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12/06/08 - NNHS Newsletter
Happy St. Nicholas Day!

I think we have to believe in things we don't see. That's really important
for all of us, whether it's your religion or Santa Claus, or whatever.
That's pretty much what it's about.

- James Caan
(b. 26 Mar 1940)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Guess what?!?  It's St. Nicholas Day!  That's right!  We celebrate this day together every year (even if we don't personally celebrate it, and personally, I don't know anyone who DOES celebrate it).  But, HEY!  It's December, and surely there's something to celebrate - or remember - every day this month!

   This particular Holiday Edition repeats each year: - Jolly Old Saint Nicholas - Up On the Housetop - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Up On the Housetop

BONUS #1 - - Here Comes Santa Claus - Gene Autry - with outdoor Christmas lights synchronized to the music!

BONUS #2 - - Here Comes Santa Claus - Elvis Presley, September 6, 1957

BONUS #3 - - Here Comes Santa Claus - Doris Day

BONUS #4 - - Here Comes Santa Claus - Alvin and the Chipmunks - with a bonus Christmas story attached - so that's a double bonus!



From My Friend, Judy of IL - 12/05/08 - "My shoulder":

Hi All

I don't know for sure how many of you already know this so if I told you already just hit delete!
I saw Dr. Wottowa (ortho surgeon) on Wednesday and after he saw the artho-gram I had done in November, he told me I have 2 torn tendons. On Jan 9 I will have ANOTHER surgery to try to repair them. He will use a camera first to check the muscles to see if they are still good enough to reattach the tendons and have them hold. It will out patient as the procedure isn't that invasive. 

I have no idea how long I will be down this time, but I'm sure it will require another round of physical therapy.
That's all from here.

   YIKESARONI! Judy-Judy-Judy, be careful, Lady!


  Navy beat Army 34-0 in the 109th Football Classic today in Philadelphia - the first time Army has been shut out in a number of years! GO NAVY!


   Our Midwestern Children seem to missing us as much as we are them, so they're arranging for us to come spend the holidays with them! WHOO-HOO!
   Thanks, Chickadees!


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

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND   Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND   Tim Parsons ('73) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 OR;

13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/05/08 - "From me to you":

From the desk of:
                 Joyce Cahoon

2009 Contract

After serious & cautious consideration...your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2009!  

It was a very hard decision to make, so try not to screw it up!!!  

My Wish for You in 2009:  
May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts.  May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet  for  $100 bills.  May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!  May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy.  May the problems you had forget your home address!  In simple words...  


May 2009 be the best year of your life!!!

   Thanks, Joyce! I do so enjoy your emails, so I'll try not to screw it up!

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 12/05/08 - "Here She Is":


Here is the latest news release about the USS New York. For those that interested. She will be turned over to the NAVY on 9/11/2009. Buz (Blanchard - Kecoughtan HS - '68 -of LA) sent me this to be forwarded.

Jerry Blanchard (Class of 62) of Va.

Scroll down check out where the steel was melted!

Here 'SHE' is!!!! 

 Here SHE is, the USS New York, made from the World Trade Center!

USS New York
It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.

It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists.
It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft. 

Steel from the  World  Trade  Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, LA  to cast the ship's bow section.
When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003, 'those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence,'
recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. 'It was a spiritual moment for everybody there.' 

Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived,
he touched it with his hand and the 'hair on my neck stood up.'

'It had a big meaning to it for all of us,' he said. 'They knocked us down. They can't keep us down.. We're going to be back.' 

The ship's motto? 'Never Forget'

   The five images didn't make it through, Sweetie, but we enjoyed the update! Thanks, Jerry - and Buzzy!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/05/08 - "Bread":

Tis the season for cooking up good comfort food and what's more comforting than to come home to the smell of fresh baked bread.  
This recipe sounds yummy and simple.





No-Knead Multigrain Bread

Yield- 1 loaf     Preparation time:  5 minutes

Cooking and resting time: 2 Hours and 15 minutes


1 package active dry yeast

1-1/2 cups warm water 100-110o

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup whole wheat flour

cup uncooked mixed-grain cereal or old fashioned rolled oats

Nonstick pan spray


In a liquid measuring cup, whisk the yeast into the warm water until it dissolves. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for about 15 minutes (the mixture should become slightly foamy on top and cloudy throughout.)


Pour the yeast mixture into a large bowl and stir in the all-purpose flour, honey, melted butter and salt until well incorporated. Mix in the whole wheat flour and cereal, place a clean kitchen towel over the top of the bowl and place the bowl in a warm place away from any drafts to double in size, about 1 hour.


Fold the dough with a spatula to deflate it. Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with the pan spray and transfer the dough to the pan. Cover with the kitchen towel and set aside until the dough has doubled in size, about 25 minutes.


Preheat oven to 375o. Bake until browned and until the loaf sounds hollow when the top is tapped, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and the pan and cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.


 Joyce Cahoon


   Oh, YUMMY! I just so happen to have all the ingredients to make this right now!  I might just go do that! Thanks again, Joyce!

From - 12/05/08 - "Self-Limiting Beliefs":

Positive Thinking - How Negative Thinking Can Stop You Getting What You Want
By Paul Alexander Wood, Dec. 1, 2008

Negative and self limiting beliefs can and very often do hold us back in life. These beliefs can stop us from achieving what we most want and need in our lives.

Our limiting beliefs more often than not have been learned as we have gone through life and very often we have bought them with us from childhood. While they dont serve us well, they are still very personal to each of us. Many people form strong identities from their beliefs, limiting or not and so any negative beliefs can become a deeply ingrained part of their personality one that they carry around with them for years.

Beliefs are personal; they are important and have the ability to define our entire lives. Our beliefs have governed how we have lived in the past, they govern how we are living now and they will govern how we will live our life in the future.

Examples of some negative and limiting beliefs:

Im useless, I always have been
I am an idiot
Ill never be a success
Everyone hates me at work
I wont become rich
My business will fail
Im not clever enough
Ill never be able to learn Japanese
Ill never get promoted at work
Im too fat

These negative and limiting beliefs ultimately serve no real purpose apart from to stop us from having what we want in our lives. They become so entrenched in our minds that we just accept them as normal, never really believing we can do anything about them.

Just one negative belief about yourself, your situation or anything else related to your life can dictate to you the action you take, the behavior you exhibit and the environment where you find yourself.

A negative belief can really make it difficult if you are looking to make a change in your life or accomplish some goal. It becomes your own personal roadblock that stops you dead in your tracks.

You accept it and it becomes the way your life is.

Of course everyone is entitled to believe what they want. We have a choice, and we can choose to not accept our limiting beliefs any time we wish. Do you really want to continue creating mind made barriers for yourself?

You may want certain things in your life, you may want more for yourself, your family and even for the world around you, but yet your limiting beliefs never seem to go away, they have always been there and they will always be there in the future. They will remain a fundamental part of who you are unless you do something about it.

Remember that beliefs can be changed, and this is great news when we know we have beliefs that limit us. You probably used to believe in Santa Claus but I bet you dont anymore. Rest assured that if you want to really change a negative belief you have, it can be done.

One useful strategy to use is to step forward into the future and envisage what will transpire (or not) as a result of the belief you hold.

When we do this we can see just exactly where our negative belief will lead us.

Types of question to ask yourself when taking the negative belief into the future include:

What will happen later on in the future if you persist with this belief?
What consequences will occur as a result of this belief?
What results will or could arise from the initial set of results?

For example:

Ill never be able to learn Portuguese.

With a belief like this, where will you be in 2 years time? Imagine instead if you start learning Portuguese now, how much of it would you be able to speak in 2 years time?

Do you realize the more you believe this the more this will prevent you from actually learning Portuguese. So eventually over time you will not be able to learn any new languages with a belief like this.

So I guess you can forget about conversing with any Brazilians in their own language when you visit Brazil then?

You could carry on asking similar questions based on what you will be able or not be able to do as a result. Try it with your own negative beliefs and see if your perspective changes.


Author's Bio

Paul Alexander Wood is a personal development and self-help writer, he is also the author and creator of, a website dedicated to helping people who are looking to make changes in their life.

Copyright by, Self Improvement Online, Inc.

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/05/08 - "Letter to Santa":

Dear Santa, 

Please send me a baby brother. 


 Santa wrote back:
"Send me your mother..."

   Joyce, you are sooo baaad!!! Thanks again, Lady!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/17/08 - "TWELVE WONDERFUL COMMANDMENTS" (#11 in a Series of 12):

sweet pictures

   Thank you so much, Shari! These lessons seem to take most of us an entire lifetime to learn.....

And don't forget to always be THANKFUL!

And Thank God for today!


The NNHS Class of 1958 Gathering and Dinner will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 6:00 PM at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606 CONTACT: Joe Drewry (, 757-244-4443, ext 4)


1. Thursday, January 1, 2009, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News, VA  - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

2. April 23, 24, & 25, 2009 - Class of 1954 will hold their 55th-Year Reunion. For details contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 12/06/08
NNHS BLOG: - updated 12/01/08

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

                                  Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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Here Comes Santa Claus

Written by Gene Autry (29 Sept 1907 - 02 Oct 1998) and Oakley Haldeman, 1947

Here comes Santa Claus!
Here comes Santa Claus!
Right down Santa Claus Lane!
Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer
are pulling on the reins.
Bells are ringing, children singing;
All is merry and bright.
Hang your stockings and say your prayers,
'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Here comes Santa Claus!
Here comes Santa Claus!
Right down Santa Claus Lane!
He's got a bag that is filled with toys
for the boys and girls again.
Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle,
What a beautiful sight.
Jump in bed, cover up your head,
'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight

 "Here Comes Santa Claus" midi courtesy of - 12/06/08

"Here Comes Santa Claus" lyrics courtesy of - 12/06/08

Image of Santa Claus courtesy of - 12/05/08

Animated Santa Heads Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/05/08

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

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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

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

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

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

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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