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11/17/13 - NNHS Newsletter - I Say a Little Prayer

No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil;
not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.

- Guy H. King

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Here's a nice peaceful golden oldie for you.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kafVkPxjLYg - I Say a Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick, 1967  


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Say_a_Little_Prayer:  

"I Say a Little Prayer" (sometimes erroneously rendered as "I Say a Little Prayer for You") is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick, originally peaking at number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in December 1967.[1]

Intended by lyricist Hal David to convey a woman's concern for her beau who's serving in Vietnam, "I Say a Little Prayer" was recorded by Dionne Warwick in a 9 April 1966 session. Although Bacharach's recordings with Warwick typically took no more than three takes (often only taking one), Bacharach did ten takes on "I Say a Little Prayer" and still disliked the completed track feeling it rushed. The track went unreleased until September 1967 when it was introduced on the album The Windows of the World which largely consisted of older material; it was Scepter Records owner Florence Greenberg rather than Bacharach who wanted "I Say a Little Prayer" added to that album. [2] from which it had a single release in October 1967 as the intended B-side of the newly recorded track "(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls": however the brisk sound of "I Say a Little Prayer" which Bacharach disliked proved to be the comeback sound for Warwick as "I Say a Little Prayer" became the original favored side reaching #4 that December on the Billboard Hot 100 - Warwick's first Top Ten appearance since "Message to Michael" in the spring of 1966 - and also #8 on the Billboard R & B Chart and #4 on the Canadian Charts. "(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls" would become a hit subsequent to the success of "I Say a Little Prayer" reaching #2 in February 1968: Warwick's "I Say a Little Prayer"/"(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls" single would receive gold certification from the RIAA for sales of a million units becoming the only certified gold single of the first phase of Warwick's career.

"I Say a Little Prayer" b/w "(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls", became one of the most successful double-sided hits of the Rock era. Like several Bacharach compositions, both sides contains passages written in unusual time signatures. The verses of "Prayer" are constructed of 2 successive measures of 4/4, a measure of 10/4 (using 4/4 + 2/4 + 4/4), and 2 final measures of 4/4. The chorus is in 11/4 (using 4/4 + 3/4 + 4/4).



"Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness."

- Psalms 143:1
 


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday today to Ronald Creech ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND    Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND   Ann Allen ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 - June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND   The late Rose Woodard Groff ('65) (deceased 10/14/84);

23 -   Sandra Ray ('61) of VA AND   John Howard ('66) of VA AND Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA AND the late Fayetta Covert Stansbury (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '72) (deceased 06/03/10) !

24 -     Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

November 17, 1939 - Nine Czech students were executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. In addition, all Czech universities were shut down and over 1200 Czech students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students' Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.

November 17, 1941 - Joseph C. Grew, U.S. ambassador to Japan, cabled the U.S. State Department that he had heard that Japan had prepared a plan to attempt a surprise attack at Pearl Harbor. The attack was "planned, in the event of trouble with the United States."


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Sunday, November 17, 1963 - Drummer (Annihilator and Primal Fear) Randy Black was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Sunday, November 17, 1963 - Writer Daniel Scott was born in Milton, Massachusetts.


     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 11/16/13 - "Final Event of 2013 - Tom Hambridge & Rattlesnake Band with Kevin McKendree":

 
Grammy Winner - Tom Hambridge may be the most celebrated singer-songwriter-producer ever to play at our house. This return engagement features the Rattlesnake Band, Kevin McKendree (Delbert McClinton's keyboardist) and features The Hambridge Sisters as our Special Guest.
 
Get Ready to "Rock n Roll with Country And Blues" as only Tom Hambridge can do it!
 
This is our FINAL EVENT of 2013 and promises to be a fantastic event.

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Terry! Y'all have a fabulous time!

   
   


     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/16/13 - "The Fourth Doctor (Who)":
 
  Try not to pass out from an overload of cuteness!

     From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Doctor:

...Imposingly tall, with eyes that seem to constantly boggle, a mass of curls for hair and prominently displayed teeth, the Doctor favours an outfit that usually consists of a shirt, waistcoat, cravat, trousers, a frock coat (with pockets containing a seemingly endless array of apparently useless items that would nevertheless suit the Doctor's purposes when used), a wide-brimmed hat and, most famously, his impractically long, multi-coloured scarf, which was apparently knitted for him by Madame Nostradamus (whom he refers to as a "witty little knitter"). When it is damaged in The Ark in Space, the Doctor declares with regret that it's "irreplaceable."

According to Baker, the Doctor's scarf was the idea of costume designer James Acheson. Acheson, knowing little about knitting, procured large quantities of various colours of wool, and commissioned Begonia Pope, a friend of his, to create a colourful design. She proceeded to use all of the wool provided, resulting in the absurdly long, but iconic, accessory...[6]

 
 



"His answers will seldom come while you are on your knees praying, even when you may plead for an immediate response. Rather, He will prompt you in quiet moments when the Spirit can most effectively touch your mind and heart. You should find periods of quiet time to recognize when you are being instructed and strengthened. Be thankful that sometimes God lets you struggle for a long time before that answer comes."

- (b. 07 Nov 1928), April, 2007
 


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/06/13 - "Some Things People Regret the Most Before They Die (#12 in a series of 19)":
 

  AMEN! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 11/ //13 - "Funnies - with a Point  (#1 in a series of 10)":
 
  Thanks, Jimmy!
 
 


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry, not theme related):

http://www.squidoo.com/easy-baby-crochet-hat-patterns - Easy Baby Hat Patterns


BONUS THANKSGIVING RECIPE:

     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/16/13 - "Foolproof Pie Crust":

 
 
 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/16/13:
 

Q: Did you hear about the man who forgot to pay his exorcist?

A: He was repossessed.
 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1.Thursday, December 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 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.  


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/02/13

BLOG:

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



  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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I Say a Little Prayer

Written by Burt Bacharach (b. 12 May 1928) and Hal David (b. 25 May 1921)
for Dionne Warwick (b. 12 Dec 1940),
1967


The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer for you
While combing my hair now
And wondering what dress to wear now
I say a little prayer for you

Forever and ever
You'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever
We never will part
Oh how I'll love you
Together, forever
That's how it will be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me

I run for the bus dear
While riding it I think of us dear
I say a little prayer for you
At work I just take time
And all through my coffee break time
I say a little prayer for you

Forever and ever
You'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever
We never will part
Oh how I'll love you
Together, forever
That's how it will be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me

My darling believe me
For me there is no one
But you
Please love me too
I'm in love with you
Answer my prayer

Forever and ever
You'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever
We never will part
Oh how I'll love you
Together, forever
That's how it will be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me


"I Say a Little Prayer" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/4836/bso2.htm - 11/16/07

"I Say a Little Prayer" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdownload.com/dionne-warwick-i-say-a-little-prayer-lyrics.html - 11/16/07

Image of Woman Praying courtesy of http://community.livejournal.com/______faith/profile - 11/17/07

Image of Woman Applying Makeup courtesy of http://www.reaganspaandsalon.com/1848967.html - 11/17/07

Pastel Divider Lines clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars7.html - 05/24/06

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

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