11/25/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Count Your Blessings
“Reflect on your blessings, of which
every person has many,
DearFriends 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
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 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!
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
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 1967:
|Saturday, November 25, 1967 - Swimmer
Anthony Nesty was born Anthony Conrad Nesty in
Trinidad and Tobago.
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 - 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.”
(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:
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 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17
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
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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"Count Your Blessings" midi and lyrics courtesy
http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Count_Your_Blessings/ - 11/05/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
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