04/01/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme song
just seemed to be a natural.
BONUS - Poor Little Fool - Rick
BONUS - Poor Little Fool - Rick Nelson
It's a well known fact (I hope) that I personally intensely dislike April Fool's Day (or practical jokes at any time). We celebrate it here each year simply because we endeavor to observe everything - and because I am such a Sweetie-Pie!
|"Poor Little Fool" is a
song written by
Sharon Sheeley. Sheely penned the song when she was only fifteen
years old. Sheely had met Elvis Presley, and he encouraged her to write.
Sheely sought after Rick Nelson to record the tune. Sheely drove to
Nelson's house, and decided she might be able to meet the star if she
claimed her car had broken down. Rick came to her aid, and that was when
Sheely sprang the song on him. Sheely's version was much faster. Rick
recorded the song, slowing it down. Sheely became a success, and soon
after she decided that she wanted to work with Eddie Cochran.
The song was based on her disappointment following a short-lived relationship with a member of a popular singing duo. The best-known version of the song was recorded by Ricky Nelson on April 17, 1958 and released on Imperial Records 5528. It holds the distinction of being the first number 1 song on Billboard magazine's then newly created Hot 100 chart, replacing the magazine's Jockeys and Top 100 charts. It spent two weeks at the number 1 spot. The record also reached the top ten on the Billboard Country and Rhythm and Blues charts.
"Poor Little Fool" became a radio hit when it was released as part of a four-song Extended Play 45 rpm disc which was excerpted from the artist's second LP, Ricky Nelson. Responding to the buzz, Lew Chudd of Imperial Records rushed out a single version (on both 45 and 78 rpm). Nelson objected, however, believing that the move would hurt sales of the EP. Under his contract with Imperial, the singer had approval rights for all picture-sleeve art and to express his displeasure with Chudd's decision, he chose not to select a photograph for the "Poor Little Fool" single. As a result, "Poor Little Fool" was the only Ricky Nelson single released by Imperial to be issued in the United States without a photo in a plain label-cut-out sleeve.
The Fleetwoods released a cover version of the song in 1962.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy April Fool's Birthday today to
Harold Smith ('57)
Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of FL;
06 - Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69);
07 - Marc Snyder ('65) of NC!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
150 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|April 1, 1865 - American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks. Union Army led by Philip Sheridan decisively defeated Confederate States Army led by George Pickett, leading to Breakthrough at Petersburg and Appomattox Campaign.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|April 1, 1924 -
Adolf Hitler was sentenced to five years in
for high treason for his participation in the "Beer
Hall Putsch". However, he spent only nine months in jail, during
which he wrote the book
April 1, 1933 - The recently elected Nazis under Julius Streicher organized a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany, ushering in the series of anti-Semitic acts that would gradually, yet ultimately lead to the Holocaust.
April 1, 1944 - Navigation errors led to an accidental
American bombing of the
Swiss city of
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Thursday, April 01, 1965 - Actor, director, and screenwriter Tomas Alfredson was born Hans Christian Tomas Alfredson in Lidingö, Stockholms län, Sweden.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC -03/31/15:
are in a period of stress across the world. There are occasionally hard
days for each of us. Do not despair. Do not give up. Look for the
sunlight through the clouds. Opportunities will eventually open to you.
Do not let the prophets of gloom endanger your possibilities.”
Gordon B. Hinckley, 1986
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Mayim Bialik (North
Hollywood High School,
CA - '93) of CA - 03/31/15 - "My Plans For a Meaningful, Vegan Passover":
|Passover starts Friday
night. Here are my plans for seders, getting protein as a vegan, and
finding meaning @kveller.
Thank you so much, Mayim!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/31/15 - "From Lisa Dye":
|...The Matt Jones group
brings a new direction in gospel music for singers Matt Jones and Lisa
Dye, and they invite you along for the journey!
From the first time he attended his first gospel music concert, Matt Jones knew he wanted to sing gospel music. For years now he has poured everything into this great music. In 2005 he began traveling with KingsRiver and has done that for the last 10 years. He is excited now to expand his ministry with The Matt Jones Group.
Lisa Dye comes from a family of southern gospel music singers. Traveling with her father, Glenn Dye, and his group, the Swordsmen, in the early 1980's helped Lisa to develop a love for gospel music. Lisa is an established southern gospel artist with a heart committed to sharing God's message and His Word through music. She has previously been a part of On A Journey, Even So, and KingsRiver. Lisa brings rich vocals and has been honored to share the stage with some of gospel music's best known musicians, including the Blackwood Quartet, the Weatherfords, the Songfellows, Ann Downing, Paul's Journey, Praise Incorporated and Sunday Drive.
With excitement and passion, The Matt Jones Group brings a program of great gospel music and a few laughs here and there but with a solid foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Matt Jones Group hopes to see you soon.
They would love for you to host them for one of your Sunday services, Wednesday service, Friday or Saturday night concert or any special event.
If you are interested, please contact Lisa at 972-979-5731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, Glenn - and Lisa!
From My Friend, Terri, of NC - 03/31/15 - "10 Flowers to Grow with Vegetables":
|Never knew this, cool.
INDEED! Thanks so much, Terri!
|“Why do you always
insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct?”
February was a stressful month for many of us… take the time to
relax and check out these!
Thank you, Dearest Judy!
|GOOD ONE! Thanks, Dearest Judy!|
BONUS FOOL CROCHET PATTERN:
|Rachel Choi's April Fool’s Crochet Pattern: Spaghetti|
BONUS APRIL FOOL RECIPES:
|April Fool's! A fun menu for 6 with wacky April Fool's recipes|
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/31/15:
|A little girl asked her mother,
"Can I go outside and play with the boys?"
Her mother replied, "No, you can't play with the boys; they're too rough."
The little girl thought about it for a few moments and asked, "If I can find a smooth one, can I play with him?"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 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.|
midi (sequenced by the late Robert Dupler on 06/06/98) courtesy
of http://www.midistudio.com/Guests/Robert_Dupler/index.html - 02/04/10
"Poor Little Fool" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdomain.com/18/ricky_nelson/poor_little_fool.html - 02/03/10
Image of Fool courtesy of http://windynights.homestead.com/files/fool.jpg - 02/04/10
Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs
('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Animated Bar 117 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars7.html - 02/03/10
Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
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