07/18/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Yesterday
“A feeling of sadness and longing,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I've loved this song ever since I first heard it way back in 1965.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONXp-vpE9eU - Yesterday - The Beatles (Paul McCartney), live
"Yesterday" is a song originally recorded by The Beatles for their 1965 album Help!. According to Guinness World Records, "Yesterday" has the most cover versions of any song ever written. The song remains popular today with more than 3,000 recorded cover versions, the first hitting the United Kingdom top 10 three months after the release of Help!. Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) asserts that it was performed over seven million times in the 20th century alone. The song was not released as a single in the UK at the time of the US release, and thus never gained number 1 single status in that country. However, "Yesterday" was voted the best song of the 20th century in a 1999 BBC Radio 2 poll of music experts and listeners. In 2000, "Yesterday" was voted the #1 Pop song of all time by MTV and Rolling Stone Magazine. In 1997, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
"Yesterday" takes the form of a melancholic acoustic guitar ballad about a breakup. It was the first official recording by The Beatles that relied upon a performance by a single member of the band, namely, Paul McCartney. He was accompanied solely by a string quartet. The final recording differed so greatly from other works by The Beatles that the other three members of the band vetoed the release of the song as a single in the United Kingdom (however, in 1976 it was eventually issued as a single there). Although credited to "Lennon/McCartney", the song was written solely by McCartney. In 2002, McCartney asked Yoko Ono if she would consider reversing the songwriting credits on the song to read "McCartney/Lennon". Ono refused.
BBC News named his song "Yesterday" the most covered song in history—by over 2,200 artists—and, according to the BBC has been played more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Bill Queensberry ('57)
Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
20 - Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX;
21 -Gail Lucado Phelps ('68) of VA and her twin brother, the late Dale Lucado ('68) (deceased 20 Feb 2012);
22 - Jerry Saunders ('57) AND Bryce Bartel ( Brighton High , UT - '04) of UT;
23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57);
25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
July 18, 1942 -
Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its
engines for the first time. It was the first jet-propelled aircraft
ever to fly in combat.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/17/14 - "GOD IS GOOD":
|A king who did not believe in the
goodness of God, had a slave who, in all circumstances would always say,
"My king, do not be discouraged, because everything God does is perfect.
He makes no mistakes!"
One day, they went hunting and along the way a wild animal attacked the king. His slave managed to kill the animal, but could not prevent his majesty from losing a finger.
Furious and without showing his gratitude for being saved, the nobleman asked, "Is God good? If He was good, I would not have been attacked and lost my finger."
The slave replied: "My king, despite all these things, I can only tell you that God is good, and he knows why these things happened. What God does is perfect. He is
Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his slave.
Later, the king left for another hunt, this time alone. He was captured by savages who engaged in human sacrifices.
On the altar and ready to sacrifice the nobleman, the savages discovered that their victim did not have one of his fingers. According to them, only a whole person with all his/her parts intact could be offered to the gods.
The king without a finger was deemed an abominable sacrifice for their gods. So, they released the king.
Upon his return to the palace, the king authorized the release of his slave. He received the slave affectionately. "God was really good to me! I was almost killed by the wild men, but for lack of a single finger, I was let go! But I have a question:
If God is so good, why did he allow me to put you in jail?
The slave answered, "My king, if I had gone with you on this hunt, I would have been sacrificed instead because I have no missing finger. Remember, everything God does is perfect. He is never wrong. He made you keep me in jail so I would not be with you on the hunt."
Thank you, Haul Party!
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding."
From Paul's Niece, Celesta, of MO - 07/17/14 - "Early Onset of Christmas Decorations in Stores":
I've been both.
Hobby Lobby here already has the decorations in.
HA-HA! I'm totally with the Elf! Thanks, Celesta!
From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 07/17/14 - "Bob Ross on Mistakes":
|EUREKA! What a great plan! Thank you, Tina!|
From My Friend, Paul, of IL - 07/17/14 - "Reading Facts":
|ABSOLUTELY! Thanks, Paul!|
BONUS VINTAGE CROCHET PATTERNS:
|http://www.heirloomcrochet.com/hcfreepatterns.html - Heirloom Crochet - "A selection of vintage and antique pattern design and instruction books on CD" - These .pdf files may take a while to load, but they contain many old patterns.|
BONUS YESTERDAY'S RECIPES:
|http://www.yesterdaysrecipes.com/recipes/pasta - Yesterday's Pasta Recipes|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/17/13:
|A backwoods boy and his father were visiting a mall. They were
amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny,
silver walls that could move apart and back together again.
The boy asked his father, "What is this, Father?" The father [never having seen an elevator] responded "Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don't know what it is."
While the boy and his father were watching wide-eyed, an old lady in a wheel chair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room.
The walls closed and the boy and his father watched small circles of lights with numbers above the walls light up. They continued to watch the circles light up in the reverse direction.
The walls opened up again and a beautiful 24-year-old woman stepped out. The father said to his son, "Go get your mother."
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