- NNHS Newsletter -
We never give more honour to Jesus than
when we honour his Mother,
Louis Marie de Montfort
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
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!
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.
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.|
The Army Navy Football Game was played today. Final score: Navy 17; Army
From Gene Shelton ('64) of VA:
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
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.
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.
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:
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".
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,, 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?
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
Thanks so much, Joyce!
BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUS HANUKKAH RECIPE:
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#21 in a Series of 36)":
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)":
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.
Then the teacher began laughing out loud and said to the mother, I know what Jeffreys' talking about! We learned the hymn 'Gladly The Cross I'd Bear'".
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
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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/09/12
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Please find a few minutes of your busy
schedule to support
Thank you so much!
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
O Gloriosa Virginum
Ascribed toSaint Venantius Fortunatus, Bishop of Poitiers
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
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/
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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