01/28/18 - NNHS Newsletter - The Maelstrom
“One is and is not in the centre of the maelstrom of it all.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I've used this song
several times before, and it seems just as appropriate today.
BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzB6WoUA8ZU - The Maelstrom - composed by Robert W. Smith
|Robert W. Smith is an American composer, arranger, and
Smith was born in the small town of Daleville, Alabama on October 24, 1958. He attended high school in Dadeville, after which he left for Troy State University, where he played lead trumpet in the Sound of the South Marching Band. While at Troy, he studied composition with Dr. Paul Yoder...
Currently, Smith has over 600 published works, including three symphonies...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Courtney Russ ('57) AND Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND My Granddaughter, Becca Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '17) of IL!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX AND HP Lucas ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND
('65) of TN
Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of
30 - Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN AND Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA;
01 - Paul Dobie ('66) of CO;
02 - Porter Phillips Booker ('57) AND the late Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) (deceased - 08/26/05) AND John Patterson ('59) of TN AND Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC;
03 - Maynard Thweatt ('57) AND Phyllis Sweeney Snyder ('63) of TN;
Many Happy Returns to you all!
|January 28, 1918 - Finnish Civil War: The Red Guard rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki; members of the Senate of Finland went underground.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1968:
Sunday, January 28, 1968 - Singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer Sarah McLachlanwas born Sarah Ann McLachlan in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/26/16:
we remember that the wisdom of God ofttimes appears as foolishness to
men; but the greatest lesson we can learn in mortality is that when God
speaks and we obey, we will always be right.”|
Thomas S. Monson
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/28/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 01/27/18:
you so very much, Kathy!
No Gold Star Brownie Points
are awarded for toughing it out when you are putting other lives in
And speaking of the flu...
From Me ('65) of NC - 01/27/18:
This wedding portrait of my mother's maternal grandparents was made in
Burke Co., NC 151 years ago this month. Perhaps you've correctly deduced
by her death date that Annie fell victim to the deadly influenza at the
very height of the Flu Epidemic of 1917. She was 69 years old - one year
younger than I am now. The epidemic we are currently facing is becoming
dangerously reminiscent of that catastrophic event. We have a
responsibility to do all that is within our power to ebb its dreadful
This advice from Glen C. Griffin in August 1989 would certainly aid in that endeavor:
"...It is not neglecting one’s duty to stay away from others when one has an infectious illness. Rather, it is a kindness... When should people stay home? When they have an infection. Many infections are bacterial or viral. Infections are things like boils, chicken pox, measles, eye infections and influenza. Some symptoms, or signs of infection, are fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea or vomiting. If you have any of these problems, you could make someone else sick..."
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/25/18:
And maybe happiness will come to
sit on your shoulder...
INDEED! Thank you, Jean!
“Youth and beauty are not accomplishments, they’re the temporary happy
by-products of time and/or DNA. Don’t hold your breath for either.”
|Swirling Maelstrom Shawl by Adrienne Lash - "The Swirling Maelstrom Shawl is an asymmetrical triangular shawl, worked at a relaxed gauge for a lacy effect once blocked. Wear it in multiple ways - as a scarf, bandit-style, euro-style, with a shawl pin, or with the narrow end woven through the lace border for an over-sized cowl that stays put. This pattern works up quickly, using an easy stitch pattern to produce a light and airy finished shawl. Great for a last-minute gift, or a quick and stylish accessory for yourself...." - Not free, but only $4.50|
BONUS MAELSTROM KNIT PATTERN:
|On the Edge of a Maelstrom Socks by Rich Ensor - "Imagine being on the edge of a maelstrom, and what the swirling chaos might do to your socks. The stitches in the ribbing get pulled in different directions. A section of the ribbing forms a band and starts to wrap it's way around the leg. Just remember, there is beauty to be found in chaos." - Not free, but only $5.00|
BONUS BISQUICK RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):
Hurry-Up Chicken Pot Pie - "Even if you've had a busy day, here's
still time to make a delicious homemade dinner! This recipe for Hurry-Up
Chicken Pot Pie is a Bisquick recipe that's perfect if you have leftover
chicken you need to use up. A creamy chicken and vegetable mixture is
topped with a soft Bisquick topping, so there's no need to fuss over a
pie shell. The homemade chicken pot pie can be thrown together in a
hurry for a quick, comforting meal."
Slow Cooker Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings - "Get this easy chicken
and dumplings recipe going in the morning and you'll have dinner waiting
for you that night. Slow Cooker Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings is a
chicken and dumplings recipe that uses Bisquick and a slow cooker, so
the work is practically done for you. The creamy chicken mixture is
topped with soft biscuits to make the perfect comfort food dish for the
whole family. Its a dump and go recipe you'll want to keep forever."
|My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping
channels. She asked, "What's on the TV?"
I answered, "Dust."
And then the fight started.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat ==============================================
Composed by Robert_W._Smith (b. 24 Oct 1958)
"The Maelstrom" midi (sequenced by Bob Sorem) courtesy of http://www.tc.umn.edu/~sorem002/misc_midi.html - 01/28/12
Patrick Smith's Image of Kauai, Hawaii Maelstrom courtesy of http://esc0.tumblr.com/post/6203617924/cordisre-maelstrom-kauai-hawaii-by - 01/28/12
Divider Line 111 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines5.html - 03/28/10
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah
Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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