08/13/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Am
I That Easy to Forget?
“It's so easy to forget the things that happen
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTmMDhvhXZc - Am I That Easy to Forget? - Jim Reeves
"Am I That Easy to Forget" is the title of a popular song written
country music singer Carl Belew and W.S. Stevenson and published in
1958. Belew recorded his song in Nashville on December 17, 1958, and
single in March 1959, where it reached number nine on the U.S.
country music chart. Other country music artists who have recorded
cover versions of the song include:
Skeeter Davis (#11 country, 1960);
Ernest Tubb (1960);
Gene Vincent (1966);
George Jones (1967);
Patti Page (1968);
Reeves (#12 country, 1973); and
Prairie Oyster (1991).
In 1960, singer and actress Debbie Reynolds recorded a version of "Am I That Easy to Forget" that reached number 25 on the U.S. pop chart. The highest charting version of the song on the U.S. pop chart was recorded by singer Engelbert Humperdinck on August 11, 1967. Released as a single in late 1967 from his album The Last Waltz, it reached number 18 on the Hot 100 and number one on the Easy Listening chart in early 1968. Humperdinck's version was also a big hit in England, where it spent two weeks at number three on the UK Singles Chart, as well as in Ireland, where it spent three weeks at number one on the Irish Singles Chart. Humperdinck himself recorded a special version for Italy, in the local language, entitled "Dimenticarti non potrei" ("I couldn't forget you").
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday tomorrow to
Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:Former President Bill Clinton of NY AND Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA AND Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1964:
From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 08/12/14 - "Sad News":
Just wanted you to know my Uncle Tommy passed away last night. He was my mother's brother and the last of the 10 children. So now all us 1st Cousins are the older generation. Don't like the sound of that :-)
That is a strange and lonely feeling indeed, Jen, and I'm sorry you're having to deal with it now. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your uncle.
From Liz Roberts Venton ('66) of VA - 08/12/14 - "New E-Mail Address":
Liz Venton’s new e-mail address is: _____________@_____.___.
Thanks, Liz! I have you switched in my files. As always, I'll keep your addy private unless you tell me you'd like it published!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA -
08/12/14 - "HILARIOUS VIDEO! Don't Look Good Naked Anymore TURN UP
Thank you, Judy!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/12/14 - "Funnies, Tips and Click-Click-Click":
The Taylor's were proud of their family tradition.
Their ancestors had traveled to America with the Pilgrim Fathers on the Mayflower. They had included Congressmen, successful entrepreneurs, famous sports people and television stars.
They decided to research and write a family history, something for their children and grandchildren. They found a specialist genealogist and writer to help them. Only one problem arose - how to handle Great Uncle Jefferson Taylor who was executed in the electric chair.
The writer said she could handle the story tactfully. When the book appeared the section about Jefferson read:
Great Uncle Jefferson Taylor occupied a chair of applied electronics at an important government institution, he was attached to his position by the strongest of ties, and his death came as a great shock.
Money from God
A little boy who wanted $100 very badly prayed and prayed for two weeks, but nothing happened. Then he decided to write a letter to God requesting the $100.
When the postal authorities received the letter to "God, USA," they decided to send it to the president. The president was so impressed, touched, and amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy a $5 bill. The president thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy.
The little boy was delighted with the $5, and immediately sat down to write a thank-you note to God, which read, "Dear God, Thank you for sending me the money. However, I noticed that for some reason you had to send it through Washington D.C., and as usual, those greedy politicians deducted 95 percent."
Passing the Pearly Gates
St. Peter is questioning three married couples to see if they qualify for admittance to heaven.
"Why do you deserve to pass the Pearly Gates?" he asks one of the men, who had been a butler.
"I was a good father," he answers.
"Yes, but you were a drunk all your life. In fact, you were so bad you even married a woman named Sherry. No admittance."
St. Peter then turned to the next man, a carpenter, and asked him the same question.
The carpenter replied that he had worked hard and taken good care of his family.
But St. Peter also rejected him, pointing out that he had been an impossible glutton, so much so that he married a woman named BonBon.
At this point the third man, who had been a lawyer, stood up and said, "Come on, Penny, let's get out of here."
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated the third Sunday in July National Ice Cream Day and designated July as National Ice Cream Month.
Industrial production of ice cream begun in 1851 in Boston, United States.
The largest worldwide consumption of ice cream is in United States where one average person consumes 48 pints of ice cream per year.
The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.
The ice cream cone's invention is linked to the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. An ice cream vendor reportedly didn't have enough dishes to keep up with the demand, so he teamed up with a waffle vendor who rolled his waffles into cones.
WEBMISTRESS' NOTE: See
Cones and Barbeque
Thanks so much, Shari!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/12/14 - "A 'Cartoon' is worth a thousand words!":
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/01/14 - "Funnies (#11 in a series of 13)":
|BONUS EASY TO MAKE, HARD TO FORGET CROCHET PATTERN:|
http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet/332-Easy-Crochet-Patterns-The-Ultimate-Crochet-Guide - Melissa Connor's 332 Easy Crochet Patterns: The Ultimate Crochet Guide -"This is the ultimate crochet guide to some of our best crochet patterns. With these 332 Easy Crochet Patterns, you'll be ready to make whatever you'd like! From scarves to hats, dishcloths to sweaters, this guide has it all. We were sure to include lots of easy crochet patterns that are great for those just starting to crochet. There are also some more advanced patterns for those who have been "hooked" on crochet for a while! This is a great guide to turn to when you need inspiration for a new crochet project. There are lots of fun crochet afghan patterns, sweaters, and accessories to make, so grab a hook and your favorite yarn and get to work making one of these 332 easy crochet patterns!"
BONUS EASY TO MAKE, HARD TO FORGET RECIPES:
|http://www.easytomakehardtoforget.com/ - Easy to Make, Hard to Forget Recipes - "Easy to Make, Hard to Forget is a whole new cooking concept to show you how to gain maximum flavor with minimum effort."|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/12/14:
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Am I That Easy to Forget
Words and Music by Carl Belew and W.S. Stevenson, 1958
Recorded by Jim Reeves, 1973
They say you've found somebody new,
But that won't stop my loving you.
I just can't let you walk away,
Forget the love I had for you.
Guess I could find somebody, too,
But I don't want no one but you.
How could you leave without regret?
Am I that easy to forget?
Before you leave be sure you find
You want your new love much more than mine.
'Cause I'll just say we've never met,
If I'm that easy to forget?
If I'm that easy to forget?
"Am I That Easy to Forget?" midi (sequenced by Peter Wolmarans) courtesy of http://www.steenmp.dk/us/midi.htm – 11/14/05
"Am I That Easy to Forget?" lyrics courtesy of http://www.angel-stardust.com/poems/amithat1.html - 08/12/06
TitleImage courtesy of http://www.cynann.com/tears/tj2/tj2.html - 08/12/06
Divider Line clip art courtesy of
http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA -