charts.
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - via phone call last night (greatly paraphrased and condensed):
|People in Richmond and
Northern Virginia have settled down now, but we in Louisa County are
still "having fun." The after shock continue - some not so
tiny - and we're frantically trying to somewhat control the damage
before Hurricane Irene arrives. My church,
St. James Episcopal,
escaped unscathed (which was remarkable, as it was built in 1881),
but our church secretary arrived home to find her house split in two
- completely demolished.
My daughter's father-in-law had both of his brick home's chimneys to topple, and they're up on the roof even now trying to tarp it down before they lose everything. Yes, we're still having "fun" here, and the earth just continues to shake.
YIKESARONI-RINI! We're still keeping y'all in our prayers, Jean - thanks for the update!
1. and 2. From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA - 08/25/11, 4:16 PM - "Reunion of the 97th Rifle Company USMCR":
Sure sorry Hurricane Irene fouled the plans for the Reunion on Saturday. Thank for making the arrangements at Mike's Irish Pub. We called to cancel the luncheon; it was a nice surprise that Mike O'Neil had a large banner made up for the Reunion.
Everyone wants to get together sometime in October 2011, so let the planning begin anew.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
for letting us know, Joe; my heartfelt condolences to all
3. Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach.
For details, contact the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX at email@example.com.
4. From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 08/24/11, 10:04 AM - " Typhoon Tailgate - Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Christopher Newport University":
Is there any way your can post the tailgate map on the website?
... Thanks for everything you are doing for the alumni.
Wal, certainly, Chuck!
5. From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 08/25/11 - "BRUNCH INVITATION":
Hope all’s well with you and yours and yawl (southern) are enjoying Carolina living. Following you’ll see a Brunch Invitation that might cause you to make a “road trip”. Everyone there, your fans, would love to see you.
Also, please include the invitation in your newsletter’s “save the date” section.
The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606 at 11am on Saturday, October 1, 2011.
Please come join us for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of “War Stories” and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose.
WOWZERONI! Now that sounds do-able! Please reserve Paul and me a spot unless I tell you differently between now and then!
Wait a minute! How am I "posta" lose 65 pounds in a month?!? That doesn't sound overly likely, does it? Oh, well, I guess I'll just hafta arrive looking like Blubberella. :o( Sigh.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ!
Happy Birthday this week to:
28 - the late Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09);
29 -Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) (deceased 09/17/08);
30 - Me ('65) of NC AND Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA;
31 -Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA AND Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA AND Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND My Grandson, Jacob Harty of TX;
01 - Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0825.htm - INCLUDING:
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0826.htm - INCLUDING:
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA to the Class of 1966 - 08/25/11, 10:18 PM - "RE: Reunion":
|I would like
to add my thanks to Mike's comments addressed to
(Hodges Bartram - '66 - of VA) and the reunion
committee. This was such an enjoyable evening for me in all respects
that after I recovered from the trip back to N. Va., I wanted to
express my appreciation to everyone. I have had quite a few health
issues over the past few years, and speaking frankly I didn't know if
this might not be my last one I would ever be around for. I give God
all the praise for his grace and mercy that I have survived thus
far. To those that have experienced these trials either personally
or thru loved ones or friends then they know what I mean. Having moved
from NN in 1981, reunions are " A Big Deal" for me and was a joy to
visit with everyone.
My trip there was pleasant except for the drive down and return. I call I-64 & I-95 the 70 or 5, because you're either going 70 MPH or 5 MPH at various times so that what would be a normal drive of 2.5 hours was 4 down and 4.5 back up! I had to be present at my business Saturday and departed here at 2:30 PM returning Sunday arriving about 6 PM. The trip was worth it. I recently discovered I am losing my hearing (my wife thought it was selective) so the softer music the band was playing enabled me to actually have some conversations with many that I haven't seen for decades. I know many of you hope we don't get a band next time that are as old as we are.
I hope to see all of you in 5 years and wish you the best and remember our school, our classmates and teachers which shaped our lives. I think we turned out pretty good by Typhoon standards.
God bless all of you,
Thanks so much, Bill! You take super good care of yourself, ya' heah?!?
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/25/11 - "Tribute to the late John Eugene Ellis III":
Eugene Ellis NNHS '61 was quite an accomplished Tennis Player and
enjoyed the sport with a select few friends in Lakeland, Florida where
he resided. One of his fellow tennis players posted this memorial at the
bench where they used to rest between sets at Wood Lake Tennis Complex.
Another is mounted where they played at Grasslands Complex in Lakeland. Nice friends remembering a nice guy who loved the game.
Joe Madagan '57 of FL
OH, WOW! Recognition by friends is always a great testimony of the value of one's life. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Adonis!
It's now posted here:
From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany (Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX - 08/25/11 - "GUESS WHAT???? Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of TX) (currently deployed to "the lands dark and dusty") is home for R&R!!!":
|... It was
time to get Brent from the airport... I headed off to the gate, and
waited. Impatiently, I might add!
And I swear, that man was the LAST person off of the plane! I was in 10
minutes early (thank goodness! I thought I was gonna pass out with
anticipation!). I rushed into his arms, and the world was right again :)
... We headed to the car, and drove home.
And when we parked in the garage, the kids, one at a time, RUSHED into the garage screaming DAD'S HOME!!!! It was the cutest things EVER! Even the dog got into it.
|Bethany Winona Harty||Bethany and Brent Harty||Jacob, Jimmy, Brent, Joe, Eme, Tom - and Boxer|
|Here's my I CANT BELIEVE HE'S HOME face. hehe.|
WHOO-HOO!!! How superfluous is it for me to say, "Y'all have fun!"?!? Thanks for the pictures, Bethany!
From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 08/25/11 - "New CPR Technique Demonstrated - A Must Watch":
|A good review that should
be seen by every one !
Good demo, and it’s becoming increasingly more important.
Subject: New CPR technique - a
must see for all
Thanks, Dimples - great information!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/25/11 - "A GOOD ONE.":
|Every horse lovin'
Marine will love this one..........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIo3ZfA9da0 - Sgt Reckless - Korean War Horse Hero
And so will many of the rest of us, Bill - thanks so much!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/25/11 - "Disease alert":
The Center for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically. This virus is called Weekly Overload Recreational Killer (WORK). If you get WORK from your boss, any of your colleagues or anyone else via any means whatsoever - DO NOT TOUCH IT!!! This virus will wipe out your private life entirely. If you should come into contact with WORK you should immediately leave the premises.
Take two good friends to the nearest liquor store and purchase one or all of these three antidotes - Really Urgent Medicine (RUM), Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract (WINE) or Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.
You should immediately forward this medical alert to five friends. If you do not have five friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.
|Thanks, Glenn - I really enjoy these! There's far too little blatant goofiness in the world!|
www.ajokeaday.com - 08/25/11:
|A wife went to the police station with her next-door neighbor to
report that her husband was missing. The policeman asked for a
She said, "He's 35 years old, 6 foot 4, has dark eyes, dark wavy hair, an athletic build, weighs 185 pounds, is soft-spoken, and is good to the children."
The next-door neighbor protested, "Your husband is 5 foot 4, chubby, bald, has a big mouth, and is mean to your children."
The wife replied, "Yes, but who wants HIM back?"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
2. Saturday, September 17, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 11:00 AM -
The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast
Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from
CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come
join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a
lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl
friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose."
Please RSVP to Bill Roady at
or call him at
so they have a head count.
5. Wednesday, October 12, 2011
- 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.
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch
gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak
House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at
11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have
friends in that year, go visit with them.
2. Saturday, September 17, 2011 -Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at firstname.lastname@example.org - OPEN TO EVERYBODY! 703-474-1389 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!
4. Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at email@example.com or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
5. Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 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.
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Serenade In Blue
(24 Dec 1893 – 22 Sept 1981)
(21 June 1904 – 01 Mar 1959)
Miller & His Orchestra. 1942
(01 Mar 1904 - missing 15 Dec 1944)
When I hear that Serenade In Blue,
I'm somewhere in another world alone with you,
Sharing all the joys we used to know,
Many moons ago.
Once again, your face comes back to me,
Just like the theme of some forgotten melody,
In the album of my memory,
Serenade In Blue.
It seems like only yesterday,
A small café, a crowded floor;
And as we dance the night away,
I hear you say, "Forever more;"
And then the song became a sigh,
Forever more became goodbye,
But you remained in my heart;
So, tell me, darling, is there still a spark,
Or only lonely ashes of the flame we knew;
Should I go on whistling in the dark?
Serenade In Blue.
"Serenade in Blue" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://dansmusic.freeservers.com/custom.html - 08/26/09
"Serenade in Blue" lyrics courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2f_TBxagQY&NR=1 - 08/26/09
Image of Marla Brate's Painting "Serenade in Blue" courtesy of http://www.redbubble.com/people/marlabrate/art/3128270-3-serenade-in-blue-oil-on-canvas - 08/26/09
Blue Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of somewhere within the first page or two of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars.html - some time ago...
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marineswho served in the South Pacific during WWII.
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 Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 08/28/08
Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
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