03/05/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Uninvited
“I hope, as no unwelcome guest,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme, offered as a total change of pace, comes as a suggestion from my daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC.
We were first introduced to Alanis Morissette years ago by my #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL, and found her voice quality and style quite intriguing. This is one of her songs from 1999.
Thanks, Adrienne - and Joshua!
Here's the live version:
BONUS - http://youtube.com/watch?v=FjTB6EG3xGo - Alanis Morissette
If you were looking for a sixties connection, how's this? One of my very favorite movies is a ghost story entitled, The Uninvited (1944) ***. It starred Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, and the lovely Gail Russell. Gail Russell, born September 21, 1924, died of a heart attack (induced by alcohol abuse) on August 27, 1961. There ya go.
- TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy Birthday today to: Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA!
week to: 07 -
Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA;
08 - Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs ('38) of VA - 1921 - deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA) AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of Steve Burns ('65) of MN.
Many Happy Returns to you all!
HEALTH ALERTS AND UPDATES:
1. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66):
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 3/03/08 and 03/04/08:
YOWZERS!!! We certainly shall add our prayers to your own, and Linda's name to
our Prayer Roll, Wayne Honey!
I agree! All prayers are answered, but sometimes that answer is "No" or "Not now!"
AMEN!!! Thanks again, Wayne Honey!
"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed."
- James 1: 22-25
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 03/03/08 - "Report on NNHS58 Classmates":
2.Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) and 3.Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA:
I'm aware of several classmates who have recently dealt with health issues and are delighted to now be on the mend. Hope all others are doing well.
1. Pam Pennington Cherry developed an aneurysm from the heart cath required to fix her atrial fib problem. After another hospital visit, surgery did the trick and she is at home dong well and expecting to get clearance to drive this week. Pam's email is still not working, but she enjoys hearing from classmates via phone or mail:
2. Clyde Bryant went home about a week after receiving his new heart in December. He had to get a pacemaker recently and although his rehab continues to go well, this complicates his plans. He needs to stay close to his cardiac team and may have to delay some hoped for travel in the next few months. Faye does not do email and Clyde is limited in strength and energy required, so please send cards and letters. Faye does enjoy receiving phone calls.
(Phone and address available upon request)
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/03/08 - "ponderisms":
Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?
Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane ?
GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/03/08 - "90# On Your Telephone":
90# on your telephone
I dialed '0' and asked the operator who confirmed that this was correct so please pass it on . . . (l also checked out Snopes.com ..this is true, and also applies to cell phones!)
PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
I received a telephone call last evening from an individual identifying himself as an AT&T Service Technician (could also be Telus) who was conducting a test on the telephone lines. He stated that to complete the test I should touch nine(9), zero(0), the pound sign (#), and then hang up. Luckily, I was suspicious and refused.
Upon contacting the telephone company, I was informed that by pushing 90#, you give the requesting individual full access to your telephone line, which enables them to place long distance calls billed to your home phone number.
I was further informed that this scam has been originating from many local jails/prisons.
DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE.
The GTE Security Department requested that I share this information with EVERYONE I KNOW.
After checking with Verizon they also said it was true, so do not dial 90# for anyone !!!!!
http://www.snopes.com/fraud/telephone/jailcall.asp - Partly True
Okay, Class, as there was no regular homework for today, your assignment is to read through this selection from Snopes.com, and learn which part is true, which part is not, and which part is partly true. And remember - do not dial 90# for anyone!
From Newsmax.com - 03/03/08 - "Potato Is Safest Food on Menu":
Potato Is Safest Food on Menu
A new British study has identified the lowly potato as the safest food on the menu, saying it is the least likely food to cause fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, eczema, and migraine.
The study, which involved giving food intolerance tests to over 8,000 volunteers, found that less than one percent of the participants tested positive for potatoes. “When you consider that each and every person in the UK eats on average 200 lb of potatoes a year, this is really quite surprising,” said study spokesman Les Rowley. “Whereas some food intolerances appear to be caused by too much of the same food, on a too regular basis, it seems that the potato is the exception to the rule.”
Rowley said he believes the potato causes few problems because it breaks down easily in the digestive system, and added that the three foods which most often cause reactions are cow’s milk, yeast, and egg white.
© 2008 Newsmax. All rights reserved.
From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 03/03/08 - "A Biker and His Babe ":
Is this a Harley????
A Biker and His Babe
See what we have to look forward to....
This is what happens when your children take away your driver's license.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/03/08 - "*** Lessons in Print ***":
WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Shari!
From Tricia Sheene (Matthews) of VA - 03/03/08 -"Get human.":
BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Tricia!
Dusting (this is apparently not an issue at my house!)
Remember... a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
"A house becomes a home when you can write 'I love you' on the furniture ..."
I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect - "in case someone came over." Finally I realized one day that no-one came over; they were all out living life and having fun! NOW, when people visit, I don't have to explain the "condition" of my home .. They are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun.
If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice.
Life is short. Enjoy it!
Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture or write a letter,
Bake cookies or a cake and lick the spoon or plant a seed,
Ponder the difference between want and need?
Dust if you must, but there's not much
With beer to drink, rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
Music to hear and books to read,
Friends to cherish and life to lead.
Dust if you must, but the world's out
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
Flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come around, again.
Dust if you must , but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind....
And when you go - and go you must -
You, yourself will make more dust!
Share this with all the wonderful friends in your life. I JUST DID.
It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
Thanks again, Shari!
From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/04/08 - "RE: 03/03/08 - Alexander Graham Bell's 161st Birthday":
So not one person got the Polish clock ! ? They worked on it for four years and they are still writing in pencil ?
Dimples aka Sepi
Well, yeah, Lady, I caught that, but - it's still soooo cool!
GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, Dimples!
From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 03/04/08 - "RE: 03/03/08 - Alexander Graham Bell's 161st Birthday":
Ha! We read about him yesterday in school!
TA-DAH!!! Good for you and home-schooling! Kiss your babies for me, Bethany!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/04/08 - "THE BUS RIDE":
teams, one of all Blondes and one of all Brunettes, chartered a double-Decker
bus for a weekend trip to Louisiana.
The Brunette team rode on the bottom of the bus, and the Blonde team rode on the top level.
The Brunette team down below really whooped it up, having a great time, when one of them realized she hadn't heard anything from the Blondes upstairs. She decided to go up and investigate.
When the Brunette reached the top, she found all the Blondes in fear, staring straight ahead at the road, clutching the seats in front of them with white knuckles.
The brunette asked, "What the heck's going on up here? We're having a great time downstairs!"
One of the Blondes looked up at her, swallowed hard and whispered...
"YEAH, BUT YOU'VE GOT A DRIVER!?!"
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 03/04/08 - "Original Club":
I have an almost complete lack of knowledge of the Peninsula Clubs, F.A. In fact, the only time I ever remember going to any sort of club at all was on Friday, January 27, 1967. I was on a double-date with another couple whom I did not know at all, and after seeing "Alfie" (1966) **** (I believe at the Newmarket Theater), we went to the Officers' Club at Langley Air Force Base (but no, Jimmy-Jimmy, I do not remember what I was wearing).
But I'm quite certain that someone else will be able to answer your question, and when they do, we'll make a brand-new page for it. Do you recall its location??
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/04/08 - "BEACON - 23 MAY 63 Part One of Two":
|Friday, May 23, 1963||Friday, May 23, 1963||Friday, May 23, 1963||Friday, May 23, 1963||Friday, May 23, 1963||Friday, May 23, 1963|
|Page One - TOP||Page One - BOTTOM||Page Two - TOP||Page Two - BOTTOM||Page Three - TOP||Page Three - BOTTOM|
Thank you, Brown Eyes! I'm enjoying these so very much!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/04/08 - "Political E-Mails.....DELETE, DELETE, DELETE":
WILDEST GIGGLES AND AMEN!!! Thanks, Joyce!
PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):
1. Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancerlast week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08
2. Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP
3.My Friend Judy of IL - shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08
4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07
5. Me ('65) of NC - recent escalation of shortness of breath, heart and blood pressure problems plus the usual .....
6. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - continuing problems with advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08
7. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to be released from hospital on 02/27/08
8. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain
9. Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008
10. Herb Hice of MI and the MacKay Family - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08
11. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08
12. John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08
13. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm
14. Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - recent surgery on right knee
15. Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - suffered heart attack 02/13/08
16. All of Us
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 01/12/08 - "Gas Stations Of Yesteryear-------------------------this IS REAL Americana" (#29 in a Series of 37):
Carol, do not know if you would like to show these or not. Just brings back a lot memories from yesteryear. Hope you like them.
Jerry Blanchard (62) of Va.
Gas Stations Of Yesteryear
Back when life was much simpler and gas was 18-25 cents a gallon!!
(or there about) and as low as 17 cents during gas wars.
Yeah . . . I remember!
And with a fill-up you got the gas pumped for you,
your windshield cleaned, oil and fluids checked, tires checked,
a free map, if you wanted it, and greeted in ENGLISH !!!
Yeah! I remember!!!
Enjoy Your Days & Love Your Life.... Because...."Life is a journey to be savored."
Thanks, Jerry, I remember them quite fondly, too!
Remember, there's much more to come - next time - REALLY!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
To donate, click on the gold seal on the left,
or just mail it to my home. Thanks!
Alanis Morissette, 1999
"Uninvited" lyrics courtesy
Herb Leonhard's "Uninvited" Painting courtesy of http://www.herbleonhard.com/Alanis/Alanis.html - 03/05/08
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
Gold and Roses Divider Lines
probably courtesy of
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Laughter clip art courtesy of
Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06