01/26/13 - NNHS Newsletter
- This Magic Moment
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We first used this song eight years ago today.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul041CSNJto - This Magic Moment - The Drifters, 1960
|"This Magic Moment" is the title of a song composed by
Pomus and pianist
Mort Shuman. It is one of their best known successes.
It was recorded first by
Ben E. King with
The Drifters and scored #16 on the
Billboard Hot 100 during 1960. It was recorded by
Jay and the Americans during 1969 and went to #6, earning
gold record status. The song is used in
David M. Evans'
The song was recorded as a cover version by Lou Reed on a Doc Pomus tribute album entitled Till the Night is Gone and later featured in David Lynch's Lost Highway. It was also covered by horror punk music band the Misfits for the album Project 1950 and by indie rock band The Mountain Goats for their first cassette release Taboo VI: The Homecoming.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
29 - Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX AND HP Lucas ('65) of VA;
30 - Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN;
31 - Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC;AND John Patterson ('59) of TN AND Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|January 26, 1942 - The first United States forces arrived in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.|
THIS DAY IN 1963:
January 26, 1963 -
Riddell Akua was born in
Saturday, January 26, 1963 - Dog breeder H. S. Lloyd (b. Herbert Summers Lloyd on 01 Apr 1887 in England) died at "Ware Cottage", in Maple Cross, Hertfordshire near Rickmansworth, England at the age of 75.
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 01/25/13 - "Party Harty #4 - Blanket":
For everyone who liked my
previous comics - a new issue of Party Harty... finally
Like all of these comics this one is based on actual events -- except in real life she was caught on a step stool. I think my amendment was funnier.
You have funny baby chicks! Give them some hugs and
kisses for me!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/24/13 - "IT HIT ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS":
IT HIT ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS!!!
It just hit me!
My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day.
He has his food prepared for him.
His meals are provided at no cost to him.
He visits the Dr. once a year for his checkup, and again during the year, if any medical needs arise.
For this he pays nothing, and nothing is required of him.
He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger than he needs, but he is not required to do any upkeep.
If he makes a mess, someone else cleans it up.
He has his choice of luxurious places to sleep.
He receives these accommodations absolutely free.
He is living like a king, and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever.
All of his costs are picked up by others who earn a living.
I was just thinking about all this and suddenly it hit me like a ton of bricks ~
My dog is a CONGRESSMAN!!!
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 01/21/13 - "9 Keys to Creating Abundance":
|9 Perceptions for
By Roberta A. Swartz
While much information has been written about the steps for
participating in successful manifestation, some key elements that are
less explored have to do with our attitudes, our beliefs and our
perceptions. These unmeasurable, intangible parts of the human
experience are the very ones that affect our relationship with the
1. Focus on what is good.
Learning to live in this way can be challenging, but with desire, awareness and practice we can each learn how to create a life of greater peace. First we must choose to live in trust rather than in fear. Then, when we become aware of those moments when fear takes its grip, we can remind our self that we have a choice. Rather than focusing on what is "bad" or "wrong" or "unfair" we can change how we think. I have lived a lifetime of creating meaningful outcomes with successful results even when all odds seemed to be against me by focusing on what is good. My husband and I trust that we are well supported and that everything turns out fine even when life throws us a curve ball.
2. Take action and let go with trust.
The best approach for successful manifestation occurs when we have both faith in the life force to do its part AND we are willing to take action and do our part too. Much like a bird in flight, we must find a working balance between flapping our wings and knowing when to rest. This ebb and flow between taking action and letting go is founded in trust; trust in our self to do our best and trust in the life force to support our goal. This is similar to when we are young and we instinctively trust our parents to do what they say they will do. This intrinsic knowing demonstrates a different attitude of "Thanks for your help. I feel peaceful and I trust that my needs are met."
Although many people struggle to live in this way, the life force hasn't any ego interference and easily creates congruent responses that support the continuum of life. Just as we are more inclined to give to others when we know our efforts are received with joy and appreciation, the same holds true for the creative life force. An "attitude of gratitude" works to our advantage because it is a respectful and humble way to live.
3. There is always enough.
Everything that is needed for our survival, for our happiness and for our desired experiences already exists. There is plenty for everyone. If you think about an apple, it contains many seeds within its core. Each one of these seeds can produce another apple tree. Apple trees grow and give forth a great many apples each year. This cycle of giving goes on and on.
Instead of living with fear and believing that there is not enough, our job is to receive and enjoy only as much as is needed. Rather than living excessively, the universe serves all of life with a natural flow of abundance that is just right.
4. Fear and worry block results.
Fear and worry tend to evoke the "prove it to me attitude." What relationship can function smoothly under this kind of disrespectful pressure? Rather than needing proof, when we are grateful for what we already have, it opens the door for more to come. Keep in mind that the universal energy supports all of life. A deer doesn't worry about growing more fur for the winter. When we trust that the universe supports all of her creatures, including us, and we are humble and grateful for what we have then this opens the door for greater possibilities.
5. The universal intelligence is always ready to help.
The natural connection that permeates all of life presents us with opportunities or answers, often in subtle, or disguised ways. We often refer to these moments as "coincidental." Our part is to be present, aware, and willing to listen or to step through the doors when these are presented. If you miss the chance, don't worry, it will be provided for you again.
6. Have kind intentions for the common good of all.
The universal energy is happy to support you and your desires as long as these serve to make the world a better place. Even if you are seeking something for yourself, there is always some kind of impact that affects others. When you focus on creating common good with appreciation and humility and you are willing to do your part, you are more apt to influence the universal energy to support your cause and create a balanced relationship that supports positive results.
7. Universal time and ego time.
Universal time is measured by our heartbeat. Ego time is measured by our logical mind. Perceptions of time can be tricky and tend to be based on how we feel in our current environment. The process of manifestation works best when we let go of ego time constraints and allow the magic to unfold. Heartfelt time is "the very best time for everyone involved." This is often different from what our ego mind wants. The same amount of universal time passes whether we trust and feel peaceful or whether we get trapped in feeling impatient and frustrated. Feeling peaceful supports health and vibrant life. Letting go of attachments to outcome including time-lines, demonstrates complete trust and confidence in knowing that our desires are realized. Again, we must be willing to participate in this dance and to do our part.
8. Nothing is ever as it appears to be.
We are taught to believe that "seeing is believing" yet in truth we have it backwards. "What I believe creates how I see" is a much more accurate interpretation. Most people can relate to an experience when things appeared to be a certain way, yet with more time or information we learn that our perceptions were inaccurate. This has to do with focusing on the tangible world of effect rather than the unseen world of causation. It also reflects back to our own insecurities and subconscious patterns. Whenever you are in a moment of being judgmental or fearful, remind yourself that "Nothing is ever as it appears to be." You may be surprised at how different you feel. It can alter your responses as well as influence what happens next. One thing always leads to another.
9. Let go of judgments and find acceptance.
Judgments are a man-made perspective. Many of our judgments come from past experiences and tend to be founded in whether or not we feel safe, accepted or validated. Perceived judgments can be mistaken for our intuitions which provide inner awareness for our survival. Remember that in the eyes of the universal energy, we are all the same and everything just is. Acceptance is a wonderful gift. When we live with love in our heart and we free our self of judgments, we open our self for receiving what is positive and uplifting.
In closing, I strongly believe that a new consciousness, one that is more evolved and constructive is emerging. When we make the choice to live with compassion, trust, love and appreciation for life and all that is, then we create increased good in our mind and body, in our life and ultimately in the world.
About the Author:
Roberta Swartz has been teaching people how to lead healthier, happier lives for more than 3o years. Her evidence based skills are easy to learn and they are life affirming.
Roberta is available for hire for business presentations and workshops. Her audiences are easy engaged, delighted and empowered with knowledge and skills for their personal and professional success.
BONUS MAGIC CROCHET PATTERNS:
Magic Circle - "This tutorial will
show how to make the magic crochet loop."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwPmG2bFrYM - Magic Crochet Potholder with the Single Crochet - Great for using the teeniest-tiniest scraps of yarn, as the knots all end up on the inside of the potholder, actually providing more insulation
BONUS MAGIC RECIPES:
Rosmerta's Recipes - Shepherd's Pie by Sabrina - "Harry
ate his Shepherd's Pie without much of an appetite in Harry Potter
and the Chamber of Secrets as he had to spend time in detention with
Professor Lockhart and answer his fan mail."
http://www.mugglenet.com/misc/rosmertas/toadinahole.shtml - Rosmerta's Recipes - Toad in the Hole - "Toad in the Hole is a traditional English dish consisting of sausages in a Yorkshire pudding batter. But where did the name 'Toad in the Hole' come from? Some say it's because the sausages stick up out of the batter and resemble a toad poking it's head out of it's hole. It doesn't, but oh well."
http://www.mugglenet.com/misc/rosmertas/rockcakesbymelinda.shtml - Rosmerta's Recipes - Rock Cakes by Melinda - "This recipe from Melinda will not have you breaking your teeth like Hagrid's rock cakes."
http://www.mugglenet.com/misc/rosmertas/dirtcakes.shtml - Rosmerta's Recipes - Hagrid's Dirty Cakes - "Hagrid's meals are not usually chosen over Mrs. Weasley's. But Jessica Kathryn submitted Hagrid's recipe for Dirty Cakes, which are an absolute favorite made with love. "
http://www.mugglenet.com/misc/rosmertas/lovepotionbyalison.shtml - Rosmerta's Recipes - Love Potion by Alison - "Ron Weasley declares his feelings for Romilda Vane to Harry Potter while under the effect of the Love Potion in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."
www.ajokeaday.com - 01/25/13:
Q. What do you call a
polar bear with ear muffs?
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1.Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 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. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 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.
3. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/24/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
This Magic Moment
Music byMort Shuman (12 Nov 1936 - 02 Nov 1991); Words by Doc Pomus (27 June 1925 - 14 Mar 1991)
Recorded byBen E. King (b. 28 Sept 1938) with The Drifters, 1960
"This Magic Moment" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/21/05
"This Magic Moment" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/thelosthighway/thismagicmoment.htm
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/21/05
Thanks again, Dave!
"It’s Magic" Animated Hands clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny3/magic/free_gifs.html - 01/20/05
Bunny in Hat and Magic Wand Images courtesy of http://www.fotosearch.com/stock-photos/pictures/images/magic-wand - 01/20/05
Magic Blue divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.cliphoto.com/index0.htm - 01/20/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08
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
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of
Al Farber ('64) of GA
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Rolling on the Floor
Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen
of VA - 08/13/10
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