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09/23/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
When Autumn Comes

“The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month
of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself
like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty
who has seen one season too many.”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(29 Aug 1809 - 07 Oct 1894)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I'm repeating this Newsletter from four years ago because I really like the graphics.

http://nnhs65.com/09-23-07-NNHS-When-Autumn-Comes.html

   Since that time I've determined that (just as I feared) the midi file I had attached did not match the beautiful lyrics of Linda Eder's song shown below.  I tried to find a Bonus video and was somewhat thwarted in that, just as I was in locating the correct midi file (hence, there is none attached today):

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q896j06cQi4 - When Autumn Comes - Linda Eder - lovely voice, beautiful images - 36 seconds - WHAT? Are you kidding me?!?

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIA2awkArwU - When Autumn Comes - Jenna Davis


HOMEWORK:

http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/september-equinox.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09/110923-autumnal-equinox-northern-hemisphere-first-day-fall-2011-science/

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-autumnal-equinox-of-2011

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/22/autumnal-equinox-2011-fall_n_975745.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox


REUNION ALERT:

    From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 08/25/11 AND 09/19/11 - "BRUNCH INVITATION":


Carol,

Hope all’s well with you and yours and yawl (southern) are enjoying Carolina living. Following you’ll see a Brunch Invitation that might cause you to make a “road trip”. Everyone there, your fans, would love to see you.....
 

Hey Guys,

It’s me again. Please get your Ducks in a row, don’t miss the boat and be there or you might be square on October 1st. Try your best to adjust your schedule and join us for the BREAKFAST BRUNCH.

Please email or call me so we can plan for you,

BILL

BRUNCH  INVITATION

The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606 at 11am on Saturday, October 1, 2011.

Please come join us for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of “War Stories” and maybe a lie or two.  Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose.

Please RSVP to Bill Roady at duckbill1@verizon.net or call me at 757-595-0716 so we have a head count.

Bill Roady
 

   Thanks so much, Bill - if there's any possible way to manage it, I'll see you there!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy 20th Birthday today to        My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL - currently serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany - who was born the night of a spectacular Illinois Harvest Moon! 

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA! 

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

26 -     The late Tommy Scott ('61) - 1942 (deceased 01/05/10);

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

28 -     Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND      My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:

From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0923.htm - INCLUDING:

Monday, Sept. 23, 1861
FREMONT FIGHTING FRIENDS FEARLESSLY

John Charles Fremont, military governor of St. Louis and the Missouri district, was failing to heed the old saying that when you finds yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging. He had enraged half of Missouri with his highhanded orders, including an emancipation of slaves and threats to confiscate the property of, and then execute, Confederate sympathizers. Then he got the Union supporters just as angry by playing politics instead of going in support of the Irish Guard in Lexington. Today the St. Louis Evening News pointed out some of these facts to their readership. Fremont's response was to padlock the presses and have the editor thrown in jail.

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1862
EMMA, EUGENE ENDURE EXCESSES


Far from the well-known battlefield of Antietam, where the wounded were still being tended and the dead were by now mostly buried, other battles were fought on other fields today. An “Indian uprising” was still simmering in the Dakota Territory, with fighting near Fort Abercrombie. Two Confederate attacks on Union shipping took place in the inland waters. On the Ohio River the steamer Emma was plundered by guerilla forces at Foster’s Landing. And on the Mississippi River, the ship Eugene was attacked near Randolph, Tennessee. The ship was able to escape with minimal damage, but Union troops burned much of the town of Randolph as punishment for “harboring rebels.”

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1863
ROSECRANS RECEIVES REMARKABLY RAPID RAILROAD RELIEF


Gen. William Starke Rosecrans was down in Chattanooga, but he was not out. His army, although defeated at Chickamauga Creek, had managed to retreat and establish strong enough fortifications that he was in no immediate danger--he just couldn’t leave. Today in Washington it was decided to detach the 11th and 12th Corps from the Army of the Potomac and send them to Rosecrans’ relief. The 11th in particular had been battered and demoralized first at Chancellorsville and then at Gettysburg, and a change of scenery seemed in order. In two days the two corps were loaded, men, artillery, horses and supplies and all, into every railroad vehicle that could be borrowed, begged or commandeered, and west they went.

Friday, Sept. 23, 1864
BLAIR BATTERING BRAVELY BORNE


The Blair family name runs through the history of the Civil War on the Union side. Some of their efforts were military (Frank Blair Jr., was one of the best of those who achieved general’s rank without benefit of military training) but far more important was the family’s political activities. High on the list was the name of Montgomery Blair, wheeler-dealer, consummate behind-the-scenes politician and staunch ally of Abraham Lincoln. His only official title was Postmaster General, a job he had filled well during a time when so much mail was in motion that a nationwide paper shortage occurred. But he was also a leader of the moderate faction of the Democratic Party, which made him anathema to the Radical Republicans. To pacify them, Lincoln was forced today to ask for Blair’s resignation. He gave it, gracefully.


        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently deployed to "the lands dark and dusty") - 09/22/11 - "My recent DA Photo":

 
Mom & Dad
 
Thought you might like my most recent official Department of the Army Photo. It is what goes on my official records.

With love...

--
 

Brent L. Harty

"You may be whatever you resolve to be."

General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson
 
 

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Brent - you're "looking good"!


  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 09/22/11 - "Dinner at Quantico: For Former Marines...Semper Fi PLEASE PASS IT ON!":

Dinner at Quantico

WHY IS IT SOME UNDERSTAND WHAT MATTERS ABOUT AMERICA ... AND THEY RESPECT IT SO DEEPLY THAT THEY ARE WILLING TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR IT?

AND TOO MANY OTHERS ... HAVE NO CLUE?

This slide show consists of photos taken at a formal dinner at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia honoring the families of fallen Marines.

It is a beautiful presentation of the honor, commitment and pride today's heroes share with yesterday's.

If you know a Marine or a soldier of any branch of the Military (of any age) make sure he or she sees this. Wouldn't hurt if all other Americans saw it too!

http://www.jensensutta.com/slideshows/RTB/

     Thank you so much, Norris Sweetie!


From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 09/21/11 - "4 Tricks to Reduce Anxiety About Making Decisions":

4 Tricks to Reduce Anxiety About Making Decisions

By Kathy Gates


What's the alternative to making decisions?

Allowing someone else, or circumstances, to make them for you.

And that is giving up control of your life. That's giving up all power to your life to other people or circumstance. And that will make you miserable.

It reminds me of walking through a wonderful food buffet where you could have anything you want -- 0 calories! -- and allowing someone else to decide what you took on your plate. Unacceptable!

So when faced with decision anxiety, is the alternative -- giving up all control to others or circumstance -- the preferred method? Definitely not. No matter how difficult the decision, making it yourself gives you some modicum of control.

On the flip side, of course, it also gives you the responsibility, and therefore you can't blame anyone else.

Let's consider that. Does it make you feel better to blame someone else? For example, you have a really bad haircut, and you decide it's the hairstylist fault because she talked you into it. Ok, so now you've correctly affixed the blame -- do you still have a bad haircut? So what did it accomplish? Nothing.

Instead, consider this: You have a bad haircut because you thought this was the style that you wanted, but now you see that it's not for you. You still have the haircut, but since you've accepted your part in it, it empowers you -- instead of making you a victim to it.

Being a victim to a decision emasculates you. Being a participator in a decision empowers you.

To reduce anxiety for your decisions, keep this in mind:

1. Stop looking for a prediction of the future.
There's a difference in making a decision and looking for a prediction. There is likely to be a risk in most any decision more complicated than deciding on a type of dessert. Things change, people change, ideas change, desires change. The decision is made on what you know, what you believe, what direction you want to go in. The future cannot be predicted. Don't let that stop you.

2. Be as informed as possible before making a decision.
Do what you need to do, but try to be realistic about it. For example, if you tried to read every article on decision anxiety, you'd be 100 years old before you finished -- not much help, there, huh. So if you find yourself procrastinating, give yourself a time limit --"I will read 50 different articles, and talk to 10 people, and decide by 5:00 pm on Thursday."

3. Realize that very few things are set in stone.
Maybe you have lots of things you want to do in your life, and you just seem to make a decision on what to do or how to do them all. This is "analysis-paralysis". Instead, remind yourself that focusing on one thing right now doesn't mean that you're giving up others. It simply means that you have decided to get started on one project, with the realization that you can do the others at any time you choose.

4. Remind yourself of successful decisions.
One of my clients didn't believe that she could make any good decisions until we started her keeping a list of the many good decisions she made every day. Sure some were small, but throughout her life, she began to realize that she had made many more good decisions than bad ones.
Easier decision making is really about valuing yourself and your own opinions. Believe in your ability, and trust your instincts. Appreciate your input into your decisions, and understand and accept that every single decision you make might not be perfect. Learn from it, expect the best from yourself, and you'll get the best.


About the Author:

Kathy Gates is a Professional Life Coach in Scottsdale Arizona. What is Life Coaching? Your life -- only easier, happier, more joyful! Learn more at http://www.reallifecoach.com for products and services and sign up for her free newsletter.


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/19/11 - "Wild shoes!!! (#3 in a Series of 19)":
 
  Which pair are you going to get??

Wild shoes!!! By Kobi Levi, Israeli shoe designer

   I love these - such fun! Thanks, Joan! This pair is really a hoot!  Not the real me, but a hoot nonetheless!

 
 


FINALLY:

From www.aJokeADay.com - 09/22/11:

A guy was walking beside a pond when a frog jumped out and told him that she was really a beautiful princess and if he were to kiss her, she would make him VERY happy! He picked up the frog and put it into his pocket.

A few minutes later, the frog poked her head out and said, "Didn't you hear me?! I'm a beautiful princess and if you kiss me I will stay with you and do ANYTHING you want!"

The guy took the frog out and said, "Look, I understand what you are saying, but I am a computer programmer and right now I don't have time for a girlfriend,........but a talking FROG is REALLY, REALLY COOL!"


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at duckbill1@verizon.net or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

2. Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 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.

3. Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 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. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at jandcelliott@aol.com or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/02/11

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
915-780-3048
 


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When Autumn Comes

Recorded by
Linda Eder (b. 03 Feb 1961), 1997


When autumn comes and leaves obey
I think of you when spring was new
And fall was miles away
And when I close my eyes I see you
And I don't feel the chill
When autumn comes...it's summer still

When autumn comes and wild geese fly
I wonder do you see them too
Across the restless sky
And does October catch you dreaming
Of Central Park in June
Or is love lost beneath the frost
Of autumn's moon Summers by the sea
When the sun would linger till the moon was high
Days of you and me
Underneath a sheltering sky
Did we move too fast for the glow of love to last

When autumn comes and summer goes
I will remember through November
What September knows
That nothing lasts forever and
Summer love moves on
So when the leaves begin to change
I find it sad but never strange
That you are all I can recall
When autumn comes


"When Autumn Comes" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdepot.com/linda-eder/when-autumn-comes.html - 09/22/07

First Day of Autumn clip art courtesy of http://webclipart.about.com/library/cos/blfall19.htm - 09/22/07

"I Love Autumn" Pencil Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://webclipart.about.com/od/special/l/blfall11.htm - 09/22/07

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!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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