Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme is one of those that pops into your head and refuses to leave. You're welcome.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UFNPtP3VSo - Traces - Classics IV
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0r74rxvWxo - Traces - Classics IV
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to
David Hatchett ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Alex Nicol (February '49) (deceased 02/23/12) AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL AND Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC AND Ivan Anker ('67) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
01 -Harold Smith ('57) AND Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA;
04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of FL;
06 - Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69);
07 - Marc Snyder ('65) of NC!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
Germany began a counter offensive in North Africa.
A defecting German pilot delivered a
the world's first operational
to the Americans.
THISDAY IN 1965:
|Wednesday, March 31, 1965 - Ice
hockey player and coach
Tom Barrasso was born Thomas Patrick Barrasso in
Wednesday, March 31, 1965 - Mountaineer Jean-Christophe Lafaille was born in Gap, Hautes-Alpes, France. He is presumed to have died on 27 Jan 2006 during a solo attempt to climb Makalu (8462m), the only 8000-metre peak in Nepal not to have seen a winter ascent..
Wednesday, March 31, 1965 - Author and screenwriter Steven T. Seagle was born.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC -03/30/15:
or poor, we are to 'do what we can' when others are in need..”
- Jeffrey R. Holland
(b. 03 Dec 1940)
Thanks so much, Susan!
ARGHH!!! Steve, This makes NO sense whatsoever to me! It awakens me at night because I just have no idea how to solve the problem, and I prefer "fixed" to "broken" at all times and in all places!
to ask my two youngest sons if they know of any solution, but right now
I'm going to go do what any mature, reasonable person would do. I'm
going to go lie down on my bed and beat it with my fists while I scream,
into my pillow.
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 03/30/15 - "bunny":
Aye Aye--lol and interesting.!
Three Dog Night - Pieces Of April
Train - Angels
Trapt - Headstrong
Godsmack - I Stand Alone
On a cruise to Alaska, I saw my very first glacier in the magnificent Inside Passage. Excitedly, I asked the ship's officer what it was called.
"It's some dumb glacier," he replied.
Disappointed by his attitude, I bought a map to figure it out for myself. I calculated our location and found the name of the ice mass. It was called, just as he had said, "Sumdum Glacier."
My husband decided life would be easier if he wired a new light switch in the master bedroom to save us from fumbling in the dark for the lamp. He cut through the drywall and found a stash of bottles and small boxes inside the wall.
"Honey!" he called excitedly. "You've got to come here and see what I found."
I ran in and quickly realized that his next task would be to fix the hole that now led into the back of our medicine cabinet.
*-- Bizarre Colonoscopy Humor --*
Are you ready for some bizarre colonoscopy humor? Well, if you are... give me no sign. Great! Enjoy these jokes and feel free to use any of them the next time your doctor takes home movies of your keister.
[A physician claims these are actual comments from his patients made while he was performing colonoscopies.]
"Take it easy, Doc, you're boldly going where no man has gone before."
"Find Amelia Earhart yet?"
"Can you hear me NOW?"
"Oh boy, that was sphincterrific!"
"Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"
"You know, in Arkansas, we're now legally married."
"You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out. You do the Hokey Pokey...."
"Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!"
"Hey, Doc, let me know if you find my dignity."
"Could you write me a note for my wife, saying that my head is not, in fact, up there?"
*-- More Q and A Quickies --*
Q: What makes a man think about a candlelight dinner?
A: A power failure.
Q: Why did the orange use suntan lotion?
A: It didn't want to peel.
Health by Dan Greenhill from Middlebury USA.
Reducing Near-Point Stress on the Eyes
Headaches, burning and watery eyes, squinting and eyes that tire easily are common symptoms of near-point stress caused by such continuous close-up visual activities as reading and writing. The problem lies in the fact that human beings were not designed for near vision as a continuous activity. We have “hunter-soldier” eyes for survival. Only in the last 50 years or so have so many people been forced to deal with sustained, near visual tasks. Many visual difficulties can be reduced by following a few of the following simple guidelines:
Look up and away from your close-up task regularly. Make it a habit to change your focus from near to distant objects as frequently as possible.
When watching television, try to sit eight to ten feet away from the set. The ideal distance for close up visual tasks is 14 to 16 inches from the eyes.
Good lighting is important. A good rule to follow is to make your working or reading light three times brighter than the lighting in the rest of the room..
"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."
~ Og Magdino
Cigarette butts and filters take 12 years to biodegrade.
An aluminum can takes between 200 to 500 years to biodegrade.
Plastic diapers and sanitary pads take between 500-800 years.
Styrofoam takes more than 5,000 years.
It would take a glass bottle 1 million years to degrade.
Plastic bags are easier to recycle and require less energy to produce than paper bags.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours.
Both Inspirations/Food For Thought sends are from Mountain Wings.
Be Still and Know
Most people have heard the spiritual phrase, "Be still and know."
You may have wondered, "know what?"
If you have to ask the question you probably have not been still long enough.
The answer to this question may be different for varying people with varying backgrounds.
For some they will know their creator,
some will know themselves,
some will know what they are not,
some will know what they are purposed to do with their life,
some will know how to make the world better for others,
some will know the answers to their problems at work,
some will know the answers to their problems at home.
Whatever your answer may be, the point is you will know more.
Science has told us the brain is the most powerful supercomputer in the world. We have heard some of its calculating abilities during active thought.
What about its abilities during stillness?
What about the spirit?
For many, their minds are arguing that we have no spirit. If that is you, are you really being still?
Our societies are so fast paced and busy that something is always going on. The world would lead us to believe we have no time to be still.
Even many people toss and turn all night; stillness cannot be achieved even when it is time to sleep.
The first thing that most will learn when trying to be still is how much at motion we really are.
Just pause right now and be still and for the next 20 seconds. Whatever you do, don't think of a big pink elephant.
Time's up, did you think of the big pink elephant?
What's the lesson, it is not as easy as it sounds to be still.
Even though many MountainWings issues relate to activities, most of the inspiration for the issues comes in stillness.
Be still and know.
Be still and you will know.
~A MountainWings Original~
Quotes from Ben Rand
Ben Rand is the fictional billionaire character in Peter Seller's final movie and one of my favorite movies, "Being There."
"Being There," is the remarkable story of Chance the gardener. Chance could neither read nor write and had no money, yet he ended up as a presidential nominee.
Ben Rand was extremely wealthy and became Chance's friend through a seemingly random accident as Ben was dying.
These are Ben's quotes. Although this is just a movie, "Being There" is one of the most powerful movies that I have ever seen. A story of how a simple childlike faith and viewpoint surpassed great power and wealth.
Chance and Ben, opposite extremes that found common ground.
...from Billionaire Ben Rand's quotes read at his funeral:
I do not regret having political differences with men that I respect. I do regret however, that our philosophies kept us apart.
I could never conceive why I could never convince my kitchen staff that I looked forward to a good bowl of chili now and then.
I have heard the word "sir," more often than I have heard the word "friend," but I suppose there are other rewards for wealth.
I have met with kings; during these conferences I have suppressed bizarre thoughts.
Could I beat him in a footrace?
Could I throw a ball further than he?
No matter what our facades, we are all children.
To raise your rifle is to lower your sights.
No matter what you are told, there is no such thing as an even trade.
I was born into a position of extreme wealth, but I have spent many sleepless nights thinking about extreme power.
I have lived a lot, trembled a lot, was surrounded by little men who forgot that we entered naked and exit naked, and that no accountant can audit life in our favor.
When I was a boy, I was told that the Lord fashioned us from His own image; that's when I decided to manufacture mirrors.
A Well Deserved Rest.
All the aims I have pursued will soon be realized.
...is a state of mind.
from Chance's quotes, "I understand."
~from the movie, "Being There"~
Thank you, Shari!
|“I can conduct better
than I count.”
February was a stressful month for many of us… take the time to
relax and check out these!
Thank you, Dearest Judy!
|GOOD ONE! Thanks, Dearest Judy!|
BONUS TRACES CRAFT DIRECTIONS:
|The Peacock Swirl Slow-Moving Soap Recipe - "...Because we do need time to separate out the different colors we'll need a recipe that is slow to trace."|
BONUS TRACES RECIPES:
|Threads and Traces Recipes: Hummingbird Cake|
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/30/15:
|There are more important things than money, but they won’t date you if you don’t have any.|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 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.|