05/26/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
John Wayne's 100th Birthday
"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us
at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself
in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday."
- John Wayne
(26 May 1907 - 11 June 1979)
Friends and Schoolmates,
probably thought I'd forgotten, didn't you?!? Well, I quite nearly did!
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS -
'63) of MD - 05/24/07 - "ALERT-ALERT-ALERT":
Please Read -
If you read the ALERT newsletter,
you know by now that Wayne, Joe, and I have been engaged in trying to secure
contributions from you, the newsletter beneficiaries, for Carol and Paul in
order to see them thru the next twelve months. And to those of you who so
generously responded, we would like to thank you on behalf of Carol. However,
based on a lack of response from so many others, our collective sense now is
that lot's of you are hesitant to contribute because you have generously done so
in the past only to be confronted with a new emergency a short time later. We
recognize that there are limited resources available for this purpose but we do
want you to understand one very critical point.
This appeal is the last time any of you will be asked for money on Carol and
Paul's behalf. It is our firm belief that in one year's time, Carol and Paul
will have in place a permanent solution to their financial issues. For Paul,
hopefully that will be a new, well paying job. If that's not to be, then other
means will be available where he can collect full social security benefits as he
will have reached 65 years of age. That income could also be supplemented with
part time work. Whatever the form it takes, the critical point here is they know
that in twelve months they must become self sufficient again and they have the
tools to do so.
But, this plan is still predicated upon the assumption that enough newsletter
patrons contribute to this cause in order that enough funds are secured to see
them thru these next twelve months. So, if you haven't yet committed to our
plea, please search your conscience one more time and ask yourself if you are
proud of your decision, whatever it may be. And rest assured we know first hand
that while some of you would love to help, your own circumstances preclude your
doing so currently. But if your hesitancy is due to a feeling of "how many more
times" will this happen, then make your decision based on the knowledge that
after this rally is completed, you will never hear from us again asking for
financial support. THIS IS IT. Again, as indicated in the ALERT newsletter, our
goal is to reach 100 contributors with each contributor providing a one-time
contribution of $180 or a pledge to contribute $15/month for 12 months ($180)
No one ever said life was fair, although we all hope our friends will be.
Thank you all for your generosity, your caring, and your faithful readership.
('65 - of NC)
('65 - of VA)
Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) -