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“Absence of gratitude is the mark of the narrow, uneducated mind. It bespeaks a lack of knowledge and the ignorance of self-sufficiency. It expresses itself in ugly egotism and frequently in wanton mischief... Where there is appreciation, there is courtesy, there is concern for the rights and property of others.
Without it there is arrogance and evil."

-  Gordon B. Hinckley,
October, 1964
11/24/10 - NNHS Newsletter -

“Living in thanksgiving daily is a habit that will enrich our lives and the lives of those we love...Those who live in thanksgiving daily have a way of opening their eyes and seeing the wonders and beauties of this world as though seeing them for the first time."

- Joseph B. Wirthlin,
The Ensign, September, 2001

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today's Newsletter is shamefully snagged from three years ago this week:

http://nnhs65.com/11-21-07-NNHS-Come-Ye-Thankful-People.html

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_2drfgebNo - Come Ye Thankful People, Come - Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra, November 22, 2009


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to     Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR AND    Michael Sisk ('63) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 -   Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD AND   Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND    Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV;

27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;

29 - Jimmy Key ('57) AND    Randy Bearor ('64) of VA;

30 -      Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA!

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

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


TODAY IN WWII:

November 24, 1940 - Slovakia became a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.

November 24, 1940 - Nazis closed off the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Over the next three years the population dropped from 350,000 to 70,000 due to starvation, disease and deportations to concentration camps.

November 24, 1941 - The United States granted Lend-Lease to the Free French.

November 24, 1943 - The USS Liscome Bay was torpedoed near Tarawa and sank with nearly 650 men killed.

November 24, 1944 - Bombing of Tokyo – The first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land was carried out by 88 American aircraft.


TODAY IN 1965:

Wednesday, November 24, 1965 - Joseph Désiré Mobutu seized power in the Congo and became President; he ruled the country (which he renamed Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.

Wednesday, November 24, 1965 - Actor Kim Roe-ha (김뢰하) was born in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

Wednesday, November 24, 1965 - Actress Shirley Henderson was born in Forres, Morayshire, Scotland.


  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important!

http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery.php?pg=&limit=40&sort=tnid&type=tnap&field=dog_name&keyword=grace#14296

 
 

   Grace has been named the
September 2010 People's Choice!
 

   BUT - She's falling considerably behind a dog in California named Dollar!

http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=2

   The last time I checked Grace had 4283 votes and Dollar had 7214 votes. We cannot allow this to happen! Doncha wanna go shopping and spot Grace's image on a bag of dog food and know that YOU played a large part in placing her there?!?

   It only takes about two seconds to cast your allotted daily vote)!!!

http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery.php?pg=&limit=40&sort=tnid&type=tnap&field=dog_name&keyword=grace#14296


  From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/23/10 AND     Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 11/24/10 - "Thanksgiving wishes":

Here's your Thanksgiving "Hello"...

http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=HY27482779



'TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING,
BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP.
I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS,
ALSO TRIED COUNTING SHEEP.

THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED-
BOTH THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE,
BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION,
AND USED ALL OF MY MIGHT.

TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION,
THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION.
SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR,
AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE.

GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTERED POTATOES,
PICKLES AND CARROTS, BEANS AND TOMATOES.
I FELT MYSELF SWELLING SO PLUMP AND SO ROUND,
'TIL ALL OF A SUDDEN, I ROSE OFF THE GROUND.



I CRASHED THROUGH THE CEILING, FLOATING INTO THE SKY,
WITH A MOUTHFUL OF PUDDING AND A HANDFUL OF PIE.
BUT, I MANAGED TO YELL AS I SOARED PAST THE TREES...
HAPPY EATING TO ALL!  (PASS THE CRANBERRIES, PLEASE.)

MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY,
MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP.
MAY YOUR POTATOES 'N GRAVY
HAVE NARY A LUMP.

MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS.
MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE,
MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER
STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS!



HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL! 

 
  
Thanks so much, Eva! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too!


    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/23/10 - "Beautiful Goodbyes and Blessed Goodbyes.":

Hi, Carol:

Enjoyed catching up on the "Unread" Newsletters today. It reminded me of when you asked me about my favorite complimentary closing to certain messages "Mizpah" and the light came on when you recalled seeing necklaces in the jewelry store, that separated so that the departing person had a portion of the item.

That is a Blessed Goodbye, as you are wishing the other "God's Blessing between me and thee while we are parted one from another" better known as the "Mizpah Benediction." Wishing the best for someone else!!!

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you so much, Sweet Adonis!


      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 11/23/10 - " A prayer for the 3rd Bn 5th Marines":

We are asking everyone to say a prayer for "Darkhorse" 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families. They are fighting it out in Afghanistan & they have lost 9 marines in 4 days.  IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE the message spread if more could past it on.
Semper Fi, God Bless America and
God Bless the United States Marine Corps

   Thanks, Dools! That we'll do! Now get well!

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/prayer/darkhorse.asp - True


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/23/10 - "Laughter is a medicine":

You may have seen this before.  If not, enjoy.
********************************
The prayer before a meal at an assisted living's corporate meeting. You wouldn't think this lady has a trace of humor in her whole body by her facial expression.
 
And then she opens her mouth!

www.caregiverstress.com/2010/07/a-reminder-that-laughter-is-the-best-medicine 

     Thank so much, Glenn!


From http://www.selfgrowth.com - 11/23/10 - "Thanksgiving: Gratitude":

Thanksgiving or Thanks-Receiving?

By Karen Monroy


Take a minute to imagine:

You are in a dirty, cold place. You are infested with all kinds of critters and parasites. Your clothes are thread bare. There are holes in your shoes, and nothing much to eat. The harsh living conditions have claimed many of your loved ones and friends. You are sure that you will be following them to the grave shortly. Your mind keeps drifting back to past times when you were surviving, when life was "better".

What were you thinking to get in that ship anyway? There are many reasons to despair, you don't know the land, and you don't know how to be successful in your hunting or farming. You might even be wondering for what sins is God punishing you. You might be praying to this God for relief, for an intercession, for a miracle.

In the midst of this you are introduced to someone who is living in the SAME place as you--yet is having a completely different experience. They are happy and healthy. They are well-fed, they prosper. The cold doesn't put them asunder and they certainly have enough to share.

You fall to your knees upon seeing the bounty of a dozen stalks of corn and a bird and some flat bread. The same food you would have turned your nose up to (we feed corn to the pigs after all) a year ago, is now the most delicious food you ever tasted. Your belly actually hurts when you eat because it was so empty--but you eat anyway--joyfully, thankfully. Giving thanks becomes important to you. You understand the "loft" of gratitude. It makes any circumstance transform. It transforms you.

This isn't the Thanksgiving story from my childhood. Mine was funny construction paper pilgrim hats and Indian headbands. It was gaggles of people, days of cooking, planned excursions into the kitchen to pilfer the desserts. When it came time to eat, we each took turns expressing gratitude. I always heard the tried and true thanks for family, friends, life, and love from the adults. The children were more direct, "my new horse, my new bike...you get the drift. My grandfather used to call us kids "soft". We certainly had no idea how "hard" life could be, and we had no sense of the story of the pilgrims. How could we? We had always had plenty, never knew starvation and all of our problems were the kind you wanted to have.

The intercession the pilgrims experienced might be where the first "when I was a kid..." stories originated! Parents have been trying to top that story for hundreds of years--but none come close. Why?

Unlike all of the other, "when I was a kid" stories, the Thanksgiving story puts us amidst a Universal Truth: The Mind can only serve one Master, either gratitude or despair--but not both.

What is your most important prosperity organ? Your brain! Your choice to be grateful for the gifts you receive--even if the gifts appear humble.

Imagine for a moment you are that pilgrim:

You realize that if you are a good student, you too can be at peace and one with your new home--just like with your new found neighbor. While life here may appear to be harsh--it has promise, opportunity, and you now are changed: open and willing to receive the gifts of the Universe, willing to be a good student, willing to Prosper. While everything on the outside had remained the same, gratitude for what you have received has radically altered the landscape of your life.

In our own way, each of us is replaying this Thanksgiving story. We say goodbye to old situations and circumstances--set sail for the "better life" and encounter hardship along the way.

If you are in the position right now that you feel you need an intercession or miracle, remember they do happen. Give up your notion you know what the miracle looks like, act like or should be like. What if those pilgrims, said "no" to the Indians because they were expecting the ship to save them?

If you have been on cruise control, lying low, feeling good--remember we all need to take rest, because the top of one mountain is the bottom of another. I have learned there are some angels whose only job is to make certain you do not get too comfortable and miss your life. If you feel the gentle tapping of the angels, listen to it.

I have a client who knew the answer to a question I asked, but said, "I don't know". I reminded the client they did know, and not owning what you know keeps you where you are. You know, getting more of what it is you do not want. It was hard, but they owned it, all of it. Shortly after that session I received an ecstatic phone call detailing the amount of business they had been given in the last week--more than the previous 6 months.

The Universe always works this way. It is always willing, wanting and capable to give--"pressing down into us for good measure" what we are capable of receiving. The Universe needs us to be the kind of person capable of holding the gifts sent our way.

If you have been "hanging-in there"; waiting for something to go wrong and fearful of your future, spend the holiday counting your blessings and then counting them again. A Universal Truth: we are only given what we can handle.

If you are not where you want to be, then ask yourself, "What do I know that I am not owning? What is it I am trying to pretend I don't know?"

If you have it good right now, be thankful! And invite others to join you, sharing in your bounty. Remember your invitation for others to join you in being a good receiver is a beautiful gift. How we wear our happiness and prosperity can be a healing balm to those in need, or a beacon of light to call others higher.

An Invitation for You!

I invite you to join me this Thanksgiving to practice what we know. As we commit to compassionate accountability for ourselves, we will not "should" our self or feel guilty if we take a misstep. We will simply affirm our willingness to be good receivers. Responsible containers for the good Divine Universal Source Energy is always sending. We affirm the gift of thanks is made manifest in our lives. Always.
May we be ever so humble to receive the blessings of the Universe.
May we use what we are given gratefully.
May we share what we are given lovingly.
May we all be Peace, share Peace, and receive Peace.


About the Author:

Dr. Karen Monroy holds a PhD. in psychology, and a Masters Degree in Economics and Business.

Dr. Monroy explains to clients the structure of their minds--from a neurological, psychological and spiritual perspective clients learn to work WITH their own nature, not AGAINST their nature.

Dr. Monroy teaches Money IQ Skills, Money EQ skills and a spiritual basis for moving through the world of form. Dr. Monroy believes all of us learn about these concepts in the world of form (or Earth School as she calls it) as one aspect of our spiritual path.

Dr. Monroy is also the author of two upcoming books: Mommy, What is Rich? and Expanding your Money IQ-- Spiritual and Emotional Intelligence for Earth School.

Learn more about Karen at her website: http://www.KarenMonroy.com


ABBREVIATED ALERT:
  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DRAMATIC-WORKSHOP-STUDENTS.doc 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


FINALLY:

From http://www.jokedujour.com - LadyHawke's Weekly Jokes - 11/21/10:

Travelling on Thanksgiving Day could be a hassle.

LadyHawke

"Ingenious Israelis"

The Israelis have developed an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners at the airports.

It’s a booth you can step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on you. They see this as a win-win for everyone, with none of this crap about racial profiling. It also would eliminate the costs of a long and expensive trial. Justice would be swift. Case closed.
 
You're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter an announcement comes over the PA system . . .

"Attention standby passengers ­ we now have a seat available on flight number XYZ101. Shalom!"


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. 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 reservations.

3. Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!

4. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its Holiday Party at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606. CONTACT: Joe Drewry (jwdvt@aol.com, 757-244-4443, ext 4)

5.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (mcmiceli@verizon.net - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (bjneher@cox.net - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (hdsdds@aol.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

6. 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 1971


PRAYER ROLL :

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/22/10

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 10/21/10


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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915-780-3048
     

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Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Lyrics by Henry Alford (1810-1871);
Music by Sir George J. Elvey (1816-1893), organist at St. George's Chapel,
Windsor Castle for nearly fifty years, about 1844

Come, ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in,
Ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide
For our wants to be supplied;
Come to God's own temple, come,
Raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God's own field,
Fruit as praise to God we yield;
Wheat and tares together sown
Unto joy or sorrow grown;
First the blade and then the ear,
Then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord our God shall come,
And shall take the harvest home;
From the field shall in that day
All offenses purge away,
Giving angels charge at last
In the fire the tares to cast,
But the fruitful ears to store
In the garner evermore.

Even so, Lord, quickly come,
Bring thy final harvest home;
Gather thou thy people in,
Free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified,
In thy presence to abide;
Come, with all thine angels, come,
Raise the glorious harvest home.


"Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" midi courtesy of http://www.theholidayspot.com/thanksgiving/music/ - 11/21/04

"Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" lyrics courtesy of http://home.att.net/~scorh/Thanksgiving2.html - 11/23/04

"Come Ye Thankful People Come" Title and Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.rosebriar.uk.com/greetings/holiday/thanksgiving2.html - 11/20/07

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

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!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05

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