02/18/19 - 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 - 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 toThe late Bill Sawyer ('57) (d. 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:
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!
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 1969:
|February 18, 1969 - Mountaineer Tomaž Humar was born in Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, Yugoslavia. He died during the descent of Langtang Lirung, Nepal on about 10 Nov 2009. He was 40 years old.|
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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/18/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 02/18/19:
|INDEED! Thank you, Mary!|
BONUS IVORY KNIT PATTERN:
|Diane Moyer's Heavenly Ivory Throw - "There's nothing better than cuddling up in a blanket on the couch. This Heavenly Ivory Throw will be your slice of heaven once you take on this knit blanket pattern. With just enough detail to be visually appealing, this blanket knitting pattern is actually an easy knitting pattern. The simple design lets the soft chenille yarn take center stage. You won't be able to keep your hands off this knitted blanket, but why would you want to? Once you've followed this free knitting pattern and learned how to knit a blanket this soft, you'll never want to let it go."|
BONUS EGGPLANT IVORY RECIPE:
Michele Pesula Kuegler's Eggplant Parmesan Dip - "... I have made many different appetizer dishes using eggplant, includingEggplant Rolls, Eggplant Salsa, and Eggplant Stacks. For my newest dish, I wanted something that was a combination of all three. It would have Italian seasonings, marinara, gooey cheese, and be served as a dip with some sort of bread or chips. The conclusion that I reached was to make a dip that tasted a little like eggplant parmesan. I took a few liberties, such a sautéing the eggplant instead of breading and frying it and adding a layer of ricotta to the dish. The result was exactly what I had imagined: a hearty dip filled with great flavors and melted cheese."
FINALLY:From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/17/18:
An accountant was in a car traveling with a farmer client around his farm. They passed a large group of sheep and the farmer said, "You're pretty good with numbers, Keith. How many sheep do you reckon are in that paddock?"
The accountant looked at the sheep for a moment and said, "One thousand, eight hundred and thirty two."
The farmer was amazed. "Exactly right," he exclaimed. "How did you work that out so fast?"
"Easy," answered the accountant, "I counted the number of feet and divided by four."
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/19
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Written byJack Fulton (13 June 1903 – 13 Nov 1993) and Lois Steele
Gale Storm, 1956
Come down come down from your ivory tower
"Ivory Tower" midi courtesy of
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~sorem002/misc_midi.html - 02/18/12
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah 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
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16