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10/21/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Whispering Hope

“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.”

- Emily Dickinson
(10 Dec 1830 - 15 May 1886)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    The theme of today's Newsletter just seemed a natural choice to me, following as it does Whispering Grass. Then I began listening to the videos, and I realized it went a little deeper than that.  I hope they touch your heart as they did mine.....

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBe4lADkE-c - Whispering Hope - Larry Ford - WOWZERS - what an moving introduction!

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq2ksjpT548 - Whispering Hope - Chuck Wagon Gang

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz-Vl1iOhIg - Whispering Hope - Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WKEdDtyuds - Whispering Hope - Marty Robbins

BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w9OsP-m0Oo&NR=1 - Whispering Hope



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   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!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       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)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

23 -   Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA;

24 -   Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND   Mark Friedman ('65) of VA;

25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND  Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND     Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA;

26 -    Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND   Randy Tate ('66) of DE;

27 -   Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND        Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND   Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA;

28 -   Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND   Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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



THIS DAY IN WWII:

October 21, 1941 - In Kragujevac (Serbia), Wehrmacht killed about 7000 citizens, including schoolchildren and professors (see Kragujevac massacre).

October 21, 1942 - The Allies met to discuss Operation Torch. Operation Torch was to be the first Allied amphibious landing of World War II.

October 21, 1944 - The first kamikaze attack: A Japanese plane carrying a 200 kilograms (440 lb) bomb attacked HMAS Australia off Leyte Island, as the Battle of Leyte Gulf began.

October 21, 1944 - The German city of Aachen was captured by U.S. troops. Hey - my daddy was there! 



THIS DAY IN 1963:

October 21, 1963 - Soldier Józef Franczak (b. 17 Mar 1918 in Kozice Górne, Poland), a resistance fighter for 24 out of 45 years of his life, was mortally in Majdan Kozic Górnych, Poland.



  From Charles Schneider ('60) of TX - 10/20/13 - "US Navy's New Aircraft Carriers Will Be Massive 'Floating Cities'":

Carol

Here is a link to information on Newport News Shipbuilding's latest carrier:

http://www.livescience.com/40539-ford-aircraft-carriers.html

Charles Schneider(60)

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Charles!



  From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 10/18/13 - "No Shopping on Thanksgiving":
 
  AMEN! Thanks, Evelyn!
 
 



"Living in thanksgiving daily is a habit that will enrich our lives and the lives of those we love...Those who live in thanksgiving daily have a way of opening their eyes and seeing the wonders and beauties of this world as though seeing them for the first time."

- Joseph B. Wirthlin, The Ensign, September, 2001
(11 June 1917 - 01 Dec 2008)



    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/20/13 - "Ben's Prayer":

A minister passing through his church
In the middle of the day,
Decided to pause by the altar
To see who come to pray.

Just then the back door opened,
And a man came down the aisle,
The minister frowned as he saw the man
Hadn't shaved in a while.

His shirt was torn and shabby,
And his coat was worn and frayed,
The man knelt down and bowed his head,
Then rose and walked away.

In the days that followed at precisely noon,
The preacher saw this chap,
Each time he knelt just for a moment,
A lunch pail in his lap.

Well, the minister's suspicions grew,
With robbery a main fear,
He decided to stop and ask the man,
'What are you doing here?'

The old man said he was a factory worker
And lunch was half an hour
Lunchtime was his prayer time,
For finding strength and power.

I stay only a moment
Because the factory's far away;
As I kneel here talking to the Lord,
This is kinda what I say:

'I JUST CAME BY TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP
AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.

DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS, THIS IS BEN,
JUST CHECKING IN TODAY.'

The minister feeling foolish,
Told Ben that it was fine.
He told the man that he was welcome
To pray there anytime.

'It's time to go, and thanks,' Ben said,
As he hurried to the door.
Then the minister knelt there at the altar,
Which he'd never done before.

His cold heart melted, warmed with love,
As he met with Jesus there.
As the tears flowed down his cheeks,
He repeated old Ben's prayer:

I JUST CAME by TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I'VE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP
AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.

I DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME,
JUST CHECKING IN TODAY.'

Past noon one day, the minister noticed
That old Ben hadn't come.
As more days passed and still no Ben,
He began to worry some.

At the factory, he asked about him,
Learning he was ill.
The hospital staff was worried,
But he'd given them a thrill.

The week that Ben was with them,
Brought changes in the ward.
His smiles and joy contagious.
Changed people were his reward.

The head nurse couldn't understand
Why Ben could be so glad,
When no flowers, calls or cards came,
Not a visitor he had.

The minister stayed by his bed,
He voiced the nurse's concern:
No friends had come to show they cared.
He had nowhere to turn.

Looking surprised, old Ben spoke up
And with a winsome smile;
'The nurse is wrong, she couldn't know,
He's been here all the while.'

Everyday at noon He comes here,
A dear friend of mine, you see,
He sits right down and takes my hand,
Leans over and says to me:

'I JUST CAME BY TO TELL YOU, BEN,
HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP,
AND I TOOK AWAY YOUR SIN

I THINK ABOUT YOU ALWAYS
AND I LOVE TO HEAR YOU PRAY,
AND SO, BEN, THIS IS JESUS,
JUST CHECKING IN TODAY.


If this blesses you, pass it on. Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

May God hold you in the palm of His hand and angels watch over you.....

So, FRIEND, this is ME ...

Just Checking In Today.
 
   Thanks so much, Joan!



"Absence of gratitude is the mark of the narrow, uneducated mind. It bespeaks a lack of knowledge and the ignorance of self-sufficiency. It expresses itself in ugly egotism and frequently in wanton mischief... Where there is appreciation, there is courtesy, there is concern for the rights and property of others. Without it there is arrogance and evil."

- Gordon B. Hinckley, October, 1964
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)



"The grateful man sees so much in the world to be thankful for, and with him the good outweighs the evil."

- Joseph F. Smith
(13 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1918)



      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/25/13 - "Life Advice (#19 in a series of 28)":

  Very nice! Thank you, Shari!
 
 



    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Some Funnies - Enjoy (#19 in a series of 20)":

  Thanks, Jimmy!
 
 



  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 09/25/13 - "Popular American Cities 100 Years Ago (#19 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!

1915 - The New York Public Library
New York City, NY
 



  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/18/13 - "Reflective Moments" (#4 in a series of 16):
 
 
I  HOPE  YOU  ENJOYED  THESE  
 
REFLECTIVE  MOMENTS.
 

   Thanks, Ruthie - I did!

 
 



BONUS HOPE CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/hope-scarf and http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2777.pdf - Ann Regis' With Hope Scarf - "Crochet it in Perfect Pink to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness."



BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related):

http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Slow-Cooker-Roast-Beef/ - Slow Cooker Roast Beef - "There's nothing easier and more delicious than a great slow cooker recipe. Packed with potatoes, garlic, mushrooms, and loads of beef, this hearty meal is perfect for the family. Slow Cooker Roast Beef will satisfy any big appetite."

http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Magic-Meatloaf-in-a-Slow-Cooker/ - Magic Meatloaf in a Slow Cooker - "Everyone loves a good meatloaf, and everyone loves a nice easy slow cooker recipe. This recipe magically combines the two into a simple, tasty dinner for your whole family."

http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/PORK-CHOPS-AND-GRAVY/ - Stupid Pork Chops and Gravy - "Go back to basics with this easy slow cooker pork chops recipe. Enjoy pork chops with gravy like your mom used to make; they're so easy it's stupid. You simply can't go wrong with this penny pinching dish."



From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/20/13:
 
A prisoner in jail received a letter from his wife: "Dear Husband, I have decided to plant some lettuce in the back garden. When is the best time to plant them?"

The prisoner, knowing that the prison guards read all mail, replied in a letter: "Dear Wife, whatever you do, do not touch the back garden. That is where I hid all the money."

A week or so later, he received another letter from his wife: "Dear Husband, You wouldn't believe what happened, some men came with shovels to the house, and dug up all the back garden."

The prisoner wrote another letter back: "Dear wife, now is the best time to plant the lettuce."



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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Whispering Hope

Words and Music by Alice Hawthorne, 1868
(11 May 1827 - 22 Nov 1902)

"Alice Hawthorne" was really Setimus Winner, one of the most versatile writers of the mid-19th century.
Winner went from the bird calls of "Listen to the Mocking Bird" to the doggerel nonsense of "Oh, Where,
Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" to the gentle and optimistic "Whispering Hope."


Soft as the voice of an angel,
Breathing a lesson unheard,
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word:
Wait till the darkness is over,
Wait till the tempest is done,
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow,
After the shower is gone.

Refrain:
Whispering hope, oh, how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.

If, in the dusk of the twilight,
Dim be the region afar,
Will not the deepening darkness
Brighten the glimmering star?
Then when the night is upon us,
Why should the heart sink away?
When the dark midnight is over,
Watch for the breaking of day.

Hope, as an anchor so steadfast,
Rends the dark veil for the soul,
Whither the Master has entered,
Robbing the grave of its goal;
Come then, oh, come, glad fruition,
Come to my sad weary heart;
Come, O Thou blest hope of glory,
Never, oh, never depart.



"Whispering Hope" midi (sequenced by Grandpa Schober) courtesy of http://oldkunnel.net/whisperinhope.html - 06/20/07

"Whispering Hope" lyrics courtesy of http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Whispering_Hope/ - 10/21/10

Animated Angel Title clip art courtesy of my niece, Shari, of VA - 06/26/09
Thanks, Shari!

Divider Line 536 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines11.html - 08/06/10

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

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

Image of Annette Funicello courtesy of http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Annette-Funicello-Posters_i305663_.htm - 10/21/06

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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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

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

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