02/18/16 - 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 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!
300 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|February 18, 1766 - A mutiny by captive Malagasy began at sea on the slave ship Meermin, leading to the ship's destruction on Cape Agulhas in present-day South Africa and the recapture of the instigators.|
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 1966:
|Friday, February 18, 1966 -
Phillip DeFreitas was born
Phillip Anthony Jason DeFreitas in
Scotts Head, Dominica.
Friday, February 18, 1966 - Director, producer, and screenwriter Robert Rossen (b. 16 Mar 1908 in New York City, New York) died in New York City, New York at the age of 57 following a series of illnesses.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/16/15:
|“In 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!
From Me ('65) of NC - 02/18/16:
My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC, was transported from the doctor's office to the hospital by ambulance at 6:30 PM tonight to receive emergency IV antibiotics to treat critical stasis dermatitis and celluitis of lower extremities to save his knees from the infection. His condition is complicated by Stage 3 Chronic Renal Failure, mild congestive heart failure, enlarged heart, and a few other delights. All prayers for his recovery will be greatly appreciated.
From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA - 01/25/16:
|SO SADLY TRUE! Thank you, Jane!|
Find the directions (including the exact yarn colors!) to make the peacock feathers here, then adapt a hat pattern to turn yourself and all your loved ones into a peacock!
|Peacock Feather||Rachel Erin's Peacock Hat|
|“Yes, but keep
copies.” -- 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 - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#39 in a series of 60)":
I think you will enjoy this!
OOH! Thanks, Dools!
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:
March 09, 2016 - 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
2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/18/16
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 – 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
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