11/05/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Samhain
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is another autumn event
which repeats annually. This marks our fourth such observance.
You'll find the reasons why -
plus your homework assignments
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to
Happy Birthday tomorrow to
Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57)
Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57)
Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA!
Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of
08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA
Woody Hudson ('57)
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
David McCoy ('67) of VA;
09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL;
10 - The United States Marine
Corps - 1775 AND
Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57)
David Wittan ('57)
Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA
Steve Pullen ('65) of VA;
12 - Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton
HS) of VA
Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL!
Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 5, 1942 - The
Second Battle of El Alamein was won by the British in
THIS DAY IN 1965:
November 5, 1965 -
Kubrat, Prince of Panagiurishte,
Duke of Saxony, was born in
Spain, the third son of
Simeon II of Bulgaria
and his wife,
Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela.
5, 1965 - Patsy Blackard celebrated her 18th birthday.
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of
08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
Oh, Laura is your
Well, that makes it all the more important!
Vote early, vote often
(or at least cast your allotted daily vote)!!!
The Seasons in Life - this is so beautiful,
it made me cry. the truth...
SO VERY TOUCHING I JUST HAD TO SHARE
Thank you so much, Al! This is a
very moving - and comforting - presentation!
From Mark Friedman ('65) of
VA - 11/04/10 - "Clean the inside of your computer screen":
Clean the inside of your
Just so you keep up with the latest technology!
You probably don't clean your computer screen very often and it is really hard
to do the inside, so here is my present to you.
Click on the word "here" above and wait for a few seconds and the inside of your
screen will be cleaned for you!
Thanks, Mark - just what I need!
http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 11/01/10 -
By Krystal Kuehn
To be demanding isn't all bad, but there are many ways in which it can
be unloving. It is one thing to be persistent in asking or requiring
something, but excessively demanding one's own way regardless of others'
rights or how they are treated indicates self-centeredness. Overly
demanding people are not concerned with what others want because they
are mostly concerned with themselves. And they can be very insensitive
and uncaring when it comes to getting what they want. Demanding people
are often forceful in trying to get their way. They might use
manipulation, threats, or any other means to get what they want.
There is a controlling aspect in being overly demanding that actually
leads to a lack of control. So the less control a demanding person feels
in a situation or over someone, the more demanding they may become. Most
people do not like to feel controlled or dominated. There is an old
saying, "If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it's
yours. If it doesn't, it never was." Love requires that we give people
freedom to be themselves, without any restrictions imposed upon them to
meet our demands in our way.
Demanding people feel entitled to what they believe are their rights.
They have certain expectations of people, and they disregard their
boundaries if they are in their way. They have a difficult time taking
"no" for an answer because the goal is to get what they want. As you can
imagine, most people are not comfortable being around a person who is
overly demanding. Their selfishness communicates a total disregard for
the needs and desires of others. It is the opposite of love which is
selfless and giving.
To be truly selfless is to enjoy giving others first place. Rather than
demanding our own way, we can demonstrate love for others by considering
their needs important and putting them above your own if possible. To be
selfless is to put ours wants and desires aside sometimes and help
others get ahead. It is to find true contentment and joy in considering
what is in the best interest of someone else other than just ourselves.
It is to seek their good. Selflessness also doesn't impose its own
expectations and desires on someone else. It allows people the freedom
to make their own choices. Selflessness respects others' decisions and
loves them regardless of whether or not we agree. When selfless, we
treat people properly and respect their boundaries. Selflessness is the
essence of love. We cannot have love without selflessness.
What comes to mind when you think of someone who is overly demanding?
What do you do to get your way?
Has anyone ever described you as controlling or bossy? Explain.
Do you respect others' boundaries? Explain.
How do you react when someone crosses your boundaries?
What does it mean to be "selfless"?
In what ways are you selfless?
The need to have our own way leads us to disregard the needs of others.
I can be open-minded and respectful of the needs of others.
I choose to be selfless and think of others' needs before my own today.
Love is selfless, yet it invigorates the self.
~ Sue Atchley Ebaugh
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless
contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
~ Anthony Robbins
Real love is when you become selfless and you are more concerned about
your mate's or children's egos than your own. You're now a giver instead
of a taker.
Taken from The 10 Keys to Happy & Loving Relationships Part 8 (Love is
Not Demanding) by Krystal Kuehn,
Copyright © 2006, 2010 Krystal Kuehn. All Rights Reserved.
About the Author:
Krystal Kuehn, MA, LPC, LLP, NCC is a psychotherapist, author, teacher &
musician. She is the cofounder of New Day Counseling, a family couples
counseling and child therapy center,
an award-winning, self-help and inspirational site where you can find
hundreds of free resources, insights & words of inspiration to change
your life, and Baby-Poems.com
where you can find beautiful baby poems, baby quotes, cute sayings &
baby videos that will touch your heart & increase your joy & gratitude
for the children you love & enjoy! Krystal is also author of several
blogs: Give Thanks Journal, Be Your Best, Baby Poems blog and Words of
Wait a minute! Is she seriously saying it's NOT all about me?!?
CLASS OF 1965:
Nuffin' new today!
CLASS OF 1964:
Contact Dr. Chambers at
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 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
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team
Leaders are Mickey Marcella (email@example.com
- 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher
(firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson
(email@example.com - 804-694-0346). -
CLASS OF 1954
Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will
hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740
Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls
at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF
- updated 08/22/10
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE:
Realms of the Haunting
midi courtesy of
Graphic clip art courtesy of
http://www.nucleus.com/~darr/HOLYSMOKE.HTML - 11/04/06
Druid Sigel clip
art courtesy of
http://www.neopagan.net/ at the suggestion of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 11/04/06
Animated Fire Divider Line clip art courtesy of
http://www.worldfiredepartments.com/animations/lines.htm - 07/06/04
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
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
Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of
clip art courtesy of
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of
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