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12/10/18 - NNHS Newsletter
Frosty the Snowman

“Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance -
each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.”

- Deborah Whipp

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

     Chances are excellent that no matter where you are, thanks to a major winter storm gripping the nation, you have snow today. Virginia was totally bombed by the white flakes, Virginia and North Carolina have been declared states of emergency, Raleigh received 7" of snow yesterday, and here in Fayetteville we got... rain. But TODAY we got... more rain. Anyway, I LOVE snowmen!

BONUS #1 - Frosty the Snowman - Gene Autry

BONUS #2 - Frosty the Snowman - Jimmy Durante, 1969

BONUS #3 - Frosty the Snowman - sing-along version


"Frosty the Snowman" is a popular song written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson, and first recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950. It was written after the success of Autry's recording of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" the previous year; Rollins and Nelson shipped the new song to Autry, who recorded "Frosty" in search of another seasonal hit. Like "Rudolph", "Frosty" was subsequently adapted to other media including a popular television special. The song was originally titled "Frosty the Snow Man".

The song is about a snowman who comes to life by the placement of a magical hat found by some children, with whom he shares playful adventures before he has to "hurry on his way" (likely a quaint reference to melting, and the ephemeral nature of snowmen). At the end of their adventures together, the children are saddened by Frosty leaving, however, he reassures them by exclaiming, "I'll be back again some day."

Did I mention that I love snowmen?!?



     Happy Birthday today to   John Murden ('60) of VA AND  Glen Davenport ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

12 -   Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA AND     Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND    Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73);

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;

16 -   Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of MA;

17 -  Tom Oxner ('65) of AR!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All! 

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/09/15:

“Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus!”

Neal A. Maxwell, October 1992
(06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004)

   Thanks so much, Susan!


December 10, 1968 - The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica was published.


December 10, 1941 - Battle of the Philippines Imperial Japanese forces under the command of General Masaharu Homma invaded the Philippine mainland.

December 10, 1941 - In the Battle of Malaya, the Royal Navy capital ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse were sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo bombers near Malaya.

December 10, 1942 - The Government of Poland in exile sent Raczyński's Note (the first official report on the Holocaust) to 26 governments who signed the Declaration by United Nations.


Monday, December 10, 1968 - Japan's biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 million yen robbery", was carried out in Tokyo.

Monday, December 10, 1968 - Singer, actress, and voice actress Yōko Oginome (荻野目 洋子) was born Yōko Tsujino (辻野 洋子) in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

Monday, December 10, 1968 - Theologian and author Karl Barth (b. 10 May 1886 in Basel, Switzerland) died there the age of 82.

Monday, December 10, 1968 - Lawyer and politician George Forrest (b. 26 Oct 1921 in Northern Ireland) died in Northern Ireland at the age of 47.

Monday, December 10, 1968 - Monk and author Thomas Merton (b. 31 Jan 1915 in Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales, France) died in Samutprakarn, Thailand, a suburb of Bangkok, at the age of 53.

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/10/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

 From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 12/09/18:

  Thanks, Alice!

 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/08/18:

    Thanks, Jean!



  From Me ('65) of NC - 12/09/18:


“ At what age do you think it's appropriate to tell a highway it's adopted?”

Zach Galifianakis
(b. 01 Oct 1969)

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

  Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday season!

   WOW! Thank you, Shari!



38 Snowman Decorations and Crochet Snowflakes - "The wind is howling and a frosty chill nips at fingers and toes as the sun sets. We keep an eye on the winter storm tracker, and the kids hold their breath before bed. When the dawn breaks, a pristine layer of powdery snow sets the ground alight—smooth, clean and glistening in the dawn. A snow day! Don’t worry about the warnings on the winter storm tracker; just think of the snowmen and sledding of your youth while you keep warm with these lovely snowflake crochet patterns and snowman crochet patterns!

"If you’re not particularly fond of the sensation of snow in your shoes, try these lovely winter crochet patterns instead. The snowflake crochet patterns in this collection will help you bring the lovely fractals of winter weather indoors to your winter home décor, and the snowman crochet patterns are a great way to build your own frosty friend without suffering from frostbite. Indeed, the snowman decorations below are perfect for all your winter decoration needs. Some of these would even make fabulous homemade Christmas gifts.

Heart's Desire Doily-ed Jars - "Dress up your storage jars by adding simple lace doilies, perfect for both food gifts and craft organizing."

Michele Wilcox's Gingerbread Tree Ornaments - "Crochet a sweet gingerbread family to hang on... the tree with their gingerbread house. Heart trims proclaim their love! You may also use them as gift tie-ons or to make a sweet banner."

Michele Wilcox's Holly Trim Table Runner - "Trim a crocheted table runner with holly leaves and berries to display for the holidays. This heartwarming touch is the perfect way to set the stage for festive meals or just sitting around the table with family and friends."

Kimberly's Sideways Lace Scarf - "This Broom-stick lace pattern is a very versatile pattern and extremely easy to modify for your desired yarn, size, available knitting needle size etc."

Snowy Day Mobius Neckwarmer
- "A Snowy Day Mobius Neckwarmer like this one is exactly perfect for that snowy day. Have a snow day and play outside. This neckwarmer is big enough to wear as a hood too. Single and double crochet is all you need to know."

Debi's Newborn Christmas Tree Hat
- "Even your littlest one can get festive this holiday season with a Newborn Christmas Tree Crochet Hat. Crochet hats are great gifts for anyone of all ages; Christmas crochet hats are even better. This hat would make a cute picture for your greeting cards."


From Me ('65) of NC - 12/09/17 - "Christmas Molasses Pudding and Funeral Potatoes":


From - 12/09/18:

Johnny's mother ran into the bedroom when she heard him scream and found his two-year-old sister pulling his hair. She gently released the little girl's grip and said comfortingly to five-year-old Johnny, "There, there. She didn't mean it. She doesn't know that it hurts."

Mom was barely out of the room when the little girl screamed. Rushing back in she asked, "What happened?"

"She knows now," little Johnny explained.


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.

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   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
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                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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Frosty the Snowman

Written by
Walter "Jack" Rollins (15 Sept 1906 - 01 Jan 1973) and Steve Nelson, 1950

Recorded by Gene Autry (29 Sept 1907 – 02 Oct 1998), 1950

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
and two eyes made out of coal
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say
He was made of snow but the children
know how he came to life one day
There must have been some magic in that
old silk hat they found
For when they placed it on his head
he began to dance around

Frosty the snowman
was alive as he could be
And the children say he could laugh
and play just the same as you and me
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow

Frosty the snowman knew
the sun was hot that day
So he said
"Let's run and
we'll have some fun
now before I melt away
" Down to the village
with a broomstick in his hand
Running here and there all
around the square saying
Catch me if you can

He led them down the streets of town
right to the traffic cop
And he only paused a moment when
he heard him holler "Stop!"
For Frosty the snow man
had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye saying
"Don't you cry
I'll be back again some day

" Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow


“Frosty the Snowman” midi courtesy of - 12/08/04

“Frosty the Snowman” lyrics courtesy of - 12/11/04

Animated Kissing Snowman and Snowwoman courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 12/31/06

Animated Frosty and Tiny Snowmen clip art courtesy of - 12/08/04

Animated Glitter Snowman and Snowman checking Mailbox clip art courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/06/08 and 12/03/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Caroling Snowmen and Snowman in the Woods courtesy of Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 12/13/07
Thanks, Pat!

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

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

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

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

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

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