05/16/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Armed Forces Day
“The heritage of freedom must be guarded
as carefully in peace as it was in war. Faith, not suspicion, must be the
key to our relationships.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This observance is celebrated each year on the third Saturday in May, though May being what it is for me, I've only managed to observe it here once before:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znEePD1nJxo
- Stars And Stripes Forever
1. Debby _____ Livingston (Kecoughtan HS - '73) of VA - 05/11/09 - "Change of email":
Thanks, Debby! I've switched your email addy. And if you're both reading the Newsletters, we've been seriously remiss by not having you listed on the "Alumni" Page. Now that I have your class, all I need is your maiden name!
Happy Birthday this week to:
19 - David Whitley ('67) of VA;
Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA ;
21 - Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA;
22 - Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
Hit #84,500 was made sometime between Wednesday, May 13, 2009 and Friday, May 15, 2009 when I was totally preoccupied.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/11/09 - "Wishing you a night...":
...filled with vivid happy dreams.
Oooh, how pretty! Thanks, Shari!
From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 05/11/09 - "Kauai vac":
This picture is the last chance to see the sun set in the US. I think Kauai is the farthest island west. Somebody will probably check me on this. It is a nice place to visit especially if you like chickens roaming over the entire island.
|Sunday, May 3, 2009||Monday, May 4, 2009||Monday, May 4, 2009||Wednesday, May 6, 2009|
WOWZERS!!! Thanks for these gorgeous images, Phil!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 05/13/09 - "Farm kid in the Marine Corps":
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/14/09 - "Dreams":
I think dreams may be more important than we
know... "Oh, it was only
On that note, maybe you'll find this article interesting.
Hmmm - Veddy interesting. Thanks again, Shari!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 05/14/09 - "Life Expectancy Calculator":
Life Expectancy Calculator You may be younger, or much
older, than you think!
This one is absolutely amazing! This'll either scare you or elate you. If you answer truthfully it is a cool tool.
Thanks again, Glenn!
From http://www.selfgrowthtest.com - 05/15/09 - "Accept the Law of Rhythm":
Seasons of Change: The Law of Rhythm
By Dawn McIntyre, May 11, 2009
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase,
“Everything is either growing or it’s dying.” It’s a simple expression that sums
up the Universal Law of Rhythm, which states that the energy in the universe is
like a pendulum. When something swings to the right, then it must swing to the
left. Everything in existence is involved in a dance—swaying, flowing, and
swinging back and forth.
The one thing we can count on is change, as everything is energy, and energy is constantly changing form. Why is then, that we seem to have a meltdown whenever change occurs?
We experience the Law of Rhythm everywhere and in everything. We see it in our sunrises and sunsets, in the ocean’s tide, in our seasons, our growing children, our moods, bank accounts, relationships, our economy, and even in our businesses.
Everything goes through cycles, yet everything has a rhythm or a pattern. What seems to be random is actually very orderly.
I believe that it is part of our divine mission to simply go with this flow- to embrace change and allow it to stretch and expand us. It is through our divine wisdom that we recognize the signs that it is time for us to change—to grow and prepare ourselves for it. Eric Hoffer says, “In times of change, the learners will inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”
Here’s a good example for you: It’s no doubt the world has been changed by the Internet. In one instance, print publications—newspapers and magazines are being shut down right and left because most people get their information and entertainment on-line. However, there are a few newspapers that have embraced the new paradigm by offering on-line publications, and are achieving great success because of their flexibility and innovation. Instead of resisting the change, they embraced it and figured out a way to co-exist gracefully with the shift.
Wayne Dyer talks about behaving like a palm tree in times of change and refers to the flexibility of the palm, as opposed to an oak tree, in the midst of a storm. The oak tree will snap in half, while the palm tree can bend completely horizontally, only to snap back up once the storm has passed.
Once we acknowledge and accept that the Law of Rhythm is at work, not only can we learn to adapt to change, but we can also relax into our lives with grace and ease. Instead of feeling guilty for taking a few days off from work, for example, realize that the amount of energy you put into your work previously, has been exhausted. Your energy must be replenished, and it is through rest that it is. By knowing this, you can then be gentle with yourself and predict the patterns of your own behavior, and schedule time for work and time for rest.
Expect change. It is inevitable. Instead of retreating in fear, uncertainty and doubt, look to it as natural progression and divine opportunity for us to expand into our absolute brilliant selves.
Love and Blessings,
Dawn McIntyre is no ordinary intuitive. She is
a trained and verified professional with a deep desire to enlighten those who
want to know more about manifesting a life of beauty and truth.
Since childhood, Dawn discovered her gifts of foresight, intuition and the ability to see and hear those who have passed on before us. She specializes in connecting with the Divine through coaching and individual readings. With the assistance of personal guides, sacred souls and angels, she provides gentle advice, solves problems and removes obstacles. Her intuition allows for a deep sense of knowing and understanding events and people in the past, present and future. Dawn’s gift of being a clear conduit to spirit allows her to guide you in the manifestation of your heart’s desires with ease and grace.
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I really appreciated reading those lines I painted red at this particular moment in time!
From Jerry ('65) andJudy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 05/15/09 - "MARINES - Makin Island 1942":
God bless them and those they left behind.
MOST KNOW THE
STORY OF THE MAKIN ISLAND RAID BY THE RAIDERS AND PROBABLY HAVE SEEN ARTICLES
WHEN THEY FINALLY RECOVERED THE DEAD THEY HAD TO LEAVE BEHIND. THIS “YOUTUBE”
FILM IS THEIR FINAL TRIBUTE.
In the early days of WW II the Marine raiders attacked Makin Island and left behind 19 dead Marines after asking the islanders to make sure that they received a proper burial. In 1999 the remains were discovered. This is a touching tribute. Semper Fidelis.
This one really reached me. Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 05/15/09 - "Celebrity dies of H1N1 flu":
FIRST CELEBRITY TO PASS ON FROM H1N1
WE ALL KNOW WHO THE CARRIER WAS!!!
|WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Ruthie!|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 is holding its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: www.hamptonhigh1964.com - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964
2. 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
3. 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.
4. 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
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Stars And Stripes Forever
- John Philip Sousa
(6 Nov 1854 - 6 Mar 1932)
"Stars and Stripes Forever" midi (Sequenced By Rhino) courtesy of http://www.discoverynet.com/~ajsnead/patriotic/usasongs.html - 05/20/06
Image of Armed Forces Day 2009 Poster courtesy ofhttp://www.defenselink.mil/afd/ - 05/16/09
First Four Military Seals clip art courtesy of http://www.cyberteddy.freeservers.com/milgraphics.htm - 03/24/03
Coast Guard Military
art courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/20/06
Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/26/09
Gold Bar clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of http://www.goldclipart.com/24k/filigree.htm - 12/11/03
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Laughter clip art courtesy of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy o
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