12/12/13 - 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
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 Former Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX (soon to be UT!
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) ANDBuster 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.
THIS DAY IN1963:
|Thursday, December 12, 1963 -
gained its independence from the
Thursday, December 12, 1963 - Politician Eduardo Castro Luque was born Eduardo Enrique Castro Luque in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico. He was gunned down outside his home in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico on 14 Sept 2012 at the age of 48 by gunmen two days before taking office.
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/11/13 - "12/18/13":
Once again we are closing the doors on an old year and opening the doors on a new one. Most of us survived without many problems or issues, thank God, and are still fairly healthy.
We all know that the cost of living is very expensive, especially financially, and therefore, once again Carol could use a little help in publishing her award winning newsletter. So I'm asking that all of her faithful readers send her a donation to assist with the expenses so it's not too much of a burden on her and Paul. She does such a great job and needs some reward for all of her efforts. I will send her my contribution as soon as my Social Security checks comes in next week. Thank you, Carol, for all that you do for the Typhoons!
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all and a Happy New Year's.
Thank you so very much, George!
From My 5-1/2-Year-Old Grandson, Buckley Harty, of NC - 12/11/13:
I know you're not getting
any work done today, Grammy, but I just wanted you to have a day off
(cuddling in your bed and watching cartoons with me) because you
weren't feeling well.
AWW! Thank you, Precious!
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 12/11/13 - "What Price Freedom?"
FROM AN AIRLINE CAPTAIN:
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/11/13 - "When Insults Had Class":
|These may have been
around before, but you may enjoy them the second time.
These glorious insults are from an era before the English language became reduced to mostly 4-letter words.
A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."
"That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."
"He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Winston Churchill
"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow
"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)
"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it." - Moses Hadas
"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain
"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.." - Oscar Wilde
"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one." - George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill.
"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second ... if there is one." - Winston Churchill, in response.
"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here." - Stephen Bishop
"He is a self-made man and worships his creator." - John Bright
"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." - Irvin S. Cobb
"He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others." - Samuel Johnson
"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." - Paul Keating
"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." - Charles, Count Talleyrand
"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." - Forrest Tucker
"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" - Mark Twain
"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." - Mae West
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde
"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination." - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
"He has Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder
"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." - Groucho Marx
Thanks again, George!
From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 12/11/13 - "Santa hint":
BONUS CHRISTMAS MAILBOX DECORATING IDEAS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL7jtNeE2Yw - How to Decorate your
Mailbox for Christmas
BONUS RECIPE (Sorry; not theme-related):
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 My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/07/13 - "A Bunch of Ponder Worthies (in pic. form)" (#12 in a series of 14)":
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.”
Thursday, January 2, 2014 -
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
2. Wednesday, February 12, 2013 - 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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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.
"Alma Redemptoris 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
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
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
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