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12/12/18 - 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



   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) (d. 11/03/14)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All! 


December 12, 1918 - The Flag of Estonia was raised atop the Pikk Hermann for the first time.


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.


Wednesday, December 12, 1968 - Director and producer Rory Kennedy was born (six months after her father was assassinated) Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy, the youngest child of U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy, in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, December 12, 1968 - Footballer Sašo Udovič was born in Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia.

Wednesday, December 12, 1968 - Cricketer Laurie Williams was born Laurie Rohan Williams in Saint Ann, Jamaica. He died on 08 Sept 2002 when a car he was driving crashed into an oncoming bus in Portmore, Kingston, Jamaica. He was 33.

Wednesday, December 12, 1968 - Actress Tallulah Bankhead (b. Tallulah Brockman Bankhead on 31 Jan 1902 in Huntsville, Alabama) died of pleural double pneumonia in St. Luke's Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, New York shortly before her 67th birthday.

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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/12/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/11/18, 6:31 PM:

  Hi Carol,

I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your posting my stories and tidbits on the Class of '65 site. I took up writing as an avocation when I retired, worked at it diligently including taking a demanding on line course and now I think I am getting in the groove and I love it. After all, what else is better than keeping my mind working while my body starts to fall apart, Ha! Ha! But it gives me great joy and I have met so many people doing it that I truly believe it's what my God wants me to do in my "Old Age." So, thanks again for using so much of my work and thanks also for what you do to keep the memories of "Typhoonland" alive.

Merry Christmas, Dear Lady, Jimmy

   Thank you so very much, Jimmy! I'm absolutely delighted you're allowing me to include your postings in the Newsletters, as they're both beautiful and uplifting - a stark contrast to so much of what we see nowadays.

   Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jimmy!

George Washington seeking divine guidance in the struggle underway.

  From John Murden ('60) of VA - 12/11/18, 8:47 PM - "New email addy":


Please change my email address from to ___________@_____.___.

Verizon moved their email system to AOL and now Verizon is buying YAHOO, and I’m losing track of the password(s) needed to keep my long time email address.

Therefore, I am moving to another email address. Please use the
___________@_____.___ email address for me going forward.

Thanks, Carol!!

    GOTCHA! Thank you, John! I'll keep it unpublished until you advise me otherwise!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/11/18, 8:14 PM:

  So, at this time in two weeks the big day will be over. But what it represents will live on for eternity and I am thankful that I believe that old, old story and know what it means to me. "I love to tell the story, will be my theme in glory, to tell the old, old story, of Jesus and His love." That, my friends, is the meaning of Christmas. Good night and God bless you all. And yes, It's okay to enjoy Santa, just keep him in the appropriate backup position to the King.

   Thank you, Jimmy!


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 12/10/18:

   Thanks, Domi!

    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!



“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 My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/27/18 - "Christmas send- a tiny early (decorating ideas) - (#13 in a Series of 14)":

  Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday season!

   WOW! Thank you, Shari!




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 - 12/10/17 - "Creamy Chicken Broccoli Bake":

Creamy Chicken Broccoli Bake

2 cans chicken breasts
1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
2-1/4 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 - 12/11/18:

Johnny: "Say Mom, was our baby sent down from heaven?"

Mother: "Yes, son."

Johnny: "I guess they like to have things quiet up there, huh?"


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 09, 2019 -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: - updated 11/16/18

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11


   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

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 Poinsettia courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 12/06/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather ) courtesy of - 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 - 12/08/05

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

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