11/25/16 - 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 - lest we forget.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIYl6lK1c50 - Count Your Blessings - George Beverly Shea
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ox75f3HWBA - Count Your Blessings - St John's Children's Choir
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWb4sdriOo8 - Count Your Blessings - Smokey Mountain Hymns - soothing instrumental version with slide show
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G300M90-qqc - Count Your Blessings - Lucy Rhodes - totally different hymn, but same theme and a clear angelic voice
|Happy 66th Wedding Anniversary today to Jennings Bryan (June '42) of VA and his wife!|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to
Donnie Satisky ('56)
(deceased 11/24/15) AND
Sisk ('63) of CA;!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) (deceased 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 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) (deceased 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 (John Marshall HS, TX - '02) of TX;
02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND George Konstant ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 25, 1936 - In
Anti-Comintern Pact, agreeing to consult on measures "to
safeguard their common interests" in the case of an unprovoked
attack by the
Soviet Union against either nation. The pact was renewed on the
same day five years later with additional signatories.
November 25, 1940 - First flight of thedeHavilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
November 25, 1941 - The HMS Barham was sunk by a German torpedo.
November 25, 1943 - Statehood ofBosnia and Herzegovina was re-established at the State Anti-Fascist Council for the People's Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
November 25, 1998 - President Jiang Zemin arrived in Tokyo for the first visit to Japan by a Chinese head of state since World War II.
THIS DAY IN 1966:
|Friday, November 25, 1966 - R&B singer Stacy Lattisaw was born in Washington, D.C..|
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 Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 11/23/16 - "THE FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE?":
Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/08/16 - "Spectacular Pictures (#25 in a series of 40)":
Here are several really nice
photos to enjoy.
WOWZERS! Thank you, Billy!
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:
- Suzetta Williams' Little Angel
http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2008/12/my-paperclip-ice-skate-ornament-c.html - Suzetta Williams' Paperclip Ice Skate Ornament
BONUS POST-THANKSGIVING DESSERT RECIPES:
Martha Stewart's Cranberry Cobbler - "Take advantage of fresh cranberries while they're plentiful. This homey creation takes just minutes to make and would be a festive treat throughout the holiday season."
Martha Stewart's Apple-Date Betty - "As American as apple betty. Yes, this dessert dates to colonial times. The warm spiced apples topped with sweet breadcrumbs make it a great stand-in for pie."
Martha Stewart's Coconut Cream Pie - "This rich pie is a coconut triple threat: There is shredded coconut in the macaroonlike chocolate wafer crust, in the rich and creamy custard filling, and in the nutty toasted topping. Cutting into this pie is sheer coconut joy."
|A man walked into the barbershop and sat down
in the chair.
The barber asked, "How do you want your
|1. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 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 11/22/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Count Your Blessings Words by Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1897 Music by Edwin O. Excell When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. Refrain: Count your blessings, name them one by one, Count your blessings, see what God hath done! Count your blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. Are you ever burdened with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear? Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly, And you will keep singing as the days go by. When you look at others with their lands and gold, Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold; Count your many blessings—wealth can never buy Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high. So, amid the conflict whether great or small, Do not be disheartened, God is over all; Count your many blessings, angels will attend, Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.
"Count Your Blessings" midi and
lyrics courtesy of
http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Count_Your_Blessings/ - 11/05/08
"Count Your Blessings" Image courtesy of http://www.popularhymns.com/count_your_blessings.php - 11/27/09
Pumpkin and Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 11/25/08
Animated Lovey Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/17/07
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of http://www.nisd.net/marshall/ - 04/26/13
Animated Cheering Smiley clip
art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2016
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