10/24/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Sunny
“There is no season when such pleasant
and sunny spots may be lighted on,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
If there's no sun where you are today, then just shine yourself.
BONUS #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9RB-rp4pwQ - Sunny - Stevie Wonder
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD8DcgpLp_w - Sunny - Boney M, 2006
|"Sunny" is the name of a song written by
It is one of the most
covered popular songs, with hundreds of versions released.
BMI rates "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century".
Hebb wrote the song after 22 November 1963, the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Hebb's older brother Harold was killed in a knife fight outside a Nashville nightclub. Hebb was devastated by both events and many critics say that those events inspired the tune. According to Hebb, he wrote the song as an expression of a preference for a "sunny" disposition over a "lousy" disposition. Certainly, events influenced Bobby's songwriting, but his timeless melody, crossing over into R&B (#3 on U.S. R&B chart) Country and Pop (#2 on U.S. Pop chart), together with the optimistic lyrics, came from the artist's desire to express that one should always "look at the bright side" - a direct quote from the author. Hebb has said about "Sunny":
"All my intentions were just to think of happier times – basically looking for a brighter day – because times were at a low tide. After I wrote it, I thought "Sunny" just might be a different approach to what Johnny Bragg was talking about in 'Just Walkin' in the Rain'"...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Agnes Dick Kump ('57)
Susan Perkins Best ('63)
Friedman ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
26 - Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND Randy Tate ('66) of DE;
27 - Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) ANDDimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA AND Fred Shelton ('63);
28 - Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA;
29 - Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA;
30 - Virginia Gall (February '48) of VA;
31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA!
|Many Happy Returns, One and All!|
|THIS DAY IN WWII:|
|October 24, 1795 -
Partitions of Poland: The
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was completely divided among
October 24, 1943 - The
Government of Free India formally declared war on Britain and the United
States of America.
October 24, 1945 - The
United Nations (UN) was formally established less than a month after
the end of World War II.
|THIS DAY IN 1965:|
|Sunday, October 24, 1965 - Journalist and politician Kyriakos Velopoulos (Κυριάκος Βελόπουλος) was born in Germany.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 10/23/15:
|“There are … so many kinds of voices in the
world. We are surrounded by persuasive voices, beguiling voices,
belittling voices, sophisticated voices, and confusing voices. I might
add that these are loud voices. I admonish you to turn the volume down
and to be influenced instead by that still, small voice which will guide
you to safety.”
Thomas S. Monson
Thanks so much, Susan!
From My Friend, Shannon, of UT - 10/22/15:
Being a server has made me cynical... this has helped me
to try to be more pleasant with work ahaa
AMEN! Thank you, Shannon!
From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 10/23/15:
PERFECT! Thanks, Chris!
From My Friend, Mariel, of NC - 10/23/15 - "Holiday to Do List":
EXCELLENT REMINDER! Thank you so much, Mariel!
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 10/23/15 - "Never Stop Believing!":
From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA - 10/23/15:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/22/15:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Sunny, yesterday my
life was filled with rain.
"Sunny" midi courtesy of
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -