- NNHS Newsletter
“A Festivus for the Rest of Us!”
“There can be hope only for a society which
acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today marks our fourth observance of the totally ludicrous Seinfeld holiday of Festivus (revealed December 18, 1997):
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8g4Ztf7hIM - The Story of Festivus
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrZPcGG0_e8&NR=1&feature=fvwp - Festivus - The Airing of Grievances
BONUS #3 - http://www.festivus.biz/festivus.mp3
BONUS #4 - http://www.festivuspoles.com/pages/Festivuspoles.htm (contains video song)
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma879--VKrI - Five Things You Should Know about Festivus
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Festivus Birthday today to Tom Flax ('64) of VA AND Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA AND Holly Hill Campbell (Hampton Roads Academy - '72) of VA!
Happy Christmas Eve Birthday tomorrow to James Gay ('57) AND Ann W. Hutcheson ('57) AND Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA AND Sandye Jordan Frost ('67) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
25 - Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND Doug Dickinson ('69) of VA;
27 - Anita Morgan Becker ('66) of VA;
28 - Bob Stalnaker ('63);
29 - Roy Tate ('57) AND Ginny Goolsby James ('63) AND Kenny Lipscomb ('63) of VA AND Michael Artman ('66) of VA;
30 - William Gwynn ('57) AND Ron Miller ('59) of NC AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) of PA AND Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:December 23, 1940 - The Greek submarine Papanikolis (Υ-2) sank the Italian motor ship Antonietta.
December 23, 1941 -
American forces on
Island surrendered to the
Japanese Imperial Army.
December 23, 1942 - Bob Hope agreed to entertain U.S. airmen in Alaska. It was the first of the traditional Christmas shows.
December 23, 1948 - Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese war leaders convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East were executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo. They had been found guilty of crimes against humanity.
THIS DAY IN1963:
|Monday, December 23, 1963 - Football player Jim
Harbaugh was born James Joseph Harbaugh in
Monday, December 23, 1963 - Actress Vida Hope (b. 1918) died at the age of 45.
From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 12/23/13:
From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 12/22/13 - "December 21, 1966 Wedding":
We celebrated our 47th Wedding Anniversary last night at Wine Cellar on the river in Jacksonville. I have our wedding picture of us at 18 and 20 years old and 47 years later at dinner. What a great day! I still love her now as I did then.
Thanks as usual,
AWW! CONGRATULATIONS! Thanks for sharing this with us, Phil!
December 21, 1966
December 21, 2013
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 12/22/13 - "Flash Mob: The U.S. Air Force Band at the Smithsonian - YouTube":
|Ya gotta see this
Christmas gift from the USAF!
This is absolutely worth
the 6 minutes to watch and listen!
MAGNIFICENT! Thank you so much, John Darlin'!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/22/13 - "SANTA AND THE TROOPS":
|This is great...
It will bring realism to those who are ready to celebrate this month.
Makes Christmas a little more special.
Thanks so much, Dools!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/20/13 - "One Word Essays (#3 in a Series of 28)":
|As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Neat things in life!
May your troubles be less,
May your blessings be more;
May nothing but happiness come through your door!!
Thanks so much, George! These are cool!
BONUS CHRISTMAS KNIT PATTERN:
|http://www.berroco.com/patterns/erastus - Amanda Keep's Erastus Snowflake - "Light and airy, this knitted snowflake is a perfect decoration for your home or holiday gifts."|
BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPE:http://www.bhg.com/recipe/cookies/browned-butter-sandwich-stars/ - Browned-Butter Sandwich Stars Cookies
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, January 2, 2014 -
The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the
first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House
on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport
News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the
Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit
2. Wednesday, February 12, 2013 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/16/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Let Them Wait!
What a lovely day for Festivus,
A Festivus for the rest of us,
(But this is??) no place to hate,
Let them wait, let them wait, let them wait!
"Let Them Wait! (Let It Snow!)" midi courtesy of http://www.abcsoffaith.com/html/sound7.html - 12/26/07
"Let Them Wait!" lyrics laboriously (HA HA!) not completely transcribed by the webmistress from http://www.festivus.biz/festivus.mp3 - 12/23/09
"Happy Festivus" Title Logo courtesy of http://www.cbrsd.org/nessacus/festivus/festivusmain.html - 12/23/10
"Happy Festivus" image courtesy of http://theframeproblem.wordpress.com/2007/12/24/heres-to-a-happy-festivus/ - 11/30/09
Animated Colored Lights Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I cannot seem to access that information at the moment - 12/08/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05