01/13/17 - 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. This year it's even Friday, the 13th, yet I seem to NOT be sick. Oh, I FEEL horrible for inexplicable reasons (unless you count way overdoing it for three days in a row), and soon I shall crawl back into bed, but I'm not sick! Or am I ?!? .....
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 toMy 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!|
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.
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Friday, January 13, 1967 - Screenwriter and producer Anatole de Grunwald (b. 25 Dec 1910 in Petrograd [now Saint Petersburg], Russia) died in London, England at the age of 56.|
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 Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 01/12/17:
Thank you so much, Santa Jim, so do we! We think he is, but we are so confused by diametrically opposing courses of treatment from his various health providers. It would be rather amusing, were it not so critical!
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA -01/12/17:
I got busted with lipstick on my
cheek. It was from my 3 year old, but still.
AWW! Thank you, Dale! Kissy-face is great! So good to "see" you again!
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 01/12/17:
|Thank you, Cheryl! That summarizes it rather well!|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/27/16 - "More Positive Thoughts (#11 in a series of 11)":
|SO TRUE! Thank you, Shari! These have been very encouraging!|
|“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
PATTERN (Sorry; not theme-related):
BONUS FEVER RECIPES:
NADA. Doncha know you're "posta" starve a fever?!?
|A man went to New York on a business trip.
When the trip was over, he took a cab to get to the airport. The cab
driver decided to have a little fun at the man's expense, so he asked,
"My mother had three kids, one was my brother, one was my sister, who
was the third?"
The passenger had no idea. The driver replied, "The third one was ME!"
The man went home to his wife and said to her, "Hey honey, here's a riddle for you. My mother had three kids, one was my brother, one was my sister, who was the third one?"
His wife was stumped and said, "I don't know, who?"
The man responded, "Believe it or not, some cab driver in New York."
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/13/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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
"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
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Sickly Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.allfreeclipart.com/smiley.html - 06/02/10
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
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)
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of
Al Farber ('64) of GA
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
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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