"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state
of mind. To cherish peace and
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend.
Happy Birthday today to Tom Oxner ('65) of AR! I hope it's a great day for you!
(Blechman - '65 - of Northern VA), isn't today also
Why yes, I believe it is!
From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 12/16/05 - "Roberta Hilsdon":
What!? A young Typhoon in Atlanta?!
Pass my e-mail address on to Roberta Hilsdon ('70 - of GA). We didn't know each other back at NNHS, but I'll be up at the Emory library after the first of the year, doing some research on Fuller E Callaway, Sr. If the Center for Disease Control is anywhere nearby, maybe we can 'do lunch'.
And maybe she can give me something under the counter **cough-cough** for this pesky *hee-wack-hee-WHACK** cough.. The fiery rash on my hands and arms seems to respond to soap and water. Surprise... It's just red Gaw-guh clay!
Bill Black, celebrated writer and wit
What a great idea! What difference does it make if you never knew one another?!? A Typhoon is a Typhoon! So I passed your email addy along to Roberta, Bill.
Thanks for checking! And you're a hoot, really you are!
From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 12/16/05, 11:11 PM - "Merry Christmas":
My class 1962 is starting our 'dinner' meetings in January; maybe you could post this on your website and we might find some more of our folks. I sent out letters to all that I had addresses for to let everyone know that we are starting this in 2006 for our 45-year (WOW)
reunion in 2007. It has come to my attention that places to have those 'little' parties go fast, so we want to get lots of ideas and suggestions on places to have this wonderful reunion just as soon as possible. I am posting this on our (1962) website tomorrow so if you would like to post this on yours by Monday or so, I would sure appreciate it. I love your newsletters; wish I had the time and energy that you have to do all that you do. By the time I get home from work, I don't want to do much of anything else. :-( But guess I will have to start again with our reunion coming up.
Well, see, Brenda, that's because you
actually work! This is all that I do.
It's true. If you'll send me a list
of your currently missing, we'll try to locate them for you. Finding
them isn't always all that difficult. I think making the list itself
is far more time-consuming.
Thanks so much, Brenda!
You know, of course, that you were my inspiration. I'd never even
heard of a web page when I chanced upon yours in the spring of 2000. I
owe all of the fun I'm having now to you!
I'm almost positive that I know the answer to this question - even without double-checking - but I'll let Joan answer you herself!
That will be super - thanks! I had great fun at your 40-year reunion. I would have had much more fun had I not been flirting with pneumonia at the time.......
Meanwhile, I wish for you and your family a
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! May God have mercy of this world
and may Christ stay in our holiday, for that is why we have a holiday.
Thank you, Brenda! I'm looking forward to seeing all of y'all again! Have a very Merry Christmas!
And all of y'all should go check out Brenda's Class of 1962 web page again:
From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 12/17/05 - "holiday":
Hope all have a Great holiday.. ..Be
safe ...careful...enjoy THE
season. ....Typhoons forever....AL
class of 64
Oh, GOODY!!! More cute stuff! Except the big pretty image of the fireplace you sent me withstood all my best efforts to join us. :o(
Thanks so much, Al - and Happy Hanukkah to you and yours!
Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/17/05 -
"Going shopping with
('65 - of NC) and Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and Adrienne...":
|would be a kick...I can see
us giggling and staggering our way through the stores. I do not think the
world is ready for that...but we must make an effort sometime!
Wouldn't that be a hoot?!?
Here is a photo of my daughter Becky and me on our recent escapade in NY...
OHHHH, such fun!!! Thanks, Lady!
Merry Christmas to you and your whole family!
|Becky and Jean in NYC|
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 12/17/05:
|Carol ... you
know there are more tall, dark, and handsome men at
David (Whitley -
'67 - of VA), right???? Maybe you were confused because some are of the
red and white persuasion (insert smiley face or other such icon at will).
Well, sure, but how many of them are so
"sweet" and are named "David"?!?
Well, that will be fun! Thanks, Babe!
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 12/17/05 - "fundraising idea for you":
|Hey Carol ...
while I was scanning some shots for you I had an idea.
The 1951 Turkey Day program is a special edition, 32 pages, and crammed with vintage photos and articles. I have scanned it and burned it to CD (too large to email) and will snail-mail it to you today. Why don't you offer them as a promo to anyone who donates $10 or more to your website? It should be a big hit with both Crabbers and Typhoons.
Have a great day ...
WOWZERONI-RINI!!! What a generous offer! Thanks so much, Tommee!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/17/05 - "NNHS
CLASS OF 1964 40TH REUNION MIX
On behalf of the Class of 1964, I would like to thank all of the Alumni and Friends of NNHS who have requested the "NNHS CLASS OF 1964 40TH REUNION 5-CD SET". To date, I have filled requests for 213 sets and have added $2275 to the Class Treasury.
Well, that was certainly a "win-win" situation, wasn't it, David?!? Those CD's you made are absolutely fabulous! I've heard of no one who was anything less than thrilled with them. And your Class Treasury is "happier", too!
Thanks for telling us, Brown Eyes. Merry Christams - oops, I mean, Merry Christmas!
From Evelyn Fryer Fish - 12/17/05 - "Lessons on Life":
Lessons on Life
Good life lesson..............be sure to read the end.
There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.
The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.
When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.
The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son said not so, it was covered with green buds and full of promise.
The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.
The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.
The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree's life.
He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come
from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.
If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.
Don't let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.
Don't judge life by one difficult season.
Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come some time or later.
I don't usually include things of this nature in a Newsletter, but this one seemed particularly appropriate for all of us to keep in mind right now. Thanks so much, Evelyn - and Merry Christmas!
Y'all stay happy and calm - and take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" midi courtesy of http://www.abcsoffaith.com/html/sound7.html - 12/03/05
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" lyrics and history courtesy of http://www.carols.org.uk/god_rest_ye_merry_gentlemen.htm - 12/17/05
Additional History available at http://www.cvc.org/christmas/godrestye.htm - 12/17/05
Christmas Caroler Poster Images courtesy of http://www.ubuildit.com.au/xmas1.html - 12/17/05
Holly Bar Divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ7.htm - 12/17/05
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
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