06/15/08 - NNHS Newsletter
"I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and
sixteen hours a day. I saw him once
(b. 15 June 1932)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
A very Happy Father's Day to all the daddies and granddaddies in our midst - and indeed to us all, as we remember our own fathers!
BONUS #1- http://youtube.com/watch?v=2XMxSNv2YOI - Eddie Fisher - Oh My Papa - live (introduced by Al Jolson)
BONUS #2 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=C_hF9pmG0Uk - Eddie Fisher - Oh My Papa - recording with better sound
Happy Birthday tomorrow to:
Happy Birthday this week to:
17 - Dino Vretos ('57) AND Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA;
18 - Tim Whitt ('66) of VA AND Mike Leonard ('68) of VA AND Kathy McDaniel Adams ('71);
19 - Jill Douglas Schumacher ('57) AND Doris Landon Lewis ('57);
Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA;
21 - Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND Terry Haney ('66) of VA;
22 - Jim Cobb ('66) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL - 06/14/08:
Rachel is doing much better. Her leg is healing much faster than the doctor had expected. She is in a walking cast now. It is waterproof so she can swim and take a bath. 3 weeks and this cast will come off. Then she will have physical therapy.
Thanks, Miss Mary! Give her hugs and kisses for me!
From Jim Rohn's Ezine - firstname.lastname@example.org - 06/13/08 - "Advice from my Dad for Father's Day by Harvey MacKay":
Advice from my Dad for Father's Day by Harvey MacKay
There's an English proverb that goes: "One father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters."
Fathers can teach their children many important lessons. Father's Day is Sunday, June 15, and it brings to mind some of the valuable lessons I learned from my father, Jack Mackay. I've shared many of them with you in my books and columns, but here they are, in one nice package, for the 64.3 million fathers out there.
My dad headed the Associated Press in St. Paul, Minn., for many years. He lived by deadlines. When he told his 10-year-old fishing partner, "Be at the dock at 7:30 a.m." and I arrived at 7:35, I would be holding my fishing pole in one hand and waving bon voyage with the other. Time management 101.
When I began my career selling envelopes, I asked my father how I could make twice as much money as my fellow sales reps.
He asked me how many sales calls my peers made every day. I told him that everyone made about five calls a day, and I could match them call for call.
"No good," he said. "Do what they do and you'll make what they make. Figure out how you can get to 10 calls a day and your income will double."
We worked out a game plan, which became a life plan. I learned when the buyers were in the office and worked according to their schedules, which sometimes meant anytime from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday mornings. I quit making cold calls, was among the first to get a cell phone and learned many other time management tips from my father.
TRUST is the most important five-letter word in business and in life. When I was only eight years old, he said: "Son, would you like to learn a lesson that might save your life some day?"
"Sure I would, Dad," I answered.
"Just slide down the banister and I'll catch you," he urged.
I slid ... and landed on the carpet. As I dusted myself off, he announced, "Never trust anyone completely. Keep your eyes open and your wits about you."
Similarly, my father encouraged me at a young age to keep track of all the people I met on Rolodex cards, now on my computer. He was a master networker. He knew where to get stories, much like I learned where to get sales.
Maybe the most important lesson my father taught me was that your best network will develop from what you do best. In my case that was golf. When I joined the sales game after college, where I had been a varsity golfer at the University of Minnesota, my father suggested I join Oak Ridge Country Club, which I couldn't afford. Because Oak Ridge was historically at the bottom of the city golf league, I offered to play for them and try to win them a championship. Six months and numerous meetings later, I was admitted to the club where I gained access to many of the major companies around town.
My father also taught me that the big name on the door doesn't mean diddly. You have to know who the decision makers are.
In addition, he warned me against telling anyone how I vote. That's why it's a secret ballet. The Democrats think I'm a Republican, and the Republicans believe I'm a Democrat.
My father's greatest professional attribute was his nose for a good story and his indefatigable zeal in getting it. He taught me the same desire, determination and persistence for sales.
After a skiing accident that landed me in the hospital for 35 days in neck traction, he told me, "You can take any amount of pain as long as you know it's going to end."
My father taught me many more life lessons, among them:
Mackay's Moral: One person can make all the difference in the world—a father, for example.
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of OH - 06/14/08 - "2 GUYS FROM CHICAGO":
This one is very funny...it is about the truth too!
2 GUYS FROM
Two guys from die and wake up in hell. The next day the devil stops in to check on them and sees them dressed in parkas, mittens and bomber hats warming themselves around the fire.
The devil asks them, "What are you doing? Isn't it hot enough for you?"
The two guys reply, "Well, you know, we're from Chicago, the land of snow and ice and cold. We're just happy for a chance to warm up a little bit, you know."
The devil decides that these two aren't miserable enough and turns up the heat. The next morning he stops in again and there they are, still dressed in parkas, hats and mittens.
The devil asks them again, "Its awfully hot down here. Can't you guys feel that?"
Again the two guys reply, "Well, like we told you yesterday, we're from Chicago, the land of snow and ice and cold. We're just happy for a chance to warm up a little bit, you know."
This gets the devil a little steamed up and he decides to fix the two guys. He cranks the heat up as high as it will go. People are wailing and screaming every where. He stops by the room with the two guys from Chicago and finds them in light jackets and hats, grilling sausage and drinking beer.
The devil is astonished. "Everyone down here is in abject misery, and you two seem to be enjoying yourself."
The two Chicagoans reply, "Well, you know, we don't get too much warm weather up there in Chicago, we've just got to have a cook out when the weather's this nice."
The devil is absolutely furious, he can hardly see straight. Finally he comes up with the answer. The two guys love the heat because they have been cold all their lives. The devil decides to turn all the heat off in hell.
The next morning, the temperature is below zero, icicles are hanging everywhere. People are shivering so bad that they are unable to wail, moan and gnash their teeth. The devil smiles and heads for the room with the two Chicagoans.
He gets there and finds them back in their parkas, bomber hats, and mittens. They are jumping up and down, cheering, yelling and screaming like mad men.
The devil is dumbfounded, "I don't understand, when I turn up the heat you're happy. Now its freezing cold and you're still happy. What is wrong with you two?
The Chicagoans look at the devil in surprise. "Well, don't you know, if hell froze over, that must mean the Cubs won the World Series."
Thanks, Brent! Happy Father's Day - and give 'em all hugs and kisses from me, please!
From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 06/13/08 - "Virus Alert!"
Thought you would enjoy this since your have
done them all along with the rest of us !
I thought you would want to know about this
e-mail virus. Even the most advanced programs from Norton or McAfee cannot take
care of this one.
It appears to affect those who were born prior to 1960.
1. Causes you to send the same e-mail twice. done that!
2. Causes you to send a blank e-mail ! that too!
Causes you to send e-mail to the wrong person.
5. Causes you to forget to attach the attachment. well duh!
6. Causes you to hit 'SEND' before you've finished. oh no - not again!
7. Causes you to hit 'DELETE' instead of 'SEND.' and I just hate that one!
8. Causes you to hit 'SEND' when you should 'DELETE.' Oh Crap!
IT IS CALLED THE 'C-NILE VIRUS.'
Oh, how sadly true!!! Thanks, Dimples!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/14/08 - "Did I tell you that my son Chuck got home safely from Iraq?":
|I cannot remember who I
told...but we are ecstatic that he is back at his home and we will be having
a celebration in RI later this month!!!
Wellll, yes, you did, Lady, but I can't remember whether or not I posted it!
At any rate, you did not include this fabulous photograph from the Lands Dark and Dusty, so we'll post it now. That is such fabulous news - and what a marvelous Father's Days present for John (Burton - Hampton HS - '58)!
Congratulations to all of y'all!
PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):
1. Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"; update of 04/14/08: "now dealing with a blood clot in his pic line; receiving daily injections in the abdomen and taking antibiotics and blood thinners; feels pretty good in spite of everything and his ATTITUDE is great---as usual"; update of update of 04/24/08: "no longer taking daily abdominal injections for blood clot that developed a few weeks ago; everything is looking pretty good. The PET scan will be in the next few weeks. We are expecting good results." update of 05/05/08 - "scheduled for two more chemo visits; will have the first chemo on Thursday, May 8th followed up by an injection on Friday to boost his immune system"; update of 05/08/08 - "did pretty well with the chemo today in spite of the risky business with the procedure without the pic line that was removed due to a clot"; update of 05/28/08: has chemo again on 05/29/08
2.Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE ABOVE
Connie Bloxom ThompsonD 21015
3. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07
4. My Niece Shari of VA - 05/26/08 - dangerous abscess in mouth; update of 06/06/08 - back right upper tooth has to be cut out on 06/09/08, as it dangerously impacted; update of 06/11/08 and update of 06/12/08 - SEE: 06/12/08; update of 06/13/08 - SEE: 06/14/08
5. Me ('65) of NC - recent (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups..... ; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08
6. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"; update of 05/13/08 - has had a setback; going to see the surgeon in Richmond on 05/15/08.
7. My second granddaughter, Rachel Harty of IL - broke her ankle/leg in 3 places on 05/17/08; clean breaks, no surgery required, but located in a tricky place for a growing girl, so proper healing is essential; update of 05/30/08 - "healing nicely. They put her in a cast below the knee. She still can't put any weight on it for 2 more weeks. Then she will be in a walking cast for 3 weeks after that"; update of 06/14/08 - Her leg is healing much faster than the doctor had expected. She is in a waterproof walking cast now for 3 weeks, then this cast will come off and she will have physical therapy.:
9. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"; update of 05/10/08: "continues to do well since the surgery for pancreatic cancer and will now begin the follow-up treatment to be decided upon following the consultation and evaluation at MD Anderson (Houston)."
10.John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08
11. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!; update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated. "
12. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends. "
14. Jim Wilson ('58) of VA recovering from prostate surgery on 06/02/08
15. All of Us
DATES TO REMEMBER:
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 -NNHS CLASS OF 1968:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1968.html - 03/31/08
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008- NNHS CLASS OF 1963:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html - 03/26/08
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Oh My Pa-Pa
Burkhard for a 1939 musical called Der Schwarze Hecht - Reproduced in 1950 as
Lyrics by Erik Charell, Jürg Amstein, and Robert Gilbert
(Eddie Fisher, 1954)
|Oh Mein Papa||Oh My Pa-pa|
Papa wie ein Pfeil
sprang hinauf auf die Seil,
eh la hopp, eh la hopp, eh la hopp.
Er spreizte die Beine
ganz breit auseinand’,
sprang hoch in die Luft
und steht auf die Hand
Eh la hopp, eh la hopp, eh la hopp.
Oh, mein Papa war eine wunderbare
Er lachte: “Haha, haha”
Ei, wie er lacht, sein Mund,
sie sein so breit und rot
Er ritt auf die Seil
Oh, my Papa, to me he was so
Oh, my Papa, to me he was so good.
No one could be so gentle and so lovable,
Oh, my Papa, he always understood.
Gone are the days when he could take me on his knee
And with a smile he'd change my tears to laughter.
Oh, my Papa, so funny, so
"Oh My Papa" midi courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/mo/NeverKnowWhat/images/ohmypapa.mid - 06/12/08
"Oh My Papa" German and English lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh_My_Pa-Pa_%28O_Mein_Papa%29 - 06/12/08
"Happy Father's Day" title and Red Divider Line clip art courtesy of http:///www.patswebgraphics.com/father/father.html - 06/12/08
Image of "D-A-D" Blocks courtesy of http://www.4kraftykidz.com/FathersDayCrafts.html - 06/12/08
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art
courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band
Version) clip art courtesy of
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
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!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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