- NNHS Newsletter -
We never give more honour to Jesus than
when we honour his Mother,
Louis Marie de Montfort
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This Catholic Holiday has become an annual part of our December observances together, because of the one big happy Typhoon family we've become.
BONUS - O Gloriosa Virginum, 2008
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Shirley Smith Langston ('57) AND Joan Gardner ('63)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
10 - John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA;
11 - Helen Bost Rainelle ('72) of FL;
12 - Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA AND Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73);
13 - The late Kay Davis Smith ('57) (d. 25 June 2019);
14 - Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA;
15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe
Vest ('63) of VA!
|Many Happy Returns, One and All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 08, 1941 - U.S. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt declared
to be "a
date which will live in infamy", after which
the U.S. 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 declared war against Japan.
December 08, 1941 - First Japanese attack on Wake Island.
|THIS DAY IN 1970:|
|December 08, 1970 - Absolutely nothing happened anywhere in the world this day. No, it's true!|
need not walk by the shores of Galilee or among the Judean hills to walk
where Jesus walked. All of us can walk the path He walked when, with His
words ringing in our ears, His Spirit filling our hearts, and His
teachings guiding our lives, we choose to follow Him as we journey
through mortality. His example lights the way. Said He, 'I am the way,
the truth, and the life.' |
- Thomas S. Monson
(b. 21 Aug 1927)
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/08/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of CA - 12/07/20, 6:25 AM:
|My brother does caricatures (single person or groups of people) and is having a sale on them for you to use as Christmas gifts! Please take a look at his website and share this information! Please help support small businesses. Thank you!|
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA - 12/07/20, 3:05 AM:
Happy Holidays everyone!
Still looking for the perfect gift? Buy a caricature and use coupon code: MERRY25 for 25% off commissioned caricatures through the end of the year.
AWESOME! Thank you, Adrienne! Best wishes, Dale - I can personally attest to the quality of your work!
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/08/18, @ 7:00 AM:
Whenever I want to ponder the beauty of
the earth and he magnanimous nature of God above, all I have to
do is take a walk down by the sea at sunrise. The colors of the
sky and the sea, the fresh air with a salty tang, the birds
flying by, these are just a few of the things that bring Him so
alive to me. They make me so thankful for the gift of life and
the opportunity to experience His love and grace and they also
make me strive to stay alive with Him when my days on earth are
done. How about you?
Thank you, Jimmy!
From Alton Jones ('66) of FL and NC - 12/07/20, 9:51 AM:
|FIRST OF ALL, I AM
TRULY SORRY FOR THIS ...
I used to know a guy who absolutely loved hollandaise sauce. He would buy the spiciest brand he could find and would put it on just about everything. Well it turned out that because he used the spicy sauce so much, it started to wear down a hole on the roof of his mouth. He went to a doctor and asked what he could do about it. The doctor looked at the damage and determined that the man will need a metal plate placed at the roof of his mouth. The man was relieved but can't help asking the doctor if he will still be able to enjoy his hollandaise sauce. The doctor reassured the man that his new plate will be made of chrome. The man was curious, so he asked if chrome was the best choice. The doctor responded with "Oh don't worry, there's no plate like chrome for the hollandaise."
From My Friend, Kim, of FL - 12/07/16:
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 12/02/18 - "Aging":
|God's plan for
Well, this is a positive way to explain and deal with aging!!!
Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their glasses, keys and other things, thus doing more walking. And God looked down and saw that it was good.
Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made seniors lose co-ordination so they would drop things, requiring them to bend, reach, and stretch. And God looked down and saw that it was good.
Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have additional calls of nature, requiring more trips to the bathroom, thus providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it was good.
So if you find as you age, you are getting up and down more, remember it's God's will. It is all in your best interest, even though you mutter under your breath.
Nine Important Facts to Remember as We Grow Older
#9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world.
#8 Life is sexually transmitted.
#7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
#6 For you wives: Men have 2 motivations: hunger and hanky panky, and they can't tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich.
#5 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.
#4 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.
#3 All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
#2 In the 60's, people took LSD to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.
#1 Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do today may be a burning issue tomorrow.
Please share this wisdom with others while I go to the bathroom.
Right is right, even if nobody is doing it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it.
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 12/07/19, 8:28 PM:
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/07/18:
Two things are infinite, the universe and human
stupidity, and I am not yet completely sure about the universe.
|BONUS HANUKKAH AND CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/07/18:
O Gloriosa Virginum
Ascribed toSaint Venantius Fortunatus, Bishop of Poitiers
(c. 530 - c. 600/609)
"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
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band
Version) clip art courtesy of
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Dentures clip art courtesy of Paul Harty
(Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/31/18
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16