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01/02/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Lest We Forget

“The start of a new year is the traditional time
to take stock of our lives and see where
we are going, measured against the
backdrop of where we have been.” 

- Jeffrey R. Holland, January 13, 2009
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

    Today's theme is being revisited from 2008.

BONUS #1 - - Recessional - Leonard Warren

BONUS #2 - - Recessional - Nan Merriman - from "Smilin' Through", 1941

BONUS #3 - - Anzac Song - Kipling Recessional - Lest We Forget - Narelle Worboys



"Recessional" is a poem by Rudyard Kipling, which he composed on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The poem, on the one hand, expresses pride in the British Empire, but, on the other, expresses an underlying sadness that the Empire might go the way of all previous empires. Kipling recognizes that boasting and jingoism – faults of which he was often accused – were inappropriate and vain in light of God's dominion over the world.

Kipling had previously composed his more famous poem "The White Man's Burden" for Victoria's jubilee, but replaced it with "Recessional". "Burden" was published two years later, altered to fit the theme of the American imperialist expansion after the Spanish-American War.[1]

In Australia[2] and New Zealand[3] "Recessional" is sung as a hymn on Anzac Day, to the tune "Melita" ("Eternal Father, Strong to Save").

The Anglican Church of Canada adopted "Recessional" as a hymn[4] and a unique musical version of the hymn is included in the 1985 hymnal of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[5]

SEE: - ON THE TOP LEFT, CHOOSE "Words and Music" and push PLAY.

The words "Lest We Forget" form the refrain of "Recessional". The phrase offers a warning about the perils of hubris and the inevitable decline of imperial power.

The phrase later passed into common usage after World War I across the British Commonwealth especially, becoming linked with Remembrance Day observations; it came to be a plea not to forget past sacrifices, and was often found as the only wording on war memorials, or used as an epitaph.




A New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more lasting personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. This goal must be reached by the next New Year. Keep in mind that this is a goal, not a wish and should be something that you as a person could strive for.

Quoting Frank Ra (author of the new year's resolution book "A course in happiness" [1]): "Resolutions are more sustainable when shared, both in terms of with whom you share the benefits of your resolution, and with whom you share the path of maintaining your resolution. Peer-support makes a difference in success rate with new year's resolutions". According to Gretchen Rubin (author of best-seller "The Happiness Project"): "You hit a goal, you achieve a goal. You keep a resolution".

This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous. A New Year's Resolution is generally a goal someone sets out to accomplish in the coming year. Some examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more environmentally responsible. A key element to a New Year's Resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year, and new beginnings. People committing themselves to a new year's resolution plan to do so for the whole following year...


1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends
2. Fit in Fitness
Tame the Bulge
4. Quit Smoking

5. Enjoy Life More
6. Quit Drinking
Get Out of Debt
8. Learn Something New

9. Help Others
Get Organized

   Okay, Sweetie-Pies! Care to share those resolutions with us???



   If one of your resolutions is to create more needlework projects [and really, if not, why not?!?], here are four links to free patterns of all sorts which I think I actually somehow did not share with you in the holiday pattern blitz of the last six or seven weeks, plus one outrageous crochet pattern I simply could not resist:








    Happy Birthday this week to:

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 (d. 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);

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND    Joe Dickson ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 



January 02, 1941 - German bombing severely damaged the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales

January 02, 1942 - The Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces.

January 02, 1942 - The Navy Airship Patrol Group 1 and Air Ship Squadron 12 were established in Lakehurst, NJ.

January 02, 1942 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicted 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history -- the Duquesne Spy Ring.

January 02, 1945 - Nuremberg (in German, Nürnberg) was severely bombed by Allied forces.



Tuesday, January 02, 1962 - Hmmm - apparently there were no notable events, births, or deaths this day.



    From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 10/0411 - "Breakfast Bunch Brunch":

Our next Brunch... is the first Saturday in January, January 7, 2012, at 11am at the same place, Warwick Restaurant.

After the January BRUNCH, we plan to meet quarterly the first Saturday of April, July and October as long as the interest holds up.

   Thanks, Bill! We're planning to be there!

   Hey, y'all! Ya gotta eat that day anyway, right?? It's an OPEN reunion, and just see how much fun:

"Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose."

   Make your reservations now:

Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call him at 757-595-0716.  I just did.


OVERSIGHT (or BLOOPER, if you will...):

  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 12/21/11 - "Winter Tidings":

Scél lém dúib

ut dixit Find hu Baiscne

1. Scél lém dúib
dordaid dam.
snigid gaim
ro faith sam.

2. gáeth ard huar
ísel grian
gair a rrith
ruthach .i. tondgarach rían. .i. muir

3. roruad rath .i. raithnech
ro cleth .i. ro cheil cruth.
ro gab gnath
giugrand guth.

4. ro gab uacht
ete. én
aigre ré.
e. mo scle.

scél lem duib


As Finn, descendent of Baíscni, said:

My tidings for you: the stag bells,
Winter snows, summer is gone.

Wind high and cold, low the sun,
Short his course, sea running high.

Deep-red the bracken, its shape all gone,
The wild-goose has raised his wonted cry.

Cold has caught the wings of birds;
Season of ice - these are my tidings

   OOPS! I thought this was going to mysteriously turn into a song (?!?), so I saved it for this week... Sorry, Domi - and thanks!


   From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 01/01/12, 12:02 PM AND From    Carol Moell Marcella ('56) of VA - 01/01/12, 5:48 PM - "Walter and Shirley Leyland":

    Bill Campbell ('54 - of VA) was perusing the Winter 2011 Issue of the William & Mary Alumni Magazine, and he found the attached item related to Walter and Shirley Leyland.  Seems they have settled into their new place in Williamsburg and are looking forward to hearing from their friends.  If you get a chance, why don't you drop Walt and Shirley an email, or better yet, give them a call.  They sound as if they would enjoy hearing from us.  Take care and have a blessed Happy New Year.

Hi, Carol.

       Mickey (Marcella - '54) received this e-mail from Jack Nelson Class of '54 and I thought you would like to see it since it involves Walter and Shirley Leyland who have moved to Williamsburg and would like to let people know so they can come to visit them.
Maybe you can put the note out there for others to see.

Thanks, Carol

Carol Marcella

     COOL BEANS! Thanks so much, Sweetie-Pies!

   Walter's mother,   Eunice Bassett Leyland (d. 19 Dec 2002), was my Favorite Teacher of All Time.  She quite literally changed my life.  



    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/01/12 - "Happy 2012":

There were probably many, many times this year when  

I may have...

Disturbed You,
Troubled You,
Pestered You,
Irritated You,
Bugged You,
Or got on your Nerves!!

So today, I just wanted to tell you:

Suck it up, Cupcake!!
           Cause there               
Planned for 2012

Happy New Year.

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan - keep 'em comin'!


  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 01/01/12 - "Why we get wasted on New Year’s":

thought you might like this...

Why we get wasted on New Year’s

Our Dec. 31st hedonism is the last remaining relic of an ancient Roman carnival of debauchery.

   Yeah, that would 'splain it, Luzy! Thanks, Domi!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 01/01/12 - "My Friend":


 A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy..

"Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies."

"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, "These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."

The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer.

"I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"

"Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. "Here, Dolly!" he called.

Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.

The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse.

Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up...

"I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."

With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers.

In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.

Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands."

With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup.

Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy.

"How much?" asked the little boy... "No charge," answered the farmer, "There's no charge for love.."

The world is full of people who need someone who understands.

     Thanks so much, Glenn!


      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/01/12 - "Two friends in a restaurant":

Dog-gone-it! This is cute and funny too.

Two dogs in a restaurant

THIS HAS GOT TO BE A CLASSIC.........................

This is so cleverly done, I didn't know which dog to watch!!!

     Thanks, Dools! This is great - those dogs are so incredibly patient with their humans!


   From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 12/20/11 - "Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier (#13 in a Series of 24)":

  Some of these ideas are really good.

Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins (and tweezers and clippers) behind a vanity door.

   EXCELLENT! Thank you so much, Eva - I do love clever tips!




4. - Coconut Cream Pie - "A favorite diner dessert is luscious Coconut Cream Pie. Why go out for it when you can make this scrumptious version so easily at home?"

5. - Holiday Corn Bread - "The main reason everybody made corn bread years ago was that it was so easy to throw together. Well, it still is, and we can turn that same easy into holiday-fancy if we want!"

6. - Orange Bourbon Ham - "Our to-die-for easy homemade glaze that's brushed on to a bone-in smoked ham will make your holiday entertaining memorable. Our Test Kitchen's favorite recipe for Orange Bourbon Ham is so simple yet so elegant."



From - 01/01/12:

These bear hunters were sitting around the cabin the night before the hunt bragging about their past hunts.

The cabin boy was listening and went over and said, "You guys make it seem pretty hard on capturing a bear".

They all laughed and said, "It is hard; do you think you could bag one"?

"I can go out and bag you two if you will skin them, and I will bet each of you $100.00."

They agreed and off he went out into the night.

Soon he spotted a big grizzly; he waved his arm and started hollering. The big bear started after him and he started running for the shack. When he got close to the shack he started yelling, "Open the door!"

They looked out and saw the bear chasing the boy. Just as he got to the door they opened it and he stepped aside and the bear went in. He slammed the door and locked it and shouted. "OK, skin him. I'll go and get the other one."


1. Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 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 friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

3. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 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. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at 


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/22/11

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11


Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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   Happy New Year, Everyone! Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol






God of Our Fathers, Known of Old

Lyrics by
Rudyard Kipling (30 Dec 1865 - 18 Jan 1936), 1897
Music -
"Folkingham" - by Nahum Tate (1652 - 12 Aug 1715) and Nicholas Brady (25 Oct 1659 - 20 May 1726), 1700 or 1708

The words were originally written as the poem “Recessional,” and published in the London Times during Queen Victoria’s
Jubilee celebration. They were also sung at Kipling’s funeral.

That poem gave me more trouble than anything I ever wrote. I had promised the Times a poem on the Jubilee, and when it became due I had written nothing that satisfied me. The Times began to want that poem badly, and sent letter after letter ask­ing for it. I made more attempts, but no further progress. Finally the Times began sending telegrams. So I shut myself in a room with the determination to stay there until I had writ­ten a Jubilee poem. Sitting down with all my previous attempts before me, I searched through the dozens of sketches till at last I found just one line I liked. That was ‘Lest we forget.’ Round these words ‘The Recessional’ was written.

Price, p. 34

God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far flung battle line,
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

The tumult and the shouting dies;
The captains and the kings depart:
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Far called, our navies melt away;
On dune and headland sinks the fire:
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the Law—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard,
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding, calls not Thee to guard,
For frantic boast and foolish word—
Thy mercy on Thy people, Lord!


"God of Our Fathers, Known of Old" (Folkingham) midi courtesy of - 01/01/07

"God of Our Fathers, Known of Old" lyrics and history courtesy of - 01/01/08

Interactive Music Player featuring Music by Latter-day Saint Composer Leroy J. Robertson (1896-1971), 1948 courtesy
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Image of "New Year's Resolutions" courtesy of my #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 01/01/08
Thanks, Bethany!

Image of Tape Measure used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 01/01/08

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

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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 BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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