12/12/12 - 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.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is another Catholic holiday we're all celebrating together like the big Typhoon family we've become.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6vwh-XXLTU - Alma Redemptóris Máter
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWq-SdmNMmA&NR=1 - Alma Redemptóris Máter
From the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of VA - 12/11/12, 8:21 AM:
Patsy Blackard Hallett's mother died early this morning. She was 98.5 and had been suffering from Alzheimer's for a number of years. The obituary will be in one of the Richmond papers, I think. Patsy is making arrangements today.
Too much of this stuff.
Love - Pam
OH, NO! You are certainly right there, Cousin Pam! I'm so sorry to learn this news, but thank you so much for telling me. I remember Mrs. Blackard as a warm, gracious, and helpful lady. In fact, she found me my first job. Our deepest sympathies are extended to Patsy and her family.
Y'all know what
today is, doncha??
"Here's the time cycle period(s)
breakdown to the end of the Mayan Calendar's 13th Baktun
cycle and the beginning of it's 14th. Whenever people say
that the Mayan Calendar is ending, that is completely wrong.
It is only the end of one Long Count period cycle. The
superior Mayan Calendar system will always continue to live
on - the Gregorian Calendar system that we commonly use
today won't end on 12/31/12 either; this is just an example
of how the public needs to think regarding these matters."
- The truth about the Mayan Calendar
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to the late Frank Sinatra (12 Dec 1915 - 14 May 1998) AND 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, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 12, 1939 - Winter War: Battle of Tolvajärvi – Finnish 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.
THIS DAY IN1962:
|Wednesday, December 12, 1962 - Tennis player Tracy Austin was born Tracy Ann Austin in Palos Verdes, California.|
From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 12/11/12 - "Have a Fun Night Out While Supporting a Great Charity - THIS SATURDAY NIGHT":
|Have a Fun
Night Out While Supporting a Great Charity
This coming Saturday, December 15th my friends, Terry & Wanda Seay are hosting a Musical Benefit.
Terry & Wanda have demonstrated their love for songwriters for the past 3-4 years with monthly songwriter concerts in their home in Franklin. Each December the musicians donate their time/talents, and in lieu of a cover charge for the musicians, a donation is suggested for a named charity. This year, the charity is W.O. Smith Music School, and the location of the event is not the Seay's home, but the school here in Nashville.
If you are not familiar with W.O. Smith Music School located on the corner of 8th Avenue South and Edgehill, they are a non-profit organization offering affordable, quality one-on-one music lessons (50 cents per lesson) to children from low-income families who qualify for free lunches in the Nashville area schools. The music instruction is provided by community volunteers who donate their time and skills. In addition to the lessons, the school provides musical instruments for the students to practice at home.
I believe music and sports are two avenues that offer low-income children a better chance of winning at this game of life !
A quote from the school's website:
“We transform lives through music.”
This Saturday’s program is
“open house” style so you can come and go as you like, covered dish, and
bring your own beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), with a suggested
donation of $25. The schedule below is filled with talented, creative
songwriters whose songs have been recorded by many well-known artists.
These songwriters are all performing free of charge at this event, so
ALL of the money goes to the school! And I'm told there will also be
students from the school performing.
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 12/11/12, 11:16 PM - "A few smiles":
Here are a few smiles and a giggle or two --
TO MY DEAR FRIENDS, WHO
ARE GETTING OLDER, (ONE DAY AT A TIME!), And to those who will be
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -12/11/12, 7:54 PM AND From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/12/12, 8:35 AM - "Getting Old - Life Is A Gift!":
OF ALL THE CLICHÉS ABOUT
GETTING OLD, THIS IS THE BEST I HAVE READ YET. TAKE THE TIME AND READ
TO THE END...ENJOY...
AMEN! Thank you so very much, Eva - and George!
PEACOCKS AND POMEGRANATES:
Photo by Laurey W. Glenn
Make a Statement with Peacock
Use peacock feathers in lieu of traditional holiday flowers for a mantel that makes a statement. When paired with mirrored ornaments and curly willow branches they add just enough color to complement the Christmas tree.
Pomegranate Wreath Christmas
BONUS CHRISTMAS MAILBOX DECORATING IDEAS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL7jtNeE2Yw - How to Decorate your Mailbox for Christmas
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/11/12:
Creamy Chicken Broccoli Bake
cans chicken breasts
1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
21-1/4 cups milk
(10-oz.) pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
1/2 pound processed cheese, cubed
1/2 cup Miracle Whip
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into a 12" x 8" baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Serves 6.
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#25 in a Series of
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA AND From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/04/12 - "Live Like Someone Left the Gate Open (#8 in a Series of 23)":
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/11/12:
|A mother carefully
explained to her young daughter how children were created. She used the
expression “carrying a child” instead of “pregnant,” but the girl seemed
Sometime later, a terrible fire broke out in the neighborhood, and the girl stood by watching. Here is how she described the scene to her parents: “There was a big fire, and a fireman ran into the house, and when he came out, he was pregnant.”
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.
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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
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Alma Redemptoris Mater
|Loving Mother of our Savior
Ascribed to Hermannus Contractus, d.1054
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.
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.
Mater" midi courtesy of
http://romaaeterna.jp/liber1/lu0277.html - 12/11/09
"Alma Redemptoris Mater" lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma_Redemptoris_Mater - 12/12/09
Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe courtesy of http://www.marypages.com/GuadalupeEng1.htm - 12/11/09
Red Beauty Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 04/05/05
12/12/12 Calendar Image courtesy of 12-12-12-b courtesy
of http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=18e6ff88-5336-49f7-87ec-d96b3b3c4f8d - 12/14/12 (sic)
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 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/- 10/02/05
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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