"What do you call people who are afraid
of Santa Claus? Claustrophobic."
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|The history and background information on St. Nicholas Day was covered fairly well two years ago. Hopefully, it's still available there, so I'll not repeat it:|
From My Niece, Shari of VA - 12/05/06 - "Spirograph and Wallets":
These are both fascinating in their own way. Thanks, Lady!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/05/06 - "No e-mails...":
I have not received any e-mails lately telling me that there were newsletters...so I went to the site just checkin' and was pleasantly surprised to find some new ones.
ARGHHHH!!! Not only are Many Other Things acting goofy, now my email
announcements are Lost in Cyber Space!
We're finishing all our decorating today, as we're expecting two sets of company tomorrow, and I want it to look festive. We're almost done - one more strand of lights for the last bush outside, and a re-hanging of the Santa Claus pictures by the dining room table.
Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and Adrienne and I are attending a Progressive Dinner Friday night, but all we need to bring is a fancy cake to be judged. I think I can handle that much without endangering life and limb again. WILD GIGGLES!!!
Have a great Christmas, Lady - and thanks for all the updates!
From My Niece, Shari of VA - 12/05/06 - "The Bell":
I really hope you take the time to read it all. I've held many
things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I've
placed in God's hands that I still possess.
Just up the road from my home is a field with two horses in it.
From a distance, each looks like every other horse. But if you
stop your car or are walking by, you will notice something
Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is
blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has
made a good home for him. This alone is amazing. If nearby and
listening, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around
for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the
smaller horse in the field.
Attached to her halter is a small bell. It lets her blind
friend know where she is, so he can follow her. As you stand
and watch these two friends, you'll see how she is always
checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell and then
slowly walk to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him
When she returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, she
stops occasionally and looks back, making sure her friend isn't
too far behind to hear the bell.
Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away
just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or
challenges. God watches over us and even brings others into our
lives to help us when we are in need.
Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little
ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times
we are the guide horse, helping others see.
Good friends are like this. You don't always see them, but you
know they are always there.
Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours.
I really appreciate this selection, Shari. Thanks so much!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/06/06:
I found out last night that my #4 son, Joshua (Harty - Hillsboro HS - '95) is moving back to Illinois on 12/13/06. I knew it was coming soon, but as was in total denial about just how soon. If I'm even more of a basket case than usual, sorry about that!
Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:
Henceforth, it will be repeated
here, lest you forget:
The NNHS Class of 1957
will hold its Holiday Party on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at the Omni Hotel,
Newport News, VA.
Forms and reservations were due
The NNHS Class of 1958
will hold its Holiday Party on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at Port Anne Club House, Williamsburg, VA at 5:30 PM.
Map and Directions to Port Anne Community: http://www.widomaker.com/
Reservations are due
The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.
Suites will be available that will include breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -11/27/06:
NNHS Class of 1957
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.
More details to follow!
The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,
Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.
The Noble Gathering
More details to
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 11/08/06 - "BEWARE of Wild Animals": (#17 in a series of 18):
Look at one a day to brighten your day,
Jerry Blanchard (Class 62) of Va.
What a cute
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/08/06 - "Polar bears are people, too" (#5 in a series of 12):
Welllll, that may be a little more adventure than I'm prepared to handle at the moment, but that's because I'm a Biggus Wimpus! GIGGLES!!! I'll leave the high excitement to you braver souls....
|... a Bit of Adventure|
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town He's making a list And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice Santa Claus is coming to town He sees you when you're sleeping He knows when you're awake He knows if you've been bad or good So be good for goodness sake! O! You better watch out! You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town He sees you when you're sleeping He knows when you're awake He knows if you've been bad or good So be good for goodness sake! O! You better watch out! You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town Santa Claus is coming to town!
"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" midi courtesy of http://www.jump-gate.com/christmas/midi.html - 12/02/06
"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" lyrics courtesy of http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/%7Eai251/xcarol.html - 12/02/06
Image of Santa Claus courtesy of http://www.scottsmagic.com/santa_claus.htm - 12/05/06
Santa Claus Greeting Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ19.htm - 12/06/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!
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