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02/16/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Stupid Cupid

ďI don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day.
When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind
is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.Ē

- Author Unknown
 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme has become an annual event for us on this day:

BONUS #1 - Stupid Cupid - Neil Sedaka

BONUS #2 - Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis

BONUS #3 - http://www.addictinggames.com/angelico.html - Stupid Cupid Arcade Game


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stupid_Cupid:    

"Stupid Cupid" is a song written by Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka which became a hit for Connie Francis in 1958.

In the spring of 1958 Francis had hit #4 with her breakout hit, a rock ballad version of the standard "Who's Sorry Now?". The similarly-styled follow-up"I'm Sorry I Made You Cry" had barely reached the Top 40 and Francis recalls: "I knew I had to come up with a hit on the third record. It was crucial. I listened to every publisher's song in New York, but nothing was hitting me."[1] Eventually Don Kirshner of Aldon Music had Greenfield and Sedaka, who were staff writers for Aldon, visit Francis at her home to pitch their songs; after listening to a number of balladsówhich both Francis and her visitor Bobby Darin felt were too sophisticated to appeal to the teen marketóFrancis asked if the songwriters had "something a little more lively" and Greenfield asked Sedaka to play "Stupid Cupid", an uptempo number intended for the Shepherd Sisters. Sedaka objected that Francis, a "classy lady", would be insulted to be pitched such a puerile song; but Greenfield dismissed Sedaka's objection, saying, "What have we got to lose, she hates everything we wrote, doesn't she? Play it already!" After hearing only a few lines Francis recalls: "I started jumping up and down and I said, 'That's it! You guys got my next record!'"[2]

Francis cut "Stupid Cupid" on 18 June 1958 at Metropolitan Studio (NYC); LeRoy Holmes conducted the orchestra while Morty Kraft produced the session. Noteworthy in the recording is the uncredited bass guitar work; a complex and energetic riff that has survived the decades and has proven to be one of early rock and roll's best recorded bass guitar sessions. A version of "Carolina Moon" recorded at Metropolitan Studio that 9 June with Kraft producing and Joe Lipman conducting was utilized as the B-side. "Stupid Cupid" provided a reasonably strong comeback vehicle for Francis reaching the Top 15 that August with a Billboard Hot 100 peak of #14. Francis would have to wait until 1959 to make her return to the Top 10 via "My Happiness"...


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

     Happy Birthday this week to:

18 - The late     Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND    Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC;

19 -     Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND      Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND        Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!

20 -    Bobby Callis ('64) of WV;

22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;

23 - Richard Prince ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

February 16, 1940 - Altmark Incident: The German tanker Altmark was boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack. 299 British prisoners were freed. 

February 16, 1943 - Red Army troops re-entered Kharkov.

February 16, 1943 - Insertion of Operation Gunnerside, Norway.

February 16, 1945 - American forces landed on Corregidor Island in the Philippines.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Sunday, February 16, 1964 - Footballer Bebeto was born Josť Roberto Gama de Oliveira in Salvador, Brazil.

Sunday, February 16, 1964 - Actor Christopher Eccleston (the Ninth Doctor in Doctor Who) was born in Langworthy, Pendleton, Salford, England.


NEW ON SITE:

    Tony Fertitta (11 July 1918 - 11 Feb 2014) passed away this week, so I added his obituary to the Fertitta's page in Our Old Stomping Grounds.


REQUEST:

  From Jim Dossett ('66) of NC - 02/15/14 - "Missing TYPHOON":

Hi Carol,
 
I hope all is well with you.  On another FB page I mentioned Brenda Clarke's name ( '65 band Sweetheart) and for some reason I thought I had seen her listed as deceased on NNHS65.  I went back to verify and could not find that info.  Meanwhile several people contacted me and said they thought she was still alive and possibly living in MD.  I think she married a krabba named Judson Hudson ...  do you know anything about her?
 
Thanks
 
   Hi, Jim! I have no knowledge of Brenda's death, but neither am I in contact with her. I did a few quick searches for both her and Judson, and found a couple of surprising leads. Whitepages.com listed a Judson B. Hudson in our age range living in Hampton:

http://www.whitepages.com/name/Judson-B-Hudson/Hampton-VA/2q21401

   The really curious part is they mentioned as one of the "People Judson may know"       Virginia B. Cash, our former school secretary. Her Memorial Newsletter in turn states:

"We would like to thank Jud and Mary Hudson of Hampton for their special loving care to my mother."

   So for the price of a phone call, you may find another lead - or again it may all bomb out - but this was the best I could do. Happy Hunting - and please let me know if you find Brenda!


Thanks  Carol ...  I had found Judson's name and a Brenda C and Brenda L associated.  BUT I also saw that there was a "Mary" associated with Judson ...  thought he may have re married.  Don't know ...  fun trying.  I probably will give him a call ...  he and I have a bit of a past history .....
 
Thanks for your efforts and I will let you know if I find anything.

   Best wishes with that, Jim! Brenda's friends have been looking for her for years!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/15/14 - "NO idea how it was filmed, but it's sure great to Watch !!!!":

THIS IS AWESOME!

https://www.youtube.com/v/XBEyCr5AoIs

   WOWZERS! That's amazing! Thanks, Dearest Judy!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/15/14 - "God's People Choir":

God's People Choir

Just for fun.......

People of my heritage 

http://worriersanonymous.org/Share/Godspeople.htm

   This is delightful, Haul Party! Thanks so much!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/01/14 - "Dogs (#15 in a Series of 26)":
 

 

Happy New Year to dog lovers everywhere!

     HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Dools!

 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/06/14 - "OLD CANS .... (#6 in a Series of 15)":

  OLD CANS!

He used to go to all the public functions...especially the picture theaters. And he always carried a sugar bag to collect empty bottles and cans. His name was... Albert (Tapper) Torney.

Everyone thought he was a bit eccentric and kids would tease and hassle him. Then it was discovered that he sold the empty bottles but only some of the cans.

After he died in 1998 (aged 86) his large collection of model cars made from aluminum cans was discovered.

This goes to prove..."you shouldn't judge a book by its cover" - or a sculptor by his sugar bag. Some of his collection ---- AMAZING!


   WOWZERS! Thanks, Jimmy!
 
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/10/14 - "Maxine on cold weather (#6 in a Series of 12)":

 
In light of more snow.  Thought you might enjoy these.  :) :)

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!

 
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#1 in a Series of 37)":

 
Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....

Snow in Russia

Now THIS is winter!

~BRRRRRRRRR~

   YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!

 
 


 
BONUS CUPID CROCHET PATTERN:

Cupid's Arrow - "Have you ever been struck by Cupidís Arrow? Was it love at first sight? Today I have a whimsical, quick to hook pattern... A Cupidís shooting arrow, raining down hearts!"


 
BONUS CUPID CROSS STITCH PATTERN:

Cupid Cross Stitch Chart


 
BONUS CUPID SEWING PATTERN:

Gail Kellison's Little Love 10" Jointed Cherub


BONUS CUPID RECIPES:

http://www.rd.com/food/recipes-cooking/valentines-day-appetizer-recipe-cupids-breadsticks/ - Cupidís Breadsticks - "This easy dish sends a playful message to your sweetie."

http://spoonful.com/recipes/cupcakes-cupid - Cupcakes for Cupid - "Cupid's arrow hits the mark with these heart-shaped treats. To create the heart shape, place a small marble or a 1/2-inch ball of aluminum foil between each liner and one side of the tin (a great job for kids). This will push the paper into the batter to form the notch in the heart."

http://www.bakerella.com/cupids-arrow-cupcakes/ - Cupidís Arrow Cupcakes - "I was in the mood to make some red velvet cupcakes this weekend. Red velvet cake is so pretty on itís own, you really donít need to do much to decorate it. A luscious cream cheese frosting works just fine most of the time."


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com  - 02/15/14:
 
YOU LIVE IN CALIFORNIA WHEN - -

1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.

2. The high school quarterback calls a time-out to answer his cell phone.

3. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.

4. You know how to eat an artichoke.

5. You drive to your neighborhood block party.

6. Someone asks you how far away something is, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.



YOU LIVE IN NEW YORK WHEN - -

1. You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan.

2. You have never been to the Statue of Liberty.

3. You can get into a 4-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.

4. You think Central Park is "nature."

5. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multilingual.

6. You've worn out a car horn.

7. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.



YOU LIVE IN ALASKA WHEN - -

1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup and Tabasco.

2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.

3. You have more than one recipe for moose.

4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.

5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter, and construction.



YOU LIVE IN THE DEEP SOUTH WHEN - -

1. You get a movie and bait in the same store.

2. "Ya'll" is singular and "all ya'll" is plural.

3. After fifteen years you still hear, "You ain't from 'round here, are ya?"

4. "He needed killin'" is a valid defense.

5. Everyone has 2 first names.



YOU LIVE IN COLORADO WHEN - -

1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.

2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home, and he stops at the Day Care Center.

3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.

4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a ponytail.



YOU LIVE IN THE MIDWEST WHEN - -

1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.

2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.

3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.

4. You end sentences with a preposition: "Where's my coat at?"

5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was different! "



YOU LIVE IN FLORIDA WHEN - -

1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.

2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind -- even houses and cars.

3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.

4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.

5. Cars in front of you are often driven by headless people.

6. You don't know how to vote.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, March 6, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.  

2. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/13/14

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    
             


Stupid Cupid

Written by Howard Greenfield (15 Mar 1936 Ė 04 Mar 1986) and Neil Sedaka (b. 13 Mar 1939)

Recorded by Connie Francis, 1958
(b.12 Dec 1938)
 

Stupid Cupid, you're a real mean guy
I'd like to clip your wings so you can't fly
I'm in love and it's a crying shame
And I know that you're the one to blame
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me

I can't do my homework and I can't think straight
I meet him every morning 'bout half past eight
I'm acting like a lovesick fool
You've even got me carrying his books to school
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me

You mixed me up for good right from the very start
Hey now, go play Robin Hood with somebody else's heart

You got me jumping like a crazy clown
And I don't feature what you're putting down
Well, since I kissed his loving lips of wine
The thing that bothers me is that I like it fine
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me

You got me jumping like a crazy clown
And I don't feature what you're putting down
Well, since I kissed his loving lips of wine
The thing that bothers me is that I like it fine
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me

Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me


"Stupid Cupid" midi courtesy of http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/ at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/13/10
Thanks, Dave!

"Stupid Cupid" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/songs/c/conniefrancis5974/stupidcupid505749.html - 02/16/10

Anti-Valentine Day title clip art courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/14/10
GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari!

Rose Cupids Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 03/29/05

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

Animated USMC and Army Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Benevolent Order of the Elks logo courtesy of http://www.elks2407.com/ - 01/26/08

Moose Lodge Logo courtesy of http://www.silverbuckleband.com/SilverBuckleSchedule1.html - 11/24/08

American Legion Logo courtesy of http://www.delawarecitizencorps.org/partnerprograms - 11/17/08

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Hampton High 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

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

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