Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I hope you're
all enjoying these last precious days of 2004. The weather is turning
crisp and cold - at least where I am - and the
excitement in the air continues to build.
From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 12/14/04:
WHOA! Let me get this straight. David's mother's first cousin married Linda's father's first cousin! COOL BEANS!!!
a goodly number a genealogists among us, and I'm sure you just made their day,
Linda! My Fitts and Tuck ancestors
were in Jamestown by 1623, as well as the Rolfe's and Powell's and a few others. I have several collateral lines of Prices as well.
It would be interesting to compare charts!
Have fun with those puppies - and get well! Thanks, Linda!
From my Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/14/04:
That's a good one, Shari! Thanks! Now that you mention it, there's a
lot of merit there. We are required
to bear one another's burdens are we not? I'd certainly be willing to do my part. WILD GIGGLES!!!
From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) - 12/17/04:
I am "pretty
sure" the burger joint that was next to the DMV was a Carrol's first and
then another hamburger place, then
something else prior to becoming a bank. I know Carrol's seemed to have been short-lived yet I recall the orange and
white vertical stripes and having a jukebox (or maybe I took too much antacid in the 70s...????)
GIGGLES!!! It sounds good to me, Eric! Thanks!
From Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA - 12/17/04:
Hmmmmm .. .the Willis dances! Never went to one,
but I do remember them. John M. Willis Elementary School was
on Victoria Boulevard next to Charles Taylor Library, one block over from Thorpe. I do remember the sock hops
at Thorpe in 67-68 ... but once we integrated in Sept 68 that all stopped. Security became a big concern, something
that sadly has not corrected itself over the past 36 years.
Kewl newsletter ... later babe.
I have a vague fragment of a
memory returning about the Willis dances. It's funny - I can remember the
at Magruder so clearly, but I still can't quite recall those at Willis. perhaps in another six months or so, it'll all come back to me....
Ah, well, thanks, Tom!
Hey - wait a minute - I'm not the babe - YOU Da Babe! WILD GIGGLES!!!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/17/04:
Maybe you could put up a link on the Dr. Pepper page to this URL:http://www.80stvthemes.com/ra/121999/transvideo/BEAPEPPER.ra
OHHH, David - what fun! Thanks so much!
From my Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/18/04:
Be sure to click all of the reindeer.http://web.icq.com/shockwave/0,,4845,00.swf
From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands - 12/18/04:
Brownie, I certainly don't know the odds, but I'd say that's a Christmas
miracle! What an incredibly
happy moment that must have been for both of you! Thanks for sharing that with us.
It's wonderful that you'll be home for Christmas! Have a great time - and stay warm!
Thanks, Brownie - and Tom!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/18/04:
I had to chuckle as I quickly checked out the sight last night and realized that most of the women I know are much
too busy WITH CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS...to think about what kind of aircraft crashed around the time that
Forrestal was commissioned! As you would say "wild giggles"...I have made a big batch of cookies today, singing
in a cantata tomorrow as well as getting a houseguest...
Love, Joy, and Peace to all of your family. You are wonderful to have put this site together for us and I thoroughly
Jean - Up to my ears in Christmas...
Hey, Jean! I caught your note just as I
was heading off to bed late Saturday night - and I did more than chuckle!
I made a
fancy-schmancy cake Saturday to take to a party last night which we ultimately did not attend (Paul became ill). In addition to laying
the foundation for the next five Newsletters, I spent the entire day constructing a Christmas worship service program of carols
and scriptures and rounding up soloists and narrators from among those who aren't sick or might have already left town for the
holidays. Oh, yeah - that'll be held THIS MORNING - at 11:30!!! Rehearse? What, you mean - all together??? HA! HA-HA-HA!!!
Ahhh - good one! There are several very good reasons why this wasn't all done earlier - say, October, but it's way too long and
involved. Let's just say we'll be relying heavily on the spirit today....
Thanks for the laugh, Jean! Have fun with your house guest - and think of me during your cantata! Giggles!!!
From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 12/19/04:
This appeared in the December 16, 2004, Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia.
OH - what a great article! That should certainly increase public awareness
of Pick's Disease! Thanks for sharing this with us,
Renee. We'll continue to keep you and Julius (Benton - '58) - and your daughters - in our thoughts and prayers.
Well, I still have a couple of
narrators and a soloist to verify, so I suppose I'd better run now. I just
threw myself in a flute solo.
That should be fun!
Y'all 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."
Christmasse Comes But Once a Year
Music: GREENSLEEVES (variant) §7255d
original harmonization from Christmasse in Merrie England, Marie Ruef Hofer, 1915
converted to SATB by CRB
Let's dance and sing and make good cheer,
For Christmasse comes but once a year,
Make merry now nor draw a tear,
So early in the Morning.
Then shout and sing till rafters ring,
For joy and mirth the seasons bring;
We'll welcome Father Christmasse in,
So early in the Morning.
“Christmasse Comes But Once a Year” midi courtesy of http://www.santasearch.org/music.asp - 12/18/04
“Christmasse Comes But Once a Year” lyrics - and sheet music! - courtesy of http://christmassongbook.net/s7255d.asp -12/19/03
Angel clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/Angels4.html - 12/18/04
Branch and Bells and
Gold Bells Divider Lines clip art
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