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09/20/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Pretend

“Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.”

Kurt Vonnegut
(11 Nov 1922 - 11 Apr 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I love this 1952 Nat King Cole classic. It's, well, lovely!

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciS5GikZ5Jo - Pretend - Nat King Cole


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretend_%28song%29

"Pretend" is a popular song, written in 1952 by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman, and Frank Levere.

The best-known recording, by Nat King Cole was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 2346. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on January 31, 1953 and lasted 20 weeks on the chart, peaking at #3. [1]


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Barry Stutt ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Maxine Petty Ramey ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

22 -  Curt Overman ('59) of VA  AND   Lola Babb Hallman ('63) of NC;

23 - Fred Fox ('63) AND    My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL;

24 -  Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA;

25 - Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND James Comer ('57) AND Robert Coffee ('63) AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND  Jerry Allen ('65) of VA;

26 -   The late Tommy Scott ('61) (deceased 01/05/10);

27 - Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


THIS DAY IN WWII:

September 20, 1942 - Holocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days German SS murdered at least 3,000 Jews.

September 20, 1943 - Operation Source began when British submarines attempted to sink the German battleship Tirpitz as it sat in Norwegian waters. The six submarines involved did enough damage to cripple the battleship for 6 months. 

September 20, 1946 - The first Cannes Film Festival  premiered. The original premier was delayed in 1939 due to World War II.   


THIS DAY IN 1967:

Wednesday, September 20, 1967 - RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 was launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Wednesday, September 20, 1967 - Wrestler Roger Anderson was born, possibly in Minneapolis, Minnesota[1][3].

Wednesday, September 20, 1967 - Football player Martin Harrison was born Martin Allen Harrison in Livermore, California.

Wednesday, September 20, 1967 - Actress Kristen Johnston was born in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, September 20, 1967 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Gunnar Nelson was born Gunnar Eric Nelson in Santa Monica, California, the son of Ricky Nelson and Kristin Harmon. The brother of Tracy Nelson and musician Sam Nelson, his paternal grandparents were Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard from the television program, Ozzie and Harriet. His maternal grandparents were football player and sports broadcaster Tom Harmon and actress/model Elyse Knox. His paternal actor is the late actor, director, and producer David Nelson; his maternal uncle is actor Mark Harmon.

Wednesday, September 20, 1967 - Singer-songwriter and bass player Matthew Nelson was born Matthew Gray Nelson in Santa Monica, California. Being the identical twin of Gunnar Nelson, he shares that same illustrious lineage. Funny thing about twins...


“If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.”

-  Jeffrey R. Holland
(b. 03 Dec 1940)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/20/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 From Marc Snyder ('65) of NC - 09/18/16:
 

    Very very true!

     INDEED! Thank you, Marc!

 
 


   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 09/19/16:
 

     PRECISELY! Thank you, Jean!
 
 


  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 09/19/17:
 

    Thanks, Elizabeth!
 
 


From Jim Rohn's Newsletter - 08/08/16 - "Why Some People Fail and Others Succeed":

Why Some People Fail and Others Succeed

By Jim Rohn
 

Why some people fail and others succeed can be baffling. Sometimes it may even seem unfair. We all know people who have a good education, the right attitude and a sincere desire to make something of themselves. They are good parents, honest employees and loyal friends. Yet despite their knowledge, feelings and desires, they continue to lead lives of quiet desperation. They should have so much more than they do, but they seem to receive so little.

What if we converted our dreams into plans and our plans into refined activities that would lead toward the achievement of our goals?

If we have a sincere desire for progress, then we are compelled to find every possible means to implement all that we know and feel. We must find ways to demonstrate on the outside all of the value that we possess on the inside. Otherwise, our values will remain unappreciated and our talents unrewarded.

Why some people fail and others succeed can be baffling. Sometimes it may even seem unfair. We all know people who have a good education, the right attitude and a sincere desire to make something of themselves. They are good parents, honest employees and loyal friends. Yet despite their knowledge, feelings and desires, they continue to lead lives of quiet desperation. They should have so much more than they do, but they seem to receive so little.

Then there are those who always seem to receive so much and yet merit so little. They have no education. They have a poor attitude about themselves and other people, and are often dishonest and unethical. The only thing they seem to share in common with those who should do well but do so poorly is a sincere desire to get ahead. Despite their lack of virtues, knowledge and appreciation, these people often seem to come out on top.

Why is it that some good people seem to have so little while the dishonest seem to have so much? Why is it that the drug dealers and the mob members and the criminal element in our society are driving Rolls-Royces while many are struggling to make the payments on their inexpensive compacts? If our desire to succeed is as strong as theirs, and if we have the added virtues of philosophical refinement and emotional sophistication, why are we not all doing better than they are?

The answer might well be that we do not work at achieving our goals, and they do. We do not take all that we are to the marketplace and put it to work. They do. We do not stay up late at night developing new plans to achieve our dreams and work hard day after day to make those dreams a reality. They do. We do not learn all that we possibly can about our industry and our markets. They do. We do not make every effort to get around the right sources of influence, to associate with those people who can help us to achieve our goals. They do. While we are dreaming about the promise of the future, they are doing something about it. Granted, they might be doing the wrong things, but they are doing consistently and with an intensity and a level of commitment that would put many of us to shame.

Evil always rushes in to fill the void created by the absence of good. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing, and unfortunately, that is what too many good people choose to do.6 It is our lack of intense, disciplined activity that has allowed evil to flourish and good men to flounder. If life does not seem fair sometimes, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

Imagine how different our world would be if we made a commitment right now to put into action all that we currently are, wherever we currently are, and with whatever we currently have. What if we all gave 100 percent to our jobs, families and communities? What if, starting right now, we began to read the books, replace errors with disciplines and associate with people who have stimulating ideas? What if, starting right now, we converted our dreams into plans and our plans into refined activities that would lead toward the achievement of our goals? What an incredible different we could make! In no time at all we would have evil on the run and good would be rushing in to recapture its rightful place. What a life we could then share with our families—a life filled with challenge, excitement and achievement. And what an inheritance we could leave to the next generation—a wealth of virtue, integrity and substance with which to build a whole new world, and all because we cared enough to do something with our lives and to put our skills and talents to work.


Just picked up a black pair of scissors thinking they were my glasses. That definitely wouldn't have enhanced my eyesight.

- Phil Lester
(b. 30 Jan 1987)


BONUS PRETEND CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://craftbits.com/project/pretend-play-strawberries/ - Shellie Wilson's Pretend Play Strawberries - "This Amigurumi crochet pattern shows you how to make strawberries for pretend play and other fun embellishments."

http://craftatticresources.blogspot.com/2009/11/knit-and-crochet-food.html - Knit and Crochet Food - "Crafting is fun for all ages and interests. This blog evolved from researching resources for friends and articles I write as a freelance writer. It is a place to share the information I discovered. Please feel free to leave comments and questions. I am always looking at new projects ideas for family and friends in areas of my own abilities and theirs."


BONUS PRETEND RECIPES:
http://www.food.com/recipe/pretend-soup-177039 - Pretend Soup


FINALLY:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/19/16:

During training exercises, the Lieutenant was driving down a muddy back road when he encountered another car stuck in the mud, with a red-faced Colonel at the wheel.

"Your jeep stuck, sir?" asked the Lieutenant as he pulled alongside.

"Nope," replied the Colonel, coming over and handing him the keys, "Yours is!"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion. SEE: http://www.nnhsclassof67.myevent.com/ 

3. Saturday, October 07, 2017 - The Warwick HS Class of 1957 will hold their 60-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht and Country Club. 400 Maxwell Lane, Newport News. Cash bar at 6:00 PM, Buffet Dinner at 7:00 PM, Evening of friendship, memories, music and dancing from 8:30 till whenever. Cost $60.00 per person. Dress smart casual (no ties for the guys).

4. Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


 
  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


Pretend

Written by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman, and Frank Levere, 1952 

Recorded by Nat King Cole (17 Mar 1919 – 15 Feb 1965)


Pretend you're happy when you're blue
  It isn't very hard to do
  And you'll find happiness without an end
  Whenever you pretend
 
  Remember anyone can dream
  And nothing's bad as it may seem
  The little things you haven't got
  Could be a lot if you pretend
 
  You'll find a love you can share
  One you can call all your own
  Just close your eyes, she'll be there
  You'll never be alone
 
  And if you sing this melody
  You'll be pretending just like me
  The world is mine, it can be yours, my friend
  So why don't you pretend?
 
  <instrumental interlude>
 
  And if you sing this melody
  You'll be pretending just like me
  The world is mine, it can be yours, my friend
  So why don't you pretend?


"Pretend" midi (sequenced by Deb Ackley) and lyrics courtesy of http://mid.lt263.com/ftzw/lyrics/lyww/w21/lyrics21_17.htm - 09/02/10

"Pretend" Image courtesy of http://www.sweeteventide.com/2010_02_01_archive.html - 09/02/10

Pink String of Hearts Divider Line clip art http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 11/17/05

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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