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12/20/12 - NNHS Newsletter
The Birthday of a King

"I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs,
and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world."

 - Norman Vincent Peale
(31 May 1898 - 24 Dec 1993)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   It should come as no particular surprise to anyone that I live in a Dixie cup, but I do not recall ever hearing this carol before     Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI introduced it to me six years ago. Thanks again, Lady!  Merry Christmas!

BONUS #1 - - The Birthday of a King - The Talley Trio

BONUS #2 - - The Birthday of a King - Judy Garland, 1942 (age 20)

BONUS #3 - - The Birthday of a King - Robert Merrill

BONUS #4 - - The Birthday of a King - Nicolai Moscona, December 25, 1957

BONUS #5 - - The Birthday of a King - Don Oldham, 1972

BONUS #6 - - The Birthday of a King - The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

BONUS #7 - - The Birthday of a King - Fountainview Academy Choir, Canada, 2012 - WOWZERS! How'd they DO that?!?



      From Me ('65) of NC - 12/19/12:

   We have received word that        our daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC, currently serving a full-time eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington, will be coming home on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. She'll fly into St. Louis, and we will drive out there to pick her up and bring her back here to Fayetteville. WHOO-HOO!



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   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!


   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

27 -   Anita Morgan Becker ('66) of VA! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All! 



December 20, 1924 - Hitler was released from Landsberg Prison.

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.



Thursday, December 20, 1962 - This was apparently a very boring day..... 


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 12/19/12, 9:59 PM - "You are who you are":

To put it very short and simply: After reading today's Newsletter you should know what a majority of your readers feel about you and that would be LOVE. I am one of those and appreciate what you have done for all of the classes. You own it; you are free to do it any way you see fit, and we will still love you unconditionally.

Just another voice in the desert.

Bill, XXX

    AWWW! Thank you, Sweet Billy!


      From Me ('65) of NC - 12/19/12:



From - 12/19/12 - "Top 10 Movies to Watch Before the World Ends on Friday":

The world is coming to an end, or so they say. The albums you listen to in the next few days may be the last music you ever listen to. Choose wisely. Here are 10 suggestions.

If the Mayans were right and the world ends on Friday, then whatever you listen to for the next few days will be the last music you ever hear. Choose wisely. Here are some suggestions.

The Mayan calendar ends on Friday, and apparently it is taking the rest of the world with it. With that in mind, you need to make some good choices about what CDs you listen to in the next couple of days - this is going to be the last music you ever hear. Here are 10 choices from the world of contemporary popular music.

1. "Innervisions" - Stevie Wonder - From that period in the 1970s when he was creating mind-blowing music every time he went in the studio.

2. "Before the Flood" - Bob Dylan and The Band - Live album documenting the 1974 tour that featured The Band, Dylan performing solo, and Dylan backed by The Band. It's all here, and it's all great.

3. "Rocket to Russia" - The Ramones
- For those who want to go out with a burst of adrenaline. Hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach.

"The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" - Lauryn Hill -  Created a cultural sensation when it was released in 1998. You don't hear so much about it anymore, but go ahead and put it on. It's still powerful and it's still melodic.

5. "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison" - Johnny Cash - The country legend putting on a great show for a captive audience. (Rimshot)
6. "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" - Lucinda Williams - This is what happens when a great songwriter decides it's time to make her commercial breakthrough as a recording artist. One of the great folk-rock albums.

7. "808s & Heartbreak" - Kanye West -  The hip-hop giant looks deep inside for this lovely album that was made during a tumultuous time in his personal life. Music as catharsis.

8. "Astral Weeks" - Van Morrison - Listening to this one remains a unique experience. There's no sense of traditional pop song structure, and the arrangements sometimes seem to move at right angles to what you would expect, but it all comes together as a cohesive piece of work.

9. "Exodus" - Bob Marley and the Wailers - "Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing is gonna be all right ... "

10. "Abbey Road" - The Beatles
- "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."


From - 12/17/12 - "Single on the Holidays":

How to Get Through the Holidays if You Are Single

By LeslieBeth Wish

The holiday season is tough for many people. Family events and holiday parties remind us of our unhappiness with love and our family history. You can't go back, but you can certainly learn from the past and use your discomfort with this time of year to motivate you to examine yourself and set new goals.

Anxiety and feelings of discomfort accompany all important changes in life. Time is ticking. Don't mask your fear of not being found lovable with excuses. Just what do you want on your tombstone? Here lies a woman who died alone because she was too scared to get out there, get over past hurts and risk love?

Begin with small, concrete steps. Here's a quick list of the most common issues of single women (and men!) and a Do and Don't List of What to Do.

Issue # 1: "Something's wrong me because I'm single and don't have anyone to bring to holiday gatherings. It's too hard to change, and I don't know how."


- List your positive qualities and review them.
- Forgive yourself for faltering.
- Keep going forward.
- Get brave.
- Call a friend--new and old.
- Get support--friends, professionals.
- Learn your unique stress triggers.
- Develop new coping methods.
- Build in rewards:
- Watch favorite show.
- Buy inexpensive items--nail polish or magazines.

- Measure your whole self by a few things such as being single.
- Give up and beat yourself up.
- Live in the past.
- Be afraid of emotional pain.
- Be afraid of change.
- Ignore/minimize your problems.
- Do nothing and hope for the best.
- Do more of the same failed efforts

Issue # 2: "I've been hurt, I'm not ready and dating is too hard. I guess I'll just be depressed and worry about feeling or looking better some other time."


- Go out with lots of people.
- Join dating clubs, etc.
- Date against type
- Make your goal to test your ability to read men (or women)--not marry them!
- Make mistakes and learn.
- Make a list of the top three things you want for the coming year and work out a PLAN for getting help for doing them.
- Control the portions of what you eat.
- Join a gym--especially since exercise increases self-esteem, self-control and our feel-good hormones.
- Join Weight Watchers.
- Form a weight and eating support group with friends.
- Volunteer--especially since volunteering reduces depression and introduces you to a new group of volunteers who could become your friends, supporters, or intimate partners.
- Go to charity events and other activities that interest you.
- Force yourself to say hello to the opposite sex.

- Wait for men/women to come to you.
- Hope men/women appear.
- Date the same kind of men/women.
- Look for The One.
- Be afraid of mistakes.
- Plod along.
- Punish yourself with food.
- Wait until you feel "ready."
- Isolate yourself.
- Hide out.
- Hope men/women approach you.

Issue # 3: "I don't enjoy being with my family on the holidays."


- Turn your visits into your personal "Research Project" about you!
- Observe your family to learn about what they taught about the world, men, women, love, trust and relationships.
- Use the holidays to see their--and your--take on these views.
- Ask yourself: What does my family want or expect of me? What do I want or expect of them? How reasonable and healthy are these expectations?
- Observe your family stress triggers.

- Act as you usually do: (Go silent, sulk, stew, withdraw, blame yourself; Argue, defend, criticize, etc.)

Quick Checklist for: How do I know what love is and if I have it?

1. You respect him.

2. He respects you.

3. You like how you are in the relationship.

4. You complement each other, "complete each other" so that together you are an effective team where the sum is richer, greater than the parts.

5. You have respectful communications. You each are responsible for TELLING your partner what is wrong and ASKING your partner what is bothering him or her.

6. You know your Dark Cloud and how to correct it.

7. You apologize when you mistreat your partner.

8. You know how to "make friends with your anxiety" so you can MANAGE your emotions rather than be stuck merely with having to REACT to them.

9. You abide by the Golden Rule and treat your partner in the way you want your partner to treat you.

10. You understand your family background and influence over you. You know whether your emotional comfort zone with men is healthy or unhealthy for you, and you chose your man because he makes you comfortable in a healthy way. You have not over-valued "instant chemistry" since chemistry can be unhealthy for you when it makes you feel emotionally comfortable in an unhealthy way.

I hope this helps make your holiday season pleasant and peaceful.

Please go to my
web site and join my research about women who are often smart about work, but not love. Click in the research box in the upper right and see the link to my online survey.

Thank you, Dr. LeslieBeth Wish

About the Author:

LeslieBeth Wish, the Official Guide to Family, is a Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker and author who is nationally recognized for her contributions to women, love, relationships, family, career, workplace, and organizations.


BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERN: - Crochet Snowflake Garland Crochet Pattern


BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPE: - Easy Cherries in the Snow Cookies


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#33 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 (#16 in a Series of 23)":


   MORE AWW! How sweet - thank you, Gentlemen!




"What is a stable?"

Every Christmas morning, when my kids were little, I read them the nativity story out of the big family bible.

When my son was old enough to talk, he asked me what a stable was.

I thought for a moment how to explain it to him in terms he could understand, then told him, "It's something like your sister's room, but without a stereo."



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. 


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

                                 Love to all, Carol






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The Birthday of a King

Written by William Harold Neidlinger, 1890
(20 July 1863 - 05 Dec 1924)

In the little village of Bethlehem
There lay a child one day
And the sky was bright
With a holy light
O'er the place where Jesus lay.

O how the angels sang!
How it rang!
And the sky was bright
With a holy light
'Twas the birthday of a King.

Humble birthplace
But O
How much God gave to us that day!
From the manger bed what a path has led
What a perfect holy way.

O how the angels sang!
How it rang!
And the sky was bright
With a Holy light
'Twas the birthday of a King.


“Birthday of a King” midi courtesy of - 12/20/06

"Birthday of a King" lyrics courtesy of 
as suggested by Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/18/06
Thanks, Jean!

Baby Jesus with Lambs clip art courtesy of - 12/04/05

Tiny Baby Jesus clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy
of - 12/23/05

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

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