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12/29/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
Winter Wonderland

"O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . .
I crown thee king of intimate delights,
Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness,
And all the comforts that the lowly roof
Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours
Of long uninterrupted evening, know."

William Cowper
(26 Nov 1731 - 25 Apr 1800)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

    While I was selecting the images for today's Newsletter, I had the weirdest (even for me!) flashback.  I can't recall which December it was, but definitely between 1954 and 1959.  It was of a couple of boxes of Christmas cards that my daddy selected and brought home for us to send.  There were two things unusual about this.  For one, my daddy didn't trouble himself with such things; that was my mama's job.  Secondly, I was not accustomed to seeing Christmas cards of this design and type.  They were glossy real photographs of assorted New England snow scenes - all crisp and cold, beautiful white snow, majestic evergreen forests, and the brightest cobalt blue skies.  There were no people, no structures, just Mother Nature at her most glorious.  They weren't mailed right away (if indeed they ever were), so I had plenty of time to study and admire them.  I think that's when I developed such a love of cobalt blue, particularly glass.  Such a curious remembrance to suddenly pop into my mind!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/28/06 - "attempting to beat the system did not work out":

   YOWZERONI!!!  What were they thinking?!?

      Thanks, Shari!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/28/06 - "fireworks, a still framed animation, and some funnies":

I hope you all have a wonderful end to 2006.
Have a safe a happy New Year's Eve!   
                             * * * * * * *
An old one, but very pretty and just a little early for the start of 2007.
Nice little animation of a chalkboard snowman. I do hope we'll get some real
snow this year.
My new girlfriend, Karen, got a job at a local hardware store.

"The owner doesn't want us hanging out with our friends," she said. "If you stop by, tell them you're my brother."  

On my first visit I walked to the customer service desk and asked the older woman there, "Is Karen around?" When she looked at me quizzically, I added, "I'm her brother."  

She smiled. "What a nice surprise. I'm Karen's mother."  


When she got flowers from her husband on Valentine's Day, my daughter's friend quickly opened the card. All it said was "No." What did that mean?  

She called her husband, who said, "I didn't attach any message. The florist asked if I had a message and I said, 'No.'"  

Bug in the gut may trigger obesity  

ST. LOUIS, -- Very efficient bacteria in the digestive tracts of obese people may provide a theory on why they get fat, U.S. researchers said. Humans need the bacteria to help convert indigestible foods into a digestible form and bacteria in obese people are better at the conversion, scientists from Washington University in St. Louis said in two papers published in Nature.  Because the bacteria are good at their job, obese people get more energy than non-obese people from the same amount of food -- and those extra calories are deposited in fat. In both studies, a family of bacteria known as firmicutes was more plentiful in obese patients, scientists said. They concluded the firmicutes were better at digesting food, such as complex sugars, that the body can't. When obese people lost weight, the amount of firmicutes fell. One paper studied humans, the other mice. If the findings hold true under further study, researchers said methods could be developed to induce weight loss or prevent weight gain. Others said it was too soon to manipulate the bacteria in hopes of a slimmer body. For example, the amount of efficient bacteria could be a result of obesity, not its cause.  
   AHA!!!  What have I been saying all these years?!?  It's not my fault that I am blubber-coated.  Y'all have known from time immemorial that I'm buggy!  Now, Luzy, this 'splains ev'rythin'!!!  All I need now is some good, strong firmicuticide!

      Thanks, Lady!   WILD CACKLING GIGGLES!!!


  From Glenn Dye of TX - 12/28/06 - "//////// SENIORS BREAKFAST \\\\\\\\\":


   We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the "seniors' special" was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $1.99.

  "Sounds good," my wife said. "But I don't want the eggs."

   Then I'll have to charge you two dollars and forty-nine cents because you're ordering a la carte," the waitress warned her.

  "You mean I'd have to pay for not taking the eggs?" my wife asked incredulously.

  "I'll take the special."

  "How do you want your eggs?"

  "Raw and in the shell," my wife replied.

   She took the two eggs home.



   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Glenn - and Happy New Year!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/28/06 - "more shorthands----note before going to site":

I have been wanting to look these computer abbreviations up for some time. I like a few myself, like WAG and YSS. Funny mostly, but some are offensive, I'm sure, to some; still good to know when there are children you are responsible for; whether your own or just babysitting.

   AFAIC, I'm SITD, WTTM....   WILDER GIGGLES!!!  Thanks again, Shari!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/28/06 - "Dartboard":



   WOW!  This one made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.  Thanks so much, Shari!



   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!


   Happy New Year to you all! 

   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


Winter Wonderland

Sleigh bells ring
Are you listening?
In the lane
Snow is glistening
A beautiful sight
We're happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the bluebird
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song
As we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend he is Parson Brown
He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man
But you can do the job
When you're in town

Later on
We'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
The plans that we've made
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he's a circus clown
We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman
Until the other kiddies knock him down

When it snows
Ain't it thrilling
Though your nose gets a chilling
We'll frolic and play
The Eskimo way
Walking in a winter wonderland


"Winter Wonderland" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 01/02/07 (sic)

First Image - Royal Pond in MA, located on the Otis/Monterey town line - November 2005 - by Geoff Coelho, -
courtesy of - 01/02/07 (sic)

Second Image - Lewis, Co, NY - 01/02/03 - courtesy of - 01/02/07 (sic)

Tree Scene clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 01/02/07 (sic)

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