- 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 eighth 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.youtube.com/watch?v=ma879--VKrI - Five Things You Should Know about Festivus
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/23/17 - "Top Seven Irritating Hackneyed Phrases":
with the spirit of today's observances, I offer these seven phrases
guaranteed to send me right over the edge and quite possibly to throw
1. "This video is going viral." - Surely there's a better way of expressing this, if only once in a while for the sake of variety.
2. "Give it up for..." - What's wrong with, "Let's have a round of applause for..."?
3. "Put your hands together for..." - Ditto
4. "... not a happy camper." - This was cute the first five times we heard it back in the 80's, but no longer.
5. "Been there, done that..." - Ditto
6. "Last, but not least..." - Pretty much defines trite
7. "Rule of thumb" - This is THE most offensive expression, as the origin of this phrase was to indicate that a stick used to beat one's wife could legally be no bigger around than her husband's thumb.
Thank you for this opportunity to vent. I shall now resume my usual lovable sweetie-pie nature.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
HappyFestivus 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)
Ron Miller ('59)
Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA
Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of
Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68)
Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
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 IN 1967:
|Saturday, December 23, 1967 - Singer-songwriter and model Carla Bruni was born Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi in Turin, Italy.|
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!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/23/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of UT - 12/20/17:
I just got home from my
mission (for The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints) last night! It was such an amazing experience. I thank
God every day that he called me to be one of his missionaries:)
It’s so good to be home, but it was really sad to take off the (missionary name) tag.
Thank you, Rachel!
|Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - Collinsville, IL|
From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of NC - 12/21/17:
|Thank you, Laura! What a great picture of such a beautiful family!|
|Sunday, December 17, 2017 - Spring Lake, NC|
Jim, Chris, Hunter, Joe, and Alexandria
FRONT ROW: Brent, Laura, and Hera
simple; if it jiggles, it's fat.”