- NNHS Newsletter
"No disguise can long conceal love where it exists,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is another of our "rerun" Newsletter themes - first seen exactly one year ago today:
We have another TWO-FER today:
Glenn Dye ('60) of TX is turning 65 today. It was Glenn's birthday announcement three years ago which led to the creation of the birthday page! Thanks again, Glenn - and congratulations!
And a big Happy Birthday to Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI who's also celebrating today:
Have a wonderful day, Lady!
From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 06/21/07 - "My New Motto For 2007":
POEM ABOUT OUR GIRLFRIENDS
Someone will always be prettier.
Some will always be smarter.
Some of their houses will be bigger.
Some will drive a better car.
Their children will do better in school.
And their husband will fix more things around the house.
So let it go,
and love you and your circumstances.
Think about it!
The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.
And the most highly favored
woman on your job may be unable to have children.
And the richest woman you know,
she's got the car, the house, the clothes~~~~
might be lonely.
And the word says, "If I have not Love, I am nothing."
So, again, love you
Love who you are.
Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say,
"I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed, to be disappointed!"
"Winners make things happen~~
Losers let things happen."
Be "blessed" ladies~~~~~
and pass this on to encourage another woman.
"To the world you might be one person,
but to the one person, you just may be the world."
Thank you, Judy! This is all true! It's difficult to remember at times, but it is true.
From Randy Tate ('66) of DE - 06/21/07 - "Center of the Bible":
Got this from a friend of mine.
"Change is inevitable. Progress is optional."
Q: What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?
A: Psalms 117
Q: What is the longest chapter in the Bible?
A: Psalms 119
Q: Which chapter is in the center of the Bible?
A: Psalms 118
Fact: There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118
Fact: There are 594 chapters after Psalms 118
Add these numbers up and you get 1188.
Q: What is the center verse in the Bible?
A: Psalms 118:8
Q: Does this verse say something significant about God's perfect will for our lives?
The next time someone says they would like to find God's perfect will for their lives and that they want to be in the center of His will, just send them to the center of His Word!
"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."
Now isn't that odd how this worked out (or was God in the center of it)?
When things get tough, always remember...
Faith doesn't get you around trouble, it gets you through it !!
God Bless You!
Thank you for this wonderful reminder, Randy Darlin'!
From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 06/21/07 - "A good morning chuckle"
After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form, called a "gripe & g t sheet," which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft.
The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight. Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humor. Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by UPS pilots (marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers. By the way, UPS is the only major airline that has never, ever, had an accident..
P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.
P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.
P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.
P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.
P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.
P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.
P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what friction locks are for.
P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.
P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.
P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.
P: Aircraft handles funny. (I love this one!)
S: Aircraft warned to: straighten up, fly right, and be serious.
P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.
P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.
P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.
These are great! Thanks again, Judy!
From One of my Famous Marines - Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 06/24/07 - "Dear Carol, WOW ~~~ Please Open this up ~~~ I thought it was only Me !!!":
I thought it was only me that was getting older. I was Shocked as you might be !!!
Your Friend, Herbie
THOUGHT YOU'D ALL GET A KICK OUT OF THIS ONE -- HARD TO BELIEVE, ISN'T IT???
Time flies by too fast ! ! !
IN SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO ALL THE Girls WE'VE LOVED BEFORE...
Brigette Bardot is now 72
Stella Stevens is now 69
Sophia Loren is now 72
Gina Lollobrigida is now 79
Deborah Kerr 95
Rachel Welch 67
Lena Horne 89
Kay Starr 84
Patti Page 79
Annette Funicello 64
Barbara Eden 72
Doris Day 82
Joan Collins 73
Julie Christie 65
Leslie Caron 75
Carroll Baker 75
Debra Padget 73
Julie Andrews 71
Ursula Andress 70
Rita Moreno 75
Jean Simmons 77
Julie Newmar 73
Kim Novak 73
Jane Powell 77
Debbie Reynolds 74
Shirley Temple 78
Jane Russell 85
Kathryn Grayson 84
Esther Williams 83
Elke Sommer 66
Gale Storm 84
Jill St. John 66
Mamie Van Doren 75
UNBELIEVABLE, HOW IN THE WORLD DID WE ALL GET THIS OLD???
Oh, what a dreadful thought, Herbie Darlin'! I didn't post their images; it was just too painful a thought.....
Thanks, Sweetie - I think.....
From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 06/24/07 - "Bday":
Happy Birthday to my
mother, Roselle Harvey Mays.
She turned 92 on June 24th!
Peace & Blessing,
WOWZERONI!!! And what a pretty lady! Thanks, Cheryl - and give her our best!
|Roselle Harvey Mays|
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 06/24/07 - "The Postal Service No One Hears About ":
Carol, my brother-in-law sent this to me, and I feel like everyone should have a chance to read it.
Jerry Blanchard (62) of Va.
This is very cute.
confirmed by Snopes.com: http://www.snopes.com/glurge/abbey.asp
The Postal Service No One Hears About
Our 14-year-old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her.
She dictated and I wrote:
Will you please take special care of our dog, Abbey? She died yesterday and is in heaven. We miss her very much. We are happy that you let us have her as our dog even though she got sick. I hope that you will play with her. She liked to play with balls and swim before she got sick. I am sending some pictures of her so that when you see her in heaven you will know she is our special dog. But I really do miss her.
Love, Meredith Claire"
We put that in an envelope with two pictures of Abbey, and addressed it to "God in Heaven". We put our return address on it. Then Meredith stuck some stamps on the front (because, as she said, it may take lots of stamps to get a letter all the way to heaven), and that afternoon I let her drop it into the letter box at the post office.
For a few days, she would ask if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.
Yesterday there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch. Curious, I went to look at it. It had a gold star card on the front and said "To Meredith" in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith took it in and opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers, "When a Pet Dies". Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God, in its opened envelope. On the opposite page, one of the pictures of Abbey was taped under the words "For Meredith". We turned to the back cover, and there was the other picture of Abbey, and this handwritten note on pink paper:
I know that you will be happy to know that Abbey arrived safely and soundly in Heaven! Having the pictures you sent to me was such a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. You know, Meredith, she isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me--just like she stays in your heart--young and running and playing. Abbey loved being your dog, you know.
Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets!-- so I can't keep your beautiful letter. I am sending it to you with the pictures so that you will have this book to keep and remember Abbey. One of my angels is taking care of this for me. I hope the little book helps.
Thank you for the beautiful letter. Thank your mother for sending it. What a wonderful mother you have! I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I am in heaven, but wherever there is love I am there also.
This is very touching, Jerry! The Snopes account you provided was just as interesting. Thanks so much, Sweetie!
From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 06/25/07:
Hope this note finds you well and happy.
To Janice McCain Rose ('65 - of VA) re “Do you remember”, yes I do! What fun to read those things I simply took for granted at the time. So, I guess that makes me “one of the old guys” but those memories make it all worthwhile. My daughters gave me a phonograph a couple of years ago for my birthday along with some old albums they found. I have saved 45’s from many years ago as well plus a goodly collection of albums so every now and then I crank it up and have a ball. We just went to a Temptations concert( only one original remains!) and that was a blast. We ought to think of getting them to perform for a reunion! They had the joint rockin’!!
Thanks Janice. Your list was a wonderful trip back to a more peaceful time. We had it made and didn’t realize it!!
Happy Fourth of July to everyone. Be safe.
Love to all,
Thank you, Sweet Joe! Those were great times, weren't they?!?
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton High - '63) of MD - 06/21/07 and 06/25/07:
.....(Is) my Alzheimer's setting in (which is beginning to be no laughing joke)?
Heaven forbid you should develop Alzheimer's!
We can't have gorgeous men running
around out there not knowing who they are! Why, there's no telling WHAT could
happen to you! All those wimmin who've been fantasizing about you for
forty-eleven years could suddenly band together and .....
Oh, never mind. Just take care of yourself, Chandler Darlin'!
Thanks, Carol. And there is an up side to
Alzheimer's......you meet new people every day. :)
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Gorgeous!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957
4. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for Everyone - OPEN TO ALL
5. Saturday, October 6, 2007 - Reunion - NNHS CLASSES OF 1941 AND 1942
6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 13, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965
7. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:
As these five messages were consuming so much space on each Newsletter, I've decided just to publish the NEXT upcoming reunion on each Newsletter:
The NNHS Class of 1960
on Saturday, August 4th, 2007, at 3:00 PM at the Beach home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot,
Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person
For information/reservations, please contact:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 04/02/07:
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
The Lady in Red
(Chris De Burgh)
I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright
I've never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
They're looking for a little romance, given half a chance
I have never seen that dress you're wearing
Or the highlights in your head that catch your eyes I have been blind
The lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek
There's nobody here, it's just you and me, It's where I wanna be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I'll never for get, the way you look tonight
I've never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright you were amazing
I've never seen so many people want to be there by your side
And when you turned to me and smiled, It took my breath away
I have never had such a feeling
Such a feeling of complete and utter love, as I do tonight
The way you look tonight
I never will forget, the way you look tonight
The lady in red
The lady in red
The lady in red
My lady in red (I love you.)
"The Lady in Red" midi
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/05/06
in Red" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/05/06
Thanks again, Dave!
Zucker's "Lady in Red" Image courtesy of http://www.workshop.org/pages/photography/images/zucker_lady_in_red.jpg - 04/06/06
String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 03/19/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Laughter clip art
courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
- one of my
Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
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