10/03/17 - 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.
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
|"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:
Birthday today to
Martha Megann Keesee ('57)
Mary Megann Peters ('57)
AND Larry Moran ('65) of ID
Whitt Jones ('65) of AR!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;!
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.
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Tuesday, October 03, 1967 -
Author and illustrator
Rob Liefeld was born in the USA.
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
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.”
(b. 05 Mar 1982)
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:
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
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
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
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
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