12/12/17 - 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
|Hanukkah begins tonight at sunset.|
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 Larry Boyles ('64) of VA AND Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA!
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, 1917 - In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founded Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|December 12, 1933 - Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproduction program, was founded by Heinrich Himmler.|
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Tuesday, December 12, 1967 - Composer and producer Yuzo Koshiro (古代 祐三) was born in Hino, Tokyo.|
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
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/12/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 12/10/17:
|Star-Spangled Sunday: A celebration of the
greatest national anthem performances.
December 9, 2017 - Instant classic. Army vs. Navy with a beautiful snow backdrop and the combined Glee Clubs of both academies.
WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Sandi!
From Candy Hixson Whitley (Ferguson HS - '68) of VA - 12/11/15:
Food presentation is everything! Fabulous idea for a party.
LOVE IT! Thank you, Candy!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 12/11/17 - "Celibacy":
What is Celibacy?
“Can you name and describe your wife's favorite flower?”
“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.”
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: How to Decorate your Mailbox for Christmas
BONUS CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST RECIPES:
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/10/17 - "Creamy Chicken Broccoli Bake":
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 www.ajokeaday.com - 12/10/16:
|Two newlyweds quickly realized their marriage
wasn't working and filed for a divorce. The judge asked them what the
The husband replied: "In the five weeks that
we've been together, we haven't been able to agree on a single thing."
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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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.
Hanukkah clip art courtesy of http://www.moonchildren.com/holidays/chanukah/grphxset.htm - 11/23/04
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
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
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
(FHS - '72) of NC
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16
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