- NNHS Newsletter -
Once Upon a December
is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.”
Dear Friends and
It's time again for one of my favorite crybaby songs. This is very good for the tear ducts.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1zamKoUREI - Once Upon a December - Liz Callaway, 1974
Today is World AIDS Day.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of TX!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND George Konstant ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
03 - Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND The late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88);
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;
06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57);
07 - Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND Tim Parsons ('73) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII: December 01, 1941 - Pacific War: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gave the final approval to initiate war against the United States.
December 01, 1941 - Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signed Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.
December 01, 1942 - In the U.S., nationwide
gasoline rationing went into effect.
December 01, 1944 - Edward R. Stettinius Jr. became Secretary of State of the United States after the retirement of Cordell Hull.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Tuesday, December 01, 1964 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers met to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.|
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 11/21/14 (but hiding out in my inbox all this time!) - "PRICELESS":
If you've ever worked for a boss who reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this!
Arcelor-Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO. The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers.
On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning against a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business. He asked the guy, "How much money do you make a week?"
A little surprised, the young man looked at him and said, "I make $400 a week. Why?"
The CEO said, "Wait right here." He walked back to his office, came back in two minutes, and handed the guy $1,600 in cash and said, "Here's four weeks' pay. Now GET OUT and don't come back."
Feeling pretty good about himself the CEO looked around the room and asked, "Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-ball did here?"
From across the room a voice said, "Pizza delivery guy from Domino's."
Thank you, Jimmy!
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 11/21/14 (but also hiding out in my inbox all this time!) - "Typical Guy":
A husband went to police station to report his missing wife:
Husband : I've lost my wife, she went shopping yesterday and has still not come home.
Sergeant : What is her height ?
Husband : Oh, 5 something . . .
Sergeant : Build?
Husband : Not slim, not really fat.
Sergeant : Color of eyes?
Husband : Hard to say, dark.
Sergeant : Color of hair?
Husband : Changes according to season.
Sergeant : What was she wearing?
Husband : Dress/suit/blue jeans -- I don’t remember exactly.
Sergeant : Did she go in a car?
Husband : Yes.
Sergeant : What kind of car was it?
Husband : 2015 Corvette Stingray 3LT with the Z51 Performance Package, shark gray metallic paint, with the 6.2 litre V8 engine with direct injection generating 460 HP. 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, and GT bucket seats, and has a very thin scratch on the front left door.
At this point the husband started crying.
Sergeant : Don't worry sir. We’ll find your car.
Thanks again, Jimmy!
From My Friend, Katrina, of UT - 11/30/14 - "Every Morning":
|OH, SO CUTE! Thanks, Katrina - great plan!|
From My Friend, Kelley, of AL - 11/30/14:
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/30/14 - "BEST HAM SANDWICHES YOU'LL EVER HAVE!!!":
BEST HAM SANDWICHES YOU'LL
A GREAT recipe for finger (football) food! SHARE this one it's a
You will need two 9" x 13" pans. Place the bottoms of 12 rolls in each pan.
Place ham (about 2 shaved slices or so) on the rolls.
Cut the cheese slices into 4 parts and place 2 small pieces on each sandwich.
Put the dinner roll tops on.
In a sauce pan, mix butter, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder and poppy seeds.
Wait until all butter is melted and then brush the melted mixture over the ham sandwiches.
Cover with foil and let sit in fridge for 1 hour or over night. (If you want to bake them right away, you can also.)
Preheat oven to 375 and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve. They are great hot and even at room temperature. Enjoy!
OOH, YUMMY! Thanks, Joyce!
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 11/30/14 - "33 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes":
33 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes
WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Susan!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/22/14 - "FAMILY PORTRAITS (#7 in a series of 18)":
|AWW! Thanks, Dools!|
BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:
From My Friend, Tammy, of NC - 12/01/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#1 in a Series of 24)":
|This year I decided to
share some of my favorite Christmas stories and quotes. It is a
tradition in our family to read a Christmas story every night in
December culminating with the Nativity on the 24th. This is one of my
favorites! Feel free to share it with your families! It is a true story
told by Kenneth J. Brown who was serving as a U.S. Marine in Japan
following the dropping of the bomb.
|I watched him turn from the
street and climb the path leading to our shelter. He was groping,
hesitating. As he came near he folded his umbrella and stood quietly a
long moment. His thin coat soon dampened from the cold rain that was
falling from the same sky that had brought death to nearly half his
townspeople three short months before. I concluded that it must take
some special courage to confront one’s conquerors without invitation. It
was little wonder that he hesitated.
His polite bow to me was no bow of submission. Rather his squared shoulders and lifted head let me feel as if I were looking up at him even … though I towered over him a foot or more. I recall being disturbed that I hadn’t yet become used to the near sightless eyes of those who had looked heavenward that morning when the bomb dropped...
… I respectfully asked if I could be of service. [In his clear English] he introduced himself as Professor Iida. …
‘I am Christian,’ he said. ‘I am told this is the head minister’s office. Are you a Christian? It is good to talk with a follower of Christ; there are so few Christian Japanese.’
I took him to the inner office of the division chaplain and waited while the two men conversed. Professor Iida stated his request briefly. He was a teacher of music in a Christian girls’ college until it was closed by imperial command. … He had been imprisoned because of his professed Christianity. After being released he had returned to Nagasaki and continued his music instruction in his home even though it was forbidden. He had been able to continue a small chorus and would be pleased if … they [could] sing a concert for the American Marines.
‘We know something of your American Christmases,’ he said. ‘We should like to do something to make your Christmas in Japan more enjoyable.’
I felt sure the chaplain would give a negative reply. Our unit was one of hardened fighters, four years away from home, who had fought the enemy from Saipan to Iwo Jima.
… Yet there was something about the man that
bespoke sincere desire to do a good deed so that … permission was
granted. The concert would be Christmas Eve.
Thank you so very much, Tammy!
BONUS CHRISTMAS CRAFT PATTERNS:
|http://www.craftown.com/A-Snowball-Fight.html - Amanda Formaro's A Snowball Fight|
BONUS CROCK POT RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):
http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Crazy-Slow-Cooked-Pizza-Soup/ml/1 - Crazy Slow Cooked Pizza Soup - "Soup recipes always taste great when they are made in the slow cooker. Our recipe for Crazy Slow Cooked Pizza Soup taste just like your favorite pizza pie, but in soup form! Made with tomatoes, sausage, and topped with Mozzarella cheese, it will have you eating bowl after bowl. Skip delivery tonight and enjoy this wonderful slow cooked recipe."
http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Lazy-Day-Beef-Stroganoff/ml/1 - Lazy Day Beef Stroganoff - "If it is just one of those days where you don't feel like making dinner then try our Lazy Day Beef Stroganoff. Made with the simplest ingredients, enjoy this simple slow cooker recipe over a mound of butter noodles. Dinner's going to be easy tonight!"
http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Desserts/Brown-Sugar-Spice-Cake/ml/1 - Brown Sugar Spice Cake - "Your kitchen will be filled with the delicious comforting smells of cinnamon and brown sugar while this delicious cake recipe "bakes" in your slow cooker. Perfect for when you need a dessert, but are currently using the oven, Brown Sugar Spice Cake is moist and tender piece of cake that pairs well with vanilla ice cream. Indulge in slow cooker desert recipes and enjoy."
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 11/30/14:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1962
Dinner Get Together - 6:30 PM at Angelo's on J. Clyde Morris
Boulevard. CONTACT: Fran Heath Scott at 757-813-0446 or
2. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 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 11/27/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Once Upon a December
Dancing Bears, Painted wings, Things I almost remember, And a song someone sings, Once upon a December Someone holds me, Safe and warm, Horses prance through a silver storm, Figures dancing gracefully, Across my memory.... Far away, Long ago, Glowing dim as an ember Things my heart used to know Once upon a December Vocalizing Someone holds me Safe and warm, Horses prance through a silver storm, Figures dancing gracefully Across my memory..... Far away, long ago, Glowing dim as an ember Things my heart used to know Things it yearns to remember And a song Someone sings Once upon a December
"Once Upon a December" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/4836/bso.htm - 11/30/04
"Once Upon a December" lyrics courtesy of http://disney.lyrics-songs.com/lyrics/11149/ - 11/30/04
"Having recovered many, many
forgotten and repressed memories in these last five years,
I can almost make it through hearing this song without breaking down and sobbing - almost...."
- Carol Buckley Harty, 12/01/04
Some things simply do not change.
Image of Horse in Snow courtesy of http://cranwood.tripod.com/ - 12/01/06
Knotted Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html - 05/16/06
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)
Red AIDS Awareness Ribbon Pin Image courtesy of http://www.headcovers.com/ - 12/01/07
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 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
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI Famous Marineswho served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09
Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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