07/12/21 - NNHS
“Go, and catch a falling star, Get with child a mandrake root,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I love Perry Como. I've always loved Perry Como.
BONUS - Catch a Falling Star - Perry Como, 1957
Catch a Falling Star, written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss, is a song made famous by Perry Como's hit version, released in 1957. It was Como's last #1 hit,  reaching #1 in the Billboard "Most Played By Jockeys" chart but not in the overall top-100, where it reached #2.  It was the first single to receive a gold record, on March 14, 1958. The single won Como the 1959 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male.
The song has been featured in several films, including The Princess Diaries, Love Actually, Everybody's Fine and Never Been Kissed. It has often been featured in the tv series Lost; it is most often associated with Claire Littleton and could be considered her theme in the series.
"Catch a Falling Star" is a song composed by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance, and recorded in 1957 by Perry Como. It became the first R.I.A.A.-certified "Gold Record" in 1958 and won Perry Como the award for "Best Vocal Performance, Male" at the first annual Grammy Awards in 1959.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to James Stidham ('57) AND Bobby Jeffries ('63)!
Happy Birthday this week to:Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA;
16 - the Cutest Girl in the Class of '65, Dianne Adams Puckette of VA;
17 -Barbara Hinson Ellis ('63) AND Stevie Gordon Watson ('66) AND Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of FL AND My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of UT;
18 - Bill Queensberry ('57) ANDMary Ellen Brewer ('57);
19 - The late Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) (d. 07/15/19) AND Mannie Smith ('57) AND Sylvia Midgett Mullins Brown ('70) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN 1971:
July 12, 1971 - The Australian Aboriginal Flag was flown for the first time.
July 12, 1971 - Professional boxer Joel Casamayor was born Joel Casamayor Johnson in Guantánamo, Cuba.
July 12, 1971 - Rugby player Andriy Kovalenco was born in Kyiv, Ukraine.
July 12, 1971 - Comedian, actress, and talk show host Loni Love was born in Detroit, Michigan.
July 12, 1971 - Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi was born Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi in Hayward, California.
July 12, 1971 - Wrestler Yvon Robert (b. 08 Oct 1914 in Verdun, Quebec, Canada) died in Laval, Quebec, Canada at the age of 56.
not failed until you quit trying.”
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/12/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 07/12/21, 3:38 AM:
Good morning, my friends as another Monday begins. Oh
no, some of us might say, not Monday already. Why can't it just be Saturday
morning again. Well, it can't because life doesn't work that way, so,
instead of focusing on the past let's focus on the future instead. Each
Monday should be looked at as a clean slate and a day to vow to make it a
better week than the last one as we continually strive to be better and
better all through our life. After all, isn't life a learning experience?
So, take it in stride and focus on the things that need to prioritize your
life. Get up, get moving, say a prayer and get the coffee brewing. It's
Monday, a day to approach like a challenge with kindness in your heart and a
commitment to get things done the right way. Now, move out, we've got work
to do. Enjoy this Monday and make it a very memorable and productive day.
Thank you, Jimmy!
From My Cousin,
Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw
HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65)
of VA -
|BRILLIANT (a.k.a. very smart)! Thank you so much, Jean!|
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of
RI - 07/11/19:
('66) of Northern VA -
07/10/18 - "Final answer to the proverbial question":
Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA -
Let's try it and see what happens.
GREAT IDEA! Thank you, Santa Jim! Please make mine a Mounds, though; I'm more of a dark chocolate, more coconut, fewer peanuts kinda gal! Of course, being Santa, you already knew that!
“It's getting late early.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
BONUS FALLING STAR CROCHET PATTERN:
|Melinda Miller's Falling Star - 12" Square - "...The center star was originally going to be a flower, but it turned out to be a star instead. Oh well, I like it this way..."|
BONUS FALLING STAR KNIT PATTERN:
|Falling Stars Hat by Melissa Schaschwary "It’s coming on the time of year where I start bringing hot cocoa and hot cider to the bonfires I enjoy with my husband, my sister, brothers and our friends. It’s become a tradition to get together once a month, to listen to the music we love while laughing with each other under the night time, country sky until we each see a shooting star. The stitch pattern on the brim of this hat reminds me of those stars. This is a mega quick knit and great stash buster project!" - $2.68|
BONUS STAR RECIPES:
|Star's Recipes - "This site is an ongoing project. It contains a link to The Country Bunny Cookbook, some nice glossaries, and links to other online sites. We will continue to add local recipes to Star’s Favorites, Tips & Hints and more links as we find them. Please leave your favorite recipes, cooking Tips & Hints and glossary additions on the Message Page."|
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol