09/07/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
“Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke
- Ruth Goode
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is another of those holidays that we may or may not all be personally observing, but as the big Typhoon Family we have become, we try to celebrate everything together here - especially when we remember it:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmqVN1CBN9o - Silver Threads Among the Gold - Foster & Allen
NEWS FLASH #1:
The NNHS Class of 1963
Please provide your current email and mailing address to
Barbara Fritsche Barnes at
to receive YOUR reunion registration info. The reunion committee has prepared a reunion registration brochure,
which we hope to have available here for you soon.
FORMER NNHS STUDENTS
We’re Going Back!!!!
The NNHS Class of 1963 invites all former
NNHS students and their guests to join them
at an upcoming class reunion event:
A 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School Gym!!!
What: Sock Hop with DJ in the Newport News High School
When: Friday night, October 17th, 2008
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $15 per person
ADVANCED TICKET SALES ONLY
Capacity is Limited. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. No sales at door.
Names of all members in your party must be provided with payment.
Send check or money order payable to: Barbara Barnes, 4891 Parthenon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTS OMNI HOTEL
All participants must travel
to/from NNHS via shuttle bus from Newport News Omni Hotel
and sign a release of liability form enroute to the event.
Shuttle bus will depart every
half hour from The Newport News Omni Hotel, 1000 Omni
(off Diligence/J. Clyde Morris Boulevard) starting at 6:30 PM.
Last bus will depart the school enroute to The Omni at 10:30 PM.
Hand stamps issued on shuttle bus will be required for entry.
Soft drinks & snacks will be sold
at the event.
No alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises, (some things never change).
CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -
NEWS FLASH #2:
All events of the
40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1968 are open to everyone.
It will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008.
For further information, call Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally at or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS FLASH #3:
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to the late Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) (deceased 03/08/06).
Happy Birthday tomorrow to our Four-Fer: Carroll Elliot ('57) AND Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL AND Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
9 - Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA;
10 - Mr. Pete Robinson - 1921 - (deceased - 12/23/03);
11 - My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of OR;
14 - Billy Brewer ('57) AND Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to One and All!
From Larry Moran ('65) of ID - 09/06/08 - "New Address":
You left the sacred soil of Virginia to live in Idaho?!? Well, it is lovely out there in the Rockies, to be sure! Thanks, Larry! Y'all enjoy your new home!
I changed your information on these pages:
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/06/08 - "Blonde Joke":
Note....... Not intended to insult any of my friends with blonde hair. I
just thought everyone has felt like this during a very stressful week at
some point in time. Enjoy!!!
I urgently needed a few
days off work, but I
knew the Boss would not allow me to take a leave. I thought
that maybe if I acted "CRAZY" then he would tell me
to take a few days off. So I hung upside down from
the ceiling and made funny noises.
I jumped down and walked
out of the office. When my co-worker (the blonde) followed me, the Boss said
to her, "And where do you think you're going?"
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 09/06/08 - "Three Bullets":
Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies!
From http://www.philiphumbert.com - 09/07/08 - "Notes on the Good Life":
Notes on the Good Life
- Philip E. Humbert, PhD
I'm convinced that Thoreau was at least partially right when he noted that "most people live lives of quiet desperation." Personally, I'm amazed at how many people fail to enjoy life as much as they easily could.
For me the key to that sentence is "easily could." The "Good Life" is personal and different for each of us. For some it's great wealth and private jets, while for others it's art and poetry, and few need acres of Montana solitude. For me, a dog takes care of maybe 30% of the problem just by laying at my feet. Your "Good Life" is a very personal thing and it's up to you to figure out what it looks like, and how to achieve it.
Having said that, I'm convinced that most of us could live much richer, more satisfying and more fulfilling lives than we do. Fortunately, it's not difficult.
Sure, achieving many of our "big goals" is hard. Some goals require years of effort, superior organization and an element of luck, but most goals are not nearly so hard. In fact, many of the desires and longings my clients and friends talk about could easily be achieved in a few weeks, or sooner. Many could be achieved before you go to bed tonight. Let's think about this.
If you want more "peace of mind," a basic question is, Do you meditate, pray or journal every day? If you want more time as a family, or more time for yourself, how will you adjust your schedule? Want more money in the bank? What are you doing to make that happen? If you want to be healthier, thinner or have more energy, what time are you going to the gym and what's on the menu for dinner? These are not trick questions! Huge elements of the "Good Life" are within your reach!
Here are some of my thoughts on the "Good Life" and enriching our daily experience:
1. Clarity and Choice. Some of us are running faster in hopes of slowing down. To me, that makes no sense. Let's face it, some things in life come at a price. You can have just about anything you want in life, but you probably cannot have everything you want. We must choose! Time as a family may "cost" us time at work. Savings will "cost" you some pleasures or purchases. What does your Good Life look like? Think about it. Ponder. Take notes. Make choices.
2. Simple Strategies and Easy Discipline. Saving money requires discipline. Closeness as a couple requires time and communication and a host of other skills. It doesn't "just happen." Building a business means doing many things when they need to be done, not "when we feel like it." Whatever your Good Life looks like, design a strategy or plan, then work your plan. There's no other way.
Here's a simple example. We have a nine week-old puppy in the house. He's cute and cuddly and wonderful. The temptation is to let him play and romp and "just be a puppy." But if we do that he will never be able to travel or to meet our friends. We won't even be able to trust him at the beach. Unless we limit his choices and teach him to get along in this world, his life will be a series of annoyed jerks on his leash and someday, something bad will happen. I don't intend to let that happen. So we discipline him.
Hopefully, I learn from that and also discipline myself, make smart choices and follow reasonable plans to create the life I want.
How about you? What simple steps would make your life dramatically better this week? Most of us are sleep-deprived. If that's a problem in your world, what time do you go to bed? Many of us are not achieving the financial results we would like. If that's true for you, who could teach you to make more? Many of us are not as happy or having as much fun as we would like. If that's a problem in your world, take steps to fix it! You deserve the Good Life. Make it happen.
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/06/08 - "Sending you a smile":
Did you ever wonder what's on the back of a smiley face?
Click on this; you will enjoy!
Thanks again, Joyce!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/02/08
Hopefully, this will help address the problem in a number of ways. Just don't forget to click on it each time!
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 09/07/08
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968 - OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS:
2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE:
Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us
3. Saturday, September 27, 2008 -SUPERKIDS THIRD ANNUAL CAR SHOW - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
4.Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND ALL TYPHOONS ON FRIDAY NIGHT (if pre-registered):
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
To donate, click on the gold seal on the left,
or just mail it to my home. Thanks!
Silver Threads Among the Gold
Words by Eben E. Rexford (1848-1916);
Music by Hart Pease Danks (1834-1903), 1873
Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away;
But, my darling, you will be, will be,
Always young and fair to me,
Yes, my darling, you will be,
Always young and fair to me.
When your hair is silver white,
And your cheeks no longer bright,
With the roses of the May;
I will kiss your lips and say-
Oh! my darling, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown,
Yes, my darling, mine alone,
You have never older grown.
Love can never more grow old,
Locks may lose their brown and gold,
Cheeks may fade and hollow grow,
But the hearts that love will know
Never, never, winter's frost and chill:
Summer warmth is in them still-
Never winter's frost and chill,
Summer warmth is in them still.
Love is always young and fair,-
What to us is silver hair,
Faded cheeks or steps grown slow,
To the heart that beats below?
Since I kissed you, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown-
Since I kissed you, mine alone,
You have never older grown.
Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold,
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away.
Grandparents clip art courtesy of http://www.leehansen.com/clipart/Holidays/GrandparentsDay/pages/grandparents-couple.htm - 09/07/08
Pink Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 04/05/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!
Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
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