10/24/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Sunny
“There is no season when such pleasant
and sunny spots may be lighted on,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This must be another one of those weather-inspired Newsletters. If there's no sun where you are today, then just shine yourself.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkUsGkxZSvM - Sunny - Marvin Gaye, 1966
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMvdh6AKRts - Sunny - Stevie Wonder, 1968
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD8DcgpLp_w - Sunny - Boney M, 2006
"Sunny" is the name of a song written by Bobby Hebb. It is one of the most covered popular songs, with hundreds of versions released. BMI rates "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century".
Hebb wrote the song after 22 November 1963, the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Hebb's older brother Harold was killed in a knife fight outside a Nashville nightclub. Hebb was devastated by both events and many critics say that those events inspired the tune. According to Hebb, he wrote the song as an expression of a preference for a "sunny" disposition over a "lousy" disposition. Certainly, events influenced Bobby's songwriting, but his timeless melody, crossing over into R&B (#3 on U.S. R&B chart) Country and Pop (#2 on U.S. Pop chart), together with the optimistic lyrics, came from the artist's desire to express that one should always "look at the bright side" - a direct quote from the author. Hebb has said about "Sunny":
"All my intentions were just to think of happier times – basically looking for a brighter day – because times were at a low tide. After I wrote it, I thought "Sunny" just might be a different approach to what Johnny Bragg was talking about in 'Just Walkin' in the Rain'"...
1. Coach Harlan Hott of WV via Mickey ('54) and Carol Moell ('56) Marcella of VA - 10/24/10 - "NNHS news":
Carol and Mickey
Mickey Marcella saw
us yesterday and told us about the NNHS news letter.
Would you please add our name to the list to be informed re: students, teachers, etc., that you think we would like to know about.???
Our e-mail is: ______________________
Thanks so much, Harlan (Coach Hott) NNHS 1963 - until the closing, then at Ferguson until 1991 upon retirement.
(Thanks, Carol and Mickey!
I've been running pathetically behind ever since last week's reunion, but I'm sure I'll catch up soon..... Meanwhile, you'll probably be most interested in the faculty pages - including one about you:
Perhaps you'll enjoy revisiting Our Old Stomping Grounds, too:
If I don't really catch the nasty germ that has felled everyone else in this household, I'll be back soon.
Thanks so much to you all, this is a great information site. We have been catching up.
Thanks again, Harlan and Joan
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Mark Friedman ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
26 - Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND Randy Tate ('66) of DE;
27 - Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA;
28 - Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA;
29 - Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA;
31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN WWII:
|October 24, 1795 -
Partitions of Poland: The
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was completely divided among
October 24, 1944 -The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, and the battleship Musashi were sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
October 24, 1945 - The
United Nations (UN) was formally established less than a month after
the end of World War II.
TODAY IN 1965:
Sunday, October 24, 1965 - Politician Kyriakos Velopoulos (Κυριάκος Βελόπουλος) was born in Greece.
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of
08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag
of dog food.
Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.
Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace! OH, NO!
Grace is #1 in pet of the month: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=1
and #3 in pet of the year: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=2
Vote early, vote often (or at least cast your allotted daily vote) - and don't drop your guard now!
ANSWERS TO RANDOM QUESTIONS HEARD AT THE REUNION:
6.From Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/15/10 - Q.: "A Luck Duck?!?"
A.: Yes, a Luck Duck.
Start with an 8-1/2" X 11" sheet of paper. Fold to form a perfect square, and tear or cut off the surplus, but reserve said surplus for making smaller duckies. Follow these (or similar) directions to create as many ducks as necessary to bring a sufficient amount of luck to your classmates when placed on their desks prior to important tests or exams.
Do not forget to write "LUCK" on one wing and "DUCK" on the other. There you have it.
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 10/18/10 - "'Sherlock': A Reminder":
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 10/18/10 - "Reunion":
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/21/10 - "What to wear on Halloween":
What To Wear On Halloween
GIGGLES!!! Norris Sweetie, you baaad! Thanks!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/20/10 - "DUCKS IN HEAVEN":
|DUCKS IN HEAVEN
Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven.
When they get there, St. Peter says, 'We only have one rule here in heaven: Don't step on the ducks!'
So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.
Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. St. Peter chains them together and says, 'Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!'
The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck and along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.
The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps.
She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on.... very tall, long eyelashes, muscular.
St. Peter chains them together without saying a word.
The happy woman says, 'I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?'
The guy says, 'I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck.'
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with
2. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 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.3. Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!
4. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (email@example.com - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
5. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
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(26 July 1938 – 03 Aug 2010)
(02 Apr 1939 – 01 Apr 1984)
Sunny, yesterday my
life was filled with rain.
Sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain.
The dark days are gone, and the bright days are here,
My Sunny one shines so sincere.
Sunny one so true, I love you.
Sunny, thank you for the sunshine bouquet.
Sunny, thank you for the love you brought my way.
You gave to me your all and all.
Now I feel ten feet tall.
Sunny one so true, I love you.
Sunny, thank you for the truth you let me see.
Sunny, thank you for the facts from A to C.
My life was torn like a wind-blown sand,
And the rock was formed when you held my hand.
Sunny one so true, I love you.
Sunny, thank you for the smile upon your face.
Sunny, thank you for the gleam that shows its grace.
You're my spark of nature's fire,
You're my sweet complete desire.
Sunny one so true, I love you.
Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain...
"Sunny" midi courtesy of http://www.mymidifiles.com/midis/stevie+wonder/sunny -10/24/10
"Sunny" lyrics courtesy of http://bobbyhebb.lyrics.info/sunny.html - 10/24/10
Sun Title clip art courtesy of http://peperonity.com/go/sites/mview/crys/11072018 -10/24/10
Rising Sun Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars9.html - 04/11/05
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
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
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of http://picsdigger.com/image/a935ccd3/ - 10/21/10
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
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