Jan 1, 2021

Happy New Year


Happy New Year - Resolutions MPHS Alumni

We are developing the following collective set of new Year's Resolutions and commentary for EMPEHITES. You can add your resolutions and pithy comments by clicking on the blue - this document. Please do so. Be gentle.




Avoid Covid-19


Eat Less


Workout More


Lose Weight


Spend Less


Be nice


Help the kids


Help the poor


Travel More


Stay Healthy


Run Spiel Chek


Run Gramar check more offn and better



Grant me the 
serenity to accept the things I cannot change, 
the courage to change the things I can, 
and the wisdom to know the difference.


Wag more. Bark less. Will Hepburn


That could be ruff - Ron McComb


I just think he has an itch that is needing to be scratched,

flees probably. Ron Veenstra 


You guys are impawsable!  Will Hepburn


This doggerel is going to the dogs. Craig Hullinger 66

*Doggerel* is a derogatory term for verse considered of little literary value.

The word probably derived from *dog*, suggesting either ugliness, puppyish

clumsiness, or unpalatability (as in food fit only for dogs). "Doggerel is attested to have been used as an adjective since the fourteenth century

and a noun since at least 1630.


How much is that doggerel in the window.

Tom Schildhouse 66



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Happy New Year




Photos from Danang, Vietnam, Tet New Year Celebration. A little different today then back in our day.

Danang is Fireworks Festival city. Lunar New Year’s Eve Fireworks is a great celebration.

Which is the way I remember it. We watched the Tet Celebration for 1970 from the top of Hill 327 looking over DaNang and south to Chu Lai.  You could see many tracer rounds fired up from positions up and down the coast, with multiple explosions. Very impressive. The rounds were going up, mostly. They just don't make fireworks celebrations like they did back in the good old days.


This time-lapse photo shows a Douglas AC-47 "Spooky" at work on the outskirts of Saigon. The sheet of red raining down from the night sky represents only one of every five bullets fired from the gunship’s miniguns. (U.S. Air Force)

The New Years celebration in Vietnam in 2021 is much nicer and better than the ones during the Vietnam War.

Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men (and Women)

Happy New Year 2021