10/24/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Sunny
“There is no season when such pleasant
and sunny spots may be lighted on,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
If there's no sun where you are today, then just shine yourself.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkUsGkxZSvM - Sunny - Marvin Gaye, 1966
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO6RpwYx7Qw - Sunny - Stevie Wonder, 1968
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD8DcgpLp_w - Sunny - Boney M, 2006
"Sunny" is the name of a song written by Bobby Hebb. It is one of the most covered popular songs, with hundreds of versions released. BMI rates "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century".
Hebb wrote the song after 22 November 1963, the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Hebb's older brother Harold was killed in a knife fight outside a Nashville nightclub. Hebb was devastated by both events and many critics say that those events inspired the tune. According to Hebb, he wrote the song as an expression of a preference for a "sunny" disposition over a "lousy" disposition. Certainly, events influenced Bobby's songwriting, but his timeless melody, crossing over into R&B (#3 on U.S. R&B chart) Country and Pop (#2 on U.S. Pop chart), together with the optimistic lyrics, came from the artist's desire to express that one should always "look at the bright side" - a direct quote from the author. Hebb has said about "Sunny":
"All my intentions were just to think of happier times – basically looking for a brighter day – because times were at a low tide. After I wrote it, I thought "Sunny" just might be a different approach to what Johnny Bragg was talking about in 'Just Walkin' in the Rain'"...
From Me ('65) of NC - 10/23/13:
|I had my first appointment with a cardiologist / internist, Dr. Thor E. Klang, yesterday. My blood pressure was down to 100/60 (no doubt explaining my dizziness). He ran another EKG, had me drop my daily dose of Lasix to an "as needed" basis, and scheduled two tests - an echocardiogram on 11/07 and a persantine sestamibi stress test on 11/14 - plus a follow-up visit on 11/26.|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Mark Friedman ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
26 - Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND Randy Tate ('66) of DE;
27 - Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA;
28 - Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA;
29 - Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA;
30 - Virginia Gall (Feb. '48) of VA;
31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:October 23, 1941 - Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov took command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.
October 23, 1942 - The Battle for Henderson Field began during the Guadalcanal Campaign; it ended on October 26.
October 23, 1942 -
Second Battle of El Alamein: – At
Alamein in northern
Eighth Army under
Field Marshal Montgomery began a critical offensive to expel the
Axis armies from Egypt.
October 23, 1942 - All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner were killed when it was struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims was award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory", "Love in Bloom", "Blue Hawaii").
October 23, 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf – The largest naval battle in history began in the Philippines.
October 23, 1944 - The Soviet
October 23, 1998 - Japan nationalized its first bank since World War II.
YESTERDAY IN 1963:
|Wednesday, October 23, 1963 - Author Gordon Korman was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 24, 1795 - Partitions of Poland: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was completely divided among Austria, Prussia, and Russia.
October 24, 1943 - The
Government of Free India formally declared war on Britain and the United
States of America.
October 24, 1944 -The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, and the battleship Musashi were sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
October 24, 1945 - The
United Nations (UN) was formally established less than a month after
the end of World War II.
October 24, 1945 - Vidkun Quisling of Norway, one of the most prominent collaborators of the Nazis, was executed.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Thursday, October 24, 1963 -
Race car driver
John Hendrie was born John Grattan Hendrie in
Thursday, October 24, 1963 - Financier Arvind Raghunathan was born in India.
From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 10/22/13 - "This Saturday Night - Be Here!":
RSVP to me at
COOL BEANS! Thanks, Terry! Y'all have fun!
From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 10/23/13 - "Visitors":
Aretie Gallins Danley Patterson
at my house for a visit. We had a ball looking at the yearbook .They
wanted to see President of the Class of 1965)
(of NC) picture .They had fond memories of a star athlete, great
student and an all around nice boy.
I hated to see them leave.
|Tuesday, October 15, 2013|
Aretie Gallins Patterson and
(both '59 of TN)
I wish that I had taken a picture of Butch ('63 - of CO) and Chuck Ragland ('66 - of VA) when they were here last week. That was a nice visit, too. Butch got around my house in his power chair almost as well as I do. Malcolm Davis ('65 - of VA) took them to lunch at the Crab Shack after our visit.
WOWZERONI! What fun! Thanks for sharing this, Jamey!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/22/13 - "Blast of the Past":
|Enjoy some great pictures,
good old days, lots of Elvis and wonderful cars, brings back some
marvelous memories..... I worked at the Colonial Store in one of
my first jobs at 35 cents an hour.... *;)
WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne!
From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA - 10/23/13 - "Proofreading is a dying art":
Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say?
Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter
This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.
Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
Really? Ya think?
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
Now that's taking things a bit far!
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
What a guy!
Miners Refuse to Work after Death
No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's! They must be in a UNION.
Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
See if that works any better than a fair trial!
War Dims Hope for Peace
I can see where it might have that effect!
If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Who would have thought!
Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!
Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?
Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
He probably IS the battery charge!
New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Weren't they fat enough?
Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
That's what he gets for eating those beans!
Do they taste like chicken?
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Chainsaw Massacre all over again!
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Boy, are they tall!
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
Did I read that right?
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC - 10/23/13 - "Laffy Taffy Jokes":
|Q. How did the farmer move his
A. In a mooving van.
Q. What do you get when you mix paint together?
A. A mess.
From My Daughter-in-Law, Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) of NC - 10/23/13 - "More Laffy Taffy Jokes":
Q. What do astronauts eat for dinner?
A. Launch meat.
Q. What is yellow and wears a mask?
A. The Lone Lemon.
From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY - 10/23/13 - "Icy Steps":
For icy steps and sidewalks
in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dish washing liquid, 1
tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour
They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks
From My Friend, Angela, of NC - 10/23/13 - "Fair Warning":
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 10/14/13 - "Life-Work Balance":
Life & Work Balance -- Myth or Reality?
By Alyssa M. Johnson
"Is it even possible to achieve life & work balance?" bemoaned a
client of mine a few months ago. She was running herself ragged trying
to juggle about 15 plates at once. She'd hit a wall and wasn't even sure
where to go from here. She was exhausted, short-tempered with just about
everyone she cared about, doing a rotten job at work and anxious a lot
of the time. Best of all...She was done living like this and ready to
make a change! Music to my ears!! This is what I love to do!
Scale back to the bare necessities -- I had her commit to taking 1 week to just observe all she was doing. The assignment was to carve out 15 minutes before her head hit the pillow, in exhaustion, to write down every place she went that day and why. The "why" was an eye opener. It helped her to begin evaluating her motives (something she'd never taken the time to do before, because she was so busy). Next to each activity, I asked her to rate it on a scale of 1-10 (1 lowest, 10 highest) as to how much she enjoyed it.
Life & Work Balance Tip #2
Manage the damage -- After that week was done, she began observing the damage that was occurring due to the schedule and lifestyle she was trying to maintain. This included damage to herself emotionally, physically & spiritually. But it also included damaged relationships with others. For example, if she was harsh and knew she hurt someone's feelings, or too tired to do a good job at work and let someone down. We spent quite a bit of time in this area, working on negative beliefs she held about things she "had" to do and comparing them to the damage. But once she was able to see these situations differently and accept that the pain of the damage was worse than some of the fears she had, she was ready for....
Life & Work Balance Tip #3
Do more of what you love -- I had her go back and look at her initial list and its ratings, as well as make a new list of any other activities that she knows are good for her and her family. She was able to begin being creative about ways to let go of those activities she didn't like, or at least ask for help or support in getting them done. This freed her up to do more of what she loves.
It was a long road and a lot of work, but life & work balance IS possible. We just spent some time reviewing where she's at now compared to where she used to be. Here's what she said, "While it was tough getting to this point, I'm such a better mom and wife now and now I know life & work balance is a possibility rather than just a myth people dream about."
How about you? Do you feel life & work balance can be a reality for you, or does it feel more like a myth?
About the Author:
Feel guilty about not being the wife/mom you want to be? Tired of saying "yes" to things you don't want to do? Know there's got to be more to life, but can't find it? Visit http://www.VibrantlyLive.com for more great info to help you vibrantly live rather than just go through the motions.
Be sure to pick up my free report: Stop Trying to be Perfect! 4 Easy Ways to Enjoy Your Life while you're there as well!
BONUS CROCHET SUN PATTERNS:
- Kristine's Little Sunshine Appliqué
http://www.crochetspot.com/free-crochet-pattern-sun/ - Rachel Choi's Sun Appliqué
http://debs1967.blogspot.com/2009/04/sun-motif-crochet-pattern.html - Debbie Williams' Sun Motif
BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related):
http://www.mrfood.com/Pork/Slow-Cooker-Pork-n-Beans/ml/1 - Slow Cooker Pork 'n' Beans - "The tastes of long cooking don't always require us to be tied to the kitchen. That's why we know you'll love our version of Slow Cooker Pork'n'Beans, 'cause our cooker does all the work!"
http://www.mrfood.com/Cakes/Banana-Pudding-Cake-5211/ml/1 - Banana Pudding Cake - "Make sure to loosen your belt buckle because you'll certainly wanna save room for this moist Banana Pudding Cake."
http://www.mrfood.com/Appetizers/Pickled-Sausage-Rolls-613/ml/1 - Pickled Sausage Rolls - "Mr. Food first had Pickled Sausage Rolls when he was in the Carolinas on a road trip from New York to Florida. The only difference in those was that the dough was made from scratch. Honestly, you won't be able to tell the difference!"
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/25/13 - "Life Advice (#21 in a series of 28)":
|Very nice! Thank you, Shari!|
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 09/25/13 - "Popular American Cities 100 Years Ago (#21 in a series of 28)":
interesting, Carol, to look at that time verses the cities
POPULAR AMERICAN CITIES 100 YEARS AGO
American Cities more than a Century ago
WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne!
|1913 - Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY|
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THESE
Thanks, Ruthie - I did!
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/23/12:
Two small county judges both got arrested for speeding on the same day. Rather than call the state Supreme Court for a visiting judge, each agreed to hear the other's case.
The first judge took the bench while the second stood at the defendant's table, and admitted his guilt. The sentencing judge immediately suspended both the fine and costs.
They switched places. The second judge admitted that he was speeding, too. Thereupon the first judge immediately fined him $250 and ordered him to pay court costs.
The second judge was furious. "I suspended your fine and costs, but you threw the book at me!", he fumed.
The first judge looked at him and replied, "This is the second such case we've had in here today. Someone has to get tough about all this speeding!"
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 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 friends in that
year, go visit with them.
2. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 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 10/02/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe! Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
(26 July 1938 – 03 Aug 2010)
(02 Apr 1939 – 01 Apr 1984)
Sunny, yesterday my
life was filled with rain.
Sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain.
The dark days are gone, and the bright days are here,
My Sunny one shines so sincere.
Sunny one so true, I love you.
Sunny, thank you for the sunshine bouquet.
Sunny, thank you for the love you brought my way.
You gave to me your all and all.
Now I feel ten feet tall.
Sunny one so true, I love you.
Sunny, thank you for the truth you let me see.
Sunny, thank you for the facts from A to C.
My life was torn like a wind-blown sand,
And the rock was formed when you held my hand.
Sunny one so true, I love you.
Sunny, thank you for the smile upon your face.
Sunny, thank you for the gleam that shows its grace.
You're my spark of nature's fire,
You're my sweet complete desire.
Sunny one so true, I love you.
Sunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain...
"Sunny" midi courtesy of http://www.mymidifiles.com/midis/stevie+wonder/sunny -10/24/10
"Sunny" lyrics courtesy of http://bobbyhebb.lyrics.info/sunny.html - 10/24/10
Sun Title clip art courtesy of http://peperonity.com/go/sites/mview/crys/11072018 -10/24/10
Rising Sun Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars9.html - 04/11/05
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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!!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Fat Frog courtesy of
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/ehslearningcenter/ - 10/17/07
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
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