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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.”

- 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 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


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Guadalupe

http://www.marypages.com/GuadalupeEng1.htm


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) 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!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

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.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Thursday, December 12, 1963 - Kenya gained its independence from the United Kingdom.

Thursday, December 12, 1963 - Journalist Liz Claman was born Elizabeth Kate Claman in Beverly Hills, California.

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.

Thursday, December 12, 1963 - Voice actress and singer Ai Orikasa (折笠 愛) was born Kikue Orikasa (折笠 きく江) in Tokyo, Japan.

Thursday, December 12, 1963 - Director Yasujirō Ozu (小津 安二郎) (b. 12 Dec 1903 in Tokyo, Japan) died of cancer in Tokyo, Japan on his 60th birthday.


 


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/11/13 - "12/18/13":

Please Post

Dear Readers,

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.

A friend,

George Helliesen
 
    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:
 
He writes: My lead flight attendant came to me and said, "We have an H.R. on this flight." (H.R. stands for human remains.) "Are they military?" I asked.  
 
'Yes', she said. 
 
'Is there an escort?' I asked. 
 
'Yes, I already assigned him a seat'.  
 
'Would you please tell him to come to the flight deck. You can board him early," I said.
 
A short while later, a young army sergeant entered the flight deck.  He was the image of the  perfectly dressed soldier.  He introduced himself and I asked him about his soldier. The escorts of these fallen soldiers talk about them as if they are still alive and still with us.   
 
'My soldier is on his way back to Virginia,' he said.  He proceeded to answer my questions, but offered no words.

I asked him if there was anything I could do for him and he said no.  I told him that he had the toughest  job in the military and that I appreciated the  work that he does for the families of our fallen soldiers. The first officer and I got up out of our seats to shake his hand. He left the flight deck to find his seat. 
 
We completed our preflight checks, pushed back and performed an uneventful departure.  About 30 minutes into our flight I received a call from the lead flight attendant in the cabin. 'I just found out  the family of the soldier we are carrying, is on board', she said.  She then proceeded to tell me that the father, mother, wife and 2-year old daughter were escorting their son, husband, and father home.  The family was upset  because they were unable to see the container that the soldier was in before we left.  We were on our way to a major hub at which the family was going to wait four hours for the connecting flight home to Virginia. 
 
The father of the soldier told the flight attendant that knowing his son was below him in the cargo compartment and being unable to see him was too much for him and the family to bear.  He had asked the flight attendant if there was anything that could be done to allow them to see him upon our arrival. The family wanted to be outside by the cargo door to watch the soldier being taken off the airplane. I could hear the desperation in the flight attendants voice when she asked me if there was anything I could do. 'I'm on  it', I said. I told her that I would get back to her.  
 
Airborne communication with my company normally occurs in the form of e-mail like messages.  I decided to bypass this system and contact my flight dispatcher directly on a secondary radio. There is a radio operator in the operations control center who connects you to the telephone of the dispatcher. I was in direct contact with the dispatcher.  I explained the situation I had on board with the family and what it was the family wanted. He said he understood and that he would get back to me.   
 
Two hours went by and I had not heard from the dispatcher. We were going to get busy soon and I needed to know what to tell the family. I sent a text message asking for an update.  I saved the return message from the dispatcher and the following is the text: 
 
'Captain, sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. There is policy on this now and I had to check on a few  things. Upon your arrival a dedicated escort team will  meet the aircraft.  The team will escort the family to the ramp and plane side.  A van will be used to load the remains with a secondary van for the family.  The family will be taken to their departure area and escorted into the terminal where the remains can be seen on the ramp.  It is a private area for the family only.  When the connecting aircraft arrives, the family will be escorted onto the ramp and plane side to watch the remains being loaded for the final leg home.  Captain, most of us here in flight control are veterans.  Please pass our condolences on to the family.  Thanks.' 
 
I sent a message back telling flight control thanks for a good job. I printed out the message and gave it to the lead flight attendant to pass on to the father.  The lead flight attendant was very thankful and told me, 'You have no idea how much this will mean to them.' 
 
Things started getting busy for the descent, approach and  landing. After landing, we cleared the runway  and taxied to the ramp area. The ramp is huge with 15 gates on either side of the alleyway.  It is always a busy area with aircraft maneuvering every which way to enter and exit.  When we entered the ramp and checked in with the ramp controller, we were told that all traffic was being held for us.  
 
'There is a team in place to meet the  aircraft', we were told.  It looked like it was all coming together, then I realized that once we turned the  seat belt sign off,  everyone would stand up at once and delay the family from  getting off the airplane. As we approached our gate, I asked the  copilot to tell the ramp controller we were going to stop short of the gate to make an announcement to the passengers. He did that and  the ramp controller said, 'Take your time.'   
 
I stopped the aircraft and set the parking brake. I pushed the  public address button and said,  'Ladies and gentleman, this is  your Captain speaking I have stopped short of our gate to make a special  announcement.  We have a passenger on board who deserves our honor and respect.  His Name is Private XXXXXX,  a soldier who recently lost his life. Private XXXXXX is under your feet in the cargo hold. Escorting him today is Army Sergeant  XXXXXXX.  Also, on board are his father, mother, wife, and daughter. Your entire flight crew is asking for all passengers to remain in their seats to allow the family to exit the aircraft first. Thank you.'  
 
We continued the turn to the gate, came to a stop and started our shutdown procedures.  A couple of minutes later I opened the cockpit door.  I found the two forward flight  attendants crying, something you just do not see.  I was told that after we came to a stop, every passenger on the aircraft stayed in their seats, waiting for the family to exit the aircraft. 
 
When the family got up and gathered their things, a passenger slowly started to clap his hands. Moments later more passengers  joined in and soon  the entire aircraft was clapping.  Words of 'God Bless You', I'm sorry, thank you, be proud, and other kind words were uttered to the family as they made their way down the aisle and out of the airplane.  They were escorted down to  the ramp to finally be with their loved one.  
 
Many of the passengers disembarking thanked me for the announcement I had made.  They were just words, I told them; I could say them over and over again, but nothing I say will bring back that brave soldier.  
 
I respectfully ask that all of you reflect on this event and the sacrifices that millions of our men and women have made to ensure  our freedom and safety in these United States of AMERICA .  

Foot note:
As a Viet Nam Veteran I can only think of all the veterans including the ones that rode below the deck on their way home and how they were treated. When I read things like this I am proud that our country has not turned their backs on our soldiers returning from the various war zones today and give them the respect they so deserve. 
   
I know every one who has served their country who reads this will have tears in their eyes, including me.  

Prayer chain for our Military...

Prayer: 

'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen..' 

Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world. 

Of all the gifts you could give a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & others deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best one. 

GOD BLESS YOU!!!


   Thank you, Jimmy!


       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":

   Thanks, John!
 
 


BONUS CHRISTMAS MAILBOX DECORATING IDEAS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL7jtNeE2Yw - How to Decorate your Mailbox for Christmas

http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/holidays-occasions/christmas-decorating-ideas-00400000059442/page7.html 


BONUS RECIPE (Sorry; not theme-related):

      From Me ('65) of NC - 12/11/12:  

Creamy Chicken Broccoli Bake

2 cans chicken breasts
1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
21-1/4 cups milk
1 (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)":

  Thanks, Shari!
 
 


FINALLY:
From 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 satisfied.

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.”


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. 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 with them.

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.  


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/19/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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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.



"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/
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com
- 02/17/09

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 missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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