07/13/12 - NNHS Old-Style Newsletter
Friday the Thirteenth

Dear Friends and Classmates,

   Rumors of my death have been completely exaggerated.  It's just that I FELT dead inside from not being able to do what I do in the way that I know how to do it so I usually couldn't remember how to do it in this new old way of doing it, so I just became so depressed and frustrated I just didn't do it.  I wasn't really being a brat (at least I don't think I was); I was merely trying to hold on to the last of my sanity until help arrived.

   This is NOT the June News, nor the April and May news I never reported; it's just these first 13 days of July (hey, I gotta start somewhere).

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LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL:

   My #5 son (and all-around computer genius) Nathaniel will be arriving on Wednesday, August 1 (also known as Paul's 69th birthday).  Within a week he'll have restored my systems!  YAY!  Unfortunately, during that week we'll be mostly playing, and then we'll take off for a couple of weeks back in Missouri and Illinois, but we'll "hafta" do some system testing, right?  So you'll see some glimpses of sanity, and by the end of August we'll be back in business.  Really, really.

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SAD NEWS (JULY MEMORIAL NEWSLETTERS TO COME):

07/04/12 - Myrna White Vick - Class of 1944 - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailypress/obituary.aspx?n=myrna-w-vick&pid=158370040

 

From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 07/04/12, 12:13 PM - "Myrna White Obit.":

Hello Carol,        July 4th, 2012
 
Myrna Lee White appears on page 14 of the Feb. 1944 Anchor.  Her bio. shows that she was a prolific writer.  She was Feature Editor for her Annual.
 
Hope your prospects are brightening.  We await the new dawn.
 
Nostalgic Best Wishes,  Fred, NNHS Class of June, 1945.

   Thanks so much, Fred!  I certainly hope so!
 

07/10/12 - Lou Cowling - Class of 1943: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailypress/obituary.aspx?n=lawrence-s-cowling&pid=158474154

07/11/12 - Margaret Roberts Weaver - mother of Sandra Weaver Marshall ('56) of VA, Sharon Weaver Knowles ('63) of VA, and Pam Weaver Haskins ('67) of VA, and Mother-in-Law of Mickey Haskins ('67) of VA: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailypress/obituary.aspx?n=margaret-l-weaver&pid=158487735

07/12/12 - Bernie Malpass - Class of 1960 - brother of Evelyn Malpass Schaal ('61) of VA and Glenn Malpass ('65): http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailypress/obituary.aspx?n=burnice-e-malpass&pid=158504115

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From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 07/02/12, 7:16 PM:

I can't stand it any more! How are you?  Paul?
I feel like half my life is missing.
Missing you so very much.
Linda May '66


   Yeah, it's a funny thing, Linda May.  Okay, not really funny.  My cousin Jean (Atkinson Mallory) called me the other day from The Sacred Soil and wanted to know how I was surviving not being online much these days, when Paul and I both generally spend twelve hours a day online, and Paul's computer hates me even when it is my turn.  I told her I was spending my time reading, crocheting, cross-stitching, and breaking out in hives - not necessarily in that order.  And of course, I've been sick, Paul's been sick, a goodly proportion of our extended families have been diagnosed with one strange and/or disturbing thing or another; there have been moves, career changes, the world's weirdest weather conditions, friends injured (or worse) over in The Bad Lands, and I've generally been more overwhelmed than I would have ever expected.  There was at least one bright spot (okay, there have been several, really).  Our #2 son, Brent, was chosen as the Poster Boy for the Army's OCS program:

http://www.goarmy.com/ocs.html

   That's my baby boy, right there up front.  If you look carefully you can even read his name tag - "HARTY".
  Huahh!

  
Thank you so much, Linda May - for everything!

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From Derek Bohlken - 07/03/12, 2:53 AM - "RE: Empower Network":

I might have already asked you this but are you building Empower Network alone or with something else?

   HUH?  "Are you talking to me?!?" 

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From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 07/07/12, 10:49 AM:

Carol,
U still alive and breathing?

   A little of each - but not much!  I just haven't been reading my mail much on a regular basis because it frustrates me so that I can do so little with or about it.  Thanks, Norris Sweetie - miss you!

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From Steve Hochman ('60) of VA - 07/08/12, 8:49 AM:

Carol, I hope all is going well.  I have not heard anything from you recently; certainly miss the super news letter. I look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks for all you do!

Steve Hochman (60)


   Thank you so much, Steve!   I certainly look forward to getting back to work!  Life just isn't the same.  I'd say I'm going nuts, but that train would have to back up.....

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From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/12/12, 1:40 PM - "What furniture builders do in their spare time":

This is awesome.
 
What furniture builders do in their spare time!
 
W O W !!! 
What we all need.  Wonder. What the cost of convenience ??
 
Any remodeling plans ??  Include these makeovers !!
 
            WOWZERS!  Thanks, Judy!

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   I hope you've all enjoyed this highly abbreviated version of our Newsletter, and look forward with as much hope and anticipation as I do to returning to Life As We Knew It.

   TYPHOONS FOREVER!

              
Love to all, Carol


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