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12/30/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Ring Out, Wild Bells

“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on,
with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” 

- Hal Borland
(14 May 1900 - 22 Feb 1978)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This Newsletter theme tends to repeat annually:

BONUS #1 - - Ring Out, Wild Bells - Mormon Tabernacle Choir

BONUS #2 - -  Ring Out, Wild Bells


"Alfred, Lord Tennyson is considered the most representative poet of the Victorian Age in England, and many of his works characterize the conflict between the Christian faith and the beginnings of the scientific revolution. The death of his sister's fiancé, Arthur Henry Hallam, at the age of 22 plunged Tennyson into profound shock and a lifelong struggle between faith and doubt. "Ring Out, Wild Bells," generally considered a New Year's hymn, is taken from the 106th Canto of In Memoriam, Tennyson's monumental elegy to Hallam that was published in 1850, the same year that he was appointed Poet Laureate."


1.    From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 12/29/10 - "Prayer request":

Hi Carol,

I know you had a great Christmas... as I did. Would you put me on the prayer roll? I am having surgery tomorrow due to multiple episodes of diverticulitis.. ugh. Surgery will be at Mary Immaculate Hospital. I have never had surgery... so this is a bit scary for me. I should be better especially if the less invasive surgery is done through 4 small holes verses the bigger incision... ugh.  I will be ringing in the new year... in pain... ha.

On the family front we are proud grandparents again. Greyson Howard Shipman was born October 25th and Hannah Rose Hannock is due the end of February. That is why I am getting this surgery out of the way... ugh.

I would very much appreciate the prayers.... I don't do meds or pain well... ha.

Thanks.. and Happy New Year!  

Cheryl Mays Howard

2. From My Friend, Evelyn Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75), of NY - 12/27/10 (but just found) - "Help":

I am asking for your help for my husband. For the last 6-7 months the doctors have been trying to get him into the hospital. He is malnourished and they can help the physical or mental aspects of why. For a man who is 5' 7" tall, he is only 123 lbs. the last time he went to the doctors. I am afraid if he doesn't go in I might lose him.

It is Fast Sunday in the church this coming Sunday (January 2, 2011), If you can fast that would be great. If you can't fast please pray, ponder and think about him on that day. Light a candle or whatever you can do in your faith.

Also, he has a doctor appointment with the GI doctors on January 10th at 2:00 pm. Can you stop what you're doing and pray for the doctors to admit him?

This is one of the reasons I quit my job, because he is so bad.

Thank you for your help.

   YIKESARONI! Certainly, Ladies!

   Congratulations on your ever-growing family, Cheryl!


    Happy Birthday today to William Gwynn ('57) AND   Ron Miller ('59) of NC AND (if Plaxo is to be believed)   Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND     Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND (again, if Plaxo is to be believed)   David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

01 - Gloria Hand Burns ('57);

04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND    Bill Bost ('61) of NC;

05 -   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late     Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) of VA (05 Jan 1942 - 24 Apr 2010);

06 -       Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


December 30, 1884 - Hideki Tojo was born. Tojo became the prime minister of Japan in October of 1940. He was hanged, after being convicted of war crimes by an international tribunal, on December 22, 1948.


Thursday, December 30, 1965 - Ferdinand Marcos became President of the Philippines.

Thursday, December 30, 1965 - "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss was born in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California.

sday, December 30
, 1965 - Singer
Darrin C. Huss (Psyche) was born in Cooksville (now Mississauga), Ontario, Canada.

Thursday, December 30, 1965 - Carole Althaus celebrated her birthday.

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important!


Grace was named the September 2010 People's Choice!   We only have 2 more days to vote for Grace!

   It only takes about two seconds to cast your allotted daily vote)!!!  

  All that is necessary for Dollar to win is that Typhoons do nothing to help Grace!

  From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 12/29/10 - "Snow":

Hi Carol.

Hope you and your family had a nice holiday. Just wanted to let you know that we had a sort of white Christmas here in southeast Virginia. It started snowing late on Christmas and went all the way into late Sunday Nite. We had a total of 14.5 inches in Virginia Beach, the third highest on record. I had to travel back from Charlottesville Sunday from seeing my brother Jeff ( Warwick '76 ) and travel was horrendous. Things are improving and temps should be near 60 by New Year's Day. I never want to hear the song "Let It Snow" again.  LOL  


   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ivan! Ja, I've been following the reports of your snowfall on the Daily Press! Life is exciting, isn't it?!?

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 12/29/10 - "Happy New Year":

   Hope all Have a Safe

   OOOH! Thanks so much, Al! Happy New Year to you, too!

   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 12/29/10 - "The bright red hat":

Wish I'd put my bright red hat on my Christmas list!!! - The Bright Red Hat

   Oh, absolutely! Thanks, Evelyn! Happy New Year!

From - 12/29/10 - "Keeping a Life-Changing New Year's Resolution":

Keeping a Life-Changing New Year's Resolution

By Tim Ryan

Yes, it's that time of year again. Time for making and breaking yet another promise to yourself! Ring any bells?

Here's what generally happens. You pick a random subject that is your current sore spot. You make some sweeping promise such as, 'I'm going to drop five dress sizes' or 'I won't eat chocolate ever again' and then after a few days of being strong you let it slip become de-motivated that you couldn't even keep one simple promise and give in. You then forget all about your initial good intentions and end up right back at square one where you started.

But what if you could actually make a promise to yourself and REALLY keep it. What exactly would YOU change? Just imagine how rewarding it would feel to purposefully change your life for the better.

What would you do? Would you make yourself trimmer, slimmer, fitter -- curb your spending habits, save more money, earn more, improve your career, quit smoking. What exactly would it be?

Go on, choose one, because I'm here to tell you that you can actually make and keep a life changing New Year's Resolution (NYR) by following a few simple ground rules. Ok let's cut to the chase, here they are:

Instead of deciding to choose some unrealistic goal as your NYR, instead pick something that is more straight forward and achievable. For example if your goal is to become fitter and healthier instead of just promising this to yourself choose a measurable objective. This could be to lower your blood pressure, percentage body fat or whatever measurable related goal you can think of.

Next you need to write your goal down. Writing it down takes it out of the dream world and brings it into the real world. It solidifies in our mind what you are trying to achieve. You should also write this statement as though it has already happened; this has very strong sub-conscious power. So, you could write: 'I run three times a week for thirty minutes, weigh just 80 kilos and I am fit and healthy.

Notice that this statement is written as though it has already happened and also includes:

a) specific things that you will do to achieve the goal -- 'run three times a week'.
b) measurable objectives to observe your progress -- 'to weigh just 80 kilos'.
c) your over-all goal -- 'I am fit and healthy'.

By following this three step process you can create a powerful statement of intent for your NYR. This is actually known as a positive affirmation.

Now you have written your NYR/Positive Affirmation you need to do these three things to make it work for you:

1) Repeat it aloud to yourself at least 6 times a day. In the morning and before you go to bed are the best times to do this. As it sets the tone for the day ahead and places the positive thoughts in your mind just before you sleep.

2) Whilst you read the statement you need to imagine yourself the way you intend to be. Really see yourself living the way you wish to become. See yourself fitter and healthier -- running around the park with a more toned and slender physique. Imagine how you will think and feel with this new body.

3) Be persistent. You must repeat this process every day. The best way to do this is write this statement on the back of a photo or piece of card and put it in your wallet/purse so that every time you have a spare moment you can take it out and remind yourself what you are achieving (you might not want to read it aloud on the bus though;). You can do this anytime: on the commute to work or at moments when you feel weak and want to give in. It is even better if the photo you use if of the thing you are trying to achieve e.g. a picture of yourself when you were fit or of someone else who you would realistically like to emulate -- not a super model -- you need to keep your goals realistic and achievable.

Ok then, there you have it. You have just created for yourself a powerful new affirmation to change your life and you know exactly how to go about making it real in your life.

Granted the changes will not occur overnight but in six months time you could have made very significant changes to your life; and remember, those six months will come around anyway. So what would you rather do: put it off and stay the way you are or take action so that in six months time you really have improved your life?

There are now no excuses! So go out there and start to change your life today!

About the Author:

Author Tim Ryan provides from information on how to harness the power of positive thinking. Discover more by going here now:

BONUS HOLIDAY RECIPES: - Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Spinach and Bean Salad - Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Pork with Cherry and Wild Rice Stuffing - Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS: 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!



"A Bad Dream?"

Jemima was taking an afternoon nap on New Year's Eve before the festivities. After she woke up, she confided to Max, her husband, 'I just dreamed that you gave me a diamond ring for a New Year's present. What do you think it all means?'

'Aha, you'll know tonight,' answered Max smiling broadly.

At midnight, as the New Year was chiming, Max approached Jemima and handed her small package. Delighted and excited she opened it quickly. There in her hand rested a book entitled: 'The meaning of dreams'.

1. Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 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.

3. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 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.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 12/30/10

BLOG: - updated 10/21/10

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

                           Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty


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Ring Out, Wild Bells

Music by Crawford Gates, 1948
 (b. Dec 1921)

Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850
(6 Aug 1809 - 6 Oct 1892)

  1. Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

2. Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow;
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

3. Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

4. Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
5. Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

6. Ring out false pride in place and blood.
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

7. Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

8. Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

"Ring Out, Wild Bells" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 12/30/06

Animated White Bells clip art courtesy of - 12/29/10

Curly Red and White Ribbon Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/28/09

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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