"Christmas gift suggestions: To
your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent,
- Oren Arnold
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Say, if you really want to spend Christmas in Killarney, check this out:
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/12/06:
I'm not really satisfied with this midi, but I was unable to find another more to my liking. To hear the song performed by Jim Corbett and Chris Caswell, click here:
And this one, by The Barra MacNeils of Nova Scotia, is even more fun!
A Very Happy Birthday today to Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA.
Many Happy Returns, Babe!
From One of my Famous Marines - Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 12/11/06 - "Dear Carol, For you, Your Family and all your Classmates !!!":
Here is a Christmas Wish for you, Your Family and all your Classmates. ~~~~~
The days seem to be flying by and the older I get the faster they go by. ~~~~~ Hard to believe there are only 20 days left in good old 2006, ~~~~~ I didn't accomplish too much this year BUT, There is always next year ???
Your Friend, Herbie
Au contraire, Herbie Darlin'! I think you accomplished a great deal this year, in spreading love a joy to a great number of people just by sharing of yourself!
To all of y'all - Herbie sent this picture to me in my Christmas card this year - along with one of the beautiful wooden sleds you see pictured! It's now hanging in my living room on the antique Hoosier cabinet top next to the Christmas tree. I proudly show it to all visitors, and they are suitably impressed!
Thanks so much, Sweetie! You brighten my life continuously! Merry Christmas!
From Jean Lankes (Hampton HS) of VA - 12/11/06:
Oh, Lady, you really know how to yank my chains! Even after all these years, I never, ever go into stores this time of year without those memories of The Way It Was, Way Back Then, Way Back There flooding over me! Nothing will ever equal that magic in my mind!
Thanks, Jean! Merry Christmas - and have fun shopping anyway!
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 12/11/06 - "'Tis the season...":
Thank you, Domi! I'm so glad you wrote!
We've been celebrating Christmas with great abandon this year. We'll begin celebrating Hanukkah on Saturday, December 16. On Tuesday, December 26, we'll be observing Boxing Day, rather than Kwanzaa this year, but we'll link back to our prior coverage of it:
I know absolutely nothing about three of those holidays you noted (Mean Gheimreidh, Alban Arthan, and Saturnalia), but I've reserved Friday, December 22, for a study of Winter Solstice. As you are the only Druid I know, if you could guide me through that as you did with Samhain, I would really appreciate it.
And if those other three are of sufficient importance that I should rearrange things, please let me know as quickly as possible, so that I do not become too locked into place - thanks!
I enjoyed hearing about your spirit of giving, Domi - and I quite agree with you! Good people do good things. It always brings feelings of warmth when we hear of the sharing spirits of others! Thanks again - and enjoy your holidays!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 12/11/06 - "Christmas cards":
When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:
A Recovering American soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
WOWZERONI!!! What a super idea! Thanks so much for this address, Glenn!
From Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA - 12/11/06 - "Memorial Endowed Scholarships at CNU":
Ive been asked by Allan Hanrahan (NNHS 55) and his wife Renee Koskinas Hanrahan (NNHS 56) to send you the following information on Memorial Endowed Scholarships at Christopher Newport University. The scholarships were established in honor of two NNHS educators who were quite instrumental in our lives, and these scholarships will continue to assist CNU students in their educational endeavors. Contributions can be made at any time by NNHS Alumni and any others who would like to make a donation to honor the memories of Coach Conn and Miss Gildersleeve.
"NNHS Alumni will be interested to know that there are memorial endowed scholarships at Christopher Newport University in the names of Ethel M. Gildersleeve and Julius Conn.
Anyone interested in contributing to either scholarship is invited to contact Lucy Latchum, Director of Major and Planned giving, at or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, Carol. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Carolyn Simpson Knight, NNHS 56
WOWZERONI!!! How wonderful - what a worthy cause!
This information is now posted on their individual pages so it will always be readily available:
From Johnny Holland ('61) of VA - 12/11/06 - "Marie Suttle 3rd grade":
Mrs. Marie Suttle was a 3rd grade teacher at the new Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. She is at the Newport Nursing Home on Warwick Boulevard, NN, VA. Great teacher, alert most of the time but bedridden. I'm sure she would like cards.
OHHH, I'm certain that she would love hearing from her former students - and any others who would care to remember her at this time! Thank you so much, Johnny! That's very thoughtful of you! Please give our love to Gwen!
From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 12/11/06 - "Merry Christmas from WorldFest-Houston Film Festival":
All of us at Team
WorldFest wish you a
and very Bountiful New
We wish you...
and your family the
Christmas season's joys
and wonders. We also
wish you the Happiest of
Our thanks and very
warmest holiday wishes,
Thank you so much, Hunter!
And my apologies for totally redesigning your Christmas card. This version bears about as much resemblance to your original as I do to Marilyn Monroe, but I could do no more...
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/12/06 - "The closing of the door":
Hmmm. Okay, Lady, there was that cute, little, sweet, little girl's image, and I thought to myself, "Oh, this is going to be so cute and light!"
Then I read the poem.
I should stop crying any moment now....
Then I read it again, and thought that despite the fact it was obviously written to express only one meaning, it could easily be interpreted in a couple of others as well.
Then I started crying all over again........
Thanks, Shari - it's beautiful!
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 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" (#5 in a series of 20):
Everyone knows how much I love animals SO, I receive loads of these pictures.
Your Friend, Herbie
This is just hysterical!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Christmas in Killarney
- John Redmond, James Cavanaugh, and Frank Weldon
The holly green, the ivy green The prettiest picture you've ever seen Is Christmas in Killarney With all of the folks at home It's nice, you know, to kiss your beau While cuddling under the mistletoe And Santa Claus you know, of course Is one of the boys from home The door is always open The neighbors pay a call And Father John before he's gone Will bless the house and all How grand it feels to click your heels And join in the fun of the jigs and reels I'm handing you no blarney The likes you've never known Is Christmas in Killarney With all of the folks at home
"Christmas in Killarney" midi courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/caseman/xmas/midi.html - 12/12/06
"Christmas in Killarney" lyrics courtesy of http://www.irishclans.com/articles/irishxmassongs1.html - 12/02/06
Irish Santa Claus Christmas Ornament courtesy of http://www.irishtinker.com/christmastinker/images/possorn.asp - 12/12/06
Cheering Smiley and YE-HAA Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA -
Mistletoe used to form divider lines (plus available history) courtesy
of http://www.allaboutstuff.com/All_Kinds_of_Trivia/Mistletoe_The_Kissing_Plant.asp - 12/12/06
Small Shamrocks Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://webster.commnet.edu/gif/dividers.htm - 03/16/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Coast Guard Military
art courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/20/06
Thank you, Dave!
Animated Angels with Violin clip art courtesy of http://www.newcybertech.com/christmas3_new.html - 12/18/04
Image of Marilyn Monroe scanned from book in Webmistress' collection - 11/09/05
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