Happy Birthday today toChuck Anspach ('60) of NC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Eileen Rash Vaught ('57) AND F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
20 - Ware Morrison ('63) of VA;
21 - Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA;
22 - Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo ('57) AND the late Norman Dick ('60) (d. 26 Nov 2015) AND Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY;
23 -Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|January 17, 1941 -
inflicted a decisive defeat over the
Royal Thai Navy.
January 17, 1943 - The Greek submarine Papanikolis captured the 200-ton sailing vessel Agios Stefanos and manned her with part of her crew.
January 17, 1944 - Allied forces launched the first of four assaults on Monte Cassino with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome, an effort that would ultimately take four months and cost 105,000 Allied casualties.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
January 17, 1969
Black Panther Party members
Bunchy Carter and
John Huggins were killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the
January 17, 1969 - ActorNaveen Andrews was born Naveen William Sidney Andrews in Lambeth, London, England.
January 17, 1969 - Director, screenwriter, and authorLukas Moodysson was born Karl Frederik Lukas Moodysson in Lund, Skåne County, Sweden.
January 17, 1969 - DJ and producerTiësto was born Tijs Michiel Verwest in Breda, Netherlands.
|“Everybody in this
life has their challenges and difficulties. That is part of our mortal
test. The reason for some of these trials cannot be readily understood
except on the basis of faith and hope because there is often a larger
purpose which we do not always understand. Peace comes through hope.”
James E. Faust
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/17/18:
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 01/16/19, 5:55 AM:
A cold January morning gets a bad wrap.
Yes, it's cold but when the sun comes out and the air is clean
and crisp, it is invigorating. Looking at a frozen lake, you can
see the heat of the sun turning some water to vapor as it rises
like a lifting cloud. Things are quiet, yet you can hear any
noises so much clearer, like the barking dog on the other side.
And then you realize that all of the barren trees aren't dead,
they are just lying dormant waiting for the coming sprint to
burst alive again. It's a wonderful time, as are all seasons, to
appreciate a loving God who took the time to immaculately design
His Creation to offer the best of all things. No one of lesser
intelligence, power or grace could have even come close. Be
blessed and enjoy this day, for you were given the gift of
another day to enjoy His handiwork. Make the most of it.
Thank you, Jimmy!
From Me ('65) of NC - 01/16/19:
|“As far as sinking a
ship with a bomb is concerned, you just can't do it.”
U. S. Rear
Admiral Clark Woodward, 1939
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/30/18 - "DIY HOME PROJECTS (#5 in a Series of 20)":
some of these super ideas and hope others do too.
The stone carpet is awesome. My great aunt, who used live in Williamsburg, did some stone work on her patio. It was pretty, but not this detailed. Looks like a fun project to do with others. It would be quite the endeavor for one.
The cheese grater one is also one I like, a lot. The simplicity is nice and gives it a vintage feel.
There are so many talented people in our world!
OOH! Thank you, Shari!
|I opened my electric bill at the same time I
opened my water bill.
Needless to say, I was shocked.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Lyrics by Sam M. Lewis (25 Oct 1885 – 22 Nov 1959)
J. Fred Coots (02 May 1897 – 08 Apr 1985), 1934
For all we know we may never meet again
"For All We Know" lyrics courtesy of https://www.lyricsfreak.com/n/nat+king+cole/for+all+we+know_20098031.html - 01/17/19
Ripple Effect Image courtesy of https://hackernoon.com/how-ripple-could-spell-the-end-for-utility-token-icos-cd840fe3c79b - 01/17/19
Divider Line 336 clip
art courtesy of
http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines7.html - 06/15/17
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16