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12/12/20 - 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 The late Kay Davis Smith ('57) (d. 25 June 2019)!

   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 -   The late Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) (d. 05 Mar 2020);

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, 1870 - Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the second black U.S. congressman.


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.


December 12, 1970 - Politician Doris Blackburn (b. Doris Amelia Blackburn on 18 Sept 1889 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) died in Coburg, Victoria, Australia at the age of 81.

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 Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/09/20, 10:39 AM - "TYPHOON connection":

  Greetings, TYPHOON Conduit:
To shock your subscribers and yourself, here is a recent photo of Joseph “Bucky” Madagan and
  Eva ELLIS “Sissy” Madagan, Class of 1961.

Exposing my youthful activity results, the scarring on my head is from many skin cancer surgeries. Life Guarding for years at the Municipal swimming pool, and six visits to Cuba in the USMC did expose my skull to sunburn, with a large price to pay.

Hoping all is well with you and your family.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joseph Madagan (1957, Florida)
 WOWZERS! Thank you, Major Madagan!
Far from being shocked, I for one am delighted and wildly impressed to see you both looking so well and standing so straight and tall!

   As a result of the bronchitis attack I suffered during the wee hours of Christmas Eve of 2014 when I came so close to death, and which permanently threw my COPD into overdrive, I've not been able to stand for longer than five minutes at a time. Combined with the severe rheumatoid arthritis in both knees and hips, I'm rather a hot mess, so I'm always doubly happy for those who have kept their mobility.

   I'd like to think that I've thanked you many times for your sacrifice and service to our country, Adonis, but knowing me, I've probably only thought it, as though mental telepathy was a common gift we all share continuously, so if I've never done so, let me do so now.

   Merry Christmas to you and yours!


  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/12/19, @ 6:15 AM:

  Time is really flying and wow, here we are on Thursday, December 12th and it's less than two weeks until Christmas.

This morning as my wife and I had our daily morning Bible reading focusing on the Book of Luke, we read Chapter 5 and in it was the story of Jesus filling the nets of the fishermen after they previously had a night of no catch and were discouraged. It reminded me of a story I remember about earlier days in my life on the Chesapeake Bay...

Stories are such a good way to bring the Good News of the Bible to others. All we have to do is open our hearts along with our ears and they can tell us so much about His grace, love and the gift of Salvation that he readily offers...

Have a blessed morning with a smile on your face and a warm heart. It's Christmastime, be kind and loving toward all you meet today.

   Thank you, Jimmy! Merry Christmas to you and yours!  



 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/11/20, 9:53 AM - "Funny Christmas":

  Sorry, a lil bit late with Christmas sends. Car was making a funny noise, mechanic did not find it. Still there. He did find I need three new tires, despite the fact it passed inspection just fine, slightly over six months ago. Uggg 2020, beat feet. Get to stepping!

   YIKES/GIGGLES! Thank you, Shari! Merry Christmas to you and yours!  


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 - 12/11/20, 9:56 AM - "Wishing You & Yours A Wonderful Christmas!" (#1 in a Series of 7):

  OOH! 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?"

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herb Hice, one of my Famous Marines who served in WWII
Thanks, Herbie!

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 ('65) 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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