10/03/16 - 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
Walter Afanasieff for Carey's seventh album,
Butterfly (1997). It is a ballad combining elements of
but Carey had originally conceived it as a
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 1966:
|Monday, October 03, 1966 - Baseball player and sportscaster Darrin Fletcher was born Darrin Glen Fletcher in Elmhurst, Illinois. Stockholm, Sweden at the age of 70.|
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!
FOR THE ARCHIVE:
NEWPORT NEWS HIGH SCHOOL
Captain - Randolph Dale;
Managers - David Joye ('53), Franklin Smith ('53), and Joe Wise ('54)
|1952 Anchor - p. 122||1952 Anchor - p. 123|
|From My Son's Mother-in-Law, Cheryl, of FL
“Love is an award you win by losing—or giving it away. Trophies collect
dust, but love is the ultimate prize.”
(b. 05 Mar 1982)
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/02/16:
|“Hello, police department? I've
lost my cat and..."
“I'm sorry lady, but this is not a police job, you can try calling..."
“But you don't understand, this is a very intelligent cat. He is almost human. He can practically talk.”
“Well, in that case ma'am, you'd better hang up. He may be trying to call you right now.”
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
Animated Red Flames courtesy of
http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - ???
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16