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12/04/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Rķu, Rķu, Chķu

"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,
and they shall call his name Emmanuel,
which being interpreted is, God with us."

- Matthew 1: 23

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This Newsletter theme is also new to us this year.  I personally somehow do not really recall this Renaissance carol.....

BONUS #1 - - Rķu, Rķu, Chķu - Matthew Hoch, baritone, The Shorter Chorale
(Martha Shaw, conductor), 15th Annual Feaste of Caroles, Saturday, November 17, 2007

BONUS #2 - - Rķu, Rķu, Chķu - Kalenda Maya

BONUS #3 - - Rķu, Rķu, Chķu - The Monkees

Happy Birthday today to William D. Dangler ('57) AND    Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to Eugene Peters ('57) AND Gene Peters ('57) AND      Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57);

07 -
  Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND   Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND   Tim Parsons ('73) of VA;

09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57);

10 -     John Murden ('60) of VA AND   Glen Davenport ('63) of VA!

Many Happy Returns to You All!


   Hit #79,500 was made on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 7:20 PM by an by an unidentified person.

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 12/03/08:

This is for
    Melody (Clendenin DeBerry - Warwick HS - '66 - of VA):

Woman's view of retirement: Twice the husband on half the income.


   GIGGLES!!! OHHH, Ruthie - you BAAAD!!!

EDITOR'S NOTE: While I was looking for Ruthie's above note which was "hiding" in my email, even though I knew I had seen it, I found THIS note - which I had NEVER seen:

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 11/14/08:

Loved the poem on forgetting:

I tell everyone that it is a fact that you lose a part of your brain with every kid you have.  My loss number is 20%.  I had 5 kids, so don't expect much, OK.

My husband's favorite thing to say is, " I have perfect memory.  My mind forgets nothing.  However, I have this problem with the retrieval system."
Thanks for all you do.
Love ya, girl,

   Well, no WONDER I'm in trouble! It was the seven children! Thanks, Ruthie!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 12/03/08:

This time it has already been cleaned up

A guy was lonely and so he decided life would be more fun if he had a pet.

So he went to the pet store and told the owner that he wanted to buy an unusual pet. After some discussion he finally bought a centipede (100 leg bug) which came in a little white box to use for his house.

He took the box home, found a good location for the box, and decided he would start off by taking his new pet to the bar for a drink.  So he asked the centipede in the box, 'Would you like to go to Frank's place with me and have a beer?    

But there was no answer from his new pet.

This bothered him a bit, but he waited a few minutes and then asked him again, 'How about going to the bar and having a drink with me?'

But again there was no answer from his new friend and pet.    

So he waited a few minutes more, thinking about the situation.   He decided to ask him one more time, this time putting his face up against the centipede's house and shouting, 'Hey, in there! Would you like to go to Frank's place and have a drink with me?

A little voice came out of the box: 'I heard you the first time!  I'm putting my !@#$%&g shoes on!'

   MORE GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Norris!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/03/08 - "Christmas E-Mail":

I have a list of people I know, all logged in my computer,
And now at Christmas time I have gone to take a look.
And that is when I realize that these names are a part,
Not of the computer they're stored in, but of my heart.
  For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime,
And in that meeting they've become the rhythm in each rhyme.
And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,
I feel that I'm composed of each remembered name.
And while you may not be aware of any special link,
Just meeting you has changed my life, a lot more than you think!
For when I do a Christmas E-mail that is addressed to you,
It's because you're on the list of people I'm indebted to.

And whether I have known you for many years or few,
In some way you have been a part of shaping things I do.
And now that Christmas has come, I realize anew,
The best gift life can offer is meeting people like you.

~author unknown~


   Thanks, Joyce - this is so sweet - and so true!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 12/03/08 - "DON'T JUDGE TOO QUICKLY":


These were my laugh for the day and more importantly, nothing to clean up.

Some commercials from AmeriQuest...

   Thanks again, Norris!

      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of VA - 12/03/08 - "Check out Let's Say Thanks":


Would you please include this in one of the Newsletters? These generous and brave men and women deserve our thanks whether or not you are for or against the war.  It is the least we can do !

Thanks,  Dimples

   It's my honor and privilege to include this, Dimples - and it's so easy to do! Thanks!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 12/03/08 - "Strategic Intelligence For Men":


Please warn all men to avoid this situation.

How fortuitous that I received this video clip today as Diana's b'day is the 4th..... I did make the mistake years ago of thinking I could/should combine a Birthday/Christmas gift (and I learned VERY quickly AS I only MADE the mistake once)..........
Then there was the year I did the Cuisenart HIGH speed blender/slicer/dicer/whateverer for Christmas....... another mistake and while she watches/loves the cooking TV channel and subscribes to Cooking Light and is a fantastic cook - it was NOT an appropriate Christmas gift......  The jewelry counter ALWAYS works well and lasts at least a year as she can tell/show her friends how much she loves the latest bauble AND does not have to explain that her husband is an engineer and should be forgiven.......
ALL that said.... the video is a classic (marketing genius) and should be reviewed on a yearly basis to ensure that harmony exists within the home.

Go Here -

Don't bother thanking me, as I have LEARNED the hard way and I am only passing this on as a service to my friends as I would NOT wish ANYONE to incur anything LIKE the "Wrath of Diana" !!!!!

Peace on Earth and good will to women and men...... Love, Larry

   Norris, this was one of the most sadly hysterical things I've ever seen! Before I watched it, I was thinking I probably wouldn't even get it, as I'm, well, you know, WEIRD, and I'm incredibly easy to please. But these men gave new meaning to "clueless"!  (I loved the "positive lessons" being piped to them!)

   Thanks again, Sweetie!

   Oh, and fellas, I believe I read years ago that the standard rule of gifts for women is, if it's something for the household (i.e., a vacuum cleaner or a food processor), that should come out of the regular household budget, and should not be selected as a gift.

     Although I must say, back in '95, my #3 son,       Randolph (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '92 - of IL), gave me my very first microwave oven just in time for preparing our big Christmas Eve dinner, and I was absolutely thrilled.  Of course, he was my son, not my husband, and I'll just betcha that makes a Big Difference!
Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 1995 -
Taylor Springs, IL
Carol, Paul, and Dale Harty

   And in all fairness, I am none too gifted in selecting presents for my husband, either.  I'm famous (read that "infamous"!) for giving books on all occasions.   As a result, there are bookcases everywhere, and our home now has enough books to self-implode.

         My Darling Herbie Hice [22 Oct 1924 - 18 Apr 2008] offered some great gift ideas for men last year:


      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII 12/22/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Here is a wonderful list of Christmas Gifts for Guys.":

Dear Carol / Dimples
Here are some good gift idea's for the men in your life. It don't matter if he already has one, they would always love to have a SPARE !!!
Read the handy reminder's in the list below.
I like #4, I always told Gloria to NEVER buy me a bathrobe, I never wore one !!! Also I never wear an undershirt, just shorts with loud silly patterns so if I have to run outside without my pants, my neighbors will be SHOCKED !!!

Christmas is just around the corner so it's time for me to share some gift ideas for those special men in your life! Buying gifts for men is not nearly as complicated as it is for women. Follow these rules and you should have no problems.

Rule #1: When in doubt -- buy him a cordless drill. It does not matter if he already has one. I have a friend who owns 17 and he has yet to complain. As a man, you can never have too many cordless drills. For that matter any power tool is a good choice. He may not need it, or know what it does, but it will look good hung on the peg board in the garage.

Rule #2: If you cannot afford a cordless drill, buy him anything with the word ratchet or socket in it. Men love saying those two words. "Hey George, can I borrow your ratchet?" "OK. Bye-the-way, are you through with my 3/8-inch socket yet?"

Rule #3: If you are really, really broke, buy him anything for his car. A 99-cent ice scraper, a small bottle of deicer or something to hang from his rear view mirror. Men love gifts for their cars.

Rule #4: Do not buy men socks. Do not buy men ties and never buy men bathrobes. If God had wanted men to wear bathrobes, he wouldn't have invented Jockey shorts.

Rule #5: You can buy men new remote controls to replace the ones they have worn out. If you have a lot of money buy your man a big-screen TV with the little picture in the corner. Watch him go wild as he flips, and flips, and flips.

Rule #6: Do not buy a man any of those fancy liqueurs. If you do, it will sit in a cupboard for 23 years. Real men drink whiskey or beer.

Rule #7: Do not buy any man industrial-sized canisters of after shave or deodorant. We do not stink -- we are earthy.

Rule #8: Buy men label makers. Almost as good as cordless drills. Within a couple of weeks there will be labels absolutely everywhere. "Socks. Shorts. Cups. Saucers. Door. Lock. Sink." You get the idea. No one knows why.

Rule #9: Never buy a man anything that says "some assembly required" on the box. It will ruin his Special Day and he will always have parts left over.

Rule #10: Good places to shop for men include Northwest Iron Works, Parr Lumber, Home Depot, John Deere, Valley RV Center, and Les Schwab Tire. (NAPA Auto Parts and Sears Clearance Centers are also excellent men's stores. It doesn't matter if he doesn't know what it is. "From NAPA Auto, eh? Must be something I need. Hey! Isn't this a starter for a '68 Ford Fairlane? Wow! Thanks.")

Rule #11: Men enjoy danger. That's why they never cook - but they will barbecue. Get him a monster barbecue with a 100-pound propane tank. Tell him the gas line leaks. "Oh the thrill! The challenge! Who wants a hamburger?"

Rule #12: Tickets to a professional sports game (any team within 300 miles) are a smart gift. However, he will not appreciate tickets to "A Retrospective of 19th Century Quilts."

Rule #13: Men love chainsaws. Never, ever, buy a man you love a chainsaw. If you don' t know why - please refer to Rule #8 and what happens when he gets a label maker.

Rule #14: It's hard to beat a really good wheelbarrow or an aluminum extension ladder. Never buy a real man a step ladder. It must be an extension ladder.

Rule #15: Rope. Men love rope. It takes us back to our cowboy origins, or at least The Boy Scouts. Nothing says love like a hundred feet of 3/8" manilla rope.

Rule #16: Clamps. Men can never have enough quick grip clamps. No one knows why

Rule #17: Buy your man Duct Tape. This is a man's most universal repair tool. All men know, if you can't fix it, duct it.

   I miss that Herbie so! Oh, CRUM, now I'm crying again.  Oh no, that can't be it; everybody knows I never cry.....

      From Me ('65) of NC - 12/03/08 - "And Speaking of Food...":

   This cookie - candy recipe is soooo yummy - and great for taking caroling to your friends!

Saltine Cracker Surprise

35 square saltine crackers
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter (NO margarine!)
2 cups chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped pecans

   Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, and place the saltines on top. Melt the brown sugar with the butter in a pan, stir, and boil hard for two minutes. Pour over the crackers and bake at 350 degrees F. for 5 minutes. Immediately cover the crackers with the chocolate chips. As the chocolate melts, spread it over the crackers. Sprinkle the chopped nuts on the top and chill. Peel off the foil and break the candy into pieces. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

       From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 12/03/08 - "NNHS Class of 1970 In Memoriam":

I just received this information on a former NNHS Class of 1970 classmate.
His picture is in the 1970 Anchor.
Larry George Dippery
DOB:  06/01/1952
DOD:  12/28/2006
Cause:  Pneumonia
Buried in the Mount Rock Cemetery in Lewistown, PA
Larry George Dippery

   I'm so sorry to learn this news, Carol Anne, but thank you for letting me know. I'm also sorry I was unable to create a Memorial Newsletter for him yet, but I could not locate an obituary for him, even after much searching.

   I've added him to the In Memoriam page for your class:

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 12/03/08 - "Irish Bank Robbery":

An armed and hooded robber bursts into the  Bank of Ireland and forces the tellers to load a sack full of cash.

On his way out the door with the loot, one brave Irish customer grabs the hood and pulls it off revealing the robber's face.

The robber shoots the guy in the head without hesitation! 

He then looks around the bank to see if anyone else has seen him. 

One of the tellers is looking straight at him and the robber walks over and calmly shoots him in the head also. Everyone by now is very scared and looking down at the floor. 

Did anyone else see my face?' calls the robber.

There are a few moments of silence then one elderly Irish gent, looking down, tentatively raises his hand and says: 

'I think me wife may have caught a glimpse ....'

   Thanks again, Sweetie!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/17/08 - "TWELVE WONDERFUL COMMANDMENTS" (#9 in a Series of 12):

sweet pictures

   Thank you so much, Shari! These lessons 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 12/03/08
NNHS BLOG: - updated 12/01/08

   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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Rķu, Rķu, Chķu

Written in Castellano Antiguo (Old Spanish) by Mateo Flecha the Elder

Rķu, rķu, chķu, la guarda ribera
Dios guardó el lobo de nuestra cordera
Dios guardó el lobo de nuestra cordera

El lobo rabioso la quiso morder
Mas Dios poderoso la supo defender
Quķsola hacer que no pudiese pecar
Ni aun original esta Virgen no tuviera

(Estribillo 2x)

Éste que es nacido es el gran monarca
Cristo patriarca de carne vestido
Hanos redimido con se hacer chiquito
Aunque era infinito, finito se hiciera

(Estribillo 2x)

River, river, the shepherd by the river
God guarded our sheep from the wolf
God guarded our sheep from the wolf

The raging wolf tried to bite her
But powerful God knew how to defend her
He wanted to make her so that she could not sin
This Virgin did not even have original sin

(Chorus 2x)

This one who is born is the great monarch
Christ the Father made flesh
He has redeemed us by making himself small
Although he was infinite, he made himself finite

(Chorus 2x)

"Rķu, Rķu, Chķu" midi (sequenced by Curtis Clark) courtesy of - 11/05/08

"Rķu, Rķu, Chķu" lyrics courtesy of - 12/03/08

Medieval Image of King David courtesy of - 12/03/08

Celtic Interlace clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 12/03/08

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

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

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

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 again, Herbie!!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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

Animated United States Marine Corps Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Christmas Lights clip art courtesy of - 05/22/03

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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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