05/31/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sea of Love
“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
oldie from 1959 always makes me smile!
I think it's because I always associate it with my beautiful cousin Cheryl (White Wilson - James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) (because we spent a lot of time together that summer and we sang it all the time!), and she always makes me smile, too!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EroRtEUmZcU - Sea of Love - Phil Phillips, 1959
"Sea of Love" is a song written by John Phillip Baptiste (aka Phil Phillips) and George Khoury. Phillips' 1959 recording of the song peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the UK, Marty Wilde covered the song, and Phillips' version failed to chart there. It was the only top 40 chart song for Phillips, who never recorded another hit.
The song has been covered by a number of artists since then, most notably by The Honeydrippers, whose version (from the album The Honeydrippers: Volume One) reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1985 and #1 on the adult contemporary chart in 1984. "Sea of Love" made the Top 40 one other time, when Del Shannon took it to #33 in 1981. Tom Waits gave the song a darker twist for the soundtrack to the 1989 Harold Becker film Sea of Love starring Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin, and Waits included it on his 2006 collection Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards.
Baptiste, who was working as a bellboy in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA, wrote "Sea of Love" for a love interest. He was introduced to local record producer George Khoury, who brought Baptiste into his studio to record the song. At Khoury's request, Baptiste took the stage name of Phil Phillips. The song, originally credited to Phil Phillips with The Twilights, was released on a small record label owned by Khoury, but due to its success was eventually leased to Mercury Records. Despite the song's success, Phillips claims that he has only ever received US$6,800 for recording it...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Dawn _____ Yevak of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
02 - Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA AND AND Linda Booth Reed ('63) of VA AND Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA;
03 - Bill Combs ('63) of MI AND Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR;
04 - Raoul Weinstein ('57) of GA AND Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA;
05 - Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of UT;
06 - Robert Hemintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57) AND My Granddaughter, Evey Harty of CA;
07 - Fred Field ('45) of CA AND Al Simms ('60) of VA AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
TODAY IN WWII:
May 31, 1941 - Germany conquered Crete after beginning
their invasion on May 20.
May 31, 1941 - Anglo-Iraqi War: The United Kingdom surrounded Baghdad, and completed the re-occupation of Iraq, returning 'Abd al-Ilah to power as regent for Faisal II.
May 31, 1941 - A Luftwaffe air raid in Dublin, Ireland claimed 38 lives.
May 31, 1942 - Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarines began a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia.
May 31, 1962 - Adolf Eichmann, "the architect of the Holocaust", was hanged in Israel, the only person to have been executed in Israel on conviction by a civilian court.
TODAY IN 1965:
|Monday, May 31, 1965 - Model, actress, and producer Brooke Shields was born Brooke Christa Shields in New York City, New York.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC -05/29/15:
|“A good character is
something you must make for yourself. It is the reward that comes from
living good principles and manifesting a virtuous and honorable life.”
- L. Tom Perry
From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 05/30/15 - "Multi-Tasking":
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 05/30/15:
|BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!|
From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 05/30/15 - "Crock-Pot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti":
Crock-Pot Cheesy Chicken
EASY AND YUMMY! Thanks again, Elizabeth!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/15/15 - "Phenomenal Photos (#16 in a series of 29)":
BONUS SEA CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUS SEAFOOD RECIPES:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Written by Philipe
14 Mar 1926) and George Khoury
"Sea of Love" midi courtesy of
Glorious Under Sea Images off the Coast of
Belize (May 2006) courtesy of the
late Chip Clark ('65)
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty
('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI- one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of http://www.ccsd.net/schools/cheyenne/sports.htm - 02/05/08
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Animated Fat Frog courtesy of
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08