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02/18/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Ivory Tower

“Living in a tower, however secure it may feel, is hardly a social attribute.”

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

“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.


   Happy Birthday today to   The late Bill Sawyer ('57) (d. 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!


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.


February 18, 1970 - The Chicago Seven were found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

February 18, 1970 - Actress and singer Susan Egan was born in Seal Beach, California.

February 18, 1970 - Political scientist and author James H. Fowler was born in the USA.

February 18, 1970 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Raine Maida was born Michael Anthony Maida in Weston, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

February 18, 1970 - Footballer Massimo Taibi was born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

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 knowledge comes.”

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

    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!

 From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA - 02/17/19:
   BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Jane!

“Yes, but keep copies.” -- 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


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."

Sarah's Ivory Living Room Afghan - Priscilla Hewitt's Ivory Matelassé Afghan

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!


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."


Michele Pesula Kuegler's Eggplant Parmesan Dip - "... I have made many different appetizer dishes using eggplant, including Eggplant 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."


From - 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."

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 -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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/18/20

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Ivory Tower

Written by Jack Fulton (13 June 1903 – 13 Nov 1993) and Lois Steele

Recorded by Cathy Carr, 1956
(28 June 1925 – 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 - 02/18/12

"Ivory Tower" lyrics courtesy of - 02/18/12

Ivory Tower Image courtesy of - 02/18/12

Divider Line156 clip art courtesy of - 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 - 06/18/03

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 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!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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