10/03/15 - 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.
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 Donna Rountree Holburn ('63) 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 - Bunny Spiers ('54) of VA AND Tippy Rowe ('57) AND Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND Richard Cantor ('65) of KY AND Tazewell Whitley (NNHS / HHS - '65) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Alexandria Huber of TX;
09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA AND Marsha Leak Garrett ('63);
10 - Harry Seay ('63) 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.
THISDAY IN 1965:
October 03, 1965 -
was born Anna Maria Theodora Petra Verstappe in
Sunday, October 03, 1965 - Table tennis playerJan-Ove Waldner was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Austin, Texas from a massive brain tumor at the age of 51.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 10/02/15:
|“One place where we
best seek to be filled with light and truth is in our own homes…Families
are the Lord’s workshop on earth.”
Cheryl A. Esplin
Thanks so much, Susan!
From My Daughter by Other Parents, Andi
Loa, of NC - 10/02/15 - LDS
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 10/02/15:
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/28/15 - "Guess I'm not the only one getting old..... (#3 in a series of 9)":
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 09/29/15 - "Cartoons for Seniors (#3 in a series of 13)":
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/02/15:
|Two avid hunters took a safety class for hunters in which they
learned that the universal signal for an emergency is three shots in the
Sure enough, on their next hunting trip the two men got lost.
One said to the other, "What shall we do?"
The other said, "I know - fire three shots in the air and someone may come to find us."
He fired off three shots, and they waited two hours. No sign of help.
"What shall we do?"
"Fire off three more shots."
So he did. Three hours later there was still no response and it was getting dark.
The first one asked, "Shall we try again?"
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Friday and Saturday, October 9, 10 and 11, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will
hold its 55-Year Reunion. CONTACT: Karen Weinstein Witte at
2. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015
The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the
Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News.
Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be
reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/22/15
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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
Animated Tiny 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
Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - ???
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
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