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12/08/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

“We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother,
and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly.
We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son.”

- Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
(31 Jan 1673 - 28 Apr 1716)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is our fourth observation of this Catholic Holiday.  Hanukkah begins tonight at sundown

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FJaJZql3HY - O Gloriosa Virginum, 2008


HOMEWORK:

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

http://www.turnbacktogod.com/december-08-solemnity-of-the-immaculate-conception/

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07674d.htm

http://www.catholic.com/library/Immaculate_Conception_and_Assum.asp


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;

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

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, One and All!

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


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 declared 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 1962:

Saturday, December 08, 1962 - Workers at four New York City newspapers (this later increased to nine) went on strike for 114 days.

Saturday, December 08, 1962 - Footballer Berry van Aerle was born Hubertus Aegidius Hermanus van Aerle in Helmond, Netherlands.

Saturday, December 08, 1962 - Golfer Steve Elkington was born Stephen John Elkington in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia.

Saturday, December 08, 1962 - Guitarist Marty Friedman (Megadeth) was born Martin Adam Friedman in Laurel, Maryland.

Saturday, December 08, 1962 - Footballer Nikos Karageorgiou was born in Eratino, Kavala, Greece.

Saturday, December 08, 1962 - Actor Wendell Pierce was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.


NEWS FLASH:

   The Army Navy Football Game was played today. Final score: Navy 17; Army 13.

http://armynavygame.com/ 

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1436074-army-vs-navy-live-score-highlights-and-analysis

   GO, NAVY!


  From Gene Shelton ('64) of VA:

Carol,

Thanks for the posting of the death of a member of the class of 1939,
  Mr. Utley. My stepmother was a member of that class however, she graduated in June of that same year. (Marshall Hickman) She passed away in 2007 in South Carolina but her remains were returned for her funeral in Hampton and her burial in Peninsula Gardens in Newport News.

Just a tidbit--Another member of the 1939 February graduating class was Beverly Coleman who married Malcolm Booker. Malcolm is deceased but Beverly is alive and living at her home in Buckingham Co., VA. She has Alzheimer's disease.

Thanks again and have a wonderful Christmas!

   Thank you so much, Gene! That was quite a class! Had her family not moved away,     Ava Gardner (24 Dec 1922 – 25 Jan 1990)  would have been in it as well!

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ava_Gardner:

When Gardner was 13 years old, the family decided to try their luck in a larger city, Newport News, Virginia, where Mollie Gardner found work managing a boardinghouse for the city's many shipworkers. While in Newport News, Gardner's father became ill and died from bronchitis in 1938, when Ava was 15 years old. After Jonas Gardner's death, the family moved to the Rock Ridge near Wilson, North Carolina, where Mollie Gardner ran another boarding house for teachers. Ava Gardner attended high school in Rock Ridge and she graduated from there in 1939.


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/07/12 - "My First Christmas in Heaven":

 
I found this on Facebook and just had to share it with everyone.
We've all lost someone we love at some time in our lives, some of 
us very recently.  That's what makes this poem so touching. 
********************************************************

 Joyce Cahoon

   Thank you so much, Joyce! Our thoughts and prayers are with the very many of us who have lost a loved one this past year - yourself included.

http://www.nnhs65.com/07-28-12-NNHS-Jack-Lawrence.html

 
 


     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/07/12:

   
 
 


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/07/12 - "HOW OLD IS THIS GRANDMA?":

Stay with it!!

How Old Is Grandma?    
                                                                                                                                

Stay with this -- the answer is at the end.  It will blow you away.

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The Grandmother replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

*       television
*       penicillin
*       polio shots
*       frozen foods
*       Xerox
*       contact lenses
*        Frisbees and
*       the pill

There were no:

*       credit cards
*       laser beams or
*       ball-point pens

Man had not invented:

*       pantyhose
*       air conditioners
*       dishwashers
*       clothes dryers
*       and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
*       man hadn't yet walked on the moon
 

How old is Grandma???
 

Your Grandfather and I got married first . . And then lived together.  

Every family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
And after I turned 25, I still called every man older than me, "Sir".
We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense. 

We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent. 

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.  

Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started. 

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.  

We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios. 

And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.  

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan' on it, it was junk.  

The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam. 

Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.

We had 5&10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.

And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, .. . . But who could afford one?
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon. 

In my day:

*      "grass" was mowed,

*      "coke" was a cold drink,

*      "pot" was something your mother cooked in and

*      "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.  

*      "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,  

*      "chip" meant a piece of wood,

*      "hardware" was found in a hardware store and

*     "software" wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap... And how old do you think I am?

I'll bet you have this old woman in mind...you are in for a shock!

Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time. 

 

 


This woman would be only 60 years old, born in 1952.


GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.
PASS THIS ON TO THE OLD ONES.
THE YOUNG ONES WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

 

   YIKES! Thanks, Wayne Honey!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/07/12 - "The Christmas Pageant":

Old but still GOOD!!!!!!!

THE CHRISTMAS 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 wrinkled clothes."

My four-year-old "Mary" said, "That's not 'wrinkled clothes,' silly. That's dirty, rotten clothes."

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."

The congregation dissolved into laughter, and the pageant got a standing ovation.

"I've never enjoyed a Christmas program as much as this one," laughed the pastor, wiping tears from his eyes

"For the rest of my life, I'll never hear the Christmas story without thinking of gold, common sense, and fur."

"My children are my pride and my joy and my greatest blessing," I said as I dug through my purse for an aspirin.


Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.

Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher .

Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.

Had no army, yet kings feared Him.

He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.

He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.

He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.

Feel honored to serve such a Leader who loves us.
 

   Thanks so much, Joyce!


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/white-star-david-ornament - Kristen Stoltzfus' White Star of David Ornament

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/snowflake-holiday-card -
Kristen Stoltzfus' Snowflake Ornament

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/holiday-light-bulb-garland -
Kristen Stoltzfus' Holiday Light Bulb Garland
 


BONUS HANUKKAH RECIPE:

    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 12/08/12, 4: 14 AM - "Cabbage Latkes Recipe Details | Recipe database | washingtonpost.com":

Hi Carol,
I found this recipe in the Washington Post.   I love cabbage so…
Frances


http://projects.washingtonpost.com/recipes/2006/12/13/cabbage-latkes/

   Thank you so much, Frances!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#21 in a Series of 36)":
 

  Some fun pics. Enjoy

   AWW! How precious - thanks, Joan!

 
 


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA AND       From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/04/12 - "Live Like Someone Left the Gate Open (#4 in a Series of 23)":

  THESE ARE GREAT! THEY WILL BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY!

   MORE AWW! How sweet - thank you, Gentlemen!

 
 


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/07/12:
 
A little boy came home with his parents from church one Sunday. He seemed a little depressed, so his mother asked him if something happened in Sunday school class that he would like to talk about.

He told his mother, "Well, we were singing songs and the teacher made us sing about a poor bear named Gladly that needed glasses and I can't stop thinking about him. She said he was cross-eyed and I feel bad for him.

The mother couldn't understand why the teacher would teach such a song in Sunday school, so she decided to call her. To the woman’s amazement, the teacher said she only taught hymns that morning.

Then the teacher began laughing out loud and said to the mother, “I know what Jeffrey’s' talking about! We learned the hymn 'Gladly The Cross I'd Bear'".


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 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.

2. Thursday, January 3, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/09/12

BLOG:

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



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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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7020 Lure Court
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O Gloriosa Virginum

Ascribed to Saint Venantius Fortunatus, Bishop of Poitiers
(c. 530-c. 600/609)

O gloriósa vírginum,
sublímis inter sídera,
Qui te creávit párvulum
lacténte nutris úbere.

Quod Heva tristis ábstulit,
tu reddis almo gérmine,
Intrent ut astra flébiles,
caeli reclúdis cárdines.

Tu Regis Alti jánua
et aula lucis fúlgida,
Vitam datam per Vírginem,
gentes redémptae pláudite.

Jesu Tibi sit glória,
Qui natus es de Vírgine,
Cum Patre et almo Spíritu,
in sempitérna saécula.

Amen.

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 open’d Heaven’s eternal doors.

Hail, O refulgent Hall of light!
Hail, Gate sublime of Heaven’s high King!
Through thee redeem’d 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.

Amen.


"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

Image of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo's (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

Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.goldclipart.com/24k/filigree.htm - 12/17/08

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://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/
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com
- 02/17/09

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

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

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