01/13/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Fever
“It is like when one has a fever. It can cool off,
- James Lovelock
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It's quite nearly impossible to believe, but I greatly fear I am getting sick all over again! I'm trying not to think about it. Maybe I'm imagining the whole thing. Yeah. YEAH, that's it! It's all a "fig leaf of my remagelation!" Yeah. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.....
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...
From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 01/12/15 - " Sylvia (Hall Hammond - '66)'s 4 month check up at Mayo":
Thanks to all your prayers the Lord gave us good news today. Sylvia's Cat Scan and blood work all looked normal. The tumor has not grown and no new indications of cancer were discovered. We had been worried about a nagging back pain but it turned out to be a compression fracture of the T12 disk. She continues to have breathing problems as a result of emphysema and lung damage from radiation. We can live with that! She will have an MRI and see doctors at Mayo on Wednesday for both problems. They don't screw around at Mayo. We normally we spend the whole day there, although I was able to slip away and play golf at Pablo Creek today. All and all we are happy and planning a trip to St Lucia in March.
Take care all and keep Sylvia in your prayers,
What fabulous news! Thanks so much for letting us know, Phil!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to
Happy Birthday tomorrow to
Happy Birthday this week to:
16 - Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND Howard Smith ('63) of VA AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;
18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA;
20 - Ware Morrison ('63) of VA!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
January 13,1942 - In London, representatives of nine German-occupied countries met to announce that all people found guilty of war crimes would be punished after the war ended.
Wednesday, January 13, 1965 - What?? NADA?!?
As some issue
with the linking has obviously arisen which I cannot identify in advance
nor correct, from henceforth we will have a new announcement procedure. Each
announcement will now contain the main link with a note of what to seek. For
instance, this one would probably say:
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Another issue of the NNHS Newsletter is ready for you now.
CLICK HERE: http://www.nnhs65.com/NNHS-Newsletters-2015.html; then look for this issue and click on it:
01/13/15 - Fever
Y'all remember those who weep and mourn - and take good care of each other!
Love to all, Carol
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/12/15:
|“So much in life
depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to
others makes all the difference. To do the best we can and then to
choose to be happy about our circumstances, whatever they may be, can
bring peace and contentment.”
Thomas S. Monson
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 01/12/15:
|Thanks, Sarah! I like that philosophy!|
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/12/15 - "New Seatbelt Design":
From My Friend,
LaMerle, of VA - 01/12/15:
|AMEN! Thank you, LaMerle!|
|“He is the kind of
opponent who would stab you in front of your face and then stab you in
the chest when your back is turned.”
Sir Boyle Roche
INDEED! Thanks, George!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/09/15 - "A few examples of why we seniors get confused (#3 in a series of 26)":
Confusing……..or maybe tooooo true!
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/10/15 - "Commentaries On Life ;-)) (#3 in a series of 26)":
YEAR'S THOUGHTS TO PONDER
- African Flower Square from The Treasure Room
|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.|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/13/15
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell, who used the 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
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Animated Tiny 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
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
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