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12/15/12 - NNHS Newsletter
Some Children See Him

“Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries.
He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born
in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries.”

- George W. Truett
(06 May 1867 - 07 July 1944)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   The theme for today's Newsletter was chosen several weeks before the unspeakable horror of yesterday transpired and left the world with broken hearts.  Our prayers and deepest sympathies are extended to that entire community and their friends and families.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39T5gujLWsg - Some Children See Him - Kenny Loggins


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND        Buster Vest ('63) of VA!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA!  

   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 -   Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;

18 - James Strickland ('57);

19 - Durwood Adams ('57);

22 -   Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA AND    Dottie Pegram Daniels (NNHS / George Washington HS - '64) of WV AND    Harry Barritt ('64) of VA AND    Dale Mueller ('64) of VA AND   Bill Rash ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 15, 1941 - Holocaust: German troops executed over 15,000 Jews at Drobitsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.

December 15, 1942 - The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse began during the Guadalcanal campaign.

December 15, 1944 - A single-engine plane carrying U.S. Army Major Glenn Miller disappeared in thick fog over the English Channel while en route to Paris. The true fate of the plane and its passengers has never been determined.

December 15, 1944 -
American forces invaded Mindoro Island in the Philippines.

December 15, 1961 -
Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death in Jerusalem by an Israeli court. He had been tried on charges for organizing the deportation of Jews to concentration camps.


THIS DAY IN 1962:

Saturday, December 15, 1962 - Christian metal bass player Tim Gaines (Stryper) was born in Portland, Oregon

Saturday, December 15, 1962 - Actor Charles Laughton (b. 01 July 1899 in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK) died in Hollywood, California after a battle with renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) at the age of 63.


  From My Friend, CJ  (Hillsboro HS, IL - '88) of IL, 12/14/12, 5:53 pm - "RE: Connecticut School Shooting":

How many parents are now thinking, 'I wish I hadn't told him I would play with him tomorrow instead of today' ......'I wish I would have read to her last night instead of telling her I was too busy'?

   Those were my first thoughts as well, CJ. Thank you so much.


      From Me ('65) of NC - 12/14/12:

  I regret to say I do not know the name of this painting or its artist, but I thought it appropriate for this moment.
 
 


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 12/13/12 - "The Very First.....":

The very first...........   Thank God for that bed and the Baby who slept there!
Amen


Nicest place to be: in someone's thoughts
Safest place to be: in someone's prayers
Best place to be: in God's Hands
God Bless You and God Bless America.

   Thanks so much, Billy!

 
 


      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 12/13/12 - "This is beautiful":

This is beautiful - A special pre-Christmas gift to you.

TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH THIS – IT SAYS IT ALL.

WOW! THIS IS REALLY WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Vnt7euRF5Pg&vq=medium  

   Isn't it lovely? Thank you so much, Phil! Merry Christmas!


From My Friend, Cheryl of NC - 12/14/12 - "Holiday Eating Tips. You'll enjoy this one!":

Enjoy the Holiday parties!!

HOLIDAY EATING TIPS

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit.  In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately.  Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare..  You cannot find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it.  Have one for me. Have two.  It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy.  Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's.  You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple, Pumpkin, Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this motto to live by:

"Life should NOT be a  journey to the grave with the  intention of  arriving  safely in  an attractive and well preserved body, but  rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

Have a great holiday season!!
 
   GIGGLES! Thanks, Cheryl!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/14/12 - "Cowboy Poetry - This is a Good One":

Here's one for EVERYBODY!!!
 
Jake, the rancher, went one day
To fix a distant fence.
The wind was cold and gusty
And the clouds rolled gray and dense.

As he pounded the last staples in
And gathered tools to go,
The temperature had fallen,
The wind and snow began to blow.

When he finally reached his pickup,
He felt a heavy heart.
From the sound of that ignition
He knew it wouldn't start.

So Jake did what most of us
Would do if we had been there.
He humbly bowed his balding head
And sent aloft a prayer.

As he turned the key for the last time,
He softly cursed his luck
They found him three days later,
Frozen stiff in that old truck.

Now Jake had been around in life
And done his share of roaming.
But when he saw Heaven, he was shocked --
It looked just like Wyoming !

Of all the saints in Heaven,
His favorite was St. Peter ..

So they sat and talked a minute or two,
Or maybe it was three.
Nobody was keeping' score --
In Heaven, time is free.

'I've always heard,' Jake said to Pete ,
'that God will answer prayer,
But one time I asked for help,
Well, he just plain wasn't there.'

'Does God answer prayers of some,
And ignore the prayers of others?
That don't seem exactly square --
I know all men are brothers.'

'Or does he randomly reply,

Without good rhyme or reason?
Maybe, it's the time of day,
The weather or the season.'

'Now I ain't trying to act smart,
It's just the way I feel.
And I was wondering', could you tell me --
What the heck's the deal?!'

Peter listened very patiently
And when Jake was done,
There were smiles of recognition,
And he said, 'So, you're the one!!'

That day your truck, it wouldn't start,
And you sent your prayer a flying,
You gave us all a real bad time,
With hundreds of us trying.'

'A thousand angels rushed,
To check the status of your file,
But you know, Jake , we hadn't heard
From you in quite a long while.'

'And though all prayers are answered,
And God ain't got no quota,
He didn't recognize your voice,
And started a truck in Minnesota .


BETTER  KEEP  IN TOUCH


   INDEED! Thanks, Dools!


BONUS CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Hats-Scarves-Gloves/Winter-Snowflake-Scarf-Red-Heart# - Sandy Harris' Holiday Snowflake Scarf  - "RED HEART Holiday is used for this beautiful Holiday Snowflake Scarf. A free crochet scarf pattern like this is a great Christmas crochet pattern. You can make a scarf or even continue with the pattern to make some fun garland."


BONUS RECIPE:

      From Me ('65) of NC - 12/14/12:

   This is a recipe I've had for at least forty-eleven years. 

Coconut Lace Cookies

5/8 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup coconut
1 cup quick-cooking oats
  
   Cream shortening and sugar.  Add egg and mix well.  Add remaining ingredients, mixing well after each addition.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet several inches apart and pat cookies flat.  Cookies will spread during baking.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Cookies are very fragile and do not pack or freeze well.  Makes about 3 dozen.


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#28 in a Series of 36)":
 

  Some fun pics. Enjoy

   AWW! How precious - thanks, Joan!

 
 


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA AND       From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/04/12 - "Live Like Someone Left the Gate Open (#11 in a Series of 23)":

  THESE ARE GREAT! THEY WILL BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY!

   MORE AWW! How sweet - thank you, Gentlemen!

 
 


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/14/12:
 
A blonde woman came into a bar and asked the bartender for a drink. Then she started to yell, "Yeah!" "Yeah!" Then five more blondes came in and started to do the same thing. Then three more blondes came in and one of them had a Barney puzzle.

The bartender asked one of them, "Why are you yelling, 'yeah yeah!'?"

Then one responded, "We did this puzzle in three hours and it says 2-3 years." 


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, January 3, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Wednesday, February 13, 2012 - 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 11/09/12

BLOG:

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



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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Thank you so much!



Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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 Some Children See Him

Words by Wihla Hutson, 1951
(1901 - 24 Mar 2002)

Music by Alfred S. Burt
(22 Apr 1922 - 06 Feb 1954)


Some children see Him lily white,
The Baby Jesus born this night,
Some children see Him lily white,
With tresses soft and fair.

Some children see Him bronzed and brown,
The Lord of heav'n to earth come down;
Some children see Him bronzed and brown,
With dark and heavy hair.

Some children see Him almond-eyed,
This Savior whom we kneel beside,
Some children see Him almond-eyed,
With skin of yellow hue.

Some children see Him dark as they,
Sweet Mary's Son to whom we pray,
Some children see Him dark as they,
And, ah! they love Him, too!

The children in each diff'rent place
Will see the Savior Jesus' face
Like theirs, but bright with heav'nly grace,
And filled with holy light.

O lay aside each earthly thing,
And with thy heart as offering,
Come worship now the Infant King.
'Tis love that's born tonight!


"Some Children See Him" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://yule_rejoice.tripod.com/c-lyrics/home.html - 12/14/08

Images of Liz Lemon Swindle's Painting, "Be It Unto Me According To Thy Word", and Simon Dewey's Painting, "Jesus' Birth", courtesy
of http://www.jesus-explained.org/picture-of-baby-jesus.html - 12/14/08

Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.goldclipart.com/24k/filigree.htm - 12/14/08

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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