08/16/19 - NNHS Newsletter - For Your Love
“Love has no desire but to
fulfill itself. To melt and be
- Khalil Gibran
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Here's another great old love song, this one from 1958 - YEA!
BONUS #1 - For Your Love - Ed Townsend
BONUS #2 - For Your Love - Johnny Mathis
BONUS #3 - 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)
Ruth Ann Reece Horace
Happy Birthday this week to:;
21 -Bob Buchan ('61) of VA AND Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/16/15:
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/16/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
|ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Susan!|
From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 08/16/17:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!|
From My Friend, Stephen, of AZ - 08/13/18:
“She was washing all the dishes by hand, so I bought her a machine. I
bought her a lawnmower. That’s what you do when you’re in love.”
(b. 05 Mar 1982)
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 08/08/19, 12:57 PM - "Millenials have now entered the workforce...." (#6 in a series of 16):
|BONUS FOOLISH CROCHET PATTERN:|
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 KNITTING FOOL PATTERNS:
|KnittingFool - "You are in the right place. Traditionally, basic knitting information has been passed down from person to person for thousands of years. KnittingFool wants to make that basic information easily accessible to more knitters in order to encourage knitting and spark more creativity and self-design." - "...More foolish I grow..."|
BONUS FOOLISH RECIPES:
|Foolish Guacamole Recipe - "...More foolish I grow..."|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
For Your Love
Written and recorded by Ed Townsend (16 Apr 1929 - 13 Aug 2003), 1958
For your love, oh, I would do anything
"For Your Love"
midi courtesy of
http://electrofresh.com/midi_E.php - 08/16/10
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
(FHS - '72) of NC
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
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA -
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16
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