06/17/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
“L'amore vero è così: non ha nessuno scopo e nessuna ragione,
(“True love is this: it has no purpose and no reason,
(“True love is this: it has no purpose and no reason,
L'isola di Arturo
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This 1953 hit was a childhood favorite of mine.
BONUS - That's Amore - Dean Martin, 1956
"That's Amore" is a 1953 song by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Jack Brooks. It became a major hit and signature song for Dean Martin in 1953. Amore (pronounced [aˈmoːre]) means "love" in Italian.
The song first appeared in the soundtrack of the Martin and Lewis comedy film The Caddy, released by Paramount Pictures on August 10, 1953. In the film, the song is performed mainly by Dean Martin, with Jerry Lewis joining in and then followed by the other characters in the scene. It received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song of that year, but it lost to "Secret Love" from Calamity Jane starring Doris Day.
The track that was used for the single released by Capitol Records was recorded on August 13, 1953, (Session 3098; Master 11694-6), with the orchestra conducted by Dick Stabile, at Capitol Records' studios at 5505 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California. On November 7, 1953, Martin's record of the song, with "You're the Right One" (which was recorded at the same session as "That's Amore") on the flip side, peaked at #2 on the Billboard charts. The song was kept from the #1 spot when Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "Vaya Con Dios" returned to the #1 spot after being knocked out by Stan Freberg's Capitol Records single "St. George and the Dragonet", which had been #1 for the previous four weeks, after "Vaya Con Dios" had been #1 for the nine previous weeks.
The song remains closely identified with Dean Martin. That's Amore was used as the title for a 2001 video retrospective of Martin's career; and his son, Ricci Martin, titled his 2002 biography That's Amore: A Son Remembers Dean Martin. As an iconic song, "That's Amore" remains a secondary signature song...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Dino Vretos ('57) (d. 04 May 2019) AND Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Mimi Weger Green (February '40) (d. 15 Mar 2010) AND Tim Whitt ('66) of VA AND Mike Leonard ('68) of VA AND the late Mark Wilson ('68) (d. 19 Apr 2011) AND Kathy McDaniel Adams ('71)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
19 - Jill Douglas Schumacher ('57) ANDDoris Landon Lewis ('57);
21 -Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND Terry Haney ('66) of VA;
22 - Jim Cobb ('66) of VA;
23 - Bobby Ball ('63) AND Faye Pearce Nalls ('63);
24 - My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|June 17, 1940 -
Operation Ariel began –
Allied troops started to evacuate
takeover of Paris
and most of the nation.
June 17, 1940 - The
Hussars assaulted and took
Capuzzo in Libya,
THIS DAY IN 1969:
Friend, Susan, of NC -
the answer to our prayer does not come while we’re on our knees but
while we’re on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us.
Selfless acts of service and consecration refine our spirits remove the
scales from our spiritual eyes and open the windows of heaven. By
becoming the answer to someone’s prayer we often find the answer to our
(b. 06 Nov 1940)
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA - 06/17/19:
|Thank you, Susan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 06/17/19, @ 11:55 AM:
|Well, the good news is
that I've got things up and running enough to post, but I still have
some issue to work on. It was the glitch that became a computer bomb and
I can't figure out what caused it but I'm finding ways to correct it. I
know enough to be dangerous but also cautious and I have someone who is
also very helpful in correcting the problem. So, it was a different kind
of Monday morning and I'll be writing a blog about computers today. I
find that writing out my frustrations is sometimes good medicine and
these things happen to the best of us at some time or other. But I hope
God is blessing you all today and that wherever you go, you remember to
be kind and wear a smile. Here's a morning picture just before the
Thank you, Jimmy!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of
RI - 06/14/19, 7:43 PM:
|EXACTAMUNDO! Thank you, Jean!|
From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 06/16/19:
BRILLIANT! Thank you, Mary!
From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 06/13/19, 10:39 AM:
|Thanks, Carlene! I would, ya know, but then I'd "prolly hafta" move, sooo.....|
From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 06/13/19, 7:59 PM:
Following a long and difficult stalk across a Chevron lot in Mesquite,
Nevada AND, from the safety of a nearby fuel island, I finally got
within range of a small herd of endangered pay phones warming in the
late afternoon sun. A rare photo opportunity ensued
Thanks, Jim, a rare sight, indeed!
From My Cousin,
Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw
HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65)
of VA -
EXACTLY SO! Thank you, Jean!
From My Cousin Jean's Daughter, Samantha, of VA - 06/16/17:
|BOY HOWDY! Thank you, Samantha!|
|ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Greg!|
“If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.”
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Music by Harry Warren (24 Dec 1893 – 22 Sept 1981)
(14 Feb 1912 – 08 Nov0 1971),
(In Napoli where love is king
"That's Amore" lyrics courtesy of
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/deanmartin/thatsamore.html - 06/17/17
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art
courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of