11/23/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Count Your Blessings
“Reflect on your blessings, of which
every person has many,
DearFriends and Schoolmates,
This is our traditional Day After Thanksgiving Newsletter.
BONUS #1 - Count Your Blessings - George Beverly Shea
BONUS #2 - Count Your Blessings - St John's Children's Choir
BONUS #3 - Count Your Blessings - Smokey Mountain Hymns - soothing instrumental version with slide show
BONUS #4 - Count Your Blessings - Lucy Rhodes - totally different hymn, but same theme and a clear angelic voice
|Happy 68th Wedding Anniversary today to Jennings Bryan (June '42) of VA and his wife!|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to
Donnie Satisky ('56)
(d. 11/24/15) AND
Sisk ('63) of CA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) (d. 01/28/15) AND Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV AND Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;
28 - Jennings Bryan (June '42) of VA;
29 - The late Jimmy Key ('57) (d. 03/21/12) AND Randy Bearor ('64) of VA;
30 - Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;
01 - My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of TX;
02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND George Konstant ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY
|November 23, 1918 - Heber J. Grant succeeded Joseph F. Smith as the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 23, 1939
HMS Rawalpindi was sunk by the German
November 23, 1943
- U.S. forces seized control of
Makin from the Japanese during the Central Pacific offensive in the Gilbert
THIS DAY IN 1968:
|Friday, November 23, 1968 -
"Harvard Beats Yale, 29–29"
might say, 'What do I have to be grateful for when my world is falling
“Perhaps focusing on what we are grateful for is the wrong approach. It is difficult to develop a spirit of gratitude if our thankfulness is only proportional to the number of blessings we can count. True, it is important to frequently “count our blessings”—and anyone who has tried this knows there are many—but I don’t believe the Lord expects us to be less thankful in times of trial than in times of abundance and ease. In fact, most of the scriptural references do not speak of gratitude for things but rather suggest an overall spirit or attitude of gratitude.
“It is easy to be grateful for things when life seems to be going our way. But what then of those times when what we wish for seems to be far out of reach? Could I suggest that we see gratitude as a disposition, a way of life that stands independent of our current situation? In other words, I’m suggesting that instead of being thankful for things, we focus on being thankful in our circumstances—whatever they may be.”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/05/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 11/24/17:
|ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jerry!|
From Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA - 11/23/18:
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables
smelled as good as bacon.”
(b. 10 Feb 1926)
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROSS STITCH PATTERNS:
Nancy Spruance's Christmas Trumpets
BONUS POST-THANKSGIVING DESSERT RECIPES:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/24/17:
|During a visit to our friend’s
home in Canada, we were welcomed with a wonderful breakfast. But my
six-year-old daughter was not impressed.
"Your pancakes are smaller than my mom’s," she told him.
He replied, "That’s because of the exchange rate."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, January 09, 2019 -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 11/16/18
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