01/03/19 - NNHS Newsletter
Three Little Birds
“The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Due to matter persistent technological difficulties of the worst kind, I found it necessary to choose an entirely new theme for today's Newsletter. In honor of its being January 3, I selected Three Little Birds.
BONUS - Three Little Birds - Bob Marley and the Wailers
"Three Little Birds" is a song by Bob Marley and the Wailers. It is the fourth track on side two of their 1977 album Exodus and was released as a single in 1980. The song reached the Top 20 in the UK, peaking at number 17. It is one of Bob Marley's most popular songs. The song has been covered by numerous other artists. The song is often thought to be named "Don't Worry About a Thing" or "Every Little Thing is Gonna Be Alright", because of the prominent and repeated use of these phrases in the chorus.
The source of Marley's inspiration for the lyrics of "Three Little Birds" remains disputed. They are partly inspired by birds that Marley was fond of, that used to fly and sit next to his home. Tony Gilbert, a long time friend of Marley, was present at the time he was writing the song and elaborated, "Bob got inspired by a lot of things around him, he observed life. I remember the three little birds. They were pretty birds, canaries, who would come by the windowsill at Hope Road." However, three female singers from the reggae group I Threes who did shows with Marley claim it is a reference to them. I Threes member Marcia Griffiths remarked, "After the song was written, Bob would always refer to us as the Three Little Birds. After a show, there would be an encore, sometimes people even wanted us to go back onstage four times. Bob would still want to go back and he would say, 'What is my Three Little Birds saying?'"
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to
(Hargrave Military Academy - '66)
Happy Birthday tomorrow to
Happy Birthday this week to:
05 - Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 24 Apr 2010) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA;
06 - Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND the late Steve Veazey ('60) (d. 10/29/17) AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;
Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA
Brucey Smith Slama ('57)
Paige Smith Morahan ('57)
My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty
- '95) of NC
09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND the late Joe Dickson ('66);
10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND Suzanne Mason Haff (Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND the late Bob Parrish ('68) (d. 12 Jan 2013)!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|January 03, 1919 - At the Paris Peace Conference, Emir Faisal I of Iraq signed an agreement with Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann on the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|January 03, 1925 - Benito Mussolini announced he was taking dictatorial powers over Italy.|
lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the
promise of what you shall
one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”
James Lane Allen
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/03/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 01/02/19:
On this first "Hump Day" of the new year, the world settles down
after the wonderful season and gets back to the basics. But one
thing remains the same and it is that a cold and beautiful ocean
dawn never changes, it's timeless. So, enjoy and realize what
that dawn is telling us. It is that we are mere specs on earth
but we are blessed to have a Creator who loves us so much that
with his love and grace we are invincible through Him. God bless
you all and let's make this year a glorious one.
Thank you, Jimmy!
From My Friend, Esther, of NC - 01/01/19, 2:40 PM:
And 2019 is
off to a GREAT start ☀
INDEED! Thank you, Esther!
From Me ('65) of NC - 01/02/19: