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01/24/15 - 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.


  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 (Collinsville HS, IL - '17) 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  


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 1965:

Sunday, January 24, 1965 - Wrestler Mike Awesome was born Michael Lee Alfonso in Tampa, Florida. On 17 Feb 2007 he was found hanged in Tampa, Florida. He was 42 years old.

Sunday, January 24, 1965 - Footballer Pagonis Vakalopoulos (Παγώνης Βακαλόπουλος) was born in Polykastro, Greece.

Sunday, January 24, 1965 - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Nobel Prize laureate Winston Churchill (b. Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill on 30 Nov 1874 in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England) died in London, England at the age of 90.
 


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/23/15:

“Heavenly Father's love for all His children is unbounded, and there is no need to resent that love when it is manifested in the lives of others. There is plenty of love for us, and we share more fully in that love as we not only celebrate the return of the prodigal but also assist as many as possible to return to the fold 'safe and sound' (Luke 15:27).”

- LeGrand R. Curtis. Jr.
(b. 01 Aug 1952)

    Thanks so much, Susan!



    From the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959, My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky of NC - 01/23/15:

As you know, our cousin,     Jim (Atkinson), liked snakes and other unusual living things even when he was very young.

Today I was reading my October '14 issue of Discover magazine. On page 50 there is a picture of Jim along with many quotes throughout the article regarding endangered Sonoran pronghorn on the Wildlife Refuge in Arizona.

I am impressed that he is making a difference and following the things that are important to him.

   WHAT?!? WOWZERONI! Way to go, Jim!

   I had to stand on my head and wiggle my ears, but I was finally able to locate a link to the article:

http://discovermagazine.com/2014/oct/16-hemmed-in

   Thanks so much for telling us, Eleanor!


    From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 01/23/15:

  You go, Eleanor!

It could be said with a high degree of accuracy that I've always had an understanding with animals at levels that most people never experience. Was an "ickyologist" (parlance for ichthyologist) latin for fish biologist for many years while in the National Park Service.

Here's a photo from 2005 while working on the Booker T. Washington National Monument near Roanoke, Virginia. We had captured a number of fish from a stream survey including this large female northern hogsucker. She gave me a huge "schmack" on the cheek just before I released her. It's not that they are unusual, just less understood.

       INCREDIBLE! Thank you, Jim!

 
 


      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 01/23/15:

Funny,   Mom (Frances Frix Atkinson - Thomas Jefferson HS - '37) (24 Mar 1920 - 21 Apr 2006) wouldn't even let       Stuart (Warsaw HS - '63) (20 Mar 1945 - 10 Sept 2013) or me bring bugs home in a jar.

     Thanks, Jean! I remember that great summer of 1966 when I stayed at your home in Richmond to care for Jim while the rest of y'all were bust working or going to school. Jim was not quite seven years old, but somehow he was already extremely knowledgeable about dinosaurs. Most of what I know and remember about those early creatures were things he taught me then. Thanks again, Jim!



        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/23/15 - "DETROIT STEEL":

DETROIT STEEL - Love It!

Interesting the 1956 Ford Thunderbird has a 1955 rear bumper and without the continental kit.

Those of you who remember will have lived in an era that no one else will ever experience. That era has passed and slowly those of us who lived it are passing also.

Remember these & those before?

 
 So glad I lived in this era of automobiles. Never to see anything like it again.

http://joebrownhigh.org/pictures/Glory.htm

   Thanks, Haul Party! These are gorgeous!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/23/15 - "My Forgetter":

My forgetter's getting better
But my rememberer is broke
To you that may seem funny
But, to me, that is no joke


For when I'm "here" I'm wondering
If I really should be "there"
And, when I try to think it through,
I haven't got a prayer!

Oft times I walk into a room,
Say, "What am I here for?"
I rack my brain, but all in vain
A zero is my score.

At times I put something away
Where it is safe, but, Gee!
The person it is safest from
Is, generally, me!

When shopping I may see someone,
Say "Hi" and have a chat,
Then, when the person walks away
I ask myself, "Who was that?"

Yes, my forgetter's getting better
While my rememberer is broke,
And it's driving me plumb crazy
And that isn't any joke.


     
Thanks, Joan! I know the feeling well!


“Television won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”

- Darryl F. Zanuck, head of Twentieth Century-Fox movie studio, 1946
(05 Dec 1902 - 22 Dec
1979)


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/09/15 - "A few examples of why we seniors get confused (#14 in a series of 26)":

  Confusing……..or maybe tooooo true!

     Thanks, Dools!

 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 01/10/15 - "Commentaries On Life ;-)) (#14 in a series of 26)":

   NEW YEAR'S THOUGHTS TO PONDER

          Thanks, Jimmy!

 
 


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 http://www.ajokeaday.com - 01/23/14:
 
A little boy came home with his parents from church one Sunday. He seemed a little depressed, so his mother asked him if something happened in Sunday school class that he would like to talk about. He told his mother, "Well, we were singing songs and the teacher made us sing about a poor bear named Gladly that needed glasses and I can't stop thinking about him. She said he was cross-eyed and I feel bad for him.

The mother couldn't understand why the teacher would teach such a song in Sunday school, so she decided to call her. To the woman’s amazement, the teacher said she only taught hymns that morning. Then the teacher began laughing out loud and said to the mother, “I know what Jeffrey’s talking about! We learned the hymn, 'Gladly The Cross I'd Bear'".


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, March 11, 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 01/13/15

BLOG:

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



Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802
 


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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

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07 

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!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07

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

Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

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

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Thanks, Janice!

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

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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