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02/18/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Ivory Tower

“Living in a tower, however secure it may feel, is hardly a social attribute.”

- Dirk Bogarde  
(28 Mar 1921 - 08 May 1999)

“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 was released 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 - Ivory Tower - Gale Storm, 1956


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivory_Tower_%281956_song%29

"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 - Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA
AND    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!

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


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 1964:

Tuesday, February 18, 1964 - Actor and director Matt Dillon was born Matthew Raymond Dillon in New Rochelle, New York.

Tuesday, February 18, 1964 - Drummer and songwriter (The Fall and Tom Hingley and the Lovers) Paul Hanley was born in Manchester, England.

Tuesday, February 18, 1964 - Inventor, businessman, and founder of Bombardier Inc. Joseph-Armand Bombardier (b. 16 Apr 1907 in Valcourt, Quebec, Canada) died in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada at the age of 56.


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 02/17/13 - "Even So write up":

Even So is an established Southern Gospel trio comprised of three hearts committed to sharing God’s message and His Word through music. Lisa, Paula, and Marie bring rich vocals and tender harmonies and have been honored to share the stage with some of Gospel music’s best known musicians, including the Blackwood Quartet, the Weatherfords, the Songfellows, Ann Downing, Paul's Journey, Praise Inc., and Sunday Drive.

Each of our songs is carefully selected to ensure all content is scripturally sound.

Currently, Even So is trying to fill dates for 2014, and is also expanding into areas beyond northern Texas. We would love for you to consider hosting our group for a Sunday service, or Friday or Saturday concert. Trusting God as our Provider, Even So comes on a strictly love-offering basis.

Please contact us by phone (903-203-9545) or via our website (http://www.evensomusic.org/) to discuss scheduling Even So at your church. We prayerfully anticipate hearing from you soon.

Even So
Paula, Lisa, and Marie

   EXCELLENT! Thank you for sharing this, Glenn! For those of y'all who may have forgotten, Lisa is Glenn's daughter!



    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/17/13 - "50 Women":

A touch of nostalgia, I think you’ll enjoy seeing these beauties of yesteryear.

This is very well done.
The 50 most beautiful women of yesterday and today.
Interesting how this was done—just click on it and watch.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q5XetQeFu-0?rel=0 

   WOWZERS! This is really fascinating to watch! Thanks, Jimmy!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/01/14 - "Dogs (#17 in a Series of 26)":
 

 

Happy New Year to dog lovers everywhere!

     HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Dools!

 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/06/14 - "OLD CANS .... (#8 in a Series of 15)":

  OLD CANS!

He used to go to all the public functions...especially the picture theaters. And he always carried a sugar bag to collect empty bottles and cans. His name was... Albert (Tapper) Torney.

Everyone thought he was a bit eccentric and kids would tease and hassle him. Then it was discovered that he sold the empty bottles but only some of the cans.

After he died in 1998 (aged 86) his large collection of model cars made from aluminum cans was discovered.

This goes to prove..."you shouldn't judge a book by its cover" - or a sculptor by his sugar bag. Some of his collection ---- AMAZING!


   WOWZERS! Thanks, Jimmy!
 
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/10/14 - "Maxine on cold weather (#8 in a Series of 12)":

 
In light of more snow.  Thought you might enjoy these.  :) :)

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!

 
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#3 in a Series of 37)":

 
Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....

Snow in Russia

Now THIS is winter!

~BRRRRRRRRR~

   YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!

 
 


 
BONUS IVORY CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.kingsoleil.com/Crochet_Butterfly.html - Ivory Butterfly Appliqué

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/town-shawl - Julie Farmer's Ivory On the Town Shawl - "Perfect any time of the year, this shimmering crocheted shawl will complete your look and keep you comfortable. Wear it over casual and dressy outfits, or even for your wedding day."

http://sarahsprojects.blogspot.com/2010/05/living-room-afghan-pattern.html - Sarah's Ivory Living Room Afghan

http://priscillascrochet.net/free%20patterns/Free%20Afghans/Matalsse%20Afghan.pdf - Priscilla Hewitt's Ivory Matelassé Afghan

http://www.crochetkim.com/patterns/basketweave.html - Kim Guzman's Ivory Basketweave Afghan - Okay, technically Kim used warm brown yarn, but just switch to aran yarn, and you'll have an ivory afghan!


BONUS EGGPLANT IVORY RECIPE:

http://www.thinktasty.com/eggplant-parmesan-dip - Eggplant Parmesan Dip


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 02/17/14:

It was snowing heavily and blowing to the point that visibility was almost zero when the little blonde got off work. She made her way to her car and wondered how she was going to make it home. She sat in her car while it warmed up and thought about her situation.

She finally remembered her daddy's advice that if she got caught in a blizzard; she should wait for a snowplow to come by and follow it. That way she would not get stuck in a snowdrift. This made her feel much better, and sure enough in a little while a snowplow went by and she started to follow it. As she followed the snow plow she was feeling very smug as they continued and she was not having any problem with the blizzard conditions.

After quite some time had passed she was somewhat surprised when the snow plow stopped and the driver got out and came back to her car and signaled for her to roll down her window. The snowplow driver wanted to know if she was all right as she had been following him for a long time. She said that she was fine and told him of her daddy's advice to follow a snowplow when caught in a blizzard.

The driver replied that it was OK with him and she could continue if she wanted, but he was done with the Wal-Mart parking lot and was going over to K-Mart next.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, March 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, March 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/13/14

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


Ivory Tower

Written by Jack Fulton and Lois Steele

Recorded by Cathy Carr, 1956
(28 June 1925 – 22 Nov 1988)

Recorded by 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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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

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

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!

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