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12/12/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

“Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection?
Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing
of my arms? Do you need anything more? Let nothing else worry you, disturb you.”

- Our Lady of Guadalupe to Saint Juan Diego (1474 - May 30, 1548)
when she appeared to him in 1531

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This is another Catholic holiday we're all celebrating together like the big Typhoon family we've become.

BONUS #1 - - Alma Redemptóris Máter

BONUS #2 - - Alma Redemptóris Máter



   Happy Birthday today to the late Frank Sinatra (12 Dec 1915 - 14 May 1998) AND    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 McAllister (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of UT!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to Kay Davis Smith ('57)!  

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 - Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND   Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;

18 - James Strickland ('57);

19 - Durwood Adams ('57) AND The late    Suzie Bauz ('63) (deceased 11/03/14)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All! 


December 12, 1939 -
Winter War: Battle of TolvajärviFinnish forces defeated those of the Soviet Union in their first major victory of the conflict.

December 12, 1939 - HMS Duchess (H64) sank after a collision with HMS Barham off the coast of Scotland with the loss of 124 men.

December 12, 1940 - Approximately 70 people were killed in the Marples Hotel, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield as a result of a German air raid.

December 12, 1941 - Fifty four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raided Batangas Field, Philippines. Jesus Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fended them off; Cesar Basa was killed.

December 12, 1941 - USMC F4F "Wildcats" sank the first four major Japanese ships off Wake Island.

December 12, 1941 - UK declared war on Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania declared war on the United States. India declared war on Japan.

December 12, 1941 - Adolf Hitler announced his plans for the extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery.

December 12, 1942 - German troops began Operation Winter Storm, an attempt to relieve encircled Axis forces during the Battle of Stalingrad.


Saturday, December 12, 1964 - Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta became the first President of the Republic of Kenya.

Saturday, December 12, 1964 - Wrestler Sabu was born Terry Michael Brunk in Staten Island, New York.

Saturday, December 12, 1964 - Journalist Reeta Chakrabarti was born in London, England.

Saturday, December 12, 1964 - Football player Haywood Jeffires was born Haywood Franklin Jeffires in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Saturday, December 12, 1964 - Poet and playwright Maithili Sharan Gupt (मैथिलीशरण गुप्त) (b. 03 Aug 1866 in Chirgaon, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, British India) died at the age of 78.

Saturday, December 12, 1964 - William Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes, English businessman, founder of the Rootes Group (b. William Edward Rootes on 17 Aug 1894 in Goudhurst, Kent, England) died.



DON'T FORGET: The Army - Navy Football Game from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland will be played tomorrow, Saturday, December 13, at 3:00 PM, and telecast on CBS.



         From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 12/11/14 - "About the ATM Machine Joke":

Hi Carol,

Did you notice that the woman ended up with her cash and her ATM card, while the man got his cash but never retrieved his card.

Cousin Henry

From - 12/09/14:


1) Pull up to machine
2) Wind window down
3) Insert ATM card, enter PIN
4) Retrieve cash
5) Drive away


1) Pull up to machine
2) Open door (too far away from machine)
3) Search through all of the 112 compartments in handbag for ATM card
4) Do make up, apply lipstick, fix hair
5) Insert Card
6) Remove card
7) Insert card the correct way up
8) Search for piece of paper with PIN on it
9) Enter PIN
10) Enter correct PIN
11) Retrieve cash, put in bag
12) Drive off
13) Reverse back to machine
14) Retrieve card
15) Drive three miles away
16) Release hand-brake
     Thanks so much, Cousin Henry, that's hysterical - even funnier than the original joke!

   I was laughing too hard to even catch that, but your eagle eye has earned you an award. It's a useless award, but it's an award, nonetheless!


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/11/14 - "This Christmas...":

“This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and then speak it again.”

- Howard W. Hunter
(14 Nov 1907 - 03 Mar 1995)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/11/14 - "783 Times, True Quotes & More":


*-- Scared of Santa --*

A man went to see a psychiatrist.

"Doc,", he said, "you've got to help me. I have a terrible fear of Santa Claus."

"Santa Claus?" the doctor asked.

"Yes!" the man replied. "You know, St. Nick, Kris Kringle, Santa Claus. What's wrong with me?"

The doctor replied... "I'm afraid you have a bad case of CLAUStrophobia."


*-- "What Are You Charged With?" --*

It was Christmas and the judge was in a merry mood as he asked the man in custody, "What are you charged with?"

"Doing my Christmas shopping early," replied the defendant.

"That's no offense," said the judge. "How early were you doing this shopping?"

"Before the store opened."


*-- What's With All the Yelling? --*

At the typical Christmas dinner, Mom is always yelling, "Get out of my kitchen!"

The grown kids are always yelling at their tiny offspring, "Stop running! You'll break Grandma's furniture!"

Dad is always yelling, "Get out of the way! I can't see the TV set!"

The little ones are yelling, "It's my toy! Let me play with it!"

This is why this is known as the Holler Day Season.


*-- The Cold Kayak --*

Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.


*-- Q and A Quickies --*

Q: What did the rabbit give his girlfriend for Christmas?

A: A 14 carrot ring.

Q: Why is it so cold on Christmas?

A: Because it's in Decembrrrrrrrrrr!

Q: What do you call the horse the runs the city?

A: The mare.

Q: What did the hair say to the comb?

A: Stop Teasing Me!



Cider's history is long, we're talking Colonial times -- the Founding Fathers are known to have enjoyed it regularly. President John Adams drank a tankard of cider every morning because he believed it promoted good health.

Made from apples, water and little else, most ciders are naturally gluten free.

Ciders - unlike beers and wines - are governed by the Federal Drug Administration, which means they are required to list the ingredients on the bottle or can.

Prohibition and a deep frost in the 1930s nearly killed off the cider industry altogether. It has since been slowly rebuilding and experiencing a rebirth in popularity.

Most ciders are a blend of different apples that, together, give a desired balance (single-varietal ciders are also produced). To help facilitate the blending, cider apples are organized into four main categories: Sweets, Sharps, Bittersweets, and Bittersharps.

You'll need lots of apples to make your own cider. It takes about 36 pieces of fruit to make one gallon. (



"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
- Mark Twain (attributed)

"The problem with making assumptions is that we believe they are the truth."
- don Miguel Ruiz

"The more opinions you have, the less you see."
- Wim Wenders

"About most subjects, there is not 'The Truth.' There is merely one's personal truth."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


783 Times!

During the Brother's Trip in Tokyo a lady from Virginia (BaSheba Valentine who follows me on Facebook) posted in a comment on my Facebook page that she had listened to a sermon 783 times during the last 3 years.

783 TIMES!!! Five or 10 times maybe, but 783 times?

I had to find out what impacted her to listen to one sermon 783 times. What did I say? So I went back and listened to the sermon. It was one of the sermons from The Manifestation Series preached nine years ago. 783 times was a few days ago so perhaps by now it's a few more. That's more than once a day, every weekday, for three years.

I ended up listening to the entire four part series because those were the instructions. I normally don't tell people to start from sermon one in a series but for some reason (perhaps God spoke that to me at the time) I did give those instructions at the beginning of each message. I've learned that when instructions are given, there's a reason, and for some reason the instructions were to listen to the entire four part series in order from one through four. So I listened from part one to part four. That series really ministered to me... AGAIN!

As I was listening I heard God speak some instructions for the people, which means instructions for YOU.

If you need some things manifested in your life, go and listen to the series but don't just just listen to the series once.

You don't have to listen 783 times but you do need to listen to the series seven times.

If you don't need anything manifested, then this series is not for you.

The cost is zero. The series is online at no charge. All it takes is your time and diligence. You can do it in a day, a week, a month or a year.

Often you determine the speed at which things happen.

Listen all the way to the end of each message because there are comments and an anointing that occurs after the series has officially ended.

The sermon that she listened to 783 times was the second sermon in the series but follow the instructions and start with sermon number one.

If you need some things manifested... listen 7 times.

I'm listening again today and will listen to the complete four part series seven times because I need some things manifested in my life.

The Manifestation Series You can download the MP3 files to your computer or phone from the links below. Just Right-Click on the links and select "Save link as..."

Part 1: 
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:

In the prayer over the listeners at the very end my youngest son George was in the womb and I spoke over him in the womb.

Talk about manifestation!

George Bronner is only nine but he was ordained recently and teaches a Bible Study at 7 PM on the 4th Friday of each month at The Ark.

Birth what is destined for your life.

Manifest it!

The Manifestation Series 7X

 ~A MountainWings Original~

   Thanks, Shari!


From My Friend, Ellen, of MO - 12/11/14 - "Don't Worry":

    Thanks, Ellen!

From Paul's Niece, Celesta, of MO - 12/11/14:

   INDEED! Thanks, Celesta!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/22/14 - "FAMILY PORTRAITS (#18 in a series of 18)":

  AWW! Thanks, Dools! These have been adorable!



From My Friend, Tammy, of NC - 12/07/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#10 in a Series of 24)"

This year I decided to share some of my favorite Christmas stories and quotes. It is a tradition in our family to read a Christmas story every night in December culminating with the Nativity on the 24th.

Christmas Story Day 10, Marvelous Melissa by Thomas S. Monson

Recently I thought back to an experience from my boyhood—an experience I have related on another occasion or two. I was just 11. Our Primary president, Melissa, was an older and loving gray-haired lady. One day at Primary, Melissa asked me to stay behind and visit with her. There the two of us sat in the otherwise empty chapel. She placed her arm about my shoulder and began to cry. Surprised, I asked her why she was crying.

She replied, “I can’t seem to get the Trail Builder boys to be reverent during the opening exercises of Primary. Would you be willing to help me, Tommy?”

I promised Melissa that I would. Strangely to me, but not to Melissa, that ended any problem of reverence in Primary. She had gone to the source of the problem—me. The solution was love.

The years flew by. Marvelous Melissa, now in her 90s, lived in a nursing facility in the northwest part of Salt Lake City. Just before Christmas I determined to visit my beloved Primary president. Over the car radio I heard the song “Hark! The herald angels sing glory to the newborn King!” I reflected on the visit made by wise men those long years ago. They brought gifts of gold, of frankincense, and of myrrh. I brought only the gift of love and a desire to say thank you.

I found Melissa in the lunchroom. She was staring at her plate of food, teasing it with the fork she held in her aged hand. Not a bite did she eat. As I spoke to her, my words were met by a benign but blank stare. I took the fork in hand and began to feed Melissa, talking all the time I did so about her service to boys and girls as a Primary worker. There wasn’t so much as a glimmer of recognition, far less a spoken word. Two other residents of the nursing home gazed at me with puzzled expressions. At last one of them spoke, saying, “Don’t talk to her. She doesn’t know anyone—even her own family. She hasn’t said a word in all the time she’s been here.”

Luncheon ended. My one-sided conversation wound down. I stood to leave. I held her frail hand in mine, gazed into her wrinkled but beautiful countenance, and said, “God bless you, Melissa. Merry Christmas.”

Without warning, she spoke the words, “I know you. You’re Tommy Monson, my Primary boy. How I love you.” She pressed my hand to her lips and bestowed on it a sweet kiss filled with love. Tears coursed down her cheeks and bathed our clasped hands. Those hands that day were hallowed by heaven and graced by God. The herald angels did sing.

     Thank you so very much, Tammy!


BONUS CHRISTMAS MAILBOX DECORATING IDEAS: - How to Decorate your Mailbox for Christmas 


BONUS RECIPE (Sorry; not theme-related):

     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/10/14 - "Creamy Chicken Broccoli Bake":

Creamy Chicken Broccoli Bake

2 cans chicken breasts
1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
21-1/4 cups milk
1 (10-oz.) pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
1/2 pound processed cheese, cubed
1/2 cup Miracle Whip
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Pour into a 12" x 8" baking dish.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Serves 6.



From - 12/11/14:

Four people were in an airplane, the pilot, the smartest man in the world, the richest man in the world, and a punk teenager. The airplane experienced some difficulties, and the pilot informed the three passengers that the plane was going to crash, and there were only three parachutes on the plane.

The richest man in the world took one, because he said that his lawyers would sue everyone else on the plane if he didn't survive, and exited the plane.

The smartest man in the world took a parachute, because he thought that the world would be a worse place without him, and he also jumped.

The pilot said to the punk "There's only one parachute left, I'll fight you for it."

"That won't be necessary," said the punk, "The smartest man in the world took my backpack."


1. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 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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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Alma Redemptoris Mater

Loving Mother of our Savior
Ascribed to Hermannus Contractus, d.1054
Alma Redemptoris Mater, quae pervia caeli
Porta manes, et stella maris, succurre cadenti,
Surgere qui curat, populo: tu quae genuisti,
Natura mirante, tuum sanctum Genitorem
Virgo prius ac posterius, Gabrielis ab ore
Sumens illud Ave, peccatorum miserere.

Loving Mother of our Savior, hear thou thy people's cry
Star of the deep and Portal of the sky!

Mother of Him who thee made from nothing made.
Sinking we strive and call to thee for aid:
Oh, by what joy which Gabriel brought to thee,
Thou Virgin first and last, let us thy mercy see.

"Alma Redemptoris Mater" midi courtesy of - 12/11/09

"Alma Redemptoris Mater" lyrics courtesy of - 12/12/09

Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe courtesy of - 12/11/09

Red Beauty Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 04/05/05

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

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

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

"You Win an Award" Image courtesy of - 11/04/12

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn! 

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