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“Absence of gratitude is the mark of the narrow, uneducated mind. It bespeaks a lack of knowledge and the ignorance of self-sufficiency. It expresses itself in ugly egotism and frequently in wanton mischief... Where there is appreciation, there is courtesy, there is concern for the rights and property of others.
Without it there is arrogance and evil."

-  Gordon B. Hinckley,
October, 1964
11/25/09 - NNHS Newsletter -

“Living in thanksgiving daily is a habit that will enrich our lives and the lives of those we love...Those who live in thanksgiving daily have a way of opening their eyes and seeing the wonders and beauties of this world as though seeing them for the first time."

- Joseph B. Wirthlin,
The Ensign, September, 2001

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   This Newsletter is the second of our Pre-Thanksgiving Newsletters, seen in this exact same form two years ago this week:


    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 11/24/09, 5:18 PM - "Betty Rew":


I'm pretty certain that this person is NOT the mother of the Barry Rew (NNHS - Ferguson HS - '65 - of VA) that we knew.  For many years, I worked with Barry's dad for the Navy Dept in the Newport News Shipyard and his name was Kenneth Rew. His parents lived behind us on Glendale Road in recent years.   I know his dad is deceased and I think that Barry's mother died a few years ago.  Also, I'm almost positive that Barry was an only child and when I last saw him a few years ago, had been living in the Richmond area for several years.  I looked back in the newsletters for the past 3 years, but couldn't find anything.  Maybe you or        David Spriggs ('64 - of VA) have a way of checking this out.

Hope you and your family are doing well and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Take care of yourself and thanks so much for everything you do for the Typhoon Nation!


    Thank you so much, Sandi! You're absolutely correct on all counts. No need for further checking; I remember it all quite clearly now. I have removed that post. SHHHH - no one will ever know!


    Happy Birthday today to    Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR AND    Michael Sisk ('63) of CA!
Happy Thanksgiving Birthday tomorrow to Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD AND   Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND    Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;

29 - Jimmy Key ('57);

30 -      Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;

02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND    George Konstant ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


November 25, 1936 - The Anti-Comintern Pact, an agreement between Japan and Germany, was signed.

November 25, 1940 - The first flight of the deHavilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder occurred.

November 25, 1943 - The statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina was re-established at the State Anti-Fascist Council for the People's Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

November 25, 1998 - President Jiang Zemin arrived in Tokyo for the first visit to Japan by a Chinese head of state since World War II.


Wednesday, November 25, 1964 - Musician Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) was born in Ellensburg, Washington.

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/24/09 - "Rock of Ages":


Another chapel to have survived bombs and bulldozers for over 300 years is on Orange Street, just behind the National Gallery.

A semicircular inscription over the door has the words "Orange Street Chapel 1693-1929", but it still functions as a Congregational church. The building began as a French Calvinist church, and from 1775 until his death three years later the minister was Augustus Montague Toplady (04 Nov 1740 - 11 Aug 1778), author (in 1763) of "Rock of Ages".

Jemima Luke (19 Aug 1813 - 1906), who wrote the children's hymn, "I Think When I Read That Sweet Story of Old" was a Sunday School teacher here.


Orange Street Chapel

    Oh, I LOVE background stories! Thanks for sharing this, Glenn!

    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 11/24/09 - " - Live Olifant Geboorte TV":

I just got back from South Africa but did not see anything like this.


   South Africa?? How cool! Well, Dicky, I guess you just weren't at the right place at the right time, hmm?!?

   Thanks for this amazing video! Why do you suppose they didn't provide some straw or blankets or something for a softer landing??

  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 11/24/09 - " 7-year-old sings----WOW":

It will give you chills!

Amazing voice

This young man sings the National Anthem prior to a college basketball game. Notice two of the players in tears.


   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! That oughta make your day! Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies!

  From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 11/24/09 - "To Include in our Thanksgiving":


It doesn't matter how you feel about the politics - but it sure would help those guys feel good to get a bunch of cards during the holidays that at least let them know we think about them.

f you go to this web site,,  you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.
How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! It is FREE and it only takes a second.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to know we are behind them.
This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you. Please take the time and please take the time to pass it on for others to do.  We can never say enough thank you's. 
Thanks for taking to time to support our military!

   EXCELLENT! Thank you, Chuck, I'll repeat this as necessary so that no one misses it!

      From Me ('65) of IL - 11/25/09 - "My Favorite Holiday Recipe (and I'm a-gonna go make some right now...)":


Susannah's Fabulous Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes
1/3 cup butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 beaten eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk

   Melt butter in microwave.  In a large bowl, mix together sweet potatoes, butter, eggs, sugar, salt, milk, and vanilla. Place in a 9" x 13" pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.


1/3 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans

   Crumble topping ingredients together and sprinkle all over sweet potatoes.  Bake for an additional 20 minutes.


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

  Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 11/24/09:

Thoughts to Ponder

Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

An unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other toys.

If quitters never win and winners never quit, then who is the fool who said, "Quit while you're ahead?"

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.

All of us could take a lesson from the weather; it pays no attention to criticism.

Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

How is it that one careless match can start a forest fire but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?


1. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - The Class of 1957 will hold its Holiday Party at Angelo's on Route 17.  RSVP no later than December 6.  For details, contact Pat Beck Letzinger at - CLASS OF 1957

2. Saturday, December 12, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will again encourage the Laugh-A Lot Breakfast Bunch at 9:00 AM at the Candlelight Kitchen Rest in Croaker (Williamsburg). Directions: Take I-64 to Croaker Exit 231A-Norge, go 1-1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through light, look for shopping center on left, Candlelight Rest on Right. OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS!
3. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its annual Gathering and Dinner at Al Fresco Italian Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue. For details, contact Joe Drewry at - CLASS OF 1958 AND “other NNHS alums and friends of our 1958 class are invited to join with us”!

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at -

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 11/23/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

    I must leave y'all now to return to some cooking and some cleaning, but do not despair; I have another Holiday Edition prepared for tomorrow.  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

   Among my very choicest blessings, for which I am eternally thankful, is my association with all of y'all.  Thank you for enriching my life in so many different ways.

   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, Ye Thankful People, Come
Lyrics by Henry Alford (1810-1871);
Music by Sir George J. Elvey (1816-1893), organist at St. George's Chapel,
Windsor Castle for nearly fifty years, about 1844

Come, ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in,
Ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide
For our wants to be supplied;
Come to God's own temple, come,
Raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God's own field,
Fruit as praise to God we yield;
Wheat and tares together sown
Unto joy or sorrow grown;
First the blade and then the ear,
Then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord our God shall come,
And shall take the harvest home;
From the field shall in that day
All offenses purge away,
Giving angels charge at last
In the fire the tares to cast,
But the fruitful ears to store
In the garner evermore.

Even so, Lord, quickly come,
Bring thy final harvest home;
Gather thou thy people in,
Free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified,
In thy presence to abide;
Come, with all thine angels, come,
Raise the glorious harvest home.

"Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" midi courtesy of - 11/21/04

"Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" lyrics courtesy of - 11/23/04

"Come Ye Thankful People Come" Tile and Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/20/07

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

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

Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/01/09

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
Thanks, Al!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

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