- NNHS Newsletter
ďThis is love: to fly
toward a secret sky,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is another of our "rerun" Newsletter themes - first seen exactly three years ago today, and each year thereafter:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcWspfgk9c8 - The Lady in Red - Chris De Burgh
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to David Lundquist ('57) AND Glenn Dye ('60) of TX AND Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Fred Eubank ('64) of TX!
Happy Birthday this week to:
27 - Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL AND My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL;
28 - Andrew Puckett ('57) AND Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA;
29 - Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA ANDJimmy Smith ('62) of VA;
30 - Blaine Crum ('57);
01 - the late Julius Benton ('58) (deceased 20 Nov 2008) AND Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX;
02 - Fred Mays ('60) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 06/23/09 - "This should be posted in every school.":
This should be posted in every school!!!
This is an excerpt from the book "Dumbing Down our Kids" by educator Charles Sykes about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He writes about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.
: Life is not fair - get used to it!
Rule 2 : The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.
Rule 6 : If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault , so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
If you agree, pass it on..
If you don't agree stick your head in the sand and take a deep breath!
If you can read this -Thank a teacher!
Thanks so much, Mark!
From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 06/23/09 - "Save Buckroe Petition - Please read, check website, forward!":
Even if you aren't a registered voter
in Hampton, you can still help by telling other people about this petition and
e-mailing this message to as many people as you can.
The Hampton City Council has voted to rezone property at Buckroe that has been used as park land and for off street parking for more than 20 years. If this land is sold, it will diminish public access to the largest public beach on the Peninsula. Parking is already tight and will get much worse if development proceeds on this land.
I'm sharing this message with people who I think are interested in maintaining public access to the water. More park land is needed for additional picnic shelters and other activities that people enjoy on a trip to the beach. Without adequate space for parking, many people will simply have to turn around and drive back home.
Adrian Whitcomb, NNHS '67
Thanks again, Adrian - and again we wish you much success!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/24/09 - "Was It You???":
I am sending this to everyone who sends me e-mail.
One of you sent a virus.
It is a very severe virus.
Look what it did to my mouse.
Love your e-mails! Just thought this was cute and you might want to send it on to others.
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 06/24/09 - "AMISH VIRUS":
Thanks, Ruthie! It's quite a day for viruses!
From http://www.selfgrowthtest.com - 06/222/09 - " Reclaim Your Creative Courage":
Self Confidence - Reclaiming Your Creative
By Gail McMeekin, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., Apr. 21, 2009
Are you haunted by unfinished creative projects or dreams? Make a list of the major ones. Are you still interested in pursuing one or more of them? Note which projects/pathways, if any, are still compelling to you. Creativity is about magnetism and commitment.
If you are not going to move ahead with any of these projects, you need to release them to make space for your new attractions. Are there lessons to be learned from letting go of these abandoned dreams? Rudy acknowledged that he hadnít really been ready until now to write his screenplay. His vision just recently crystallized into the story we wants to tell.
Melissa, on the other hand, has always wanted to become an environmental lawyer. Now at age fifty, she fears she is too old. This is a creative choice point for her. She can either live the rest of her life with the sorrow of not having become a lawyer or she can go to law school. Or alternately, she could leverage her skills by becoming a lobbyist, a political activist, or a paralegal. Melissa is now taking one course at a law school to help her to make the right choice.
One of the greatest blocks to creativity is fear. Fear keeps you from exploring your goals in depth and strategizing successful action steps to achieve them. Fear of failure keeps you from enjoying an experimental mind set where roadblocks and re-routing are expected and, even welcomed as new information. Focusing on the fear of being wrong or criticized clips your creative wings. Almost everyone can remember trying something new and being chided. Therefore we learned to play it safe, cease taking risks, and stop the flow of creative solutions.
What Frightens You Most About Expressing Your Creativity?
What is your fear about specifically? What creative traumas from the past still hold power over you? What do you fear from your internal critic or people from your past who criticized your ideas and actions? Write this all down so you can see it and begin resolution. Donít let fear keep you from being your true self. Identify and leverage solutions that will help your fear to stay out of the way.
Write down all the things, people, places, activities, or thoughts that diminish your creative energy. Subtract from your life what clogs the clarity of your creative channel. Your creativity is a valuable asset; you canít afford to have it compromised by clutter, other peopleís needs, or busyness. Even if you only find the time to write in your creative journal or sit quietly for fifteen minutes a day, you are connecting with your original voice. Preserve the messages and insights. What life choices support your ingenious energy? Honor your individual cravings and notions. Diligently restructure your lifestyle and commit to a current creative project that nurtures you. Embrace the dreams of today and enjoy your new creative power.
Gail McMeekin, MSW, LICSW, is a nationally known career/creativity/life choices coach and consultant and the author of the highly acclaimed books, The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women and The Power of Positive Choices. Her work has been featured in many periodicals such as Boston Magazine, Investor's Business Daily, Redbook, and Health, as well as on radio and TV. She has a new e-book called Boost Your Creativity, Productivity, and Profits in 21 Steps available at her website: www.creativesuccess.com as well as a free newsletter called Creative Success. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
© Copyright by SelfGrowth.com, Self Improvement Online, Inc.
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 06/23/09 - "Redneck Humor" (#2 in a Series of 11):
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. 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 email@example.com- OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI
2. 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 - WHS CLASS OF 1959
4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org. - CLASS OF 1970
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Love to all, Carol
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The Lady in Red
Words and Music by Chris de Burgh, 1986
"The Lady in Red" midi courtesy of http://www.jadierose.com/midicollection.html
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
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