- NNHS Newsletter -
We never give more honour to Jesus than
when we honour his Mother,
Louis Marie de Montfort
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Catholic Holiday celebration is a first for us here (probably because the ditzy webmistress was never paying close enough attention before...)!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FJaJZql3HY - O Gloriosa Virginum, 2008
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Shirley Smith Langston ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
10 - John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA;
12 - Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ AND Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) AND My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX;
13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57);
14 - Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA;
15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND Buster Vest ('63) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 08, 1941 - The United States entered World War II when it
declared war against Japan. The act came one day after the Japanese attacked
Pearl Harbor. Britain and Canada also declared war on Japan.
December 08, 1941 - Japan made an amphibious landing on the coast of Thailand. Thailand declared war on the United States and England on January 25, 1942.
December 08, 1941 - The Japanese invaded the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, British Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They also invaded the portions of Shanghai administered by European powers and bombed American bases in the Philippines.
December 08, 1941 - Pacific War the Republic of China officially declaresd war against Japan.
December 08, 1941 - First Japanese attack on Wake Island.
December 08, 1941 - Holocaust: Gas vans were first used as a means of execution, at the Chelmno extermination camp near Łódź in Poland.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Tuesday, December 8, 2008 - Country singer James Blundell was born in Australia.
Tuesday, December 8, 2008 - Record producer Sandy Burnett was born in Nottingham, England.
Tuesday, December 8, 2008 - Actress Teri Hatcher was born in Palo Alto, California.
Tuesday, December 8, 2008 - Female wrestler Chigusa Nagayo was born in Omura, Nagasaki, Japan.
From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA - 12/07/09 - "Pearl Harbor":
Around 1986 I went to Hawaii to visit a dear friend and her husband, a Navy Captain, who were stationed at Pearl Harbor-one night we were at a Luau on base right beside the Boathouse where the Navy keeps their private launches that take visitors to the Arizona. All around the inside of the Boathouse were framed original newspapers depicting the devastation at Pearl--was both horrific and fascinating. Obviously it made quite an impression on me as I have never forgot that experience.
That must have been incredibly moving! Thank you for sharing it with us, Jo Ann!
From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 12/07/09 - "Jimmy Hall ('61 - of Northern VA)":
Attached please find a copy of a article about Jimmy Hall which appeared in the Sunday edition of the Daily Press in mid November this year.
I last saw Jimmy at Mary Ann Edwards Elliott's ('60) Ocean View beach house gig in August of 2008 and he looked great. You could tell he had been working out, running, walking or something. He looked like a pulling guard for Notre Dame.
Thought you would like to see this.
WOWZERONI!!! That's amazing! Thanks for sending this to us, Bill! Way to go, Jimmy!
From Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA - 12/07/09 - "Merry Christmas":
May you and your families have a "Merry Christmas 2009". Keep "Christ" the main message of Christmas.
I will be making a conscious effort to wish everyone
Merry Christmas this year ...
My way of saying that I am celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
So I am asking my email buddies,
you agree with me,
please do the same.
And if you'll pass this on to your email buddies, and so on...
maybe we can prevent one more American tradition from being lost
in the sea of "Political Correctness".
To One and All ! ! ! ! !
Thanks so much, Bobby! Merry Christmas to you and Anne, too!
From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 12/07/09 - "Christmas Decorations":
Christmas, all Y'all !
Dimples aka Sepi
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Dimples! Merry Christmas!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/07/09 - "What a neat e-mail":
THIS IS VERY COOL AND IT DOES COUNT
Every single evening
You see, that little metal box
Thank you so much, George! God bless you, too!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 12/07/09 - "The Christmas Pageant":
PAGEANT My husband and I had been happily married (most of the time) for
five years but hadn't been blessed with a baby.
I decided to do some serious praying and promised God that if he would give us a child. I would be a perfect mother, love it with all my heart and raise it with His word as my guide.
God answered my prayers and blessed us with a son.
The next year God blessed us with another son.
The following year, He blessed us with yet another son.
The year after that we were blessed with a daughter.
My husband thought we'd been blessed right into poverty. We now had four children, and the oldest was only four years old.
I learned never to ask God for anything unless I meant it As a minister once told me, "If you pray for rain, make sure you carry an umbrella."
I began reading a few verses of the Bible to the children each day as they lay in their cribs. I was off to a good start. God had entrusted me with four children and I didn't want to disappoint Him. I tried to be patient the day the children smashed two dozen eggs on the kitchen floor searching for baby chicks.
I tried to be understanding...when they started a hotel for homeless frogs in the spare bedroom, although it took me nearly two hours to catch all twenty-three frogs. When my daughter poured ketchup all over herself and rolled up in a blanket to see how it felt to be a hot dog, I tried to see the humor rather than the mess.
In spite of changing over twenty-five thousand diapers, never eating a hot meal and never sleeping for more than thirty minutes at a time, I still thank God daily for my children..
While I couldn't keep my promise to be a perfect mother - I didn't even come close... I did keep my promise to raise them in the Word of God.
I knew I was missing the mark just a little when I told my daughter we were going to church to worship God, and she wanted to bring a bar of soap along to "wash up" Jesus, too.
Something was lost in the translation when I explained that God gave us everlasting life, and my son thought it was generous of God to give us his "last wife."
My proudest moment came during the children's Christmas pageant.
My daughter was playing Mary, two of my sons were shepherds and my youngest son was a wise man. This was their moment to shine.
My five-year-old shepherd had practiced his line, "We found the babe wrapped
in swaddling clothes." But he was nervous and said, "The baby was wrapped in
A wrestling match broke out between Mary and the shepherd and was stopped by
an angel, who bent her halo and lost her left wing. I slouched a little
lower in my seat when Mary dropped the doll representing Baby Jesus, and it
bounced down the aisle crying, "Mama-mama." Mary grabbed the doll, wrapped
it back up and held it tightly as the wise men arrived. My other son
stepped forward wearing a bathrobe and a paper crown, knelt at the manger
and announced, "We are the three wise men, and we are bringing gifts of
gold, common sense and fur."
Thank you so much, Norris!
From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 12/07/09 - "MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!":
When you go to this site, click on the dogs and match them up and see what happens.
Merry Christmas and enjoy!!!!
Match the dogs
Thanks, Mark, this is fun!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From ArcaMax Jokes - 12/07/09:
I have this friend who always
seemed to lean slightly to the left all the time. It used to bother me, so I
suggested he see a doctor, and have his legs checked out.
For years, he refused... told me I was crazy.
But last week, he finally went, and sure enough, the doctor discovered his left leg was 1/4 of an inch shorter than his right. A quick bit of orthopedic surgery later, he was cured, and both legs are exactly the same length now, and he no longer leans.
"So," I said, "You didn't believe me when I told you a doctor could fix your leg."
He just looked at me and said, "I, stand corrected."
|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 Pabletz@aol.com - CLASS OF 1957|
|2. Saturday, December 12, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will again encourage their friends - TYPHOON OR NOT, CLASS OF 1960 OR NOT - to meet with them for 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. RSVP to email@example.com NO LATER THAN December 8, 2009. THAT'S TODAY!!!|
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!||
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1960
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http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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O Gloriosa Virginum
Bishop of Poitiers
(c. 530-c. 600/609)
O gloriósa vírginum,
O Queen of
all the Virgin choir,|
Enthroned above the starry sky;
Who with pure milk from thy own breast
Thy own Creator didst supply.
What man hath lost in hapless Eve,
Thy sacred womb to man restores;
Thou to the sorrowing here beneath
Hast opend Heavens eternal doors.
Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heavens high King!
Through thee redeemd to endless life,
Thy praise let all the nations sing.
O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.
"O Gloriosa Virginum" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://romaaeterna.jp/liber1/lu1314.html - 10/06/09
"O Gloriosa Virginum" English lyrics courtesy of http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/O_Gloriosa_virginum_(Francisco_Valls) - 12/07/09
(31 Dec 1617 - 03 Apr 1682) 1660 Painting, "The Immaculate Conception", courtesy
of http://www.turnbacktogod.com/december-08-solemnity-of-the-immaculate-conception/ - 12/07/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy ofhttp://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy ofhttp://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
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