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06/09/19 - 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,

   This Christian observance falls 50 days after Easter Sunday.

BONUS - Come Down, O Love Divine - Choir of King's College, Cambridge



"In the United States, Christians share their perspective about the meaning of Pentecost as well as how the diversity of languages and cultures can enhance their worship and fellowship with each another. Christians see Pentecost as an expansion of God's favor and care from Judaism to all peoples.

Many churches celebrate Pentecost with a mass or worship service on this day. In some churches, the secular Mother's Day holiday is probably celebrated more frequently than the Pentecost feast."


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN AND the late Eileen Casey Sparkman  (Ferguson HS - '68) (d. 16 Aug 2011)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

11 - Joan Warren Smith ('63) AND  Butch Corson ('63) of Northern VA;

12 - Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57);

14 - The United States Army - 1775 AND   the late Rosalee Will Jecmenek ('65) (d. 20 July 2013) AND Cindy Drake Konstant of VA (Wife of   George Konstant - '65 of VA) AND  Linda McKenna Sivilich of PA AND    My Grandson, Buckley Harty of CA;

16 - Jane Hoffman ('57) AND  Kay Walker Gray ('57) of VA    Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


June 09, 1940 - Norway surrendered to the Nazis.

June 09, 1944 - 99 civilians were hung from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.

June 09, 1944 - The Soviet Union invaded East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941. Russia was fighting to gain back territory that had been ceded to it under the terms of the Treaty of Moscow of 1940.

June 09, 1995 - Japan's parliament passed a controversial resolution designed to atone for the country's role in World War II.


Thursday, June 09, 1960 - The Newport News High School Class of 1960 was graduated.

I've attached scans of the invitation, program and tickets for Commencement Exercises for the Class of 1960. 
Commencement took place on Thursday, June 9, 1960 at 8 pm. Please note a typo - the program says

, June 9th but commencement was actually on Thursday, June 9th.
I also have the invitation for the "Graduation Dance at Newport News High School Cafeteria" for Thursday, June 9, 1960,
from 10 pm to 1 am; a ticket and program for the Junior-Senior Prom "Misty" for June 3, 1960, from 9 pm to 12 m,
(as well as my corsage); and a program for the Commencement Service at NNHS on Sunday, June 5, 1960, at 5 pm.
These are all in one big album with pictures from the 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, and 45th reunions of the Class of 60!

Courtesy of Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 07/12/06 and 08/01/06
How wonderful that you have all those treasures!!! Thanks, Karen!


Sunday, June 09, 1963 - The Newport News High School Class of 1963 was graduated.

Courtesy of Susie Overton Jones ('63) of  VA - 05/30/03
Thanks, Susie!


June 09, 1969 - Ice hockey player André Racicot was born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada.

June 09, 1969 - Soccer player, coach, and sportscaster Eric Wynalda was born Eric Boswell Wynalda in Fullerton, California.

If you really want a certain blessing, you’d better find out what the laws are that govern that blessing and then work on becoming obedient to those laws.

< Russell M. Nelson
 (b. 09 Sept 1924)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/09/19:

  Thank you, Joan!

  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 06/08/19, 9:19 AM:

  Thank you so much, Cheryl!

HOBBES: All this modern technology just makes people try to do everything at once.

- Bill Watterson
 (b. 05 July 1958)


Pentecost Banner of Faith Quilt Pattern - not free, but gorgeous: $9.99


Pentecost Recipes - Plus so much more!



From - 06/09/19:

Two windmills were in a field. One asked, "What kind of music do you like?"

The other one replied, "Well, I’m a big metal fan."


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 -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.
3. Friday, August 02, 2019 - Sunday, August 04, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. Open to ALL Typhoons! The entire weekend - Friday night re-meet and re-greet with hor d’oeuvres served, a Saturday night dinner and dance and a Sunday morning breakfast - is $100 per person. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at for registration forms.

4. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE:;  CONTACT: David Spriggs at    


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/26/19

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11


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

                          Love to all, Carol





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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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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!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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!

Graduation clip art courtesy of - 07/20/06

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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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