- NNHS Newsletter -
We never give more honour to Jesus than
when we honour his Mother,
Louis Marie de Montfort
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is our second observation of this Catholic Holiday:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FJaJZql3HY - O Gloriosa Virginum, 2008
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Shirley Smith Langston ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
10 - John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA;
12 - Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ AND Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) AND My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX;
13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57);
14 - Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA;
15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND Buster Vest ('63) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 08, 1941 - The United States entered World War II when it
declared war against Japan. The act came one day after the Japanese attacked
Pearl Harbor. Britain and Canada also declared war on Japan.
December 08, 1941 - Japan made an amphibious landing on the coast of Thailand. Thailand declared war on the United States and England on January 25, 1942.
December 08, 1941 - The Japanese invaded the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, British Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They also invaded the portions of Shanghai administered by European powers and bombed American bases in the Philippines.
December 08, 1941 - Pacific War the Republic of China officially declaresd war against Japan.
December 08, 1941 - First Japanese attack on Wake Island.
December 08, 1941 - Holocaust: Gas vans were first used as a means of execution, at the Chelmno extermination camp near Łódź in Poland.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Wednesday, December 8, 1965 - Actor David Harewood was born in Birmingham, England.
Wednesday, December 8, 1965 - Actress Carina Lau (刘嘉玲) was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.
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! This is the last month we can vote for Grace - the last 31 days we have to make a difference.
It only takes about two seconds to cast your allotted daily vote)!!!Doncha wanna go shopping and spot Grace's image on a bag of dog food and know that YOU played a large part in placing her there?!?
From Elizabeth Tedder
Nunnally ('68) of VA - 12/07/10 - "Re: Newport News High
Just thought I'd let you know that I saw Coach Nuttycombe and his wife on Sunday at church, then ran into Mr. Loving at Hardee's this morning. Mr. Loving and I talked about my being the "receiver of the ring tap" on my head many, many times (for talking in class, I am sure). Coach and I talked about what great school spirit NNHS had versus what the schools have today. Gosh, how did they stay the same and I have gotten old! How lucky we were to have such great teachers back then. Just seeing and talking to them now, NNHS lives on not only in the former students but in the former teachers as well!!
Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally '68
WOWZERONI! What a great week you had! Thank you so much for telling us this, Elizabeth! It gave me a case of the "nice warm fuzzies"!
From Doug Nelson ('64) of VA - 12/07/10 - "Draft Lottery Mistake?":
Hope you are doing well.
There seems to be a mistake in this newsletter:
See THIS DAY IN WWII:
The last entry says "The U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War II." in December 01, 1969.
I can tell you that this wrong. I was drafted in early September 1969. I had my car packed and was getting ready to drive back to VA Tech to register for graduate school the next day, when the mail came. It said "Greetings..." If I had been registered, I would have been eligible for a year's deferral. Instead of going back to Blacksburg, I stayed home a day or two. The very next day Nixon made his first speech on television about cutting back on the draft. That day I went downtown to the Main Post Office where the Draft Board office was. I asked the lady there if there was any chance that the draft list had been decreased because of Nixon's speech. She said that the list had indeed been reduced, and if they had removed one more name it would have been mine. I have always wondered if she just thought that this was funny or something.
In a couple of days I went back to Blacksburg to inform Dr. Murphy, the Chemical Engineering department head, of my induction. He promised me that my position and full fellowship would be waiting for me when I got back from the Army.
I had a month to wait to report. In that time I decided to enlist in order to have some control over what I was to do in the Army, committing myself to an extra year. This turned out to be a foolish mistake, at least from my point of view at the time. I ended up doing everything I wanted to avoid doing. I ended up serving eleven months in Viet Nam and eleven months in Germany. When I was drafted I would have done anything to get out of it. But, looking back, I think of this time as among most significant, valuable years of my life. I would not trade them for anything. I learned a lot about people in the Army. One of the insights I learned from my experience, that I have thought of writing you about before is this: There is no correlation between character and the amount of education a man has, or whether he has a commission or not. If there is any correlation, it is a negative one. I am sure many will not believe this, but I know it to be true.
When I got back from the Army and tried to go back to school there was a new department head. I don't remember his name. When I brought up Dr. Murphy's promise to me he denied any knowledge of it, or that there was any obligation to me. I had to insist pretty hard to get him to change his mind.
Thank you so much for this correction, Doug! I have caught a couple of errors from this source on occasion in the past, but would certainly not have had the first-hand knowledge of this subject that you do. I've made a note on that Newsletter:
Your story will surely strike a chord or two to many of our readers; I really appreciate your sharing it with us - as well as your service during that troubled time, of course!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 12/07/10 - "Merry Christmas":
Thanks, Dools! You know how I love snowmen!
From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 12/07/10 - "A personal Christmas message":
I usually don't forward things to you but know a lot of our classmates have served in the Military and still have Family and Friends serving. Thought you might like to post this; if not hope you have a Merry Christmas.
I received this from my Cousin and thought
it worthy of forwarding.
Please do not lose sight of the meaning of CHRISTMAS, and Please remember those who Fight for our Freedoms and those who Safe Guard us and what we believe in.
For all the Military past and present and all the First Responders and especially their Families, I Wish you a Very Safe and Merry Christmas wherever you are.
May God Bless You, Catherine Hudson
T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE,
MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE.
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY,
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO,
IN THIS HOME, DID LIVE.
I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.
NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES,
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.
WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT,
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.
FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.
THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR,
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.
|THE FACE WAS SO
THE ROOM IN DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED,
A TRUE BRITISH SOLDIER.
WAS THIS THE HERO,
|THE SOLDIER AWAKENED,
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
"SANTA, DON'T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS.."
THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.
I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL,
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED,
FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.
I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE,
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOUR,
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, "CARRY ON SANTA,
IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE."
ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS, MY FRIEND,
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT."
was written by a Peacekeeping soldier stationed overseas. The following
is his request. I think it is reasonable.
PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favour of sending this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to all of the service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities. Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us. Please, do your small part to plant this small seed.
|Thank you so much, Catherine! We've run this poem in year's past, but I think never from a British perspective! It seems even more sobering, somehow.|
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL -
12/06/10 - "The Shepherd's shepherd" AND
Stokes ('65) of VA
- 12/07/10 - "NATIVITY SCENE: One picture is worth a thousand words.":
Merry Christmas to everyone!
Chuck Jones ('66 - of
Northern VA). 'Tis the season!!
A Nativity Scene was erected in a church yard. During the night the folks came across this scene.
An abandoned dog was looking for a comfortable, protected place to sleep. He chose baby Jesus as his comfort. No one had the heart to send him away so he was there all night.
This is too sweet not to share.
No one mentioned that the dog breed is a "shepherd"!
AWWW! AMEN! Thanks so much, Dools, Wayne Honey - and Chuck!
From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 12/07/10 - "VERY unusual herd of deer":
A VERY unusual herd
WOWZERONI! How lovely! Thank you, Jay Sweetie!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/07/10 - "4 Wednesday":
This guy has been working as a bag boy in a supermarket for five years.
One day the supermarket gets new orange juice machines, and the bag boy is real excited and asks the manager if he can work the juice machines.
The manager says no.
The bagger says, "But I've been working here for 5 years; why can't I run the juice machines?"
The manager goes, "I'm sorry, son, but, baggers can't be juicers."
I was in my wills and trusts course when the professor posed this question to the students: Why do people choose to have their children, rather than their siblings, inherit their estate?
After students offered various theories, one fellow raised his hand. "This may be a bit off the point," he said, "but when I was little, when my brother and sister finished playing with me, they would put me into a drawer."
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
One day while out on our fishing boat, we heard a woman calling for help. Pointing frantically toward a sinking row boat, she shouted to us, "My husband can't swim!"
Although the water was up to his chest, the man remained a fisherman through and through: as we reached down to pull him aboard our boat, he lifted a large, still-struggling salmon in his hand, and yelled, "Take the fish!"
Another trick to saving $20 a month...vacuum your vents or baseboard heaters to get rid of dust. Even a small accumulation can restrict the flow of hot air, making your furnace work harder than necessary. But just a quick once-over with a vacuum keeps your utility bill down!
Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.
"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."
- John D. Rockefeller
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek."
- Joseph Campbell
"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared."
- Eddie Rickenbacker
Is your life "good enough" but not GREAT? What choices can you make TODAY to
begin to make your life great?
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA
- 12/07/10 - "A FLY IN THE TOILET - This one is pretty funny!":
I always said the Dutch are smart!!!
Enjoy life - it has an expiration date!
A Fly in the Toilet...
When I went to the men's room in the Schiphol Airport when we got to
Amsterdam, I saw the fly and didn't think much about it.
Who says you can't potty train a man?
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Norris Sweetie, this is pure genius!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the
Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!
2. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its Holiday Party at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606. CONTACT: Joe Drewry (email@example.com, 757-244-4443, ext 4)
3. 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.4. Wednesday, February 9, 2010 - 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.
5. Wednesday, April 13, 2010 - 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.
6. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (email@example.com - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
7. 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 Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/22/10
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 10/21/10
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com
==============================================Carol Buckley Harty
O Gloriosa Virginum
Bishop of Poitiers
(c. 530-c. 600/609)
O gloriósa vírginum,
O Queen of
all the Virgin choir,|
Enthroned above the starry sky;
Who with pure milk from thy own breast
Thy own Creator didst supply.
What man hath lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the sorrowing here beneath
Hast opend Heavens eternal doors.
Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heavens high King!
Through thee redeemd to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing.
O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.
"O Gloriosa Virginum" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://romaaeterna.jp/liber1/lu1314.html - 10/06/09
"O Gloriosa Virginum" English lyrics courtesy of http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/O_Gloriosa_virginum_(Francisco_Valls) - 12/07/09
(31 Dec 1617 - 03 Apr 1682) 1660 Painting, "The Immaculate Conception", courtesy
of http://www.turnbacktogod.com/december-08-solemnity-of-the-immaculate-conception/ - 12/07/09
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 http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Snowman courtesy of http://www.always-safe.com/merrylittle.html - 12/08/04
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
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