10/03/18 - 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 - 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!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|October 03, 1918 - King Boris III of Bulgaria acceded to the throne.|
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 1968:
|Wednesday, October 03, 1968 - Footballer and manager Paul Crichton was born Paul Andrew Crichton in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England.|
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 a Reliable Source Who Wishes to Remain Anonymous - 10/02/18:
|You didn’t hear this from me, but
06-16-18 also says “IN PROCESS”. (It would be ok to just erase those
dates that are missing.)
Oh, the humanity!
Sometimes I worry about the sanity of whoever runs this site.
06/16/18 - She Thinks I Still Care - COMPLETED AT LONG, LONG LAST ON 10/03/18
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 10/01/18:
|LOVELY! Thank you, Cheryl!|
From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA -
“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 - 10/02/18:
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
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 - ???
Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of http://coldlakehighschool.ca/ - 09/11/17
Pebble Hills High School (TX) logo courtesy of https://www.sisd.net/pebblehillshs - 10/02/17 (sic)
Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of https://www.harnett.k12.nc.us/ohhs - 09/11/17
Animated Sickly Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.allfreeclipart.com/smiley.html - 06/02/10
Animated Head-Banging Smiley courtesy of http://www.clipartof.com/gallery/emoticons/upset.html - 07/0/09
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
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