03/26/14 - NNHS Newsletter
“You must have been warned against
letting the golden hours slip by;
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Time slips away?? BOY HOWDY!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZaZqx9v3dU - Funny How Time Slips Away - Willie Nelson - 1997
BONUS #2 - Funny How Time Slips Away - Al Green and Lyle Lovett
"Funny How Time Slips Away" is a song written by Willie Nelson and first recorded by country singer Billy Walker. Walker's version peaked at #23 on the Hot C&W Sides chart.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow toLinda Williams Snelling ('63)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
31 - The late Alex Nicol (February '49)(deceased 02/23/12) AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC AND Ivan Anker ('67) of VA;
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
March 26, 1939 -
Spanish Civil War:
Nationalists began their
final offensive of the war.
March 26, 1945 - The Battle of Iwo Jima ended as the island was officially secured by American forces.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Wednesday, March 26, 1964 - Comedian and actor Todd Barry was born in The Bronx, New York.|
From Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS - 03/23/14 (but "hiding" undiscovered in my mailbox until today?!?):
|You totally amaze me! I do not
know what your medical situation is, yet you keep the newsletters
coming. Please do not resort to being a hermit. ... I can say that being
around people (loved ones and strangers) is what has kept me going. The
love of my faith, God, prayers combined with personal touch, family,
friends and strangers has been and is awesome. Never be humiliated by a
medical situation you cannot control. You have so many blessings and a
gift of love and communication...don't stop. You are loved by many. When
you are out and something happens, pray for the ones that do not know
what you are going through at that time, and thank God for the ones you
are with to help you. God bless. You have a gift.. Please keep sharing
Brenda Davis English.....class of 64.
Thank you so much, Brenda! Your note means a great deal to me!
I just feel so guilty when I'm out in public, because (other than my "bone-on-bone" un-knees) there's not that much really wrong with me anyway, except for being a wimp of epic proportions...
There's probably little chance of my becoming a hermit anyway; I can't ever seem to get anyone around me to bite for that plan...
From the Cutest Girl in the Class of 1965, Dianne Adams Puckette, of VA - 03/25/14:
I can’t thank you enough for the super job that you do keeping us all informed... even when you don’t feel well! Thanks for your love of NNHS! What a gift for us all...I appreciate all the messages of condolences during the loss of my father (Bill Adams) in February..
Thank you so much, Dianne! I found your note and Brenda's within moments of one another, which (of course!) reduced me to a state of what the FlyLady calls being in, "Purple Puddles!"
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 03/25/14 - "CLASS OF 1963 APRIL BIRTHDAYS":
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING BIRTHDAYS:
VICKIE BONDAY ( GOODHART ) - APRIL 26TH
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.
Thank you so much, Jimmy! As always, I've added the names of those in red to our Birthday Page; the names in black were already there!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/24/14 - "Beautiful Birds and Their Thoughts":
|Some wonderful pictures…….and interesting
AWW! These are adorable! Thanks, Haul Party!
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 03/25/14 - "The Final Exam":
|At Penn State University, there were four
sophomores taking chemistry and all of them had an 'A' so far. These
four friends were so confident that, the weekend before finals, they
decided to visit some friends and have a big party. They had a great
time but, after all the hearty partying, they slept all day
Sunday and didn't make it back to Penn
State until early Monday morning.
Rather than taking the final then, they decided that after the final they would explain to their professor why they missed it. They said that they visited friends but on the way back they had a flat tire. As a result, they missed the final. The professor agreed they could make up the final the next day. . . The guys were excited and relieved. . . They studied that night for the exam.
The next day the Professor placed them in separate rooms and gave them a test booklet. They quickly answered the first problem worth 5 points. Cool, they thought! Each one in separate rooms, thinking this was going to be easy. . . . then they turned the page. On the second page was written. . .
For 95 points: Which tire? _________
Thanks again, Jimmy!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/24/14 - "More":
|Two Evil Brothers
There were two evil brothers. They were rich and used their money to keep their ways from the public eye. They even attended the same church and looked to be perfect Christians.
Then, their pastor retired and a new one was hired. Not only could he see right through the brothers' deception, but he also spoke well and true, and the church started to swell in numbers.
A fundraising campaign was started to build a new assembly.
All of a sudden, one of the brothers died. The remaining brother sought out the new pastor the day before the funeral and handed him a check for the amount needed to finish paying for the new building.
"I have only one condition," he said. "At his funeral, you must say my brother was a saint."
The pastor gave his word and deposited the check.
The next day at the funeral, the pastor did not hold back.
"He was an evil man," he said. "He cheated on his wife and abused his family." After going on in this vein for a small time, he concluded with, "but, compared to his brother, he was a saint."
The Skinny Lumberjack
A large, well established, Canadian lumber camp advertised that they were looking for a good Lumberjack. The very next day, a skinny little man showed up at the camp with his axe, and knocked on the head lumberjacks' door.
The head lumberjack took one look at the little man and told him to leave. "Just give me a chance to show you what I can do," said the skinny man.
"Okay, see that giant redwood over there?" said the lumberjack. "Take your axe and go cut it down."
The skinny man headed for the tree, and in five minutes he was back knocking on the lumberjack's door.
"I cut the tree down," said the man. The lumberjack couldn't believe his eyes and said, "Where did you get the skill to chop down trees like that?"
"In the Sahara Forest," replied the slim man.
"You mean the Sahara Desert," said the lumberjack.
The little man laughed and answered back, "Oh sure, that's what they call it now!"
*-- Dog saves choking owner's life with a rap on the back --*
DREFACH FELINDRE, Wales - A Welsh woman said her concerned dog saved her life when she "bashed" on her back as she was choked on some candy. Rachel Hayes, 40, of Drefach Felindre, said she was eating candy at home when a strawberry pastille became lodged in her throat, the Mirror reported Monday. "It got stuck in the back of my throat and I couldn't get it back up. I couldn't phone anyone because I couldn't talk," Hayes said. She said her springer spaniel, Mollypops, was obviously worried about her. "I was having difficulty breathing but Mollypops' sixth sense kicked in and she knew I was in trouble," Hayes said. "She was insistently trying to help me and I kept pushing her away." "But she kept coming around me because she could see I was trying to get something from my throat. But I kept pushing her away because I couldn't really breathe," she said. "Then Mollypops came up behind me put her paws on me and bashed on my back with such force the sweet came out." Hayes said she is grateful to the canine for the rescue. "I just burst out crying and said, 'I love you.' She came over for a cuddle and I cuddled her. I told her she was a hero," she said. "I gave Mollypops lots of cuddles and, as a thank you, I bought her a squeaky chicken and some doggy sweets."
Apple Cider Vinegar
To cure athlete's foot a simple remedy of apple cider vinegar will do the trick. Soak a cotton ball in the vinegar and apply it to the foot twice a day, not forgetting between the toes. Let the vinegar dry thoroughly before putting on your socks and shoes.
Apple cider vinegar is a potent antibacterial solution that also possesses antifungal properties. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly to avoid spreading the infection.
Leprosy is the oldest documented infection - first described in Egypt in 1350 B.C.
Oldest form of surgery in the world: trepanning (drilling holes into the skull).
In the Middle Ages, Europeans "cured" muscle pains by drinking powdered gold.
Between 1873 and 1880, some U.S. doctors gave patients transfusions of milk instead of blood.
Doctors in ancient India closed wounds with the pincers of giant ants.
During World War I, raw garlic juice was applied to wounds to prevent infection.
When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger.
- Leviticus 23:22
[My paraphrase: Do not be greedy. gather only what you need. Leave what you do not need for others to harvest.]
[Definition of "gleaning": collecting leftover crops from a farmer's field after the main harvest.]
"The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines."
- Charles Kuralt
"There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed."
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
"Giving liberates the soul of the giver."
- Maya Angelou
"It is hard to interest those who have everything, in those who have nothing."
- Helen Keller
"To measure the man, measure his heart."
- Malcolm S. Forbes
If you are healthy, support those who are sick.
If you have a job, support those who have lost theirs.
If you are strong, support those who are feeble of body or mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
A ponder worthy
I Love You?
"I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt."
Unless You Let It In
All the water in the world
However hard it tried,
Could never, never sink a ship
Unless it got inside.
All the evil in the world,
the wickedness and sin,
can never sink your soul's fair craft
unless you let it in.
All the hardships of this world,
Might wear you pretty thin,
But they won't hurt you, one least bit...
Unless you let them in.
Thank you, Shari!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/25/14 - "Ball Point Pens":
|When NASA started sending
astronauts into space, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens
would not work in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA
scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that
writes in zero gravity, upside-down, on almost any surface including
glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300 C.
The Russians used a pencil.
Your taxes are due again--enjoy paying them.
From My Friend, Jessica, of NC - 03/25/14 - "Ah - Spring!":
GIGGLES! Thanks, Jessica!
From My Friend, Todd, of IL - 03/25/14 - "One More Time...":
|Snow? Really?? I'm not
YIKES! I would not be, either! Thank you, Todd!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/09/14 - "Cold anyone? (#15 in a series of 15)":
|HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Haul Party! These have been a blast!|
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 03/08/14 - "Hand Paintings? (#1 in a series of 16)":
|COOL BEANS! Thanks, Jimmy!|
BONUS TIME-SAVING CROCHET TECHNIQUES:
|Amy Solovay's Quick and Easy Crochet - "Time-Saving Crochet Techniques, Plus Free Patterns That Work up FAST! Are you looking for some quick and easy crochet ideas? You’ve come to the right place. We all know there’s no such thing as instant gratification when it comes to crochet, but there are plenty of ways to speed up the process. Here are some time-saving techniques, projects, and patterns."|
From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/09/14 - "NNHS Logo Caps":
Our 1st Shipment/Order of the NNHS Logo Caps have arrived and are being
packaged for shipping today; with shipments being sent out Monday &
Tuesday: I have approximately 27 caps out of the first 100 ordered
remaining. Anyone wishing to get a cap at the introductory price of
$10.00 plus S/H of $4.59 may do so at my eBay Store:
After the initial order has been sold the price will go to the regular
retail price of $14.95.
Thanks to those who purchased from the 1st Shipment! When I review the sales at the end of this month, I will begin offering other items, such as Mugs, T-Shirts, Jackets, key chains, etc.
I have already made a contribution to the NNHS65 Newsletter for support of Carol's efforts toward keeping us NNHS Classmates informed of noteworthy news; plus the Charity of Wounded Warriors Fund will receive a donation check quarterly from the proceeds from Sales of these NNHS Logo Products.
In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of my websites may contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or raglandtradingpost.com with info pertaining to your purchases and I will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact me at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.
Thank you so very much, Butch!
A doctor called his patient and said, "The
check you gave me for my bill came back."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 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
2. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 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. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or email@example.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or email@example.com.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/21/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Written by Willie Nelson (b. 29 Apr 1933), 1961
Well, hello there.
"Funny How Time Slips Away" midi courtesy of
http://www.strawberrylady.com/music/thebarn.htm - 08/16/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)
FlyLady cartoon courtesy ofhttp://www.FlyLady.net - 10/13/11
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI- one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07