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02/25/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Book of Love

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

- Bruce Lee
( 27 Nov 1940 - 20 July 1973)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Though more than fifty years have passed, I have yet to hear a single person utter the words, "I wonder.." without responding (at least silently), "who wrote the book of love?"

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIfuNPbBaaA - The Book of Love - The Monotones, 1957 - The video quality on this fades out from time to time. I like that; my memories of that time do the same thing.


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Love_%28song%29:  

"The Book of Love" (also titled "(Who Wrote) The Book of Love") is a rock and roll song, originally by The Monotones. It was written by three members of the group, Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick, and it peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lead singer Charles Patrick heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line "wonder where the yellow went". From there he got the idea for the line, "I wonder, wonder, wonder who, who wrote the book of love", working it up into a song with Davis and Malone. The "boom" part of the song was a result of a kid kicking a ball against the garage while they were rehearsing. It sounded good, so they added it to the song.

In September 1957, the Monotones recorded "The Book of Love", which was released on the Mascot label in December that year. The small record company could not cope with its popularity, and it was reissued on Chess Records' subsidiary Argo label in February 1958. It attained a Billboard ranking of #5 for pop songs and #3 for R&B in 1958. It also reached #5 in Australia...


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND the President of the Class of 1965,   Joe Wingo of NC!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

27 -  Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND    Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;

28 - Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;

29 - Happy (Un)Leap Year Day Birthday to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;

01 - Alan Cohen ('57);

03 -   Jerry Seay ('63) of VA AND   Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA;

04 - The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) (deceased - 04/19/05) AND the late     Roland McCoy (June '45) (deceased - 01/09/15)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

February 25, 1932 - Adolf Hitler obtained German citizenship by naturalization, which allowed him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.

February 25, 1933 - The USS Ranger was launched. It was the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.

February 25, 1939 - The first of 212 million Anderson air raid shelters appeared in North London.

February 25, 1941 - February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike was declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.

February 25, 1945 - Turkey declared war on Germany.


TODAY IN 1967:

Saturday, February 25, 1967 - The Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ed Balls, was born Edward Michael Balls in Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Saturday, February 25, 1967 - Journalist and author Jonathan Freedland was born Jonathan Saul Freedland in England.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/24/15:

“The course of our lives is not determined by great, awesome decisions. Our direction is set by the little day-to-day choices which chart the track on which we run.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

   Thank you, Susan!


From Jim Brinkley ('65) of IN - 02/24/17, 12:23 AM:

Carol,

Thanks so much for all you do to keep us well informed about our classmates. We will be praying for you and your family to have a full recovery from this sickness.

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,
Jim and Lynne Brinkley

   Thank you so much, Sweetie Pies! I really appreciate that! I didn't actually get as sick this time as I usually do, but my ability to think clearly completely ceases at the first sign of fever, rendering me totally useless.

   Paul's thinking actually become sharper at such times. I cannot even grasp such a concept.


From Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA - 02/24/17, 8:06 AM:

Carol, give yourself a break. You don't have to send a newsletter every day. Sure appreciate the memorial editions and updates in classmates, though. Hope you're feeling better soon. 

Carolyn

   Thank you, Carolyn! I've been taking a break, for sure and certain, but my OCD probably won't allow me to refrain from eventually filling in the blanks, to some degree or other! 



 From Jim Rohn's Newsletter - 02/15/10 - "Nine Things More Important than Capital":

Nine Things More Important than Capital

By Jim Rohn


When starting any enterprise or business, whether it is full-time or part-time, we all know the value of having plenty of capital (money). But I bet we both know or at least have heard of people who started with no capital who went on to make fortunes. How? You may ask.

Well, I believe there are actually some things that are more valuable than capital that can lead to your entrepreneurial success. Let me give you the list.

1. Time
Time is more valuable than capital. The time you set aside not to be wasted, not to be given away. Time you set aside to be invested in an enterprise that brings value to the marketplace with the hope of making a profit. Now we have capital time.

How valuable is time? Time properly invested is worth a fortune. Time wasted can be devastation. Time invested can perform miracles, so you invest your time.

2. Desperation
I have a friend, Lydia, whose first major investment in her new enterprise was desperation. She said, "My kids are hungry, I’ve gotta make this work. If this doesn't work, what will I do?" So she invested $1 in her enterprise selling a product she believed in. The $1 was to buy a few flyers so she could make a sale at retail, collect the money and then buy the product wholesale to deliver back to the customer.

My friend Bill Bailey went to Chicago as a teenager after he got out of high school. And the first job he got was as a night janitor. Someone said, "Bill, why would you settle for night janitor?" He said, "Malnutrition." You work at whatever you can possibly get when you get hungry. You go to work somewhere—night janitor, it doesn't matter where it is. Years later now, Bill is a recipient of the Horatio Alger award, rich and powerful and one of the great examples of lifestyle that I know. But, his first job—night janitor. Desperation can be a powerful incentive. When you say, “I must.”

3. Determination
Determination says I will. First Lydia said, "I must find a customer." Desperation. Second, she said, "I will find someone before this first day is over." Sure enough, she found someone. She said, "If it works once, it will work again." But then the next person said, "No." Now what must you invest?

4. Courage
Courage is more valuable than capital. If you've only got $1 and a lot of courage, I'm telling you, you've got a good future ahead of you. Courage in spite of the circumstances. Humans can do the most incredible things no matter what happens. Haven't we heard the stories? There are some recent ones from Kosovo that are some of the most classic, unbelievable stories of being in the depths of hell and finally making it out. It's humans. You can't sell humans short. Courage in spite of, not because of, but in spite of. Now once Lydia has made 3 or 4 sales and gotten going, here's what now takes over.

5. Ambition
"Wow! If I can sell 3, I can sell 33. If I can sell 33, I can sell 103." Wow. Lydia is now dazzled by her own dreams of the future.

6. Faith
Now she begins to believe she's got a good product. This is probably a good company. And she then starts to believe in herself. Lydia, single mother, 2 kids, no job. "My gosh, I'm going to pull it off!" Her self-esteem starts to soar. These are investments that are unmatched. Money can't touch it. What if you had a million dollars and no faith? You'd be poor. You wouldn't be rich. Now here is the next one, the reason why she's a millionaire today.

7. Ingenuity
Putting your brains to work. Probably up until now, you've put about 1/10 of your brainpower to work. What if you employed the other 9/10? You can't believe what can happen. Humans can come up with the most intriguing things to do. Ingenuity. What's ingenuity worth? A fortune. It is more valuable than money. All you need is a $1 and plenty of ingenuity. Figuring out a way to make it work, make it work, make it work.

8. Heart and Soul
What is a substitute for heart and soul? It's not money. Money can't buy heart and soul. Heart and soul is more valuable than a million dollars. A million dollars without heart and soul, you have no life. You are ineffective. But, heart and soul is like the unseen magic that moves people, moves people to buy, moves people to make decisions, moves people to act, moves people to respond.

9. Personality
You've just got to spruce up and sharpen up your own personality. You've got plenty of personality. Just get it developed to where it is effective every day, effective no matter who you talk to, whether it is a child or whether it is a business person, whether it is a rich person or a poor person. A unique personality that is at home anywhere. One of my mentors, Bill Bailey, taught me, "You've got to learn to be just as comfortable, Mr. Rohn, whether it is in a little shack in Kentucky having a beer and watching the fights with Winfred, my old friend or in a Georgian mansion in Washington, DC as the Senator's guest." Move with ease whether it is with the rich or whether it is with the poor. And it makes no difference to you who is rich or who is poor. A chance to have a unique relationship with whomever. The kind of personality that's comfortable. The kind of personality that's not bent out of shape.

And lastly, let's not forget charisma and sophistication. Charisma with a touch of humility. This entire list is more valuable than money. With one dollar and the list I just gave you, the world is yours. It belongs to you, whatever piece of it you desire whatever development you wish for your life. I've given you the secret. Capital. The kind of capital that is more valuable than money and that can secure your future and fortune. Remember that you lack not the resources.


“I paid too much for it, but it's worth it.”

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


BONUS (FLOWER) BOOK (OF LOVE) CROCHET PATTERN:

http://paperfectionsartandcraft.blogspot.com/2009/03/one-of-good-things-about-art-school-was.html - Crochet Flower Books - Okay, it's a stretch!


BONUS BOOK OF LOVE RECIPES:

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/cookbooks.asp?cookbook=335375 - Tara's Book of Love - Five recipes


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/24/17:

I didn't know if my young granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me, and always she was correct. But it was fun for me, so I continued.

At last, she headed for the door, saying sagely, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these yourself!"


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: brendawilliams64.wixsite.com/nnhs1962 and CONTACT: brendawilliams64@gmail.com

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/19/17

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

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


The Book of Love

Written by Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick

Recorded by The Monotones, 1957/8


[ I wonder, wonder who, bi du du, who
Who wrote the book of love ]

Tell me, tell me, tell me
Oh, who wrote the book of love
I've got to know the answer
Was it someone from above

[ repeat ]

I love you, darling
Baby, you know I do
But I've got to see this book of love
And find out why it's true

[ repeat ]

{ Chapter One says to love her
You love her with all your heart
Chapter Two, you tell her
You're never never never never ever gonna part
In Chapter Three remember
The meaning of romance
In Chapter Four you break up
But you give her just one more chance }

Oh,
[ repeat ]

Baby, baby, baby
I love you, yes I do
Well, it says so in this book of love
Ours is the one that's true

Oh,
[ repeat ]

{ repeat }

Oh,
[ repeat ]

Baby, baby, baby
I love you, yes I do
Well, it says so in this book of love
Ours is the one that's true

[ repeat ]
I wonder who (yeah)
Who wrote the book of love


 "The Book of Love" midi courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~MountainJack/booklove.mid
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/26/03
Thanks, Dave!

"The Book of Love" lyrics courtesy of lyrics courtesy of http://ynucc.yeungnam.ac.kr/~bwlee/lyrics/bkoflv.htm
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/26/03
Thanks again, Dave!

Big Books and Line of Books Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars15.html - 02/01/05

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 missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05

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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