12/23/05 - NNHS Newsletter -
Joseph Smith's 200th Birthday
"We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates
of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege,
let them worship how, where, or what they may."
The Eleventh Article of Faith, 1842
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We've been celebrating the birthdays of famous people all year:
| As I
mentioned a few days ago,
in my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, we've been celebrating the 200th birthday of
all year. Even though only a handful or two of our group are members
of this faith, I thought in the spirit of families celebrating everything
together, I'd share this with you today.
And should you choose to read why I left the beloved Methodist Church in which I was raised and adopted this faith as my own, I'll offer you this story once more which I wrote for my children and grandchildren:
A very Happy Birthday today to Tom Flax ('64) of VA! Have a super day, Tommy!
From Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of FL and VA - 12/22/05 - "For you":
Wanted to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !
Thanks for everything you do to keep "TYPHOONS" informed and together.
We are at our winter home in Stuart, Florida and it is suppose to be 80 degrees Christmas Day- rough, but someone has to do it !!!
Donna Chadwell Nunemaker '64
Well, Donna, I'm sorry you have to suffer through that weather! GIGGLES!!! It's good to hear from you again! Thanks so much! Merry Christmas - and stay cool! MORE GIGGLES!!!
From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 12/22/05:
MY GOSH!!!! The picture of Buckroe 1946 is absolutely
wonderful!!! I clicked on the picture and just devoured every inch. When
I returned to
newsletter, there was your "WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI", then
Dave Spriggs' ('64 -
of VA) "HOLY MOLEY". I was glad to know I wasn't the only one
spellbound by it.
Thank you so much,
Bill Hobbs ('66 - of
Northern VA) and your sister, Debbie ('71). Are there any
Oh, I don't know! Wouldn't that be something?!?
|1946 - Buckroe Beach and Amusement Park|
Thanks, Gloria! I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as we did!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/23/05 - "Flashback":
There's a snapshot of my 18-year old daughter,
Adrienne, in her baby album taken on the hot summer afternoon of the
day we first brought her home from the hospital. In addition to her
six big brothers, we had a houseful of company. We had laid her on my
bed while we had dinner. One by one we began to notice that the boys
were disappearing somewhere. When I went to check, I was glad that I
was still holding my ever-present camera, because this is what I found:
She was an irresistible delight. This has always been one of my
favorite family photographs. I thought of it yesterday. Amid all
the many necessary holiday preparations I was making yesterday, I myself
kept disappearing, drawn like a magnet by that fabulous 1946 image of
Look at all the detail you can see by enlarging it the second time. Did you notice it predates even the Ferris Wheel??? What a treasure!!!
Thanks again, Bill and Debbie!
Sunday, August 2, 1987
Taylor Springs, IL
Joshua - age 10; Randolph - age
Brent - age 15; Nathaniel - age 7;
Adrienne - age 3-1/2 days
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to
Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) and me- 12/22/05 -
"December 11 USS Forrestal (CVA-59)":
Hi, Carol and Dave:
Just reviewed this page and refreshed my memory of the tragedy associated with the commissioning of the USS Forrestal (CVA-59). Dave, you sure won my admiration with the "flashback" and your investigative work in resolving the rumors that spread about the "Blue Angels" that day over the James River and Newport News Shipyard.
that simply amazing?!? That mystery had been tormenting
me for years!!! Thanks again, David!
My copy of "Tidewater's Navy" by Bruce Linder (Captain, USN [Ret]) arrived from the US Naval Institute Press yesterday, and what a great book! The author recalls much history associated with the construction of this supercarrier in this book. For example, Forrestal was awarded to Newport News and was the first carrier built with an angled deck and the ability to operate jet aircraft. She also featured four catapults and four deck edge elevators. Construction of this supercarrier was spurred by the consequences of the Korean War, which provided the Navy with authorization to proceed with construction. The Newport News built carrier, USS BOXER (CVA-21) was the first aircraft carrier to launch jet fighter planes, and this was off the coast of North Korea during that conflict.
For those of you who may be unaware, USS BOXER was the ship to which a young Marine by the name of Joe Madagan was assigned:
There is a photo of Forrestal underway for the first time on sea trials from Newport News Shipyard. For those who might not be familiar with such sea trials, the shipyard workers actually put the ship to sea for the sea trials. The talented workers put the vessel underway and conducted the required test. Newport News is certainly a seafaring city, for the workers conducted sea trials on all their vessels before handing them over to the Navy, and many a TYPHOON labored and managed in this famous shipyard.
From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 12/22/05 - "Merry Christmas":
Merry Christmas to all the Typhoons out there.. and a few others!
John ('66) is home safely from Iraq, our daughter Chera and husband Adrian are home from San Salvador for the holidays, and daughter Miriam is home from your stopping grounds Carol.. Fayetteville! Heather was already home so she gets to stay!
Welcome home, John!!!
Hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas. John and I will celebrate with 2 more Typhoons...my sister Mary Anne ('58) and brother Fred ('60)!
God bless you one and all!
Peace & Blessing,
Cheryl Mays Howard
How wonderful that you'll all be together! Tell Mary Anne and Fred, "Hi" for us. Have a blessed Christmas, Cheryl - and thanks for everything!
Dave ('65) and
Pam Smith ('65) Arnold of VA - to The Class of 1965 -
12/22/05 - "Happy Holidays":
In the hustle and bustle of this week we'd like to take a moment to wish you a joyous holiday season. May each of you have time to appreciate your family and friends, to remember 2005, and to look forward to the new year.
Pam and Dave Arnold
| Thanks so
much, Dave and Cousin Pam (Hey - that makes you my cousin-in-law, Dave!
And thank you for all y'all did with the committee to make our October Reunion such a grand success! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
(If y'all are wondering about that mysterious marbleized gray panel above, I think it was "posta" be the background upon which their message appeared, but my computer didn't seem interested in playing that game, and it was too pretty to ignore, so just use your imaginations.....)
From Joe Wingo ('65) of NC, President of the Class of 1965, to the Class of 1965
Merry/Happy to each of you and your loved
ones. While we all have countless blessings for which to be grateful,
each of you has been a blessing in my life just from the association.
You are all wonderful human beings and the older I get, the prouder I become
of my link to you. Here's wishing all the joy and happiness of this
season for you all. Bless each of you.
With sincere best wishes, Joe Wingo
Well, Sweetie, you said that about as well as it's going to be said! I'll just add my "Amen", and a sincere thanks for my treasured association with you all!
Merry Christmas, Joe!
From Dale Parsons ('69) of HI - 12/22/05:
Okay, see, if I tell you the rest of what Dale said, it will ruin the surprise - and you know how much I love surprises!!!
Thank you so very much, Dale!!!
For all you
do for throughout the year, mahalo nui loa (thank you very much).
P.S. Now that you need pictures, here's the only
one I can find on my computer. It's my wife Ginny and me...
And Merry Christmas to you and Ginny and your whole family!
|Dale and Ginny Parsons|
Y'all stay happy - and take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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We Ever Pray for Thee
Text: Evan Stephens, 1854–1930
Music: H. A. Tuckett, 1852–1918; adapted by Evan Stephens, 1854–1930
31243, Hymns, We Ever Pray for Thee, no. 23
1. We ever pray for thee, our prophet dear,
That God will give to thee comfort and cheer;
As the advancing years furrow thy brow,
Still may the light within shine bright as now,
Still may the light within shine bright as now.
2. We ever pray for thee with all our hearts,
That strength be given thee to do thy part,
To guide and counsel us from day to day,
To shed a holy light around our way,
To shed a holy light around our way.
3. We ever pray for thee with fervent love;
And as the children’s prayer is heard above,
Thou shalt be ever blest, and God will give
All that is meet and best while thou shalt live,
All that is meet and best while thou shalt live.
(Other Hymns Included in the
We Thank Thee, O God, for a
William Fowler, 1830–1865
Joseph Smith's First Prayer
Text: George Manwaring,
Praise to the Man
Text: William W. Phelps,
2 Nephi 3:14–15
"We Ever Pray for Thee" medley midi by Sterling D. Allen courtesy of http://www.greaterthings.com/Music/ - 11/29/05
"We Ever Pray for Thee", "We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet", "Joseph Smith's
and "Praise to the Man" Lyrics courtesy of
http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Curriculum/music.htm/hymns.htm/indexes.htm/first%20lines%20and%20titles.htm - 11/29/05
Interactive Sheet Music, Midis, and
Lyrics to All (or Most) Latter-day Saint Hymns -
http://www.lds.org/cm/catalogsearchalpha/1,17929,4782-1-1,00.html - 11/29/05
First Joseph Smith Image (and available mini-biography) courtesy of http://www.pbs.org/americanprophet/joseph-smith.html - 11/29/05
Second Joseph Smith Image (reduced and cropped) courtesy of http://www.theideadoor.com/Joseph%20Smith.htm - 11/29/05
Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.goldclipart.com/24k/filigree.htm - 11/29/05
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
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