URGENT PLEA: Following Paul's latest
health scare, my two youngest children in California are desperately trying
07/06/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
“If fear is cultivated it will become stronger,
(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 - 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 - Navy Hymn Tribute
BONUS #3 - The Navy Hymn - 2008: United States Naval Academy Mens Glee Club visits San Antonio, TX
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
the late Gene Ellis ('61)
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - Bobby Maddy ('57) AND Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN;
13 - James Stidham ('57) AND Bobby Jeffries ('63)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1968:
Friday, July 06, 1968 - Apparently, nothing at all noteworthy happened anywhere in the world.
“Forgiveness is powerful spiritual medicine. To extend forgiveness, that
soothing balm, to those who have offended you is to heal. And, more
difficult yet, when the need is there, forgive yourself!”
(10 Sept 1924 - 03 July 2015)
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/06/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 07/05/18, 1:21 PM:
Hope all is well with you and your family. God Bless you and your husband. I pray his health issues are improving and that you are given the strength to carry on for him and your children. Thanks once again for your dedication to the NNHS alumni. I remain “Billy Turner” class of 65.
Billy Turner (still all one word )! Thank you so much! It's so delightful to hear from you! I haven't talked to you in what seems like forty-eleven years!
Paul and I both seem to be better now than we were on Wednesday, so maybe there's hope for us both yet!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 07/01/18 - "Qualifying to be a Limo Driver for the President":
|Qualifying to be a Limo Driver for the
As I recall, the drivers in the president’s motorcade – known as “The Beast” – are trained and able to spontaneously reverse direction in unison should there ever be a threat to the president that requires them to quickly extract the president and themselves from the danger.
The attached video is about the President’s limo driver. You’ve never seen anything like this before. When you take into account that the Secret Service limo driver for the President is driving a 12,000 lb. automobile at speeds up to 60 mph, in reverse, over a one-mile course, it’s even more amazing.
This car has about 800 horsepower. The vehicle the President uses also is weaponized and uses a totally independent air conditioning system with its own oxygen supply in case there is any sort of aerosol poison in its vicinity.
WOWZERONI-YOWZERONI! Thank you, Billy! Having achieved a Lifetime Award for Ultimate Wieniusness, I now find that I can scarcely bear to ride (on those occasions when I am pried from my home and forced to venture outside) in a car exceeding 45 miles an hour moving forward, so as you might imagine, just watching this video nearly gave me a coronary.
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 07/05/18:
Thank you, Jean!
what is the Big Magilla with getting this right? We learned all these easy-peasy
rules in third grade if we weren't taught them at home, and if we still
didn't catch on, we've surely had a year or two since then.
More to the point, we're supposed to be mellowing, right? Why, then, is it that the older I get, the nuttsier that infractions of these simple rules make me?? ARGHHH!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 07/05/17:
|Thank you, Jerry!|
|Thanks, Linda May!|
nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/30/18 - "Some Great Ones (#6 in a Series of 16)":
|Thank you, Shari!|
BONUS NAVY CROCHET PATTERN:
|US Navy Crochet Pattern - "...The stitch count for this afghan is 175 x 200. Depending on the stitch you choose to use and the weight of the yarn you choose will determine the size of your finished afghan. Basic sizes for this afghan are (29" x 42 1/2"), (36" x 48"), (43" x 64")." - $9.99|
BONUS NAVY KNIT PATTERN:
|Knitting for the Troops - "The following are patterns from my collection of knitting patterns for the military and individual patterns from various newspaper archives. I have also included patterns for toys related to military personnel. Wherever necessary I have updated the language in the patterns so they can be used by today's knitters." - Technically, these are current and vintage Australian military patterns, but WOWZERS!|
BONUS NAVY RECIPES:
|Navy Recipes - "797 Recipes"|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/05/18:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
As for the MIDI:
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 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
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
Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of http://picsdigger.com/image/a935ccd3/ - 10/21/10
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Animated Ape clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/08/06
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16Return to NNHS Class of 1965