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 VA. Thanks 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
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)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 07/05/09 - "new information":
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 email@example.com. 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.
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:
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."
1. From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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:
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.
"You may be whatever you resolve to be." General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
"FIRST TO FIRE!"
Oh, I DO like them! Thanks so much, Brent!
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 06/23/09 - "Redneck Humor" (#10 in a Series of 11):
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 email@example.com- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. -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
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/01/09
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
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save
(the hymn Melita) by J.B Dykes,
As for the MIDI:
JPJ is buried in the crypt beneath the Naval Academy Chapel.
Perhaps the Navy Hymn would be appropriate:
courtesy of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64), USNA ('69) of VA - 06/30/06
Thank you so much, David!
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
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
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
Big Grin Smiley
courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
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