12/02/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
"Late on a sleepy, star-spangled night, those
angels peeled back the sky just like you
- Larry Libby ("The Angels Called it Good News" in Christmas Stories for the Heart)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|I thought it quite possible that this lovely old Christmas carol may be somewhat unfamiliar to you.|
BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:
We have a Happy Birthday Two-Fer today! Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND George Konstant ('65) of VA are both celebrating!
On Tuesday Howard Williamson (Hampton HS - '63) of VA will be celebrating, and on Wednesday, so will
Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA! On the seventh, we'll have another Birthday Three-Fer! Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND Tim Parsons ('73) of VA will all be lighting candles!
Many Happy Returns to you all!
From the Daily Press - 12/01/07 - "Start Baking!":
http://www.dailypress.com/news/bal-holidaycookies-pg,0,180607.photogallery - ten more cookie recipes!
From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 12/01/07 - "More Light":
Carol and Typhoon Family....
is wonderful; what it means is better, His Birthday, or rather the day that most of us choose to Celebrate it. However, there is something else about December. Winter begins, the cold, bone chilling dampness that nips at our fingers and nose and finally makes it's way to the center of our very bones, and then begins to work its way from the inside to the outside. Even for those that have moved to escape it, the lingering memories, thought about long enough, can still cause a shiver, making it impossible for some to find warmth no matter where they look.
Winter is good, just like Mondays. Without Winter, we cannot have a Spring; without Monday, we can not have a Friday. Without January, February would not come bringing the faintest promise of days with just the tiniest bit more light at first, but by the end of February, the sun hangs longer in the sky and that promise of longer daylight hours is no longer a promise, it's a kiss, given by God to let us know Spring will come for certain again this year.
And this year will be a Special Year for those of us that graduated with the Class of 1958. We celebrate because we can, because we want to, and because it is our right. We have earned it, and it is good.
If you are thinking about NOT coming, rethink it. There will be not just a reunion, but a rejoining of spirits, and friends that haven't seen one another for years. We have known each other for at least 50 years, a lot of us much longer, maybe since first grade. Where else can you go and find that kind of bond? Family is not the same. We are speaking of classmates here - important to us for a thousand and one reasons. Those that are missing....we need to find you, now !
For those of you that are not from the Class of
'58 but know of a friend or relative that does know of someone that was in the
Class of '58: please do them a favor, beg them to let us find them, lead them to
the Newsletter, do whatever you
can. We need them, need them to be complete, to be with us as we Celebrate this
wonderful passing of Fifty years. Examine your reasons for not wanting to come.
Just not interested ? Come anyway, let us change your mind, let us make you
glad you did change your mind. The majority of us will not get a chance for the
I00th. I can promise you one thing...you will once again feel the headiness of
youth, if just for that one weekend or one night, whatever you can manage, and
you will be glad you came. Even though it will be Spring, you will finally find
the warmth...without even looking.
Dimples Dinwiddie a.k.a. Sepi Prichard
Amen to that, Dimples!
From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 12/01/07 - "Season's Greetings from the 41st WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival":
Thank you, Hunter! Our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year for you and yours, too!
From My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL) of IL - 12/01/07:
This needs to make headline news...not some of the other junk that makes the news these days!!!
It's a tough, but heartwarming story...with a picture of John Gebhardt in Iraq.
John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head...but they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John's hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair. The girl is coming along with her healing.
He is a real Star of the war, and represents what America is trying to do.
This, my friends, is worth
sharing with the WORLD! Go for it!! You'll never see things like this in the
news. Please keep this going. Nothing will happen if you don't, but the
American public needs to see pictures like this and needs to realize that
what we're doing over there is making a difference. Even if it is just one
little girl at a time.
|John Gebhardt and tiny friend|
Thank you, Mary! I ran this through snopes.com, and it is a true story. For the follow-up, see here:
HOLIDAY REUNION NEWS:
The NNHS Class of 1958 Holiday Gatheringwill be held Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 6:00 PM
NNHS Class of 1957 Holiday
will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 6:00 PM
at Angelo's (Route 17), Newport News, VA.
1. Thursday, December 6, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955
2. Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 6:00 PM - Class of 1958 Holiday Party - Mike O'Neal's (Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, across from the Cedar Lane entrance to the Mariners' Museum) - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
3. Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 6:00 PM - Class of 1957 Holiday Party - Angelo's (Route 17) - NNHS CLASS OF 1957
4. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
From My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL) of IL - 11/27/07 - "Tweety - this is sweet" (#4 in a series of 5):
This is one of the cutest, nicest e-mails .... Enjoy!
My Tweety Bird!!! Thanks, Miss Mary!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
(16th Century Scottish Carol)
This day to you is born a child
of Mary meek, the Virgin mild.
That blessed bairn, so loving and kind
shall now rejoice both heart and mind.
A star appeared this blessed morn,
and unto us a child is born.
To heaven He'll lead us from near and far,
So follow, follow that wondrous star.
Collected in the Shetland Islands
*Bairn is Scots for Child
bairn "child". This is one of the most obviously Scandinavian words in Scots,
with a cognate - barn - used in practically all Nordic languages.
"Baloo, Lammy" midi courtesy of http://delongfarms.com/m_frame.html - 12/01/06
"Baloo, Lammy" lyrics and history courtesy of http://www.ramshornstudio.com/baloo_lammy.htm - 12/01/06
Image and available history of
"The Nativity" from the picture by Sandro Botticelli, in the National Gallery,
of http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17395/17395-h/17395-h.htm - 12/01/06
Image of "Nativity with Saints"
(1520s) by Giovanni Battista Benvenuti, Ortolano Ferrarese courtesy
of http://www.gfmer.ch/Art_for_Health/Ortolano.htm - 12/01/06
Angel Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ1.htm - 12/05/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
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