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07/06/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
John Paul Jones' 262nd Birthday

“Where men of fine feeling are concerned there is seldom misunderstanding.”

 - John Paul Jones, Letter to the Marquis de Lafayette. May 1, 1779
(6 July 1747 - 18 July 1792)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We observe this day each year that it is possible to do so:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/07-06-06-NNHS-John-Paul-Jones-259th-Birthday.html - (147 kb MP3 version - "Admiral Side Honors and Gun Salute")

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/07-06-06-NNHS-B-John-Paul-Jones-259th-B-Day.html - (regular version - "The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save")

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/07-06-07-NNHS-John-Paul-Jones-260th-Birthday.html - (147 kb MP3 version - "Admiral Side Honors and Gun Salute")

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/07-06-07-NNHS-B-John-Paul-Jones-260th-B-Day.html - (regular version - "The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save")

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/07-06-08-NNHS-John-Paul-Jones-261st-Birthday.html - (regular version - "The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save")

   Once again, I'm only issuing a single newsletter this year, but if your computer will allow you, please do check out the great mp3 sound file, "Admiral Side Honors and Gun Salute" prepared for us on 06/30/06 by        Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64), USNA ('69) of VAThanks again, Captain!

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqhf1s64rck -  John Paul Jones' attack on the British town of Whitehaven during the American Revolution - The narration on this video somehow this sounds like a robot reading underwater, but the details are nonetheless interesting history.

BONUS #2 -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnm-4kSLKdI - The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father (Strong to Save) - Sea Chanters chorus of the US Navy Band

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB25pp9HaDc - Navy Hymn Tribute

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iu8y2pvuRg - The Navy Hymn - United States Naval Academy Mens Glee Club visits San Antonio, TX, 2008


HOMEWORK:

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

http://www.answers.com/topic/john-paul-jones

http://www.2020site.org/pauljones/index.html

http://www.seacoastnh.com/Maritime_History/John_Paul_Jones/John_Paul_Jones/

http://www.geocities.com/capitolhill/lobby/3020/jones.html


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND    Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

09 -   the late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (deceased 08/20/06) AND    Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL;

11 - Bobby Maddy ('57);

   Plaxo informed me this morning that this day would also be     Aretie Gallins Patterson's ('59 - of TN) birthday, but the last time they informed me of an upcoming birthday, it was a Big Fat Whopper, so if you could confirm or deny, Aretie, that would be lovely!

13 - James Stidham ('57)!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


    From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 07/05/09 - "new information":

Hello Carol,

We have just moved back to Virginia after a 3-1/2 year "retirement trial run" in Huntsville, AL.

After spending more time in Virginia and on the road than we were in Huntsville, we decided it was time to move back "home".   So we sold the house and moved to Smithfield in June.

Our new information is:  111 Turnberry, Smithfield, VA 23430, (757) 357-6277. e/m tnsjones@charter.net.  It is also okay that you post this information on your web site.

We look forward to being closer to our families and friends.

I have just finished catching up on the last 3 weeks of your newsletters and have enjoyed reading them, and the work you put forward is much appreciated.

Thank you,

Susie Overton Jones
Class of '63

   Congratulations on your move back to The Sacred Soil of Virginia, Susie! Thanks for letting us know!

    I've changed your information, plus did a long overdue massive update of the Contact Page for the Class of 1963:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html 

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-list.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-1963-to-1965.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-ALL.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1963.html


From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09 - "AARP Questions and Answers":

Questions And Answers From An AARP Forum

Q:   Where can men over the age of 60 find younger, sexy women who are interested in them?
A:   Try a bookstore under fiction.
Q:   What can a man do while his wife is going through menopause?
A:   Keep busy. If you're handy with tools, you can finish the basement.  When you are done you will have a place to live.
Q:   Someone has told me that menopause is mentioned in the Bible. Is that true? Where can it be found?
A:   Yes. Matthew 14:92: 'And Mary rode Joseph's ass all the way to  Egypt .'
Q:   How can you increase the heart rate of your 60+ year old husband?
A:   Tell him you're pregnant.
Q:  How can you avoid wrinkles, that terrible curse of the elderly?
A:   Take off your glasses.
Q:   Seriously! What can I do for these crow's feet and all those wrinkles on my face?
A:   Go braless It will usually pull them out.
Q:   Why should 60+ year old people use valet parking?
A:   Valets don't forget where they park your car.
Q:   Is it common for 60+ year olds to have problems with short term memory storage?
A:  Storing memory is not a problem, retrieving it is a problem.
Q:   As people age, do they sleep more soundly?
A:   Yes, but usually in the afternoon.
Q:   Where should 60+ year olds look for eye glasses?
A:   On their foreheads.
Q:   What is the most common remark made by 60+ year olds when they enter antique stores?
A:   'Gosh, I remember these.

Smile, You've still got your sense of humor, right ?

      Thanks, Domi - how painfully true! And speaking of The Joys of Aging.....


From ArcaMax.com Jokes - 07/05/09:

A Mother at 65!

With the help of a fertility specialist, a 65 year old woman has a baby.

All her relatives come to visit and meet the newest member of their family.

When they ask to see the baby, the 65 year old mother says "Not yet."

A little later they ask to see the baby again.

Again the mother says "Not yet."

Finally they say, "When can we see the baby?"

And the mother says, "When the baby cries."

And they ask, "Why do we have to wait until the baby cries?"

The new mother says, "because I forgot where I put it."


ALERTS:

1.   From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

Attached is the two-sided brochure.... It has an order form on it. All former CNC students (whether or not they got a degree from CNC) can get the $5 alumni discount if they order the book with this form. They will need to write on the order form "alumni discount" and put $24.95 in the blank beside $29.95. They will have to pay S&H also and (if in Virginia) 5% Sales Tax.
 
Attached also is an ad we ran in the Daily Press, which lists places where the book can be bought in the Tidewater area. Except for the CNU bookstore, there is no discount price for these copies. However, buyers can get signed copies at all of these places EXCEPT the CNU Bookstore, which did not want signed copies.  Signed means signed by all 3 authors: Chambers, Hubbard, and Wood. 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":

CLASS OF 1964, 45 YEAR REUNION PLANS

Attention all 1964 TYPHOONS:

If we have a current mailing address for you, then your 45th Reunion package was mailed to you on 23 June. In it you will find a letter detailing our plans for the reunion, a reservation form to be completed and returned to us no later than 1 September, and an input form for the 2009 Edition of the Old Rusty Anchor.

If you do not receive this package (or put it aside and misplace it - - yes, it happens), then you may find these same documents available to you on the NNHS web site at this address:

http://nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html

These documents are in Adobe PDF format. If you do not have the free Adobe Reader, you may download and install it from this address:

http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

You may print out the forms, fill them in, and mail them to us WITH YOUR CHECK.

We look forward to seeing you at the Newport News Marriott City Center on October 9th and 10th … and at The Chamberlin for Sunday brunch.

Best wishes from your Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee.

   Thank you, Captain!


        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 07/02/09 - "WW II posters :~ (#2 in a Series of 18)":

Thought you might like these...love bh

  Some old fashioned  Patriotism.

I wonder whatever happened to this kind of thinking in America. I got a lump in my throat when I read this..  I "grew up" thinking: patriotism, it is the AMERICAN  way!  I am glad to see that somebody saved these. The statement at the end says it all!

 
 

These were our parents. What in God's name have we let happen to our Country? We were taught these values and then we let them die .....  I guess we are the last generation to see, or even remember anything like these? Whatever happened? Political correctness (or "re-education") happened, lack of God's name happened, lack of personal responsibility happened, lack of personal integrity and honesty happened, lack of respect and loyalty to our country happened, lack of being an American happened.

Brent Harty
"You may be whatever you resolve to be."  General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
"FIRST TO FIRE!"

http://www.8thmissouricavalry.blogspot.com/
http://5thtexascavalrypartisanrangers.blogspot.com/
http://civilwarhartys.blogspot.com/
http://www.hartyhistory.blogspot.com/

   Oh, I DO like them! Thanks so much, Brent!


FINALLY:

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 06/23/09 - "Redneck Humor" (#10 in a Series of 11):

  Redneck Thanksgiving

   Thanks, Gorgeous!

Redneck Thanksgiving
 


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact WHSREUNION1959@aol.com - WHS CLASS OF 1959

3. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 -
The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion - For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html - CLASS OF 1964

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com. - CLASS OF 1970

5. Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at  kwitte@tampabay,rr.com. - CLASS OF 1960


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/01/09

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 01/09/09


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

  Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty 
618-530-9092
     

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The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Music (the hymn Melita) by J.B Dykes,
Lyrics by William Whiting,
Arranged by Dave Kahn


Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.





As for the MIDI:

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


http://classicalmusic.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://members.tripod.com/~Son_Struck/pmm.html
Source:  http://classicalmusic.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://members.tripod.com/~Son_Struck/pmm.html
courtesy of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64), USNA ('69) of VA - 06/30/06
Thank you so much, David!
Lyrics: 
http://www.cfhf.net/lyrics/men.htm

Thank you again, Sir!

First Image of John Paul Jones courtesy of http://navysna.org/awards/Hall%20of%20Fame%20Write%20Ups/Jones.htm - 07/05/06

Second Image of John Paul Jones courtesy of http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/traditions/html/jpjones.html - 07/05/06

Third Image of John Paul Jones courtesy of http://www.thebestlinks.com/John_Paul_Jones.html - 07/05/06
Image of John Paul Jones' Sarcophagus at the United States Naval Academy courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Jones - 07/05/06

Navy Flag Image used to create Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.4armedforces.com/product/0100_F2NS 
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 http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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 Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05

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