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01/31/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Mario Lanza's 90th Birthday

“I sing from the heart... I sing the words of a song and really feel them,
from the top of my head to the tip of my toes... I sing as though
my life depends on it, and if I ever stop doing that then I'll stop living.”

Mario Lanza
(31 Jan 1921 - 07 Oct 1959)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Ah, goody - another celebrity birthday celebration!

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o8SZng55T0 - Mario Lanza - Be My Love


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Lanza

http://www.lanzalegend.com/ 

http://www.fanfaire.com/lanza/index.html


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Paul Dobie ('66) of CO!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

02 - Porter Phillips Booker ('57) AND the late    Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) (deceased - 08/26/05) AND   John Patterson ('59) of TN     Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC;

03 - Maynard Thweatt ('57);

04 -       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND the late   Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06);

05 - The late   Dickie Krause ('57) (deceased - 12/27/99) AND    Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND      Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA;

06 -     Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA AND    Steve Burns ('65) of MN!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


 


THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0131.htm


CONGRATULATIONS!

To        My Daughter, Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of IL) who was just named to the Dean's List at Southwestern Illinois College!

   Great job. Baby Girl!


  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 01/29/11 - "Sheep with Lights":

The "Bored Scots" are actually Welsh shepherds who put lights on and herded the sheep-- not Scots.
 
Domi

   AHA! Well, thanks, Domi! We always strive for accuracy!


        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 01/29/11 - "You're Baaack!":

Hi Carol,
 
I was having so many intermittent and annoying little problems with my old computer which I had for years (one of the most annoying being the inability to receive your newsletters) that I finally bit the bullet and bought a new computer and got a new email provider (same e-mail address though) and Woo Hoo you’re back .
 
Every time I open my e-mail and see a new NNHS newsletter it’s like a ray of sunshine after a dreary, rainy day. I’m keeping my fingers crossed .
 
Happily,
Sydney

   Well, that's super-duper news! Welcome back, Sydney! We've missed you!


  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 01/29/11 - "something for the newsletter":

For those of us of a certain age:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzSaoN2LdfU - Memory-a spoof by Pam Peterson

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks again, Domi!


From http://www.Awardspace.com - 01/31/11 - "30 days Account Renewal Notification":

Dear Customer,

We would like to remind you that your hosting account nnhs65 is going to expire on 2011-03-02.

As AWARDSPACE.COM Team is focused to constantly improve our services right now we are glad to announce that there is an option to renew your account for 24 and 36 months at a discount rate, depending on the renewal period length you chose and you also have the opportunity to renew your domain for only $14.95* and you get $5.00 additional discount.

Hosting Plan: Web Pro Plus (Due date: 2011-03-02).....


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/29/11 - "Happy Hour in Africa":

Maybe you missed this the first time it made the rounds?? You don't even have to turn on the sound to get "the picture"!! :-)

Happy Hour In Africa

This is a real video from a French documentary about Africa ... You may not understand a word, but the video is funny. There are trees that grow in Africa which, once a year, produce very juicy fruits that contain a large percentage of alcohol. The tree is known as the "Elephant Tree," because elephants have a fondness for the fruit. Because there is a shortage of water, as soon as the fruits are ripe, animals come there to help protect them from the heat. What happens next, you can watch for yourselves. You can easily tell who overindulged!...

P.S. The tree is the Marula tree. You can buy a great liqueur named "Amarula," which is made with Marula fruit and cream.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ui5MeAqKLU

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Wayne Honey!


      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 01/25/11 - " 'I Met A Hero Today'.......":

This will inspire…

http://primeswormhole.blogspot.com/2011/01/serendipity.html

   WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Dools!


From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 01/29/11 - "Perfectionism":

Get Over Perfectionism With 4 Easy Steps

By Janna ChinAre you a perfectionist? Is the need for other people's approval a driving force in all that you do? Do you feel like nothing is ever good enough?

While some aspects of being a perfectionist are healthy, feeling the obsessive need to be perfect with everything can negatively affect our self-esteem and livelihood. Although feeling like we're not good enough maybe a familiar feeling, feeling unworthy and never good enough can be unhealthy as a lifestyle.

Perfectionism originates from our family of origin and evolves into the habitual need to be perfect all the time. The need to be perfect motivates us to work endless hours at the expense of our relationships. We lose sleep and are on edge when things don't turn out as expected. We feel anxious and out of control.

If you're a perfectionist, it's easy to over focus on outcomes... how things turn out as opposed to viewing life as a journey with valuable life lessons to learn along the way.

When we're perfectionists, we can never really feel good about ourselves because we're chasing the impossible. As human beings, it's impossible to be perfect as we're inevitably prone to make mistakes. The more we try to create outcomes by attempting perfection, the more we're fighting an uphill battle that can't be won. Simple mistakes become emotional catastrophes and a measure of your self-worth. One small failure becomes the end of the world, instead of a simple mistake.

Luckily, there are steps we can take to transform unhealthy perfectionism into healthy self-improvement.

Step 1: Be aware of the characteristics of negative perfectionism.

Learn to recognize the following aspects of unhealthy perfectionism:

• Need for control
• Need to prove worthiness
• Overly concerned with what others think
• Need for other people's approval
• Need for external validation
• Inability to accept things as they are
• Nothing is ever good enough

Step 2: Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy perfectionism.

Not all aspects of perfectionism are bad. Here are some healthy and positive attitudes:

• Striving for excellence
• Desire to do the best you can with everything you do
• Aspire to reach realistic goals

Step 3: Replace unhealthy habits with good ones.

Setting unrealistic goals and standards for ourselves does more harm than good as it actually sets us up for failure as we chase the impossible. We all make mistakes sometimes. Expecting perfectionism of ourselves can only cause frustration and disappointment in the long run. Replace perfectionist tendencies with healthier habits:

• Accept your best as good enough
• Replace your unrealistic aspirations with plausible, reachable goals
• Realize that perfection is unattainable
• Accept that some things are just out of your control and there isn't anything you can do
• Know that you don't need to prove yourself to anyone or spend precious time worrying about what people think of you
• Accept your mistakes. You're only human.
• Strive for excellence instead of perfection

Step 4: Do something every day to calm your mind and relieve your need to be perfect.

Take some time every day to take a break and relax. Go outside, take a walk, meditate, even chatting with co-workers by the water cooler can take some of the load off. Ordinary activities can bring simple pleasures. Rarely is anything in life a "do or die" situation. Try to relax and take it one day at a time.

Healthy self esteem is about accepting our positive qualities as well as embracing our imperfections. Accept yourself as you are, let go of the need to be perfect, and you will be on your way to a much happier, stress less life!


About the Author:

Janna Chin, M.A. is a Self-Esteem Life Coach for Women helping women globally to discover their inner sparkle and achieve their personal & professional dreams! She uses a holistic - mind, body, spirit approach to help women boost confidence and foster healthy relationships.

Janna founded Fill Your Cup Up, Inc. to help women all over the world live happier, healthier, more peaceful, spiritually-centered, fulfilling lives. She provides self-esteem education and support through self-help articles, personal coaching, and membership programs.

Janna is married and lives in Sacramento, CA with her "girly girl" dog, Niki rama, and her precious little cat, Mohana. She is a vegetarian and practices an Ayurvedic lifestyle. She enjoys nature, healthy living, martial arts, and biking. In her spare time, she volunteers as a yoga teacher serving the community at large.

Visit her website to get a Free Gift! http://www.FillYourCupUp.com


FINALLY:

From LadyHawke's Weekly Jokes - 01/30/11:

"Female-to-Female Truisms"

I've seen two shows recently on female mid-life that went on and on about how mid-life is a GREAT time for women. Just last week Oprah had a whole show on how great menopause will be...

Puh-leeeeeeze! I've had a few thoughts of my own and would like to share them with you. Whether you girls are pushing 40 or 50, (or just pushing your luck), you'll probably relate.

Mid-life is when the growth of hair on our legs slows down. This gives us plenty of time to care for our newly acquired mustache.

In mid-life women no longer have upper arms, we have wingspans.

We are no longer women in sleeveless shirts, we are flying squirrels in drag.

Mid-life is when you are standing naked, feel something rub against the back of your thighs and realize that it's just your soggy butt.

Mid-life is when you go for a mammogram and realize that it is the only time someone will ask you to appear topless on film.

Mid-life is when you want to grab every firm 'young lovely' in a tube top and scream, "Listen honey, even the Roman Empire fell, and those will too!"

Mid-life brings with it the wisdom to know that life throws us curves.. and we're sitting on our biggest ones.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 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. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 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.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (mcmiceli@verizon.net - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (bjneher@cox.net - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (hdsdds@aol.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

5. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971


PRAYER ROLL :

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/30/10

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 10/21/10


  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
915-780-3048

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Be My Love

Words by Sammy Cahn (18 June 1913 - 15 Jan 1993)

Music by Nicholas Brodzsky (20 April 1905 - 24 Dec, 1958), 1949/50

Recorded by Mario Lanza (31 Jan 1921 - 07 Oct 1959)


Be my love
For no one else can end this yearning
This need that you and you alone create
Just fill my arms
The way you've filled my dreams
The dreams that you inspire
With every sweet desire

Be my love
And with your kisses set me burning
One kiss is all I need to seal my fate
And hand in hand
We'll find love's promised land
There'll be no one but you for me
Eternally
If you will be my love


"Be My Love" midi courtesy of http://electrofresh.com/midi-967-download-mario_his_orchestra_lanza-be_my_love.html - 02/21/11 (sic)

"Be My Love" lyrics courtesy of  http://www.lyrics007.com/Mario%20Lanza%20Lyrics/Be%20My%20Love%20Lyrics.html - 02/21/11 (sic)

First Image of Mario Lanza courtesy of http://people.famouswhy.com/mario_lanza/ - 02/21/11 (sic)

Second Image of Mario Lanza courtesy of http://internetsourceincome.com/jo/sp-mario-lanza-christmas-cd.html - 02/21/11 (sic) 

Animated Gold Musical Staff clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars15.html - 02/03/05

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Animated Navy 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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of ??? - 10/06/08

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

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!!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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