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10/15/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
White Cane Safety Day

“For now we see through a glass, darkly...

- 1 Corinthians 13:12

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today was White Cane Safety Day, a day which receives too little recognition, so by all means, do your homework.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjxbOe7p8C0 - Blinded by the Light - Bruce Springsteen, 1973

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRtAJy2nFVM - Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band, 1976


HOMEWORK:

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/white-cane-safety-day 

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

http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/our-work/sight-programs/vision-events/white-cane-safety-day.php 

http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00386/vision/blindness/canes.htm


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);
18 -
Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA  AND   Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA  AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA  AND  the late Kathy Agee Glenny ('64(deceased 06/03/06);

19 -   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;

20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND    John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;

21 -
  The late Mr. Julius Conn (deceased - Sept 1983)  AND Marlin Eby ('57) AND       Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND    Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA;

22 -       The late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND   The late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 09/22/07) AND The late   Annette Funicello of CA (deceased 08 Apr 2013) AND    Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND   Al Farber ('64) of GA AND    The late Joe Mooney ('65) (deceased 10/30/01)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

October 15, 1938 - German troops occupied the Sudetenland.

October 15, 1938 - The Czech government resigned.

October 15, 1944 - The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler's NSDAP (Nazi party) took power in Hungary.

October 15, 1945 - The former premier of Vichy France Pierre Laval was shot by a firing squad for treason.

October 15, 1946 - Hermann Göring, a Nazi war criminal and founder of the Gestapo, poisoned himself just hours before his scheduled execution.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Tuesday, October 15, 1963 - Footballer and manager Stanley Menzo was born Stanley Purl Menzo in Paramaribo, Suriname, Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Tuesday, October 15, 1963 - Golfer Horton Smith (b. 22 May 1908 in Springfield, Missouri), the first man to win the Masters Tournament, died in Detroit, Michigan of Hodgkin's Disease at the age of 55.


      From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/14/13 - "Florida Cattlemen's Association and the Civil War":

Hi, Carol:
 
  You may recall the photo images of the statues of the "Cracker" Ranch Hand driving the cattle at the entrance to the new section of The Villages, in my effort to better educate your subscribers as to the contribution of the Florida Cattlemen in feeding the Confederacy during the Recent Unpleasantness.

Today, a visit to The Villages provided more information. The plaque in front of their building pays tribute to them. They are still a vital part of the economy here in The Sunshine State.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   COOL BEANS! Thank you, Adonis! You may take comfort in the fact that even though I resisted your efforts to teach me how to swim back in '57, you have managed to educate me with some Florida history!

 Monday. October 14, 2013
 


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/13/13 - "Eat More Weigh Less & A link For Paranormal Activity For Each State":

http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/paranormal/unnatural-phenomenon/gallery.all.html#link=DCL
(Interesting!)

Music.....Blasts From The Past

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo40aTe_3JMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo40aTe_3JM
10CC - I'm Not In Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3cQ0by7yTI
Blowing Kisses In The Wind - Paula Abdul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koft_Yschnc
Billy Joel - Captain Jack (Audio)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVKtL9VU8rQ
Billy Joel - Piano Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGyCx9WgGV8
Fleetwood Mac - Never Going Back Again

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Sleeping Arrangements

A lawyer and two friends, a Rabbi and a Hindu holy man, had car trouble in the countryside and asked to spend the night with a farmer.

The farmer said, "There might be a problem; you see, I only have room for two to sleep, so one of you must sleep in the barn."

"No problem," chimed the Rabbi, "My people wandered in the desert for forty years, I am humble enough to sleep in the barn for an evening. With that he departed to the barn and the others bedded down for the night.

Moments later a knock was heard at the door; the farmer opened the door, there stood the Rabbi from the barn.

"What's wrong?" asked the farmer.

He replied, "I am grateful to you, but I can't sleep in the barn. There is a pig in the barn and my faith believes that is an unclean animal."

His Hindu friend agreed to swap places with him. But a few minutes late the same scene reoccurs. There is a knock on the door.

"What's wrong, now?" the farmer asked.

The Hindu holy man replied, "I too am grateful for your helping us out but there is a cow in the barn and in my country cows are considered sacred. I can't sleep on holy ground!"

Well, that left only the lawyer to make the change. He grumbled and complained, but went out to the barn.

Yep, you guessed it! Moments later there was another knock on the farmer's door. Frustrated and tired, the farmer opened the door, and there stood the pig and the cow.

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"Starbucks is offering something called the duffin. It's a combination of a donut and a muffin. Who says America has lost its exceptionalism?"

-Dave Letterman

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"It is, of course, Nobel Prize week. Today's Nobel Prize was in physics. Here's a physics joke. Why can you never trust an atom? Because they make up everything."

-Craig Ferguson

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"A new study found that American workers lack the problem-solving skills that workers in other countries have. When American workers heard about the study they said, 'What should we do?'"

-Jimmy Fallon

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The word jellyfish has been officially used since 1796.

Swarms of jellyfish are called a bloom.

Lion's Mane are the largest jellyfish. Their bodies can be nearly six feet wide (1.8 m) and tentacles 49 feet (15 m) long.

The color of some jellyfish is affected by their diet. For example, eating a lot of larval crustaceans can make the moon jellyfish pink or purple.

Jellyfish are about 98 percent water, which is why they virtually disappear when they wash up on a beach and dry out in the sun.

Jellyfish have been around for hundreds of millions of years. The oldest known fossils are at least 500 million years old.

(www.theepochtimes.com)

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Simple Solution - Complicated Problem
1. "I'm sorry."
2. "I love you."
3. "Forgive me."
4. "You were right."
5. "Maybe mama was right."
6. "I'll just let it go."
7. "It's not really that important."
8. "It's just ego, I'm acting like a baby."
9. "Let me just calm down."
10."Let me look at it from their point of view."

These are ten things that may help us see a simple solution.

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Eat more to weigh less!
If you want to lose weight permanently, eating several small meals throughout the day to help you with this. Try to eat a small meal consisting of protein, fat, and complex carbohydrate. An example would be; for breakfast 1 hard boiled egg, and an orange, at 10am have a can of tuna on toast, for lunch a Chicken breast and any vegetable, at 2pm have a protein shake, for dinner a chicken breast and vegetable, in the evening have some celery and peanut butter. You get the idea. Avoid sugar, bread, pasta, salt, but not fat.

By A1 World Nutrition from Cincinnati USA.


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Soul Shine

If you have ever driven in the mountains on a cool, Autumn morning then you know what FOG is. I was rounding a curve today and drove right into a sea of this fog. I quickly slowed down and turned on my low beam headlights. Seeing the road ahead was now a struggle. The heavens above were gone and I felt like I had been transported into a shadow world. Everywhere I looked there was only a dismal grayness. Even the trees lining the side of the road had become frightening, ominous shapes out of some childhood ghost story. I drove on and on through the waves of murk and wondered if it would ever end.

After a while, though, the sun broke through the fog again and the world was transformed. Heavenly beams of gold now bathed the landscape. The red and yellow leaves glistened on the trees. The river alone side the road sparkled in the sunshine. Everything seemed full of light and joy once again. I smiled and drove on with a song in my heart. I thanked God too for both the sunshine and the fog, because it had taken them both to remind me again of just how beautiful this world can be.

In our lives the fog can roll in sometimes too. Things can go wrong. Problems can appear. Difficulties can continue. Pains, troubles, and trials can seem to surround us and block out all the light in this life. When this happens and the world seems covered in gray we need to remember that we too can break through the fog. We too can drive the shadows away with our love. We too can transform the world with our joy. We too can light a way through the murkiness for others to follow. God is ready and willing to fill our souls with His love and light. All He asks is that we share their shine. May all of your foggy days be brief then. May your soul shine bright. And may you forever strive to live in God’s light.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~

   Thanks so much, Shari!


From http://www.thehindu.com/books/know-your-english/what-is-the-meaning-of-to-badger-someone/article3956118.ece - "What is the meaning of ‘to badger someone’?"

What is the meaning of ‘to badger someone’?

(V. Sashikanth, Mysore)

It means to pester someone. When you ‘badger someone into doing something’, you keep annoying or bothering the person till he becomes frustrated and agrees to do what you want him to.

*The children badgered their father into taking them to a movie.

The idiom comes from the cruel sport of badger baiting. In this game, dogs were turned loose on a badger, a furry animal placed in an empty barrel or a hole. When the vicious dogs managed to drag the frightened animal out, the hounds and the badger were separated. The injured animal was put back in the barrel or hole, and the cruel process was repeated several times till the poor badger had been ripped to pieces.


From http://www.ehow.com/how_7569092_along-badgering-boss.html - "How to Get Along With a Badgering Boss":

How to Get Along With a Badgering Boss


From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - "Nudging Without Nagging":

Nudging Without Nagging

By Steve Goodier

We've all been there. We want to encourage a child to do her homework, or a spouse to complete his project, or a colleague to complain less and act more. How can we encourage without criticizing, berating or pushing too hard?

Here are three techniques that can help you nudge without nagging.

* Show appreciation.

Novelist Arnold Bennett had a publisher who boasted about the extraordinary efficiency of his secretary. One day while visiting the publisher's office, Bennett asked her: "Your boss claims you're extremely efficient. What's your secret?"

"It's not my secret," said the assistant, "it's his." She went on to tell him that her boss always acknowledged and appreciated everything she did, regardless how insignificant. That was why she worked so hard for him. Her boss' appreciation nudged her toward constant improvement.

* If possible, keep it light-hearted.

The careful use of humor can work in any relationship where nudging may be required. One wife used it effectively when she found herself on the verge of nagging her husband to repair the lawn mower. He had promised to fix it, but the grass grew ever taller while he procrastinated.

Then one day he came home and found her seated on the ground snipping grass with sewing scissors, one blade at a time. He watched in amazement and then went into the house. When he returned, he handed her a toothbrush. "Honey," he said, "when you finish cutting the grass would you mind sweeping the sidewalks?"

They both laughed. And, more importantly, the mower was fixed.

* Be polite and respectful.

Sometimes it's more about how you say it than what you say. People respond best when they are respected and valued.

Elizabeth Harrison stated, "Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize." Try these simple techniques next time you want to nudge without nagging.


Author's Bio:

Steve Goodier, M.Div. is a professional speaker, consultant, ordained minister and author of numerous books. Get the free e-book "Laughing All the Way" when you sign up for his free newsletter of Life, Love and Laughter - Your Life Support System - at http://www.lifesupportsystem.com/.



    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Your Laugh for Today (#15 in a series of 15)":
 
  Enjoy, Carol!

      Oh, I am! Thanks, Joan, these were a hoot!

 
 


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/25/13 - "Life Advice (#15 in a series of 28)":
 

  Very nice! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Some Funnies - Enjoy (#15 in a series of 20)":
 

  Thanks, Jimmy!
 
 


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 09/25/13 - "Popular American Cities 100 Years Ago (#15 in a series of 28)":

  Great and interesting, Carol, to look at that time verses the cities of today......
 

POPULAR AMERICAN CITIES 100 YEARS AGO

These are really professional photographers who took these pictures... Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are and these are over a 100 years old. There aren't many old photos as good.

American Cities more than a Century ago

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne!

1909 - View of Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn, NY
 


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.allfreecrafts.net/1024/20candy-cane-cover-crochet-patterns/ - Candy Cane Covers - Hey, they're white canes, right?!? 


BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related):

http://www.pauladeen.com/recipes/view2/creamy_macaroni_and_cheese - Creamy Macaroni and Cheese - by Paula Deen

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/velveeta-ultimate-macaroni-cheese-52089.aspx - Velveeta Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese - "Cheesy and easy, this homemade stove top macaroni and cheese is a big hit with kids."


From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/11/13:
 
A guy was in a cave, looking for treasure. He found an old lamp, rubbed it, and a genie came out.

The genie said, "I will grant you three wishes, but your ex-wife will get double."

The man agreed, and said, "I wish I had a mansion."

The genie granted it, and his ex-wife got two mansions.

The man said, "I would like a million dollars."

The genie again granted it and his ex-wife got two million dollars.

Then the man said, "Scare me half to death." 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1.Thursday, November 7, 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. Wednesday, December 11, 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.  


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/02/13

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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Blinded by the Light

Written and recorded by Bruce Springsteen, 1973
(b. 23 Sept 1949)

Recorded by
Manfred Mann's Earth Band, 1976
(b. 21 Oct 1940
 

Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Madman drummers bummers,
Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older,
I tripped the merry-go-round
With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin,
the calliope crashed to the ground
The calliope crashed to the ground
But she was...
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
runner in the night
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I go what it takes
She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong,
play the song with the funky break"
And go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart to see if it was safe outside
And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride
Asked me if I needed a ride
But she was...
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
She got down but she never got tired
She's gonna make it through the night
She's gonna make it through the night
But mama, that's where the fun is
But mama, that's where the fun is
Mama always told me not to look into the eye's of the sun
But mama, that's where the fun is
Some brimstone baritone anticyclone rolling stone preacher from the east
Says, "Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in it's funny bone,
that's where they expect it least"
And some new-mown chaperone was standin' in the corner,
watching the young girls dance
And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin' with his frozen zone, reminding him of romance
The calliope crashed to the ground
But she was...
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Madman drummers bummers, Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older,
I tripped the merry-go-round
With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin,
the calliope crashed to the ground
Now Scott with a slingshot finally found a tender spot and throws his lover in the sand
And some bloodshot forget-me-not said daddy's within earshot save the buckshot, turn up the band
Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I go what it takes
She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong"


"Blinded by the Light" midi courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/mo/NeverKnowWhat/MidiWorld.html - 10/15/09

"Blinded by the Light" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/blow/blindedbythelight.htm - 10/15/09

Image of White Cane courtesy of http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00386/vision/blindness/canes.htm - 10/15/09

Autumn Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 08/23/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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

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!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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