12/20/12 - NNHS Newsletter
The Birthday of a King
"I truly believe that if we keep telling the
Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It should come as no particular surprise to anyone that I live in a Dixie cup, but I do not recall ever hearing this carol before Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI introduced it to me six years ago. Thanks again, Lady! Merry Christmas!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NwaiAMPtHs - The Birthday of a King - The Talley Trio
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saixABsXfHA - The Birthday of a King - Judy Garland, 1942 (age 20)
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUsBxib30FY - The Birthday of a King - Robert Merrill
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0ofsp7Pm6Q - The Birthday of a King - Nicolai Moscona, December 25, 1957
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7UEkvY2CZc - The Birthday of a King - Don Oldham, 1972
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJFzTBqbOQc - The Birthday of a King - The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP4lDCdIZcI - The Birthday of a King - Fountainview Academy Choir, Canada, 2012 - WOWZERS! How'd they DO that?!?
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/19/12:
|We have received word that our daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC, currently serving a full-time eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington, will be coming home on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. She'll fly into St. Louis, and we will drive out there to pick her up and bring her back here to Fayetteville. WHOO-HOO!|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA AND Dottie Pegram Daniels (NNHS / George Washington HS - '64) of WV AND Harry Barritt ('64) of VA AND Dale Mueller ('64) of VA AND Bill Rash ('67) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
23 - Tom Flax ('64) of VA AND Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA AND Holly Hill Campbell (Hampton Roads Academy - '72) of VA;
24 - James Gay ('57) AND Ann W. Hutcheson ('57) AND Sandye Jordan Murray ('67) of VA;
25 - Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND Doug Dickinson ('69) of VA;
27 - Anita Morgan Becker ('66) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 20, 1924 - Hitler was released from Landsberg Prison.
December 20, 1941 - First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.
December 20, 1942 - Bombing of Calcutta by the Japanese.
THIS DAY IN1962:
|Thursday, December 20, 1962 - This was apparently a very boring day.....|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 12/19/12, 9:59 PM - "You are who you are":
|To put it very
short and simply: After reading
Newsletter you should know what a majority of your readers feel
about you and that would be LOVE. I am one of those and appreciate what
you have done for all of the classes. You own it; you are free to do it
any way you see fit, and we will still love you unconditionally.
Just another voice in the desert.
AWWW! Thank you, Sweet Billy!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/19/12:
world is coming to an end, or so they say. The albums you listen to in
the next few days may be the last music you ever listen to. Choose
wisely. Here are 10 suggestions.
If the Mayans were right and the world ends on Friday, then whatever you listen to for the next few days will be the last music you ever hear. Choose wisely. Here are some suggestions.
The Mayan calendar ends on Friday, and apparently it is taking the rest of the world with it. With that in mind, you need to make some good choices about what CDs you listen to in the next couple of days - this is going to be the last music you ever hear. Here are 10 choices from the world of contemporary popular music.
1. "Innervisions"- Stevie Wonder - From that period in the 1970s when he was creating mind-blowing music every time he went in the studio.
2."Before the Flood" - Bob Dylan and The Band - Live album documenting the 1974 tour that featured The Band, Dylan performing solo, and Dylan backed by The Band. It's all here, and it's all great.
3. "Rocket to Russia" - The Ramones - For those who want to go out with a burst of adrenaline. Hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach.
4. "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" - Lauryn Hill - Created a cultural sensation when it was released in 1998. You don't hear so much about it anymore, but go ahead and put it on. It's still powerful and it's still melodic.
5. "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison" - Johnny Cash - The country legend putting on a great show for a captive audience. (Rimshot)
6. "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" - Lucinda Williams - This is what happens when a great songwriter decides it's time to make her commercial breakthrough as a recording artist. One of the great folk-rock albums.
7. "808s & Heartbreak" - Kanye West - The hip-hop giant looks deep inside for this lovely album that was made during a tumultuous time in his personal life. Music as catharsis.
8. "Astral Weeks" - Van Morrison - Listening to this one remains a unique experience. There's no sense of traditional pop song structure, and the arrangements sometimes seem to move at right angles to what you would expect, but it all comes together as a cohesive piece of work.
9. "Exodus" - Bob Marley and the Wailers - "Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing is gonna be all right ... "
10. "Abbey Road" - The Beatles - "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."
Fromhttp://www.SelfGrowth.com - 12/17/12 - "Single on the Holidays":
|How to Get Through the
Holidays if You Are Single
By LeslieBeth Wish
The holiday season is tough for many people. Family events and
holiday parties remind us of our unhappiness with love and our family
history. You can't go back, but you can certainly learn from the past
and use your discomfort with this time of year to motivate you to
examine yourself and set new goals.
- List your positive qualities and review them.
- Forgive yourself for faltering.
- Keep going forward.
- Get brave.
- Call a friend--new and old.
- Get support--friends, professionals.
- Learn your unique stress triggers.
- Develop new coping methods.
- Build in rewards:
- Watch favorite show.
- Buy inexpensive items--nail polish or magazines.
- Measure your whole self by a few things such as being single.
- Give up and beat yourself up.
- Live in the past.
- Be afraid of emotional pain.
- Be afraid of change.
- Ignore/minimize your problems.
- Do nothing and hope for the best.
- Do more of the same failed efforts
Issue # 2: "I've been hurt, I'm not ready and dating is too hard. I guess I'll just be depressed and worry about feeling or looking better some other time."
- Go out with lots of people.
- Join dating clubs, etc.
- Date against type
- Make your goal to test your ability to read men (or women)--not marry them!
- Make mistakes and learn.
- Make a list of the top three things you want for the coming year and work out a PLAN for getting help for doing them.
- Control the portions of what you eat.
- Join a gym--especially since exercise increases self-esteem, self-control and our feel-good hormones.
- Join Weight Watchers.
- Form a weight and eating support group with friends.
- Volunteer--especially since volunteering reduces depression and introduces you to a new group of volunteers who could become your friends, supporters, or intimate partners.
- Go to charity events and other activities that interest you.
- Force yourself to say hello to the opposite sex.
- Wait for men/women to come to you.
- Hope men/women appear.
- Date the same kind of men/women.
- Look for The One.
- Be afraid of mistakes.
- Plod along.
- Punish yourself with food.
- Wait until you feel "ready."
- Isolate yourself.
- Hide out.
- Hope men/women approach you.
Issue # 3: "I don't enjoy being with my family on the holidays."
- Turn your visits into your personal "Research Project" about you!
- Observe your family to learn about what they taught about the world, men, women, love, trust and relationships.
- Use the holidays to see their--and your--take on these views.
- Ask yourself: What does my family want or expect of me? What do I want or expect of them? How reasonable and healthy are these expectations?
- Observe your family stress triggers.
- Act as you usually do: (Go silent, sulk, stew, withdraw, blame yourself; Argue, defend, criticize, etc.)
Quick Checklist for: How do I know what love is and if I have it?
1. You respect him.
2. He respects you.
3. You like how you are in the relationship.
4. You complement each other, "complete each other" so that together you are an effective team where the sum is richer, greater than the parts.
5. You have respectful communications. You each are responsible for TELLING your partner what is wrong and ASKING your partner what is bothering him or her.
6. You know your Dark Cloud and how to correct it.
7. You apologize when you mistreat your partner.
8. You know how to "make friends with your anxiety" so you can MANAGE your emotions rather than be stuck merely with having to REACT to them.
9. You abide by the Golden Rule and treat your partner in the way you want your partner to treat you.
10. You understand your family background and influence over you. You know whether your emotional comfort zone with men is healthy or unhealthy for you, and you chose your man because he makes you comfortable in a healthy way. You have not over-valued "instant chemistry" since chemistry can be unhealthy for you when it makes you feel emotionally comfortable in an unhealthy way.
I hope this helps make your holiday season pleasant and peaceful.
Please go to my web site and join my research about women who are often smart about work, but not love. Click in the research box in the upper right and see the link to my online survey.
Thank you, Dr. LeslieBeth Wish
About the Author:
LeslieBeth Wish, the SelfGrowth.com Official Guide to Family, is a Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker and author who is nationally recognized for her contributions to women, love, relationships, family, career, workplace, and organizations. http://www.selfgrowth.com/solos/lbwish.html
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERN:
|http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/crochet-snowflake-garland - Crochet Snowflake Garland Crochet Pattern|
BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPE:
http://www.bhg.com/recipe/cookies/easy-mallow-cookies/ -Easy Cherries in the Snow Cookies
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#33 in a Series of
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA AND From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/04/12 - "Live Like Someone Left the Gate Open (#16 in a Series of 23)":
|"What is a
Every Christmas morning, when my kids were little, I read them the nativity story out of the big family bible.
When my son was old enough to talk, he asked me what a stable was.
I thought for a moment how to explain it to him in terms he could understand, then told him, "It's something like your sister's room, but without a stereo."
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds
Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month
at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above
Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon
is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends
in that year, go visit with them.
3. Wednesday, February 13, 2012 - 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 12/17/12
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Please find a few minutes of your busy
schedule to support
Thank you so much!
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Written byWilliam Harold Neidlinger, 1890
“Birthday of a King” midi courtesy of
http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis/Christmas/birthday.html - 12/20/06
"Birthday of a King" lyrics courtesy of http://www.christmas-carols.net/carols/birthday-king.html
as suggested by Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/18/06
Baby Jesus with Lambs clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/mystryeyez/BAttic/titles/xmas3d/BabyJesus.jpg - 12/04/05
Tiny Baby Jesus clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy
of http://www.twoheartsdesign.com/images/clipart/catholic/christmas/nativity/index.html - 12/23/05
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
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
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