10/03/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Butterfly
“Beautiful and graceful, varied and
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter is being revisited from exactly three years ago today:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stcdNj0SANw - Butterfly - Mariah Carey
"Butterfly" is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff for Carey's seventh album, Butterfly (1997). It is a ballad combining elements of pop and gospel, but Carey had originally conceived it as a house record with David Morales titled "Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)". After realizing how personal the lyrics were and how they could be applied to Butterfly, she wrote "Butterfly" with Afanasieff. On the song's lyrics, Carey comments "It was '97 and I was leaving my marriage [to Tommy Mottola] which encompassed my life. I was writing the song 'Butterfly' wishing that that's what he would say to me."
It was released as the album's second single in 1997. It did not appear on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart because it was not issued as a commercial single in the United States; Billboard magazine rules at the time stipulated that a commercial release was required for a song to enter the Hot 100. It was a moderate success on charts that airplay-only singles were allowed to enter, such as the Rhythmic Airplay Chart, Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and Top 40 Mainstream charts, and it reached number 7 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart. "Butterfly" was not a substantial hit outside the U.S.: it reached number 22 in the UK after 5 years of 12 consecutive Top-10 singles and number 27 in Australia, failing to match the success of "Honey", the album's first single. In France and Germany the single did not reach the top forty.
"Butterfly" was nominated for the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, which it lost to Sarah McLachlan's "Building a Mystery". In honor of Mariah's 20th Anniversary in music, "Butterfly" was chosen as her #1 song by fans.
From Bill Gross ('49) of VA - 09/08/10 (amended 10/03/10) - "NNHS Classes of 1948":
|Newport News High School
classes of February and June 1948 are continuing their 62-Year Reunion
with a brunch on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at Point Plaza Suites at City Center
on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, NN.
For details: Bill Gross, 757-595-3203.
2. NEXT WEEK!!!
From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 07/16/10 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2":
|Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL!|
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 and 09/23/10 - "Update on locations AND Hotel Info - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":
Friday evening we’ll meet at 7:00 PM at the home of Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65). They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend... The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News. The telephone number is 757-595-4116. We’ll post a map providing directions.
The Saturday afternoon picnic at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, begins at 1:00 PM. $20.00 will cover the cost of your food.
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html significantly updated 08/07/10 and 09/02/10 and 09/24/10!
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - updated 09/20/10!
45-Year NNHS Class of ’65 Reunion – Hotel Information
you’re using a GPS the address for Lynn Walker Brothers home is 304
Dogwood Drive, Newport News 23606.
News Park is located at 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News 23603.
Event begins at 1:00 p.m. October 16th.
Thank you, Dave!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/20/10 - "NNHS 64/64 Cruise Announcement":
http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10 and 09/21/10!
- updated 09/28/10!
From Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR - 10/02/10, 11:34 AM:
|I just noticed that I must have
forgotten to put my DOB somewhere that you can find to add to the
Birthday List. My fault, not yours. My birthday is tomorrow, October
3rd. No need to try to add for tomorrow's newsletter but maybe next
See you at the reunion. I am so
glad you'll be there. Can't wait to see everyone. Once again, thanks for
all you do for us. I can't thank you enough..
Well, Bridget, certainly we'll celebrate with you now! I'm just sorry we missed it all week!
Happy Birthday, Lady! I'm so excited about seeing you again after all these years!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND Mary Megann Peters ('57) AND Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
05 - George Pipkin ('57) ANDButch Ragland ('63) of CO;
06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA;
07 - Ellen Anas Smith ('57) AND Dale Parsons ('69) of HA;
08 - Tippy Rowe ('57) AND Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND Richard Cantor ('65) of KY;
09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN WWII:
|October 03, 1938 -
Spaceflight: The first successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket
Test Stand VII at
It was the first man-made object to reach space.
1941 - Adolf Hitler stated in a speech that Russia was "broken" and
they "would never rise again."
TODAY IN 1965:
Sunday, October 03, 1965 - Table tennis player Jan-Ove Waldner was born in Stockholm, Sweden.
Sunday, October 03, 1965 - Actor Zachary Scott (born 21 Feb 1914 in Austin, Texas) died from a brain tumor in Austin, Texas at the age of 51.
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of
08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag
of dog food.
Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.
Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace! OH, NO!
Grace is #1 in pet of the month: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=1
and #3 in pet of the year: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=2
WOWZERONI!!! That's fabulous, Norris!
Vote early, vote often (or at least cast your allotted daily vote) - and don't drop the ball now!
From Bobby Fox ('63) of IA - 10/02/10, 11:51 AM - "Ms. Ransome . .":
In reference to Carla Fine's ('65 - of Australia) question about Ms. Ransome. I'm quite sure it was Margaret Ransome. I remember my mother telling me she had her as a teacher as well. Although these days I can't remember what I had for lunch, I do remember Mrs. Ransome. She was a very good teacher. Anyone that could make me learn to read must have been just great.
Warm regards, Bobby. (Sorry I had to use your personal address.)
Thanks so much, Bobby! And I have no objections to which of my several email addies y'all use; I'm just glad whenever your mail reaches me!
From Steve Pullen ('65) of VA - 10/02/10, 1:07 PM - "Mrs. Ransome":
|It was Margaret Ransome.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/02/10, 12:25 PM - "Mrs. Ransome":
Idea for finding info on Mrs. Ransome of Magruder: Check the Hill’s directories for the mid-50s for NN/Hampton. “Ransome” is a unique enough surname that there should not be more than a few. Hill’s often lists occupations, so any female listed as a teacher is probably our gal. With a first name (and possibly a spouse’s name), it should be easy to find the date of death and an obituary.
Even better, the Norfolk Library has Peninsula Hill’s for those years. I’ll try to remember to have a look.
That'd be super, David!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/02/10, 7:20 PM - "Mrs. Ransome":
|Don’t pop the cork on
the champagne just yet. The lady you cite may not be the Magruder
teacher. Here is what I found in the 1920 census:
The search continues.
Even though she was not
my teacher, I do remember her quite well. She was quite intimidating; I
was afraid of her. (No, wait, I was afraid of everybody, so
that doesn't count...) She was tall and thin with snow white
hair pulled back into a bun at the nape of her neck, and she had to be
at least sixty (at the time I thought she was 75 or
so...) - but she was most definitely not a Mulatto.
Perhaps her name is just not listed on the SSDI.
Thanks so much, David!
From Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia - 10/02/10, 10:54 PM - "RE: OOOPS! Wrong Mrs. Ransome":
Well, hmmm. Margaret sure rang a bell, though. Obviously not this lady. If I don't have to use it asap, I'll run it by my Mom on our regular fortnightly phone call. She couldn't remember it off the bat, but I'm sure if I said it, she'd know.
Thanks for keeping on top of this.
You're welcome, Carla, but hang on.....
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/02/10, 10:20 PM - "The Real Mrs. Margaret S. Ransome":
|On the other hand, THIS Margaret
Ransome may be closer to the mark:
|Hampton City Directory, 1941,
Hampton Roads Avenue (not far from Magruder).
Wife of a physician could well be college educated and employed as a teacher.
WOWZERONI! I'd say we have a winner! Thank you so much, Captain!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Sunday, October 3, 2010 - The NNHS
Classes of February and June 1948 are holding a brunch on Sunday as part
of their 62-Year Reunion at
Point Plaza Suites at City Center on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard in
Newport News, VA.
For details, contact Bill Gross at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-595-3203.
2. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.
3. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL - http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-page/10-09-10-Typhoon-Tailgate.pdf - http://nnhs65.com/frat-soro-SPD.html
4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1963
5. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 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.
6. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion: Friday night at 7:00 PM at the home of Barry (York HS - '65) and Lynn Walker Brothers, 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 ($5.00@); Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23603 ($20.00@) For more details, contact Dave Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965
7. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at NNHS64@cox.net and SEE: http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-RESERVATION-FORM.html - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - CLASS OF 1964
8. Saturday, April 30, 2010 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (email@example.com - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (email@example.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
9. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/22/10
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Written by Mariah Carey (b. 27 Mar 1970), Walter Afanasieff (b. 10 Feb 1958), and Dan Shea
Recorded by Mariah Carey
(b. 27 Mar 1970),
When you love someone so deeply
They become your life
It's easy to succumb to overwhelming fears inside
Blindly I imaged I could
Keep you under glass
Now I understand to hold you
I must open my hands
And watch you rise
Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
I have learned that beauty
Has to flourish in the light
Wild horses run unbridled
Or their spirit dies
You have given me the courage
To be all that I can
And truly feel your heart will
Lead you back to me when you're
Ready to land
I can't pretend these tears
Aren't overflowing steadily
I can't prevent this hurt from
Almost overtaking me
But I will stand and say goodbye
For you'll never be mine
Until you know the way it feels to fly
So flutter through the sky
Spread your wings and fly
"Butterfly" midi courtesy of http://www.fortunecity.de/wolkenkratzer/stahl/738/midis.htm - 10/03/07
"Butterfly" lyrics courtesy of http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Mariah-Carey/Butterfly.html - 10/03/07
Butterfly Image courtesy of http://pink-na-kikay.blogdrive.com/archive/2.html - 10/03/07
Animated Monarch Butterfly courtesy of ??? - 09/01/05
Butterfly Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 02/08/04
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
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!!
Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - 05/19/08
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
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