- 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,
We return today to our observance of the totally ludicrous Seinfeld holiday of Festivus (revealed December 18, 1997):
BONUS #1 - The Story of Festivus
BONUS #2 - Festivus - The Airing of Grievances
BONUS #3 - 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:
Happy Festivus Birthday today to Tom Flax ('64) of VA ANDJoyce 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 - The late Patsy Bloxom Meider (d. 10/09/20) ('57) 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) (d. 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 1970:
|December 23, 1970 - The
North Tower of the
World Trade Center in
New York, New York was topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it
the tallest building in the world.
December 23, 1970 - Actor Charles Ruggles (b. Charles Sherman Ruggles on 08 Feb 1886 in Los Angeles, California) died of cancer at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California at the age of 84.
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
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/23/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From John Murden ('60) of VA - 12/22/20, 9:58 AM:
From My Friend, Julie, of NC - 12/21/20, 9:57 AM:
simple; if it jiggles, it's fat.