NNHS Newsletter -
“A healthy body and soul come from an unencumbered mind and body.”
- Ymber Delecto
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Ahh - a classic from 1966!
BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjuaVo74meY - (You're My) Soul and Inspiration - Righteous Brothers
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%28You%27re_My%29_Soul_and_Inspiration :
"(You're My) Soul And Inspiration" was the first and only major hit for American popgroup The Righteous Brothers after parting ways with their long time producer, Phil Spector, as well as the title track to the album. The single peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian CHUM Charts as well as reaching #15 on the UK Singles Chart.
computer - or rather my FTP - is having problems uploading items to the
internet. It will do it; it just requires eight times longer to
accomplish it. Something about too many files...
At nearly the same moment, my daughter's actual computer began experiencing REAL problems - such as its imminent demise. We are therefore splitting computer time on my PC until some other arrangement can be made.
Even without a crystal ball, I can foresee some serious delays in our future.
No, wait a minute, this is happening in real time. Sigh.
"Hold your hats, boys, here we go again!"
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Monty Phillips ('62) (d. 15 Apr 2011) AND Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
21 - Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of LA;
22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND Gene Shelton ('64) of VA;
23 - Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);
24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA AND My Grandson, Christopher Huber of Alberta;
25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57)
Bobbie Smith Horwitz ('65) of TX!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Sunday, April 18, 1965 - Kidnap victim Steven Stayner was born Steven Gregory Stayner in Merced, California. He died in Merced, California on 17 Sept 1989 in a motorcycle accident while driving home from work.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC
are free to choose but you are not free from the consequences of your
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 04/14/10 - "WW II date":
April 18th this year will mark the 68th anniversary of the famous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. I leave it up to you to report on the raid itself, but offer the following since I'm pretty sure your source for such abbreviated announcements won't include some NNS connections (below) which I am sure will be of interest to your readers....
The so-called Doolittle Raid got started on December 21,
1941 when FDR expressed a desire that Japan be bombed as soon as
possible to boost American morale following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The military quickly determined that it seemed possible that a medium army bomber (B-25) could fly off an aircraft carrier and do the job. Two were loaded onboard USS HORNET (CV-8) and secretly and successfully flown off on February 3, 1942 (at-sea recovery was not possible for that large an aircraft in 1942). Construction of the HORNET had been completed by Newport News Shipbuilding just a few months before, in October, 1941.
|Army Air force Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle was put in charge of the secret project. Sixteen B-25s were modified for the over-water mission and then flown to Alameda, California. On April 1, 1942 they were loaded onboard HORNET and tied down as far aft on the flight deck as possible. All of the HORNET's aircraft were stored below, in the hangar bay.|
|HORNET sailed westward the next day and met up with north of Hawaii with a task force that included the carrier ENTERPRISE (CV-6); built by NNS and delivered in 1938. Until the B-25s could be launched, ENTERPRISE's aircraft were the only air cover that could be provided to the task force as it approached Japan.|
Tactical circumstances dictated that the raid be launched earlier than originally planned, several hundred miles off the Japanese coast. After the raid commenced, the carriers returned unharmed to Pearl Harbor to prepare for their next assignments. Their sister ship, the USS YORKTOWN (CV-5), was also there, having battle damage repaired following the Battle of the Coral Sea. YORKTOWN was the lead ship in that class that totaled three carriers - all of which were built at NNS.
YORKTOWN and HORNET were lost during later actions during World War II. ENTERPRISE survived the war, but was latter scrapped. Three other carriers, all built at NNS, carried on their names, and their aircraft carrier traditions. The second carriers to be named YORKTOWN, and the second HORNET are museum ships. The second ENTERPRISE, the first of a fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers built (and building) at NNS has now been in commission for almost 49 years.
The Doolittle Raid, as history analyses it, did little material damage, but did have some other benefits. But the news of the raid caused American morale to soar, and severely shocked the Japanese, which caused them to pull back some of their far-flung forces to defend their homeland.
When the raid was first announced, a reporter had asked the President where the attack started. FDR responded "Shangri-La", which was the name of a mysterious place of supposedly perpetual youth in the Himalalas identified in the then-popular book and movie: Lost Horizon.
Doolittle was later promoted and presented the Medal of Honor by FDR. In 1944, the Navy named one of its carriers USS SHANGRI-LA, in honor of the raid. That carrier was not built by NNS, but it was built to the NNS-created and super-successful ESSEX-Class design just across Hampton Roads at the Norfolk Navy Yard. Appropriately enough, SHANGRI-LA was christened by Mrs. Jimmy Doolittle.
On April 21,
1992, as part of the nation's 50th anniversary remembrance of World War
II accomplishments, two restored B-25s thundered down the flight deck of
the USS RANGER (CV-61) and took flight. You guessed it: RANGER was yet
another of the many carriers built by the craftsmen of Newport News
Now you know many (but perhaps not all) of the Newport News connections to the story of this historic event.
WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thank you so very much - again - for this fascinating account, Bill!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 04/16/15:
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 04/17/15:
was confusion since I stood here 35 years ago.”
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/26/15 - "Happy Pictures (#8 in a Series of 32)":
Some are old and some are new, but will make you smile.
This should brighten your day and put a smile on your face!
Thank you, Dearest Judy!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/04/15 - "Adorable Cats (#8 in a Series of 20)":
For the web page ... maybe?
20 adorable photos proving your kids need a cat
BUT OF COURSE! Thanks, Joan!
BONUS HEART AND "SOLE" CROCHET PATTERN:
|http://www.myhobbyiscrochet.com/2015/01/heart-soul-slippers-women-size-free.html - Heart and Sole Slippers - "The Heart and Sole Slippers is my second Valentine's Day inspired pattern using a heart graph..."|
BONUS INSPIRED RECIPES:
|http://nourishedbodyinspiredsoul.com/ - Nicole Benson's Inspired Soul Recipes|
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/17/15:
|Hearing a scream from the
playroom, the mother rushed in and found her infant daughter pulling the
hair of her four-year-old bother. After separating them, the mother said
to her son, "Don't be upset with your sister, honey. She didn't know she
was hurting you."
No sooner had the mother returned to he chores than she heard more screaming. This time she rushed in and found the baby crying. "Now what happened?" she asked.
"Nothing," said the boy, "except that now she knows."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, May 13, 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
2. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 -
The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the
Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News.
Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night
will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT:
Lynn Walker Brothers @
firstname.lastname@example.org or Pauline Collins Shofner @
"(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.jacquedee63.com/soulandinspiration.html - 04/19/10 (sic)
Inspiration Image courtesy of http://www.holisticfeathers.co.uk/2009/09/10/inspiration-a-healthy-body/ - 04/19/10 (sic)
Animated Blue Divider Line 21 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines1.html - 04/19/10 (sic)
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08