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02/25/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Mardi Gras

“It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he
has seen Edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an American has
not seen the United States until he as seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans.

- Mark Twain, Letter to Pamela Moffett, March 1859
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  
If I'm not mistaken, I think this is but our fifth observance of Mardi Gras; it usually creeps up on me.

BONUS - Jambalaya - Hank Williams




HOMEWORK:

http://www.novareinna.com/festive/mardi.html

http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/history.html




PRAYER REQUEST:

From David Atkins of MA - 02/24/20, 9:16 AM - "  Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of MA":

This is David Atkins, Betty’s son posting for her. Betty is in the Norwood ICU with a bad case of pneumonia. Last night it was necessary to intubate (add a breathing tube) to maintain oxygen level. They have been able to reduce the amount of oxygen required, which is a hopeful sign. 4 years ago we went through this and she was on the machine for 8 days and recovered. Heart is good; it all about the pneumonia which is unfortunately in both lungs and had worsened last night. Today she is resting, sedated, and we will just have to wait and hope that her body can gain strength and fight the pneumonia. This weekend, she was uncomfortable but optimistic, so I know there is a lot of will and energy in her.

   Oh, David, I'm so sorry to learn of this! We'll keep Betty and her medical team in our prayers!

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html




  THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND the President of the Class of 1965,   Joe Wingo of NC!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

27 -  Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND    Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND   My Grandson, Azrae Woods (Pine Forest HS, NC - '24) of NC;

28 - Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;

29 - Happy (Un)Leap Year Day Birthday to the late Bob Schweida ('54) (d. 16 Apr 2018);

01 - Alan Cohen ('57);

03 -   Jerry Seay ('63) of VA AND   Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA;

04 - The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) (d. 04/19/05) AND the late     Roland McCoy (June '45) (d. 01/09/15)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!




150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

February 25, 1870 - Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, was sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.




THIS DAY IN WWII:

February 25, 1932 - Adolf Hitler obtained German citizenship by naturalization, which allowed him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.

February 25, 1933 - The USS Ranger was launched. It was the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.

February 25, 1939 - The first of 212 million Anderson air raid shelters appeared in North London.

February 25, 1941 - February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike was declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.

February 25, 1945 - Turkey declared war on Germany.




THIS DAY IN 1970:

February 25, 1970 - Painter and academic Mark Rothko (b. Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz [Ма́ркус Я́ковлевич Ротко́вич] on 25 Sept 1903 in Daugavpils, Latvia (then Russian Empire) ended his life at the age of 66 in New York City, New York with an overdose of barbiturates combined with cutting an artery in his right arm with a razor blade.[96]




From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/24/15:

“The course of our lives is not determined by great, awesome decisions. Our direction is set by the little day-to-day choices which chart the track on which we run.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

   Thank you, Susan!




From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/27/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 




  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 02/25/20, @ 5:30 AM - "GOOD MORNING ON TUESDAY!":
 

  And on this Tuesday, we've gotten through Adjustment Monday, the day when we make the transition from fun and relaxation to work again as we must every week. And by now we should be well on our way up the climb to the top of the Hump which we should reach no later than noon tomorrow. A good idea, however, is to push on real hard this day for that will give extra time for any really difficult obstacles that might come along the way. And if we have God as our co-pilot as we go, nothing will be insurmountable. Why? Because He is the answer man and has the solution for all problems, big and small and when we have Him on our team, we can find all answers we need. So, get moving, be productive and keep on climbing. Make it a great day.

     Thank you, Jimmy!

Hang in there, little fellow. This week will pass.
 




 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 02/24/20, 11:06 AM:

  INDEED! Thank you, Jerry!
 
 




From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 02/24/20:

    Thanks, Carlene!
 
 




From Jim Rohn's Newsletter - 02/15/10 - "Nine Things More Important than Capital":

Nine Things More Important than Capital

By Jim Rohn


When starting any enterprise or business, whether it is full-time or part-time, we all know the value of having plenty of capital (money). But I bet we both know or at least have heard of people who started with no capital who went on to make fortunes. How? You may ask.

Well, I believe there are actually some things that are more valuable than capital that can lead to your entrepreneurial success. Let me give you the list.

1. Time
Time is more valuable than capital. The time you set aside not to be wasted, not to be given away. Time you set aside to be invested in an enterprise that brings value to the marketplace with the hope of making a profit. Now we have capital time.

How valuable is time? Time properly invested is worth a fortune. Time wasted can be devastation. Time invested can perform miracles, so you invest your time.

2. Desperation
I have a friend, Lydia, whose first major investment in her new enterprise was desperation. She said, "My kids are hungry, I’ve gotta make this work. If this doesn't work, what will I do?" So she invested $1 in her enterprise selling a product she believed in. The $1 was to buy a few flyers so she could make a sale at retail, collect the money and then buy the product wholesale to deliver back to the customer.

My friend Bill Bailey went to Chicago as a teenager after he got out of high school. And the first job he got was as a night janitor. Someone said, "Bill, why would you settle for night janitor?" He said, "Malnutrition." You work at whatever you can possibly get when you get hungry. You go to work somewhere—night janitor, it doesn't matter where it is. Years later now, Bill is a recipient of the Horatio Alger award, rich and powerful and one of the great examples of lifestyle that I know. But, his first job—night janitor. Desperation can be a powerful incentive. When you say, “I must.”

3. Determination
Determination says I will. First Lydia said, "I must find a customer." Desperation. Second, she said, "I will find someone before this first day is over." Sure enough, she found someone. She said, "If it works once, it will work again." But then the next person said, "No." Now what must you invest?

4. Courage
Courage is more valuable than capital. If you've only got $1 and a lot of courage, I'm telling you, you've got a good future ahead of you. Courage in spite of the circumstances. Humans can do the most incredible things no matter what happens. Haven't we heard the stories? There are some recent ones from Kosovo that are some of the most classic, unbelievable stories of being in the depths of hell and finally making it out. It's humans. You can't sell humans short. Courage in spite of, not because of, but in spite of. Now once Lydia has made 3 or 4 sales and gotten going, here's what now takes over.

5. Ambition
"Wow! If I can sell 3, I can sell 33. If I can sell 33, I can sell 103." Wow. Lydia is now dazzled by her own dreams of the future.

6. Faith
Now she begins to believe she's got a good product. This is probably a good company. And she then starts to believe in herself. Lydia, single mother, 2 kids, no job. "My gosh, I'm going to pull it off!" Her self-esteem starts to soar. These are investments that are unmatched. Money can't touch it. What if you had a million dollars and no faith? You'd be poor. You wouldn't be rich. Now here is the next one, the reason why she's a millionaire today.

7. Ingenuity
Putting your brains to work. Probably up until now, you've put about 1/10 of your brainpower to work. What if you employed the other 9/10? You can't believe what can happen. Humans can come up with the most intriguing things to do. Ingenuity. What's ingenuity worth? A fortune. It is more valuable than money. All you need is a $1 and plenty of ingenuity. Figuring out a way to make it work, make it work, make it work.

8. Heart and Soul
What is a substitute for heart and soul? It's not money. Money can't buy heart and soul. Heart and soul is more valuable than a million dollars. A million dollars without heart and soul, you have no life. You are ineffective. But, heart and soul is like the unseen magic that moves people, moves people to buy, moves people to make decisions, moves people to act, moves people to respond.

9. Personality
You've just got to spruce up and sharpen up your own personality. You've got plenty of personality. Just get it developed to where it is effective every day, effective no matter who you talk to, whether it is a child or whether it is a business person, whether it is a rich person or a poor person. A unique personality that is at home anywhere. One of my mentors, Bill Bailey, taught me, "You've got to learn to be just as comfortable, Mr. Rohn, whether it is in a little shack in Kentucky having a beer and watching the fights with Winfred, my old friend or in a Georgian mansion in Washington, DC as the Senator's guest." Move with ease whether it is with the rich or whether it is with the poor. And it makes no difference to you who is rich or who is poor. A chance to have a unique relationship with whomever. The kind of personality that's comfortable. The kind of personality that's not bent out of shape.

And lastly, let's not forget charisma and sophistication. Charisma with a touch of humility. This entire list is more valuable than money. With one dollar and the list I just gave you, the world is yours. It belongs to you, whatever piece of it you desire whatever development you wish for your life. I've given you the secret. Capital. The kind of capital that is more valuable than money and that can secure your future and fortune. Remember that you lack not the resources.




“I paid too much for it, but it's worth it.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan
1974)




BONUS MARDI GRAS CROCHET PATTERNS:
Get in the Spirit for Mardi Gras! - A plethora of yarn/color suggestions plus hidden patterns

Haley Wishon's Mardi Gras Masks - "Add a bit of mystery to your look with a beautifully crocheted Masquerade Fancy Mask. Each of these three masks is made with the same pattern using different embellishments to complete their allure."

Sara Sachs' Mardi Gras Cowl with Fleur de Lis Pin - "I totally love how this Cowl Pattern turned out. I love the deep shades of the yarn, and the texture of the yarn as well. I used Red Heart With Love to design the Mardi Gras Cowl with Fleur de Lis Pin. The yarn is soft, but has enough texture to hold it's shape."

Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and the colors that mark Fat Tuesday are starting to pop up everywhere. If you still want to show off some Mardi Gras spirit, there is plenty of time for quick-to-knit or crochet projects, striped with some of these great color combinations below: - See more at: http://www.lionbrand.com/blog/get-in-the-spirit-for-mardi-gras/#sthash.rjwi0HOk.dpuf




BONUS MARDI GRAS KNIT PATTERNS:
Knits for Mardi Gras - "I guess Mardi Gras isn’t really a big crafting holiday, but at this point I’ll take just about any excuse for a party. I’ve knit a couple of Mardi Gras-themed projects in the past..."




BONUS MARDI GRAS RECIPES:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/02/24/earlyshow/living/recipes/main4823728.shtml

http://www.britta.com/mardigras/recipes.html

http://southernfood.about.com/cs/mardigrasevents/a/mardigras_rec.htm

http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Holidays-and-Events/Events-and-Gatherings/Mardi-Gras/Main.aspx




FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/24/20:

A long winded attorney was arguing a technical case before one of the judges of the superior courts. The attorney had rambled on in such a desultory way that it became very difficult to follow his line of thought, and the judge had just yawned very suggestively.

With a trace of sarcasm in his voice, the tiresome attorney ventured to observe: "I sincerely trust that I am not unduly trespassing on the time of this court."

"My friend," returned his honor, "there is considerable difference between trespassing on time and encroaching upon eternity."




DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 -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

3. Friday, May 15, 2020 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Burger Theory Restaurant in the Holiday Inn, 980 Omni Boulevard ,Newport News. CONTACT:




PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/25/20

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11





   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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 




Jambalaya (On the Bayou)

Written and recorded by Hank Williams
(17 Sept 1923 - I Jan 1953)


Goodbye Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh
Me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou
My Yvonne, the sweetest one, me oh my oh
Son of a gun, we'll have good fun on the bayou

CHORUS:
Jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a fillet gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma chez amio
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

Instrumental Verse (Country Fiddle solo)

Thibodeaux, Fontainbleau, the place is buzzin'
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen
Dress in style, go hog wild, me oh my oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

REPEAT CHORUS

Instrumental Verse (Country Fiddle solo)

FINAL CHORUS:
Jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a fillet gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma chez amio
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.




"Jambalaya" midi courtesy of http://d21c.com/emma3/mardi/midis.html - 02/24/09

"Jambalaya" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/williams-hank-jr/jambalaya-947.html - 02/24/09

Mardi Gras clip art courtesy of http://www.anniemayhem.com/cgi-bin/wordpress/?p=1313 - 02/24/09

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

Mardi Gras Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/carnival/carnival_lines_1.htm - 02/24/08

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

Pine Forest High School (NC) Trojans Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.pfhs.ccs.k12.nc.us/alumni.htm - 05/19/07

Animated USMC, Army, and USMC Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03 

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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

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