05/11/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs...
Friends and Schoolmates,
This theme - and this celebration of our mothers - repeats every year:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQfNfJSRajA - Disney's The Rescuers, 1977 - Hush, Little Baby
From Me ('65) of NC - 05/11/08 - " Baba":
I myself had the best - and the coolest - mother in the world:
Thanks, Baba! Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Birthday this week to:
14 - Johnnie Bateman ('67/'70) of VA!
Many Happy Returns,Johnnie!
Hit #73,000 was made on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 10:31 AM by an unknown user from hr.hr.cox.net.
Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I didn't say I would have them today; I only said I would have them SOON!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/06/08 - "A newborn's conversation with God":
A newborn's conversation with God.... Watch the baby's eyes.
asked God, 'They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I
going to live there being so small and helpless?' God said, 'Your angel will
be waiting for you and will take care of you.'
The child further inquired, 'But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.' God said, 'Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy.'
Again the child asked, 'And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?' God said, 'Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.'
'And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?' God said, 'Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.'
'Who will protect me?' God said, 'Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.'
'But I will
always be sad because I will not see you anymore.' God said, 'Your angel will
always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even
though I will always be next to you.'
At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, 'God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name.'
God said, 'You will simply call her, 'Mom.'
Lift a mother's spirit, send this to every mother you know no matter how old her child is.
Thank you so much, Joyce! As you might well suspect by the fact that I ordered so many of them, I love little newborn babies! Happy Mother's Day!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/06/08 - "BEE STINGS !!!!! ALERT !!!!! Pass it on .............":
This is too important not to pass on...... Love the flowers but 'tis the season! I just noticed less than a week ago that loads of Queen bees are attracted to the bush closest to my kitchen, floor length windows & the ones Millow (my new kitten) enjoys looking out of. I thought each was territorial and so it struck me as odd that they would gather. I also noticed that they are very large. This seems like a great forward!
BEE STINGS !!!!! ALERT !!!!! Pass it on ............. Wonderful information. I hope I don't have to use it soon though. The next time you see a penny on the ground, pick it up, you never know when you might need it ! M This information may be something to remember, as this season will soon be here again... It might be wise to carry a penny in your pocket while working in the yard......... BEE STINGS ! A couple of weeks ago, I was stung by both a bee and hornet while working in the garden. My arm swelled up, so I went to the doctor. The clinic gave me cream and an antihistamine. The next day the swelling was getting progressively worse, so I went to my regular doctor. The arm was Infected and needed an antibiotic. The doctor told me - ' The next time you get stung, put a penny on the bite for 15 minutes'. That night, my niece was stung by two bees. I looked at the bite and it had already started to swell. So, I taped a penny to her arm for 15 minutes. The next morning, there was no sign of a bite. We decided that she just wasn't allergic to the sting. Soon, I was gardening outside. I got stung again, twice by a hornet on my left hand. I thought, here I go again to the doctor for another antibiotic. I promptly got my money out and taped two pennies to my bites, then sat and sulked for 15 minutes. The penny took the string out of the bite immediately. In the meantime the hornets were attacking, and my friend was stung on the thumb. Again the penny. The next morning I could only see the spot where the hornet had stung me. No redness, no swelling. My friend's sting was the same; couldn't even tell where she had been stung. She got stung again a few days later upon her back---cutting the grass! And the penny worked once again. Wanted to share this marvelous information in case you experience the same problem. W e need to keep a stock of pennies on hand. The doctor said that the copper in the penny counteracts the bite. It definitely works! Please remember and pass this information on to your friends, children, grandchildren, etc.
Thank you, Shari! This was one I'd never heard before, so I ran through snopes.com, and found so interesting reading there:
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 05/08/08 - "Tick removal":
I'm passing this on because if it works, that is wonderful. With summer coming on and kids and animals out, these pests are all around.
Tick RemovalPlease forward to anyone with children ... or hunters, etc! A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough to share -- And it really works!!I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc. Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and let it stay on the repulsive insect for a few seconds (15-20), after which the tick will come out on it's own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me. Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say, "It worked!"(I hope this made your skin tingle as much as it did mine! I HATE these critters!!)
Thank you, Ruthie! Once again, I'd never heard this before, but it sounded like such fun I could scarcely wait for the opportunity to give it a try (well, almost!), so I ran through snopes.com as well, but ALAS and ALACK:
Sigh. Thanks anyway, Ruthie! Happy Mother's Day!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 05/08/08 - "When the Music Stopped":
WHEN THE MUSIC STOPPED
"And the rockets red glare, The bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night That our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."
It was the most inspiring moment I have had here in Iraq . I wanted you to know what kind of Soldiers are serving you here. Remember them as they fight for you! Pass this along as a reminder to others to be ever in prayer for all our soldiers serving us here at home and abroad. For many have already paid the ultimate price.
Written by Chaplain Jim Higgins
LSA Anaconda is at the Balad Airport in Iraq, north of Bagdad.
Oh, WOW!!! Thank you, Sarah Sugah! Happy Mother's Day!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/09/08 - "~ Mother's Day ~":
By: Howard Johnson, 1915
Thanks again, Shari! Happy Mother's Day!
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/09/08:
..... Anyway, oh yeah, HAPPY MOMMIES DAY! to you!
Thank you so much, Gorgeous! I really appreciate that!
From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 05/11/08:
Just wanted to send a quick note to you ... and wish you a Happy Mother's Day!
Love and miss you!
Thank you, Sweet Bethany! Happy Mother's Day!
PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):
1. Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"; update of 04/14/08: "now dealing with a blood clot in his pic line; receiving daily injections in the abdomen and taking antibiotics and blood thinners; feels pretty good in spite of everything and his ATTITUDE is great---as usual"; update of update of 04/24/08: "no longer taking daily abdominal injections for blood clot that developed a few weeks ago; everything is looking pretty good. The PET scan will be in the next few weeks. We are expecting good results." update of 05/05/08 - "scheduled for two more chemo visits; will have the first chemo on Thursday, May 8th followed up by an injection on Friday to boost his immune system"; update of 05/08/08 - "did pretty well with the chemo today in spite of the risky business with the procedure without the pic line that was removed due to a clot"
2. Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE ABOVE
Connie Bloxom ThompsonD 21015
3. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07
4. Me ('65) of NC - recent (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups..... ; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08
5. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"
6. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08; update of 04/14/08 -"at home recuperating"
7. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"
8John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08
9. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!; update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated. "
10. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"
11. Jenny Willett Wilson (daughter of the late Edie Hallett Willett - '63) of VA - 05/05/08 - "underwent a double mastectomy in 2007, has just completed vigorous chemo and is now undergoing radiation treatments every day for seven weeks"
12. All of Us
1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1958.html - 03/18/08
2. Sunday, May 18, 2008 -OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
The Athletic Hall of Fame of the Virginia Peninsula Is Inducting Bucky Keller ('58), 6:30PM at the Hampton Coliseum:
4. Saturday, June 7, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1961:
Mini reunion at the home of Buddy and Libby Blechman David of VA
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1968.html - 03/31/08
6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008- NNHS CLASS OF 1963:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html - 03/26/08
There's much, much more to come - next time!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Hush Little Baby
Hush, little baby, don't say a word.
Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird won't sing,
Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Mama's gonna buy you a looking glass
And if that looking glass gets broke,
Mama's gonna buy you a billy goat
And if that billy goat won't pull,
Mama's gonna buy you a cart and bull
And if that cart and bull turn over,
Mama's going to buy you a dog named Rover.
And if that dog named Rover won't bark,
Mama's going to buy you a horse and cart.
And if that horse and cart fall down,
You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town.
"Hush Little Baby" midi courtesy of http://www.virushead.net/babyboo/babymid.html - 05/09/08
"Hush Little Baby" lyrics courtesy of http://parenting.ivillage.com/newborn/ncrying/0,,b6wp,00.html - 05/09/08
"Happy Mother's Day" Title clip art courtesy of http://www.clipartgallery.com/holidays/mothers_day/mothers_day2.html - 05/09/08
Rose Lines Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://webclipart.about.com/od/holiday/l/blmday8.htm - 05/09/08
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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