08/16/17 - NNHS Newsletter - For Your Love
“Love has no desire but to
fulfill itself. To melt and be
- Khalil Gibran
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Another great old love song, this one from 1958 - YEA!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5jGHZzpQ9k - For Your Love - Ed Townsend
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtogO5G3vKk&NR=1&feature=fvwp - For Your Love - Johnny Mathis
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1dvr0lEVUw&NR=1 - For Your Love - The Lettermen
Ed Townsend - Edward Benjamin Townsend - (April 16, 1929 - August 13, 2003) was an African American attorney, songwriter, and producer. He was best known for performing his composition, "For Your Love," a rhythm and blues doo wop classic, and as the co-writer of "Let's Get It On" with Marvin Gaye.
Although he was born in Fayetteville, Tennessee, his family soon moved to Memphis where his father was called to pastor an African Methodist Episcopal church.
The year Townsend graduated from high school, he was elected to the International American Methodist Episcopal Youth Council (IAMEYC). The honor let him travel worldwide before enrolling in college the next year at Arkansas State College.
After graduating, he taught for a year. Although he never formally practiced law, he frequently used his law training to assist other entertainers in negotiating their recording and performance contracts.
In 1951, Townsend joined the United States Marine Corps and served in Korea. After his discharge, he recorded a number of singles for various labels, none of which made the charts. Ironically, in 1958 he took his ballad, "For Your Love" to Capitol Records, hoping to interest Nat “King” Cole, but, impressed with his voice, Capitol signed him to record it himself.
Dick Clark had just started American Bandstand on television and invited Townsend to sing the very first month the show aired. He was an overnight success and the song shot up the charts, reaching #13 on the US pop chart.....
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday tomorrow to Carole
Smith Bennett ('57) AND Eugene
Chapman ('57) AND
Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN 1967:
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/16/15:
|“We have neighbors to bless, children to protect, the poor to lift up, and the truth to defend. We have wrongs to make right, truths to share, and good to do.”|
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/16/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 08/16/17:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!|
From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 08/14/17 - "HOUSE CONCERT - SATURDAY NIGHT - AUGUST 19 (American Idol & The Voice Finalist...and more)":
|BONUS FOOLISH CROCHET PATTERN:|
http://mrsthomasinatittlemouse.blogspot.com/2012/06/crochet-snake-in-camouflage.html - Snake in Camouflage- "My sssimple ssssnake, aka Therapy Crochet for souls demoralised by complicated patterns that need repeated frogging, has reached completion! I am rather pleased with him. He was very simple to crochet, so long as one made sure one always ended up with 35 stitches at the end of each round after the initial increases, and he didn't require too much other brain power - ssimple sstripes, ssimple sstitches, ssimple sstuffing and ssimple asssembly! Here he iss!" - "...More foolish I grow..."
BONUS FOOLISH RECIPES:
Foolish Bread Recipe
- "Just why this bread is
called Foolish Bread, no-one seems to know. It is similar to a Tuscan
pane sciocco..." -
"...More foolish I grow..."
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/foolish-guacamole-recipe/index.html - Foolish Guacamole Recipe
From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/15/17:
|We use a really strong sunblock when we go to the beach with the
children. It’s SPF 80.
That means you squeeze the tube, and a sweater comes out.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Written and recorded by Ed Townsend (16 Apr 1929 - 13 Aug 2003), 1958
"For Your Love"
midi courtesy of
http://electrofresh.com/midi_E.php - 08/16/10
"For Your Love" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricstime.com/ed-townsend-for-your-love-lyrics.html - 08/16/10
"For Your Love" Image courtesy http://www.beliefnet.com/Inspiration/2010/01/21-Ways-to-Do-A-Good-Deed.aspx - 08/16/10
Divider Line 1018 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines21.html - 08/16/10
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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)
J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07