01/13/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Fever
“It is like when one has a fever. It can cool off,
- James Lovelock
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I invariably get sick on this day each year. I've no idea why this should be, but it's held true for several years in a row now. Last night I smugly thought to myself, "YAY! I made it this year! I'm not sick at all!" WHOO-HOO!!
This morning I awoke with a fever and a cough. 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...
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!|
350 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|January 13, 1666 - French traveler Jean-Baptiste Tavernier arrived in Dhaka and met Shaista Khan.|
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.
Thursday, January 13, 1966 - Robert C. Weaver became the first African American Cabinet member when he was appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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 Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 01/12/16 - "TIME FOR SERIOUS ACTION":
Kisses Not the Answer
By Harry M. Covert
How exciting. We’re in the New Year and it seems the world continues to be messier than ever.
Dwelling on gloom and doom is not good. The iPhone buzzed at almost 10 pm and the awful alert was North Korea said it exploded an H-bomb. What?
This is not a joke or a gag. Folks in Washington are still pooh-pooing the story. Citizens everywhere need to pay attention because if the boy dictator decided to go through with a test missile to the left coast of the United States, fun-and-games will stop.
The preference here is try for a bit of wit and wisdom. That’s impossible today.
No Police Actions in Mideast and Orient
How long will Americans be willing to sit back and watch the turmoil continue around the universe? Events in the Middle East are no joke. The battling, threats and reality are no strangers. For one thousand years the Shiites, Shia and Sunnis have been killing one another over who is the successor to Muhammad? Well, I don’t know, but the fight continues and we must face it. The battle continues and will.
Think about the brave American soldiers and sailors who went into the “police action” in Korea. I’ve seen lots of law enforcement activities and they were nothing in comparison.
The honor of those who gave up their youth for Korea is at stake again. A drop of an incendiary device will do the trick. Why not?
Hugs and kisses will not do the job in the Middle East or the Orient. This is not pleasant or easy to say but the United States has been given a place in history. I don’t know why this nation, state and county should be the world’s policeman but it must be.
In these days of trial and tribulations, and they are, terrorists, their leaders and the North Koreans, and the goofball in charge, just poke the U.S. in the eye, daring the “most powerful nation in the world” to take any action.
Codes of justice and life do get in the way. Why we put up with the knotheads is something to question. Feeding the world, elimination of poverty, working to alleviate sickness, homelessness and evil has long been the job of American. I’m for that. But, hasn’t the time come to say enough. Good over evil must occur and stop all of the philosophical conversation.
Dollars and Pounds Wasted?
An international relief agency I know spent thousands of American dollars and English pounds build orphanages and schools in Liberia, Sudan, Zaire (The Congo), Haiti, Guatemala, Kenya and other nations. The tragedies in these places continue. As governments change, army and civilians change and the schools and orphanages are destroyed. The gall of the new leaders, and mostly the leaders of old now the new, ask for more help in rebuilding. The money well is drying up.
Lots of our countrymen and women have been involved in the humanitarian efforts – churches of all denominations and others. Among the heroes is Rev. Paul Maxey, head of Allied Medical Ministries.
The conflicts continue and the U.S. must lead and does.
If anything is evident of world conditions, Americans hold the key to peace and prosperity. American citizens have always been eager to help ease the world’s pains. To lead does not mean Americans become like the rest of the world. People around the planet look up to the good old US of A. They want to enjoy the prosperity of the 50 states plus.
Be Strong and Courageous
Once in The Sudan two decades ago a village elder walked two weeks to meet an American relief worker. He only wanted funds to construct a roof for his school. He didn’t want an American school but simple aluminum roof for a one-room school else. The cost? Less than $1,500 dollars. American Christians provided the money.
Another time funds for a Haitian school, still operating, provided food for 250 students and after the earthquake has continued to feed over 2,000 weekly, all because of the generosity of Virginians and Marylanders.
The point today? The U.S. must be strong and lead with strength and courage. The North Korean H-bomb threat and the continual terrorism ought to be dealt with immediacy. Not one American soldier, man or woman, should be risked. The ability to eliminate the evil masterminds is available. Kim Jung Un should be removed immediately. To be clear knocked off. His people are starving. Why waste time with such a figure?
The time for talking is at an end with the terrorists. The free world has the task and can do it, bring the thousand-year war to an end.
Here ends the lesson.◄◄◄◄◄
Thank you so much for your insights, Harry!
From My Cousin,
Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw
HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65)
- 01/12/16 -
|BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Jean! It runs in the family...|
|“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
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#3 in a series of 60)":
I think you will enjoy this!
OOH! Thanks, Dools!
- African Flower Square from The Treasure Room
1. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 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
2. Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 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.
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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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 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
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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