- NNHS Newsletter - All Souls Day
“Death is a commingling of eternity with
time; in the death of a good man,
Dear Friends and
Some years we observe this day together; some years we don't.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82YV-wlwkZ4 - Herr, lehre doch mich - Wiener Symphoniker, Thomas Hampson, baritone solo; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor; Vienna, 1988
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld0X22cE6Fw - Herr, lehre doch mich - NHK Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone solo; Julia Varady, soprano solo; Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor; Tokyo, 1989
|All Souls’ Day is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead. The
intent is for the living to assist those in purgatory. Many western
churches annually observe All Souls’ Day on November 2 and many eastern
churches celebrate it prior to Lent and the day before Pentecost.
What do people do?
... All Souls’ Day is not a nationwide public holiday but is observed
in some Christian churches in countries such as Australia, Canada, the
United Kingdom and the United States.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today toRuss Stephenson ('57) of MD AND Colin Faison ('58) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow toJohn Clark ('57) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 - Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;
Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA
My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College
Prep School, FL - 2002) of NC
Tom Harty of TX;
06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57) AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA;
07 - Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA;
08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA;
09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents), Jacob Mansfield of NC!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|November 2, 1936 -
Benito Mussolini proclaimed the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing
the alliance of the
November 2, 1939 - Adolf Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, Josef Goebbels, visited Lodz, Poland.
November 2, 1940 - First day of Battle of Elaia–Kalamas between the Greeks and the Italians.
THIS DAY IN 1962:
|Friday, November 2, 1962 - Political commentator and pundit David Brock was born in Washington, D.C..|
BACKLOGGED NEWSLETTERS COMPLETED ON 11/01/12:
NEW ITEMS FOR THE SITE
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/01/12, 9:25 PM:
On 10-17-2012 at 12:48 PM, R. Wayne III entered this world at Mary Immaculate Hospital!! My son Robert and his wife Kelly added a second child to their family and gave their three year old daughter April Ann Stokes--my granddaughter--a brother: Robert Wayne Stokes III, who will be addressed as Trey (number three). The branch of the Stokes family tree upon which I set will continue well into the future and be the namesake of both my son and me.
Am I excited? Absolutely!! Now, at my young number of years I now have an even balance of grandchildren--2 ladies and 2 gentlemen!! OK the years thing is a stretch, but not the number of grandchildren.
Proud Grandfather (Pop)! Has anyone found where the years went??
WOWZERS! CONGRATULATIONS, Wayne Honey! That's fabulous news! I'm not sure why you waited over two weeks to let us know, but I shall forego beating you with a big stick for a myriad of reasons - not the least of which is that you're a Sweetie-Pie!
The plight of those missing years is still a total mystery!
From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 10/31/12 - "NNHS Class of '54 Health Trends":
Statin drugs are used by doctors today as the norm for lowering cholesterol. However, the side effects are tremendous. Attached are just a few facts that may be of interest.
Yours in health,
Alvin & Jean
HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL!
Thanks so much, Jack - and Alvin and Jean!
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/01/12:
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 10/29/12 - "Need-Based Goals":
|Are Your Goals Too Needy?
By L. Andrew Morgan
Does "Need" have a place in personal goal-setting?
When you are in a heightened state of need you typically look for immediate results. You want a quick fix to reverse the results of what you've been routinely doing for a while. The two biggest examples of this would be:
• Quick-weight-loss diet programs
Both are multi-billion dollar industries built solely on the collective desires of people who want immediate results at all cost. Not all are bad, but because there are so many it makes it hard to find real solutions to the challenges you may be facing. And the more desperate you are the more open you are to false promises and empty offers.
Challenge #2: Ineffectiveness
Highly-emotional need based goals/intentions typically don't work over time.
When you focus on the apparent need (the symptom) and not the real problem (the cause) it's just a matter of time before the real problem produces another symptom. In some cases it produces a second symptom that's worse than the first. It is like mowing dandelions. The lawn may look neat and even at first, but in the process you've spread the seeds and left the root.
Challenge #3: High Stress
Need based goals tend to be the most stressful because they are often based on something we are resisting in our life.
I've learned that whenever I have more work than I can do in one day to simply accept the fact that I have a heavy work load and figure out a way to get it done. At one point I would resist this reality by saying things like, "I can't believe I have so much to do," and "I'll never get all of this done." Thoughts like these would always lead to high stress and low productivity.
A Better Way
Here are five easy steps that will help you to set your goals and intentions based on personal growth and not personal need. When faced with a problem that you want to establish a goal to eliminate, do the following:
1. Accept the situation for what it is
Your current situation is simply the place that you have arrived as a result of what you have been doing in the recent or distant past. You can't change the past so don't dwell on regrets. When you stop resisting your current situation by simply saying that you accept what is, you become present. Your focus is not on a memory that you can't change or on worrying about what could happen. You are in the moment and in the moment you have the power to move in the direction of your choosing.
When you accept the situations in your life without judging them as good or bad the stress literally melts away and you are clear to find the best way to reach your objective.
2. Look at the big picture
Your life is bigger than what just happened. Don't make it small. Count your blessings. Focus on the positive. Look at your entire life and not a just one narrow aspect of it.
Most of the negative feelings that we experience come from a preoccupation with ourselves. Get outside of yourself. Think about the needs of other people and how you can make a difference in their lives using the gifts that you have.
Goals that focus on the needs of others have the power to attract people, organizations, and resources to get them done.
3. Look for the core problem or opportunity.
•"Is this a recurring problem?"
•"Where is this coming from?"
•"What's feeding this?"
4. Set a lifestyle goal to address the core problem.
• What skill, talent, or character trait do I need to develop to overcome this challenge?
• Who do I need to become in order to maintain the results I want to produce?
5. Set daily action goals to address the immediate need.
• What steps do I need to take today to begin my transformation?
• Who can I call?
• What can I learn to help me improve in this area?
• What routine or habit do I need to develop to reach and maintain my goal?
Remember, in the end it's the person that you become not the things that you get or the goals that you reach that will have the most lasting impression on your life.
Are your current goals transforming you into a stronger, wiser, and more enlightened person or are they just getting you what you need?
About the Author:
L. Andrew Morgan is known as The Goals Coach by coaching clients, seminar participants, and more than 230,000 people around the world who enjoy his success messages via Twitter. He is the author of "About Goals: The Daily Goals Tool Kit", and "About Goals: 101+ Quick Tips to Reach Your Goals". In addition, he has developed tools such as the "About Goals: Life-Motion Study" and "The About Goals Daily Journal", all designed to help achievers find clarity and focus to reach their objectives faster.He currently lives on the East coast in Silver Spring, Maryland, and is the President of Break Out! Seminars and the founder of http://www.AboutGoals.com
BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS:
- Andrea's 90-Minute Scarf
- "Stop searching for that quick and easy crochet pattern because you
just found it! This 90-Minute Scarf can be made in well, 90 minutes.
Work two strands of coordinating colors together as one and it'll get
done twice as fast."
http://www.eatingoutloud.com/2010/11/bumpy-popcorn-crochet-scarf-patter.html - Allen Williams' Bumpy Popcorn Scarf - "Use a free crochet pattern like this one to make a beautiful bumpy popcorn crochet scarf. It's an easy crochet pattern with three rows of popcorn stitches running throughout the pattern." - with tutorial!
Ann Regis' Pink Hope Scarf - "This
Hope Scarf is made in groups of triple crochets forming a nicely
designed pattern. You can crochet this free pattern in any color you
wish, but preferably in a shade of pink to show your support for Breast
http://www.recipelion.com/German-Recipes/Hamburger-Noodle-Casserole/ml/1 - Hamburger Noodle Casserole - "Make your hamburger into a casserole. Hamburger Noodle Casserole is a great way to bring the flavors between the bun and put them in a delicious easy to prepare dish. Made with your favorite cheese, you'll love this easy casserole recipe."
http://www.recipelion.com/Slow-Cooker-Soup-Recipes/All-Day-German-Beef-Stew/ml/1 - All Day German Beef Stew - "Loaded with veggies and delicious spices, this All Day German Beef Stew is just what you want to eat after a busy day. As much as we love the flavor of this hearty stew, what we love even more is how easy it is to prepare. This is one of those all-day slow cooker recipes that you can make in the morning and enjoy for dinner when you get home. If you're looking for effortless beef stew recipes this season, try out this great slow cooker sensation."
http://www.allfreecasserolerecipes.com/Dessert-Casserole-Recipes/Pumpkin-Poke-Cake/ - Ashton's Pumpkin Poke Cake - "Jello poke cake recipes are more exciting than regular cakes. You poke holes on the top and then pour a pudding mixture over it, so it seeps into the holes. This Pumpkin Poke Cake is a spin on Jello poke cakes. Instead of pudding, sweetened condensed milk is poured into the holy cake, which is made from yellow cake mix and pumpkin puree. As if that wasn't good enough, the cake is topped with Cool Whip, Heath bits, and caramel. It really is a perfect fall treat."
Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/10/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare
Photos (#25 in a Series of 25)":
Some of these photos will blow you away.
Boomer's Time Machine
Some more memories.
Some of these photos will blow you away.
Boomer's Time Machine
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA -
10/22/12, 10:36 AM - "Morning Awwwww (#7 in a Series of 22)":
|Two guys met in
the middle of the desert. One was carrying a car door, the other an
The one with the car door said to the guy with the umbrella, "Why are you carrying that umbrella around? It isn't going to rain in the desert."
To which the guy
with the umbrella replied, "Yeah, but it keeps me out of the sun! By the
way, why are you carrying around that car door, you don’t even have a
car to go with it?”
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 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.
3. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 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.
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- Johannes Brahms, 1865-8
III. Herr, lehre doch mich
Herr, lehre doch mich,
daß ein Ende mit mir haben muß.
und mein Leben ein Ziel hat,
und ich davon muß.
Siehe, meine Tage sind
einer Hand breit vor Dir,
und mein Leben ist wie nichts vor Dir.
Ach wie gar nichts sind alle Menschen,
die doch so sicher leben.
Sie gehen daher wie ein Schemen
und machen ihnen viel vergebliche Unruhe;
sie sammeln und wissen nicht,
wer es kriegen wird.
Nun Herr, wes soll ich mich trösten?
Ich hoffe auf Dich.
(Psalm 39, 5-8)
Der Gerechten Seelen sind in Gottes Hand
und keine Qual rühret sie an.
(Weisheit Salomos 3, 1)
III. Lord, make me to know mine end
Lord, make me to know mine end,
and the measure of my days,
what it is:
that I may know how frail I am.
Behold, thou hast made my days
as an handbreadth;
and mine age is as nothing before thee....
(Wisdom of Solomon 3:1)
The Third Movement of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem", "Herr, Lehre Doch
midi courtesy of ??? - 06/06/02
German Lyrics courtesy of http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Ein_Deutsches_Requiem - 01/14/07
English lyrics courtesy of http://www.stanford.edu/group/SymCh/DeutReq.html - 01/14/07
Image of William Bouguereau's Painting, "All Souls Day", courtesy of http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/book/nov2.html - 11/01/07
Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars41.html - 11/01/07
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
Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of http://www.stantoncollegeprep.org/central/ - 08/01/10
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateHerbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
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