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01/13/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Look for the Silver Lining

“Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you
that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.” 

- Hubert Humphrey
(27 May 1911 - 13 Jan 1978)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter theme comes to you courtesy of   The Great Ziegfeld (1936), which I was watching on TCM from bed in the wee hours of the morning. This song was featured therein, and struck a chord with me, too.

BONUS #1 - - Look for the Silver Lining - Judy Garland, December 09, 1945

BONUS #2 - - Look for the Silver Lining - Mario Lanza, December 10, 1951

BONUS #3 - - Look for the Silver Lining - Chet Baker with Russ Freeman on piano, probably 1955

BONUS #4 - - Look for the Silver Lining - Eddie Albert, 1958 - nice slide show!

BONUS #5 - - Look for the Silver Lining - Graham and Friends


"Look for the Silver Lining" is a popular song with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by B.G. DeSylva. It was written in 1919 for the unsuccessful musical Zip, Goes a Million. In 1920 it was published[1] and reused in the musical Sally whence it was popularized by Marilyn Miller. Among others, the song was later covered several times by Judy Garland, whose version also became, and remains, well-known.


     Happy Birthday this week to:

15 - Skippy Weitz ('57) AND   Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA;

16 -   Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;

17 -   Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC;

18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND    F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!
   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 13, 1861 - In Washington, Buchanan received envoys from both Major Anderson and Governor Pickens concerning the disposition of Fort Sumter. The President emphasized that the fort would not be turned over to South Carolina authorities.

January 13, 1862 - To fill the position in his cabinet vacated by Simon Cameron, the President chose Edwin Stanton. He was the Attorney General in Buchanan's administration, and was by this time was practicing law in the nation's capital.

January 13, 1862 - In a continuing effort to spur Generals Buell and Halleck to action in the West, President Lincoln wrote to both men, stating his wish to press the Confederacy, "menacing him with superior forces at different points, at the same time."

January 13, 1864 - Pursuant to his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction of 8 December, President Lincoln urged Federal officials in Florida and Louisiana to form Union governments "with all possible dispatch."

January 13, 1865 - Just after midnight, Admiral Porter's fleet of 59 ships began its bombardment of Fort Fisher. Having reinforced the fort since the last attack in December, the Confederates had close to 2000 soldiers and 47 guns in and around the fort itself and another 6000 men at the northern end of the peninsula, commanded by General Braxton Bragg, to oppose any attempted landing by the enemy. In mid-afternoon, however, Union troops under the command of General Terry established a beachhead north of Fort Fisher, and during the night dug in opposite Bragg's force and prepared to fend off any attack from that quarter.

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 01/12/11 - " 'In The Still Of The Night' - you'll LOVE IT":

I remember all of these. - Lost in the 50s

   Thanks, Glenn! I remember most of them myself! I'd probably remember all of them if I could, you know, remember!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 01/11/11 - "Happy New Year!"

It was a tough year, but I made it !!! 

But not everyone is as lucky as I am......

The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

I ordered a burger at McDonald's, and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"

CEO's are now playing miniature golf.

If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you have to call them and ask if they mean you or them .

Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

McDonald's is selling the 1/4 'ouncer'.

Parents in Beverly Hills and Malibu are firing their nannies and learning their children's names.

A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.

Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.

Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore.

The Mafia is laying off judges.

BP Oil laid off 25 Congressmen.

Congress says they are looking into the Bernard Madoff scandal. Oh Great!! The guy who made $50 Billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear!

And, finally...

I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, and our bleak future, that I called the Suicide Lifeline and was connected to a call center in Pakistan. When I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.

Happy New Year !!!

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!

From - 01/03/11 - "Post-Holiday Blues":

How to Avoid Stress and Depression After the Holidays

By Frank Barnhill, M.D.

We think about, we dream about and often we worry about what's going to happen during the holiday season! Sometimes this is good, sometimes it's bad.

You have to admit; we tend to get really emotionally charged for any holiday or vacation time of the year. After all, a holiday and time off or time spent with family and friends is something to look forward to. It's something we deserve after working so many long hard months at the same job, day in, day out.

A lot of us spend weeks and sometimes months getting ready for Christmas, other religious holidays and New Year's, only to have it "be over with before you know it" and abruptly disappear. With so much anticipation and "hype" built into the season, it's no small wonder about 25% of us will suffer such an after the holiday letdown, that we'll become depressed and anxious within a few days or even a week later.

Wouldn't it be great just to avoid post holiday stress and depression altogether? I heard a big "yes"!

In order to do so, most specialists advise you become "pro-active" in avoiding excessive sad emotions and the stress of the season. So, please let me share a few suggestions to help you deal with post holiday blues:

· When you first feel the blues coming on, sit quietly for 20 to 30 minutes and think of all the good things that happened during the season. Try to think of all those warm and fuzzy things that made you feel so good about yourself and the world in general. Write down a next year's resolution list to help make sure those good things happen again.

· Remember all the things you did receive, the blessings you have and don't dwell on what you didn't receive or what you don't have.

· Start next year's gift list now. That will allow you to buy a few after Christmas bargains and concentrate on "hard to buy for" family and friends.

· Make a "must call list" and personally phone each person who gave you a gift or sent a card. Thank them for the present or card and offer to help in some special way. You may renew old friendships long forgotten!

· Bake an "after New Year's" cake or buy a special "It's winter" food and give it to friends or family as a treat, sort of like the Kings cake at Mardi Gras. My Uncle Frank always said, "Breaking bread together is the heart of true fellowship".

· Try to set up a "help the needy" winter fund and help those very same less fortunate families in January and February you helped during Christmas. Being needy is not limited to Christmas, yet that's when we tend to think about helping others the most. In addition, a lot of needy families really need help in January and February. Most of us started small in our efforts and built them up over the last twenty years. Doing this gives us a sense of "the reason to be here" and a lot of satisfaction.

· "Re-gift a present" you received to a needy person. It's ok to give away presents you do not need. I don't think it's ok to sell them, but giving them to someone who needs them more than you or can use them in January seems an ok thing to do.

· Send out Happy New Year or "Have a great winter" cards to the very same persons you sent Christmas cards. Christmas cards tend to get lost in the "shuffle" and a lot of times your friends didn't even notice the card or paid it little attention. You can bet they'll notice and appreciate it if they get a "Happy Winter" card from you in the second week of January!

· Design your own "hope it snows" card. Start a birthday card list of friends and relatives and go ahead and prepare your cards for the next three months. Have them ready to mail, so friends and relatives can put them on the fridge when it "looks like it's going to snow".

· Call an old friend. Pick one you haven't spoken to in a long time and get acquainted again. Once you start talking, you'll find you still have a lot more in common than you think. You can bet your heart will warm as you share memories.

· Start having family meetings twice a month to discuss the good and the bad and everything that's going on. Sharing opinions, frustrations, fears and good feelings will help take some of the stress of life off of all of you.

· Organize a contest at work for the best or worst piece of clothing received at Christmas...if they're brave enough to wear it to work!

· Have a "hat party". Everyone has to wear a hat to attend. Have a best hat and craziest hat award. Everyone will have more fun than you can imagine.

· Start planning your next vacation and send for all the information you need to plan and organize the trip. It pays to plan even weekend "get a ways", as that gives you more control over the time you will spend and helps make the trip much more enjoyable.

· Rededicate you life or your family at church or to your religion. Nothing makes us feel better than to have all those burdens lifted off of our shoulders. All of us need the security of "knowing what will happen" as our physical life ends. Set goals for "things to help with at church" you and your family are able to do, want to do, and can do for the year.

· Teach yourself a new way to pray. It doesn't matter how old you are, most persons were never taught how to pray. Children are usually just taught "easy to recite prayers" and not how to really pray form the heart. Most of us forget that prayer can be done at any time and for any reason. So, offer a prayer in thanks for all the good things you received and those who gave them.

· Have a Sunday school class party for "backsliders". Invite all of your class, including those who have missed more than a few Sundays. Schedule this at a convenient time during the week, so everyone can come or at least drop-in. You may also wish to invite prospective new members.

These are suggestions on avoiding the holiday blues I've received from patients and family over the years, as well as a few "I thought up on my very own". You should feel free to change them to suit your family's needs and please be sure to share them with others. And yes, I'm sure you can think of many others, now that I've gotten you started. Please share them with me!
Have a great year!

About the Author:

Frank Barnhill is a board certified family physician practicing in upstate South Carolina with an interest in both behavioral medicine and well medicine.

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/31/10 - "Calvin & Hobbes - Snowmen (#12 in a Series of 14)":

Nobody does snowmen quite like Calvin and Hobbes!

Remember, if these made you laugh, share the smile with someone else.

     Thanks, Wayne Honey!


From Will and Guy's Joke of the Day - 01/12/11:
Slow Learner?

After his husband forgot the wedding anniversary, his wife tells him:  'You'd better have something in front of the house, tomorrow, which goes from 0 to 100 in 4 seconds.'

The next day, she finds, on the road, a bathroom scale.


Clean Short Story Suitable for a Wedding Day Speech

Father Henry was planning a wedding at the close of the morning service. After the benediction Father Henry had planned to call the couple down to be married for a brief ceremony before the congregation. For the life of him, he couldn't think of the names of those who were to be married.

'Will those wanting to get married please come to the front?'  Father Henry requested.

Immediately; nine single ladies, three widows, four widowers, and six single men stepped to the front.

1. Friday, January 28, 2011 - Tidewater Friends of Folk Music Coffeehouse - 7:00 PM Wesley United Methodist Church, 2510 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666 - SEE: 

2. Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 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.

4. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 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.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

6. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                           Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Look for the Silver Lining

Music by Jerome Kern
27 Jan 1885 – 11 Nov 1945)

Words by Buddy DeSylva
27 Jan 1895 - 11 July 1950)

Verse 1
Please don't be offended if I preach to you awhile,
Tears are out of place in eyes that were meant to smile.
There's a way to make your very biggest troubles small,
Here's the happy secret of it all.


Look for the silver lining
When e'er a cloud appears in the blue.
Remember some where the sun is shining,
And so the right thing to do,
Is make it shine for you.

A heart, full of joy and gladness,
Will always banish sadness and strife.
So always look for the silver lining,
And try to find the sunny side of life.

Verse 2

As I wash my dishes, I'll be following your plan,
Till I see the brightness in ev'ry pot and pan.
I am sure your point of view will ease the daily grind,
So I keep repeating in my mind.

"Look for the Silver Lining" midi courtesy of - 01/13/11

Look for the Silver Lining" lyrics courtesy of - 01/13/11

"Silver Lining" Image courtesy of - 01/13/11

Celtic Divider Line # 3 clip art courtesy of - 03/13/08

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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