02/18/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Ivory Tower
ďLiving in a tower, however secure it may feel, is hardly a social attribute.Ē
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
"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 toBobby 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:
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;
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 1965:
|Thursday, February 18, 1965 -
Gambia became independent from the United Kingdom.
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
Jeffrey R. Holland
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!
Have a Happy Birthday tomorrow!
From Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 02/14/15 - "Information for the Letter":
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.
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:
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
They wonít refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks
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
|ďYes, but keep
copies.Ē -- When his secretary asked him if she should destroy files
that were over ten years old.
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
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.|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/18/15
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Written byJack Fulton and Lois Steele
(28 June 1925 Ė 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 Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy ofSarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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)
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12
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