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).
LIGHT AT THE END OF
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.
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 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:
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!
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?!?"
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 07/07/12, 10:49 AM:
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.....
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/12/12, 1:40 PM - "What furniture builders do in their spare time":
WOWZERS! Thanks, Judy!
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.
Love to all, Carol
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