02/25/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Book of Love
“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
BONUS - 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.
|"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 FL;
28 - Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;
29 - Happy (Un)Leap Year Day Birthday to the late Bob Schweida ('54) (d. 16 Apr 2018);
01 - Alan Cohen ('57);
03 - Jerry Seay ('63) of VA AND Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA;
04 - The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) (d. 04/19/05) AND the late Roland McCoy (June '45) (d. 01/09/15)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|February 25, 1919 - Oregon placed a one cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
February 25, 1932
Adolf Hitler obtained German citizenship by
naturalization, which allowed him to run in the 1932
February 25, 1939 - The first of 21⁄2 million Anderson air raid shelters appeared in North London.
TODAY IN 1969:
|February 25, 1969 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist for Kingston Wall, Petri Walli, was born Petri Ilari Walli in Finland.|
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
Gordon B. Hinckley
Thank you, Susan!
|Thank you, Joan!|
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty ( Hillsboro HS, IL - Boy with Best Personality in the Class of 1990) of NC - 02/23/19 - " Emeline Harty (Maple Mountain High School, UT - '20) of UT":
My daughter Emeline is at
the science excellence again. She got a gold and bronze at the regional
Science Olympiad Competition...Gold for Water Quality and Bronze for
Herpetology. At any rate rate, there is the bling. Very proud of you.
Thank you, Brent! Way to go, Eme!
From MaeLea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA - 02/23/19:
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/13 - "Rain Rain Go Away....at least for a while!!!":
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/23/19- "Best advice I've seen in a while":
|Best advice I've seen
in a while, rules to live by!
Words of advice to Old Friends
Thank you, Wayne!
From Jim Rohn's Newsletter - 02/15/10 - "Nine Things More Important than Capital":
More Important than Capital
By Jim Rohn
|“I paid too much for
it, but it's worth it.”
BONUS (FLOWER) BOOK (OF LOVE) CROCHET PATTERN:
|Crochet Flower Books - Okay, it's a stretch!|
|Love Knitting Patterns - "Thousands of knitting patterns featuring Lion Brand, Red Heart, Bernat, Cascade, and many more, plus hundreds of talented independent designers. Our patterns include gorgeous baby knitting patterns, classic sweaters, challenging knits, and patterns for beginners. Something for every knitter!"|
BONUS BOOK OF LOVE RECIPES:
|Tara's Book of Love - Five recipes|
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:
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