12/10/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Blue Christmas
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a
state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Maybe I'm just getting a case of the Holiday Blues myself, but Elvis has been singing this Christmas song to me all week now, so I thought we might just as well revisit this Newsletter from four years and two days ago:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUyuGFoiWJ0 - Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley, live
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKZkQAPLRxs - Christmas lights synchronized to Elvis Presley's version of Blue Christmas, 2006
BONUS #3 - http://www.blueyze.com/bluechristmas.html - Blue Christmas - Porky Pig (Denny Brownlee - a.k.a. "Seymour Swine") - NO, that is NOT me cackling in the background - although for a moment there, I thought it was!
If you're feeling even the least bit down - or know someone who is - please read these four short selections:
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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);
14 - Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA;
15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND Buster Vest ('63) of VA;
16 - Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA;
17 - Tom Oxner ('65) of AR!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 10, 1941 -
Battle of the Philippines –
Imperial Japanese forces under the command of General
Masaharu Homma invaded the Philippine mainland.
December 10, 1941 - In the Battle of Malaya, the Royal Navy capital ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse were sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo bombers near Malaya.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Thursday, December 10, 2008 - Celebrity chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay was born in New York, New York.
Thursday, December 10, 2008 - Actor George Newbern (Danny The Yeti in Friends) was born in Little Rock, Arkansas - or was he really born on December 30? The experts disagree.....
From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 12/09/09 - "Deepest Sympathy":
I was shocked to read about Paul's (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) brother-in-law. Please give him an extra hug from me and tell him I am so very sorry about the death of his brother-in-law. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.
|Thank you so much, Linda-Linda! Paul was quite touched by your love and concern; we were extremely shocked ourselves.|
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/08/09 - "Ho Ho Ho":
IF YOU SEE A FAT MAN ...
Who's jolly and cute,
Wearing a beard and
A red flannel suit,
And if he is chuckling
And laughing away,
While flying around
In a miniature sleigh,
With eight tiny reindeer
To pull him along,
Then let's face it...
Your eggnog's too strong!
Merry Christmas and a Happy 2O1O
|Thanks, George! Merry Christmas to you, too!|
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 12/08/09 -"Mellow & Awesome Video (Very Short)":
I love this! It really made me feel good!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgB5QsZIiJc - Seven Wonders of the World - "I got this powerpoint presentation by E-mail a while ago and wanted to post it on YouTube. So I made my own version of it. The text is the same, but the pictures are different."
Thank you so very much, Dearest Judy! (This version is as close as I could find to yours.)
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 12/09/09 - "Kittens for Lunch":
Don't pass this short movie up, it's so uplifting and amazing!
AMEN to that! Thanks so much, Cheryl! Miss you - and Merry Christmas!
From My Friend, Cheryl, of NC (probably still currently in Norway) - 12/09/09 - "Where did it go?":
Where did the year go?
Suddenly it is December ......again - and we realize that with giant
Thanks for being my friend!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BEST WISHES
Thank you so much, Cheryl! Merry Christmas to you, too!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From ArcaMax Jokes - 12/09/09:
Actual Accident Summaries
The following are real statements found on insurance claim forms. Drivers attempted to summarize the details of an accident succinctly.
Coming home, I drove into wrong house and collided with a tree I don't have.
I thought my window was down, but found it was up when I put my head through it.
The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intentions.
The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.
I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law and headed over the embankment.
In my attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.
I had been shopping for plants all day and was on my way home. As I reached an intersection a hedge sprang up obscuring my vision, and I did not see the other car.
The telephone pole was approaching. I was attempting to swerve out of its way when it struck the front end.
I was thrown from the car as it left the road. I was later found in the ditch by some stray cows.
The indirect cause of the accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.
I had been driving for 40 years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.
I was on my way to the doctor with rear end trouble when my universal joint gave way causing me to have an accident.
As I approached the intersection a sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign had ever appeared before. I was unable to stop in time to avoid the accident. To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front, I struck the pedestrian.
My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle.
An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my car and vanished.
I told the police that I was not injured, but upon removing my hat found that I had a fractured skull.
I was sure the old fellow would never make it to the other side of the curb when I struck him.
The pedestrian had no idea which direction to run, so I ran over him.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. 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 email@example.com NO LATER THAN December 8, 2009. OOPS! THAT WAS TUESDAY!!!|
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
4. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1960
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Love to all, Carol
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Written by Billy Hayes, Jay Johnson, 1948
(08 Jan 1935 – 16 Aug 1977 - or IS he???)
I'll have a Blue
Christmas without you.
I'll be so blue thinking about you.
Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree,
Won't mean a thing if you're not here with me.
I'll have a Blue Christmas that's certain.
And when that blue heartache starts hurtin'.
You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white,
But I'll have a blue, blue Christmas.
"Blue Christmas" midi courtesy ofhttp://wilstar.com/xmas/xmasjuke.htm - 12/03/05
"Blue Christmas" lyrics courtesy of http://washingtonmo.com/christmas/lyric/1004.htm - 12/04/05
Image of "Blue Christmas" Craft Projects courtesy of http://www.ragshop.com/crafts/christmas/blue.html - 12/04/05
Animated Christmas Lights Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ11.htm - 12/04/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
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)
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy ofhttp://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
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