01/13/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Fever
“It is like when one has a fever. It can cool off,
- James Lovelock
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I am so sick and out of it, this is the only possible theme we can use today. I ache all over, I cannot think straight, my eyes can't see straight, and I'd still be in bed, but important news is piling up, and I need to tell you.
BONUS - Fever - Peggy Lee, 1958
|"Fever" is a song written by Eddie Cooley and
Otis Blackwell, who used the
pseudonym John Davenport. It was originally recorded by
Little Willie John in 1956. It has been covered by numerous artists
from various musical genres, notably
The Blues Band,
Michael Bublé and
The idea for the song was presented to Otis Blackwell by an old friend, Eddie Cooley. Blackwell said: "Eddie Cooley was a friend of mine from New York and he called me up and said 'Man, I got an idea for a song called "Fever", but I can't finish it. I had to write it under another name because, at that time, I was still under contract to Joe Davis'."
Little Willie John reportedly disliked the song, but was persuaded to record it, on March 1, 1956, by King Records owner Syd Nathan and arranger and producer Henry Glover. His version was released in April 1956 and became a double-sided hit along with the top-ten R&B song "Letter from My Darling". "Fever" reached number one for three weeks on the R&B Best Sellers chart. It also made the pop charts, peaking at number 24 on the Billboard chart.
In 1958, Peggy Lee recorded the first cover version of the song, which featured significantly rewritten lyrics composed by Lee herself without credit. These uncopyrighted lyrics (including the verses beginning "Romeo loved Juliet," and "Captain Smith and Pocahontas") are now generally thought of as a standard part of the song, and have been included in most subsequent covers of "Fever". Only the first and the fourth verse of the Little Willie John version were used, because Lee thought that the second and the third original verses were too risqué for her musical tastes...
1. I was deeply grieved to receive word of the death January 11 of our beloved band director, Mr. James P. Wilson.
More details will follow as they become available.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to his daughter, Stephanie Wilson Vassar at firstname.lastname@example.org, and to his wife, Barbara at 4658 Brink Road, Emporia, VA 23847.
2. From Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN - 01/13/14, 7:41 AM - "Death of David E. Walker Coach National Hall of Famer":
Coach David Walker of ETSU passed away on 1/11/14. He coached me, Bill Schroding ('65), Jim Bull ('64), Harry Barritt ('64), Wayne Frizzell ('65) of MD, and the late Steve Sparkman ('63) (01 Feb 1944 - 04 Feb 1999), all NNHS Track guys. A great man and mentor. Please see Johnson City Press David Walker passing away after 50 years coaching. Thought you might mention in your newsletter.
|Obituary for David
David E. Walker, who served as Track and Field and Cross Country coach at East Tennessee State University for 50 years, died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Massena, New York, he was the son of the late Oswald W. and Rose Egly Walker. His sister, Joan Walker LeClair, also predeceased him. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Cecilia (Susie) Walker, of the home, daughter Cindy Rose of Fairfield, CA, son David E. Walker, Jr. of Winter Springs, FL and several nieces and nephews.
Coach Walker was a graduate of East Tennessee State University, earning his Bachelor’s degree in 1958 and his Master’s degree in 1963. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War era and played in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts and Cleveland Browns. Some of the significant achievements of his career include his induction into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, ETSU Hall of Fame, US Track and Field Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the NCAA Track and Field Rules Committee for ten years, serving as its Chair for five of them. Coach was the founder and director of the East Tennessee Indoor Invitational Track and Field meet, now known as the Niswonger Indoor Invitational Track and Field meet. Coach Walker was a mentor and friend to his former athletes, fellow coaches and track and field officials. He played a significant role in the lives of so many people.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ETSU Track and Field program, P.O. Box 70707, Johnson City, TN 37614 or the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. Honorary pallbearers will be Coach Walker’s former ETSU athletes.
The family requests the honor of your presence at a Celebration of Life Service for Coach Walker on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:30PM at Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, Johnson City. The family will greet friends to share memories from 1:00PM to 2:30PM and again at 6:00PM until the service hour at the funeral home.
|Oh, Charlie, I'm so sorry to hear this! Thank you for letting us know. You and your teammates have my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mentor!|
1. From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 01/10/14 - " Sylvia (Hall Hammond - '66) health update":
Sylvia’s disease has been defined a little more by the Mayo clinic here in Jacksonville. We are very lucky to have them within 5 minutes of our home. As we wait for further test please continue your prayers:
December 29, 2013 begins the date that changed the course of our future as a family. Sylvia was taken to the ER for a cough that wouldn't get better following pneumonia diagnosis 4 weeks prior. CT scan was done to rule out Pulmonary Embolism, and a 5cm mass was found on her right lung. She was admitted to the hospital, biopsy was done on New Year's Eve and results were back by Jan. 2. She has non small cell squamous carcinoma, and it is located in a difficult spot to pick up on Xray, close to sternum/blood vessels/heart. Due to the size and location, surgery will be difficult, but not impossible. We met with Mayo today, Jan. 9 to begin the treatment plan. First step will be to determine if it has metastasized anywhere else with a PET Scan and MRI of the brain. Mayo team will then properly stage the cancer. Preliminary stage is a 3 based on the size. There doesn't seem to be lymph node involvement. The treatment will most likely be chemo/radiation therapy and it will be decided by the Thoracic surgeons if they feel shrinking the tumor will allow lung revision surgery in a few months. Thank you for your prayers, and we will update things as we get new information.
Thanks for my daughter, Jennifer, a nurse, for summarizing her current condition.
Oh, Phil! I'm so
sorry to hear this! We will certainly keep your entire family in our
2. Word has reached us that Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC had an emergency appendectomy this week - her appendix had been ruptured for two or three days! - and then had even further complications when they were unable to awaken her after the surgery. Please keep her in your prayers.
3. My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL had knee surgery on January 8 to repair a torn meniscus - the third of our six sons to undergo a similar operation in a 12-month period. He's doing well, but will be off work for two to six weeks, and would appreciate your prayers. (So would we! )
4. My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL had abdominal surgery on January 2. It was supposed to have been an outpatient procedure to repair a hernia, and possibly to clean up a bit of scar tissue which had formed over his intestines in the years following his splenectomy back in 1995. What they found was that the adhesions were far more extensive than they had imagined. The hernia repair turned into the more minor of the surgeries, and they kept him over a night or two to monitor his recovery.
Suddenly last night he was back in the emergency room in horrendous pain fearing an intestinal blockage. Xrays were inconclusive as to whether it was that or severe gastrointestinal flu, so they once again admitted him for a day or two. While we are worried about his health, he is also concerned that if he misses too much time he will be recycled from his class which would then affect his report date and possibly even his next duty station. He and his family would definitely be most grateful for your prayers.
CASCADING COMPUTER WOES:
They all began in December.
daughter, Adrienne's (Harty
- Hillsboro HS,
IL / American School, IL - of NC)
computer started gimping out a
bit more than usual. Then her wheezy monitor became even worse.
Then ominous loud popping sounds began, because her video card had gone
caput. We replaced her video card as a Christmas present.
This all worked well for a day or so, then it was discovered that the
real culprit was her motherboard.
Possibly because we have four PCs linked together we soon found all manner of strange things happening - copier/printers not interfacing, RAMs not ramming, parts being transferred all over the house, parts under warranty being returned, people pulling hair...
In a totally different and unrelated realm, I began having outrageous problems with the html code on my Front Page. It's happened before, and I could probably figure it out if I could think straight. Did I mention that I'm ILL?!?
Your indulgent patience is requested...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to My Grandson, Hunter Huber of AL!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ronnie Todd ('63)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
15 - The late Skippy Weitz ('57) (deceased 22 Nov 2012) AND Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA;
16 - Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND Howard Smith ('63) of VA AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;
17 -Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC;
18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA;
20 - Ware Morrison ('63) of VA!
| Many Happy Returns to
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Monday, January 13, 1942 - Anti-Muslim riots broke out in Calcutta, resulting in 100 deaths.
1. From Drusilla West Groce ('56) - 01/05/13 - "looking for an old classmate":
Sepi (Dimples Dinwiddie) Prichard ('58 - of NC) suggested that you may be able to help me find Ann Cumming Campbell who graduated with me from the NNHS class of 1956. That is probably way before your time, but who knows...sometimes somebody knows somebody who knows...
Drusilla West Groce
Thank you, Drusilla - and Dimples! You're right on both counts! I never knew Ann, but perhaps someone else knows where to find her.
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 01/12/14 - "Mike's Place":
Happy New Year and good health to
you and Paul. I thought I’d pass on some information to those who
WOWZERS! Thanks so much for this information, Dearest Judy!
From ArcaMax Jokes - 01/12/10:
|Cup O' Joe
A Grandmother was surprised by her 7 year old grandson one morning when he had made her coffee.
She drank what was the worst cup of coffee in her life. When she got to the bottom there were three of those little green army men in the cup. She said, "Honey, what are the army men doing in my coffee?"
Her grandson said, "Grandma, it says on TV, 'The best part of waking up is soldiers in your cup!'"
"I just had a dream about it ..."
A young woman was taking an afternoon nap. After she woke up, she told her husband, "I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for Valentine's Day. What do you think it means?"
"You'll know tonight," he said.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell, who used the pseudonym John Davenport, 1956
(26 May 1920 - 21 Jan 2002), 1958
Never know how much I love you
Never know how much I care
When you put your arms around me
I get a fever that's so hard to bear
You give me fever, when you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning
Fever all through the night
Sun lights up the daytime
Moon lights up the night
My eyes light up when you call my name
'Cause I know you're gonna treat me right
Everybody's got the fever
That is something you should know
Fever isn't such a new scene
Fever started long ago
"Fever" midi courtesy of http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/fitzgerald/163/jazz/jazz1.html - 08/29/05
"Fever" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lovelyrics.com/artists/PEGGY%20LEE%20lyrics/PEGGY%20LEE%20FEVER%20lyrics.php - 09/30/05
Little Nell's 1978 "Fever" Front Cover Image courtesy of http://www.rockymusic.org/cds/vaults.html - 10/01/05
Animated Thermometer Divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of http://hillsborohawks.info/ - 09/20/13
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of http://picsdigger.com/image/a935ccd3/ - 10/21/10
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
School's Crab clip art courtesy of
http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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