06/05/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Didn't We Almost Have It All?
“Oh, the comfort - the
inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a
person - having neither
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Remember this one?
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_4PlM85NJo - Whitney Houston - Didn't We Almost Have It All?
|"Didn't We Almost Have It All" is the second single from
Whitney Houston's second album
Whitney. The song was written by
Michael Masser and
Will Jennings and was released in August 1987. It received a
Grammy nomination for Song of the Year.
Originally, another song was to be released as the second single, "For the Love of You", but Arista Records decided to release "Didn't We Almost Have It All" instead because all Houston's singles had to be original material at this point of her career.
The single was number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 even though there was not a video for the song. A live performance of the song recorded during Houston's successful 1987–1988 Moment of Truth World Tour was played on MTV, VH1, and BET. The performance is from a Saratoga Springs, New York date. It was widely speculated that the song is about Houston's relationship with then NFL star Randall Cunningham.
It debuted at number forty one on the Hot 100 the week of August 22, 1987 and six weeks later reached number one. "Didn't We Almost Have It All" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, from September 26 to October 3, 1987, where the song became her fifth consecutive number one. The song also topped both component charts, the Hot 100 Singles Sales and Hot 100 Airplay, Houston's fourth song (and fourth consecutive release) to do so. It has sold over one million copies World Wide.
The single stayed in the Top 40 for 13 weeks, and topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts for three weeks.
"Didn't We Almost Have It All" was ranked 22nd on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end charts (1987), and remained in the Billboard Hot 100 for 17 weeks. It was her fifth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, her fourth on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales, her fourth on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay, and her fifth on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of UT!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Robert Hemintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57) AND My Granddaughter, Eve Harty of CA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
07 - Fred Field (June '45) of CA ANDthe late Al Simms ('60) (deceased 08/11/16) AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA;
10 - Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN AND the late Eileen Casey Sparkman (Ferguson HS - '68) (deceased 08/16/11);
11 - Joan Warren Smith ('63) AND Butch Corson ('63) of Northern VA;
12 - Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|June 05, 1817 - The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, was launched.|
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|June 05, 1917 - World War I: Conscription began in the United States as "Army registration day".|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1958:
June 05, 1958
The Newport News High
School Class of 1958 was graduated.
Courtesy of Colin Faison ('58)
of VA - 01/06/07
THIS DAY IN 1967: Monday, June 05, 1967 - Actor was born Robert Shane Kimbrough in
Killeen, Texas. Monday, June 05, 1967 -
Harry Brown (b. Harry Percy Brown on 28 Dec 1878 in Hylton, Durham,
died in Sydney, Australia at the age of 78. -
L. Tom Perry
Monday, June 05, 1967 -
Six-Day War began:
launched surprise strikes against
air-fields in response to the mobilisation of Egyptian forces on the
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/04/15:
you don't raise the bar, how will you ever know your potential?”
(05 Aug 1922 - 30 May 2015 )
Monday, June 05, 1967 - Actor was born Robert Shane Kimbrough in Killeen, Texas.
Monday, June 05, 1967 - Public servant Harry Brown (b. Harry Percy Brown on 28 Dec 1878 in Hylton, Durham, England) died in Sydney, Australia at the age of 78.
L. Tom Perry
Thanks so much, Susan!
From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA - 06/02/15 - "Apparently...":
|GO FIGURE! Thanks, LaMerle!|
From My Friend, Tina, of PA - 06/04/17 - "The Lawyer":
|A lawyer, who had a wife and 12 children,
needed to move because his rental agreement was terminated by the owner
who wanted to reoccupy the home, but he was having a lot of difficulty
finding a new house. When he said he had 12 children, no one would rent
a home to him because they felt that the children would destroy the
He couldn't say he had no children, because he couldn't lie we all know lawyers cannot and do not lie.
So, he sent his wife for a walk to the cemetery with 11 of their kids.
He took the remaining one with him to see rental homes with the real estate agent.
He loved one of the homes and the price was right -- the agent asked: "How many children do you have?
He answered: "Twelve."
The agent asked, "Where are the others?"
The lawyer, with his best courtroom sad look answered, “They're in the cemetery with their mother."
MORAL: It's not necessary to lie, one only has to choose the right words… and don't forget, most politicians are, unfortunately, lawyers.
Thanks, Tina! I dunno whether to laugh or cry!
“Is the bean dizzy?”
- Attributed to the ReverendWilliam Archibald Spooner
(22 July 1844 – 29 Aug 1930)
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/30/17 - "Goodies (#5 in a Series of 20)":
|Thank you, Shari!|
BONUS BEST OF CROCHET PATTERNS:
Patterns of 2016
"Didn't we have the best of times?"
BONUS BEST OF TIMES RECIPES:
|http://www.midwestliving.com/food/best-recipes-midwest-living/ - Midwest Living's 20 Best Recipes of All Time - "Selecting the 20 best recipes from the decades of Midwest Living was an undertaking fraught with calories, memories and fun. Get set to savor the fruits of our labors: delectable soups, tarts, cookies and more. We think they have a pretty good chance of becoming your all-time favorites as well." - "Didn't we have the best of times?"|
To keep their active two-year-old from roaming onto the busy street in
front of their home, my sister and brother-in-law decided to put a gate
across the driveway.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/23/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Didn't We Almost Have It All?
Written by Michael Masser (b. 24 Mar 1941) and Will Jennings (b. 27 June 1944)
(09 Aug 1963 - 11 Feb 2012)
"Didn't We Almost Have It
All" midi courtesy of
http://midiplayer.freehomepage.com/index.html - 06/05/08
"Didn't We Almost Have It All" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.lyrics007.com/Whitney%20Houston%20Lyrics/Didn't%20We%20Almost%20Have%20It%20All%20Lyrics.html - 06/05/08
Pink Roses Bouquet clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/flowers.msnw - 04/04/05
Pinky Rose Squiggle Hearts divider clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars5.html - 03/24/05
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of http://www.ccsd.net/schools/cheyenne/sports.htm - 02/05/08
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Bronze Star clip art courtesy of http://www.wpclipart.com/armed_services/ - 05/09/08
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Graduation clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/graduation/default.htm - 07/20/06
Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of
Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
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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