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11/29/19 - 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.

BONUS #1 - Count Your Blessings - George Beverly Shea

BONUS #2 - Count Your Blessings - St John's Children's Choir

BONUS #3 - Count Your Blessings - Smokey Mountain Hymns - soothing instrumental version with slide show

BONUS #4 - Count Your Blessings - Lucy Rhodes - totally different hymn, but same theme and a clear angelic voice


   Happy Birthday today to   The late Jimmy Key ('57) (d. 03/21/12) AND  Randy Bearor ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND    Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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:

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

04 - The late W. D. Dangler ('57) (d. 03/07/17) AND Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA;

05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late Gene Peters ('57) (d. 07/24/09) AND     the late Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) (d. 11/21/18);

06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 29, 1942 - Americans received news from the Office of Price Administration (OPA) that coffee would be rationed.

November 29, 1943 - The second session of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), held to determine the post-war ordering of the country, concluded in Jajce in what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina.

November 29, 1944 - Albania was liberated by the Albanian partisans.

November 29, 1945 -
The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia was declared.


November 29, 1969 - Soccer player, manager, and sportscaster Kasey Keller was born in Olympia, Washington.

November 29, 1969 - Baseball player Mariano Rivera was born in Panama City, Panama.

November 29, 1969 - Footballer Pierre van Hooijdonk was born in Steenbergen, Netherlands.

November 29, 1969 - Footballer Tomas Brolin was born Per Tomas Brolin in Hudiksvall, Hudiksvall Municipality, Hälsingland, Gävleborg County, Sweden.

A life can never be happy that is focused inward. So if you are miserable now, forget your troubles. March right out your door, and find someone who needs you.”

- Robert L. Backman, November, 1985
(b. 22 Mar 1922)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/29/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

From Gary Livingston ('69) of VA - 11/26/19, 6:06 PM (but only just discovered because apparently I'm still having difficulty navigating my new systems ):

What a pleasant surprise to see your email and newsletters come through. Thank you for doing this for us. I enjoy seeing names and year book faces of people even though they weren’t in my class, I remember their face.

I pray for you and your husband when you request it, and I hope you guys are well.

Thanks again,
Gary Livingston, class of 1969.

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Gary! I really appreciate your note - and your prayers!

  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 11/28/19, 7:26 PM:

  Happy Thanksgiving!

    AWW! Thank you, Mark! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!


    From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 11/28/19, 9:03 PM - "Rutter":

Here's one for you...caught my attention with the first few notes...I think it's beautiful...hope you are well...

Put it on full screen...turn it up... - John Rutter - For the beauty of the earth


   OHH! It is beautiful, Jimmy! Thank you so much, Santa Jim!

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/26/19 - "Amazing":

Courtney Hadwin 
Shy 13 year old blows judges away.

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Shari!

  From Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA - 11/23/18:

   Thanks, Susan!

“There is nothing so annoying as to have two people go right on talking when you’re interrupting.”

- Mark Twain
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)


Festive Step Ladder Throw - "Get ready for the holidays with the Festive Step Ladder Throw! If you're looking for a totally unique throw to snuggle up with this holiday season, then this pattern is definitely for you. Using a classic holiday color scheme of green, red, white, and gold, this crochet afghan creates the unique step ladder design. With each step a different color, it turns into a colorful crochet afghan full of modern flair. This is one crochet afghan pattern you don't want to miss!"

Christmas Wave Afghan - "Celebrate the holiday season with the festive Christmas Wave Afghan. This red, green, and white afghan would make a great meaningful gift for anyone on your "nice" list this year. A homemade blanket crocheted with love is the perfect Christmas gift! With a classic ripple crochet pattern as its design, just about anyone can make this easy crochet pattern. Use a size K hook to complete this free crochet afghan. Holiday family time will be better spent with this Christmas crochet afghan."

Christmas Spirit Mile a Minute Afghan - "Are you itching to prepare for the winter holidays? The Christmas Spirit Mile a Minute Afghan is the perfect crochet blanket to work up as a decoration in your home or as a Christmas gift for someone special. This holly jolly afghan is worked in panels of red and green and features the cross stitch as the special crochet stitch. Even if you start this when you're panicking about gifts and decorations in the beginning of December, you'll be able to finish it because it's a fast mile a minute pattern."

A Warm Winter’s Nap: Knit Blanket Patterns for the Holidays - "As magical as the holiday season can be, there are a ton of stressors that can bring us all down. Frantic gift shopping, over-consumption of sugary treats, and never-ending party invites are just some of the things that can cause emotional, spiritual, and physical wear and tear. Remember to take some time for yourself this holiday season. It’s okay to be a little selfish every once in awhile. Go on a long walk with the dog or take in a movie on a night you would normally go out. Whatever it is, have a plan to relax! Here at AllFreeKnitting, we totally understand how stressful the holiday season can be. That’s why we’ve rounded up our coziest Christmas blankets for your napping pleasure. A warm winter blanket is not only good for sleep, it’s good for the soul. Enjoy!"

BONUS CASSEROLE RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):
Eula's Sunday Casserole - "Tired of making the same old chicken casserole for dinner every week? Switch things up by trying Sunday Casserole. It is much richer in flavor than your average chicken casserole recipe, due to a delicious combination of mayonnaise and cream of chicken soup. The broccoli florets and lemon juice add a refreshingly healthy twist, which typically isn't found in most creamy casseroles. This dish would taste great with a slice of crispy garlic bread on the side, and makes an excellent Sunday night dinner option that will satisfy your whole family."

Christin's Old-Fashioned Beef Stroganoff Casserole - "If you like vintage dinner recipes, you will want to try this Old-Fashioned Beef Stroganoff Casserole. This recipe features creamy egg noodles, sirloin steak, and mushrooms, so it is hearty and full of flavor. As this casserole bakes in the oven, you will feel like you're back in your grandmother's kitchen. If you're looking for a great recipe for a special Sunday dinner, this is the perfect meal! You can't go wrong with a classic like Beef Stroganoff and you can't beat the convenience of a casserole. Really, it's a win-win. Enjoy this blast-from-the-past recipe tonight!"

Judith's Southern Biscuits and Gravy Pot Pie - "Biscuits and Gravy Pot Pie may sound complicated to make, but it's really quite easy. Made with 5 simple ingredients, breakfast will be done in no time at all. The sausage and gravy filling rests underneath a layer of delightful biscuits. It's a dinner dish made with breakfast ingredients, so you can eat it for breakfast or dinner. It will be tasty anytime..."


From - 11/28/18:

A mathematician wandered back home at 3 AM and proceeded to get an earful from his wife.

“You’re late!” she yelled. “You said you’d be home by 11:45!”

“Actually,” the mathematician replied coolly, “I said I’d be home by a quarter of 12.”


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 08, 2020 -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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 11/23/19

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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

"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. 
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 - 11/05/08

"Count Your Blessings" Image courtesy of - 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!

John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of - 04/26/13

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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