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11/27/15 - 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,  

  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



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
   Happy Birthday today to  Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;

   Happy Birthday this week to:

    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;

03 -  Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND The late  Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR;

04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND    Howard Williamson (Hampton HS - '63) of VA;

05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late    Gene Peters ('57) (deceased - 07/24/09) AND        Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


200 YEARS AGO TODAY:

November 27, 1815 Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland.
 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

November 27, 1940 - In Romania, the ruling party Iron Guard arrested and executed over 60 of exiled King Carol II of Romania's aides, including former minister Nicolae Iorga.

November 27, 1940 - At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engaged the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean Sea.

November 27, 1942 - At Toulon, the French navy scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.

November 27, 1944 - An explosion at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump at Fauld, Staffordshire killed seventy people.

November 27, 1944 - The Battle of Peleliu ended. The battle had begun on September 15. The Battle of Peleliu, when considering the number of men involved, had the highest casualty rate of any battle in the Pacific.

November 27, 1944 - United States Secretary of State Cordell Hull retired from office due to poor health. He was replaced by Edward R. Stettinius. The next year Hull won the Nobel Peace Prize.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Saturday, November 27, 1965 - Vietnam War: The Pentagon told U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations were to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam had to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 11/27/15:

“It is sometimes difficult to view the problems and permissiveness around us and not become discouraged. I have found that, rather than dwelling on the negative, if we will take a step back and consider the blessings in our lives, including seemingly small, sometimes overlooked blessings, we can find greater happiness.”

- Thomas S. Monson, October 2015
(b. 21 Aug 1927)


    Thanks so much, Susan!


    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 11/26/15 (In response to my question, "Could you please explain to me what kind of a dingbat would complete forty-eleven Newsletters (okay, actually just 27) and then wait WEEKS before notifying anyone?? Oh, wait, never mind. Sigh. "):

A Caroling or a Hartibat! Ha Ha Ha    Happy thanksgivings.

   WILD GIGGLES! BUSTED! Thanks, Linda May! That's      Me ('65 - of NC), okay - a Hartibat!


      From Mayim Bialik (North Hollywood High School, CA - '93) of CA - 11/26/15:

Thanksgiving. It feels hard right now. The news is so depressing here in this country and all over the world...so much ignorance and death and loss. We all have complicated lives and things we want to change. It can be hard to see the beauty of a day of Thanksgiving sometimes. But a friend of mine became an uncle yesterday. There are leaves changing colors. We have the capacity to love and grow and change and find ways to be of service to this world to make it better somehow. There are things to be thankful for indeed. Have a good day.

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you so much, Mayim!



 
 
From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of TX - 11/26/15 - "Happy Thanksgiving!":
 

  SO VERY TRUE! Thank you, Laura!
 
 

“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.

- Erma Bombeck
(21 Feb 1927 - 22 Apr 1996
)


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/16/15 - "Signs of the Times (#7 in a series of 21)":
 
     Thanks, Billy!
 
 


BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/country-christmas - Country Christmas Placemats and Coasters


BONUS LEFTOVERS RECIPES:
http://mashable.com/2014/11/28/thanksgiving-leftover-recipes/ - 10 creative recipes to reinvent your Thanksgiving leftovers - "If you have trouble facing the turkey that you know is objectively delicious following your Thanksgiving food hangover, try giving your leftovers a little makeover."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/27/15:

A lawyer went duck hunting for the first time in Texas. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer's field on the other side of the fence. As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing.

The litigator responded, "I shot a duck, it fell into this field, and now I'm going to retrieve it."

The old farmer replied, "This is my property and you are not coming over here."

The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial attorneys in the U.S. and if you don't let me get that duck, I'll sue you and take everything you own."

The old farmer smiled and said, "Apparently, you don't know how we do things in Texas. We settle small disagreements like this with the Texas Three-Kick Rule."

The lawyer asked, "What is the Texas Three-Kick Rule?"

The Farmer replied, "Well, first I kick you three times and then you kick me three times, and so on, back and forth, until someone gives up." The attorney quickly thought about the proposed contest and decided that he could easily take the old codger. He agreed to abide by the local custom.

The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked up to the city feller. His first kick planted the toe of his heavy work boot into the lawyer's groin and dropped him to his knees. His second kick nearly wiped the man's nose off his face. The barrister was flat on his belly when the farmer's third kick to a kidney nearly caused him to give up.

The lawyer summoned every bit of his will and managed to get to his feet and said, "Okay, you old coot! Now, it's my turn!"

The old farmer smiled and said, "No, I give up. You can have the duck."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 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 11/08/15

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
910-854-8802
 


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

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!!

John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of http://www.nisd.net/marshall/ - 04/26/13

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

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

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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