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01/13/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Fever

“It is like when one has a fever. It can cool off,
or it can flip upwards so high you die.

- James Lovelock
(b. 26 July 1919)

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 Peggy Lee, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, Usha Uthup, Ray Charles, Nancy Sinatra, The McCoys, The Blues Band, Boney M., Amanda Lear, La Lupe, Madonna, Fishtank Ensemble, The Jam, The Cramps, Wanda Jackson, Bette Midler,[1] Michael Bublé and Suzi Quatro.[2]

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'."[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

In 1958, Peggy Lee recorded the first cover version of the song, which featured significantly rewritten lyrics composed by Lee herself without credit.[6] 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":

Hello friends,

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!


   Happy Birthday today to My Grandson,   Hunter Huber of Alberta!

   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 You All! 


January 13, 1915 - An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy killed 29,800.


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.

January 13, 1942 - First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.

January 13, 1992 - Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of Korean women into sexual slavery (Comfort women) for Japanese soldiers during World War II.

TODAY IN 1965:

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:; 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
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

    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":

  Thanks, Jimmy!

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
(Oct 1736 – 05 June 1807)

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/22/14 - "Modern Times (#20 in a series of 30)":

   How sad!   

     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!

     Thanks, Dools!


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/10/15 - "Commentaries On Life ;-)) (#3 in a series of 26)":


          Thanks, Jimmy!


PATTERN (Sorry; not theme related):

   - African Flower Square from The Treasure Room


NADA. Doncha know you're "posta" starve a fever?!?

From - 01/11/15:
Jim, a collections specialist, was on his first day of work for his new employer and was assigned to collect a past due balance from a company that was a customer of his employer. He had been provided with a standard script that he was to use where he was to ask for "Accounts Payable" when calling the customer so that he could talk with someone about the payment of the past due bill. He made the call, asked the receptionist for "Accounts Payable", and waited for what seemed to be forever on hold.

Finally, after a very long time, the receptionist, who was also on her first day on the job and new to the world of business, came back on the phone and stated, "I am sorry, but I have looked down our list of employees and I do not find anyone named Accounts Payable."

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: - updated 01/13/15

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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


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Written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell, who used the John Davenport, 1956

Recorded by Peggy Lee (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 - 08/29/05

 "Fever" lyrics courtesy of - 09/30/05

Little Nell's 1978 "Fever" Front Cover Image courtesy of - 10/01/05

Animated Thermometer Divider line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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!

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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