“Absence of gratitude is the mark of the
narrow, uneducated mind. It bespeaks a lack of knowledge and the ignorance
of self-sufficiency. It expresses itself in ugly egotism and frequently in
wanton mischief... Where there is appreciation, there is courtesy, there is
concern for the rights and property of others.
Without it there is arrogance and evil."
- Gordon B. Hinckley, October, 1964
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)
|11/25/15 - NNHS Newsletter -||
“Living in thanksgiving daily is a habit
that will enrich our lives and the lives of those we love...Those who live
in thanksgiving daily have a way of opening their eyes and seeing the
wonders and beauties of this world as though seeing them for the first
- Joseph B. Wirthlin, The Ensign, September, 2001
(11 June 1917 - 01 Dec 2008)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is our traditional Day Before Thanksgiving Newsletter.
BONUS - Come Ye Thankful People, Come - Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra
|"Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" is a harvest hymn written in 1844 by Henry Alford. It is often sung to the tune St. George's, Windsor by George Job Elvey.|
From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 11/25/15, 12:51 PM - " Donnie Satisky, Class of 1956":
Sorry to be sending bad news, but I got a call from Franki Satisky ('68 - of OR) yesterday that her brother, Donnie had passed away. As you know from your list, today would have been his birthday. His service will be on Sunday in Newport News. Franki has told me in the past that Donnie enjoyed your newsletter and keeping up with Typhoon news.
On a happier note, hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I am SO sorry to hear this, Sandi!
Donnie's been on my mind all week. From time to time he would send me
the sweetest and most entertaining notes. Here's one of my favorites,
which appeared in the
You are an amazing person. I had almost forgotten about tonight being the first night of Chanukah, and then I lit the candles after reading your your web message. My wife is a Danish Lutheran, and we do celebrate all the holidays in our own traditions, with many people of mixed religions, etc.
And now we are reminded by a dedicated LDS of our own faiths. G-d bless you.
I did know Harold Abraham, and his wife Thelma, and her brother Robert. I grew up with Robert in Newport News, and knew the Abraham family quite well, as my Aunt Ida Satisky's father was also an Abraham related to that very family. Harold's father and Ida's father were brothers. They, as I remember, slaughtered beef in the Jewish/Kosher tradition for many generations of Jews on the Peninsula, and I remember them well, as my father was close to Harold, Phillip, and Elliot Abraham and their father. My dad, Aaron Satisky, managed the restaurant, as a franchise, at Nachman's from around 1946 until his death in 1954, at the age of 46.
Many of my classmates NNHS class of 1956 remember my father well. His closest friend was the near immortalJulie Conn, with whom he grew up in Newport News.
I have attended every reunion of our class, even though I often traveled
distances to get there, from Ft. Ord, California when I was a young
Infantry officer for the 10th, until last year for our 50th. Twice I got
the award as coming the most distance (we live in Lake Oswego, OR). I
still think so fondly of my classmates and really like to see them, and
many of us are dying off. G-d willing we will do our reunion again
in two more years. Both my sister and I went from
Woodrow Wilson School to
NNHS, but 11 years apart. What a great memory we both have of growing up
in Newport News.
Franki ('68) now lives just a mile from my
wife and me here in Oregon, and last night we celebrated her 58th
Please pass along my deepest condolences
to Franki and her family.
Happy Birthday today to the late Donnie Satisky, Class of 1956 (deceased 11/24/15) AND Michael Sisk ('63) of CA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) (deceased 01/28/15) AND Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV!
Happy Birthday this week to:
27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;
29 - The late Jimmy Key ('57)(deceased 03/21/12) AND Randy Bearor ('64) of VA;
30 - Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;
01 - My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (John Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of TX;
02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND George Konstant ('65) of VA;
Many Happy Returns to You All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|November 25, 1915 - Albert Einstein presented the field equations of general relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 25, 1936 - InBerlin, Germany and Japan signed the Anti-Comintern Pact, agreeing to consult on measures "to safeguard their common interests" in the case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation. The pact was renewed on the same day five years later with additional signatories.
November 25, 1940 - First flight of thedeHavilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
November 25, 1941 - The HMS Barham was sunk by a German torpedo.
November 25, 1943 - Statehood ofBosnia and Herzegovina was re-established at the State Anti-Fascist Council for the People's Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
November 25, 1998 - President Jiang Zemin arrived in Tokyo for the first visit to Japan by a Chinese head of state since World War II.
|Thursday, November 25, 1965 - It was Thanksgiving Day then, too. Do you know who won the big Typhoon - Crabber Turkey Day Game?|
|“We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.” (22 Nov 1744 - 28 Oct 1818)|
NEW ON SITE:From Me ('65) of NC - 11/24/15 - Courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - "Brand New Page: Launchings - 1964":
From My Daughter of Other Parents, Ashley, of AZ - 11/24/15:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/24/15:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thankful People, Come" midi courtesy of
http://www.theholidayspot.com/thanksgiving/music/ - 11/21/04
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of http://www.nisd.net/marshall/ - 04/26/13
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08