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01/24/14 - NNHS Newsletter - The Old Lamplighter

Only the lamplighter of the single street lamp at the North Pole
and his colleague of the single street lamp at the South Pole
led carefree, idle lives: they work twice a year.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943
(29 June 1900 - 31 July 1944)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This song is one of those that gets stuck in your mind.  I hope you don't, you know... mind!

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip4HjJULL-s - The Old Lamplighter - Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra, Billy Williams on vocals, 1946

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAbMazCRNso - The Old Lamplighter - The Browns


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Lamp-Lighter:

"The Old Lamp-Lighter" is a popular song.

The music was written by Nat Simon, the lyrics by Charles Tobias. The song was published in 1946. Several versions of the song made the best-seller charts in 1946-1947:

The most popular recording, by Sammy Kaye, was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-1963. It first reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on November 8, 1946, and lasted 14 weeks on the chart, peaking at number one.[1]

The recording by Kay Kyser was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 37095. It first reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on November 22, 1946, and lasted 11 weeks on the chart, peaking at number three.[1]

The recording by Hal Derwin was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 288. It first reached the Billboard Best Seller chart on December 6, 1946, and lasted two weeks on the chart, peaking at number six.[1] This was Derwin's only charted hit.

It was a major country-pop hit for The Browns in 1960, released as a single in March of that year. It went on to become a major top-ten hit on the US pop singles chart, peaking at number five, and country chart.

The song was performed under the name Luktar-Gvendur, by the icelandic singer Björk on the album Gling-Gló, in 1990. On that album Björk teams up with the jazz trio of Guðmundur Ingólfsson: consisting of Guðmundur Ingólfsson on piano, Guðmundur Steingrímsson on drums and Þórður Högnason on bass. The album has become one of the classics of icelandic contemporary pop music albums.


HEALTH UPDATE:

  From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of AL - 01/23/14 - "RE: "           Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of AL)":

Thank you for all the prayers and fasting! It is paying off big time! All kinds of blessings are coming his way!

Brent's lunch: Blue Bell strawberry ice cream, vanilla pudding, a few sips of 2% milk, about half of that 2-oz. apple juice. Pray he isn't in pain; he's doing so well. The doctor had to tell him to eat; HIS plan was to just keep drinking water.

So far he says he feels fine. Cross your fingers and pray because it's the first food he's had in two weeks!

     SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks so much, Laura!


  THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 -   Sharon Weaver Knowles ('63) of VA AND       Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA;

28 - Courtney Russ ('57) AND      Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND    Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND My Granddaughter,   Becca Harty of IL;

29 -      Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX AND      HP Lucas ('65) of VA;

30 -   Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND  Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN AND Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA;

31 - Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

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


PAGE HITS:
 
  Hits #133,000 and #133,500 were made by unknown users sometime in January 2014 when I was obviously out to lunch...

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THIS DAY IN WWII:

January 24, 1942 - The Allies bombarded Bangkok, leading Thailand to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.

January 24, 1943 - Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill concluded a conference in Casablanca.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Friday, January 24, 1964 - It apparently was a very boring day all over the world...


From My Friend, Ann, of IL - 01/23/14 - "What Every Mother Sees":

  EXACTAMUNDO! Thanks, Ann!
 
 


BONUS CROCHET LAMPSHADE PATTERNS:

http://www.free-crochet.com/detail.html?code=FC00329&cat_id=315 - Jo Ann Maxwell's Crocheted Lampshade - "Add a touch of romance to your favorite stitching or reading area by creating this elegant lampshade. Size: 9" across top x 12 1/2" tall x 16" across bottom."

http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet/Fun-Crocheted-Hanging-Luminaries-from-Red-Heart-Yarn - Kathleen Sams' Hanging Luminaries - "Add something unique to your next outdoor party. Light up the sky with these hanging luminaries. It'll be a magical night if you use this free crochet pattern.":


BONUS LAMPLIGHTER CAFE RECIPES:

http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/388641-Butter-Crust-Sandwich-Bread - Butter Crust Sandwich Bread - "Touch guides you in three ways as you make this bread: Knead the dough until it feels smooth and elastic; press it to see if it has risen enough; and then tap the baked loaf to determine if it has finished baking. Serve toasted with preserves, or use for sandwiches."

http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/645459-Appetizer-Ham-and-Cheese-Pie - Appetizer Ham and Cheese Pie - "The “crust” of this savory pie is a round bread slice; the filling is shrinking circles of cheese spread, deviled ham, cucumber slices, caviar or pimiento, and hard-cooked eggs."

http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/22760-Proven-al-Chicken-Stew - Provençal Chicken Stew - "...This simple chicken stew draws on the characteristic flavors of Provence: tomatoes, basil, olives, olive oil, and garlic. This dish was traditionally made in an earthenware casserole such as those produced in the Provençal town of Vallauris, located in the Alpes-Maritimes above Cannes. Vallauris has been home to producers of such casseroles for centuries and has been a pottery center in France since the nineteenth century."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 01/23/14:

A man was pulled over for speeding down the highway. The officer came to the driver’s window and said, "Sir, may I see your driver’s license and registration?"

The man said, "Well, officer, I don't have a license, it was taken away for a DUI."

Surprised, the officer said, "What? Well, do you have a registration for the vehicle?"

The man replied, "No sir, the car is not mine. I stole it, but I am pretty sure I saw a registration card in the glove box when I put the gun in it."

The officer stepped back, "There is a gun in the glove box?!?"

The man sighed and said, "Yes, sir, I used it to kill the woman who owns the car before I stuffed her in the trunk."

The officer stepped toward the back of the car and said, "Sir, do not move, I am calling for backup."

The officer called for backup and about ten minutes another highway patrolman arrived. He walked up to the window slowly and asked the man for his driver’s license and registration.

The man said," Yes, officer, here it is right here."

It all checked out, so the officer said, "Is there a gun in the glove box, sir?"

The man laughed and said, "No, officer, why would there be a gun in the glove box?"

He opened the glove box and showed him that there was no gun.

The second officer asked him to open the trunk because he had reason to believe that there was a body in it. The man agreed and opened the trunk;, no dead body.

The second officer said, "Sir, I do not understand. The officer who pulled you over said that you did not have a license, the car was stolen, there was a gun in the glove box, and a dead body in the trunk."

The man looked the officer in the eyes and said, "Yeah, and I'll bet he said I was speeding too."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 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, February 12, 2014 - 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 01/24/14

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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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    
             


The Old Lamplighter

Music by Nat Simon; Words by Charles Tobias (15 Aug 1898 – 07 July 1970), 1946

Recorded by Sammy Kaye (13 Mar 1910 – 02 June 1987), 1946

Recorded by Kay Kyser (18 June 1905 – 23 July 1985), 1946

Recorded by The Browns, 1960
 

He made the night a little brighter
Wherever he would go
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago.

His snowy hair was so much whiter
Beneath the candle glow
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago

You'd hear the patter of his feet
As he came toddling down the street
His smile would hide a lonely heart you see
If there were sweethearts in the park
He'd pass a lamp and leave it dark
Remembering the days that used to be.

For he recalls when dreams were new
he loves someone who loves him too
Who walks with him alone in memory
He made the night a little brighter
wherever he would go
The old lamplighter of long, long ago.

Now if you look up at the sky
You'll understand the reason why
The little stars at night are all aglow
He turns them on when night is here
He turns them off when dawn is near
The little man we loved of long ago.

He made the night a little brighter
wherever he would go
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago...


"The Old Lamplighter" midi courtesy of http://www.tc.umn.edu/~sorem002/misc_midi.html - 01/23/12

 "The Old Lamplighter" lyrics courtesy of http://www.tsrocks.com/j/jim_ed_brown_the_browns_texts/the_old_lamplighter.html - 01/23/12 

Animated "The Old Lamplighter" Image courtesy of http://weseniors.homestead.com/TheOldLamplighter.html - 01/23/12

Animated Greenery with Flashing Amber Lights Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.christmas-graphics-plus.com/free/wreaths.html - 12/15/08

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05

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