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01/06/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Epiphany

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold,
the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise
upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.And the Gentiles shall come to thy blight,
and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they
gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy
daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine
heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted
unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. The multitude of camels
shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come:
they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord.”

- Isaiah  60: 1-6

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

 Today is Epiphany, the commemoration of the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus, the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles, which we always try to observe together here as the one big Typhoon family we have become:

BONUS - - What Star Is This? - sing-along version, organ instrumental

HOMEWORK: - Roman Catholic


  From Richard Rawls ('71) of VA - 01/05/10, 3:19 PM - " Tommy Scott ('61)":

Tommy Scott, husband of    Frances (Heath) Scott ('62), passed away this morning. Will send any funeral arrangements when they are known.

    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA, 4:59 PM - " Tommy Scott ('61)":

Hi, Carol,
I got an e-mail this afternoon from our church secretary, that Tommy Scott, husband of   Frances Heath Scott, passed away this morning.  She didn't have any more details, but would pass them along when arrangements were made. 
Keep up everything you do for all of us from Typhoonland!  You're awesome!

   Oh, no, I'm extremely sorry to learn this, Richard and Sandi! Thank you for letting us know, and our deepest condolences to Fran and her family!


    Happy Birthday today to        Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57)!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

08 -    Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND    Pat Branch Coltrane ('57);

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND    Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND    Bob Parrish ('68) of VA;

11 - My Brother-in-Law, the late   Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (deceased  - 05/07/05) AND     Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND   Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND   Ron Smith ('65) of VA  AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


January 06, 19__ - Nothing? What, again?? How can there be two days in a row covering so many years when nothing of any significance whatsoever transpired?!?


Wednesday, January 06, 1965 - Muslim writer Muhammed al-Ahari was born Ray Allen Rudder in York near Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Wednesday, January 06, 1965 - Professional wrestler Konnan was born Charles Ashenoff in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Wednesday, January 06, 1965 - Mathematician Bjorn Lomborg was born in Denmark.


    From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 01/05/10 - "Happy New Year'':

Hi Carol,
This is for you and all those Typhoons who are starting feel their age.
Pat Beck Letzinger
Class of '57

Happy New Year!

How True It Is...

Another year has passed
and we're all a little older.
Last summer felt hotter
and winter much colder.

I rack my brain for happy thoughts, to put down on my pad,
But lots of things that come to mind just make me kinda sad.

There was a time not long ago when life was quite a blast
Now I fully understand about living in the past.

We used to go to weddings, football games and lunches.
Now we go to funeral homes and after funeral brunches.

We used to have hangovers from parties that were gay.
Now we suffer body aches and while the night away.

We used to travel often to places near and far,
Now we get sore bottoms from riding in the car.

We used to go out shopping for new clothing at the Mall,
But, now we never bother... all the sizes are too small.

We used to go to nightclubs and drink a little booze,
Now we stay at home at night and watch the evening news.

That, my friend, is how life is, and now my tale is told.
So, enjoy each day and live it up... before you're too darned old.

May God let us all grow old gracefully

Wishing all of you 
 A Happy
"New Year 2010"

   SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, Pat!


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/05/09 - "Interested in what your childhood home looks like today?":

This is kind of nifty!! The apartment over North End Pharmacy <50th and Huntington Avenue> and that building still stands, although the Google photo was taken prior to the "removal" of a perfectly fine Riverside Hospital building< what ever happened to "other uses"?>. The apartment we lived in on 45th Street in North End is a wonderfully beautiful parking lot!! What happened to your place?
Calvary Baptist Church still stands at the corner of 47th and Huntington!!
Hey, where'd you "grow up"? That parking lot right there!! Man, was it cold in the Winter!!

Interested in what your childhood home looks like today?

This item is remarkable. I looked up several of the places where I have lived in the past, and it worked every time. No virus problems and no warnings.  

There's a little map with a little man on it - you can move the little man up and down the block if you need to.  I just looked at my childhood home!  Really fun website!

   OOOH, COOL BEANS! I could while away hours here! Thanks so much, Wayne Honey!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/05/10 - "Tuesday":
Impressive sign guy!


"The grass is not greener on the other side...
You just have to water your own."


New Year's Follies...

It was New Year's Eve and a very rich man was having a party at his house. He had everything; money, a big house in Beverly Hills, girls, cars, planes; anything he wanted. The guy was also a little eccentric, and he had filled his pool with crocodiles. So there he was, hanging out with his friends all standing around and partying next to the pool.

The guy gets up on the life guard tower and calls for attention. His friends all look up as the rich, eccentric man announces, "The first person that swims across my pool will get all my money!"

No one moves. The guy looks over the crowd, takes a swig of his scotch and says, "Ok...the first person that swims across my pool gets all my money and my house!"

Still no one moves.

"OK then, the first person that swims across my pool gets all my money, my house and all my cars and planes."

Still, no one moves, not even a eye blinks this time.

"OK then, all my money, my house, all my cars, all my planes, all my property, all my stocks and bonds and investments and all the girls you can handle, everything I own."

"Splash!" Somebody was in the pool! Crocodiles are all over him, but he rolls over like Tarzan, he's all over the place, fighting and dodging. Finally he gets out of the pool on the other side. The rich guy on tower jumps down and runs over to him.

"That was incredible! I never thought that I would ever see that done. Do you want the money now or later?"

"I don't want the money."

"Do you want the house now or later?"

"I don't want the house."

"Do you want the cars and planes now or later?"

"I don't want the cars or the planes."

"Do you want the bonds, stocks and stuff now or later?"

"I don't want that either."

"Do you want the girls now or later?"

"I don't want the girls."

The rich guy looks at him, quite perplexed and says, "Well, what the heck do you want?!?!"

The man looked back at him intently and said:

"I want the jerk that pushed me in!"


Bad Weather And Good Hearts

It is amazing how even the worst times can be used by our loving God to bring out the best in us. I saw ample evidence of this recently when a fast moving Winter storm dumped an incredible two and a half feet of snow here. Cars were buried, businesses and schools were closed, roads were impassible, people were stranded, and tree limbs were snapped taking down power lines with them. A state of emergency was declared and it looked like the bad weather had beaten us all down forever. In the mist of all this misery, though, the best in everyone emerged.

We slowly came out of our houses, grabbed our snow shovels, and went to work. We started by shoveling out our drives and cars. We greeted neighbors doing the same. Then we started helping each other whenever we could. Snow blowers were shared. Paths were dug out so little dogs could have a place to walk and relieve themselves. Anyone with an extra snow plow attached it to their truck and cleared side drives while the state workers cleared the main roads. People who still had electricity thanked God for it and then went out to help those who had lost theirs. Electric line workers were tireless in their efforts to restore as many homes power as quickly as possible and every person whose home was lit back up smiled with a new appreciation for the energy they once took for granted. Families gathered around stoves, hugged each other in blankets, and looked out on the majestic mountains covered in snow. Then when the warm sun returned after days of cold they greeted it like a long lost friend. They watched the beautiful sunrise too like it was for the very first time.

All of this gave me a new respect for all the tough times and bad weather I have faced in my own life. I see now that God is always with us in our Winter nights as well as our Summer days. I see too that our love and joy sometimes grow warmest when life is at its coldest.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~

   Thanks, Shari - love that fat little PhotoShopped bunny!

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 01/05/10 - "A Banned Song? Why?":

A Banned Song? Why?

The song you are about to listen to is from a Las Vegas Diamond Rio concert. They received an immediate, resounding standing ovation, and continue to do so every time they perform it! Sadly, major radio stations wouldn't play it because it was considered "politically incorrect." Consequently, the song was never released to the public.

So, America , see what you think.. If this offering speaks to your heart and you feel you want to share it with friends and loved ones, please do.


   Thank you, Sarah Sugah!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 01/05/09:


My husband David's colleague at a package-processing center was trapped in a small rest room by a faulty lock. When he was finally discovered, David and another worker were able to open the door with some difficulty. The lock was still jammed, so they blocked the door open while a maintenance worker was called. A bit later, David noticed the door was closed again. He jiggled the doorknob and a voice from inside called, "Get me out!"

"Don't worry," David replied, "Maintenance should be sending somebody."

"They did," said the voice.


1. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/06/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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What Star Is This?

Quae Stella Sole Pulchrior, Tr. Charles Coffin (04 Oct 1676 - 20 June1749), 1736

Translated from Latin to Eng­ish by John Chandler, 1837.

Adapted by Michael Praetorius, 1609

Music: 15th Century

What star is this with beams so bright,
More lovely than the sun's own light?
'Tis sent to announce the newborn King;
Glad tidings of our God to bring.

'Tis now fulfill'd as God decreed:
"From Jacob shall a star proceed,"
And lo! the Eastern sages stand
To read in heav'n the Lord's command.

As from this star glow outward rays,
An inward light the Lord conveys,
And urges them with force benign
To seek the giver of the sign.

"What Star Is This?" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 01/06/10

Image of "The Christmas Star" courtesy of - 01/06/10

Animated Star Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/27/05

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 the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who fought in WWII
Thanks again, Herbie!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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