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12/18/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Ave Maria

And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her
womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said,
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that
the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded
in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be
a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. And Mary said,
My soul doth magnify the Lord,”

- Luke 1: 41-46

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   When I was a little girl counting the days and eagerly awaiting Christmas Eve, it only became real to me when I heard Perry Como sing this lovely carol on his television show.  I found that version plus several other renditions for you to enjoy.

BONUS #1 - - Ave Maria - Perry Como, 1949 - with an extraordinarily unusual slide show

BONUS #2 - - Ave Maria - Celtic Woman

BONUS #3 - - Ave Maria - Andrea Bocelli

BONUS #4 - - Ave Maria - Charlotte Church

BONUS #5 - - Ave Maria - Il Divo, Dec.16, 2009


     From Me ('65) of IL - 12/13/09 (altered for date and repeated):

   I feel strongly impressed today to ask your fervent prayers on behalf of five people whose issues have not been mentioned here before. What I'm actually requesting is Five Christmas Miracles, as the various problems all need to find a resolution by New Year's Eve. I know that's only 13 days away now, but I also know among us there are some Mighty Prayer Warriors, and I would deeply appreciate your efforts, as I'm sure would they! Thank you all so very much - and Merry Christmas!


 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 11/05/09:




   WHOO-HOO! Thanks, Mark!


1.   Carroll Buchanan ('60) of ?? via     Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 12/17/09 - "HIGH SCHOOL ADD ON":

Hi Carol,
I have found another Typhoon from the dark ages. Carroll Buchanan of the class 1960 wants to be added on the N.N.H.S. e-mail list.
Here is his E-mail address: ___________________.
Glenn Dye

   Thanks, Glenn - and Welcome Aboard, Carroll!


   Happy Birthday today to James Strickland ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Durwood Adams ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

22 -   Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA AND    Harry Barritt ('64) of VA AND    Dale Mueller ('64) of VA AND Bill Rash ('67) of VA;

23 -   Tom Flax ('64) of VA AND    Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA AND Holly Hill Campbell (Hampton Roads Academy - '72) of VA;

24 - James Gay ('57) AND Ann W. Hutcheson ('57) AND   Sandye Jordan Murray ('67) of VA;

25 -   Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND Doug Dickinson ('69) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!



December 18, 1944 - 77 B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bombed Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base.


Friday, December 18, 1964 - Professional wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin was born in Austin, Texas.

Friday, December 18, 1964 - Football player Don Beebe was born in Aurora, Illinois.

Friday, December 18, 1964 - Actor and singer Robson Green was born in Hexham, Northumberland, England.

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 12/17/09 - "Be Safe":

Hope this finds you well and ready for next week.  Just wanted to wish you and everyone out there, a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year.  If you're traveling, both short or long distances, please, take your time and get there safely; we have already had two fatal accidents here so far this month, and that's two too many. 

Looks like on July 1st, 2010 I will become a member of the retirement community.  That is, if I can get the stack and I mean large stack of paperwork they gave me Tuesday to make it final.  I don't remember this much paperwork when I got hired, and back then, they just needed my signature after they did the work.  The times have changed. 

Again, Merry Christmas and remember the Reason for the Season.

Jay, '68

   Thank you so much, Jay Sweetie! Merry Christmas, and congratulations on your upcoming retirement!

From the Daily Press - 12/16/09 - "Holiday cookie recipes from your neighbors in Hampton Roads":,0,3614165.storygallery

      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 12/17/09 - "MRSA":


I would like to invite
  Ivan (Anker - '67 - of VA) to the join the MRSA Club.....Mine feels like a hive of wasps when I have outbreaks.  I hope he will heal quickly and keep antibiotics on hand for the next outbreak because it will surely come.   Buy some Hebiclens liquid at you drugstore and use it at the first sign.  Even a wayward hair follicle can cause trouble.  I understand from my doctor that this bacterial disease has reached epidemic proportions.....I got mine at Riverside in June....they didn't charge for it either ! 

I sympathize with you, Ivan ! 

Dimples aka Sepi

   Thank you, Dimples! I thought of you when I heard Ivan's news!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/17/09 - "TYPHOON Marine":

Hi, Carol:
Classmate Hilton Henderson ('57) of FL passed along some sad news this week. He just learned that Robert Maddy ('57) of WV lost every possession in a house fire in West Virginia while he and his son were away from the house.
It prompted me to remember to see if you have listed Bobby in your Famous Marine page. Corporal Robert Maddy served in the USMCR in the 97th Rifle Company, Newport News, VA and after returning from Parris Island he began a career in law enforcement with the City of Hampton Police Department as a Traffic Accident Investigator, and later as Chief of Police in a small town in West Virginia. At the time, Bobby was the youngest Chief of Police in the United States. He ended his law enforcement career at the Kennedy Space Center where he served in security, spending a lot of hours on watercraft before and during space craft launches and landing at that facility.
Besides, I know you like handsome Marines and Bobby was one of them.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   OH, NO! I'm so very sorry to hear this, Joe! I did add Bobby to our Famous Marines page:

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/17/09 - "For those who are not celebrating...":

Dear Carol,

It occurs to me that there are some of our classmates who are sitting by the bedside of a beloved family member who is seriously ill or dying, and the days can get pretty long...having spent a large part of 2009 doing just that I have a few words. 

Pray daily for the one who is ill and the ones who are standing by...if you are close enough to the situation stop in with a card, a small bouquet, or a meal for the persons who are standing watch, if you are involved in a church or Sunday School class, take turns being the person who calls or stops in so as not to bombard the person with too many at one time.  Offer to sit with the ill person for a few hours so that the family member can take a break. When the end is near find out if the family wishes privacy or would like to have supporting visits.   During the time I spent with my Mom this past year it was so wonderful to have this kind of support from friends both near and far.   My friends in RI called or sent me e-mails or cards.  My friends in Virginia stopped in to see me at the assisted living where I spent my days.  My mother's church friends gave me continual support in any way that was needed.   My son came over regularly to take me out for a quick bite to eat.  I wish everyone who is going through this kind of a situation had the kind of love and support that I had.   
Joy and peace of the Christmas season. 
Jean Burton
p.s.  I had a wonderful reunion by phone with one of my bff's from hs Patty Eken.  We talked for over an hour and vowed to get together and make some mischief when I am in town again...We had lost touch over the years and have decided to make up for lost time.  It was the best Christmas present I could have possibly imagined!

   Thank you so much for this valuable advice, Jean! So often we find ourselves at a loss of what to do in sensitive situations.

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 12/17/09 - "Merry Christmas":

I don't think I have ever seen a more beautiful email card than this one.

Please enjoy. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed Happy New Year. Click on the link below.

   I think I'd have to agree with you there - it's lovely! Thank you, Sarah Sugah - and Merry Christmas!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/17/09 - "Flylady Website":

Hi, Carol:
Thanks for the tip and the link to make it easy to visit the "Flylady" website. Is there anything today that is not on the Internet?

Actually, when writing to you just to stay in touch, and realizing that I had run out of material, the "House Husband" theme seemed like a safe topic. Of course, rearranging all the kitchen cabinets while your wife is slaving away at a job can be a dangerous endeavor. The consequences could range from a "silent dinner" to a "lump on the jug" that might require a few stitches at the Emergency Room.
Without a doubt, some TYPHOON "House Husband" has suffered some disgrace from just trying to get the kitchen better organized.
One way to ease the disappointment for the suffering wife finding her kitchen in disarray is to borrow a line from "Fiddler On The Roof"..."Golda, Do You Love Me?"
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   OHHH, Sweet Adonis!   I personally am of the firm opinion that kitchen cabinets and drawers should be arranged once when first occupied, be given a week to determine the greatest efficiency level, and then NEVER, EVER rearranged again! I want to be able to come into the kitchen and find things even though I'm mostly blind. I want the spices alphabetized, and the cans sorted by type and then stacked with the labels all facing forward, and I want the things I use everyday to be placed within my reach - which isn't very far!!! I shudder at the very thought of your implied actions - but then, everyone knows I'm weird.....

   Thanks for your report - and tell Eva I feel her pain!

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/17/09 - "Check out--Be sure to click on the reindeer!!":

This should make you smile !!

   You're right, George, this is a hoot! Thanks so much!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 12/17/09:

President's "Manure"

Harry Truman, when he was U.S President, once addressed the Washington Garden Club and kept referring to 'good manure' that must be used on flowers. Some society ladies complained (later) to the First Lady Margaret Truman, "Bess, can't you get the President to say fertilizer instead of manure?"

The First Lady replied, "Heavens, it took me 25 years to get him to say 'manure'."


1. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 12/14/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Ave Maria

Music ("Ellens dritter Gesang") by Franz Schubert (31 Jan 1797 – 19 Nov 1828), 1825

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tuae, Jesus.
Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Ora pro nobis
Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Ave Maria

"Ave Maria" midi courtesy of - 11/22/05

"Ave Maria" lyrics courtesy of - 12/18/05

"Ave Maria" Image courtesy of - 12/26/09

Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of  - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Pine Forest High School (NC) Trojans Logo clip art courtesy of - 05/19/07

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines
Thanks again, 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!

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