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03/22/11 - NNHS Newsletter - May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You

I found you and I lost you,
All on a golden day,
But when I dream of you, dear,
It is always brimming May.


 - Paul Laurence Dunbar

(27 June 1872 - 09 Feb 1906)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I was needing to hear the soothing sounds of Jim Reeves today.  The Mo-Tab version was a surprise blessing even to me.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD9KLA4qz3A - May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You - Jim Reeves

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-kqqs754qw - May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You - Mormon Tabernacle Choir


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_the_Good_Lord_Bless_and_Keep_You:

"May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You" is a popular song by Meredith Willson, originally published in 1950.

The song is now considered a standard, recorded by many artists.

It was used as Tallulah Bankhead's theme song for her NBC radio program, "The Big Show." She recited the words in her ultra husky voice. The show featured many of the big stars of the day, and they would join Tallulah in reciting the words, one line per star, which made a memorable ending for the show.

However, it was most popular when it was regularly sung by Kate Smith on her early 50's TV show as the closing song. (Kate Smith enjoyed her own personal renaissance in the 70's when the Philadelphia Flyers (Pro Hockey Team) asked her to sing God Bless America at their most important games.)

A recording with Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plough Boys and his Guitar was made in New York City on December 13, 1950. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-0425 (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number MH 148.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jack Harrison ('61) of VA AND    Richard Marshall ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 -   Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA;

25 -   The late Billy Williams ('57) (d. 21 May 2007) AND    Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND   Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA;

26 -   Gene Collins Glave ('60) of SC;

28 -   Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA;

29 -   David Hatchett ('65) of VA!

   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/thisday0322.htm


  From Patti Anderson Marshall ('65) of CA - 03/21/11:

Hi Carol  

Nice to hear from you.  This is Patricia Anderson Marshall.  I live (in) San Jose, CA.  Let me hear what is going on at NNHS.

   Hey, Patti - good to hear from you, too! We're always looking for news of our old school and stomping areas; I'll pass it all along as I hear it. I'm getting mighty homesick myself!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 03/21/11 - "I have never heard it explained better":

Tools Explained
 

DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.

WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh s___!'

SKIL SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.

PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.
 
BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.
 
HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle... It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.

VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.
 
TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.

HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.

BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.
 
TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.

PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.

STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.

PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.
 
HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short.

HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.

UTILITY KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.
 
S-O-B TOOL: (A personal favorite!) Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'Son of a B____!' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.
 
Hope you found this informative.
There is no need to send me a thank you note.
No trees were harmed in the creation or transmission of this message.
However, a large number of electrons were temporarily inconvenienced.

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!


From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 03/21/11 - "Perfectionism":

"If I'm Perfect, No One Will Reject Me" - Healing Perfectionism

By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.


Do you believe that being "perfect" gives you control over how people feel about you?"

If you do, then you are coming from 3 big false beliefs that are causing you much unhappiness.

False Belief #1
"I can have control over how people feel about me."

Think for a moment whether or not others have control over how you feel about them. Can someone do everything "right" and be "perfect" in their own eyes, yet you don't enjoy being around them or you don't feel connected with them?

Of course!

Others may influence how you feel about them, but they have no control over how you feel about them. If you are a basically accepting person, then you might like them even if they get angry or withdrawn. If you are generally a judgmental person, then there may be little they can do for you to like them.

Now turn this around regarding how others feel about you. Since you have no control over whether or not another person is accepting or judgmental, it stands to reason that you also have no control over how they feel about you, regardless of how perfectly loving, open, caring, giving, understanding, handsome, beautiful, or rich you are.

False Belief #2
"There is a standard of perfectionism and I can reach it."

I grew up believing that there was a "right" and "perfect" way to be. Then I learned that what I thought was right and perfect was not necessarily what others thought was right and perfect. In fact, it seemed that each person had a completely different understanding of what it means to be perfect!

This was quite distressing to me, as it took away my illusion of control over how people felt about me. At that time many years ago, I was terrified of rejection, so it gave me great comfort to believe that if only I was perfect enough, then I would never be rejected. Without a standard of perfection, what would be my guiding light to feel safe?

False Belief #3
"I am basically flawed and need to strive to cover up my flaws and appear to be better than I am."

As long as I believed that I was basically flawed in some way, I was afraid of rejection. When I learned how to connect with my spiritual Guidance and see myself through the eyes of truth rather than through the eyes of my parents and others, I was able to see that my soul essence - my core Self - is already perfect, a perfect individualized expression of the Divine.

What was flawed were my beliefs that were programmed into me and needed to be healed.

Healing Perfectionism
Imagine how life would be for you if you knew that you were already perfectly wonderful and incredible just the way you are in your true Self? What if you could separate out the flawed, wounded, programmed part of you - the part you created to help you survive pain - from the magnificent part of you that God created. What if you could see that your ego wounded self - with all your fears and protections and ways of trying to have control over getting love and avoiding pain - is NOT who you are.

Then, instead of perfectionism being your guiding light, being fully and passionately yourself becomes your guiding light!
I assure you, this is a MUCH easier way to live!


About the Author:

Margaret Paul, Ph.D., the SelfGrowth.com Official Guide to Relationship Advice, is a best-selling author of 8 books, relationship expert, and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® process - featured on Oprah...


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/11 - "Some Maxines" (#10 in a Series of 19):

Finally, Some NEW Maxine's!
 
  AND REMEMBER: Good friends are like stars.

You don't always see them but you always know they are there.
 
 
  
   GIGGLES!  Thanks, Joyce!


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/21/11:

Sam: Dad, would you do my math homework for me?

Dad: No, son, it wouldn’t be right.

Sam: Well, at least you could try.
 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, April 7, 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 friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. 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.

3. 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

4. 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

5. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at dhbartram@cox.net - CLASS OF 1966


PRAYER ROLL :

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/21/11

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
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May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You

Words and Music by
Meredith Willson (18 May 1902 – 15 June 1984), 1950

[As recorded by
Jim Reeves (20 Aug 1923 – 31 July 1964) on "Songs to Warm the Heart", 1959)]


May the good Lord bless and keep you, whether near or far away.
May you find that long-awaited golden day today.
May your troubles all be small ones, and your fortune ten times ten.
May the good Lord bless and keep you 'til we meet again.

May you walk with sunlight shining and a bluebird in ev'ry tree.
May there be a silver lining back of ev'ry cloud you see.
Fill your dreams with sweet tomorrow. Never mind what might have been.
May the good Lord bless and keep you 'til we meet again.

May the good Lord bless and keep you 'til we meet ('til we meet),
'Til we meet ('til we meet) again.


"May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You" midi courtesy
of
http://www.preciouslordtakemyhand.com/christianhymns/maythegoodlordblessandkeepyou.html - 03/19/06
and extracted with the kind assistance of my #6 son, Dale Harty, then of NC - 03/21/06
Thanks, Dale!

"May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You" lyrics courtesy of http://sniff.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/pages/tiLORDKEEP.html - 03/19/06

"Golden Day" Image courtesy of http://passionup.com/fun/fun67.htm - 03/20/06 (re-saved 03/22/09)

Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars17.html - 03/21/05 (re-saved 03/22/09)

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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