- 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 sixth 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 - Gary Farnsworth ('58) of NV AND Anita Morgan Becker ('66) of VA;
28 - Bob Stalnaker ('63);
29 - Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA AND Roy Tate ('57) AND Ginny Goolsby James ('63) AND The late Kenny Lipscomb ('63) (deceased 04/20/15) AND Michael Artman ('66) of VA!
30 - William Gwynn ('57) AND Ron Miller ('59) of NC AND Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND The late Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) (deceased 05/11/15) 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 IN1965:
|Thursday, December 23, 1965 - Absolutely nothing happened anywhere in the world today... or so it would seem (?!?).|
From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 12/22/14:
I ask you, what can we possibly give to the Lord this Christmastime?
Considering all that He has done and is doing for us, there is something
that we might give Him in return. Christ's great gift to us was His life
and sacrifice. Should that not then be our small gift to Him-our lives
and sacrifices, not only now but in the future?”
Ezra Taft Benson
Thanks so much, Daniel!
|A 1958 Anchor is listed on eBay for only $19.99 plus free shipping! This is a rare bargain, so if you're missing yours, bidding ends on Monday evening. Mark your calendar!|
Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/21/15:
posted this a few years ago, but here it is again! Sherri and little
Stevie (me) on Santa's lap at Nachman's Department Store,
Newport News, Virginia, 1956. I was 2.5 years old and my sister was 5.
Thanks so very much, Steve! It's been a long while since we've had any additions to this charming page, so I was delighted to spot your image on Facebook and shamelessly appropriate it!
From My Friend, Shannon, of UT - 12/22/15:
|OH, SO TRUE! Thank you so much, Shannon! Merry Christmas!|
From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA - 12/22/15:
|GOOD JOB! Thanks, Jane! Merry Christmas!|
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 12/22/15:
simple; if it jiggles, it's fat.”