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10/03/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Butterfly

“Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small
but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.
And everyone deserves a little sunshine.”

- Jeffrey Glassberg
 


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter's butterfly theme tends to repeat every year in one form or another.

   The events of the past couple of days are too tragically grim really to even mention here, but our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and their families.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stcdNj0SANw - Butterfly - Mariah Carey

 


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_%28Mariah_Carey_song%29:

"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.[1] 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."[2]

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 the late Butch Ragland ('63) (deceased 11/18/16);

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 / Hampton HS - '65) of VA AND  My Granddaughter, Alexandria Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Pebble Hills HS, TX / Overhills HS, NC - '18) of NC;

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!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html

 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

October 03, 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 1967:

Tuesday, October 03, 1967 - Author and illustrator Rob Liefeld was born in the USA.

Tuesday, October 03, 1967 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Chris Collingwood was born in the United Kingdom.

Tuesday, October 03, 1967 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Woody Guthrie (b. Woodrow Wilson Guthrie on 14 July 1912 in Okemah, Oklahoma) died in New York City, New York of complications of Huntington's disease at the age of 55.

Tuesday, October 03, 1967 - Organist, composer, and conductor Malcolm Sargent (b. Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent on 29 Apr 1895 in Bath Villas, Ashford, Kent, England) died in England of pancreatic cancer at the age of 72.

 


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
(
b. 03 Oct 1944)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

 


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/03/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 10/02/17:

            Thank you, Domi! I think we all are!
 
 


“Love is an award you win by losing—or giving it away. Trophies collect dust, but love is the ultimate prize.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982)


BONUS BUTTERFLY CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.crochetnmore.com/butterfly.htm 

http://freevintagecrochet.com/free-butterfly-pattern/spool191/butterflies  

http://dishclothdiaries.blogspot.com/2009/09/3-d-butterfly.html - especially for lefties!


BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme-related):

http://www.mrfood.com/Snacks/Onion-Strings/ml/1 - 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."

http://www.mrfood.com/Chicken/Five-Star-Chicken-276/ml/1 - Five Star Chicken - "This chicken dish with mushrooms, tomatoes, and onions is tasty enough to be found at the finest restaurants, and easy enough to make at home!"

http://www.mrfood.com/Pork/Country-Pork-Chops/ml/1 - Country Pork Chops - "No need to tie up your oven to cook these homey Country Pork Chops. They'll simmer just fine on the stovetop in this rich tomato sauce that's chock-full of healthy fresh veggies. Talk about a speedy skillet supper they'll love!"


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/02/17:

When I became a licensed chiropractor, I moved back to my hometown and soon had a thriving practice. One morning I saw a new patient whom I recognized as my old high school principal.

"Gosh," I said nervously, "I’m a little surprised to see you here."

"Why?" he replied. "You certainly spent a great deal of time in my office."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Saturday, October 07, 2017 - The Warwick HS Class of 1957 will hold their 60-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht and Country Club. 400 Maxwell Lane, Newport News. Cash bar at 6:00 PM, Buffet Dinner at 7:00 PM, Evening of friendship, memories, music and dancing from 8:30 till whenever. Cost $60.00 per person. Dress smart casual (no ties for the guys).

3. Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

4. Thursday, November 09, 2017, 6:30 PM - Joyce Bulifant's book signing (My Four Hollywood Husbands), Barnes and Noble, 12170 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602, 757-249-2488.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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Butterfly

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

[Chorus:]
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
Butterfly

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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

So flutter through the sky
Butterfly
Spread your wings and fly
Butterfly


 "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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - ???

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09 

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of https://www.harnett.k12.nc.us/ohhs - 09/11/17

Pebble Hills High School (TX) logo courtesy of https://www.sisd.net/pebblehillshs - 10/02/17 (sic)

Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of http://coldlakehighschool.ca/ - 09/11/17

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

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