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04/04/18 - NNHS Newsletter - April Come She Will

“Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;”

-
Geoffrey Chaucer

(c. 1343 – 25 Oct 1400?)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    April, I suppose, is like everything else - it just does what it will when it will.....

BONUS - April Come She Will - Simon and Garfunkel


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday this week to:

 06 Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69);

07 -  Marc Snyder ('65) of NC;

09 - Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA;

10 -   The late Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) (d. 07 Sept 2016) AND   Skip Wood ('65) of NC;

11 -   Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND  Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND   Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA!!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


250 YEARS AGO TODAY:

April 04, 1768 - In London, Philip Astley staged the first modern circus.


200 YEARS AGO TODAY:

April 04, 1818 - The United States Congress adopted the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).


THIS DAY IN WWII:

April 04, 1944 - The first bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces killed 3000 civilians.

April 04, 1945 - American troops liberated Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.

April 04, 1945 - American troops captured Kassel.

April 04, 1945 - Soviet troops liberated Hungary from German occupation and occupied the country itself.


THIS DAY IN 1968:

Wednesday, April 04, 1968 - Nobel Prize laureate Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 15 Jan 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia) was assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Wednesday, April 04, 1968 - Apollo program: NASA launched Apollo 6.

Wednesday, April 04, 1968 - A.E.K. Athens B.C. became the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.

Wednesday, April 04, 1968 - Water polo player Jesús Rollán was born Jesús Miguel Rollán Prada in Madrid, Spain. On 11 Mar 2006, three weeks and three days before his 38th birthday, Rollán died after a fall from a terrace at a spa near Barcelona, Spain, where he was receiving treatment for depression.


“The great thing about the gospel is we get credit for trying, even if we don't always succeed.”

- Jeffrey R. Holland, April 03, 2016
(b. 03 Dec
1940)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/04/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/31/18 - "2 STORIES WORTH READING":

Two good stories--and both true

STORY NUMBER ONE

Many Years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "Easy Eddie." He was Capone's lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie's skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.

To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well.. Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago City block.

Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him.

Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good education. Nothing was withheld. Price was no object.

And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong. Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was.

Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn't give his son; he couldn't pass on a good name or a good example.

One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done.

He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al "Scarface" Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some semblance of integrity. To do this, he would have to testify against The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great. So, he testified.

Within the year, Easy Eddie's life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago Street. But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay. Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine. The poem read:

"The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still."

STORY NUMBER TWO

World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O'Hare.

He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific.

One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank. He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship. His flight leader told him to return to the carrier. Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet.

As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way toward the American-fleet.

The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless. He couldn't reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet. Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger. There was only one thing to do. He must somehow divert them from the fleet.

Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dived into the formation of Japanese planes. Wing-mounted 50 caliber's blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent.

Undaunted, he continued the assault. He dived at the planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly.

Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction.

Deeply relieved, Butch O'Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier.

Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return. The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale. It showed the extent of Butch's daring attempt to protect his fleet. He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft. This took place on February 20, 1942, and for that action Butch became the Navy's first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Medal of Honor.

A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29. His hometown would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O'Hare airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.

So, the next time you find yourself at O'Hare International, give some thought to visiting Butch's memorial displaying his statue and his Medal of Honor. It's located between Terminals 1 and 2.


SO WHAT DO THESE TWO STORIES HAVE TO DO WITH EACH OTHER?

Butch O'Hare was "Easy Eddie's" son.

(Pretty cool, eh!)

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Billy!


  From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 04/02/18:

 

YOWZERS! Thank you, Mary!

 
 


From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 03/25/13 - "How to Create 'Quiet Time' ":

Quiet, Please...

By Carol Look

When was the last time you were quiet enough to really feel your pulse, to notice the rhythm of your body, and hear your heart's messages?
For most of us, it's been a long time, much longer in fact than is good for us. And as a result of not being quiet enough to pay attention to our inner world, we lose touch with the inner messages, both simple and profound, about what decisions are really good for our lives.
Unfortunately, the excuses for not taking the time to be quiet are many. Personally, my primary excuse is that I have too much to do... I'm too busy, there's too much on my plate. But I have recently made a new commitment (I had to re-commit to this one!) to take the time every day to stop, be quiet, and listen to my inner voice.
Which excuses do you use? Below are some typical "yes, buts that I and my workshop participants use to avoid or "forget" to be quiet during the day:

(1) I'm too busy to take time to be quiet, I can't afford the extra time.
Actually, you can't afford *not* to take the extra time. It will save you so much time later if you are still and quiet for a few minutes a day and if you listen to what is right for you.

(2) I don't know how to really be quiet and make it useful.
This is a common complaint - we weren't taught how to make "being quiet" useful for us, so we don't know "how" to be quiet and improve our lives. Sometimes we just need to practice being quiet, and notice the benefits later. In other words, be quiet every day, and don't focus on "usefulness" yet.

(3) It doesn't feel safe to be quiet, I don't like what I hear.
This is a wonderful "tappable" issue of course with EFT, because it means that at least one time in your life, when you were quiet, you were very uncomfortable with the "messages" you received. Tapping on this fear of not being safe will move you forward dramatically.

(4) I get bored being quiet. I need to be doing something more "productive."

Yes, this represents our societal value system to be "productive." If we could only realize how "productive" we could be by being quiet and still in our lives. Getting bored? No worries, that's a "tappable" issue as well.

(5) What's the point of being quiet -- I don't see the value.

There are so many "points" of being quiet, the main one being that it's good for your body and soul. Isn't that valuable enough?

(6) It seems like a waste of time, I don't expect it to help me be more successful in my business.

Again, this reflects the hurrying mode we are all in... so we feel compelled not to "waste" any time, and need every minute to be "productive" for our businesses. Nothing could be further from the truth - slowing down and being still and quiet couldn't be a better use of your time, regardless of the business you own.
What if we could actually feel inspired to take time to be quiet and listen to our heart every day?
What if we could start to look forward to these "quiet times" in our day, to cherish and protect these times of stillness and self-reflection.
What if we committed to ourselves that we would take a few minutes every day to listen to our heart... I wonder how much would improve in our lives...
Why aren't you already taking time to be still and quiet every day to listen and respect what your heart is telling you?
In spite of my sporadic commitment to "being quiet" -- I really have found so many benefits of being quiet and listening to my heart's wisdom. Here is my "top ten" list of benefits of being quiet and listening to what's going on inside...

(1) Being quiet allows you to access your heart's wisdom.
We all have incredible wisdom available to us, but we can't access what we don't take time to hear.

(2) Being quiet slows down your racing energy from the tasks of the day.
We all need a rest, a break from the high intensity pace we move at during the day.

(3) Being quiet actually helps you solve the problems that are taking up so much of your energy.
If we don't listen to our inner wisdom, we can't solve the problems of our lives.

(4) Allowing yourself time to be quiet slows down your reactivity... helps you be more measured when there are crisis situations.

Wouldn't it be nice to be less reactive in your life? Wouldn't it be a relief to be more useful in a crisis situation?

(5) Taking time to be still and quiet gets your body's rhythms back in sync... you'll feel more calm, centered and strong.

Stress from all parts of our lives creates tension and we tend to override the messages we should be paying attention to. Taking the time to be still and quiet slows this process down so you can feel more centered physically and emotionally.

(6) Taking time to be quiet and listen to your internal wisdom raises your vibration immediately.

Remember, that's the name of the game -- we want to find new ways to raise our vibration so the Universe "notices" that we are joyful and can interpret what we want.

(7) Being quiet allows you to be able to access your creative voice which is good for your business and personal life.

I love being creative because it helps me personally and professionally. When I take the time to be quiet, I seem to "hear" better ideas, execute them more elegantly, and overall, feel more peaceful about my life.

(8) Being quiet helps you focus on what you do want, not what you don't want.

Sometimes in the busy day, we are more focused on what we are trying to fix rather than on what we want to manifest. Being quiet helps us remember what we do want.

(9) Allowing yourself time to be quiet gives you emotional relief from the daily static and stress of your life.

Any time we are adding "relief" to our day, we are raising our vibration and allowing ourselves to manifest more abundance.

(10) Being quiet... is, well, quiet and restful, and being quiet and restful is good for all the systems in your body and your mind.

When you take care of your immune system, your body/mind connection and the balance in your life, you will be more successful in every part of your life.
The important question is: Are you worth it?

This "habit" of taking time to be quiet should be right up there with sleeping and brushing your teeth... so why isn't it on your daily schedule?


About the Author:

Carol Look, the SelfGrowth.com Official Guide to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), is a success and abundance coach in the energy psychology field. Her specialty is inspiring clients to attract abundance into their lives by using EFT and the Law of Attraction to clear limiting beliefs, release resistance and build "prosperity consciousness." Before becoming an EFT Master, Carol was trained as a Clinical Social Worker and earned her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy. http://www.selfgrowth.com/solos/carollook.html


“It is not as difficult as I thought it was, but it is harder than it is.”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar
1985)


From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/09/18 - "I Can Relate to These!" (#15 in a Series of 20):
 
   Thanks, Wayne!
 
 


BONUS APRIL CROCHET PATTERNS:

Rachel Choi's Super Fluffy Bath Puff - "There isn’t a store bought bath puff that can compare to my super fluffy version." AND Dishcloth - "I always wondered what the big hype about crocheted dishcloths was and now I know!"


BONUS APRIL KNIT PATTERNS:

April Knit Patterns - "With this group of free knitting patterns, we're covering a few of your favorites from April. From decorative afghans (for babies and adults), to colorful scarves that are fit for a fun day out in the summer sunshine, this article has a pattern for everyone to enjoy and make. As you read through this list of popular patterns chosen by our readers, make sure to bookmark it for easy access. This collection of patterns features designs that you'll want to return to for inspiration. Whether you're looking for easy homemade baby shower gifts, Father's Day gifts, or new hat patterns for the fall, you'll find ideas in this collection!"


BONUS "HAVE RECIPES, WILL COOK" RECIPES:

http://haverecipes-willcook.blogspot.com/


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/03/17:

Q. Why didn't the man look for his lucky watch?

A. He didn't have the time!


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, May 09, 2018 -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, June 09, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its Belated 70th Birthday Celebration at The Cove Restaurant in City Center (across the fountain from the Marriott Hotel), Newport News. No admission cost; run your own food and beverage tab. RSVP by May 01 to Lynn Walker Brothers at brothersbc@msn.com, 757-595-4116 or Pauline Collins Shofner at pcshofner@verizon.net, 757-595-1965. 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/21/18

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


April Come She Will

Words and Music by
Paul Simon (b. 13 Oct 1941) and Art Garfunkel (b. 05 Nov 1941)

Recorded by Simon and Garfunkel, 1965


April come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain;
May, she will stay,
Resting in my arms again

June, she'll change her tune,
In restless walks she'll prowl the night;
July, she will fly
And give no warning to her flight.

August, die she must,
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold;
September I'll remember.
A love once new has now grown old.


"April Come She Will" midi courtesy of http://www.rhost.it/luli/st-S.htm - 04/03/08
at the suggestion of Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 04/03/08
Thanks, Chris!

"April Come She Will" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.lyrics007.com/Simon%20and%20Garfunkel%20Lyrics/April%20Come%20She%20Will%20Lyrics.html - 04/03/08

Tapestry Depicting Chaucer Canterbury Tales which hangs in St. Bartholomew's Church, Failand,
 courtesy of http://www.wraxallwithfailand.org.uk/failand.htm - 04/03/08

 Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files for a number of years...

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

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Thanks, Janice!

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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