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02/18/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Ivory Tower

ďLiving in a tower, however secure it may feel, is hardly a social attribute.Ē

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

ďI 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.Ē

- 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 Sandra Smith Overby ('63) 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 Janice Clark Palmer ('63) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;

23 - Richard Prince ('57) AND Tommy Payne ('63) of VA;

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 1965:

Thursday, February 18, 1965 - The Gambia became independent from the United Kingdom.

Thursday, February 18, 1965 - Rapper, producer, and actor (World Class Wreckin' Cru and N.W.A) Dr. Dre was born Andre Romelle Young in Compton, California.

Thursday, February 18, 1965 - Murderer Gregory Scott Johnson was born. On May 25, 2005 he was legally executed at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Indiana for beating and stomping 82-year-old Ruby Hutslar to death in Anderson, Indiana on June 23, 1985. He then set her house on fire in an attempt to conceal his crime.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/16/15:

ďIn moments of fear or doubt or troubling times, hold to the ground you have already won, even if that ground is limited. . . When these moments come and issues surface, the resolution of which is not immediately forthcoming, hold fast to what you already know and stand strong until additional knowledge comes.Ē

- Jeffrey R. Holland
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


GET WELL CARD SHOWER REQUEST:

    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - Phone Call of 02/18/15, 08:18 PM:

Could you please ask for a shower of get well cards for   Randy Bearor ('64) of VA? He had heart surgery in TN last week, and it would probably lift his spirits to hear some nice words from his friends.

His address is: Randy Bearor, 730 Marsh Road, Nickelsville, VA 24271.

   YOWZERS! I'm so sorry to hear this! Certainly, Linda-Linda!

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html

   Have a Happy Birthday tomorrow!



REQUEST:

  From Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 02/14/15 - "Information for the Letter":

Is there any Typhoon alumnus out there that likes to work on classic cars? I have a 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible that needs some engine work. Itís on my bucket list to get it going by June so I can cruise Buckroe Beach in style. If you have the time and knowledge call or text me at 757-788-9713 or email me at jimwkr@hotmail.com. Thanks.
 

Jimmy Walker

NNHS Class of 1962

   COOL! Certainly, Jimmy! I'll keep running this until one of us hears from someone!  

  "Anyone? Anyone?"  


From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 02/17/15 - "SHOCKING: Sign in Florida":

SIGN IN FRONT OF A BUSINESS IN FLORIDA!

 

This sign was prominently displayed in front of a business in Florida and you are probably outraged at the thought of such an inflammatory sign.

However, we are a society which holds Freedom of Speech as perhaps one of our greatest liberties.​

And after all, it is only a sign, right?

You may ask: "What kind of business would dare post such a sign?"

 
 

 
Answer: A Funeral Home!

     AMEN! Thank you, John! God Bless America and keep our troops safe and well!


      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 02/17/15:

  INDUBITABLY! Thanks, Jean!
 
 


    From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/17/15:

  Thanks, Joyce!

 
 


    From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 10/23/13 - "Icy Steps":

  For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dish washing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways.

They wonít refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks

   Thanks, Evelyn!

 
 


From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 02/16/15 - "Tony Robbins' 12 Keys to Wealth":

Anthony Robbins' 12 Reasons Why People Donít Get Wealthy

By David Cameron Gikandi

According to Wallace Wattles, in his popular wealth treatise called the Science of Getting Rich, said that, ďThere is a science of getting rich, and it is an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic. There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches, and once these laws are learned and obeyed by anyone, that person will get rich with mathematical certainty.Ē

It is true. Those who make wealth know that it comes about by application of simple rules and principles. Those who donít make wealth donít know about these simple things, and so they assume that wealth is a result of luck or pure chance or something just as superstitious or silly.

Anthony Robbins is one of the top success coaches in the world, having coached star sports players, heads of states and Fortune 500 executives. In his Get The Edge program, he listed down 12 specific reasons he has come to observe to be the leading causes for most peopleís lack of wealth. Here they are:

1. They never decide and really define, very specifically, what wealth means for them. The keyword here is specifically. Can you imagine how hard it would be to build a car or a plane without making a blueprint or sketch drawings of it first? You have to know what your target is before you go chasing after it.

2. They make wealth a moving target instead of a fixed one (this is related to point one above). Once you have your target, fix it. Donít change it until you reach it. You must accomplish each step, celebrate, and then set course for a new step, a new target.

3. They define it in a way that seems unreachable. You only achieve what you believe. No more, no less. So you must make it believable for you. Set goals that will make you move forward and stretch, but not too high that even you yourself donít believe you can. Take the biggest step you believe you can, achieve it, then take the next biggest you believe you can. This will build positive reinforcement in your self-confidence as well.

4. They never start. Ok, this is obvious. If you keep thinking about it forever, it will forever remain in the thought level. You have to act! Start somewhere, anywhere! Only after you start do you begin to get some feedback which will help you plot your course better. The aircraft has to first take off before it starts to adjust course for its destination. You must start, somewhere, anywhere, doesnít matter, just start! Act!

5. They never make it a must. Let me explain what it means to make it a must. It means marshalling all your intent, your will, your direction, into one singular flow that is directed towards your goal. All obstacles are viewed as challenges to be overcome. You will meet obstacles, and so expect it, but also expect to move forward anyways. Use your obstacles to develop strength and skills, donít run away. Find out how to go past them. Find out! There is always a way, always. And if your emotions are acting against your desire, embrace them, learn what they are, know yourself, but keep moving forward. Make it a must, and it will happen. Guaranteed. You donít know in how many steps it will take, but you know it will happen.

6. They donít have a realistic plan. If you want to do something, find out how it is done from someone who has done it before. Make a realistic plan. Copy from those who have succeeded before you. But donít throw away your
intuition. Your intuition is extremely powerful once you learn how to listen to it with practice.

7. If they have a realistic plan, they never follow through on the plan. Well, if you donít follow the plan, who will?

8. They give responsibility to others (ďexpertsĒ) instead of to themselves. This way, they never really learn how to do it, and if there are failures they never learn why the failures happened and so they are bound to repeat them. It is a good idea to get advice, but do it yourself. At least understand it yourself even if you will delegate the actual doing.

9. They give up when they face challenges. Going through the challenges is what has made people rich, not giving up. Look, there are always challenges. So get used to that. You will only get where you wish to get to if you are willing to face the challenges along the path. All challenges are opportunities dressed in work clothes, remember that. After the challenge is over, you will discover the amazing fruit it held for you.

10. They fail to conduct their lives as a business; they never ensure that they make a profit year by year. Get a personal finance package like Quicken or Microsoft Money. you need to have budgets and cash flow statements for your personal finances and your businesses. It is easy with those software packages. If you donít keep records and track, you wont know when you are making or losing money until it is embarrassingly too late.

11. They allow other peopleís ideas to affect their decisions unreasonably. There will always be people who donít believe in your way, or who are pessimistic, who try to pull you down, or whatever. And they will sometimes be your closest friends and family. You cannot change that Ė they have a right to be who they are. It is OK. Allow them their thoughts, donít judge them for that, but donít feel obligated to accept their thoughts of follow their way. Donít allow other people, now or from the past, unreasonably affect your decisions. Allow them their way, and you live your way.

12. They donít get quality coaching. This is extremely important! Coaching is simply getting mentored by someone who has succeeded wildly in the area of your interest. Get coaching! Our education system hardly equips us for real life, so donít assume that because you went to college you are properly equipped. Hardly. You need to keep learning. The most successful people attend seminars, read books, join mastermind groups and clubs, find mentors, network, and even hire expensive personal coaches to make sure they succeed.

How many of these reasons can you identify with? Well, now that you see the reasons, you now can look at yourself and make sure that you donít follow ways that are known to not lead to wealth. Follow what works and it will work. And donít forget to enjoy yourself along the way.


Author's Bio:

David Cameron Gikandi is the best-selling author of A Happy Pocket Full of Money, was the Creative Consultant on The Secret, and he is a Real Estate & I.T. entrepreneur, holding a BSc. in International Business, MCSD, and MSc. in Information Technology. He invites you to try the 58 Step Small Business Makeover System and the 12 x 12 Step DIY Abundant Life Coach System for free on his http://www.aHappyPocket.com site.  


ďYes, but keep copies.Ē -- When his secretary asked him if she should destroy files that were over ten years old.

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan
1974)


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/23/15 - "20 Weird Facts I'll Bet You Didn't Know (#18 in a series of 20)":

 

Believe it or not, I actually knew some of these facts!

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Haul Party!

 
 


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI (soon to be VA) - 01/30/15 - "Priceless Pets (#18 in a series of 22)":

 

ďOne dayÖ one day when Iím all grown up, Iíll take you walking outside.Ē

     AWW! Thanks, George!  

 
 


 
BONUS IVORY CROCHET PATTERNS:
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 Matelassť 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 http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/17/15:

My grandparents were taking me on a vacation to Disneyland. Grandma was excited for me when we boarded the plane, she exclaimed that I was lucky, because I got the Shakespeare seat.

"Why is it the Shakespeare seat, Grandma?"

"You are in seat 2-B, so it's the Shakespeare seat."

"Don't be silly, Grandma. All the seats on an airplane are Shakespeare seats."

"How do you figure that?"

"Well, it's either seat 2-B or not 2-B."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 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 02/18/15

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
 


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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art 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

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!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12

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