12/24/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy Christmas Eve!
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Our website server was down for several hours today,
so while I actually had time to work on both the website and the
Newsletter, it wasn't available to me. Now it's back up and running again, and I'm out of time. ARGHHHH! Ah, well, as
the song says, "There's always tomorrow for dreams to come true."
I did make one new page - sorta.....
See, I didn't
exactly get around to adding the earlier images, so this one makes no sense
From Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA - 12/23/04:
Lookin' good .... you can also add 44 West Mercury
Boulevard to the (Burger Chef) addresses .... that was the one
at Langley Circle.
I am heading to Denbigh Sunday to pick up some HHS
memorabilia from the early 50s and will get a picture of that
one as well. The building is still standing and is recognizable, as is the Custard place on Jefferson.
In 9th grade (summer of '69) I would walk to the
Burger Chef on Kecoughtan ... buy two Big Chef's at 49 cents each,
then walk to Merrimac Motors and buy a nickel Coca-Cola. For a little over a buck that was quite a meal. I made that
walk on 12/22/2004 to take the pictures .... what a change in 35 years! Can't get a sandwich in the vacant lot, but you
can still get a Coca-Cola at the Eckerd Drug Store, but the drink now costs more than the entire meal did then.
And I didn't make that Merrimac Motors/Eckerd Drug Store page yet either... TRIPLE ARGHHH! Sorry, Babe.......
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/23/04:
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/23/04:
Oh, what a relief!
I knew a Zeus once, about 15 years ago. He was huge, even for a Great
Dane. This dog was as tall as a
horse, and would scare the bee bees out of regular humans. You can only imagine the effect he had on Wienius Maximus. No,
I'm quite relieved to know that you shall remain Adonis.
What a great book! Thanks, Joe!
Oh, and of
course Kathy, even though she resided in Hampton, was herself Typhoon, though
her brothers were all Krabbas.
Go, Blue and Gold!
From Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) of VA - 12/23/04:
"Until then" - a beautiful tribute
You have to
cut and paste the link,
automatically load to your browser (when shipped
through outlook), but this is a wonderful, solemn salute...turn your sound on.
From Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) of VA (via her Class of 1957 Newsletter) - 12/23/04:
Wishing each and every one of you all that Hanukah and the Christmas season has
to offer – and wishing that
it could truly continue to bring out the best in everyone throughout the world … peace on earth and goodwill
toward men. Have a Merry Christmas and “God bless you, every one”.
Thanks, Thelma! What an outstanding sentiment!
From Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 12/24/04:
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, your family, and all. Thank you for preserving the history of a time and era that shall never
be forgotten. And thanks to you and the many fine folks who participate in this site and share the history of a great area. This site should
be required reading in the city schools and any newcomers to the area so they can better understand our unique region. Keep up the good
work and thanks for your time and efforts. Once again Merry Christmas and a super duper New Year.
Tim Parsons '73
PS....Do you think political correctness could be a tool of the left to take away our freedom of speech?
WOWZERS! Thanks, Tim! You bowled me over with this one!
I don't know
about the left; I tend to think it's a tool of Satan, personally, but I do
believe our freedoms are being eroded, and
that this is but one of many.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Tim!
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
- Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
From Rip Collins ('65) of TN - 12/24/04:
Merry Christmas to All
OOOOH, thanks, Rip Precious!
I believe I'll simply echo Thelma at this time.
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."
Bring a Torch
- Traditional French Carol
Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella
Bring a torch, come swiftly and run
Christ is born, tell the folk of the village
Jesus is sleeping in His cradle
Ah, ah, beautiful is the Mother;
Ah, ah, beautiful is her Son.
Hasten now, good folk of the village
Hasten now, the Christ-Child to see
You will find him asleep in the manger
Quietly come and whisper softly
Hush, hush, peacefully now He slumbers
Hush, hush, peacefully now He sleeps
Torch" midi courtesy of
a site located and recommended by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/18/04
"Bring a Torch" lyrics courtesy of http://www.kididdles.com/mouseum/b054.html - 12/18/04
"Merry Christmas" clip art courtesy of http://www.holidaygraphics.com/christmas/graphics/page2.html - 12/18/04
Candles clip art courtesy of
http://autumnweb.com/Roxys/Holidays/4Christmas2ndMiscClipartGrfx.html - 12/18/04
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