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11/25/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Count Your Blessings

“Reflect on your blessings, of which every person has many,
not on your past misfortunes, of which all people have some.”

-
Charles Dickens
(07 Feb 1812 - 09 June 1870)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

  Umm, this is our traditional Day After Thanksgiving Newsletter. Unfortunately, I'm apparently still too sick with my nasty traditional bronchitis to know what I'm doing, so it's a day late, but it's never too late to count our blessings, right?

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 67th Wedding Anniversary today to Jennings Bryan (June '42) of VA and his wife!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to The late Donnie Satisky ('56) (deceased 11/24/15) AND   Michael 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   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) (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 (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!

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


350 YEARS AGO TODAY

November 25, 1667 - A deadly earthquake rocked Shemakha in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

November 25, 1936 - In Berlin, Germany and Japan signed the 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 the deHavilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.

November 25, 1941 - The HMS Barham was sunk by a German torpedo.

November 25, 1943 - Statehood of Bosnia 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 1967:

Saturday, November 25, 1967 - Swimmer Anthony Nesty was born Anthony Conrad Nesty in Trinidad and Tobago.

Saturday, November 25, 1967 - Comedian and singer Gregg Turkington was born in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.


Some might say, 'What do I have to be grateful for when my world is falling apart?'

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
(b. 06 Nov 1940)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/25/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 11/24/17:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jerry!
 
 


“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

- Doug Larson
(b. 10 Feb 1926
)


    From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/10/17 - "THE WIT OF WILL ROGERS - STILL APPROPRIATE AFTER 80 YEARS (#14 in a Series of 15)":

   

SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!

 
 


 

BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2009/12/suzies-little-angel.html - 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."
 


FINALLY:

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 10, 2018 -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.



PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11




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

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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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
Thanks, Al!

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

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/ - 05/23/16

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