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01/28/16 - NNHS Newsletter - The Maelstrom
“One is and is not in the centre of the maelstrom of it all.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I used this song
four years ago, and it seems just as appropriate today.
BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzB6WoUA8ZU - The Maelstrom - composed by Robert W. Smith
|Robert W. Smith is an American composer, arranger, and
Smith was born in the small town of Daleville, Alabama on October 24, 1958. He attended high school in Dadeville, after which he left for Troy State University, where he played lead trumpet in the Sound of the South Marching Band. While at Troy, he studied composition with Dr. Paul Yoder...
Currently, Smith has over 600 published works, including three symphonies...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Courtney Russ ('57) AND Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND My Granddaughter, Becca Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '17) of IL!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX AND HP Lucas ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND
('65) of TN
Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of
30 - Jackie Belote Ward ('63) of VA AND Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN AND Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA;
01 - Paul Dobie ('66) of CO;
02 - Porter Phillips Booker ('57) AND the late Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) (deceased - 08/26/05) AND John Patterson ('59) of TN AND Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC;
03 - Maynard Thweatt ('57) AND Phyllis Sweeney Snyder ('63) of TN;
Many Happy Returns to you all!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1966:
Friday, January 28, 1966 - Director and producer Seiji Mizushima (水島 精二) was born in Fuchū, Tokyo, Japan.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/26/16:
we remember that the wisdom of God ofttimes appears as foolishness to
men; but the greatest lesson we can learn in mortality is that when God
speaks and we obey, we will always be right.”
Thomas S. Monson
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Fred Mays ('60) of VA -
I am so sorry I have been
too busy to look at your fantastic website in a while and just wanted to
share some deaths that you may/may not know about……I will try to give
them in the order, current to oldest dates.
YOWZERONI! I certainly picked a bad time to get sick! Fred, I am so sorry to learn all this! Thank you for letting me know; I somehow missed these (except for #7) altogether, but they are completed now.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/25/16 - "Interesting Facts, Shark In Swimming Pool & A Nicer Than Usual Bizarre News Story.":
*-- Sweet Revenge --*
When asked for her occupation, a woman charged with a traffic violation said she was a schoolteacher. The judge rose from the bench. "Madam, I have waited years for a schoolteacher to appear before this court," he smiled with delight.
"Now sit down at that table and write 'I will not pass through a red light' five hundred times."
Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a young Engineer fresh out of MIT, "And what starting salary were you looking for?"
The Engineer said, "In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."
The interviewer said, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years - say, a red Corvette?"
The Engineer sat up straight and said, "Wow! Are you kidding?"
And the interviewer replied, "Yeah, but you started it."
“A Florida man has been arrested for stealing a $1,500 dog from a pet store and trading it for crack. On the plus side, we finally have an answer to the question: How much is
that doggie in the window?”
- Seth Meyers
*-- Q and A Quickie --*
Q: How did people react when fabric softener was invented?
A: They were ex-static!
*-- Veteran Uses Wheelchair to Plow Snow --*
BELLEVUE, Neb. - A Nebraska veteran is continuing to serve his country and turning heads locally by converting his wheelchair into a snowplow for sidewalks. Justin Anderson, an Iraq War veteran living in Bellevue, was given an off-road wheelchair by the Independence Fund charity to help him get around after his leg was amputated, and he decided to use the gift to help others in his community. "I don't want kids or parents having to go through the snow and possibly trip or hurt themselves," Anderson said. "I had a half-dozen people stop to take a picture because they hadn't seen a chair like this before." Anderson said he first fitted the snow blade to his chair last year. "The chair has on-the-fly tilt so I can adjust the height of the blade as I push snow," he said. Anderson said he enjoys the opportunity to give back to the community.
*-- Live Shark Found in Florida Swimming Pool --*
LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- A condominium resident in Florida was met with a shock when she discovered a live shark in the building's pool. The five-foot black tip shark was found in the Mariner's Cay condominium pool in Lake Worth and removed by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers. The woman also reported seeing two men running from the scene at the time of her discovery (two a**holes, rather, who either don't know or don't care that sharks don't like chlorine) and an FWC officer contacted management after noticing surveillance camera's in the area. "This incident is the focus of an ongoing investigation," FWC spokesperson Rob Klepper said. The shark was released into the Intracoastal Waterway after being removed from the pool.
Quote Of Value
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain
The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
The average temperature of the sun is 6000 degrees C (11 000 degrees F).
You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.
Hot water will turn into ice faster then cold water.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
The human brain only accounts for 2% of your body weight, but takes up more than 20% of your blood flow.
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
The Unintentional Expert
We have become experts in servers, large email mailers, scripts, web programs, automatic ftp schedulers, flash presentations, debugging, and a host of other things.
My plan was to simply publish a daily email. Little did I realize what else it would require.
We've been showered with the warmest of praise and the worst of insults.
It took three times as long and cost five times as much as I figured.
When you had your first child, little did you realize that you would become an expert in so many areas.
When you started a business, little did you realize all of the things the "BOSS" would be required to learn and to do.
Most new ventures in our lives cause us to learn and to grow beyond what we thought.
Thank goodness for the things that life throws at us that stretch us beyond our comfort zones and make us learn.
Thank goodness for praise that keeps all of us encouraged and the criticism that keeps us humble.
So your plan was a simple one too, huh?
Maybe it was, but the master teacher knew you needed a tougher course.
Welcome to the school of life... where experts are made.
~A MountainWings Original~
Click for Spoken Version > http://www.mwings.com/4096.wma
Other Spoken Issues > http://www.mountainwings.com/spoken.html
Courtesy of Mountain Wings
Choice or Chance?
When we meet the right person to love, when we're at the right place at the right time, that's chance.
When you meet someone you're attracted to, that's not a choice. That's chance.
Being caught up in a moment (and there are a lot of couples who get together because of this) is not a choice. That's also a chance.
The difference is what happens afterwards.
When will you take that infatuation, that crush, that mind-blowing attraction to the next level?
That's when all sanity goes back, you sit down and contemplate whether you want to make this into a concrete relationship or just a fling.
If you decide to love a person, even with his or her faults, that's not a chance. That's choice.
When you choose to be with a person, no matter what, that's choice.
Even if you know there are many people out there who are more attractive, smarter, and richer than your mate, and yet, you decide to love your mate just the same, that's choice.
Infatuation, crushes, and attraction come to us by chance. But true love that lasts is truly a choice. A choice that we make.
Regarding soulmates, there's a beautiful movie quote that I believe is so true about this: "Fate brings you together, but it's still up to you to make it happen."
I believe that soulmates do exist, that there is truly someone made for you. But it's still up to you to make the choice if you're going to do something about it or not.
We may meet our soulmates by chance, but loving and staying with our soulmate is still a choice we have to make.
We came to the world not by finding someone perfect to love, BUT to learn how to love an imperfect person perfectly.
Thank you, Shari!
“I've gone where the
hand of man has never set foot.”
(17 Aug 1882 - 31 Jan 1974)
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#18 in a series of 60)":
I think you will enjoy this!
OOH! Thanks, Dools!
BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUS BISQUICK RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):
Hurry-Up Chicken Pot Pie - "Even if you've had a busy day, here's
still time to make a delicious homemade dinner! This recipe for Hurry-Up
Chicken Pot Pie is a Bisquick recipe that's perfect if you have leftover
chicken you need to use up. A creamy chicken and vegetable mixture is
topped with a soft Bisquick topping, so there's no need to fuss over a
pie shell. The homemade chicken pot pie can be thrown together in a
hurry for a quick, comforting meal."
Slow Cooker Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings - "Get this easy chicken and dumplings recipe going in the morning and you'll have dinner waiting for you that night. Slow Cooker Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings is a chicken and dumplings recipe that uses Bisquick and a slow cooker, so the work is practically done for you. The creamy chicken mixture is topped with soft biscuits to make the perfect comfort food dish for the whole family. Its a dump and go recipe you'll want to keep forever."
"More Please!" Cheeseburger Casserole - "Just like the name suggests, one serving of this meaty casserole and you'll be wanting more. "More Please!" Cheeseburger Casserole is made with all the ingredients of a cheeseburger, but is much easier to prepare. Everything you love about cheeseburgers goes into this ground beef casserole, including ketchup, mustard, and even sesame seeds. A layer of Bisquick is poured over the ground beef mixture, and the whole thing is baked until hot and bubbly."
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 01/27/16:|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 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 01/20/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
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: http://www.nnhs65.com
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Composed by Robert_W._Smith (b. 24 Oct 1958)
"The Maelstrom" midi (sequenced by Bob Sorem) courtesy of http://www.tc.umn.edu/~sorem002/misc_midi.html - 01/28/12
Patrick Smith's Image of Kauai, Hawaii Maelstrom courtesy of http://esc0.tumblr.com/post/6203617924/cordisre-maelstrom-kauai-hawaii-by - 01/28/12
Divider Line 111 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines5.html - 03/28/10
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah
Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA -
05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Bronze Star clip art courtesy of
http://www.wpclipart.com/armed_services/ - 05/09/08
Hampton High 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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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