04/16/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
“And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the
first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai:
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
According to my records, today is the last day of Passover.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlIJOAZ1pak&NR=1 - Ofra Haza - Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold), 1998
HOMEWORK (Review from Last Week):
Bobby Turpin (NNHS '58)
Thank you so much, Bobby! You quite moved me to tears!We'll continue to pray for Willie - and his surgical team - and for his whole family!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to David Jones ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
18 - Monty Phillips ('62) of VA AND Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA;
21 - Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently training again in GA);
22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57);
23 - Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
From Lacey Milburn of VA - 04/15/09 - "Boys and Girls Club upcoming event":
Thank you Carol for posting this for us. We sincerely appreciate it! Have a wonderful day
Certainly, Lacey; it was my pleasure! We wish you much success!
From Lou (some high school in NJ which I can neither find nor remember - '57) AND Sarah Puckett ('65) Kressaty of VA AND Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 04/15/09 - "Singing Surprise":
This is the biggest surprise and it’s amazing!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nox2DRCAKxk&feature=bz303 - Susan Boyle - Singer - Britain's Got Talent 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk - Susan Boyle - Singer - Britain's Got Talent 2009
Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies! We shall probably rerun this video several times in the near future so that no one will miss it! I've watched it several times now, and it still gives me goose bumps!
From Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL - 04/15/09 - "This song was never released and is so beautiful":
I hope everyone will listen to this and pass it on.
The record companies/radio stations won't play
this song or release it claiming it's NOT politically correct.
Pump up the volume!!! It's Powerful!
Read this description first and then "play" the attached song & slide show. The song you are about to hear is from a Las Vegas Diamond Rio concert. They received an immediate resounding standing ovation, and continue to do so every time they perform it!
Although Diamond Rio has never before done a statement song, they felt compelled to record "In God We Still Trust." But guess what? Sadly, major radio stations wouldn't play it because it was considered "politically incorrect". Consequently, the song was never released to the public.
So America, see what you think. If this offering speaks to your heart and you feel impressed to share it with friends and loved ones, please do.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiYgpPB1kwU - Diamond Rio: In God We Still Trust
Thank you, Patti! It would be interesting to know if this video is still banned after the vast circulation it has received online!
From http://www.selfgrowthtest.com - 04/15/09 - "Dealing with Disappointment":
Avoiding and Handling Disappointments
By Isabel B. Kirk, MA, Apr. 10, 2009
Try to assess people fairly and look inside
yourself to find out where your expectations and disappointments really come
All of us get disappointed sometimes, but if it happens very often or if it hurts too much it might become a problem. What we don’t realize is that our expectations come from the vision that we have about ourselves, others, and the world. It is ok and actually normal to have expectations but we have to be careful with their type and degree. Here a check list of considerations for you to go over when feeling disappointed and of things you can do to feel better:
• Consider that expectations are usually based on beliefs, images and mental representations we have of things and people, without them being necessarily true or realistic. Then we don’t only assume but want that everybody else’s views and values are or should be the same. Somebody once told me that there is not such thing as common sense.” What are you talking about,? I asked. What we call common sense is only what makes sense to us, this person replied. Be open to other people’s perspectives and ways of being. Remember that nobody has the whole truth. The more open you are, the more understanding you will become.
• Try to be as objective as you can. Assess situations and appreciate people and yourself as fairly as possible. Disappointment occurs when we attribute __ a situation or person__ certain values and then "discovered” they do not have them. Subsequently, we become frustrated, hopeless, sad, depressed, bitter, or discouraged, by the fiasco we had. When feeling upset, ask yourself the following question: Was it realistic or humanly possible what I expected from than human being (including yourself) or situation? Sometimes we admire somebody so much or we are so hard on ourselves that we expect no mistake will ever happen. That is not humanly possible and therefore you will for sure be disappointed.
• Think of disappointment as a part of life. We do not have full control over the outcome of things. Stuff happens and it won’t always go our way. We know that but we still expect certain outcomes, don’t we? Apply your mindfulness skills when disappointment hits you. Acknowledge it, feel it and, seat with it. As anything else it will pass. It is just a temporary feeling. You don’t have to act on it.
• Give without expecting. I know it is easier to be said than done but you can practice it sometimes. I am not talking about sainthood here but to differentiate when you are doing things for people because you expect them to do the same or because you truly want to give or make the other person happy. It will be your choice but be aware of the possible consequences if you decide to go for the first option and then accept them. It is on you not on anybody else.
• Always try your best. A lot of the frustration that follows a failure is the big disappointment we feel towards ourselves. When we do not try hard enough, we are overcome with guilt and regret. If in whatever you do, you do your best, you'll know you did all you could and it would be easier to let it go.
• Do not take things personally. Many times we feel disappointed because we feel somebody did something to us (because of us). As much as we would like to think that we are so important and that people’s and the world react based on us, it is typically not the case. People are doing their own thing and are caught in their own lives. Whatever they do or don’t have very little to do with us and a lot with their own inner worlds. If this happens to you, I encourage you to find the evidence for that belief. You will be surprised.
• Do not put all your eggs in one basket. To avoid disappointment, it's a good practice to have more than one project happening so that when one fails you have others to look forward to.
• Learn for your mistakes. Mistakes? There is no such a thing. In life there are lessons. We have to feel the bitterness of failure to be able to savor the sweetness of success. Failures make us stronger and always, even when we cannot see it, teach us something. Try to focus on that.
• And least but not last, live an authentic life. Show your virtues and flaws and surround yourself by similar people. The more you do this, the less disappointed you and the people around you will be.
Isabel is a Bilingual (English & Spanish)
Mental Health counselor psychotherapist offering face-to-face services in the
Washington, DC metropolitan area and online counseling worldwide. She works with
individuals, couples, and groups from different backgrounds and situations,
helping them not only to solve their problems but also to have more fulfilling
To learn more about Isabel visit: Yourcounselorpsychotherapist.com
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From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/10/09 - "Mother Goose Tells the Truth" (#3 in a Series of 8):
Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly.
Kiss slowly. Love truly.
and never regret anything.
ABOUT GROWING OLD
Now I forgot what I was gonna tell ya!
Thanks so much, Glenn! These are painfully delightful!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, April 23, 2009 - See Cal Ripken, Jr. at the Hampton Convention Center.For details, see www.bagclub.com - ALL FORMER BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 24, 25, and 26, 2009 - The Class of 1954 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at email@example.com - CLASS OF 19543. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: www.hamptonhigh1964.com - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 -The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact WHSREUNION1959@aol.com.
6.Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html - CLASS OF 1964:
Your NNHS 64/45 Reunion Committee is pleased to announce that musical entertainment has been arranged for our Reunion.
On Friday evening, we will dance to the tunes of DJ, Susan Voss. Those of you who attended our “Turning Sixty” Party in 2006 at Spirit Events will remember Susan’s talent and energy.
On Saturday night we have engaged the band, LP & Company, headed by L.P. Butler. I could tell you how great they are, but you can see for yourself on the video at their web site: http://www.eastcoastentertainment.com/artist/LP_and_Company.html
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/16/09
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 01/09/09
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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or just mail it to my home. Thanks!
Yerushalaim Shel Zahav
Avir harim tsalul kayayin
Nisa beruach ha'arbayim
Im kol pa'amonim
Uvtardemat ilan va'even
Ha'ir asher badad yoshevet
Yerushalayim she zahav
Veshel nechoshet veshel or
Halo lechol shirayich ani kinor (2x)
Eicha yavshu borot hamayim
Kikar hashuk reika
Ve'ein poked et Har Habayit
Uvam'arot asher basela
Ve'ein yored el Yam Hamelach
Ach bevo'i hayom lashir lach
Velach likshor ketarim
Katonti mitze'ir banayich
Ki shmech tsorev et hasfatayim
Im eshkachech Yerushalayim
Asher kula zahav
Chazarnu el borot hamayim
Shofar korei beHar Habayit
Uvam'arot asher basela
Alfei shmashot zorchot
Veshuv nered el Yam Hamelach
Jerusalem of Gold
The air of the mountains is as clear as wine
And the fragrance of the pine trees
Is lifted upon the evening breeze
With the ringing of the bells
And in the deep sleep of the tree and the stone
Held captive in a dream
The city which sits alone
And in her heart, a wall
Jerusalem of gold
And of copper and of light
For all of your songs
I am the harp
How the water cisterns have dried up
The city square is empty
Nobody goes up to the Temple Mount
In the Old City
And in the caves of the rocks
And no one goes down to the Dead Sea
Upon the Jericho Road
Jerusalem of gold...
Although I come to sing to you today
And to tie crowns upon you
I am less than the youngest of your sons
And the last of the sweet singers
For your name singes the lips
Like the kiss of the serpent
If I forget thee, oh Jerusalem
She is completely golden
Jerusalem of gold...
We have returned to the water cisterns
To the marketplace and the square
A shofar calls out on the Temple Mount
In the Old City
And in the caves in the rocks
A thousand suns shine forth
And again we will go down to the Dead Sea
Upon the Jericho Road
Jerusalem of gold...
"Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)" midi and lyrics courtesy
of http://www.greatjewishmusic.com/Midifiles/Yom_Haatzmaut/JerusalemGold.html - 04/18/08
Image of Passover Table Setting courtesy of http://derek4messiah.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/passover-and-the-last-supper-part-1/ - 04/14/09
Image of Gold Star of
David Pendant used to form logo
used in turn to form Divider Lines courtesy
of http://rainbowspiritbeads.com/shop/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=202 - 11/23/08
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South Pacific
Thanks again, Herbie!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy ofhttp://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
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