Happy Birthday today to
Richard Coltrane ('57) AND
Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) (d.
Birthday tomorrow to
Chuck Springfield ('66) of FL!
this week to:
Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA
AND Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA
Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA
My Grandson, Jacob Harty
(Pitkin HS, LA - '15)
Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA
Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;
02 - Frances Adams Smith ('57)
AND Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA;
03 - Morton Binder ('57);
Marilyn Moren ('63) of VA;
Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA AND
My #5 Son, Nathaniel
Harty (Hillsboro HS,
IL - '97) of MO
(by My Children of Other Parents),
Jonathan Mansfield of
Returns, One and All!
150 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|August 29, 1941 -
Nazi Germany following an occupation by the
August 29, 1943 -
German-occupied Denmark scuttled most of its
August 29, 1944 - The
Slovak National Uprising took place as 60,000
troops turned against the
August 29, 1944 - During the continuing celebration of the
liberation of France from the Nazis, 15,000 American troops marched down
the Champs Elysees in Paris.
August 29, 1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur left for
Japan to officially accept the surrender of the Japanese.
THIS DAY IN 1969:
August 29, 1969 - Snooker player
Joe Swail was born in
August 29, 1969 - Screenwriter and producer Jennifer
Crittenden was born
Laguna Beach, California.
August 29, 1969 - Singer, songwriter, actress,
and television host Lucero
was born Lucero Hogaza León in
Mexico City, Mexico.
|“Being humble means
recognizing we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but
to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.”
Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/29/17:
Thank you, Joan!
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of
FL - 08/29/19, @ 6:15 AM:
HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE!
The 5 a.m. advisory is in and Hurricane Dorian continues to trek to the
northwest, moving away from Puerto Rico and now in the open and very
warm Atlantic. The direction will remain unchanged for a couple of days
but it will be slowly increasing in intensity. After that, it should
turn more to the west-northwest toward Florida as a blocking high
pressure is forecast to move westward to keep it from heading up the
coast. The strength of the high will determine the ultimate landfall
point ,but my best guess right now is just below Cape Canaveral near
Palm Bay. Damage on the coast will be major since it is expected to
cross the shore as a Category 3 with an outside possibility of Category
4. It is expected then to move in a west northwest direction across the
state and entering the Gulf of Mexico just north of Tampa near Spring
Hill. This, of course, is subject to change. Most of the trek across the
state will be at the Category 1 level, but gusts could very well be over
100 miles per hour so lots of trees will topple since the land is soggy
form lots of rain. I'll update again when the 5 p.m. advisory comes out.
Have a good day and we thank you for all the prayers for Florida.
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 08/28/18 - "North Platte said
yes. North Platte has always said yes.":
|True story for decades!
This made my day. I hope this story makes yours too.
Thank you so much, Santa
(I'm not crying; you're crying!)
Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/28/19, 10:19 PM - "Things to Think About":
Things to think about:
What if my dog only brings back the ball because he
thinks I like throwing it?
If poison is past its expiration date, is it more
poisonous or is it no longer poisonous?
Which letter is silent in the word “Scent,” the S or the
Do twins ever realize that one of them is unplanned?
Why is the letter w, in English, called double u?
Shouldn’t it be called double v?
Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and it just takes
75-100 years to fully work.
Every time you clean something, you just make something
The word “swims” upside-down is still “swims”.
Intentionally losing a game of rock, paper, scissors is
just as hard as trying to win.
100 years ago everyone owned a horse and only the rich
had cars. Today everyone has a car and only the rich own
Your future self is watching you right now through
If you replace “W” with ”T” in “What”, ”Where”, and
“When”, you get the answer to each of them.
Many animals probably need glasses, but nobody knows it.
If you rip a hole in a net, there are actually fewer
holes in it than there were before.
From Candy Hixson Whitley (Ferguson HS - '68) of VA -
|| No truer words...
From Carlene Matthews Vannoy
('60 / '64) of VA - 08/28/19, 10:35 AM:
From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of VA -
From My Cousin,
Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw
HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65)
of VA - 08/28/18:
Thank you, Jean!
“So you know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna do something really
outrageous. I'm gonna tell the truth.”
(b. 18 Feb 1954)
BONUS SWEET DREAMS CROCHET PATTERN:
Sweet Dreams Crochet Blanket
- "Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite! Make a
bedtime sweet dreams blanket using this free crochet pattern. Your little girl
will love snuggling up in it!"
SWEET DREAMS KNIT PATTERN:
Sweet Dreams Socks - "This simple knit sock pattern is sure
to hug your feet in all the right places and will never sag or
droop. The Sweet Dreams Socks are soft, warm, and have just the
right amount of texture with some easy ribbed stitch work. These
socks are a pretty blend of light pinks, purples, and oranges.
They're perfect for lounging around the house or a casual
weekend running errands or doing yard work. The Sweet Dreams
Socks are as much fun to knit as they are to wear."
|Back in my hippie college days, a professor came up to me in the
cafeteria and asked me, "Ya dig?"
I thought to myself, this guy's pretty far out, so I answered, "Yeh,
man. I dig!"
That's how I got hoodwinked into joining his archaeological expedition.
Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.|
2. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on
the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James
River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few
years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere.
3. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of
1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City
Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:
www.nnhs1964.com; CONTACT: David Spriggs at
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll
Love to all, Carol