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03/08/17 - NNHS Newsletter - In the Mood

Any art communicates what you're in the mood to receive.

- Larry Rivers
(17 Aug 1923 - 14 Aug 2002)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I'm in the mood for some big band sounds.

BONUS - - In the Mood - Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1946


"In the Mood" is a song popularized by the American bandleader Glenn Miller in 1939, and one of the best-known arrangements of the big band era. Miller's rendition topped the charts one year later and was featured in the 1941 movie Sun Valley Serenade... The song was composed by Joe Garland and Andy Razaf, and arranged by Glenn Miller.[1] The main theme previously appeared under the title of "Tar Paper Stomp", credited to jazz trumpeter/bandleader Wingy Manone, who recorded it several times in 1929 and 1930. A story says that after "In the Mood" became a hit, Manone was paid by Miller and his record company not to contest the copyright.  


   Happy Birthday today to   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! 

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Pat Burke ('57) AND  Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND  Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 AND Betty Ames Burton ('71) 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) of IL;

14 -  Claudia Dellapenta Melgaard ('63) of VA;

15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA! 

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


March 16, 1817 - The New York Stock Exchange was founded.


March 16, 1917 - International Women's Day protests in St. Petersburg marked the beginning of the February Revolution (February 23rd in the Julian calendar).

March 16, 1917 - The United States Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.


March 08, 1941 - Martial law was proclaimed in Holland in order to extinguish any anti-Nazi protests.

March 08, 1942 - Japanese forces captured Rangoon, Burma.

March 08, 1942 - The Dutch surrendered to Japanese forces on Java.

March 08, 1943 - Japanese forces attacked American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville. The battle lasted five days.

March 08, 1945 - Phyllis Mae Daley received a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, becoming the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.


Wednesday, March 08, 1967 - Baseball player Joel Johnston was born Joel Raymond Johnston in West Chester, Pennsylvania

From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 03/07/15:

“When our life here is ended and we return home, we will find credited to us there every good act we have performed, every kindness we have done, every effort we have put forth to benefit our fellows. . . . Let us evidence our appreciation of what the Lord has given us by serving Him, and we are serving Him when we do good to His children.”

- George Albert Smith
(04 Apr 1870 - 04 Apr 1951

    Thanks so much, Daniel!


   Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 12, 2017 and ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

     From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 10/14/09 - "Daylight Savings Time explained":


This is the best explanation I've heard yet!

   AHA!!! This IS perfect! Thanks again, Mark, I could scarcely agree more!



 From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 03/07/17, 3:33 PM - "NNHS Class of '57 - FYI - W. D. Dangler":

Dear Classmates,

Our Classmate, W. D. Dangler, passed away today. I'm so thankful our Lord had mercy upon him, and he did not have to suffer very long. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be at the Peninsula Funeral Home on Friday, March 10, 2017, at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

A graveside service will be held at the Peninsula Memorial Park on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.

Hope to see you there so we can pay our Classmate the respect he so richly deserves.

Typhoon regards,

Pat Beck Letzinger

   Oh, Pat, I'm so very sorry to hear this; thank you so much! You have my sincerest condolences at the loss of your classmate.

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/07/17, 4:04 PM - " William "WD" Dangler":
Hi, Carol:

Here is my message sent to the 97th Rifle Company, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Newport News, VA.

Greetings from Tampa Bay:

William "WD" Dangler passed away on March 7, 2017. Bill served in the 97th Rifle Company while we were at Newport News High School, and he served on Active Duty after graduation. He won the "Dress Blues Award" at Parris Island for shooting high score in his Recruit Platoon.

We will miss this Marine, who has done so much for the community, and Newport News High School, Class of 1957.

Visitation will be at the Peninsula Funeral Home on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 6:00 - 7:30 PM.
Graveside Service will be held at Peninsula Memorial Park on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:30 PM.

Semper Fidelis
Joe Madagan

Joseph Madagan

   Thank you so much for these additional details, Major Madagan! You have my deepest sympathies on the passing of your classmate and fellow Marine.

W.D. Dangler 1939
Newport News, VA
07 Mar 2017
Newport News, VA
Homeroom 215

Drama Staff: Stage Manager
Stage Crew Homeroom
Cast of "Billy's First Date"
Track Team
Key Club
D.O. Club
National Thespian Society: Letter, 100 Point Award

United States Marine Corps
Fall of 1956

“Never make forecasts, especially about the future.”

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/27/17 - "Good Stuff (#8 in a Series of 19)":


GOOD STUFF, INDEED! Thank you, Shari!


BONUS - A HAT FOR EVERY MOOD CROCHET PATTERNS: - Micah's Apple Hat - "Nothing puts me in the mood to crochet more than cooler temperatures. Fall is my favorite season and I’m so excited it is finally here! One of the best parts of fall is that it is apple season." - Ellen Gormley's Santa Beard and Hat - "Use your crochet skills for a bit of holiday fun. Wearing this Santa hat and beard will make anyone feel like a jolly ol’ elf!" - Meg's Froggy Ear Flap Hat - Lauren's Owl Hat for Newborns - Liz' Sock Monkey Hat for Children - Bobbie's Bunny Hat for Children - Kat's Lady Bug Hat for Children

BONUS MOOD RECIPES: - Mood Recipes - "Categories for certain common flavors or moods... (select a subcategory)"


From - 03/07/17:

A boy asked his mother, “Mom, can you buy me those two toys that we saw at the store the other day?”

His mother replied, “I'll buy you one of them. One is enough to keep you busy at playtime.”

Later that day, the boy started doing his homework. The mother said, “Remember that you have two homework assignments today.”

The boy replied, “I'll do one of them. One is enough to keep me busy at study time.”


1. Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: and CONTACT:

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/19/17

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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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In the Mood

Composed by Joe Garland (15 Aug 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia; died 21 Apr 1977)


Andy Razaf (born Andriamanantena Paul Razafinkarefo on 16 Dec 1895 in Washington, D.C; died 03 Feb 1973)
He was the son of Henri Razafinkarefo, nephew of Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar,
and Jennie (Waller) Razafinkarefo, the daughter of John L. Waller, the first African American consul to

Arranged and recorded by Glenn Miller (01 Mar 1904 – missing 15 Dec 1944), 1939


"In the Mood" midi courtesy of - 03/08/10

Image of Moody Expressions courtesy of - 03/08/10

Animated Gold Musical Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/03/05

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

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

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of  - 05/23/16

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