- NNHS Newsletter -
“I live for those who love me, for those who know me true,
George Linnaeus Banks
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
How about some Enya?
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeYL3uhYv48 - Caribbean Blue - Enya
"Caribbean Blue" is a song by Irish musician Enya originally released as the second track on her 1991 album Shepherd Moons. "Caribbean Blue" got to Number 13 in the UK Singles Chart. The song follows a waltz time signature, and mentions the Anemoi (Ancient Greek wind gods): Boreas, Afer Ventus (Africus), Eurus, and Zephyrus...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Barbara Kemp Bostwick
('60) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND Hunter Todd ('57) of TX;
10 - Marshall Conley ('63) of VA;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
August 05, 1940 - The Soviet Union formally annexed Latvia.
August 05, 1944 -
insurgents liberated a
freeing 348 Jewish
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Wednesday, August 05, 1964 - Vietnam War: Operation Pierce Arrow – American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bombed North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes against U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
Wednesday, August 05, 1964 - Journalist Rory Morrison was born Rory David Morrison in London, England. He died from lymphoma on 11 June 2013 at University College London Hospital (UCLH), London, England at the age of 48.
Wednesday, August 05, 1964 - Rapper and director (Beastie Boys) Adam Yauch was born Adam Nathaniel Yauch in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He died of cancer on 04 May 2012 in New York City, New York at the age of 47.
From Me ('65) of NC - 08/04/14 - "Fun with Guests":
have been having a great time with company for the past several
days! Adrienne's favorite
missionary companion, Ashley Johnson,
flew out from Arizona on the 25th, during which time we celebrated
three family birthdays. The rest of the time we celebrated
Adrienne always said that Ashley was the sister she never had; we immediately saw she was our missing daughter as well.
to fly back to Arizona on Wednesday, the 6th. We're trying to keep
her here (where she obviously really belongs), but her other
family somehow seems to object to that idea...
Wednesday, December 12,
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
|Sisters Harty and Johnson||Adrienne and Ashley||Ashley, Adrienne, and Eleanor|
|On Sunday, the 3rd, Our Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) flew up from Texas on a business matter, and was here for less than 24 hours! We didn't even take the photos we had planned, so here he is in the back seat of our '92 Buick Le Sabre as we race to the airport.|
Monday, August 04, 2014
Very soon now our home is going to be unbearably empty...
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/04/14 - "GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT":
presents an evening of Gospel Music, Saturday, August 16th at 6:00
PM at Victory Fellowship, 518 Davis Street, Grand Prairie, TX.
Featuring LISA DYE and MR. STEVE WEATHERFORD, son of the legendary Gospel Singer, LILLY FERN WEATHERFORD.
Free admission. Victory Fellowship Church is located between N.E. 8th or Beltline Rd and N.E. 6TH on Davis Street that branches off Main Street.
Call 972-602-8844 for info.
COOL BEANS! Thanks, Glenn! Y'all have fun!
From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 08/04/14 - "House Concert - Saturday August 9th - Doors Open at 7:00 PM; Music starts at 7:30 PM":
LADD Park Residents $7.50 each
MORE COOL BEANS! Thanks, Terry! Y'all have fun, too!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 08/04/14 - "THANKS FOR YOUR TIME":
THANKS FOR YOUR TIME
Thank You ALL.....
A lot of truth in this; you can give someone money and you have the option to earn more to replace it. However, your time is limited - you can't create more, so thank someone for their time today.
Over the phone, his mother told him, "Mr. Belser died last night. The funeral is Wednesday." Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days.
"Jack, did you hear me?"
"Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I heard you. It's been so long since I thought of him. I'm sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago," Jack said.
"Well, he didn't forget you. Every time I saw him he'd ask how you were doing. He'd reminisce about the many days you spent over 'his side of the fence' as he put it," Mom told him.
"I loved that old house he lived in," Jack said.
"You know, Jack, after your father died, Mr. Belser stepped in to make sure you had a man's influence in your life," she said.
"He's the one who taught me carpentry," he said. "I wouldn't be in this business if it weren't for him. He spent a lot of time teaching me things he thought were important...Mom, I'll be there for the funeral," Jack said.
As busy as he was, he kept his word. Jack caught the next flight to his hometown. Mr. Belser's funeral was small and uneventful. He had no children of his own, and most of his relatives had passed away.
The night before he had to return home, Jack and his Mom stopped by to see the old house next door one more time.
Standing in the doorway, Jack paused for a moment. It was like crossing over into another dimension, a leap through space and time. The house was exactly as he remembered. Every step held memories. Every picture, every piece of furniture....Jack stopped suddenly.
"What's wrong, Jack?" his Mom asked.
"The box is gone," he said.
"What box? " Mom asked.
"There was a small gold box that he kept locked on top of his desk. I must have asked him a thousand times what was inside. All he'd ever tell me was 'the thing I value most,'" Jack said.
It was gone. Everything about the house was exactly how Jack remembered it, except for the box. He figured someone from the Belser family had taken it.
"Now I'll never know what was so valuable to him," Jack said. "I better get some sleep. I have an early flight home, Mom."
It had been about two weeks since Mr. Belser died. Returning home from work one day Jack discovered a note in his mailbox. "Signature required on a package. No one at home. Please stop by the main post office within the next three days," the note read.
Early the next day Jack retrieved the package. The small box was old and looked like it had been mailed a hundred years ago. The handwriting was difficult to read, but the return address caught his attention.
"Mr. Harold Belser," it read.
Jack took the box out to his car and ripped open the package. There inside was the gold box and an envelope. Jack's hands shook as he read the note inside.
"Upon my death, please forward this box and its contents to Jack Bennett. It's the thing I valued most in my life." A small key was taped to the letter. His heart racing, as tears filling his eyes, Jack carefully unlocked the box. There inside he found a beautiful gold pocket watch. Running his fingers slowly over the finely etched casing, he unlatched the cover.
Inside he found these words engraved: "Jack, Thanks for your time! Harold Belser."
"The thing he valued most...was...my time."
Jack held the watch for a few minutes, then called his office and cleared his appointments for the next two days. "Why?" Janet, his assistant asked.
"I need some time to spend with my son," he said.
"Oh, by the way, Janet...thanks for your time!"
Think about this. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true.
1. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way..
2. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
3. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
4. You mean the world to someone.
5. If not for you, someone may not be living.
6. You are special and unique.
7. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you trust The Lord to do what's best, and wait on His time, sooner or later, you will get it or something better.
8. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good can still come from it.
9. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.
10. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.
12. Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know and you'll both be happy ..
13. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.
Send this letter to all the people you care about, if you do so, you will certainly brighten someone's day and might change their perspective on life... for the better.
*****To everyone I sent this to, "Thanks for your time."*****
Do Not Regret Getting Older; It is a Privilege Denied To Many!
Thank you so much, Wayne!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/04/14 - "Image fader-- absolutely fantastic":
|Pics from the
Past - It is amazing the difference in 70 years.
CLICK .. HOLD IT AND DRAG YOUR MOUSE GENTLY FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ON THE ORIGINAL PHOTOS AND IT WILL BECOME THE EXACT SAME LOCATION TODAY .... DRAG IT BACK OVER AND YOU ARE IN 1944 AGAIN.
WOWZERONI! This is a positively mesmerizing - and spooky - exercise! Thanks so much, Billy!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/01/14 - "Funnies (#3 in a series of 13)":
BONUS CARIBBEAN BLUE CROCHET PATTERN:
http://www.handmadebyannepotter.com/category/projects/crochet-patterns/ - Anne Potter's Tobago Belt - "A wonderfully cool accessory, this uber-hip belt gives crochet a new swagger. A bright Caribbean blue yarn and traditional square motifs get along perfectly in this fashion-brilliant belt. I love how the classic Granny square has such attitude seen on this bandolier-inspired hip belt – so cool! While you could make this belt using any small square motif, I’m including directions for the classic double crochet motif shown. This belt is a great on-the-go project thanks to the motif’s small size and simple pattern. Scour thrift shops (or etsy.com and ebay) for the perfect vintage belt buckle or grab a new one in the notions department of the fabric store. Who knew crochet could be so hip?"
BONUS BLUE FISH RECIPE:
|http://allrecipes.com/recipe/super-summer-grilled-bluefish/ - Super Summer Grilled Bluefish - "Have a ton of bluefish and don't know what to do with it? Give this a try! Bluefish has a reputation for being a very strong fish. This super citrus marinade gives this grilled fish a bright and delicious flavor. I just made some (which I caught and froze) and it came out superb."|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/04/14:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/17/14
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 email@example.com; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
(b. 17 May 1961)
...so the world goes round and round
With all you ever knew --
They say the sky high above
Is Caribbean blue...
...if every man says all he can,
If every man is true,
Do I believe the sky above
Is Caribbean blue...
...if all you told was turned to gold
If all you dreamed was new,
Imagine sky high above
In Caribbean blue...
"Caribbean Blue" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://www.descent.dk/nike1/td/part2.htm - 07/06/09
"Caribbean Blue" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/e/enya/caribbean_blue.html - 08/05/09
"Caribbean Blue" Imagecourtesy of http://www.eihr.com/royalp/index_en.htm - 08/05/09
Island Divider Line clip art courtesy of somewhere within http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars.html - 07/08/09
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
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of http://www.stantoncollegeprep.org/central/ - 08/01/10
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy ofhttp://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06