10/21/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Whispering Hope
“Hope is the thing with feathers, that
perches in the soul,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Originally, 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 - Whispering Hope - Bill and Gloria Gaither, featuring Larry Ford (live)
BONUS #2 - Whispering Hope - Chuck Wagon Gang
BONUS #3 - Whispering Hope - Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
BONUS #4 - Whispering Hope - Marty Robbins
BONUS #5 - Whispering Hope
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Mr. Julius Conn(d. 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 (d. 18 Apr 2008) AND the late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (d. 09/22/07) AND the late Annette Funicello (d. 08 Apr 2013) AND Craig Miller ('63) of FL ANDAl Farber ('64) of GA AND the late Joe Mooney ('65) (d. 10/30/01)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
23 - Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA;
24 - Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Susan Perkins Best ('63) AND Mark Friedman ('65) of VA;
25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA AND Owen Smith ('63);
26 - Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND Randy Tate ('66) of DE;
Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA AND Fred Shelton ('63) AND Eddie Perry ('65) of TN!
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, German
butchered about 7,000 citizens, including schoolchildren and
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 Nemmersdorf massacre against the German civilians took place.
THIS DAY IN 1968:
|Sunday, October 21, 1968 - Footballer and manager Alexandros Alexandris (Αλέξης Αλεξάνδρης) was born in Kiato, Greece.|
“You can never tell what type of impact you may
make on another's life by your actions or lack of action. Sometimes just
with a smile on the street to a passing stranger can make a difference
we could never imagine.”
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/21/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 10/20/17:
|INDEED! Thank you, Mary!|
From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 10/18/16:
“A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t
- Franklin Jones
Shari, of VA - 10/09/18 - "Halloween (#11 in a
series of 14)":
BONUS HOPE CROCHET PATTERN:
Ann Regis' With Hope Scarf - "Crochet it in Perfect Pink to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness."
Jennifer L. Jones' Pink Ribbon Scarf - "You can't help but feel a little whimsical when you start working on this simple knit scarf pattern. Created entirely out of the garter stitch, the Pink Ribbon Scarf features a unique chain stitch edging that results in an attractive, finished look. And thanks to its special keyhole design, this scarf is meant to fit snuggly around your neck while you're out and about, enjoying your day. Knit your own version in a lightweight yarn to create a summer-ready piece that's packed with style."
BONUS RECIPE (Sorry, not theme related):
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/20/18:
Two newlyweds quickly realized their
marriage wasn't working and filed for a divorce. The judge asked them what the
The husband replied, "In the five weeks that we've been together, we haven't been able to agree on a single thing."
The judge turned to the wife, "Have you anything to say?"
She answered, "It's been six weeks, your honor."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant
on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Neighbors Helping Neighbors for Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - Cozzy's Comedy Club, 9700 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, Virginia 23601. Jamey is in need of support with having her bathroom remodeled to meet her needs of an updated ADA bathroom. Tickets for this fundraising event are only $15, and there will also be a 50/50 raffle, great raffle items and opportunities to directly donate to Jamey before, during and after the event. All proceeds from ticket sales and raffles will go directly to Jamey.
3. 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/18
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
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.
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.
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
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
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09
Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
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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