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11/23/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Now Thank We All Our God

“If I have enjoyed the hospitality of the Host of this universe,
Who daily spreads a table in my sight, surely I cannot
do less than acknowledge my dependence.”

G. A. Johnston Ross
(1865 - 1937)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We first used today's Newsletter theme exactly five years ago today:

BONUS - - Now Thank We All Our God


   Happy Birthday today to   Sandra Ray ('61) of VA AND   John Howard ('66) of VA AND Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA AND the late
Fayetta Covert Stansbury (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '72) - 1954 (deceased 06/03/10)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

25 -   Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR AND    Michael Sisk ('63) of CA;

26 -   Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD AND   Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND    Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV;

27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;

29 - Jimmy Key ('57) AND    Randy Bearor ('64) of VA;

30 -      Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 22, 1940 - Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattacked into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.

November 22, 1942 - Battle of Stalingrad – General Friedrich Paulus sent Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army was surrounded.

November 22, 1943 - War in the Pacific – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek met in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan (see Cairo Conference).


November 23, 1940 - Romania became a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.

November 23, 1943 - The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstraße in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg was destroyed. It was eventually rebuilt in 1961 and called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

November 23, 1943 - U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin from the Japanese during the Central Pacific offensive in the Gilbert Islands.

November 23, 1945 -
The U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended.


Monday, November 22, 1965 - Actor Mads Mikkelsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Monday, November 22, 1965 - American film producer and talent agent Peter Safran was born in London, England, United Kingdom.


Tuesday, November 23, 1965 - Poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht was born in Glen Cove, New York on Long Island.

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important!


   Grace has been named the
September 2010 People's Choice!

   BUT - She's falling considerably behind a dog in California named Dollar!

   The last time I checked Dollar was WAAAY ahead of Grace.. We cannot allow this to happen! Doncha wanna go shopping and spot Grace's image on a bag of dog food and know that YOU played a large part in placing her there?!?

   It only takes about two seconds to cast your allotted daily vote)!!!

  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 11/21/10 - "RE:      Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL)":

I think I'm more SHOCKED to hear that Paul willingly went to the hospital than I am to hear his symptoms !

Tell him he is loved, wished a speedy recovery and Prayed for as are all of MY adopted family.

Updates are always good things to see. Thanks for thinking of me.

The Judy

   Yes, that's what scared us all! In fact, going to the hospital was HIS idea! That's when we realized that he was seriously near death. Moreover (and mind-bogglingly), he was a model patient! Blessedly, he is improving now.

   Thanks so much, Judy-Judy!

    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 11/21/10 - "Britain HAS talent!":

What a voice.
Fun at age 80
Frances - 80-year-old Janey Cutler of Scotland

   WOWZERONI! That's impressive! Thanks, Frances!

  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 11/22/10 - " How twins are made":

I thought this was just plain cute!  So this is how they do it.... One of life's great mysteries solved:

How twins are made....

(Only twenty years ago, no one would have understood this joke!)
  Smilin', aren't ya?!?

   AWWW! You betcha! Thanks, Judy!


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/22/10 - "Awesome! Pop-Up Hallelujah Chorus at Macys in Philly":

There is a link below; enjoy a "spontaneous uprising" --     Sarah Sugah (Puckett Kressaty - '65 - of VA), this is right up your alley :-)

This is awesome; you may have seen this, but if you haven’t it’s really worth watching.  Macy’s department store in Philly is the scene and 600 singers from various groups were “ planted”  in the store, but many were also shopping with the other customers.  At a given signal, the “plants” started singing  the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah”.  See what happens!

Awesome! Pop-Up Hallelujah Chorus at Macy's

The old John Wanamaker store in Philadelphia has a world renown organ - it is now a Macy's.  See what happens to the crowd when the organ starts playing this beautiful tribute to God.

   OOOH! I love these - I've always wanted this to happen while I was there to see it! Thanks so much, Wayne Honey!

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 11/22/10 - "The Final Exam":

The Final Exam

At Penn State University, there were four sophomores taking chemistry and all of them had an 'A' so far. These four friends were so confident that the weekend before finals, they decided to visit some friends and have a big party. They had a great time but, after all the hearty partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Penn State until early Monday morning.

Rather than taking the final as scheduled, they decided that after the final they would explain to their professor why they missed it. They said that they visited friends but on the way back they had a flat tire. As a result, they missed the final. The professor agreed they could make up the final the next day. The guys were excited and relieved. They studied that night for the exam.

The next day the Professor placed them in separate rooms and gave them a test booklet. They quickly answered the first problem worth 5 points. Cool, they thought! Each one in separate rooms, thought this was going to be easy...then they turned the page. On the second page was written...

For 95 points: Which tire? _________

   WILD GIGGLES! If this isn't true, it should be! Thanks, Janice!

  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 11/22/10 - "Winter is coming, brrrrrrrrrrrrr cold":

Winter is coming, brrrrrrrrrrrrr cold
Nope, I'm still here!


The Farmer's Almanac is predicting a very cold winter.

It must be true because the squirrels are gathering NUTS


Three of my neighbors have already disappeared.


Are you O.K.?

       WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, Jude!



“You Know You've Overdone Thanksgiving If”

* You spill more food on you than the local soup kitchen dispenses

* Paramedics bring in the Jaws of Life to pry you out of the EZ-Boy

* Your after dinner moans are loud enough to signal Dr. Kevorkian

* The "Gravy Boat" your wife set out was a real 12' boat !

* The potatoes you used set off another famine in Ireland

* Your "Big Elvis Super-Belt" won't even go around your waist

* You receive a Sumo Wrestler application in your e-mail

* You set off 3 earthquake seismographs on your morning jog Friday

* Pricking your finger for cholesterol screening only yielded gravy

* You have 5 TV sets side-by-side to catch all the football games

* A guest quotes a Biblical passage from "The Feeding of the 5000"

* That rash on your stomach turns out to be steering wheel burn

* Your wife wears a life jacket at nite in your water bed

* Representatives from the Butterball Hall of Fame called twice

* You consider gluttony as your patriotic duty

* It looks like the left-overs are gonna last until Christmas

* Your arms are too short to reach the keyboard & delete this message

You are what you eat.... and you are NOT gonna like being a turkey.


1. Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 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. Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!

4. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its Holiday Party at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606. CONTACT: Joe Drewry (, 757-244-4443, ext 4)

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

6. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 08/22/10

BLOG: - updated 10/21/10

   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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Now Thank We All Our God

Based on Ecclesiasticus 50:22-24 by Martin Rinkart (1586-1649)

Translated by Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)

Music: Johann Crüger (1598-1662); Harmony by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Now thank we all our God,
With heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done,
In whom this world rejoices;
Who from our mothers' arms
Has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us still in grace,
And guide us when perplexed;
And free us from all ills,
In this world and the next.

All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given;
The Son, and him who reigns
With them in highest heaven;
The one eternal God,
Whom earth and heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

"Now Thank We All Our God" midi courtesy of - 11/21/05

"Now Thank We All Our God" lyrics courtesy of - 11/21/05

Flowers in Pumpkin Vase clip art courtesy of - 10/31/04

Lacy Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/04/04

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

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!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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!!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

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

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

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