|I just read where the old
Magruder Elementary was
torn down. It was built while I lived across the street; so many friends
are remembered from Stuart Gardens.|
Oh, the humanity! Thank you for
letting me know, Stacy!
I'm still trying to recover (none too
successfully) from the closing of the
on Christmas Day of 2011.
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of
NC - 01/03/18 - "Retirement Choices - These are WONDERFUL":
You can retire to Phoenix,
Arizona where …..
1. You are willing to park six blocks away from anywhere you want to go
because you found some shade.
2. You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in
the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for four hours in any direction and never leave the
4. You have 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face
when you open the oven door at 500 degrees.
6. The four seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE WE SETTING
You can retire to California
1. You make over $400,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. When someone asks you how far to get somewhere, you tell them how
long it will take to get there rather than how many miles it is.
5. The four seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud and Drought.
6. People prefer driving their car because mass transit doesn’t go where
they want to go.
You can retire to New York
1 You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan
2. You meet people from all over the world and consider yourself cool
3. You think Central Park is "nature" at its best.
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language
makes you multilingual.
5. IF you have a car, you’ve worn out the horn, so you take a taxi, a
bus or a train as much as you can.
6. Everything is hurry up and wait.
You can retire to Minnesota
1. You think ice fishing is a great sport.
2. Halloween costumes have to fit over warm parkas.
3. You have umpteen recipes for casseroles.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel that buttons.
5. The four seasons are: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road
6. Mosquitoes are so prolific they have become the state bird.
You can retire to The Deep
1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2 Nobody is in a hurry to do anything.
3. You know someone who makes their own booze.
4. Everyone has two first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Joe Bob, Betty
5. You have to wear a winter coat when it gets down to 60 degrees.
6. You can say anything about anyone, as long as you say "Bless his
heart” at the end!
You can retire to Colorado
1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike on top your $900 car.
2. You tell visitors to drink plenty of water so they don’t get altitude
3. A pass does not involve a football or dating, AND driving a pass is
no big deal.
4. You can wear shorts in the winter.
5. You can ski and golf on the same day.
6. Road construction in the summer is a nightmare, everywhere.
You can retire to Florida
1. You can eat dinner at 4:00 in the afternoon and get a great deal.
2. You moved there for the sunshine but you try to stay out of it.
3. Almost everyone can recommend an excellent cardiologist,
dermatologist, proctologist, podiatrist, or orthopedist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you often appear to be driven by headless
people who drive below the speed limit.
6. People use golf carts to get around almost everywhere.
ALL sound sooo exciting!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 01/13/17:
seem to have that very same problem!
www.Success.com - 01/12/18 - "10
‘Harmless’ Habits to Drop If You Want to Be Successful":
Habits to Drop If You Want to Be Successful
Quit doing things that hinder your success, stat
1. Saying Yes
When You Want to Say No
If a project, partnership or opportunity doesn’t resonate with you and
does not feel aligned with your values and your goals, you need to be
comfortable about setting boundaries. Learn how to say no with kindness
right from the start because, as you become more successful, more people
will compete for your time and attention. Not setting healthy boundaries
will end up in overwhelm and burnout.
—Ajit Nawalkha, Mindvalley
2. Hanging Onto
People Who Don’t Want to Grow
For business owners especially, the people who got your company to where
you are today may not be the ones to get you to where you want to be
tomorrow. If they can’t grow with you, it’s time to replace them with
those who can.
—Brandon Dempsey, goBRANDgo!
3. Working Through
Working through lunch is a habit I find a lot of business owners take
on. Most justify it with, “If I work through lunch, I’ll just leave a
few minutes early” and that isn’t what ends up happening. It’s hard to
disconnect midday, especially if you’re in a productive spurt, but it’s
important to take a few minutes to recharge. Not doing so will lower
your productivity and lead to burnout faster.
—Leila Lewis, Be Inspired PR
4. Failing to
If you fail to exercise, that lack of discipline will translate into
other areas of your life, including your business. When you exercise,
you are more alert and sharp, and you will operate at a higher level.
—Ryan Shank, PhoneWagon
It is technically impossible to multitask. When you try to do multiple
things at once, you effectively take away full attention and
concentration from anything, and you shortchange whatever it is you are
—Adam Witty, Advantage Media Group
6. Pinging People
In a perfect world, everything you do would be working toward some goal
(even if it is recharging on the couch). Sending emails that do not
advance a relationship because you want to “ping” them or “touch base”
is at best useless and could be harmful. There are definite exceptions
where being on someone’s mind is valuable, but try to connect it with
value creation or a mutual memory.
—Douglas Hutchings, Picasolar
7. Striving for
I often let the perfect become the enemy of the good. The result is that
I have a lot of projects that are still in the “development” queue,
while I continually refine them. The fact is, however, most defects that
I see are not elements that others will see. I am working on letting go
of the hesitation to perfect everything that I work on.
—Mark Daoust, Quiet Light Brokerage, Inc.
8. Not Protecting
Your Recharge Time
If you’re a workaholic, it can be easy to let your own time get taken
over by work, over and over until you’re not taking any time for
yourself. This may seem like it’s making you more efficient, but it will
start quickly doing the opposite. There’s no faster way to burn out.
Don’t fall into the habit of denying yourself the time you need to
—Matt Doyle, Excel Builders
Answering PMs and Emails
This is by far the largest problem with many people achieving success,
especially on a day-to-day basis. If you answer an email or PM, you
should be committed to it, or it’ll quickly take you away from whatever
task you are completing at the moment, hindering success. Plan periods
every hour or two to answer daily emails or PMs.
—Obinna Ekezie, Wakanow.com
10. Not Prioritizing
I recently started using The Productivity Planner and it’s changed
everything for me. It forces you to actually sit down and only pick a
few things you’re going to get done, especially the things that often
end up getting punted from day to day. Before that, I was letting my
calendar and to-do list run my day and never felt like I was getting the
important stuff done.
—Mike Woitach, Confluence Coffee Co.
|“I told you to make
one longer than the other and instead you have made one shorter than the
Sir Boyle Roche
(Oct 1736 – 05 June 1807)
Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA -
01/04/18 - "THIS AND THAT (#2 in a Series of 8)":
ALWAYS REFRESHING CROCHET
It’s So Easy! 46 Easy Crochet Granny Square Patterns - "... What's great
about granny squares is that there are so many different varieties and ways to
crochet them. So if one pattern is a little more difficult than you expected,
you can try a different one. Crocheting takes practice and
it's always refreshing to crochet a nice, simple, granny square..."
ALWAYS NICE KNIT PATTERNS:
Creating Pretty Knitting Stitches - "...
Basketweave Stitch: This knitting stitch pattern is
so nice and it's really easy to do. Of course there are pattern
variations so I decided to show you a
couple. After all, it's
to have choices..."
ALWAYS DELICIOUS RECIPE:
Always Delicious Cherry Pie
and sour cherry pie. Incredibly yummy with vanilla ice cream! Be sure to get the
regular cherries, not cherry pie filling."
|A lady moved from Phoenix to Seattle and when
she arrived it was raining. While she moved in, it rained. The next day
it rained, and the next, and then the next.
After several rainy days, while standing on her porch, she noticed a
young boy on the porch of her neighbor's house. Trying not to sound too
depressed, in a cheerful voice she called over to the lad, "Hi son, I'm
your new neighbor."
"Hi," the boy called back and waved.
"Say, son, does it ever stop raining here?" she asked.
With a look of consternation, the youngster replied, "Lady, how would I
know? I'm only six years old!"
Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's
Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and
2. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -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
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll
Love to all, Carol
PERSONAL WEB SITE:
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
the power of a drop
in the bucket."
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll
halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (firstname.lastname@example.org);
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Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
(03 Oct 1908 — 25 Feb
Jimmy Van Heusen
(26 Jan 1913 - 06 Feb 1990)
(12 Dec 1915 – 14 May 1998) with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, 1940
Whenever it's early twilight
I watch 'til a star breaks through
Funny, it's not a star I see
It's always you
Whenever I roam through roses
And lately I often do
Funny, it's not a rose I touch
It's always you
If a breeze, caresses me
It's really you strolling by
If I hear, a melody
It's merely the way you sigh
Wherever you are you're near me
You dare me to be untrue
Funny, each time I fall in love
It's always you
"It's Always You" lyrics courtesy
"Always You" Image courtesy of
http://whenyouloveme.tumblr.com/page/18 - 01/18/12
Beauty Multi-Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to
locate that information at the moment.....
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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
Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of
http://picsdigger.com/image/a935ccd3/ - 10/21/10
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
clip art courtesy of
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Rolling on the Floor
Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen
of VA - 08/13/10
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of
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