12/26/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Boxing Day!
getting bigger and bigger (Boxing Day) because of the gift card
- John Winter
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is the first year we've ever celebrated this holiday together here before, probably because I doubt that any of us celebrate it individually to any great degree, but if you're one of those people who is always looking for something new and different to celebrate, then this is an excellent and likely choice.
BONUS #1 - http://www.ehow.com/how_11775_celebrate-boxing-day.html - How to Celebrate Boxing Day
BONUS #2 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11GlNvi7hPY&NR=1 - Good King Wenceslas
- The Irish Rovers
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmmgsDfmPSI&NR=1 - Good King Wenceslas - Candice Night of Blackmore's Night
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41rmb_dhqmM&NR=1&feature=fvwp - Good King Wenceslas - Loreena McKennitt, 1995
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4MWOpEXe5w - Good King Wenceslas - Yorkminster, 1995
From Me ('65) of IL - 12/13/09 (altered for date and repeated):
I feel strongly impressed today to ask your fervent prayers on behalf of five people whose issues have not been mentioned here before. What I'm actually requesting is Five Christmas Miracles, as the various problems all need to find a resolution by New Year's Eve. I know that's only five days away now, but I also know among us there are some Mighty Prayer Warriors, and I would deeply appreciate your efforts, as I'm sure would they! Thank you all so very much - and Merry Christmas!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Anita Morgan Becker ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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:
December 26, 1943 - The German battlecruiser Scharnhorst was sunk in the North Sea off of Norway's North Cape, after a battle against major Royal Navy forces.
December 26, 1944 - Patton's Third Army broke the encirclement of surrounded U.S. forces at Bastogne, Belgium.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Saturday, December 26, 1964 - Author Elizabeth Kostova was born in New London, Connecticut.
Saturday, December 26, 1964 - Cheryl Sue White (John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) and Donald Lee Wilson, II (John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) were married in Richmond, Virginia.HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 12/25/09 - "Santa didn't stop in Concord":
YIKES! I knew that, Domi, but it's always fascinating to ponder just how our ancestors celebrated, and it certainly was as dependent on where and when they lived! Thanks so much!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 12/25/09 - " Carroll Buchanan ('60)":
Yes, Sir, I did, but it arrived just when I found my computer to be really broken, so I put him on my list, but was unable to do more. And as I'm remaking those missing Newsletters in the easiest, fastest way I can (rather than in chronological order) you never saw his NEWBIE announcement - which appears here:
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 12/25/09 - " Linda Lane Lane ('64 - of VA)":
Just was looking at the newsletter for Dec 21 and Linda mentioned that she had attended the luncheon for SOCOM at McDill AFB. I was wondering if she knew my wonderful son-in-law, Doug Frickey. He has worked at McDill for sometime now at SOCOM and CENTCOM (?). He just left his sweet wife (Daughter, Sheri) and 2 year old daughter and 6 month old son on Dec. 22, to go to Afghanistan for 6 months or so. We pray daily for him and our other son-in-law, Chris Dryden (Daughter Kimmy's husband) who is also over there, along with all our service men and women. It is a small world, after all.
Good to have you back.
Please let those of us who love you and the newsletter know how much you need for the fees and I am sure, with a little here and a little there, we can cover it.
Thank you, Ruthie! I sent your note to Linda-Linda; well see what she has to report. Blessings on your sons-in-law and their families!
As for the fees, the site will have to be renewed on January 26. If we remain with 00freehost.com, renewal will cost $150.00. We are currently checking other options, as their problems have increased over the years (including that whole fiasco last summer), and we think we may be able to find more features for less money. But as you know, change itself generates its own peculiar set of problems, so we shall wait and see in the next month.
From Ronni Green Cristol - 12/25/09 - "happy holidays":
Thank you so much, Ronni! I hope your holidays were and are enjoyable as well!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 12/25/09 - "Merry Christmas!":
Merry Christmas, Carol!!! Hope you had a blessed and wonderful day!
Thank you, Sarah Sugah! I trust you did as well!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/25/09:
Hope all of you, my e-Buddies, enjoy this as much as I did.
FRIENDS ARE LIKE
BALLOONS; ONCE YOU LET THEM GO, YOU CAN'T GET THEM BACK,
SO I'M GOING TO TIE YOU TO MY HEART SO I NEVER LOSE YOU.
here is the cure... just smile and say...
I know you're watching over me
And I'm feeling truly blessed
For no matter what I pray for
You always know what's best!
I have this circle of E-mail friends,
Who mean the world to me;
Some days I "send" and "send,"
At other times, I let them be.
I am so blessed to
have these friends,
With whom I've grown so close;
So this little poem I dedicate to them,
Because to me they are the "Most"!
When I see each name download,
So to you, my friends, I would like to say,
God bless you is my
I'm honored to call you "friend";
I pray the Lord will keep you safe,
Until we write again.
"Good friends are like stars...You don't always see them, but you know they are always there."
Thanks so much, George! I did enjoy it!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 12/25/09 - "Senior citizens":
Hi ah,....Hummm let me think ,...why did I send you this......don't tell me it's coming to me.....
Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others.
HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT the senior citizens who took:
The melody out of music,
The pride out of appearance,
The courtesy out of driving,
The romance out of love,
The commitment out of marriage,
The responsibility out of parenthood,
The togetherness out of the family,
The learning out of education,
The service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rule from rulers,
The nativity scene out of cities,
The civility out of behavior,
The refinement out of language,
The dedication out of employment,
The prudence out of spending,
The ambition out of achievement, or,
God out of government and school.
And we certainly are NOT the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others!!
And, we do understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country.
Does anyone under the age of 50 know the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner? or O Canada
Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts as they stand at attention, on veterans day and our great country's birthday .
YES, I'M A SENIOR CITIZEN!
I'm the life of the party......even if it lasts until 8 p.m.
I'm very good at opening childproof caps...with a hammer.
I'm usually interested in going home before I get to where I am going.
I'm awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.
I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a thing you're saying.
I'm very good at telling stories; over and over and over and over...
I'm aware that other people's grandchildren are not nearly as cute as mine.
I'm so cared for --- long term care, eye care, private care, dental care.
I'm not really grouchy, I just don't like traffic, waiting, crowds, lawyers, loud music, unruly kids, Jenny Craig and Toyota commercials, barking dogs, politicians and a few other things I can't seem to remember right now.
I'm sure everything I can't find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.
I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg.
I'm having trouble remembering simple words like.......
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
I'm sure they are making adults much younger these days, and when did they let kids become policemen?
I'm wondering, if you're only as old as you feel, how could I be alive at 150?
And, how can my kids be older than I feel sometimes?
I'm a walking storeroom of facts..... I've just lost the key to the storeroom door.
Yes, I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time of my life!
Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn't send it back to them, but I would send it to many more!
Now - Have I already sent this to you???????
If so, I'll try not to do it again (for a while.)
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From ArcaMax Jokes - 12/25/09:
A cruise ship hired a magician to entertain the passengers. Since the passengers changed every four or five days, the magician was able to perform the same tricks over and over.
Unfortunately, the Captain of the ship had a parrot who sat around and watched the magician perform his tricks, over and over. Eventually, the parrot learned how the tricks were done and would interrupt the act.
"It's in his sleeve" the parrot would say. "He switched balls." "It's in his pocket." Etc., etc.
Naturally, the magician was quite disturbed by the parrot, but could do nothing about it, as it belonged to the Captain.
Unfortunately, the cruise ship had the misfortune of hitting an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the sea in a matter of minutes. As fate would have it, the magician and the parrot managed to grab hold of the same floating piece of furniture.
For 3 days, neither said anything. The magician stared at the parrot and the parrot stared back. Finally, on the 4th day, the parrot cracked and said:
"OK, I give up, where on Earth did you put the ship?"
DATES TO REMEMBER:1. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1960
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Good King Wenceslas
Words by John Mason Neale (24 Jan 1818 - 06 Aug 1866), 1853
Music - Scandinavian, from Piae Cantiones, 1582
Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the feast of Stephen
When the snow lay round about
Deep and crisp and even
Brightly shone the moon that night
Though the frost was cruel
When a poor man came in sight
Gath'ring winter fuel
"Hither, page, and stand by me
If thou know'st it, telling
Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?"
"Sire, he lives a good league hence
Underneath the mountain
Right against the forest fence
By Saint Agnes' fountain."
"Bring me flesh and bring me wine
Bring me pine logs hither
Thou and I will see him dine
When we bear him thither."
Page and monarch forth they went
Forth they went together
Through the rude wind's wild lament
And the bitter weather
"Sire, the night is darker now
And the wind blows stronger
Fails my heart, I know not how,
I can go no longer."
"Mark my footsteps, my good page
Tread thou in them boldly
Thou shalt find the winter's rage
Freeze thy blood less coldly."
In his master's steps he trod
Where the snow lay dinted
Heat was in the very sod
Which the Saint had printed
Therefore, Christian men, be sure
Wealth or rank possessing
Ye who now will bless the poor
Shall yourselves find blessing
"Good King Wenceslas" midi courtesy of http://www.snowcrest.net/lassen/midi.html - 12/26/09
"Good King Wenceslas" lyrics courtesy of http://www.carols.org.uk/good_king_wenceslas.htm - 12/26/09
"Happy Boxing Day" Title Image courtesy of http://www.nerve.com/CS/blogs/date-machine/archive/2008/12.aspx - 12/26/09
Red Leaf Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/14/05
Ornament Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ16.htm - 12/18/04
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of
Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
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