04/01/16 - 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 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:
April Fool's Birthday
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 VAANDAaron (Hank) Smith ('69);
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
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 1966:
|Friday, April 01, 1966 - Radio
and television host
Chris Evans was born Christopher James Evans
Friday, April 01, 1966 - Author and playwright Brian O'Nolan (b. 05 Oct 1911 in Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland) died in Dublin, Republic of Ireland at the age of 54. He suffered from cancer of the throat and died from a heart attack
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 Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/31/16:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!|
|“Why do you always
insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct?”
|GOOD ONE! Thanks, Billy!|
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:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 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, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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