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12/10/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
As With Gladness, Men of Old

(Second Sunday in Advent)

"When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy."

- Matthew 2:10

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

     Today is the second Sunday in Advent, and as one big happy family, we are continuing to celebrate all holidays together whether we personally observe them or not, because that is what families do. 



   Happy Birthday today to    Glen Davenport ('63) of VA !  Many Happy Returns!




The NNHS Class of 1957 Holiday Party
will be on Thursday, December 14, 2006
at the Omni Hotel, Newport News, VA.

Forms and reservations were due by Monday, December 4, 2006.

The NNHS Class of 1958 Holiday Dinner Party

will be on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 5:30 PM
at Port Anne Club House, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Map and Directions to Port Anne Community:

Reservations are due by Monday, December 11, 2006.

Contact: Joe Drewry at

  From Dale Lucado ('68) of VA - 12/07/06 - "Start of Christmas Season":

This was around last year but it's still cute....
Turn up your sound 

   This is cute, Dale!  Ya'll will need to open it in a new window so you don't pick up the sound tracks from both sites, but I'm sure you'll get a kick out of it!

   Thanks, Dale - and Merry Christmas!


From My Friend, Judy of IL - 12/09/06 - "This is Awesome!":

 All I can say is WOW!

   This is awesome, Jude - THANKS!!!


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/09/06 - "List of famous U.S. Marines":

Hi, Carol:
My old Platoon Sergeant from Marine Barracks, Norfolk Naval Shipyard sent this along to me, and you probably are aware of this list, but just in case you have not seen it, here it is for your enjoyment.
Semper Fidelis,


    This is a VERY informative site that provides accurate and considerable information on many mostly well known people; many of whom you never knew were Marines. I invite you to "check it out" and retain the link for future access, if you choose.
Semper Fidelis,
Frank Kovacs, Retired Marine

   WOWZERONI!!!  Just what I always wanted - a definitive, accurate list!  Thanks so much, Joe - and Frank!   Semper FIdelis!

   I added that Wikipedia link to the Famous Marine pages:


From Another Marine, Thomas J. O'Brien - 12/08/06 - "  Chuck Norris":

Hello Carol,
I was looking through your site of Famous Marines, I think there may be a goof there .....if I am not mistaken......Chuck Norris served in the Air Force....near Pusan, South Korea.
Thank you for an otherwise noteworthy site.
Thomas J. O'Brien USMC Ret.

   Well, Boy Howdy, you're right!   I just checked Wikipedia, and there was Chuck with the Airmen!

   This is hardly my first mistake along these lines, but I really appreciate your bringing it to my attention, Thomas!  I've switched Mr. Norris over to the Famous Airmen page:

   I also added that Wikipedia link to the page.  Marines and Airmen down; Soldiers, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and Merchant Marines to go.....

   Thanks again, Thomas!  I really do appreciate it!

   OH, CRUM!!!  I forgot to ask you if you'd like to be added to the Famous Marines page yourself!    We'd certainly be honored to include you!  


  From Bill Hobbs of Northern VA - 12/09/06 - "Regina Ivey St. John"

Carol, as I heard two weeks ago, Regina (66) has passed away also, as in the obituary. I emailed    Dee (Hodges Bartram - '66 - of VA) but we didn't confirm until then. I have emailed Dee today to get the details out of "Typhoon" respect as she was one of us. It is strange that no one has seen anything on this, but that I received a phone call from one of her previous neighbors?? I have asked Dee to contact you.

                                                                                            Much love,
                                                                                                        Bill Hobbs

 Thanks, Bill.  I myself was shocked to read of Regina's passing.

    I remember Regina as such a sweet, pretty girl.  That is quite curious that you would just have heard such news....  Keep me posted, please.  Thanks again, Sweetie - for everything!

   Her Memorial Newsletter is now available:


  From Linda Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 12/09/06:

Well Carol, you certainly are gaining on those letters. You make me feel so proud to know you because you're so smart. Thank you for the company on this Christmas.

Linda May

   Well, okay, so I really haven't made too much progress gaining on those three missing issues from 11/30, 12/01, and 12/02 (not to mention 09/19 plus another one shortly thereafter).  And I fell even further behind over the weekend.  But I am ever optimistic that I will finish them all before the end of the month!

   And my intelligence levels have ever and always been in question - to say nothing of my mental health - but I'm glad you're enjoying yourself and having as much fun as I am, Linda May!  Merry Christmas!


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 12/09/06 - "Dear Carol, A rose by any other name is still a rose.":

Dear Carol,

God must give special attention to Red Roses, He makes such a Fantastic Creation for us to enjoy.

  Your choice of flower for your theme of today's Newsletter is so beautiful, Seems like I can almost smell them. ~~~~~

   Thank you, Herbie!  I picked that one - and the carol - just for you!

I may be wrong BUT, It was not JESUS who was the Humble Carpenter, it was His FATHER, ST. JOSEPH. ~~~~~

   I, too, may be mistaken, Herbie, but it is my understanding that although Jesus first gave evidence that He understood His mission in life at the age of twelve when He began to teach the elders in the temple, He didn't begin that mission until the age of 30.  And that prior to that time, He apprenticed under His earthly father, Joseph, following in his footsteps, and learning - and practicing - the trade of a carpenter.

"Growing in Wisdom"
by Simon Dewey

   The only scriptural reference I could find that Jesus was trained and served as a carpenter is in Mark 6: 3:

"Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him."

   And it was certainly the custom of that period that a son followed in his father's profession, and there is no question that Joseph was a carpenter:

"Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?"

- Matthew 13: 35

Anyhow, Dear Carol, You do a Fantastic job on your Newsletters; I always look forward to receiving them. ~~~~~ Again, I WISH YOU and YOUR FAMILY a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and the BEST NEW YEAR EVER.

Your Friend, Herbie 

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!  I'm so glad you joined us, and that you enjoy them! Thank you for everything you do for me!  And Merry Christmas!!!


  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/09/06 - "I think we were separated at birth...":

Once In Royal David's City is my Very Favorite Christmas Song...thank you sweet lady! 


   It would seem that we share remarkably similar tastes in many different areas, wouldn't it, Jean?!?    I'm so glad you liked it!  Merry Christmas!



   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
The NNHS Class of 1957
will hold its Holiday Party on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at the Omni Hotel,
Newport News, VA.

Forms and reservations were due
by Monday, December 4, 2006.

The NNHS Class of 1958
will hold its Holiday Party on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at Port Anne Club House, Williamsburg, VA at 5:30 PM.
Map and Directions to Port Anne Community:

Reservations are due
by Monday, December 11, 2006.

The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering

More details to follow!


  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/08/06 - "Polar bears are people, too" (#9 in a series of 9):


Wishing you in your busy life...
 Many Blessings...

May you always have love to share, health to spare, and friends that care.

   OHHH, those naughty penguins!!!  WILD GIGGLES!

   Thanks so much, Gorgeous!   This has been another fun series!


But watch out for those darn penguins!  


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 12/07/06 - "Dear Carol, Some Cute Animal Pix" (#3 in a series of 20):


Dear Carol,

Everyone knows how much I love animals SO, I receive loads of these pictures.

Your Friend, Herbie  

  Ahhh, smart pup!

  Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!



   Wait'll you see the treasures coming on tomorrow's Newsletter!

  Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305


As With Gladness, Men of Old

Words by William C. Dix, 1860
Music by Konrad Kocher, Stimmen aus dem Reiche Gottes, 1838

As with gladness, men of old
Did the guiding star behold
As with joy they hailed its light
Leading onward, beaming bright
So, most glorious Lord, may we
Evermore be led to Thee.

As with joyful steps they sped
To that lowly manger bed
There to bend the knee before
Him Whom heaven and earth adore;
So may we with willing feet
Ever seek Thy mercy seat.

As they offered gifts most rare
At that manger rude and bare;
So may we with holy joy,
Pure and free from sin's alloy,
All our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to Thee, our heavenly King.

Holy Jesus, every day
Keep us in the narrow way;
And, when earthly things are past,
Bring our ransomed souls at last
Where they need no star to guide,
Where no clouds Thy glory hide.


"As With Gladness, Men of Old" midi courtesy of - 12/01/06

"As With Gladness, Men of Old" lyrics courtesy of - 12/02/06

Metal Advent Ring Image courtesy of - 11/23/05

Second Candle Advent Wreath clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 12/02/05

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Image of Nancy Kaestner's Red Rose courtesy of - 12/08/06

Simon Dewey Painting of The Lord Jesus Christ - "Growing in Wisdom" as well as the other painting by an artist unknown at present to the webmistress - both   courtesy of - 12/09/06

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!

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