07/05/19 - NNHS Newsletter - I Believe
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I believe I've always loved this song.
BONUS #1 - I Believe - Frankie Laine
BONUS #2 - I Believe - Tom Jones (The video is grainy, but it's Tom Jones! )
BONUS #3 - I Believe - Engelbert Humperdinck
BONUS #4 - 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) (d. 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!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1969:
July 05, 1969 - Screenwriter and producer Jenji Kohan was born Jenji Leslie Kohan in Los Angeles, California.
July 05, 1969 - Author and screenwriter Armin Kõomägi was born in Moldova.
July 05, 1969 - Ice hockey player John LeClair was born John Clark LeClair in St. Albans, Vermont.
July 05, 1969 - Rapper, producer, actor, and director RZA was born Robert Fitzgerald Diggs in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York.
July 05, 1969 - Pianist and educator Wilhelm Backhaus (b. 26 Mar 1884 in Leipzig, German Empire) died at the age of 85.
July 05, 1969 - The designer of the John F. Kennedy Federal Building and Werkbund Exhibition, Walter Gropius (b. Walter Adolph Georg Gropius on 18 May 1883 in Berlin, German Empire), died in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 86.
July 05, 1969 - The 1st Kenyan Minister of Justice, Tom Mboya (b. Thomas Joseph Odhiambo Mboya on 15 Aug 1930 in Kilima Mbogo, Kenya Colony), was assassinated in Nairobi, Kenya at the age of 38.
July 05, 1969 - Director, producer, and screenwriter Leo McCarey (b. Thomas Leo McCarey on 1898 in Los Angeles, California) died of emphysema in Santa Monica, California at the age of 70.
are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can
(10 Sept 1924 - 03 July 2015)
From Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA - 07/05/19:
|Thank you, Susan!|
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 07/02/18:
|Thank you, Jean! I needed that!|
From My Niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA - 07/05/19, 10:01 AM:
Lessons I have
From My Friend, Daniel Pratt (Foothills Composite HS, Alberta - '02) of Alberta, Canada - 07/04/18:
An oldie but a
From MaeLea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA - 07/05/19,
“We're lost, but we're making good time.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
BONUS BELIEVE KNIT PATTERN:
|I Believe in Angels - beautiful designs for babies for downloadable purchase|
BONUS I CAN'T BELIEVE RECIPE:
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
I believe, for every drop of rain that falls,
A flower grows.
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night,
A candle glows.
I believe for everyone who goes astray,
Someone will come, to show the way,
I believe, I believe.
I believe, above the storm the smallest prayer,
Will still be heard.
I believe, that someone in the great somewhere,
Hears every word.
Every time I hear a newborn baby cry,
Or touch a leaf, or see the sky,
Then I know why, I believe!
"“I Believe" midi and lyrics courtesy
http://www.just-oldies.com/1937thru1956.htm - 06/28/10
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
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Sickly Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.allfreeclipart.com/smiley.html - 06/02/10
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07
Foothills Composite High School Provincials' logo courtesy of http://provincials.asaa.ca/page.cfm?s=70 - 05/34/13
Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA -
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16Return to NNHS Class of 1965