10/03/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Butterfly
“Beautiful and graceful, varied and
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter's butterfly theme tends to repeat every year in one form or another.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stcdNj0SANw - Butterfly - Mariah Carey
"Butterfly" is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff for Carey's seventh album, Butterfly (1997). It is a ballad combining elements of pop and gospel, but Carey had originally conceived it as a house record with David Morales titled "Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)". After realizing how personal the lyrics were and how they could be applied to Butterfly, she wrote "Butterfly" with Afanasieff. On the song's lyrics, Carey comments "It was '97 and I was leaving my marriage [to Tommy Mottola] which encompassed my life. I was writing the song 'Butterfly' wishing that that's what he would say to me."
It was released as the album's second single in 1997. It did not appear on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart because it was not issued as a commercial single in the United States; Billboard magazine rules at the time stipulated that a commercial release was required for a song to enter the Hot 100. It was a moderate success on charts that airplay-only singles were allowed to enter, such as the Rhythmic Airplay Chart, Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and Top 40 Mainstream charts, and it reached number 7 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart. "Butterfly" was not a substantial hit outside the U.S.: it reached number 22 in the UK after 5 years of 12 consecutive Top-10 singles and number 27 in Australia, failing to match the success of "Honey", the album's first single. In France and Germany the single did not reach the top forty.
"Butterfly" was nominated for the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, which it lost to Sarah McLachlan's "Building a Mystery". In honor of Mariah's 20th Anniversary in music, "Butterfly" was chosen as her #1 song by fans.
|1. Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA: I called my good friend Linda-Linda early this afternoon just to playfully talk with her, as we had not talked in some time. I was quite distressed to find her feeling not at all well. I didn't realize she had had a stroke several weeks ago, and may very well have had another one yesterday (her doctors are still unsure, even after she spent the bulk of the day at the hospital). She asked me to place her name on the Prayer Roll, that all you mighty prayer warriors might remember her so that her health might be speedily restored.|
2. My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX: He had knee surgery this morning - a torn meniscus sewn up, with a 6 month recovery time.
REUNION ALERTS:1. From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 09/08/12, 10:46 PM - "NNHS Class of 1962 50th Reunion":
|Dear Classmates of NNHS
The Class of 1962 will be having their '50'-year Reunion on Oct. 5/6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Marina in Hampton, Va.
We are inviting members of other classes from NNHS to our Friday nite social. It will start at 6pm. If you know of anyone from other NNHS Classes that would be interested please tell them. There will be food and beverages and lots of other NNHS Classmates to see and gossip with, (Ha. Ha.) We are really excited about this event and it will be a Great One!!
Hoping to see you there. Casual dress and come prepared to have a great time!!
Brenda Amos Williams
NNHS Class of 1962 Reunion Committee
Thanks so much, Brenda!
(For a varity of reasons, my hopes of attending are rapidly dimming, but
there are still a couple of chances left...)
2.From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 09/21/12, 12:13 PM:
Just to inform you, the Class of '57 is celebrating its 55-Year Reunion at the Marriott Hotel in Town Center, Newport News on October 9, 10 and 11, 2012.
Thanks for all you do.
Pat Beck Letzinger
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thank you, Pat! Y'all have fun!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND Mary Megann Peters ('57) AND Larry Moran ('65) of ID AND Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
05 - George Pipkin ('57) ANDButch Ragland ('63) of CO;
06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA;
07 -Dale Parsons ('69) of HA;
08 - Tippy Rowe ('57) AND Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND Richard Cantor ('65) of KY;
09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
1941 - Adolf Hitler stated in a speech that Russia was "broken" and
they "would never rise again."
October 03, 1942 - Spaceflight: The first successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany. It was the first man-made object to reach space.
October 03, 1942 - The Office of Economic Stabilization
was established by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He also
authorized controls on rents, wages, salaries and farm prices.
October 03, 1944 - U.S. troops broke through the Siegfried Line.
October 03, 1990 - Re-unification of Germany: After 45 years of division, the Berlin Wall was dismantled - eleven months after the borders between East and West Germany were dissolved. The German Democratic Republic ceased to exist and its territory became part of the Federal Republic of Germany. East German citizens became part of the European Community, which later became the European Union. This day is now celebrated as German Unity Day.
|TODAY IN 1962:|
Wednesday, October 03, 1962 - Project Mercury: Sigma 7 was launched from Cape Canaveral, with Astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.
1. OOPS - STILL NADA.
NEW ITEMS FOR THE SITE:
1. From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 08/19/05 and 07/30/06 (sic) - "We Went to Number Four":
by Fred W. Field
NNHS Class of June 1945, June 19, 2005
Our class fondly remembers NNHS as that huge educational complex situated on Huntington Avenue between 30th and 32nd Streets (see A Look Back in the 1992 Typhoon Tidbits). But "our" NNHS was actually the fourth city high school edifice. The very first public high school was established in 1896, the same year that Newport News was incorporated. Classes were held in an upper floor of the newly-constructed First National Bank building at Twenty-eight Street and Washington Avenue. In that first year only one student graduated. The second graduating class consisted of six students, all girls (was Herman Levy already teaching?). In September of 1899, classes were transferred to the second high school facility, the newly-constructed Central School on Thirty-second Street between Washington and Huntington Avenues. The school was renamed John W. Daniel in 1908. In June 1913 a disastrous fire nearly destroyed the school; then it was rebuilt and reopened in December 1914.
As World War I approached, the city's population began to increase rapidly and John W. Daniel became overloaded. A new site was selected on Wickham Avenue between Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Streets for the third high school facility. The new school, named Walter Reed, received its first students in September 1918. However, during the influenza epidemic in the winter of 1918, the school was closed and the building used as a hospital.
In 1921, Dr. Saunders, who had extensive experience in the Richmond school system, was appointed superintendent of schools. At about the same time, a number of Warwick Co. high school students were accepted at Walter Reed while the county facility was being constructed (this was a deal worked out as part of the payment for the city's fifth annexation, effective June 1921).
Soon after Dr. Saunders assumed his post he began to foresee the need for an even larger high school and began a plan of development that led to the opening of the fourth high school in September 1924. But in a few years even this huge new facility had become crowded. In 1930 the complex was expanded to add nine new rooms. Then in 1935 the stadium was built. And what could it possibly be named but Saunders Stadium? Long delayed wings containing the boy's gymnasium and the library were completed in 1939. It was at this final state of completion that we entered Newport News High School in 1941.
In 1952, long after we graduated, our school building suffered 1/2 million dollars in damages from a fire set by a young arsonist. Although it was restored and improvements added, the building reached the end of its life as a high school in 1971 when several new high schools were opened. However the structure continued to be used for education and during 1977 through June 12, 1980 housed a vocational school. Today the building is a dormitory - a home for Navy personnel stationed at the Shipyard.
The main source of
information was Newport News' 325 Years, published by The
Newport News Golden Anniversary Corporation in 1946.
Thank you so very much, Fred! I've added your essay here: http://www.nnhs65.com/nnhs.html
For further background, see here:
From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 10/02/12 - "HOUSE CONCERT - SATURDAY OCT 6TH - The Girls are Back!":
|Reserve now for
this Saturday night.....event flier attached:
You heard us right will furnish FREE BEER and FREE WINE (while supplies last)... You heard me correctly...FREE... F..R..E..E ! as in no charge,,,so come early and celebrate Oktoberfest with us!
HERE IS THE AMAZING LINE UP:
We are starting to take RSZP's for all events NOW.... print the flyer, pin on you fig...pass it to friends and co-workers...neighbors...even the mother-in-law....forward this email to friends, family......a month-long musical event!
Send RSZP to me at Terry.Seay@itsallaboutZmusic.
Sounds like such fun! Thanks, Terry - and Wanda!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/02/12 - "EATING OF FRESH FRUIT... good one to read":
Thank you so very much, Wayne! This might explain several things to me personally! I've been noticing that my silver hair is steadily turning darker, and my fingernails are stronger than they've been in a dozen years. The only time I ever eat fruit (an apple or an orange) is on an empty stomach. I very rarely if ever drink ice water; I drink room temperature water during the day, and hot water after my meals.
|BONUS BUTTERFLY CROCHET
http://dishclothdiaries.blogspot.com/2009/09/3-d-butterfly.html - especially for lefties!
- Onion Strings - "Our crunchy
5-ingredient recipe for easy homemade Onion Strings will make you feel
like a restaurant chef. Whether you make 'em for tasty nibbling or as a
main dish topper, they're always a hit."
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern
VA - 09/20/12, 10:40 PM - "Rare Photos! (#2 in a Series of 17)":
You might like these too.
Great old pics….
SOMEONE HAD TO REACH BACK A WAYS TO GET THESE
OLD AND RARE PICTURES -
Beatles and Mohammad Ali, 1964
WOWZERS! Thanks, Bill!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/01/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#2 in a Series of 25)":
Some more memories.
Some of these photos will blow you away.
Boomer's Time Machine
MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne Honey
|From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/02/12:|
A champion jockey is about to enter an important race on a new horse. The horse's trainer meets him before the race and says,
"All you have to remember with this horse is that every time you approach a jump, you have to shout, "ALLLLEEE OOOP!" really loudly in the horse's ear. Providing you do that, you'll be fine".
The jockey thinks the trainer is mad but promises to shout the command. The race begins and they approach the first hurdle. The jockey ignores the trainer's ridiculous advice and the horse crashes straight through the center of the jump.
They carry on and approach the second hurdle. The jockey, somewhat embarrassed, whispers "Aleeee ooop" in the horse's ear. The same thing happens -- the horse crashes straight through the center of the jump.
At the third hurdle, the jockey thinks, "It's no good, I'll have to do it" and yells, "ALLLEEE OOOP!" really loudly. Sure enough, the horse sails over the jump with no problems. This continues for the rest of the race, but due to the earlier problems the horse only finishes third.
The trainer is fuming and asks the jockey what went wrong. The jockey replies,
"Nothing is wrong with me -- it's this bloody horse. What is he -- deaf or something?"
The trainer replies, "Deaf?? DEAF?? He's not deaf -- he's BLIND!"
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch
gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on
Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The
luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that
year, go visit with them.
2. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at email@example.com
3. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 9,10, and 11, 2012 - Class of
1957 - 55-Year Reunion - Marriott Hotel in Town Center, Newport News. CONTACT:
Pat Beck Letzinger at Pabletz@aol.com
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/03/12
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Written by Mariah Carey (b. 27 Mar 1970), Walter Afanasieff (b. 10 Feb 1958), and Dan Shea
Recorded by Mariah Carey
(b. 27 Mar 1970), 1997
When you love someone so deeply
They become your life
It's easy to succumb to overwhelming fears inside
Blindly I imaged I could
Keep you under glass
Now I understand to hold you
I must open my hands
And watch you rise
Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
I have learned that beauty
Has to flourish in the light
Wild horses run unbridled
Or their spirit dies
You have given me the courage
To be all that I can
And truly feel your heart will
Lead you back to me when you're
Ready to land
I can't pretend these tears
Aren't overflowing steadily
I can't prevent this hurt from
Almost overtaking me
But I will stand and say goodbye
For you'll never be mine
Until you know the way it feels to fly
So flutter through the sky
Spread your wings and fly
"Butterfly" midi courtesy of http://www.fortunecity.de/wolkenkratzer/stahl/738/midis.htm - 10/03/07
"Butterfly" lyrics courtesy of http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Mariah-Carey/Butterfly.html - 10/03/07
Butterfly Image courtesy of http://pink-na-kikay.blogdrive.com/archive/2.html - 10/03/07
Animated Monarch Butterfly courtesy of ??? - 09/01/05
Butterfly Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 02/08/04
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
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
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - 05/19/08
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