“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,
|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
- Joseph B. Wirthlin,
The Ensign, September, 2001
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter is shamefully snagged from three years ago this week:
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!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN WWII:
|November 24, 1940 -
Slovakia became a signatory to the
Tripartite Pact, officially joining the
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.
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.|
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!
Grace has been named the September 2010 People's Choice!
BUT - She's falling considerably behind a dog in California named Dollar!
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)!!!
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"...
'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.":
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!!!
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":
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 andGod Bless the United States Marine Corps
Thanks, Dools! That we'll do! Now get well!
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!
From http://www.selfgrowth.com - 11/23/10 - "Thanksgiving: Gratitude":
By Karen Monroy
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:
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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!
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 (email@example.com, 757-244-4443,
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
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/22/10
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
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
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
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
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