THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Helen Bost Rainelle ('72) of FL!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA AND Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57)
14 - Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA;
15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe
Vest ('63) of VA;
McClure ('58) of MA
16 - Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of MA;
17 - Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;
18 - James Strickland ('57)!
|Many Happy Returns, One and All!|
150 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|December 11, 1868 - Paraguayan War: Brazilian troops defeated Paraguayan at the Battle of Avay.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 11, 1937 -
Second Italo-Abyssinian War: The Fascist Council in Rome withdrew
Italy from the
League of Nations. .
December 11, 1941 - Germany and Italy declared war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declared war on Germany and Italy.
December 11, 1941 -
Poland declared war on Empire of Japan.
December 11, 1941 - The
December 11, 1941 - TheImperial Japanese Navy suffered its first loss of surface vessels during the Battle of Wake Island.
THIS DAY IN 1954:
THIS DAY IN 1968:
|Tuesday, December 11, 1968 - The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, featuring the Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, the Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and the Dirty Mac with Yoko Ono, was filmed in Wembley, London.|
“The true measure of a man is how he treats
someone who can do him absolutely no good.”|
- Samuel Johnson
(19 Sept 1709 - 13 Dec 1784)
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/11/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/10/18, @ 6:30 PM:
I will bid you adieu for the night as my
long day on the "Road to Christmas" must end before I fall
asleep driving down memory lane. God bless you all, sweet dreams
and until tomorrow, I leave you with this. What could be better
at this time of year than a night in Bethlehem, but in this case
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 12/03/18 - "The world's six best doctors ... worth reading twice":
|Ever wonder what some
of the richest people think when they know they are going to die soon?
The World's six best
doctors ..worth reading twice
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/10/18:
|“I found there was
only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.”
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 12/10/12 - "Holiday Stress":
Effective Ways to Cope with Holiday Stress During the Recession
For most of us, we want the holidays to be fun and exciting. But
more often than not, the holiday season evokes tension and stress. By
spending more money than our budgets allow, or going overboard by eating
the wrong foods, or taking on too many activities...these external
stressors are only a piece of the bigger picture. These problems only
compound when we are faced with unresolved family issues and budget
limitations. And as the holidays approach, these issues may seem larger
and more complicated as we confront family members who we typically
don't see throughout the year, and often don't really want to see!
It is important to remember that a mixture of feelings and emotions will undoubtedly be experienced. Preparing for this mixture is a sure bet to avoiding the shock and surprise when a myriad of feelings erupt from sometimes the most seemingly innocent of situations. When we're prepared and use the patterns from past holiday seasons to help us do things differently, we can create a new feeling around the holidays. Even if the stress is only slightly reduced, we have changed something about our lives and our repetitive patterns. The worst feeling is to be stuck doing the same things over and over again that just don't work.
2. Be Realistic.
One way to prepare for holiday stress is to be realistic. If you have unresolved issues with your family, they won't magically disappear just because it's the holiday. Wishing for this only sets the stage for disappointment, failure and unhappiness. In fact, the issues are more likely to escalate during the holidays because there's so much pressure to get along, have fun, and be nice. Look at past holidays and learn what's realistic with your family. You don't have to repeat the same unworkable scenario year after year.
3. Nix the Shoulds.
The holiday season creates a lot of "shoulds." "I should see my parents or my siblings because, after all, it is the holiday season." If you feel obligated to see your family during the holiday season, lower your stress by thinking about it in a different way. First of all, remember that you have choices. There is no rule book that says we need to be with our families during the holidays or how long we need to visit with them. If things are simply too stressful with your family, either don't arrange a visit, or limit the time you spend with them.
4. Change Your Reaction.
Our internal feelings and memories of past holidays color how we see the season. Try to look within and see what your beliefs and expectations are about the holidays. Simply make a list of the things that don't work with your family and ask yourself how you usually deal with each one. Then, see if you can think of one way to deal with it a little bit differently. Change your reaction and you'll change the situation. Just by doing this, you have begun to alter an old pattern that doesn't work. This one small transformation can reduce your holiday stress, bringing more peace within yourself and to those around you.
5. Create New and Inexpensive Traditions.
Make a list of things you do every year, noting what each item costs. Get creative and transform your list into new traditions that don't break the bank. For example, as a family, pick out a tree together at Costco, take it home, heat up some apple cider, and play your favorite Christmas CD while decorating the tree together. Instead of purchasing new Christmas decorations, recycle and redecorate your old ornaments. Or make Christmas cookies together and give them away as gifts. There're a lot of ways to create new traditions when our wallets are anything but full.
Remember that it really IS possible to make the holidays about love and connection. Just by thinking about the season a little bit differently and taking some new actions and you will be able to make this a holiday season of fond memories!
About the Author:
"What's the big deal? All I said was ..." Sound familiar? Argument/Affairs Expert and Therapist Sharon M. Rivkin, the SelfGrowth.com Official Guide to Conflict Resolution, helps couples fix their relationships by understanding why they fight. Sharon says, "If you don't get rid of the ghosts that haunt your arguments, you'll never stop fighting!" Read her new book, "Breaking the Argument Cycle: How to Stop Fighting Without Therapy," to learn the tools of therapy to break the cycle of destructive fighting. Sharon has been featured in "O: The Oprah Magazine," "Reader's Digest," and DrLaura.com, and appeared on Martha Stewart Whole Living Radio.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/27/18 - "Christmas send- a tiny early (decorating ideas) - (#12 in a Series of 14)":
WOW! Thank you, Shari!
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUS CHRISTMAS CAKE RECIPE:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/10/18:
|A man walked into his psychiatrist’s office with a zucchini up his
nose, a cucumber in his left ear, and a breadstick in his right ear.
He said, “Doctor, what is wrong with me?"
The psychiatrist replied, “You are not eating properly.”
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 09, 2019 -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 11/16/18
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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"The Christmas Song" midi courtesy of
http://www.jump-gate.com/christmas/midi.html - 12/02/06
"The Christmas Song" lyrics courtesy of http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/%7Eai251/xcarol.html - 12/02/06
Animated Christmas Tree clip art courtesy of - well, I dunno, but it's been in my files since 12/25/05
Pine Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.holidaygraphics.com/christmas/graphics/page9.html - 12/18/04
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
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Twirling Dollar Bill clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars40.html - 09/01/05
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16
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