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01/24/19 - 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 - The Old Lamplighter - Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra, Billy Williams on vocals, 1946

BONUS #2 - The Old Lamplighter - The Browns


"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.

   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 - currently serving an eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Germany Alpine Mission;

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

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!

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.


January 24, 1969 - Actress Yoo Ho-jeong was born in Seoul, South Korea.

January 24, 1969 - The bishop of Montenegro, Carlos Rômulo Gonçalves e Silva, was born in Piratini, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/24/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 01/23/19, 6:50 AM - "What Is the Meaning of Another Beautiful Morning?": 

  Good morning, everyone. It is going to be a beautiful day today in North Florida and will warm up significantly. Maybe we'll continue to dry out from high levels of rainfall, but tonight promises another round of heavy showers. Regardless of what the elements bring, however, the sun will soon chart its daily course up into our sky again and with it comes the activity that light along with water brings to living things on the planet. Sunshine and water combine to bring glorious life in so many varying ways. And there's something else very special about this and every morning, for when we awoke today God had given us another day of the miracle of life.

Another day gives us another opportunity to improve ourselves, to try and do a better job of living in His image. After all, His love and grace gives us hope in a troubled world, and we need to take that hope, use it to open our hearts and let the Holy Spirit within us help us to strengthen our faith and thereby reinforce our belief in Him. He is a loving and merciful God and He wants us to recognize Him as the only one who can make our life complete.
Another beautiful sunrise on the beautiful Atlantic.

Now I must confess, I didn't always believe by faith so strongly, There were times in my life that I thought I had all the answers unto myself and could make things happen independently, but they never turned out as I thought. Plus, even in those cases where I thought they did, I didn't feel as fulfilled as I expected. I guess some of it was just having to experience the truth through learning and sometimes it is a very harsh lesson. But now that I have the time to watch what goes on closely in my living environment and appreciate all the things that surround me, it is clear that the Master created all those things as well as we who witness them. That means that our future lies in Him, not our frail and imperfect selves or society.

Each morning when I awake, I thank Him for giving me another chance to further improve myself for Him. Only with Him at my side can I do that. How about you? Do you take life for granted and think that the only thing that matters is your success as measured by earthly things. I used to be that way as well. But if we take time to really stop and smell the roses, meaning the beauty and the glory of nature around us, it is just logical that we begin to recognize the truth. The truth is that this earth and all things in it are the creation of someone so smart, so capable and so all encompassing, that we are here for a reason which is very important. That reason is to live in His image in a place He gave us. At that point, with your heart open to His message, it will grow within you and it will make the whole world a better place.

Have a blessed day.

   Thank you, Jimmy!

 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 01/22/19:

   Thanks, Domi!

“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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/30/18 - "DIY HOME PROJECTS (#12 in a Series of 20)":
  Love some of these super ideas and hope others do too.

The stone carpet is awesome. My great aunt, who used live in Williamsburg, did some stone work on her patio. It was pretty, but not this detailed. Looks like a fun project to do with others. It would be quite the endeavor for one.

The cheese grater one is also one I like, a lot. The simplicity is nice and gives it a vintage feel.

There are so many talented people in our world!

   OOH! Thank you, Shari!


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."

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."


Lampshades to Knit – 16 free patterns

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."


From - 01/23/19:

A man phoned to find out whether he could get insurance if the nearby volcano erupted...

They assured him he would be covered.

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/19

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





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

"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...


"The Old Lamplighter" midi courtesy of - 01/23/12

 "The Old Lamplighter" lyrics courtesy of - 01/23/12 

Animated "The Old Lamplighter" Image courtesy of - 01/23/12

Animated Greenery with Flashing Amber Lights Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 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 - 06/16/08 

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 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!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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