12/20/19 - NNHS Newsletter
The Birthday of a King
"I truly believe that if we keep telling the
Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It should come as no particular surprise to anyone that I live in a Dixie cup, but I do not recall ever hearing this carol before Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI introduced it to me thirteen years ago.
Thanks again, Jean! Merry Christmas!
BONUS #1 - The Birthday of a King - The Talley Trio
BONUS #2 - The Birthday of a King - Judy Garland, 1942 (age 20)
BONUS #3 - The Birthday of a King - Robert Merrill
BONUS #4 - The Birthday of a King - Nicolai Moscona, December 25, 1957
BONUS #5 - The Birthday of a King - Don Oldham, 1972
BONUS #6 - The Birthday of a King - The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
BONUS #7 - The Birthday of a King - Fountainview Academy Choir, Canada, 2012 - WOWZERS! How'd they DO that?!?
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today toEllen Carney Manson ('63) of SC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ray Stinnette ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
22 - Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA AND Elliott Schlosser ('63) AND Dottie Pegram Daniels (NNHS / George Washington HS - '64) of WV AND Harry Barritt ('64) of VA AND Dale Mueller ('64) of VA AND Bill Rash ('67) of VA;
23 - Tom Flax ('64) of VA AND Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA AND Holly Hill Campbell (Hampton Roads Academy - '72) of VA;
24 - James Gay ('57) AND Ann W. Hutcheson ('57) AND Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA AND Sandye Jordan Frost ('67) of NC;
25 - Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND Doug Dickinson ('69) of VA;
27 - Gary Farnsworth ('58) of NV AND Anita Morgan Becker ('66) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 20, 1942 -Japanese air forces bombed Calcutta, India.
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|December 20, 1969 - Philosopher and author
Alain de Botton was born in
December 20, 1969 - Basketball player Bobby Phills was born Bobby Ray Phills, II in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On 12 Jan 2000 he was killed in a car accident in Charlotte, North Carolina at the age of 30.
From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 12/19/14:
|“I greet you at this
Christmas Season, in love and fellowship, and with a prayer that our
Eternal Father will look down upon you in mercy and pour out His
bounteous blessings upon you.
“In these times when iniquity abounds, when there are great tribulations on the earth, when there are wars and rumors of wars, we are all in need, as never before, of the guiding and preserving care of the Lord. . . .
“. . . I now pray that at this Christmas Season, and at all times, we may center our faith in the Son of God and gain for ourselves that peace which passeth understanding.”
Joseph Fielding Smith
Thanks so much, Daniel!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/20/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/20/19, @ 6:15 AM:
GOOD MORNING ON THE FINAL FRIDAY BEFORE
We're expecting significant rainfall this weekend, so most of my day will be out and about with heavy emphasis on making sure my horse supplies are in order. My favorite dealer will be closed for a number of days over Christmas and I don't want our "chilins" to go without grain and some special horsey treats for the big day. So, I won't be posting much today and will skip the blog for the day as well, but I'll be back in gear tomorrow and I wish all of you good luck on this day in getting all final preparations done. Then when next week arrives, if we have been smart, all will be in order and we can just slow down and enjoy. Be of good cheer, my friends, because Christmas is almost here. It will be here and then gone so fast, it is likely to make some heads spin, so savor the moments when they arrive. Now, off to the barn and to the feed store, and then there's this and that and .....
Thank you, Jimmy! Merry Christmas!
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 12/19/19:
is hard. After all, it kills you.”