From the Editor
Welcome to our new monthly e-newsletter for MBA alumni, attendees, and friends. This publication will be received by all those who have registered their email address in our email directory through our MBA website.
As your new MBA alumni and development director, I wanted to incorporate this added communication for those who read their monitor more than what the US Mail delivers. This will not replace Sandscripts, our bi-annual alumni magazine, however it will offer something different than our beloved alumni publication.
Waves Gone By will be a light-hearted, short monthly read offering quotes of inspiration, upcoming alumni events, and other interesting tidbits along with a monthly MBA trivia question contest. Monthly winners will be placed in a once-a-year grand prize drawing for a weekend stay at Monterey Bay Academy. See our website for all the contest rules and make sure you make an attempt to be the first one to respond to the correct answer each month!
If you have suggestions for Waves Gone By or something you would like to see on a regular basis, please email me with your suggestions.
So let’s get started. And by the way, we send our holiday greetings in the attached e-card. Who could forget “the cut” in making your way to the beach? It’s a little of MBA passed on to you.
Until next month—
Where Land and Sea Unite to Inspire
“Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." — Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) thirtieth President of the United States, who, is the only president to date born on the fourth of July, and the only president to have his face on a coin in his lifetime
MBA Trivia Contest
If you know the answer to this month’s MBA trivia question, email your answer ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first person with the correct answer will be this month’s winner and that name will be placed in our grand-prize annual drawing for a free weekend stay at Monterey Bay Academy. Click on Contest Details for more information.
Question for December 2008
When did it start, and how did Oceanaires get their name?
Merry Christmas! From Around the World
MBA’s History teacher, Tim Zytkoskee, had his students create this bulletin board in his classroom by writing “Merry Christmas” in their native language. So here’s Merry Christmas to you in Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, German, Chinese, and several other languages you may or may not recognize. Click image for larger view.
Belief is All You Need
A man was lost while driving through the country. As he tried to read a map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn’t injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help.
“Warwick can get you out of that ditch,” said the farmer, pointing to an old mule standing in a field. The man looked at the haggardly mule and looked at the farmer who just stood there repeating, “Yep, old Warwick can do the job.” The man figured he had nothing to lose. The two men and Warwick made their way back to the ditch.
The farmer hitched the mule to the car. With a snap of the reins he shouted, “Pull, Fred! Pull, Jack! Pull, Ted! Pull, Warwick!” And the mule pulled the car from the ditch with very little effort.
The man was amazed. He thanked the farmer, patted the mule and asked, “Why did you call out all of those other names before you called Warwick?” The farmer grinned and said, “Old Warwick is just about blind. As long as he believes he’s part of a team, he doesn’t mind pulling.”
Adapted from Some Folks Feel the Rain…Others Just Get Wet by James W. Moore
Quick Holiday Dessert Idea
Purchase: Can of refrigerated crescent rolls
Purchase: Chocolate chips
Make: Unfold the rolls and sprinkle chocolate chips on top
Make: Roll them up and bake as directed on the can