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12/01/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Once Upon a December

Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.”

Kahlil Gibran
(06 Jan 1883 - 10 Apr 1931)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  
   It's time again for one of my favorite crybaby songs. 
This is very good for the tear ducts.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1zamKoUREI - Once Upon a December - Liz Callaway, 1974


   Today is World AIDS Day.

HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_AIDS_Day

http://www.avert.org/worldaid.htm

http://www.worldaidsday.org/


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to      My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - '02) of TX!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND    George Konstant ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

03 - Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND The late  Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR;

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

07 -   Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND  Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND    Tim Parsons ('73) of VA!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

December 01, 1865 - Shaw University, the first historically black university in the southern United States, was founded in Raleigh, North Carolina.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 01, 1941 - Pacific War: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gave the final approval to initiate war against the United States.

December 01, 1941 - Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signed Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.

December 01, 1942 - In the U.S., nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect.

December 01, 1944 - Edward R. Stettinius Jr. became Secretary of State of the United States after the retirement of Cordell Hull.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Wednesday, December 01, 1965 - India's Border Security Force was established.


“As you go forward with your ambitious programs, forget yourselves now and again. Lay aside your selfishness; lose yourself in the service of others and in some great cause.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley, October 17, 1962
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)


     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/30/15 - "Take time":

   Some thoughts as we enter the holiday season... It is important to remember that not everyone is surrounded by large wonderful families. Some of us have problems during the holidays, and some of us are overcome with great sadness when we remember the loved ones who are not with us. Many people have no one with whom to spend these times, and are besieged by loneliness. We all need caring, loving thoughts right now. Please pause a bit during these hectic days to consider what you can do to lighten the burdens of someone else who may have family problems, health struggles, job issues, financial crises, or worries of any kind, and just need to know someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune.


REQUEST:

  From Raymond Jordan ('54) - 11/30/15 - "Old Classmate":

Hi Carol,

My name is Raymond Jordan NNHS class of '54. I have been trying to locate Elizabeth Turnage. She left NNHS when she was a sophomore in '52. She was on the Beacon staff. I was wondering if you could help.

Best Regards,
Raymond Jordan

   Thank you, Raymond! I'm afraid, though, that I was unsuccessful. I had one slim lead, but it led nowhere. I found a couple of women named Elizabeth Turnage online, but they were of the wrong age. Chances are excellent that Turnage is no longer her last name, which will effectively block our efforts. I'm going to turn this over to "the class" to see if they might know something.

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

   I'm so sorry that I was unable to be more helpful.


“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance–waiting for the bathroom.”

- Bob Hope
(29 May 1903 - 27 July 2003)



  
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/16/15 - "Signs of the Times (#11 in a series of 21)":
 
     Thanks, Billy!
 
 


BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:

From My Friend, Tammy, of UT - 12/01/14 -"Daily Christmas Story (#1 in a Series of 24)":

This year I decided to share some of my favorite Christmas stories and quotes. It is a tradition in our family to read a Christmas story every night in December culminating with the Nativity on the 24th. This is one of my favorites! Feel free to share it with your families! It is a true story told by Kenneth J. Brown who was serving as a U.S. Marine in Japan following the dropping of the bomb.
 
I watched him turn from the street and climb the path leading to our shelter. He was groping, hesitating. As he came near he folded his umbrella and stood quietly a long moment. His thin coat soon dampened from the cold rain that was falling from the same sky that had brought death to nearly half his townspeople three short months before. I concluded that it must take some special courage to confront one’s conquerors without invitation. It was little wonder that he hesitated.

His polite bow to me was no bow of submission. Rather his squared shoulders and lifted head let me feel as if I were looking up at him even … though I towered over him a foot or more. I recall being disturbed that I hadn’t yet become used to the near sightless eyes of those who had looked heavenward that morning when the bomb dropped...

… I respectfully asked if I could be of service. [In his clear English] he introduced himself as Professor Iida. …

‘I am Christian,’ he said. ‘I am told this is the head minister’s office. Are you a Christian? It is good to talk with a follower of Christ; there are so few Christian Japanese.’
I took him to the inner office of the division chaplain and waited while the two men conversed. Professor Iida stated his request briefly. He was a teacher of music in a Christian girls’ college until it was closed by imperial command. … He had been imprisoned because of his professed Christianity. After being released he had returned to Nagasaki and continued his music instruction in his home even though it was forbidden. He had been able to continue a small chorus and would be pleased if … they [could] sing a concert for the American Marines.

‘We know something of your American Christmases,’ he said. ‘We should like to do something to make your Christmas in Japan more enjoyable.’

I felt sure the chaplain would give a negative reply. Our unit was one of hardened fighters, four years away from home, who had fought the enemy from Saipan to Iwo Jima.

… Yet there was something about the man that bespoke sincere desire to do a good deed so that … permission was granted. The concert would be Christmas Eve.

The rains had stopped and a calm settled over the atomic bowl reminiscent of the calm that night long ago. The concert was well attended; there was nothing else to do. The theater … had been cleared of its fallen roof and men were sitting on the jagged walls. The usual momentary hush fell over the audience as the performers filed on stage. …

The first thing we noticed was that they were singing in English and we became aware that they didn’t understand the words but had memorized them for our benefit. Professor Iida had taught his students well; they sang beautifully. We sat enthralled as if a choir from heaven were singing for us. … It was as if Christ were being born anew that night.

The closing number was a solo, an aria from ‘The Messiah.’ The girl sang with all the conviction of one who knew that Jesus was indeed the Savior of mankind and it brought tears. After that there was a full minute of silence followed by sustained applause as the small group took bow after bow.

Later that night I helped Professor Iida take down the trimmings. I could not resist asking some questions that propriety forbade but curiosity demanded. I just had to know.

‘How did your group manage to survive the bomb?’ I asked.

‘This is only half my group,’ he said softly, but seemed unoffended at my recalling his grief so that I felt I could ask more.

‘And what of the families of these?’

‘They nearly all lost one or more members. Some are orphans.’

‘What about the soloist? She must have the soul of an angel the way she sang.’

‘Her mother, two of her brothers were taken. Yes, she did sing well; I am so proud of her. She is my daughter.’ …

The next day was Christmas, the one I remember best. For that day I knew that Christianity had not failed in spite of people’s unwillingness to live His teachings. I had seen hatred give way to service, pain to rejoicing, sorrow to forgiveness. This was possible because a babe had been born in a manger [and] later taught love of God and fellowmen. We had caused them the greatest grief and yet we were their Christian brothers and as such they were willing to forget their grief and unite with us in singing ‘Peace on earth, goodwill to all men.’

The words of Miss Iida’s song testimony would not be stilled, ‘Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.’ They seemed to echo and re-echo over the half-dead city that day.

That day also I knew that there was a greater power on earth than the atomic bomb.


     Thank you so very much, Tammy!


BONUS CHRISTMAS CRAFT PATTERNS:

http://www.craftown.com/A-Snowball-Fight.html - Amanda Formaro's A Snowball Fight


BONUS CROCK POT RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Crazy-Slow-Cooked-Pizza-Soup/ml/1 - Crazy Slow Cooked Pizza Soup - "Soup recipes always taste great when they are made in the slow cooker. Our recipe for Crazy Slow Cooked Pizza Soup taste just like your favorite pizza pie, but in soup form! Made with tomatoes, sausage, and topped with Mozzarella cheese, it will have you eating bowl after bowl. Skip delivery tonight and enjoy this wonderful slow cooked recipe."

http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Lazy-Day-Beef-Stroganoff/ml/1 - Lazy Day Beef Stroganoff - "If it is just one of those days where you don't feel like making dinner then try our Lazy Day Beef Stroganoff. Made with the simplest ingredients, enjoy this simple slow cooker recipe over a mound of butter noodles. Dinner's going to be easy tonight!"

http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Desserts/Brown-Sugar-Spice-Cake/ml/1 - Brown Sugar Spice Cake - "Your kitchen will be filled with the delicious comforting smells of cinnamon and brown sugar while this delicious cake recipe "bakes" in your slow cooker. Perfect for when you need a dessert, but are currently using the oven, Brown Sugar Spice Cake is moist and tender piece of cake that pairs well with vanilla ice cream. Indulge in slow cooker desert recipes and enjoy."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/30/15:

Boy: The principal is so dumb!
Girl: Do you know who I am?
Boy: No...
Girl: I am the principal's daughter!
Boy: Do you know who I am?
Girl: No...
Boy: Good! *walks away*


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/30/15

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802
 


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Once Upon a December
Sung by Liz Callaway (b. 13 Apr 1961) in Anastasia, 1997

Dancing Bears,
Painted wings,
Things I almost remember,
And a song someone sings,
Once upon a December

Someone holds me,
Safe and warm,
Horses prance through a silver storm,
Figures dancing gracefully,
Across my memory....

Far away,
Long ago,
Glowing dim as an ember
Things my heart used to know
Once upon a December

Vocalizing

Someone holds me
Safe and warm,
Horses prance through a silver storm,
Figures dancing gracefully
Across my memory.....

Far away, long ago,
Glowing dim as an ember
Things my heart used to know
Things it yearns to remember

And a song
Someone sings
Once upon a December


"Once Upon a December" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/4836/bso.htm - 11/30/04

"Once Upon a December" lyrics courtesy of http://disney.lyrics-songs.com/lyrics/11149/ - 11/30/04

"Having recovered many, many forgotten and repressed memories in these last five years,
I can almost make it through hearing this song without breaking down and sobbing - almost...."

- Carol Buckley Harty, 12/01/04

Some things simply do not change.

Image of Horse in Snow courtesy of http://cranwood.tripod.com/ - 12/01/06

 Knotted Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html - 05/16/06

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

Red AIDS Awareness Ribbon Pin Image courtesy of http://www.headcovers.com/ - 12/01/07

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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