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12/05/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Sleep, Holy Babe

(Second Sunday in Advent)

Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so
necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional
memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing
memory; it brings hope. The purpose of the Church’s year is continually to rehearse her
great history of memories, to awaken the heart’s memory so that it can discern the star
of hope.… It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness
and thus to open doors of hope.”

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), Seek That Which Is Above, 1986
(b. 16 Apr 1927)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This may be among your favorite carols; I personally cannot recall ever hearing it before now!

BONUS #1 - - Sleep, Holy Babe - TORCHkids

BONUS #2 - - Sleep, Holy Babe - same carol, but set to a different tune 



 1.   From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68) of VA - 12/04/10, 6:44 PM:


Don't know if you knew or not but     Mae Scott, mother of Jon Scott, '68, passed away last week. I believe she also taught at NNHS.

Hope your hubby is better. Thanks for all you do to keep the Typhoon Nation informed. Hope you have a wonderful Holiday.

Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally '68

   Thank you, Elizabeth, I'm so sorry to hear this. I must have been even more out of it than I thought! I had somehow overlooked the announcement entirely, despite just having made her Teacher page four months ago:

2.   From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 12/05/10, 5:20 PM - "obit":

  Bobby Harris' oldest son passed away this week.  Please post the obit.

   Oh, Chuck, I'm so very sorry to hear this news!  Thank you for letting us know.  We'll keep Bobby and his family in our prayers.



   Happy Birthday today 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 tomorrow to Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

07 -   Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND  Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '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;

12 -   Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ AND      Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND       Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) AND   My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



December 05, 1941 - In the Battle of Moscow Georgy Zhukov launched a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army, with the biggest offensive launched against Army Group Centre.

December 05, 1941 - Great Britain declared war on Finland, Hungary and Romania.

December 05, 1943 - U.S. Army Air Force began attacking Germany's secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow.

December 05, 1944 - Allied troops took Ravenna, Italy.

December 05, 2006 - The USS Intrepid was moved from its anchorage in the Hudson River to a shipyard in Bayonne, NJ, for renovations. Two attempts were made to move the ship in November 2006 but were unsuccessful. The ship had survived five Japanese kamikaze attacks in the last two years of the Pacific war. It later served off Vietnam and Korea and was a recovery ship for NASA astronauts. After being decommissioned in the late 1970's it was transformed into a military and space museum in 1982.



Sunday, December 5, 1965 - Singer, songwriter and guitarist (Goo Goo Dolls) Johnny Rzeznik was born John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik in Buffalo, New York.

Sunday, December 5, 1965 - Reggae musician Wayne Smith was born in Waterhouse, Kingston, Jamaica.

Sunday, December 5, 1965 - Physiologist and Nobel laureate (1944) Joseph Erlanger (b. 05 Jan 1874 in San Francisco, California) died in St. Louis, Missouri of heart failure one month before his 92nd brthday. The Joseph Erlanger House in St. Louis is designated a National Historic Landmark.


  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 was named the September 2010 People's Choice!  This is the last month we can vote for Grace - the last 31 days we have to make a difference.

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

  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?!?


  From Steve Hochman ('60) of VA - 12/04/10:


Everything is now working great. I was not sure if it was on my end or the other.  Thanks again for the wonderful job you do of keeping us informed and in touch with each other. Best wishes to your husband for a full and speedy recovery!

Steve Hochman

   Thank you so much, Steve!


    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 12/04/10, 8:20 PM - "GUESS WHAT????":

You're not going to believe this.......just went outside....and IT'S SNOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

   COOL BEANS! Thanks for telling us, Janice! It snowed here for a while on Thanksgiving Day - big, white, beautiful flakes - but the ground was too warm for them to stay long. It did make for a lovely sight from the dining room table, though.


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/04/10 - "Beautiful Song":

Just Beautiful.  Enjoy.


Here’s the story behind the song:

While at the mall a couple of years ago, my then four year old nephew, Spencer, saw kids lined up to see Santa Claus. Having been taught as a toddler that Christmas is the holiday that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, he asked his mom, "where's the line to see Jesus"? My sister mentioned this to my dad, who immediately became inspired and jotted words down to a song in just a few minutes. After putting music to the words, and doing a quick recording at home, he received a great response from friends. He sent the song off to Nashville without much response, except for a Christian song writer who suggested adding a bridge at the end of the first chorus. My dad then asked if I wanted to record the song to see what we could do with it. I listened to the song, made a few changes to the words to make it flow better, and we headed to Shock City Studios. It was at the studio where Chris, owner and producer, rewrote the 2nd verse and part of the chorus... with goosebumps and emotions high, we were all hopeful and felt like we had something special. The demo was recorded in just under 2 hours and sent off again to Nashville... still no response. Then 2 weeks before Christmas last year, my cousins Greg and Robbie decided to do a video to see what we could accomplish on YouTube. The first day we had 3000 hits and it soared from there. We received e-mails, phone calls, Facebook messages from people all over asking for the music, CD's, iTunes, anything... we had nothin'. After a couple of meetings with Chris following the amazing response, we got serious. We headed back into the studio this past spring... this time with guitars, drums, bass, pianos, choirs... the real deal.... and here we are today. Getting iTunes set up, a website put together, and loving that thousands upon thousands of Christians have come together... remembering the true meaning of Christmas. Out of the mouths of babes come profound truths that many adults can not understand.

Hopefully Spencer's observation will cause people all over to reflect on the love of Jesus, and that one day we will all stand in line to see Him.

We are most thankful to our Heavenly Father to have this chance to share our music with you. Merry Christmas everyone. - Where's the Line to See Jesus?

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Joan!


     From Me ('65) of IL - 12/04/10 - "Mary Did You Know":

   I found this video while I was checking Joan's.   It handily reduced me to a blubbering blob of mush..... - Mary Did You Know


  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 12/04/10 - "Prayer Request...":

Please pray for our defenders.

We are asking everyone to say a prayer for "Darkhorse" 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families. They are fighting it out in Afghanistan & they have lost 9 marines in 4 days. IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE the message spread if more could pass it on.

Semper Fi, God Bless America and God Bless the United States Marine Corps...

   ABSOLUTELY! Thanks, Bill!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS: 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!



From - Jewish Jokes:

Criminal Justice

Q: Why do Jewish Mothers make great parole officers?

A: They never let anyone finish a sentence.



1. 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.

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

3. 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)

4. Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 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.

5. Wednesday, February 9, 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.

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

7. 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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Sleep, Holy Babe

Lyrics by Fr. Edward Caswall (15 July 1814 - 02 Jan 1878)

 Melody adapted from Louise Reichardt (11 Apr 1779 - 17 Nov 1826), 1826

Sleep, Holy Babe, Upon Thy Mother's breast.
Great Lord of earth and sea and sky,
How sweet it is to see Thee lie
In such a place of rest.

Sleep, Holy Babe, Thine angels watch around;
All bending low with folded wings
Before th'Incarnate King of kings,
In rev'rent awe profound.

Sleep, Holy Babe, While I with Mary gaze
In joy upon Thy face awhile,
Upon the loving Infant smile,
Which there divinely plays.

Sleep, Holy Babe, O take Thy brief repose!
Too quickly will Thy slumbers break,
And Thou to lengthen'd pains awake,
That death alone shall close.


"Sleep Holy Babe" midi, lyrics, and available sheet music courtesy of - 12/02/10

Metal Advent Ring Image courtesy of - 11/23/05

Second Candle Advent Wreath clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 11/23/05

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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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

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