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10/28/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
We'll Meet Again

“In the time of your life, live - so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery
 and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite variety and mystery of it.

- William Saroyan
(31 Aug 1908 - 18 May 1981)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 
 
 This Newsletter theme seems to be a favorite of ours.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHcunREYzNY - We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn - great images from the 40's

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWz_SEt_OO8 - We'll Meet Again - Julie Andrews (with Dick Van Dyke), 1974


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We%27ll_Meet_Again:

"We'll Meet Again" is a 1939 song made famous by British singer Vera Lynn with music and lyrics composed and written by Ross Parker (born Albert Rostron Parker, 16 August 1914 in Manchester) & Hugh Charles (born Charles Hugh Owen Ferry, 24 July 1907 in Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire).

The song is one of the most famous songs of the Second World War era, and resonated with soldiers going off to fight and their families and sweethearts. The assertion that "we'll meet again" is optimistic, as many soldiers did not survive to see their loved ones again. Indeed, the meeting place at some unspecified time in the future would have been seen by many who lost loved ones to be heaven.

The song gave its name to the 1943 musical film We'll Meet Again in which Vera Lynn played the lead role (see 1943 in music). Lynn's recording is featured in the final scene of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film Dr. Strangelove, and was also used in the closing scenes of the 1986 BBC television serial The Singing Detective. British director John Schlesinger used the song in his 1979 WWII film, "Yanks", which is about British citizens and American soldiers during the military buildup in the U.K. as the Allies prepared for the D-Day Invasion.

During the Cold War, Vera Lynn's recording was included in the package of music and programmes held in 20 underground radio stations of the BBC's Wartime Broadcasting Service (WTBS), designed to provide public information and morale-boosting broadcasts for 100 days after a nuclear attack.[1] Mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins reprised the song at her appearance alongside Lynn in London on the 60th Anniversary of VE Day in 2005, and has retained it as an occasional item in her repertoire.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND    Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND   Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -   Virginia Gall (Feb. '48) of VA;

31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA;

01 -   Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND   Colin Faison ('58) of VA;

02 -   John Clark ('57) of VA;

04 -   Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

October 28, 1922 - March on Rome: Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini marched on Rome and took over control of the Italian government.

October 28, 1940 - Greece rejected Italy's ultimatum. Italy invaded Greece through Albania, marking Greece's entry into World War II.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Monday, October 28, 1963 - Actress Lauren Holly was born Lauren Michael Holly in Bristol, Pennsylvania.

Monday, October 28, 1963 - Parachutist and paraglider pilot James Miller was born James Jarrett Miller in Havre de Grace, Maryland. He was reported missing on September 22, 2002. On March 9, 2003, a group of hunters bushwhacking through the woods on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska found a decomposing body identified as that of James Miller.

Monday, October 28, 1963 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Eros Ramazzotti was born Eros Luciano Walter Ramazzotti in Rome, Italy.

Monday, October 28, 1963 - Comedian and talk show host Sheryl Underwood was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Monday, October 28, 1963 - Composer and organist Mart Saar (b. 28 Sept 1882 in Hüpassaare, Estonia) died in Tallinn, Estonia at the age of 81.


     From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 10/27/13 - "Thank You Again!":

..... Once again I just wanted everyone to know how much easier what they did has made my life.

Thanks, JDB

   Thank you, Jamey! I'm sure many lives were blessed by the giving as well!


From My Friend, David, of PA - 10/27/13 - "Ten Life Lessons You Should Unlearn":

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/14/life-lessons-to-unlearn-martha-beck-advice_n_4058438.html

   AMEN! Thanks, David!


From My Friend, Angela, of NC - 10/27/13 - "Monster Donuts":

  Thanks, Angela! It doesn't get much simpler than that - a bag of plastic vampire teeth, a bag of chocolate chips, and a box of donuts!
 
 


From My Friend, Angela, of NC - 10/27/13 - "Graveyard Pudding Cups":

http://www.partypinching.com/tutorials/graveyard-pudding-cups/

    HOW CUTE! Thanks again, Angela!


From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 10/21/13 - "How to Negotiate":

Simplify Negotiations With The Six Rules Of Effective Communication

By John Patrick Dolan

To negotiate effectively, you must be able to communicate effectively. Unfortunately, most salespeople and businesspeople don't realize the importance of solid communication skills to the negotiation process. As a result, they lose sales or don't get the best possible deal.

However, as a salesperson, you are not doomed to the mixed messages and meanings characteristic of poor communication skills. With a conscious effort, all business and sales professionals can overcome the communication barriers that block understanding in negotiation. With a little extra effort, you can improve the delivery of your message to your counterparts and work together toward a mutually beneficial agreement.

Use the following six rules for effective communication to connect with others at the negotiating table and in all forms of communication:

Rule 1: Organize Your Thoughts
Throughout the negotiation process, always allow yourself time to organize your thoughts to avoid conveying the wrong message or confusing the issues. Before you start the negotiation process, and even after it starts, take notes and plan what you're going to say.

To help you express your thoughts clearly when the negotiations begin, outline in advance the main points you want to cover. Planning the gist of what you're going to say is the most effective way to avoid sending mixed messages, but don't stop with that. As the negotiations commence, continue to take notes and plan your responses as you go through the entire process. And remember, no law exists that says every statement must be met with a response within five seconds. Take your time. In fact, silence can be one of your most powerful negotiating tools.

Stop talking whenever you feel like you need to reorganize yourself and before you respond to anything that's said. And make sure everything you say reflects the true meaning of your thoughts. This tactic not only helps you organize what you're going to say, but it also helps you digest what your counterpart proposes.

Rule 2: Don't Think About It; Think Through It
Thinking about something leads to confusion, but thinking through something leads to clarity. The difference between these two processes is a crucial distinction in communication. Many times, people approach negotiations with a mindset of, "Tell it like it is, then let the chips fall where they may." But by processing an idea through to its logical conclusion, you can evaluate the possible responses you may get from the other side.

For example, if you make an offer and say, "Take it or leave it," what kind of response would that produce? The other party may say, "Okay, we'll take it." They could say, "Thanks, but no thanks." They could say, "We won't take it, but here's what we will accept." Or they might say, "No one talks to us that way!" and walk out of the room.

A range of possibilities exists, and this tactic requires careful reading of the other person's reactions. But if you feel from your experiences with the person that they will either accept your offer or your counteroffer, it makes sense to speculate and take the chance. So give some thought to your counterpart's possible reactions to your points before you actually make them.

Rule 3: Recognize that Actions Speak Louder than Words
Experts say that seventy-five percent of communication is nonverbal. This means that the messages negotiators convey have more to do with their looks, their actions, and the way they say things, than with the actual words they say.

The best negotiators practice saying and doing things in ways that send precisely the message they want to send. The bottom line is that the better you become at using nonverbal communication and reading the nonverbal messages others send, the more effective you can be as a negotiator. Realize that everything you do at the bargaining table is part of the communication and negotiation process. So make sure you don't send the wrong messages by doing something that conflicts with what you want to say.

Rule 4: Be Concise
Most people tune out a majority of what they hear, so you should always be concise and get right to your point. Say what you mean in as few words as possible, without being blunt. If you drone on, people will stop listening to you. To ensure your message reaches your counterpart, always oversimplify your message, and then elaborate as they ask questions. Repeat your main point several times to emphasize what's most important.

To boost your negotiating power even more, practice saying everything clearly and concisely, then repeat your key points to yourself again and again. One main problem with negotiation communication occurs when your counterpart gets too wrapped up in what they want to say, that they don't pay attention to what you say. This is why it is so important to organize your thoughts, and say your main points in a concise, compelling way.

Rule 5: Always Translate Your Message into Benefits for the Other Party
People always listen more carefully when they believe some benefit exists in your message for them. In negotiations, focus on that benefit, even when the underlying purpose of the message is in your favor.

For example, when you interview for a new job, you don't talk about the huge salary the company can offer you. You talk about all the great skills you can bring to the company, for their benefit. You try to convince them that they'll be ahead of everyone else by hiring you, regardless of the cost.

As a salesperson, you should always highlight the value of your product or service, rather than the cost. Always talk in terms of what benefits the other party receives as a result of the negotiation terms.

Rule 6: Listen Carefully to the Other Party
If you want to reach a mutually beneficial agreement, you must make sure your message are heard and understood. But don't get so caught up in your own message that you don't hear and understand what the other party needs to reach an agreement. Use the following tips for listening more effectively:

Open your mind and be receptive to the other party's message.

Make a commitment to listen, and follow through with this commitment as soon as they start to talk.

Listen for feelings, as well as facts, and consider the other party's concerns.

Eliminate distractions. Close your door, turn of the radio, and tune in to the other person.

Respond to the other party with questions that stimulate conversation and clarify your understanding of his or her message.

Take notes on the important points the other party makes, and keep these points in mind as you formulate your responses.

As you improve your listening skills, you increase your negotiating effectiveness by collecting more information to use in your search for solutions.

Communication is the Key to Effective Negotiation

Communication is a two-way street that requires everyone involved to exchange messages. To negotiate more effectively, you must relate to the other party with strong communication skills. By using these six rules for effective communications, you can overcome barriers, reach a higher level of satisfaction every time you negotiate, and win more sales in the process.


About the Author:

John Patrick Dolan, Attorney at Law, Certified Specialist Criminal Law, CSP, CPAE is a recognized expert in the field of negotiation. He travels throughout the world presenting lively keynote speeches and in-depth training programs for business and legal professionals. Call 1-888-830-2620 for more information.


BONUS HALLOWEEN CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.craftown.com/Spider-Slippers.html - Spider Slippers - "Halloween is a chilly time of year and nearly perfect for donning cozy slippers! These spider slippers are fun and easy. Crochet this simple slipper pattern for harvest time and enjoy keeping your feet toastie warm. The entire family will want a pair of spooky sweet spider slippers...they are so much fun for Halloween. This slipper pattern fits a size 6 ½ to 7 woman's shoe."

http://priscillascrochet.net/free%20patterns/Thanksgiving/Pumpkin%20Towel%20Ring.pdf -  Priscilla Hewitt's Pumpkin Towel Ring - "If you're looking for a cute decorating idea for the holiday season then you'll love this Pumpkin Towel Ring. Thanksgiving crochet patterns like this are great to have out during these joyous times. There is a face on one side and it's plain on the other side so you can choose which to display."

http://www.craftown.com/Twisted-Halloween-Hat.html - Twisted Halloween Hat - "This Twisted Halloween Hat is the perfect thing to wear on Halloween night. It will keep your ears warm as you trick-or-treat with your kids up and down the block. This is an intermediate crochet pattern that is made from bottom to top."


BONUS PETRIFYING HALLOWEEN SNACK RECIPES:  

http://www.mrfood.com/Beef/Ghoulish-Glazed-Meatballs/ - Ghoulish Glazed Meatballs - "A slow cooker is the trick to easily making our Ghoulish Glazed Meatballs. And the treat here is the special saucy flavor these get from chili sauce and grape jelly."

http://www.mrfood.com/Chicken/Bloody-Witchs-Fingers/ - Bloody Witch's Fingers - "Treat your tricksters to some really good finger food! Our Bloody Witch’s Fingers are the best darn party-pleasing chicken fingers ever. Dripping with a BBQ dip, every bite is bloody delicious!"

http://www.mrfood.com/Snacks/Pumpkin-Cheese-Ball/ - Pumpkin Cheese Ball - "Your Halloween party is sure to shape up to be the talk of the neighborhood when you serve our adorable Pumpkin Cheese Ball to your ghoulish guests. This pumpkin-shaped party appetizer will have everyone wanting to "haunt" you down for your recipe."


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

  Very nice! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


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

1906 - Dexter Avenue and the Capitol,
Montgomery, AL
 


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

   Thanks, Ruthie - I did!

 
 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/27/13:


HOW MANY DOGS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB?

1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

4. Rottweiler: Make me.

5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.

6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!

7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.

8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.

9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb?

10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still mess on the carpet in the dark.

11. Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.

12. Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there...

13. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

14. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle ...

15. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

The Cat's Answer: "Dogs do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is: How long will it be before I can expect some light, some dinner, and a massage?"

ALL OF WHICH PROVES, ONCE AGAIN, THAT WHILE DOGS HAVE MASTERS, CATS HAVE STAFF.


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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We'll Meet Again

Written by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles in 1939
and sung in the movie of the same name in 1942.


(
Vera Lynn)
(b. 20 Mar 1917)

We'll meet again,
Don't know where,
Don't know when,
But I know
We'll meet again
Some sunny day.

Keep smiling through
Just like you
Always do
Till the blue skies
Drive the dark clouds
Far away.


"We'll Meet Again" midi courtesy of http://www.455th.ukpc.net/tomfeise/455th/veralynn.htm - 06/06/02

"We'll Meet Again" lyrics courtesy of http://www.455th.ukpc.net/tomfeise/455th/veralynn.htm - 10/27/05

"We'll Meet Again" Image courtesy of http://www.ghostofaflea.com/archives/2005_05.html - 10/27/05

 Peach Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtvzone.com/nevr2l82/bars5.html - 04/05/03

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

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

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