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05/22/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
National Maritime Day

ď[Mariners] have written one of its most brilliant chapters.
They have delivered the goods when and where needed in every theater
of operations and across every ocean in the biggest, the most difficult and
dangerous job ever undertaken. As time goes on, there will be greater public
understanding of our merchant's fleet record during this war [World War II].Ē


- President Franklin D. Roosevelt
(30 Jan 1882 - 12 Apr 1945)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is National Maritime Day!

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LIpuMbLX-Q - Jimmy Buffett - Son of a Sailor - Oct. 21, 2004

 

HOMEWORK:

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/national-maritime-day

http://www.usmm.org/md/maritprocs.html

 

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 - Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57);

25 -    The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009);
26 -     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of VA;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57);

29 -   Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND   Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html

 

THIS DAY IN WWII:

May 22, 1939 - Germany and Italy signed the Pact of Steel.

May 22, 1942 - Mexico entered World War II on the side of the Allies.

May 22, 1942 - Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.

May 22, 1943 - Joseph Stalin disbanded Comintern.

May 22, 1945 - Operation Paperclip Ė United States Army Major Robert B. Staver recommended that the U.S. evacuate German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology.

 

 

THIS DAY IN 1964:

Thursday, May 22, 1964 - The U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an "end to poverty and racial injustice" in America.

Tuesday, May 22, 1964 - Basketball player and coach Ramūnas Butautas was born in Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, USSR.

Tuesday, May 22, 1964 - Actor and comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence was born Mark Christopher Lawrence in Los Angeles, California.

Tuesday, May 22, 1964 - Paralympic athlete Nigel Murray was born Nigel Patrick Murray in England.

Tuesday, May 22, 1964 - Ice dancer Maya Usova was born Maya Valentinovna Usova (Майя Валентиновна Усова) in Gorky, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.

 

REMINDERS:
     NOW AVAILABLE from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)

2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!

3) NNHS Typhoon logo visors for only $6.00!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: butchrag840@cs.com or raglandtradingpost.com with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - www.raglandtradingpost.com - and snag yours today!

TYPHOONMART.html

 Only $12.95!
Only $3.89! Only $6.00!
 

 

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/21/14 - "Cemetery Watchman":

My friend Kevin and I are volunteers at a National cemetery in Oklahoma and put in a few days a month in a 'slightly larger' uniform.

Today had been a long, long day and I just wanted to get the day over with and go down to Smokey's and have a cold one. Sneaking a look at my watch, I saw the time, 16:55. Five minutes to go before the cemetery gates are closed for the day. Full dress was hot in the August sun Oklahoma summertime was as bad as ever--the heat and humidity at the same level--both too high.

I saw the car pull into the drive, '69 or '70 model Cadillac Deville, looked factory-new. It pulled into the parking lot at a snail's pace.. An old woman got out so slow I thought she was paralyzed; she had a cane and a sheaf of flowers--about four or five bunches as best I could tell.

I couldn't help myself. The thought came unwanted, and left a slightly bitter taste: 'She's going to spend an hour, and for this old soldier, my hip hurts like hell and I'm ready to get out of here right now!' But for this day, my duty was to assist anyone coming in.

Kevin would lock the 'In' gate and if I could hurry the old biddy along, we might make it to Smokey's in time.

I broke post attention. My hip made gritty noises when I took the first step and the pain went up a notch. I must have made a real military sight: middle-aged man with a small pot gut and half a limp, in marine full-dress uniform, which had lost its razor crease about thirty minutes after I began the watch at the cemetery.

I stopped in front of her, halfway up the walk. She looked up at me with an old woman's squint.

'Ma'am, may I assist you in any way?'

She took long enough to answer.

'Yes, son. Can you carry these flowers? I seem to be moving a tad slow these days.'

'My pleasure, ma'am.' (Well, it wasn't too much of a lie.)

She looked again. 'Marine, where were you stationed?'

' Vietnam, ma'am.. Ground-pounder. '69 to '71.'

She looked at me closer. 'Wounded in action, I see. Well done, Marine. I'll be as quick as I can.'

I lied a little bigger: 'No hurry, ma'am.'

She smiled and winked at me. 'Son, I'm 85-years-old and I can tell a lie from a long way off.. Let's get this done. Might be the last time I can do this. My name's Joanne Wieserman, and I've a few Marines I'd like to see one more time.'

'Yes, ma 'am. At your service.'

She headed for the World War I section, stopping at a stone. She picked one of the flower bunches out of my arm and laid it on top of the stone. She murmured something I couldn't quite make out.. The name on the marble was Donald S. Davidson, USMC: France 1918.

She turned away and made a straight line for the World War II section, stopping at one stone I saw a tear slowly tracking its way down her cheek. She put a bunch on a stone; the name was Stephen X.Davidson, USMC, 1943.

She went up the row a ways and laid another bunch on a stone, Stanley J. Wieserman, USMC, 1944..

She paused for a second and more tears flowed. 'Two more, son, and we'll be done'

I almost didn't say anything, but, 'Yes, ma'am. Take your time.'

She looked confused.. 'Where's the Vietnam section, son? I seem to have lost my way.'

I pointed with my chin. 'That way, ma'am.'

'Oh!' she chuckled quietly. 'Son, me and old age ain't too friendly.'

She headed down the walk I'd pointed at. She stopped at a couple of stones before she found the ones she wanted. She placed a bunch on Larry Wieserman, USMC, 1968, and the last on Darrel Wieserman, USMC, 1970. She stood there and murmured a few words I still couldn't make out and more tears flowed.

'OK, son, I'm finished. Get me back to my car and you can go home.'

Yes, ma'am. If I may ask, were those your kinfolk?'

She paused. 'Yes, Donald Davidson was my father, Stephen was my uncle, Stanley was my husband, Larryand Darrel were our sons. All killed in action, all Marines.'

She stopped! Whether she had finished, or couldn't finish, I don't know. She made her way to her car, slowly and painfully.
I waited for a polite distance to come between us and then double-timed it over to Kevin, waiting by the car.

'Get to the 'Out' gate quick.. I have something I've got to do.'


Kevin started to say something, but saw the look I gave him. He broke the rules to get us there down the service road fast. We beat her. She hadn't made it around the rotunda yet.

'Kevin, stand at attention next to the gatepost. Follow my lead.' I humped it across the drive to the other post

When the Cadillac came puttering around from the hedges and began the short straight traverse to the gate, I called in my best gunny's voice: 'TehenHut! Present Haaaarms!'

I have to hand it to Kevin; he never blinked an eye--full dress attention and a salute that would make his DI proud.
She drove through that gate with two old worn-out soldiers giving her a send-off she deserved, for service rendered to her country, and for knowing duty, honor and sacrifice far beyond the realm of most.

I am not sure, but I think I saw a salute returned from that Cadillac.

Instead of 'The End,' just think of 'Taps.'

As a final thought on my part, let me share a favorite prayer: 'Lord, keep our servicemen and women safe, whether they serve at home or overseas. Hold them in your loving hands and protect them as they protect us.'

Let's all keep those currently serving and those who have gone before in our thoughts. They are the reason for the many freedoms we enjoy.

'In God We Trust.'

Sorry about your monitor; it made mine blurry too!

If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under!

   AMEN! Thank you so much, Dearest Judy!
 

 

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 05/20/14 - "THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR":

This is extremely powerful and very appropriate for Memorial Day. I'm sending it out early, thinking, thanking, and remembering my family and my friends who have taken the path.

THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR

Five minutes that is well worth your time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKqT0-3JV5E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    
Thanks so much, Dools!
 

 

  From My Friend, Justin (Hillsboro HS, IL - '02), of IL - 05/20/14:

You Can Learn a Lot About America From Each Stateís Internet Search History

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Justin! This is rather fascinating!
 

 

From My Friend, Scott, of UT - 05/20/14:

     BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Scott!
 
 

 

From My Niece, Celesta, of AZ - 05/21/14:   

  AMEN! Thanks, Celesta!
 
 

 

     From Me ('65) of NC - 05/21/14 - "Just Imagine...":

 
 
 

 

BONUS MARITIME CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://mrsmicawber.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweet-liberty-bracelet-pattern-tutorial.html - Sue's Sweet Liberty Beaded Crochet Bracelet - "Even Lady Liberty would want to wear this Sweet Liberty Beaded Crochet Bracelet! This crochet and bead bracelet pattern is the perfect patriotic accessory for a summer barbecue or fireworks display." - with tutorial!

http://www.mooglyblog.com/free-nautical-crochet-patterns/ - Nautical Crochet Patterns - "The nautical look is back in style, though itís so classic most would say it never left! ..." - a plethora of freebies!

http://imaginarywardrobe.blogspot.com/2008/08/life-belt.html - Riikkael's Mini Life Belts

 

BONUS MARITIME RECIPES:

http://www.annapolis-valley-vacation.com/maritime-recipes.html - Maritime Recipes - "Here is a collection of Maritime recipes popular in the Annapolis Valley. We, in the Maritimes are sometimes referred to as unique and so we also have some unique recipes. This is a good thing...."
 

 

FINALLY:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 05/21/14:

Teacher: Now, Sam, tell me frankly do you say prayers before eating?

Sam: No sir, I don't have to, my mom is a good cook.
 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: www.nnhs1964.com and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or nnhs64@cox.net.

   

 

PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/29/14

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11

   

 

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

                                   Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
     

 


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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home (address available upon request). Thanks!    
              


 

 

Son of a Son of a Sailor

Words and Music by Jimmy Buffett, 1978
(b. 25 Dec 1946)


ďI saw a picture of my grandfather after he had come back from a trip to Nova Scotia. He was born there but left when he was a young man
and didnít return until he was 84. He was standing on dock staring at an old sailing schooner, and the look on his face told the story of where he
had come from and where he had been. I have always been very proud of my heritage as a sailor and wrote this for the men who taught me the skills.Ē

- Jimmy


As the son of a son of a sailor
I went out on the sea for adventure
Expanding the view of the captain and crew
Like a man just released from indenture

As a dreamer of dreams and a traveliní man
I have chalked up many a mile
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks
And Iíve learned much from both of their styles

Son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor
Son of a gun load the last ton
One step ahead of the jailer

Now away in the near future, southeast of disorder
You can shake the hand of the mango man
As he greets you at the border

And the lady she hails from Trinidad
Island of the spices
Salt for your meat and cinnamon sweet
And the rum is for all your good vices

Haul the sheet in as we ride on the wind that our
Forefathers harnessed before us
Hear the bells ring as the tide rigging sings
Itís a son of a gun of a chorus

Where it all ends I canít fathom, my friends
If I knew, I might toss out my anchor
So Iíll cruise along always searchiní for songs
Not a lawyer, a thief or a banker

But a son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor
Son of a gun, load the last ton
One step ahead of the jailer
Iím just a son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor
The seaís in my veins, my tradition remains
Iím just glad I donít live in a trailer

 

 

"Son of a Son of a Sailor" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Flats/7732/buffet.html
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/09
Thanks, Dave!

"Son of a Son of a Sailor" lyrics courtesy of http://www.buffettworld.com/song-lyrics/sailor/#1
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/09
Thanks again, Dave!

National Maritime Day Image courtesy of http://www.mudvillegazette.com/milblogs/archives/2006/05/ - 05/21/09

Anchor clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars34.html - 05/21/09

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

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!

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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 http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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!

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

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