- NNHS Newsletter -
It's All in the Game
“Love is an act of endless forgiveness,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme comes to us indirectly from the ever gorgeous Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD who sent us that marvelous juke box recently:
BONUS - http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/50s/allinthegame.html
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtizr2G_7Bk - It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards
"It's All in the Game" was a 1958 hit for Tommy Edwards. Carl Sigman composed the lyrics in 1951 to a wordless 1911 composition entitled "Melody in A Major," written by Charles Dawes, later Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge. It is the only #1 pop single to have been cowritten by a U.S. Vice President.
The song has become a pop standard, with cover versions by dozens of artists, some of which have been minor hit singles.
Edwards' song ranked at #38 on Billboard's All Time Top 100.
Dawes, a Chicago bank president and amateur pianist and flautist, composed the tune in 1911 in a single sitting at his lakeshore home in Evanston. He played it for a friend, the violinist Francis MacMillen, who took Dawes's sheet music to a publisher. Dawes, known for his federal appointments and a United States Senate candidacy, was surprised to find a portrait of himself in a State Street shop window with copies of the tune for sale. Dawes quipped, "I know that I will be the target of my punster friends. They will say that if all the notes in my bank are as bad as my musical ones, they are not worth the paper they were written on."
The tune, often dubbed "Dawes's Melody," followed him into politics, and he grew to detest hearing it wherever he appeared. It was a favorite of violinist Fritz Kreisler, who used it as his closing number, and in the 1940s it was picked up by musicians such as Tommy Dorsey.
In summer 1951, the songwriter Carl Sigman had an idea for a song, and Dawes's "Melody" struck him as suitable for his sentimental lyrics. Dawes had died in April of that year. It was recorded that year by Dinah Shore, Sammy Kaye, Carmen Cavallaro, and Edwards. The Edwards version had most success, reaching #18 on the Billboard Best Sellers In Stores survey. The range of the melody would have been "difficult to sing", so required rearrangement. A jazz arrangement was recorded by Louis Armstrong (vocals) and arranger Gordon Jenkins, with "some of Armstrong's most honey-tinged singing." Jenkins would in 1956 produce a version with Nat King Cole along the same lines...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA AND the late Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND Mike Miller ('65) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA;
13 - Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia;
14 - Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND My Niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
|THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:|
February 09, 1861 - In a unanimous decision, Jefferson Davis of Mississippi was elected Provisional President of the Confederate States of America. Alexander Stephens joined him as Vice-President.
February 09, 1864 - In Washington, President Lincoln sat for several photographs, one of which can now be seen on the $5.00 bill.
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/08/11 - "The Orange Blossom Special Newsletter Theme":
Seeing the theme of your Newsletter that arrived today, The Orange Blossom Special, this edition was read with great interest, suspecting that we might find another "Train" brain-teaser or riddle to solve. But that was not to be the case.
It appears a mother never forgets an expression on one of her children's face, even many years after an event.
So don't give us that line that you do not have a good memory any more!!! Seems your memory is well intact for the real issues of life.
Thanks for all you do for the TYPHOON Nation.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
And I will readily admit to a strangely selective memory. Some things are seared within my mind. I have one clear memory of being in my crib, one in my stroller, and one in my playpen. I can vividly recall going with my family to the dedication of Byrd Airport; it was Saturday, April 1, 1950 - nearly five months before my third birthday. I can remember later that year of going with my mama to a meat market in Richmond to buy a duck for Thanksgiving dinner. And of course, I remember December of 1949 (I was two years and four months old) catching my first sight of a gloriously beautiful young Marine in his dress blues collecting for Toys for Tots in front of Miller and Rhodes and falling hopelessly in love with Marines forevermore.
But don't ask me about last week! Thanks, Adonis!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 02/08/11 - "You- Me- Everybody":
|Hi Miss Carol
I have been reading your newsletters and watching the news on TV (something I try NOT to do) and I was wondering where your pictures are of the' frozen tundra' in- your- neck- of- the- "woods". Phil's (Hammond - '64 - of UT) are always so VAST and EMPTY and WHITE, I have to admire him his strong will to live there. For me, ice cream in July is plenty. I'm a chicken. An old chicken.
My brother is doing just great. A little bossy but he's older. My car which was 16 (that's 50 in car years) was dying a slow death so I traded it in on a "newer" one, just to be safe. After all, if I do take Toni up on the interstate and leave him I want a fast get away!
You're probably unaware of this but in order to get my driver's license I had to, not only work in a gas station, but had to do "flat tire" drills for my father. He would blow a whistle and I had to go out and change the tire. That was on the Kaiser. I weighed 99 pounds and the tire was 68 pounds. So we had two jacks, one for the car and one for the tire. He told me it was unlikely a man would stop and help me (plain looking-not my fault; red headed-probably my fault).
Lets face it, that man did not want to share his car!
This isn't so bad. Betty (Bond Spatafore - '63) never got one and Rosie (Rosalie Bond Holt - '65 - of VA) had to wait until she got married. As for Ricki (Bond Giles - '60 - of VA), if she hadn't knocked that motorcycle policeman off his bike and been given ten days to get a license before court, she would still be walking!!!!!
HOW DID I GET HERE? Wait a minute, I have it written on my hand. It says, "e-mail Carol" "make sure she is safe". OH, yea....
Anyway, you are in my prayers, as are all your family. I love you.
Linda May '66
Snow? We kinda bit the bullet after the big threat of 24" of snow. We ended up with a layer of hard ice topped with a few inches of snow, followed by bitter cold. It was 10 degrees and UGLY today; I didn't have "da noive" to check the wind chill factor; I just stay inside for days at a time.....
I myself never learned to drive - and the world is a safer place.
Thanks so much, Linda May! I love you, too!
From Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL - 02/08/11 - "You may be the "only" one who can save someone's life.":
To All My Email Friends and Contacts,
I am working with the Bone Marrow Donor Program in trying to get everyone to be a marrow donor (and a match) to save a life.
You may be the "ONE" who can save the life of a child or a parent who will die without a "matching" donor. It is so "easy" to save a life.
I've been a donor and a recipient and the Bone Marrow Transplant saved my life in 1992. It was my ONLY option.
If you don't want to be a donor, you can help finance the program. In these tough times, most of us don't have money to donate, but we can take the time for a "simple" cheek swab to be a donor in case someone "needs" YOU to save their life.
For more info please contact me.
Please, please, pass this on to everyone you know.
BE A DONOR AND SAVE A LIFE!
Below is Info from the foundation. Please check it out and pass it on.
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WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Patti!
Y'all know what to do...
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 02/08/11 - "The Bible on One Page":
|This is amazing,
worth keeping in your favorites.
I have no idea how
the computer programmer who did this task was able to do it.. Amazing!
To say the least.
WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Sweetie-Pies!
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 02/07/11 - "Emotional Vampires":
|Who's the Emotional
Vampire in Your Life?
By Judith Orloff
As a physician, I've found that the biggest energy drain on my patients is relationships. Some relationships are positive and mood elevating. Others can suck optimism and serenity right out of you. I call these draining people "emotional vampires." They do more than drain your physical energy. The malignant ones can make you believe you're unworthy and unlovable. Others inflict damage with smaller digs to make you feel bad about yourself. For instance, "Dear, I see you've put on a few pounds" or "You're overly sensitive!" Suddenly they've thrown you off-center by prodding areas of shaky self-worth.
To protect your energy it's important to combat draining people. The following strategies from my book "Emotional Freedom" will help you identify and combat emotional vampires from an empowered place.
You've Encountered an Emotional Vampire
Types of Emotional Vampires
How to Protect Yourself: Keep your expectations realistic. These are emotionally limited people. Try not to fall in love with one or expect them to be selfless or love without strings attached. Never make your self-worth dependent on them or confide your deepest feelings to them. To successfully communicate, the hard truth is that you must show how something will be to their benefit. Though it's better not to have to contend with this tedious ego stroking, if the relationship is unavoidable this approach works.
How to Protect Yourself: Set kind but firm limits. Listen briefly and tell a friend or relative, "I love you but I can only listen for a few minutes unless you want to discuss solutions." With a coworker sympathize by saying, "I'll keep having good thoughts for things to work out." Then say, "I hope you understand, but I'm on deadline and must return to work." Then use "this isn't a good time" body language such as crossing your arms and breaking eye contact to help set these healthy limits.
How to Protect Yourself: The secret to success is never try and control a controller. Be healthily assertive, but don't tell them what to do. You can say, "I value your advice but really need to work through this myself." Be confident but don't play the victim.
How to Protect Yourself: These people don't respond to nonverbal cues. You must speak up and interrupt, as hard as that is to do. Listen for a few minutes. Then politely say, "I hate to interrupt, but please excuse me I have to talk to these other people... or get to an appointment... or go to the bathroom." A much more constructive tactic than, "Keep quiet, you're driving me crazy!" If this is a family member, politely say, "I'd love if you allowed me some time to talk to so I can add to the conversation." If you say this neutrally, it can better be heard.
How to Protect Yourself: A drama queen doesn't get mileage out of equanimity. Stay calm. Take a few deep breaths. This will help you not get caught up in the histrionics. Set kind but firm limits. Say, for example, "You must be here on time to keep your job. I'm sorry for all your mishaps, but work comes first."To improve your relationships and increase your energy level, I suggest taking an inventory of people who give you energy and those that drain you. Try to spend time with the loving, nurturing people, and learn to set limits with those who drain you. This will enhance the quality of your life.
From Will and Guy's Joke of the Day - 02/08/11:
|** Tommy Cooper - Cooperisms **
A woman told her doctor, 'I've got a bad back.' The doctor said, 'It's old age.' The woman said, 'I want a second opinion.' The doctor says, 'OK. You're ugly as well.'
"You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.' So that was nice."
A man walked into the doctors, The doctor said " I haven't seen you in a long time " The man replied "I know I've been ill"
A man walked into the doctors, he said "I've hurt my arm in several places"
The doctor said "well don't go there any more"
I'm on a whiskey diet. I've lost three days already.
"So I got home, and the phone was ringing. I picked it up, and said 'Who's speaking please?' And a voice said 'You are.'"
"So I rang up my local swimming baths. I said 'Is that the local swimming baths?' He said 'It depends where you're calling from.'"
Two Aerials meet on a roof - fall in love - get married.
The ceremony was rubbish but the Reception was Brilliant.
"So I rang up a local building firm, I said 'I want a skip outside my house.' He said 'I'm not stopping you.'
Footnote. While I have admired Tommy Cooper's comedy for many years, it was only recently that I realized Tommy Cooper was born in Caerphilly. My wife is from Caerphilly, and when I was looking around, what did I see but a statue to that master of the one liners - Tommy Cooper.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, February 9, 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, March 3, 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 fiends in that year, go visit
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
6. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News. Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1966
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
==============================================Carol Buckley Harty
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Music by Charles Dawes (27 Aug 1865 – 23 Apr 1951), 1911
Words by Carl Sigman (24 Sept 1909 – 26 Sept 2000), 1951
Many a tear has to fall
But it's all in the game
All in the wonderful game
That we know as love
You have words with him
And your future's looking dim
But these things
Your hearts can rise above
Once in a while he won't call
But it's all in the game
Soon he'll be there at your side
With a sweet bouquet
And he'll kiss your lips
And caress your waiting fingertips
And your hearts will fly away
Soon he'll be there at your side
With a sweet bouquet
Then he'll kiss your lips
And caress your waiting fingertips
And your hearts will fly away
"It's All in the Game" midi courtesy ofhttp://www.wtv-zone.com/gnubee/all_piano_midis/ - 02/09/11
"It's All in the Game" lyrics courtesy of http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/tommy_edwards/its_all_in_the_game.html - 02/09/11
Animated Teddy Fairies clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA -
Hearts Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I don't really know where - 01/30/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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 Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of
http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)
Booker T. Washington logo courtesy
Sad Face clip art courtesy of
http://www.designstop.com/free_stuff/clipart/smiles/smiles1.htm - 08/03/08
Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07
Sad Face clip art courtesy of http://www.designstop.com/free_stuff/clipart/smiles/smiles1.htm - 08/03/08 (re-saved 02/16/09)