“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow."
- Edward Sandford Martin
11/26/09 - NNHS Newsletter
“The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!"
- Henry Ward Beecher
DearFriends and Schoolmates,
Today is the Big Day we've all eagerly awaited - and may you each have a Blessed and Joyous Thanksgiving!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BCZJuGMdi8 - We Gather Together - WOWZERONI - treat yourself to this one!
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) and My Daughter-in-Law, Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) of MA - 11/25/09:
Guess what?!? We're going to have another baby at the end of July!
WHOO-HOO!!! Congratulations, Sweetie-Pies! Now THAT'S a Thanksgiving Blessing!
Hey! This means you won't be needing that cute little Buckley anymore, so you can just ship him out to me, right? No????
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Thanksgiving Birthday today to Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD AND Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 26, 1940 - The Nazis forced 500,000 Jews of Warsaw, Poland to
live within a walled ghetto.
November 26, 1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing to begin December 1.
November 26, 1942 - Yugoslav Partisans convened the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
November 26, 1944 - A German V-2 rocket hit a Woolworth's store on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.
November 26, 1944 - Germany began V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Thursday, November 26, 1964 - It was Thanksgiving Day then too - and who won the Big Turkey Day Game?? Well, sadly (for us) that would be those Hampton Crabbers, 6-0.
From the 1965 Anchor, p. 115: "The Typhoon took a week off before going against Hampton, with the Peninsula crown at stake. If ever a team deserved to win a game, the Typhoon should have won this one. As it turned out, the Typhoon defense held the Crabbers on numerous occasions, only to lose the game on an unfortunate fumble, which Hampton converted into the game's only score."
The Typhoon finished the season with 6-3-1.
Thursday, November 26, 1964 - Skier Vreni Schneider was born in Elm, Switzerland.
From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 11/25/09 - "Safe and Happy Thanksgiving":
Just wanted to wish you and everyone out there a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving. If you are traveling, be mindful that the important thing is to arrive at your destination safely. We are off to Annapolis for the weekend.
Thanks so much, Jay Sweetie!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/25/09 - "SPAM Filter":
In a recent Newsletter to the TYPHOON Nation you asked your subscribers to take a shot at trying to assist Sepi "Dimples" Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC to enable her email to receive your subscriber Newsletter.
Without knowing the electronic mail application being used, it is bit of a challenge to give accurate assistance, but let me take a shot at it.
Open the email application:
Find the email settings, and open this window.
Check the "Blocked Sender" list for it could
have been added with her knowledge. If your address is listed, then remove
it. This should solve the issue.
The suggestions above are what we called in the Marine Corps a "WAG" an acronym for "Wild A** Guess".
Thank you so much, Adonis! I certainly hopes this works!
From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 11/25/09 - "Take a look at Brownie's updated website - one of a kind gifts for U and Your Friends":
|Happy Holidays. Evelyn <><|
From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet
('62) of VA
- 11/25/09 - "Designs by
Check out the revised site at www.designsbybrownie.com/ as we continue to tweak it from time to time.
Oh, these are so beautiful - and I really love my two
neck tiaras! Thanks so much, Evelyn - and Brownie!
Y'all go see!
From Gary Sealey to Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/25/09 - "NNHS color":
|One other thing
I wanted to ask you.
NNHS... when my grandfather took us all to the Turkey Day games..... NNHS was blue and ORANGE. I was very young...went probably half dozen of years...always remember orange...
An NNHS graduate told me they were always blue and gold and those colors are even in the wording of either the fight song or alma mater.
Just curious how that came about.... It looked orange on the NNHS 64 shirt to me...
Thanks for the history of colors.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
- 11/25/09 - "RE: NNHS color":
David - and Gary!
We've discussed this here
once or twice before, but being scattered of brain, I don't remember the
was initiated either by
Julie Conn or
James P. Wilson, Jr.,
but I cannot recall why.
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/25/09 - "You've got to see this - Sand Drawing":
What an amazing talent.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOhf3OvRXKg - Kseniya Simonova's Amazing Sand Drawing (with Metallica's Apocalyptica "Nothing Else Matters") - Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine's version of "America's Got Talent." She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.
Thanks, Gorgeous! This is both beautiful and moving - let alone amazing!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/25/09 - "Little Darlin, The Diamonds 1950s before and after":
|These are fun to watch. Enjoy. J_
BEFORE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkwWOGqYxWo - Little Darlin' by the Diamonds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmT1-jEmK74 - Little Darlin' by the
From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 11/25/09 - "First Small Winter Strom for the "Wasatch Back" (Park City)":
First of all thanks for all the hard work! You inform us about each other all over this great land of ours! And a Happy Thanksgiving.
I can't tell you how many people at our 45-year reunion said how they liked the pictures and notes about Park City, Utah you posted for me. I thought perhaps most people are not aware of what it takes to start a ski season at Deer Valley Resort so I have attached pictures of "whales". Whales are mounds of man made snow blown from our snow guns. We let the whales sit for as long as we can for the moisture to drain and it becomes a consistent temperature. We mainly make snow for the spring in areas that melt fast. We use approximately 150 million gallons of water making snow in a season. Of course this water runs off the mountain back into our lakes and ponds in the spring. We will not open a run until it is at least 3 feet deep. Also we employ approximately 2500 people during the busiest part of the season. So come on out and enjoy the beauty of it all and I will personally ski with you. You may not like where I take you but never fear, our snow is great fluffy powder and if you fall it won't hurt much!
PS. The picture from my kitchen window was the day after I had cooked a Smithfield ham. The fresh snow and the smell of the ham reminded me of what a surprise it was to see the first snow at Stuart Gardens.
Take care all and come visit.
Thanks for everything, Phil! As we're expecting 17 people for dinner(s) today arriving in two overlapping shifts due to work schedules, and as I still need to go downstairs and prepare my special holiday dressing, I've saved your nine images for posting next time!
From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 11/25/09 - "Admit it.....":
......you feel like doing this to at least one person everyday!
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Jude - see you soon!
From My Friend, Cheryl, of NC - 11/25/09 - "Hi!":
|Today I give thanks for
God Bless you all.
Thank you so much, Cheryl! I think we must all be feeling that same way today!
ArcaMax Jokes - 11/25/09:
I used to work in an art supply store. We sold artists' canvas by the yard, and you could get it in either of two widths: 36 inches or 48 inches.
Customer: "Can you please cut some canvas for me?"
Me: "Certainly, what width?"
Customer: (confused and slightly annoyed) "Scissors?"
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers email@example.com.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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 Pabletz@aol.com - CLASS OF 1957
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!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/23/09
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
Happy Thanksgiving!!! Thank y'all for being you.
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
We Gather Together
Text: Nederlandtsch Gedencklanck; trans. by Theodore Baker Music: 16th cent. Dutch melody; arr. by Edward Kremser (1838-1914) Tune: KREMSER, Meter: Irr. We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing; He chastens and hastens His will to make known; The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing, Sing praises to His name: He forgets not his own. Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining, Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine So from the beginning the fight we were winning; Thou, Lord, wast at our side, All glory be thine! We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant, And pray that thou still our defender wilt be. Let thy congregation escape tribulation; Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
"We Gather Together" midi courtesy of http://www.breadsite.org/classic.htm - 11/21/04
"We Gather Together" lyrics courtesy of http://www.jeannepasero.com/thanksmidis.html - 11/21/04
Blessings" Title and Gold Mum Divider Line clip art courtesy
of http://www.patswebgraphics.com/thanksgiving/thanksgiving.html - 11/18/06
Autumn Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 09/21/05
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/ehslearningcenter/ - 10/17/07
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
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