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04/01/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
April Fool's Day

I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.”

 - Jonathan Swift
(30 Nov 1667 - 19 Oct 1745)

  
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!


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_Little_Fool:  

"Poor Little Fool" is a pop/rock 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.[2]

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!

   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!


THIS DAY IN WWII:

April 1, 1924 - Adolf Hitler was sentenced to five years in jail 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 Mein Kampf.

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, 1937 - Spanish Civil War: Jaén, Spain was bombed by Nazi forces.

April 1, 1939 - Spanish Civil War: Generalísimo Francisco Franco of the Spanish State announced the end of the Spanish Civil War, when the last of the Republican forces surrendered.

April 1, 1941 - Fântâna Albă massacre: Between 200 and 2,000 Romanian civilians were killed by Soviet Border Guards.

April 1, 1941 - The Blockade Runner Badge for the German navy was instituted.

April 1, 1941 - A military coup in Iraq overthrew the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installed Rashid Ali as Prime Minister.

April 1, 1944 - Navigation errors led to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.

April 1, 1945 - Operation Iceberg United States troops landed on Okinawa in the last campaign of the war.

April 1, 1948 - Cold War: The Berlin Airlift began. Military forces, under direction of the Soviet-controlled government in East Germany, set-up a land blockade of West Berlin.


THIS DAY IN 1970:

April 01, 1970 - President Richard Nixon signed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the 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 - The first of over 670,000 AMC Gremlins were released into North America to compete with foreign imported cars.

April 01, 1970 - Author, screenwriter, and producer Brad Meltzer was born in the USA.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/31/15:

“We 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
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

   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!!!!!!!

Old Glory

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Bobby!


“Why do you always insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct?”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar
1985)


 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


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/31/19:

Two women who were dog owners were arguing over whose dog was smarter.

First woman: "My dog is so smart. Every morning he waits for the paperboy to come around, and then he takes a newspaper and brings it to me."

Second woman: "I know."

First one: "How?"

Second one: "My dog told me."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, May 13, 2020 -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.
 
3. Friday, May 15, 2020 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Burger Theory Restaurant in the Holiday Inn, 980 Omni Boulevard, Newport News. CONTACT:


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/20/20

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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7020 Lure Court
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910-584-8802

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

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2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

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


 

Poor Little Fool

Written by Sharon Sheeley
 (04 Apr 1940 – 17 May 2002)

Recorded by Rick Nelson, 1958
(08 May 1940 – 31 Dec 1985)


I used to play around with hearts that hastened at my call,
But when I met that little girl I knew that I would fall.

(chorus)
Poor little fool, oh yeah, I was a fool, uh huh..

She played around and teased me with her carefree devil eyes,
She'd hold me close and kiss me but her heart was full of lies.

(chorus)

She told me how she cared for me and that we'd never part,
And so for the very first time I gave away my heart.

(chorus)

The next day she was gone and I knew she'd lied to me,
She left me with a broken heart and won her victory.

(chorus)

I'd played this game with other hearts but I never thought I'd see,
The day that someone else would play love's foolish game with me.

(chorus)

 


"Poor Little Fool" 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
Thanks, Bill!

Animated Bar 117 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars7.html - 02/03/10

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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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