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Once Upon a December
is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.”
Dear Friends and
It's time again for one of my favorite crybaby songs. This is very good for the tear ducts.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1zamKoUREI - Once Upon a December - Liz Callaway, 1974
Today is World AIDS Day.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today
My Daughter of Other
Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall
HS, TX - 2002)
Happy Birthday this week to:
03 - Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND the late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR;
04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND Howard Williamson (Hampton HS - '63) of VA;
05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late Gene Peters ('57)(deceased - 07/24/09) AND Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA;
06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57);
07 - Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND the late Tim Parsons (NNHS / Menchville HS - '73)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII: December 01, 1941 - Pacific War: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gave the final approval to initiate war against the United States.
December 01, 1941 -Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signed Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.
December 01, 1942 - In the U.S., nationwide
gasoline rationing went into effect.
December 01, 1944 - Edward R. Stettinius Jr. became Secretary of State of the United States after the retirement of Cordell Hull.
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Friday, December 01, 1967 - Actor, director and screenwriter Nestor Carbonell was born Néstor Gastón Carbonell in New York City, New York.|
|“As you go forward
with your ambitious programs, forget yourselves now and again. Lay aside
your selfishness; lose yourself in the service of others and in some
-Gordon B. Hinckley, October 17, 1962
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/01/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/30/15 - "Take time":
|Some thoughts as we enter the holiday season... It is important to remember that not everyone is surrounded by large wonderful families. Some of us have problems during the holidays, and some of us are overcome with great sadness when we remember the loved ones who are not with us. Many people have no one with whom to spend these times, and are besieged by loneliness. We all need caring, loving thoughts right now. Please pause a bit during these hectic days to consider what you can do to lighten the burdens of someone else who may have family problems, health struggles, job issues, financial crises, or worries of any kind, and just need to know someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune.|
From My Friend, Maurine, of NC - 11/30/17:
From Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 11/30/17:
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/12/17 - "Good words from Charlie Brown (#1 in a Series of 10)":
BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:
My Friend, Tammy, of UT - 12/01/14 -"Daily Christmas Story (#1 in a Series of
|This year I decided to
share some of my favorite Christmas stories and quotes. It is a
tradition in our family to read a Christmas story every night in
December culminating with the Nativity on the 24th. This is one of my
favorites! Feel free to share it with your families! It is a true story
told by Kenneth J. Brown who was serving as a U.S. Marine in Japan
following the dropping of the bomb.
|I watched him turn from the
street and climb the path leading to our shelter. He was groping,
hesitating. As he came near he folded his umbrella and stood quietly a
long moment. His thin coat soon dampened from the cold rain that was
falling from the same sky that had brought death to nearly half his
townspeople three short months before. I concluded that it must take
some special courage to confront one’s conquerors without invitation. It
was little wonder that he hesitated.
His polite bow to me was no bow of submission. Rather his squared shoulders and lifted head let me feel as if I were looking up at him even … though I towered over him a foot or more. I recall being disturbed that I hadn’t yet become used to the near sightless eyes of those who had looked heavenward that morning when the bomb dropped...
… I respectfully asked if I could be of service. [In his clear English] he introduced himself as Professor Iida. …
‘I am Christian,’ he said. ‘I am told this is the head minister’s office. Are you a Christian? It is good to talk with a follower of Christ; there are so few Christian Japanese.’
I took him to the inner office of the division chaplain and waited while the two men conversed. Professor Iida stated his request briefly. He was a teacher of music in a Christian girls’ college until it was closed by imperial command. … He had been imprisoned because of his professed Christianity. After being released he had returned to Nagasaki and continued his music instruction in his home even though it was forbidden. He had been able to continue a small chorus and would be pleased if … they [could] sing a concert for the American Marines.
‘We know something of your American Christmases,’ he said. ‘We should like to do something to make your Christmas in Japan more enjoyable.’
I felt sure the chaplain would give a negative reply. Our unit was one of hardened fighters, four years away from home, who had fought the enemy from Saipan to Iwo Jima.
… Yet there was something about the man that
bespoke sincere desire to do a good deed so that … permission was
granted. The concert would be Christmas Eve.
BONUS CHRISTMAS CRAFT PATTERNS:
|http://www.craftown.com/A-Snowball-Fight.html - Amanda Formaro's A Snowball Fight|
BONUS CROCK POT RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):
http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Crazy-Slow-Cooked-Pizza-Soup/ml/1 - Crazy Slow Cooked Pizza Soup - "Soup recipes always taste great when they are made in the slow cooker. Our recipe for Crazy Slow Cooked Pizza Soup taste just like your favorite pizza pie, but in soup form! Made with tomatoes, sausage, and topped with Mozzarella cheese, it will have you eating bowl after bowl. Skip delivery tonight and enjoy this wonderful slow cooked recipe."
http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Lazy-Day-Beef-Stroganoff/ml/1 - Lazy Day Beef Stroganoff - "If it is just one of those days where you don't feel like making dinner then try our Lazy Day Beef Stroganoff. Made with the simplest ingredients, enjoy this simple slow cooker recipe over a mound of butter noodles. Dinner's going to be easy tonight!"
http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Desserts/Brown-Sugar-Spice-Cake/ml/1 - Brown Sugar Spice Cake - "Your kitchen will be filled with the delicious comforting smells of cinnamon and brown sugar while this delicious cake recipe "bakes" in your slow cooker. Perfect for when you need a dessert, but are currently using the oven, Brown Sugar Spice Cake is moist and tender piece of cake that pairs well with vanilla ice cream. Indulge in slow cooker desert recipes and enjoy."
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/30/17:
|“But doctor,” lamented the young
husband in counseling, “whenever Sue and I quarrel, she becomes
“You mean, hysterical,” said the doctor.
“No, historical. She starts digging up my past.”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -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. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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