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07/06/06 - NNHS Newsletter
John Paul Jo
259th Birthday

"It is by no means enough that an officer of the Navy should be a capable mariner. He must be that, of course, but also
a great deal more. He should be as well a gentleman of liberal education, refined manners, punctilious courtesy,
and the nicest sense of personal honor.

He should be the soul of tact, patience, justice, firmness, and charity. No meritorious act of a subordinate should escape
his attention or be left to pass without its reward, even if the reward is only a word of approval. Conversely, he should not
be blind to a single fault in any subordinate, though at the same time, he should be quick and unfailing to distinguish
error from malice, thoughtlessness from incompetence, and well meant shortcoming from heedless or stupid blunder."

- John Paul Jones
(6 July 1747 - 18 July 1792)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   When I realized that the anniversary of John Paul Jones' birth was approaching, I knew I had only one course of action, and that of course was to confer with Captain Spriggs:  

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/30/06 and 07/05/06 - "Re: July 6, 1747":

I am giving thought to some appropriate music.

May I assume that you already have images of JPJ's tomb in the crypt beneath the USNA Chapel?

Did I mention that I have a book dated 1907 which describes the search for and discovery of the lost gravesite in Paris, the excavations, the examination of the remains (with a photo of the amazingly preserved corpse), and the reinterment ceremonies at USNA on 24 April 1906 attended by President Roosevelt ... with photos?

....... OK, there is all kinds of Naval music out there, but we have heard it all before, and it would not be all that memorable, given that we are celebrating the birth of the Father of the United States Navy.

So, I thought we might do something more ... how shall I say? ... "ceremonial" in honor of the event.  I cobbled this file together from several separate files. Also, it is compiled for an official arrival of a Four Star Admiral, whereas, JPJ was a Captain, the highest rank then existing in the Continental Navy. Nevertheless, I feel that he certainly rates such side honors as these.

It was not until 16 July 1862, when David Glasgow Farragut was promoted to Rear Admiral, the first officer to hold that rank in the history of the U.S. Navy.

If you use it, you must warn the readers that the broad band MP3 Newsletter is very ... ahem ... percussive.

I will find something appropriate, but not nearly as cool, for the dial-up version.


   David, this is soooo cool - and so wonderfully appropriate!  You are such a super genius!  Thanks so much! I love it!

(The Quotation of the Day): A "No-Brainer" for any self-respecting USNA alumni. We had to learn this quotation (among scores of others) verbatim and repeat it on demand:

Source: (and worth a look, if you want to get an idea of the memorization load, even to this day):

As for the dial-up MIDI:

JPJ is buried in the crypt beneath the Naval Academy Chapel. Perhaps the Navy Hymn would be appropriate.


   OOOOH - how I love that one!  Thank you, Captain!  Nobody does it better!


  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 06/28/06 - "Living In The 1500s":

I thought you would like this...


The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the1500s:

These are interesting...

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water..

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying, It's raining cats and dogs.

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, Dirt poor. The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entranceway. Hence the saying a thresh hold.

(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over t he next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme, Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old..

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, bring home the bacon. They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat..

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer..

And that's the truth...Now, whoever said History was boring ! ! !

Educate someone. Share these facts with a friend

   Jamey Honey, I have always delighted in knowing these obscure gems!  Thanks so much for sharing this!


  From Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA - 06/29/06 - "Postcard from Buckroe":

Carol, did anyone mention that the 1956 postcard with NN beauties was in the April issue of Virginia Living magazine? I missed seeing it in April but one of the beauties,   Helen Avant, 1957 told me about it and I just happen to run across an issue. I'm sorry I am unable to scan it. This the postcard that also has    Evelyn Fryer (Fish), 1958 (of TX) and I think    Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL) had some discussion about some time ago about who had a copy of it. Hopefully some of our fellow Typhoons saw it in the magazine.
   So far, I've not been able to get my sticky mitts on that magazine issue, Evelyn.  I tried to find it online and got nowhere.  Several members of our group are possessed of Magical Abilities.  Perhaps they'll have more success.

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

Keep up the good work! I look forward to your newsletters every day!!!!!!!

Evelyn Casey Snead, 1957

   I prefer daily issues myself.  They're actually easier to prepare, in many ways.  Unfortunately, I haven't been able to do this lately........

   Thanks for your kind words, Evelyn!  They gave me quite a boost!


  From Bruce Sims ('56) of VA - 07/02/06 - "The World Situation another opinion":

A thought provoking message to read and pass along to any people
                you know who may want or need to see it. God Bless AMERICA on this
                4th of July and forever. Let me know how you like this.
                                 Your Friend: Bruce Sims

This is an excellent article.  Give yourself time to read it.  It's lengthy, but every word should be absorbed.  This attorney definitely knows where we stand...

  The World Situation

This essay began circulating back in mid-2004 under the title "THE WORLD SITUATION
- A LETTER TO MY SONS," with the following opening:

This was written by a retired attorney, to his sons, May 19,  2004.

Dear  Tom, Kevin, Kirby and Ted,

As  your father, I believe I owe it to you to share some thoughts on the present  world situation. We have over the years discussed a lot of important  things, like going to college, jobs and so forth.  But this really takes  precedence over any of those discussions.  I hope this might give you a longer term perspective that fewer and fewer of my generation are left to  speak to.  To be sure you understand that this is not politically  flavored, I will tell you that since Franklin D.  Roosevelt, who led us through pre and WWII (1933 - 1945)  up to and including our present President, I have without exception, supported  our presidents on all matters of international conflict.  This would include just naming a few in addition to President Roosevelt - WWII:   President Truman - Korean War 1950; President Kennedy Bay of Pigs (1961);  President Kennedy - Vietnam  (1961); eight presidents (5 Republican & 4 Democrat) during the cold war  (1945 - 1991); President Clinton's strikes on Bosnia (1995) and on Iraq  (1998).  So be sure you read this as completely non-political or otherwise you will miss the point.

Our country is now facing the most serious threat to its existence, as we know it, that we have faced in your lifetime and mine (which includes WWII).  The deadly seriousness is greatly compounded by the fact that there are very few  of us who think we can possibly lose this war and even fewer who realize what  losing really means.  First, let's examine a few  basics:

1.   When did the threat to us start?  Many will say September 11, 2001.   The answer as far as the United States is concerned is 1979,  22 years prior to September 2001, with the following attacks on us:

*  Iran Embassy Hostages,  1979;

*  Beirut, Lebanon Embassy  1983;

*  Beirut, Lebanon Marine Barracks  1983;

*  Lockerbie, Scotland Pan-Am flight to New York  1988;

*  First  New York World Trade  Center attack  1993;

*  Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Khobar Towers Military  complex 1996;

*  Nairobi, Kenya US Embassy  1998;

*  Dares Salaam,  Tanzania US  Embassy 1998;

*  Aden, Yemen USS Cole  2000;

*  New York World Trade Center 2001;

*  Pentagon 2001.

(Note that during the period from 1981 to 2001 there were 7,581 terrorist attacks  worldwide).

2.   Why were we attacked?  Envy of our position, our success, and our  freedoms.  The attacks happened during the administrations of Presidents  Carter, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2. We cannot fault either the  Republicans or Democrats as there were no provocations by any of the presidents or their immediate predecessors, Presidents Ford or  Carter.

3.   Who were the attackers?  In each case, the attacks on the  US were carried out by  Muslims.

4.   What is the Muslim population of the World?  25%.

5.   Isn't the Muslim Religion peaceful?  Hopefully, but that is really not material. There is no doubt that the predominately Christian population of Germany was peaceful, but under the dictatorial leadership of Hitler (who was also Christian), that made no difference.  You either went along with the administration or you were  eliminated.  There were 5 to 6 million Christians killed by the Nazis for political reasons (including 7,000 Polish priests).  (see <> )

Thus,  almost the same number of Christians were killed by the Nazis, as the six million holocaust Jews who were killed by them, and we seldom heard of  anything other than the Jewish atrocities. Although Hitler kept the world focused on the Jews, he had no hesitancy about killing anyone who got in his way of exterminating the Jews or of taking over the world - German, Christian or any others.

Same with the Muslim terrorists.  They focus the world on the US, but kill all in the way -- their own people or the Spanish, French or anyone else.  The point here is that  just like the peaceful Germans were of no protection to anyone from the Nazis,  no matter how many peaceful Muslims there may be, they are no protection for  us from the terrorist Muslim leaders and what they are fanatically bent on doing -- by their own pronouncements -- killing all of us "infidels." I don't blame the peaceful Muslims.  What would you do if the choice was shut up or die?

6.   So who are we at war with?  There is no way we can honestly respond that  it is anyone other than the Muslim terrorists.  Trying to be politically correct and avoid verbalizing this conclusion can well be fatal.  There is no way to win if you don't clearly recognize and articulate who you are fighting.

So with that background, now to the two major questions:

1.   Can we lose this war?

2.  What does losing really  mean?

If  we are to win, we must clearly answer these two pivotal  questions.

We can definitely lose this war, and as anomalous as it may sound, the major reason we can lose is that so many of us simply do not fathom the answer to the second question - What does losing mean?

It would appear that a great many of us think that losing the war means hanging our heads, bringing the troops home and going on about our business, like post Vietnam.  This is as far from the truth as one can get.  What losing really means is:

We would no longer be the premier country in the world.  The attacks will  not subside, but rather will steadily increase.  Remember, they want us dead, not just quiet.  If they had just wanted us quiet, they would not  have produced an increasing series of attacks against us, over the past 18 years.  The plan was clearly, for terrorist to attack us, until we were  neutered and submissive to them. We would of course have no future  support from other nations, for fear of reprisals and for the reason that they  would see, we are impotent and cannot help them.

They will pick off the other non-Muslim nations, one at a time.  It will be increasingly easier for them.  They already hold Spain hostage.  It doesn't matter whether it was right or wrong for Spain to withdraw its troops  from Iraq.  Spain did it because the Muslim terrorists bombed their train and told them to withdraw the troops.  Anything else they want Spain to do will be done.   Spain is finished.

The next will probably be France.  Our one hope on France is that they might see the light and realize that if we don't win, they are finished too, in that they  can't resist the Muslim terrorists without us.  However, it may already be too late for France.  France is already 20% Muslim and fading fast!

If we lose the war, our production, income, exports and way of life will all vanish as we know it. After losing, who would trade or deal with us, if  they were threatened by the Muslims.

If we can't stop the Muslims, how could anyone else?

The Muslims fully know what is riding on this war, and therefore are completely committed to winning, at any cost.  We better know it too and be likewise committed to winning at any cost.

Why do I go on at such lengths about the results of losing?  Simple.  Until we recognize the costs of losing, we cannot unite and really put 100% of  our thoughts and efforts into winning.  And it is going to take that 100% effort to win.

So, how can we lose the war?

Again, the answer is simple.  We can lose the war by "imploding." That is, defeating ourselves by refusing to recognize the enemy and their purpose, and really digging in and lending full support to the war effort.  If we are united, there is no way that we can lose.  If we continue to be divided, there is no way that we can win!

Let me give you a few examples of how we simply don't comprehend the life and death seriousness of this situation.

President Bush selects Norman Mineta as Secretary of Transportation.  Although all of the terrorist attacks were committed by Muslim men between 17 and 40 years of age, Secretary Mineta refuses to allow profiling.  Does that sound like we are taking this thing seriously?  This is war!  For the duration, we are going to have to give up some of the civil rights we have  become accustomed to. We had better be prepared to lose some of our  civil rights temporarily or we will most certainly lose all of them permanently.

And don't worry that it is a slippery slope.  We gave up plenty of civil rights during WWII, and immediately restored them after the victory and in fact added many more since then.

Do I blame President Bush or President Clinton before him?

No, I blame us for blithely assuming we can maintain all of our Political Correctness, and all of our civil rights during this conflict and have a clean, lawful, honorable war.  None of those words apply to war.  Get them out of your head.

Some have gone so far in their criticism of the war and/or the Administration that  it almost seems they would literally like to see us lose.  I hasten to add that this isn't because they are disloyal.  It is because they just don't recognize what losing means.  Nevertheless, that conduct gives the impression to the enemy that we are divided and weakening.  It concerns our friends, and it does great damage to our cause.

Of  more recent vintage, the uproar fueled by the politicians and media regarding the treatment of some prisoners of war, perhaps exemplifies best what I am saying. We have recently had an issue, involving the treatment of a few Muslim prisoners of war, by a small group of our military police. These  are the type prisoners who just a few months ago were throwing their own  people off buildings, cutting off their hands, cutting out their tongues and  otherwise murdering their own people just for disagreeing with Saddam Hussein.

And just a few years ago these same type prisoners chemically killed 400,000 of their own people for the same reason.  They are also the same type enemy fighters, who recently were burning Americans, and dragging their charred corpses through the streets of Iraq.

And still more recently, the same type enemy that was and is providing videos to all news sources internationally, of the beheading of American prisoners they held.

Compare this with some of our press and politicians, who for several days have thought  and talked about nothing else but the "humiliating" of some Muslim prisoners  -- not burning them, not dragging their charred corpses through the streets,  not beheading them, but "humiliating" them.

Can this be for real?

The  politicians and pundits have even talked of impeachment of the Secretary of Defense.  If this doesn't show the complete lack of comprehension and understanding of the seriousness of the enemy we are fighting, the life and  death struggle we are in and the disastrous results of losing this war, nothing can.

To bring our country to a virtual political standstill over this prisoner issue makes us look like Nero playing his fiddle as Rome burned -- totally oblivious to what is going on in the real world. Neither we, nor any other country, can survive this internal strife.  Again I say, this does not mean that some of our politicians or media people are disloyal.  It simply means that  they are absolutely oblivious to the magnitude, of the situation we are in and  into which the Muslim terrorists have been pushing us, for many years.

Remember,  the Muslim terrorists stated goal is to kill all infidels!  That  translates into ALL non-Muslims -- not just in the United States,  but throughout the world.

We are the last bastion of defense.

We have been criticized for many years as being 'arrogant.' That charge is valid  in at least one respect.  We are arrogant in that we believe that we are  so good, powerful and smart, that we can win the hearts and minds of all those  who attack us, and that with both hands tied behind our back, we can defeat  anything bad in the world!

We can't!

If we don't recognize this, our nation as we know it will not survive, and no  other free country in the world will survive if we are  defeated.

And finally, name any Muslim countries throughout the world that allow freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, equal rights for anyone -- let alone everyone, equal status or any status for women, or that have been productive in one single way that contributes to the good of  the world.

This has been a long way of saying that we must be united on this war or we will be equated in the history books to the self-inflicted fall of the Roman Empire.  If, that is, the Muslim leaders will allow history books to be written or read.

If we don't win this war right now, keep a close eye on how the Muslims take over France in the next 5 years or less.  They will continue to increase the Muslim population of  France and continue to encroach little by little, on the established French traditions.  The French will be fighting among themselves, over what should or should not be done, which  will continue to weaken them and keep them from any united resolve.   Doesn't that sound eerily familiar?

Democracies don't have their freedoms taken away from them by some external military  force. Instead, they give their freedoms away, politically correct piece  by politically correct piece.

And they are giving those freedoms away to those who have shown, worldwide, that they abhor freedom and will not apply it to you or even to themselves, once they are in power.

They have universally shown that when they have taken over, they then start brutally killing each other over who will be the few who control the  masses.  Will we ever stop hearing from the politically correct, about  the "peaceful Muslims"?

I close on a hopeful note, by repeating what I said above.  If we are united, there is no way that we can lose.  I hope now after the election,  the factions in our country will begin to focus on the critical situation we  are in, and will unite to save our country.  It is your future we are  talking about!  Do whatever you can to preserve it.

After reading the above, we all must do this not only for ourselves, but our children, our grandchildren, our country and the world.

Whether Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal and that includes the Politicians and media of our country and the free world!

Please forward this to any you feel may want, or NEED to read it.  Our "leaders"  in Congress ought to read it, too.

There are those that find fault with our country, but it is obvious to anyone who truly thinks through this, that we must UNITE!

   Thank you, Bruce!  I had seen this letter when it first began circulating, but had long since misplaced it.

   If there is anyone out there who hasn't realized my views before now, I can only assume you've only recently joined us.  I used to "keep still", but as time passes, I seem to become more and more outspoken.  I think it's a hormonal imbalance........


  From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD (I think...) - 07/03/06 - "Miss T. Bell":

Hi Carol and Friends.

I wonder if anyone finds themselves reverting to things from the past when they need to refresh the mind and drum up enthusiasm for changing futures? Well, I do. I did something my children would never have thought I would. I bought a tasteful (note the need to say tasteful) Tinker Bell sticker for the back of my car window!! (She was part of the PPAA) I am adamant about having car windows spotless and no stickers of any type on a car. What has happened to me? I was thinking of happier times while buying my daughter a present and saw the Tink Bell sticker. Bought it on the spot. I am also going to add a 221 B sticker somewhere. That will be it, probably....

Don't suppose there is an aardvark sticker anywhere or a paw print sticker? These talismans evoke very happy memories for me.

     I'm afraid this is as close as I can come to that, Frances.  Surely there's a Stickers-R-Us firm somewhere which could custom-make you one or two???

   But I personally collect and assemble old memorabilia from my past on a regular basis - and always have!  If I can't find the originals, I'll accept any reasonably close facsimiles!  And even though our greatest delight is in people, not things, they nevertheless bring me great joy - probably because they evoke warmest memories of the people I love!




I enjoyed the comments about Bishop Fulton Sheen. I did not know what a Bishop was at the time. He was so handsome, so dashing in that cape. I only knew I was captivated by the man and his message. I am grateful someone brought his memory to our attention.

Frances Goodson Wang

   Life is strange with its twists and turns, n'est pas?

   Thanks, Lady!  Take care of yourself!


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 07/04/06 - "Dear Carol, Always thinking of you, Take Time To Smell The ROSES":

Dear Carol,

Always thinking of you. A picture is worth a Thousand words. Have a Happy and safe 4th of July to you and your Family,

Your Friend, Herbie

   Herbie, you Sweetie-Pie!!! What a perfect image of your favorite motto!  Thanks so much!

    And I assure you, I've been enjoying roses and a-goofing off a-plenty this week!  I've had company and cooked lotsa food and scrapbooked and crocheted and pigged-out on old movies on television.

   As a matter of fact, I have several friends coming over this afternoon for a Creative Memories class.

   And there were ten of us gathered here in this tiny little house for a pot-luck Fourth supper.  Seven of them left after that to try to watch the magnificent Independence Day celebrations and fireworks at Ft. Bragg, but security was so tight this year due to President Bush's visit that only the carload with military ID's actually made it on base.

   But it was altogether a joyous day.  We spent the afternoon watching "1776" (1972).  A dear friend gave me the restored director's cut of that vastly under-watched movie on DVD three years ago, and it is one of my most cherished possessions. 

   I hope your holiday was as wonderful!

   Thanks again, Herbie Darlin'!


 From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 07/04/06 - "Reunion Pictures":


I am attaching a picture that I took of the members of the Class of 1961 that went on the trip to NNHS on Saturday. They are sitting on the bleachers.  Unfortunately,  I cropped around the people and therefore the size will no longer conform to a standard 4 x 6 printing.

   WOWZERONI!!!    That's not a problem at all, Edna!  I would have done the same thing myself! 

(I can identify about ten of these people myself, but I've not yet attached a caption.) Fred Mays ('60) of VA and Bobby Frank ('61) of VA Robert Buchan ('61) of VA; Leslie Frank (Bobby Frank's wife) of VA, Elizabeth Buchan of VA _____ _____ , Steve Thomas ('61): Nancy Staton Thomas ('61), Patricia Underwood (Horace's wife)  
Horace Underwood ('61) and Jim Elliott ('61) of AK Dancing! Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL; Joe Madagan ('57) of FL; and Bob Whitestone ( Judi Hawley Whitestone's husband) Judi Hawley Whitestone ('61) and Mack Hill ('61); BACKGROUND: Jack Harrison ('61) of VA  
SEATED: _____ _____; Libby Blechman David ('61) of VA; and Rochelle Leifer _____ ('61); STANDING IN BACKGROUND: Jack Harrison ('61) of VA; Charles Parrott (husband of Jo Ann Houston Parrott) of NC; _____ _____; and Judi Hawley Whitestone ('61) Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) of VA; Libby Blechman David ('61) of VA; Joe Madagan ('57) of FL; Judith Mathews Swyndle ('61) Jack Harrison ('61) of VA and Charles Parrott (husband of Jo Ann Houston Parrott) of NC Marsha Stevens (significant other of Roy Parrish); _____ _____; and Davis Wright ('61)  

   Thanks so much, Edna!

   These are now posted here:

   And of course we welcome any help in further identifying the individuals - and their married names and
current states of residence - pictured.

  From Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA - 07/05/06:


Will you please add my birthday - March 5th - and email address -  - to Class of 65 listing.

Thanks, Jeanie Scruggs Anderson

   Why, I'd be glad to do that, Miss Jeanie!

   And I changed your address on the (usually) hidden mailing lists, too.  Thanks, Lady!


  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA to us - 07/05/06 - "Worth Remembering":

Via    Rip (Collins - '65 - of TN)!

Worth Remembering

This type is in red - for a reason?

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American G. I.

One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.


   Strangely, I'd never thought of it in just that way.  Thank you, Wayne Honey - and Rip Precious!


  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/06/06 - "donation":

Hi Carol,
Would you send me the email address for PayPal donations to the NNHS website?
Christine Wilson Starkman '68

   Yes, ma'am!  That would be  And thank you, Chris! 


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/20/06 - "ATTENTION ALL CLASS

If you will require lodging, we have reserved a block of 15 rooms at the Point Plaza, 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News VA, for Saturday night, October 14th, at a special NNHS rate of $79 (Standard) or $99 (Suite) plus 12.5% tax. You must make your reservation NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2006. Call 1-757-599-4460 or 1-800-841-1112. In order to receive the special rate, you must clearly say "NNHS Class of 1964 Birthday Celebration" when making the reservation. Because of this requirement, it is recommended that you DO NOT make your reservation over the Internet.

   Thank you, David!  Y'all have fun!



   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:


The Great Open Reunion sponsored by the NNHS Class of 1966
in honor of their graduation 40 years ago
will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM at RJs Restaurant, 12743 Jefferson Avenue, NN, VA.

September 30, 2006, meet at 11:00 AM at Newport News High School (now Huntington Hall) for a tour of the high school and gym.
Parking is available next to the gym on Huntington Avenue.

Saturday, September 30, 2006 from 7:00 PM to midnight,,
the grand affair will be held at Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA, 757-599-4460.

NTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at

The 60th Birthday Celebration
for Members of the NNHS Class of 1964
will be held
on Saturday, October 14, 2006,
7:00 - 11:00 PM at Spirit Events, 12672 Patrick Henry Drive,
Newport News, VA 23602.


We all agree that the Class of 1964 throws the best parties, and we really were flattered that so many members of other classes attended our 40-year Reunion.  However, the Committee chose to invite only members of the Class of 1964 to our 60th Birthday Celebration.

But, the good news for all you High School Reunion "Junkies" out there is that you can look forward to our 45-year Reunion in 2009.

CONTACT Dave Spriggs at

The Grand 50-year Reunion
of the NNHS Class of 1956
will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA from 6:00 PM 11:00 PM.
Cost is $56.00 per person, reservations required by Aug. 1.

On Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 7:00 PM, a casual get-together will be held in a Hospitality Room, Country Inn & Suites on Route 17, Newport News, for all classmates
who wish to attend. 

CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at
or 757-868-1111

"Dinner" Planning Meetings for
The Class of 1962!

They would love to have as many of their classmates as possible to participate in the future as they plan the details of their upcoming 45-Year Reunion!!  Please plan to join them at their next meeting.

If you did not receive an announcement, they do not have your address. 
Please email Pat Floyd Pride at
or Brenda Amos Williams at

for directions, and so that you can stay in touch

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:



   We're running more than a bit long today, but there's more to come next time from    Paula Sturtevant Comstock ('62) of TX, John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA,
    Al Simms ('60) of VA,    Doug Nelson ('64) of VA, and    Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - and hopefully YOU!

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Admiral Side Honors and Gun Salute

"Admiral Side Honors and Gun Salute" mp3 prepared for us by Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64), USNA ('69) of VA - 06/30/06
Thank you so much, David!

As for the dial-up MIDI:

JPJ is buried in the crypt beneath the Naval Academy Chapel.
Perhaps the Navy Hymn would be appropriate:

Thank you again, Sir!

First Image of John Paul Jones courtesy of - 07/05/06

Second Image of John Paul Jones courtesy of - 07/05/06

Third Image of John Paul Jones courtesy of - 07/05/06

Image of John Paul Jones' Sarcophagus at the United States Naval Academy courtesy of - 07/05/06

Navy Flag Image used to create Divider Lines courtesy of 
once again at the suggestion of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64), USNA ('69) of VA - 06/29/04
Thanks once more, David! And those four gold bars are for you, Captain.

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Twirling Dollar Bill clip art courtesy of - 09/01/05

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