|12/29/11 - NNHS Newsletter - A Winter Snowscape|
“O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . .
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We owe the theme of today's Newsletter to Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH who sent me this BONUS VIDEO on 12/05/11:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7YlND24YGM&feature=related - A Winter Snowscape - Jethro Tull, 2003
There is no midi file attached, so just enjoy the video!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Roy Tate ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to William Gwynn ('57) AND Ron Miller ('59) of NC AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) of PA AND Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
31 - Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA
31 - Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA ANDSusie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND (again, if Plaxo is to be believed) David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO;
01 - Gloria Hand Burns ('57) ANDBill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA;
03 - Carl Rossman
04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND Bill Bost ('61) of NC;
05 - Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57)AND Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 24 Apr 2010) !
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
|Sunday, Dec. 29, 1861
NATIVES NOT NOTABLY NEUTRAL
While a civil war was going on between North and South, another one was in progress in the (theoretically) independent Indian Territory. The Creek tribe, which favored the Union, moved en masse to a distant part of the territory. They had been opposed by the Confederate-leaning Choctaw and Chickasaw. The Seminole and Cherokee nations were themselves divided, with large factions favoring each side. One Cherokee, in fact, Stand Watie, not only enlisted in the Confederate army but rose to the rank of brigadier general. While some native people had welcomed escaped slaves and allowed them to join and intermarry into their tribes, others practiced slave ownership themselves in areas where it was permitted.
Monday, Dec. 29, 1862
CHICKASAW CONFLICT CONCLUDES CALAMITOUSLY
Gen. William T. Sherman’s forces attacked in what is known as the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou. Hampered by bad terrain, Sherman’s larger force was fairly easily fended off by a smaller number of Confederates. The futile attack cost Sherman 208 killed, 1005 wounded and 563 missing, versus Confederate losses of “only” 63 dead, 134 hurt and 10 missing. The project to prove that Vicksburg could not be attacked by land from the north was continuing.
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1863
TENNESSEE TRIBULATIONS TACTICALLY TRIVIAL
Skirmishing picked up today, for no detectable reason. Aside from battles in Arkansas and Texas, most of them were at various points in Tennessee: Mossy Creek, Talbott’s Station, Cleveland and La Vergne being the primary points of disputation. Most actions involved small skirmish parties attempting to break Federal supply lines, with the added benefit of taking the supplies for the skirmishers.
Thursday, Dec. 29, 1864
THOUGHTS TURN TOWARD TERMINATION
Little military action took place today, a reflection of end-of-year ennui, bad weather in most locations, and general weariness. Everyone but the occupant of the Confederate White House could see that the war could not continue much longer, short of divine intervention which gave no evidence of being imminent. The closest thing available was a letter from Francis Preston Blair Sr. to Jefferson Davis, suggesting a private and unofficial visit to "explain the views I entertain in reference to the state of the affairs of our Country." The Blair dynasty had been powerful, if quiet, influences in American politics since the administration of Andrew Jackson.
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 12/28/11 - "Obit.":
|Hello Carol, Wed. Dec. 28
Charles E. Johnson is in today's DP obits. He is in the list of Service Diplomas (Navy) on page 41 of the Feb. 1947 Anchor.
Happy holidays, Fred
Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA
Thanks so much, Fred! His was the first of the three Memorial Editions I finished Tuesday morning. I recognized the fact that he left school early to join the war effort and then graduated upon his return, but I had no way of knowing they singled out those returning veterans in such a way in the yearbook.
From My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL - currently serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany - 12/27/11 - "Christmas Miracle":
|Cool. Sounds exciting.
I had a Miracle for Christmas. BAPTISM. Godfrey surprised us last Wednesday, and said, "I want to be baptized on Saturday."
So we talked to the Bishop and our Mission President and then asked Godfrey if Christmas would be good. The ward was way excited. Germany did not have snow, but I had a White Christmas, thanks to Godfrey. He is amazing and super prepared. Every principle we taught he already had experience with or a dream that taught it to him, so he knew just about everything. He is so cool. He is from Nigeria; it was a great miracle.
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks so much for sharing this great news, Elder Andrew - love you, too!
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - currently serving an eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington - 12/27/11 - "transfers":
|So, I got
transferred out of my first area like I thought I would. I didn't
realize it was going to be this difficult to leave. I really got to know
and love the people I was around and such. Saying goodbye to Ismael,
Sister Evans, and of course the Robins (the amazing family we lived
with) were probably the hardest things. :o(
Anyway, I got through it only to find out it happens every time you're
Oh, and our area was whitewashed and Sisters were replaced with Elders. I don't know who the Elders are, though. Sister Keller and I are still companions, though. We went to the May Creek Ward in Renton. Elders were here before us. Sister Hirano is now a follow-up trainer in Cougar Mountain or Tiger Mountain... can't remember.
Anyway, all is well. We
live in an apartment instead of a member's house. This will be fun and
definitely a learning experience. hehe Haven't met any of the members
|Sister Keller, Sister Harty, and Sister Hirano|
AWWW! Those transfers are difficult for everybody, but this way you'll get to meet and teach new people, and have many more wonderful experiences! Love you, Sister Webby! Great Christmas card - thanks!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/27/11 - "Believe":
When One Door Closes...Another Opens
I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. ~ Revelation 3:8
When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go. Only one of two things will happen; either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly!
of one sentence! God is going to shift things around for you today
and let things work in your favor..... God closes doors no man can
open and God opens doors no man can close...
Thank you, Joyce!
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 12/28/11 - "Match Presidential Candidate":
----- Wow! That was enlightening.
Match Presidential Candidate
COOL BEANS! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 12/20/11 - "Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier (#9 in a Series of 24)":
these ideas are really good.
Look up! Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.
EXCELLENT! Thank you so much, Eva - I do love clever tips!
|EASY MEALS FROM MR. FOOD'S TEST KITCHEN:|
http://www.mrfood.com/Turkey-Misc-Poultry/Chuck-Wagon-Mix-3067/ml/1 - Chuck Wagon Mix - "Here's a whole mess o' that great barbecue flavor we love and in just one pan."
http://www.mrfood.com/Sandwiches/French-Double-Dippers-2893/ml/1 - French Double Dippers - "We call these double dippers 'cause you warm the beef in the broth, then serve the broth along with the sandwiches for dipping. Yes, yes, they're double delicious."
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 12/27/11 - "New Year's Goals":
For New Year's,
Say "Yes" to Goals and "No" to Resolutions
By William Anderson
From http://www.FlyLady.net - 12/28/11 - "Testimonial: Pampering #27":
Dear Flylady and friends,
You are an answer to questions that I didn't know to ask. I have been FLYing for about three months (with an occasional flutter here and there) and I now hear your voice in my head when the p**fectionism tries to take over.
The monthly habit that is causing the most difficulties for me is December's. When I was growing up, my mother was a martyr (with some justification) and trained me to be the same. Any relaxation/fun was to be done AFTER the chores were done, and while I resented it, I unconsciously absorbed it.
Yesterday, I was cleaning the kitchen, which took longer than normal (traveling, procrastinating) and i was listening to my MP3 player. Suddenly, it occurred to me that, as a reward to myself, I would put Rock Band II in the XBox and sing.
What fun! I made up a cool character to be the lead singer for my band and sang for about twenty minutes. I left work undone and played instead. The house didn't fall down and my mother didn't pop out of the woodwork to tell me I was trifling and lazy.
What I didn't do yesterday was easily accomplished today and my sink (and floors) are shiny. I have about two hours of wrapping to finish, which can be done over the next two days.
I'm cruising and pampering and a much nicer person.
Flybaby Lisa in Virginia
Kelly here: This busy month is almost over. I wonder if you have taken a little time for yourself.
What have you done to pamper yourself?
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/28/11:
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Thursday, January 5, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch
gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on
Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The
luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that
year, go visit with them.|
2. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
3. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
4. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at email@example.com
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/22/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Please find a few minutes of your busy
schedule to support
Thank you so much!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe! Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
A Winter Snowscape
Recorded by Jethro Tull
First Image - Royal Pond in MA,
located on the Otis/Monterey town line - November 2005 - by
courtesy of http://gonewengland.about.com/library/users/ucsnowyroyalpond.htm - 01/02/07 (sic)
Second Image - Lewis, Co, NY - 01/02/03 - courtesy of http://www.nnycam.com/winter.htm - 01/02/07 (sic)
Tree Scene clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.christmasgifts.com/clipart.html - 01/02/07 (sic)
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated USMC and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
NNHS65 Home Page Banner created by
my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 06/06/02
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