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01/07/18 - 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 - Crazy - Patsy Cline, 1962


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 NC!

   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) AND the late Garland Reece ('70) (d. 23 Mar 2001)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 (Overhills HS, NC - '21), of NC;

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 1968:

Sunday, January 07, 1968 - Surveyor Program: Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifted off from launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral.

Sunday, January 07, 1968 - Chemist and academic J. L. B. Smith (b. James Leonard Brierley Smith on 26 Sept 1897 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa) took his own life at the age of 70 by cyanide poisoning.


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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/07/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 01/06/18, 6:17 PM:

Today (Jan 6) is Women's Christmas in Ireland. https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/womens-christmas-is-celebrated-in-ireland-today-136801703-237745401

Domi

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Domi! I'd never even heard of this aspect!


 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/04/18 - "Some of Buster Keaton's Most Amazing Stunts":

Some of Buster Keaton's Most Amazing Stunts

https://www.chonday.com/25830/busterstunts5/

   MORE WOWZERS! Thank you, Billy!


From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 01/06/18 - "Bubbles Freezing in Slow Motion - YouTube Video":

How marvelous is our God!

Enjoy,
John

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqk_CKSxlyU

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, John!


 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/05/18 - "THE YEAR OF MY BIRTH":

So interesting!!!!! Lots I never knew about the year I was born.

Bill


The screen is going to fade to black; follow the instructions below.

You'll be pleasantly surprised with this one... Type the YEAR only!!
Then click the question (?) mark!

Sit back and enjoy!!

http://www.whathappenedinmybirthyear.com/

   Oh, WOW! Thanks, Billy!


 From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 01/06/18 - "MY TRAVEL PLANS FOR 2018":

MY TRAVEL PLANS FOR 2018


I have been in many places, but I've never been in Kahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Kahoots with someone.

I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my children, friends, family and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often. I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenaline flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

I may have been in Continent, but I don't remember what country I was in. It's an age thing. They tell me it is very wet and damp there.

PLEASE DO YOUR PART!

You can do your bit by remembering to send this e-mail to at least one unstable person. My job is done! Life is too short for negative drama and petty things. So laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

From one unstable person to another. I hope everyone is happy in your head - we're all doing pretty well in mine!

   CRAZY GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!


“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 My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/26/17 - "Wishing you all a fantastic 2018!!! (#7 in a series of 10)":
 

  Wishing you all a fantastic 2018!!!

Let today be a day to take life less seriously.
Take the weight of the world off your shoulders.
Choose Joy!

- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

     BRILLIANT! Thank you, Shari!

 
 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 01/06/18:

I was playing badminton.

So I took some classes and they are paying off.

Now, I play goodminton.


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. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -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 01/05/18

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
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910-584-8802

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

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Crazy

Written by Willie Nelson
(b. 30 Apr 1933)

Recorded by Patsy Cline, 1962
(08 Sept 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 Military 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

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of https://www.harnett.k12.nc.us/ohhs - 09/11/17

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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!

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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