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11/27/08 - NNHS Newsletter


ďLet us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage
comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.Ē

Theodore Roosevelt
(27 Oct 1858 - 06 Jan 1919)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   As we count and recount our many blessings, this theme blessedly repeats every year!

BONUS #1 - - Thanksgiving Medley

BONUS #2 - - We Gather Together - North Guilford Congregational Church Bell Choir, November 16, 2008

BONUS #3 - - We Gather Together - Celtic Women

BONUS #4 - - We Gather Together - The Juke Box Band



   Happy Birthday today to Our Thanksgiving Two-Fer - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

29 - Jimmy Key ('57);

30 -      Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;

02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND    George Konstant ('65) of VA;

04 - William D. Dangler ('57) AND    Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/07/08 - "Happy Thanksgiving":

   Thank you, Captain!

      From Me ('65) of NC - 11/25/08 - "My Favorite New Holiday Recipe":


Susannah's Fabulous Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes
1/3 cup butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 beaten eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk

   Melt butter in microwave.  In a large bowl, mix together sweet potatoes, butter, eggs, sugar, salt, milk, and vanilla. Place in a 9" x 13" pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.


1/3 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans

   Crumble topping ingredients together and sprinkle all over sweet potatoes.  Bake for an additional 20 minutes.

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 11/25/08 - "Thank you for Scott Joplin... ":

I wish I had a nickel for every time I have tried to play The Entertainer...I have worn out the sheet music!  The biggest problem is that my fingers are just not long enough to do the reaches and play the four note chords!  I do occasionally water it down and just play the tune for the fun of it...HAPPY THANKSGIVING GIRL!  We have a new baby in our extended family...Brody Garland Burton, born to my nephew and niece Jason and Abby Burton (  John's brother's son).  This makes 15 great nieces and nephews...four boys and eleven girls!!!

   I'm glad you liked it, Lady, thanks! Y'all have fun with that new baby!

From - 11/24/08 - "Giving What You Have":

Abundance - 7 Ways to Create the Abundance Mindset
By Stephen Martile, Nov. 19, 2008


These days it seems that most people are focused on what they donít have. There is this mindset and emphasis on not having enough or ďnot enoughnessĒ. I know itís crazy. Why would you want to be stuck in a lake of lack? If you want to develop the abundance mindset, youíve got to send the right signals - youíve got to be giving. Giving signals to the Universe that you have more than enough. Give away what you donít have and youíll create the abundance mindset.

Here are 7 ways to create the abundance mindset:

1. Short on Cash? Give it away. Yes, you heard me right. Iím not saying you should sell the farm, far from it. But you may consider giving some money to a charity, giving money to a friend who needs cash, or even giving money to a panhandler in the street. If there is one principle that highly aware human beings understand, itís this: You give away and share everything you have because you understand that you are a creative being, meaning you can create anything you want.

2. Are you short on time? Then, give away your time. Take time to give to others. You donít have to dedicate 90% of your day to serving others - thatís not what Iím saying. Just find that balance between giving and receiving. Find an organization or a person that you really love and volunteer for them. Give away your time for free! Just take some of your time and place your attention on contributing to others.

3. Short on Food? Give it away. This is such a good one. Iím always craving food because I love eating. If you want more food, then give some away. This is so easy to do. You could buy your friend dinner, or just share a snack with someone you know. You could cook for your family or invite your friends over for dinner.

4. Donít feel loved? Youíve got to give away some before you get some. Give away some hugs. Go out right now and give 5 people you know a big hug. I guarantee right after you do this, youíll feel great. Youíll feel like a million bucks! Why? Because you feel loved. And you can only feel loved if you give that love to others. Go out right now and start hugging :)

5. Want help with something? Help others first. Think of someone you know that is having a problem. And think of a way that you could help them out. Write down what you plan to do to help this person and then go out and do it. Iím telling you this works! Remember, you reap what you sow. When you help others whole-heartedly, help will always come back for you.

6. Lacking faith or self-belief? Yup, you know it. Youíve got to give it away! If you lack faith in your ability to create money, to build a business and be successful, youíve got to give this faith away. Find someone you know who is lacking in self-confidence or self-belief and give them a boost.

Spend some time with this person and feed their mind good thoughts. Tell them how much you believe in what theyíre doing. Tell them how successful they are going to be; how you always knew they could make it. Tell them how proud you are of them. Feed their brain with positive thoughts and this will create that self-belief. Reassure this person that they are going to be very successful. Instill this confidence in them. Your faith in others will always come back and provide faith for you. Share your faith in others and faith will come to you.

7. Short on creative ideas? This is my favorite. If youíre short on creative ideas, give them away! Give others creative ways to increase the growth of their business. Give away ideas to help someone create a form of passive income. Donít hoard everything for yourself - share your ideas as they come to you.

Give whatever youíve got. If all you know is electricity, then give away your ideas to help others. Maybe you know a safe way to change a light fixture or a simple way to save money in your home. Maybe youíve got some knowledge on solar power that will help your neighbour out. Just give away your ideas on how to do that. Get known as being a person with good ideas. And you do that by giving them away. Give away your ideas and ideas will always abundantly return to you.

Remember if you focus on lack and limitation then thatís what you will continue to get. The only way to create the abundance mindset is by giving what you have from where you are.

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  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 11/25/08 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING............"":


   OOOH - Thanks, Jay Sweetie!

     From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 11/25/08 - "42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston - November News":

   November News from the 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston

The WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival - April 17-26 2009



Happy Thanksgiving from Team WorldFest!

Welcome to WorldFest-Houston!

If you enter only ONE film festival this year, make it WorldFest!
- The Discovery Festival - Over 4 decades of Excellence!
"WorldFest is one of the best conceived festival productions on the planet!"
We didn't say it, syndicated film critic Craig Outhier wrote that about WorldFest, and we thank him very much!
You are very cordially invited to participate in the 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston. The Main Entry Deadline is December 15th - a Mail-By Deadline.
Complete Entry Information awaits you at -- click on Enter Film Festival, then on FAQ, Categories and Entry Forms.

It's really Quick and Easy to Enter WorldFest!
Click here for our website
Enter to Win the WorldFest Remi Award...

The WorldFest-Houston Remi Award, named after Frederick Remington, the brilliant artist who captured the Spirit of Texas and The West! Be part of the creative excitement of the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in North America - WorldFest-Houston!

WorldFest-Houston offers 12 Major Competition Categories - from Feature Films to Music Video - and we offer more than 200 specific Sub-Categories, to let you compete with films & videos dealing with your subject matter!


Complete WorldFest Entry Info Awaits You...

Enter the Film Festival that discovered George Lucas!

WorldFest gave George Lucas his very first International Film Festival Award in 1972 for his Short Film "THX1138" ... that same year Spielberg won for "Amblin". WorldFest also gave first honors to David Lynch, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, The Coen Brothers, Brian de Palma, David Winning, Atom Egoyan and Oliver Stone!

The Remi Winners of 2009 will become the Spielbergs of Tomorrow! Be part of the Remi Winners Circle at the April 2009 WorldFest-Houston Film Festival and meet hundreds of creative filmmakers from all over the world! Go to the bottom of the FAQ for info in French, Italian and Spanish!


The Intl FAQ's ... Complete On-Line Entry Information ...

Exciting City, Exciting Festival!

"WorldFest is in the business of validating excellence!" - Ridley Scott - Director of WHITE SQUALL, written by Todd Robinson and winner of the Grand Remi Award for Best Screenplay!
Houston is the 4th largest city in the USA and has a population that is larger than more than 20 States! Houston offers thousands of fantastic International restaurants, superb hotels, Museums, Opera, Ballet, Theater, Symphony and a Great International Film Festival! All with beautiful Galveston Bay and the blue Gulf of Mexico close by!


Read what other Filmmakers say about WorldFest...

All Remi Winners Screened in big AMC Theaters!

We screen the selected Short and Feature Films in the big and beautiful Flagship AMC Studio 30 Theater. Our Digital projection is supplied by Wagner Media with the Barco R-20 that puts 20,000 brilliant lumens on a 50-foot AMC Theater Screen. Our festival theaters seat up to 700 Film Buffs! And we fill them!

We send you a personal email confirmation the day your entry arrives and is processed by the Entry Director. We personally advise you of the competition results, by email, US Mail and personal phone calls. Few other international film festivals offer such detailed information and confirmations. Your entries are reviewed by award-winning industry professionals - some of the top award winning filmmakers in the world!


Read our FAQ - Quick and Simple to Enter WorldFest

Before there was Sundance or SXSW, before there was Toronto or Tribeca, there was WorldFest! We are the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in North American and the Oldest Film Festival in the South!

Join us for the 42nd Annual WorldFest Remi Competition!

Happy Thanksgiving from All of us at Team WorldFest
WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
voice: 713-965-9955

WorldFest-Houston offers International Competition for Shorts, Features, Student, Experimental, TV Production, TV Commercials, Screenplays/Scripts, Music Videos, New Media, Documentaries and Films & Videos for Business & Industry! Plus major sub- categories to offer you proper competition and a better chance for Remi Award Honors! Special Note to all other festivals receiving this Email: We will be happy to assist you in any way that we can with films and contacts from our International competition.

   WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Hunter!!!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 11/25/08 - "Happy Thanksgiving!!":

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey
  be  plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  

   Thanks, Ruthie!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/25/08 - "FINDING JOY":


   Thank you so much, Glenn! One of my favorite Sweetie-Pies sent this to me last year; it's still just as beautiful!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 11/26/08 - "Happy Thanksgiving":

Hi Carol:

Just a wish to all from sunny Florida for a very Happy and safe Thanksgiving and a good shopping day on Friday........  :-)


  Thanks so much, Wayne - you, too! Um, I'll skip that shopping.....

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 11/25/08 - "Joyce Bulifant":

Carol --
Many thanks for your further research on Joyce, and special thanks to 
  Neta Collins Hastings ('60) of VA for her interesting info about Joyce and their family ties. I figured if Joyce was born in NN in the late 30's, there was the likelihood of someone knowing her or maybe going to school with her in grade school. I was fairly sure she had not gone to any HS in the area, or we would have been hearing about that "forever".

I first noticed Joyce on the old Match Game show in the late 70's, and that she seemed quite "bubbly". She also always seemed to act like an airhead, but I had the suspicion it was just that: an act. No one could act that much of an airhead without being quite intelligent. :-o)

If Neta could shed any more light on Joyce other than the standard bio stuff, I would like to hear it. I've had an interest in those native to our area who have gone on to become of note in various fields.

Also, Happy Thanksgiving to all.


   Thank you, Ronnie! I think we've not heard the last of this.....

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/26/08 - "Have a safe and happy holiday":

     Thanks, Shari - you, too!

   From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 11/26/08 - "Have a Blessed T.G.":


   Thank you, Cheryl!

   From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 11/26/08 - "INFO":


Do you or anyone else have any idea how to get in touch with   Larry Armstrong ('53) in Annapolis, Md.? I read on here some time ago that is where he is. I am going to be in that area soon, and would love to get in touch with him. Any information would be appreciated.

Wishing everyone a great Thanksgiving. 

Jerry Blanchard (Class of 62) of Va.

   That would be cool, Jerry! I sent your request on to the two people I thought best equipped to answer you!

 From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/25/08 - "Black November":

Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!!!


When I was a young turkey, new to the coop,
My big brother Mike took me out on the stoop,

Then he sat me down, and he spoke real slow,
And he told me there was something that I had to know.

His look and his tone I will always remember,
When he told me of the horrors of Black November:

"Come about August, now listen to me,
Each day you'll get six meals instead of just three,

"And soon you'll be thick, where once you were thin,
And you'll grow a big rubbery thing under your chin.

"And then one morning, when you're warm in your bed,
In'll burst the farmer's wife, and hack off your head.

"Then she'll pluck out all your feathers so you're bald 'n pink,
And scoop out all your insides and leave ya lyin' in the sink;

"And then comes the worst part," he said, not bluffing,
"She'll spread your cheeks and pack your rear with stuffing."

Well, the rest of his words were too grim to repeat,
I sat on the stoop like a winged piece of meat,

And decided on the spot that to avoid being cooked,
I'd have to lay low and remain overlooked.

I began a new diet of nuts and granola,
High-roughage salads, juice, and diet cola;

And as they ate pastries, chocolates, and crepes,
I stayed in my room doing Jane Fonda tapes.

I maintained my weight of two pounds and a half,
And tried not to notice when the bigger birds laughed;

But 'twas I who was laughing, under my breath,
As they chomped and they chewed, ever closer to death.

And sure enough, when Black November rolled around,
I was the last turkey left in the entire compound.

So now I'm a pet in the farmer's wife's lap;
I haven't a worry, so I eat and I nap.

She held me today, while sewing and humming,
And smiled at me and said, "Christmas is coming..."

Happy Thanksgiving

   OHHHH, NO! GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joyce!

 From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/26/08 - "Thanksgiving Divorce":

The Thanksgiving Divorce

A man in Jacksonville calls his son in San Diego the day before Thanksgiving and says, 'I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.

'Pop, what are you talking about?' the son screams.
"We can't stand the sight of each other any longer,' the father says. 'We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Denver and tell her.'

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. 'Like heck they're getting divorced,' she shouts, 'I'll take care of this,'

She calls Jacksonville immediately, and screams at her father, 'You are NOT getting divorced. Do not do a single thing until I get there. I am calling my brother back, and we will both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?' and hangs up.

The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. 'Okay,' he says, "they're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way.'

   WILDEST GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, Joyce!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/17/08 - "TWELVE WONDERFUL COMMANDMENTS" (#3 in a Series of 12):


   Thank you so much, Shari! These seem to take most of us an entire lifetime to learn.....

And don't forget to always be THANKFUL!

And Thank God for today!


The NNHS Class of 1958 Gathering and Dinner will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 6:00 PM at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606 CONTACT: Joe Drewry (, 757-244-4443, ext 4)


1. Thursday, December 4, 2008, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News, VA  - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

2. April 23, 24, & 25, 2009 - Class of 1954 will hold their 55th-Year Reunion. For details contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 11/23/08
NNHS BLOG: - updated 11/24/08

   To All of Y'all - a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

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

                                  Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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We Gather Together
Text: Nederlandtsch Gedencklanck; trans. by Theodore Baker 
Music: 16th cent. Dutch melody; arr. by Edward Kremser (1838-1914) 
Tune: KREMSER, Meter: Irr.

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,
Sing praises to His name: He forgets not his own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side, All glory be thine!

We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,
And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

"We Gather Together" midi courtesy of - 11/21/04

"We Gather Together" lyrics courtesy of  - 11/21/04

Happy Thanksgiving Banner clip art courtesy of - 02/07/04

Image of Thanksgiving Dinner courtesy of - 11/25/08

Thanksgiving Dinner Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/25/08

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

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

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

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