09/17/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Angels
“The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing
Friends and Schoolmates,
We all have more angels walking among us than we realize. We generally call them our dear friends.
BONUS - Angels - Robbie Williams
|"Angels" is a song originally part written by uncredited
Irish songwriter, Ray Heffernan and covered by
Robbie Williams. Williams and
Guy Chambers were subsequently credited as "joint co-writers" and
the song was released as a single in December 1997.
It became the singer's biggest selling single and has been voted the
best song of the past 25 years at the
BRIT Awards. "Angels" has since been covered by many artists
Beverley Knight, in Spanish (as Ángel) by Mexican singers
Marco Moré, in Italian (as Un Angelo) by
Declan Galbraith as well as
Verena Von Strenge's latest group, Moon Dust, and
American Idol series 7 runner-up
"Angels" was the fourth single from Williams' debut album, Life Thru a Lens. It has been credited with saving the singer's floundering solo career, and is used to conclude almost all of his concerts. The song was the 38th best selling of 1997 in the UK, and the 26th of 1998. It was the 34th best selling single of the decade. Despite only reaching a peak of No.4, it is Williams' biggest selling UK single and according to Official UK Charts Company figures passed the million sales mark in June 2009, with a combination of both physical and download sales. It was released in 1999 in the U.S., after his debut of "Millennium." The U.S. released video has Williams atop a roof, watching the city below.
The writing credits attributed to the song were Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers. However, it later emerged that an unknown Irish songwriter, Ray Heffernan actually composed much of the song a year earlier. In an interview with RTE, Heffernan said that he met Williams in a Dublin pub and brought him back to his home where they embarked on a songwriting session. Heffernan played him the basis of what would become "Angels" and they recorded an early version of it. Heffernan acknowledges however that Guy Chambers later added the chorus. Heffernan was paid £7,500 for the use of the song, relinquishing any rights to royalties. He was uncredited as a songwriter but received a cryptic message on the CD, saying: "Even fallen angels laugh last, thanks to Ray Heffernan".
Robbie Williams has said that he wrote the song with Guy Chambers in 25 minutes and the song is about his aunt and uncle. Williams and Chambers were sitting outside a cafe watching a water fountain, this is what inspired them for the chorus...
|CONSTITUTION DAY HOMEWORK:
Today is Constitution Day. Did you remember? I knew that you would - September 17, 1787!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bobby Bell ('57) AND Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL AND The United States Air Force - 1947!
Happy Birthday this week to:
20 - Barry Stutt ('57);
21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57);
22 - Curt Overman ('59) of VA AND Lola Babb Hallman ('63) of NC;
23 - Fred Fox ('63) AND My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL;
24 - Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|September 17, 1914 - Andrew Fisher became Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
September 17, 1943 -
city of Bryansk
was liberated from
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Thursday, September 17, 1964 - Nothing whatsoever happened anywhere in the world - or so it would seem...
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/16/14 - " Ray Davis ('64)":
Donna Pipkin Buckner ('64):
I'm getting back to you about
(my second cousin) Roy Lee Davis. He was born 09/03/46 in Wilson, NC. He
died of diabetes 07/30/99 in Newport News. He went through the printers
apprentice school program and worked at Franklin Printing.
Thank you, David - and
I've amended Roy's entry on the In Memoriam page for your class:
|I really liked the "Star Spangled Banner"
performance that you attached to your
Here is yet another one done by youngsters called The Cactus Cuties. Please listen to their rendition, it is special.
Thanks so much, Malcolm! You know, I was very close to adding this video to that commemorative Newsletter as it it such a favorite (and we've shown it several times in the past), but I thought it would be more fun to see which of y'all would respond first to my omission!! You win, Sweetie!
From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 09/16/14:
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 09/16/14 - "Cute Melting Snowman Cookies":
Melting Snowman Cookies
Prep Time: 1 Hour
Yields: 1 Dozen Cookies
1 dozen sugar cookies
1 pouch Betty Crocker White Cookie Icing
1 pouch Betty Crocker Black Cookie Icing
1 box Betty Crocker Classic Colors Writing Icings
1 bottle Betty Crocker Rainbow Sprinkles
1. Ice cookies with White Cookie Icing. Allow icing to drip off sides to create melting effect.
2. Let cookies dry for 30 minutes.
3. While cookies are drying, cut about ¼ inch off the marshmallows to shorten the snowman’s head. Use Black Cookie Icing and Orange Sprinkles to make faces on the marshmallows.
4. Once White Cookie Icing has crusted over, adhere marshmallows carefully by adding a small amount of additional White Cookie Icing to bottom of marshmallow.
5. Add remaining decorations with Cookie and Writing Icings.
6. Cookies will be completely dry within 4 hours.
OH, SO CUTE! Thank you, Susie!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/04/14 - "Ways to decorate using old items... (#11 in a series of 18)":
Love some of these ideas.
The show Flea Market Flip,
is another source to get great ideas...
COOL BEANS! Thanks, Shari!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/08/14 - "Church Pics (#5 in a Series of 19)":
IN GOD WE TRUST--If GOD is your co-pilot, change seats!
GIGGLES! Thank you, Joyce!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of
NC - 09/12/14 - "Pets that don't know how furniture works! (#1 in a
series of 21)":
BONUS ANGEL CROCHET PATTERNS:
http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Angel-Crochet-Patterns - Angel Crochet Patterns
BONUS ANGEL RECIPES:
http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/angel-lush-51103.aspx - Angel Lush - "This angel cake with fresh, ripe strawberries is not only delectable, it's better for you, too, so you can feel heavenly even while enjoying it."
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/angel-food-cake-ii/ - Angel Food Cake - "Some people like to make an angel food cake as a birthday cake. I have made this one before, and it was great. I made a butter icing, and just tinted the color I wanted. I put in those little dragees you see in the store inside the batter."~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/16/14:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
I sit and wait
"Angels" midi courtesy of http://jackhallmidi.com/thecorner.html - 09/13/12
"Angels" lyrics courtesy of http://www.isabelperez.com/songs/angels.htm - 09/13/12
Image of Baby Angels Kissing courtesy of http://thestarlitecafe.com/poems/105/poem_91091316.html - 06/18/09
Animated Smiley Angel courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/05/07
Animated Tiny Angel clip art used to
form Divider Lines courtesy of Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/20/07
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Army, and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
"You Win an Award" Image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/79699347@N05/8150145579/ - 11/04/12
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09