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12/10/13 - NNHS Newsletter
Frosty the Snowman

“Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance -
each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.”

- Deborah Whipp

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

     I LOVE snowmen!

BONUS #1 - - Frosty the Snowman - Gene Autry

BONUS #2 - Frosty the Snowman - Jimmy Durante, 1969

BONUS #3 - - Frosty the Snowman - sing-along version


"Frosty the Snowman" is a popular song written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson, and first recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950. It was written after the success of Autry's recording of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" the previous year; Rollins and Nelson shipped the new song to Autry, who recorded "Frosty" in search of another seasonal hit. Like "Rudolph", "Frosty" was subsequently adapted to other media including a popular television special. The song was originally titled "Frosty the Snow Man".

The song is about a snowman who comes to life by the placement of a magical hat found by some children, with whom he shares playful adventures before he has to "hurry on his way" (likely a quaint reference to melting, and the ephemeral nature of snowmen). At the end of their adventures together, the children are saddened by Frosty leaving, however, he reassures them by exclaiming, "I'll be back again some day."

Did I mention that I love snowmen?!?



     Happy Birthday today to      John Murden ('60) of VA AND   Glen Davenport ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57);

14 - Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND   Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA;

15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND        Buster Vest ('63) of VA;

16 -   Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA;

17 -   Tom Oxner ('65) of AR!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


December 10, 1941 - Battle of the Philippines Imperial Japanese forces under the command of General Masaharu Homma invaded the Philippine mainland.

December 10, 1941 - In the Battle of Malaya, the Royal Navy capital ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse were sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo bombers near Malaya.


Tuesday, December 10, 1963 -
Squash player Jahangir Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan.

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/09/13 - "A quiz and tongue twister, plus more":
Phil Collins-I Don't Care Anymore.



The Wolf Man comes home one day from a long day at the office.

"How was work, dear?" his wife asks.

"Listen! I don't want to talk about work!" he shouts.

"Okay. Would you like to sit down and eat a nice home cooked meal?" she asks nicely.

"Listen!" he shouts again. "I'm not hungry! I don't wanna eat! All right! Is that all right with you? Can I come home from work and just do my own thing without you forcing food own my throat? Huh?"

At this moment, the wolf man started growling, and throwing things around the apartment in a mad rage. Looking out the window, his wife sees a full moon and says to herself, "I guess it's that time of the month."


Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes

A buddy and I were golfing one afternoon and getting somewhat bored with the round; so when we came upon the water hazard with two ducks sitting quietly on the water, I bet him ten bucks he couldn't hit a duck and five dollars he couldn't even get one to move.

Being a guy, he took the bet. He launched four shots toward the ducks, and even threw two by hand, and the ducks still wouldn't budge. Only after he lost six golf balls did he realize the ducks were decoys.



This is an old quiz and I've seen it before but it's easy to get the answers wrong.

See how you will do.

(Don't cheat. )

Scroll down for the correct answers.

1. If a plane crashed on the border of the USA and Canada, where should the survivors be buried?
2. How many species of each animal did Moses take aboard The Ark?
3. How many months have 28 days?
4. How far can a bear walk into the woods?
5. What is the value of coin dated 24 B.C.?
6. How many grooves does a 45rpm phonograph record have?
7. A camper leaves her camp, hikes 1 mile south, then 1 mile east where she sees a bear. Then she hikes 1 mile north to arrive at her camp. What color is the bear?
8. If a rooster lays an egg on the peak of a roof, will the egg roll to the left side or to the right side?
9. If a south bound electric train is traveling at a rate of 66 miles per hour and the wind is blowing to the north at 35 miles per hour, which way will the smoke blow?
10. On which side of a chicken are the most feathers?


1. You don't bury survivors.
2. Moses didn't have an Ark, Noah did.
3. All twelve of them.
4. Half way, then he is walking out of the woods.
5. Nothing, a coin could not be dated BC.
6. One (spiraling) on each side.
7. The camp must be at the north pole, therefore the bear is white.
8. Roosters don't lay eggs, chickens do.
9. Electric trains don't blow smoke.
10. The outside.


*-- Toughest tongue twister touted by MIT researchers --*

BOSTON - Professional announcers and linguists may not agree but MIT researchers say "pad kid poured curd pulled cod" is among the toughest tongue twisters around. The phrase - which must be repeated 10 times as fast as possible - is designed to trigger speech errors, its creators told Boston Daily. "If anyone can say this 10 times quickly, they get a prize," said Massachusetts Institute of Technology psychologist Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, who helped come up with the repetitive verbal challenge. She and her colleagues presented their research on misspoken sounds Thursday at the Acoustical Society of America meeting in San Francisco. Their research indicates there are two types of combinations of alternating words: simple lists and full sentences of same sounds that are inverted. Verbal slip-ups occur more frequently on strings of similar sounding words. That's how they came up with the phrase "pad kid poured curd pulled cod." Say that 10 times, fast.



"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
- C. S. Lewis

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
- George Bernard Shaw

"Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life. And when you feel better about life, your life is better. With an optimistic, positive attitude toward life, the possibilities for your second prime are tremendous."
- Art Linkletter expressed these thoughts on smiling, positive attitude and a second prime when he was 94.

"You are only as old as you think you are."
- Anonymous

"Live your best life, not your age."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie



Sir Isaac Newton invented the swinging door for the convenience of his cat.

In ancient Rome it wasn't "officially" dark until you could no longer tell the difference between a dog and a wolf howling in the distance.

A Persian cat named Precious survived for 18 days without food. She was found when rescue crews heard her cries - across the street from the site of the World Trade Center.

Toy-breed dogs live an average of seven years longer than large breeds.

Most dogs run an average of 19 mph.

Ancient Egyptians could be put to death for mistreating a cat.


For A Glass of Milk

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry.

He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal, he asked for a drink of water.

She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly and then asked, "How much do I owe you?"

"You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness."

He said, "Then I thank you from my heart."

As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

Many year's later that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation.

When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her.

He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life.

From that day he gave special attention to her case.

After a long struggle, the battle was won.

Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room.

She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all.

Finally she looked and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words, "Paid in full with one glass of milk."

(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.

Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You, God, that Your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands."

~Author Unknown~

   Thank you, Shari!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/07/13 - "A Bunch of Ponder Worthies (in pic. form)" (#10 in a series of 14)":

  Thanks, Shari!


38 Snowman Decorations and Crochet Snowflakes - "The wind is howling and a frosty chill nips at fingers and toes as the sun sets. We keep an eye on the winter storm tracker, and the kids hold their breath before bed. When the dawn breaks, a pristine layer of powdery snow sets the ground alight—smooth, clean and glistening in the dawn. A snow day! Don’t worry about the warnings on the winter storm tracker; just think of the snowmen and sledding of your youth while you keep warm with these lovely snowflake crochet patterns and snowman crochet patterns!

"If you’re not particularly fond of the sensation of snow in your shoes, try these lovely winter crochet patterns instead. The snowflake crochet patterns in this collection will help you bring the lovely fractals of winter weather indoors to your winter home décor, and the snowman crochet patterns are a great way to build your own frosty friend without suffering from frostbite. Indeed, the snowman decorations below are perfect for all your winter decoration needs. Some of these would even make fabulous homemade Christmas gifts.


     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/08/12 - "Christmas Molasses Pudding":





From - 12/08/13:
A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in school. Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, he opened the window as wide as possible and then busied himself with desk work. When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he took the desk stapler and stapled the tie to his chest. He had no trouble with discipline that term.


1. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 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.Thursday, January 2, 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.

3. Wednesday, February 12, 2013 - 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.  

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

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Frosty the Snowman

Written by
Walter "Jack" Rollins (15 Sept 1906 - 01 Jan 1973) and Steve Nelson, 1950

Recorded by Gene Autry (29 Sept 1907 – 02 Oct 1998), 1950

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
and two eyes made out of coal
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say
He was made of snow but the children
know how he came to life one day
There must have been some magic in that
old silk hat they found
For when they placed it on his head
he began to dance around

Frosty the snowman
was alive as he could be
And the children say he could laugh
and play just the same as you and me
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow

Frosty the snowman knew
the sun was hot that day
So he said
"Let's run and
we'll have some fun
now before I melt away
" Down to the village
with a broomstick in his hand
Running here and there all
around the square saying
Catch me if you can

He led them down the streets of town
right to the traffic cop
And he only paused a moment when
he heard him holler "Stop!"
For Frosty the snow man
had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye saying
"Don't you cry
I'll be back again some day

" Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow


“Frosty the Snowman” midi courtesy of - 12/08/04

“Frosty the Snowman” lyrics courtesy of - 12/11/04

Animated Kissing Snowman and Snowwoman courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 12/31/06

Animated Frosty and Tiny Snowmen clip art courtesy of - 12/08/04

Animated Glitter Snowman and Snowman checking Mailbox clip art courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/06/08 and 12/03/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Caroling Snowmen and Snowman in the Woods courtesy of Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 12/13/07
Thanks, Pat!

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

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

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

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

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