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"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill,
to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."

 --  Calvin Coolidge

12/25/06 - NNHS Newsletter

"Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months."

 --  Oren Arnold

"Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears,
Let us hold close one day, remembering Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again."

 --  Grace Noll Crowell

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   What a wonderful day!  I hope you're all enjoying it!  It's rainy and yucky here in Fayetteville and there are flash flood warnings out for the entire area, but other than that, it's gloriously beautiful!

  The entire communication system seems to be overloaded here in Fayetteville. I would think it was just me, but everyone I know is experiencing the same "interesting" problems. The regular telephones now behave as party lines, with other conversations clearly audible, and cell phones have a mind of their own, and will begin randomly dialing numbers in their memories with no outside help from humans. Doncha love it with the phone rings at 3:15 AM - and there's no one there?!?

   My internet has been down more often than it's been up - and almost never coinciding with the times when I can actually get to my computer. But with my #2 son    Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) and his wife and five children here visiting from Joliet, Illinois, and my #6 son    Dale (Harty - American School, IL - '02) home from college, I seem to be the only one who finds that somewhat annoying...

   With this combination at work, I am now hopelessly behind on the Newsletters, but all the data is safe, and I'll reconstruct them as quickly as I'm able.  Keep the faith.....

From Mimi Weger Green ('40) of VA - 12/24/06 - "Greetings":

           and A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR

   Thanks so much, Mimi!  And I hope you've been enjoying your holidays as well!

  From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - vacationing in Florida - 12/24/06 - "Merry Christmas":

Dearest Carol and family,
Christmas Eve finds me here in warm, humid Florida listening and partially watching the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on TV.  Seeing them reminds me of Christmas in the 1950's when we lived in Idaho Falls. There was no question about having a white Christmas,  the question was how much snow this time?  The first year in that far off state for so many of us from Newport News brought the gift of ice skates.  The city had made a large rink at the end of our housing project.  The difficulty was getting there.  I thought if I could roller skate, ice skating would be a snap.  Coming home, I was crawling, my ankles hurt so bad.    Betty Spain '63' (Uecker - of VA) was lucky to have small rink in her own back yard.  It seems like only yesterday,,,
Do you remember The Broadway department store on Washington Avenue? On the balcony was the most beautiful doll dressed in red velvet playing an organ. My great-aunt took me every year to see her and hear the beautiful Christmas Carols she played. There was actually snow on Christmas Eve one year, as we left the candle light service at Noland Methodist.  Who could ask for more?
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and prayers that the New Year will bring you good health, joy, peace and happiness.  You are the greatest and have always been my true friend.

   Oooooh, Lady, you made me cry six ways from Tuesday with this note - but I loved it!

   Thanks for restoring that precious forgotten memory to me, Linda! I posted it on the Broadway page:

   Merry Christmas, and much love, as always!


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007
at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering

More details to follow!

   The four of us are expecting ten more for dinner today, so I'll be running along now. 

   Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Good Yule to you all!  Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Much love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Christmas Rhapsody:

Good Christian Men, Rejoice
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
We Three Kings
What Child Is This?
Joy to the World
Away in a Manger
Deck the Halls
Angels We Have Heard on High

"Christmas Rhapsody" midi courtesy of - 12/03/05

Animated Christmas Wreath clip art courtesy of Judy Bowermaster of IL - 12/25/05
Thanks, Judy!

Poinsettia Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/11/06

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