10/03/13 - 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.
REUNION ALERT - ONE MORE DAY:
Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their
50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza
Hotel, Hampton on the Water.
Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964.
SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com;
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) AND Butch Ragland ('63) of CO;
06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA;
07 - Ellen Anas Smith ('57) ANDDale 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 AND Marsha Leak Garrett ('63)!
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..
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Thursday, October 03, 1963 - Violent coup in Honduras pre-empted the October 13 election, ended period of reform, began two decades of military rule.|
From My Daughter-in-Law, Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) of MA (soon to be NC) - 10/03/13:
They look how I feel.
AWWW! Those poor little sweetie-pies!
Moving: Exhausting for everyone!
Thanks, Diana! See you soon!
|Wednesday, October 10, 2013|
|Buckley and Claire|
Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
09/25/13 - "Your Laugh for Today (#4 in a series of 15)":|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Recorded by Mariah Carey
(b. 27 Mar 1970), 1997
"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
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
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateHerbert 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
Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/ehslearningcenter/ - 10/17/07
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06