11/17/19 - NNHS Newsletter - I Say a Little Prayer
one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil;
- 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, and I'm sure we could all use a few prayers as well.
BONUS - I Say a Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick, 1967
|"I Say a Little Prayer" (sometimes erroneously rendered as "I
Say a Little Prayer for You") is a song
Burt Bacharach and
Dionne Warwick, originally peaking at number four on the U.S.
Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in December 1967.
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.  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).
Happy Birthday today
to Ronald Creech ('57) AND
Wayne Gaskill ('63)
Happy Birthday this week to:
23 - Sandra Ray ('61) of VA ANDJohn Howard ('66) of VA AND Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA AND the late Fayetta Covert Stansbury (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '72) (d. 06/03/10);
Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA!
|Many Happy Returns, One and All!|
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."
|November 17, 1969 - Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States met in Helsinki, Finland to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.|
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/17/17:
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 11/16/19, 12:24 PM:
From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 11/16/19, 8:30 PM:
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 11/16/19:
|Thank you, Joyce - I DID know!|
|INDEED! Thank you, Stephen!|
From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 11/15/19, 1:58 PM:
“My husband wanted one of those big-screen TVs for his birthday. So I
just moved his chair closer to the one we have already.”
(b. 27 Feb 1961)
BONUS NOVEMBER DECORATING IDEA:
|27 Stylish Modern Thanksgiving Décor Ideas - "We all got used to traditional Thanksgiving décor but what about something more modern? Traditional Thanksgiving colors are brown, gold, green and yellow, so for a hot modern touch try to incorporate black, purple or gold colors – it’ll give your space an elegant look. Black and white look very minimalist and stylish, so why not go for them? Don’t be excessive with decorations – for modern style it’s not necessary. Decorate your pumpkins in a calm way: one color or one pattern. Try natural décor: twigs, berries, gilded pumpkins, pinecones and leaves – that’s clear modern minimalism. Get inspired by gorgeous ideas below and give thanks!"|
Easy Baby Hat Patterns
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/16/16 - "Foolproof Pie Crust":
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/16/18:
|An actor had been out of work for
years because he always forgot his lines. One day he got a phone call
from a director who wanted him for an important part in a play. All the
actor had to say was, “Hark! I hear the cannon roar!"
Opening night arrived, and while he waited in the wings, the actor muttered to himself, “Hark! I hear the cannon roar! Hark! I hear the cannon roar!"
The time for the entrance finally
came. As the actor made his appearance onstage, he heard a loud BOOOOM!
He turned around and said, “What the heck was that?”
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, January 08, 2020 -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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/19
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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"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!
Flag clip art courtesy of
http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
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
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