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07/06/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
John Paul Jones' 267th Birthday

“If fear is cultivated it will become stronger,
if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.”

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

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

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

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnm-4kSLKdI - The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father (Strong to Save) - Sea Chanters chorus of the US Navy Band - If you can make it through this without tearing up, please go check your pulse.....

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB25pp9HaDc - Navy Hymn Tribute

BONUS #3 - 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.history.navy.mil/bios/jones_jp.htm

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/John_Paul_Jones


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   the late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11)!

   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;

10 -   Nancy Gordon Schreier ('60) of VA AND    Bill Wynne ('63) of MD;

11 -    Bobby Maddy ('57) AND       Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN;

12 -     Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA;

13 - James Stidham ('57) AND  Bobby Jeffries ('63)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


400 YEARS AGO TODAY:

July 06, 1614 - Żejtun and the surrounding villages suffered a raid from Ottoman forces. This was the last unsuccessful attempt by the Ottomans to conquer the island of Malta.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

July 06, 1939 - Holocaust: The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany were closed..

July 06, 1941 - Nazi Germany launched its offensive to encircle several Soviet armies near Smolensk.

July 06, 1942 - Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse.

July 06, 1942 - Japanese forces landed on Guadalcanal Island and began constructing an airfield. On February 1, 1943 the Japanese forces began to withdraw. 


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Monday, July 06, 1964 - Malawi declared its independence from the United Kingdom.

Monday, July 06, 1964 - Singer and actress was born Todd Edward Burns in Maywood, California.

Monday, July 06, 1964 - Sprinter Lance Johnson was born Kenneth Lance Johnson in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Monday, July 06, 1964 - Admiral Claude V. Ricketts (b. Claude Vernon Ricketts on 23 Feb 1906 in Missouri) died while still in office of massive heart attack at the age of 58.


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 07/05/14 - "Missing Wife":

A husband went to police station to report his missing wife:

Husband : I’ve lost my wife, she went shopping yesterday and has still not come home.
Sergeant : What is her height?
Husband : I really never noticed.
Sergeant : Build?
Husband : Not slim, not really fat.
Sergeant : Color of eyes?
Husband : Never noticed.
Sergeant : Color of hair?
Husband : Changes according to season.
Sergeant : What was she wearing?
Husband : Dress/suit/ I don’t remember exactly.
Sergeant : Did she go in a car?
Husband : Yes.
Sergeant : What kind of car was it?
Husband : Black Audi A8 with super charged 3.0 liter V6 engine generating 333 horse power with an eight-speed triptonic automatic transmission with manual mode.  And it has full LED headlights which use light emitting diodes for all light functions and has a very thin scratch on the front left door.……………. at this point the husband started crying...
Sergeant : Don't worry sir.......We’ll find your car.

     Thanks, Ruthie!


BONUS NAVY KNIT PATTERN:

http://wicketstitch.blogspot.com/2007/03/navy-eagle-dishcloth.html - US Navy Dishcloth Knitting Pattern  - "The designer, RaAnn Clegg, created the US Navy dishcloth knitting pattern to honor her brother. The free pattern requires US size 5 straight knitting needles along with worsted weight cotton yarn. The easy instructions detail how to knit the three-masted ship with anchor, eagle, sky, land and sea. See the supporting link to download. "


BONUS NAVY RECIPES:

http://www.food.com/recipe-finder/all/navy - Navy Recipes - "747 Recipes"


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/05/13:

Notice on the bulletin board at the wrestling arena: “There will be a rehearsal for tonight’s bout.”


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. Thursday, August 7, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

4. Wednesday, September 10, 2013 - 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.

5. 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 07/01/14

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

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


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2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

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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.

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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

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

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