07/13/13 - NNHS
“Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Can you believe it?!? Today marks the thirteenth anniversary of our website. Thanks for all your generous support in so many ways!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q1amG-9uDw&NR=1 - The Anniversary Waltz - Bing Crosby - deliciously scratchy sound!
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3oOwKosfF4 - The Anniversary Waltz - Connie Francis
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgKA-vWwecg&NR=1 - The Anniversary Waltz - Mantovani
The Anniversary Waltz is a popular song written by Dave Franklin, the lyrics by Al Dubin. The song was published in 1941. It has been covered by Vera Lynn and Connie Francis. The title "Anniversary Waltz" is often mistakenly and confusingly used to refer to the entirely unrelated Anniversary Song.
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 07/12/13, 2:29 PM - " BOBBY BALL, NNHS '63":
WOULD YOU PLEASE POST THE FOLLOWING:
WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GET TOGETHER FOR BOBBY ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 13TH, 6:30 PM AT ANGELO'S ON J. CLYDE MORRIS BOULEVARD.
MOST OF US HAVE NOT SEEN BOBBY IN 50 YEARS. IF ANYONE WISHES TO COME, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT TYPHOONJIM44@JUNO.COM OR 757-438-0287. I WILL NEED TO FURNISH A HEAD COUNT TO ANGELO'S.
WHAT SUPER FUN! Thanks, Jimmy! Here ya go! Y'all have a great time, and tell Bobby Hi for me!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Happy Birthday this week to:My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL;
18 -Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57);
20 - Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
July 13, 1941 - Britain and the Soviet Union signed a mutual aid pact, that provided the means for Britain to send war material to the Soviet Union.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
NEW ON SITE:
http://www.nnhs65.com/national-restaurant.html - newly expanded page!
1. From My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL - 07/13/13:
|Well, I got home from the
hospital today. I have to make an appointment for two weeks from Monday
for surgery. No surgeries for 36 years, then two in one month. I feel so
So, just wait 20 years?
Yeah, that'll do it! In retrospect I think it was because after I had my own gallbladder surgery, I was then able to eat the foods I couldn't eat earlier, go on the Atkins Diet, and then I lost 65 pounds - which made me feel great! Love you, Joshua!
2. My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/13/13:
| Paul's biopsy test
results came back today: positive for basal cell carcinoma. He'll
see the surgeon Tuesday morning; we'll know more after that. Then
he will return to the dermatologist on Wednesday, July 24 at 10:00 AM to
have a plethora of pre-cancerous lesions removed from his arms and face.
"Basal-cell carcinoma (BCC), a skin cancer, is the most common cancer. It rarely metastasizes or kills. However, because it can cause significant destruction and disfigurement by invading surrounding tissues, it is still considered malignant."
3. The Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959, My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky of NC - 07/13/13:
| Eleanor's blood
pressure has now stabilized, but she is fluctuating quickly back and
forth from, "I haven't felt this well for the longest time," to "I
haven't felt this badly since I had polio."
Yeah, when was that, 1951? Good times. Not!
We spent the entire day with her today and saw her change from the bad to the good. It seems to be tied to her food intake, both quality and timing. We will be checking in with her even more than usual.....
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 07/12/13 - "Your health":
|So sorry to hear about your lung
congestion. Yesterday was my son, Allan's, birthday were he still with
us. Born July 11, 1970. He had Cystic Fibrosis.
I am leading up to this: do you take Mucinex tablets available now over the counter? It is a safe mucolitic drug that will help you cough up the congestion in your lower lungs.
Also, if you can with no ill
effects, once or twice a day lean over the edge of your bed and cough,
letting someone clap your lung area using a towel to soften the hits,
and then letting gravity help you get the stuff up and out. It will help
your lungs immensely.
Thanks so much, Frances! My condition has greatly improved. I've finished my round of antibiotic, almost finished with the Prednisone, and have cut back on the urgent need of cough syrup. I normally take Tussin DM which contains some of the same ingredients as Mucinex, which I always keep on hand both in pill and liquid form. My PA had given me samples of a wonderful soothing cough syrup called Bromfed DM, but as gold apparently is one of its main ingredients (in addition to the Brompheniramine Maleate, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride, and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, to which they admit), I shall not be getting that prescription filled unless something drastic happens. The pain in my lower chest seems to have vanished, and the coughing has greatly decreased, so I think I'm almost over the infection - or whatever it was. Whatever I had caused me coughing, congestion, and pain, but I curiously did not feel ill - which thing had never happened to me before.
I really appreciate your lung-cleaning advice; I would never have thought of such a thing!
From Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA - 07/12/13:
...I sense sometimes just how hard
you have it on occasion... You are a beautiful and wonderful lady that
has found a way to bring much pleasure to many people. May a special
angel settle on your shoulder.
Thank you so very much, Eddie Darlin'! You are such a sweetheart!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/12/13 - "Getting into Heaven":
|Getting Into Heaven
A woman arrived at the Gates of Heaven. While she was waiting for Saint Peter to greet her, she peeked through the gates. She saw a beautiful banquet table. Sitting all around were her parents and all the other people she had loved and who had died before her. They saw her and began calling greetings to her.
"Hello - How are you!
We've been waiting for you! Good to see you."
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 07/12/13 - "Buttermilk Pie":
|Oh, my HECK!
Okay folks, so this is not diet
worthy but it is amazing. My mother used to make it. I haven't had it in
years! This will just have to be one of those moderation, moderation
deals!!! But I AM going to eat it!!
Preheat oven to 400°. Mix everything together and pour into an unbaked 9" pie shell. Sprinkle the top lightly with nutmeg. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 350° and bake 45 minutes. Cool to allow filling to set.
DROOL! Thanks, Susan!
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 07/12/13 - "Always End the Day...":
|AMEN! Thank you again, Susan!|
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 07/08/13 - "Less-Stress Summer":
|Want a Less Stressful
By Laura B. Young
I once heard George Carlin the comedian address the topic of
vacations, and how people handle their "stuff." People usually take a
smaller version of their stuff on vacation and sequentially smaller
versions to their hotel room, or to the beach etc. He was hysterical;
resonating with the need we have for the familiar in order to feel more
comfortable. Reflecting on this I wondered if it is the same with our
stress level? Do we take a smaller version of our stress with us on
vacation? Are we such creatures of habit that we unconsciously take
along some stress to stay in our comfort zone? Sometimes we go into the
habit of stress automatically, not giving any thought as to how we might
change our lives to have smaller and smaller versions of it. On vacation
for instance do we mindlessly fill up "down time?" Can you intentionally
practice doing nothing? Are you tempted to fill the space?
First: If you are overwhelmed with stress....stop! Breathe slowly, gently, with eyes closed. Becoming aware of breath and slowing it down is a major precursor to change. If our breath is shallow and we are unaware of it, we remain unfocused, tense and distracted. So without forcing, practice deep slow gentle breaths. Using the analogy of a bicycle, if one has never learned to ride it is of no use in an emergency. Our breath is like the bicycle. It has the power to calm us in the stressful situation on a day to day basis, if we practice.
Second: Look at your life as you are presently living it. Now look at your life as you would like it to be.
Third: Draw a circle, include segments representing the time you spend on major areas as family finances, leisure, health, career, sleep etc. Where are you overdoing, under doing? Where is your energy going? Where are you in this pie of your life? (For example I saw an overstressed banker whose wife was on the verge of leaving because he never had time for the family. After assessing his situation it became evident that in addition to overworking, he was reading four newspapers a day plus listening to local and national news. He reduced reading to one newspaper with a nightly scan of news, gaining roughly two hours a day, thus being more available to his family.
Fourth: Breathe, review and redraw your circle into a more balanced possibility. Doing less in some areas in order to be more available to life in others, is a beginning. Reevaluate your priorities. Pay attention to how you feel, become mindful. In our society busyness is quite addictive, condoned and valued. What I'm suggesting to create change in your life may run counter to your comfort level, and that itself being a clue.
Fifth: How to start being mindful: Do you have 1 minute or 10 minutes a day? 30 minutes would be better; however start where you can and will. Place one hand where your breath is moving usually the chest area and one hand below your navel so you can feel the rise and fall of your belly breathing. Breathe in slowly, pause without forcing, and on the out breath make an "aaah" sound. Remember how it feels to come home exhausted to flop on the couch saying aaah! Continue to breathe gently, slowly and deeply pausing after each inhalation and exhalation. Thoughts may come, just note them and let them go. Thoughts are like clouds, they always change. So go back to breath and relax. Do this exercise for one minute and add to it as you can. Becoming aware, mindful and breathing properly are basic underpinnings for managing stress, and changing your life.
Let go and relax!
About the Author:
Laura B Young (LMFT, and CCH) is the SelfGrowth.com Official Guide to Manifestation, a psychotherapist, author, and radio show host with thirty years of clinical experience. In 1992 she established her Private Practice: Life Resource Center.
Specializing in grief resolution, relationship struggles, and the challenges of life transitions... She has written numerous articles for regional magazines. She became a contributing writer on Self Growth.com as The Manifestation Expert. since 2009.
Her books include:
The Nature of Change
Journey into a Passionate Life (and companion workbook):
How to Manifest What You REALLY Want! (an audio program with workbook):
More information may be found here: http://www.selfgrowth.com/solos/laurayoung.html
BONUS ANNIVERSARY CROCHET PATTERNS:
Anniversary Rose Cake - "We 'baked' this cake to celebrate
the 75th Anniversary of Red Heart® and want to share the recipe with
you! Crochet three tiers and then embellish with a flourish of roses and
a heart on top."
Cindy Mills' Anniversary Shawl - "In celebration of the 1
year anniversary of the
BONUS ANNIVERSARY RECIPES:
- "Anniversary recipes will mark the right
kind of celebration for your great occasion that will even leave the
http://www.marthastewart.com/358868/anniversary-recipes - Martha Stewart's Anniversary Recipes - "Get recipes, menus, ideas, cooking tips, how-to instructions and videos on Anniversary Recipes from Martha Stewart."
http://www.food.com/recipe-finder/all/anniversary - Anniversary Recipes - "272 Recipes"
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/12/13:
to give a cat a pill.
1. Pick up the cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.
2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.
3. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.
4. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws, ignore growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold cat's head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.
5. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.
6. Wrap cat in a large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with cat's head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of a drinking straw, force cat's mouth open with pencil and blow down straw.
7. Check label to make sure pill is not harmful to humans, drink a beer to take away the taste. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from the carpet with soap and water.
8. Tie the little angel’s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of the dining table. Find heavy pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet steak. Be rough about it. Hold head vertical and pour 2 pints of water down cat's throat to wash down pill.
9. Consume remainder of scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the A&E, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill from your eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order a new table.
10. Arrange for RSPCA to collect the mutant cat from hell and ring local pet shop to see whether they have any hamsters.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds
Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month
at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above
Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon
is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends
in that year, go visit with them.
2. Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - Get Together for Bobby Ball ('63) at 6:30 PM at Angelo's on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. CONTACT: Jimmy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-438-0287. He will need to furnish a head count to Angelo's.
3. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
4. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/13/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
The Anniversary Waltz
(10 June 1891 - 11 Feb 1945); Music by David Franklin, 1941
We just discovered each other
Tonight when the lights were low
One dance led up to another
And now I can't let you go
So tell me I may always dance
The Anniversary Waltz with you
Tell me this is real romance
An anniversary dream come true
Let this be the answer
To our future years
Through millions of smiles
And a few little tears
May I always listen to
The Anniversary Waltz
Let this be the answer
To our future years
Through millions of smiles
And a few little tears
May I always listen to
The Anniversary Waltz
"The Anniversary Waltz" midi courtesy of http://jackhallmidi.com/thecorner.html - 07/08/10
"The Anniversary Waltz" lyrics courtesy of http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/t/theanniversarywaltz.shtml - 07/08/10
Animated "Happy Anniversary" Title clip art courtesy of http://www.universalscraps.com/comments.php?f=happy.anniversary - 07/08/10
Hearts with Roses clip art and Roses and Heart Divider Line
clip art courtesy
of http://www.wtv-zone.com/IrishRose/Valentine-gifs.html - 03/13/06
Animated Pulsing Red Heart courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05
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
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Sad Face clip art courtesy of http://www.designstop.com/free_stuff/clipart/smiles/smiles1.htm - 08/03/08 (re-saved 02/16/09)
Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs
('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 02/16/09
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