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“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
(24 June 1813 - 8 Mar 1887)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today is the Big Day we've all eagerly awaited - and may you each have a Blessed and Joyous Thanksgiving!

BONUS - - 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????


   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! 


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.


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.

Take Care
Jay Styles, '68

   Thanks so much, Jay Sweetie!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/25/09 - "SPAM Filter":

Hi, Carol:

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.

If it is NOT found, let me recommend that your email address be added to the "Safe List" or "Mailing List" in the settings.

The suggestions above are what we called in the Marine Corps a "WAG" an acronym for "Wild A** Guess".

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   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 Brownie":


Check out the revised site at as we continue to tweak it from time to time.

Hugs, Brownie

    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":

Hi Gary,

Everything you have written is correct. “Officially”, the colors are blue and gold. However, for as long as I can remember, they have always been presented as blue and orange.

Perhaps Carol will include the question in an upcoming Newsletter. I would bet that someone out there knows why this is so.


   Thanks, David - and Gary! We've discussed this here once or twice before, but being scattered of brain, I don't remember the definitive answer.  It was initiated either by Coach Julie Conn or    Mr. James P. Wilson, Jr., but I cannot recall why.

    Oh, Class.....

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/25/09 - "You've got to see this - Sand Drawing":

What an amazing talent. - 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_

//Great Memories..................................//

This sure did bring back memories...even brought a tear to my eye....what a great time we lived in....the music was awesome!!!!!!

Wow, does this song bring back memories. Make sure you watch the before first and you’ll really be surprised when you get to the after. Where has the time gone?

*This is sure to watch _the before_ video first.*

I am sending this to my more "mature" friends and family that will actually remember these guys! Remember to watch "before" first.

BEFORE -  - Little Darlin' by the Diamonds

AFTER - - Little Darlin' by the Original Diamonds

    Oh, WOW - this IS fun to see! Thanks so much, Joan!

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 11/25/09 - "First Small Winter Strom for the "Wasatch Back" (Park City)":

Hi Carol,

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.....":

JUST ONE!!!!!!!!!!??

Admit it...... 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 my friends
God Bless you all.

   Thank you so much, Cheryl! I think we must all be feeling that same way today!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 11/25/09:

Art Supply

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 at

  Thanks, Jane!


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

    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 





Carol Buckley Harty

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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 - 11/21/04

"We Gather Together" lyrics courtesy of  - 11/21/04

"Thanksgiving Blessings" Title and Gold Mum Divider Line clip art courtesy
of - 11/18/06

Autumn Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 09/21/05

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Animated Tiny 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
Thanks, Al!

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

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

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

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