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01/06/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Epiphany - We Three Kings of Orient Are

"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy."

~ Matthew 2: 1-10

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today is Epiphany, the Twelfth Day of Christmas.  As we as Latter-day Saints do not personally observe this Visitation of the Magi, my children know this primarily as "The Day Mom Gets Really REALLY Sad Because She Has to Take Down All Her Christmas Decorations - Unless She Can Find a Loophole."

   But here we try to observe it in a more traditional fashion each year - as you will see in your homework assignments::

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   Happy Birthday today to our Birthday Three-Fer,     Harry Covert  ('57) of Northern VA,    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA, AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;   

   Tomorrow, we'll have another Three-Fer:    Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA, Brucey Smith Slama ('57), AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

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        From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 01/05/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Saying Grace in a Restaurant !!":

Dear Carol / Dimples
Saying Grace In A Restaurant

Last week, I took my children to a restaurant.

My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.

As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!"

Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job, and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table. He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer."

"Really?" my son asked.

"Cross my heart," the man replied.

Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), "Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."

Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the en d of the meal. My son stared at his for a moment, and then did something I will remember the rest of my life.

He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already."
The End

I hope God sends you some Ice Cream today!

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


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  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/05/07 - "HOPE SHE DROPS IT ON ME AND YOU!!!!!":

This would be a good way to start the New Year!   

Money Coming Your Way!'re it!


Money Angel

This is a money angel.
Pass it to 6 of your good friends or family and be rich in 4 Days.
Pass it to 12 of your good friends or family and be rich in 2 Days.
I am not joking. You will find an unexpected windfall.  
If you delete it, you will never know! 

   And I just passed it to 500 of my closest friends, so I'm supposing that will make me a millionaire overnight at the very least! And if not, it's a beautiful, charming image, anyway! Thanks, Joyce!

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    From Johnnie Bateman ('67 / '70) of VA - 01/05/08 - "Another Passing":


Kenny Kilgore went to Magruder School with us, although I don't think he graduated from NNHS. We both are Past Masters of Bremond Lodge. I do believe that Kate was local also.


Kate Kilgore, wife of Worshipful Kenny Kilgore (Past Master of Bremond Lodge No. 241) and Past Worthy Matron of Emera OES Chapter No. 31, passed away this morning after a long battle with cancer.

The funeral services are incomplete at this time, but I will put them out as soon as they are available.

   Oh, how sad! Thank you for letting us know, Johnnie. We'll return to this as more information becomes available.

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  From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA - 01/05/08 - "SUSPENSE For Ft. Monroe: please send brief e-mail to Army":

Note: To reach any of the Web or e-mail addresses mentioned in this message, it might be necessary to copy and paste the address into your browser or e-mail message.)  

This is a special update from Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park ( asking you to help protect Fort Monroe by writing an e-mail note to the U.S. Army at by January 9 (if you have not done so already). Your note will help ensure that Fort Monroe, i.e. all of its 570 acres, is protected in its entirety as a "Grand Public Place" for everyone.

Because privatization, i.e. the selling off of the land to developers, at Fort Monroe is the greatest single threat to Fort Monroe’s historic character, we believe that the most important opinions that anyone can express to the Army are:

The guidelines that the Army sets up must provide for positive, effective steps to ensure that all of Fort Monroe's 570 National Historic Landmark acres, not just the moated fortress, is respected and protected from any and all adverse effects, including privatization.

* The "adaptive reuse" of any current Fort Monroe properties, though highly constructive and beneficial, must take place through leasing, not sales, because leases will allow significantly greater and more effective protection over the coming decades and centuries -- as opposed to conservation easements and covenants which, among other things, have the drawback of being a one-shot attempt to forecast the kind of protection needed years in the future, and may miss the mark.
* The best way to ensure the permanent well-being of Fort Monroe will be to designate a high-level steward, likely federal in some way, that is insulated from day-to-day local politics and that would oversee all of Fort Monroe's 570 acres.
The Army doesn't make decisions about whether Fort Monroe will become a park or be developed, but under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Army does set up guidelines that must be followed in the future by any entity having ownership or jurisdiction.
With involvement by citizens and interested organizations including Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park, the Army is now writing those guidelines. There have been public meetings, as announced in an earlier update message.
The public is encouraged to submit comments by e-mail ( or by regular mail (Directorate of Public Works, Attention: Jennifer Guerrero, 318 Cornog Lane, Fort Monroe, VA 23651-1110). The deadline is January 9. A brief note is all that's needed, though brevity isn't mandatory.
If you like, you can instead answer the Army's questionnaire, available at . This requires some familiarization with the process. (However, you might like to see and make use of the response submitted by Alec Gould, a former superintendent of Colonial National Historical Park who advises CFMNP and who really understands what needs to happen at Fort Monroe. In our own submissions, some of us are deliberately echoing what he wrote, which is posted at .)  
But brief comments in your own words will do fine. The most important part is that you do make some kind of response. The Army has already shown that it really does hear every voice.
We respectfully ask friends of Fort Monroe to consider that all 570 acres of Fort Monroe and Old Point Comfort , not just the moated fortress, is historic. That's why a half-century ago, our nation designated all 570 acreas of Fort Monroe, not just the moated fortress, a National Historic Landmark. (And if you haven't seen the new Fort Monroe documentary "Kingdom by the Sea," it's available online at .)
Today, however, inappropriate and financially unnecessary private development threatens this precious land. That's why the Civil War Preservation Trust, the largest organization dedicated to preserving Civil War sites, declared Fort Monroe "at risk." And that's why APVA Preservation Virginia included Fort Monroe among eleven "Most Endangered Historic Sites in Virginia."
By sending an e-mail note to the Army, you can help ensure that the National Historic Landmark in its entirety is respected, and that it is protected from inappropriate, financially unnecessary residential and commercial development.
Thanks very much. Soon during January we will also be asking people to write letters -- not e-mail, but letters -- to the National Park Service.
If you shouldn't be receiving these updates, or if you have a comment, please let me know by reply e-mail. Thanks.
-Steve Corneliussen
Vice President, Communications
Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park (

   Thank you, Sandra!

   Time grows short, Sweetie Pies! Please take time out of your busy schedules to write a few lines about this! It's so important, not only for ourselves, but for future generations!

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1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958

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   Remember - there are still several images and thought provoking topics yet to be covered - sometime soon - MAYBE even - next time!  Meanwhile, Happy New Year to you all!

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





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We Three Kings of Orient Are

Words and Music by the Rev. John Henry Hopkins (1820-1891), 1857

We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain
Following yonder star

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to thy Perfect Light

Born a King on Bethlehem's plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to rein

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light

Frankincense to offer have I
Incense owns a Deity nigh
Pray'r and praising, all men raising
Worship Him, God most high

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes of life of gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light

Glorious now behold Him arise
King and God and Sacrifice
Alleluia, Alleluia
Earth to heav'n replies

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light

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"We Three Kings of Orient Are" midi courtesy of - 12/01/06

"We Three Kings of Orient Are" lyrics courtesy of - 01/02/08

"Wise Men Still Seek Him" Image courtesy of - 01/05/08
through the untiring efforts of My Daughter, Adrienne Harty of NC, to find me just the right image.
Thanks so much, Adrienne!

Image of Three Wise Men used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 01/02/08

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

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