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12/12/16 - 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 - - Alma Redemptóris Máter

BONUS #2 - - Alma Redemptóris Máter



From Karrin Frankie (NNHS / Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 12/11/16, 7:03 PM - "Info on  Fred Mays ('60 - of VA)":

Fred Mays had a stroke on Sat AM and went to Riverside Hospital. He came home this afternoon but ended up having to go back for a while. When I talked to Patty (Andrews Mays - '61) about 6:30 he was back home and having supper. It has bothered his left side and will have to have rehab on his left arm/hand. Please keep him and family in your prayers.

Karrin Frankie

   OH, NO! Thank you, Karrin! We will certainly keep Fred and Patty and all their kin in our prayers!


   Happy Birthday today to The late Frank Sinatra (12 Dec 1915 - 14 May 1998) AND   Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ AND Larry Boyles ('64) of VA 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! 


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.


Monday, December 12, 1966 - Mixed martial artist and actor Royce Gracie was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Monday, December 12, 1966 - Politician Ian Paisley, Jr. was born Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Jr. in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Monday, December 12, 1966 - Swimmer Karl Ruberl (b. 03 Oct 1881 in Austria) died in Austria at the age of 85.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/11/14:

“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 George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 12/11/16, 9:59 AM - "Newsletters":


Have not been able to open any of your newsletters for several months. Any ideas?

George H.

   Oh, George, not you, too!?! This problem affects a small number of our subscribers, but you're only the second one I know who is not an AOL user, and I'm shocked.

   I'm still waiting to hear back from my experts, but I do know a couple of things. It all began with "new and improved" advanced spam filters, and the answer lies in your own PC's settings. The general thought is if they could examine your computer, they could probably fix it. Do you have a teenager handy??

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 12/11/16:

A police recruit was asked during the exam, “What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?”

He answered, “Call for backup.”


“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)


  From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 11/20/16 - "Four Legged Soldiers (#22 in a series of 30)":

  MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, George!


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/09/16 - "Are we having fun yet with Santa? (#2 in a series of 19)":

  Thanks, Shari!



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: - How to Decorate your Mailbox for Christmas 



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."

BONUS RECIPE (Sorry; not particularly theme-related):

     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/10/16 - "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.



From - 12/10/16:

Two newlyweds quickly realized their marriage wasn't working and filed for a divorce. The judge asked them what the problem was.

The husband replied: "In the five weeks that we've been together, we haven't been able to agree on a single thing."

The judge turned to the wife: "Have you anything to say?"

She answered: "It's been six weeks, your honor."


1. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 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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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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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 - 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 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 - 07/07/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

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

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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