02/18/14 - 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 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
"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!
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.
EXCELLENT! Thank you for sharing this, Glenn! For those of y'all who may have forgotten, Lisa is Glenn's daughter!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/01/14 - "Dogs (#17 in a Series of 26)":
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/10/14 - "Maxine on cold weather (#8 in a Series of 12)":
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#3 in a Series of 37)":
BONUS EGGPLANT IVORY RECIPE:
http://www.thinktasty.com/eggplant-parmesan-dip - Eggplant Parmesan Dip
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.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or email@example.com, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/13/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Written byJack 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
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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