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12/20/05 - NNHS Newsletter
O Come, All Ye Faithful

"I like the Christmas that fulfills my needs ... to be forgiven from greed
and selfishness, to fill my empty soul with peace and compassion,
for hope and faith and charity, for myself renewed
and hope restored in an erring world."

 -- Robert D. Wigert

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I think today's Newsletter is particularly exciting, but maybe it's just me!

  From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 12/17/05 (snail mail):


Here's a program (from the 12/08/05 performance of Alte Kameraden at the Visitor's Center of the Washington Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).  Lots of more vivid colors than I recall from a couple years ago.  A three minute film was shown that showed temples in other parts of the world, and included a message from    Mr. (Gordon B.) Hinckley (President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), whom Sam (the German Band leader) had met many years ago.  The performance went well.  The lights are more striking than ever!

I hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas.



   Thanks so much for sending this to me, Jimmy!  I was so disappointed at not
being able to "run up" and see it - and you.  As I was perusing the program to see
all the fabulous things I missed, I saw that wonderful blurb at the bottom of the pink sheet:

Bring back memories of old familiar Christmas carol from Germany

This CD is packed with 70 minutes of your favorite German holiday
melodies featuring 19 beloved Christmas carols, traditional Weihnachts-
lieder, and festive seasonal selections.

1964 Anchor, p. 41
"Adding to the splendor
of the Typhoon Marching Band are the Herald Trumpeteers.  They are from left to right: Jim Hines ('64),
Van Rowell ('65), and Charlie Snead ('64)."

$15 per CD plus $2.50 shipping and handling

P. O. Box 1306
Fairfax, VA 22038-1306


   Do y'all know what this means?!?  You know how many of us would give our eyeteeth for some sort of recording of the great NNHS Typhoon Band.  Well, if we can't seem to locate one of those, the next best thing is to have a recording featuring some of our band alumni!

   I've added this section to the Typhoonmart page:

   And it occurs to me that Jimmy is probably not alone in this.  There are probably quite a few of y'all who have recordings of yourselves in band or choral groups that some of the rest of us would be thrilled to have in our homes.

   Send me the information, and I'll post it as well.  This is so exciting!

   Thanks again, Jimmy!  Merry Christmas, Sweetie!

From Bill Campbell ('54) of VA - 12/19/05 (snail mail):

December 15, 2005

Dear Carol:

I am so happy that I discovered your magnificent NNHS website and you.  You are something else!  I thought that I had a lot of energy, but i can see that neither I, nor anyone else, could ever keep up with you.  I am responding this time to your request for a $2 contribution to keep the website going.  That just wouldn't be right, so I am sending $10.

Perhaps there are other who will agree with me that such a minimal contribution as $10 is money well spent if it goes to provide the perpetuation of the fond memories we had back in NN and NNHS in the 'good old days'. Keep up the good work.  You are indeed a special gal.


  WOWZERS!  You say such nice things, Bill!  Thanks so much!

   You know, over the years I've blessedly received a number of contributions for the site, ranging from $4.00 to $500.00 (yes, really!).  In keeping with confidentiality, this is the first time I have ever openly identified one of them.  My reason for so doing will become clear later in the Newsletter.

   I do appreciate all such contributions, both large and small, and they have indeed kept me operational.  They have an amazing way of arriving at just the right moment, and I like to think they are blessing the lives of all of y'all as much as they are in helping me meet my website and internet obligations.

   Thank you again, Bill - and thank you to all of y'all!


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to    Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 12/19/05 -
"Virginia Bowyers":

Hi Linda May,

I have an old Navy acquaintance by the name of Carter Bowyer. I know that his line goes pretty far back in VA.

I mean ..... first name of Carter? Could that be any more VA? Yes, because he has a brother named ... are you ready for this? .... Spottswood.

His e-mail addie is............

Mention my name

TYPHOON Regards,
Dave Spriggs NNHS '64

   WOWZERS!!!  There ya go, Linda May!  Thanks, David!

   Well, Linda May, assuming his Carter and Spottswood lines connect with yours, I have a plethora of information on both lines.  Again, happy hunting!


  From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS '65) of FL - 12/19/05:

I love that song........and how appropriate for you, dear Carol. 
     Thank you, Gloria!  It's one of my favorites, too.  But actually, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who loves both singing and listening to Christmas carols more than I.

   I found this clipping about the meaning of my name in the 1961 Daily Press, and it's been in my album - one or another of them - ever since.

   Sometimes, people really are given the most appropriate name!

1961 Daily Press    

I wish you would take a little time off for the holidays.........I know everyone would understand not getting a newsletter for a few days.  I want to wish you and everyone out there happy holidays and a fun New Year's! 

   Well, I would, Gloria, but I already have all the music and most of the images selected for the rest of the month!  Ya wouldn't want all that to go to waste, wouldja?!?  WILD GIGGLES!!!

   Besides, I'll make up for it next month when I take off to be with my sons when they move back home! 

God bless all of you! 

   And God bless you, too, Gloria!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  From My #6 Son, Elder Dale Harty (American School - IL - '02) of the California Carlsbad
LDS Mission - 12/19/05:

     Oh, COOL!  A Christmas card from my "little baby boy"!  That would be Dale in the Santa Claus hat holding Mario.

   He'll be back home from California on January 18.

   Thanks, Dale!  Feliz Navidad!  I love you! 





  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 12/19/05:

Carol ...

NOW I remember
  Betty Brockwell McClure ('58 - of VA)! Has it been that long? I
transferred from North Anna back to Surry in September 1985.
  Here is a picture of me from that era ... taken I believe in late 1986 or early 1987, and a rescan of the 2004 picture with the modified 1963 VW.

   Isn't it wonderful how these connections just keep growing?!?

1986 or 1987 August 1, 2004    

You should get your CD of the 1951 Turkey Day program soon ... makes for very interesting reading.

   SUPER-DE-DUPER!!!  Thanks!

More to come ... hope you dig out of the molasses soon!

   I dunno - it's just getting comfy here.....  GIGGLES!!!


  WOWZERONI!!!  Thanks so very much, Babe!  I just added this section to the Typhoonmart page:



The 1951 Turkey Day Program

This is a 32-page special edition, crammed with vintage photos and
articles. Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA generously scanned
it and burned it to a CD. It is available as a promo to anyone
who donates $10 or more to our website. As Tom says,
"It should be a big hit with both Crabbers and Typhoons."



From Bill Campbell ('54) of VA - 12/20/05:

Hi Carol.

  Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73 - of VA) has a great idea for getting contributions for the website. My check for $10 is in the mail, so tell him to get a copy of the 1951 Turkey Day Program ready for me.

Merry Christmas,
Bill Campbell, '54

   It's true, Tommee.  It arrived yesterday, so you'd better get that CD ready for Bill! 

   Thanks so much, Bill - and Tom!

   And I thought I'd make this easier for us to remember by adding it to Typhoonmart:

   (And that's why I published Bill's contribution!)


  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 12/19/05:



FONDLY, JAMEY Manger Joy To The World Elf 

   Ohhhh, how cute!  And what a sweet thing to say!  I really appreciate that, Jamey!  Thank you so much - and Merry Christmas to you and yours!


From Bill Gross (Feb., '48) of VA - 12/19/05 - "Question":


About a year ago or more, someone had sent you the history of Colonial Stores here in Newport News.

About 60 years ago I worked for Colonial in Stuart Gardens, 35th and Huntington and finally at James River Bridge.

I had a copy somewhere but have misplaced it and now need it for another old timer (now) who worked for Colonial.

If you will tell me how I can search your web site I will be happy to do that.

Thanks. Your web site ranks right up there with the very best of anyone's.

Bill Gross
Class of February 1948

   Thanks so much, Bill!  And certainly - I'd be delighted!

   As for navigating, I've tried to make it as easy and as logical as possible, but as the site grows and grows and grows, sometimes even I lose things on here!

   It has come to my attention that many of you simply read the Newsletters, and If you see anything else at all, you do so from clicking onto the blue links provided thereon.  If that's all that you see, I would estimate that you're only viewing a one-hundredth part of what's available.

   The Newsletters were originally issued every other week or so, and were basically designed as a directory to what was new on the site itself, with a few occasional notes from others.  As you see, that was in another day and time, as we've grown far beyond that now.

   But the front page still contains all the opening links to everything:

   As you see, if you'll scroll 1/4 of the way down, you'll find the easy links to the latest Reunion News, Typhoonmart, and the Newsletters, plus the counter stats.
   Next you'll find the special mp3 Juke Box, created as a gift to you all by my #6 son,
  Dale, on 11/25/03.

   Just to the left of that appear all the links to everything else available on the site.

   Many of them have cover pages.  For instance, the Faculty link will connect you to the Teachers, the Librarians, and the Staff.  These pages will then direct you to numerous individual pages.

   Similarly, if you're looking for a specific place, unless it was an apartment, a movie theater, an elementary school, a car dealership, or a place of worship - all of which have their own links - chances are that if we have it, it will be in Our Old Stomping Grounds.

   This section began in the spring of 2003 with fifteen or twenty places that were nearest and dearest to my heart, such as Antine's, the Armory, Bill's Barbeque, Buckroe Beach, Buckroe Amusement Park, Coca-Cola, the Dairy Queen, the Dog House, the Greyhound Bus Station, the Library, Mariners' Museum, Nachman's, the Oasis, the pool, the Post Office, the War Memorial Museum, Trinity Methodist Church, and so forth.  As more came to mind and more images became available, it rapidly expanded.

   At some point, we decided (whether as a matter of historical preservation, or simply because we were having just too much fun to stop, is unclear at this point) to include everything - almost literally.  Of course the page became ridiculously unwieldy and had to be split.  The Places of Worship were the first to be cut off onto their own.  Then the others were finally split into five inner pages: A-B, C-G, H-M, N-R, and S-Z.

   So if you were looking for Colonial Stores, you'd go first to:, then to, and then to - where you'll see these two links located by the ever magical    Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA (who is of course responsible for most of the content on all those pages):

   I hope that simplified it for you, Bill!


  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/19/05 - "Have fun in the molasses...":

It helps if you are nekkid...dontcha know!

   Well, Jean, you're absolutely right!  What was I thinking?!?  Sometimes you ought to just stop fighting and go with the flow.  I should have just given up on trying to meet the demands of some ridiculous self-inflicted schedule, and stripped off my clothes, and laid down in the floor, and rolled around in all that molasses, and had fun! 

   You're a hoot, Lady!  Thanks for the laugh!


  From Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA - 12/20/05:

Hi Carol,

Merry Christmas to you and your family. 

Regarding    Joan (Lauterbach) Krause ('60 - of VA) - hello Joan - when I returned to work after many years at home, I worked for Dr. Quisenberry and with Joan.  We found an immediate liking for one another as we shared the same quirky sense of humor.  Of all the things we talked about, Newport News High School didn't come up, and I was surprised to see through the newsletter that Joan graduated from there.  Joan was so important to my re-entry into the work place.  Dr. Quisenberry was the ultimate definition of a gentleman and Joan - well, Joan taught me that I could have an opinion and express it! 

Thanks, Joan.  Congratulations on the weight loss.  We'll have to get together for lunch some time when I'm in town.

   Oh, SWEET!!!  have I mentioned just what a kick I derive from learning of all these connections?!?  That's just so nice to hear, Jeanette!  Thanks for telling us!

   Merry Christmas, Lady!


  From Dale Lucado ('68) of VA - 12/20/05 - "Christmas birthday":

Carol....Doug Dickinson's birthday is December 25. He is a member of the class of 1969 and was without a doubt the greatest track and field athlete I have ever seen at NNHS.

   By all reports, Doug was the finest track and field athlete the school ever produced!

I never sent you my birth date. My bad. So here is mine and my twin sister's. Dale and   Gail Lucado, class of 68, were born on July 21, 1950.

Typhoons forever and Peace and Love during this holiday.


   Thanks so much, Dale!   I've added all three of y'all to the Birthday List:

   Wish Doug a Happy-Merry Christmas-Birthday from all of us, please!   And Merry Christmas and a blessed, peaceful New Year to you, too, Dale!


  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/20/05 (snail Mail):

     Oh, how wonderful!  I love receiving photo greeting cards! 

   If I recall correctly, I actually was on track and organized enough to order photo Christmas cards twice before in my life - once in 1975 and again in 1997.  WILD GIGGLES!!!

   Thanks so much, Lady!  Merry Christmas!

Chuck, Becky, Jean, and John Burton    

   As long as today's Newsletter is, there is much I didn't yet cover, so I'll try again tomorrow!

   Y'all stay happy - and take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol




"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."


O Come, All Ye Faithful

"The Englishman, John Francis Wade, wrote both the words and the music, Adeste Fideles. The Musical
score was first published in 1782 in Samuel Webbe's An Essay on the Church Plain Chant in 1782.
John Francis Wade first included it in his own 1751 publication of Cantus Diversi. The lyrics were first
published in 1760. We have seen it listed in some pamphlets and on the net as an ancient Latin hymn.
Hogwash! The authors of those pages did not do their homework! You may also find it on the net
called the Portuguese Hymn. However, it is not Portuguese. It is definitely English, despite the
original Latin verses. The major reason O Come All Ye Faithful has been called the Portuguese Hymn
is because it was sung in the Portuguese Embassy in London where the famous Vincent Novello
was organist. He ascribed the melody to John Redding. He called it 'Air by Redding, 1860'.
I have seen some Christmas pamphlets with Redding's name given as composer. However since
he lived a century after the original manuscripts, and since I do not believe in reincarnation, I leave
credit to John Francis Wade! Though he was English, he never translated the song into his
native language. That was left for Frederick Oakely to do a century later. The version that we
sing today has actually been worked over by several translators."


Adeste Fideles

Adeste Fideles
Laeti triumphantes
Venite, venite in Bethlehem
Natum videte
Regem angelorum
Venite adoremus
Cantet nunc io
Chorus angelorum
Cantet nunc aula caelestium

Gloria, gloria
In excelsis Deo
Venite adoremus
Ergo qui natus
Die hodierna
Jesu, tibi sit gloria
Patris aeterni
Verbum caro factus
Venite adoremus



O Come All Ye Faithful

O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

O Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all that hear in heaven God's holy word.
Give to our Father glory in the Highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.


"O Come, All Ye Faithful" midi courtesy of - 12/03/05

"O Come, All Ye Faithful" History courtesy of - 12/19/05

"O Come, All Ye Faithful" lyrics courtesy of - 12/19/05

"Adeste Fideles" lyrics courtesy of - 12/19/05

Century Greetings Christmas Bugle Greeting card courtesy of Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 12/17/05
Thanks, Jimmy!

Gold Bugle clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 12/20/05

Pine Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/18/04

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Animated Cheering Smiley and YE-HAA Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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