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05/21/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Ascension Day

“And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud
received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up,
behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee,
why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven,
shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven

- Acts 1: 9-11 (King James Version)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is a Christian holiday (though not necessarily observed by all Christians), celebrated on the 40th day after Easter Sunday.  It marks the day when Jesus Christ ascended up into Heaven, 40 days after His resurrection from the dead.  We have not observed here before today, but after having missed celebrating all of Hanukkah last year due to my vacation and subsequent move back to Illinois, I wanted to be more diligent in marking more of our varied religious holidays together as the big Typhoon family that we are.


BONUS #1 - - Ascension Day - Part 1 - His Excellency Bishop Bernard Fellay Superior General, Society of St. Pius X, May 17, 2007

BONUS #2 - - Ascension Day - Part 2 - His Excellency Bishop Bernard Fellay Superior General, Society of St. Pius X, May 17, 2007

BONUS #3 - - Ascension Day - Part 3 - His Excellency Bishop Bernard Fellay Superior General, Society of St. Pius X, May 17, 2007


 From Frank Friedland ('60) of VA - 05/20/09, 10:46 PM:

Just came back from Johns Hopkins Hospital for my yearly CAT SCAN.  Dr. John Cameron, my surgeon, told me that it will be 7 years in June since he removed 100% percent of my pancreas and that he is 99.9% sure that I beat it.  Since he is the #1 surgeon in the world on pancreatic cancer, Marsha and I are all smiles.
Frank Friedland

   What fabulous news! Thanks for sharing it with us, Frank!


   Happy Birthday today to   Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 - Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57);

25 - Edna Martin Clemence ('57);

26 -     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of VA;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/19/09 - "1928 Car Repair Mailer":

With my car at the dealership for repairs right now..........THIS LOOKS LIKE A HUGE BARGAIN!!!!!

How FAR we have come!  And the USA has certainly led the way!  At the present time, though, we are trying to be like the rest of the world and fit in with the losers as so many abandon the Judeo-Christian ethic and minimize the benefit of individual initiative and free enterprise!

(If a man will not work, neither should he eat.  [from the Christian bible])

1928 Car Repair Mailer

Less than 100 years ago

Automotive repair in 1928......... and on a penny postcard

Friday, June 29, 1928

   Thanks, Joyce!

From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 05/20/09 - "hello Carol":

I stir all of the prayer requests into the Cauldron! My thoughts and prayers and positive energy are with all of those who need and will accept them!

   Thanks so much, Domi!

As for the C-Nile virus, I surely have a variant not mentioned-- the one involving open mouth, insert foot, echo internationally. As someone on mailing lists for Irish Gaelic, Early Irish, Druidry, Celtic Studies, Comparative Religion, etc., I sometimes get e-mails which very, very large numbers of people subscribe to. And I've misread things and thought that I was having a private conversation online when, in fact, hundreds or even thousands of people were getting it because I hit "reply all" instead of "reply". I once had a plaintive response from a professor at University of Leyden (WHY did I receive this?) after I thought I'd made an (admittedly interpretable as catty) response about another Druid clergyperson's scholarship skills that I thought was going only to the person who had sent out a request for verification of their credentials.
When I started college in 1964, the campus computer lived in its own building, and only faculty and senior math majors were allowed in.
Sometimes I think I miss the days of carbon paper, onionskin, and spirit duplicator-- if you wrote something meant for others, you actually had to plan the number of copies, and distribute them.


   GIGGLES!!! I feel your pain, Lady!

      From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 05/18/09:

A man, shocked by how his buddy is dressed, asks him, "How long have you been wearing that bra?"

The friend replies, "Ever since my wife found it in the glove compartment."

   Thanks, Eleanor!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/20/09 - "Why Old Age Is Great....":

Just when you have lost faith in human kindness a teacher at Kean Elementary in Wooster, Ohio forwards the following letter.  The letter was sent to the Principal's office after the school had sponsored a luncheon for the elderly. An old lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door prize and was writing to say thank you. This story is a credit to all humankind: 

Dear Kean Elementary:  

God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent senior citizens luncheon. I am 84 years old and live at the Sprenger Home for the Aged. All of my family has passed away. I am all alone now and it's nice to know that someone is thinking of me. God bless you for your kindness to an old forgotten lady. My roommate is 95 and has always had her own radio, but before I received one, she would never let me listen to hers, even when she was napping.
The other day her radio fell off the nightstand and broke into a lot of pieces. It was awful and she was in tears. Her distress over the broken radio touched me and I knew this was God's way of answering my prayers. 

She asked if she could listen to mine,  and I told her to kiss my a__.  

Thank you for that opportunity.  

Agnes Baker

   Thanks again, Joyce!


        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/18/09 - "Aged Cartoons - loved the last one!" (#3 in a Series of 10):

  Thank you, Gorgeous!


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact

3. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at - CLASS OF 1970

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/20/09

BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
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O Christ, Thou Hast Ascended

Music - Greenland

Words by Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr., 1872
(25 Jan 1825 -16 May 1906)

O Christ, thou hast ascended
triumphantly on high,
by cherub guards attended
and armies of the sky:
let earth tell forth the story:
our very flesh and bone,
Emmanuel, in glory,
ascends his Father's throne.

Heaven's gates unfold above thee,
but canst thou, Lord, forget
the little band who love thee
and gaze from Olivet?
Nay, on thy breast engraven
thou bearest every name,
our Priest in earth and heaven
eternally the same.

There, there thou standest pleading
the virtue of thy blood,
for sinners interceding,
our Advocate with God;
and every changeful fashion
of our brief joys and cares
finds thought in thy compassion
and echo in thy prayers.

O for the priceless merit
of thy redeeming cross!
Vouchsafe thy sevenfold Spirit
and turn to gain our loss;
till we by strong endeavor
in heart and mind ascend,
and dwell with thee for ever
in glories without end.

"O Christ, Thou Hast Ascended" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 05/21/09

Image of Ascension Painting courtesy of - 05/21/09

Grey Track clip art courtesy of - 05/21/09

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 Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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