|01/03/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Forgotten Dreams|
“There are many ways of breaking a heart.
Pearl S. Buck
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme is being revisited from 2005.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMDMSQWgBQ0 - Forgotten Dreams - Leroy Anderson
...In 2006, one of his piano works, "Forgotten Dreams", written in 1954, became the background for a British TV advertisement for mobile phone company '3'. Previously, Los Angeles station KABC-TV used the song as its sign-off theme at the end of broadcast days in the 1980s, and Mantovani's recording of the song had been the closing theme for WABC-TV's "Eyewitness News" for much of the 1970s...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday this week to:
Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57)
05 - Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57)AND Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) of VA (d. 24 Apr 2010);
06 - Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;
07 - Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57);
08 - Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND Pat Branch Coltrane ('57);
09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;
10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND Bob Parrish ('68) of VA!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
January 03, 1944 -Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington was shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.
January 03, 1945 -U.S. General Douglas MacArthur was placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and U.S. Admiral Chester W Nimitz was placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces. This event effectively ended the concept of unified commands.
THIS DAY IN 1962:
|Wednesday, January 03, 1962 - Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro.|
1. Thursday, January 5, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.
2. From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 10/0411 - "Breakfast Bunch Brunch":
Our next Brunch... is the first Saturday in January, January 7, 2012, at 11am at the same place, Warwick Restaurant.
After the January BRUNCH, we plan to meet quarterly the first Saturday of April, July and October as long as the interest holds up.
Thanks, Bill! We're planning to be there!
Hey, y'all! Ya gotta eat that day anyway, right?? It's an OPEN reunion, and just see how much fun:
"Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose."
Make your reservations now:
From Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 01/02/12 - "RE: Breakfast Bunch Brunch":
I plan on being there. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
SUPER-DE-DUPER! See you there, Jimmy!
From My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL - currently serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany - 01/02/12 - "Monday Morning":
|This work truly is
amazing. I would not give up these experiences for the world..... I am
now in my sixth area,
and obviously my Christmas was fantastic. love you
Elder Andrew Harty
Thank you so much, Elder Andrew - love you, too!
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - currently serving an eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington - 01/02/12 - "new area":
|So, the new area (May
Renton, WA) seems
pretty cool so far. We have been tracting, contacting, meeting members,
less actives, and potentials. The ward council was all excited because
they say that they send sister missionaries to areas when they really
really need help. They expect great things from us. With their faith and
ours combined - "by small and simple things are great things brought to
Anyway, the members are great and have been feeding us a lot! They bring meals to us and stuff. It's pretty amazing to see how much they want to help the missionary work progress and help in anyway they can.
Our ward mission leader
and his family are awesome! His daughter was on a special
mormon.org video because she had
liver failure and was going to die in 48 hours when the new liver
arrived just in time. She is now a healthy little girl and full of life
and love. Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers - of this I do
testify. Too many times have my prayers been answered - some within just
a few minutes of asking. I cannot deny His great love for each of us and
His knowledge of our situations.
Sister Adrienne Helene Harty
Thank you, Sister Webby-nary! I love you dearly, too!
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 01/02/12 - "Not all thieves are stupid":
IN GOD WE TRUST
Not all thieves are stupid.
This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.
When the victims
got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just
about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had
used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage
remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house.
The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew
what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they
knew how much time they had to
clean out the house. It would appear that
they had brought a truck to empty
the house of its contents.
I never thought of
20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby said, 'I received your text asking about our Pin number and I've replied a little while ago.' When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text 'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.
Moral of the lesson:
Do not disclose the
relationship between you and the people in your contact list.
* I never thought
about the above!
YOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Eva!
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 01/02/12 - "Ever have a day like this???"
|http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=FrTbnczYAd4&feature=player_embedded - Ormie the Pig Wants a Cookie|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/02/12 - "Some Remnants of 2011 & More":
Downtown DC, January 1st, a driver is stuck in a traffic jam on the highway. Nothing is moving.
Suddenly, a man knocks on the window. The driver rolls down the window and asks, "What's going on?"
"Terrorists have kidnapped Congress, and are asking for a $10 million dollar ransom. Otherwise, they are going to douse them all in gasoline and set them on fire. We are going from car to car, taking up a collection."
"How much is everyone giving, on average?" the driver asks.
The man replies, "About a gallon."
Three Tough Mice
Three mice are sitting at a table in a pretty rough neighborhood late at night trying to impress each other about how tough they are.
The first mouse turns to the second mouse and says, "When I see a mousetrap, I lie on my back and set it off with my foot. When the bar comes down, I catch it in my teeth, bench press it twenty times to work up an appetite, and then make off with the cheese."
The second mouse replies, "Yeah, well, when I see rat poison, I collect as much as I can, take it home, grind it up to a powder, and add it to my coffee each morning so I can get going for the rest of the day."
The first mouse and the second mouse then turn to the third mouse.
The third mouse lets out a long sigh and says to the first two, "I don't have time for this. I've got a date with the cat."
The Times Square New Year's Eve Ball is made of Waterford Crystal. Its first descent during the last minute of the 20th century, at the Times Square 2000 Celebration.
The Ball has been lowered every year since 1907, with the exceptions of 1942 and 1943, when its use was suspended due to the wartime "dimout" of lights in New York City.
The New Year's Eve Ball is the property of the building owners of One Times Square.
The Ball is a geodesic sphere, six feet in diameter, and weighs approximately 1,070 pounds. It is covered with a total of 504 Waterford crystal triangles that vary in size and range in length from 4 inches to 5 inches per side.
All 696 lights and 90 rotating pyramid mirrors are computer controlled, enabling the Ball to produce a state-of-the-art light show of eye-dazzling color patterns and a kaleidoscope effect atop One Times Square.
For the 2006 New Year's Eve celebration, 72 of the crystal triangles feature the new "Hope for Fellowship" design, consisting of a series of cuts suggesting the linking of arms signifying togetherness and community.
5 Keys to Making and Keeping Your New Year Resolutions
1. Define the Win
Many people make mistakes of making very general goals and never end up keeping them. It's one thing to say, "I want to lose weight" and entirely another thing to say, "I want to lose 50 pounds by Thanksgiving."
Fifty pounds is a defined win. When you state, "I want to lose weight," you have defined a direction, but you haven't defined a measurable goal line. How will you know when you have lost enough? You can always make another goal later.
Here are some abstract goals that have been better defined to understand a win.
I want to read more - I will read 12 books this year
(1 book a month)
I want to eat better - I will eat a minimum of two vegetables a day
I want to exercise more - I will run 500 miles this year.
I want to be more generous - I will give 15% of my income away this year.
2. Make smaller goals along the way.
In football there are two lines that really matter. The official goal-line where all the points are scored and the first-down line where a team advances ten yards and gets 4 more shots at the goal-line.
The smaller goal of the first-down marker is often what really advances the ball and helps teams make it across the bigger goal-line that counts.
Create for yourself smaller goals that you can achieve on a weekly or monthly basis that will help you achieve your bigger goal. If your goal is to read twelve books a year, that translates into one book a month. If you want to lose 50 pounds, that's roughly one pound a week. Make smaller goals and celebrate when you've reached them.
Celebrating small successes along the way will give you the momentum you need to reach your bigger goal.
3. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
Your goal may be something huge like to quit smoking. Do some research and consult some people or products that are geared to help you. If you want to lose weight, don't be afraid to consult your doctor and even sign up to meet a trainer at the gym. If you want to read more, ask someone you know who reads a lot and ask them for strategy and tips.
4. Make the goal with a friend or group of friends.
If you are trying to lose weight, get your spouse on board to exercise with you or to make a similar commitment to eat healthier. If you are trying to read a book a month, start a book club. Have a friend meet you at the gym 3 times a week. If you want to write more, start a blog and ask your friends to follow.
5. Evaluate your results.
Set an end date and set aside time to evaluate how you did throughout the year towards your goal. Every goal achieved and not achieved is a chance to learn. Maybe you only read ten books instead of twelve (odds are that's about nine more than you might have otherwise). Maybe you only lost 35 pounds (that's still 35 pounds!). Maybe you quit working out in February because you got a cold and never went back. Figure out what went wrong and what went right. Take the time to measure how far you have come and challenge yourself with something new for the next year.
What kind of resolutions are you making this year?
~Pastor Jonathan Hill~
Thanks so much, Shari!
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 01/02/12 - "Keeping Your Resolutions":
5 Tips for Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions
By Ginny Edwards
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 12/20/11 - "Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier (#14 in a Series of 24)":
these ideas are really good.
A tip for holiday packing. Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel!
EXCELLENT! Thank you so much, Eva - I do love clever tips!
MR. FOOD'S TOP FAVORITERECIPES OF 2011:
- "These yummy mini potato-crust pizzas will
score you big entertaining points whenever you serve them. Imagine the reaction
when you pass around a platter of these awesome Touchdown Potato Pizza
8. http://www.mrfood.com/Cakes/Eclair-Cake-2017/ml/1 - Éclair Cake - "Éclairs always look so beautiful in pastry shop windows. And they look like they'd be pretty complicated to make, too. Fortunately, one of our viewers shared a secret with us about how to get those same tastes in a light cake. Give it a whirl!"
Remember what I told you back on 12/18/11:
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - um, a long, long time ago... "Chocolate Éclair Cake":
|Seriously, Cheryl's cake is better than Mr. Food's version. It's the chocolate glaze that makes this cake so special - and it just doesn't come out of a can!|
CHOCOLATE ÉCLAIR CAKE
1 box graham crackers
2 (3-oz.) pkgs. instant French Vanilla pudding
9-oz. Cool Whip
3 cups milk
Butter a 9"x13" pan. Line bottom of pan with graham crackers. Mix milk and pudding together, then fold in whipped topping. Spread half of filling on crackers, add another layer of crackers, then the rest of the filling mixture. Top with a layer of crackers.
Bring to boil, cook one minute, and remove from heat:
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. salt
Add to mixture:
1/4 (1/2 stick) butter (NOT margarine!)
1 tsp. vanilla
Pour over cake. Chill.
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 01/02/12:
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Thursday, January 5, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch
gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on
Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The
luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that
year, go visit with them.|
2. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at email@example.com or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
3. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 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.
4. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/22/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Happy New Year, Everyone! Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe! Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Recorded by Leroy Anderson (29 June 1908 – 18 May 1975), 1954
"Forgotten Dreams" midi (recorded
by Leroy Anderson) (sequenced by
courtesy of http://www.thursdayschild.org/mframe_archive.htm (2001) - 12/22/04
"Fly Baby and Bunny" and "Fairy with Gold Bar" clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/pegasus2u_99/Gallery3.htm - 12/31/04
Mauve Flower Line clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 10/04/04
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
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
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)
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