|01/01/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy New Year!|
“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that
G. K. Chesterton
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This observance - and this theme - repeats each year (when possible):
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8og_kWv0as - Lead, Kindly Light - Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra, 2009
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKbwkzaj7Z4 - Lead, Kindly Light - BYU Vocal Point, March 7, 2009 - cool bloopers at beginning, belying that which is to come
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xO2BSotzcI - Happy New Year! from My Chemical Romance & Taking Back Sunday
Lead, Kindly Light is a hymn with words written in 1833 by John Henry Newman as a poem titled "the Pillar of Cloud". In some hymnals, one may find a fourth verse added by Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr. It is usually sung to the tune Lux Benigna, composed by John Bacchus Dykes in 1865; or to Alberta, by William H Harris. Libera, a London-based boys choir, released a new interpretation of the song with an original composition and additional Latin lyrics by their musical director, Robert Prizeman, as track 10 in their album Peace (March 2010).
As a young priest, John Newman became sick while in Italy and was unable to travel for almost three weeks. In his own words:
Lead, Kindly Light was sung by a soloist on the RMS Titanic during a hymn-singing gathering led by Rev. Ernest C. Carter, shortly before the ocean liner struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy New Year's Day Birthday today to Gloria Hand Burns ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('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;
07 - Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57);
08 - Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND Pat Branch Coltrane ('57)!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
January 01, 1863 - The Emancipation Proclamation took effect in Confederate territory: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/emancipation_proclamation/
January 01, 1863 - Confederate troops under General John Bankhead Magruder captured Galveston.
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 12/31/10 - "HNY":
|What I pray for you and
(Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) this new year, Carol, is
blessed good health. The 'happy' part you well know how to make for
yourself as you do for others.
Thank you so much, John Darlin'! As the calendar keeps moving inexorably onward, that's a good wish for all of us!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/31/10 - "Essex Class Aircraft Carriers":
Thank you for publishing the article submitted by Bill Lee (Warwick HS '54) of NC regarding the USS Essex (CV/CVA/CVS-9) which was designed and built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company during World War II.
It was an honor to serve in one of the eight sister ships that comprised the Essex Class Fast Carriers that were built in Newport News. She was USS Boxer (CV/CVA/CVS-21) later converted to LPH-4. She did not see service in World War II but was being prepared for action when the war ended. She set a speed record crossing the Pacific Ocean when the Korean War running "Flank Speed" all the way to perform air operations in support of the U.N. Forces defending South Korea. She served in the Atomic Bomb Testing after the Korean War, and was converted to a Landing Platform Helicopter, to test the USMC "Vertical Envelopment Concept" which was so successful that the concept is now known as "Vertical Assault Doctrine" and she transported helicopters for the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. She had an impressive service record, and was nicknamed "Busy Bee" because she was seldom in port.
Happy New Year and TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
Thank you so much, Major Madagan - Happy New Year to you and yours, too!
I always enjoy learning about the history of our area and the role the Peninsula played in shaping the history of the world - as do many of our readers, I'm sure!
Speaking of which.....
From the Daily Press - 12/31/10 - "Jamestown church ranked in Top 10 archaeological finds":
JAMES CITY - Archaeology Magazine has named the discovery of the
historic 1608 church unearthed at
this past year as one of the world's 10 most significant archaeological
finds during 2010.
An aerial view of Jamestowne
with the church and Jamestown
(Daily Press File Photo / December 31, 2010)
"What started at Jamestown in 1607 changed the world."
Constructed soon after a January 1608 fire destroyed many of the first buildings at James Fort, the church measured 60 feet long and ranked as the fledging outpost's largest and most important structure.
Despite that size, its footprint eluded Kelso and his team for years, cloaked in the confusion of artifacts and archaeological features churned up by nearly 400 years of subsequent building, farmers' plows and the 1861 construction of a large Confederate earthwork.
The first clues to its survival appeared in early summer when students from the project's field school discovered a pair of unusually large rectangular stains hidden beneath a deep layer of modern fill near the fort's center.
Probing through the soil, the archaeologists found virtually no artifacts, brick or organic material, indicating a very early date in Jamestown's history. But they still didn't understand how the features could have survived the Civil War excavation that destroyed so much evidence in the middle of the settlement.
As they continued to excavate deeper, however, the secret of both the postholes' survival and their identity started to become clear.
"I've uncovered at least 150 post-built structures. And if this had been like any of those, it would have been stripped away. But these postholes are just so big and deep that they survived," Kelso said.
"This was a modern building — a frontier cathedral — with a large, open space inside — bigger than anything we've ever found."
Over the course of the summer, the team unearthed a pattern of equally spaced postholes that not only matched the 60-foot length of the church but also defined its chancel.
They also pinpointed the location of the altar where Pocahontas and John Rolfe were married in 1614.
"It's not like we have to say anymore that she was married someplace in Jamestown," Kelso says.
"Now we can point to the spot where she stood."
Copyright © 2010, Newport News, Va., Daily Press
From the Daily Press - 12/31/10 - "Pipes for the powerful of 1600s unearthed at Jamestown, showing tobacco's weight in settlement":
AP Tobacco Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -
Jamestown have unearthed a trove of tobacco pipes personalized for a
who's who of early 17th century colonial and
British elites, underscoring the importance of tobacco to North
America's first permanent English settlement.
The find comprises
more than 100 pipes or fragments. More than a dozen are stamped with
diamond shapes and inscribed with the names or initials of luminaries
including explorer Sir Walter Raleigh, who dispatched the colonists to
the territory he named Virginia. He also is credited with popularizing
England and is said to have smoked a pipe just before being executed
for treason in 1618.
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 12/31/10 - "deer":
What a great letter you had for the last day of the year!
The little girl singing was so priceless, but Shari's joke about the "Wildlife Refuge" really got to me. I have a friend whose husband hunts and I could just picture him saying that. Thank you for a good laugh to start the new year.
Love to all,
Linda May '66
Thank you, Linda May - and Shari!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 12/31/10 - "HNY":
EVERYONE A HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!
Thank you, Sarah Sugah - the very same to you and yours!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/31/10 - "Calvin & Hobbes - Snowmen (#1 in a Series of 14)":
Nobody does snowmen quite like
Calvin and Hobbes!
Remember, if these made you laugh, share the smile with someone else.
Thanks, Wayne Honey!
BONUS HOLIDAY RECIPES:
http://www.bhg.com/recipe/beef/beef-on-a-stick/ - Quick & Easy Party Foods for New Year's Day: Beef-on-a-Stick
http://www.bhg.com/recipe/breads/no-knead-focaccia-tile/ - Quick & Easy Party Foods for New Year's Day: No-Knead Focaccia Tiles
http://www.bhg.com/recipe/pork/bacon-peach-pinwheels/ - Quick & Easy Party Foods for New Year's Day: Bacon-Peach Pinwheels
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 email@example.com.
"New Year's Day"
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
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. Thursday, February 3, 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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 6. 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
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Lead, Kindly Light
John B. Dykes, 1865
(10 Mar 1823 – 22 Jan 1876)
Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.
I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!
So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!
Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.
"Lead, Kindly Light" midi (MIDI sequence copyright © 2002
Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of
http://junior.apk.net/~bmames/ht0320_.htm - 12/20/04
Downloadable Sheet Music (Craig Petrie's TTBB arrangement) available at http://www.petriefamily.org/ldsmusic/pdfs/leadkind.pdf - 01/01/04
"Happy New Year" title clip art courtesy ofhttp://www.astantin.com/happy-new-year-2011-clip-art-astantin-20101231/ - 01/01/11
Curly Red and White Ribbon Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ22.htm - 12/28/09
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of
Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
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