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01/13/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Look for the Silver Lining

“Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you
that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.” 

- Hubert Humphrey
(27 May 1911 - 13 Jan 1978)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We haven't used this song for a Newsletter theme for seven years, but it certainly strikes a chord with me today. Possibly it will for you as well.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9fMXBGzNes - Look for the Silver Lining - Judy Garland, December 09, 1945

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02-8boTzMyM - Look for the Silver Lining - Chet Baker with Russ Freeman on piano, probably 1955

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrcgChmEicI&NR=1 - Look for the Silver Lining - Eddie Albert, 1958 - nice slide show!

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJF8Td552Ac - Look for the Silver Lining - Graham and Friends


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look_for_the_Silver_Lining

"Look for the Silver Lining" is a popular song with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by B.G. DeSylva. It was written in 1919 for the unsuccessful musical Zip, Goes a Million. In 1920 it was published[1] and reused in the musical Sally whence it was popularized by Marilyn Miller. Among others, the song was later covered several times by Judy Garland, whose version also became, and remains, well-known.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to  My Grandson, Hunter Huber (Overhills HS, NC - '21), of NC!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ronnie Todd ('63)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

15 - The late Skippy Weitz ('57) (d. 22 Nov 2012) AND  Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA;

16 -  Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND   Howard Smith ('63) of VA AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;

17 -  Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC;

18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND  F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA;

20 - Ware Morrison ('63) of VA!
 

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

January 13, 1942 - In London, representatives of nine German-occupied countries met to announce that all people found guilty of war crimes would be punished after the war ended.

January 13, 1942 - First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.

January 13, 1992 - Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of Korean women into sexual slavery (Comfort women) for Japanese soldiers during World War II.
ended.


THIS DAY IN 1968:

Saturday, January 13, 1968 - Johnny Cash performed live at Folsom State Prison.

Saturday, January 13, 1968 - Footballer and coach Mike Whitlow was born Michael William Whitlow in Northwich, Cheshire, England.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/12/15:

“So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference. To do the best we can and then to choose to be happy about our circumstances, whatever they may be, can bring peace and contentment.”

-  Thomas S. Monson
(21 Aug 1927 - 02 Jan 2018)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/13/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 01/12/16 - "Stress":
 

  BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Jean! It runs in the family...
 
 



From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 01/03/11 - "Post-Holiday Blues":
 

How to Avoid Stress and Depression After the Holidays

By Frank Barnhill, M.D.

We think about, we dream about and often we worry about what's going to happen during the holiday season! Sometimes this is good, sometimes it's bad.

You have to admit; we tend to get really emotionally charged for any holiday or vacation time of the year. After all, a holiday and time off or time spent with family and friends is something to look forward to. It's something we deserve after working so many long hard months at the same job, day in, day out.

A lot of us spend weeks and sometimes months getting ready for Christmas, other religious holidays and New Year's, only to have it "be over with before you know it" and abruptly disappear. With so much anticipation and "hype" built into the season, it's no small wonder about 25% of us will suffer such an after the holiday letdown, that we'll become depressed and anxious within a few days or even a week later.

Wouldn't it be great just to avoid post holiday stress and depression altogether? I heard a big "yes"!

In order to do so, most specialists advise you become "pro-active" in avoiding excessive sad emotions and the stress of the season. So, please let me share a few suggestions to help you deal with post holiday blues:

· When you first feel the blues coming on, sit quietly for 20 to 30 minutes and think of all the good things that happened during the season. Try to think of all those warm and fuzzy things that made you feel so good about yourself and the world in general. Write down a next year's resolution list to help make sure those good things happen again.

· Remember all the things you did receive, the blessings you have and don't dwell on what you didn't receive or what you don't have.

· Start next year's gift list now. That will allow you to buy a few after Christmas bargains and concentrate on "hard to buy for" family and friends.

· Make a "must call list" and personally phone each person who gave you a gift or sent a card. Thank them for the present or card and offer to help in some special way. You may renew old friendships long forgotten!

· Bake an "after New Year's" cake or buy a special "It's winter" food and give it to friends or family as a treat, sort of like the Kings cake at Mardi Gras. My Uncle Frank always said, "Breaking bread together is the heart of true fellowship".

· Try to set up a "help the needy" winter fund and help those very same less fortunate families in January and February you helped during Christmas. Being needy is not limited to Christmas, yet that's when we tend to think about helping others the most. In addition, a lot of needy families really need help in January and February. Most of us started small in our efforts and built them up over the last twenty years. Doing this gives us a sense of "the reason to be here" and a lot of satisfaction.

· "Re-gift a present" you received to a needy person. It's ok to give away presents you do not need. I don't think it's ok to sell them, but giving them to someone who needs them more than you or can use them in January seems an ok thing to do.

· Send out Happy New Year or "Have a great winter" cards to the very same persons you sent Christmas cards. Christmas cards tend to get lost in the "shuffle" and a lot of times your friends didn't even notice the card or paid it little attention. You can bet they'll notice and appreciate it if they get a "Happy Winter" card from you in the second week of January!

· Design your own "hope it snows" card. Start a birthday card list of friends and relatives and go ahead and prepare your cards for the next three months. Have them ready to mail, so friends and relatives can put them on the fridge when it "looks like it's going to snow".

· Call an old friend. Pick one you haven't spoken to in a long time and get acquainted again. Once you start talking, you'll find you still have a lot more in common than you think. You can bet your heart will warm as you share memories.

· Start having family meetings twice a month to discuss the good and the bad and everything that's going on. Sharing opinions, frustrations, fears and good feelings will help take some of the stress of life off of all of you.

· Organize a contest at work for the best or worst piece of clothing received at Christmas...if they're brave enough to wear it to work!

· Have a "hat party". Everyone has to wear a hat to attend. Have a best hat and craziest hat award. Everyone will have more fun than you can imagine.

· Start planning your next vacation and send for all the information you need to plan and organize the trip. It pays to plan even weekend "get a ways", as that gives you more control over the time you will spend and helps make the trip much more enjoyable.

· Rededicate you life or your family at church or to your religion. Nothing makes us feel better than to have all those burdens lifted off of our shoulders. All of us need the security of "knowing what will happen" as our physical life ends. Set goals for "things to help with at church" you and your family are able to do, want to do, and can do for the year.

· Teach yourself a new way to pray. It doesn't matter how old you are, most persons were never taught how to pray. Children are usually just taught "easy to recite prayers" and not how to really pray form the heart. Most of us forget that prayer can be done at any time and for any reason. So, offer a prayer in thanks for all the good things you received and those who gave them.

· Have a Sunday school class party for "backsliders". Invite all of your class, including those who have missed more than a few Sundays. Schedule this at a convenient time during the week, so everyone can come or at least drop-in. You may also wish to invite prospective new members.

These are suggestions on avoiding the holiday blues I've received from patients and family over the years, as well as a few "I thought up on my very own". You should feel free to change them to suit your family's needs and please be sure to share them with others. And yes, I'm sure you can think of many others, now that I've gotten you started. Please share them with me!
Have a great year!


About the Author:

Frank Barnhill is a board certified family physician practicing in upstate South Carolina with an interest in both behavioral medicine and well medicine. http://www.drhuggiebear.com


“He is the kind of opponent who would stab you in front of your face and then stab you in the chest when your back is turned.”

- Sir Boyle Roche
(Oct 1736 – 05 June 1807)


 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/04/18 - "THIS AND THAT (#1 in a Series of 8)":
 

  SO TRUE! Thanks, Billy!
 
 


BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry; not theme-related):

   - African Flower Square from The Treasure Room


BONUS SILVER LINING KNIT PATTERN:

Silver Lining Brioche Stitch Cloud


BONUS SILVER LINING RECIPE:

The Texan's Silver Lining Salad - This sounds disgusting to me, but then I s'pose I'm a picky eater!   


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 01/12/18:

A husband came in from the garage. His wife asked, "What's wrong?"

He replied, "I lost something. I thought I had put it somewhere safe in the garage."

"How many safe places are there in the garage?" she asked.

"Clearly one more than I can remember."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
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 14, 2018 -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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/12/18

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


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

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

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

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Look for the Silver Lining

Music by Jerome Kern
(
27 Jan 1885 – 11 Nov 1945)

Words by Buddy DeSylva
(
27 Jan 1895 - 11 July 1950)


Verse 1
[Boy]
Please don't be offended if I preach to you awhile,
Tears are out of place in eyes that were meant to smile.
There's a way to make your very biggest troubles small,
Here's the happy secret of it all.

Refrain:

Look for the silver lining
When e'er a cloud appears in the blue.
Remember some where the sun is shining,
And so the right thing to do,
Is make it shine for you.

A heart, full of joy and gladness,
Will always banish sadness and strife.
So always look for the silver lining,
And try to find the sunny side of life.

Verse 2

[Girl}
As I wash my dishes, I'll be following your plan,
Till I see the brightness in ev'ry pot and pan.
I am sure your point of view will ease the daily grind,
So I keep repeating in my mind.


"Look for the Silver Lining" midi courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/gnubee/all_piano_midis/ - 01/13/11

"
Look for the Silver Lining" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/tillthecloudsrollby/lookforthesilverlining.htm - 01/13/11

"Silver Lining" Image courtesy of http://jittajack.blogspot.com/2010/10/every-cloud-has-silver-lining.html - 01/13/11

Celtic Divider Line # 3 clip art courtesy of http://www.ireland-information.com/celticclipart/celticclipart.htm - 03/13/08

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of https://www.harnett.k12.nc.us/ohhs - 09/11/17

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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

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