- NNHS Newsletter
"I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|Isn't this MIDI file that our Wizard of Wonderment, Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, found us just the greatest?!? Thanks again, David! You're the greatest!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 07/12/06:
|Tomorrow marks the sixth anniversary of this website. Thank you for all your magnificent support in creating what it has become!|
From Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/10/06 - "More On Red X Boxes":
Carol, July 10. 07
From today's Kim Kommando Tip of the Day:
- Q: I have several Web sites where I post JPG and GIF files. These images always show up on other computers, but not always on mine. On your site, there is a large blank area where your picture should be. I hate going to another computer to check my sites. Any suggestions?
A: First, make sure that your browser is not set to block images. In Internet Explorer, click Tools>>Options. Select the Advanced tab. Under Multimedia, find the "Show pictures" option. Make sure that it is checked. Then click OK.
In Firefox, click Tools>>Options. Select Content from the menu. Make sure that the "Load Images" option is checked. Then click OK.
To find that setting, click Tools>>Internet Options. Select the Security tab. Select the Internet icon (the globe). Click Default Level. Then click Custom Level. Your security setting will be there. You can also fine-tune ActiveX settings there. When finished, click OK>>OK.
Firewalls can also block images. Most firewalls include
an ad-blocking feature. That can stop both wanted and unwanted images.
Some even have settings to block images by size. Check your firewall's
user guide to find and adjust these features.
Fred W. Field
Cool beans!!! Thanks, Fred!
From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 07/10/06:
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Elaine!
Our 45-year class reunion was absolutely grand - especially the tour of NNHS. Wish you could have been there, for I do want to meet you.
Ohhh, and I had sooooo wanted to be there! Of course, I remember you from high school, but you never knew who I was, and I had looked forward to meeting you as well. Perhaps I'll be able to make it there next year!
Elaine Wilkinson Bracken
P. S. Please add my e-mail to "THE WEB" - firstname.lastname@example.org
That I did, Elaine - and thanks so much!
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 07/11/06 - "Roy and Bullet":
Hi Carol -
A true story from my mis-spent youth. Some may remember those Saturday double-features at The Warwick.
A dog named Bullet ...
When I was nine, living
on Galax Street near Copeland Park,
with my parents help I entered a contest to name Roy Roger's new animal, a
German Shepherd dog. The dog was to be in all future
movies. I love dogs!
Well I'm not one to ever hold a grudge or anything, but to this very day; my favorite cowboy is Lash Larue, I, nor any of my children or grand-children will ever eat that krappy cereal, and I'm hoping that 'Trigger' has moths!
|Tuesday, November 23, 1948|
There, I feel much better now!
(Reformed) Little Buckaroo - John London
WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! What a story!!!
I posted it for everyone to enjoy:
Thanks for sharing that jewel with us, John!
Joe Madagan ('57)
of FL - 07/10/06 - "In Memoriam NNHS Class
In reading the booklet distributed at the Class of 1961 Reunion the following TYPHOON need to be added to this page:
No details are given, only their names and photographs from "The Anchor"
Sad news to be bring you, but I know you like to have the site as accurate as possible.
'Tis a hard thing to see all their names at once, Sweet Adonis, but you're right. I've been trying to locate that list for years. I've added their names and activities, but have not yet scanned their portraits any more than I ever finished those for the Class of 1956.
I shall give them both top priority as soon as I'm able:
Thanks again, Joe!
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 07/11/06:
My son, Maj. Chandler S. Nelms, USMC, sent the following to me and I thought I’d share it with all of our friends.
Dad, I was reminded of this quote yesterday in
an obituary of a young Navy Seal who was USNA
'04. These are truly words to live by...
“Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people and bow to none.
When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
Abuse no one and nothing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home."
Chandler Darlin'! Thank you so much for sharing this quotation. I think I had only seen a portion of it before. It's certainly a good one to keep in mind.
Please thank Chad for all of us.
Wait a sec. Doesn't this quotation have special significance for USNA students and alumni? Let's see:
The original wooden figurehead was sent to the Naval Academy in 1866 after being salvaged from the wreck of the old ship of the line "Delaware," which had been sunk at Norfolk during the Civil War to prevent her from falling into Confederate hands. The builders of the "Delaware" intended the figurehead to portray Tamanend, the great chief of the Delawares, a lover of peace and friend of William Penn. But to the midshipmen of the period, there was nothing in the name of Tamanend to strike the imagination. The effigy was also known by various other names -- Powhatan, King Phillip, and finally Tecumseh -- a great warrior and thus heroic and appropriate to the midshipmen. After 40 years of standing vigil in the Naval Academy's Yard, the winds, sun and rain began to take their toll. This prompted the Class of 1891 to raise funds for a new figurehead of Tecumseh to be immortalized in bronze. The old wooden figurehead's "brains" and "heart" were transferred to the new bronze statue for the sake of tradition. Tecumseh has become not only the "God of 2.0" -- the passing grade point average at the academy -- but also the idol to whom loyal midshipmen give prayers and sacrificial offerings of pennies. Midshipmen offer a left-handed salute in tribute to Tecumseh, and they toss pennies his way for good luck in exams and athletic contests. Each year, Tecumseh is decked out in a coat of "war paint" for Parents' Weekend in August, Homecoming in the fall, before Army-Navy contests and for Commissioning Week.
Well, yes, of course, but that wasn't exactly what I was asking. I wondered if perhaps this quotation was inscribed on or near the Tecumseh monument itself, and whether it might be one of those many passages which plebes are required to memorize.
From One of my
Famous Marines -
Herb Hice of MI, who
served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 07/11/06 - "Dear Carol, My Hero !!!":
One of my role models when I was much
younger. Looks like
Your Friend, Herbie
John Wayne! I
never miss watching a John Wayne movie when I have the opportunity. I
think my favorite is In
Harm's Way (1965). No,
Operation Pacific (1951).
The Quiet Man (1952).
No, Angel and the Badman
McClintock! (1963). No,
The Fighting Seabees
(1944). No, The
Longest Day (1962). No,
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949).
Well, you see how it is........
And this is funny, I must say. Thanks, Herbie, you Sweetie-Pie!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 07/11/06:
|I know you do not want to
hear from me again!
Nonsense! I always love to hear from you, Linda May!
BUT, some my people are from Gretna, Va. The only thing I can think of for using it to rile the other team is, by saying they where from Gretna, you were saying they were hicks, slow or undeveloped. After all it is on the Appalachian.
Linda May ' 66
Ahhhh... Isn't it strange and sad how we can always manage to find someone upon whom we think we can show a condescending attitude?
But that probably is the explanation. Thanks, Lady!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/11/06 - "Change of email address for J. Allen":
Well, Judy dear, in checking my own records, I discovered I had the correct addy posted for Jerry, none at all for you, and that I myself was using the wrong one. Ain't life grand?!?
So I made all the necessary changes.
And now if I might ask a favor myself. Having just announced that all my numerous email addresses were functioning properly, since the work was done on my computer, I have found that I cannot copy and paste onto these Front Page web pages from either of these two addies: NNHS65@nc.rr.com or email@example.com.
This means that if you send something we want to use online to either of those places, I must first forward it to a Yahoo account (and I often must stand on my head and wiggle my ears even to do that) before I can cut and paste it. Otherwise, it simply closes Front Page - which tends to be mightily annoying.
So from now on, if y'all will all be so kind as to use whatever Yahoo account you generally use (and for most BUT NOT ALL of you, this will be NNHS65@yahoo.com), I'll be less stressed.
Thanks so much!
From Me ('65) of NC - 07/12/06 -"Graduation Dates":
I'm trying to locate the actual dates of graduation for NNHS Classes, particularly those from 1959 to 1962. We have actual programs for 1963 - 1965, and their dates were Sunday, June 9, 1963, Sunday, June 7, 1964, and Thursday, June 3, 1965. See, there's not even a pattern there.
Of course, I would be ecstatic if we were able somehow to actually obtain invitations and/or programs for these (or any other) years as well. And was the last day of school always the day following graduation?
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/20/06 - "ATTENTION
OF 1964 TYPHOONS":
|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 RJ’s Restaurant, 12743 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.
On Saturday, 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.
On 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.
CONTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 06/24/06:
60th Birthday Celebration
INFORMAL "SOCK HOP" (WEEJUNS AND BLEEDING MADRAS, IF YA GOT 'EM), CATERED FOOD, ADULT BEVERAGES, MUSIC, DANCING, BIRTHDAY CAKE
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
CONTACT Dave Spriggs email@example.com
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 06/23/06:
NNHS CLASS OF 1964
OUR 60th BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANS ARE NOW FINALIZED, AND THE INVITATIONS WILL SOON BE IN THE MAIL TO YOU.
BUT, THERE IS NO NEED TO WAIT FOR YOUR POSTMAN TO ARRIVE.
YOU CAN SIGN UP RIGHT NOW.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS OPEN THIS WEB PAGE:
THEN PRINT OUT AND COMPLETE THE RESERVATION FORM AND POP IT ... AND THE CHECK ... IN THE MAIL TO US.
IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE.
AND, AT THE RIDICULOUSLY LOW FEE OF $25.00 PER PERSON, HOW COULD YOU EVEN CONSIDER MISSING THIS GALA EVENT?
(HECK!! I'D GIVE IT AWAY, BUT COOKIE WON'T LET ME!!)
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.
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
CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Brenda Amos Williams at email@example.com
for directions, and so that you can stay in touch.
Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 05/10/06:
I'm leaving tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM to chaperone Youth Conference again as I did last year. This year we'll be in Greenville at East Carolina College. Why they want somebody old enough to be their grandmother along with them is beyond me, but what can you do?
Obviously, there'll probably not be another Newsletter until Monday, soooo - y'all have a good weekend - and take care of each other!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Music by Richard Rodgers
Surrey with the Fringe on Top
People Will Say We're in Love
"Oklahoma Medley" midi courtesy of
suggested by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/08/06
Thanks so much, Dave!
"Surrey with the Fringe on Top" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.lyricsondemand.com/soundtracks/o/oklahomalyrics/surreywiththefringeontoplyrics.html - 07/10/06
"People Will Say We're in Love" lyrics
courtesy of http://www.lovelyrics.com/artists/RODGERS%20AND%20HAMMERSTEIN%20lyrics/
RODGERS%20AND%20HAMMERSTEIN%20People%20will%20say%20we're%20in%20love%20lyrics.php - 07/10/06
"Oklahoma" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsondemand.com/soundtracks/o/oklahomalyrics/oklahomalyrics.html - 07/10/06
First Image of Oscar Hammerstein II courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Hammerstein_II - 07/10/06
Second Image of Oscar Hammerstein II courtesy of http://dvdtoile.com/CritiqueDvd.php?dvd=20164 - 07/10/06
Brown Carved Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars36.html - 10/10/05
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the
South Pacific during WWII.
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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