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01/24/17 - 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 -   Bill Black ('66) of GA AND Margaret Kailos Lee ('67) of NC AND Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
January 24, 1817 - The Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras were captured during the Action of Picheuta.


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 1967:

Tuesday, January 24, 1967 - Singer-songwriter and producer Mark Kozelek was born Mark Edward Kozelek in Massillon, Ohio.

Tuesday, January 24, 1967 - Actor, singer, and screenwriter Phil LaMarr was born in Los Angeles, California.

Tuesday, January 24, 1967 - Bass player and songwriter John Myung was born John Ro Myung in Chicago, Illinois.


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!


FOR THE ARCHIVE:
  
   I loved the soothing voice of announcer/narrator Peter Thomas, who passed away last spring at the age of 91.

   According to his Wikipedia article, "...Thomas volunteered for the United States Army in 1943, after being offered an Armed Forces Radio deferment, and served with the First Infantry Division in five major campaigns, including the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He was issued a Battle star for each of the five campaigns. He was also awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Unit French Croix de guerre, and Belgian Fourragère..."

   Accordingly, I've added him to our Famous Soldiers Page:

http://www.nnhs65.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/famous-soldiers.html

          http://www.nnhs65.com/famous-soldiers-S-Z.html


     From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/11/17 - "Masculine Wisdom (#10 in a Series of 12)":
 

  Thanks, Dools!
 
 


“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)


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 CAKE MIX RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Southern Praline Cake with Butter Sauce - "Southern Praline Cake with Butter Sauce is an easy cake mix recipe that will "wow" your guests with every bite. This deliciously simple cake is one that you're sure to turn to time and time again. Made by combining a butter pecan cake mix and a coconut pecan frosting, this positively sweet cake is a pecan lover's dream. This is the perfect recipe to make for your next church potluck, bookclub get together, or birthday party. It's simply heavenly!"

Strawberry Pineapple Cake - "We think we hit the jackpot of recipes using cake mix with this fruity cake that combines two of our favorite flavors. In Strawberry Pineapple cake you get the sweet taste of strawberries and the tropical taste of pineapple all in one easy cake recipe. Plus, to make things even more delicious, the cake is then topped with a cream cheese frosting that is absolutely divine. Top with shredded coconut and you'll have yourself a cake that is just begging to be eaten. Light and fluffy, it's a cake the family will love."

Lemon Coconut Cake Mix Bars - "These Lemon Coconut Cake Mix Bars could not be easier to make! Perfect for a party, potluck, bakesale, or just an afternoon treat, these easy cake mix bars are sure to be a hit. Made with simple ingredients you can easily pick up at the store like lemon cake mix, eggs, butter, powdered sugar and cream cheese, you won't have any trouble mixing everything together for one of the most delicious dessert recipes around. Try these tasty bars out when you're craving something sweet, light and fruity."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 01/23/17:

A mime was arrested and put into an invisible cell at the police station.

They figured if he can't get out of an invisible box on a stage, an invisible prison cell would be twice as difficult.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 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 01/19/17

BLOG:

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



   Y'all take good 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
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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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...

Tho' goodbye means the birth of a tear drop
Hello means the birth of a smile
And the smile will erase
The tear blighting trace
When we meet in the after awhile.

Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu
When the clouds roll by I'll come to you
Then the skies will seem more blue
Down in lover's lane, my dearie
Wedding bells will ring so merrily
Every tear will be a memory
So wait and pray each night for me
Till we meet again.


 


"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!

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

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

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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