02/18/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Ivory Tower
“Living in a tower, however secure it may feel, is hardly a social attribute.”
“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to
have been only a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself
in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
- Sir Isaac Newton
(25 Dec 1642 - 20 Mar 1727 [NS: 04 Jan 1643 - 31 March 1727] )
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The theme song for today's Newsletter came out in two very popular versions in 1956. I quickly memorized it and belted it out whenever possible - which, given the lyrics, must have sounded a bit strange, coming from a nine-year old.
While I was a big fan of Gale Storm as an actress, I personally vastly preferred Cathy Carr's rendition of the song. See what you think:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7sxd8N_I6M - Ivory Tower - Cathy Carr, 1956
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsBK4m7rIr8 - Ivory Tower - Gale Storm, 1956
"Ivory Tower" is a popular song written by Jack Fulton and Lois Steele. Popular versions by Cathy Carr and Gale Storm, and a rhythm & blues version by Otis Williams and the Charms all received major popularity in 1956. Carr's version reached #2 and Storm's #6 on the Billboard pop charts, while Williams' version reached #11 on Billboard's R&B chart.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
20 - Bobby Callis ('64) of WV;
22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;
23 - Richard Prince ('57);
24 - Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA;
25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
February 18, 1942 - The Imperial Japanese Army began the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore.
February 18, 1943 - The Nazis arrested the members of the White Rose movement.
February 18, 1943 - Joseph Goebbels delivered his Sportpalast speech to a large but carefully selected audience calling for a total war, as the tide of World War II had turned against Nazi Germany and its Axis allies.
THIS DAY IN 1962:
Sunday, February 18, 1962 - Ice hockey player Moe Lemay was born Maurice Lemay in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Sunday, February 18, 1962 - Actress Julie Strain was born in Concord, California.
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/17/12 - "3 CARRIER SHIPS TOGETHER - A MUST SEE!!!":
CARRIER SHIPS TOGETHER - A MUST
WOW! What a sight. Did I hear Iran say they were going to block some waterway in their neighborhood??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlllroGI7Gk - 3 Carrier Groups + the USS New York
Thank you, Joyce!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/17/12 - "BOEING ENGINEER":
Just in case you
have not yet seen this, I'm giving you a great treat. Enjoy
cutting your grass.
And what happens when you ask a Boeing engineer to fix your lawnmower ?
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/17/12 - "HOLY HUMOR FROM OUR KIDS":
During these serious and troubled times, people of all faiths should remember these four great religious truths:
1. Muslims do not recognize Jews as God's Chosen People.
2. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
3. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian world.
4. Baptists do not recognize each other at the liquor store.
A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan.
She asked the class, "If you saw a person lying on the roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?"
A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence. "I think I'd throw up."
DID NOAH FISH?
A Sunday school teacher asked, "Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark ?"
"No," replied Johnny. "How could he, with just two worms?"
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23 . She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, "The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know."
The preacher's 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day, she asked him why.
"Well, Honey," he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages. "I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon."
"How come He doesn't answer it?" she asked.
A Rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, "So your mother says your prayers for you each night? That's very commendable. What does she say?"
The little boy replied, "Thank God he's in bed!"
ALL MEN / ALL GIRLS
When my daughter, Kelli, said her bedtime prayers, she would bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past). For several weeks after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, "And all girls." It soon became part of her nightly routine to include this closing. My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, "Kelli, why do you always add the part about all girls?" Her response, "Because everybody always finishes their prayers by saying 'All Men'!"
SAY A PRAYER
Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his grandmother's house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When Little Johnny received his plate, he started to eat right away.
"Johnny! Please wait until we say our prayer," said his mother. "I don't need to," the boy replied.
"Of course, you do," his mother insisted. "We always say a prayer before eating at our house."
"That's at our house." Johnny explained. "But this is Grandma's house, and she knows how to cook.
Have a great day and may God Bless you!!!!!
Thanks again, Joyce!
From http://www.lifetimemoms.com/ - 02/17/12 - "Do You Know the Signs of a Heart Attack in Women?":
Heart health is dear to me, not only because heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, but also because it is how I lost my own father. According to Womenheart.org, nearly five times as many women will die from heart attacks this year than from breast cancer. Heart attacks can strike instantly, and since many women associate heart attacks with men, they may miss some warning signs. February is National Heart Health Awareness month, so it is the perfect time to review the symptoms of a heart attack in women so we are all prepared.
Surprisingly, women don’t necessarily experience chest pain during or prior to a heart attack, although they may have some discomfort in the neck, shoulder, upper back, or abdominal areas. Other symptoms to pay attention to include:
- Shortness of breath
Why do more women die from heart attacks than men? One of the main reasons is that women don’t seek help when they should. They don’t know the warning signs and when they finally realize something is wrong, it may be too late since every second during a heart attack counts.
It is so important that we each make a priority to be our own number one advocate and ask the doctor questions about our personal risk factors or any concerns. As a daughter of a heart attack victim, I can tell you that losing a loved one is excruciating, especially when it is sudden and may have been prevented. For this reason, I know I need to keep myself healthy because I do not want to put my children through the same pain. Please take time this month to love yourself by discussing your heart health with your doctor.
I am not a doctor, if you are experiencing any symptoms or suspect that you are having a heart attack, call your physician and/or 911 immediately.
Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
02/06/12 - "Just a Few Laughs (#10 in a Series of 11)":
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/17/12:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 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. Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at email@example.com or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
3. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 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.
4. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/08/12
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Written by Jack Fulton and Lois Steele
(28 June 1925 – 22 Nov 1988)
Gale Storm, 1956
(05 Apr 1922 - 27 June 2009)
Come down come down from your ivory tower
Let love come in to your heart
Don't lock yourself in your ivory tower
Don't keep us so far apart
I love you I love you
Are you too far above me to hear
Come down come down from your ivory tower
You'll find true love has its charms
It's so cold so cold in your ivory tower
But warm so warm in my arms
I love you I love you
"Ivory Tower" midi courtesy of http://www.tc.umn.edu/~sorem002/misc_midi.html - 02/18/12
"Ivory Tower" lyrics courtesy of http://www.classic-country-song-lyrics.com/ivorytowerlyricschords.html - 02/18/12
Ivory Tower Image courtesy of http://andrewboynton.com/about-andy/boston-colleges-carroll-school-of-management/lets-hear-it-for-the-ivory-tower - 02/18/12
Divider Line156 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines4.html - 06/25/10
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated USMC flag courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
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