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01/07/19 - 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 the late Joe Dickson ('66) (d. 26 Dec 2018);

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND  Suzanne Mason Haff (Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND  the late Bob Parrish ('68) (d. 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!


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

January 07, 1919 - Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebelled against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but failed.


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 1969:

January 07, 1969 - Actor Rex Lee was born in Warren, Ohio.

January 07, 1969 - Footballer and manager Marco Simone was born in Castellanza, Italy.


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 Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 01/06/19, 1:38 PM:

Happy New Year, Carol. I have started receiving your newsletters once again. Missed them since my e-mail address change. I appreciate all that you do. Hope 2019 smiles on you and yours.

Billy Turner
Class of 65- NNHS

   WHOO-HOO! Thank you so much, Billy Turner! You've been on my mind lately, but I never dreamed it was because you had "disappeared'!


From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 01/02/19 - "Never forget your friends":

Never forget your friends.

HAPPY NEW YEAR ,EVERYONE!!!!!!

Some simple but good advice.

A newlywed young man was sitting on the porch on a humid day, sipping iced tea with his Father. As he talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities, and obligations, the
father thoughtfully stirred the ice cubes in his glass and cast a clear, sober look on his son.

"Never forget your friends," he advised, "they will become more important as you get older.Regardless of how much you love your family and the children you happen to have, you will always need friends. Remember to go out with them occasionally (if possible), but keep in contact with them somehow."

"What strange advice!" thought the young man. "I just entered the married world, I am an adult and surely my wife and the family that we will start will be everything I need to make sense of my life."

Yet, he obeyed his Father; kept in touch with his friends and annually increased their number. Over the years, he became aware that his father knew what he was talking about. Inasmuch as time and nature carry out their designs and mysteries on a person, friends are the bulwarks of our life.

After 70 years of life, here is what he, I and you will have learned:

Time passes.
Life goes on.
Children grow up.
Children cease to be children and become independent.
And to the parents, it breaks their heart but the children are separated from the parents because they begin their own families.
Jobs / careers come and go.
People can't do what they did physically when they were young.
Parents die but you move on.
Colleagues forget the favors you did.
The race to achieve slows.
But, true friends are always there, no matter how long or how many miles away they are.
A friend is never more distant than the reach of a need, intervening in your favor, waiting for you with open arms or in some way blessing your life.
When we started this adventure called LIFE, we did not know of the incredible joys or sorrows that were ahead.
We did not know how much we would need from each other.
Love your parents, take care of your children, but keep a group of good friends.
Stay in touch with them but do not impose your criteria.

Send this to your friends (even those you seldom see) who help make sense of your life....
I just did.

   BOY HOWDY! Thank you, Wayne!


BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry, not theme related);

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!


FINALLY:

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

Q. What do you get when you cross a dog and a lion?

A. You get a really scared mailman!


“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)



   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
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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

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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