12/05/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
"I truly believe that if we keep telling the
Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Did I ever mention that I once planned to major in All Things Medieval? No?? Well, it's true. Hence my fascination with this Medieval Christmas carol. Actually, as nearly as I can tell, the words are much newer, written by a gentleman who shared my interest in preserving the relics of the past. The tune actually dates from the Renaissance, but it's close enough to retain some of the flavor of the older melodies. I was not really surprised when I was unable to locate a video file of it - especially after yesterday - but it would have been nice.....
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - from His Friend, Kay Self - 12/04/09 - "My Great-Niece Lauren":
Lauren is 12 years old and the daughter of my niece, Cherri Scott. Some of you may have known Cherri’s dad (and my brother), Perry Self, who was a Midlothian paramedic for many years. Yesterday evening they did exploratory surgery on what they thought was a cyst, but discovered she had cancer throughout her little body. She was diagnosed with adrenal carcinoma, and the prognosis is poor with an average survival of about 18 months.
As you can imagine, her immediate and extended family is devastated by the news, and what makes it harder is being so far away from them during this time (they live in Brentwood, CA). They are moving her to a cancer hospital in about a week to begin treatment, and we are asking for your prayers for her and her family. They are in God’s hands now, but I know He hears and answers prayers. They have a hard road ahead of them, so please take a few minutes tonight and say a prayer for them.
Lauren Scott with her
big brother Tyler
OH NO, how tragic! Thank you for sharing this, Glenn! Please tell your friend Kay that we'll keep Lauren and her family in our prayers!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late Gene Peters ('57) (deceased - 07/24/09) AND Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
07 - Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND Janice Pratt McGrew (HHS - '67) of VA ANDTim Parsons ('73) of VA;
09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57);
10 - John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA;
12 - Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ AND Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) AND My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 05, 1941 - In the Battle of Moscow Georgy Zhukov launched a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army, with the biggest offensive launched against Army Group Centre.
December 05, 1941 - Great Britain declared war on Finland, Hungary and Romania.
December 05, 1943 - U.S. Army Air Force began attacking Germany's secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow.
December 05, 1944 - Allied troops took
December 05, 2006 - The USS Intrepid was moved from its anchorage in the Hudson River to a shipyard in Bayonne, NJ, for renovations. Two attempts were made to move the ship in November 2006 but were unsuccessful. The ship had survived five Japanese kamikaze attacks in the last two years of the Pacific war. It later served off Vietnam and Korea and was a recovery ship for NASA astronauts. After being decommissioned in the late 1970's it was transformed into a military and space museum in 1982.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Saturday, December 5, 1964 - Vietnam War: For his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon was awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.
From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 12/04/09 - " Timothy Wilson":
Please tell your cousin Cheryl (White Wilson - John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) that Tim is in our prayers. I remember him as a little one. He and our daughter Chera are the same age. When Chera was in high school, one of her pieces of art was displayed in the Virginia Art Museum and we were invited to go and view it. To our pleasure, Cheryl and Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) were also there for their son Timothy, who also had a piece of art on display...They will always be special to our hearts!
Peace & Blessing,
Thank you, Cheryl, I passed your note along to Cheryl! Tim is quite a gifted artist indeed!
From Joan Dinwiddie Smith ('63) of VA - 12/04/09 - "The Liberty Bell - Must watch Video":
A real privilege and honor to forward this.......
This is the first I've seen or heard of this bell, what an honorable thing for someone to do.
HONORING OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS..............
Oh, WOW - thank you so much, Joan!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/04/09 - "Mary, Did You Know?":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1oHJR2g7Tw - Clay Aiken
Thank you, Shari! I love this modern Christmas carol, and this video from 2004 certainly does it justice!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 12/04/09 - "Merry Christmas":
I will be making a conscious effort to wish everyone
Merry Christmas this year ...
My way of saying that I am celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
So I am asking my email buddies,
you agree with me,
please do the same.
And if you'll pass this on to your email buddies, and so on...
maybe we can prevent one more American tradition from being lost
in the sea of "Political Correctness".
To One and All...
Jesus is the reason for the season!
Thanks so much, Sarah Sugah! And of course we here will be wishing one another Happy Hanukkah, Good Yule, and even Happy Festivus at the appropriate times as well, because we like to celebrate everything together as one big happy Typhoon Family!
From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 11/15/09 - "Great Advice- wow!!":
I REALLY like # 14! I sometimes have a problem with this!
Thank you so much,
An Angel says, “Never borrow
from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t
happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety .
If you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry your scriptures with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good “Thank you, Jesus.”
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you’re grateful for that you’ve never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)
It worked for me… :O)
Thank you so much, Jude!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
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