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12/12/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

“Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection?
Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing
of my arms? Do you need anything more? Let nothing else worry you, disturb you.”

- Our Lady of Guadalupe to Saint Juan Diego (1474 - May 30, 1548)
when she appeared to him in 1531

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This is another Catholic holiday which we have hitherto failed to observe together before now.

BONUS #1 - - Alma Redemptóris Máter

BONUS #2 - - Alma Redemptóris Máter



     Happy Birthday today to   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!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to Kay Davis Smith ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 VA;

17 -   Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;

18 - James Strickland ('57);

19 - Durwood Adams ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


December 12, 1939 - Winter War: Battle of TolvajärviFinnish forces defeated those of the Soviet Union in their first major victory of the conflict.

December 12, 1939 - HMS Duchess (H64) sank after a collision with HMS Barham off the coast of Scotland with the loss of 124 men.

December 12, 1940 - Approximately 70 people were killed in the Marples Hotel, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield as a result of a German air raid.

December 12, 1941 - Fifty four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raided Batangas Field, Philippines. Jesus Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fended them off; Cesar Basa was killed.

December 12, 1941 - USMC F4F "Wildcats" sank the first four major Japanese ships off Wake Island.

December 12, 1941 - UK declared war on Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania declared war on the United States. India declared war on Japan.

December 12, 1941 - Adolf Hitler announced his plans for the extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery.



Saturday, December 12, 1964 - Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta became the first President of the Republic of Kenya.

Saturday, December 12, 1964 - Football player Haywood Jeffries was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.

  From Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA - 12/11/09 - "1964...":


Please check the dates you show under


Today, Friday, December 11, 2009 it shows

Friday, December 11, 2008

Shouldn't it show 1964??????

Happy Holidays to you and yours, and all Typhoon everywhere!

   YIKES! Yes, ma'am, of course it should! Thanks for catching that, Shirley! It seems my sleeping habits have been seriously compromised this week; instead of getting eight hours of sleep at night, I've been waking up in the middle of the night, sleeping three or five hours here or there, separated by three or five hours of working pretty much in my sleep, zombie style. Or in other words, things have become, uh, seriously messed up!

   Speaking of which.....

      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 12/11/09 - "Thank you, Dave":


In today's Newsletter         Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) made me 10 years younger ( Class of '68).  I just want him to know how much better
I feel !  Thanks, Dave !! 

 I had to pull the Newsletter from the SPAM box again, all the while humming a tune to that new dance I am learning....The "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot !"  

Dimples aka Sepi

     GIGGLES! Thanks, Dimples - MY blooper, not David's! (See above note about working in my sleep...)

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/11/09 - "FUBAR,":

For mixed company, FUBAR becomes “Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition”. Similarly, SNAFU becomes “Situation Normal, All Fouled Up”.

      Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) if he remembers these: BOHICA; FIGMO; DILLIGAF; DILLIGAS

A common Navy variation of WTF is WTFO. It evolved from the reply to an especially confusing or infuriating voice radio transmission … as in: “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.”

Don’t even get me started on Falcon Codes, which originated with aviators.

And be sure to tell 
      Sepi (Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) that I am not the one who appends NNHS Class and current location to every name in the Newsletter. I did not make her 10 years younger.

   WILD GIGGLES! Thank you, Captain!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 12/11/09 - "Fubar":

WOW, Carol,

First time I heard that word was in 1989 in the movie, 'Tango and Cash' with Stallone and Russell.

I'm sure our movie geniuses can give you more in put. As I remember it Cash tells Tango about it in the laundry of the prison just before Cash gets hard boiled.

Lots of Laughs

Linda May '66

   MORE GIGGLES! Thanks, Linda May!

  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 12/11/09 - "MERRY CHRISTMAS!!":

This is cool!

Give it a go!!!!


Type in any Christmas song and see what the finger puppets do.
Also, type in any non-Christmas song and you'll get a kick out of the response.

They also get mixed up sometimes and sing the wrong  one.... 

   OH, SO CUTE! Thanks, Judy!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/11/09 - "Are You Ready?":


 Joyce Cahoon

   YIKES! No, not really, no! Thanks, Joyce!

  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 12/11/09 - "Dogs Decorating a Tree!":

If you like dogs, you'll love this!

Merry Christmas to all of our furry friends that we love    ENJOY

   OH, WOW! Thank you, Sweetie-Pies, this is delightful!

  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 12/11/09 - "Winter Funland Scene":


   SUCH FUN! Thanks again, Jude!

  From Dale Lucado ('68) of VA - 12/11/09 - "WHITE CHRISTMAS":

An animated Christmas classic, by Santa and his reindeer; they serenade us with their rendition of White Christmas as preformed by Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters.


Merry Christmas!  

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Dale - and Merry Christmas to you, too!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 12/11/09:


"So, how did you do?" the boss asked his new salesman after his first day on the road.

"All I got were two orders."

"What were they? Anything good?"

"Nope," the salesman replied. "They were 'Get out!' and 'Stay out!"


1 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”!

2. 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 Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

3. 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 - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 12/09/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

"Alma Redemptoris Mater" midi courtesy of - 12/11/09

"Alma Redemptoris Mater" lyrics courtesy of - 12/12/09

Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe courtesy of - 12/11/09

Red Beauty Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 04/05/05

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
Replaced courtesy of

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated OOPS! Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Thanks, Dave!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of -

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Alma Redemptoris Mater

Loving Mother of our Savior
Ascribed to Hermannus Contractus, d.1054
Alma Redemptoris Mater, quae pervia caeli
Porta manes, et stella maris, succurre cadenti,
Surgere qui curat, populo: tu quae genuisti,
Natura mirante, tuum sanctum Genitorem
Virgo prius ac posterius, Gabrielis ab ore
Sumens illud Ave, peccatorum miserere.

Loving Mother of our Savior, hear thou thy people's cry
Star of the deep and Portal of the sky!

Mother of Him who thee made from nothing made.
Sinking we strive and call to thee for aid:
Oh, by what joy which Gabriel brought to thee,
Thou Virgin first and last, let us thy mercy see.