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11/17/14 - 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.   I don't know about you, but I myself could do with a few peaceful feelings right about now.

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) AND Wayne Gaskilll ('63)!

   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 1964:

Tuesday, November 17, 1964 - Actor and radio host Ralph Garman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, November 17, 1964 - The 24th United States National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, was born Susan Elizabeth Rice in Washington, D.C..

Tuesday, November 17, 1964 - Baseball player and sportscaster Mitch Williams was born Mitchell Steven Williams in Santa Ana, California.


      From Buster Vest ('63) of VA AND     From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 11/16/14 - "The Back Nine":

THE BACK NINE
(as in Golf for you non-golfers)


You know. . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. 

But, here it is... the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

But, here it is...my friends are retired and getting grey...they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me...but, I see the great change...Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be. Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so...now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over on this earth...its over. A new adventure will begin!

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime. 

So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life...so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!! 
  
"Life" is a gift from God to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one. 
  

LIVE IT WELL! 
ENJOY TODAY! 
DO SOMETHING FUN! 
BE HAPPY ! 
HAVE A GREAT DAY 

Remember "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. 
  
But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!! 

Stay well, "OLD FRIEND!" Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!! 

It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.  

 
   
  Thank you, Gentlemen!

http://www.nnhs65.com/And-Then-It-Is-Winter.html


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/16/14 - "Share This Money":

     Oh why not!!!

   OKAY! Thanks, Joyce! This sounds like fun to me, except - I'm confused. If I already had a big stack of $100.00 bills such as that to share (which I don't), why would I need more money coming my way?!?

           

   As Delmar O'Donnell said in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), "That don't make no sense!"

 

 
 


From My Friend, Kristi, of NC - 11/16/14 - "Mysterious Wooden Box Found in Dumpster":

One Man Found a Mysterious Box in a Dumpster What was in it was Absolutely Baffling

http://www.gosocial.co/mysterious-box/?v=1

   SO VERY WEIRD! Thank you, Kristi!


From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 11/16/14:

     OH, BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Tina! This is surely my motto! 
 
 


BONUS THANKSGIVING 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 - 11/16/14 - "Foolproof Pie Crust":

 
 
 


   
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA- 11/01/14 - "All you animal lovers (#15 in a series of 26)":
 
  Carol,

Some of these pictures might come in handy for the newsletter. If you have used them before, it's OK not to use them. When things like this come to me I always think about you and your wonderful newsletter. Blessings.

Joan

   Thanks, Joan!

  

 
 


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/01/14 - "Funny Stuff (#13 in a series of 20)":

 
I hope this starts your week with some smiles.

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!

 
 


  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/09/14 - "Hmmmm.... (#7 in a series of 15)":
 

By the time a man is wise enough

to watch his step, he's too

old to go anywhere.

  Thanks, Billy!
 
 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/16/14:

Knock Knock

Who's there?

Alex

Alex who?

Alexplain later; now let me in.
 


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, December 4, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1962 Dinner Get Together - 6:30 PM at Angelo's on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. CONTACT: Fran Heath Scott at 757-813-0446 or email: heathbarlc66@yahoo.com.

2. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 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 10/17/14

BLOG:

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


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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

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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!

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Twirling Dollar Bill clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars40.html - 09/01/05

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/16
Thanks, Janice!

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