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04/17/14 - NNHS Newsletter
Maundy Thursday

“And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them,
and said, Take, eat: this is my body. And he took the cup, and when he had given
thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them,
This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.”

- Mark 14: 22-24 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Between Easter and Passover, there is much to celebrate this week. 

BONUS #1 - Panis Angelicus - St. Philips Boys' Choir, Norbury, UK - soloists Jaymi Bandtock and Sam Harper, July,1987

BONUS #2 - Panis Angelicus - Andrea Bocelli

BONUS #3 - Panis Angelicus - Chloe Agnew


Panis angelicus is the penultimate strophe of the hymn Sacris solemniis written by Saint Thomas Aquinas for the Feast of Corpus Christi as part of a complete liturgy of the Feast including prayers for the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours.

The strophe of Sacris solemniis that begins with the words "Panis angelicus" (bread of angels) has often been set to music separately from the rest of the hymn. Most famously, in 1872 César Franck set this strophe for voice (tenor), harp, cello, and organ, and incorporated it into his Messe ą trois voix Opus 12.

The phenomenon whereby the strophe of Sacris solemniis that begins with the words "Panis angelicus" is often treated as a separate hymn has occurred also with other hymns that Thomas Aquinas wrote for Corpus Christi: Verbum supernum prodiens (the last two strophes begin with "O salutaris Hostia") and Pange lingua gloriosi (the last two strophes begin with "Tantum ergo", in which case the word ergo ["therefore"] makes evident that this part is the continuation of a longer hymn).....



Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus Christ’s institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper, which is described in the Christian bible. The day is also known as Passion Thursday, Paschal Thursday or Sheer (or Shere) Thursday. It is the day before Good Friday and occurs during Holy Week.

What do people do?

Many Catholic and Anglican churches continue traditional Maundy Thursday rites that may include handing out special coins known as “Maundy money” to the aged and poor. Churches may also have the blessing of holy oil and feet washing as part of their Maundy Thursday service. Some churches have a tradition that involves priests washing the feet of 12 people to symbolize Jesus washing the feet of his disciples.

Many Maundy Thursday church services take place in the evening. Maundy Thursday is known as "Green Thursday" (Gründonnerstag) in Germany, where green vegetables and salad, including spinach salad, are served as part of the tradition. Maundy Thursday is known as skjęrtorsdag in Norway and is a day off for workers and students. It is known as skärtorsdagen in Sweden and is linked to a folktale about a witches’ day.


   Happy Birthday today to David Jones ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       The late Monty Phillips ('62) (deceased 15 Apr 2011) AND    Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA! 

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 -   Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND           My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL;

22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND      Gene Shelton ('64) of VA;

23 -   Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);

24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA AND My Grandson, Christopher Huber of Alberta!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 17, 1941 - The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany.

April 17, 1942 - French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escapeed from his castle prison in Festung Königstein.

April 17, 1944 - Forces of the Communist-controlled Greek People's Liberation Army attacked the smaller National and Social Liberation resistance group, which surrendered. Its leader Dimitrios Psarros was murdered.

April 17, 1945 - Brazilian forces liberated the town of Montese, Italy, from German Nazi forces.


Thursday, April 17, 1964 - Jerrie Mock became the first woman to circumnavigate the world by air.

Thursday, April 17, 1964 - The Ford Mustang was introduced to the North American market.

Thursday, April 17, 1964 - Ice hockey player and sportscaster Ken Daneyko was born Kenneth Stephen Daneyko in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Thursday, April 17, 1964 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, and Green Jell˙) Maynard James Keenan was born James Herbert Keenan in Ravenna, Ohio.

Thursday, April 17, 1964 - Actress Lela Rochon was born Lela Rochon Staples in Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, April 17, 1964 - Singer and actor Bart Van den Bossche was born in Oostende, Belgium. He died on January 6, 2013 t the age of 48 from the effects of a traumatic aortic rupture.[1]

     NOW AVAILABLE from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)

2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: or with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - - and snag yours today!



      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 04/16/14 - "Lessons for Holy Week":

Lessons for Holy Week

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 09:02 PM PDT

By Harry M. Covert

Since my earliest days on this planet the oft-used word “luck” has always been considered a blessing from the Divine. Nothing has changed that since those formative times. If anything the celestial consents seem more obvious.

During these days leading up to Easter Sunday, described as Holy Week, they are perfect to recall and celebrate the triumphal ride of Jesus into Jerusalem. Tradition, beliefs and dogma say the event occurred some two thousand years ago.

Admittedly this time of year brings about many fresh and pleasant days, new fashions and all sorts of smiles and joy. It is the happiness of candies, colored eggs, candy-filled baskets and terrific lunches and dinners.

Now I won’t get into any verbal squabbles over those who may disagree with the aforementioned. This year there is an overlapping of Easter and Passover. Easter should always fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. Passover comes in early spring the time when winter rains end and the weather turns mild. We sure need the news times and weather.

Years ago writing an article on how “lucky” many Haitians were to have American missionaries Rick and Irene Lange teaching, feeding and nursing them, I was reminded by a longtime friend Pierre Guillermin that “Christians don’t believe in luck.” How correct he was to set me straight on such an error to which I knew anyway. However, education is never too late and, a good memory and notebook are helpful for ever and a day.

In these exciting days of fast-moving technological advances more and more supposedly wise people, like to have their short moments of censure by denying any Deity especially acclaimed by average people. It is their right of course to believe whatever they want but it is deleterious to traditional American lifestyles. Remember when “strutting your stuff” on the avenues was fun with Easter Parades in almost every city and town? And, public prayers?

It has been my good fortune to enjoy Easter celebrations all over, at home and abroad. Rabbi David Ben-Ami of Pennsylvania accorded me a special seat at Passover.

Sometimes the thought occurs that we Americans are so eager to avoid trials and troubles we fall over backwards to accommodate the small, really insignificant minorities, who don’t believe in anything except causing constant arguments with traditionalists.

Please forgive for what may appear as name-dropping and such but one of the most exciting Easters for me was at Westminster Abbey, filled to overflowing. The music was angelic, the sermon uplifting. I recall similar commemorations in Zaire, Kenya, Haiti, and throughout the good old United States of America.

While international services were certainly pleasurable, I can recall many sunrise and morning services where the music, soloists and choirs, among them in no particular order, St. Mark’s and Rock Church, Hampton, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, First Baptist Church, and Christ Church, Alexandria, Gospel Tabernacle, Newport News, Va., and St. John’s, Woodsboro, Md., National Church of God, Fort Washington, Md.

While the above mentioned are but a few, the most remembered wasn’t an Easter Service at all but was in Leogane, Haiti. Warren Taylor, a Christian television producer par excellence, was preparing a segment with Doug Oldham, Grammy Award winning southern gospel soloist and nationally known television performer.

It was a sweltering 100-degree day in the Haitian village. Oldham was preparing a video promo for hungry children. He would then sing one of his most popular recordings, something like his famous, “The King is Coming.” The audio engineer and cameraman were rolling. As the introduction started, “Hello Everyone, this is Doug Oldham,” moans bellowed, halting the production. More groans, louder and louder. No stopping. Was someone dying?

Wiping away perspiration the team raced to a ramshackle building some 30 yards away. The sounds got louder and louder. Once inside the windowless and door-less structure an elderly man was sweeping. “What’s wrong? Is someone injured?”

The man pointed to a second row of splintered bench. There a middle-aged woman in torn dress was not moaning or bellowing at all. She was praying in Haitian Creole, begging the Almighty for a miracle. Oldham asked her troubles. This was the woman’s common daily devotion, “praying in food for her family of five children” and usually lasted from morning to noon.

On that day, hands and feet answered the petitions and the mother received a week’s supply of provisions.

Oldham, a beloved musician, member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, died at age 79, in July 2010.

Naysayers can continue their march, hoping to disdain and discredit the Christian message and messengers. That’s okay perhaps but the onus is on the Easter Celebrants to keep telling the Story. The burden is heavy on Members of the Cloth to stop agreeing with the uninitiated.

Thank you so much, Harry!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 04/16/14 - "I fear no evil....":

This is AMAZING  Check out the very last one....!!!! - People Are Awesome 2013

   WOWZERONI-YOWZERONI! Thank you, Jimmy! I have no idea what kept most of these people from suffering horrific deaths....

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 04/16/14 - "Your first Easter email":

Your first Easter email
A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit
jump out across the middle of the road.
He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the
rabbit jumps right in front of the car. 

The driver, a sensitive man as well as an animal lover,
pulls over and gets out to see
what has become of the rabbit.
Much to his dismay, the rabbit is
the Easter Bunny , and he is DEAD.

The driver feels so awful
 that he begins to cry. 
A beautiful blonde woman driving down the highway
sees a man crying on the side of the road
and pulls over.

She steps out of the car and asks the man what's wrong. 

"I feel terrible," ! he explains,
"I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny with my car

The blonde says, "Don't worry."
She runs to her car and pulls out a spray can.
She walks over to the limp, dead Easter Bunny,
bends down, and sprays the contents onto him. 

The Easter Bunny jumps up, waves its paw at the
two of them and hops off down the road. 

Ten feet away he stops, turns around and waves
again, he hops down the road another 10 feet,
turns and waves, hops another ten feet, 
turns and waves, and repeats this again and again
and again and again, until he hops out of sight.

The man is astonished.
He runs over to the woman and demands,

"What is in that can?
What did you spray on the Easter Bunny ?" 

The woman turns the can around
so that the man can read the label.
It says.. 

(Are you ready for this?)
(You know you're gonna be sorry)
(Last chance)

(OK, here it is)
It says,
"Hair Spray 
Restores life to dead hair,
and adds permanent wave."
H a p p y E a s t e r ! ! !
     Thanks, Jimmy!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/28/14 - "Who Knew? (#15 in a series of 25)":

  WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!

    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 04/10/14 - "Pictures for the Day (#2 in a series of 19)":

When the power of love overcomes the love
of power, the world will know peace.

   AWW - SO CUTE! Thanks, Jimmy!



Thursday Handmade Love Patterns:

     Lil’ Bunny Cupcake

     Lil’ Granny Bunny


Maundy Thursday Recipes


From - 04/15/14:

John: Where did you get that gold watch Joe?

Tom: I won it in a race.

John: How many people participated in it?

Tom: Three, a policeman, the owner of the watch, and me!!


1. Thursday, May 1, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

3. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or

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

                                 Love to all, Carol





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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Panis Angelicus

Text written by Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 07 Mar 1274)

Composed by César Franck (10 Dec 1822 – 8 Nov 1890), 1872

Panis Angelicus

 Panis angelicus
fit panis hominum;
Dat panis coelicus
figuris terminum:
O res mirabilis!
Manducat Dominum
Pauper, servus et humilis.

Te trina Deitas
unaque poscimus:
Sic nos tu visita,
sicut te colimus;
Per tuas semitas
duc nos quo tendimus,
Ad lucem quam inhabitas.

An English Translation

 The angelic bread
becomes the bread of men;
The heavenly bread
ends all prefigurations:
What wonder!
The Lord is eaten
by a poor and humble servant.

Triune God,
We beg of you:
visit us,
just as we worship you.
By your ways,
lead us where we are heading,
to the light in which you dwell.

"Panis Angelicus" midi (version 3) courtesy of - 04/20/11

"Panis Angelicus" lyrics courtesy of - 04/20/11

Stained Glass Image of the Last Supper (© Van Ostaeyen) courtesy
of - 04/20/11

Fancy Gold Divider Line64 clip art courtesy of - 12/17/08

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

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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

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