07/05/15 - NNHS Newsletter - I Believe
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I've always loved this song.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--j7wvtOi1s - I Believe - Frankie Laine
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5iu1ODufPM - I Believe - Tom Jones - PLUS In Dreams - beautiful video (A BONUS BONUS...)
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WiS0Fl-rJc&NR=1 - I Believe - Engelbert Humperdinck
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0cEWzN0OWM&NR=1 - I Believe - Robson & Jerome
|"I Believe" is the name of a
Jimmy Shirl and
Al Stillman in
I Believe was commissioned and introduced by Jane Froman on her television show, and became the first hit song ever introduced on TV. Froman, troubled by the uprising of the Korean conflict in 1952 so soon after World War II, asked Drake, Graham, Shirl and Stillman to compose a song that would offer hope and faith to the populace. In addition to Froman, "I Believe" has been recorded by many others, and has become both a popular and religious standard.
Frankie Laine had the big hit version of the song, which still holds the record for the most weeks spent at number one in the UK Singles Chart. However, that total of 18 weeks was not consecutive, as the hit had three separate periods at number one in the UK. For comparison the longest consecutive period at number one in the UK was 16 weeks by Bryan Adams with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (1991), whilst Wet Wet Wet spent 15 consecutive weeks there in 1994 with "Love Is All Around".
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Doug Johnson ('57) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - Bobby Maddy ('57) AND Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Monday, July 05, 1965 - Pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen was born in Israel.
Monday, July 05, 1965 - Race car driver, polo player, and diplomat Porfirio Rubirosa (b. Porfirio Rubirosa Ariza on 22 Jan 1909 in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic) died in Paris, France at the age of 56 when he crashed his silver Ferrari 250 GT into a chestnut tree in the Bois de Boulogne after an all-night celebration at the Paris nightclub "Jimmy's" in honor of winning the polo Coupe de France.
“We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we
-Boyd K. Packer
(10 Sept 1924 - 03 July 2015)
|Thank u so much for
including my brother
in your last Class email.
Love, Evelyn Fryer Fish
Certainly, Evelyn! Jackie was always such a sweetie-pie, and you and your family remain in our hearts and prayers.
From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of OR - 07/04/15:
Happy 4th of July, Carol. I’ve enjoyed catching up on your newsletters!
Please change the “CA” behind my name (for California) to “OR” (for Oregon). We moved here the 1st of June, and I’m enjoying it very much! However, if we decide to take another left turn, we shall be in the middle of the Pacific!! My husband apparently is taking that “Go West, Young Man” more than a little seriously.
Take care, stay well, God bless...
(Martha) Stacy Dorn Davis
p.s. Just saw that the house we lived in at 1301-18th Street in Newport News is on the market... $46,000. I didn’t recognize it. It is only one year older than I am... come to think of it, a lot of people wouldn’t recognize me either. Best wishes!
Thanks so much, Stacy! I have you all "moved" now:
I deeply regret to report there was some trouble on your block (and my old neighborhood) over the holiday weekend. You can see your old house in the bottom video:
I cannot say more than that without tearing up...
From Dale Parsons ('69) of HI - 07/04/15:
I was thinking about you today and all you do. Hope this will help.
OH! Thank you very much, Dale! What a nice holiday surprise!
From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 07/05/15:
|One year ago this past
week I had cancer surgery, which, miraculously, turned out to not be
cancer. So I've been a bit reflective.
Here are the things I've
Thank you so much, Dear Charis!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 07/04/15 - "Cockroaches":
|Tip of the Day: If your home gets cockroaches,
you know they can be even worse in the winter than in the summer! So
here's another great tip for keeping them away without using a single
Buy catnip at the pet store, then submerge a tablespoon of the leaves in hot water and let sit for several minutes. Strain the resulting "tea" into a spray bottle, and spray the mixture in the kitchen, bathroom, and other areas where you've seen roaches every time you mop or vacuum.
There's a chemical in catnip called nepetalactone that scientists have found repels cockroaches 100 times better than DEET, even though it's perfectly safe for kids and pets.
WOWZERS! Thanks, Linda May!
From My Daughter of Other Parents, Ashley, of AZ -07/04/15 - "Selective OCD":
This is the perfect description
of my particular brand of OCD!!
Thanks, Ashley! You really are my missing daughter!
From The Walking Dead -
- "Be Careful!":
is what happens when walkers get too close to fireworks. Stay safe and
Happy Fourth of July!
The Walking Dead will return in October at 9:00/8:00 on AMC!
“We're lost, but we're making good time.”
(b. 12 May 1925)
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/01/15 - "Texas Humor (#21 in a series of 33)":
|Thanks, Dearest Judy!|
BONUS BELIEVE FILET CROCHET PATTERN:
|http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/home-decor/filet-crochet-pattern-believe/81551 - Believe in the Word - $5.00|
BONUS I CAN'T BELIEVE RECIPE:
|http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/lorraine-pascale/i-cant-believe-you-made-that-cake.html - I Can't Believe You Made That Cake - "This cake is made with chocolate cigarillos, but if you can't get them, use chocolate rolled wafers instead."|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/05/15:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Ervin Drake (b.
April 3, 1919),
“I Believe" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.just-oldies.com/1937thru1956.htm - 06/28/10
"I Believe" Image courtesy of http://www.dabndoodle.com/note%20cards%20feb%2007.htm - 07/04/10
Silver Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
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
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!!
Governor Thomas Johnson High School's (MD) Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08
John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of
Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA -