"And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him
in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger;
because there was no room for them in the inn."
- Luke 2: 6-7
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
| I hope
you're having a lovely weekend, and your lives are full and happy and
bustling with excitement!
This is one of my favorite Christmas carols. It's not exciting, except in its message of joy, but it does fill my heart with a peaceful, gentle spirit of love.
|Hit #55,000 was made on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 11:35 AM by someone in Atlanta, GA from adelphia.net. That should narrow it down a bit!|
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 12/08/06 - "Efforts to locate classmates":
Thank you, Joe! I hope someone will be able to supply that information for you!
From Glenn Dye of TX - 12/08/06 - "Some new uses for WD-40 as well as some old ones":
From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky of NC - 12/08/06 - "'The Starfish Story' by Loren Eiseley (3 Sep 1907 - 9 July 1977)":
Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used
to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach
before he began his work.
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.
He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"
The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."
"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.
To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."
Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."
Thank you, Lady. I love that story! What a great reminder of the power we all have to make a difference - to at least once person!
From Glenn Dye of TX - 12/08/06 - "A CHRISTMAS WISH":
Thanks for that lovely wish, Glenn! A very Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!
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 David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/08/06 - "Polar bears are people, too" (#8 in a series of 9):
Well, Sweetie, there's nothing more comforting than Real Love!!!
|... And The Comforts of Real Love|
From One of my Famous Marines - Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 12/07/06 - "Dear Carol, Some Cute Animal Pix" (#2 in a series of 20):
Everyone knows how much I love animals SO, I receive loads of these pictures.
Your Friend, Herbie
Ahhh, time to play,
every day! I wholeheartedly agree!
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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219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Once in Royal David's City
Words by Cecil
Frances Alexander (1818-1895), 1848
Music: "Irby", by Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876)
Once in royal
stood a lowly cattle shed,
where a mother laid her baby
in a manger for his bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little child.
He came down to earth from heaven,
who is God and Lord of all,
and his shelter was a stable,
and his cradle was a stall;
with the poor, the scorned, the lowly,
lived on earth our Savior holy.
And, through all his wondrous childhood,
he would honor and obey,
love and watch the lowly maiden
in whose gentle arms he lay:
Christian children all must be
mild, obedient, good as he.
For he is our childhood's pattern,
day by day like us he grew;
he was little, weak and helpless,
tears and smiles like us he knew.
and he feeleth for our sadness,
and he shareth in our gladness.
And our eyes at last shall see him,
through his own redeeming love;
for that Child who seemed so helpless
is our Lord in heaven above;
and he leads his children on
to the place where he is gone.
Not in that poor lowly stable,
with the oxen standing round,
we shall see him; but in heaven,
set at God's right hand on high;
when like stars his children crowned,
all in white shall wait around.
"Once in Royal David's City" midi courtesy of http://delongfarms.com/m_frame.html - 12/01/06
"Once in Royal David's City" lyrics courtesy of http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/o/o777.html - 12/09/06
Image of Manger Scene courtesy of http://www.holytrinitynewrochelle.org/thechristmascarolcollection.html - 12/09/06
Animated Christmas Star Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ25.htm - 12/04/05
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!
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