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10/11/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sail On Sailor

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable."

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(ca. 4 BC–AD 65)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

    Time for a nautical theme.

BONUS - Sail On Sailor - The Beach Boys, 1973


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sail_On,_Sailor:

"Sail On, Sailor" was the final song recorded for the 1973 Beach Boys album Holland. The song was written by Brian Wilson, Ray Kennedy, Tandyn Almer, Jack Rieley, and Van Dyke Parks.

It was released as a single in 1973, backed with "Only with You." However, the single only reached #79 on the singles charts. "Sail On, Sailor"/"Only with You" was re-released in 1975, and ended up charting higher, at #49.

When the Beach Boys submitted the original version of Holland to Warner Brothers in October 1972, the album was rejected by the company for lacking a potential hit single. After discussion among Warner executives, an associate, Van Dyke Parks, said that he had a tape of a song that he had co-written with Brian Wilson entitled "Sail On, Sailor."[1] Warner then told the Beach Boys to drop what the company perceived as the weakest track, "We Got Love," and replace it with the Wilson-Parks tune. The song eventually featured contributions (some dating back from 1971[citation needed]) from Ray Kennedy and Tandyn Almer, and underwent some lyrical revision from Beach Boys manager Jack Rieley.

Parks explains the writing:

That was a tough moment for both Brian and me. I just went over to see how he was, and he wasn’t good. Of course, you couldn’t tell that from this song, because it represents such hope, but it came out of a very difficult time.[1]

Brian Wilson has said of the track:

Van Dyke really inspired this one. We worked on it originally; then, the other collaborators contributed some different lyrics. By the time the Beach Boys recorded it, the lyrics were all over the place. But I love how this song rocks.[2]

However, Parks has insisted that the song was not really worked on by Wilson, but rather that Wilson gave him a few chords with a small melody. Parks states that part of the reason it was so heavily stressed to be a mostly Wilson composition (indeed, Parks had to sue to gain any credits at all) is because Warner Brothers had demanded Wilson return to writing music and to the front of the band—something Wilson was not willing to do.[citation needed]

Parks later describes his contributions further:

I came up with that lyric when I was working with Brian, as well as the musical pitches those words reside on. I did nothing with that tape until I saw The Beach Boys’ crisis at the company where I was working, earning $350 a week. Well, they recorded [“Sail on Sailor”], and it was a hit. And I’m glad that every one came out of their little rooms to claim co-writing credit on that song. But I never questioned it, just as I never questioned the various claims on the residuals. [...] On the tape, it’s clear from the contents that I authored the words and the musical intervals to “Sail on Sailor.” It’s also velar that I composed the bridge, played them, and taught them to Brian.[3]

Vocals for "Sail On, Sailor" were recorded in late October 1972, some time after the Beach Boys had left Holland. However, Brian Wilson was not involved at all with the song's recording sessions, leaving the basic track to be recorded by Brian's brother Carl and ex-Flame and then-Beach Boys members Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin. The lead vocal was first attempted by Dennis Wilson, who sang the vocal once before leaving to go surfing. Carl was the next to attempt a vocal, but he then suggested that Chaplin make an attempt. After two takes, Carl decided that Chaplin's vocal would feature as the lead...[3]


REUNION NEWS:
   The NNHS Class of 1964 is holding its 55-Year Reunion this weekend! Y'all have fun!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to  Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA AND   Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND    Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Ann Sears, Best Dancer in the Class of 1963 (d. 07/22/19) AND   Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

13 - The United States Navy - 1775 AND Kenny Bransford ('63) AND  Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND   Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND      My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL;

14 -   Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND  Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND  My Granddaughter,  Emeline Harty (Maple Mountain High School, UT - '20) of UT;

15 -   Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA;

17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);

18 - Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA AND Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA  AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA  AND  the late Kathy Agee Glenny ('64(d. 06/03/06)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


THIS DAY IN WWII:

October 11, 1940 - Prime Minister Petain encouraged French collaboration: In Vichy France... Petain broadcasted to the French people, advocating that they abandon their traditional ideas on who are their friends and who are their enemies.

October 11, 1940 - A force consisting of H.M.S. Revenge, cruisers, destroyers and motor torpedo boats, working in conjunction with heavy bombers of the Royal Air Force, bombarded the port of Cherbourg on the night of the l0th-llth October. http://ww2today.com/11th-october-1940-hms-revenge-bombards-cherbourg

October 11, 1941 - The beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.

October 11, 1942 - Battle of Cape Esperance – On the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercepted and defeated a Japanese fleet on their way to reinforce troops on the island.

October 11, 1944 - The Tuvinian People's Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva was annexed by the U.S.S.R


THIS DAY IN 1969:

October 11, 1969 - Astronomer and explorer Merieme Chadid was born in Casablanca, Morocco.

October 11, 1969 - Actor Stephen Moyer was born Stephen John Emery in Brentwood, Essex, England.

October 11, 1969 - Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands was born in University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.


From My Friend, Aaron, of NC - 10/11/15:
 

“The barriers established by the Lord create for us a safe harbor from evil and destructive influences... Don’t be too critical of the barrier; it’s the only thing that’s keeping you from being devoured.”

- Von G. Keetch, October 04, 2015
(
b. 17 Mar 1960)

    Thanks so much, Aaron!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/11/17:
 

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


    From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 10/09/19, 2:12 PM:

            INDEED! Thank you, Cheryl!
 
 


  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/10/17:

             
 
 


“Mustaches are so cool that I not only have one—I have two. I wear both of mine above my eyes.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982
)


 
BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry, not theme related):

Jaime Maraia's Butterfly Bobby Pins - "Add some sparkle to your hair with these Butterfly Bobby Pins. This is an easy and cheap way to dress up any boring bobby pin. Little girls will especially love this free crochet pattern. The rhinestones give it an extra special touch. It's the perfect finishing touch to any girl's outfit. Mix and match yarn colors to make a butterfly in every color."


BONUS RECIPE (Sorry, not theme related):

Bavarian Pot Roast - "If you're looking to expand your culinary horizons, try this Bavarian Pot Roast. Cook up this pot roast in a slow cooker and season it with sweet apples and spicy ginger. This tasty one pot meal makes plenty of servings, so eat up!"


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/10/19:

Seven months pregnant, my hand on my aching back, I stood in line at the post office for what seemed an eternity.

"Honey," said a woman behind me, "I had back pain during my pregnancy. I was bedridden for four months because my baby was sitting on a nerve."

Then the man in front of me piped up....

"You'd better get used to it now. Once those kids get on your nerves, they can stay there till they're 18."


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. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 is holding their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE: www.nnhs1964.com; CONTACT: David Spriggs at nnhs64@cox.net

3. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 -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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/19

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


Sail On Sailor

Written by Brian Wilson, Ray Kennedy, Tandyn Almer, Jack Rieley, and Van Dyke Parks

Recorded by The Beach Boys, 1973


I sailed an ocean, unsettled ocean
Through restful waters and deep commotion
Often frightened, unenlightened
Sail on, sail on sailor

I wrest the waters, fight Neptune's waters
Sail through the sorrows of life's marauders
Unrepenting, often empty
Sail on, sail on sailor

Caught like a sewer rat alone but I sail
Bought like a crust of bread, but oh, do I wail

Seldom stumble, never crumble
Try to tumble, life's a rumble
Feel the stinging I've been given
Never ending, unrelenting
Heartbreak searing, always fearing
Never caring, persevering
Sail on, sail on, sailor

I work the seaways, the gale-swept seaways
Past shipwrecked daughters of wicked waters
Uninspired, drenched and tired
Wail on, wail on, sailor

Always needing, even bleeding
Never feeding all my feelings
Damn the thunder, must I blunder
There's no wonder all I'm under
Stop the crying and the lying
And the sighing and my dying

Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor


"Sail On Sailor" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/beachboys/
 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Sail On Sailor" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Beach-Boys-lyrics/505A50D462AD5CE84825699D00291A07 
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Animated Sailboat clip art courtesy of http://www.caslt.org/research/transportclipart3.htm - 10/08/06

Lighthouse Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars18.html - 1

Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of http://hillsborohawks.info/ - 09/20/13

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Maple Mountain High School (UT) logo courtesy of http://mmhsgoldeneagles.com/ - 09/11/17

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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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