NNHS Newsletter -
love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means
- Simone Weil
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I think we could all use a little gentleness right about now.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q5yyiaJV8Y - Dear Hearts and Gentle People - Dinah Shore, 1949
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOdLsCdnwjA - Dear Hearts and Gentle People - Bing Crosby
BONUS #3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW5VfmuM9xI - Dear Hearts and Gentle People - Jim Reeves
|"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" is a
song published in 1949 with music by
Sammy Fain and
Bob Hilliard. They were inspired to write the song based on a scrap
of paper with the words "Dear friends and gentle hearts" written on it
that was found on the body of
Stephen Foster when he was discovered in a New York hotel room in
Popular versions were recorded in 1949 by Dinah Shore, Gordon MacRae, Bing Crosby and Dennis Day. In the United Kingdom, the song was recorded by Doreen Lundy. Later recordings were made by Perry Como in 1959 and again in 1980. The song references the singer's hometown, and different versions allude to a range of U.S. states.
The Dinah Shore recording was recorded on September 9, 1949, and released by Columbia Records (as catalog number 38605). This version alludes to Tennessee, Shore's home state. The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on November 18, 1949, lasting 16 weeks and peaking at position number seven.
The Gordon MacRae recording was recorded on October 21, 1949, and released by Capitol Records (as catalog number 777). It peaked at number 19 on the Billboard charts. The flip side was "Mule Train," which MacRae recorded October 1, 1949.
The Bing Crosby recording was recorded on October 26, 1949, and released by Decca Records (as catalog number 24798). This version mentions Idaho, close to Crosby's home state of Washington. The flip side was "Mule Train". The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on November 25, 1949, lasting 16 weeks and peaking at number two.
The Dennis Day recording was released by RCA Victor Records as a 78rpm single (catalog number 20-3596), and as a 45rpm single (catalog number 47-3102). The recording first appeared on the Billboard charts on January 13, 1950, lasting three weeks and peaking at number 19.
The Perry Como recording of April 23, 1959, was released as a track on the album Como Swings (catalog number LSP-2010). The Como recording of July 1980, from a live performance, was released on the album Perry Como Live on Tour in 1981 (catalog number AQL1-3826).
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents), Jacob Mansfield of TX!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The United States Marine Corps - 1775, Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57), David Wittan ('57), Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND the late Steve Pullen ('65) (deceased 22 Apr 2012)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - David Bell ('64) of NJ;
12 - Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL;
14 - Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND Timothy of DC (son of Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA);
15 - the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) (deceased 11/16/07) AND My Niece, Shari, of VA;
16 - the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08) !
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 09, 1921 - The Partito Nazionale Fascista (PNF), National Fascist Party, came into existence.
November 09, 1923 - In
Munich, Germany, police and government troops loyal to the democratic
government crushed the
Beer Hall Putsch in
coup was the work of the
Nazis. The event began the evening before when Adolf Hitler took control of
a beer hall full of Bavarian government leaders at gunpoint.
November 09, 1938 - Nazi German diplomat Ernst vom Rath died from the fatal gunshot wounds of Jewish resistance fighter Herschel Grynszpan, an act which the Nazis used as an excuse to instigate the 1938 national pogrom, also known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass." Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men.
November 09, 1940 - Warsaw was awarded the Virtuti Militari, Poland's highest military decoration for courage in the face of the enemy.
November 09, 1989 - The Berlin Wall was opened.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Tuesday, November 09, 1965 - Several U.S. states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast blackout of 1965.|
|“Getting other people
to like you is simply the other side of liking other people.”
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/08/15:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Words by Bob Hilliard (28 Jan 1918 – 01 Feb 1971);
(17 June 1902 – 06 Dec 1989), 1949
"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" midi courtesy of http://www.jim-reeves.nl/midi.htm - 11/07/07
"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" lyrics courtesy of http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/d/dearheartsandgentlepeople.shtml - 11/09/07
"Heart's Delight" Quilt Block courtesy of http://home.howstuffworks.com/hearts-delight-quilt-block.htm - 11/09/07
"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" Guitar Tabs available at http://www.theguitarguy.com/dearhea2.htm - 11/09/07
Fence with Pink Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars5.html - 03/29/05
Rose Covered Fence clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars21.html - 06/14/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI, one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Big Grin Smiley
courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
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