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09/25/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Smile

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

- Revelation 21:4 (KJV)

“If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.”

Andy Rooney
(14 Jan 1919 - 04 Nov 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I trust you'll find plenty to smile about in today's Newsletter.

BONUS #1 - Smile - Nat King Cole  

BONUS #2 - Smile - Nat King Cole


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile_%28Charlie_Chaplin_song%29

"Smile" is a song based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie Modern Times. Chaplin composed the music, while John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and title in 1954.[1] In the lyrics, based on lines and themes from the film, the singer is telling the listener to cheer up and that there is always a bright tomorrow, just as long as they smile. "Smile" has become a popular standard since its original use in Chaplin's film...

The song, originally sung by Nat King Cole, charted in 1954...


From http://longevity.about.com/od/lifelongbeauty/tp/smiling.htm - Top 10 Reasons to Smile:

Top 10 Reasons to Smile

By , About.com Guide

Updated February 04, 2010

Smiling is a great way to make yourself stand out while helping your body to function better. Smile to improve your health, your stress level, and your attractiveness. Smiling is just one fun way to live longer read about the others and try as many as you can.

1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive

We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away -- but a smile draws them in (avoid these smile aging habits to keep your smile looking great).

2. Smiling Changes Our Mood

Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.

3. Smiling Is Contagious

When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.

4. Smiling Relieves Stress

Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you'll be better able to take action.

5. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System

Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.

6. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure

When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?

7. Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin

Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.

8. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger

The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don't go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day -- you'll look younger and feel better.

9. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful

Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently.

10. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive

Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It's hard. When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that "Life is Good!" Stay away from depression, stress and worry by smiling.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

  Happy Birthday today to Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND James Comer ('57) AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to  The late Tommy Scott ('61) (d. 01/05/10)!

  Happy Birthday this week to:  

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

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

29 - Bill Shaw ('63) of VA AND the late Bill Weaver ('63) (d. 05/20/16);

01 -  MaeLea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA AND   Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA;

02 - Barry Hatchett ('63) of VA AND  Stuart Nachman ('63) of VA AND    Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND  Paige Spencer!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

September 25, 1868 - The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevsky was shipwrecked off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

September 25, 1942 - British bombers attempted to destroy the local headquarters of the German Gestapo in Norway. The plan failed.

September 25, 1942 - Swiss Police Instruction  dictated that "Under current practice ... refugees on the grounds of race alone are not political refugees", effectively denying entry to Jews trying to flee occupied Europe during the Holocaust.

September 25, 1944 - Surviving elements of the British 1st Airborne Division withdrew from Arnhem in the Netherlands, thus ending the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden.


THIS DAY IN 1968:

Tuesday, September 25, 1968 - Economist and academic John A. List was born John August List in Madison, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, September 25, 1968 - Actor, producer, and rapper Will Smith was born Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, September 25, 1968 - Footballer and coach John Worsfold was born John Richard Worsfold in Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia.

Tuesday, September 25, 1968 - Eugenicist and academic Hans F. K. Günther (b. Hans Friedrich Karl Günther on 16 Feb 1891 in Freiburg, German Empire) died in Freiburg, at the age of  77.

Tuesday, September 25, 1968 - Author and screenwriter Cornell Woolrich (b. Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich on 04 Dec 1903 in New York City) died in New York City at the age of  64.


 


“There are few things in life that bring as much joy as the joy that comes from assisting another improve his or her life.”

- Richard G. Scott
(07 Nov 1928 -
22 Sept 2015)



From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/25/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


From My Friend, April, of NC - 09/24/18:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, April!
 
 


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 09/24/18:

  Thanks, Domi!
 
 


“It's okay to be absurd, ridiculous, and downright irrational at times; silliness is sweet syrup that helps us swallow the bitter pills of life.

- Richelle E. Goodrich
(b. 16 Sept 19??)


BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry; not theme-related):
Michele Wilcox's Lions and Tigers and Bears Baby Blanket - "Oh my! This free blanket pattern is over the top with cuteness and fun! Crochet it for the next little babe to come into the world."


BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak - "Served with mashed potatoes and gravy, there's nothing that says comfort food and home cooking like a delicious Salisbury steak recipe. Coming from Tina at Mommy's Kitchen, Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak is just like the kind Ma used to make. The meat is drenched in a French onion soup/brown gravy mixture, which is delicious. Gather the family around the table and enjoy a tasty, home-cooked meal this week."

Just Like Paula Deen's Old Fashioned Meatloaf - "Meatloaf is old-fashioned comfort food at its finest. This recipe for Just Like Paula Deen's Old Fashioned Meatloaf is a classic meatloaf recipe that turns out moist and full of flavor. The simple glaze is made of ketchup, brown sugar and mustard, and the meatloaf is a combination of simple, budget-friendly ingredients. This delicious old-fashioned recipe comes together in minutes with just three easy steps! An easy meatloaf recipe like this should be on every home cook's menu rotation."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/24/18:

I was heading up to my parents' house driving like 90 mph when a lady cop pulled me over, came up to my car and she's like...

"Young man, speeding? I've been waiting for you all day."

I looked up to her and said, "I'm so sorry I'm late officer, I got here as fast as I could..."


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 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Cove Tavern, Newport News City Center, 711 Lakefront Commons, Newport News, VA. All food and beverages will be paid by each participant. The attire will be casual, and is OPEN to all NNHS graduates.
SATURDAY MORNING: 10:45 AM - Gather for 11:00 AM Tour of
our old school. You MUST have valid ID!

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Visit http://nnhs68.myevent.com, and contact lindameredith@verizon.net.

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12, 13, and 14, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its 60-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 7:00 PM - ? - Welcoming Party at Holiday Inn's Burger Theory Indoor/Outdoor Cafe. Snacks will be provided, and there will be a cash bar.
SATURDAY: 10:00 AM - A private coach will take us to the downtown are of NN where we can see our old school and the different businesses we remember. Lunch is open.
SUNDAY MORNING: Farewell Brunch. Contact Gail Gaskins Roberson at 1gailroberson@gmail.com.


4. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 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 07/16/18

BLOG:

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

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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."

THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

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


Smile

Music by Charlie Chaplin (16 Apr 1889 – 25 Dec 1977), 1936

Words by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons (07 Jan 1910 - 22 Dec 1987), 1954

Recorded by Nat King Cole (17 Mar 1917 – 15 Feb 1965), 1954


 Smile, though your heart is aching,
Smile, even though it's breaking.
When there are clouds in the sky -
You'll get by.

If you smile through your fear and sorrow,
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through
For you.

Light up your face with gladness,
Hide every trace of sadness.
Although a tear may be ever so near,
That's the time you must keep on trying,
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile,
If you just smile.


"Smile" midi courtesy of http://electrofresh.com/midi-14124-download-nat_king_cole-smile.html,
extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 09/25/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Smile" lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile_%28Charlie_Chaplin_song%29 - 09/26/10

Smiley Face clip art courtesy of http://www.shecards.net/greetings/resource/skin/Smilies/top.gif - 10/12/05

Animated Smiley Faces clip art used to make Large Divider Lines courtesy
of http://www1.free-clipart.net/cgi-bin/animated/directory.cgi?direct=animations/smile&img=12 - 10/11/05

Smiley Face Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars5.html - 10/12/05

Animated Smiley Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 03/30/05

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 Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03  

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

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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