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07/14/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Bastille Day

“No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population
by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe
than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments
and tyrants and armies cannot stand.”

- J. Michael Straczynski
(b. 17 July 1954)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This marks but our second observance of this French holiday here together:

   My mama              the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25), used to sing me the first verse of La Marseillaise every July 14. Unfortunately, I thought the title alone (much like the German umlauted "u") was virtually impossible for all but natives of the language to learn, so I never bothered to memorize the anthem myself.  Add that to my list of life's regrets.

BONUS #1 - - La Marseillaise, French National Anthem (French / English translations - complete with errors)

BONUS #2 - - La Marseillaise, Roberto Alagna

BONUS #3 - - La Marseillaise, Mireille Mathieu, 1989

BONUS #4 - - La Marseillaise, Mireille Mathieu again, but with a great slide show

BONUS #5 - - Clip from Casablanca (1942) **** - At the behest of Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), the French resist the Nazis with an emotional rendition of La Marseillaise to drown out a group of German soldiers singing Die Wacht am Rhein.

BONUS #6 - - Bastille Day Recipes: - Quiche Lorraine

BONUS #7 - - Bastille Day Recipes


"La Marseillaise" ("The [Song] of Marseille"; French pronunciation: [la maʁsɛˈjɛz]) is the national anthem of France. It was written and composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in 1792 and adopted in 1795 as the nation's first anthem. It is also the first example of the European march style of anthem.

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle wrote "La Marseillaise" in Strasbourg on 25 April 1792. Its original name was "Chant de guerre pour l'Armée du Rhin" ("War Song for the Army of the Rhine") and it was dedicated to Marshal Nicolas Luckner, a Bavarian-born French officer from Cham. It became the rallying call of the French Revolution and received its name because it was first sung on the streets by volunteers (fédérés) from Marseille upon their entry into Paris on 30 July 1792 after a young volunteer from Montpellier called François Mireur had sung it at a patriotic gathering in Marseille and the troops adopted it as the marching song of the National Guard of Marseille. A newly graduated medical doctor, Mireur later became a general under Napoléon Bonaparte and died in Egypt at 28.

The song's lyrics reflect the invasion of France by foreign armies (from Prussia and Austria) which was ongoing when it was written; Strasbourg itself was attacked just a few days later. The invading forces were repulsed from France following their defeat in the Battle of Valmy.

"La Marseillaise" was screamed during the levée en masse and met with huge success[citation needed].

The Convention accepted it as the French national anthem in a decree passed on 14 July 1795, making it France's first; but it was then banned successively by Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, and Napoleon III, only being reinstated briefly after the July Revolution of 1830.[1] During Napoleon I's reign Veillons au Salut de l'Empire was the unofficial anthem of the regime and during Napoleon III's reign Partant pour la Syrie. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries "La Marseillaise" was recognised as the anthem of the international revolutionary movement and in 1871, it was adopted by the Paris Commune. Eight years later in 1879, it was restored as France's national anthem, and has remained so ever since.



      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 05/11/10 - "Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion":

The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - which is OPEN to all classes!

Friday evening we will meet at R.J.'s Restaurant and Sports Bar. The only cost will be what you choose to eat and drink. The company will be priceless. 

Saturday will be spent at Newport News Park. We've reserved a group shelter that can seat 150 people with sufficient cover to take care of any weather concerns. If you made it to the 55th Birthday Party you'll recall it was held at the Park in one of the smaller shelters. The facility we're using this time is a new addition and will give us lots of flexibility to meet and reminisce. The cost of this event is $15.00 per person through August 31, 2010. After that date the cost will be $20.00 per person. The charge for Saturday will cover your food and beverages.

   Thanks, Dave!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/04/10 - "NNHS 64-64 BIRTHDAY CRUISE ANNOUNCEMENT":


Please ... run a small reminder of the event and links to forms in each newsletter for a month or two...


Dave - - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA


   Certainly, David!


   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of VA AND        My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of IL;

18 - Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57);
19 - Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA
AND Mannie Smith ('57) AND    Sylvia Midgett Mullins Brown ('70) of VA;

20 - Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX;

21 - The Lucado Twins,   Gail and   Dale ('68) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 14, 1933 - Gleichschaltung: In Germany, all political parties were outlawed except the Nazi Party.

July 14, 1940 - A force of German Ju-88 bombers attacked Suez, Egypt, from bases in Crete.

July 14, 1941 - Vichy French Foreign Legionaries signed an armistice in Damascus, which allowed them to join the Free French Foreign Legion.

July 14, 1945 - American battleships and cruisers bombarded the Japanese home islands for the first time.

TODAY IN 1965:

Wednesday, July 14, 1965 - The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars took the first close-up photos of another planet.

Wednesday, July 14, 1965 - The 31st Governor of Illinois and Democratic nominee for president in 1952 and 1956, Adlai Stevenson (b. 05 Feb 1900 in Los Angeles, California), died in London, England after suffering a fatal heart attack at age 65.

     From Me ('65) of IL - 07/13/10 - "My Anniversary Gift to You (continued from yesterday)":

   I decided to actually work on the site itself and do some long overdue scanning.  As a result, these pages are either entirely new or newly fleshed-out with images:

   Why, you may well wonder, did I concentrate solely on the Class of 1967??  That's because         David Whitley ('67) of VA graciously loaned me his 1967 Anchor back in the Fall of 2006 and it's high time to return it to him!

   Thanks again, Gorgeous!

NOTE: I had  planned to finish several more sections, but this is taking even longer (and making me even nutzier!) than I had anticipated, so I'll be working on this for the next few days.

  From Doug Nelson ('64) of VA - 07/13/10 - "Re: Victor Hugo Quotation":

Hi Carol,

At the top of your 07/13/10 Newsletter you have a quotation attributed to Victor Hugo:  “Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.”

I disagree.  I would say that - Life's greatest happiness is to know that someone accepts your love.

What I would like to hear more than "I love you" is "I know that you love me."

 WOW! That's an entirely different perspective! I never would have thought of that.  

   Thank you so much, Doug!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 07/12/10 - " Pictures -- Buckroe Beach Amusement Park":

Do we have these photos?,0,6721594.photogallery

   Wellll, yes, no, and sorta, Jean! Some of these we have posted, some are in my files waiting to be posted (not that I ever get backlogged or anything), and some are totally new to me.

   Thanks so much, Lady! I'll try to peddle faster!

  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/13/10 - "regional differences":

The comment from     Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL) on regional differences made me laugh. Indeed, if I remember correctly, when the state of NH's legislature originally passed the meals tax, it was set in such a way that a simple meal-- eggs and toast and coffee, for example, or a hamburger and a soft drink, or the all-you-can-eat fried fish special for Friday dinner, was generally exempt from tax. I seem to remember the limit was 99 cents. Once you hit a dollar, you were subject to tax. I'd have to look up what year it was, but it was certainly a long time ago. I remember going out to lunch with friends and our asking for separate checks to avoid the tax.  


   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Domi - gotta love it!

  From Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX - 07/13/10 - "Doris Huffer Hutton":


I remember Mrs. Hutton well. She was my band teacher for Grades 5-7 at Stonewall Jackson Elementary School (1965-67). There are a lot of good memories from those years. Thanks for posting this.

Susan Harlin
Class of '72

Susan Harlin, Photographer
Fine Art Photography. . .the Old Fashion Way.

   Thank you so much, Susan!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/13/10 - "If anyone can shed some light...":

There have been several larger than life bee like creatures about our place. I have a healthy respect for life, but if I can kill them I will and I seldom kill bugs. They have varied in color, but the most ominous one is brownish orange with dark stripes, has a darker head and approx. 1 and 1/2 to 2 inches long, loud and likes to bore into fallen leaves, it also has a thick body, which leads me to think it is not in the wasp family. Shooing them away does not seem to help, in fact one in particular seems to like the challenge.

I have searched several sites and it seems the most logical answer is either a Cicada Killer or a Carpenter Bee, however the colors don't coincide. Any ideas as to what this is and how does one go about getting rid of these scary as heck insects?


   YOWZERONI! I have no idea, Shari, but if I recall correctly, you are extremely sensitive to bee stings, so please be careful!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 07/12/10 - "Iwo Jima today":

Here is another one that gave me chills...
God bless America! 

Iwo Jima today

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Sweetie-Pies!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 07/13/10 - "A must read for anyone over 40 & especially over 50 --- very important info":


You've no doubt heard about people who have been abducted and had their kidneys removed by black-market organ thieves.

My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. I went to sleep and woke up with someone else's thighs. It was just that quick. The replacements had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine? I spent the entire summer looking for my thighs. Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in jeans. And then the thieves struck again.

My rear end was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear-end to the thighs they had stuck me with earlier. But my new butt was attached at least three inches lower than my original! I realized I'd have to give up my jeans in favor of long skirts.

Two years ago I realized my arms had been switched. One morning I was fixing my hair and was horrified to see the flesh of my upper arm swing to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary - my body was being replaced one section at a time. What could they do to me next?

When my poor neck suddenly disappeared and was replaced with a turkey neck, I decided to tell my story. Women of the World wake up and smell the coffee! Those 'plastic' surgeons are using REAL replacement body parts - stolen from you and me! The next time someone you know has something 'lifted', look again - was it lifted from you?

THIS IS NOT A HOAX. This is happening to women everywhere every night.

P. S. Last year I thought someone had stolen my boobs. I was lying in bed and they were gone! But when I jumped out of bed, I was relieved to see that they had just been hiding in my armpits as I slept. Now I keep them hidden in my waistband.

I thought this was too important not to pass on. Have a Wonderful day - with a joy filled heart. Always remember to laugh!! Helps the heart AND the wrinkles!!

     Thanks, Norris! Wait a minute! Why am I laughing?!? I myself have been a victim of this very hideous crime!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 07/10/10 - "Special Poem For Older Folks (#4 in a Series of 6)":

"Stop Worrying about the Storm; Learn to Dance in the Rain"

I often wondered about this myself!
Most of you can pass this on to some old cognitive codger that you know.

Special Poem For Older Folks

A row of bottles on my shelf
Caused me to analyze myself.
One yellow pill I have to pop
Goes to my heart so it won't stop.
A little white one that I take
Goes to my hands so they won't shake.
The blue ones that I use a lot
Tell me I'm happy when I'm not.
The purple pill goes to my brain
And tells me that I have no pain.
The capsules tell me not to wheeze
Or cough or choke or even sneeze..
The red ones, smallest of them all
Go to my blood so I won't fall.
The orange ones, very big and bright
Prevent my leg cramps in the night.
Such an array of brilliant pills
Helping to cure all kinds of ills.
But what I'd really like to know..
Is what tells each one where to go! 


There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it.

For example I am sitting here right now thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.

   Thanks, Glenn!



  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

From ArcaMax Jokes - 07/13/10:

Mutual Attraction

In the middle of an argument a man said to his wife, "I don't know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time!"

The wife responded calmly, "Allow me to explain...the good Lord made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; and he made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!"


1. Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24, 2010 - The Hampton HS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. Friday's gathering will be at the Hampton History Museum. - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965

2. Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 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, VA 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

4. 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 - CLASS OF 1960

5. Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 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 additional information, please call Jennings Bryan at 873-7701 for reservations.

6. Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 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, VA 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.

7. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at - SEE: - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

8. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 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, VA 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.

9. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

10. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 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 additional information, please call Jennings Bryan at 873-7701 for reservations.  

11. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at - SEE: - - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

12. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For additional information, please contact Dave Spriggs at and SEE: - NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - - CLASS OF 1964

13. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella (757) 249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher, (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson (804) 694-0346 will be the team leaders. - CLASS OF 1954

14. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM - 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at: - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/05/10

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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La Marseillaise

Written and composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 25 Apr 1792
(10 May 1760 - 26  June 1836)


1. Allons enfants de la Patrie
Le jour de gloire est arrivé
Contre nous de la tyrannie
|: L'étendard sanglant est levé :|
Entendez vous dans nos campagnes
Mugir ces féroces soldats?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras,
Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes!

Aux armes citoyens!
Formez vos bataillons!
Marchons, marchons,
Qu'un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons.

2. Que veut cette horde d'esclaves
De traîtres, de Rois conjurés?
Pour qui ces ignobles entraves,
|: Ces fers dès longtemps préparés? :|
Français! pour nous, ah! quel outrage!
Quels transports il doit exciter!
C'est nous qu'on ose méditer
De rendre à I 'antique esclavage!

3. Quoi! des cohortes étrangères
Feraient la loi dans nos foyers!
Quoi ! ces phalanges mercenaires
|: Terrasseraient nos fiers guerriers :|
Grand Dieu! par des mains enchaînées
Nos fronts sous le joug se ploieraient!
De vils despotes deviendraient
Les maîtres de nos destinées!

4. Tremblez, tyrans! et vous, perfides,
L'opprobre de tous les partis,
Tremblez! vos projets parricides
|: Vont enfin recevoir leur prix. :|
Tout est soldat pour vous combattre,
S'ils tombent, nos jeunes héros,
La terre en produit de nouveaux
Contre vous tout prêts à se battre.

5. Français! en guerriers magnanimes
Portez ou retenez vos coups.
Épargnez ces tristes victimes
|: A regret s'armant contre nous. :|
Mais ces despotes sanguinaires,
Mais ces complices de Bouillé,
Tous ces tigres qui sans pitié
Déchirent le sein de leur mère!

6. Nous entrerons dans la carrière,
Quand nos aînés n'y seront plus
Nous y trouverons leur poussière
|: Et les traces de leurs vertus. :|
Bien moins jaloux de leur survivre
Que de partager leur cercueil,
Nous aurons le sublime orgueil
De les venger ou de les suivre.

7. Amour sacré de la Patrie
Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs!
Liberté, Liberté chérie!
|: Combats avec tes défenseurs. :|
Sous nos drapeaux, que la victoire
Accoure à tes mâles accents,
Que tes ennemis expirants
Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire!

"La Marseillaise" midi and full French lyrics courtesy of - 07/13/10

"Happy Bastille Day" Titles courtesy of - 07/13/09

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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Bunting Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/13/09

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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!

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 Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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