01/19/12 - NNHS Newsletter
Robert E. Lee’s 205th Birthday
“You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be, have anything you desire,
accomplish anything you set out to accomplish -
if you will hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”
Robert Edward Lee
(19 Jan 1807 - 12 Oct 1870)
Friends and Schoolmates,
We try to celebrate this
very special day dear to the heart of all Virginians each year:
- 3.74 MB .mp3 version
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday this
Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of
Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND
Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo
('63) of NY;
Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD;
Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65)
Charis Bean Duke
(Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC!
Returns to you all!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
January 18, 1941 - British troops
launched a general counter-offensive against
Italian East Africa.
January 18, 1943 -
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of
Jews in the
January 18, 1944 -
Soviet forces liberated
Leningrad, effectively ending a three year
Nazi siege, known as the
Siege of Leningrad.
January 18, 1945 - Liberation of the
Budapest ghetto by the
THIS DAY IN WWII:
January 19, 1942 -
January 19, 1945 -
forces liberated the
Łódź ghetto. Out more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, fewer than 900 had
survived the Nazi
January 19, 1946 - General
Douglas MacArthur established the
International Military Tribunal for the Far East in
Tokyo to try
January 19, 1977 - U.S.
Gerald Ford pardoned
Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. "Tokyo
January 19, 1983 -
Nazi war criminal
Barbie was arrested in
YESTERDAY IN 1962:
Thursday, January 18, 1962 - Actress
Alison Arngrim was born in
New York, New York.
Thursday, January 18, 1962 -
David O'Connor was born
THIS DAY IN 1962:
Friday, January 19, 1962 -
Daams was born in
Friday, January 19, 1962 -
Jeff Van Gundy was born in
Friday, January 19, 1962 -
was born in
From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75)
of VA - 01/18/12, 10:23 PM:
Well, Sweetie, I cannot even
imagine what that was all about!
thought at first it was the protest blackout, but our site wasn't
affected by that, and it would not have begun for another 97 minutes
after your note arrived anyway. When I awoke at 3:00 AM
(as seems to be one of my new
customs...) it was
fine and dandy. I'd have to say it was gremlins at work; that's my best
guess. I trust all is well now.
Thanks for telling me, Eric!
Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/18/12,
12:39 PM AND
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA -
1:08 PM - "Arigato! (Thank you ) From Japan ~ Then and now showing rescue /
Please take the
time to watch this … and feel good about America …
… because that is
who we are. We forgive and embrace once mortal enemies.
‘Thank you’ from Japan……
From Mickey ('54) and
Carol Moell ('56) Marcella of VA -
01/18/12 - "The Way We Were Bookshop":
Carol and Mickey Marcella
This is great
information to have!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA -
01/18/12 - "The 7-8-9 Chevy":
I got this e-mail today, and I know it will bring
back some memories!
Jerry B. (Class of 62) of Va.
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 01/18/12 - "Veterinarian":
- Sheila Leslie's Lemon Drops (Baby Layette)
http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 01/16/12 -
"How to be a Leader":
By Virginia Reeves
A truly energizing
leader acts as a catalyst - the one who ultimately gets people going.
They move others out of their comfort zone by believing in them and
providing the support those people need to take risks. This person can
raise the passion and enthusiasm of others so they want to take action.
Change is looked upon as something to embrace, not fear. Challenges are
met with open minds and more optimism versus pessimism. One of the
principles in the Dale Carnegie Training program is for a leader to
become a consensus builder. A major point is to arouse interest in your
ideas by asking for advice and opinions. Make the phrase "What if..." a
standard working tool. When people have had a say in setting a goal or
putting together a proposal, they are more willing to work hard to make
it work right.
A respected and liked leader operates from a base of integrity and
honesty. You can be trusted to do what you say you will do and people
believe that you will act for the good of the situation, the firm,
and/or them-depending on the circumstances. Others may not like what is
happening but they know the leader is acting upon what he or she
believes is the best option given the timing and situation. While these
traits can make you vulnerable, you will generally find that people will
stand up with you and behind you for support. Telling people the good,
the bad, and all the important details in between builds a base for them
to share with you. Many times, an innovative suggestion will emanate
from an unexpected source.
Leaders find ways to create small wins for the team as this helps to
motivate people to continue striving and achieving towards individual
and group efforts. Opportunities are set up to reach achievable goals so
that good feelings of esteem and attitude are regularly obtained.
A sense of humor helps keep the perspective - especially when times are
tense or troubled. Let's face it, hardly anything in life can't be
laughed at if you look for that element. We tend to look for the worst
so go for it and magnify those scenarios until you find the ludicrous in
the situation. Of course, humor is important for everyday use as well -
so many studies have proven this over and over. We've all heard that
laughter is the best medicine, and it's true. Jim Rohn states that "in
leadership we learn that it's okay to be witty, but not silly. It's okay
to be fun, but not foolish."
Over the years I have found a great deal of truth to the following
statement made by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. "Some of the best
leadership lessons I learned as a young officer were from terrible
officers. I mean, absolutely morally bankrupt officers who had no
redeeming qualities. People followed them out of sheer wonder for what
they would do next. You learn far more from negative leadership than
from positive leadership because you learn how not to do it. And,
therefore, you learn how to do it."
A good leader learns to listen attentively to what is said between the
lines and for ferreting out what else needs to be brought out into the
open. Words left unspoken can often be the most dangerous because they
lurk and fester. Also, an astute leader notices who isn't saying
anything and tries to find out why and then find out what was left
unstated. An open environment will tell you a lot but rarely will each
individual involved be totally upfront about what is on their mind.
Feedback and alternative perspectives are essential to a healthy
organization of any type.
Discovering the way someone processes their thoughts and how those turn
into actions is a prime responsibility for an effective leader. The
method a person arrives at for his or her conclusions can be the basis
for understanding how that person views their world, how they find
solutions to problems, how they will interact with others, and if they
work better on their own or as part of a team.
An innovative and interesting way to engage people's imagination is to
make use of slogans. These can make a big difference in attitude and
productivity. Advertisers have known this for a long time and companies
have built up a certain image internally and externally by branding
their strategy, product, or service with a slogan. The words may be
forceful (as in Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream") or they
may be more subtle and only used within a small group as their private
cheer or motivating statement. This idea can work for a corporate
company, a special team, a club, or an individual entrepreneur.
Being an effective, liked, and respected leader entails a lot of
characteristics that aren't always easy to live up to and live with. But
they will make you successful and people will be loyal to you-regardless
of the circumstances. Act with integrity, be accountable, express
interest, act with quality, be dynamic and flexible, show humor,
reassure your working companions that you are there for them, create
winning situations, and be a catalyst. You probably already incorporate
most of these traits into your life - now enhance them to enlarge your
base of positive power.
About the Author:
(c) 2001 by Virginia Reeves.
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Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
01/17/12 - "Bent Humor (#1 in a Series of 13)":
Carol, check this one out. Funny.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
2. 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.
Saturday, April 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at
757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
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 email@example.com
- updated 10/22/11
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll
halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Music by Jay Ungar, 1982
The sun is sinking low in the sky above Ashokan.
The pines and the willows know soon we will part.
There's a whisper in the wind of promises unspoken,
And a love that will always remain in my heart.
My thoughts will return to the sound of your laughter,
The magic of moving as one,
And a time we'll remember long ever after
The moonlight and music and dancing are done.
Will we climb the hills once more?
Will we walk the woods together?
Will I feel you holding me close once again?
Will every song we've sung stay with us forever?
Will you dance in my dreams or my arms until then?
Under the moon the mountains lie sleeping
Over the lake the stars shine.
They wonder if you and I will be keeping
The magic and music, or leave them behind.
"Ashokan Farewell" midi
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/24/06
Farewell" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Dave! I did not know that lyrics existed!
Early R. E. Lee
Image courtesy of
http://www.stratfordhall.org/rel.html?HISTORY - 07/23/04
Later R. E. Lee
Image courtesy of
Confederate Divider Bar clip art courtesy of
Small Confederate Divider Line clip art courtesy
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Governor Thomas Johnson High School's
Logo courtesy of
http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08
Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric
Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Animated Silly Bear
AF Artist -
Ryan Hagen) courtesy of
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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