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05/26/15 - NNHS Newsletter - John Wayne's 108th Birthday

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean.
It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.”

“I never have really become accustomed to the 'John.' Nobody ever really calls me John... I've always been Duke
or Marion or John Wayne. It's a name that goes well together, and it's like one word - John Wayne.”


- John Wayne
(26 May 1907 - 11 June 1979)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   It's always a good thing to remember John Wayne.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjEJTbf7mWQ - John Wayne Doing the Jitterbug - Clip from The Fighting Seabees (1944)

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHVSCribt3U - John Wayne - Introduction to Gunsmoke, 1955

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JUfOIglaSc&NR=1 - John Wayne IS The Last Shootist, 1975

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sekHkR5BKOY - John Wayne - America: Why I Love Her

BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dW8UAAKo0I - John Wayne's 100th Birthday Celebration at the Newport Beach Film Festival, 2007


HOMEWORK:

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

http://www.johnwayne.com/

http://www.jwplace.com/

http://www.jwayne.com/biography.shtml


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

01 - Dawn _____ Yevak of VA;

02 -     Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA  AND    Linda Booth Reed ('63) AND Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA!   

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

May 25, 1865 - American Civil War: the Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, was the last full general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

May 26, 1940 - U.S. President Roosevelt made a radio appeal to the Red Cross due to the dire straits of Belgian and French civilians.

May 26, 1940 - Battle of Dunkirk – In France, Allied forces began a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France. The evacuation was known as Operation Dynamo.

May 26, 1940 - The Siege of Calais ended with the surrender of the British and French garrison.

May 26, 1942 - The Battle of Bir Hakeim (also known as the Battle of Gazala) began.

May 26, 1952 - The borders between East and West Germany and between East Germany and West Berlin were closed. The border between East and West Berlin remained open. 


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Wednesday, May 26, 1965
- Television host
Hazel Irvine was born in St Andrews, Scotland.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/23/15:

“What matters most is what lasts longest.

- M. Russell Ballard
(b. 08 Oct 1928)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


      From Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 05/23/15 and 05/24/15 - "    Elton Bennett (Class of June 1947)":

http://www.wjsmithandson.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/12011/id/3119434

   Thanks so much, Albert! I had just finished Elton's Memorial Edition when your note arrived.

I had know Elton for almost 50 years, a really good man!

Thanks for all you do. Peace, Albert

   Thanks again, Albert! You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your friend. I never had the pleasure of knowing Elton, but as sometimes happens (actually, rather rarely) when I'm preparing these Memorial Editions, I began to feel a strong affinity for this fine man.
 

     I quite nearly posted this image of Elton with the other Typhoon members of The Greatest Generation two days ago. I will resist the urge to do so no longer.
June 1947 Anchor, p. 85
 


          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of LA (soon to be TX) - 05/06/15 and 05/21/15:

My     Laura (Adams Harty - Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) did an outstanding job with that dress. Really super. She was in a whole other league of period accuracy compared to just about every other female living historian there. Great job, Sugar!

Finally took a moment to post these from 151st Battle of Marks' Mill, AR.

This was originally a crushing Confederate victory against MG Steele. At any rate look it up if you want to know the history.

http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=1135

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Marks%27_Mills 

We represented (all three of us!) BG JO SHELBY'S 'Iron Brigade' - 4th Missouri CAV. Laura made my shell jacket and this is the first event I wore it!
 

         
         

  
WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Brent!
These are incredible images - as are Laura's sewing skills! I consider myself an expert seamstress, but I must concede she has me beat! Great job, both of you!


From My Friend, Tammy, of NC (soon to be Northern VA) - 05/25/15 - "Military Holiday 101":
 

  EXACTLY! Thank you so much, Tammy!
 
 


    From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 05/22/15 - "Too Busy for a Friend?":
 

This is so simple but very powerful!
 
http://www.kindspring.org/story/view.php?sid=14894

     Thank you so much, Catherine!

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.

Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down.

It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.

That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual.

On Monday she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling. "Really?" she heard whispered. "I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!" and, "I didn't know others liked me so much." were most of the comments.

No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn't matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another. That group of students moved on.

Several years later, one of the students was killed in Vietnam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student. She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so handsome, so mature.

The church was packed with his friends. One by one those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin.

As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to her. "Were you Mark's math teacher?" he asked. She nodded: "yes." Then he said: "Mark talked about you a lot."

After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates went together to a luncheon. Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.

"We want to show you something," his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket. "They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it."

Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. The teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each of Mark's classmates had said about him.

"Thank you so much for doing that," Mark's mother said. "As you can see, Mark treasured it."

All of Mark's former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, "I still have my list. It's in the top drawer of my desk at home."

Chuck's wife said, "Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album."

"I have mine too," Marilyn said. "It's in my diary."

Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group "I carry this with me at all times," Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: "I think we all saved our lists."

That's when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.

- Author Unknown

- See more at: http://www.kindspring.org/story/view.php?sid=14894#sthash.nC9S23hM.dpuf
One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.

Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down.

It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.

That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual.

On Monday she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling. "Really?" she heard whispered. "I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!" and, "I didn't know others liked me so much." were most of the comments.

No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn't matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another. That group of students moved on.

Several years later, one of the students was killed in Vietnam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student. She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so handsome, so mature.

The church was packed with his friends. One by one those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin.

As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to her. "Were you Mark's math teacher?" he asked. She nodded: "yes." Then he said: "Mark talked about you a lot."

After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates went together to a luncheon. Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.

"We want to show you something," his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket. "They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it."

Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. The teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each of Mark's classmates had said about him.

"Thank you so much for doing that," Mark's mother said. "As you can see, Mark treasured it."

All of Mark's former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, "I still have my list. It's in the top drawer of my desk at home."

Chuck's wife said, "Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album."

"I have mine too," Marilyn said. "It's in my diary."

Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group "I carry this with me at all times," Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: "I think we all saved our lists."

That's when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.

- Author Unknown

- See more at: http://www.kindspring.org/story/view.php?sid=14894#sthash.nC9S23hM.dpuf
http://www.truthorfiction.com/markeklund/ - Truth!


    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 05/25/15 - "Smiles":

      GOOD PLAN! Thanks, Linda May!
 
 


“Serkin was so sick he almost died for three days.

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar
1985)


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/15/15 - "Phenomenal Photos (#11 in a series of 29)":

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

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!

 
 


BONUS JOHN WAYNE CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.cuddleup-creations.net/John-Wayne-Crochet-Pattern_p_8465.html - John Wayne Graph Pattern - not free, but $9.99


BONUS JOHN WAYNE RECIPES:

http://www.cooksinfo.com/john-wayne-casserole-recipe - John Wayne's Casserole Recipe - "This recipe was contributed by the American actor John Wayne in his last year, 1979, to a cookbook raising money for cancer. There has since emerged another casserole named 'John Wayne', but this is the original recipe, without beef in it. (See encyclopedia page on the casserole for the history of both versions.)"

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2014/06/john-wayne-casserole-beef-and-biscuit-casserole.html - John Wayne Beef and Biscuit Casserole

http://www.food.com/recipe/john-wayne-casserole-500323 - TWO John Wayne Recipes: Casserole PLUS Green Chilie Squares!


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 05/25/15:

Two eggs, a sausage, and a pancake walked into a bar.

The bartender said, "Sorry, we don't serve breakfast."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
 
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 @ brothersbc@msn.com or Pauline Collins Shofner @ pcshofner@verizon.net
http://nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1965/50-Year-Reunion-Letter-2015.docx 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/21/15

BLOG:

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



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

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802
 


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!    
             


Ballad of the Green Berets

Written and Performed by Sgt. Barry Sadler


Fighting soldiers from the sky
Fearless men who jump and die
Men who mean just what they say
The brave men of the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Trained to live, off nature's land
Trained in combat, hand to hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage deep, from the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Back at home a young wife waits
Her Green Beret has met his fate
He has died for those oppressed
Leaving her this last request

Put silver wings on my son's chest
Make him one of America's best
He'll be a man they'll test one day
Have him win the Green Beret


"Ballad of the Green Berets" midi courtesy of http://www.brownielocks.com/balladofgreenberets.html - 05/26/07

"Ballad of the Green Berets" lyrics courtesy of http://greenberetcd.com/ballad.html - 05/26/07

First John Wayne Image courtesy of http://www.things-and-other-stuff.com/faq/whatsells.htm - 05/26/07

Second John Wayne Image courtesy of http://tonova.typepad.com/thesuddencurve/current_affairs/index.html - 05/26/07

Gold Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars10.html - 05/26/07

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!!

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!

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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