03/06/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
“You will remember
this battle! Each minute! Each second!
Friends and Schoolmates,
Did you remember?? On this day in 1836 ended the Battle of the Alamo, the most famous battle of the Texas Revolution. As I'm about to leave to visit Texas (though not San Antonio) for the first time in my life, how could I resist this theme, being revisited from 2009?
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhYl0EZhKg0 - Remember The Alamo - Tex Ritter in a clip from Freedom Highway (1956) - with Tommy Kirk
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL62m5umP4g&NR=1 - Ballad of the Alamo - Marty Robbins, 1958 - great slide show!
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SdndQoM_tc - The Green Leaves Of Summer - The Alamo (1960) - another great slide show!
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Vwvf1qAMA&feature=related - The Green Leaves Of Summer - clips fromThe Alamo (1960)
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i79X9jTAfEM - Remember The Alamo - Johnny Cash, 1982
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVe2OBID9uY - Original Soundtrack - The Alamo, 2004 - REQUIEM - Music by Carter Burwell - eight minutes long
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday this week to:
07 - Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA;
08 - The late Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs (June '38) (deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of Steve Burns ('65) of MN;
09 - Patrick Burke ('57) AND Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA;
10 - Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA;
11 - Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA;
13 - Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Daughter-in-Law, Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
March 05, 1943 - First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (recently returned home from a year's deployment to "the lands dark and dusty") - 03/04/12 - "USA During Civil War":
Great pics...I saved them all. I had some already, but these were great and surely, if a picture is worth 1,000, there is a great deal of tragedy and pain, and gratitude that we all must feel for our forbearers who endured this horrible time in our history.
"You may be whatever you resolve to be."
LTG Thomas J. Jackson, C.S.
Thank you, Brent! Those images were very sobering, indeed. See you soon!
From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/04/12 - "Newport News Memories":
|Carol and Everyone
I am in a reminiscing moment. A very close friend of mine named Everett Hogge, whom I have known since post High School, were going back and thinking how fleeting our moment of time here on earth is. Looking back the past 35 years, about 80% of our circle of mutual friends have since passed on. It makes one wonder and bring to light to appreciate our past memories and try not to forget them. This website has helped fill a void over the years with the "Our Old Stomping Grounds" section and I'd like to inject some memories of my own here, some I have written about before, but hoping others can add to them and help me relive some through pictures or thoughts?
First off, I was born in Newport News in the old Riverside Hospital at the end of 50th Street. Mother said even then the building was in poor shape and her room was leaking rain so she had to lie on a gurney in the hallway expecting my arrival. I was stubborn but fashionably late, only a few hours off from what the doctor predicted.
She was working for Louis'
Restaurant located at 2508 Washington Avenue. On one side there was the
Saratoga Grill and Tavern and on the other old City Hall on the corner
of 26th and Washington. That is where my mother got married at the
justice of the peace, but my first home was an apartment above the
restaurant and the other waitresses off duty would baby-sit me.
Apparently the restaurant was first opened after 1954 by George Louis?
Later on Sam "Sammy" Canavos took over while he had his family
restaurant, the U.S. Restaurant, on the other corner, 2416
Washington Avenue. During the floods in
Hampton a few years back where my mother was living at the time, all of
our photo memories were lost including one of her standing in front of
Louis' pregnant with me and some of the interior. I wish I could find
some again! Those were some of my only childhood memories with the smell
of beer, cigarettes and grill, music from the jukebox, and neon lights
coming from the lighted pillars behind the bar, the old game tables I
use to play. In later years it became the Downtown Steak House, and by
1972 Steve's Steak House; the latter two run by Sammy's cousin, Steve
Siokis. That block of buildings was torn down by 1973. Possibly if
someone has a picture of the block prior to demolition, of old City
Hall, or the 2500 block it will show the restaurant?
Thanks so much, Eric! I'm so sorry to hear of your lost photographs; perhaps someone will be able to help you.
I was unfamiliar with the restaurant and grocery stores you mentioned (I think I was a hermit even back then!).
I do recall your grandparents' home. I believe I told you years ago that Sandy was in my Brownie Troop, and we frequently gave her rides home from the meetings. She was also in my seventh grade class at Walter Reed (that's her, third from the left on the front row).
It would seem we need to add Messiah Baptist Church to Our Places of Worship, so I did - sorta:
Can anyone help Eric??
From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA - 03/05/12 - "Close your eyes...and go back":
WHAT A TREAT! Thanks, Stacy! I remember all of those things - and a few more!
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 03/06/12 - "Sixty-five years ago":
This week marks the 150th anniversary of The Battle of Hampton Roads.
Rather than duplicate what you will see this week about that, I prefer to chronicle another early March event that took place just a 'few' short years (65) ago. Partly because I was there, and also because I doubt very many will remember, much less note the event covered by this email's attachment.
WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Bill!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/05/12 - "Traveling...":
|A man had just
settled into his seat next to the window on the plane when another man
sat down in the aisle seat and put his Black Labrador in the middle seat
next to the man. The first man looked very quizzically at the dog and
asked why the dog was allowed on the plane. The second man explained
that he was from the Police Drugs Enforcement Agency and that the dog
was a 'sniffing dog'.
'His name is Sniffer
and he's the best there is. I'll show you once we get airborne, when I
put him to work.'
Thanks, Norris! I certainly hope we won't have this problem on our planes!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/05/12 - "Bran Flakes":
|Tony and Yvonne were
85 years old and had been married for sixty years. Though they were far
from rich, they managed to get by because they carefully watched their
pennies. Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely
due to Yvonne's insistence on healthy foods and exercise for the last
One day, their good health didn't help when they went on yet another holiday vacation and their plane crashed, sending them off to Heaven.
They reached the pearly gates, and St. Peter escorted them inside. He took them to a beautiful mansion, furnished in gold and fine silks, with a fully stocked kitchen and a waterfall in the master bath. A maid could be seen hanging their favorite clothes in the closet. They gasped in astonishment when he said, 'Welcome to Heaven. This will be your home now.'
Tony asked Peter how much all this was going to cost.
'Why, nothing,' Peter
replied. 'Remember, this is your reward in Heaven.'
'This is heaven,' St.
Peter replied. 'You can play for free, every day.'
http://www.allfreecrochet.com/St-Patricks-Day-Crochet/Leprechaun-Hat-Candy-Dish-Crochet-Pattern/ml/1 - "Crochet
a tiny leprechaun hat candy dish for St. Patrick's day this
year. You can store little candies including jelly beans in
there, but chocolate coins would be best."
http://www.allfreecrochet.com/St-Patricks-Day-Crochet/Irish-Shamrock-Motif/ml/1 - "Use this free crochet pattern to make a nice shamrock motif for St. Patrick's day. The green color is nice and bright. Join the squares to make something bigger. An afghan pattern would be lovely using this motif."
http://www.allfreecrochet.com/St-Patricks-Day-Crochet/Beaded-Shamrock-Doily/ml/1 - "This Beaded Shamrock Doily has vintage style with its delicate form and beading. This free crochet doily pattern will bring a bit of elegance to your table this St. Patrick's Day. It could also be a beautiful heirloom or gift."
http://www.mrfood.com/Sandwiches/Italian-Beef-Sandwich/ml/1 - Italian Beef Sandwich - "The famous Italian Beef Sandwich is a Chicago South Side classic, sure to become a favorite of yours. Sink your teeth into this hearty roast beef sandwich drenched in a special broth and topped with flavorful veggies, and enjoy every bite."
From My Niece, Shari, of VA -
02/06/12 - "Recent Solar Storms Trigger Beautiful Auroras (#11 in a Series of 12)":
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#4 in a Series of 43)":
I can do this!!
AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey! Paul tried sending these to me several days ago, and inexplicably only one of the images arrived!
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/05/12:
A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagonload of corn. The farmer who lived nearby heard the noise and yelled over to the boy, "Hey, Willis, forget your troubles. Come in and visit with us. I'll help you get the wagon up later."
"That's mighty nice of you," Willis answered, "but I don't think Pa would like me to."
"Aw, come on, boy," the farmer insisted.
"Well, okay," the boy finally agreed, and added, "but Pa won't like it."
After a hearty dinner, Willis thanked his host. "I feel a lot better now, but I know Pa is going to be real upset."
"Don't be foolish!" the neighbor said with a smile. "By the way, where is he?"
"Under the wagon."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 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.|
2. Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at email@example.com or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
3. Wednesday, April 11, 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.
4. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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The Eyes of Texas
Words by John Sinclair, 1903
Tune (traditional): I've Been Working on the Railroad, 1894
The eyes of Texas are upon you,
All the live-long day.
The eyes of Texas are upon you,
You cannot get away.
Do not think you can escape them,
At night or early in the morn.
The eyes of Texas are upon you,
Till Gabriel blows his horn.
"The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://ingeb.org/songs/theeyeso.mid - 03/06/09
First Image of the Alamo courtesy of http://www.doubleazone.com/2008/04/bienvenidos_live_from_san_anto.php - 03/06/09
Second Image (10/27/04) of the Alamo courtesy of http://blogs.phillyburbs.com/news/bcct/new-audio-tour-of-the-alamo-san-antonio-attractions/ - 03/06/09
Gold Diamonds Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars17.html - 03/06/09
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!!
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band
Version) clip art courtesy of
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
Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric
Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (restored 02/23/09)
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
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