02/07/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday
“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Back in the old days (say, three years ago) we had many birthday celebrations which repeated every year. Then I decided on a New Rule. Many of these will now be observed only every five years. Dickens (even though he's one of my top three favorite authors) falls into this category, but here are the links to his previous birthday editions:
Speaking of my favorite authors, I was grieved this week to find that one of my other top three favorite authors (and friend) Lewis W. Green had passed away in Fairview, North Carolina three years ago at the age of 76 - explaining why I haven't been able to contact him. I've updated his entries on Famous Marines and Famous Soldiers:
|Fairview - Lewis
Wallace Green, 76, passed away with his family by his side Friday,
October 24, 2008.
He was a native of Haywood County, N.C. and is best known as a writer and journalist. He published numerous stories and poems in journals and wrote and published eight books including the widely acclaimed And Scatter the Proud and the Korean War novel Spirit Bells. He also founded a number of local periodicals including the Native Stone and The Independent Torch. Mr. Green won several awards for news writing and investigative journalism. He taught creative writing and political science courses at a number of colleges including UNC-Asheville.
He served in the United States Air Force and Marine Corps. He is a veteran of the Korean War where he was awarded five battle stars. He was a member of the Asheville Civitan Club and of the Chosin Few.
He was the son of the late Clifford Wallace Green and Myrtle Wyatt Green.
He is survived by his three sons, Brennan Green of Weaverville, Patrick Green of Fairview and Egan Green of Shawsville, Va.; as well as two grandchildren; one sister, Carmen Jessup of Franklin; and one brother, Sydney Green of Waynesville.
The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home, with Minister, Eddie DeBruhl officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following services Thursday at the funeral home.
Committal service will be held 12 Noon Friday at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Buncombe County Veterans Memorial Team.
To sign Mr. Green's guestbook online, please go to Memorials at www.andersrice.com/memorial.mgi?id=2454767.43965278.
Semper Fi, Lewis!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bob Hines ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA
AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX??
AND Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;
Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND
09 - Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;
10 - Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA ANDNorm Covert ('61) of MD AND the late Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA (deceased 02/26/11) AND the late Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND Mike Miller ('65) of NC AND Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA;
11 - Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA;
12 - Jon Pearl ('57);
13 - Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia;
And a very happy Valentine Birthday to Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA and to my niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA!
Many Happy Returns to you all!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
February 07, 1943 - Imperial Japanese naval forces completed the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign.
February 07, 1944 - In
launched a counteroffensive during the Allied
THIS DAY IN 1962:
Tuesday, February 07, 1962 - The United States banned all Cuban imports and exports.
Tuesday, February 07, 1962 - Singer Garth Brooks was born Troyal Garth Brooks in Yukon, Oklahoma.
Tuesday, February 07, 1962 - Musician David Bryan (Bon Jovi) was born David Bryan Rashbaum in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
Tuesday, February 07, 1962 - Actor and comedian Eddie Izzard was born Edward John Izzard in Colony of Aden, Aden Protectorate (now Aden, Yemen).
Tuesday, February 07, 1962 - Writer and translator
Clara Nordström (b. 18 Jan 1886 in
Sweden) died in
the age of 76.
From My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL - currently serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany - 02/06/12, 5:11 AM:
|I am sorry to hear about
(Simmers Schrader Harty), but it is great that You could be cheerful
on Sunday, and sing with Joy.
So do you have two sets of
elders now? I now share my area with a set of sisters and we cover three
wards. It is crazy, and we are still trying to get on top of everything.
This all just happened in the last couple of weeks.
COOL BEANS! Thank you, Elder Andrew - 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 - 02/07/12, 1:53 PM - "Febtober":
|Just as I thought
- Sister Keller and I stayed in this area. WOOT! I'm so glad
because this area is finally starting to blossom! We have two
people on-date for baptism and they are progressing greatly! One
of them is in his 50s and when we met him the second time - his
countenance had changed dramatically. We knew before we asked
him that he had read from the
Mormon and that he was feasting upon His words. What a
wonderful week this was! We witnessed our Ward Mission Leader's
(Joe Rowan) daughter get baptized. She was super scared because
she does NOT like being under water. Fortunately, he dunked her
quickly and everything went well so that she didn't need to go
down again. Just the week or two before there were like 7 people
getting baptized in Skyway (in our zone, but not our ward) and
we watched some people get baptized like 2-3 times before they
were fully immersed. Fortunately, they were not frightened. hehe
Anyway, it was a good week. I hope y'all are doing well.
OH! Please pray for Bro. Rowan's mom - Leona. She has been fighting pneumonia for a while...
Oh and I was reading in Alma 12-13 today and it occurred to me that life is kinda like an RPG (role-playing game). There are those in life with all sorts of alignment (chaotic evil, lawful good, etc.) except there is no neutral ground. We either serve God or Satan. Satan's character is that of a thief. He lays traps and snares for us and snickers or laughs hysterically when we get caught up in them. We have to keep our armor in good shape AND keep it on at all times. This armor of righteousness protects us from his fiery darts and his party of evil. Funny.. I never thought a thief should be the party leader, but in this case I guess it makes sense, huh? Just something to think about.
Well, I should get
going now. Know that I love and pray for y'all!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/06/12 - "JOKES THAT CAN BE TOLD IN CHURCH":
****JOKES THAT CAN BE TOLD IN
Little Johnny responded,
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/06/12 - "... Quotes and an Inspiration":
|May your life always be
Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Comparison of the Sexes
1) Men talk unnecessarily,
2) Become emotional,
3) Drive badly,
4) Stop thinking and
5) Fight for nothing
Women can do all these without even drinking!
You Feel The Problem
You feel the problem with your body.
What you don't feel is the potential.
Stop focusing on the problem
...and focus on the potential!
~Nathaniel Bronner Jr.~
"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
- Muhammad Ali
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"With courage, you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity."
- Keshavan Nair
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."
- Robert F. Kennedy
He Was Heard
Darkness filled the room.
The lights were out yet the room glowed. We held hands in a circle. All of us were on our knees except for Christian.
One-year-old Christian stood with his back arched. He stood still in expectancy and that in itself was a small miracle. It was the first time since Christian's birth one year and four days ago that the entire family had prayed together.
There was a power in the room, a power beyond normal, an air of protection and peace. I prayed, then my wife, then EL the six-year-old prayed. The only prayer that remained was that of Josees, the three-year-old.
Josees is named after Joses, the brother of Jesus. Mark 6:3
Josees does not have the most eloquent speech. It is often broken and you must listen carefully to understand him. His hair has never been cut and it flows down his tiny body.
As the final member of the family with the ability to speak, Josees began. Christian was still. Josees prayed for his family by name and then he made his final plea in prayer.
He said, "...and I pray for everyone in the whole wide world. Amen."
Something went through me as he spoke that last sentence.
He was just a child.
He can't read.
He can't add, subtract or multiply.
He can't count beyond ten.
He is by normal standards illiterate and uneducated but this little illiterate and uneducated soul shook me with a prayer that not even the most articulate minister could have matched.
"...and I pray for everyone in the whole wide world."
I am a scientist, a chemist by educational training. My mind is naturally logical and still goes through the logical processes. I began to ask within myself:
1. Did God hear Josees?
2. Did God honor his prayer?
3. If He did, then it meant that everyone in the whole wide world had just been prayed for with what I knew was a sincere heart and spirit.
No guile, no show, no expectation of return, no honor sought, no collection taken, none of the things that even spiritual men often have in their minds as they publicly pray.
In the whole wide world?
That's a BIG prayer request.
Was it too big?
Could God handle that? ...the whole wide world?
That means that YOU were prayed for with a sincere prayer. If you are in the whole wide world, YOU are included. No matter what you have done, no matter how dark your world is, no matter how dismal your situation looks, no matter what you think of yourself, YOU were prayed for by a sincere spirit.
I walked out of the room vibrating.
Wherever you are in the whole wide world, I believe you felt it too. Maybe just a breeze, a feeling, a slight sliver of light and hope peeping through, an unction, a notion, that someone somewhere cared. Someone with a pure spirit cared about you.
Each time you look at a dot com address and you see the "www" think about Josees and his prayer for you. I know "www" isn't supposed to mean "whole wide world" but so what. It means what you think it means and maybe you don't need to be caught up in a web or a net.
If you are caught in a web or net, just know that a little three-year-old prayed for you.
Did God hear Josees?
And I think you felt it.
~A MountainWings Original~
WOW! Thank you, Shari!
|VALENTINE CROCHET BONUS:|
|http://www.favecrafts.com/Valentines-Day/Heart-Sachet-Crochet-Pattern-from-Red-Heart-Yarn - Heart Sachet|
Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
01/17/12 - "Bent Humor (#13 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 - these have been a hoot!
|Paper training our little dog Frank|
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL -01/26/12 - "Smile (#8 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 - 02/06/12:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, March 1, 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. 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 email@example.com or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
3. Wednesday, April 11, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/07/12
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Where Is Love?
Written by Lionel Bart
From the Broadway Musical Oliver, based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist (1837-1839)
Whe-e-e-e-ere is love?
Does it fall from skies above?
Is it underneath the willow tree that I've been dreaming of?
Whe-e-e-e-ere is she?
Who I close my eyes to see?
Will I ever know the sweet "Hello" that's meant for only me? Who can say where she may hide?
Must I travel far and wide
Till I am beside the someone who I can mean something to?
Whe-e-e-e-ere, whe-e-e-e-ere is love?
Every night I kneel and pray
Let tomorrow be the day
Till I see the face of someone who I can mean something to
Whe-e-e-e-ere, whe-e-e-e-ere is love?
"Where Is Love?" midi courtesy ofhttp://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Gallery/4843/midi2.htm - 02/07/07
"Where Is Love?" lyrics courtesy of http://home.frognet.net/~ritchie/lyricspageused2.htm - 02/07/07
First Charles Dickens Image courtesy of http://www.special-coll.bham.ac.uk/Blueprint/featureChristmasCarol.htm - 02/07/07 (re-saved 02/06/09)
Second Charles Dickens Image courtesy of https://www.allposters.com/-sp/Charles-Dickens-Posters_i885660_.htm - 02/06/09
Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars25.html - 02/07/09
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art
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
Animated Marine, Army, and Coast Guard Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marineswho served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)
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