THIS DAY IN 1954:
THIS DAY IN 1969:
December 11, 1969 -
Viswanathan Anand was born in
December 11, 1969 - Footballer and
Stig Inge Bjørnebye was born in
December 11, 1969 - Actor,
director, and screenwriter
Max Martini was born
Maximilian Carlo Martini in
Woodstock, New York or
Kingston, New York.
December 11, 1969
- Footballer and manager
was born in
“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 -
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/10/18, @
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
Thank you, Jimmy!
('65) of NC -
|“I found there was
only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.”
(22 Nov 1921 - 05 Oct 2004)
- "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!
1. Be Prepared.
Here are 5 tips that will help reduce your holiday stress:
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
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!
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My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/29/19, 9:29 AM -
"Smiles & Crafts" (#11 in a Series of 19):
CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:
CHRISTMAS CAKE RECIPE:
('65) of NC - 12/10/17 - "Frances' Fabulous Pineapple Cake":
|2 beaten eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. baking powder
|1 (20-oz.) can
undrained crushed pineapple
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Combine ingredients, and mix until smooth. Pour into greased 9" x
13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees approximately 45 minutes. Frost
while hot. Chill. Cake tastes much better when chilled.
|1 (8-oz.) pkg.
1/2 stick butter
|1 3/4 cup
1 tsp. vanilla
cream cheese and butter with beater. Add powdered sugar and vanilla,
and beat until smooth.
- Frances Pratt Weatherford, Norfolk, VA
|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.”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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.
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE:
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
the power of a drop
in the bucket."
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The Boar's Head, That We Bring Here
Alternate Title: The Exeter
Boar's Head Carol
English Traditional, Temp. Henry VII or VIII
Richard Smert, 15th Century
Noel, Noel, Noel
Tidings good I think to tell.
1. A boar's
head, that we bring here,
Betokeneth a prince without peer
Is born this day1
to buy us dear,
2. A boar is
a sovereign beast,
And acceptable in every feast;
So might this Lord be to most2
boar's head we bring with song,
In worship of Him that thus sprung
a Virgin to redress all wrong;
3. Or From.
Head, That We Bring Here"
midi and lyrics courtesy
http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/boars_head_that_we_bring_her.htm - 12/10/12
Boar's Head Festival
http://3riversepiscopal.blogspot.com/2011/01/boars-head-festival-marks-50th.html - 12/10/12
Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA
Poinsettia Divider Line 972 clip art
courtesy of ?? - 09/18/11
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
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
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of
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