04/01/20 - 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:
|Happy April Fool's Birthday today to Harold Smith ('57) AND Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA!|
|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 1970:
|April 01, 1970 - President
Richard Nixon signed the
Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring
Surgeon General's warnings on
tobacco products and banning
cigarette advertising on television and radio in the
United States, effective 1 January 1971.
April 01, 1970 - Author, screenwriter, and producer Brad Meltzer was born in the USA.
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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/23/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 04/01/20:
From The Best All-Around Boy in the Class of 1962, Bobby Hilling of VA - 03/30/20, 6:40 PM - "Old Glory":
This is beautiful and needed right now!!!!!!!
WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Bobby!
|“Why do you always
insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct?”
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/20/20, 3:03 PM - "Real Easter Bunnies" (#4-6 in a Series of 21):
Wishing you a beautiful and healthy Easter season.
AWW! Thank you, Shari!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/19/20, 4:22 AM - "Beautiful Peacocks" (#1 in a Series of 15):
Here are some beautiful sights, especially for those feeling trapped and or isolated.
OOH, GORGEOUS! Thank you, Shari!
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 - 03/31/19:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/20/20
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to email@example.com; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
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
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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