09/21/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Help!
“We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
“You can have everything in life you want, if you
- Zig Ziglar
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This 1965 Beatles classic seems appropriate for today's Newsletter.
BONUS - Help! - The Beatles
"Help!" is a song by The Beatles that served as the title song for both the 1965 film and its soundtrack album. It was also released as a single, and was number one for three weeks in both the United States and the United Kingdom. "Help!" was written primarily by John Lennon, but credited (as were all Beatles songs written by either person) to Lennon/McCartney. Paul McCartney reports that he had a hand in writing the song as well, being called in "to complete it" in a two-hour joint writing session on 4 April 1965 at Lennon's house in Weybridge. He later said that the title was "out of desperation". In 2004, "Help!" was ranked number 29 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.
The documentary series The Beatles Anthology revealed that Lennon wrote the lyrics of the song to express his stress after the Beatles' quick rise to success. "I was fat and depressed and I was crying out for 'Help'," Lennon told Playboy. Writer Ian MacDonald describes the song as the "first crack in the protective shell" Lennon had built around his fragile emotions during the Beatles' rise to fame, and an important milestone in his songwriting style.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Maxine Petty Ramey ('57!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
|September 21, 1170 - The Kingdom of Dublin fell to Norman invaders.|
September 21, 1939 -
Armand Calinescu was assassinated by ultranationalist members of the
September 21, 1942 - The Holocaust in Ukraine: On the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis sent over 1,000 Jews of Pidhaytsi (west Ukraine) to Belzec extermination camp. In Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murdered 2,588 Jews.
September 21, 1942 - The Holocaust in Poland: At the end of Yom Kippur, Germans ordered Jews to permanently evacuate Konstantynów and move to the Ghetto in Biała Podlaska, established to assemble Jews from seven nearby towns, including Janów Podlaski, Rossosz and Terespol.
September 21, 1942 - The U.S. B-29 Superfortress made its debut flight in Seattle, WA. It was the largest bomber used during World War II. The plane made its bombing-run debut on June 5, 1944.
THIS DAY IN 1970:
|September 21, 1970 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Melissa Ferrick was born, possibly in Ipswich, Massachusetts, where she was raised.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/31/16:
|“Happiness does not
depend on what happens outside of you but on what happens inside of you.
It is measured by the spirit with which you meet the problems of life.”
Harold B. Lee
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/21/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 09/21/20, 4:21 and 5:26 AM:
Here's my special
wish for all American citizens who labor cheerfully
in far away places where conditions can be difficult
and sometimes fear might overtake them. One of them
is the brave teacher who is tagged as a means of
encouragement and support as they all need in what
they do. It is sometimes a lonely and dangerous
journey they take not for themselves, but to help
others. Oh, Lord, be with them, comfort them and
when their journey is done, return them safe and
sound to loved ones back here in our wonderful USA.
They include brave military forces, State Department
employees, private citizens working for the common
good, and missionaries, Christian teachers and other
religious folk who are trying to instill belief in
our Lord and Savior where it is so desperately
needed. And the work they do is truly a blessing to
all of us back here at home since the good they do
brings benefit to all of us if we end up with a
world at peace. God bless them and keep them safe.
Thank you, Jimmy!
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of CA - 09/21/20, 7:33 AM:
|Thank you so much for this critical information, Adrienne!|
From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 09/19/18:
|Thank you so much, Alice!|
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA -09/19/18:
|Thanks, Linda May!|
“I've been embarrassing myself since about birth.”
(b. 30 Jan 1987)
|BONUS HELP! CROCHET PATTERN:|
|Help Me Make an Intricate, Collaborative Square - "Block 37 of the Block a Week CAL (hosted by Kimberly Slifer) is very special. This square is a collaboration between one of our CAL participants, Virginia Burrow, and my little old self. Based on my King Protea Mandala, this square is striking and surprisingly easy (once you get past the front post trebles).When apportioning credit, I feel it necessary to tell you that Virginia did the designing and I did the grunt-work. Why am I telling you that? Because I LOVE this square and when you are making it, I want you to remember that it was born in Virginia’s pretty head.I hope you really enjoy this week’s square! "|
BONUS HELP! RECIPES:
|Southern Recipes Inspired by The Help - "Classic Southern recipes are featured in The Help, both the movie and the novel, and are as much a part of the action as Aibileen, Minny, Skeeter, and Hilly. Here are a few of the featured foods..."|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/20/16:
|Some people wake up feeling like
a million bucks...
I wake up feeling more like "Insufficient Funds".
"Help!" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/beatles/ - 09/21/10
"Help!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.asklyrics.com/display/beatles/help-lyrics.htm - 09/21/10
"Help Me!" Image courtesy of http://blog.libraryjournal.com/eviews/2010/04/ - 09/21/10
Animated Bar 20 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars2.html - 03/06/10Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
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)
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Pine Forest High School (NC) Trojans Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.pfhs.ccs.k12.nc.us/alumni.htm - 05/19/07
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of