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05/24/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Sink the Bismarck!

“We pass alert and cautious o'er your grave
Now three years old. A thousand friends and more
A thousand fathoms deep. I humbly crave
Forgiveness for my tears; my heart is sore.
What blessed hopes would I not now forswear,
Deny my faith, distort the desperate truth,
If, by some miracle, the sounding gear
Could echo up the voices of your youth.
Rage on, ensanquined seas; hurl un your heads
The ancient curse on sailors yet unborn.
Not all the storms in Hell can rock the beds
of Hood's great company. No more I'll mourn
For now we know no sailor ever dies.
We pass right on. 'All's well', her echo cries.”

March 17, 1924 - HMS Hood 1940 -Schlachtschiff Bismarck
- Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Lieutenant Steegman, 1944 (former Hood crewman)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today theme is simply a natural choice for today.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KecIdlEAKhU - Johnny Horton - Sink the Bismarck!


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sink_the_Bismark_%28song%29:

"Sink the Bismark" (later "Sink the Bismarck") is a song, written by country music singer Johnny Horton and Tillman Franks, based on the pursuit and eventual sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941, during World War II. Horton released this song in 1960, where it reached #3 on the charts. Bismark is a common misspelling of the German battleship and Otto von Bismarck. The song's title was corrected for later releases of the song. It was inspired by the 1960 movie Sink the Bismarck!. While the song was used in U.S. theater trailers for the film, it was not used in the film itself.


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hood_%2851%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_battleship_Bismarck


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

30 -   Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL AND   Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA;

31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND    JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND  Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA AND   Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


TODAY IN WWII:

May 24, 1941 - In the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sank the then pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood. Of the 1,418 crew, only three men (Ted Briggs (1923–2008), Robert Ernest Tilburn (1921–1995) and William John Dundas (1921–1965) survived;[32] they were rescued about two and a half hours after the sinking by the destroyer HMS Electra.

May 24, 1943 - Holocaust: Josef Mengele, known as "the Angel of Death," became the chief medical officer of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

May 24, 1943 - German Admiral Dönitz ordered a halt to sub warfare due to heavy losses to the Axis since March.
 

 

TODAY IN 1964:

Saturday, May 24, 1964 - Runner Liz McColgan was born Elizabeth Lynch in Dundee, Scotland.

Saturday, May 24, 1964 - Swimmer Adrian Moorhouse was born Adrian David Moorhouse in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in Northern England.

Saturday, May 24, 1964 - Boxer Isidro Pérez was born in Guerrero, Mexico. He was reported to have died in Mexico in January 2013.

Saturday, May 24, 1964 - Ice hockey player and manager Pat Verbeek was born Patrick Martin Verbeek in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.


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 Me ('65) of NC - 05/23/14:

   
 
 


From My Friend, Ed, of NC - 05/23/14 - "In the Blink of an Eye...":

  AMEN! Thanks, Ed!
 
 


BONUS SINK KNIT PATTERN:


Everything But The Kitchen Sink Hat - "This hat is double layered so as to be non-itchy (cotton/modal inner layer) and warm (wool/alpaca outer layer) with earflaps. It includes a ponytail slot to tame your hair, and a brim to shade your eyes. You can button the ponytail slot closed and flip up the brim if preferred. The following techniques are used: knit, purl, increasing, decreasing, short rows, knitting flat, and knitting in the round." - $1.99


BONUS BISMARCK RECIPE:

Bismarck


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 05/23/13:

Q: What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is 24 hours a day/seven days a week?

A: A widow. 


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
 


THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

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. Thanks!    
             


Sink the Bismarck

Written by Johnny Horton (30 Apr 1925 - 05 Nov 1960) and Tillman Franks (29 Sept 1920 – 26 Oct 2006)

Recorded by
Johnny Horton, 1960
(30 Apr 1925 - 05 Nov 1960)


In May of nineteen forty-one the war had just begun
The Germans had the biggest ship that had the biggest guns
The Bismarck was the fastest ship that ever sailed the seas
On her deck were guns as big as steers and shells as big as trees

Out of the cold and foggy night came the British ship the Hood
And ev'ry British seaman, he knew and understood
They had to sink the Bismarck, the terror of the sea
Stop those guns as big as steers and those shells as big as trees

We'll find that German battleship that's makin' such a fuss
We gotta sink the Bismarck 'cause the world depends on us
Hit the decks a-runnin' boys and spin those guns around
When we find the Bismarck we gotta cut her down

The Hood found the Bismarck and on that fatal day
The Bismarck started firin' fifteen miles away
We gotta sink the Bismarck was the battle sound
But when the smoke had cleared away
The mighty Hood went down

For six long days and weary nights they tried to find her trail
Churchill told the people "Put ev'ry ship a-sail"
'Cause somewhere on that ocean I know she's gotta be
We gotta sink the Bismarck to the bottom of the sea

We'll find that German battleship that's makin' such a fuss
We gotta sink the Bismarck 'cause the world depends on us
Hit the decks a-runnin' boys and spin those guns around
When we find the Bismarck we gotta cut her down

The fog was gone on the seventh day and they saw the mornin' sun
Ten hours away from homeland the Bismarck made its' run
The admiral of the British fleet said "Turn those bows around"
We found that German battleship and we're gonna cut her down

The British guns were aimed and the shells were comin' fast
The first shell hit the Bismarck, they knew she couldn't last
That mighty German battleship is just a memory
"Sink the Bismarck" was the battle cry that shook the seven seas

We found that German battleship was makin' such a fuss
We had to sink the Bismarck 'cause the world depends on us
We hit the decks a-runnin' and we spun those guns around
Yeah, we found the mighty Bismarck and then we cut her down

We found that German battleship was makin' such a fuss
We had to sink the Bismarck 'cause the world depends on us
We hit the decks a-runnin' and we spun those guns around
We found the mighty Bismarck and then we cut her down


"Sink the Bismarck" midi courtesy of http://classicwarmovies.com/bismarck.html - 05/24/10

"Sink the Bismarck" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricstime.com/johnny-horton-sink-the-bismark-lyrics.html - 05/24/10

Image (03/17/24) of HMS Hood courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hood_%2851%29 - 05/24/10

Image (1940) of Schlachtschiff Bismarck courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_battleship_Bismarck - 05/24/10

Aqua Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://pub29.bravenet.com/resources/clipart/index.php?search=category&category=12&cp=5 - 06/01/04

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!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12

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