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02/19/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Battle of Iwo Jima
Plus 70 Years

“The battle of Iwo (Jima) Island has been won. The United States Marines, by their individual and collective courage, have conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it
was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate
defeat.... Among the Americans who served
on Iwo Island, uncommon valor
was a common virtue.”

- Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz,
17 March 1945

The first (10:00 AM) flag raising atop Mount Suribachi, February 23, 1945. Hank Hansen (without helmet), Boots Thomas (seated), John Bradley (behind Thomas) Phil Ward (hand visible grasping pole), Jim Michaels (with carbine) and Chuck Lindberg (behind Michaels). Photo by Lou Lowery This is the original uncropped photograph by Joe Rosenthal. There are six Flag Raisers shown. FRONT: Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block; BACK: Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme, which we try to observe each year that our computer systems are not wreaking havoc, is brought to us by
        Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN, whose father,          Syd Dearing (Hampton HS - '36) (30 Dec 1918 - 16 Feb 2002), was a participant.

   Thanks again, Sydney!



  Happy Birthday today to     Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND Sandra Smith Overby ('63) AND      Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND        Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Bobby Callis ('64) of WV!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Janice Clark Palmer ('63) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;

23 - Richard Prince ('57) AND Tommy Payne ('63) of VA;

24 - Carrie Forrest Fox ('52) of VA AND    Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA;
25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57)
AND the President of the Class of 1965,     Joe Wingo of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 19, 1915
- World War I: The first naval attack on the Dardanelles began when a strong Anglo-French task force bombarded Ottoman artillery along the coast of Gallipoli.


February 19, 1942 - Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attacked the northern Australian city of Darwin killing 243 people.

February 19, 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps.

February 19, 1943 - The Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia began.

February 19, 1945 - The Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima.


Friday, February 19, 1965 - Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, and a communist spy of the North Vietnamese Viet Minh, along with Generals Lâm Văn Phát and Trần Thiện Khiêm attempted a coup against the military junta of Nguyễn Khánh.

Friday, February 19, 1965 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Smash Mouth) Leroy was born Leroy Miller, probably in Spokane, Washington.

Friday, February 19, 1965 - Drummer (Phish, Pork Tornado, and Surrender to the Air) Jon Fishman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Friday, February 19, 1965 - Businessman and sports franchise owner Clark Hunt was born Clark Knobel Hunt in Dallas, Texas.

Friday, February 19, 1965 - Swimmer and sportscaster Andy Jameson was born in Crosby, Merseyside, England.

“Do not look back on happiness or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.”

- Henry Ward Beecher
(24 June 1813 - 08 Mar 1887)


  From Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 02/14/15 - "Information for the Letter":

Is there any Typhoon alumnus out there that likes to work on classic cars? I have a 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible that needs some engine work. It’s on my bucket list to get it going by June so I can cruise Buckroe Beach in style. If you have the time and knowledge call or text me at 757-788-9713 or email me at Thanks.

Jimmy Walker

NNHS Class of 1962

   COOL! Certainly, Jimmy! I'll keep running this until one of us hears from someone!  

  "Anyone? Anyone?"  

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/17/15: - Scrap Project: How To Make A 40-Minute Scrap Quilt! - "Do you have a bunch of scrap pieces leftover from past projects? If so, we have the perfect project for you! Valerie Nesbitt shows us how to make these easy, beautiful scrap quilt in the following tutorial. Take a look!"

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Susan!

      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 02/18/15:


    From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/17/15:

  Everyone needs this kit!!!

   AMEN! Thank you, Joyce!


From - 02/16/15 - "The Power of Nothing":

The Beauty of Doing Nothing

By Leslie Cunningham

All of us yearn to experience a sense of inner freedom and peace -- so we can empty our minds and indulge in the simplicity and beauty of the present moment. I thought of passage from the book, "Eat, Pray, Love" the main character Liz describes as "the beauty of doing nothing."

"Americans don't know how to do nothing. This is the cause of that great sad American stereotype -- the overstressed executive who goes on vacation but who cannot relax."

The other day I put my son down for his nap. And then I reluctantly forced myself to muster up the energy to turn my attention towards the endless items on my never-ending to-do list.

I was fully prepared to take advantage of my time alone to get a jumpstart on everything that “needed” to be accomplished during the day. But something deep inside me rebelled. I felt a deep soul’s craving to do absolutely nothing. It was as if I couldn’t even make myself glance at my list!

So I gave into the muse and poured myself some hot tea, sat down on my couch and slowly drank in the view of the mountains and forest outside the window.

As I sat there leisurely sipping my tea a feeling of gratitude and appreciation slowly began to envelope me. Before starting a family I had often indulged in the luxury of doing absolutely nothing. But after becoming a mom I felt like I had to take advantage of every ounce of free time that I was given – because I felt like I had so little time in the day during which to actually get things done. Many times I would force myself to garner the energy and muster a final hurrah to push forward with whatever needed to be accomplished in my business or family life.

But no degree of forcing could move me from the simple joy of sipping tea on this particular day. I reflected on many of my clients who have expressed a strong craving to experience freedom and relief from stress, struggle and financial worries.

A hardworking solo entrepreneur told me recently that she couldn’t hardly imagine ever moving past feeling weighed down and burdened by her financial situation. And while she sincerely WANTED to change her situation she wasn’t completely clear on HOW to.

To make matters worse her self-doubt, moodiness, and stress over her financial situation created friction with her spouse, caused her to be preoccupied when she spent time with her kids and kept her in a constant state of frustration and “stuck-ness”. Her dream was to not have the burden of stress over her financial situation. In fact it felt more like a financial fantasy to her then a possible reality.

She yearned to have freedom from her thoughts and fears about money so that she could be present with her husband and children.

I realized that ultimately all of us have cravings for a similar vision. Whether we’re struggling with trying to make more money, find our ideal job, improve our relationship with our spouses, losing weight, or going through the actions of going to work day in and day out. All of us yearn to experience a sense of inner freedom and peace – so we can empty our minds and indulge in the simplicity and beauty of the present moment. I thought of passage from the book, “Eat, Pray, Love” the main character Liz describes as “the beauty of doing nothing.”

“Americans don’t know how to do nothing. This is the cause of that great sad American stereotype – the overstressed executive who goes on vacation but who cannot relax. I once asked Luca Spaghetti if Italians on vacation have that same problem.

He laughed so hard he almost drove his motorbike into a fountain. “Oh no!” he said. “We are masters of il bel far niente.” This is a sweet expression. Il bel far niente means “the beauty of doing nothing.”

Now listen – Italians have traditionally always been hard workers, especially those long-suffering laborers known as braccianti (so called because they had nothing but the brute strength of their arms – braccie – to help them survive in the world). But even against that backdrop of hard work, il bel far niente has always been a cherished Italian ideal.

The beauty of doing nothing is the goal of all your work, the final accomplishment for which you are most highly congratulated. The more exquisitely and delightfully you can do nothing, the higher your life’s achievement…”

It turns out that what we hope to achieve through being so busy is to be successful so that we can finally relax and fully enjoy the present moment. Instead of the main goal being to get “everything done,” what if our ultimate goal was to let go of stress and worry and be completely present with our loved ones and ourselves?

And what if our ultimate goal was to carve a small amount of juicy time during each day to simply do nothing, to relax and recharge?

The beauty is that we can have that right now - and it doesn’t cost a single dime and we don’t have to put it off until later. It’s a gift that we can freely give ourselves right now and in any moment. Because that’s what life is really about after all, isn’t it?

Author's Bio:

Leslie Cunningham specializes in working with women entrepreneurs who experience fear and self-doubt in their ability to consistently make more money in their business. The end result that women achieve through following Leslie's advice and expertise is that they are able to permanently get off the emotional financial roller coaster ride and break into six-figures and beyond.

“True, I've been a long time making up my mind, but now I'm giving you a definite answer. I won't say yes, and I won't say no -- but I'm giving you a definite maybe.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/23/15 - "20 Weird Facts I'll Bet You Didn't Know (#19 in a series of 20)":


Believe it or not, I actually knew some of these facts!

   YOWZERS! Thank you, Haul Party!


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI (soon to be VA) - 01/30/15 - "Priceless Pets (#19 in a series of 22)":


“You get a hug! And you get a hug! …and you get a hug!”

     AWW! Thanks, George!  


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related): - How to Add a Zipper to Your Crochet Projects - Magic Rainbow Baby Blanket - Delicious Fruit and Creme Throw

BONUS KNIT PATTERN (Sorry; not theme-related):

BONUS RECIPE (Sorry; not theme-related): - Border Biscuit Bake - "Our southwestern-style Border Biscuit Bake is so easy to throw together, and these melt-in-your-mouth zesty wedges will surely turn any meal in to a fiesta, as a side dish or even instead of traditional rolls!"


From - 02/16/15:

My wife asked for the broom...

And I said, "Why? Are you going somewhere?"


1. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/18/15

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                          Love to all, Carol







Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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The United States Marine Corps Hymn

Words: L. Z. Phillips (?) (1919)
Music: Jacques Offenbach from Genevieve de Brabant (1868)

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom 
And to keep our honor clean; 
We are proud to claim the title 
of United States Marine. 

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes; 
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines. 

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve 
In many a strife we've fought for life 
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes; 
They will find the streets are guarded 
By United States Marines. 

"Marine Corps Hymn" midi courtesy of - 06/21/03

"Marine Corps Hymn" lyrics courtesy of - 06/21/03

Images of Flag Raisings on Iwo Jima courtesy of - 02/19/08

See also:

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!!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Divider Line clip art courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - um, a long time ago........
Thanks, Joe!

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/16
Thanks, Janice!

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