12/10/08 - NNHS Newsletter
ďAnd it came to pass, as the angels were gone
away from them into heaven, the shepherds
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme is also new to us this year, although I can scarcely imagine why we've never used it before.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0XpTib0p9w - Gesý bambino medley - Pavarotti and Joan Osborne with the East London Gospel Choir, 1996
We received word last night of a tragic accident involving Chris White (Hillsboro HS, IL - '02) of IL and his brother, Jeremy White (Hillsboro HS, IL - '05) of IL. Chris has been my #6 son Dale's (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02 - of MA) best friend since they began kindergarten together, and Jeremy was in the same class in school as my daughter, Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC). Chris was a very frequent visitor in our home, and as he's only twelve days older than Dale, they were especially close, and have remained so over the years and despite the distance.
Reports have been conflicting, but both young men are in critical condition.
We do know that Chris is in a coma, and his spinal cord has been broken in
several places. It is feared that should he recover, he'll be a
We are all extremely distraught. Your fervent prayers are earnestly requested for both of these exceptionally fine young men.
Sat., January 4, 1997
Taylor Springs, IL
Wed., October 22, 1997
Litchfield, IL - Halloween Party
Taylor Springs, IL
Birthday Party -
Chris Ben, Dale, and Tim
Chris and Dale - age 13
Chris White (b.
23 Dec 1983) and
Dale Harty (b. 04 Jan 1984) - age 17
From the (Illinois) State Journal-Register - 12/09/08:
Jeremy C. White, 21, of Taylor Springs and his passenger, Christopher A. White, 24, of Hillsboro were airlifted to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
The second driver involved, Deborah A. Dour, 43, of Sorento was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Her condition is not known at this time.
The crash happened about 8:10 a.m. on Old Route 66 at North 10th Avenue near Litchfield.
According to police, Jeremy White was westbound in a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and failed to stop at the intersection, then struck a northbound Ford Mustang driven by Dour. She swerved to try to avoid a collision but was unable to.
Whiteís car overturned and landed in a field. The Mustang came to rest in a ditch.
Jeremy White and Christopher White were taken to St. Francis Hospital before being airlifted to Memorial.
The crash remains under investigation. Tickets are pending.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
12 - Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ AND Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) AND My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OR;
13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57);
14 - Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA;
15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND Buster Vest ('63) of VA;
16 - Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA;
17 - Tom Oxner ('65) of AR!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/09/08 - "December Newsletter Themes":
Back in the fall I had a great plan - one in which I would actually produce some sort of special Newsletter for each day of the month. I would rotate between secular and sacred music, pay ample time to Hanukkah and Winter Solstice - perhaps even Boxing Day - and of course, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. I would also revisit some of the themes we had first used in 2004 and 2005, and find as many new and different songs and carols as I could. It was a great plan, if I do say so myself.
But it presupposed that I would actually BE here to make them. I mean, "whoda thunk" I'd be going anywhere for the holidays?!?
Now, as we're delightedly planning to leave to visit our little chickadees back in Illinois, I find myself shifting themes, scrambling and fretting, and sadly realizing that with the Winter Solstice falling on the 21st, and the first FULL day of Hanukkah on the 22nd, there is no way I'll be able to address them at all. In fact, the only regular means I will have of communicating with y'all will be through the blog:
I'll continue to read the obituaries each morning, and to notify you if necessary through a regular emailing, but the creation of Memorial Editions will have to wait until I return (and I'm not certain when that date will be), as I'll not be able to access the site or my files while I'm gone, even if I had time to do so - which I won't.
Soooo - this will be that great vacation so many of y'all have been urging me to take - and it all begins on the 18th.
From Fred Field ('45) of CA - 12/09/08 - "Last Icon":
VIRGINIA BEACH -
Yoder Dairies plans to stop its home-delivery service after nearly 80 years.
The Virginia Beach-based institution said it plans to leave the last orders
at customers' doorsteps on Friday.
Maria Olah, Yoder general manager, says Yoder lost 800 to 1,000 customers, about a quarter of its home-delivery base, since January because of the U.S. economic problems. Yoder struggled to pay its bills and ultimately couldn't afford buying, processing or transporting milk.
Olah says Yoder's Virginia Beach store will close after its inventory is sold. Yoder is considering keeping open its shop at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market to sell ice cream.
This is sad news indeed, Fred. Thank you for bringing it to our attention!
I've added it to that page:
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/08/08 - "LOVEMAKING TIPS FOR SENIORS":
LOVEMAKING TIPS FOR SENIORS
YOWZERONI-GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joyce - I think...!
From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 12/09/08 - "Merry Christmas from WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival":
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
every happiness this Holiday Season and bountiful
Our warmest Holiday wishes from Texas,
All of us at WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival
Team WorldFest-Sponsored by HP, Kodak, Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), Boxer Properties
Thank you, Hunter! Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/09/08 - "Candy Cane":
I really did enjoy this, Joyce, thanks!
Snopes.com will tell you
that the legend isn't really true, but simply
"latter day attempts to infuse secular holiday traditions with specifically religious origins and meanings."
To all such unimaginative souls who choose to believe that symbolism cannot be aptly and justly ascribed after the fact, I say - BAH! HUMBUG!!! You eat your candy cane and I'll eat mine!
Merry Christmas, Lady!
From Bill Prillaman ('60) of VA - 12/09/08 - "Julius Benton":
Thank you, Bill! Julius' trumpet solos were nothing short of phenomenal! I forwarded your note to Renee.
From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 12/09/08:
Thank you, Renee! That is a comfort, isn't it? I posted both your notes on Julius' Memorial Newsletter:
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 12/09/08:
Ruthie, Dear, I remember your daddy's big star; it was a gift to the entire community! It does my heart good to see that you're carrying on your father's holiday tradition in your own family! Thanks for sharing this - and Merry Christmas!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/09/08 - "And speaking of food...":
This is another recipe I might make while I'm visiting in Illinois:
From http://www.selfgrowthtest.com - 12/07/08 - "Achieving Goals":
Achieve Your New Yearsí Resolutions -- or Any Goal!
By Jody Johnston Pawel, Nov. 30, 2008
Every New Year, many of us set goals and
resolve to meet them ó only to become discouraged and quit. Here are suggestions
for removing the most common barriers blocking our success ó in parenting, our
careers, marriage...and Life!
First, set attainable goals. To illustrate, consider "Susan," who wants financial independence.
Write your intention and goal statements,
then read them aloud every morning and night.
The key ingredients to goal achievement are the four levels of creative energy Peggy McColl describes in her book, 8 Proven Secrets to SMART Success.
The first barrier to goal achievement is
that our thoughts, words and actions often donít line up. If we take a positive
action, but doubt we can succeed (a negative thought) or say we canít do it
(negative words), our actions will not be as successful.
To take control of our creative energies, we must first become aware of what we are thinking, saying and doing. Then choose to replace non-productive thoughts, words and actions with supportive ones.
This may sound easy, but itís amazing how deeply ingrained our beliefs can be! Iím generally a positive person and have known about these energies for years. Yet, despite all my efforts, I simply wasnít reaching my goals. I thought there must be some deep subconscious blockage inside me. So I did an exercise McColl suggested to discover and remove the blockage:
Take two sheets of paper. For one week, on one sheet, write things you find yourself thinking, saying and doing that are positive and supportive. Keep this sheet. On the other sheet, write things you think, say and do that are holding you back from achieving your goals. Take this sheet and rewrite each negative statement as a positive statement on the first sheet. Then destroy the second sheet in some symbolic way, like tearing, burning or crumpling it.
The second barrier to goal achievement are excuses, which dis-empower us and keep us victimized. As long as we make excuses, we will not achieve our goals. Instead, we need to accept responsibility for solving the challenge we use as our excuse. Successful people arenít just lucky. Every successful person has overcome obstacles, endured adversity and worked through challenges.
The third barrier to goal achievement is our level of faith. Do we hope to reach our goal, but have great doubt we will? Do we believe weíll reach it, but have some doubts? Or do we have absolute faith and no question weíll succeed? The moment we start to doubt, we sabotage our success. So we must visualize our in advance and have absolute faith that we will achieve them. We may not know how, but we must have faith that the answer will come ó maybe from left field.
Many people live by the creed, "Iíll believe it when I see it." Our beliefs, however, filter everything we see and how we interpret events. We often twist the truth to fit our beliefs and ignore anything that doesnít fit our predictions. So naturally, we get a self-fulfilling prophecy! In reality, itís our beliefs that dictate what we see, so as Dr. Wayne Dyer says, "Youíll SEE it when you BELIEVE it."
The fourth barrier to goal achievement is a lack of sustained motivation. Rhonda Britten, in her book Change Your Life in 30 Days says, "Motivation is a reflection of how committed we are to our goal. If we are totally committed, itís easy to be motivated to do what we need to do, even when we donít feel like it." When we can say, "Thatís it, Iím doing this and nothing is going to stop me," we will conquer our fears and challenge ourselves to take the next step.
The following ancient Sanskrit saying sums it all up perfectly:
Essence of Destiny
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Choose your words, for they become actions.
Understand your actions, for they become habits.
Study your habits, for they will become your character.
Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny.
Every day we are creating our future. What future will you choose to create?
Jody Johnston Pawel is a Licensed Social
Worker, Certified Family Life Educator, second-generation parent educator,
founder of The Family Network, and President of Parents Toolshop Consulting. She
is the author of 100+ parent education resources, including her award-winning
book, The Parent's Toolshop. For 25+ years, Jody has trained parents and family
professionals through her dynamic workshops and interviews with the media
worldwide, including Parents and Working Mother magazines, and the Ident-a-Kid
television series. Jody currently serves as the online parenting expert for Cox
Ohio Publishingís mom-to-mom websites and also serves on the Advisory Board of
the National Effective Parenting Initiative.
© Copyright by SelfGrowth.com, Self Improvement Online, Inc.
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 12/09/08 - "Mom - You got to love this!":
old, BUT RECYCLED
HAVING MOM OVER FOR DINNER
You don't even have to be a mother to enjoy this one...
Brian invited his mother over for dinner. During the course of the meal, Brian's mother couldn't help but notice how beautiful Brian's roommate, Jennifer, was. Brian's Mom had long been suspicious of the platonic relationship between Brian and Jennifer, and this had only made her more curious.
Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Brian and Jennifer than met the eye.
Reading his mom's thoughts, Brian volunteered, 'I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you Jennifer and I are just roommates.'
About a week later, Jennifer came to Brian saying, 'Ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find the beautiful silver gravy ladle. You don't suppose she took it, do you?'
Brian said, 'Well, I doubt it, but I'll send her an e-mail just to be sure. So he sat down and wrote:
I'm not saying that you 'did' take the gravy ladle from the house, I'm not saying that you 'did not' take the gravy ladle. But the fact remains that one has been missing ever since you were here for dinner.
Several days later, Brian received an email back from his mother that read:
I'm not saying that you 'do' sleep with Jennifer, I'm not saying that you 'do not' sleep with Jennifer. But the fact remains that if Jennifer is sleeping in her own bed, she would have found the gravy ladle by now.
LESSON OF THE DAY - NEVER LIE TO YOUR MOTHER
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Norris!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/09/08 - "Romantic Sleigh Ride":
This is funny!!!
EWWWW!!! Thanks, Joyce!
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 12/03/08 (but not discovered until 12/08/08) - "All these pictures are made from FOOD" (#3 in a Series of 7):
This is really cool, look closely at each picture; most
everything is a kind of food.
Lots of detail & tons more imagination than I have...
Thanks, Gorgeous! These are really incredible!
HOLIDAY REUNION NEWS:
The NNHS Class of 1958 Gathering and Dinner will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 6:00 PM at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606. CONTACT: Joe Drewry (firstname.lastname@example.org, 757-244-4443, ext 4)
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, January 1, 2009, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News, VA - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955
2. April 23, 24, & 25, 2009 - Class of 1954 will hold their 55th-Year Reunion. For details contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1954
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Y'all take care of each other!TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Words and Music by
(08 Aug 1886 - 22 Nov 1943)
flower e'er 'mid the snow
Upon a winter night
Was born the Child, the Christmas Rose
The King of Love and Light.
The angels sang, the shepherds sang
The grateful earth rejoiced
And at His blessed birth the stars
Their exultation voiced.
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord.
Again the heart with rapture glows
To greet the holy night
That gave the world its Christmas Rose
Its King of Love and Light.
Let ev'ry voice acclaim His name
The grateful chorus swell
From paradise to earth He came
That we with Him might dwell.
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord.
"Gesu Bambino" midi (sequenced by John Cowles) courtesy of http://www.classicalmidiconnection.com/cmc/xmas.html - 11/05/08
"Gesu Bambino" lyrics courtesy of http://www.christmas-songs.org/songs/gesu_bambino.html - 12/09/08
Image of Roberto Ferruzzi's (1854-1934) 1897 Painting, "Madonna_of_the_Streets", courtesy of ?? - 12/09/08
Angel Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ1.htm - 12/05/05
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
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