- NNHS Newsletter - Merry Christmas!
“Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Guess what?!? We actually have a beautiful White Christmas here outside St. Louis today! It's true, really! It began snowing yesterday morning, kept snowing off and on all day, and now it looks just like a Christmas card! I'm not certain just how much accumulation we have; somewhere between two and four inches, I'd say.
And how fortunate was it for me that I'd already used this easily-repeatable theme just seventeen months ago:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXcNfA4qebQ - White Christmas - Bing Crosby, 1942 film clip of Holiday Inn
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRYPWlyU_Zk - White Christmas - Bing Crosby, 1947 film clip of White Christmas - I think I watched this movie three times on television this year!
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aShUFAG_WgM - White Christmas - Bing Crosby
"Berlin wrote the song in early 1940 while sitting poolside at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The original verse pokes fun at a well-off Los Angeleno who, amid orange and palm trees, longs for traditional Christmas "up north." Berlin later dropped the verse but kept the now-famous chorus."
From http://www.theintelligencer.com/ - 12/23/10 - "Forecasters predict a white Christmas; Snow expected to fall in area beginning late tonight":
|The Illinois State Police also offers these tips for safe winter
• Always keep your gas tank at least two-thirds full to prevent the vehicle’s fuel line from freezing.
• Do not travel unless absolutely necessary when conditions are hazardous or could become so. If you have to make a trip, check the forecast and make sure someone is aware of your travel route.
• Always carry an emergency car care kit that contains jumper cables, flares or reflectors, windshield washer fluid, a small ice scraper, traction material, blankets, non-perishable food and a first aid kit.
• Carry a cell phone and dial *999 if the need arises for roadway assistance.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Christmas Birthday today to Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND Doug Dickinson ('69) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
27 - Anita Morgan Becker ('66) of VA;
29 - Roy Tate ('57);
30 - William Gwynn ('57) AND Ron Miller ('59) of NC AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA;
31 - Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND (again, if Plaxo is to be believed) David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO;
01 - Gloria Hand Burns ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Saturday, December 25, 1965 - The Yemeni Nasserite Unionist People's Organisation was founded in Taiz.|
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag
of dog food.
Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.
Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important!
Grace was named the September 2010 People's Choice! We only have 7 more days to vote for Grace!
It only takes about two seconds to cast your allotted daily vote)!!!All that is necessary for Dollar to win is that Typhoons do nothing to help Grace!