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05/31/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Pentecost

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all
the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire,
and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak
with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

- Acts 2: 1-4 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We've never observed this Christian holiday together here before today.  It falls 50 days after Easter Sunday.



   Happy Birthday today to Our Three-Fer - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND   JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Dawn _____ Yevak of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

02 -     Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA;

03 -        Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL;
04 -   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA;
05 -
    Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of NV (now in school in UT);

06 - Robert Helmintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57);
07 -    From Fred Field (June '45) of CA
AND   Al Simms ('60) of VA AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA!!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/27/09 - "Wonderful Week":


Memory booster

Scientists have discovered that bushing your teeth with your opposite hand or driving to work a different way or even chewing gum is a form of mental exercise that increases blood flowing through your brain which helps to create and strengthen both brain lobes and the link between lobes.


Although desperate to find work, I passed up a job I found on an employment website. It was for a wastewater plant operator.

Among the job requirements - "Must be able to swim."


   Thanks, Shari!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/29/09 and 05/30/09 - "Marjorie Dawson Lawrence":

I plan to image her photo/bio from the ’28 Beacon on my next visit to the Hilton Library, probably Friday afternoon.

I own a ’25  Beacon, and she is listed as a freshman, i.e. Class of 1928.

..... It turns out the she graduated in the Class of February 1929.

In that  Beacon, the image and the bio were not contiguous, hence two separate images.


   Thank you so much, David, for this invaluable addition! I really appreciate your capturing these images from the old Beacon yearbooks! The pictures themselves are wonderful to see and have, but the addition of the activity lists as well allow us such an insight into their personalities!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/29/09 - "Run Through the Rain...":


A little girl had been shopping with her mom in Target.. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the awning and just inside the door of the Target.

We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day. I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world. Memories of running, splashing so carefree as a child came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.

The little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in. "Mom, let's run through the rain,'" she said.

"What?" Mom asked.

"Let's run through the rain!" She repeated

"No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit," Mom replied..

This young child waited about another minute and repeated: "Mom, let's run through the rain."

"We'll get soaked if we do," Mom said.

"No, we won't, Mom.. That's not what you said this morning," the young girl said as she tugged at her mom's arm.

"This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?"

"Don't you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said, 'If God can get us through this, He can get us through anything!' "

The entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn't hear anything but the rain. We all stood silently. No one came or left in the next few minutes...

Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say. Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even ignore what was said. But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child's life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith.

"Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through the rain. If GOD lets us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing," Mom said.

Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They held their shopping bags over their heads just in case. They got soaked. But they were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars.

And yes, I did. I ran. I got wet. I needed washing.

Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they can take away your money, and they can take away your health. But no one can ever take away your precious memories...So, don't forget to make time and take the opportunities to make memories everyday. To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.


They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.....
Take the time to live!!!

Keep in touch with your friends, you never know when you'll need each other -- and don't forget to run in the rain!

   Thank you so much, Joyce!

  From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 05/29/09 - "A "Modern" Joke I just read on line.":

It's one of those things that happens with marriage:

Dear Tech Support:
Last year I upgraded from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0 . I soon noticed that the new program began unexpected child processing that took up a lot of space and valuable resources.

In addition, Wife 1.0 installed itself into all other programs and now monitors all other system activity. Applications such as Poker Night 10.3 ,Football 5.0,Hunting and Fishing 7.5, and Racing 3.6.

I can't seem to keep Wife 1.0 in the background while attempting to run my favorite applications. I'm thinking about going back to Girlfriend 7.0, but the uninstall doesn't work on Wife 1.0. Please help!

Troubled User.....
Dear Troubled User:

This is a very common problem that men complain about.

Many people upgrade from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0, thinking that it is just a Utilities and Entertainment program. Wife 1.0 is an OPERATING SYSTEM and is designed by its Creator to run EVERYTHING. It is also impossible to delete Wife 1.0 and to return to Girlfriend 7.0. It is impossible to uninstall, or purge the program files from the system once installed.

You cannot go back to Girlfriend 7.0 because Wife 1.0 is designed to not allow this. Look in your Wife 1.0 manual under Warnings-Alimony/Child Support. I recommend that you keep Wife 1.0 and work on improving the situation. I suggest installing the background application "Yes dear" to alleviate software augmentation.

The best course of action is to enter the command C:\APOLOGIZE Because ultimately you will have to give the APOLOGIZE command before the system will return to normal anyway.
Wife 1.0 is a great program, but it tends to be very high maintenance. Wife 1.0 comes with several support programs, such as Clean and Sweep 3.0,Cook It 1.5 and Do Bills 4.2.

However, be very careful how you use these programs. Improper use will cause the system to launch the program Nag Nag 9.5 . Once this happens, the only way to improve the performance of Wife 1.0 is to purchase additional software. I recommend Flowers 2.1 and Diamonds 5.0.

WARNING!!! DO NOT, under any circumstances, install Secretary With Short Skirt 3.3 . This application is not supported by Wife 1.0 and will cause irreversible damage to the operating system!

Best of luck,
Tech Support

   Thanks, Charlie!

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/29/09 - "BEE STINGS !":

I did not know this!!!


This information may be something to remember, as this season will soon be here again...

It might be wise to carry a penny in your pocket while working in the yard.......... BEE STINGS !

A couple of weeks ago, I was stung by both a bee and hornet while working in the garden.

My arm swelled up, so I went to the doctor. The clinic gave me cream and an antihistamine.  The next day the swelling was getting progressively worse, so I went to my regular doctor. The arm was infected and needed an antibiotic. The doctor told me - " The next time you get stung, put a penny on the bite for 15 minutes".

That night, my niece was stung by two bees.  I looked at the bite and it had already started to swell.  So, I taped a penny to her arm for 15 minutes. The next morning, there was no sign of a bite. We decided that she just wasn't allergic to the sting.

Soon, I was gardening outside.  I got stung again, twice by a hornet on my left hand. I thought, here I go again to the doctor for another antibiotic.

I promptly got my money out and taped two pennies to my bites, then sat and sulked for 15 minutes. The penny took the string out of the bite immediately.

In the meantime the hornets were attacking, and my friend was stung on the thumb. Again the penny. The next morning I could only see the spot where the hornet had stung me. No redness, no swelling.  My friend's sting was the same; couldn't even tell where she had been stung.

She got stung again a few days later upon her back---cutting the grass!  And the penny worked once again.

Wanted to share this marvelous information in case you experience the same problem.  We need to keep a stock of pennies on hand.

The doctor said that the copper in the penny counteracts the bite.

It definitely works!

Please remember and pass this information on to your friends, children, grandchildren.

Typhoons FOREVER.. al

   Thanks so much, Al! NOTE to you Newbies - If you're wondering why I didn't check the veracity of this, it's because I don't really care what the experts may say. I'll check it to see if it might just work for me and mine first. I know several things that happen to work - for me, anyway - for no good scientific or logical reason. And what works for one might not work for another.


        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/29/09 - "I love this Doctor !!":

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it...  don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually.  Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster.  Want to live longer?  Take a nap.                                                                   
Q: Should I cut down on meat and  eat more fruits and vegetables?       
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies.  What does a cow eat?  Hay and corn.  And what are these?  Vegetables.  So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system.   Need grain?  Eat chicken.  Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable).  And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of  vegetable products.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?                                   
A:  No, not at all.  Wine is made from fruit.  Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of  the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that  way.  Beer is also made out of grain.  Bottoms  up!                                                        
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?                               
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one.  If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.                  
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?                                                              
A: Can't  think of a single one, sorry.  My  philosophy is: No Pain...Good!            
Q:  Aren't  fried foods bad for you?                                     
A:  YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! ......  Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil.  In fact, they're permeated in it.  How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?       
Q:  Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?                                                               
A: Definitely  not! When  you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.             
Q:  Is chocolate bad for me?                                             
A:  Are you crazy? HELLO - Cocoa beans ! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!                                             
Q:  Is  swimming good for your figure?                                   
A:  If  swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to  me.       
Q:  Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?                   
A:  Hey!  'Round' is a shape!                                             
Well,  I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about  food and diets.                                                   
And  remember:                                                             
'Life should  NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved  body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO-HOO, What a Ride!'                                                                 
For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.   
1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.                                                             
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.                           
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.                           
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.                                                          
5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.                           
Eat and drink what you like.                                             
Speaking English is apparently what kills you. 

   Thanks, Gorgeous!


1. Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2009 - The Class of 1961 will hold a Mini-Reunion: Social get together Saturday night, June 13, 6:00 PM until ? at the David home on Parkway Drive; Breakfast Sunday, June 14, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Saunders home in Isle of Wight. For details, contact Buddy David: Phone (757) 595-4500 or Fax (757) 595-6723 - CLASS OF 1961

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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 05/28/09

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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Come Down, O Love Divine

Text by Bianco of Siena (d. 1434)

Translated by Richard F. Littledale, 1867

Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
(12 Oct 1872 - 26 Aug 1958)

1. Come down, O Love divine,
seek thou this soul of mine,
and visit it with thine own ardor glowing;
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.

2. O let it freely burn,
till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
and let thy glorious light
shine ever on my sight,
and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

3. And so the yearning strong,
with which the soul will long,
shall far outpass the power of human telling;
for none can guess its grace,
till Love create a place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.

"Come Down, O Love Divine" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 05/31/09

Image of "Pentecost" painting courtesy of - 05/31/09

Animated Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/06/04

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

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

Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of - 02/05/08

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

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

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

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