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05/22/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
National Maritime Day

“[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].”

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

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is National Maritime Day!

BONUS - - Jimmy Buffett - Son of a Sailor - Oct. 21, 2004





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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

25 -    The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57)
(deceased 04 Nov 2009);

26 -     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA;

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!



May 22, 1915 - Lassen Peak erupted with a powerful force, and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the contiguous US during the 20th century.

May 22, 1915 - Three trains collided in the Quintinshill rail disaster near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246; the accident was found to be the result of non-standard operating practices during a shift change at a busy junction.



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 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.




Saturday, May 22, 1965
- The 29th
White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, was born in Washington, D.C..

Saturday, May 22, 1965 - Journalist and politician John Cherry was born John Clifford Cherry in Kilcoy, Queensland, Australia.

Saturday, May 22, 1965 - Basketball player Fanis Christodoulou was born Theofanis Christodoulou (Θεοφάνης Χριστοδούλου) in Athens, Greece.

Saturday, May 22, 1965 - Singer-songwriter Catie Curtis was born, possibly in Maine.

Saturday, May 22, 1965 - Radio host Christopher Stone (b. Christopher Reynolds Stone on 19 Sept 1882 in England) died in England at the age of 82.


  From My Friend, Dan, of TX - 05/21/15:

“By emulating the Master, who endured temptations but ‘gave no heed unto them’, we, too, can live in a world filled with temptations ‘such as [are] common to man’. Of course, Jesus noticed the tremendous temptations that came to Him, but He did not process and reprocess them. Instead, he rejected them promptly. If we entertain temptations, soon they begin entertaining us.”

- Neal A. Maxwell
(06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004)

    Thanks so much, Major!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/21/15 - "13 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes":

This is neat. Take a look see. - 13 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

    GREAT TO KNOW! Thank you so much, Joan!


  From Tracy MacKeown Heath (Warwick HS - '77) of VA - 05/20/15:


ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Tracy!



    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 05/21/15:

  WORKS FOR ME! Thank you, Linda May!


  From Margaret Elmore Tolly ('58) of VA - 05/20/15:

  SO VERY TRUE! Thank you, Margaret!


    From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 05/21/15:

  Thanks, Catherine!


     From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY -

  Thanks so much, Evelyn! This is really just so adorable!


“Without him here, it is impossible to know how fast he will play it, approximately.

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/15/15 - "Phenomenal Photos (#7 in a series of 16)":

  How in the world do they get these photos? The patience must be incredible.....

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!



BONUS MARITIME CROCHET PATTERNS: - 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! - Nautical Crochet Patterns - "The nautical look is back in style, though it’s so classic most would say it never left! ..." - a plethora of freebies! - Riikkael's Mini Life Belts


BONUS MARITIME RECIPES: - 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...."



From - 05/21/15:

Trying to come to the aid of his dad, who was stopped by an officer for speeding, the mischievous child piped up, “Yeah? Well, if we were speeding, so were you!”


1. Wednesday, July 8, 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.

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 @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @ 


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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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Son of a Son of a Sailor

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

“I 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 didn’t 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.”

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 travelin’ man
I have chalked up many a mile
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks
And I’ve 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
It’s a son of a gun of a chorus

Where it all ends I can’t fathom, my friends
If I knew, I might toss out my anchor
So I’ll cruise along always searchin’ 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
I’m just a son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor
The sea’s in my veins, my tradition remains
I’m just glad I don’t live in a trailer



"Son of a Son of a Sailor" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/09
Thanks, Dave!

"Son of a Son of a Sailor" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/09
Thanks again, Dave!

National Maritime Day Image courtesy of - 05/21/09

Anchor clip art courtesy of - 05/21/09

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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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