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06/11/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Trinity Sunday

“I didn't need to understand the hypostatic unity of the Trinity; I just needed
to turn my life over to whoever came up with redwood trees.”

- Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, 2005
(b. 10 Apr 1954)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is Trinity Sunday, whether you personally are observing it or not.

BONUS #1 - - Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

BONUS #2 - - Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

BONUS #3 - - Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty - Mormon Tabernacle Choir (As Latter-day Saints do not accept the doctrine of the Trinity but rather the Godhead, you'll notice a variance in the lyrics)


"Holy, Holy, Holy!" is a Christian hymn written by Reginald Heber (1783–1826).[1][2][3] Its lyrics speak specifically of the Holy Trinity,[2][3] having been written for use on Trinity Sunday.[3] It quotes the Sanctus of the Latin Mass, which translated into English begins "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God of Hosts". The text also paraphrases Revelation 4:1–11. John Bacchus Dykes composed the tune Nicaea for this hymn in 1861.[1][2][3] The tune name is a tribute to the First Council of Nicaea which formalized the doctrine of the Trinity in 325.[2][3]



Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost and is celebrated by many Christians in the United States.

On Trinity Sunday many Christians in the United States remember and honor the belief of an eternal God, consisting of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Many churches have special prayers on Trinity Sunday. The Athanasian Creed, named after St Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria, is recited in some churches on Trinity Sunday because of its strong affirmation of the Triune nature of God.

Churches and choirs across the United States have planned special activities and events centered on Trinity Sunday. These include:

  • Choral vespers concerts.
  • Special church services focusing on the Holy Trinity and featuring music by the trumpet and the pipe organ.
  • Special awards given at Trinity Sunday church services.
  • Meals and social events after church services.
  • Evensong services.

The ordinal Sundays following Trinity Sunday are focused on Christian growth and discipleship after a long period of emphasis on the life and ministry of Jesus. In the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches, the Sunday of Pentecost itself is called Trinity Sunday.

...Pope Gregory IX instituted Trinity Sunday in 828 CE. This day is notable for being the only major Christian festival that celebrates a doctrine of the church rather than an event in its sacred history. It is dedicated to the Christian belief in the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and falls on the Sunday following Pentecost each year. The belief of one God in three elements is a distinctive of the Christian faith but the early church was plagued by contrary views. Trinity Sunday spread throughout the western church around the 14th century.

In some churches, the liturgical color is white on Trinity Sunday. Images of the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit depict that there are three elements of one God. The Trinity is sometimes symbolized by a triangular shape formed by three overlapping oval rings or loops, each featuring the one of the following images: the crown (father) within the top loop; the lamb (son) within the second loop (clockwise); and the dove (spirit) within the third loop (clockwise). Other shapes depicting the Trinity include Borromean rings and the triquetra.

The Borromean rings feature three overlapping round circles forming a triangular shape, and in the center, inside all the circles is the word "unitas". The Borromean rings are named after the crest of the Borromeo family in 15th-century Tuscany. The triquetra symbol uses shapes similar to one of the oldest Christian symbols. In the triquetra, the three equal arches of the circle express the equality of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The union of the arches represents the unity of the Godhead. Their continuous form symbolizes eternity. Their interwoven appearance denotes the indivisibility of the Trinity. In the center of the triquetra is an equilateral triangle, one of the most ancient Trinity symbols, and each pair of arches formed an ellipse, the symbol of God’s glory.


   Happy Birthday today to Joan Warren Smith ('63) AND  Butch Corson ('63) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 - The United States Army - 1775 AND   the late Rosalee Will Jecmenek ('65) (d. 20 July 2013) AND Cindy _____ 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 AND    Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX;

17 - Dino Vretos ('57) AND Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA;  

18 - The late Mimi Weger Green ('40) (deceased 15 Mar 2010) AND  Tim Whitt ('66) of VA AND  Mike Leonard ('68) of VA AND    the late Mark Wilson ('68) (deceased 04/19/11) AND Kathy McDaniel Adams ('71)!  

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


June 11, 1917 - Alexander I became king of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicated under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens. Alexander (Ἀλέξανδρος) (01 Aug 1893 – 25 Oct 1920[a]) was King of Greece from 11 June 1917 until his death from the effects of a monkey bite at the age of 27.


June 11, 1934 - The Disarmament Conference in Geneva ended in failure.

June 11, 1940 - The Italian Air Force bombed the British fortress at Malta in the Mediterranean.

June 11, 1942 - The United States agreed to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.

June 11, 1943 - The Italian island of Pantelleria surrendered after a heavy air bombardment.

June 11, 1944 - USS Missouri (BB-63) the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, was commissioned.

June 11, 1947 - The U.S. government announced an end to sugar rationing.

Sunday, June 11, 1967 - The Newport News High School Class of 1967 was graduated.
Courtesy of Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 09/16/07
Thanks, Marty!
1967 Anchor, p. 165


1967 Anchor, pp. 176-7

Sunday, June 11, 1967 - Rugby player Graeme Bachop was born in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sunday, June 11, 1967 - Mountaineer João Garcia was born João José Silva Abranches Garcia in Lisbon, Portugal.

No situation is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse.

- Jeffrey R. Holland, April, 2007
 (b. 03 Dec 1940)

 From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ (soon to be PA) - 06/07/17:

   AMEN! Thank you, Mary!

From Wayne Vest ('67) of GA - 06/07/17:  

     GREAT REMINDER! Thank you, Wayne! It's also good to remember that PTSD is not restricted to war veterans; any traumatic life event can suddenly and unexpectedly return to haunt us.

 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/09/17 - "Sunny Lemon Icebox Cake":

LEMON ICEBOX CAKE - No stove, no oven, just mixing and layering :)

  Sunny Lemon Icebox Cake


2 packages lemon pudding mix
1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip
3 cups whole milk
1 (16 oz) package graham crackers

Lemon Frosting:
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, then cover completely with one layer of graham crackers, breaking the grahams into smaller pieces to fill gaps.

2. In a large bowl, combine pudding packets, Cool Whip, and milk, and pour half of mixture evenly over graham crackers.

3. Add another layer of graham crackers, top with remaining pudding mixture, and one final layer of graham crackers.

4. In a separate bowl, combine all frosting ingredients. Start with one cup of powdered sugar and add more until frosting is at desired consistency.

5. Spread frosting evenly over cake, cover, and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

6. Remove from freezer. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

   OOH, LEMONY YUMMY! Thank you, Jean!

  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 06/10/17 - "Creamy Lemon Squares": 

OMG!! THIS IS DELICIOUS!!! This is Absolutely Out of this World!

  Creamy Lemon Squares


4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for pan
2/3 cup almond flour or ground nuts (any you prefer)
1 cup (4 ounces) graham-cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon grated lime zest

2 large egg yolks
1 can (14-oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (around 5 medium limes)
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice (around 1 medium lemon)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush an 8-inch square baking dish with melted butter. (This step is important because it will make it easy for you to remove the parchment paper later.) Line bottom with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides.

2. To make the crust: Whisk almond flour/ground nuts with graham-cracker crumbs, sugar, and zest. Mix in butter. Press mixture into bottom and 1 inch up sides of prepared pan. Bake until lightly browned, 8 to 12 minutes. Cool crust, 30 minutes.

3. To make the filling: In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and condensed milk. Add lime juice and lemon juice; whisk until smooth. Pour filling into cooled crust; carefully spread to edges.

4. Bake until set, about 15 minutes. Cool in pan on rack; then chill at least 1 hour before serving. Using parchment paper overhang, lift out of pan, and transfer to a cutting board. With a serrated knife, cut into 16 squares, wiping knife with a damp kitchen towel between each cut.

   OOH, ANOTHER LEMONY YUMMY! Thank you, Elizabeth!

 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/07/17:

    GOOD IDEA! Thanks, Jean!

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/10/13 - "Never Stop Doing Little Things":

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Susan!

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

- Albert Einstein
 (14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955)

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/30/17 - "Goodies (#11 in a Series of 20)":

  Thank you, Shari!


Trinity Stitch Prayer Shawl and Prayer Shawl (directions) - "The Trinity Stitch Prayer Shawl is the perfect crochet shawl to make for that special friend in need. Let your friend wrap themselves up in positive thoughts, blessings, and well-wishes with this homemade crochet shawl. The blue represents peace and the green represents life, but you're welcome to personalize the pattern and use your own color combinations, as well. The tassels represent "wings" and it's crocheted on a bias to represent that life can sometimes be messy and crooked, but it's still always beautiful.."

BONUS HOLY TRINITY RECIPES: - Holy trinity (cuisine) - "The holy trinity, Cajun holy trinity, or holy trinity of Cajun cooking consists of onions, bell peppers and celery, the base for much of the cooking in the regional cuisines of Louisiana. The preparation of Cajun/Creole dishes such as étouffée, gumbo, and jambalaya all start from this base. Variants use garlic, parsley, or shallots in addition to the three trinity ingredients.[1] The holy trinity is the Cajun and Louisiana Creole variant of mirepoix, Traditional mirepoix is 2 parts onions, 1 part carrots, and 1 part celery, whereas the holy trinity is 3 parts onions, 2 parts celery, 1 part Green bell pepper." - Holy Trinity of Cooking - "The Holy Trinity of Deep South Cooking - onion, sweet bell pepper, celery and sometimes wit da Pope (garlic) - is the building block of many Deep South recipes."


From - 06/10/17:

One evening after dinner, my five-year-old son Brian noticed that his mother had gone out. In answer to his questions, I told him, "Mommy is at a Tupperware party."

This explanation satisfied him for only a moment. Puzzled, he asked, "What’s a Tupperware party, Dad?"

I’ve always given my son honest answers, so I figured a simple explanation would be the best approach. "Well, Brian," I said, "at a Tupperware party, a bunch of ladies sit around and sell plastic bowls to each other."

Brian nodded, indicating that he understood. Then he burst into laughter. "Come on, Dad," he said. "What is it really?"

1. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: and CONTACT:

2. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion. SEE:

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/10/17

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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Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty 

Words by Reginald Heber (21 Apr 1783 – 03 Apr 1826)

Music by John Bacchus Dykes (b. 10 Mar 1823 - 22 Jan 1876)

1. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

2. Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3. Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love and purity.

4. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

 "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 05/21/16

Jean Schweitzer's Trinity Sunday Image courtesy of - - 05/21/16

Flower Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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

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 Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03 
Graduation clip art courtesy of - 07/20/06

Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of - 02/16/09

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

Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

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

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