- NNHS Newsletter -
“For now we see through a glass, darkly...”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today is White Cane Safety Day, a day which receives too little recognition, so by all means, do your homework. I had personally so hoped back in January of 2018 that I would at last be having my cataracts removed, only to find that hope extinguished. As now my eyesight continues to dim a bit more each day, this day seems a bit more poignant to me.
BONUS #1 - Blinded by the Light - Bruce Springsteen, 1973
BONUS #2 - Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band, 1976
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday this week to:
17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);
20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57)
John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;
22 - The late Herb Hice (d. 18 Apr 2008) AND the late Allen Hall ('61) (d. 17 Feb 2013) AND the late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (d. 22 Sept 2007) AND the late Annette Funicello (d. 08 Apr 2013) AND the late Craig Miller ('63) (d. 28 Apr 2019) AND Al Farber ('64) of VA AND the late Joe Mooney ('65) (d. 30 Oct 2001)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 15, 1938 - German troops occupied the Sudetenland.
October 15, 1938 - The Czech government resigned.
October 15, 1940 - The President of Catalonia, Lluís Companys, was executed by the Spanish dictatorship of Francisco Franco, making him the only European president to have been executed.
October 15, 1944 - The
Arrow Cross Party (very similar to
Hitler's NSDAP (Nazi party) took power in
October 15, 1945 - The former premier of Vichy France Pierre Laval was shot by a firing squad for treason.
October 15, 1946 - Hermann Göring, a Nazi war criminal and founder of the Gestapo, poisoned himself just hours before his scheduled execution.
THIS DAY IN 1954:
|Friday, October 15, 1954 - Hurricane Hazel devastated the eastern seaboard of North America, killing 95 and causing massive floods as far north as Toronto.|
THIS DAY IN 1970:
|October 15, 1970 - During the construction of Australia's West Gate Bridge, a span of the bridge fell and killed 35 workers. The incident was the country's worst industrial accident to this day.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 10/14/15:
|“In ancient Greece,
runners competed in a relay race called a lampadedromia.1 In the race,
runners held a torch in their hand and passed it on to the next runner
until the final member of the team crossed the finish line. The prize
wasn’t awarded to the team that ran fastest—it was awarded to the first
team to reach the finish line with its torch still lit. There is a
profound lesson here, one taught by prophets ancient and modern: while
it is important to start the race, it is even more important that we
finish with our torch still lit.”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/15/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Alton Jones ('66) of FL and NC - 10/14/20, 11:51 PM:
sooo like our 8-month old puppy ...
AWW! Thank you, Alton!
six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every
other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there
picking the locks, they are always locking three.”