10/21/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Whispering Hope
“Hope is the thing with feathers, that
perches in the soul,
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!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|October 21, 1941 - In Kragujevac (Serbia), Wehrmacht
killed about 7000 citizens, including schoolchildren and professors (see
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 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'":
Here is a link to information on Newport News Shipbuilding's latest carrier:
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":|
"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
"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
"The grateful man sees so much in the world to be thankful for, and with him the good outweighs the evil."
Joseph F. Smith
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Words and Music by Alice Hawthorne,
Hawthorne" was really Setimus Winner, one of the most versatile writers of the
"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
Divider Line 536 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines11.html - 08/06/10
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
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
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Laughing Frog courtesy of
('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06