08/28/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
“To meet, to know, to love—and then to part,
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This Newsletter theme is being revisited from four years ago today:
I'm not overly fond of the midi because it sounds rather heavy-handed, so be sure to catch the Bonus Video:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLeNzA1OIcM - This One's for You - Barry Manilow
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to the late Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) - 1948 (deceased 09/17/08)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
30 - Me ('65) of NC AND Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA;
31 - Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA AND Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA AND Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND My Grandson, Jacob Harty of TX;
01 - Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;
02 - Frances Adams Smith ('57)
Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA;
03 - Morton Binder ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN WWII:
|August 28, 1941 - In occupied Ukraine, more than 23,000 Hungarian Jews were murdered by the Gestapo.|
TODAY IN 1962:
|Tuesday, August 28, 1962 - Footballer Paul Allen was born in Aveley, Thurrock, Essex.|
BACKLOGGED NEWSLETTERS COMPLETED ON 08/27/12:
|1. OOPS! NADA! ‹(•¿•)›|
From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 08/12/12, 7:12 PM - "NNHS Newsletter Subject":
Wishing to return to one subject I posted a while back and hoping that your readers, especially new ones, may have something to share or even contact me directly <firstname.lastname@example.org> with their stories?
This involves Civil Defense and one part of it called CONELRAD.
In 1965 Civil Defense was on life support but still very much present. The Cuban Missile Crisis was still fresh in people's memories but CONELRAD was at this point dead as of 1963. That is because the system designed to throw off enemy bombers which could hone in on radio tower broadcasts was obsolete. Its purpose was shutting down all radio broadcasts then cluster relaying signals on only two dial channels of 640 and 1240 kHz on the AM dial (often seen with white triangles on the dial face in those positions on radios made between 1953-1963) confusing enemy radio radar. Interballistic missiles had become a threat by then and did not need radio signals to find cities to bomb.
I am still gathering information, stories, and of course, articles in any format rather it be paper, folders, pictures, or artifacts for my book about the Cold War which will be geared towards elementary school age children who haven't a clue about this part of our volatile history. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) ... anything in your archives connected with WGH Radio?
Thanks All !!!
Thanks, Eric! Let's find out!
"David? Anyone? Anyone?"
http://www.nnhs65.com/cold-war.html - WEBMISTRESS' NOTE: I hope this page isn't broken anywhere. It makes me laugh hysterically ("All Your Base Are Belong to Us") every time I look at it, and my tummy is already aching from laughing as it is.
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 08/27/12, 8:41 AM - "NNHS58 Classmates - do you have family buried at Greenlawn?":
Reading the morning paper with morning coffee, I noticed a local interest article on Greenlawn Cemetery history. It occurred to me that some of my NNHS58 classmates probably have family buried at Greenlawn.
Of course, my next thoughts concerned whether it is a sign of old age to think an article on a cemetery is interesting!
I think I'll take the position that it is the history thing that attracted my attention. The guy in the photo, Dan Phillips, is an old Hokie friend of mine. I knew, or knew of, several of the "notables" mentioned in the article. Probably those born a few years after us do not know the name "Coca Cola" Brown for example, nor that he invented the ubiquitous bottle opener in I believe it was 1926.
So, to round out the history lesson, do you have relatives buried in Greenlawn?
|WOWZERS! I did not realize that myself, Joe! Thank you so very much!|
From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 08/25/12, 7:27 PM - "Haiti mission for Haiti Outreach Ministries":
My week in Haiti before the hurricane was amazing. I have a whole new look on life. These people have very little but are happy and loving. They need so much but what we did in a week was very helpful. Don and I installed fluorescent fixtures in classrooms as well as fixed some quake damage, etc. We do not know how fortunate we are.
WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Phil! How wonderful that y'all were able to have this experience! You're so right; we are so richly blessed, yet we tend to take so much of it for granted, or worse we often complain that we do not have enough.
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/27/12 - "Growing Old (Absolutely Stunning Photos)":
OOH! Thanks so much, Norris Sweetie!
http://www.mrfood.com/Misc-Desserts/Pineapple-Citrus-Cream-Squares/ml/1 - Pineapple Citrus Cream Squares - "Everything old is new again, and that goes for the gelatin mold. Our no-mold required refreshing and creamy Pineapple Citrus Cream Squares are easy to serve and bring along too!"
http://www.mrfood.com/Pie/Hawaiian-Pudding-Pie-3281/ml/1 - Hawaiian Pudding Pie - "Until we can relax on a Hawaiian beach, Hawaiian Pudding Pie gives us some of that warm sunshiny feeling."
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#28 in a Series of 43)":
I can do this!!
AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!
|From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 08/21/12:|
|One day, a grandpa
and his grandson went golfing. The young one was really good and the old
one was just giving him tips.
They were on hole 8 and there was a tree in the way. The grandpa said, "When I was your age, I would hit the ball right over that tree."
So, the grandson hit the ball and it bumped against the tree and landed not too far from where it started.
"Of course," added the grandpa, "when I was your age, the tree was only 3 feet tall."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/20/12
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11