12/15/08 - NNHS Newsletter
Some Children See Him
“Christ was born in the first
century, yet he belongs to all centuries.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The modern Christmas carol for today's Newsletter is also new to us this year.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIChKsK0_M - Some Children See Him - Kenny Loggins
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to
Jewell Hamner Crowe
Buster Vest ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
17 - Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;
18 - James Strickland ('57);
19 - Durwood Adams ('57);
22 - Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) AND Harry Barritt ('64) of VA AND Dale Mueller ('64) of VA AND Bill Rash ('67) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 12/15/08 - "Final Reminder for NNHS58 Holiday Social & Dinner, this Wed. 12/17/08, 6pm":
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Al Fresco Ristorante
11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA, 23606
(between J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. & Pilot House Drive)
NOTE: Al Fresco is considered by many to be the finest Italian restaurant on the Peninsula, and it is very reasonably priced.
Please let Joe Drewry know how many will be in your party so the restaurant will have an estimate of the number of guests to prepare for.
Call or email Joe (email@example.com, 757-244-4443 ext 4)
Social begins at 6PM (cash bar)
Dinner served at 7PM
Orders will be placed at the dinner from the limited menu selections listed below.
Main courses are priced between $15 & $25 and include a salad.
Desserts are available for about $5 (Tiramisu is the signature dessert of Al Fresco Ristorante).
An extensive wine selection is available, by bottle or the glass.
Guest will be responsible for their checks payable by cash or credit card.
Choose from the following menu selection (vegetarian selections available). No need to decide now -you will make your choice at the dinner.
· Fettuccini Al Fresco: Shrimp & diced chicken, garlic, mushrooms, artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes in a marinara sauce.
· Vitello alla Marsala: Veal scaloppini sautéed with mushroom finished in a marsala wine sauce.
· Polo Rustco: Chicken breast, sausage, sun-dried tomato, red pepper & olives in white cream sauce.
· Salmon salsa Bianca: Sautéed with artichoke hearts, mushrooms & Julian carrots in a white wine sauce.
· Flounder Francese: Filet of flounder dipped in a light egg batter, sautéed with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms & capers, finished in a white wine lemon sauce.
That sounds like so much fun - and so delicious, too! Y'all have fun, Joe!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/15/08 - "Disappearance of Images":
Yesterday morning just as I was leaving home, I was trying to upload my files, and somehow managed to temporarily (I HOPE!) cause ALL the images in my oldest and largest file to completely disappear - including practically everything I use on a regular basis. If they all must be replaced, it will take me several years. If they're able to be recovered, it will still take some time. If I can find their secret hiding place, well, that would be lovely, wouldn't it?!?
I do not have time to mess with this now; I don't even want to THINK about this now (it's just too horrible). Meanwhile, I replaced the pretty little animated gold holiday bell with two that don't wiggle at all. I can't find Hampton High School's red crab, and I can't find Ferguson High School's blue Anchor, and I haven't even tried to find John Marshall High School's blue scales of justice.
As Scarlett said, "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow."
From Danny Crockett ('65) of FL - 12/14/08 - "Comment left on NNHS BLOG:"
After 43 years absence, it feels good to make
contact once again with my classmates. Most of my memories are vague regarding
all but a few classmates, but if any remember me or were in
KDT, then I'd love to hear from you.
People like Wayne DeBerry, Steve Smith, Mickey Spivey, Ron Phillips, Laura,
Bunny, Ricky, are just a few who come to mind.
More later from Dan Crockett, class of 65.
contact me through my website: www.newleafcenter.com
Love you all,
Thanks, Danny! I hope you'll be hearing from your friends very soon!
From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 12/14/08 - "Merry Christmas!!!":
WOWZERONI!!! I think that was one of Jacquie's prettiest animated cards yet! Thanks so much, Mark! Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!
From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA 12/14/08 - "Our Christmas Angel":
Here is our Christmas Angel. Our almost 7 month old grandson, Carson Monroe Hope.
Peace & Blessing,
Cheryl Mays Howard
OHHH, what a precious, beautiful little baby he is! Y'all do nice work, Cheryl! Thanks for sending this to us! Merry Christmas!
From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 12/14/08 - "Old Westerns - neat":
Talk about a trip down Memory Lane!
This will bring back many memories for the OLDER people. Maybe a few for the young'uns, too!
Oh, this is waaay cool, Judy! We've used it before, but I wouldn't want anyone to miss it! Thanks, Jude - see ya soon!
From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 12/14/08 - "Chu Lai, Viet Nam, Christmas 1967 with Al Simms ('60 - of VA)":
Great piece about the war. What a small world it is. I also was there Sept 67 thru Sept 68. I was with the 601st Radio Research Detachment. We were the guys who sent you the fixes to fire on the VC. It all came back to me when I saw your map of the Americal Division located on the South China Sea. I was just a shoulder in the Army stationed at Fort Bragg when General Westmorland said he needed 10,000 more troops. I was put on a ship out of Oakland California. It took 20 days to get to Da Nang where I took an LST to Chu Lai. What a scary trip for a new recruit. Do you remember where the USO was located on the beach? I am having a hard time figuring out where my hutch was. It was a crazy time that I choose to forget. Were you there during the Tet offensive?
I don’t remember what we had for Christmas dinner, but I do remember going to the Bob Hope show with Raquel Welch and others. Oh yeah, and I remember the rain and mud.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Phil! Many of our subscribers were there during that "crazy time" as well - and extra thanks to you all!
From http://www.selfgrowthtest.com - 12/14/08 - "New Year's Resolutions":
- Is 2009 Really Going to be Different for You?
By Annie Lawler, Breathing Space for Business, Dec. 10, 2008
When I was asked to write an article about
resolutions for January 2009, I wondered what I could write that hasn’t already
been said. And then I thought, ‘I wonder how many people made resolutions last
January and how many people actually achieved what they set out to do?’ That got
the old grey matter going and helped me draw a parallel between the clients I
meet through my work in stress management & wellbeing and people making
I’ve often been puzzled by clients I meet in training and counselling sessions who clearly want their lives to be different and leave the room enthused and ready to go, only to find some months later that they’ve allowed themselves to slip back into their old habits, haven’t put into practice what they’ve learned and that they’re really not wanting to commit to making the changes they say they want to see. It’s as if, sitting in a training or coaching session somehow means that a magic wand has been waved and everything will be different from now on because we know what to do.
In the same way, we quite often start out the New Year with good intentions of what we’re going to change only to falter a short time later. Why do we set ourselves goals only to look back and realise we didn’t get as far down the line as we’d hoped?
It occurs to me we may be missing a point. We can’t just wish it to happen or know what we need to do to make it happen, we have to put in the time and effort. In other words, if we want things to be different, we have to do something different. As the old adage goes, ‘there’s no point in doing the same things and expecting different results’.
So then how can we get ourselves motivated to make sure that this year will be different and that we’ll follow through on the goals we set ourselves for 2009? They key word here is ‘motivation’ and I think that’s where a lot of us lose our way in the goal setting programme. We know what we want to achieve, but we haven’t really thought things through and simply don’t understand what our true motivation is.
So here’s a thought for you. When you set your resolution for this year (or indeed any goals you or your delegates may have), think about the change you want to make and then ask yourself the following:
“If I achieve (my goal) how is my life going to be different?”
“How will I know when I’ve achieved my goal?”
“How will I feel when I’ve achieved my goal?”
“Why is this feeling that important to me?”
When you have the answer to the last question, ask yourself again “Why is (whatever your answer was) important to me?” and once more, “Why does that answer matter to me?”
When we answer these questions, we find our true motivation behind the goal and it’s at this point we find out what we really need to work on this year to achieve our dreams and goals.
Is it really that we want to lose weight, for example? Or is it that if I lose weight, I’ll feel better about myself and actually I don’t feel too good about myself at the moment because I don’t think I’m good enough and I have a self-esteem issue? Is the reason I’ve sabotaged all previous efforts to lose weight that I just don’t think deep down that I deserve it?
When we view goals and objectives like this, we get to the real underlying issue and this means we have to have the courage to face some truths about ourselves which can come as a bit of a surprise. We’ve spent all these years and a lot of subconscious effort covering up the truth.
So before making your resolutions for 2009, ask yourself, am I ready to take a look at what I’m really trying to achieve? Can I be open enough to explore what’s going on underneath my desires and recognise what has perhaps prevented me from achieving this goal before without giving myself a hard time and being judgmental? Am I willing to put the effort into making the changes in my behaviour and beliefs that I need to make so that things will be different this time?
Give it some thought and if you take this on board, you might find yourself finally achieving what you set out years ago to do.
What difference are you going to make this year and what are you prepared to do about it?
For more information, please contact :
Breathing Space Therapies & Breathing Space for Business
0772 581 8884
Following 20 years in the advertising business
and having faced the a marriage break-up, redundancy and the death of her Father
in a year, Annie discovered Stress Management and changed her life and her
career. She now specializes in helping individuals and businesses with stressful
issues so that everyone is happier, performs better and feels valued.
Says Annie, "Having experienced first hand, the benefits of stress management, this has now become a passion for me and I only wish I'd known what I've learned during my training years ago. Life would have been easier and happier and I would have made some much better choices".
© Copyright by SelfGrowth.com, Self Improvement Online, Inc.
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/15/08 - "And speaking of food...":
This is a recipe I've had for forty-eleven years. I'm NOT planning to make these cookies while I'm visiting in Illinois, but you might wish to do so:
Coconut Lace Cookies
5/8 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup coconut
1 cup quick-cooking oats
Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and mix well. Add remaining ingredients, mixing well after each addition. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet several inches apart and pat cookies flat. Cookies will spread during baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cookies are very fragile and do not pack or freeze well. Makes about 3 dozen.
From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 12/14/08 - "Mental Health Christmas Carols":
OK, It made me laugh ! From my sister-in-law,
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
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/10/08
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 12/15/08
Y'all take care of each other!TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Some Children See
Words by Wihla Hutson, 1951
(1901 - 24 Mar 2002)
Alfred S. Burt
(22 Apr 1922 - 06 Feb 1954)
Some children see Him lily white,
The Baby Jesus born this night,
Some children see Him lily white,
With tresses soft and fair.
Some children see Him bronzed and brown,
The Lord of heav'n to earth come down;
Some children see Him bronzed and brown,
With dark and heavy hair.
Some children see Him almond-eyed,
This Savior whom we kneel beside,
Some children see Him almond-eyed,
With skin of yellow hue.
Some children see Him dark as they,
Sweet Mary's Son to whom we pray,
Some children see Him dark as they,
And, ah! they love Him, too!
The children in each diff'rent place
Will see the Savior Jesus' face
Like theirs, but bright with heav'nly grace,
And filled with holy light.
O lay aside each earthly thing,
And with thy heart as offering,
Come worship now the Infant King.
'Tis love that's born tonight!
"Some Children See Him" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://yule_rejoice.tripod.com/c-lyrics/home.html - 12/14/08
Images of Liz Lemon Swindle's
Painting, "Be It Unto Me According To Thy Word", and Simon Dewey's Painting,
"Jesus' Birth", courtesy
of http://www.jesus-explained.org/picture-of-baby-jesus.html - 12/14/08
Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.goldclipart.com/24k/filigree.htm - 12/14/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Christmas Bells clip art courtesy of http://www.christmas-graphics-plus.com/ - 12/15/08
Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
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