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12/05/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Sleep, Holy Babe
This December,
That love weighs more than gold!

Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
(17 Feb 1876 - 29 July 1961)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This may be among your favorite carols; I personally am far less familiar with it.

BONUS #1 - - Sleep, Holy Babe - TORCHkids

BONUS #2 - - Sleep, Holy Babe - same carol, but set to a different tune 

   Happy Birthday today to Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late Gene Peters ('57) (deceased - 07/24/09) AND    Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

07 -  Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND   the late Tim Parsons (NNHS / Menchville HS - '73);

09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57)!

10 -   John Murden ('60) of VA AND  Glen Davenport ('63) of VA;

11 -  Helen Bost Rainelle ('72) of FL;

12 -  Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA AND    Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND  Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


December 05, 1941 - In the Battle of Moscow, Georgy Zhukov launched a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army, with the biggest offensive launched against Army Group Centre.

December 05, 1941 - Great Britain declared war on Finland, Hungary, and Romania.

December 05, 1943 - U.S. Army Air Force began attacking Germany's secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow.

December 05, 1944 - Allied troops took Ravenna, Italy.

December 05, 2006 - The USS Intrepid was moved from its anchorage in the Hudson River to a shipyard in Bayonne, NJ, for renovations. Two attempts were made to move the ship in November 2006 but were unsuccessful. The ship had survived five Japanese kamikaze attacks in the last two years of the Pacific war. It later served off Vietnam and Korea and was a recovery ship for NASA astronauts. After being decommissioned in the late 1970's it was transformed into a military and space museum in 1982.

Tuesday, December 05, 1967 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Gary Allan was born Gary Allan Herzberg in La Mirada, California.

“Be as friendly to the janitor as you are to the chairman of the board.”

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(b. 1940)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/05/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

   From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA -  12/02/17:

    Thanks, Mark!

 From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 12/04/14 - "Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake":

... If you've never had a "Coke Cake", you really do need to try it!! I'm not sure if this is a local thing or not... I just remember Mom makin' it when I was a kid. I'm not a big cake fan, but this one is so moist and the icing is just irresistible. I hope you get a chance to try it.
  Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

1 cup Coca Cola (real thing, not diet)
1/2 cup oil
1 stick butter
3 Tablespoons cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla


1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
6 Tablespoon of cream or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-3/4 cups confectioner's sugar


In a saucepan, mix Coca Cola, oil, butter and cocoa and bring to a boil. In another bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Pour the boiling Cola mixture over the flour mixture and beat well. Add the eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla and beat well. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees or 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan. Cool for about 10 minutes before frosting.

Frosting: In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk. Heat until the butter melts. Beat in the remaining ingredients and spread on the cake while it's still warm. Enjoy.

 OOOH! Thank you, Susie! As it happens, I myself am a HUGE cake fan - and I mean that in both senses of the word.....

“At every party, there are two kinds of people -- those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.”

- Ann Landers
(04 July 1918 - 22 June 2002)

 From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/12/17 - "Good words from Charlie Brown (#5 in a Series of 10)":

    Thank you, Billy!


From My Friend, Tammy, of UT - 12/05/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#5 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.

Christmas Story Day 5, Thoughts on Mary by Jeffrey R. Holland

I’ve thought of Mary, too, this most favored mortal woman in the history of the world, who as a mere child received an angel who uttered to her those words that would change the course not only of her own life but also that of all human history: “Hail, thou virgin, who art highly favoured of the Lord. The Lord is with thee; for thou art chosen and blessed among women.” (JST, Luke 1:28.) The nature of her spirit and the depth of her preparation were revealed in a response that shows both innocence and maturity: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” (Luke 1:38.)

It is here I stumble, here that I grasp for the feelings a mother has when she knows she has conceived a living soul, feels life quicken and grow within her womb, and carries a child to delivery. At such times fathers stand aside and watch, but mothers feel and never forget. Again, I’ve thought of Luke’s careful phrasing about that holy night in Bethlehem:

“The days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and [she] wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and [she] laid him in a manger.” (Luke 2:6–7; italics added.) Those brief pronouns trumpet in our ears that, second only to the child himself, Mary is the chiefest figure, the regal queen, mother of mothers—holding center stage in this grandest of all dramatic moments. And those same pronouns also trumpet that, save for her beloved husband, she was very much alone.

I have wondered if this young woman, something of a child herself, here bearing her first baby, might have wished her mother, or an aunt, or her sister, or a friend, to be near her through the labor. Surely the birth of such a son as this should command the aid and attention of every midwife in Judea! We all might wish that someone could have held her hand, cooled her brow, and when the ordeal was over, given her rest in crisp, cool linen.

But it was not to be so. With only Joseph’s inexperienced assistance, she herself brought forth her firstborn son, wrapped him in the little clothes she had knowingly brought on her journey, and perhaps laid him on a pillow of hay.

At this focal point of all human history, a point illuminated by a new star in the heavens revealed for just such a purpose, probably no other mortal watched—none but a poor young carpenter, a beautiful virgin mother, and silent stabled animals who had not the power to utter the sacredness they had seen.

Shepherds would soon arrive and later, wise men from the East. Later yet the memory of that night would bring Santa Claus and Frosty and Rudolph—and all would be welcome. But first and forever there was just a little family, without toys or trees or tinsel. With a baby—that’s how Christmas began.

It is for this baby that we shout in chorus: “Hark! the herald angels sing Glory to the newborn king! … Mild he lays his glory by, Born that man no more may die: Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.”

     Thank you so very much, Tammy!

BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Nancy Anderson's Little Penguin Ornament -
Katherine Eng's Snowflake Ornament -
Christmas Love Hearts -
Linda Cyr's Tree Hearts -
Sweet Heart Sachets

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related): - Meaty Stuffed Peppers - "A delicious and nutritious meal is only a half hour away with Meaty Stuffed Peppers. They'll be ready in no time." - Classic Goulash - "Classic dishes never go out of style, and this easy recipe for Hungarian goulash will be one of your favorites. With savory seasonings and hearty stick-to-your-ribs appeal, it's a perfect meal to satisfy a hungry gang!" - Hamburger Soup - "No, this isn't a mistake - it really is hamburger soup! This is hamburger that we eat with a spoon...and serve with a bun for dunking! But we do recommend serving it with a ladle instead of a spatula."

From - 12/04/17:

A wife went to the police station with her next door neighbor to report that her husband was missing. The policeman asked for a description.

She said, "He's 35 years old, 6 foot 4, has dark eyes, dark wavy hair, an athletic build, weighs 185 pounds, is soft-spoken, and is good to the children."

The next-door neighbor protested, "Your husband is 5 foot 4, chubby, bald, has a big mouth, and is mean to your children."

The wife replied, "Yes, but who wants HIM back?"


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -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: - updated 06/10/17

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Sleep, Holy Babe

Lyrics by Fr. Edward Caswall (15 July 1814 - 02 Jan 1878)

 Melody adapted from Louise Reichardt (11 Apr 1779 - 17 Nov 1826), 1826

Sleep, Holy Babe, Upon Thy Mother's breast.
Great Lord of earth and sea and sky,
How sweet it is to see Thee lie
In such a place of rest.

Sleep, Holy Babe, Thine angels watch around;
All bending low with folded wings
Before th'Incarnate King of kings,
In rev'rent awe profound.

Sleep, Holy Babe, While I with Mary gaze
In joy upon Thy face awhile,
Upon the loving Infant smile,
Which there divinely plays.

Sleep, Holy Babe, O take Thy brief repose!
Too quickly will Thy slumbers break,
And Thou to lengthen'd pains awake,
That death alone shall close.

"Sleep Holy Babe" midi, lyrics, and available sheet music courtesy of - 12/02/10

Image of "Adoration of the Shepherds" (1622) by Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1656) courtesy
of - 12/04/05

Image of "Adoration of the Shepherds" by Giorgione (c.1476/8 - 1510) courtesy
of - 12/04/05

Animated Christmas Star Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/04/05

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 - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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

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

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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