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12/02/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Somewhere in My Memory
"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that
the simplest things -
Saturday, December 18, 1999
Taylor Springs, IL
Saturday, December 18, 1999
Taylor Springs, IL
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme song always gives me the warm fuzzies.
BONUS - Somewhere in My Memory, 1990
|... The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, one for Best Original Score, which was written by John Williams, and the other for Best Original Song for "Somewhere in My Memory", music by Williams and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse....|
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/02/08 - "A Christmas Memory":
When I was a little-bitty girl and we used to drive to my paternal grandmother's home in Richmond for our Christmas Eve festivities, each year we could see from the street as we pulled up, a five-light electric candelabra glowing in the front of the bay window (more clearly visible in the second image).
The candle lights were always blue. I thought that the strangest of things. I mean, why blue? Why not white - or even orange to simulate flames? I never asked or mentioned it at all, of course. That would be unseemly, and in fact, in my mind, akin to blasphemy, as my grandmother was so saintly a woman, I always thought her to be one very small step removed from Deity.
Still, I thought it quite strange, quite strange indeed.
|1921 - Millard R. Buckley Home|
|2206 Fourth Avenue, Richmond 4, Virginia|
But years later when I decided to buy such a light for my own windows, there was only one choice for the bulbs. They had to be blue.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND George Konstant ('65) of VA!Happy Birthday tomorrow to Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND The late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (d. 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 - The late W. D. Dangler ('57) (d. 03/07/17) AND Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA;
05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late Gene Peters ('57) (d. 07/24/09) AND the late Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) (d. 11/21/18);
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) (d. 10/29/17);
09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57) AND Joan Gardner ('63)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|December 2, 1942 -
Manhattan Project: A team led by
Enrico Fermi initiated the first self-sustaining
nuclear chain reaction.
December 2, 1943 - A Luftwaffe bombing raid on the harbour of Bari, Italy, sank numerous cargo and transport ships, including an American Liberty ship, the John Harvey, with a stockpile of World War I-era mustard gas.
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 11/30/10 - "Camp Patrick Henry activated":
Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation (HRPE) General Order #1 was issued on December 2, 1942, formally activating Camp Patrick Henry.
Carved out of 1,700 acres of thick woodland in what was once rural Warwick County, the rough-hewn camp was located along the C&O railroad line, fourteen miles northwest of the piers in Newport News. Camp Patrick Henry was essentially a city; albeit a temporary and decidedly military one. At the height of activity there, the staff included 350 officers, 2,300 enlisted men, 175 WAC's and 1,100 civilian employees.
The camp's initial mission was to house, feed, process and entertain troops heading overseas through HRPE. By the end of World War II, the number of men and women who passed through the camp and then went overseas totaled 1,412,107.
During 1944, some 2,300 German prisoners-of-war and 185 Italian Service Unit personnel worked at the camp, doing KP, grounds' keeping and maintenance work so that American soldiers would not have to do such menial duties.
After the war ended, the process was reversed. The total number of troops that came home and were processed back into civilian life at Camp Patrick Henry reached 697,341.
The camp was deactivated in early 1946, and the land was sold for commercial development in 1949. A sizable part of the property became Patrick Henry Airport.
Today, many other commercial entities are located on the grounds of what once was this vital part of the HRPE operations during World War II.
|WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Bill!|
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|December 02, 1969 - Runner
Pavel Loskutov was born in
December 02, 1969 - Anthropologist, author, and poet José María Arguedas (b. José María Arguedas Altamirano on 18 Jan 1911 in Andahuaylas, a province in the southern Peruvian Andes) died in Peru at the age of 57.
December 02, 1969 - The 3rd Head of State of The Soviet Union, Kliment Voroshilov (b. Kliment Yefremovich Voroshilov [Климе́нт Ефре́мович Вороши́лов] on 04 Feb 1861 in Verkhnyeye, Bakhmut uyezd, Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire), died in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union at the age of 88.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/01/17:
expects you to have enough faith and determination and enough trust in
Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing. In fact, He expects you
not simply to face the future (that sounds pretty grim and stoic); He
expects you to embrace and shape the future--to love it and rejoice in
it and delight in your opportunities.”
-Jeffrey R. Holland
(b. 03 Dec 1940)
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/02/19:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 11/30/19 - "P. Buckley Moss":
|Look into this artist, Carol. She’s someone
whose art I just discovered on a decorating bloggers Christmas tree.
Pretty. I did advocacy for children with challenges in education as well
medically. Come to find out this woman was interested in special
education as well. She carries your maiden name so thought her story
might be of interest.
All the best,
The blog showing her tree with the round
painting ornaments that reminded me of paintings
Peters Hoyle (Hampton HS - '64 - of Northern VA) enjoys.
http://pbuckleymoss.com/mobile/aboutartist.html - More about the artist I shared earlier. She is dyslectic. Amazing career.
Frances! I was just thinking about you! Thank you so much!
I've been familiar with this artist for about 20 years now. I came across her in a cross-stitch magazine (which being the hoarder I am, I still have ), and of course fixated on her name, though I was never able to establish any relationship. There are probably three good reasons for this: 1. My family's name was originally spelled Berkeley and corrupted over time; 2. Our Buckley line tended to produce daughters rather than sons; and 3. They all seemed to die off at a very young age.
But I agree with you. This gal is quite remarkable!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 11/30/19, 12:00 PM:
A NARCISSIST WILL PROVOKE
YOU, TO GET A REACTION OUT
OF YOU, SO THEY CAN BLAME IT ALL ON YOU.
Overcoming Narcissist Abuse, by Elizabeth Shaw.
you so much, Jean!
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 11/26/19, 2:04 PM:
It only takes a few seconds
to hurt someone. But sometimes
it takes years to repair the damage.
Cherish the hearts that love you.
|MORE SAD TRUTH! Thank you, Jean!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/30/18:
|“Inside me there’s a
thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with
four or five cupcakes.”
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/29/19, 9:29 AM - "Smiles & Crafts" (#2 in a Series of 19):
|COOL! Thank you, Shari!|
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:
My Simple Star Coaster
K J Hay's Elf Slippers - Pattern is not free, but only $3.00, and so super cute!
BONUS GINGERBREAD RECIPES:
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/02/08 - "And Speaking of Gingerbread...":
This is my favorite gingerbread recipe; I've been enjoying it for forty-eleven years.
|2 beaten eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup molasses
3/4 cup melted butter
2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
2 tsp. ginger
1 cup boiling water
Add beaten eggs to sugar, molasses, and melted butter Then add dry ingredients, which have been mixed and sifted. Gradually add the boiling water to the mixture, and bake at 350 degrees in a well-greased 9' square pan.
Serve with a sauce made of brown sugar, water, and butter, cooked together until well blended. May top with whipped cream.
- Mrs. H. M. Marshall, Appomattox County, VA
Of course, this won't make those cute little gingerbread men. I found this recipe in my Sunday Newspaper, and have not yet tried it. It looks like way more work than I'm willing to exert.....
cup PLUS 3 Tbs. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. allspice
sticks softened butter
3-1/4 Tbs. brown sugar, packed
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 Tsp. molasses
Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt, baking soda, and allspice in a medium bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg until well blended. Shape dough into three equal sized discs. Tightly wrap each disc in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray large cookie sheets with no stick cooking spray.
Working with 1 portion at a time, roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut dough with 3 inch gingerbread man or bear cookie cutter . Place cutouts 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Shape dough scraps into small balls and combine and roll out to make use of dough.
Bake 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool cookies on cookie sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool completely before adding frosting.
Pipe or spread frosting cooled cookies; decorate as desired using frosting, assorted nonpareils, colored sugars and assorted candies. Store tightly covered at room temperature.
Mr. Food's Easy Pecan Pie Bars - "Pecan pie lovers, rejoice! Now you can get your favorite taste in bar cookie form. That's right, these little wonders taste just like bite-sized pecan pies!"
Mr. Food's Sweet Potato Crowns - "They taste delicious, so why not treat your gang royally with our Sweet Potato Crowns? If you're looking for a change-of-pace go-along that teams with lots of your favorite main dishes, this is a must-try."
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/01/18:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Somewhere in My Memory
(From Home Alone, 1990)
"Somewhere in My Memory" midi and lyrics courtesy of
http://yule_rejoice.tripod.com/c-lyrics/somewhere_memory.html - 12/01/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Navy Seal clip art
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16