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01/08/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Elvis Presley's 80th Birthday

   "You only pass through this life once, you don't come back for an encore."

- Elvis Aaron Presley
(08 Jan 1935 - 16 Aug 1977)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today would have been Elvis' 80th Birthday - or maybe, MAYBE - it still is!

BONUS - - Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love

HOMEWORK: - the official site - the unofficial site


"Can't Help Falling in Love" is a pop song originally recorded by American singer Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley's publishing company. It was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss.[2] The melody is based on "Plaisir d'amour"[3] (1784), a popular romance by Jean Paul Egide Martini (1741–1816). It was featured in Elvis Presley's 1961 film, Blue Hawaii. During the following four decades, it was recorded by numerous other artists, including British reggae group UB40, whose 1993 version topped the U.S. and UK charts, and Swedish pop group A-Teens.

Elvis Presley's version of the song, which topped the British charts in 1962, has appeared in numerous other films, including Coyote Ugly and Walt Disney's Lilo & Stitch. The single is certified by the RIAA as a Platinum record, for US sales in excess of one million copies. In the United States, the Elvis Presley version of the song peaked at number two on the pop chart and went to number one on the Easy Listening chart for six weeks.[4]

During Presley's late 1960s and 1970s live performances, the song was performed as the show's finale. Most notably, it was also sung in the live segment of his 1968 NBC television special, and as the closer for his 1973 Global telecast, Aloha from Hawaii. A version with a faster and sloppier arrangement was used as the closing for Presley's final TV special, Elvis in Concert.


    Happy Birthday today to      Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND    Pat Branch Coltrane ('57) AND  Bill Collins ('63) AND Ruth Thom Chapman ('63)!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND   Joe Dickson ('66) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND   Suzanne Mason Haff (Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND    the late Bob Parrish ('68) (deceased 12 Jan 2013);

11 - My Brother-in-Law, the late   Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (d. 07 May 2005) AND     Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND   Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND   Ron Smith ('65) of VA AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA AND   FlyLady of NC;

13 - My Grandson,   Hunter Huber of Alberta;

14 - Ronnie Todd ('63);

15 - The late Skippy Weitz ('57) (deceased 22 Nov 2012) AND   Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA!
   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 08, 1815 - War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans Andrew Jackson led American forces in victory over the British.


January 08, 1940 - Britain introduced food rationing.

January 08, 1945 - Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units entered the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attacked Japanese Imperial forces.


Friday, January 08, 1965 - Actress Michelle Forbes was born Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo in Austin, Texas.

Friday, January 08, 1965 - Diver Wendy Fuller was born Wendy Marie Fuller in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Friday, January 08, 1965 - Actress Maria Pitillo was born in Elmira, New York.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/07/15:

“Sometimes the greatest love is not found in the dramatic scenes that poets and writers immortalize. Often, the greatest manifestations of love are the simple acts of kindness and caring we extend to those we meet along the path of life.”

- Joseph B. Wirthlin
(11 June 1917 - 01 Dec 2008)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 01/06/15 - "Laws They Don't Teach in Physics":

   SO TRUE! Thanks, George!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/07/15 - "The World Is Mine":

   SO SWEET! Thank you, Haul Party!

From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 01/06/15:

  Hahahahaha! Me, for sure.

   ME, TOO! Thanks, Tina!


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/22/14 - "Modern Times (#15 in a series of 30)":

   How sad!   

     INDEED! Thanks, George!


BONUS ELVIS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Elvis Graphs - Sorry, not FREE, but if you had your heart set on one.....

BONUS ELVIS' FAVORITE RECIPES: - Elvis Presley's Favorite Dishes: Down-Home Southern Recipes Elvis Would Have Enjoyed

From - 01/07/15:
A man and his wife were sitting in the living room discussing a “Living Will.”

"Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug."

His wife got up, unplugged the TV and threw out all the beer.

1. 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: - updated 11/27/14

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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


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Can't Help Falling in Love

Recorded by Elvis Presley (08 Jan 1935 - 16 Aug 1977), 1961

Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay
Would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you
For I can't help falling in love with you

"Can't Help Falling in Love" midi courtesy of - 01/08/08

  "Can't Help Falling in Love" lyrics courtesy of - 01/08/08

First Elvis Image courtesy of - 01/07/05

Second Elvis Image courtesy of - 08/06/04 - I think....

Musical Bar clip art courtesy of - 02/05/04

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

Animated Navy and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

FlyLady Logo courtesy of - 10/13/11

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06 

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