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11/29/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Of the Father's Heart Begotten

“Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s
intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God
who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope. The purpose of the Church’s year is continually
to rehearse her great history of memories, to awaken the heart’s memory so that it can discern the star of hope.…
It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope.”

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Seek That Which Is Above,1986
(b. 16 Apr 1927)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   For those of you who are personally celebrating it, today is the First Sunday in Advent.  For those who are not personally celebrating it, well, it's still the First Sunday in Advent, and we're still one big happy Typhoon Family celebrating everything together as families do, n'est pas??

   This ancient hymn gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "golden oldie".....

BONUS #1 - - Of the Father's Heart Begotten - John Brown University's Cathedral Choir, mid 1980's

BONUS #2 - - Of the Father's Heart Begotten sing-along version



   Happy Birthday today to Jimmy Key ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND    George Konstant ('65) of VA;

04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND  Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA;

05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late    Gene Peters ('57) (deceased - 07/24/09) AND      Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA;

06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 



   Hit # 91,000 was made on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 5:15 PM by someone from who was viewing 

   You previous winners will be happy to know that I've actually been crocheting these prizes lately in my spare time, and as soon as I restock my ribbon supply, I'll be mailing some of these along.



November 29, 1942 - Americans received news from the Office of Price Administration (OPA) that coffee would be rationed.

November 29, 1944 - Albania was liberated by the Albanian partisans.

November 29, 1945 - The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia was declared.



Sunday, November 29, 1964 - Actor Don Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sunday, November 29, 1964 - Journalist, author, and actor Cork Graham was born.

Sunday, November 29, 1964 - Actor Tom Sizemore was born in Detroit, Michigan.


From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 11/28/09 - "Greetings from NH!":

Thank you for remembering my birthday. It's hard for me to believe I'm 62. Thanksgiving was madness and joy-- 18 places set around the table. People gathered in the living room, keeping a hopeful eye on the kitchen while munching cheeses, smoked salmon, my daughter-in-law Daniela's guacamole, which is more like a chopped avocado salad, baba ganoush, crackers, corn chips, carrots, celery, dip, olives, sipping champagne and cider and lemonade,... and then things were ready and we carried to the table tossed green salad, turkey, rib roast of beef, herbed boneless pork roast, sweet potatoes, au gratin potatoes, feather rolls, oat-rye-stout-molasses rolls, corn, mushrooms, stuffing (cooked separately so as not to contaminate the turkey for the gluten-intolerant or the stuffing with poultry if any vegetarians wanted some), gravy and for the vegetarians basmati rice fragrant with cardamon cloves allspice cinnamon bay leaves tumeric and saffron, navrattan curry, channa biryani, and  spiced dal (much fresh ginger and garlic in the dal). My son Ragnar, my friend Cathie's husband Roger, and my friend Patricia's son Tim carved and passed turkey, pork, and beef while the vegetarians, clustered at one end of the table, happily launched themselves at the East Indian food (which is something I don't make often, so I was relieved that it all came out well and was a success). The side dishes were passed around, along with the rolls, and we went around the table saying what we were thankful for. After a break during which much of the crew went for a walk, while the tables were cleared, and the dessert plates put on, the pies-- pumpkin, apple, and blueberry, the pumpkin cheesecake, the Death by Chocolate (flourless chocolate cake), and the pumpkin custard (these last two for the gluten-intolerant) went around, along with a bowl of nuts, one of apples and one of tangerines. (The appetizers and salad and side dishes and desserts and beverages were brought by guests; I had concentrated on the main courses and rolls and Death by Chocolate). 
I am thankful for friends and family, for the bounty of the harvest, and for a land where we can associate with whom we please, worship as we please, and and speak freely. 

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you, Domi! You know, of course, that the entire time I was preparing the few items to which I had been assigned, I was thinking of you and your splendiferous feasts, and wondering just how many years it had been since I felt up to doing that sort of thing.  Surely it wasn't all that long ago....

   I will ditto all the things for which you are thankful and add a few more of my own - such as several cooks and bakers among our family and friends to share in the preparation of feasting-food!


  From Mike Miller ('65) of NC - 11/28/09 - "New Email":

Carol, I've been gone for a while, but I'm Back!!! I hope that you, and all of your family are doing well!! Please update my info on the Class site and feel free to release it to any of our friends. I think of you often.

Mike Miller

   Michael, there you are! I think of you often, too, but I thought you had fallen off the ends of the earth! I've switched your addies all around now; Welcome Back!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/26/09 - "HAPPY AUTUMN":

H A P P Y    A U T U M N !!!

The 7 Ups!

1. Wake Up !! Decide to have a good day.
'This is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.'
Psalms 118: 24

2. Dress Up !! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
'The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.'
- 1 Samuel 16: 7

3. Shut Up !! Say nice things and learn to listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking.
'He who guards his lips guards his soul.'
Proverbs. 13: 3

4. Stand Up !! . . . for what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.
'Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good...'
Galatians 6: 9-10

5. Look Up !! . . to the Lord.
'I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me'.
Philippians. 4: 13

6. Reach Up !! . . for something higher.
'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.'
Proverbs 3: 5-6

7. Lift Up !! . . your Prayers.
'Do not worry about anything; instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING.'
Philippians 4: 6

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring, and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He'll listen. He could live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart. What about the Christmas gift He sent you in Bethlehem; not to mention that Friday at Calvary. Face it, He's crazy about you.

Remember ....

God answers Knee-Mail!

Wishing you a Blessed day!!!

   Thank you, Joyce!



From ArcaMax Jokes - 11/28/09:

Eating Strawberries

A farmer was driving along the road with a load of fertilizer. A child playing in front of his house saw him and called, "What are you hauling?"

"Fertilizer," the farmer replied.

"What are you going to do with it?" asked the child.

"Put it on strawberries," answered the farmer.

"You ought to live here," the child advised him.

"We put sugar and cream on them."


Marriage Vows

My dad and I were talking the other night about love and marriage. He told me that he knew as early as their wedding what marriage to my mom would be like. It seems the minister asked my mom, "Do you take this man to be your husband."

And she said, "I do."

Then the minister asked my dad, "Do you take this woman to be your wife," and my mom said, "He does."



  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 Candle Light Kitchen in Norge (Williamsburg). Directions: Take I-64 to Exit 231A-Norge, go 1-1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through light, look for shopping center on left, Candle Light Kitchen on Right. OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS! RSVP to  NO LATER THAN December 8, 2009.

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 - CLASS OF 1970

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


   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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Of the Father's Heart Begotten

Latin Text written by Roman poet Aurelius Prudentius
(b. 348)

Set to the Latin plainchant Divinum Mysterium, by Thomas Helmore

Divinum Mysterium appeared as early as 1582 in Piae Cantiones, where it bore the title "De Eucharistia."

Latin Text


Corde natus ex parentis
Ante mundi exordium
A et O cognominatus,
ipse fons et clausula
Omnium quae sunt, fuerunt,
quaeque post futura sunt.
Saeculorum saeculis.

Ipse iussit et creata,
dixit ipse et facta sunt,
Terra, caelum, fossa ponti,
trina rerum machina,
Quaeque in his vigent sub alto
solis et lunae globo.
Saeculorum saeculis.

Corporis formam caduci,
membra morti obnoxia
Induit, ne gens periret
primoplasti ex germine,
Merserat quem lex profundo
noxialis tartaro.
Saeculorum saeculis.

O beatus ortus ille,
virgo cum puerpera
Edidit nostram salutem,
feta Sancto Spiritu,
Et puer redemptor orbis
os sacratum protulit.
Saeculorum saeculis.

Psallat altitudo caeli,
psallite omnes angeli,
Quidquid est virtutis usquam
psallat in laudem Dei,
Nulla linguarum silescat,
vox et omnis consonet.
Saeculorum saeculis.

Ecce, quem vates vetustis
concinebant saeculis,
Quem prophetarum fideles
paginae spoponderant,
Emicat promissus olim;
cuncta conlaudent eum.
Saeculorum saeculis.

Macte iudex mortuorum,
macte rex viventium,
Dexter in Parentis arce
qui cluis virtutibus,
Omnium venturus inde
iustus ultor criminum.
Saeculorum saeculis.

Te senes et te iuventus,
parvulorum te chorus,
Turba matrum, virginumque,
simplices puellulae,
Voce concordes pudicis
perstrepant concentibus.
Saeculorum saeculis.

Tibi, Christe, sit cum Patre
hagioque Pneumate
Hymnus, decus, laus perennis,
gratiarum actio,
Honor, virtus, victoria,
regnum aeternaliter.
Saeculorum saeculis.

English Translation by Roby Furley Davis,
for the English Hymnal (1906)

Of the Father's heart begotten,
Ere the world from chaos rose,
He is Alpha, from that Fountain
All that is and has been flows;
He is Omega, of all things,
Yet to come the distant Close,
Evermore and evermore for ever.

By His word was all created
He commanded and 'twas done;
Earth and sky and boundless ocean,
Universe of three in one,
All that sees the moon's soft radiance,
All that breathes beneath the sun,
Evermore and evermore.

He assumed this mortal body,
Frail and feeble, doomed to die,
That the race from dust created,
Might not perish utterly,
Which the dreadful Law had sentenced
In the depths of hell to lie,
Evermore and evermore.

O how blest that wondrous birthday,
When the Maid the curse retrieved,
Brought to birth mankind's salvation
By the Holy Ghost conceived,
And the Babe, the world's Redeemer
In her loving arms received,
Evermore and evermore.

Sing, ye heights of heaven, his praises;
Angels and Archangels, sing!
Wheresoe’er ye be, ye faithful,
Let your joyous anthems ring,
Every tongue his name confessing,
Countless voices answering,
Evermore and evermore.

This is he, whom seer and sibyl
Sang in ages long gone by,;
This is he of old revealed
In the page of prophecy;
Lo! he comes the promised Saviour;
Let the world his praises cry!
Evermore and evermore.

Hail! thou Judge of souls departed;
Hail! of all the living King!
On the Father's right hand throned,
Through his courts thy praises ring,
Till at lest for all offences
Righteous judgment thou shalt bring,
Evermore and evermore.

Now let old and young uniting
Chant to thee harmonious lays
Maid and matron hymn thy glory,
Infant lips their anthem raise,
Boys and girls together singing
With pure heart their song of praise,
Evermore and evermore.

Let the storm and summer sunshine,
Gliding stream and sounding shore,
Sea and forest, frost and zephyr,
Day and night their Lord alone;
Let creation join to laud thee
Through the ages evermore,
Evermore and evermore.

Translation by John Mason Neale
Edited and extended by Henry W. Baker

Of the Father’s love begotten,
Ere the worlds began to be,
He is Alpha and Omega,
He the source, the ending He,
Of the things that are, that have been,
And that future years shall see,
Evermore and evermore!

At His Word the worlds were framèd;
He commanded; it was done:
Heaven and earth and depths of ocean
In their threefold order one;
All that grows beneath the shining
Of the moon and burning sun,
Evermore and evermore!

He is found in human fashion,
Death and sorrow here to know,
That the race of Adam’s children
Doomed by law to endless woe,
May not henceforth die and perish
In the dreadful gulf below,
Evermore and evermore!

O that birth forever blessèd,
When the virgin, full of grace,
By the Holy Ghost conceiving,
Bare the Saviour of our race;
And the Babe, the world’s Redeemer,
First revealed His sacred face,
evermore and evermore!

O ye heights of heaven adore Him;
Angel hosts, His praises sing;
Powers, dominions, bow before Him,
and extol our God and King!
Let no tongue on earth be silent,
Every voice in concert sing,
Evermore and evermore!

This is He Whom seers in old time
Chanted of with one accord;
Whom the voices of the prophets
Promised in their faithful word;
Now He shines, the long expected,
Let creation praise its Lord,
Evermore and evermore!

Righteous judge of souls departed,
Righteous King of them that live,
On the Father’s throne exalted
None in might with Thee may strive;
Who at last in vengeance coming
Sinners from Thy face shalt drive,
Evermore and evermore!

Thee let old men, thee let young men,
Thee let boys in chorus sing;
Matrons, virgins, little maidens,
With glad voices answering:
Let their guileless songs re-echo,
And the heart its music bring,
Evermore and evermore!

Christ, to Thee with God the Father,
And, O Holy Ghost, to Thee,
Hymn and chant with high thanksgiving,
And unwearied praises be:
Honor, glory, and dominion,
And eternal victory,
Evermore and evermore!


"Of the Father's Heart Begotten" midi courtesy of - 10/06/09

"Of the Father's Heart Begotten" lyrics courtesy of - 11/28/09

"Advent" Image courtesy of - 11/28/09

First Candle Advent Wreath clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 11/23/05

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!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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

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