12/20/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Behold a Simple Tender Babe
“Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep
Christmas still a shining thing:
Grace Noll Crowell
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
How obscure must a Christmas carol be for me never to have heard of it?? Apparently, no one on YouTube ever heard of it either, so no bonus video today.
From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 12/19/09, 3:21 PM - "Prayer":
I wanted to ask that you include my baby sister Fayetta Covert Stansbury (Ferguson ’72, FL.) in the prayer listing. Fay unexpectedly underwent surgery yesterday to remove a mass from her right temporal lobe. The neurosurgeon expects to begin aggressive treatment as soon as she can tolerate it. She is doing as well as can be expected right now, but she has a big fight ahead and we trust that God will give her strength. Since you have no picture, I thought the attached taken in 1956 would work.
Norm Covert ('61, MD)
|1956 - Fay and Norm|
OH, I'm so sorry to hear this! Certainly we'll keep Fay - and all of y'all - in our fervent prayers! Thanks for letting us know, and for that adorable photo, Norm!
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 11 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!
REMINDER FOR LAST-MINUTE SHOPPERS:
From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 11/05/09:
AT MARK FRIEDMAN’S JEWELERS IN YORKTOWN I AM GIVING A 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL MERCHANDISE IN STOCK FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND 15% OFF ON JEWELRY REPAIRS TO ALL THE NNHS CLASSMATES.
WHOO-HOO! Thanks, Mark!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
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)
Ann W. Hutcheson ('57)
Sandye Jordan Murray ('67) of VA;
25 - Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND
27 - Anita Morgan Becker ('66) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 20, 1941 - First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.
December 20, 1942 - Bombing of Calcutta by the Japanese.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Sunday, December 20, 1964 - American Mixed Martial Artist and UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman was born in Fremont, Ohio.
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 12/19/09 - "Merry Christmas":
Hope you enjoy this...
AWWW! Thank you, Sweetie-Pies! May all your Christmas wishes come true, too!
From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 12/19/09 - "Try this....excellent for Christmas":
Carol, a cousin sent this to me and I thought if any of your little ones will be with you, this is great entertainment...
... My love to you, Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL), and all of your family. Have a very Merry Christmas and a very Blessed New Year.
Grandbabies should love this one. So did I.
in any Christmas song and see what the little puppets do.
HOW DO THEY COME UP WITH THIS STUFF?
Thanks so much, Linda-Linda! Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/19/09 - "Flower Delivery":
I truly believe in this. How many flowers end up at the funeral home and how many flowers did the dead person enjoy while they were alive? Here's an e-flower from me! Enjoy your day!
Flower Delivery .....
I would rather have
one rose and
a kind word from a friend
while I'm here, than a whole
truck load when I'm gone .
These Are For You !!!
Don't you know the
'Stop and Smell the Flowers' ???
Happiness keeps you
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,
Success keeps you Glowing,
But .... Only Friends ....
Keep You Going !!!
Thank you, my friend, for being a part of my life,
whether you are a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Thank you so much, George!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/19/09 - "Electro-Techno CHRISTMAS":
WOWZERONI! Thanks, Joyce!
Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
From ArcaMax Jokes - 12/19/09:
Things Women Want to Hear,
but Never Do
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1960
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/20/09
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Behold a Simple Tender Babe
BL. Saint Sir Robert Southwell, S.J. (c. 1561 – 21 Feb 1595) / Francis E. Monaghan, C.S.B.
Behold a simple, tender Babe,
In freezing winter night,
In homely manger trembling lies:
Alas! a piteous sight.
The inns are full; no man will yield
This little Pilgrim bed;
But forced He is with simple beasts
In crib to shroud His head.
Despise Him not for lying there;
First what He is inquire:
An orient pearl is often found
In depth of dirty mire.
Weigh not His crib, His wooden dish,
Nor beasts that by Him feed;
Weigh not His mother's poor attire,
Nor Joseph's simple weed.
This stable is a Prince's court,
This crib His chair of state,
The beasts are parcel of His pomp,
The wooden dish His plate.
The persons in that poor attire
His royal liv'ries wear;
The Prince Himself is come from heav'n.
This pomp is prized there.
With joy approach, O Christian soul,
Do homage to thy King;
And highly praise this humble pomp,
Which He from heav'n doth bring.
"Behold a Simple Tender Babe" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://romaaeterna.jp/basil/sb013.html - 10/06/09
Animated Nativity Scene courtesy ofMike Leonard ('68) of VA - 12/12/09
Gold Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I cannot seem to access that information at the moment...
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
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 http://www.pfhs.ccs.k12.nc.us/alumni.htm - 05/19/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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