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10/21/20 - 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,

   Originally, the theme of today's Newsletter just seemed a natural choice to me. 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   the late Craig Miller ('63) (d. 28 Apr 2019) AND   Al 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;

27 -  Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND the late Kermit Whiteside ('57) (d. 13 Mar 2014) 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!



500 YEARS AGO TODAY:

October 21, 1520 - Ferdinand Magellan discovered a strait now known as the Strait of Magellan.

October 21, 1520 - João Álvares Fagundes discovered the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing upon them their original name of "Islands of the 11,000 Virgins".



THIS DAY IN WWII:

October 21, 1941 - In Kragujevac, Serbia, German Wehrmacht soldiers butchered about 7,000 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, 1943 - The Provisional Government of Free India was formally established in Japanese-occupied Singapore.

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 Nemmersdorf massacre against the German civilians took place.

October 21, 1944 - Battle of Aachen: The city of Aachen fell to American forces after three weeks of fighting, making it the first German city to fall to the Allies. Hey - my daddy was there! 



THIS DAY IN 1970:

October 21, 1970 - Actor and singer Louis Koo was born Louis Koo Tin-lok (古天樂) in British Hong Kong.

October 21, 1970 - Educator and diplomat Li Linsi (厉麟似) (b. 18 Feb 1896 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Qing Dynasty) died in Shanghai, China at the age of 74.



“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.”

- Ed Foreman
(b. 22 Dec 1933)



From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/21/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 



NNHS Newsletters - 2017:

12/12/17 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
12/11/17 We Are the Reason
12/10/17 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (Second Sunday in Advent)
12/09/17 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
12/08/17 Feast of the Immaculate Conception
12/07/17 Pearl Harbor Day Plus 76 Years
12/06/17 Happy St. Nicholas Day!



 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/20/20, 10:33 PM - "Always Reserve Judgment.":

A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands. Her mum came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile; my sweetie, could you give your mum one of your two apples?
The girl looked up at her mum for some seconds, then she suddenly took a quick bite on one apple, and then quickly on the other. The mum felt the smile on her face freeze. She tried hard not to reveal her disappointment.
Then the little girl handed one of her bitten apples to her mum, and said: mummy, here you are. This is the sweeter one.
No matter who you are, how experienced you are, and how knowledgeable you think you are, always delay judgment. Give others the privilege to explain themselves. What you see may not be the reality. Never conclude for others.
Which is why we should never only focus on the surface and judge others without understanding them first.
Those who like to pay the bill, do so not because they are loaded but because they value friendship above money.
Those who take the initiative at work, do so not because they are stupid but because they understand the concept of responsibility.
Those who apologize first after a fight, do so not because they are wrong but because they value the people around them.
Those who are willing to help you, do so not because they owe you anything but because they see you as a true friend.
Those who often text you, do so not because they have nothing better to do but because you are in their heart.
Those who take out time to chat with you, do not mean they are jobless or less busy, but they know the importance of keeping in touch.
One day, all of us will get separated from each other; we will miss our conversations of everything and nothing; the dreams that we had.
Days will pass by, months, years, until this contact becomes rare...
One day our children will see our pictures and ask 'Who are these people?' And we will smile with invisible tears because a heart is touched with a strong word and you will say: 'IT WAS THEM THAT I HAD THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE WITH'.

    AH! Thank you, Shari!



   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 10/19/20, 12:46 PM:

            EXACTAMUNDO! Thank you, Jean!
 
 



  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:

  Thanks, Carlene!
 
 
  



“A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist.

- Franklin Jones
(1908-?
)



 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/20/20, 10:27 PM - "Halloween and Fall Pix (#1 in a series of 17)":

            OOH! Thank you, Shari!
 
 



BONUS HOPE CROCHET PATTERN:

Ann Regis' With Hope Scarf - "Crochet it in Perfect Pink to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness."



BONUS HOPE KNIT PATTERN:

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):

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."



FINALLY:

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 problem was.

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."



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   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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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

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

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!

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09

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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