- NNHS Newsletter -
“A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
- Eva K. Logue
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Guess what?!? It's St. Nicholas Day! That's right! We celebrate this day together every year (even if we don't personally celebrate it, and personally, I don't know anyone who DOES celebrate it). But, HEY! It's December, and surely there's something to celebrate - or remember - every day this month!
This particular Holiday Edition repeats each year:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/12-06-04-NNHS-Happy-St-Nicholas-Day.html - Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/12-06-06-NNHS-Happy-St-Nicholas-Day.html - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/12-06-08-NNHS-Happy-St-Nicholas-Day.html - Here Comes Santa Claus
BUT - this year it falls on Sunday (and the second Sunday in Advent, at that!), so I thought (as I'm ever on the alert for the obscure and the abstruse) we'd take a different approach, and go back to its origins in our observance.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpUBBau9TXs - Innu lil San Nikola ta' Bari / Hymn of St. Nicholas of Bari - This is the sing-along version, particularly if you're fluent in Maltese.....
"In the main square of the village of Siggiewi in Malta. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of this village and many people in the area are called Nicholas or Nichola as is the custom. People who hail from the village of Zebbug nearby are often called Philip or Philippa after their patron saint."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND Tim Parsons ('73) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 06, 1941 - U.S. President Roosevelt sent a telegram to Japanese Emporor Hirohito that requested intervention "to prevent further death and destruction in the world." Intelligence reports had convinced Roosevelt that the Japanese fleet was headed for Thailand.
December 06, 1941 - The
United Kingdom declared war on
in support of the
Soviet Union during the
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Sunday, December 6, 1964 - It was St. Nicholas Day then, too!
Sunday, December 6, 1964 - Socialite Consuelo Vanderbilt, Duchess of Marlborough (b. 02 Mar 1877 in New York City, New York) died at Southampton, Long Island, New York.
From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 12/05/09 - "Beecroft and Bull Closing":
sadness, I noticed Beecroft & Bull in
Hilton Village was closing. I bought
the first suit I ever paid for myself ( with my
stage crew home room money, paid in cash
Miss Crane ) back in the fall of 1966. A
brown window pane plaid... Back in the old days, gentlemen were expected to
wear a jacket and tie on dates.
I'm sure a couple of the girls remember how soft the shoulder was... Modesty prohibits me from mentioning any names. If I could remember any of them by something more than "Miss September, "Miss October", "Miss November", that is.
Thanks, Bill! You're a hoot!
From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 12/05/09 - "LAUGH-A-LOT BREAKFAST BUNCH":
HOPE YOU AND YOURS ARE SUPER SAFE, HAPPY AND HEALTHY.
PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE DECEMBER BREAKFAST BUNCH GATHERING.
LAUGH-A-LOT BREAKFAST BUNCH
Once again the LAUGH-A-LOT BREAKFAST BUNCH invites you to join us Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 9am at the Candle Light Kitchen located at 7521 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (Norge), Virginia for a fun filled morning with great friends and good food.
Directions: Take I-64 to exit 231-A-Norge, go 1-1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through the light, crossing Richmond Road, look for shopping center on the left, Candle Light Kitchen is on the right.
PLEASE RSVP to Bill Roady at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 8, 2009.
We hope to see each and everyone of you.
Thanks, Bill - Merry Christmas! Okay, you 1960 types - email Bill right away; time's a-wastin'!
From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 12/05/09 - "WAGS and SWAGS":
Just got back from Myrtle Beach yesterday after almost a whole week and read the Monday Newsletter. I can now access the Newsletter, thank goodness. There were WAGS and SWAGS as well as Phishing and that turned into the biggest reason I had a S.N.A.F.U.
Joe (Madagan - '57 - of FL) and Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) will understand this.
Dimples aka Sepi
GIGGLES! That's super! Thanks, Dimples!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 12/05/09 - "You have to watch this":
I am not sure, but I think this is me...Maybe not!
Jerry Blanchard (Class of 62) of Va.
WILD GIGGLES! I feel your pain! Thanks, Jerry!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
From ArcaMax Jokes - 12/05/09:
Have you noticed that stairs are getting steeper?
Groceries are heavier.
And, everything is farther away.
Yesterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long our street had become!
And, you know, people are less considerate now, especially the young ones. They speak in whispers all the time! If you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they're red in the face! What do they think I am, a lip reader?
I also think they are much younger than I was at the same age. On the other hand, people my own age are so much older than I am. I ran into an old friend the other day and she has aged so much that she didn't even recognize me.
I got to thinking about the poor dear while I was combing my hair this morning, and in doing so, I glanced at my own refection ......... Well, REALLY NOW- even mirrors are not made the way they used to be!
Another thing, everyone drives so fast today!
You're risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the freeway in front of them. All I can say is, their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view mirror.
The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank, but in reverse. Do they think I actually believe the number I see on that dial? HA! I would never let myself weigh that much! Just who do these people think they're fooling?
I'd like to call up someone in authority to report what's going on -- but the telephone company is in on the conspiracy too: they've printed the phone books in such small type that no one could ever find a number in here!
All I can do is pass along this warning: We are under attack! Unless something drastic happens, pretty soon everyone will have to suffer these awful indignities.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN GET THIS CONSPIRACY STOPPED!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - The Class of 1957 will hold its Holiday Party at Angelo's on Route 17. RSVP no later than December 6. For details, contact Pat Beck Letzinger at Pabletz@aol.com - CLASS OF 1957|
|2. Saturday, December 12, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will again encourage their friends - TYPHOON OR NOT, CLASS OF 1960 OR NOT - to meet with them for the Laugh-A Lot Breakfast Bunch at 9:00 AM at the Candle Light Kitchen in Norge (Williamsburg). Directions: Take I-64 to Exit 231A-Norge, go 1-1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through light, look for shopping center on left, Candle Light Kitchen on Right. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN December 8, 2009.|
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its annual
Gathering and Dinner at Al Fresco Italian Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue.
For details, contact Joe Drewry at
CLASS OF 1958 AND “other NNHS
alums and friends of our 1958 class are invited to join with us”!||
Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of
1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country
Club. For details, contact Carol Comer
visit the reunion website at
CLASS OF 1970
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1960
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Insel Lmulek Missier Taghna
Versi: Dun Nikola Aquilina
Mons: Dun Lawrenz
Insel lmulek Missier
Ahna wliedek migburin;
Hawn madwarek ghax b'foh ri tek
Inhossuna wisq kburin.
Jum ta 'ferh jiddi gha
Iina fharstek qalbna kemm tis trieh,
Ghalik thabbat aktar qaw wighaliex fik issib mis trieh.
Ejjew nghajtu ghalenija
li Nikola qad dis kbir
Infahruh ghax matul hajjtu
Qatt ma kien tad dnub ilsir.
Fik ninsew ghawg, ghelt tba tija,
ttir marrih l'ghajja u l'hemm;
l'ghelm ta' hajtek ifakkarna
kif hajjitna ma tkunx semm.
Hsieb kulhadd kont tie hu f'haj tek,
morda ltiema, kbar u zghar
grejt bhal Kristu wara 'lmidneb, u ma nsejtx lgharajjes fqar.
"Insel Lmulek Missier Taghna" midi and lyrics (plus downloadable sheet music) courtesy of http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=566 - 10/07/09
Johanna Mifsud's 2007 Image of St. Nicholas Statue in Malta courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/96277176@N00/736549021 - 10/07/09
Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to retrieve that information at the moment.....
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
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