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12/04/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
All My Heart This Night Rejoices

“Somehow, not only for Christmas, But all the long year through,
the joy that you give to others, is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing, the poor and lonely and sad,
the more of your heart's possessing, returns to you glad.”

- John Greenleaf Whittier
(17 Dec 1807 - 07 Sept 1892)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   When we first used this Christmas carol four years ago today, I explained why even apart from its intrinsic loveliness I loved it so:

   I had been looking forward to "revisiting" it, and eagerly anticipating the videos which I could find now.  Imagine my surprise and disappointment when there were none available of this particular version - not even in the original German!  Even in entering the name of the composer, Horatio W. Parker, I still found nothing.  However, as a surprise bonus to us all (and apropos of nothing), I found a clip of Horatio Caine's one-liners.  The beauty is, this clip is equally entertaining where you are a big fan of CSI: Miami or just the opposite.

BONUS - - Horatio Caine's One Liners - David Caruso


  Tim Wilson of NY, youngest son of         My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 11/29/09:

   (Reconstructed from phone conversation)

   Tim lives on the fourth floor of a seven story apartment building in Brooklyn - with concrete steps.  Returning home Saturday night (11/21) after his 39th birthday party, he tripped on the stairs, fell down one flight of steps, landed on his face, and was knocked unconscious.  As it so happened, his neighbor "happened" to be having a party herself that night, and departing guests found Tim unconscious on the steps.  Returning upstairs, the neighbor called 9-1-1, which dispatched an ambulance which carried him to Bellevue Hospital, passing three or four other hospitals on the way, as Bellevue is better equipped to handle this kind of trauma.

   The physicians later said that Tim arrived with mere seconds to spare!  He was whisked into surgery with the same problem (an epidural hematoma) which took the life of actress Natasha Richardson in March of this year.  In addition to the injury to his eye (which I will not even attempt to describe), he also sustained a fractured skull, and may now have a titanium implant.  He actually flat-lined during the surgery, but is expected to make a full recovery, with the possible exception of some loss of hearing in one ear.

   A week later he was still hospitalized (I'm not sure whether or not he's been released yet).  Obviously, this was not the way he had envisioned his birthday.

   Just as obviously, your prayers on his behalf have been mightily appreciated - and I'm sure are thought by his family to be as responsible for his miraculous recovery as the excellent medical care he received at Bellevue, and truly a cause for much rejoicing. Thank you all so much!

  Happy Birthday today to William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND  Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late    Gene Peters ('57) (deceased - 07/24/09) AND      Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57);

07 -   Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND  Janice Pratt McGrew (HHS - '67) of VA AND    Tim Parsons ('73) of VA;

09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57);

10 -     John Murden ('60) of VA AND   Glen Davenport ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


December 04, 1942 - U.S. bombers attacked the Italian mainland for the first time during World War II.

December 04, 1942 - Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Krahelska-Filipowicz set up the Żegota organization.

December 04, 1942 - Carlson's patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign ended.

December 04, 1943 - In Yugoslavia, resistance leader Marshal Tito proclaimed a provisional democratic Yugoslav government in-exile.

December 04, 1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt closed down the Works Progress Administration, because of the high levels of wartime employment in the United States.


Friday, December 4, 1964 - Singer Sertab Erener was born in Istanbul, Turkey.

Friday, December 4, 1964 - Actor Jonathan Goldstein was born in New York City, New York.

Friday, December 4, 1964 -  Scottish Rugby Union player Scott Hastings was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Friday, December 4, 1964 - Actress Chelsea Noble was born in Cheektowaga, New York.

Friday, December 4, 1964 - Actress Marisa Tomei was born in Brooklyn, New York.

      From Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL - 12/03/09 - "New Email Address for Don Jett":

Hi Carol,

Effective now, my email address has changed to and I hope you will make the change right away so I do not miss communicating with you.  If you get more than one notice, it is because I have you in more than one address folder. 

Thanks for updating my new address.

Don Jett

'In God We Trust'

   Thanks, Don! I've switched you now, both in my mailing list and on our curiously named "Alumni List":

 From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 12/03/09:


   You're welcome, Bill - y'all have fun!

  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH via Her Daughter,   Avens - 12/03/09 - "pictures":

Mum said I'm supposed to email Thanksgiving pictures to you.

Lots of pictures attached and they are HUGE... apologies for that, I tend to be uploading them to sites that auto-shrink them and keep my originals large size for printing purposes.  If you can't open 'em, let me know and I'll do some mass shrinking.

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   WOWZERONI! Looky-looky at all that beautiful food! Thanks so much, Avens - and Domi and it's good to see your faces at last!

   The size of the images was perfect; I vastly prefer to shrink and compress them myself, whereas it's nigh on to impossible for me to enlarge them.

From Gary Sealey of VA - 12/02//09 - "Beecroft & Bull in Hilton Retiring":

Sad News.... Beecroft & Bull's Hilton location is retiring...

I received this email today ( Wednesday 1:21)

Over 50 years...

Just wanted to pass this along

40% - 80% Off
Fall/Winter as well as Spring/Summer Clothing 
at our Newport News Location Only!
December 3rd - 31st.

After more than 50 years in the clothing business, Beecroft & Bull founders, Moss and Frances, are retiring
and closing their Newport News store. Sons Craig and Bryan will continue their tradition of great style
and service at our other Virginia locations.


   OH, NO!!! Thanks for letting us know, Gary!,0,5332836.story

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/03/09 - "Have a nice weekend.":
Original Civil War Photographs.
Food Art-some old, some new to me.


Although I had arrived 20 minutes early for my one o'clock doctor's appointment, I watched patient after patient disappear into the various rooms. Now, I know things happen, and that more serious issues are typically dealt with first, so I was able to accept that those coming in after me were seen first, But when I was still sitting in the waiting room 1 1/2 hours later, I'd had enough and had become pretty irate.

Fortunately, as I got up and went to the receptionist, I calmed down enough to handle it without anger.

Instead I calmly said, "I know my son's appointment was for one o'clock. Can you tell me if that was a.m. or p.m.?"


"If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done."
- Peter Ustinov


"The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way."
- Bertrand Russell

   Thank you, Shari!


  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 12/03/09 - "Challenged Senior":

I know how he feels. 

Challenged Senior

At a certain age, everyone will understand this poor guy...

I thought about the 30 year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a Blackberry that played music, took videos, pictures and communicated with Facebook and Twitter.

I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

That was before one of my grand kids hooked me up for Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends every message to my cell phone and every other program within the texting world.

My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation.

I am not ready to live like this.

I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get lost every now and then going over to the grocery store or library.

I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth [it's red] phone I am supposed to use when I drive.

I wore it once and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble talking to my wife as everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. Seems I have to take my hearing aid out to use it and I got a little loud.

I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time..

Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, "Re-calc-ul-ating". You would think that she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then when I would make a right turn instead, it was not good.

When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the name of the cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GSP lady, at least she loves me.

To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven't figured out how I can lose three phones all at once and have to run around digging under chair cushions and checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me.

They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store.

You would think they could settle on something themselves but this sudden "Paper or Plastic?" every time I check out just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused but I never remember to take them in with me.

Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, "Paper or Plastic?" I just say, "Doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual.."

Then it's their turn to stare at me with a blank look.

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Judy!



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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

  Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 12/03/09:

Dress Code

Employed by the human-development center of a corporation in the Midwest, my friend trains employees in proper dress codes and etiquette.

One day as she was stepping onto the elevator, a man casually dressed in jeans and a golf shirt got on with her.

Thinking of her responsibilities, she scolded, "Dressed a little casually today, aren't we?"

The man replied, "That's one of the benefits you get of owning the company."


Doctor's Guarantee

"The doctor said he would have me on my feet in two weeks."

"Was he successful?"

"Yup, I had to sell my car to pay his bill."


1. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - The Class of 1957 will hold its Holiday Party at Angelo's on Route 17.  RSVP no later than December 6.  For details, contact Pat Beck Letzinger at - CLASS OF 1957
2. Saturday, December 12, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will again encourage the Laugh-A Lot Breakfast Bunch to meet at 9:00 AM at the Candle Light Kitchen in Norge (Williamsburg). Directions: Take I-64 to Exit 231A-Norge, go 1-1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through light, look for shopping center on left, Candle Light Kitchen on Right.  CLASS OF 1960 - RSVP to  NO LATER THAN December 8, 2009.
3. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its annual Gathering and Dinner at Al Fresco Italian Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue. For details, contact Joe Drewry at - CLASS OF 1958 AND “other NNHS alums and friends of our 1958 class are invited to join with us”!

4. 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

5. 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 12/04/09

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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All My Heart This Night Rejoices

Words: Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen
Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676), Praxis Pietatis Melica, 1653
translation by Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878), Lyra Germanica, England 1858
Music ("Stella") by Horatio W. Parker

All my heart this night rejoices,
As I hear, far and near, sweetest angel voices;
“Christ is born,” their choirs are singing,
Till the air, everywhere, now their joy is ringing.

Hark! a voice from yonder manger,
Soft and sweet, doth entreat, “Flee from woe and danger;
Brethren, come; from all that grieves you
You are freed; all you need I will surely give you.”

Come, then, let us hasten yonder;
Here let all, great and small, kneel in awe and wonder,
Love Him, Who with love is yearning;
Hail the star that from far bright with hope is burning.

"All My Heart This Night Rejoices" midi courtesy of - 12/02/05

"All My Heart This Night Rejoices" lyrics and available history courtesy of - 12/03/05

Herald Angel clip art courtesy of - 12/03/09

Animated Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/03/09

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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!

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

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

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