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12/05/18 - NNHS Newsletter
While by My Sheep
(How Great Our Joy)
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said
unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son,
and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him
the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

- Luke 1: 28-33

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   The carol featured in today's Newsletter is not exactly one of my top favorites, but hearing it always makes me happy. As it is known by four names, I was astonished that I didn't find forty-eleven exciting versions in both languages on YouTube. Of those I did find, I preferred these three:

BONUS #1 - While by My Sheep or How Great Our Joy - Uncredited;

BONUS #2 - How Great Our Joy - Sandi Patty & Peabo Bryson : Ambrosian Singers;

BONUS #3 - How Great Our Joy - Cedarmont Kids



   Happy Birthday today to Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late Gene Peters ('57) (d. 07/24/09) AND     the late Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) (d. 11/21/18)!

   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) (d. 10/29/17);

09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57) AND Joan Gardner ('63);

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)!

   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, 1945 - Flight 19, a group of TBF Avengers, disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle, in one of the most famous aviation mysteries in history.

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.



Wednesday, December 05, 1968 - Comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter Margaret Cho was born Margaret Moran Cho in San Francisco, California.

Wednesday, December 05, 1968 - Model and actress Lisa Marie was born  Lisa Marie Smith in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Wednesday, December 05, 1968 - Novelist Lydia Millet was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, December 05, 1968 - Sprinter Falilat Ogunkoya was born in Ode Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Wednesday, December 05, 1968 - Actor Fred Clark (b. Frederick Leonard Clark on 19 Mar 1914 in Lincoln, California) died in Santa Monica, California at the age of 54.


"Overdoing it is especially common this time of the year for many of us. The causes for this might include too many Christmas activities to attend, too much to eat, too much money spent, too many expectations, and too much tension. Often our efforts at Christmastime result in our feeling stressed out, wrung out, and worn out during a time we should feel the simple joys of commemorating the birth of our Savior.

"Finding the real joy of Christmas comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done, nor is it found in the purchasing of gifts. We find real joy when we make the Savior the focus of the season."

- Thomas S. Monson
(21 Aug 1927 - 02 Jan 2018)


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

   Thank you, Joan!


  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/05/18, 9:54 AM:

  Today...I do want to say something important about the "Road to Christmas." As we wind our way down that beautiful road, I hope we always keep in mind what it really represents. Today's picture shows a few important fellows who were following the first such road. The brightest star in the sky served as their navigator, provided by God above. What is at the end of their journey is what Christmas is truly about. What a wonderful gift was born on that day. God bless you all.

   Thank you, Jimmy!



    From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 12/04/18: 

  It snowed today. I took these after work. It was pretty...

The phone did all the work. It was kind of a selling point for the phone. It's night images are amazing. I took both of these when it was almost completely dark outside. The feature is called night sight. It basically takes a really long exposed picture but very quickly.

   OH, WOW! Thank you, Nathaniel!



 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/04/18:

    Thanks, Jean!


From My Cousin Jean's Daughter, Samantha, of VA - 12/02/18:

  I think this is great. Today didn't happen since I was sick at home but here we go!

    Thank you, Samantha! I like this, too! Because it doesn't lend itself very well to my near-hermit lifestyle, I'll be doubling up on many of these - but I'm still trying to figure out what "unwanted books" are.

   Hope the antibiotics you're receiving now will make short work of your bad sinus infection, fluid in ears (almost ear infection) and red throat.



 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 My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/27/18 - "Christmas send- a tiny early (decorating ideas) - (#6 in a Series of 14)":

  Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday season!

   WOW! Thank you, Shari!




Amigurumi Plush Sheep Toy Pattern - "These sweet amiguruni sheep are created in the blink of an eye! The pattern is super-easy and perfect for beginners."

Unbelievably Adorable Crocheted Lambs and Sheep - "Are your crochet hooks gathering dust? Are you stuck hunting for your next crochet project? Well, suffer no longer. One of these 8 projects for cute and cuddly crocheted sheep and lambs could be your next masterpiece, so get crafting!"


Sheep and Lamb Knitting Patterns - "Knitters have a special fondness for sheep and lambs since they generously provide the supplies for our addiction — yarn! So it is only right that we honor them in our knitting with these adorable patterns! Most patterns are free..."


BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Mr. Food's 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."

Mr. Food's 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!"

Mr. Food's 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 - 12/04/18:

The teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading.

After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees, and minutes the teacher asked, "Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude . . .?"

After a confused silence, a voice volunteered, "I guess you'd be eating alone."



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 09, 2019 -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 11/16/18

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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The Echo Carol (Als ich bei meinen Schafen wacht)

German Lyrics by Nach Friedrich von Spee, veröffentlicht, 1625

Music: Traditional German melody, arranged by Hugo Jüngst

1. Als ich bei meinen Schafen wacht
Ein Engel mir die Botschaft bracht.

Des bin ich froh, bin ich froh,
Froh, froh, froh, o, o, o!
|: Benedicamus Domino. :|

2. Er sagt', es soll geboren sein
Zu Bethlehem ein Kindelein

3. Er sagt, das Kind läg da im Stall
Und soll die Welt erlösen all.

4. Als ich das Kind im Stall gesehn
Nicht wohl konnt ich von dannen gehn.

5. Das Kind zu mir sein' Äuglein wandt,
Mein Herz gab ich in seine Hand.

6. Demütig küßt' ich seine Fuß',
Davon mein Mund ward zuckersüß.

7. Als ich heimging, das Kind wollt' mit
Und wollt' von mir abweichen nit.

8. Das Kind legt' sich an meine Brust
Und macht' mir da all' Herzenslust

9. Den Schatz muß ich bewahren wohl,
So bleibt mein Herz der Freuden voll.

Als ich bei meinen Schafen wacht',
Ein Engel mir die Botschaft bracht'.
Des bin ich froh ! Benedicamus Domino.

Er sprach: „Der Heiland Jesu Christ
Zu Bethlehem geboren ist !"
Des bin ich froh ! Benedicamus Domino.

„Das Kindlein liegt in einem Stall
Und will die Welt erlösen all !"
Des bin ich froh ! Benedicamus Domino.

Als ich zum Stalle trat hinein,
In Windeln lag das Kindelein.
Des bin ich froh ! Benedicamus Domino.

Das Kind zu mir die Äuglein wandt',
Mein Herz gab ich in seine Hand.
Des bin ich froh ! Benedicamus Domino.

While by my sheep I watched at night,
Glad tidings brought an angel bright.

How great my joy! Great my joy!
Joy, joy, joy! Joy, joy, joy!
|: Praise we the Lord in heaven on high! :|

There shall be born, so he did say,
In Bethlehem a Child today.

There shall the Child lie in a stall,
This Child who shall redeem us all.

This gift of God I'll cherish well,
That ever joy our hearts shall fill.


"Echo Carol" midi (sequenced by Marc Weimer) courtesy of - 11/05/08

"Als ich bei meinen Schafen wacht" German and English lyrics courtesy of and - 12/04/08

Image of James Jacques-Joseph Tissot's (1836 - 1902) Painting, "The Annunciation", courtesy
of - 12/04/08

Shepherd clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 12/04/08

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

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!

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

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

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

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

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

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