02/11/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
“The heart was made to be broken.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Here's another sad pre-Valentine's Day love song!
- Only Love Can Break a
Heart - Gene Pitney
|"Only Love Can Break a Heart" is the title of a popular song
from 1962 (see
1962 in music) performed by the American
Gene Pitney. The song was written by
David (words) and
Burt Bacharach (music) and appears on Pitney's second album
Only Love Can Break a Heart.
Pitney had enjoyed some success as a songwriter prior to breaking through as a performer in his own right. He wrote the songs "Hello Mary Lou", "Rubber Ball", and "He's a Rebel", the latter a number-one Billboard Hot 100 hit for The Crystals in 1962. Ironically, Pitney's success as a singer was beginning at this time, and "He's a Rebel" kept "Only Love Can Break a Heart" from topping the Billboard pop chart, where it spent one week at number two., and two weeks atop the Billboard Easy Listening chart in October and November 1962. "Only Love Can Break a Heart" also reached number 16 on the Billboard R&B chart...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA AND the late Terry Smith ('63)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jon Pearl ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
13 - Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia;
14 - Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND My Niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents), Bekah Mansfield of TX;
18 - The late Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 11, 1942 - The
Battle of Bukit Timah was fought in
February 11, 1943 - General
Dwight David Eisenhower was selected to command the
allied armies in
THIS DAY IN 1968:
|Sunday, February 11, 1968 - Author and illustrator
Willems was born in
Des Plaines, Illinois.
Sunday, February 11, 1968 - Journalist, economist, and politician Deendayal Upadhyaya (b. 25 Sept 1916 in the village Chandrabhan, now called Deendayal Dham, near the Farah town in Mathura district, United Provinces, British India) died at the age of 51 while traveling in a train under mysterious circumstances in Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh, India.
From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 02/08/15:
|“If I may be pardoned
for suggesting the obvious, I do so only because the obvious is not
observed in so many instances. The obvious includes four imperatives
with reference to children: Love them, Teach them, Respect them, Pray
with them and for them.”
Thanks so much, Daniel!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/11/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 02/10/18 - "Important Dates: Town Halls, City Council, Planning Commission, Election":
|It will be our purpose to
inform the voters in the upcoming May 1 election for Mayor and City
Council of the views of each candidate concerning the future of the City
Farm. Board members of Citizens for Riverview Farm Park have met with
four of the announced candidates and will meet with the remaining
candidates who are willing to meet with us.
We will post a guide to the candidates' views on our website, http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/
We encourage you to visit our calendar page, where you will find town hall meetings and candidate forums (to date only one has been announced). Also remember the Planning Commission Work Session on February 21, and the regular City Council meetings.
The calendar page will be updated as time passes, so please check our calendar page regularly at http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/index.php/calendar/
The weeks ahead are a very important time, so please keep informed and do whatever you can to help keep the City Farm as part of Riverview Farm Park, instead of another neighborhood of luxury homes on our James River.
President, Citizens for Riverview Farm park
Thank you for your diligence, Adrian!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/06/18 - "Super Bowl Sunday, YES!": Excellent!
Super Bowl Sunday from a Marine Corps Colonel in Afghanistan:
"So with all the kindness I can muster, I give this one piece of advice to the next pop star who is asked to sing the National Anthem at a sporting event: save the vocal gymnastics and the physical gyrations for your concerts. Just sing this song the way you were taught to sing it in kindergarten - straight up, no styling. "Sing it with the constant awareness that there are soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines watching you from bases and outposts all over the world. Don't make them cringe with your self-centered ego gratification. Sing it as if you are standing before a row of 86-year-old WW-II vets wearing their Purple Hearts, Silver Stars and flag pins on their cardigans and you want them to be proud of you for honoring them and the country they love - not because you want them to think you are a superstar musician. They could see that from your costume, makeup and your entourage. Sing 'The Star Spangled Banner' with the courtesy and humility that tells the audience that it is about America, not you. We're getting a little weary of that. Francis Scott Key does not need any help."
ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Wayne!
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH -02/07/18:
|YOWZERS! Thank you for this fascinating tidbit, Domi!|
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 02/10/18:
|BRILLIANT! Thank you, Jean!|
From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA -02/09/16:
|AMEN and AMEN! Thank you so much, Jane!|
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 02/09/15 - "Valentine's Day Is About Love Not Lovers":
Valentine's Day Is About Love Not Lovers
by Dr. Karen Gail Lewis
When you think about Valentine's Day, do you feel pleasure? Grief?
Anger? If you are single, Valentine's Day, along with New Years, are the
two most hated holidays. Too many single women say they "hide out" on
In fact, there is no agreed upon origin. There are numerous stories about
the man Valentine and the holiday of love. They range from Roman days to
honor the god Lupercus, to Emperor Claudius forbidding marriage, to Pope
Gelasium turning a pagan game of romance into a game about saints.
|“Go see that turkey
for yourself, and see for yourself why you shouldn't see it.”
|Thanks, Dearest Judy!|
BONUS BROKEN HEART CROCHET PATTERN:
BONUS BROKEN HEART KNIT PATTERN:
|Broken Heart Dishcloth - not free, but $3.15 for downloadable pattern|
BONUS BROKEN HEART CROSS STITCH PATTERN:
|Love can mend a broken heart|
BONUS BROKEN HEART RECIPES:
|Love Hurts: Recipes for a Broken Heart|
FINALLY:From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/10/18:
Sitting in the bar George asked his 40-year-old friend John, "How come you aren't married?"
John replied, "I haven't found the right woman yet."
"So what are you looking for?"
"Oh, she's got to be real pretty, a good cook, and housekeeper. She's got to know how to handle money, have a nice and pleasant personality, and money. She's got to have money. And a nice big house wouldn't hurt either."
"A woman like that would be crazy to marry YOU!" exclaimed George.
"Oh, it's okay, if she is crazy."
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/12/18
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Music by Burt Bacharach (b. 12 May 1928)
Words by Hal David (b. 25 May 1921)
Recorded by Gene Pitney, 1962
(17 Feb 1940 - 05 Apr 2006)
Only love can break a heart; only love can mend it again
(whistling and instrumental)
Last night I hurt you, but darlin', remember this
Only love can break a heart; only love can mend it again, hmm, hmm
You know I'm sorry, I'll prove it with just one kiss
Only love can break a heart only love can mend it agai-ai-ain
Give me a chance to make up for the harm I've done
Try to forgive me and let's keep the two of us one.
Please let me hold you and love you for always and always
Only love can break a heart; only love can mend it agai-ai-ain
Only love can break a heart; only love can mend it--again
(whistling and instrumental)
Title Image courtesy of http://www.320x480.org/typography/only-love-can-break-your-heart/ - 02/11/10
Animated Hearts Divider Line # 63 clip art courtesy of http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars5.html - 02/11/10
Animated Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty
('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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 Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)
Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07
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)
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
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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