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12/12/15 - 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


REMINDER:

  
   Don't forget the Big Football Game today:

Navy vs. Army
Saturday, December 12, 3:00 PM on CBS
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

   Go Navy!


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)!

   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 MA;

17 - Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND   Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;

18 - James Strickland ('57);

19 - Durwood Adams ('57) AND The late    Suzie Bauz ('63) (deceased 11/03/14)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
December 12, 1915 - The President of the Republic of China, Yuan Shikai, announced his intention to reinstate the monarchy and proclaimed himself Emperor of China.

December 12, 1915 - Singer, actor, and producer Frank Sinatra was born Francis Albert Sinatra in Hoboken, New Jersey. He died on 14 May 1998 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 82.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 12, 1933 - Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproduction program, was founded by Heinrich Himmler.

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 declared the imminent extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery.

December 12, 1942 - German troops began Operation Winter Storm, an attempt to relieve encircled Axis forces during the Battle of Stalingrad.


 


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Sunday, December 12, 1965 - WHAT? Just nuffin'?!? Apparently so...


 


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/11/14 - "This Christmas...":

“This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and then speak it again.”

- Howard W. Hunter
(14 Nov 1907 - 03 Mar 1995)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


  From The Best Student in the Class of 1960, Pete Hoyle of VA - 12/11/15:

Hi Carol ---

I apologize... I get way behind reading email and even your newsletters, but I eventually get to it.

Methods A and C both worked fine for me; B did NOT.

Thanks so much for all your effort and all that it brings to so many of us.

Much appreciated.

-- Pete

   Thanks, Pete! I understand completely! That's the beauty of having a permanent archive. Unlike Facebook, all the information will still be there later - even much later!

   Now which Method was it that we chose to use for issuing the announcements? Ah, yes! Method C it is!

METHOD C: NNHS-Newsletters - 2015

SEE: 10/05/15 - You Forgot All the Words


 


      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 12/11/15 - "A Beautiful Poem":
 
He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.

But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Joe has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Veteran died today.

He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Veteran died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young,
But the passing of a Veteran
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?

The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Veteran,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.

It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever-waffling stand?

Or would you want a Veteran
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Veteran,
Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Veteran,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.

For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Veteran's part,
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honour
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:

"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A VETERAN DIED TODAY."


PLEASE Pass on the Patriotism! YOU can make a difference.

If you are proud of our Vets, then send this to them.
You'll be glad you did.
Then send it to ALL your friends …

   Thank you so much, Phil - we just did!


 


    From Candy Hixson Whitley (Ferguson HS - '68) of VA - 12/11/15:

  Food presentation is everything! Fabulous idea for a party.

   LOVE IT! Thanks, Candy!

 
 


 


“I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.”

- Frank Sinatra
(12 Dec 1915 - 14 May 1998)


 


BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:

From My Friend, Tammy, of UT - 12/07/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#10 in a Series of 24)"

This year I decided to share some of my favorite Christmas stories and quotes. It is a tradition in our family to read a Christmas story every night in December culminating with the Nativity on the 24th.

Christmas Story Day 10, Marvelous Melissa by Thomas S. Monson
 

Recently I thought back to an experience from my boyhood—an experience I have related on another occasion or two. I was just 11. Our Primary president, Melissa, was an older and loving gray-haired lady. One day at Primary, Melissa asked me to stay behind and visit with her. There the two of us sat in the otherwise empty chapel. She placed her arm about my shoulder and began to cry. Surprised, I asked her why she was crying.

She replied, “I can’t seem to get the Trail Builder boys to be reverent during the opening exercises of Primary. Would you be willing to help me, Tommy?”

I promised Melissa that I would. Strangely to me, but not to Melissa, that ended any problem of reverence in Primary. She had gone to the source of the problem—me. The solution was love.

The years flew by. Marvelous Melissa, now in her 90s, lived in a nursing facility in the northwest part of Salt Lake City. Just before Christmas I determined to visit my beloved Primary president. Over the car radio I heard the song “Hark! The herald angels sing glory to the newborn King!” I reflected on the visit made by wise men those long years ago. They brought gifts of gold, of frankincense, and of myrrh. I brought only the gift of love and a desire to say thank you.

I found Melissa in the lunchroom. She was staring at her plate of food, teasing it with the fork she held in her aged hand. Not a bite did she eat. As I spoke to her, my words were met by a benign but blank stare. I took the fork in hand and began to feed Melissa, talking all the time I did so about her service to boys and girls as a Primary worker. There wasn’t so much as a glimmer of recognition, far less a spoken word. Two other residents of the nursing home gazed at me with puzzled expressions. At last one of them spoke, saying, “Don’t talk to her. She doesn’t know anyone—even her own family. She hasn’t said a word in all the time she’s been here.”

Luncheon ended. My one-sided conversation wound down. I stood to leave. I held her frail hand in mine, gazed into her wrinkled but beautiful countenance, and said, “God bless you, Melissa. Merry Christmas.”

Without warning, she spoke the words, “I know you. You’re Tommy Monson, my Primary boy. How I love you.” She pressed my hand to her lips and bestowed on it a sweet kiss filled with love. Tears coursed down her cheeks and bathed our clasped hands. Those hands that day were hallowed by heaven and graced by God. The herald angels did sing.

     Thank you so very much, Tammy!


 


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 - 12/10/14 - "Creamy Chicken Broccoli Bake":

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.
 

 

BONUS CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST RECIPES:

Baked Overnight French Toast - "Prepare a casserole dish with all the ingredients for this overnight baked French toast recipe and simply bake in the morning for a delicious start to the day. Overnight Baked French Toast is sure to wow your family. This is an easy baked French toast to serve with syrup, fruit, cinnamon or powdered sugar. Effortless morning meals like this are perfect for holidays when you don't want to cook and just want to spend time with your family. Enjoy this indulgent treat for Christmas morning or any day when you're feeling just a little bit lazy. With a breakfast casserole recipe this easy, it's okay to be lazy sometimes! Plus, no one's going to notice that this is a lazy-morning dish because it tastes like you spent hours on it. Pair the French toast with a cup of coffee and a piece of fruit for the best breakfast ever."

Southern Overnight Breakfast Bake - "This southern dish is everything you want in a breakfast casserole: easy, delicious and crowd pleasing. Southern Overnight Breakfast Bake is a delicious make-ahead breakfast casserole made with eggs, bread, sausage, cheese and more. Prepare it a night ahead of time and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. Then, all you need to do is throw it in the oven in the morning and breakfast will be ready to serve in just 35 minutes!"

Baked Cinnamon Roll French Toast - "Make Christmas morning special for everyone at your table with this Baked Cinnamon Roll French Toast casserole! The simple and classic flavors in this dish will please your taste buds and make you feel right at home. The best part of this cozy casserole is that it will be able to be enjoyed by everyone - even those who are gluten intolerant! It's made with gluten-free bread that tastes just like the real thing! Cinnamon, sugar, butter, and vanilla are all it takes to make this extraordinary. With such elegant flavor and crowd-pleasing ingredients, this will be a hit at your holiday breakfast."



 


FINALLY:


From
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/11/14:

 
Four people were in an airplane, the pilot, the smartest man in the world, the richest man in the world, and a punk teenager. The airplane experienced some difficulties, and the pilot informed the three passengers that the plane was going to crash, and there were only three parachutes on the plane.

The richest man in the world took one, because he said that his lawyers would sue everyone else on the plane if he didn't survive, and exited the plane.

The smartest man in the world took a parachute, because he thought that the world would be a worse place without him, and he also jumped.

The pilot said to the punk "There's only one parachute left, I'll fight you for it."

"That won't be necessary," said the punk, "The smartest man in the world took my backpack."


 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 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 12/05/15

BLOG:

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


 



   Y'all take good 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
910-584-8802
 


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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

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

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!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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