12/31/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy New Year's Eve!
the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was
imperfect, and thank God that it can go.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This observance - and this theme - repeats each year (when possible):
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acxnmaVTlZA - Auld Lang Syne
"...auld lang syne literally means "old long since", but a more idiomatic English translation would be something like "long long ago", "days of long ago", or "olden days". "For old times' sake," or "to the (good) old days," or "To days (or times) gone by" may be modern-day expressions, in common use as toasts, that capture the spirit of "for auld lang syne". Although the song begins with a question whether old times should be forgotten, the song is generally interpreted as a call to remember long standing friendships. "
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Belated Birthday to Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) of PA, who turned 61 yesterday!
Happy Birthday today to Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Gloria Hand Burns ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
03 - Carl Rossman of PA!
04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57)
03 - Carl Rossman of PA!
04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) ANDBill Bost ('61) of NC;
05 - Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) of VA (05 Jan 1942 - 24 Apr 2010);
06 - Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;
07 - Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57)!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC -
12/29/10 - "For use on December 31st":
|USS ESSEX (CV/CVA/CVS-9), commissioned on
December 31, 1942, was the lead ship of the largest number of large-deck
aircraft carriers ever built (24) to the same design. Her design was
created at Newport News Shipbuilding and she was built there (NNS Hull
#392) in a remarkably short period if time. NNS also built eight sister
ships of the ESSEX Class during the 1940's. Several other shipyards,
using NNS plans, built the rest of that class.
Her keel was laid on April 28, 1941. Launched on July 31, 1942, she was rushed to completion by year-end. Her design was influenced by prior USN carrier operations and British wartime experiences in operating carriers in the 1939-1940 time frame. Her design proved to be extremely capable, durable and adaptable.
ESSEX participated in several campaigns in the
Pacific during World War II, earning a Presidential Unit Citation and 13
battle stars. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, she was
modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack carrier (CVA),
and then eventually became an antisubmarine carrier (CVS). In her second
career she participated in the Korean War, earning four battle stars and
a Navy Unit Commendation.
WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Bill! One of my greatest joys is having so many experts such as you in our midst who generously share your wealth of knowledge with the rest of us!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 31, 1944 -Hungary declared war on Nazi Germany.
December 31, 1946 -U.S. President Harry Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Friday, December 31, 1965 -
leader of the
Central African Republic army, and his
begins a coup d'état against the
Friday, December 31, 1965 - Underground cartoonist Julie Doucet was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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! This is your last opportunity 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!