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06/15/17 - NNHS Newsletter - The Feast of Corpus Christi

“This food we call the Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake except one who believes that
the things we teach are true, and has received the washing for forgiveness of sins and for rebirth, and
who lives as Christ handed down to us. For we do not receive these things as common bread or common drink;
but as Jesus Christ our Savior being incarnate by God's Word took flesh and blood for our salvation,
so also we have been taught that the food consecrated by the Word of prayer which comes from him, from which
our flesh and blood are nourished by transformation, is the flesh and blood of that incarnate Jesus.”

- St. Justin, Martyr, 2nd Century

 (100 - 165 A.D.)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The Feast of Corpus Christi is a movable Catholic observance. Additionally, it is celebrated in the United States on a different day from the rest of the world.

BONUS #1 - - Mass for the Solemn Feast of Corpus Christi - Pope Francis from the Vatican - 2015.06.04

BONUS #2 - - Feast of Corpus Christi - "On the Feast of Corpus Christi (the Body and Blood of Christ), we celebrate the real presence of Christ among us in the elements of the Eucharist. Father James Gardiner, reminds us that, like the consecrated Bread and Wine, we are challenged to be, ourselves, a real presence of Christ in the world."

BONUS #3 - - Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus


"Ave verum corpus" is a short Eucharistic hymn that has been set to music by various composers. It dates from the 14th century and has been attributed to Pope Innocent VI.[1]

During the Middle Ages it was sung at the elevation of the host during the consecration. It was also used frequently during Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

The poem is a meditation on the Catholic belief in Jesus's Real Presence in the sacrament of the Eucharist, and ties it to the Catholic conception of the redemptive meaning of suffering in the life of all believers.

Musical settings include Mozart's motet Ave verum corpus (K. 618),[6] as well as settings by William Byrd and Sir Edward Elgar. Not all composers set the whole text. For example, Mozart's setting finishes with "in mortis examine", Elgar's with "fili Mariae". There is a version by Franz Liszt [Searle 44], and also ones by Camille Saint-Saëns, Orlande de Lassus, Imant Raminsh,[7] Alexandre Guilmant, Colin Mawby,[8] Malcolm Archer[9] and Jack Gibbons.[10] Liszt also composed a fantasy on Mozart's work, preceded by a version of Allegri's celebrated Miserere, under the title À la Chapelle Sixtine [Searle 461 – two versions]. Versions of this fantasy for orchestra [Searle 360] and piano four-hands [Searle 633] follow closely the second version for piano. There is also a version for organ [Searle 658] with the title Evocation à la Chapelle Sixtine. The text is even used in an opera, Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites (there is also "Ave verum corpus", a separate work by Poulenc dated 1952). Mozart's version, with instruments only, was adapted by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as one of the sections of his Mozartiana, a tribute to Mozart. The Vienna Boys' Choir (Wiener Sängerknaben) made some notable recordings of Mozart's "Ave verum corpus" in the 20th century. From the 21st century there is a setting by the Swedish composer Fredrik Sixten and two versions by Philip Lawson.



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jane Hoffman ('57) AND  Kay Walker Gray ('57) AND     Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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 19 Apr 2011) AND Kathy McDaniel Adams ('71);

19 - Jill Douglas Schumacher ('57) AND Doris Landon Lewis ('57);

20 -   Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA;

21 - Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND  Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND  Terry Haney ('66) of VA;

22 -   Jim Cobb ('66) of VA;

23 -  Bobby Ball ('63) AND Faye Pearce Nalls ('63)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 15, 1667 - The first human blood transfusion was administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.


June 15, 1940 - The French fortress of Verdun was captured by Germans.

June 15, 1942 - The US Army activated the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation (HRPE). Until late 1945, the Army ran the port operations in Newport News and Norfolk. HRPE was the third most active of eight ports taken over by the government during WWII. Only New York and San Francisco processed more service personnel, coming and going. When HRPE was shut down, a total of 1,687,000 people had passed through the HRPE port area.

June 15, 1943 - Paul Blobel, an SS colonel, was given the assignment of destroying the evidence of the systematic extermination of European Jews.

June 15, 1944 -
Battle of Saipan: The United States began their successful invasion of Saipan.


Thursday, June 15, 1967 - Runner Tatu Kolehmainen (b. 21 Apr 1885 in Kuopio, Finland) died in Helsinki, Finland at the age of 82.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC -

“Gaze upward, look upward, reach outward, press forward.

- Thomas S. Monson
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 06/12/27:


 INDEED! Thank you, Jerry - for everything!


From Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 06/10/17:
Imagine that you had won a prize in a contest; each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your account for your use. However, this prize has rules. The first rule is anything that you don't spend each day would be taken away from you.

You may not transfer money into another account, you may only spend it. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day. The second rule is the bank can end the game without warning, at any time. So what would you do...?

Each day you would buy anything and everything you wanted, right? Not only for yourself, but for all people you love - even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself! You would try to spend every penny, and use it all.


Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank, we just can't seem to see it. The magical bank is TIME. Each morning we wake up to receive 86,400 seconds, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT stored up. What we haven't used that day is forever lost. Each morning your time is refilled, but it can all end at any time, without warning.

So, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds tomorrow?

Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think. Love your family, appreciate your friends, and hold those you love tight.

Start spending your time wisely!!

   AMEN! Thank you, Kathy!

   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 06/14/17:


EXACTLY! Thank you, Jean!



 From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 06/14/17:


Thank you, Cousin Jim!



  From Me ('65) of NC - 06/13/17:

  This explains why I had such a horrible experience with that stiff neck recently!


“You have hissed my mystery lectures and were caught fighting a liar in the quad. Having tasted the whole worm, you will leave by the next town drain.

- Attributed to the Reverend William Archibald Spooner
22 July 1844 – 29 Aug 1930)

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/30/17 - "Goodies (#15 in a Series of 20)":

  Thank you, Shari!


BONUS CHALICE AND GRAPES FILET CROCHET OR CROSS STITCH PATTERNS: - Signs & Symbols - "These cross stitch patterns are downloadable from the internet. You can literally buy your chart online, purchase your supplies separately and begin stitching in the same day. The photos below depict how the finished work will look. Once purchased and payment approved your pattern will be available on our website for you to download to your computer and print." - Several designs, for a slight fee...




From - 06/14/17:

A girl asked a boy, "Peter, how much do you love me?"

The boy looked into her eyes, "Look up at the stars, that's how much I love you."

The girl was confused, “But it’s morning, there are no stars.”

The boy nodded, "Exactly."

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

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the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Ave Verum Corpus

Ave verum corpus, natum
de Maria Virgine,
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine
cuius latus perforatum
fluxit aqua et sanguine:
esto nobis praegustatum
in mortis examine.

O Iesu dulcis, O Iesu pie,
O Iesu, fili Mariae.
Miserere mei. Amen.
Hail, true Body, born
of the Virgin Mary,
who having truly suffered, was sacrificed
on the cross for mankind,
whose pierced side
flowed with water and blood:
May it be for us a foretaste [of the Heavenly banquet]
in the trial of death.

O sweet Jesus, O holy Jesus,
O Jesus, son of Mary,
have mercy on me. Amen.


"Ave Verum Corpus" lyrics courtesy of - 06/07/15

Image of Chalice and Grapes courtesy of - 06/05/15

Flower Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/004

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

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

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

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!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

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

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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