02/01/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
“All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The theme song of today's Newsletter was one of my favorite songs back when I was a little kid. Come to think of it, it may still be.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEX7taGlfHU - My Happiness - Connie Francis, 1958
|"My Happiness" is a pop music standard which was initially made famous in the mid-twentieth century. An unpublished version of the melody with different lyrics was written by Borney Bergantine in 1933. The most famous version of the song, with lyrics by Betty Peterson Blasco, was published for the first time in 1948. The first known recording of this version was in December 1947 by the Marlin Sisters but the song first became a hit in May 1948 as recorded by Jon and Sondra Steele (Damon 11133) (#3) with rival versions by The Pied Pipers (Capitol 1628/ 15094)1 and Ella Fitzgerald (Decca 24446) entering the charts that June reaching respectively #4 and #8 with the Marlin Sisters version (Columbia 38217) finally charting with a #24 peak that July. "My Happiness" was one of two songs - the other being "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin" - that Elvis Presley recorded at his first recording session at the Memphis Recording Service (Sun Studios) in the summer of 1953. Connie Francis - whose favorite song at the age of eight had been the Jon and Sondra Steele version of "My Happiness" - remade the song in a 6 November 1958 session at the Radio Recorders studio in Hollywood, CA produced by Morton Craft and Jesse Kaye; David Rose conducted the orchestra. The song almost became Francis' first #1 hit in the first months of 1959 but was kept at #2 by another remake of a standard: the Platters' version of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes".|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Paul Dobie ('66) of CO!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
08 - Bob Hines ('66) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to you all!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
January 31, 1943 - German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrendered to the Soviets at Stalingrad, followed 2 days later by the remainder of his Sixth Army, ending one of World War II's fiercest battles.
January 31, 1944 - American forces landed on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
January 31, 1944 - During Anzio campaign 1st Ranger Battalion (Darby's Rangers) was destroyed behind enemy lines in a heavily outnumbered encounter at the Battle of Cisterna, Italy.
January 31, 1945 - US Army private Eddie Slovik was executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
January 31, 1945 - About 3,000 inmates from the Stutthof concentration camp were forcibly marched into the Baltic Sea at Palmnicken (now Yantarny, Russia) and executed.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
February 01, 1942 - Josef Terboven, Reichskommissar of German-occupied Norway, appointed Vidkun Quisling the Minister President of the National Government.
February 01, 1942 - The U.S. Navy conducted Marshalls-Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
February 01, 1942 - Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States federal government, began broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers.
YESTERDAY IN 1962:
THIS DAY IN 1962:
Thursday, February 01, 1962 - Footballer José Luis Cuciuffo was born in Belgrano, Argentina. He died on 11 Dec 2004 in Bahía San Blas, Argentina at the age of 43.
Thursday, February 01, 1962 - Physician Manuel de Abreu (b. 04 Jan 1894 in São Paulo, Brazil) died from lung cancer in Rio de Janeiro.
From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 01/30/12 - "Thanks":
Thanks so much for remembering our birthdays.....you rock!
Certainly, Jennie! We try to celebrate everything together, and our birthdays top the list! Hope yours was a happy one!
From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 01/30/12 - "Thought you might find this article interesting.":
Love ya, and talk to ya later.
Thanks so much,
Faniel - what a promising article!
As you know,
Robert Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25)
(19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960)
were among those that were
lost, so I really appreciate your sending this to me!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 01/30/12, 11:18 AM - "Sorrow RE: Lavern (Simmers Schrader Harty)":
I am so glad for you! Giving over our pain and sorrow to Him is often a burden in itself, but in doing so you have led the way for others who may be at a crossroad themselves. God Bless. I love you.
Linda May '66
See, that's the interesting thing, Linda May! Despite my efforts - which I'm sure I am somehow blocking myself - I have never been able to master the art of relinquishing my troubles. I usually even forget to ask. I didn't ask this time either. I simply crossed the threshold into the chapel, and felt them lift right off my shoulders, and I knew He did it because He knows me so well and loves me anyway.
Thanks again, Linda May - I love you, too!
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - currently serving an eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington - 01/30/12, 3:37 PM:
Before I forget, I won't be writing till Tuesday as Transfer day is this next week. I am sure we'll be staying here for a few transfers. They don't tend to whitewash you and then transfer you out the next transfer. Anyway, all is well. This area is really blossoming and it looks like we might have a few baptisms in the near future. This will be huge for this ward. There is only about 20% activity and there has only been like one baptism (not confirmed though) in like 2-3 years, I think. I'm not sure why this all is happening. This ward is amazing and loves missionary work. Anyway, things are changing for the better now.
I found out about Lavern (Simmers Schrader Harty) the day before Zone Conference. At first I was overcome with emotion and to be honest, if I start thinking about it I'll begin to cry again. I just feel so bad that I never had a religious discussion with her - I didn't hear her testimony of the Savior and she didn't hear mine. I still feel that way, but I'm glad that she is not suffering now. There is a scripture in Revelation... I can't remember the reference, sorry. It basically states that God will wipe away the tears from their faces - referring to those who have passed on and are now in His presence. I know that He is there to comfort her and that she is being taught the Gospel by loved ones and that she is no more in pain.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
The other scripture reference that I want to refer y'all to is in D&C 121:7-9. I usually only quote 7 and 8, but last night I used 9 and it was powerful.
7 My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;
8 And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.
9 Thy friends do stand by thee, and they shall hail thee again with warm hearts and friendly hands.
Please read them as they give a great deal of comfort to me, and knowledge that while this is small, we must live it to the best of our capabilities. Any pain or suffering that we have here is not only insignificant to the pain that He endured in Gethsemane and on the cross, but He is always there to soothe those pains if we rely on Him and keep the commandments (and, of course, the covenants that we have made).
I love all of you and do pray for you daily. Please be safe and mindful of the things your Father has placed in your path.
Love, Sister Harty
WOW. Thanks so much, Sister Adrienne! In one of Life's many non-coincidences, I read both those scriptures this week myself - although I did miss that ninth verse, and it is a great one; thank you for sharing it.
From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 01/31/12 - "NNHS Class of '54 Health Trends":
|February's Health Trends Newsletter features 11 of our healthiest foods. Utilize this information to help improve your health and the health of those you love. Let food be your medicine!|
|To: The Ladies in NNHS
Class of '54!
From: The men in your life
Roses are red,
Violets are blue
looked at the Jewelers for ones to impress
Some were quite Large,
others very small
From store to store we made our flight
time running out, oh! what can we do?
we lay there in bed and pondered our fate
gathered out thoughts and made preparation
However, when we awoke, we just couldn't remember,
we have gotten old we have come to realize
What once was diamonds and thoughts of bliss
Happy Valentine's Day!
Yours in health,
Alvin & Jean
“NNHS Class of ’54 – Health Trends”
Atoning for Health Sins
11 Healthiest Foods
Strawberries: 2nd to blueberries.
Raspberries: Rich in anthocyanins and cancer fighting phytochemicals. Contain calcium, vitamin A, C. E. fiber & folic acid.
Alvin & Jean Mizelle
Jack - and Alvin and Jean!
I will attest to the value of raw milk. Back in the early 70's
when our first three sons were all under six, we bought pure clean milk
from a dairy farmer in Jackson, Missouri for .50 a gallon (Bring Your
Own Gallon Jars!). During one such three month period, I measured each
boy. Though their ages were different, each had grown 2" in height. The
very next three month period, we switched to 2% milk from the grocery
store. Again I measured them. Each child had grown only 1/2" taller.
(I'm sorry, though, I just can't gag down any nasty watermelon!)
From http://www.cardinals.com - 01/30/12 - "A New Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum Website Debuts":
|The cardinals have opened a new free, online museum that celebrates the Cardinals' rich history, showcases the team's rich history collection, and engages fans. Be one of the first to check it out!|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/30/12 - "AERIAL VIEW of Jerusalem 7 Minutes in IMAX 3D. Stunning!":
VIEW OF JERUSALEM!
7 minutes - you will be so glad you did - enjoy!
After a year of research and preparation, the giant screen film JERUSALEM advanced into production with an unprecedented aerial shoot throughout Israel and the West Bank . Scheduled for worldwide release in 2013, the film will take audiences on a spectacular tour of the Holy Land and the city once believed to lie at the center of the world.
WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Bill - I've always wanted to visit there; this was the next best thing!
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 01/30/12 - "Words":
|Something to think about!|
|WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Sweetie-Pies! I've seen this before, but it says it all - and so eloquently!|
From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 01/31/12 - "Made in America":
|I DIDN'T KNOW HALLMARK CARDS
WERE MADE IN CHINA!
That's why we shouldn't buy cards at Hallmark any more. They are made in
China and are more expensive!
Buy them at Dollar Tree - 50 cents each and made in USA.
I have been looking at the blenders available on the Internet. Kitchen Aid is MADE IN the US. Top of my list already...
Yesterday I was in Walmart looking for a wastebasket. I found some made in China for $6.99. I didn't want to pay that much so I asked the lady if they had any others. She took me to another department and they had some at 2.50 made in USA. They are just as good.
Same as a kitchen rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some made in the USA - what a concept! - and they were 3.00 cheaper.
We are being brainwashed to believe that everything that comes from China and Mexico is cheaper. Not so.
One Light Bulb at a Time...I was in Lowe's the other day and just out of curiosity, I looked at the hose attachments. They were all made in China.
The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA.
Start looking, people . . ...In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - most often, their job.
My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is now marked "made in Mexico ." I don't buy it anymore.
My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico ... Now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.
This past weekend I was at Kroger . . . I needed 60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets.
I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy -- was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared them: they were the same except for the price . . .the GE bulbs cost more than the Everyday Value brand, but the thing that surprised me the most was that that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - you guessed it - the USA at a company in Cleveland, Ohio.
It's Way past time to start finding and buying products you use every day that are made right here.
So, on to the next aisle: Bounce Dryer Sheets... Yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada. The Everyday Value brand cost less, and was MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years, at almost half the price.
You also can use (white) VINEGAR in your rinse water instead of liquid softener. Works fine. Use vinegar in your dishwasher also; much cheaper. Cuts the soap film.
My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!
If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies - you're sending the jobs there. (We should have awakened a decade ago....)
Let's get with the program and help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the USA.
|YOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Renee! Y'all be aware out there!|
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 01/31/12 - "Lots of old Hampton, N. News pictures":
Thanks, F.A.! All you FaceBookers out there have fun with this!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/30/12 - "How old people park their car.":
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 01/30/12 - "Thermometer":
think you've had a bad day, remember this:
When you have a 'I Hate My Job' day, try this:
fun part begins. Take out the literature from the box and read it
carefully. You will notice that in small print there is a statement:
HAVE A NICE DAY AND REMEMBER, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE WITH A JOB THAT IS MORE OF A PAIN IN THE BUTT THAN YOURS!
EEEWWWW!!! Thanks again, F.A.!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -01/17/12 - "Bent Humor (#9 in a Series of 13)":
Carol, check this one out. Funny.
JoanWhat artists do if given wire and household objects and too much time on their hands!
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!
|Fruit with Life Experience|
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL -01/26/12 - "Smile (#4 in a Series of 13)!!":
HOPE AT LEAST
ONE OF THESE PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE!!
DE-STRESSERS -- EVERYONE NEEDS A SMILE!!!
MORE WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 01/31/12:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1.Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 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 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.
3. 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
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/22/11
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Music by Borney Bergantine (03 Oct 1909 – 04 July 1952), 1933
Lyrics by Betty Peterson Blasco
Connie Francis (b.
12 Dec. 1938),
Evening shadows make me blue
When each weary day is through
How I long to be with you, my happiness
Every day I reminisce
Dreaming of your tender kiss
Always thinking how I miss my happiness
A million years it seems
Have gone by since we shared our dreams
But I'll hold you again
There'll be no blue memories then
Whether skies are gray or blue
Any place on earth will do
Just as long as I'm with you, my happiness
Whether skies are gray or blue
Any place on earth will do
Just as long as I'm with you, my happiness
"My Happiness" midi (sequenced by Bob Sorem) courtesy of http://www.tc.umn.edu/~sorem002/misc_midi.html - 01/31/12
"My Happiness" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdepot.com/connie-francis/my-happiness.html - 01/31/12
Image of Bradley Stevens' oil on linen painting "Evening
Shadows (in Virginia)" courtesy
of http://zenithgallery.com/artists/Stevens_Bradley/Available%20LANDSCAPES%202009.htm - 01/31/12
Animated Hearts Divider Line # 63 clip art courtesy of http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars5.html - 02/11/10
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
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
Animated Navy and Army Flags 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
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)
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
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