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02/16/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Stupid Cupid

I 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.”

- 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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kJA8v577W8 - Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis, 1958

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 ballads—which both Francis and her visitor Bobby Darin felt were too sophisticated to appeal to the teen market—Francis 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 Sandra Smith Overby ('63) 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 Janice Clark Palmer ('63) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;

23 - Richard Prince ('57) AND Tommy Payne ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

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


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

February 16, 1918 - The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopted the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.


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 1968:

Friday, February 16, 1968 - In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system went into service.

Friday, February 16, 1968 - Author and screenwriter Warren Ellis was born Warren Girard Ellis in Essex, England.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/15/15:

“Be grateful to people in your lives who love you enough to correct you.”

- Neal A. Maxwell
(06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004)

   Thanks, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/16/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 02/14/18:

   Thanks, Elizabeth!
 
 
 


“Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan
1974)


 From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 01/25/18 - "Today's Humor (#16 in a Series of 18)":
 

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!
 
 


BONUS CUPID CROSS STITCH PATTERN:

Cupid Cross Stitch Chart


BONUS CUPID KNIT PATTERN:

Cupid Wash Cloth - Not free, but $3.00 for instant download


BONUS CUPID RECIPES:

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

http://www.bakerella.com/cupids-arrow-cupcakes/ - Cupid’s Arrow Cupcakes - "I was in the mood to make some red velvet cupcakes this weekend. Red velvet cake is so pretty on it’s own, you really don’t 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 - 02/15/18:

At the Henry Street Hebrew School, Goldplate, the new teacher, finished the day's lesson. It was now time for the usual question period.

"Mr. Goldplate," began little Joey, "there's something I can't figure out."

"What is that Joey?" asked Goldplate.

"Well according to scripture, the Children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, right?"

"Right."

"And the Children of Israel beat up the Philistines, right?"

"Er--right."

"And the Children of Israel built the Temple, right?"

"Again, you are right."

"And the Children of Israel fought the Egyptians, and the Children of Israel fought the Romans, and the Children of Israel were always doing something important, right?"

"All that is right, too," agreed Goldplate. "So what is your question?"

"What I want to know is this," demanded Joey. "What were all the grownups doing?”


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -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:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/12/18

BLOG:

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
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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Stupid Cupid

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

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

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

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

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

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)

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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