02/15/10 - NNHS Newsletter
this Chinese New Year lead you to path of good fortune,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
How is it possible that we have never observed Chinese New Year here together before now?!? The Year of the Tiger began yesterday.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7laBfy89qK8 - cartoon - Gong Xi Gong Xi Gong Xi Ni
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WUnWPpRslM - Chinese New Year Dragon Dance
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJI_UHnhCNM - Chinese New Year Song - so adorable!
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiAk8n6IhCw&NR=1 - Gong Xi Gong Xi Gong Xi Ni - 10-minute colorful exuberant video featuring the M-Girls
22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 15, 1933 - In
Giuseppe Zangara attempted to assassinate
Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shot
Anton J. Cermak, who died of his wounds on March 6,
February 15, 1942 - The Fall of Singapore. Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrendered. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers became prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history. The Sook Ching massacre began.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Ensure your house is completely clean from top to bottom, to encourage good luck in the coming year. We spend 2-3 days cleaning every single area of our home just before New Year.
You should open all the windows and doors in every single part of the home as this is said to bring in clean new good luck for the year.Switch on the lights in the home inside and out, this is said to attract good luck from outside and if the windows and doors are wide open it is easy for the luck to enter. The bright lights and open windows are also used to scare away evil sprits.
Many Chinese will buy a new pair of slippers at New Year, apparently it is said to stop people gossiping about you, In China, face and reputation is very important.
This is generally normal all over the world, but the Chinese spend a lot of time bathing before New Year and they cover themselves with Pomelo leaves to enhance their health for the year. Pomelo is the largest of citrus trees and they grow as large a bowling ball and said to be very healthy to drink and eat.
The Chinese believe that
whatever happens to them on New Year's day sets how the
year ahead will be for them; this is why they avoid
arguments, using knives, driving too far and they love
to gamble on New Years day as they hope to create good
luck and wealth.
Women should refrain from using a knife or scissors in the kitchen. The knife denotes anger and danger in the woman's life and the scissors predict the woman cutting people out of her life. Women do not prepare or cook meals on this day but eat leftover food from the day before instead.
It is considered bad luck if you smash a plate, bowl, cup or any other similar kitchen crockery; this brings bad luck regarding finances throughout the year, all smashed crockery should be placed in a round container until the next rubbish collection day.
It is said that if you sweep up rubbish or throw away rubbish on Chinese New Year Day, you will be sweeping or throwing away the wealth and luck that resides in your home.
Do not take a lunchtime nap today as this will encourage laziness throughout the whole year.
You should not take a bath, shower or wash your hair on Chinese New Year Day as this will wash away all good luck for you personally.
Refrain from wearing black or white colours when visiting friends on this day as these colours are associated with funerals and death.
Do not eat rice or oat porridge for breakfast on this day as rice or oat porridge is associated with the poor eating rice or oat porridge in the past; this symbolises a loss of wealth.
If somebody that you know or know of has recently passed away, it is not advisable to visit a family member's house that is connected to the recently deceased.
Do not eat meat for breakfast on this day as many gods that are vegetarians arrive on the Chinese New Year Day festival and this could upset them.
When you wake somebody up on this morning, do not use their name as this person will be dependant on you all year long to motivate them.
Refrain from taking medicine that is not essential for your health as this could symbolise weakness and could bring illness to you throughout some point of the year.
Do not wash clothes on this day; Chinese New Year Day is the birthday of the god of Water.
Do not collect debts on this day as you will find yourself chasing money for the rest of the year.
Do not let anybody take anything out of your pockets, purse, handbag or wallet as this symbolises money loss throughout the year.
Do not cut your hair or nails on this day as it is believed that you will be bringing pain to your relations.
Do not buy a pair of shoes as it is considered very unlucky; "shoe" translated in Mandarin means evil and when translated in Cantonese means rough.
Do not talk about anything negative on this day as you will be manifesting how the rest of your year is to be lived.
Do not offer anything in fours; when you translate "four" in Chinese it sounds like death.
Wishing you and lucky and successful 2010.
Roaring Typhoon salutes are in order for Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA and John Howard ('66) of VA for their service and enduring friendship. The pictures tell the story better than any words, but Tommy's note to you is appreciated. It is an honor to share the birthday anniversary with Tommy.
It should also be noted that many may not understand what a great service it is for Tommy to drive the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) van to Martinsburg (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center. Some clinics are operated by the Martinsburg center, but many veterans in this region must go the main facility for diagnostic procedures and treatment. These patients lack the family support and/or personal means to get to Martinsburg. The D.A.V. funds these vehicles, but they must be driven by volunteers. It can amount to more than a long day for volunteers like Tommy, who understand that they provide a vital service. Thanks again, Tommy.
Norm Covert ('61) MD
As far as I call tell, it's about 68 miles from
Tommy's house to the medical center, and I sincerely
doubt if many of the patients he serves live on the
direct route there! As far as I'm concerned, that's
an amazing service he provides!
And thank you, Norm!
much for everything and posting my info on
the website. I just wish
more Typhoons would do the same but admit it took me a long
time to become "active" after reading it for a long time.
|Tuesday, February 15, 2005|
Tommy Jenkins of
and Tony Mikrut of IL
EEEK! Unfortunately, it takes precious little to confuse me, Tommy! Besides, I really don't know what John would look like if he should shave off his beard. It coulda been him.. Maybe.....
I took it down and changed the caption as soon as I found your note. Thanks for letting me know, Tommy!
And this isn't
the first time I have misidentified your husband, is it?!?
Sorry, John! Thanks, Cheryl!
The beautiful picture of Jerry Allen ('65) of VA and Judy Phillips Allen's ('66) of VA Japanese Maple displays the beauty of Mother Nature as winter drags on and we look forward to the start of baseball's spring training in Florida and Arizona.
|Friday, February 12, 2010||Sunday, February 7, 2010|
In contrast I thought Jerry and Judy might appreciate seeing the beauty of my own Japanese Maple, if you can find it under the snow cone. We call it Miss Kitty's Bush, but the Harty (pun intended) domestic shorthair went to her reward last summer and we wonder how it will be fertilized in the coming years -- or if it is even underneath all that stuff.
Norm Covert ('61) MD
GIGGLES! Thanks for your Abominable Snowbush image, Normie! I hope the late Miss Kitty's Bush emerges unscathed in the spring!
Loved 'hearing' about your family visits! Where are the pictures? You and Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) have such a happy, loving group. It makes me feel a part of the gathering. Of course you make every one feel that way.
It was extra nice to hear from Tommy Jenkins ('66 - of VA). I remember him clearly. Great guy. Hi Tommy!
As for you, Bill Black ('66 - of GA), forget the snow, I'm proud as punch you can jump!!! My doctor asked me what I was doing for exercise once. My reply was, "I get down on the floor and try to get up, unassisted."
Happy Valentine's Day, Gang.
Linda May '66
Linda May Honey!
Asking a woman with seven children and twelve (soon to be
thirteen) grandchildren to show you pictures of their family
is like - why, it's like -- oh, well, okay, but you asked for
Hmmm - most of the ones you'd want to see are still on the camera. I really should learn how to take them off of that machine...
For right now, here's one from Thanksgiving Day of our newest granddaughter with the blanket I crochenitted her.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Kaiya Faye Harty - two months
minus two days old
Thanks, Linda May!
You may already have snagged this, but while reading "On This Date" it was hard to miss Feb. 14, 1953 when Bill Chambers, playing for William and Mary, pulled down a remarkable 51 rebounds in a 105-84 win over the University of Virginia. The record still stands.
Of course he coached the Typhoon to State 1A basketball championships in 1956 and 1957. Everyone has been reminded thanks to Bobby Turpin ('58) VA who was able to rescue the trophies and get them to those who would cherish them.
Norm Covert ('61) MD
AHHH, Norm Sweetie! It would have been hard for YOU and countless others to have missed it, but the chances of my knowing a single sports statistic, no matter how grandiose it may have been, are virtually nonexistent! I've tried somewhat to conceal it, but my embarrassing ignorance of the subject is nearly boundless.
Furthermore, I would have no idea even where to search for such statistics on an ongoing basis.
In this one supremely rare instance, however, I am blameless, as apart from WWII events, the only daily events I'm covering are from 1965. Otherwise, there would be little room for anything else in the Newsletter, and I would have no time to sleep at all.
But thanks for the heads-up, Normie!
Yes, we did get some snow....and here is a pic of our house to prove it! I love snow!
Peace & Blessing,
Oh, how pretty! Thanks, Cheryl - I do, too!
|OOOH! Thanks, Judy!|
For anyone age
appropriate…that means almost everyone
Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too.
Don't laugh.....it is all true...these are the perks of reaching 60 and heading towards 70 and older!
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
FINALLY:From ArcaMax Jokes - 02/14/10:
Our mom needed a new mattress for her antique bed, so my brother, Josh, and I decided to buy her one as a gift. The problem was we weren't sure what to get, because it was an odd size. Fortunately, my brother happened to be visiting my mother one day when I called home.
"Measure the bed frame before you leave," I told him.
"I don't have a tape measure."
"You can use a dollar bill," I suggested, "each one is six inches long."
"Can't," he replied after digging through his wallet, "I only have a ten."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
April 24, 2010,11:30 AM
The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion
Luncheon at The Chamberlin.
For details, contact Mickey Marcella at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at email@example.com (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954
2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at email@example.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The
NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News
at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS OF 1960
Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class
of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at
4. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at email@example.com.
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Chinese New Year Medley
"Chinese New Year Medley" midi courtesy of http://www.midimole.com/folk.php?page=C&order=a - 01/26/10
Animated Chinese New Year title clip art courtesy of My Niece,
Shari, of VA - 02/13/10
Chinese New Year
Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.awesomeclipartforkids.com/keyword.cfm
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy ofSarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
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
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05
Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.pdclipart.org/displayimage.php?album=108&pos=96 - 03/01/09
OOPS! Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06