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01/07/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Crazy

Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.”

- Robert Anton Wilson
(18 Jan 1932 - 11 Jan 2007)
 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 
   I love this song, but maybe that's because I'm - well, you know, crazy.
 

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OVtpnpCOKM - Crazy - Patsy Cline, 1962

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYzQG9ICJE - Crazy - Diana Krall, Willie Nelson, and Elvis Costello


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_%28Willie_Nelson_song%29:

"Crazy" is a ballad composed by Willie Nelson. It has been recorded by several artists, most notably by Patsy Cline, whose version was a #2 country hit in 1962.[2]

Partly due to the genre-blending nature of the song, it has been covered by dozens of artists in several genres over the years; Nevertheless, the song remains inextricably linked with Cline.

Nelson wrote the song in early 1961; at the time he was a journeyman singer-songwriter who had written several hits for other artists but had not yet had a significant recording of his own. Nelson originally wrote the song for country singer Billy Walker who turned it down for the same reason Roy Drusky turned down I Fall to Pieces the previous year - that it was ``a girl's song. The song's eventual success helped launch Nelson as a performer as well as a songwriter.

Musically the song is a jazz-pop ballad with country overtones and a complex melody. The lyrics describe the singer's state of bemusement at the singer's own helpless love for the object of his affection.

Patsy Cline, who was already a country music superstar and working to extend a string of hits, picked it as a follow up to her previous big hit I Fall to Pieces. "Crazy", its complex melody suiting Cline's vocal talent perfectly, was released in late 1961 and immediately became another huge hit for Cline and widened the crossover audience she had established with her prior hits. It spent 21 weeks on the chart and eventually became one of her signature tunes. Cline's version is #85 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[3]

According to the Ellis Nassour biography Patsy Cline, Nelson, who at that time was known as a struggling songwriter by the name of Hugh Nelson, was a regular at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge on Nashville's Music Row, where he frequented with friends Kris Kristofferson and Roger Miller, both unknown songwriters at that time. Nelson met Cline's husband, Charlie Dick, at the bar one evening and pitched the song to him. Dick took the track home and played it for Cline, who absolutely hated it at first because Nelson's demo "spoke" the lyrics ahead of and behind the beat, about which an annoyed Cline remarked that she ``couldn't sing like that.

However, Cline's producer, Owen Bradley, loved the song and arranged it in the ballad form in which it was later recorded. On Loretta Lynn's album I Remember Patsy Bradley reported that as Patsy was still recovering from a recent automobile accident that nearly took her life, she'd had difficulty reaching the high notes of the song on the original production night due to her broken ribs. So after about four hours of trying, in the days of four songs being recorded in three hours - they called it a night. A week later she came back and recorded the lead vocal we all know in one take.

On the same interview, Loretta remembers the first time Cline performed it at the Grand Ole Opry on crutches, and received three standing ovations. Barbara Mandrell remembers Cline introducing the song to her audiences live in concert saying "All my recent hits have come true in my life. I had a hit out called Tra-La-La Triangle and people thought about me and Gerald and Charlie. I had another hit out called 'I Fall to Pieces' and I was in a car wreck. Now I'm really worried because I have a new hit single out and its called 'Crazy'."

Willie Nelson stated on the 1993 documentary Remembering Patsy that Cline's version of "Crazy" was his favorite song of his that anybody had ever recorded because it "was a lot of magic."


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday today to     Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57) AND   My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of LA!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND    Pat Branch Coltrane ('57) AND  Bill Collins ('63) AND Ruth Thom Chapman ('63)!

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND   Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND   Suzanne Mason Haff (Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND    the late Bob Parrish ('68) (deceased 12 Jan 2013);

11 - My Brother-in-Law, the late   Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (d. 07 May 2005) AND     Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND   Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND   Ron Smith ('65) of VA AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA AND   FlyLady of NC;

13 - My Grandson,   Hunter Huber of AL;

14 - Ronnie Todd ('63)!
 
   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

January 07, 1935 - French Foreign Minister Pierre Laval and Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini signed the Franco–Italian Agreement

January 07, 1940 - Winter War: The Finnish 9th Division stopped and completely destroyed the overwhelming Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road.

January 07, 1942 - The siege of the Bataan Peninsula began.

January 07, 1945 - British General Bernard Montgomery held a press conference in which he claimed credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Thursday, January 07, 1965 - Singer-songwriter Five for Fighting was born Vladimir John Ondrasik III in Los Angeles, California.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/06/15:

“As you hear or read the words of the ancient and modern prophets, refrain from thinking about how the words apply to someone else and ask the simple question: “Lord, is it I?” We must approach our Eternal Father with broken hearts and teachable minds. We must be willing to learn and to change. And, oh, how much we gain by committing to live the life our Heavenly Father intends for us.”

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(b. 06 Nov 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


      From Buster Vest ('63) of VA - 01/06/15 - "TREATMENT FOR BURNS...... THIS IS INTERESTING":
 
Treatment of Burns

Way back when insurance guys came to your house to collect payments, he saw someone in the house trying to find something for a burn. He told us about using flour. I can remember that and that was about 50 years ago. Isn’t it interesting that I can remember something that old but don’t ask me what I had for breakfast, today. It does work.

FOR WHAT ITS WORTH
A woman's experience with burns ......

Some time ago I was cooking some corn and stuck my fork in the boiling water to see if the corn was ready. I missed and my hand went into the boiling water....!!

A friend of mine, who was a Vietnam vet, came into the house, as I was screaming, and asked me if I had some plain old flour...

I pulled out a bag and he stuck my hand in it. He told me to keep my hand in the flour for 10 minutes.

He said when he was in Vietnam, there was a guy on fire and in their panic, they threw a bag of flour all over him to put the fire out...Well, it not only put the fire out, but he never even had a blister!!!!

... Long story short, I put my hand in the bag of flour for 10 minutes, pulled it out and did not even have a red mark or a blister and absolutely NO PAIN.

Now, I keep a bag of flour in the fridge and every time I burn myself. *Cold flour feels even better than room temperature flour.

I use the flour and have never ever had even a red spot/burn mark, or a blister!

I even burnt my tongue once, put the flour on it for about 10 minutes .... the pain was gone and no burn.

Try it . . . Experience a miracle!

Keep a bag of flour in your fridge and you will be happy you did!

Flour has heat absorbent property and also is strong antioxidant property. Thus helps in burns patient if applied within 15 minutes.

"When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others."

    WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Buster!


From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA - 01/09/15 - "Olive Oil and Coconut Oil":
 

   

   MORE WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, LaMerle!

 

   
   


“I concluded from the beginning that this would be the end, and I am right, for it is not half over.”

- Sir Boyle Roche
(Oct 1736 – 05 June 1807)


      
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/22/14 - "Modern Times (#14 in a series of 30)":
 

   How sad!   

     INDEED! Thanks, George!

 
 


BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry, not theme related);

http://www.mooglyblog.com/circle-love-afghan/ - Tamara Kelly's Circle of Love Afghan - "The Circle of Love Afghan tells a love story in the stitches. Moments of clarity, bursts of brightness, a deep ombre of feeling, and an oversized ruffle to share. And it always comes around again, if you stick with it. And it’s just in time for Valentine’s Day!


BONUS CRAZY RECIPES:

http://www.reciperecap.com/crazy-recipes/ - Crazy Recipes


FINALLY:
 
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 01/05/15:
 
An engineer died and reported to the pearly gates. St. Peter checked his dossier and said, "Ah, you're an engineer — you're in the wrong place."

So the engineer reported to the gates of hell and was let in. Pretty soon, the engineer became dissatisfied with the level of comfort in hell, and started designing and building improvements. After a while, they had air conditioning, flush toilets and escalators, and the engineer was becoming a pretty popular guy.

One day God called Satan up on the telephone and asked with a sneer, "So, how's it going down there in hell?"

Satan replied, "Hey, things are going great. We've got air conditioning, flush toilets and escalators, and there's no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next."

God replied, "What??? You've got an engineer? That's a mistake — he should never have gotten down there; send him up here."

Satan said, "No way! I like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm keeping him."

God said, "Send him back up here or I'll sue."

Satan laughed uproariously and answered, "Yeah right. And just where are YOU going to get a lawyer?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/27/14

BLOG:

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



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


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Crazy

Written by Willie Nelson
(b. 30 Apr 1933)

Recorded by Patsy Cline, 1962
(08 Sept 8 1932 – 05 Mar 1963)


Crazy,
I'm crazy for feelin' so lonely...
I'm crazy,
Crazy for feelin' so blue...
I knew you'd love me as long as you wanted,
And then someday, you'd leave me for somebody new.
Worry,
Why do I let myself worry?
Wonderin',
What in the world did I do?
Oh...
Crazy,
For thinkin' that my love could hold you...
I'm crazy for tryin',
And crazy for cryin',
And I'm crazy for lovin' you...
Crazy,
For thinkin' that my love could hold you...
I'm crazy for tryin',
And crazy for cryin',
And I'm crazy for lovin' you...


"Crazy" midi courtesy of http://country.mididb.com/country/ - 01/04/05

  "Crazy" lyrics courtesy of http://www.patsified.com/lyrics.htm - 01/04/05

Flashing Eye clip art courtesy of http://www.animate.netmegs.com/pixs/set_10.html - 01/04/05

Animated Nutsy Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 05/04/09

Animated Goofy Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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

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

FlyLady Logo courtesy of http://www.flylady.net/ - 10/13/11

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07

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